Overall Green alert Flood
in Finland

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1100968
Death: 0
Displaced: -
Countries: Finland
From - To 18 Jul - 20 Jul

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Storm Riikka, Finland, Late July 2021Storm Riikka affected parts of central and eastern Finland from 18 July 2021. Strong winds caused damage to trees and power infrastructure. Power was cut to 11,000 homes, mostly in Northern Savonia and North Karelia. Some flash flooding was reported in the city of Kuopio and surrounding areas of Northern Savonia. Rail services were interrupted. 13,000 lightning strikes were recorded.Tue 20 Jul 2021FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 2 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

The devastating floods in Europe show the urgency to act against clima ... 2021-07-20T09:49+0200.

Recently, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands received the equivalent of two months of rain in two days. More than a hundred people died and dozens are missing. “We need to intensify climate action,” says the World Meteorologic
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La lucha de lugares Patrimonio de la UNESCO contra el cambio climático2021-07-19T18:14+0200.

Finlandia ha vivido el mes de junio más cálido desde que se tienen registros; Helsinki alcanzó un nuevo récord para el mes con 31,7 grados centígrados. Norteamérica experimentó su mes de junio más cálido. Lytton, en Canadá, quedó destruida
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Deadly flooding, heatwaves in Europe, highlight urgency of climate act ... 2021-07-17T19:31+0200.

GENEVA, 17th July, 2021 (WAM) -- Heavy rainfall that has triggered deadly and catastrophic flooding in several western European countries, is just the latest indicator that all nations need to do more to hold back climate change-induced dis
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Deadly flooding, heatwaves in Europe, highlight urgency of climate act ... 2021-07-17T19:09+0200.

GENEVA, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 17th Jul, 2021) Heavy rainfall that has triggered deadly and catastrophic flooding in several western European countries, is just the latest indicator that all nations need to do more to hold
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