Overall Green alert Flood
in South Africa

Event summary

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

GDACS ID FL 1101770
Death: 9
Displaced: -
Countries: South Africa
From - To 03 Dec - 16 Dec

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Western Cape Province, South Africa, Mid-December 2022Heavy rain caused flooding in parts of Western Cape Province from 12 to 14 December 2022. Flooding was reported in Paarl. A road was severely damaged by floods and landslides in Gordons Bay. Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers reported 50 informal structures were destroyed in De Doorns and around 1,500 people in total were affected.Fri 16 Dec 2022FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. 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.

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Articles: 212 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

Catastrophic floods cause mass displacement and escalate humanitarian ... 2022-12-20T01:05+0100.

A small makeshift raft made from plastic sheeting and filled with dry grass is drifting along the Nile river. Upon it sits a family of eight people – the youngest just a baby. On this small raft is everything they own: some clothes, and a f
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People suffer as rivers rage and recede amid deepening climate crisis2022-12-19T20:52+0100.

As they worked in their mustard farm in Sail, a beautiful hamlet in southern Kashmir in the Indian Himalayas, Zahid Iqbal, a young farmer and his wife hoped that their farm wouldn’t get inundated by floods again. “We lost the previous crop
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South Sudan: Catastrophic Floods Cause Mass Displacement and Escalate ... 2022-12-19T20:45+0100.

A small makeshift raft made from plastic sheeting and filled with dry grass is drifting along the Nile river, on it sits a family of eight people - the youngest just a baby. On this small raft is everything they own: some clothes, and a few
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Christmas presents ruined as Evri and Amazon dump gifts in heavy rain2022-12-19T19:50+0100.

Christmas presents have been ruined in the heavy rain after delivery firms dumped gifts outside homes. Disgruntled shoppers have complained that their parcels were "absolutely obliterated" after drivers left them outside as the cold snap th
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