Taiwan - Earthquake (GDACS, USGS, Taiwan government, Local Media)
- A 6.2M earthquake at a depth of 20km struck the rural and rather sparsely populated Xinyi township in Nantou county, central Taiwan on 2 June at 05:43 UTC. USGS-PAGER indicates 81,000 people subjected to "Strong" shaking.
- The earthquake caused damage and casualties in Nantou, Chiayi and Yunlin counties of Taiwan. As of late on 2 June (UTC) the Central Emergency Operation Centre reports at least one person killed (two according to media reports, in Chiayi and Nantou counties), one missing and several people injured. Many roads were also reported blocked by landslides in Nantou.
Philippines - Earthquake (GDACS, USGS, PHIVOLCS, NDRRMC)
- A 5.6M earthquake at a depth of 44km hit North Cotabato province in central Mindanao on 2 June at 20:08 UTC. USGS PAGER indicates shaking of only up to Moderate. Late on 2 June local media report 10 people injured and ca. 40 houses slightly damaged in Cotabato.
USA - Severe Weather (CNN, NOAA, National Weather Service)
- Severe weather in the form of thunderstorms, tornadoes and heavy rainfall hit the U.S Midwest in the past three days. More than 20 tornadoes were reported in the Midwest on 31 May that killed 10 people in Oklahoma city and its surroundings, caused numerous injuries, the evacuation of at least 1,500 people and left up to 200,000 people temporarily without power. The strongest one was reported to be an EF-3 (maximum being EF-5).
- Up to 200mm of rain in 24 hours fell locally in central Oklahoma on 1 June, causing flash floods and additional evacuations. Another three people were reported killed by drowning in Missouri.
Germany – Floods (Civil Protection Authority, BBC, Local Media)
- Persistent heavy rainfall (between 50 and 100mm in 24 hours in numerous places according to the WMO) in the past few days has caused major rivers to overflow in south east Germany, particularly in Bayern and Sachsen. In the morning of 3 June, 400 out of 1,067 gauges indicated high water; the situation was most critical in the Elbe river basin.
- As of 2 June, worst affected were the county and city of Passau, the city and district of Rosenheim and the counties of Berchtesgaden, Miesbach, Mühldorf, Traunstein, Erding and Kelheim. As of early on 3 June three people in total were reported killed by the floods.
- In Bayern, extensive flooding and evacuations are reported in the city centre of Passau near the Austrian border where the Danube is expected to reach peak flow on 3 June. Evacuations took place also in Auerbach and the centre of the city of Rosenheim was closed to traffic. Many tributaries of the Danube have reached record water levels.
- In Sachsen a number of counties declared a disaster alarm; the most critical situation is reported in the Leipzig region. The centre of the city of Dobeln is reported flooded, power cuts to several thousand people are reported in central Sachsen and a possible evacuation of 18,000 is envisaged in Zwickau.
- In Thuringia, the towns of Greizer and Goessnitz were evacuated in the night of 2 to 3 June. Partial evacuations took place in the city of Gera on 3 June.
- More rainfall (between 50 and 100mm total accumulations) is expected in eastern and southern Germany in the next 24h, further aggravating the situation.
Czech Republic – Floods (Hydrometeorological Service, BBC, Local Media)
- Heavy rainfall has caused extensive river flooding in most parts of the country. As of late on 2 June international media report two people killed and the government has declared a nationwide state of emergency. According to the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, the flood warning for Prague is level 3 and hundreds of people are reported evacuated in Prague and Usti regions.
- In the east of the country, according to local media, an emergency was declared in Němčicíc (Pardubice region) by the local water management office. However, as of 03 June morning, no major problems are reported in the area and the level of river Elbe is reported to be on the decline.
- In south Bohemia (south-eastern Czech Republic) most river levels are on the decrease. Local media, quoting information from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, report that the communities along the western bank of river Vltava were left without heating.
- In the north of the country, part of 1 village (Kozrovice) had to evacuate, while in the central-western part of the country, no significant damage is reported.
Austria – Floods (WNO, BBC, Local Media)
- Heavy rains affected parts of Austria in the past few days (80mm in Salzburg on 2 June), causing floods and landslides in several areas. The regions of Salzburg and Tirol are those most affected.
- Local media (as of early 3 June) reported two people missing due to a landslide in Taxenbach (Pinzgau, Salzburg), one dead in a landslide in St. Johann (Pongau, Salzburg) and hundreds of people evacuated nationwide. Towns partially flooded include Saalfelden in Salzburg, the old part of Melk, St. Valentin in Amstetten and Kössen in Tirol.
- On 2 June international media reported that parts of the Pinzgau region have been declared a disaster zone.
Meteoalarm – Orange and Red alerts as of 06:00 UTC
- Heavy rainfall in Bayern and Sachsen in Germany, and in Oberosterreich, Salzburg, Steiermark and Tirol in Austria – Red Alert
- Flood risk in the whole of Czech Republic except the eastern parts – Red Alert
- Flood risk in Bas and Haut Rhin and Landes in France – Orange Alert
- Heavy rain in southern and north east Austria and central and south west Poland – Orange Alert
- Thunderstorms in southern Serbia – Orange Alert
Forest Fire risk in Europe (EFFIS)
- Extreme or very high risk in southern Portugal, south west Spain, western Mediterranean coast of France, southern Sicily in Italy, central and southern Greece, the whole of Cyprus, central and western Turkey and southern Ukraine.
Factsheet on Syria
- Refugee numbers have now reached 1.61 million
- The estimated number of internally displaced Syrians has also risen and is now at million.an estimated 4.3 million
- Humanitarian funding from the EU and the Member States has now risen to over €672 million.
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