10/06/2013

I. International

China - Severe weather (Chinese Government)

  • Since 5 June heavy rains and thunderstorms have affected parts of southern and eastern China, causing floods and landslides in Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Chongqing, Sichuan and Guizhou. As of 08 June, there were 15 people dead (of them six were in Hubei) and another two were missing.

Sri Lanka - Severe weather (Government of Sri Lanka, AFP, WMO)

  • Heavy rains and strong winds affected parts of Sri Lanka in the past few days. Ca. 65 mm of rain observed in 24h in Nuwara Eliya on 08 June.
  • As of 09 June, 31 people were killed and 31 were missing (mostly fishermen); at least 100 houses were destroyed and more than 2,100 partially damaged.

Pacific Ocean - Tropical Cyclone YAGI (GDACS, NDRRMC, PAGASA, JMA)

  • YAGI (named Dante in the Philippines) formed over the western Pacific Ocean 08 June, ca. 800 km off the coast of north-eastern Philippines, and started moved N-NE, away from the Philippines.
  • At 00:00 UTC on 10 June, its center was located ca. 700 km SE of Okinawa (Japan) and it had a max sustained wind speed of 64 km/h (equivalent to a tropical storm).
  • In the next 24h its center is forecast to continue moving NE, over water, slightly strengthening.

USA - Tropical Cyclone ANDREA - (GDACS, NOAA, Media)

  • After passing Florida on 07 June, as a Tropical Storm, ANDREA continued moving along the eastern coast of USA, weakening, and on 08 June it started moving away from New England (USA). At 15:00 UTC on 08 June its center was located ca. 120 Km E of Portland (Maine).
  • Heavy rains and winds affected parts of eastern USA; ca. 90 mm of rain observed in New York between 12:00 UTC 07 June and 12:00 UTC 08 June. According to media (as of 08 June), some flooding was observed on Long Island and ca. 50 people were displaced in Chester (Pennsylvania).

 

II. Europe

Austria - Floods (National Civil Protection Authorities)

  • As of 09 June, the water levels of all rivers are further declining, cleanup efforts are ongoing in the flooded areas and operational measures are focusing on the area along the river Danube in Lower Austria.

Czech Republic – Floods (Czech Civil Protection Authorities, Local Media)

  • As of 10 June, local media report that rainfall on 9 June caused further complications in the transportation network situation in Ústecký and Karlovarský, northwestern Czech Republic. On 10 June rain is forecast for parts of central Czech Republic.
  • As of 9 June, Czech National Authorities report that the situation throughout the country is under control. In Liberecký (central-northern country), the water level of the rivers has dropped to its normal heights. In Středočeský (central country), evacuated people are returning home. In Prague, all of the metro stations are expected to have reopened by 10 June. In Jihočeský (south-western country), there are still problems with potable water supplies.

Germany – Floods (German Civil Protection, BBC, Local Media)

  • As of 10 June, the situation along the Danube is slowly improving.
  • The situation along Elbe is still problematic, especially in Saxony-Anhalt (as of 10 June), as some dikes have broken and evacuations are still taking place. According to media (as of 09 June), ca. 23,000 evacuated the eastern districts of the city of Magdeburg in Sachsen-Anhalt, as a precautionary measure. Transportation networks are still affected in the state.
  • According to local media (as of early 10 June), in Brandenburg, north-eastern Germany, Elbe is also rising.
  • In Sachsen, the water levels fall very slowly. According to local media, ca. 13,000 people remain evacuated from their locations.
  • On 10 June more rain is forecast for southern parts of the country.
  • Luxembourg is providing assistance to Germany.

Hungary – Floods (Hungarian Disaster Management)

  • The Danube peaked in Nagybajcs (Győr-Moson-Sopron county, north-western Hungary) and Komárom (Komárom-Esztergom county, north-western Hungary) on 8 June. By 10 June, the river is expected to have peaked in Esztergom (Komárom-Esztergom county), in northern Pest county (northern-central Hungary) and in the capital Budapest.
  • As of 09 June, in Pest, the municipality of Tahitótfalu is in a status of extreme flood preparedness and in Budapest all precautionary works were completed on Saturday. In Győr-Moson-Sopron county, the river level is likely to start decreasing from now on.
  • As of 9 June, the floods have not claimed any casualties and there are no injured or missing people. More than 1200 people have evacuated from 26 locations, 20 municipalities have been left without electricity, 4 towns have been partly left without water and 4 other ones partly without gas supply. More than 40 roads are closed to traffic and so is the border with Slovakia at Vámosszabadi (north-western Hungary).

Slovakia – Floods (National Civil protection Authorities, Local Media)

  • On 07 June the situation in Bratislava was stabilized. According to local media (as of late 09 June), the water level of Danube is decreasing in Bratislava and in Devin. As of 09 June, no fatalities are reported.

Meteoalarm - as of 06:00 UTC

  • Flood risk in western Czech Republic – Red Alert
  • Heavy rain in western Austria, southern Germany, south-western Poland – Orange Alert
  • Thunderstorms in eastern and southern Croatia, eastern Hungary, northern Serbia – Orange Alert  

Forest Fire risk in Europe (EFFIS)

  • Extreme or very high risk in south-eastern Spain, southern Sicily (Italy), Cyprus, south-western and south-eastern Turkey.

EFAS Reported high discharges  during the last 24 hours by National services:

  • Norway: Still ongoing high discharges in many rivers in southern Norway, including downstream part of Glomma.
  • Germany: High discharges of alert level 1 to 3 on the Danube, the Mulde, the Elbe, the Elser, the Saale and the Rhine.
  • Croatia: Ongoing high discharges of Second lowest level on Danube (increasing), and Lowest level on Drava river (slightly decreasing).
  • Slovakia: Ongoing high discharges of Second highest level on Danube river (decreasing), Morava is decreasing.
  • Germany, Austria: Ongoing high discharges on Danube river basin are decreasing, in the Austria the discharges are stable.
  • Czech Republic: Ongoing very high dischargers on the Elbe and in the tributaries upstream of Prague (Vltava, Berounka and Sazava).
  • Hungary: Ongoing extreme discharges of alert level I. to III. on the Danube.
  • Serbia: Ongoing high discharges of Lowest level on Danube river (increasing).

 

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