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January 2011

2011-01-31 - Midwest Blizzard 2011 emergency added 31-Jan-2011
FEMA: Record storm planned to hit the midwest.
2011-01-14 - Brazil floods - More than 500 dead
2011 Rio de Janeiro floods and mudslides
BBC News More than 500 people are now known to have died in floods in south-eastern Brazil, the country's worst natural disaster for several decades.
2011-01-11 - Queensland, Australia - Flooding reaches Brisbane
2010–2011 Queensland floods emergency added 11-Jan-2011
Coastal Rivers - Maryborough to Gold Coast Flood Information
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December 2010

2010-12-08 - Mystery disease has killed 38 in Uganda since Nov 10
2010-12-08 - ReliefWeb/AFP
2010-12-07 - Balkan floods kill three, cause major damage
2010-12-09 GLIDE Number FL-2010-000252-SRB Serbia - IFRC - Due to the heavy rainfalls in Kosovo as in many countries in Balkans, many villages in Kosovo, some of them in the rural and poorer part, have been flooded. Rivers that caused floods were Morava e Binqes, Kaqareva, Krena, Ereniku, Prishtevka. The affected municipalities are Prishtina/ Pri?tina, Kamenice/ Kamenica, Viti/ Vitina, Gjakova/ Đakovica and Dragash/ Draga? including their surrounding villages. The water, spilling from the river beds has flooded the land and buildings, causing damage to living quarters and personal belongings as well as agricultural land and equipment.
2010-12-06 Balkan Flood Crowdmap
2010-12-06 AlerNet/Reuters Heavy rain in the Balkans has killed three people, forced the evacuation of around 20,000 from inundated areas and caused more than 340 million euros ($450.8 million) in damage.
2010-12-05 GLIDE Number FL-2010-000248-ALB - Location - Shkodra and Lezha, Albania. IFRC - Due to the heavy rainfalls in recent days in the northern part of Albania, the Drini river level has been increasing, which has consequently increased the water levels in three connected lakes near hydroelectric power plants. The authorities were obliged to open the emergency dam gates and release the water from the lakes into the Shkodra lake, which, together with heavy rainfalls, caused flooding in the prefectures of Shkodra and Lezha affecting more than 14,000 people.
2010-12-01 GDACS Green Flood Alert in Serbia
2010-12-06 - Floods triggered by heavy rains in southern India have killed around 180 people
2010-12-06 GLIDE Number FL-2010-000249-IND
2010-12-06 ReliefWeb/AlerNet Floods uproot tens of thousands in India's Tamil Nadu
2010-12-02 - Papua New Guinea Earthquake M6.7
2010-12-02 USGS:Shake Map New Briton region of Papua New Guinea earthquake
2010-12-02 - Venezuela Floods
2010-12-02 Disaster Charter Flood and landslide in Vargas y Sucre, Venezuela
2010-12-02 BBC News Widespread flooding and mudslides caused by days of torrential rain in Venezuela have killed at least 25 people and destroyed thousands of homes.
ReliefWeb Reports
GLIDE Number FL-2010-000240-VEN
2010-11-16 305 families affected by heavy rains that destroyed their homes in Aragua state and caused landslides.
Crowd sourced incident map
2010-12-02 - Israel Wildfires
GLIDE Number WF-2010-000246-ISR
Wildfires near city of Haifa swept Carmel Forest forcing large evacuations. 37 prison guards were killed. "The guards, mostly cadets in training, were on their way to help evacuate Damon prison near the town of Usfiya, prison officials said. About 500 prisoners from the facility, mostly Palestinians and foreigners, were being moved to other locations as the fire approached." LA Times

November 2010

2010-11-24 - Severe floods in Angola
GLIDE No. FL-2010-000242-AGO
ACT Alliance - Rains which started in the second week of October 2010 have left more than 24,000 Angolan returnees in the Uige Province desperate. Most roads are impassable and more than 3,456 houses have been destroyed.
2010-11-20 - Red flood alert in Colombia
See recent updates here 2010 Colombia Floods
GDACS damage assessment
The flood started on 11/15/2010 and ended on 11/22/2010, with a duration of 8 days. Reports indicate that 136 person(s) have been killed and 800000 have been displaced. The flood affected a region of approximately 1140146.22 km2.
2010-11-15 - ACT Alliance Update, Cholera Outbreak and Tropical Storm Tomas, Haiti
Reuters AlertNet
Situation reports from agencies in the field.
2010-11-14 - Haiti cholera toll tops 900, six provinces affected
Reuters AlertNet
Central Artibonite Department remains epicenter of outbreak
Capital Port-au-Prince has had 27 deaths so far
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Nov 14 (Reuters) - The death toll from Haiti's cholera epidemic has reached more than 900 and the disease is present in six of the 10 provinces of the earthquake-battered Caribbean country, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.
2010-11-11 - Panama experiencing floods in five provinces
GLIDE No. FL-2010-000225-PAN
IFRC - Due to the effect of a low pressure system in the Caribbean Sea interacting with Tropical Storm Tomas, strong and continuous rains fell across Panama, producing landslides and flooding in 5 provinces: Chiriquí, Veraguas, Colón, Darién and Coclí. By Monday, 8 November, there had been two deaths and the government reported 6,200 people affected.
2010-11-10 - Nepal diarrhoea outbreak caused 17 deaths
GLIDE No. EP-2010-000224-NPL
IFCRC - A total of 17 diarrhoea-related deaths were reported by district public health offices (DPHOs) in Jajarkot, Bajura, Baitadi, Dadeldhura and Dailekh, with reports from the government, media and the UN indicating that up to eight districts are severely affected.
2010-11-09 - Republic of Congo has been experiencing an acute flaccid paralysis epidemic outbreak
2010-12-07 ReliefWeb/UNICEF/WHO As of 7 December, at least 476 cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) and 179 deaths have been reported from the site of the acute poliomyelitis outbreak centred in Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo.
2010-11-09 GLIDE No. EP-2010-000222-COG
2010-11-09 IFRC - For about a month now, the Republic of Congo has been experiencing an acute flaccid paralysis epidemic outbreak, which has so far affected 123 people and killed 61, i.e. a 50% lethality rate. It is now confirmed to be a Wild Polio Virus Type 1 outbreak which requires immediate vaccination campaign (2-3 rounds) to interrupt transmission..
2010-11-06 - Bulusan volcano in the central Philippines has been ejecting ash and steam
GLIDE No. VO-2010-000223-PHL
The Bulusan volcano in the central Philippines has been ejecting ash and steam since since 6 November 2010. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC), at least 34 families, 205 persons, have already evacuated from Casiguran, Sorsogon so far.

October 2010

2010-10-30 Death toll from Thai floods hits 100
National ReliefWeb/DAWN.COM
BANGKOK: The death toll from severe floods in Thailand has risen to 100, including at least three foreigners, although the waters have receded in some areas, officials said Saturday. Authorities said that while 22 of Thailand's 76 provinces were still flooded, the waters have receded in 16 others.
2010-10-30 Hurricane Tomas lashing Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent
National Hurricane Center
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Martinique
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Barbados, Dominica, Tobago, Grenada
Future upates will be posted here 2010 Hurricane Tomas#Updates
2010-10-29 Tropical Storm Tomas Threatens Haiti
GLIDE No. TC-2010-000216-HTI
National Hurricane Center
TS Tomas is expected to reach hurricane force in 2-4 days and track south of Haiti. Heavy wind and rain will present a serious danger to Haitian camps.
2010-10-29 Pakistan flood victims to face winter in camps--UN
More than 100,000 flood victims in Pakistan are likely to spend winter in camps because many villages in the country's south remain under stagnant water, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.
2010-10-28 Floods kill 94 in Thailand - AFP
BANGKOK — The worst floods to hit parts of Thailand in decades have left at least 94 people dead, officials said. The Emergency Medical Institute of Thailand reported that 26 more people had been killed in the floods, which began on October 10, most of them from drowning. The authorities estimate that 4.2 million people have been affected, with homes submerged and farmland or cattle destroyed, mostly in central and eastern areas. The floods spread to 38 of Thailand's 76 provinces although the waters have receded in 11 of those, officials said.
2010-10-28 Indonesia disaster toll hits 377, volcano erupts again
Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupted on Thursday for the second time in a week, blasting vast plumes of ash into the sky, as the death toll from the initial eruption and a tsunami that hit remote western islands reached 377. Officials said the death toll from a tsunami that hit the remote western Mentawai Islands on Monday had reached at least 343. The tsunami was triggered on Monday by a 7.5 magnitude quake. A day later, Mount Merapi on the outskirts of Yogyakarta city on Java island erupted, killing at least 34.
2010-10-28 Millions of Pakistan’s Children Face Survival Crisis
Press release at | Press release at
Three months after the worst flooding in Pakistan’s history disrupted the lives of more than 20 million people, nearly half of them children, Save the Children is working to mitigate a widening child survival crisis. The organization is providing lifesaving relief and other programs to help families protect their children and recover from this disaster.
2010-10-26 Sumatra Earthquake/Tsunami
GLIDE No. EQ-2010-000213-IDN
Future updates will be posted here 2010-Oct Sumatra Earthquake
At least 160 people are missing from an Indonesian village that was pounded by an enormous wave after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra caused a local tsunami
2010-10-26 Java Volcano Eruption
GLIDE No. VO-2010-000214-IDN
Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupted three times on Tuesday, causing thousands to flee; authorities had put an area 10 km around the crater on red alert Monday.
2010-10-22 Myanmar Cyclone
2010-12-08 ReliefWeb Myanmar: Logistics Map of Cyclone Giri Affected Area
GLIDE No. TC-2010-000211-MMR
  1. Cyclone Giri made landfall in Rakhine State on 22 October, close to the town of Kyaukpyu. The Myanmar Red Cross indicates that at least 4,500 people have been affected.[1]
  2. At least 27 people were killed and 15 are missing in Myanmar as a result of Tropical Cyclone Giri, which slammed into the country on 22 October 2010 ADRC
  3. The most affected areas are reported to be Kyaukpyu, Myebon, Minbya, Munaung and Pauktaw. According to assessments conducted by the Red Cross, the number of affected persons is confirmed to be at least 176,823. According to local authorities, 70,795 people remain homeless. ReliefWeb
2010-10-22 Haiti Cholera Epidemic
GLIDE No. EP-2010-000210-HTI
A cholera outbreak has killed at least 141 people in Haiti's rural Artibonite region and has affected more than 1,100 people.
2010-10-17 Togo and Benin Floods
GLIDE No. FL-2010-000215-TGO
The torrential rains of September and early October 2010 in West Africa especially in Benin and Togo have caused the overflow of rivers and consequently caused flooding in many parts of Togo especially in the South. The rainy season started in Togo in June and immediately the downpour have been causing severe flooding in many parts of the country with a lot of humanitarian concerns. The Togolese Red Cross since worked in collaboration with UNICEF and other humanitarian agencies to assist the affected population, the floods have caused damages to bridges and roads most in the Maritime region of Togo. The Togolese Red Cross Emergency First Aid Team members deployed to the field have reported that 50 communities in 4 prefectures were mostly affected with 1 death, many injured and families displaced now sheltered in the 3 government temporary camps while some others have crossed over to neighbouring Benin Republic for shelter. The 4 most affected prefectures with devastating damages to property including houses are Yoto, Bas-Mono, Golfe and Lacs (Togo) all in the Maritime Region. The Togolese Red Cross, after a preliminary assessment, has registered 5,910 families affected by the floods in this region, most of them are peasants who lost their houses and means of livelihood to the disaster.

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