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 1100860
Death: 3
Displaced: 30
Countries: South Africa
From - To 05 May - 09 May

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Western Cape, South Africa, May 2021A heavy storm in the Western Cape, South Africa, caused flooding in some parts of the province from 05 May 2021. Two people died in Bonnievale, Cape Winelands District, after a truck became stuck in flood waters. Later fatalities were reported in Riviersonderend (1) and Stormsvlei (1). People were trapped in floods in Overberg district, which has suffered some of the worst of the flooding. Several people were evacuated from their homes in Cape Agulhas municipality of the district. One person was reported missing at Stormsvlei, where several people were rescued from flooded homes and vehicles. Other rescues were carried out in Riviersonderend.Sun 9 May 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.

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Articles: 103 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Flood threat keeps trucking across SouthWed, 12 May 2021 17:39:00 +0200.

New Orleans International Airport (ICAO code: MSY ) received a daily record 4.1 inches of rain Monday. Daily records of 1.78 and 3.22 inches were set Tuesday in Pensacola, Florida, and Shreveport, Louisiana, respectively. Additional records
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Media Release – Minister for Emergency Management – Money flowing to s ... Tue, 11 May 2021 05:02:00 +0200.

Money flowing to stop future flooding. The Australian Government is providing $50 million for projects across the country under the National Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Program, Minister for Emergency Management, David Littleproud, anno
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Minister for Emergency Management – Money flowing to stop future flood ... Tue, 11 May 2021 04:05:00 +0200.

Money flowing to stop future flooding. The Australian Government is providing $50 million for projects across the country under the National Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Program, Minister for Emergency Management, David Littleproud, anno
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Preparation best cure for natural disastersTue, 11 May 2021 02:00:00 +0200.

Floodwaters inundated much of the Heishuihao village, Suining, Sichuan province, on Aug 16, 2020. LIU CHANGSONG/FOR CHINA DAILY. Wednesday is the annual National Day for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. In a news conference in Beijing on
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