More than 500,000 people have been displaced in East Africa following heavy seasonal rainfall that has resulted in widespread flooding across large parts of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. In Somalia the flooding has displaced 470,000 and damaged or destroyed key infrastructure in Belet Wenye, Hiiran, Hirshabelle, Baidoa, Lower Shabelle and[…]
The City of Cape Town’s Flooding and Storms Task Team has identified 29 informal settlements at risk of flooding during the coming winter season. Most of the settlements are located along the N2 freeway and Khayelitsha. While the scourge of drought continues to impact communities, mayoral committee member for safety[…]
At least 15 people have died in parts of central and southern Yemen after heavy summer rains triggered flash flooding, sweeping away dozens of cars and wrecking homes in the crisis-hit country, according to local officials and residents. Torrential rains destroyed several homes in Jibla, some 6km from the central[…]
UPDATED: Five people have been killed, four of them in a fire caused by lightning on Wednesday as a massive stormed raged in the Western Cape.The four were killed in a blaze in Kraaifontein. In Lavender Hill, a 60-year-old man was killed when a home collapsed on him. Spokesperson for the[…]
At least 254 people have been killed and hundreds more are missing after torrential rains triggered severe flooding and mudslides in the city of Mocoa, in southwest Colombia, according to a statement released by the army. Heavy overnight rainfall caused several rivers to overflow their banks, sending mud and debris[…]
The South African Weather Service has said to expect cold conditions throughout the country on Friday, with rainfall expected over most provinces. Light showers are expected on and off in the northern parts of the country, including the North West, Gauteng and Mpumalanga. Rain is expected over the Western Cape on Friday,[…]
Grace Gwada looks from the door of her Gugulethu shack towards the clouds on Table Mountain. “More rain is coming,” she predicts. “When the clouds look dark and angry, you can expect a heavy downpour. But it looks like the worst is over.” A cold front passed over the Mother[…]
The City of Cape Town has warned residents to continue to safeguard themselves from the onslaught of wet weather, after the first of two cold fronts hit the city on Tuesday night. – Has the rain affected you? Send us your eyewitness accounts and photos. Cape Town Disaster Management spokesperson[…]
The City of Cape Town urged residents in low lying areas on Tuesday to put measures in place to reduce the risk of flooding. This followed a weather warning from the city’s disaster risk management centre. “With flooding expected in many regions of the Western Cape, including in the Cape[…]
With freezing temperatures across the country, local humanitarian agency Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA) has made an impassioned appeal to the Muslim community to support its projects this winter. On Wednesday, city disaster management authorities attended to several areas affected by flooding, with informal settlements the hardest hit.In South Africa,[…]
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