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FL-2017-000018-PER Flood Peru On 1 to 2 February 2017, there was heavy rainfall (115 litres per metre2) for approximately 14 consecutive hours in the Province of Chiclayo, which produced a total of 510,000 cubic metres of rainfall; the magnitude of the rainfall can only be compared to that of the rainfall caused by the El Niño phenomenon on 14 February 1998. The intense rains have affected a total of 32 districts in the provinces of Lambayeque, Ferreñafe and Chiclayon, causing outages in electrical service and the water system and many sections of the sewer system to collapse; moreover, the collection of solid waste has been halted, causing contamination and the appearance of vectors in the areas most affected by the flooding. 
FL-2017-000017-PAK Flood Pakistan Continuous heavy rains and snow fall has broken the record of many years causing widespread flooding across 3 districts of Balochistan from 17th to 22nd January 2017. Authorities reported 13 deaths and 650 people injured. 
EQ-2017-000016-PHL Earthquake Philippines A 6.7-magnitude earthquake killed at least six people and injured more than 120 in the southern Philippines late Friday, officials said. The powerful quake hit roughly 14 kilometers northwest of Surigao City, at about 10:03 p.m. (9:03 a.m. ET), according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 30 aftershocks have rattled the surrounding areas in the hours following the quake, the Institute measured. 
FR-2017-000015-PHL Fire Philippines A massive fire swept through crowded shanty town in Parola Compound in Tondo, near the docks in Manila in the evening of February 7, destroying more than 1,000 makeshift houses and leaving 3,000 families (15,000 people) homeless, seven people were reported injured. According to the Fire authorities, the flames spread quickly as houses in the area are made of light materials, making them incredibly flammable. 90 firetrucks were deployed, and fire was put out in the morning of February 8. The cause of the fire is still unknown. Four evacuation centers are opened right after the fire broke out, accommodating more than 1,000 families. While around 900 families chose to spend the night sleeping on the pavement near their burned homes. Food and water were provided to the affected families at the evacuation centers by the local government and NGOs. 
FL-2017-000014-PER Flood Peru Heavy rainfall has been recorded in Peru since January 2017, damaging or destroying the homes of 101,104 people, affecting 643,216 people overall and leaving 78 people dead, 263 injured and 20 missing. The most affected departments are Ancash, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Lima and Piura. Furthermore, in the past few weeks, the amount of rainfall in northern and central Peru has increased significantly, affecting various communities, educational centres, roads, access bridges to main zones and hectares of agriculture. Currently, the government of Peru has declared a state of emergency for 12 departments and a sanitation alert for 7 departments. 
AV-2017-000013-AFG Snow Avalanche Afghanistan An avalanche in the early hours of 5 February 2017 is believed to have killed 50 people and injured 13 in Barg-e-Matal in Nuristan Province, with at least 70 houses initially reported as destroyed. Another avalanche in Dawz Bala in Badakhshan province is reported to have killed 10 people and injured 12.  
FL-2017-000012-MOZ Flood Mozambique Since the onset of the rainy season in October 2016, torrential rains falling in central and southern Mozambique have resulted in numerous localized flooding incidents. According to the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC), flooding this disaster season has cost the lives of 40 individuals and affected some 18,000 families (70,000 people) (News24 2017). Maputo and Gaza provinces, including the capitol of Maputo, have been the most affected areas of the country followed by Nampula and Sofala provinces. Most recently (14/15 January), flooding in Maputo city killed three people and displaced some 236 families. Additionally, authorities have reported that in recent days in Nampula and Sofala some 1,400 people have been affected by floods including six deaths and more than 200 family displacements (Verdade 2017). On 18 January 2017, the Government activated a nation-wide institutional ?Orange Alert? following the release of medium-term forecasts by the National Meteorological Institute projecting the occurrence of heavy rains and strong winds across the country until March 2017. The decision was announced following a meeting of the Technical Council for Disaster Management and seeks to intensify the Government's monitoring and readiness actions to address the potential impacts of flooding and cyclonic events during the disaster season. The ?Orange Alert? is released in parallel to the ongoing ?Red Alert? issued in 2016 for the southern and central regions of the country to address the effects of the food insecurity situation brought on by the 2015/16 El-Niño induced drought. At present, four river basins--Buzi and Pungue in the central region and Mutamba and Inhanombe in the southern region?are at ?alert? level and are expected to breach within the next 72 hours. The breach of these river basis is expected to cause floods in Govuro (North of Inhambane Province) and in Machanga (South of Sofala Province). According to the National Institute of Meteorology (INAM), heavy winds, strong storms and rain is expected from 25 - 26 January in Maputo Province and City and in Gaza Province. Between 30 and 50 millimeters of rain is expected to fall in 24 hours, which has the potential to affect the Provinces of Maputo (Districts of Matutuine, Boane, Namaacha, Manhiça, Marracuene, Moamba, Magude, Cities of Maputo and Matola), and Gaza (Districts of Bilene, Guijá, Chibuto, Mabalane, Massingir, Massagena, Chibuto, Chicualacuala, Chigubo, Cities of Chókwé and Xai-xai). 
CW-2017-000011-DZA Cold Wave Algeria The falling snow and cold weather in Algeria has affected the Eastern, Central and the high plateau regions. The snow has cut off numerous communities and villages, particularly in the mountainous areas, causing losses to livelihoods due to isolation, power cuts and material damages to the residents of these areas. Dwellings have been damaged by the heavy snowfall, especially the tents used by nomadic population. Initial assessments carried out by the ARCS indicate that up to 25,000 families have been affected by the adverse weather conditions to various degrees. To cope with the situation substantial Government and military resources have been deployed. 
FL-2017-000010-PHL Flood Philippines At least four areas in Mindanao, including the cities of Valencia and Cagayan de Oro, have been placed under a state of calamity as widespread flooding brought about by heavy rains this week displaced thousands of residents. 
LS-2017-000009-ARG Land Slide Argentina On 10 January 2017, the accumulation of precipitation in Jujuy Province (approximately 1,500 km north-west of the city of Buenos Aires) led to landslides and floods in various locations in the department of Tumbaya such as Volcán, Tumbaya and Bárcenas (the most affected); a lesser impact was reported in the cities of León, Santa Barbara, Purmamarca, Humahuaca and San Martín. According to local media and residents, events of similar magnitude occurred in 1939 and 1978. Heavy rainfall has been recorded since early this year in many parts of the country; most of which have been "sudden and with abundant accumulations of water", causing complications at the local level in places such as the provinces of Santa Fe, Cordoba, Buenos Aires and Jujuy. One of the most affected localities is Volcán, the capital of Tumbaya department, which is located 41 km north of the city of San Salvador de Jujuy, the provincial capital. The mud and stones that slid down a hill near this town affected 90 per cent of the community's homes and blocked National Route 9, leaving the population with no access over land. In some areas, mud levels reached 2.2 metres, which led to the evacuation of 296 people, who are currently being housed in 3 temporary collective centres: Parador Laguna, a local church and a National Roads building. One person has been reported missing. Tumbaya, located 7 km north of Volcán (48 km from San Salvador de Jujuy) on National Route N? 9, suffered damage from the landslides and severe flooding, where water levels rose as high as 1.20 metres. The population here is approximately 500 people, of which 150 people (30 per cent of the total population) have been affected. Of these, ten families (about 50 people) had to be evacuated. The only land access to the area from the south on foot until traffic can be resumed over the lone access road (National Route N? 9); however, the area can be supplied from cities located to the north of the province such as Tilcara, as access to those areas is still possible. The town of Bárcena, with a population of 158 people, is located 10 km south of Volcán (31 km north of San Salvador de Jujuy); this entire area has been affected. A total of 100 people have been evacuated, of which 15 are being housed at Mountain Infantry Regiment (RIM 20) facilities, while others were transported to San Salvador de Jujuy. Due to the suddenness of the landslide, two people lost their lives while travelling through the town along National Route 9. The communities of Leon, Santa Barbara, Purmamarca, Humahuaca and San Martín, located north of the landslide in Volcán, were hit by flash floods during this same period; local authorities have assisted the affected families Currently, these communities are without communication, electricity and public services (water and sanitation). In regard to the electrical supply, the government estimates that it could be restored back to normal within the next 48 hours in some areas; however, no estimated time has been given for restoring the drinking water supply and sewage services. Local access to health (emergency services, health centres) is practically impossible due to the mud in the streets, as well as to the damage suffered by the physical facilities that provided these services. The province's Civil Defence Coordination has set up radio communications equipment, but it is not yet known when fixed and mobile telephone service will be restored. 
CW-2017-000008-MAR Cold Wave Morocco This wave of bitter cold continues its invasion of Morocco and a significant decrease in temperature was confirmed by the spokesman for the Communications Department at the Directorate of Meteorology, the significant drop in temperature will be felt in northern , east, south and in the mountainous areas. In anticipation of the severe cold wave the Interior Ministry and the Royal Gendarmerie and the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity launched a special program of solidarity for the benefit of population groups that suffer greatly from cold waves , especially Douars mountainous and remote areas. This assistance program has been launched in some heavily affected areas from last week. Several families received blankets and food and appropriate equipment for the winter. This wave of frost and snow has caused economic losses and livelihoods due to the isolation of several areas. Moreover, traffic was paralyzed and traffic accidents have occurred. The Ministry of Equipment and Transport has been mobilized to lift the isolation of remote areas and continues to launch periodic newsletters on road conditions and weather warnings. 
CW-2017-000007-MKD Cold Wave Macedonia In the afternoon of 5 January 2016, the western and north-eastern parts of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia were hit by a heavy snowstorm. In the evening, the temperatures decreased to 25 Celsius degrees below zero. The mountain passes through Gostivar, Kicevo, Kriva Palanka - Kustendil put a ban on the movement of heavy vehicles, while motor vehicles were moving in difficult conditions due to the icy road conditions. Specialized vehicles have been working on cleaning the roads from the snow. Many villages were cut off by high snowdrifts and the blocked roads in the regions of Skopje, Bitola, Kriva Palanka, Debar, Makedonski Brod, Gostivar, Kumanovo, Kichevo, Struga Ohrid and Stip, The Red Cross of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia assisted 255 vulnerable families in these regions. As a result of the cold and freezing temperatures, three people have been reported as dead in Skopje, Strumica and Pehcevo. Due to increased heavy snowfalls in the villages located in the mountainous regions of the country, the National Society conducted a needs assessment in cooperation with the local self-governments, crisis management center and the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy. As a result of the needs assessment, 555 families were identified as most vulnerable ones. Part of the settlements in Skopje (Aerodrom), Negotino and Kavadarci were left without water due to frozen or damaged pipes. 
EP-2017-000006-VUT Epidemic Vanuatu As of 6th January 2017, there were 596 suspected cases of dengue fever and 112 confirmed cases. There are more cases being reported and confirmed on Efate, Urban Port vila and nearby rural areas and cases are also coming in from Sola in Torba province, Luganville in Sanma, Emae in Shefa, Norsup in Malampa province and Lenakel in Tanna, Tafea province. The current Dengue epidemic of stereotype 2 affects all age groups. Of the 596 suspected cases, 112 have been confirmed positive, 4 of them severe. Twenty-four per cent of the cases are found among children between 5 and 14, 24.2 per cent are found among those between the ages of 15 and 24, and 19.4 per cent are among those between 25 and 34, and 18.8 per cent for patients above the age of 34, i.e. 86.6 per cent of cases have been found in the population above 4 years of age. As of the 9th of December, the Ministry of Health announced that they would no longer send all cases for testing. Only cases from new sites, severe dengue cases and about 2 cases per day will be tested to detect potential introduction of new dengue virus serotypes and/or Zika virus and/or Chikungunya virus. The number of confirmed cases may therefore not accurately reflect the true extent of the outbreak. 
CW-2017-000005-BLR Cold Wave Belarus A sharp cold snap (Cyclone Axel) hit Belarus on 5 January 2017, with heavy snowfalls accompanied by frost and strong wind. Temperatures dropped down to 25?29 degrees Celsius below zero, and in some places even to 31?34 degrees. The country's meteorological service issued an orange weather warning. Invasion of cold arctic air masses from the north of European Russia followed on 6 January. Many of Belarusian citizens, especially homeless, were unprepared to severe frosts and snowfalls. Within one night, snow layers reached up to 18?22 cm. Snow caused a large number of road accidents, including those with intercity buses, leaving the drivers and travellers stranded for hours on highways. In addition, the wind was 19?22 meters per second according to the Belarusian hydro?meteorological centre. According to the data reported on 11 January 2017, it is estimated that 539 people (including 31 children) were traumatized and 10 died of hypothermia. All six regions of Belarus, Vitebsk, Minsk, Gomel, Grodno, Brest and Mogilev regions, and Minsk city have been affected by extreme winter conditions. The cyclone has considerably affected the most vulnerable people, in particular those who had to be out in the open air for a long time, the homeless and elderly people in remote areas with disruptions in heating as well as Orthodox believers who attended Christmas Eve mass on 6-7 January. 10,000 people attended the mass in Minsk, 2,000 in Gomel, 2,000 in Mogilev, 1000 in Grodno, 1,500 in Vitebsk, and 500 in Brest. 
FL-2017-000004-THA Flood Thailand Widespread flooding in Thailand's south has killed 21 people, hit rubber production in the region and shut down infrastructure. 
OT-2017-000003-BGD Other Bangladesh Over the past week, 22,000 new arrivals were reported to have crossed the border from Rakhine State (Myanmar) to Bangladesh. As of 5 January, an estimated 65,000 people are residing in registered camps, makeshift settlements and host communities in Cox's Bazaar. Biometric registration for new arrivals has been proposed to assist partners to further improve relief service provision. To complement the local response, UN agencies and NGO partners continue to provide food, NFIs, emergency shelter materials and protection services to the new arrivals and undocumented Myanmar nationals. 
FL-2017-000002-MYS Flood Malaysia The seasonal heavy continuous rains in the East Coast of Malaysia from 26th December 2016 have caused flooding in two states, namely, Kelantan and Terengganu. The floods have temporarily displaced about 25,000 people and have rendered some villages inaccessible due to damaged bridges and blocked roads. Public facilities including health centres and schools were also inundated. Schools were cancelled in many of the districts as they were converted into evacuation centres. In Kelantan, three main rivers, Sungai Golok, Sungai Galas and Sungai Kelantan, have overflown and flooded several districts including Bachok, Gua Musang, Jeli, Kota Bahru, Machang, Pasir Mas, Pasir Puteh, Tanah Merah, Tumpat and Kuala Krai. Meanwhile, in Terengganu, Sungai Besut, Sungai Terengganu and Sungai Setiu have reached critical level prompting the authorities to evacuate communities from the districts along these rivers. As of yesterday, 4th January 2017, the Terengganu state flood watch online portal stated that a total of 7,752 people (2,450 families) have been moved to 101 relief centres which was an increase of 20% from the previous Information bulletin Malaysia: Seasonal Flooding MRC Terengganu helping evacuees in Kampung Tadok week. In Kelantan, almost 11,250 (3348 families) people have been moved to 125 evacuation centre. About 68 schools in the two states were closed to accommodate the evacuees. As of today, 5 th January 2017, water levels in most of the rivers are receding as the rains in the east coast has stopped for the last 24 hours. Some of the evacuees are already leaving the evacuation centres. The authorities have closed 50 out of the 125 evacuation centres in Kelantan with 1,200 families returning to their homes in the districts of Kuala Krai, Machang and Pasir Puteh. Six schools in Terengganu and seven schools in Kelantan were reopened today. The district of Tanah Merah in Kelantan is still in critical situation as flood waters from the Kelantan River in that part is receding at a very slow rate.  
CW-2017-000001-MNG Cold Wave Mongolia Recent severe winter conditions worsened the situation with average temperature continuously being lower than normal and precipitation forming thicker layer of snow and ice over the grassland. The effect of Dzud is magnified due to the worsening socio-economic situation in the country.  
EP-2016-000140-TCD Epidemic Chad From 1 September 2016 until 13 January 2017, a total of 693 cases including 11 deaths of acute jaundice syndrome (AJS) have been reported from Am Timan, Chad. Based on the available information, there appears to be a plateau in the number of cases reported in the past 5 weeks from the affected area with an average of 70 cases reported weekly where only a minor proportion (7.2%) requires hospitalization. On 14 February 2017, the Ministry of Public Health officially declared an epidemic of Hepatitis E in Salamat region. 
DR-2016-000139-LKA Drought Sri Lanka As of 17 January 2017, an estimated 644,000 people across eight provinces have been affected by drought and salt water intrusion over the past four months. Batticaloa District in Eastern province is the worst affected with 302,000 people experiencing the effects of drought. 
WF-2016-000138-CHL Wild fire Chile At national level 32 active wildfires reported, 29 are controlled and 4 have been extinguished, affecting 136,161 hectares of vegetation in seven regions of the country (Valparaiso, Metropolitan, O'Higgins, Maule, Bío-Bío, Aracuanía, and Los Lagos). According to ONEMI, three people have died, 142 have been affected, 158 people are in shelters, and 81 houses have been destroyed. 37 aircrafts and nearly 4000 people are supporting the emergency response as a catastrophe zone and a state of emergency has been declared in the areas affected by the fires.  
FL-2016-000137-ARG Flood Argentina On 25 and 26 December 2016, more than 20 locations in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Córdoba and Santa Fe were affected by intense rainfall which was accompanied by hail and strong electrical activity. The fact that these were low-lying areas, the soil's saturation and the presence of crevices in basins (the most important in Argentina) caused by the constant rainfall throughout the year led to significant flooding and overflows from rivers and streams. The localities affected in this province by this emergency in this period were not affected by the rainy season in 2015 and 2016. Pergamino, a city in northern Buenos Aires province was one of the most affected by the rainfall, receiving some 220 millimetres of water in 4 hours, causing the Pergamino Stream, its tributaries and effluents, such as Chu Creek, to overflow. This led to flooding throughout the city, which is organized into 24 urban and peri-urban neighbourhoods. The flooding, mainly impacted riverside neighbourhoods (the river cuts across the city) such as 9 de Julio, Cueto, Centenario, Tocha, San Vicente, Kennedy, Centro, 27 de Noviembre, Belgrano, Martín M. de G?emes and José Hernández (the latter three are considered informal settlements); and Jorge Newbery (also an informal settlement) along Chu Creek, affecting 13,650 people, i.e. around 11 per cent of the total population. Basic services such as power, telephony, internet and water were partially interrupted for some 36 hours (completely in affected neighbourhoods), and some stretches of National Routes 8 and 9 (the main access roads to Pergamino) were blocked completely by flooding, making it difficult to mobilize assistance from outside of the city. More than 3,400 homes have been flooded (between 30 and 220 cm of water), forcing families to leave their homes as access is only possible by boat or some 4-wheel drive vehicles. According to Civil Defence reports, around 50 residents have refused to self-evacuate or be evacuated and remain on the roofs of their homes, and approximately 250 are being housed in four collective centres. At the family / individual level, in addition to some medical emergencies and health complications associated with the emergency (injuries, blood pressure issues, etc.), families have reported the loss of household items (furniture, appliances, household goods, bedding, etc.) and sanitation issues such as garbage, waterlogged structures, vermin, vectors. These issues have been exacerbated by the meteorological conditions that are typical for this time of year, such as mean temperatures above 24? C (with highs above 32? C), high humidity, unstable weather conditions and the pre-existing pollution of the Pergamino Stream. In addition to partial structural damage to dwellings and some public buildings (Primary Health Care Centres [CAPS] in G?emes and José Hernández neighbourhoods), the blocks adjacent to the Pergamino Stream have large amounts of accumulated debris and waste, which have been hard to remove because of the difficulty in accessing these streets. While the city does have a Local Response Plan, it failed to fully anticipate the storm's effects, catching a great number of families by surprise in their homes. On 25 December, the city formally declared a state alert, including a health alert, due to the level of impact suffered. In Cordoba Province, the strong storm that hit the area on 26 December caused damage to electrical and water services and forced 100 people to evacuate in Jovita. Twelve homes were damaged by hail, and electrical services were interrupted in La Cumbre and in La Falda due to high winds that damaged lamp posts. Six neighbourhoods suffered damage in Villa Dolores, 50 people had to self-evacuate and there were blocked roads and fallen lamp posts; additionally, the storm interrupted electrical and water services in Villa Giardini, Rio Ceballos, Salsipuedes, Agua de Oro, Jesús María and Colonia Caroya. More than 200 people in Santa Fe Province were forced to evacuate. The cities of Rosario and Alvarez were the most affected, as overflowing channels left half of the city cut off and hindered the evacuation efforts. Provincial authorities reported up to one metre of water in dwellings, including the Volunteer Fire Department facilities, which had to be evacuated as well. The National Society is coordinating state assistance in the form of mattresses, blankets, food, bags and tarps; relevant Ministry of Health agencies are working on site. 
FL-2016-000136-MYS Flood Malaysia The seasonal heavy continuous rains in the East Coast of Malaysia from 26th December 2016 have caused flooding in two states, namely, Kelantan and Terengganu. The floods have temporarily displaced about 25,000 people and have rendered some villages inaccessible due to damaged bridges and blocked roads. 
FF-2016-000135-NPL Flash Flood Nepal one recent disaster event that happened in mid-Northen Nepal in mountainous area on 17th December (Saturday). It was an unexpected big flash flood that swept away 7 bridges, drinking water supply system, irrigation canals and some houses and fortunately there is no loss of life. Different agencies have been asking DHM about the causes and we have to tell them the truth whether glacial lake has bursted or avalanche or anything else in the upstream. 
TC-2016-000134-FSM Tropical Cyclone Micronesia, Federated States  
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IN-2017-000041-KEN
Insect Infestation,Kenya: As millions of east African farmers seek to recover from a devastating drought, they face a new threat - the fall armyworm. The pest has been recently detected in Kenya and is suspected to have entered the country from Uganda. It is also known to be present in Burundi, Ethiopia and Rwanda. The fall armyworm was first reported in western Kenya by farmers in March 2017, and immediately confirmed by the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service and Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation. The initial counties infested were Busia, TransNzoia, Bungoma, Uasin Gishu and Nandi.

FL-2017-000040-KAZ
Flood,Kazakhstan: Snowmelt over the past few days caused floods in several regions of the north, north-central and eastern areas of the country.

FL-2017-000043-HTI
Flood,Haiti: From Thursday 20 to Monday 24 April, heavy rains fell in the departments of the South, South East, Grand'Anse and Nippes causing floods, landslides, and landslides. The South department is the most affected. Initial estimates indicate 4 deaths, 15 homes destroyed, and nearly 10,000 homes that could have been damaged in the South Department. According to the Delegate of the Department of the South, 80% of the spring harvest could have been destroyed.

FL-2017-000039-ARG
Flood,Argentina: The worsening of already unstable meteorological conditions caused a significant increase in rainfall in the first weeks of April of this year, affecting 15 provinces and 33,482 people across the country and causing considerable losses and damages. This increase gradually began the last week of March.

TC-2016-000106-LCA
Tropical Cyclone,Saint Lucia: Hurricane Matthew rapidly gained power Friday, escalating to a powerful Category 4 storm as it moved over the open Caribbean south of Jamaica, US forecasters said. Packing wind speeds of 140 miles (220 kilometers) per hour, the storm moved in a western direction about 465 miles southeast of Jamaica. A hurricane watch was issued for Jamaica due to the approaching storm, and forecasters warned of tropical storm conditions for Haiti and Cuba in the next two days.