Live Updates: Times of India
Update 2017-08-29: According to expert assessments, the widespread floods in Houston and southern Texas may lead to a rise of water-borne and mosquito-borne diseases. Toxic chemicals may also have been released into the environment. The rescue efforts are continuing and residents are still being evacuated from areas affected by the floods. Thousands of people were accommodated in emergency shelters. It is expected, that a total of 30,000 people have to leave their houses. Since Monday (28 August), the police is warning against lootings in the affected areas.
Update 2017-08-14 (2): At least 300 people were killed in the major floods in and around Freetown in Sierra Leona until Monday evening (14 August, local time). The number of deaths is expected to rise. Thousands of people were evacuated. There still exists a very high danger from landslides in the outskirts of Freetown.
2017-07-07: According to reports from Friday (07 July), heavy rain has caused flooding and flash floods in south-eastern parts of Bangladesh, affecting more than one million people. At least four people were killed in the last two days. Several roads have been closed.
Local traffic disruptions are to be expected, further floods and landslides are possible. Travellers in the affected areas should exercise high caution, especially near rivers, the sea, and mountain sides.
Update 2017-07-04 (2): According to the authorities on Tuesday (04. July), at least 56 people were killed and at least 22 others are missing by the severe storms in South and Central China. The province of Hunan, where the Xiangjiang River has overflown its banks, was particularly affected by the storms since last Thursday (29 June).
2017-06-06: The National Coordination of Civil Protection in Mexico has issued an Emergency Declaration for the southern state of Oaxaca after severe rain and flooding after Tropical Storm Beatriz hit the region on 01 June. At least six people were killed, hundreds of landslides occurred, nine rivers were overflowing and hundreds of roads as well as a bridge were damaged.
Local traffic disruptions are to be expected, floods and landslides are possible. Travellers in the affected areas should exercise high caution, especially near rivers and mountainsides.
2017-05-07: According to reports from Sunday (07 May), heavy rainfalls have caused floods in large parts of eastern Canada for several days now. More than 120 cities and villages are affected by the flooding, especially in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick provinces. Water levels are expected to rise until at least Tuesday (09 May). Evacuation orders were issued, the deployment of soldiers was ordered.
Traffic and infrastructure disruptions are to be anticipated. Travellers are advised to exercise caution near rivers and mountainsides.
Update 2017-03-20: According to reports from Monday (20 March), at least 75 people were killed and 263 others were injured in Peru since the beginning of the year due to the El Niño phenomenon which is leading to floods and landslides. 20 people are still missing, 100,000 lost their homes and millions are in danger of losing drinking water supply. Further heavy rainfalls are to be expected until at least Saturday (25 March), especially at the northern coast and at the western mountainslopes of the Sierra.
2017-01-31: According to reports from Monday (30 January) heavy rainfalls in the past days caused floods and landslides on Java and Sulawesi. Mainly affected until now are Central Sulawesi, North Sulawesi and East Java. At least one person was killed in East Java.
Further traffic disruptions are to be expected, floods and landslides are still possible. Travellers should exercise heightened caution, especially near rivers and mountain slopes, and follow instructions by authorities.
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2016-10-28: According to reports from Thursday (27 October) severe flooding due to heavy rainfall has killed at least seven people and caused infrastructural damage in the province of Morobe in Papua New Guinea. Landslides washed away homes and bridges, floods and debris blocked roads. Damage is also reported in the provincial capital of Lae.
Traffic disruptions due to landslides and floods are to be expected. Travellers should exhibit caution, in particular close to mountainslopes and riverbeds, and follow instructions by local authorities.