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.
ReliefWeb (1), ReliefWeb (2)
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.