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Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea: Mt. Manam Volcano - Jun 2019

Reliefweb.int - Sat, 07/27/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: VO-2019-000074-PNG
Disaster type: Volcano
Affected countries: Papua New Guinea

Based on the report from Rabaul Volcanological Observatory, on 28 June 2019 from around 07:00 hours (Papua New Guinean time), a volcanic activity was reported on a basaltic-andesitic stratovolcano1 , Manam Volcano (locally known as Manam Motu), in, Madang province, on the northeast coast of the mainland Papua New Guinea. On 29 June 2019, as at 07:45 hours, local time, the volcano continues to erupt and emitting volcanic ash up to 4,572 meters (15,000 feets) and dispersing superheated pyroclastic flows to the west and northeast slopes of the volcano. Manam Volcano is a basaltic-andesitic stratovolcano On 28 June 2019, Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic activity and ash plume that rose up to estimated 50,000 ft (15,200 meters) altitude or flight level 500. The status at this point was 4 out of 5. According to PNG Disaster Management Team (DMT) Secretariat Update No. 1, approximately 755 households (3,775 people) have moved to three care centres. The largest is Baliau with 447 households (2,235 people), followed by Kuluguma with 182 households (910 people), while 76 households (380 people) are staying in Boda and 50 households (250 people) are staying in Iassa. Madang disaster authorities identified immediate needs for food and water. The PNG National Disaster Centre is coordinating with provincial authorities to deliver prepositioned relief supplies to Bogia and Manam island. (IFRC, 29 Jun 2019)


Date: 28 Jul 2019
Status: Alert

Volunteers Get Important Hands-On Training at Patriot North Disaster Exercise

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 17:49
Kansas-Western Missouri EDS Volunteers Phillip and Christine Powers hone their skills at the Patriot North training exercise   FORT MCCOY, Wis. (July 17, 2019) – When disaster strikes, The Salvation Army relies on volunteers like Phillip and Christine Powers to help execute their operations and serve those in need. The Powers are two of 75 Salvation Army Central Territory volunteers [READ MORE]

Philippines: Philippines: Dengue Outbreak - Jul 2019

Reliefweb.int - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: EP-2019-000084-PHL
Disaster type: Epidemic
Affected countries: Philippines

More than 77,000 suspected cases of dengue and 300 deaths were reported in the first 20 weeks of 2019 in the Philippines. This is almost double the number of reported cases during the same time period last year. Dengue cases remain high as the rainy season approaches, with the Department of Health declaring a dengue outbreak in four villages in the province of Negros Oriental in the Central Visayas region. City and municipal health officials, working with local authorities, have launched information campaigns in the affected provinces. They are conducting house-to-house visits and distributing treated mosquito nets. (OCHA, 1 Jul 2019)

According to the latest report of the DOH Epidemiology Bureau, there were 3,610 dengue cases reported from June 16 to 22. This number brings the cases recorded, from all over the country since January 1 to June 22, to a cumulative total of 98,179, with 428 deaths.The reported cases for June 16 to 22 alone is eight percent (8%) higher compared to the same period last year (3,330 cases). Since January, the highest number of cases came from Western Visayas (11,285), CaLaBaRZon (10,313), Central Visayas (8,773), SOCCSKSARGEN (8,297), and Southern Mindanao (8,289). Meanwhile, the DOH clarified that the alleged outbreak in the Ilocos province were confined to specific barangays only and not the whole province. The DOH Center for Health Development Office in Region 1, Northern Luzon, reported a total of 353 dengue cases from Ilocos Norte from January 1 to June 29, this is 47.7% higher than the number of cases reported for the same period in 2018. Most of the cases came from Laoag City (94), Badoc (43), Batac City (29), Pagudpud (21), and Dingras (20). There were no deaths reported. (Govt. of Philippines, 10 Jul 2019)

With 106,630 dengue cases reported through the Philippines Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (PIDSR) system from 1 January to 29 June 2019, including 456 deaths, the current dengue incidence is 85% higher than in 2018, in spite of a delayed rainy season. Whereas the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of 0.43% as of 29 June 2019 is lower than in the same time period in 2018 (0.55%), this is still significantly higher than the regional average of 0.22% in the Western Pacific. The Philippines Department of Health (DoH) declared a National Dengue Alert on 15 July 2019, urging regional DoH offices to step up dengue surveillance, case management and outbreak response in primary health facilities and hospitals, as well as through community and school-based health education campaigns, clean-up drives, surveillance activities, case investigations, vector control, and logistics support for dengue control. The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC), raised the code blue alert, activating the national Health Cluster, led by DoH. (WHO, 16 Jul 2019)


Date: 15 Jul 2019
Status: Ongoing

Salvation Army Actively Serving/Preparing in New Orleans & Baton Rouge Over Weekend

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 03:23
Baton Rouge, LA (July 14, 2019)—The Salvation Army’s preparations for Tropical Storm Barry have been in full swing over the weekend, as staff and volunteers worked hard to get ready for the impact of the storm. Barry made landfall as a hurricane early Saturday afternoon near Intracoastal City, Louisiana, and quickly weakened back to tropical storm status. It’s still too early to breath a collective sigh of relief, however, as the storm system is moving [READ MORE]

Myanmar: Myanmar: Floods - Jul 2019

Reliefweb.int - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000081-MMR
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: Myanmar

Torrential monsoon rains and rising river levels have caused flooding. In Kachin State, according to the State Government, more than 6,200 people have been evacuated to 39 sites in Myitkyina, Bhamo and Shwegu townships as of 13 July. Rakhine, Chin and Mon states are also being hit by floods. (OCHA, 15 Jul 2019)

Heavy rainfall during Myanmar’s monsoon season resulted in the Laymyo River overflowing at the beginning of July. By 14 July, all of the more than 3,400 people living in the IDP camp of Sin Baw Kaing village, Mrauk-U Township, were affected, and had to be relocated...On 14 July, the water level of Laymyo River had risen further above danger level, and was expected to continue for the next two days. There are more than 180,000 residents in Mrauk-U Township, and an increase in flooding has the potential of affecting a higher number of people across the Township, including other IDP camps in the area. (ACAPS, 15 Jul 2019)

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Date: 14 Jul 2019
Status: Alert

The Salvation Army Joins Large-scale Disaster Exercise for Sixth Year

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 16:05
More than 75 Salvation Army disaster workers join U.S. National Guard for PATRIOT North exercise. VOLK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Wis. (July 13, 2019) – The Salvation Army is deploying more than 75 personnel from the Midwest of the United States to Fort McCoy and Volk Field Air National Guard bases to join the National Guard Bureau and other organizations for a large-scale disaster exercise from July 15-19. At [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Prepares to Respond to Tropical Storm Barry

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 15:47
Jackson, MS (July 12, 2019) – Disaster personnel from across The Salvation Army Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi (ALM) Division are gearing up to respond to the effects from what is predicted to be the first hurricane of the season. The National Hurricane Center has reported the tropical system is expected to make landfall in the next 48 hours producing heavy rainfall and flooding.  Preparation for this event began days ago when the ALM Division placed [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Braces for Tropical Storm Barry's Landfall

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 10:50
As first potential hurricane of 2019 heads toward U.S., Emergency Disaster Services experts are in position to respond, encourage preparedness ALEXANDRIA, VA (July 12, 2019) – The Salvation Army is prepared to respond to the impact of Tropical Storm Barry, the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season to hit U.S. soil. Trained disaster relief workers and volunteers are prepared to meet the immediate needs [READ MORE]

Nepal: Nepal: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2019

Reliefweb.int - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000083-NPL
Disaster type: Flood, Land Slide
Affected countries: Nepal

At least 21 people have been killed and eight others have gone missing due to floods and landslides triggered by the incessant rain for the past three days in eastern and central parts of the country. More than 5,000 people in the flood-affected places in different parts of the country have been relocated to safer areas by the security personnel and local governments. Most of highways in the affected areas, including those leading to the capital city are blocked by landslides. (ECHO, 13 Jul 2019)

As of 14 Jul, at least 43 people have been killed and 24 others are missing following landslides and floods triggered by incessant monsoon rains in the central and eastern parts of the country. According to the National Emergency Operation Centre at the Ministry of Home Affairs, 10,385 households have been displaced by floods and landslides. Some 2,000 individuals stranded by inundation have been rescued. Rescue operations by helicopter are hampered by bad weather. Major highways remained completely or partially obstructed at various sections and communication networks were badly affected on Saturday, hindering the supply of emergency services to the southern plains. (ECHO, 14 Jul 2019)

As of 15 July, 64 people have died, at least 31 are missing and 32 others have been injured. 33,113 have been affected, and 3,186 families displaced. In the last seven days, 75 landslides and 54 flood events occurred across the country...A yellow warning for river overflow has been issued for Kamala River at Titriya locality and the floodgates of Kulekhani dam have been preventitively opened. (ECHO, 15 Jul 2019)

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Date: 12 Jul 2019
Status: Alert

Salvation Army Monitoring Potential Hurricane in Gulf of Mexico

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 13:09
Jackson, MS (July 10, 2019)— As the first potential hurricane of 2019 brews in the Gulf of Mexico, The Salvation Army Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi Division disaster personnel are working closely with local and state emergency management officials to monitor the situation. Severe thunderstorm warnings, tornado warnings, and localized flooding have already occurred in New Orleans. The National Hurricane Center is predicting similar conditions [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Flood Relief Efforts Continue in Rio Grande Valley

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 07/03/2019 - 15:38
Dallas, Texas (July 3, 2019) – Staff and volunteers from several Salvation Army Corps and Service Units in the Rio Grande Valley have stepped up their relief efforts after extensive flooding in the area. Several counties have been affected and The Salvation Army continues to provide food, practical assistance and emotional and spiritual care. In Harlingen, many residents are just returning to their homes and beginning the challenging [READ MORE]

Salvation Army supports Clear Creek County Fire First Responders

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 06/28/2019 - 15:11
Providing dinner for firefighters CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, CO (June 28, 2019) – In response to the fire in Clear Creek County, The Salvation Army will assist more than 80 first responders by providing dinner in the field on Friday evening, June 28. The Salvation Army will prepare and serve the warm, balanced meal from its Emergency Disaster Services canteen. According to The Clear Creek County [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Massive Flooding in Rio Grande Valley

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 22:41
Dallas, Texas (June 26, 2019) – A strong line of thunderstorms on Monday has caused extensive flooding in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. The Salvation Amy Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) staff and volunteers are providing meals, hydration and emotional and spiritual care in multiple communities at shelters set up by the Red Cross. As many as 4,000 homes are estimated to be affected by flooding in Cameron, Willacy and Hidalgo [READ MORE]

Hungary: Hungary: Severe Local Storm - Jun 2019

Reliefweb.int - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000075-HUN
Disaster type: Flood, Severe Local Storm
Affected countries: Hungary

Devastating storm cells hit Eastern Hungary on 27 June afternoon, leaving 80 settlements affected by damages caused by strong wind and heavy rainfall. According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), 2,560 rooftops (160 public and 2,400 private properties) were damaged. Hungarian Red Cross immediately started the coordination of the assistance with relevant authorities. According to the ongoing assessment, the most affected settlements are Pusztadobos, Nyírkarász, and the town of Nyírmada, where 80 per cent of private homes suffered damages. Trees fell on electrical aerial cables and caused blackouts in 93 settlements leaving more than 50,000 households without electricity for two or more days. To date, electricity has been restored in all affected households. The NDMA indicates that more than 30 families (114 people) were evacuated due to life-threatening structural damages, all of whom have been sheltered in municipal homes or at relatives and have not been able to return to their homes. In total, 2,400 households suffered damages (approx. 7,200 people) with the scale of damage on a wide spectrum. (IFRC, 10 Jul 2019)


Date: 27 Jun 2019
Status: Ongoing

Armenia: Armenia: Hail Storm - June 2019

Reliefweb.int - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: OT-2019-000078-ARM
Disaster type: Severe Local Storm
Affected countries: Armenia

On 27 June 2019 a hailstorm has damaged almost all yield capacity of 14 communities in Shirak region in Armenia. This storm was already the third to hit Armenia within a month. According to results of the rapid assessment conducted by the Armenian Red Cross Society (ARCS) and Shirak regional authorities, 14 communities and about 3,900 households have been affected. 960 households in the four most affected communities have lost 80 to 100 per cent of their yield capacity. IFRC, 11 July 2019


Date: 27 Jun 2019
Status: Ongoing

India: India: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2019

Reliefweb.int - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000084-IND
Disaster type: Flood, Land Slide
Affected countries: India

On 10 June 2019, Tropical Cyclone VAYU formed over the eastern Arabian Sea (Indian Ocean) and started moving north. On 11 June at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 310 km west of Malvan (Maharashtra State, western India) with maximum sustained winds of 93 km/h (ECHO, 11 Jun 2019). In anticipation for the tropical cyclone, Indian National Disaster Response Forces (NDRF) evacuated over 270,000 people from coastal areas in Gujarat on 12 June (OCHA, 17 Jun 2019). On 17 June, the Depression moved east-northeastwards, and was weaken into a well marked low pressure area. (Govt. of India, 17 Jun 2019)

Over 700 people have been moved to relief camps in the state of Assam...after flooding caused by the overflowing Brahmaputra, Barak and Jia Bhoreli rivers. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), as of 26 June, 2019, flooding has affected around 5,000 people in 12 villages of Chirang and Jorhat districts. Around 550 people had moved from their homes to stay in relief centres set up in Bijni, Chirang district, and a further 183 were staying in camps in Jorhat West, Jorhat district. (Floodlist, 28 Jun 2019)

The Monsoon rainfall affecting western India, particularly Maharashtra State, has resulted in casualties and damage. Media report 21 fatalities and more than 60 injured in Mumbai, 21 dead in Pune and 10 more across Maharashtra State. Heavy rainfall caused the breach of the Tiware Dam (Chiplun Municipality, Ratnagiri District), triggering floods that resulted in 18 deaths. Several houses were washed away in the villages of Bhendewadi, Daadar, Akle, Riktoli, Ovali, Kalkavne and Nandivase. (ECHO, 5 Jul 2019)

Heavy rain and floods have been affecting eight districts of the Assam State...According to [ASDMA], as of 9 July, at least 62,000 people have been affected and 145 villages flooded...Local authorities have deployed four distribution camps in Golaghat District and one relief camp in Jorhat District where 200 people have been sheltered. (ECHO, 10 Jul 2019)

According to ASDMA, as of 10 July, three people have died, two due to floods in the Districts of Golaghat and Dhemaji and one in Kamrup District after a landslide. At least 200,000 people have been affected and 530 villages flooded. The authorities have deployed three relief camps (two in Titabar and one in Jorhat) with 249 people sheltered, and ten relief distribution centres are in operation. (ECHO, 11 Jul 2019)

The number of flood-affected people in Assam State significantly increased to 423,386 during the past 24 hours. According to the daily flood report of [ASDMA], the second wave of flooding has so far affected 749 villages in 17 districts of the State, however, there is no fresh report of flood-related deaths received from any part of the State. (ECHO, 12 Jul 2019)

Six people have died due the floods in Assam and two in Mizoram State. In Assam, monsoon flood has inundated at least 21 of the 27 districts affecting over 800,000 people. The Brahmaputra river - one of the largest rivers in the world and five other rivers are flowing above the danger mark, officials said. Officials said over 27,000 hectares of farmland are under floodwater and over 7,000 people have been evacuated to 68 relief camps across the state. Amid the flood, Assam is also grappling with rising cases of encephalitis. Nine districts in Assam are most vulnerable to encephalitis. Since 2013, over 700 people have died of the disease. (ECHO, 13 Jul 2019)

Monsoon flooding in Assam has claimed another life, bringing the total number of deaths in the rain-ravaged state to eleven. Official sources put the number of affected at 2,600,000 across 25 of Assam's 33 districts so far. The situation is expected to deteriorate with more rainfall expected...At least four people have died in Bihar and around 1,800,000 people are affected in nine districts. (ECHO, 15 Jul 2019)

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Date: 26 Jun 2019
Status: Alert

Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea: Mt. Ulawun Volcano - Jun 2019

Reliefweb.int - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: VO-2019-000118-PNG
Disaster type: Volcano
Affected countries: Papua New Guinea

On 26 June, the Ulawun volcano in East New Britain erupted and began emitting ash plumes up to 20,000 metres. About 12,000 people in West New Britain and 4,000 people in East New Britain have been affected by the eruption. About 6,800 people have evacuated and are in two care centres in West New Britain.The West New Britain provincial authorities are assessing the affected area. The volcanic activity is subsiding, and the alert level is expected to be lowered from level 2 to 1. (Office of the Resident Coordinator, 27 Jun 2019)

Between 3,000 and 5,000 people voluntarily evacuated the immediate vicinity of Ulawun, according to the National Disaster Centre. The ash plume is moving generally south but has slowed in recent hours. Air Niugini has cancelled flights to Hoskins Airport until further assessments are made. The cluster system is to be activated in response to food, water, shelter and non food item needs among the evacuees. As the area has been cut off from the highway, relief items will be transported by road from Kimbe to Bialla, and then via helicopter to those affected. (ECHO, 27 Jun 2019)


Date: 25 Jun 2019
Status: Alert
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