Global flood news: Floods in Brazil displace 2,000 people

December 13, 20130 Comments

Floods in Brazil, December 2013

Despite the news last week that Rio de Janeiro has adopted an early warning system to help forewarn of severe floods, the city has this week been hit by another round of unexpected flooding. Elsewhere in the world, severe floods have also displaced thousands of people in Somalia, whilst the BBC reports on how the 2013 floods in the UK will be remembered.

International News

2,000 people displaced by floods in Brazil

Vincent Bevins writing for the L.A Times reports that at least three people have been killed and 2,000 displaced by the floods in Brazil this week.

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North American News

Flood study conducted in 2012 foresaw the devastation in Calgary this year

A year prior to the devastating floods in Canada earlier this year, officials were given a study warning that the next big flood would bring higher water levels and more widespread damage.

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South American News

Residents of Rio protest at the slow response to floods in Brazil

The Star Online reports that looting and protesting have followed in the wake of the heavy rains and floods in Rio.

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European News

How will the 2013 floods be remembered?

The severe tidal surge hitting the east coast of the UK recently occurred almost exactly 60 years after the North Sea floods of 1953. The BBC reports on how this year’s flood events are likely to be remembered.

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African News

Floods displace thousands people in Somalia

Iwona Karbowska, writing for The Independent, reports that thousands of Somali have been left homeless following continued flooding in parts of Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region in recent months.

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Asian News

Jakarta begins emergency river dredging as flood season looms

Lenny Tristia Tambun, writing for Jakarta Globe, reports on the commencement of a long overdue project to dredge the city’s rivers and waterways to prevent flooding.

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Australian News

RACQ Insurance post profits despite flood related insurance losses

Despite the impact of Cyclone Oswald and the trail of flood damage it has caused in Queensland, Liam Walsh reports on the profits posted by RACQ Insurance.

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