Global flood news: Severe flood warnings issued for UK

January 3, 20140 Comments

Severe floods in the UK, December 2013

Christmas and New Year in the UK has been blighted for many thousands of people by severe storms, floods and power cuts. Following major floods over the Christmas holiday period, many British people are heading back to work with the threat of further flooding to their homes and businesses.

International News

Environment Agency issues 21 severe flood warnings in the UK

The BBC reports that there is a “danger to life” posed by the severe flood warnings issued in south-west England, Gloucestershire and Wales.

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North American News

New film about the Mississippi Flooding due for release

Due for release on the 8th January, The Great Flood by Bill Morrison examines the 1927 flood of the Mississippi River, which washed out 27,000 square miles of southern landscape.

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South American News

More than 40 people killed by floods in South East Brazil

The Brazilian states of Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais have been hit by major floods, causing more than 40 people to lose their lives and forcing 70,000 people to leave their homes.

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European News

Storms and severe floods in the UK cause power cuts over Christmas

One of the UK’s biggest power distributors is to almost triple its compensation for those affected by long-term power cuts as a result of the December 2013 storms in the UK.

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African News

Zimbabwe government warns of impending floods

The Metrological Services Department in Zimbabwe has forecast torrential rain in the coming weeks together with the warning that weather conditions may trigger floods.

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Asian News

Flood displaces 18,000 in Indonesia

On 30th December 2013, 18,000 people in western Indonesia were forced to leave their homes after two rivers burst their banks and flooded areas including Tebing Tinggi.

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Australian News

More extremes to affect Australia

Chris Pash, writing for Business Insider, reports that more extremes of heat, wind, floods and bushfires are likely to follow Australia’s hottest year.

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