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/ Assam floods: 8 killed. Eight people have been killed in the floods in Assam that have affected at least 15 districts, a minister said Thursday, adding that large tracts of land are submerged uprooting vast populations. The floods have affected 2,75,414 families in the state and damaged about 9,754.83 hectares of crop land in the past few weeks, Assam Agriculture Minister Nilamoni Sen Deka said. /
/ Three killed in Maharashtra highway landslide. Amravati: Three labourers from Orissa and Chhattisgarh were killed in a landslide on the Amravati-Mumbai national highway near Badnera in this district Wednesday evening, highway police said. /
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/ Landslide kills 14 and two missing in Indonesia. At least 14 people were killed and two disappeared on Wednesday in the province of Ambon, in Indonesia, by a landslide associated with rainfall in the region. /
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/ More than 50 000 hectares are affected in Portuguese. The overflow of the Portuguesa River has affected almost 50 000 hectares of farmland in the region since last week when the water burst its banks. Not only flooded plots but also the villages bordering the river, like Florida and Santa Rosalia. /
/ Storm flooded 200 homes in Tabasco /
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/ Following heavy rains in the wet season from November to May, about 65,000 inhabitants of the Comoro Islands, which correspond to 8% of the population, have been severely affected by the floods, the lack of electricity, the increased spread of diseases. /
/ Flood: 5 persons drown in Lagos. About five people were reportedly drowned around Aboru community in Oke Odo, Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State, on Wednesday, as flood ravaged many parts of the Lagos suburb, following a heavy downpour. The police in the state, however, confirmed that only two people were drowned and that their bodies had not been recovered as of Thursday evening. /
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Assam floods: 8 killed
Guwahati, June 21: Eight people have been killed in the floods in Assam that have affected at least 15 districts, a minister said Thursday, adding that large tracts of land are submerged uprooting vast populations.
The floods have affected 2,75,414 families in the state and damaged about 9,754.83 hectares of crop land in the past few weeks, Assam Agriculture Minister Nilamoni Sen Deka said.
The figures might go up as flood waters have enundated areas and an assessment of the total damages has yet to be made.
"Four districts in lower Assam - Udalguri, Bongaigaon, Nalbari and Barpeta - have been identified as the worst affected districts," the minister said. Seven persons have died in Barpeta due to floods and a person has lost life in Nalbari district.
"Many areas in these four districts are still submerged," Deka said. According to the report of the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA), 15 districts were affected by the floods.
"We have instructed the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) in the flood affected districts to make a detailed assessment of the damages, including loss of human lives, and submit it to the government at the earliest," Deka said.
"The government has also asked the DCs to initiate the repair works of roads and embankments which have been damaged by floods," he said
Three killed in Maharashtra highway landslide
Amravati: Three labourers from Orissa and Chhattisgarh were killed in a landslide on the Amravati-Mumbai national highway near Badnera in this district Wednesday evening, highway police said.
The labourers were working on an project to four-lane the Badnera bypass stretch when the tragedy occurred, said highway police officer Shridhar G. Raut.
“Around 5.45 pm, when they were working on a bridge on the bypass, a massive landslide took place from the surrounding hills, trapping them,” Raut told IANS.
While three people were buried on the spot, one was retrieved from the debris and rushed to a hospital in Badnera, he said.
The victims have been identified as Charal Uday Phirku, 50, Raghav Baris Mandai, 35, both from Orissa, and Lala Thirtu Kurmi, 33, from Chhattisgarh. They were employed by a private contractor.
Amravati is around 160 km from Nagpur and around 450 km from Mumbai.
Raut said Amravati and surrounding areas of Vidarbha region in eastern Maharashtra had been experiencing torrential rains in the past three days, which could have led to the landslide.
More than 50 000 hectares are affected in Portuguese
The overflow of the Portuguesa River has affected almost 50 000 hectares of farmland in the region since last week when the water burst its banks. Not only flooded plots but also the villages bordering the river, like Florida and Santa Rosalia.
Remo Mogno, president of the Association of Rural Producers of Turén (Asopruat) reported that have been affected primarily the plots used for growing rice and corn as well as some livestock production units.
He noted that union members to Asopruat between 1,000 and 1,300 acres under water.
Mogno lost warns that planting will not only sell product, but producers who are affected will be more indebted than they already are.
Estimates of losses per hectare range between 4,500 and 5,000 Bs, because the corn was not yet ready for harvest. The cost of seed per acre is in the order of 7000 Bs.
He said that this product is completely lost, and there will be time to replant.
He notes that as the winter progresses there is a risk that more acres are affected by the incidence of water.
For his part, vicepresidene of Fedeagro, Antonio Pestana, said that for several months had warned the national executive on the risk existed that the river left its banks, if they did not do the dredging and maintenance before the rains began.
The Portuguese state is where the largest production of cereals in the country, and each time you hit the rainy season is affected by the floods that occur due to lack of cleaning and maintenance in rivers.
The producers are waiting for the authorities to address the emergency situation is in the region, and to take the necessary precautions so that the river never again get out of hand.
Heavy rains cause flooding, crop damage and disease
Moroni (Agenzia Fides) - Following heavy rains in the wet season from November to May, about 65,000 inhabitants of the Comoro Islands, which correspond to 8% of the population, have been severely affected by the floods, the lack of electricity, the increased spread of diseases. A phenomenon so strong rainfall had never happened before. According to local humanitarian actors, more than 80,000 people in the capital, Moroni, and its surroundings have been the interruption of drinking water and need water disinfectants. We have also been severely affected the vanilla producers of the main island Grande Comore, which have destroyed 80-90% of crops. The energy distribution of the power plant continues to worsen Moroni and works only with one-fifth of normal. On the island of Anjouan have increased cases of malaria, especially in eastern Pomoni which have increased fivefold compared with the period prior to flooding. There are other cases of unidentified fevers. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 21/6/2012)
Landslide kills 14 and two missing in Indonesia
Beijing, China. - At least 14 people were killed and two disappeared on Wednesday in the province of Ambon, in Indonesia, by a landslide associated with rainfall in the region.
Local authorities reported that five houses were buried under mud and rocks, according to local television.
Reported that working to rule out people trapped and establish the whereabouts of the disappeared.
Louhenapessy Richard, mayor of Ambon, told reporters that have taken the necessary steps for the wounded to be taken to a regional hospital.
Each year in the rainy season, thousands of people living in mountainous areas or near fertile plains threatened by landslides.
Storm flooded 200 homes in Tabasco
More than 200 housing subdivisions and Star Island were flooded Good Vista after a recorded thunderstorm early this Wednesday.
Both subdivisions are located on the outskirts of the city and at least five floods have been recorded since 2007, both by the overflow of a pond, and the lack of operation of the drainage system.
Elmer Morales Escalante, a settler of the island, said that with the heavy rain, the water reached a level of 30 centimeters inside your home, so we just managed to mobilize a part of their living room furniture to the plant high.
He said the flooding of homes was recorded in half an hour and went until 6:00 am when the water began to descend on the streets.
"The water flooded us was both rain and wastewater drainage," he said.
"Those of us here flooded, we are 150 families, we demand that both federal, and local, give us an immediate solution to the problem of drainage and stagnant water, because from that flood of 2007 was implemented as a solution to build a board the edge of the lagoon, but although we are no longer the lagoon overflows when it rains the water backs up too, so we urged a higher capacity lift station. "
Stars In Colonia Buena Vista, the water also entered the homes so inadequate drainage, as happened on April 2, following another storm.
"We spent the morning moving and lifting our furniture because we lost the last flood a television and a climate that we had in the garage," said Mrs. Olga Lagunes, a resident of the Modulor Street.
Rains again hit Cuban province
Rains again hit cubanaSancti Spiritus Province, Cuba, June 20 (PL) locally heavy rains generated by a surface trough over Cuba and the western Caribbean Sea, now affect this central province last month was hit most severely by a storm.
Local media reported flooding in the south of the territory, especially in the municipality of Trinidad, where marked gauges record rainfall.
With the rise of the Agabama, one of the largest rivers in the country, the authorities have taken special measures to protect people living in low places, as well as livestock and other resources.
Communities with higher risk of flooding are Casilda, south of Trinidad, villa Heritage of Humanity, County, and Caracusey FNTA.
This event caused temporary interruption of the road linking with Casilda to Trinidad, and the transition road to the rural community of Magua. The gauges marked in the last 24 hours in Topes de Collantes 333.5 millimeters in the port of Casilda 306.5 and 280.0 in the village Trinity, while in other 18 sites exceeded 100 millimeters.
Just three weeks ago the province was hit by a flood, major flooding of rivers caused severe effects on roads and required the evacuation of more than 10 000 people to safe areas.
Ines Maria Chapman Grau, president of the National Institute of Water Resources said on that occasion that the causes of heavy rains in these months are in climate change, being unusual and spectacular events.
Flood: 5 persons drown in Lagos
About five people were reportedly drowned around Aboru community in Oke Odo, Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State, on Wednesday, as flood ravaged many parts of the Lagos suburb, following a heavy downpour.
The police in the state, however, confirmed that only two people were drowned and that their bodies had not been recovered as of Thursday evening.
The deceased were said to have been drowned and swept into the canal at Alabede Street Junction,at Oke Odo, on Thursday evening, immediately after the heavy downfall that lasted for more than three hours.
Two of the drowned victims have, however, been identified as a father and his daughter, who were reportedly trying to rescue each other before they were swept away by the flood.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the unidentified father was trying to rescue his 16-year-old daughter who slipped and fell into the flood.
Two other unidentified people were also drowned in other parts of Aboru and Suberu Oje with hundreds of them displaced, as their homes were completely taken over by the flood.
A resident, who simply identified himself as Akin, stated that the rainy season had brought nothing but sorrow to the residents of Suberu Oje, Aboru, Oke Odo and many other communities in the area.
Akin claimed that the Thursday incident was not the first time that people would drown around Aboru and Oke Odo, as some people also reportedly lost their lives during the rainy season last year.
The resident, however, appealed to the Lagos State government to come to their aid and find a lasting solution to the problem of flooding in the area.
When contacted, the image maker in charge of the state police command, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the incident to the Nigerian Tribune.