BoBo Wi Maung, Minister for Social Affairs in the Burmese state of Kayin, told reporters that six flood relief camps had been set up in Hpa-an, Kayin State, due to the rising Salween River, and said more than 1,200 people had been evacuated from their homes to relief camps.
Between 80-100mm of rain per hour fell from the night of the 29th to the dawn of the 30th in Daejeon, Sejong, and Chungnam regions of South Korea. The rain caused damage such as flooding of houses and roads. Heavy rain warnings have been issued to Daejeon and Gyeryong, Geumsan, and Nonsan on the morning of the 30th.
Heavy rains have pounded northeastern part of Japan causing extensive flooding. No deaths have been recorded, but authorities did say that one person was injured. The overnight downpour caused major rivers to burst their banks, leading to floods in residential areas.
In the last 24 hours, 2,609 new COVID-19 patients have been identified in Bangladesh, for a total of 202,066 cases in the country. In addition, 34 people have died on Saturday, bringing the overall death toll in Bangladesh to 2,561. In the last 24 hours, 1,363 people have recovered, for a total of 1,10,098 reported recoveries.
Consecutive weeks of extreme rain have caused southern China’s Yangtze River Basin to suffer its worst flood disaster in decades. Wherever the flood went, it destroyed houses and even caused breakouts. At least 141 people have been killed or missing. A total of 37.89 million people were affected in 27 provinces.
A majority of flood victims in Japan have opted to shelter in their own cars for fear of the coronavirus pandemic. Evacuees have flocked the shelters, but are forced to stay in the parking lots. “Shelters should be reserved for those with no other alternatives,” one nonprofit organization said.
Heavy rains continue pounding Japan, causing deadly floods in the southern part of the country. The floods have triggered landslides that have destroyed homes and made roads impassable. As of Thursday the death toll had risen to 59 as search and rescue operations continue.
At least 36 people have died and 42 others injured by floods in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The DRC’s eastern provinces, especially South Kivu, have been hard hit by heavy rains in recent days. As per the UN’s estimates, more than 1.2 million people have been displaced by the catastrophe and are in dire need of food, as well as the other basic amenities.
Five people were killed by floods in Kampala, Uganda over the weekend, among them a marine officer on a rescue mission. Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said that the body of the marine police officer, Sgt Godfrey Mwondha an officer with Uganda Police Force, was found in Mbuuya Katoongo swamp which is often used as a washing bay.
At least one person has died and properties have been destroyed by floods in South Africa. Cooperative, Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, confirmed the fatality. “We are saddened by the loss of life. We just learnt this morning that a washed-up body was discovered in Centurion. There are also secondary problems that are arising, such as sinkholes,” Dlamini-Zuma said.
At least 26 people have been killed by floods brought about by heavy rains in different parts of Uganda. The residents of the affected areas have been urged to relocate to safer grounds. “Seventeen flooding deaths have been reported in the western district of Bundibugyo. Another nine people have died in the mountainous districts of Sironko and Bududa in the east, where residents also face mud slides,” said Irene Nakasiita, spokesperson of the Uganda Red Cross.
Venice is preparing on Saturday for a further increase of floods that have ravaged the city in recent days, and led the authorities to declare a state of emergency throughout the region. Civil protection officials have issued a red alert for the Venice region, drawing attention to the occurrence of “violent gusts” in the city. Meteorological services predict thunderstorms this weekend, which, combined with high tide, could dangerously raise the water level.
Hurricane Barry struck the mainland Saturday on Louisiana coast, causing heavy rains and high winds off the coast, southern United States. The natural phenomenon weakened into a tropical storm after it reached the Intracoastal City region, with winds up to 70 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
The cities of New Orleans and Lafayette registered the first floods in streets and avenues, while thousands of people were removed from areas considered risky. Authorities have issued an announcement that the entire population remain inside their homes.