Category: Flood

Wettest start to an El Niño season in Pacific Northwest as storms hit California


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(Kristyna Wentz-Graff / The Oregonian via AP) Rosanna Xia and Rong-Gong Lin II Contact Reporters A powerful El Niño continues to gain strength, the latest forecast released Thursday said. And while El Niño rains are still weeks away from hitting California, another weather phenomenon that has exacerbated the […]

El Niño in southern Africa 2015: Weather Phenomenon May Devastate Communities with Drought and Floods


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UNIFEC 2015 A potentially record-breaking El Niño brewing in the tropical Pacific Ocean will soon hit southern Africa with Zimbabwe included. But a majority of communities are not sure how to prepare. The weather phenomenon has increased in variability in recent years, making it difficult to predict its devastating […]

Hunger Rises in Somalia as El Nino Floods Loom


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Reuters  Sep. 01, 2015 NAIROBI: The number of Somalis in hunger has risen in the past six months, the United Nations said Monday, predicting a further spike as the Horn of Africa nation braces itself for the worst flooding in decades. Following a poor cereal harvest caused by […]

El Niño may trigger floods, famine and sickness in much of the world


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Monte Morin LA Times   A fog of suffocating smoke settles over the Indonesian countryside, sickening hundreds of thousands of people and triggering an environmental crisis. In Peru, officials abandon plans to host the lucrative Dakar Rally and prepare instead for torrential rains and devastating floods. And in […]

El-nino: health issues directives to districts


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Publish Date: Oct 26, 2015 By Joyce Namutebi     THE ministry of health has announced mitigation measures to curb disease outbreaks that El- nino rains are likely to cause in various parts of the country. In line with a Disease Outbreak Preparedness Plan developed by the ministry, working […]

El Nino to have crucial impact on the fall: CWB


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By Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter The nation could still face another typhoon this fall due to El Nino, which is poised to be the strongest one since 1997, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday. The bureau yesterday gave its long-range forecast for this month to November. Weather […]

Peru prepares for El Niño


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By Javier LizarzaburuLima 29 October 2015 People in the neighbourhood of Moyopampa, 35km (22 miles) east of Lima, say 23 March was a sunny Monday afternoon like so many others. But then the skies darkened and heavy rain like no one had seen in living memory began to […]