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Public Health England - Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 1st - 7th August

Friday, August 7, 2020

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report – 6 August

Coronavirus: Mexico's death toll becomes world's third highest

Australia

Cold front brings snow to Tasmania as weather alert issued for damaging winds

Canada

Isaias moves into Canada after lashing much of Eastern U.S. and leaving at least 12 people dead

China

Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in east China's Zhejiang

Typhoon "Hagupit" slams into China's Zhejiang

Europe

Heat wave in Europe sets temperature records in Spain; London sees UK's third hottest day

India

250 tribal families evacuated following heavy rains in the Nilgiris

More than 5.6 million affected, 109 killed and 260 000 ha (640 000 acres) of crop area destroyed by floods in Assam, India

Major landslide hits Kerala, leaving at least 15 people dead and more than 50 missing, India

Indonesia

Dengue fever outbreak hits Indonesia, 16 099 cases and 100 fatalities reported

Lebanon

Lebanon: Beirut Port Explosions Situation Report No. 1

Beirut explosion: Before-and-after images

Anger grows after deadly Beirut Explosion

Myanmar

Jade mine landslide kills more than 170 people, Myanmar 

Philippines

6.4-magnitude earthquake jolts Maguindanao province in southern Philippines

Spain

Firefighters, troops battle forest fire outside Madrid

Singapore

Dengue fever record set in Singapore

Singapore dengue outbreak: More than 16K cases, 5 consecutive weeks of more than 1000

Somalia

Thousands more displaced by riverine floods in southern areas of Somalia

South Korea

Hundreds of Koreans flee as floods trigger landslides, sweep away cars

China, Korean Peninsula - Tropical Cyclone HAGUPIT update (GDACS, JTWC, DG ECHO, JMA, Floodlist, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 05 August 2020)

Sudan

Deadly flash floods hit Sudan, damaging or destroying more than 2 300 homes

Flooding, Landslides Devastate Much of Sudan; At Least 10 Killed, Thousands Displaced

Thailand

Flash floods kill two in Thailand, storm heads for Myanmar

United States of America

Hurricane Isaias lashes Carolinas amid warnings of life-threatening surges

Apple wildfire: thousands ordered to evacuate as southern California blaze grows

Vietnam

Tropical Storm Sinlaku, Viet Nam - 02 Aug 2020

Other items of interest:

Webinar UNDRR GETI Online Training Workshop: Advancing Government Innovation and Leveraging Frontier Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction and Building Resilience – 18 August

UNDRR European Science and Technology Group (E-STAG) thematic paper of fire risk

Drought and the Sacramento–San Joaquin delta, 2012–2016: Environmental review and lessons

Streamflow prediction for flood warning and satellite-based inundation mapping for the HKH region

Two-thirds of glacier ice in the Himalayas will be lost by 2100 if climate targets aren’t met

On the frontlines: Climate change threatens the health of America’s workers

Evidence Aid Coronavirus (COVID-19) week 17 update

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