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Public Health England - Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 29th August - 4th September

Monday, September 7, 2020

 

Coronavirus

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report – 4th September

Global coronavirus cases exceed 25 million

India leads global rise in new weekly COVID-19 cases, while deaths down: WHO

 

Afghanistan

At least 190 dead, 4 000 houses damaged or destroyed as devastating floods hit Parwan, Afghanistan

Bangladesh

Severe flood death toll at 251, more than 5 million affected and wide swaths of crops lost, Bangladesh

Central America

Nana becomes a hurricane, to make landfall along Belize coast, says U.S. NHC

Chad

Chikungunya outbreak reported in Chad, 6,000 cases reported in 2 weeks

Chad – Flash floods – ECHO Daily Flash 3rd September 2020

Chile

Powerful earthquake hits off northern Chile, causes damage

Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC Ebola outbreak continues to show rising case numbers

France

Thousands trapped on trains in France for up to 24 hours after 'major' electrical failure

Greece

Wildfires ravage parts of Greece, Spain and Italy - forcing thousands to evacuate their homes

India

Mumbai: Four-storey building collapses in Nalasopara, five families escape unhurt

Madhya Pradesh: IAF called in as floods worsen, over 7000 evacuated

Iran

Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations

Italy

Severe storms with giant hail and tornadoes hit northern Italy, leaving at least 4 people dead

Hurricane-force winds fuel wildfire, topple tree in Italy, killing 2 kids

Japan

More than 40 crew missing after cattle ship capsizes in storm off Japan

Mexico

Rains, flooding isolates 30 communities in Jalisco

Nepal

11 bodies recovered from flood and landslides site in Baglung

Norway

Coronavirus: Norway bunker partygoers poisoned by carbon monoxide

Pakistan

Flash floods kills nine in Balohistan; 142 houses destroyed

South Korea

At least one person killed as Typhoon Maysak hits waterlogged Koreas

ECHO Daily Map of 2 September 2020 on the East Asia - Tropical Cyclone Activity

Spain

Violent storm hits Mallorca with large hail, damaging tornado, Spain

Wildfire rages in southern Spain forcing over 3,000 people to evacuate 

Thailand

Thailand dengue cases top 50,000 this year

United States of America

Hurricane Laura: 400,000 without power in Louisiana

Flooding, Blackouts in the Wake of Laura

ECHO Daily Map of 1 September 2020 – California wildfires

 

Other items of interest:

Webinar: IIED and ICCCAD: Loss and damage – research, policy and lived experience in least developed countries – 8th September 2020 11:00 – 12:30 BST

World Economic Forum: The future of nature and business

Brazil Amazon fires likely worst in 10 years, August data incomplete, government researcher says

Zombie fires spark record Arctic CO2 emissions

National laws for enhancing flood resilience in the context of climate change: potential and shortcomings

India: Dams and embankments worsen floods in Assam

Mainstreaming Gender within Local Government Climate and Disaster Risk Assessments A Review of Methodology and Practice in the Philippines

US Jumping worm is the latest invasive species to be on the lookout for

Zimbabwe suspects elephants died from bacterial infection

 

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