Nakhon Ratchasima and its provincial capital have been ravaged as flash floods wreak havoc in the Northeast and Central Plains following heavy weekend monsoon rains. Thousands of displaced flood victims in Nakhon Ratchasima, hit by the worst flooding in 50 years, facing difficulties while waiting for assistance in terms of food and water.
Continuouce heavy rain in the catchment area of Pursat River from 11 Oct 2010 caused flash flooding along the Pursat River. Thousands of people are affected and the flooded land including Pursat City inundated widely.
More than 30,000 people are currently homeless in Benin and at least 7,000 hectares of crops are destroyed as a result of flooding. The most affected areas are So-Ava, Cotonou (1st, 2nd,3rd,6th and 9th Arrondissements) and Karimana communes. Indeed, unusually heavy rainfall during this rainy season with more forecasted over the next 3 days, the waters of the rivers Niger and Ouémé experienced unusually rapid rise, overflowing their banks to cause flooding in most parts of the country. The priority area of interest is the south and covers So-Ava Commune, Cotonou and Dangbo Commune.
Floods have displaced nearly 60,000 people in the last month in south Sudan with many at risk of malaria and other diseases.The assessment committee's report states that some 250 families covering 2470 people were affected by the flash floods. It is also reports that 176 families in Panthou have been displaced during the 24 hour torrential downpour that hit part of greater Aweil South County.
On 5 and 6 September 2010 torrential rain recorded 202.6mm which is 20% of total rainfall normally received by the country. The rainfall caused floods almost nationwide affecting over 25,000 people by destroying their residences, and other basic livelihoods. On 7 September 2010, the Government of the Gambia declared a State of National Disaster due to the magnitude and complexity of the floods.