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Flooding intensifies in Kenya

Posted by feww on December 12, 2011

More than 100,000 Kenyans displaced as death toll climbs to 24

Raging floods in Kenya have caused massive destruction of infrastructure, leaving at least 24 people dead and more than 100,000 displaced.

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  • Kenya. Raging floods in Kenya have caused massive destruction of infrastructure, leaving at least 24 people dead and more than 100,000 displaced.
    • “The displaced have challenges of sanitation facilities and are also using raw water from the open, a situation that has put their health at risk. They have also lost almost all their crops, some of which were almost mature, after their farms were submerged under floodwaters,” said a report.
  • Tanzania. Extreme rains in Arusha, Kilimanjaro, and Mbeya have left at least a dozen people dead and up to 10,000 homeless.
    • Strong winds and  extreme rains, which have triggered severe flooding and landslides, have destroyed hundreds of homes, as well as roads, bridges and other infrastructure.
    • Torrents of mud and debris unleashed by extreme rains have buried hundred of hectares of crops including rice, maize, sunflower and sorghum.
    • The floods occurred just three weeks after similar havoc last month, a report said.
  • Mexico. A state of emergency was declared in 71 municipalities in the Mexican States of Durango, Zacatecas and Veracruz after freezing temperatures left at least a dozen people dead.
  • Chile. Jorge Montt glacier (surface area: ~450 km²), a tidewater glacier located south of the town of Caleta Tortel in Chile’s Aisén Region, is melting at an average rate of about 2.74 meter per day (about 1 km per year), researchers say.


The rapidly retreating Jorge Montt glacier, Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, Chile. Photo credit AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

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