What happened this week?
Mississippi Levee system breaks after major flooding. The former record was “The Great Flood of 1927,” which the Memphis Commercial Appeal called “the greatest flood in history.” According to The Advocate, this flood led to an upgrade to the nation’s flood control system. The flood destroyed levee systems in place and flooded 2,700 sq miles of land, which displaced more than 700,000 people in seven states, the U.S. Geological Survey said. ...Read more.
Weekend heavy rains damage Guatemala, Quetzaltenango, Retalhuleu and Sacatepequez. In the village of Santo Domingo, San Martín Sacatepéquez, Quetzaltenango, a flash flood caused by the collapse of drains caused slight damage to a house, leaving 2 people affected and 1 homeless. Proceeded to coordinate with municipal personnel to clean the area and repair drains...Read more.
Severe Weather Safety Guide Flash Flooding. A reference guide from National Weather Service...Read more.
Policy Developments and Outlook
Flood-resilience works in Castries South East. Much-needed relief is on the way to residents of Castries South East as local contractors bid to implement drainage and slope stabilization works... Read more
Farmers across Iowa and Nebraska are feeling the effects of climate crisis. Some farmers are taking unusual and innovative measures to continue growing food. ... Read more