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 Red Cross Red Crescent - Disaster Types
Floods can be predicted in advance, except in the case of flash floods.
Floods pose specific challenges for emergency response as sometimes vast areas of land are covered with water, making coordination very difficult.
Flash floods are sudden and extreme volume of water that flow rapidly and cause inundation Because of its rapid nature flash floods are difficult to forecast and give people little time to escape or to take food and other essentials with them.
www.ifrc.org /what/disasters/types/floods   (597 words)

  2000 Mozambique flood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 2000 Mozambique flood was a natural disaster that occurred in February and March 2000.
Mozambique received the most rainfall, the capital Maputo was flooded, as was the road between the capital and the second largest city, Beira.
Terrienail rain continued to the 11th of February, in Mozambiques Limpopo Valley, the banks of the Limpopo River burst, causing severe flood damage; residents of the area are struck with dysentery.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2000_Mozambique_flood   (483 words)

 National Geographic News @ nationalgeographic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In the meantime, the United Nations and Mozambique are planning a fundraising drive to finance a six-month interim effort that would address immediate needs, including prevention of cholera and malaria outbreaks.
But, he said at the end of an emergency summit of the 14-nation Southern African Development community in the Mozambique capital of Maputo, the severity of the crisis was not immediately communicated to other countries.
Mozambique has experienced the same pattern of deforestation that has turned other areas of the world into barren ground that will not absorb rain.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2000/03/0316_mozam.html   (1033 words)

Floods from sea may be caused by heavy storm (storm surge), high tide, a tsunami or a combination thereoff.
Because of the dikes the difference between water-level during flood and the surface of the inland increases and the potential devastation of the flood increases.
Floods happen when soil and vegetation cannot absorb all the water ; water then runs off the land in quantities that cannot be carried in stream channels or kept in natural ponds or man-made reservoirs.
www.solarnavigator.net /floods.htm   (1947 words)

 Tiempo Climate Newswatch, News Feed
February 29 2000: Children of quake thrive in China's improved orphanage conditions - In the valley of Lijiang, near the border of Tibet, a remarkably progressive orphanage and school is caring for hundreds of local children who lost their parents in the "great earthquake" of 1996.
February 20 2000: Researchers are on a quest to understand the microorganisms that produce gas hydrates trapped in the ocean floor.
February 05 2000: El Nino is responsible for a substantial increase in the incidence of diarrheal diseases, a recent study suggests.
www.cru.uea.ac.uk /tiempo/newswatch/archive/200002.htm   (8828 words)

 MSF-USA: Field News 03/02/2000
Flooding of the Limpopo River has led to catastrophic conditions in the city of Chokwe where an estimated 25,000 people remain stranded on the tops of houses.
When severe flooding began to sweep the country in early February 2000, MSF teams working in the affected regions immediately switched their activities to emergency flood relief.
With the flooding, however, it was 3 kilometers wide making it almost impossible to follow the proper course of the river.
www.doctorswithoutborders.org /news/2000/03-02-2000.htm   (1518 words)

 The Militant - March 20, 2000 -- Mozambique: flood leaves a million homeless due to underdevelopment
Mozambique: flood leaves a million homeless due to underdevelopment
Government officials are forecasting a sharp drop in gross domestic product for 2000 in what is already one of the world's poorest countries.
Today Mozambique is presented in the capitalist press as a "success story" with a rapid economic growth rate.
www.themilitant.com /2000/6411/641112.html   (802 words)

Many of the world’s urban centres are in low-lying areas subject to flooding, and rapid identification and response to flooded areas is essential to avoid turning an environmental phenomenon into a potentially grave disaster.
After the floods have subsided, a more precise assessment of the damaged area is needed by authorities and by insurance companies providing cover against natural hazards.
To better show and the flooded areas A multitemporal technique is normally used to identify and highlight the flooded areas.
earth.esa.int /ew/floods   (558 words)

 Tiempo Climate Newswatch, News Feed
March 31 2000: (March 30, 2000) - Washington, DC - Because natural disasters, such as the recent flooding in southern Africa and Madagascar pose a "continuous threat," African ambassadors to the United States have formed a permanent tax exempt relief fund to be administered by CARE USA, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
March 24 2000: (March 23, 2000) - Johannesburg - The UN launched a new appeal for flood victims in Mozambique where villagers in the south were warned to leave low-lying areas along the Limpopo as the river is expected to surge over its banks for the second time this month.
March 01 2000: A trail hidden by a flood of bogus data is hampering the bureau's investigations.
www.cru.uea.ac.uk /tiempo/newswatch/archive/200003.htm   (12740 words)

 Field Reports/Mozambique Floods 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Air Serv International, serving in Mozambique since 1985, was among the first to respond, providing World Food Programme and countless other relief and mission organizations with wings of hope.
Using a short length of paved road just outside the flood zone as an airstrip, Air Serv delivered nearly 200 tons of food for WFP during the first 30 days to relief camps scattered over the region.
As the flood waters rose, two Agusta helicopters were pressed into service to rescue people from rooftops and tall trees.
www.airserv.org /moz_floodscopy.html   (413 words)

 BBC News | AFRICA | Mozambique floods 2000: Full coverage
In early 2000 a cyclone swept across southern Africa leading to three weeks of severe floods which devastated Mozambique.
Mozambique's most fertile farmland is also the most prone to flooding.
Officials fly in to warn of further flooding - but most of the townsfolk are already keeping away from home.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/655510.stm   (148 words)

 Beira, Mozambique - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It holds the regionally-significant Port of Beira which acts as a gateway for both the central interior portion of the country as well as the land-locked nations of Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi.
In the year 2000, Beira, along with Maputo and most of Southern Mozambique was covered by flooding.
The 2000 Mozambique flood had a negative impact on the local economy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beira,_Mozambique   (882 words)

 2000 Mozambique flood at AllExperts
The 2000 Mozambique flood was a natural disaster that occurred in February 2000.
The catastrophic flood was caused by heavy rainfall lasting for five weeks, that led to the overflowing of rivers.
One of the iconic images of the flooding was Sofia Pedro giving birth in a tree while surrounded by flood water.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/2000_mozambique_flood.htm   (431 words)

 CNN.com - World - Waterlogged Mozambique struggles to pick up pieces - March 6, 2000
CHOKWE, Mozambique (CNN) -- Mozambicans salvaged what they could from their mud-soaked homes on Monday, keeping a wary eye on a tropical storm to the east that threatens to dump more rain on already saturated areas.
Villagers slogged through slippery, muddy streets over the weekend to get their first look at what remained after three weeks of intense flooding in the southern part of Mozambique and parts of Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Tens of thousands more made their way to makeshift camps where aid workers were scrambling to provide enough food, clean water and medicine to prevent hunger and outbreaks of disease.
europe.cnn.com /2000/WORLD/africa/03/06/africa.flood.01/index.html   (760 words)

 CNN.com - World - Malaria strikes tens of thousands of Mozambique flood victims - March 8, 2000
Rescue workers are continuing their efforts to recover the bodies of flood victims in hopes of keeping a cholera outbreak from happening.
A camp to house 40,000 flood victims began to take shape near the town of Chaqualane as aid workers toiled to set up tents, toilets and a water purification plant.
The main road linking the capital Maputo to the town of Chokwe, which was severed by the floods, was reopened to limited light vehicle traffic.
europe.cnn.com /2000/WORLD/africa/03/08/africa.floods/index.html   (951 words)

 CNN.com - Mozambique president welcomes corporate aid for flood relief - March 14, 2000
CHOKWE, Mozambique -- As Mozambique tries to cope with the possibility of further flooding and the fear of a cholera outbreak, the president of Coca-Cola has given U.S. $1.5 million to the country's relief and reconstruction fund.
Graca Machel, Mozambique's former first lady and the wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, said she sympathized with the victims' desire to head home, though she agreed with the government's position.
The floods wiped out farming fields throughout southern and central Mozambique, and if farmers miss the next growing season, the need for international food aid will be extended for months.
www.cnn.com /2000/WORLD/africa/03/14/africa.floods.01/index.html   (995 words)

 SVS Science Story: Landsat: Flooding in Mozambique 2000
Large Mozambique Flood Coastline(March 1 2000): JPG(75 k)
Large Mozambique Flood Coastline False(March 1 2000): JPG(75 k)
Large Mozambique Flood 12(March 1 2000): JPG(75 k)
svs.gsfc.nasa.gov /stories/Landsat/mozambique.html   (415 words)

 Online NewsHour: Floods Devastate Mozambique -- March 1, 2000
Many of the people here in Mozambique are used to having poor water, and their immune systems are very high, so that might also explain why there hasn't been, necessarily, an outbreak or epidemic of sorts, because they are so used to having poor water quality.
But we're going to work very hard with Mozambique Red Cross Society, and many of the other societies, the national societies here, like the Germans, and the British, and the Canadians, and the Dutch, to make sure that there are clean water systems and people have access to clean water throughout the affected areas.
I was talking with one woman who said the flash floods caught her family so much by surprise that when she opened her front door, the waters carried her and her family outside of her home.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/africa/jan-june00/mozambique_3-7.html   (2173 words)

 DLR-ZKI Home Page
The disastrous Elbe flood between Torgau and Wittenberg: Overlay of Landsat 7 ETM+ Scenes of August 14 and 20, 2002.
The flooded areas are highlighted in light blue, whereas the original Elbe river is coloured in dark blue.
South of the Black Elster estuary, the Elbe flooded villages and agricultural land on a 12 kilometer width area.
www.zki.caf.dlr.de /applications/2002/germany/elbe_flood_2002_02_en.html   (71 words)

 Armed looters prey on Limpopo victims
THOUSANDS of people were fleeing hunger, disease and looting in the flooded Mozambican town of Chokwe yesterday as the waters of the Limpopo River began to recede.
After being cut off by the floods for four days, residents were streaming out of Chokwe on lorries, tractors, bicycles and on foot.
As families and rescue teams gave priority to saving children, aid workers said that in some of Mozambique's reception centres more than half the children were without their parents.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/2000/03/03/wflud03.html   (714 words)

 Infectious Diseases during the Flood Disaster in Mozambique 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Infectious Diseases during the Flood Disaster in Mozambique 2000
After a flood disaster, it has been pointed out that diarrhea-characterized diseases such as cholera, dysentery, and malaria are likely to break out.
The medical care activities, epidemiological investigation and laboratory testing executed in the frame of the international emergency aid program were found to be a useful means to track a post-disaster trend of the outbreak of infectious diseases.
pdm.medicine.wisc.edu /Kondo1.htm   (480 words)

 Planet Diary Archive 2000 - Flood - Mozambique Flood Toll Climbs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The floods raging across Mozambique killed at least 400 people and left one million others in need of emergency relief.
The floods are the result of weeks of torrential rains, including those brought by Cyclone Eline in late February.
But continued rain, flooded roads, poor coordination, and a shortage of helicopters and fuel have made it difficult to get supplies to those in need.
www.phschool.com /science/planetdiary/archive00/floo1031000.html   (242 words)

 UNICEF - Evaluation database -
The Mozambique flood emergency was a classic example of a sudden onset disaster; UNICEF's positive response should be considered a model.
The review of the Mozambique experience was important for UNICEF to test the core commitments and principles of the Martigny response, and the country office strategy and response mechanism validated this process.
UNICEF Mozambique defined and agreed early on basic principles to provide a clear framework in which to work.
www.unicef.org /evaldatabase/index_14126.html   (755 words)

 CNN.com - Baby born in tree during African flood makes U.S. debut - July 18, 2000
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rositha Chirindza, born 41/2 months ago in a tree during the floods in Mozambique, made her Washington debut Tuesday flanked by her country's ambassador and two American congresswomen.
In white pajamas and a neat bib, Rositha spent a 90-minute news conference in the arms of her mother Cecilia, 23, together symbolizing the plight of survivors of devastating flooding last February and March.
He was a farmer, Cecilia said, until flood waters covered the roof of their house and the family took refuge for four days on a flimsy platform built hastily in a tree.
edition.cnn.com /2000/US/07/18/flood.baby.ap/index.html   (611 words)

 Flood Recovery in Mozambique (October 2000)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The people of Mozambique suffered through a 16 year war, and nine years later they were beginning to recover when the country was hit by cyclones and catastrophic flooding.
These allow flood survivors to follow news related to the emergency, hear information on preventing and treating diseases like cholera and malaria, and hear future warnings of floods or cyclones.
The UMC in Mozambique distributes rice, sugar, maize, flour and other food supplies to flood survivors in Maimelane Village.
gbgm-umc.org /umcor/00/floods18.stm   (434 words)

 Mozambique flood risk grows
The worst floods in many years have killed hundreds, probably thousands of people, and made more than 650,000 people homeless in Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.
As the basin of major rivers, Mozambique has been hit particularly hard.
A man was found floating in the water holding on to long grass with one hand and to his wife with the other.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/2000/02/29/wmoz29.html   (371 words)

 Earth Changes Media - for the latest info on our changing earth.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Philadelphia - We've seen nearly every kind of weather possible this week in McKean County - sunshine, flooding and then snow and ice.
DURBAN, South Africa -Rescue teams are still searching for the three missing bodies swept away by the flooding stream during heavy storms that struck Durban last night.
The storm that lasted for an hour left numerous people without homes and some schools closed.
www.earthchangestv.com /breaking/March2000/0314flood.htm   (584 words)

 2000 - News from Lutheran World Relief
Mozambique Flood Aid Shifts From Relief to Recovery
Facts About the Flooding, and Mozambique, as of March 3, 2000
Lutheran World Relief is Helping Mozambique, South Africa Flood Survivors with Food, Shelter, Blankets.
www.lwr.org /news/2000.asp   (631 words)

 Mozambique: Global Connections from GBGM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The United Methodist Church in Mozambique, in partnership with UMCOR and the United Methodist Church in Germany, will build permanent, flood resistant homes in this village.
From the Water's Point of View Life During the Floods as Seen from a Canoe by Pamela Zintatu Ntshanga, March, 2000.
United Methodists Address Flood Problems in Mozambique, UMNS, March 9, 2000.
gbgm-umc.org /africa/mozambique   (221 words)

 MSF-USA: Field News 03/02/2000 Mozambique Flood Relief Efforts
MSF-USA: Field News 03/02/2000 Mozambique Flood Relief Efforts
One Month After Floods, Thousands of Mozambicans in Remote Areas Still Without Assistance
Midwife Works to Prevent Transmission of HIV from Mother to Child in Mozambique
www.doctorswithoutborders.org /news/2000/03-02-2000.cfm   (1559 words)

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