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Public Health England - Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 26th September - 2nd October

Monday, October 5, 2020



WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report – 2nd October

Coronavirus: Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million



Highest ever rainfall in 60 years: Rangpur city under knee-deep water 


China: Carbon monoxide kills 16 trapped coal miners


Storm Alex to hit France with powerful winds and heavy rain


Greenland ice loss worst in 12,000 years as sea levels rise        


‘The future is uncertain’: India coronavirus cases top 6 million

Assam: Brahmaputra crosses danger level mark in Guwahati


At least 40 dead and 2 million tons of rice destroyed as Jigawa sees worst flood in 32 years, Nigeria


50 families displaced, over 100 houses at risk due to landslides in Dhankuta


Pakistan floods: Families forced to live in the open and rely on emergency food 


Lightning strike injures 14 teens at soccer game in Switzerland

South Eastern Europe 

Severe weather hits SE Europe, leaving at least 5 people dead


Paralyzing flash floods and damaging hail hits Istanbul, Turkey


'Terrible tragedy': Ukraine air force plane crash kills at least 22 

United Kingdom

UK weather: Heavy rain and strong wind for parts of UK as Storm Alex arrives from Europe

United States of America

Intense earthquake swarm near Salton Sea, California

3 dead, nearly 100 000 evacuate as two massive wildfires explode in Northern California

Napa County brush fire rapidly grows to at least 1,500 acres, forcing hospital to evacuate


Other items of interest:

Webinar: Science for a Sustainable Future: A Global Virtual Conference – 8th October 8:00 am EST

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction – 13th October

COVID-19 and sustainable development goals 

Emergency care in the pandemic

UNFCCC: Innovative approaches to accelerating and scaling up climate technology implementation for mitigation and adaptation

Strengthening agricultural decisions in countries at risk of food insecurity: The GEOGLAM crop monitor for early warning

New woodlands can help reduce flooding risk within 15 years

ACT Alliance members in Indonesia: Preparing the communities to respond better to disasters

New Zealand first in the world to require climate risk reporting


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