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Public Health England - Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 29th August - 4th September

Monday, September 7, 2020



WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) Situational Report – 4th September

Global coronavirus cases exceed 25 million

India leads global rise in new weekly COVID-19 cases, while deaths down: WHO



At least 190 dead, 4 000 houses damaged or destroyed as devastating floods hit Parwan, Afghanistan


Severe flood death toll at 251, more than 5 million affected and wide swaths of crops lost, Bangladesh

Central America

Nana becomes a hurricane, to make landfall along Belize coast, says U.S. NHC


Chikungunya outbreak reported in Chad, 6,000 cases reported in 2 weeks

Chad – Flash floods – ECHO Daily Flash 3rd September 2020


Powerful earthquake hits off northern Chile, causes damage

Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC Ebola outbreak continues to show rising case numbers


Thousands trapped on trains in France for up to 24 hours after 'major' electrical failure


Wildfires ravage parts of Greece, Spain and Italy - forcing thousands to evacuate their homes


Mumbai: Four-storey building collapses in Nalasopara, five families escape unhurt

Madhya Pradesh: IAF called in as floods worsen, over 7000 evacuated


Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations


Severe storms with giant hail and tornadoes hit northern Italy, leaving at least 4 people dead

Hurricane-force winds fuel wildfire, topple tree in Italy, killing 2 kids


More than 40 crew missing after cattle ship capsizes in storm off Japan


Rains, flooding isolates 30 communities in Jalisco


11 bodies recovered from flood and landslides site in Baglung


Coronavirus: Norway bunker partygoers poisoned by carbon monoxide


Flash floods kills nine in Balohistan; 142 houses destroyed

South Korea

At least one person killed as Typhoon Maysak hits waterlogged Koreas

ECHO Daily Map of 2 September 2020 on the East Asia - Tropical Cyclone Activity


Violent storm hits Mallorca with large hail, damaging tornado, Spain

Wildfire rages in southern Spain forcing over 3,000 people to evacuate 


Thailand dengue cases top 50,000 this year

United States of America

Hurricane Laura: 400,000 without power in Louisiana

Flooding, Blackouts in the Wake of Laura

ECHO Daily Map of 1 September 2020 – California wildfires


Other items of interest:

Webinar: IIED and ICCCAD: Loss and damage – research, policy and lived experience in least developed countries – 8th September 2020 11:00 – 12:30 BST

World Economic Forum: The future of nature and business

Brazil Amazon fires likely worst in 10 years, August data incomplete, government researcher says

Zombie fires spark record Arctic CO2 emissions

National laws for enhancing flood resilience in the context of climate change: potential and shortcomings

India: Dams and embankments worsen floods in Assam

Mainstreaming Gender within Local Government Climate and Disaster Risk Assessments A Review of Methodology and Practice in the Philippines

US Jumping worm is the latest invasive species to be on the lookout for

Zimbabwe suspects elephants died from bacterial infection


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