23 January 2011
I thought a summary of the current levels of known losses from the three big landslide and flood disasters that have greeted the New Year would be helpful:
The latest update on losses of life in this disaster is as follows, according to the Brazil Civil Defence Agency:
Nova Friburgo: 389 deaths
Teresopolis: 324 deaths
Petropolis: 65 deaths,
Sumidouro: 22 deaths
Other towns: 3 deaths
Total: 803 fatalities, plus another 417 people reported missing.
2. Sri Lanka
According to Reliefweb, the floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have affected over 1 million people, leaving about 40 of them dead.
Data for the floods across a large swathe of the Philippines are available from NDCC. The latest situation report suggests that nearly 1.9 million people have been affected, and 68 people dead and a further 23 missing. Of the deaths, 13 people died in landslides.