The death toll from floods in the Philippines and Sri Lanka over the weekend has increased. The main blow fell on the Philippines island of Samar, which is in the central part of the country, and the eastern provinces. The number of flood victims has reached 51 people, and about 20 are still missing, according to ITAR-TASS. The number of deaths among residents of Sri Lanka less — Reuters writes about 27 dead. Element cleared in districts Ampara, Batticaloa and Kandy.
Heavy rains threatened and the Australian state of Victoria. During the Monday, Jan. 17, the water level reaches the maximum level, reports BBC. Two cities, Rochester and Charlton, now cut off from the rest of the territories.
Europe also continues to suffer from floods. In Germany, the water level remains high in the Main, Danube and Schwarze Elster (Elbe tributary). RBC reports that in Bavaria, through which the Main and Danube, announced a warning of the third degree. At the same time, the water level in the Czech rivers began to decline. Although, according to the radio "Prague", the third level of threat is still preserved in 9 districts. In particular, this applies to the territories Plzen and Usti edges.
Heavy rains have caused flooding and threats in northern Britain. There is danger that Cumbria, Yorkshire and Northumberland will be under water. The level of the rivers in these counties has reached a critical level.
Note that in Brazil, which was hit by floods and landslides, declared a week of mourning. On the morning of Monday, January 17, according to the newspaper Latin American Herald Tribune, is listed among the 631 people killed.