Incident bulletin 28th July 2017

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This week’s bulletin contains updates about: France, Portugal, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, India and Venezuela.



Start date:  24th July
End date:    ongoing

Several extensive wildfires are currently spreading in southeastern France. The situation is particularly critical in the department Var. Warnings have also been issued for the departments Vaucluse, Alpes-Maritimes and Haute-Corse (Corsica). The A51 highway between the towns of Manosque and Aix-en-Provence has been closed to all traffic.


Start date:  23rd July
End date:    ongoing

Several forest fires are currently spreading in central and southern parts of Portugal. About 20 villages trapped by fires have been evacuated so far.


Start date:  25th July
End date:    ongoing

Torrential rain caused severe flooding and roadblocks in several regions of Germany. Particularly affected were the south of Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt (Harz) and the north of Thuringia. Lower Saxony and Thuringia are at risk of further flooding.



Start date:  23rd July
End date :   ongoing

Torrential rain has caused major flooding and landslides in the north of Japan. Hundreds of houses were flooded in Akita Prefecture. One of the hardest-hit areas was the city of Daisen.

New Zealand

Start date:  27th July
End date :  ongoing

The winter weather is again causing road closures in parts of the South Island. As a result, courier pick ups from Fairlie, Cave and Lake Tekapo as well as delivery or pick up to Mount Cook are currently not possible.


Start date:  25th July
End date :  ongoing

Heavy rains have caused significant flooding in the western states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Rail and road transport has been affected; some national highways are closed due to flooding. Significant transportation disruptions should be anticipated in the affected regions.


Start date:  26th July
End date :  27th July

In Venezuela, a 48-hour general strike in all sectors has been called for July 26 and 27, which could bring public life to a standstill again.



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