Implemented by the European Commission as part of the Copernicus Programme

Global Flood Awareness System:

The aim of the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) is to support preparatory measures as well as emergency response to predicted and ongoing major flood events at global scale


News and Events

  • May 11, 2023, 2:34 p.m.

    GloFAS Bulletin Article, May 2023

    Floods in South Florida, USA, April 2023

    Torrential rain of over 600mm fell in 24 hours in South Florida, USA, triggering severe flooding on 12 and 13 April.

    The Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Dean Trantalis, …

  • April 14, 2023, 9:45 a.m.

    Release of the updated potentially-affected population layer in GFM

    A new version of the GFM (Global Flood Monitoring) product output layer Affected Population, which estimates population potentially impacted by floods, has been released on March 22th 2023.

    In this improved GFM product output layer, the affected population …

  • April 12, 2023, 1:44 p.m.

    GloFAS Bulletin Article, April 2023

    Tropical Cyclone Freddy, South East Africa, March 2023


    Tropical Cyclone Freddy made a dramatic second landfall in Mozambique before heading to southern Malawi, causing catastrophic flooding in both countries in March 2023.


    Freddy …

  • March 9, 2023, 4:22 p.m.

    GloFAS Bulletin Article, March 2023

    Floods and landslides in São Paulo State, Brazil, February 2023


    At least 65 people lost their lives after torrential rain caused floods and landslides in areas of the north coast of the state of …

  • Feb. 15, 2023, 10:25 a.m.

    GloFAS Bulletin Article, January 2023

    Floods in Zambia, January 2022


    Disaster authorities in Zambia reported wide areas of Southern and Central Provinces were under water due to overflowing rivers in late January 2023.