Storms and Floods

Typhoon Jelawet moves towards Taiwan after ravaging Japan.

Tropical Storm Maliksi forms in the western Pacific near the Marianas Islands and moves towards Japan.

Tropical storm Gaemi forms in the western Pacific near the Philippines and is expected to hit the central coast of Vietnam Wednesday before moving on to Thailand.

Several people have been killed and thousands displaced after heavy rains in Beletweyne in central Somalia’s Hiiraan Region caused the Shabelle River to burst its banks.

Nigerian floods

More than 76,000 victims of the devastating floods in Nigeria that hit about 200 communities in five local government areas of Anambra State are being evacuated by the military from their homes to relief camps in Onitsha and Nteje.

Earthquakes

7.3 Earthquake hits Colombia. No immediate reports of casualties or damage.

5.1 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

Environment

Record Antarctica ice contradicts global warming trend. As climatologists worry about the effects of global warming, Antarctica has quietly set a new record for the greatest sea ice extent ever measured at either pole.

Climate scientists have recently been alarmed by declining Arctic ice. But the Arctic Icecap is only 1 to 2 percent of Earth’s ice, while the Antarctic Icecap, contains about 90 percent of the Earth’s ice.

Wildfires

Fire crews across Manitoba are battling three wildfires that have started in the last 24 hours, but they say dry and windy conditions will pose a challenge.

Disease

At least 35 people have been confirmed dead following a cholera outbreak along the Kenyan-Somali border mainly in a settlement close to the border with Somalia.

Storms and Floods

A landslide in Nepal has swept several vehicles off a mountain highway. Four people are confirmed dead and nine others have been reported missing.

Typhoon Jelawet weakens as it passes across Japan, but is still expected to bring heavy rains, floods and strong winds to the islands.