Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Tropical depression 08w (Kujira), located approximately 186 nm east of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking northward at 05 knots.

NewsBytes:

Ghana – Bulldozers razed hundreds of homes and businesses in the poor Sodom and Gomorrah neighbourhood of Ghana’s capital on Saturday so the authorities can start widening a lagoon to prevent a repeat of this month’s deadly floods. Some residents said security forces sprayed them with tear gas after they threw stones to protect their livelihoods from the bulldozers. By evening, thousands were stranded in the rain amid rubble and household goods strewn for more than a mile.

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Disease

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Thailand

On 18 June 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of Thailand notified WHO of the country’s first confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).