Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Eastern Pacific
Tropical Storm Blas is located about 1420 mi…2290 km W of the southern tip of Baja California and about 1520 mi…2450 km E of Hilo Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…NW or 310 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.
Tropical Storm Celia is located about 715 mi…1150 km SW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.
In the Western Pacific –
Tropical Storm Nepartak is located approximately 168 nm west of Taipei, Taiwan, and is tracking northwestward at 09 knots.
Super typhoon Nepartak hit Taiwan on Friday, driving thousands of people from their homes, disrupting power supplies and grounding more than 600 flights, authorities said. Television showed toppled motorcycles and signboards being ripped from buildings and swept across roads in southeast Taiwan, where the year’s first typhoon made landfall. By afternoon, the typhoon had moved into the Taiwan Strait, weakening as it headed towards China’s southeastern province of Fujian, but flooding and strong winds continued to lash the island’s central and southern areas. More than 17,300 people were evacuated from their homes, and over 517,000 households suffered power outages, emergency officials said.