Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Island of Hawaii, Hawaii.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 05w (Five), located approximately 121 nm east of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking northward at 06 knots.

NewsBytes:

Mid-West, USA – Driving rain led to dangerous floods in the Mid-Atlantic States on Sunday, adding to the weather misery across the sodden region. Flood warnings were in effect Sunday in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., snarling traffic and causing streams to surge out of their banks.

Lebanon – Humanitarian organizations launched an emergency response in Arsal Saturday night, after heavy rains damaged around 200 tents in three Syrian refugee camps near the northeastern town.

New Zealand – Rivers in the Tolaga Bay area rose rapidly after midnight after torrential rains. Several families had to be rescued from their inundated homes. Civil Defence now believes the worst is over and the floodwaters are receding.

Thailand – The municipality of the northeastern province of Khon Kaen was flooded after strong winds and heavy rain battered the city on Sunday. Several roads in Muang district were inundated. Mittaphab Highway, the main inter-provincial road, was flooded for five kilometres with the water level up to 50 centimetres high.

Disease

Cholera – Nigeria

With the onset of the rains, there has been an increase in the number of Cholera cases reported in Nigeria in the last three weeks prompting the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to issue a public health advisory.

While endemic in Nigeria, there have been confirmed outbreaks of Cholera in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Kano, Plateau, Yobe, Nasarawa, Anambra and Zamfara States. An ongoing strike action by some health workers in the country is affecting the provision of care in health facilities in many States.

Ebola – DR Congo

The French news agency AFP is reporting five new suspected cases of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. AFP reported Saturday that DRC health authorities had recorded two new cases of illness in the Wangata area and three new cases in Bikoro. Both areas are in the northwest Equateur province.