Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 11w (Son-Tinh), located approximately 181 nm northeast of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking north-northwestward at 06 knots.

Tropical Depression (td) 12w (Ampil), located approximately 433 nm west of Inchon, South Korea, is tracking north-northwestward at 15 knots.

Tropical depression (td) 13w (Thirteen), located approximately 308 nm north-northeast of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking north-northwestward at 19 knots.

Tropical storm 14w (Wukong), located approximately 437 nm northeast of Minami Tori Shima, is tracking northward at 08 knots.

Tropical depression (td) 15w (Fifteen), located approximately 432 nm southwest of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking northward at 07 knots.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Invest 92L is an area of disturbed weather in the central Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

NewsBytes:

India – Five people were washed away in flash floods while they were taking bath in Cauvery at Reddiyur, near Mettur, on Sunday. By dusk, the rescue teams managed to recovere the bodies of four.

Philippines – Tropical depression Josie is on its way out of the country but will continue to induce heavy rain over the western sections of Luzon and Visayas today. At least five people have died and more than 700,000 were affected by days of heavy rain, which caused flooding and landslides, the Philippine authorities said yesterday.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Greece

At least 50 people have died and 170 have been injured in wildfires ravaging woodland and villages in the Athens region, as Greek authorities rush to evacuate residents and tourists stranded on beaches along the coast on Tuesday.

The death toll soared with a Red Cross official reporting the discovery of 26 bodies in the courtyard of a villa at the seaside resort of Mati. The authorities had previously announced 24 deaths and scores of injuries with the majority of casualties found in their homes or cars in Mati, 40km northeast of the capital.

By dawn on Tuesday, fires were still burning around the capital, while others broke out elsewhere during the night.

Wildfires – California, USA

The so-called Ferguson Fire, which started on July 13 in the Sierra National Forest, grew by more than 10 percent in size over the weekend, sending smoke billowing for miles (km) and causing air quality alerts for parts of the San Joaquin Valley, officials said on Sunday.Parts of the Ferguson Fire were about 20 miles to 30 miles (30-50 km) south and southwest of the park as of Sunday. Nearly 3,000 firefighters were battling the blaze that has burned through nearly 30,500 acres (12,340 hectares) of bone-dry terrain and was 6 percent contained as of Sunday.

Disease

Cholera – NIger

The government of Niger says four people have died while 123 cases are being monitored following the outbreak of cholera in the Maradi region on July 13. The outbreak is concentrated in the Madarounfa district, which sits on the border with Nigeria.

Measles – Mauritius

The World Health Organization (WHO) says 3 people have died while 453 cases of measles have been confirmed since the latest outbreak hit Mauritius late in March.

Schistosomiasis – Myanmar

On Saturday, Union Minister announced the number of schistosomiasis cases has risen into the hundreds. The first cases of schistosomiasis in the country were discovered in March 2018, with about 59 cases in Sittwe Town of Rakhine State. Now officials say that more than 500 cases have been seen Inle, Shan State and Rakhine.

Diarrhoea – Philippines

A Philippine News Agency report last week stated 169 people were sickened with diarrhea and vomiting symptoms recently in Sibulan, Negros Oriental due to what is believed to have been fecal contamination of water sources. Majority of the cases are from Barangay Looc, Sibulan, near a quarry site. Water samples were found to have fecal contamination.

Malaysia – Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Malaysian health officials reported an additional 3,852 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) during the week of July 15-21, bringing the outbreak total for the year to 35,886 cases.