Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Xavier is located about 115 mi…180 km wsw of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

NewsBytes:

Italy and Sicily – Storm-related floods killed at least 12 people in Sicily, Italian authorities said Sunday, including nine members of two families who were spending a long weekend together when water and mud from a swollen river overran their rented villa. Meanwhile the heavy rain and gales lashing parts of Italy have now killed at least 17 people and razed thousands of hectares of forest, destroying 14 million trees. Areas across the country have been affected by the storms this week, which created landslides in the northern regions of Trentino and Veneto before moving south over the weekend.

Disease

Plague – Madagascar

In an update on the plague situation in Madagascar, an additional case was reported in the district of Tsiroanomandidy in central-western part of the country. This brings the total plague cases to 38 since August 1.

Pneumonia Accounts for 10% of Deaths – Philippines

In the Philippines, authorities have released information indicating that 57,809 pneumonia deaths were reported in 2016, nearly 10 percent of 582,183 registered deaths in 2016. This made pneumonia the 3rd top killer behind ischemic heart disease and cancer.