Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Laura is located about 20 mi…30 km n of Fort Polk Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…160 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 13e (Hernan), located approximately 1052 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking northward at 04 knots.

Tropical storm 14e (Iselle), located approximately 979 nm south of San Diego, is tracking north-northeastward at 05 knots.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm (ts) 09w (Bavi), located approximately 249 nm north of Inchon, South Korea, is tracking north-northeastward at 26 knots.

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NewsBytes:

UK – Storm Francis brought strong winds, rough seas and heavy rainfall to parts of UK and Ireland from 24 August 2020. In Ireland, the worst of the flooding was in reported in County Cork, in particular in the towns of Bantry and Bandon, where roads, homes and businesses were severely damaged. Rosscarbery in County Cork recorded 53.4mm of rain reported in 24 hours to 25 August, while 86.2mm of rain fell at Cloonee Lake in Kerry during the same period. Strong winds downed trees and power lines in England and Wales, leaving thousands without power. Storm Francis also brought heavy rainfall to parts of Wales.

Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Plague – Mongolia

Health officials from the Mongolian National Center for Zoonotic Diseases are reporting three additional suspected cases of the bubonic plague in Uvurkhangai province. Three members of a family are affected–mother and her two children–after eating marmot meat recently. Officials say the patients are currently hospitalized.

Year to date in Mongolia, 16 suspected plague cases have been reported, of which, four are laboratory confirmed.