Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 18w (Nangka), located approximately 264 nm southwest of Hong Kong, is tracking westward at 07 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Indonesia – Floods and landslides have affected wide areas of Indonesia since 07 October, 2020. At least 3 people have lost their lives. Homes have been damaged or destroyed and hundreds of people displaced. Flooding since 11 October 2020 has affected around 1,000 households in 6 districts of Garut Regency in West Java Province. A landslide occurred in Dawe District, Kudus Regency, Central Java early on 12 October. Two young people died in the landslide. Meanwhile in North Sumatra Province, flooding has affected 1,205 and damaged 240 homes. Floods struck in Seluma Regency, Bengkulu Province on 08 October 2020, affecting 82 families. BNPB said that 225 people were displaced and a further 500 or more affected. One person died and another injured after a landslide in Rendang District, Karangasem Regency, Bali Province on 10 October. 340 people were affected by floods in Mamasa Regency, West Sulawesi Province, on 08 October. Over 20 homes were severely damaged, along with roads and a bridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits the Socotra region.

5.0 earthquake hits the Philippine Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Caspian Sea.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Rift Valley Fever – Mauretania

The northwestern African country of Mauritania is reporting an outbreak of Rift Valley fever (RVF) where some three dozen confirmed cases have been reported. As of Oct. 5, 2020, a total of 88 samples of suspected cases have been sent to the National Institute for Public Health Research (INRSP): 36 were positive.

Hepatitis E – Burkina Faso

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports from July 1 to September 25, 2020, a total of 71 cases of febrile and non-febrile jaundice and 10 deaths have been officially recorded by the national authorities.