Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Eta is located about 45 mi…70 km nnw of Key West Florida and about 65 mi…100 km s of Naples Florida with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 25w (Vamco), located approximately 599 nm east-southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking northwestward at 11 knots.

Tropical storm 24w (Etau), located approximately 293 nm southeast of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 13 knots

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Newsbytes:

Mexico – More heavy rain brought by Hurricane Eta has caused flooding and landslides, this time in southern parts of Mexico. In a 24 hour period to 06 November, 315mm of rain fell in Oxolotán in Tabasco State and 279.5mm in Escalón in Chiapas State, according to Mexico’s Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SNM). In the state of Chiapas, authorities reported on 06 November that at least 19 people had died and more than 900 houses damaged. Two flood-related fatalities were also reported in Tabasco State, where around 80,000 people have been affected by the heavy rains.

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Wildfires

Wildfires – Iran

Wildfire has burnt 7,017 hectares of areas under the management of the Department of Environment (DOE) since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21). Most of the causes of the fires were accidental, but there were intentional and natural causes, as well. Judicial cases are being investigated for the intentional cases.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Methanol Poisoning – Costa Rica

The Health Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health reports 72 suspected cases of methanol poisoning, 35 of which have died. The deaths are of 31 men and four women with an age range of 23 to 75 years, of which 20 are from San José, three from Alajuela, five from Cartago, one in Heredia, two in Puntarenas and four are under investigation. .

To date, a total of 522 establishments have been inspected in follow-up to the investigations of possible beverages adulterated with methanol. In total, 16,339 products have been seized, 12,398 containers have been retained and a total of 664 containers of alcoholic beverages sampled.