Wildfires – Minnesota, USA
The Greenwood fire continues to burn 26K acres in Superior National Forest. Hundreds of fire personnel worked Friday to defeat the largest of numerous wildfires in northeastern Minnesota, where smoke from tens of thousands of burning acres prompted a warning to residents to remain indoors. There are also blazes just across the border in the Canadian Quetico Provincial Park that continue to burn with no containment.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Ida is located about 75 mi…120 km s of the mouth of the Mississippi river and about 145 mi…235 km se of Houma Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…140 mph…220 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.
Tropical Depression Ten is located about 790 mi…1275 km e of the Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.
Tropical Depression Eleven is located about 1235 mi…1985 km w of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…ne or 50 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.
In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 14e (Nora), located approximately 874 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking northward at 10 knots.
Myanmar – A landslide struck in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar on 24 August 2021 burying 4 homes in Mogok Township. Fourteen people were buried under the collapsed houses. Three people survived but were injured. The landslide was caused by recent heavy rainfall. Around 2 weeks earlier heavy rain also took its toll on the township after a landslide caused the wall of a building to collapse, killing 3 people on 12 August. More than 145 mm of rain fell in just a few hours early on 12 August.
Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.6 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.
5.3 earthquake hits Tonga.
5.3 earthquake hits southwest of Africa.
5.2 earthquake hits Potosi, Bolivia.
5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.
5.0 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.
The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:
Dengue Fever – Yemen
Health officials in Yemen said this week that 4,770 cases of dengue fever had been detected in Taiz governorate in the southwestern part of the country since the beginning of the year through the end of July.
Bird Flu – Nigeria
The Delta Government on Wednesday confirmed the fresh outbreak of Avian Influenza, also known as Bird Flu with an estimated population of 164,473 birds so far affected in farms across seven Local Government Areas of the state.