Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Sam is located about 610 mi…980 km e of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…130 mph…215 km/h. Present movement…nw or 310 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 20w (Mindulle), located approximately 360 nm west-southwest of Iwo To, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Thailand – Disaster authorities in Thailand report dozens of provinces in the country have been affected by flooding after heavy rain over recent days brought by Tropical Storm Dianmu. Flooding has affected 58,977 households across 27 provinces.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Anthrax – Namibia

During a National Cheetah Survey in Namibia, three collared cheetah males were found dead. Upon a ground survey it was found that they had died of anthrax. Nearby a zebra carcass infected with anthrax was found. This is the first confirmed anthrax infection in a wildlife species in Namibia.

Meningitis – DR Congo

In a follow-up on the meningococcal meningitis outbreak in Tshopo Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as of September 21, 777 total suspected and confirmed cases have been reported including 167 deaths (CFR= 21.5%) in Panga, Banalia territory, in Kisangani district.