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Tunisia – Flash flooding in central Tunisia killed at least two people including a six-year-old child on Wednesday, the interior ministry said. The drownings came less than a month after torrential rains killed at least five people in the northwestern region of Cap Bon. Schools across central Tunisia were closed throughout the day and the ministry said the flooding had closed many roads, particularly in Kasserine. The area surrounding the region’s main hospital was also under water.

Niger – Forty-five people have died in the arid west African country of Niger in flooding since June, and nearly 209 000 have been affected, the UN said on Tuesday. The rains destroyed nearly 17 400 homes, killed more than 33 000 livestock and damaged crops.

France – Authorities in the southwest region of France hit this week by destructive flash floods say the death toll has increased to 14, with one person still listed as missing.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: The remnants of Tara are located about 105 mi…170 km nw of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

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North Korea – Large-scale flooding and landslides hit southwestern parts of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea with more than 70 people killed whilst close to 600 000 people were affected. 3 200 houses were destroyed leaving more than 10 000 people displaced. The European Union has assisted with humanitarian aid.

Drought – Utah, USA – The Governor of Utah has declared a drought emergency throughout the State.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Tara is located about 25 mi…40 km ssw of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 335 degrees at 1 mph…2 km/h.

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France – Flash floods tore through towns in southwest France, turning waterways into raging torrents that killed at least 13 people, nine of them in just one town, authorities said Monday. People had to be helicoptered to safety from the roofs of their homes as overnight storms dumped the equivalent of several months of rain in just a few hours. Worst hit was the town of Trebes, east of the medieval walled city of Carcassonne. The rains that swept in from the Mediterranean killed nine people there.

Spain – Hurricane Leslie is keeping Spain on alert for floods. Despite somewhat weakening, Leslie landed in Spain yesterday, bringing strong winds and heavy rain. The storm is currently passing over northern Spain. Up to four inches of rain is forecast to fall, with nine provinces in Spain on alert as the storm heads toward Navarra, north of Aragon and Catalonia.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Tara is located about 105 mi…165 km s of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…stationary

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 05a (Luban), located approximately 136 nm west-southwest of Salalah, Oman, is tracking west-northwestward at 07 knots.

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South Africa – Saturday’s heavy downpours resulted in cars being swept away and roads being damaged in parts of Tshwane (Pretoria). Low lying areas in Hammanskraal, Ga-Rankuwa and Soshanguve have been severely affected. A heavy hailstorm has also been reported in Vereeniging and Laudium with hail lying more than 30cm thick in places.

Sumatra, Indonesia – Torrential rains triggered flash floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least 27 people, including a dozen children at a school, officials said Saturday. A flash flood with mud and debris from landslides struck Mandailing Natal district in North Sumatra province and smashed an Islamic school in Muara Saladi village, where 29 children were swept away on Friday afternoon. Rescuers retrieved the bodies of 11 children from mud and rubble hours later.

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Wales – Two people have been killed after storm Callum battered Wales, the western parts of Britain and coastal areas. A Met Office alert warned of danger to life from fast-flowing, deep floodwater and power cuts, and said some communities were threatened with being cut off completely.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Leslie is located about 310 mi…500 km wsw of Lisbon Portugal with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…ene or 70 degrees at 38 mph…61 km/h.

Remnants of Nadine are located about 1010 mi…1625 km w of the southernmost Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 05a (Luban), located approximately 144 nm south-southeast of Salalah, Oman, is tracking westward at 07 knots.

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Florida, USA – Searchers on Friday found the first body in the rubble of the Florida coastal town of Mexico Beach, which was nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, as the toll from the historic storm rose to at least 17 and was expected to rise. Rescue teams, hampered by power and phone outages, used cadaver dogs, drones and heavy equipment to search for hundreds of people unaccounted for in devastated communities across the Florida Panhandle.

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North Carolina, USA – Tropical Storm Michael continued it path of destruction as it brought heavy rains and devastating flash floods to North Carolina. Roads were turned into rivers as torrents of water gushed through them. Motorists found themselves taking alternate routes as whole streets became impassable, and low-lying bridges were submerged. Strong winds brought down trees and electricity lines leaving hundreds of thousands of residents without power. According to authorities more than 900,000 homes and businesses across Florida, Alabama and the Carolinas were left without power.

Uganda – At least 34 people were killed after mudslides and floods engulfed homes in eastern Uganda, the Uganda Red Cross Society said on Friday. Dozens of people are feared missing and remain unaccounted for after heavy rains triggered mudslides, which washed mountain slopes into houses on Thursday in at least six villages in Bududa district, located on the border with Kenya. Local news outlets are reporting at least 40 deaths.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Leslie is located about 480 mi…770 km ssw of the Azores and about 480 mi…770 km ssw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…ene or 65 degrees at 28 mph…44 km/h.

Post Tropical Cyclone Michael is located about 185 mi…300 km ene of Norfolk Virginia and about 275 mi…445 km sw of Nantucket Massachusetts with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…ene or 65 degrees at 29 mph…46 km/h.

Tropical Storm Nadine is located about 740 mi…1190 km w of the southernmost Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Sergio is located about 130 mi…210 km nw of Cabo San Lazaro Mexico and about 125 mi…200 km sw of Santa Rosalie Mexico with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 24 mph…39 km/h.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 05a (Luban), located approximately 239 nm southeast of Salalah, Oman, is tracking westward at 03 knots.

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Honduras – Heavy rains that started on 4 October in Honduras have caused flooding and landslides across the country. Most damage has been reported in Francisco Morazán, Valle, and Choluteca departments, where a red alert was issued by the government. 12,076 people have been affected by the floods. 963 homes were damaged, including 169 flooded, and nine completely destroyed. Among them, 7,234 people have been evacuated, and 6,789 moved to 78 temporary shelters.

Florida, USA – Hurricane Michael left a trail of devastation along a huge swathe of the Florida Panhandle. At least two deaths have been reported from Michael, which made landfall on Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 storm and has since been downgraded to a tropical storm as it moves into the Carolinas. The resort town of Mexico Beach, where the hurricane made landfall, suffered massive destruction from the 155 miles per hour (250 kph) winds. Home after home was razed from its foundations in the town of around 1,000 people. Others were missing roofs or walls. Roads were impassable and canals were choked with debris.

France, Spain and Italy – A flash flood on France’s south coast killed two people in Sainte-Maxime while a woman was found dead after a storm in Sardinia, Italy. Meanwhile the death toll in the floods in Majorca has risen to twelve.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Leslie is located about 1005 mi…1615 km sw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…ene or 65 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Tropical Storm Michael is located about 40 mi…65 km wnw of Columbia South Carolina with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 21 mph…33 km/h.

Tropical Storm Nadine is located about 595 mi…960 km w of the southernmost Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Sergio is located about 600 mi…970 km w of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…ne or 50 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 05a (Luban), located approximately 275 nm east- southeast of Salalah, Oman, is tracking westward at 02 knots.

Tropical Cyclone Titli is located approximately 312 nm southwest of Calcutta, India, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

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Nigeria – The death toll from floods across much of central and southern Nigeria has reached 199, the national disaster agency said on Wednesday, almost doubling the number of people killed from three weeks earlier. The almost annual floods, exacerbated by poor infrastructure and lack of planning to protect against inundation, are the worst since 2012, when at least 363 people died.

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Majorca – At least 10 people were killed and a child remains missing after heavy rain and flash floods hit the Spanish island of Majorca on Tuesday night, regional authorities said Wednesday. Seven roads in the area were cut off, regional authorities said. Some schools were closed Wednesday because of the floods. Five of the deaths occurred in the Sant Llorenç area, about 35 miles east of the Balearic island’s capital, Palma.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Leslie is located about 1105 mi…1780 km wsw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…s or 175 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Hurricane Michael is located about 90 mi…145 km sw of Panama City Florida and about 90 mi…145 km wsw of Apalachicola Florida with maximum sustained winds…145 mph…230 km/h. Present movement…n or 10 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Tropical Storm Nadine is located about 485 mi…785 km wsw of the southernmost Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 330 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Sergio is located about 990 mi…1590 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…ene or 65 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 05a (Luban), located approximately 324 nm east- southeast of Salalah, Oman, is tracking northwestward at 05 knots.

Tropical Cyclone Titli is located approximately 140 nm east-southeast of Calcutta, India, is tracking north-northwestward at 08 knots.

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Malaysia – Heavy rains and the high tide phenomenon were the reason for flash floods and pond-like conditions in several parts of Klang here on Tuesday (Oct 9). Besides the rain and high tide phenomenon, clogged drains and bottlenecks in waterways here were another factor for the flooding.

USA – Alabama has been hit by floods ahead of Hurricane Michael which has now passed over Cuba and the Mexican Peninsula.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Leslie is located about 1035 mi…1665 km wsw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…sse or 155 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Hurricane Michael is located about 395 mi…635 km s of Panama City Florida and about 365 mi…590 km s of Apalachicola Florida with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 345 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Depression Fifteen is located about 475 mi…760 km sw of the southernmost Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Sergio is located about 1255 mi…2020 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…ne or 50 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 05a (Luban), located approximately 416 nm east- southeast of Salalah, Oman, is tracking west-northwestward at 06 knots.

Tropical Cyclone Six is located approximately 255 nm southeast of Visakhapatnam, India, is tracking north-northwestward at 02 knots.

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Nicaragua – A major mopping-up operation is under way in Nicaragua following widespread flooding which left thousands homeless. The government has set up shelters for Nicaraguans who lost their homes and are providing them with food and supplies.

Texas, USA – Rescue crews in boats and helicopters were searching Monday for at least four people missing since flooding from heavy rain washed away a recreational vehicle park in a small West Texas city. In all, at least a dozen RVs were washed away by the flooding. Nineteen other people have been rescued, some by boat and some from the air by helicopter crews. A flood warning is in effect for the Llano River from Llano downstream to Kingsland after torrential rainfall early yesterday morning created a major flood on the river in Junction. A couple dozen people were rescued, and others are reported missing.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Leslie is located about 990 mi…1590 km ene of Bermuda and about 1170 mi…1885 km w of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…ese or 110 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Tropical Storm Michael is located about 90 mi…145 km e of Cozumel Mexico and about 100 mi…155 km ssw of the western tip of Cuba with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Sergio is located bout 1300 mi…2090 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…nw or 320 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 05a (Luban), located approximately 512 nm south- southeast of Masirah island, is tracking westward at 07 knots.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Leslie is located about 800 mi…1290 km ene of Bermuda and about 1365 mi…2195 km w of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…e or 95 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Depression Fourteen is located about 90 mi…150 km e of Chetumal Mexico and about 260 mi…420 km ssw of the western tip of Cuba with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 340 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Sergio is located about 1205 mi…1935 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…115 mph…185 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 30w (Kong-Rey), located approximately 196 nm west of Misawa, Japan, is tracking east-northeastward at 29 knots.

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Central America – Heavy rain has lashed parts of Central America and has led to flash flooding and landslides. Two tropical disturbances, one in the eastern Pacific and one in the Caribbean, are close enough to each other and are enhancing the tropical showers over Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala. Total rainfall over the region has averaged between 50 and 100mm daily over the last several days. More heavy rain is expected in the next 48 hours, particularly for western Nicaragua where over 250mm of rain is expected.

Iran – At least 4 people have been killed due to floods ravaging Iran’s northern province of Mazandaran since late Friday. Three people drowned, while another victim was killed by a lightning strike, Tasnim news agency reported. The disaster also damaged buildings and cut electricity in some parts of Mazandaran. Over the past two days, four provinces of Mazandaran, Gilan, Ardabil, and West Azarbaijan were hit by floods.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: tropical Storm Leslie is located about 585 mi…940 km ne of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Sergio is located about 1045 mi…1680 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…125 mph…205 km/h. Present movement…sw or 235 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 30w (Kong-Rey), located approximately 211 nm north-northeast of Pusan, South Korea, is tracking north-northeastward at 31 knots.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Walaka is located about 995 mi…1600 km nnw of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

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Italy – Severe floods continue to impact areas in southern Italy, with videos posted to social media showing floodwater swirling through streets. Extreme threat warnings for flash flooding in southern Italy are in place until October 6. Currently major flash flooding can be seen in Catania, Sicily and in Pulsano (Ta), Puglia, south Italy this morning. Churning in the skies above Italy is a V-shaped mesoscale convective system (MCS) causing intense storms and torrential rainfall onto the Calabria and Puglia regions.

Costa Rica – Heavy rains over the course of the week caused significant flooding throughout Costa Rica on Friday. Nearly 1,000 people have been evacuated to at least 16 different shelter sites due to overflowing rivers in the provinces of Puntarenas and Guanacaste.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: tropical Storm Leslie is located about 445 mi…720 km ne of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 345 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Sergio is located about 875 mi…1410 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…120 mph…195 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 30w (Kong-Rey), located approximately 211 nm north-northwest of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 16 knots.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Walaka is located about 480 mi…770 km nnw of French Frigate Shoals and about 910 mi…1465 km nw of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 330 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Leslie is located about 455 mi…735 km e of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…n or 350 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Sergio is located about 825 mi…1330 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…140 mph…220 km/h. Present movement…nw or 320 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 30w (Kong-Rey), located approximately 132 nm south-southwest of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 13 knots.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Walaka is located about 65 mi…110 km nnw of French Frigate Shoals and about 610 mi…980 km wnw of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…125 mph…205 km/h. Present movement…nne or 25 degrees at 22 mph…35 km/h.

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