Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 26w (Fengshen), located approximately 924 nm east of Andersen AFB, is tracking west-northwestward at 16 knots.

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South Africa – Torrential rain has claimed two lives in Durban overnight, after most of KwaZulu-Natal was battered by adverse weather conditions on Monday evening and into the early hours of Tuesday morning. The relentless rainfall has shutdown major highways and caused traffic nightmares for the earnest commuters on the East Coast. The M4 highway has proved to be the most high-profile casualty, with a stretch between Umhlanga and Sibaya being shut down on Tuesday.

Ireland – Police have advised motorists to reduce their speed and take care as surface water is affecting a number of roads after heavy rains. A number of streets in Belfast have been closed because of flooding.

 

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 25w (Nakri), located approximately 193 nm northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is tracking westward 07 knots.

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UK – An entire village in South Yorkshire has been evacuated amid record flooding and seven “danger to life” warnings along the same river. About 700 people in Fishlake, north of Doncaster, were told to leave their homes for their own safety after the River Don burst its banks and hit its highest level ever recorded. By then homes were already under 400ft of water and stranded residents were being rescued by firefighters in boats.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 25w (Nakri), located approximately 274 nm east-northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is tracking westward 10 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 23w (Matmo/Bulbul), located approximately 79 nm north of Dhaka, Bangladesh, is tracking east-northeastward at 08 knots.

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Bangladesh and India – Over 1.8 million people in the vulnerable Bangladeshi coastal districts are being evacuated to 4,071 cyclone shelters ahead of Tropical Cyclone Bulbul (Matmo). Bulbul made landfall between Sagar Islands of West Bengal and Khepupara in Bangladesh. Two deaths have been reported so far in Kolkata and Odisha.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 24w (Halong), located approximately 768 nm north-northwest of Wake Island, is tracking eastward at 13 knots.

Tropical Storm 25w (Nakri), located approximately 442 nm east-northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is tracking westward 10 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 23w (Matmo), located approximately 122 nm south-southwest of Kolkata India, is tracking northward at 08 knots.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 24w (Halong), located approximately 293 nm north-northeast of Minami Tori Shima, is tracking northeastward at 24 knots.

Typhoon 25w (Nakri), located approximately 275 nm west-southwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-southwestward 04 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 23w (Matmo), located approximately 257 nm east of Visakhapatnam, India, is tracking north-northeastward at 08 knots.

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Somalia – The death toll from recent flooding in Somalia has risen to 17 people with more than 370,000 people being displaced.

England – Floods have paralyzed parts of north England, with roads and train lines shuttered and people stranded in a shopping mall, unable to leave. As of Thursday evening, the UK Environment Agency had issued 99 flood warnings across the country, with 117 further lower level alerts indicating possible floods in place. Sheffield, a major city in South Yorkshire, was one of the worst hit areas. According to the National Rail, a number of train lines across South Yorkshire were disrupted by the flooding.

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Mega-Lightning Flashes – Two of America’s newest weather satellites have measured the longest lightning discharge ever observed — a 300-mile bolt that flashed across northern Texas, Oklahoma and southwestern Kansas. The announcement of the epic discharge at 1:13 a.m. local time on Oct. 22, 2017, was just published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. But unpublished data from the same lightning mappers on the GOES-16 and GOES-17 satellites shows an even longer “megaflash” streaked 418 miles over Brazil earlier this year. Neither lightning bolt has yet been verified by the World Meteorological Organization.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 24w (Halong), located approximately 142 nm west-southwest of Minami Tori Shima, is tracking northeastward at 08 knots.

Tropical storm 25w (Nakri), located approximately 547 nm east-southeast of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking eastward at 02 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 23w (Matmo), located approximately 353 nm east-southeast of Visakhapatnam, India, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots.

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Central African Republic – Weeks of torrential rain have caused severe flooding in Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, leaving tens of thousands of people homeless in a city of one million that is still recovering from years of conflict. The Oubangui River burst its banks mid-October, plunging large parts of Bangui underwater and causing seven deaths and 25 injuries, the Red Cross said. Other provinces of the country have also been affected.

Montenegro – Torrential rains have caused floods and landslides in parts of Montenegro, blocking roads and cutting off dozens of homes. roads and bridges have been blocked by overflowing rivers or mud from landslides. Dozens of homes in villages around the central town of Niksic have been cut off by surging waters. Heavy rainfall has also hit the coastal region by the Adriatic Sea, flooding streets and houses in the southern town of Herceg Novi that’s unused to so much rain at once.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon 24w (Halong), located approximately 260 nm southwest of Minami Tori Shima, is tracking northward at 05 knots.

Tropical storm 25w (Nakri), located approximately 281 nm west-southwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking east-southeastward at 03 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 05a (Maha), located approximately 300 nm south of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking eastward at 06 knots.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon 24w (Halong), located approximately 427 nm northeast of Tinian, North Mariana Islands, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 05a (Maha), located approximately 354 nm south-southwest of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking east-northeastward at 02 knots.

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Italy – Storms pounded Italy over the weekend, causing flash floods and evacuations in the country’s northwest. Schools across the Liguria region were closed as the weather alert continued, with forecasts of heavy rain and strong winds.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 24w (Halong), located approximately 381 nm south of Miami Tori Shima, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 05a (Maha), located approximately 405 nm south-southeast of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking northwestward at 06 knots.

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Iran – Heavy rains caused chaos in Iran claiming the lives of two people and leaving one missing. Heavy rains and floods have affected provinces of Gorgan and Mazanderan.

Wales – Travel has been affected by heavy rain and strong winds across parts of Wales on Saturday. In south Wales, roads have been closed by floods and rail services were affected with trees on the line. A yellow warning for heavy rain covered 17 of Wales’ 22 counties.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 24w (Halong), located approximately 566 nm east of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking northwestward at 11 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 05a (Maha), located approximately 442 nm south of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking northwestward at 06 knots.

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New York, USA – A severe Halloween storm caused widespread flood damage in the Mohawk Valley region of New York. One man died in the floodwaters and extensive damage to property occurred. One video caught a house floating away down river.

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UK – Dozens of trees were toppled, power cables cut and scaffolding was blown down on top of cars as many parts of southern England came in for a pounding. And hurricane-force winds hit 109mph on the Isle of Wight. All passenger services in and out of Dover have been suspended because of the high winds. Train services in Dorset were hit with a 50mph speed limit as reports of trees and other debris across the tracks were being investigated. The Environmental Agency currently has nine flood warnings in place with 67 flood alerts.

India – Tropical Cyclone Maha is moving north along the southwestern coast of India, and unleashing heavy to very heavy rainfall over Kerala, coastal Karnataka and south Tamil Nadu.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical cyclone (tc) 05a (Maha), located approximately 469 nm south of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

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Vietnam – Tropical Storm Matmo has injured fourteen people and left one person missing in Vietnam. The storm has destroyed 179 houses and damaged 2,314 others in the provinces of Quảng Ngãi, Bình Định, Phú Yên, Gia Lai and Thừa Thiên Huế.

Uganda – Three children died during a house collapse caused by a landslide in western Uganda. The landslide occurred in Kilembe valley of Kasese district.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Post-tropical Storm Rebekah is located about 140 mi…225 km n of faial island in the central Azores with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…e or 95 degrees at 20 mph…31 km/h.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 05a (Maha), located approximately 598 nm south-southeast of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking west-northwestward at 14 knots.

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Somalia – More than 200,000 people, half of them children, have fled their homes following massive floods that have left most of a town in central Somalia under water. People have been evacuated using tractors and boats from neighborhoods that have been submerged in water in Beledweyne town after days of rainfall and flooding. housands of residents in makeshift camps are in desperate need of food and water.

East Africa – A powerful climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean stronger than any seen in years is unleashing destructive rains and flooding across East Africa—and scientists say worse could be coming. Violent downpours in October have displaced tens of thousands in Somalia, submerged whole towns in South Sudan and killed dozens in flash floods and landslides in Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania. Rising waters have wiped out livestock and destroyed harvests in swathes of the region still reeling from severe drought.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Subtropical Storm Rebekah is located about 535 mi…860 km wnw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…ene or 65 degrees at 21 mph…33 km/h.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 04a (Kyarr), located approximately 174 nm south-southeast of Masirah Island, is tracking southwestward at 06 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 05a (Maha), located approximately 848 nm south-southeast of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking north-northwestward at 06 knots.

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Mississippi, USA – Heavy rain brought severe flash floods to Mississippi on October 30 as authorities warned motorists to avoid driving. The National Weather Service in Jackson said water continued to cover roads across the region.

South Sudan – South Sudan’s President declared an emergency in three of the country’s regions as floods swept through communities, affecting about one million people. The affected regions, including Upper Nile, have oil fields and farmlands key to the recovery of a nation that’s struggling to halt a five-year civil war that killed around 400,000 people. Oil Minister Awow Daniel Chuang said Tuesday that flooding in Upper Nile posed a challenge to production of crude, although it didn’t affect output.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Matmo is located approximately 230 nm southeast of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 04a (Kyarr), located approximately 184 nm east-southeast of Masirah Island, is tracking southwestward at 05 knots.

Tropical cyclone 05a (Five), located approximately 620 nm south of Mumbai, India, is tracking northwestward at 14 knots.

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Cameroon – Authorities in Cameroon have deployed soldiers and rescue workers after a torrential downpour caused a landslide that killed at least 34 people near the western town of Bafoussam. Rescue workers spent Tuesday searching through the wreckage of destroyed homes for more victims.

El Salvador – Heavy precipitation in El Salvador began on 12 October 2019 due to the influence and combination of a lowpressure system. The continual rain led caused rockslides and landslides, as well as falling trees and collapse of slopes, which disrupted transit on highways and roads. Unofficial figures report that at least four people have died following the heavy rain.

Kenya – Heavy rain has been affecting several counties since last week, causing flash flooding and landslides. According to media reports, as of 24 October, 9 people have died as a result, 4 in Elgeyo-Marakwet County, 4 in Wajir county and 1 in Turkana County. Thousands of people have been displaced and roads and houses have been damaged.

Ghana – Ghana experienced heavy rains combined with water releases from the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso in early October 2019 which caused serious flooding and extensive damage to farmlands, houses, properties and loss of lives across the country. Between the 6 to 12 October 2019, the Upper East Region, experienced torrential rains which resulted in damaged houses and farmlands leading to displacement of people and fatalities. Local media in Ghana reported that as many as 29 people have died in flood-related incidents. Media reports also suggested that between 1,000 and 4,000 buildings have been destroyed or severely damaged.

India – More than 130 of the 178 taluks in the state are either reeling under drought or affected by the worst flooding in more than a century during the southwest monsoon. The state government had recently declared 49 taluks as drought-hit, whereas 103 were designated as flood-affected in August. The drought list includes at least five taluks that were also flood-hit, posing an unusual challenge to the authorities.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 04a (Kyarr), located approximately 257 nm east-southeast of Masirah Island, is tracking northwestward at 03 knots.

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Tanzania – Floods have affected the north-east of Tanzania since last week. According to media reports, 14 people died in Handeni district (Tanga Region). Since mid October, several floods have led to a total death toll of 44. In addition, a number of houses, roads, bridges and crop farms have been damaged. For the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain is forecast over the central and northern regions.

UAE – Roads in the eastern region of Sharjah and Fujairah have been closed after high waves caused flooding in both emirates. Corniche Roads in Khor Fakkan and Kalba were closed on Monday after midnight as high waves breached the barricade and flooded the surrounding streets amid an unusually high tide combined with the effect of Tropical Cyclone Kyarr.

Nigeria – Over 100 villages in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Adamawa have been trapped by floods, caused by persistent rainfall in that part of the country, a local official said on Monday. He described the current flood situation as the worst ever experienced in the state. The villages affected cut across seven local government areas of Adamawa, affecting mostly farmers.

UK – Thousands of homes remain at risk of flooding after torrential downpours this weekend caused rivers across the country to burst their banks.

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