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India – Torrential monsoon rainfall has triggered deadly flooding and landslides in the southern state of Kerala, India. At least 26 people died after heavy rain triggered a landslide buried houses in Rajamala in Idukki district late on 07 August. Teams of rescuers are working in the area, with over 40 people thought to be missing. According to IMD figures, nearby Munnar recorded 229mm of rain in 24 hours to 06 August. Other areas of the state have also seen heavy rainfall over the last few days.

Niger – Nineteen people have died and over 50,000 have been affected by flooding in Niger since June this year. As of 30 July, 9 people had died, 20,174 people affected and 2,244 houses destroyed. The worst hit areas were the regions of Maradi and Tahoua, with respectively 13,667 and 4,173 people affected. Flooding has continued, in particular after a period of heavy rain in early August.

Ethiopia – The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that more than 30,000 people have been displaced due to floods in Ethiopia since late July, 2020. Flooding has affected Afar, Gambella, Oromia, and SNNP regions since 20 July. In Afar region, the overflow of Awash River and flash floods in the first week of August have displaced almost 20,000 people. Meanwhile, 1,740 people have been displaced in Kefa zone of SNNP region after flooding and landslides. The overflowing Rib River has caused flooding in South Gonder zone of Amhara region since late July, submerging roads and affecting around 1,000 people.

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India – Heavy rain in western India has caused flooding and landslides, with at least 5 people reported missing. Further heavy rain is expected until around 10 August. A massive landslide along with flash floods struck in Bramhagiri Hills in Talacauvery, Coorg (also known as Kodagu) district, on 06 August 2020. At least 2 houses were destroyed and 5 people are missing. Nearby Bhagamandala, also in Kodagu district, recorded 486 mm of rain in the 24 hours to 06 August, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD). Several rivers have broken their banks in the state. Meanwhile heavy rain fell from 04 August affected parts of Mumbai and the surrounding state of Maharashtra.

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Somalia – Further flooding has struck in parts of Somalia, with over 10,000 people affected in South West State over the last few days. Wide areas of the country have seen unusually strong “Hagaa season” rainfall which has caused flash and riverine flooding in particular from mid July. Since then, 6 fatalities have been reported and at least 120,000 people displaced and 191,000 affected in Hirshabelle, South West, Jubaland States and Banadir region. Further flooding struck after rivers broke their banks in Marka district, South West State, on 01 August, 2020. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), flooding has damaged homes and crops. Around 6,000 people have been displaced and moved to nearby Internally displaced people (IDPs) sites.

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Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Civil Defense (CDD) reports that ongoing heavy rain across the country has prompted dozens of high water rescues. Rescues were carried out in Makkah, Al Madinah, ‘Asir, Jizan, and Al Bahah regions. In a period 26 July to 04 August, a total of 77 people have been rescued and around 600 evacuated their homes and moved to temporary shelter. Asir region was reportedly the worst affected. In addition, CDD reported that 3 people have died in separate flood incidents in Baish in Jizan, Adham in Makkah and Najran in Najran Region.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Isaias is located about 55 mi…90 km nnw of Quebec city with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nne or 15 degrees at 28 mph…44 km/h.

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USA – Tropical Cyclone Isaias strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane on Monday, 03 August, prior to making landfall near Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina, USA. Since then, at least 6 people have died in the USA as the storm made its way north, spawning tornadoes and bringing heavy rain and sustained winds of over 100 km/h. Storm surge caused coastal flooding in parts of North and South Carolina. Emergency services were called on to rescue people trapped in flooded homes in Brunswick County, North Carolina. More than 3,000 people were evacuated from Ocracoke Island, part of North Carolina’s coastal Outer Banks region.

South Korea – More flooding and landslides have been reported in South Korea after days of heavy rainfall. Some areas recorded more than 500mm of rain between 01 and 04 August, 2020. Flooding affected North Chungcheong and Gyeonggi Province on 02 August. Since then officials reported a total of 13 dead and 13 missing, with more than 1,000 people evacuated and over 5,000 hectares of farm land inundated. Six people died in a landslide in Gyeonggi Province on 03 August. Another fatality was reported in South Chungcheong Province. Six people were reported missing in North Chungcheong Province.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Isaias is located about 15 mi…25 km se of Roanoke Rapids North Carolina and about 85 mi…135 km wsw of Norfolk Virginia with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…nne or 20 degrees at 28 mph…44 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 03w (Hagupit), located approximately 104 nm southwest of Shanghai, China, is tracking northward at 10 knots.

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South East Asia – At least 2 people have died in flash flooding in Vietnam after heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Storm Sinlaku. Meanwhile hundreds of homes have been flooded as the storm dumped heavy rainfall making its way over Laos and Thailand. According to Thailand’s meteorological department, the storm is now expected to move towards Myanmar, where flooding from heavy monsoon rainfall has recently affected thousands of people in recent days.

India – Flooding in the state of Uttar Pradesh has worsened over the last few days, with over 300 villages now affected. Further heavy rain has fallen in river catchments since then, in particular in Nepal. According to India’s Central Water Commission, as of 03 August 2020 the Ghagra, Rapti and the Ganges rivers were flowing above severe flood alert levels in 5 locations in the state. Government officials report that 331 villages have been flooded in 12 districts.

Yemen – Floods triggered by heavy rain killed at least 17 people early Tuesday in eastern Yemen. The health ministry’s office in Marib province said eight children were among the dead. A state of emergency was declared at all hospitals in the region.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Isaias is located about 115 mi…185 km ese of Jacksonville Florida and about 280 mi…455 km ssw of Myrtle beach South Carolina with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…n or 355 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 03w (Hagupit), located approximately 285 nm west of Kadena AFB, is tracking northwestward at 16 knots.

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Sudan – Floods across Sudan have left at least five people dead and over 2,300 homes damaged or destroyed. Blue Nile province one of the worst affected, where heavy rainfall caused the collapse of the Bout dam in Al Tadamun locality. The Sudanese Red Crescent said 1,200 houses have been destroyed. Flooding also affected the nearby town of Wad Abuk, where around 123 houses were also destroyed.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Isaias is located about 45 mi…75 km ene of Fort Lauderdale Florida and about 45 mi…75 km se of west Palm Beach Florida with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Remnants of Ten are located about 250 mi…405 km nnw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…25 mph…35 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 04w (Sinlaku), located approximately 78 nm south of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 07 knots.

Tropical Storm 03w (Hagupit), located approximately 264 nm southwest of Kadena AFB, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots.

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Sudan – Khartoum was hit by heavy rains on Friday (31 July) and Saturday (01 August 2020). Floods covered large parts of East Nile locality in Khartoum North. A number of houses collapsed.

Afghanistan – Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said that 100 homes were damaged or destroyed after heavy rain triggered flash flooding in Kuz Kunar district on 31 July. ADMA reported 14 people have died as a result, with 6 people injured. Flooding was also reported in Parwan Province where homes and roads were damaged or destroyed in areas of the provincial capital, Charikar.

South Korea – At least 5 people have died and 7 others are missing after heavy rains triggered mudslides and flooding in central South Korea on 02 August, 2020. Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) reported rainfall of more than 290mm in 24 hours from 01 to 02 August in areas of Gyeonggi and North Chungcheong provinces. North Chungcheong Province is the worst affected. Homes have been damaged, roads closed and train services suspended. Floods and mudslides caused fatalities in Chungju (1), Eumseong (2) and Jecheon (1).

Georgia – According to local authorities, flooding affected several villages in Oni municipality, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti region. Roads and bridges were damaged or destroyed, leaving around 2,000 people cut off. Power and drinking water supply was interrupted. Flooding was also reported in Guria Region, where roads and crops were damaged, and in Imereti Region, in particular in Tskaltubo municipality where the Rioni River broke its banks. Meanwhile mudflows have blocked roads in Tskhinvali region.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Isaias is located about 80 mi…125 km sse of Nassau and about 210 mi…335 km sse of Freeport Grand Bahama island with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Depression Ten is located about 200 mi…325 km ne of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 04w (Sinlaku), located approximately 174 nm north of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 15 knots.

Tropical depression 03w (Three), located approximately 336 nm south of Kadena AFB, is tracking northwestward at 15 knots.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Isaias is located about 15 mi…25 km ssw of Great Inagua island and about 385 mi…620 km se of Nassau with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

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Niger and Mali – In Niger, 9 people have died, 20,174 people have been affected and 2,244 houses have been destroyed. The worst hit areas are the regions of Maradi and Tahoua, with respectively 13,667 and 4,173 people affected. According to the Ministry of the Interior, 17 people have been injured and 9 people have lost their lives, including five by drowning and four in the collapse of houses. Meanwhile in neighbouring Mali, floods have affected 7,648 people, including 5,406 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Mopti Region. Flooding was also reported in Gao and assessments are ongoing.

Caribbean – Thursday, Isaias slammed the Dominican Republic with heavy rainfall and strong winds. A tropical storm watch is listed for the east coast of Florida from Ocean Reef to Sebastian Inlet and for Lake Okeechobee. The center has warned of the risk of winds, heavy rainfall and storm surge this weekend along Florida’s east coast and spreading northward along the U.S. East Coast through early next week.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Isaias is located about 100 mi…165 km wsw of Ponce Puerto Rico and about 160 mi…255 km se of Santo Domingo Dominican Republic with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 21 mph…33 km/h.

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South Korea – At least 2 people have died in South Korea in the third deadly flood event in the country this month. Torrential rain affected South Chungcheong and North Jeolla provinces and the city of Daejeon, 29 to 30 July. Flash flooding in Daejeon damaged around 100 buildings including a hospital, flooded parking lots and swamped roads and railway lines. Two flood-related fatalities were reported in the city.

Myanmar – The Ayeyarwady River burst its banks, and 6,516 locals from 1,451 households in some areas of Sagaing Region were evacuated from their homes, state media reported. Around 20,000 people have affected by flooding along the Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar, according to Red Cross reports.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine is located about 55 mi…90 km wsw of Dominica and about 350 mi…560 km se of San Juan Puerto Rico with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 23 mph…37 km/h.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Douglas is located about 320 mi…515 km se of Midway island and about 1065 mi…1715 km w of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…w or 275 degrees at 23 mph…37 km/h.

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Japan – More torrential rain has caused flooding and mudslides in Japan following the disaster in southern prefectures that left over 50 dead or missing earlier this month. Heavy rain has been falling in northern area of the country since 27 July. Several locations in Yamagata recorded more than 200mm of rain in 24 hours on 28 July. The Mogami River in the prefecture broke its banks, flooding houses and roads in several areas including the town of Oishida as well as in Okura. According to prefecture officials, around 90 homes have been damaged by the flooding and nearly 2,500 people have been evacuated. One person was reported injured.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Douglas is locatedabout 460 mi…735 km wnw of Honolulu Hawaii and about 105 mi…170 km ese of French Frigate shoals with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

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Australia Severe weather including strong winds, heavy rainfall and damaging surf has been affecting parts of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia over the last 2 days. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said a coastal low that has spent the last few days tracking down from the north. “After hammering the Far North, then Central Coast, the Hunter and Sydney, now it’s Illawarra and far south feeling the impacts. This afternoon has seen rain and wind gusts of 113 km/h at Ulladulla and 96 at Kiama km/h.”

Pakistan – Heavy rainfall in Pakistan has caused severe flash flooding in the city of Karachi and triggered a deadly landslide in Punjab. Drainage systems were overwhelmed and several parts of the city and surrounding areas were flooded. Power lines were downed and buildings damaged or destroyed. Local media reported that at least 10 people had lost their lives as a result of either electrocution or structural collapse. Meanwhile in the province of Punjab, 3 young people died and one was injured after heavy rain triggered a landslide in Orakzai District on 27 July, according to NDMA.

India (Bihar) – Authorities in India report that major rivers are at severe flood stage in 19 locations in the state of Bihar in the north east of the country. Wide areas of the state are under water and Indian Air Force helicopters have been deployed to drop flood relief materials including food and fresh water to remote and cut off locations. According to reports of 25 July from Bihar’s Disaster Management Department, 960,000 people have now been affected by floods across 10 districts. The Department reported 10 fatalities as a result of flooding.

India (Assam) – Over 2.4 million people are currently affected by monsoon flooding in the state of Assam, north eastern India. Assam State Disaster Management Agency (ASDMA) reported flooding in 2,265 villages and localities in 23 of the state’s 33 districts.

Thailand – Monsoon rain has caused flooding and landslides in northern, central and eastern areas of the country over the last 10 days. Dozens of homes have been damaged, along with roads, bridges and dams. However, no injuries or fatalities were reported. The worst hit areas are Lampang Province and Pathum Thani province.

USA, Mexico – Hurricane Hanna made landfall in southern Texas as a Category 1 system on 25 July 2020. The storm weakened as it moved west but brought torrential rainfall to parts of northern Mexico where 2 people have died and 6 are missing. Mexico’s disaster management authority, Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres (CENAPRED) reported on 27 July that Hanna had caused considerable material damage, mainly in the states of Tamaulipas, Coahuila and Nuevo León.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Hanna is located about 65 mi…105 km n of Fresnillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…25 mph…35 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Douglas is located about 50 mi…85 km ne of Lihue Hawaii and about 100 mi…160 km nw of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

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Yemen – At least 17 people have lost their lives in recent floods in Yemen during 22 – 25 July. 3 people died after heavy rains in Bani Qais district in Hajjah Governorate washed away dozens of huts and tents in camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Elsewhere, flooding caused material damages in Lahj, Shabwah and Abyan governorates. Heavy rain also affected the capital Sana’a, with flooding reported.

Bangladesh – Government and humanitarian agencies in Bangladesh report that 3.3 million people have now been affected by flooding that began in June. According to a report of 25 July by the Humanitarian Coordination Task Team (HCTT), 21 districts of the country have now been affected, with 16 of them seeing moderate to severe impacts. Flooding has inundated over 34,000 km2 of land, which amounts to 24% of the country. Almost 75% of Jamalpur district is flooded. Over 90 people have died in flooding since 30 June, including 41 children. Approximately 56,000 people have been displaced to 1,086 flood shelters.

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Nigeria – At least 7 people have died in flash flooding and heavy rainfall in Niger state in central Nigeria. Local media reported torrential rainfall lasting several hours late on 24 July caused flooding and damage in Rafin Sanyi area of Suleja Local Government Area. Rain and flooding downed trees and power lines, causing electricity outages. According to a local government spokesperson, several houses collapsed in the area, trapping people in their homes. As of 25 July, 7 bodies had been recovered but more are feared missing. Rescue and recovery teams have been dispatched in the area in the search for survivors.

Vietnam – At least 5 people lost their lives after heavy rainfall from 20 July triggered flooding and landslides in northern Vietnam. Vietnam’s Disaster Management Authority reported flooding and landslides in Ha Giang and Cao Bang Provinces. Ha Giang City recorded 378mm of rain in 24 hours to 21 July, while Dao Duc recorded 395 mm and Cao Bo (both in Ha Giang Province) 401 mm.

USA, Mexico – As it weakened to a tropical storm Sunday morning, Hanna pushed inland through the Rio Grande Valley, leaving flooding and damage in its path in a wide swath of South Texas and northern Mexico.

India – More than 100 animals, including 10 one-horned rhinoceroses, have died in massive flooding at the famed Kaziranga game reserve in northeastern India, officials said. The flooding is the result of a monsoon that has dumped rain across parts of India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Hanna is located about 40 mi…65 km wnw of MCallen Texas and about 65 mi…105 km ene of Monterrey Mexico with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…wsw or 250 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Douglas is located about 240 mi…390 km e of Kahului Hawaii and about 335 mi…540 km e of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

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