Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 02w (Surigae), located approximately 308 nm east of Manila, Philippines, is tracking north-northwestward at 04 knots.

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Mauritius – Heavy rainfall and flash flooding in south-eastern parts of Mauritius 15 to 16 April 2021. Nine people were rescued and evacuated from flooded areas of Bambous Virieux. A bus carrying schoolchildren trapped by the rising waters in Bambous Virieux had to be helped to safety by the police. 408mm of rain fell at Plaisance in southern Mauritius on 16 April 2021. This amount corresponds to twice the average monthly rainfall for April at this location. Around 200mm of the total fell in just a few hours (around 04:00 to 10:00) early on 16 April.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 02w (Surigae), located approximately 367 nm east of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 06 knots.

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Singapore – Heavy rain yesterday afternoon caused flash floods across Singapore, with a number of pavements flooded in the western and central areas.

Vietnam – Flash floods triggered by heavy rains swept through a village in Lao Cai Province early Saturday, killing two people and leaving another missing. The sudden flood at 2 a.m. brought down with it a large volume of rocks and soil as it hit the village in Minh Luong Commune, Van Ban District, damaging 25 houses and five hectares (12.35 acres) of crops. The flood also dumped hundreds of cubic meters of soil and rock on a 200-meter stretch of National Highway 279 in Minh Luong Commune, paralyzing traffic.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 02w (Surigae), located approximately 329 nm east-southeast of Legazpi, Philippines, is tracking northwestward at 11 knots.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 02w (Surigae), located approximately 89 nm northwest of Kayangel, Palau, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

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Colombia – Flash floods have caused severe damage in the municipality of El Carmen de Bolivar in the department of Bolivar in northern Colombia. Local authorities have declared a state of disaster. Flooding struck on 12 April after hours of heavy rain. Local media said the downpour caused the overflow of the Alférez stream which runs through the municipality. As many as 30 neighbourhoods were affected. Estimates suggest around 70% of the municipality was under water. Colombia Civil Defence reports that around 900 homes were damaged. Civil Defence also reported flash flooding in parts of the southern Putumayo Department from 11 to 13 April 2021.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 02w (Surigae), located approximately 106 nm east-northeast of Kayangel, Palau, is tracking westward at 03 knots.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 02w (Surigae), located approximately 55 nm southwest of Yap, is tracking northwestward at 05 knots.

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Australia – Authorities have closed roads and issued warnings to motorists as dust storms move across South Australia. Numerous motor vehicle accidents have occurred due to lack of visibility.

Peru – Overflowing rivers have damaged homes, roads and crops in several provinces of of Loreto Region and parts of San Martin Region. Flooding from the the overflowing Marañón River damaged buildings, including a school, in the town of Maypuco, Urarinas district. n 10 April the Morona River overflowed, flooding the surrounding areas in the district of Morona, damaging homes and crops.

Colombia – Heavy rain caused flash floods in the city of Villavicencio in Meta Department of Colombia. Heavy rain fell from 11 April, triggering severe floods across Villavicencio. Local government said 200 families were affected.

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Indonesia – At least one person died after heavy rain triggered a landslide in Bandung Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia. The landslide buried a house in Neglasari Village, Ibun District, Bandung Regency on 11 April. The landslide was caused by heavy rain falling on unstable ground. Also on 11 April, flooding struck in Ponogoro Regency, East Java, affecting 125 people and damaging 25 homes.

Houston Flooding Pollutes Offshore Reefs

A new study has found that runoff from Houston’s 2016 Tax Day flood and 2017’s Hurricane Harvey flood carried human waste onto coral reefs more than 100 miles offshore in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. “One thing we always thought the Flower Garden Banks were safe from was terrestrial runoff and nutrient pollution. It’s a jolt to realize that in these extreme events, it’s not just the salt marsh or the seagrass that we need to worry about. Offshore ecosystems can be affected too,” said lead author Amanda Shore.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 26s (Seroja), located approximately 360 nm south of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southeastward at 31 knots.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 26s (Seroja), located approximately 340 nm south-southwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southeastward at 23 knots.

Tropical cyclone 28p (Twenty-eight), located approximately 255 nm southeast of Noumea, New Caledonia, is tracking southeastward at 19 knots.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 27s (Odette), located approximately 86 nm northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southward at 24 knots.

Tropical cyclone 26s (Seroja), located approximately 340 nm west-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southward at 03 knots.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 27s (Odette), located approximately 524 nm north-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking east-southeastward at 18 knots.

Tropical cyclone 26s (Seroja), located approximately 306 nm west-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 10 knots.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 27s (Twenty-seven), located approximately 628 nm northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots.

Tropical cyclone 26s (Seroja), located approximately 346 nm north-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 09 knots.

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Indonesia and East Timor – More than 150 people have now died in the catastrophic floods and landslides in south eastern Indonesia and East Timor that began on 03 April 2021. Torrential rain, brought by Tropical Cyclone Seroja, fell in parts of south eastern Indonesia. Parts of East Nusa Tenggara Province saw more than 500mm in 2 days.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 27s (Twenty-seven), located approximately 608 nm northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking northward at 04 knots.

Tropical cyclone 26s (Seroja), located approximately 510 nm north-northeast of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 15 knots.

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Haiti – Civil Protection in Haiti reported on 05 April 2021 that at least 3 people have died and 3 are missing after days of heavy rain caused flooding in northern and central areas of the country. More than 1,270 houses were flooded.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 27s (Twenty-seven), located approximately 596 nm northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking east-northeastward at 02 knots.

Tropical cyclone 26s (Seroja), located approximately 429 nm north-northwest of Broome, Australia, is tracking west-southwestward at 09 knots.

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Colombia – Heavy rain has affected several departments in the country over the last few days, causing floods and landslides which have damaged homes and left at least 3 people dead. The 3 fatalities were reported after heavy rain triggered a landslide in Florencia, capital of Caquetá Department, on 05 April 2021. The landslide caused a building to collapse, killing 3 of the inhabitants. Landslides were also reported in parts of the national capital, Bogotá. At least 35 people were affected and 4 homes damaged in 2 separate landslides in the city between 01 and 05 April. Severe flooding in Quípama, Boyacá Department on 03 April damaged 65 homes, destroyed 2 others and affected a total of 325 residents. Five people were injured.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 27s (Twenty-seven), located approximately 690 nm northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southward at 07 knots.

Tropical cyclone 26s (Seroja), located approximately 408 nm north of Broome, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 09 knots.

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Indonesia, East Timor – At least 87 people are dead and dozens more still missing after flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia and neighbouring East Timor, officials said Monday. Torrential rain unleashed a deluge and subsequent landslides, turning small communities into wastelands of mud and uprooted trees and forcing thousands into shelters. Cyclones continued to pound the hard-hit region Monday, hampering efforts to reach trapped survivors. Indonesia’s disaster agency said about 66 people have been killed so far. Another 21 people also died in East Timor, said an official in the tiny half-island nation of 1.3 million that lies between Indonesia and Australia.