Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 27w (Nyatoh), located approximately 350 nm northeast of Iwo To, is tracking north-northeastward at 25 knots.

Tropical cyclone 05b (Jawad), located approximately 437 nm south-southwest of Kolkata, India, is tracking northward at 06 knots.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 27w (Nyatoh), located approximately 145 nm south-southwest of Iwo To, is tracking northeastward at 23 knots.

Tropical cyclone 05b (Five), located approximately 536 nm south-southwest of Kolkata, India, is tracking northwestward at 11 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Vietnam – The flood situation in central Vietnam has worsened over the last few days, with disaster authorities now reporting that at least 18 people have died or are missing. Furthermore almost 60,000 houses have been flooded in Binh Dinh (31,100) and Phu Yen (28,639). Roads, including several national highways, have been cut by flooding or landslides. Wide areas of agriculture along with livestock have suffered damage.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 27w (Nyatoh), located approximately 560 nm west-northwest of Navsta, Guam, is tracking northward at 09 knots.

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Colombia – Raging flash floods swept through parts of the city of Medellín, capital of Antioquia Department in northwest Colombia, late on 30 November 2021. After some initial damage assessments on 01 December, the city administration reported 4 houses were completely destroyed and a further 70 damaged in the floods. Around 300 people were affected. Further damage assessments were ongoing.

Thailand – Flooding in southern Thailand has affected over 100,000 people across 8 provinces since late November according to disaster management authorities. Atotal of 21,109 households (an estimated 105,545 people) have been impacted. No fatalities have been reported.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 27w (Nyatoh), located approximately 321 nm north-northwest of Yap, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 02s (Two), located approximately 366 nm east-northeast of Cocos islands, is tracking southwestward at 06 knots.

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Australia – Hundreds of people have evacuated their homes after severe flooding in parts of southern Queensland, Australia. Police reported one person died after a vehicle was dragged by flood waters. This follows an earlier flood-related fatality in Central Queensland last week.

Spain – Heavy rain and flooding has continued to affect northern parts of Spain, in particular Cantabria and Basque regions. Rain has continued, increasing river levels in Cantabria. As of 29 November, the overflowing Saja and Besaya rivers caused flooding in Torrelavega and Barreda. Wide areas of the town of Ampuero were also flooded after the Pas river broke its banks. Cars were swept away by flooding in the streets of Vioño de Piélagos. Two people were rescued from vehicles trapped in flood water in Parbayón in Piélagos municipality. Heavy rain also affected areas of Basque Country. The Cadagua river broke its banks flooding areas of Bilbao where some residents were evacuated. Around 15 vehicles were submerged in flood water and around 5 people rescued.

Vietnam – At least 2 people have died and over 2,500 homes damaged after flooding and landslides struck in central provinces of Vietnam following days of heavy rain. Heavy rain, flooding and landslides have affected the provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Kon Tum. Heavy rain began around 26 November 2021. In a period from 26 to 30 November, areas of Bac Tra My District in Quang Nam Province saw 874 mm of rain, while Ba Le in Quang Ngai Province recorded 834 mm. 2,617 houses were damaged by floods.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 27w (Nyatoh), located approximately 200 nm north-northwest of Ulithi, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

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As floods worsen, Uganda moves to protect its vanishing wetlands

Until recently, truck drivers who poured fill into wetlands near Uganda’s capital, to illegally create new land for building or agricultural expansion, rarely met any resistance. But recently, some of those drivers have ended up in jail following convictions Authorities say this will deter others from destroying the valued environment.

Wetlands assist in the control of floodwaters. Uganda has been suffering more frequent and severe flooding in recent times.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

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Washington/British Columbia – A week and a half after damaging floods in Washington state, and British Columbia, forecasters are warning that multiple “atmospheric rivers” threaten to once again drench the Pacific Northwest beginning Thanksgiving Day. Atmospheric rivers are huge plumes of moisture extending over the Pacific and into the Northwest. Forecasters say more moisture from the atmospheric rivers is expected to bring up to 3 inches of rain in some areas hit by the recent flooding. Officials from the National Weather Service predict periods of moderate to heavy rain through Wednesday, as the first in a series of systems moving across the region.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

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Malta – Flash floods wreaked havoc across the small Mediterranean island of Malta after a month’s worth of rain fell in just a few hours. Roads were closed, vehicles swept away and buildings damaged.

Spain – Heavy rain fall of over 150 mm in 24 hours caused severe flooding in parts of northern Spain, prompting evacuations and dramatic rescues by helicopter. Severe weather including heavy rain affected parts of southern and eastern Spain from 20 November. Around 30 buildings were damaged and 23 people rescued from trapped vehicles after flash floods in the municipality of Cartagena. The rain then moved north into Valencia and Catalonia regions.

La Niña Returns

A pronounced cooling of the tropical Pacific in recent weeks between the coasts of South America and Indonesia has prompted Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology to declare that a La Niña weather event has begun. The opposite of El Niño, the ocean cooling typically causes much wetter weather for eastern, northern and central parts of Australia. It has also historically been responsible for potent storms in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, which are currently suffering weather disasters from wet storms this month. Despite the ocean cooling already in place across the Pacific, the World Meteorological Organization has yet to declare La Niña’s return.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 01s (Paddy), located approximately 236 nm south of Christmas island, Australia, is tracking west-southwestward at 05 knots.

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Indonesia – Flooding has affected over 25,000 people in different parts of the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, over the past week. At least one person has died and another is missing after heavy rain caused a landslide in Aceh Province.  Meanwhile 4 people have died in a landslide that destroyed buildings on a roadside in Central Java Province of Java Island.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 01s (Paddy), located approximately 217 nm south-southeast of Christmas island, Australia, is tracking westward at 05 knots.

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India – India’s Disaster Management Division (DMD) reports that at least 24 people have lost their lives after floods in the state of Andhra Pradesh that began last week. As of 21 November, 24 people had lost their lives and 17 were missing. Flooding affected 36,279 people and 1,366 villages across the districts of Tirupati, Chittoor, Kadapa, Anantapur and Nellore. Some of the worst of the flooding was a result of the failure of the earthen dam of the Annamayya project on the Cheyyeru river near Badanagadda village in Kadapa District. DMD said that following huge rainfall from 18 November 2021, heavy inflows caused severe damage to the dam, washing parts of it away on 19 November. At least 15 people died in the flooding downstream, with many more missing.

Colombia – Several rivers broke their banks following heavy rain in Chocó Department, Colombia. Authorities reported almost 3,500 households have been affected, with flood water “up to neck height” in some areas. Several rivers broke their banks on 19 November 2021 following heavy rain. Officials reported flooding from the Misará, Baudó, Orochocó, Pepé and Dubasa rivers, with areas of Medio Baudó and Alto Baudó municipalities severely affected. Some flooding was also reported in Nuquí and Bahía Solano municipalities. The government of Medio Baudó said 3,489 families were affected, which is an estimated 14,000 people. Reports suggest hundreds of homes have ben damaged and according to local media as many as 120 homes have been completely destroyed. Widespread damage to livestock and crops including rice, corn, banana and yucca was also reported.

Panama – Disaster officials report at least 2 people have died and one is still missing after sudden flash floods in Panama on 21 November 2021. Heavy rain triggered sudden floods which raged through a scenic area popular with tourists known as Las Cuevas de Bayano, on the shores of Lake Bayano, about 50km east of Panama City. Other areas of the country have seen heavy rain over the last few days, causing flooding or landslides. On 17 November around 30 homes were damaged in Juan Díaz district of Panama City. Some flooding was also reported in the district of Bugaba, province of Chiriquí.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 01s (Paddy), located approximately 225 nm southeast of Christmas island, Australia, is tracking southward at 06 knots.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Canada – Alarm grows about climate change in British Columbia after summer wildfires wiped out vegetation that could have slowed flooding. Emergency crews in western Canada were still trying to reach some 18,000 people stranded by landslides and struggling to find food among bare grocery store shelves after devastating flooding. The affected area is used to fires in the summer and floods in the spring as snow melts from the surrounding hills, but the speed and ferocity with which the water overtook the communities – and a fire season that stripped the surrounding hills of critical vegetation to help slow the water – has left residents in shock.