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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Fifteen is located about 210 mi…335 km e of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

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Japan – A massive search-and-rescue effort was underway Monday in central and northern Japan after powerful Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds during the weekend, killing dozens and spawning devastating flooding. The storm is being blamed for the deaths of at least 58 people, with at least 14 missing and some 200 others injured, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported. The flooding also impacted Japan’s famed bullet trains. East Japan Railway Company said that one-third of its bullet trains used on one line had been damaged by flooding.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Topical Storm Melissa is located about 415 mi…670 km s of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…ene or 75 degrees at 20 mph…31 km/h.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Ema is located about 165 mi…260 km nw of French Frigate shoals and about 610 mi…980 km wnw of Lihue Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 345 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

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Japan – Japan sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers on Sunday to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent history. At least 30 people were killed in the typhoon that left vast sections of towns under water. Another 15 were missing and 177 injured by Typhoon Hagibis, which paralysed Tokyo on Saturday and dumped record levels of rain around Japan. About 100,000 homes were left without power. Rescue efforts were hindered after more than 20 rivers in central and northeastern Japan burst their banks and dozens more overflowed although their banks were still in tact, flooding rivers could cause more damage. Some of the worst damage hit the central Japanese city of Nagano, where the Chikuma River inundated swaths of land and forced military helicopters to airlift people from homes.

Chesapeake Bay, Potomac, USA – Since Friday, numerous locations along the tidal Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay have endured coastal flooding, due to the departure of Tropical Storm Melissa and the coming hunter’s full moon. Water levels two to three feet above normal have washed over shorelines and adjacent roads in Old Town Alexandria, the District’s waterfront, Annapolis and Baltimore at around high tide.

Kenya – Mombasa residents have expressed fears of possible outbreak of water-borne diseases as heavy downpour continues pounding the region. The heavy rains that have been pounding the region since Friday afternoon last week have flooded most parts of the county, rendering most roads impassable. The most affected areas are Nyali, Kisauni, Kongowea, Kaa Chonjo and parts of the Mombasa central business district. These areas were on Sunday heavily flooded after long hours of rains that began on Saturday night. In Bamburi, various estates were flooded with water filling roads, making it difficult for residents move. Motorists had difficulties wading through the flooded tourist city.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Topical Storm Melissa is located about 370 mi…595 km s of Halifax Nova Scotia with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…ene or 65 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 20w (Hagibis), located approximately 113 nm south-southeast of Misawa, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 36 knots. The Typhoon has weakened and is dissipating, although heavy rainfall and strong winds will persist for some time.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Ema is located about 385 mi…620 km w of Lihue Hawaii and about 130 mi…210 km sse of French Frigate shoals with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

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Japan – The sky turned in deep purple colour in Japan surprising the locals, just before the arrival of Typhoon Hagibis. The typhoon touched down southwest of Tokyo on Saturday. An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 shook the area shortly before the same time as the typhoon was making landfall. The earthquake was felt across Tokyo and Chiba. Typhoon Hagibis has brought heavy rain and strong winds to the region and is expected to be Japan’s worst typhoon in six decades. Japan’s military scrambled Sunday to rescue people trapped by flooding after powerful Typhoon Hagibis ripped across the country, killing at least 11 people and leaving more than a dozen missing. The storm’s heavy rain triggered deadly landslides and caused rivers to burst their banks. By Sunday morning, the significantly weakened storm had moved back off land, but serious flooding was reported in central Japan’s Nagano, where a burst levee sent water from the Chikuma river gushing into residential neighbourhoods, flooding homes up to the second floor. Hagibis smashed into the main Japanese island of Honshu around 7:00 pm (1000 GMT) Saturday as one of the most violent typhoons in recent years, with wind gusts of up to 216 kilometres per hour (134 miles per hour). At the storm’s peak, more than seven million people were placed under non-compulsory evacuation orders, with tens of thousands heeding the call and moving into government shelters.

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Nigeria – An 11 year old boy died after being swept away in the flood water in the Alimosho area of Lagos. The heavy downpour has left many homes flooded and blocked the drainage in Lekki city in Lagos state.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Subtropical Storm Melissa is located about 235 mi…375 km sse of Nantucket Massachusetts with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…ne or 55 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 20w (Hagibis), located approximately 121 nm southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 18 knots.

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Japan – One man died and more than a million in Japan were advised to evacuate as powerful typhoon Hagibis was set to make landfall late on Saturday, bringing with it the heaviest rain and winds in 60 years. Four people were injured, also in Chiba, as winds blew roofs off several houses.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Subtropical Storm Melissa is located about 190 mi…300 km s of Nantucket Massachusetts with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…ssw or 200 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 20w (Hagibis), located approximately 350 nm south-southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 12 knots.

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New Jersey, USA – Residents at the Jersey Shore had to deal with some significant flooding thanks to a storm off the coast. Flooding Thursday evening was followed by more flooding Friday.

India – Panic gripped parts of North and Western Bengaluru in the early hours of Thursday with flash floods flooding several localities in Dasarahalli, Nagasandra and Chikkabidarakallu due to breaching of Doddabidarakallu Lake at around mid-night. More than 300 houses were marooned and over 100 vehicles were submerged in the flash floods.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon 20w (Hagibis), located approximately 654 nm south of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 13 knots.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon 20w (Hagibis), located approximately 258 nm south-southwest of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 10 knots.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon 20w (Hagibis), located approximately 274 nm north-northwest of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking northwestward at 13 knots.

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Alaska – Juneau was pummeled with inches of rain this weekend, leading to a flood advisory and mudslides in some areas. Residents in one area of Douglas were advised to evacuate. The sodden ground caused mudslides in some areas, and wrecked roads and ditches. Several reports have been made of flooding and landslides in the downtown and Douglas Island area.

India – Flooding continues to affect Bihar, especially the Rajendranagar area. The Ganga, Sone, Punpun, Adhwara, Kosi, Mahananda and Parman rivers are at dangerous levels. 22 million people across 14 districts are affected by floods. With these conditions, there has been an outbreak of Dengue, Chikungunya and Malaria. As of 6 October, about 900 people tested positive for dengue in Bihar, including 640 cases in Patna due to waterlogged streets. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, Patna and its nearby regions are likely to receive more rainfall over the next two days.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon 20w (Hagibis), located approximately 220 nm east-northeast of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking west-northwestward at 13 knots.

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UK – Heavy rain causing floods continues to hit the UK. The Met Office has warned there is a danger some towns may become cut off today after parts of the country were drenched in two inches of rain. An amber warning was put in place for an area centred around Norwich which covers parts of Norfolk and Suffolk. It said homes and businesses are likely to be flooded with damage to some buildings and adds there is “a good chance some communities are cut off by flooded roads”. It also warned of a “danger to life” due to deep or fast flowing floodwater and says power cuts are possible and driving conditions could become “difficult”. A yellow warning stretching between just north of Essex to north Lincolnshire has also in place since 8am this morning and last until 5pm tonight.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 20w (Hagibis), located approximately 537 nm east of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking westward at 17 knots.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 20w (Twenty), located approximately 946 nm east of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking westward at 15 knots.

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UK – The remnants of Hurricane Lorenzo are bringing gale-force winds that are thrashing the west coast as rain sweeps across much of the country. The Environment Agency has issued 28 flood alerts and eight flood warnings across the country as half a month’s rain is set to fall on the already saturated ground by the end of the week.

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Cambodia – Since early September, Cambodia has experienced flooding along the Mekong River Basin and around the Tonle Sap Lake, which was triggered by heavy rainfall. 238 communes in 62 districts in 10 provinces have been affected. Current reports indicate that flood waters from the Mekong River have receded in many affected areas, though flash floods have affected areas around the Tonle Sap Lake. 93,319 households affected, 11,579 households displaced and 16 persons have died.

Chicago, USA – Heavy rain overnight has left many roads across the Chicago area flooded. Flash flooding was also an issue in Skokie. A number of residential streets were underwater, but water is now receding throughout the area.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm (td) 19w (Mitag), located approximately 460 nm west-southwest of Misawa, Japanr, is tracking east-notheastward at 18 knots.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Lorenzo is located about 220 mi…355 km nne of Flores island in the western Azores with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…ne or 40 degrees at 43 mph…69 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (td) 19w (Mitag), located approximately 182 nm south-southwest of Kunsan AFB, South Korea, is tracking north-notheastward at 15 knots.

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UK – More rain and winds are expected in parts of the country later this week as the remnants of Hurricane Lorenzo arrive in the UK. The storm – the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the far east Atlantic – will have lost most of its power by the time it arrives on Thursday. It comes after torrential rain brought flash flooding and led to some places being evacuated on Tuesday. On the Isle of Man a major incident was declared with people trapped in their homes indoors. Elsewhere, some areas in the Midlands, Wales and southern England were hit by a week’s rain in just an hour, as thunderstorms swept across the UK. Roads and railways were closed and some flights from London’s Heathrow Airport were delayed on Tuesday evening due to the bad weather. Dozens of flood warnings and alerts remain in place across England.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Lorenzo is located about 630 mi…1010 km sw of Flores in the western Azores with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…ne or 40 degrees at 22 mph…35 km/h.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Narda is located about 70 mi…115 km nw of Los Mochis Mexico and about 120 mi…195 km se of Guaymas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (td) 19w (Mitag), located approximately 156 nm south-southeast of Shanghai, China, is tracking northward at 15 knots.

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India – More than 100 people have been killed over the last four days after a heavy spell of retreating monsoon rains flooded wide areas in northeast India’s Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar states. Patna has received more than 200mm of rain since Friday, according to the weather department. Days of downpour left almost 80 percent of Patna localities, including hospitals and schools, flooded. Residents reported knee-deep water across the city.

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