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Sierra Leone – Torrential rains starting from 2 August have led to flooding in Freetown. Despite the normal peak of the rainy season in August, the soil was previously saturated by rains in July. At least 6 people are reported dead and some 5,000 people are believed to have lost their shelter. Informal settlements, including impoverished slum communities, scattered around the city and mostly built in flood or landslide prone areas, are the most affected.

Saudi Arabia – Parts of Taif were lashed by heavy rains on Thursday, prompting the civil defence agency to warn people in the governorate to shun flood-hit valleys and pooled water. Rescue teams saved two families, who had been trapped by flash floods in the western Saudi region, media reported on Friday.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 11w (Krosa) is located approximately 296 nm west of Misawa, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 18 knots.

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Japan – Heavy rains lashed parts of western Japan on Thursday as tropical storm Krosa bore down on the country, forcing the cancellations of hundreds of flights and trains as authorities advised more than 400,000 people to evacuate.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 11w (Krosa) is located approximately 35 nm southeast of Iwakuni, Japan, is tracking northward at 15 knots.

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India – More than 500 persons have died and at least are 100 missing in torrential rains and floods across India by Wednesday (August 14), stated official data. In the last one week, 91 deaths have been reported from Kerala, 54 from Karnataka, 48 from Maharashtra and eight from Odisha. Between July and the first week of August, at least 98 deaths were reported from Gujarat, 123 in Bihar and 71 in Assam. With several persons still missing, authorities fear the toll will likely go up. While the flood water is receding from most states, the India Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rainfall over the next five days in several places.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Henriette is located about 410 mi…660 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 11w (Krosa) is located approximately 298 nm south of Iwakuni, Japan, is tracking northward at 05 knots.

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Sudan – Flooding triggered by heavy rains inundated hundreds of houses in the Sudanese capital Khartoum and elsewhere in the country, killing at least six people Tuesday, the state-run news agency said.

India – The death toll from India’s monsoon floods climbed to 202 on Tuesday as heavy rainfall kept pounding coastal regions in the west and south. Authorities have already moved more than 1.2 million people to relief camps.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Henriette is located about 360 mi…580 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 11w (Krosa) is located approximately 422 nm south-southeast of Iwakuni, Japan, is tracking west-northwestward at 06 knots.

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Myanmar – Burmese troops have been deployed to flood-hit parts of Myanmar to help with relief efforts after rising flood waters have left thousands stranded, mostly in the southern parts of the country. The death toll from the landslide has jumped to 51. This year’s monsoonal floods have tested the government’s ability to respond after a the fatal landslides on Friday in southeastern Mon state. That was then followed up with deluges that submerged houses, displacing thousands. Floodwaters have submerged more than 4,000 houses in the state and displaced more than 25,000 residents who have sought shelter in monasteries and pagodas.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Henriette is located about 265 mi…430 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 11w (Krosa) is located approximately 236 nm west-northwest of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 10 knots.

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India – The death toll from a fresh spell of monsoon-driven floods in India has jumped to 190 and affected more than a million residents, officials said on Monday. Heavy rain and landslides have also forced hundreds of thousands of people in southern and western India to take shelter in relief camps, while train services were canceled in several flood-hit areas. Officials warned that fuel shortages were widespread in districts that were cut off from larger cities. The states of Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat were the worst-hit, but others like Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Andhra Pradesh have also reported flooding.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Lekima is located approximately 232 nm north-northwest of Shanghai, China is tracking north-northwestward at 13 knots.

Tropical Storm 11w (Krosa) is located approximately 121 nm southwest of Iwo To, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots.

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China – The death toll from typhoon Lekima in eastern China rose to 30 on Sunday, with 18 people missing, as the country braced for more travel disruptions as the storm moved further north up the coast. Typhoon Lekima made landfall early on Saturday in the eastern province of Zhejiang with winds gusting to 187 km (116 miles) per hour, causing travel chaos with thousands of flights cancelled and rail operations suspended. The typhoon damaged more than 173,000 hectares of crops and 34,000 homes in Zhejiang, Lekima, China’s ninth typhoon of this year, is expected to make a second landing along the coastline in Shandong province, prompting more flight cancellations and the closure of some expressways.

Scotland – Heavy rain and tumultuous weather conditions are causing travel chaos as train operators have been forced to shut lines, including the one connecting Scotland to England. Network rail Scotland have said the West Coast mainline between Scotland and England has been closed due to flooding on the tracks between Carlisle and Lockerbie. The train operator said water levels were about a foot above the rails. Passengers on five trains are currently trapped or blocked due to the high volumes of water on the tracks.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon Lekima is located approximately 79 nm nsouthwest of Shanghai, China is tracking north-northwestward at 13 knots.

Typhoon 11w (Krosa) is located approximately 115 nm south of Iwo To, is tracking west-northwestward at 05 knots.

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China – At least 13 people have been killed and more than a million forced from their homes as Typhoon Lekima hit China. Sixteen people were also missing after a landslide was triggered by the storm. Lekima made landfall in the early hours of Saturday in Wenling, between Taiwan and China’s financial capital Shanghai. The storm was initially designated a “super typhoon”, but weakened slightly before landfall – when it still had winds of 187km/h (116mph).

India – At least 28 people have died in Kerala after torrential monsoon rains caused landslides and flooding that cut off some areas, authorities said on Friday. More than 64,000 people were evacuated and Cochin International Airport, the busiest airport in a state popular with tourists, was closed. In the latest flooding, several dozen people were feared to have been trapped after landslides in Wayanad and Malappuram districts. Kerala received 155 mm (6.1 inches) of rain on Friday, ten times more than average, weather department data showed.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon Lekima is located approximately 126 nm nort-northeast of Taipei, Taiwan is tracking northwestward at 10 knots.

Typhoon 11w (Krosa) is located approximately 168 nm south of Iwo To, is tracking eastward at 01 knot.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon Lekima is located approximately 214 nm southwest of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan is tracking north-northwestward at 10 knots.

Typhoon 11w (Krosa) is located approximately 167 nm south-southwest of Iwo To, is tracking northeastward at 01 knot.

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New Jersey, USA – Wednesday’s severe thunderstorms with high winds and tropical downpours caused chaos on central Jersey roads. Emergency responders were busy assisting motorists caught in the floods. Flooding however, remained localized.

India – At least 16 people have died in Maharashtra as heavy rains and overflowing rivers swamped five districts, forcing authorities to move more than 140,000 people to safer places, a government official said on Wednesday. Rivers in the region were flooded as authorities released water from dams that had filled after some districts such as Kolhapur received as much as 670 mm (26.4 inches) of rainfall in a week.

Scotland – People in Edinburgh have been left reeling after significant flooding hit the city for the second time this summer. The first flooding reports came in from Leith and Restalrig, where portions of roads were left underwater and buses were diverted. Bankhead and Sighthill were also heavily hit, with Bankhead Crossing left underwater with collapsed manhole covers after a drain burst in the area. Train travelers were also affected with a number of railway lines under water.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Francisco is located approximately 166 nm northeast of Seoul, South Korea and is tracking north-northeastward at 16 knots.

Tropical Storm Lekima is located approximately 336 nm south of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

Tropical storm 11w (Krosa) is located approximately 216 nm south of Iwo To, is tracking north-northwestward at 08 knots.

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Sudan – Sudan has been hit by torrential rain and floods across 12 states in the country. Authorities are concerned that the floods may increase mosquito caused malaria as well a cholera in affected areas.

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In the Central Pacific Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Flossie is located about 85 mi…135 km nne of Hilo Hawaii and about 90 mi…145 km e of Hana Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Francisco is located approximately 47 nm southeast of Busan, South Korea and is tracking northwestward at 18 knots.

Tropical Storm Lekima is located approximately 449 nm south of Kadena AFB, Japan is tracking north-northwestward at 03 knots.

Tropical storm 11w (Krosa) is located approximately 148 nm west of Agrihan, is tracking northwestward at 09 knots.

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Vietnam – Flooded roads are slowing down traffic and movement around the Chiang Mai area as a result of the fallout from tropical depression ‘Wipha’ which crossed the North Vietnam coast, heading westward towards Thailand, over the weekend. In Phayao, heavy downpours are causing floods in farmlands and low-lying homes in Chiang Kham and Dok Kham Tai districts, prompting district chiefs and local administrators to provide aid to the affected residents.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Gil is located about 1255 mi…2020 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h . Pesent movement…w or 270 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Erick is located about 740 mi…1190 km w of Honolulu Hawaii and about 175 mi…280 km n of Johnston island with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Depression Flossie is located about 250 mi…400 km e of Hilo Hawaii and about 320 mi…515 km ese of Hana Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Francisco is located approximately 287 nm east-southeast of Sasebo, Japan and is tracking west-northwestward at 14 knots.

Tropical Depression Lekima is located approximately 456 nm south-southeast of Kadena AFB, Japan is tracking northwestward at 05 knots.

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India – The exceptionally heavy rainfall in the last four days has led to mass flooding across Maharashtra. The floods have led to four deaths and hundreds of citizens have been evacuated as all the major rivers in the State flow in spate. However, the floods have also given a massive boost to water availability in the dams. On Sunday, the cumulative capacity of the all the dams was 56 per cent of the total designed live storage. The heavy water-logging in Mumbai also disrupted suburban rail services, with many locals trains being delayed and long-distance trains halted midway. The power supply in Thane and Palghar was also affected as the power distribution company switched off the main lines to prevent accidental electrocution.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Gil is located about 1095 mi…1765 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 275 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Erick is located about 585 mi…945 km wsw of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Tropical Storm Flossie is located about 550 mi…885 km e of Hilo Hawaii and about 615 mi…990 km e of Hana Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Francisco is located approximately 601 nm east-southeast of Iwakuni, Japan and is tracking northwestward at 16 knots.

Tropical Depression Lekima is located approximately 631 nm south-southeast of Kadena AFB, Japan is trackong northwestward at 05 knots.

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Bangladesh – The floods triggered by heavy seasonal rains and onrush of water from hills across the Indian borders have now claimed at least 108 lives in Bangladesh, a disaster official said on Sunday. Since the first week of the last month, he said at least six million people have been affected by the floods while thousands of families were forced to flee home.

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India – Heavy rain in neighbouring Maharashtra has resulted in swelling of the River Krishna triggering floods in several parts of north Karnataka, inundating vast tracts of agricultural land. As much as two lakh cusec of water was released from Narayanapura reservoir into River Krishna and more quantity would be released in the next 12 hours. According to local farmers out of the 23 villages on the banks of River Krishna, at least six would be affected with the release of water. Farmers are apprehensive about losing crops since paddy had been sown on thousands of acres on right and left banks of the Krishna.

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In the Central Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Erick is located about 340 mi…545 km sw of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Tropical Storm Flossie is located about 840 mi…1355 km e of Hilo Hawaii and about 1035 mi…1665 km e of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h, Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Wipha is located approximately 41 nm east-northeast of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking west-southwestward at 10 knots.

Tropical Storm Francisco is located approximately 288 nm east-southeast of Chichi, Japan and is tracking northwestward at 17 knots.

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Philippines – Several areas in Metro Manila were quickly flooded following a downpour brought by the southwest monsoon on Friday. The southwest monsoon, which had been bringing heavy rain in the western part of Luzon, was further enhanced by a tropical storm located outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility. In Metro Manila, the downpour caused floods, triggering traffic, making commuting difficult, and leaving some passengers stranded.

India – Incessant rainfall has caused the death of four people in a wall collapse in Vadodara, besides causing floods and affecting life in the city. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has shifted nearly 5,000 people from over two dozen low-lying areas.