Storms and Floods

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Zeta is located about 45 mi…75 km e of Progreso Mexico and about 540 mi…865 km s of the mouth of the Mississippi river with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 21w (Molave), located approximately 332 nm east-southeast of De Nang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 13 knots.

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Philippines – At least 16 people are thought to be dead or missing in the Philippines as a result of Tropical Cyclone “Molave” (known locally as “Quinta”), including several people swept away by flood waters in Negros Oriental in Central Visayas region and Romblon in Mimaropa region. Molave made landfall over southern Luzon close to Lagazpi City, Bicol Region, on 25 October as a typhoon with maximum sustained wind speeds of around 140 km/h. Heavy rain was reported in several areas of the country, including Legazpi which recorded 282.8mm of rain in 24 hours to 25 October and Romblon which recorded 138 mm the following day.

Indonesia – Flooding has damaged almost 1,500 homes in parts of West Java Province, Indonesia, over the last few days in the cities of Depok and Bekasi.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Zeta is located about 210 mi…340 km se of Cozumel Mexico with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 19w (Soudel), located approximately 117 nm north-northwest of De Nang, Vietnam, is tracking northwestward at 03 knots.

Typhoon 21w (Molave), located approximately 139 nm west-southwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 15 knots.

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Australia – Severe thunderstorms brought heavy rain and strong winds to parts of New South Wales, Australia, from 23 October 2020. Flooding and wind damage disrupted traffic. Power supply was interrupted in some areas.

Jamaica – At least 2 people have died after heavy rain caused floods and landslides in Jamaica. Jamaica’s Meteorological Service issued several warnings for heavy rain and flash floods over the weekend from the “outer bands from Tropical Storm Zeta, over the northwestern Caribbean Sea, were contributing to the rainfall over Jamaica.

Bangladesh – Heavy rainfall in Bangladesh caused flooding in low lying areas of Bagerhat District, Khulna Division from 23 October. According to local media, 38,000 people have been affected, although local authorities have yet to complete full damage assessments. Local authorities have distributed relief items including food rations. Flooding has caused damage to livelihoods, in particular to thousands of shrimp enclosures which have been swept away.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Epsilon is located about 270 mi…435 km s of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…ne or 50 degrees at 30 mph…48 km/h.

Tropical Storm Zeta is located about 305 mi…490 km sse of the western tip of Cuba and about 295 mi…475 km se of Cozumel Mexico with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 1 mph…2 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 19w (Soudel), located approximately 90 nm north of De Nang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

Tropical Storm 21w (Molave), located approximately 238 nm east-southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 14 knots.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Epsilon is located about 355 mi…570 km nne of Bermuda and about 815 mi…1315 km sw of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…nne or 15 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 19w (Soudel), located approximately 262 nm east-northeast of De Nang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

Tropical depression 21w (Twenty-one), located approximately 365 nm north-northwest of Koror, is tracking northwestward at 16 knots.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Epsilon is located about 195 mi…310 km ene of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 19w (Soudel), located approximately 264 nm south-southeast of Hong Kong, is tracking west-northwestward at 03 knots.

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Indonesia – A landslide struck at a coal mine in South Sumatra, Indonesia, after heavy rainfall. The landslide struck during the afternoon of 21 October 2020 in a coal mine near the village of Tanjung Lalang in Muara Enim Regency. Disaster authorities blamed the recent heavy rain and unstable soil conditions. Search and rescue operations including excavation machines searched for survivors. On 22 October disaster authorities reported 11 people had died in the disaster.

Mozambique – The government in Mozambique reports that 22 people have died and 12 injured after heavy rains, and strong winds in several regions of the country since the beginning of October 2020. 16,657 people from 3,695 families have been affected by floods in the provinces of Niassa, Nampula, Zambézia and Manica and in Maputo city. Almost 2,000 homes were damaged and 922 completely destroyed. Schools and health centres were also damaged. Flooding is also affected areas of Doa district in Tete province due to an overflow of the Zambezi river.

Kenya – Almost 25,000 people have been displaced by flooding along the shores of Lake Turkana in Kenya, while 7,000 households have been severely affected by Lake Victoria backflows. 24,320 people living on the shores of Lake Turkana have now been displaced by rising water in Kerio, Kangatotha, Kalokol and Lake Zone wards. Flooding has submerged homes and disrupted livelihoods.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Epsilon is located about 260 mi…415 km ese of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…110 mph…175 km/h. Present movement…nw or 320 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 19w (Soudel), located approximately 336 nm south-southeast of Hong Kong, is tracking north-northwestward at 04 knots.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Epsilon is located about 450 mi…725 km ese of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 19w (Soudel), located approximately 174 nm northwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 04 knots.

Tropical depression 20w (Twenty), located approximately 93 nm west of Iwo To, is tracking southwestward at 04 knots.

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Ireland – Local authorities in County Cork, south-western Ireland, reported extensive tidal flooding in coastal areas early on 20 October, 2020. Cork County Council said “storm surge coupled with spring tides have been the major contributory factors. A southerly wind direction and high wind speeds coinciding with high tides had the effect of increasing the tide significantly.” The towns of Bantry, Kinsale and Youghal were badly affected. However, areas of the city of Cork were among the worst hit.

Philippines – Disaster authorities in the Philippines report that more than 5,000 families on the island of Luzon in the north of the country have been affected by Tropical Storm “Saudel”, known in the Philippines as “Pepito”. The storm made landfall over Aurora Province then crossed the island of Luzon and continued west-northwest to the South China Sea.

Portugal – Civil Protection in Portugal have responded to over 1,300 calls for assistance after severe weather brought by Storm Barbara. Portugal saw strong winds and heavy rainfall from 19 October. The Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) reported at least 7 locations across the country recorded over 90 mm of rain in 24 hours to 20 October. As much as 150mm of rain fell in Portalegre during that period.

Greece – Heavy rain was reported in the islands of southern Greece from 20 October. Heraklion, capital of the island of Crete, recorded 138.1mm of rain in 24 hours to 21 October, while Karpathos in the Dodecanese islands recorded 244 mm.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Epsilon is located about 765 mi…1230 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…ene or 75 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 19w (Soudel), located approximately 149 nm east-northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 17 knots.

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Nigeria – In a report of 19 October, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said that torrential rainfall, river floods and flash floods since September have cumulatively impacted 192,594 people across 22 states in Nigeria. Furthermore, around 826 injuries and 155 fatalities have so far been recorded and 24,134 people are reported to be displaced.

Indonesia – Heavy rain in western and central parts of Indonesia that began around 15 October has caused flooding in 3 different provinces. Dozens of homes have been damaged and over 200 people displaced.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 19w (Nineteen), located approximately 427 nm east of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 13 knots.

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India – Further heavy rain from late 17 October has caused yet more flooding in parts of the state of Telangana, India, in particular in the capital, Hyderabad. Last week the city saw record heavy rain which triggered floods causing fatalities and severe material damage. Since then, further heavy downpours from 17 October caused more damage and claimed more lives. Over 120 mm of rain fell in 24 hours to 18 October in parts of Greater Hyderabad. At least 6 fatalities were reported as a result of collapsing buildings or electrocution. Media report that Telangana has now witnessed 61 deaths due to rain related incidents since last week. Roads around Greater Hyderabad were swamped, causing severe traffic disruption. Homes were flooded, with as many as 40,000 families affected, according to local media.

Vietnam – The death toll from floods and landslides in central Vietnam continues to rise as rivers reach record levels. In a recent update, Vietnam’s Disaster Management Authority (DMA) said at least 88 people have now died after further disaster struck over the weekend. Heavy rain caused a landslide at an army barracks in Huong Phung in Quang Tri Province on 18 October, burying 22 people. As of 19 October, 17 have been confirmed dead while the five others remained missing. The death toll also includes 15 people buried in a landslide at a hydropower plant construction site in Phong Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue.

Cambodia – Flooding has worsened in parts of Cambodia after further heavy rain in the country and dam releases in bordering parts of Thailand. Flooding that began in early October has now affected over 240,000 people in 71 districts of 19 of the country’s 25 provinces and autonomous regions. At least 20 people have lost their lives.

Kenya – Heavy rain triggered a deadly landslide in western Kenya on 14 October. According to local media, 2 people died in the landslide that struck in Weiwei, West Pokot County, burying at least 5 houses. Four people were rescued and several people were injured. The landslide also caused damage to roads, limiting access to the area.

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Slovakia – Days of heavy rain caused flooding in several areas of Slovakia, causing 1 fatality and prompting evacuations. The Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMÚ) said that the rain was brought by an area of low pressure which moved from the central Mediterranean, through the Balkans, the Carpathians and over Poland. In a 48 hour period to 14 October, Košická Belá municipality in Košice-okolie District in the Košice Region recorded 123.1 mm of rain.

Tanzania – At least 12 people have lost their lives in flash floods in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Floods were triggered by heavy rain that began early on 13 October 2020. Dozens of roads were blocked disrupting transport in the city.

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Togo – Ongoing flooding along the Oti River has resulted in casualties and widespread damage in northern Togo, West Africa. In a statement of 21 September, 2020, officials said the overflow of several watercourses including the Oti had damaged or destroyed bridges and roads and left communities isolated. Homes were also damaged or destroyed. 8 people had died as a result of the floods.

Indonesia – Heavy rainfall hit parts of the island of Sulawesi on 15 October, 2020, causing floods in Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. Over 5,000 people have been affected and hundreds of homes damaged. Floods struck in Donggala Regency in Central Sulawesi Province on 15 October after a period of heavy rain caused the Powelua river to break its banks. Around 5,000 residents were affected and 995 houses damaged, with flood waters said to be around 1.5 metres deeps in some areas. Flash floods struck on the same day in Toli-Toli Regency, Central Sulawesi Province, forcing 1,750 people from 350 families to evacuate their homes.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Post-tropical cyclone 19e (Norbert), located approximately 407 nm south of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 06 knots.

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Philippines – A tropical depression brought heavy rain caused to parts of the Philippines from 13 to 14 October 2020. Disaster officials reported at least 2 people died and another was reported missing following floods in Cebu City and surrounding areas. At least 20 villages in the surrounding areas were affected, with flood waters up to 1 metre deep. Over 250 people had to evacuate to safer ground, including 230 residents of Barangay Pulangbato and 136 people ib Barangay Kalunasan.

India – A deep depression in the Bay of Bengal has brought days of heavy rain to parts of southern and western India, causing flooding in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. In Telangana, media report at least 15 people are thought to have died in flood and rain-related incidents after heavy downpours from around 12 October, 2020. In Andhra Pradesh, heavy rains caused damage to roads and disrupted power supply in several districts including West Godavari, Krishna, Kadapa and Guntur, affecting 150,000 people. In the state of Karnataka, DMD report that flooding has affected 150,000 people in the state in areas of Kalaburagi and Bidar districts from 13 October. Meanwhile in the state of Maharashtra 6 people have died and the search and rescue operation called off.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 19e (Norbert), located approximately 701 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 13 knots.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 18w (Nangka), located approximately 59 nm southeast of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 11 knots.

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Laos – At least 1 person has died and 3 are missing after flooding in Laos since 07 October. Almost 8,000 people have been displaced. Meanwhile the flood situation continues in neighbouring Vietnam and Cambodia, with 45 fatalities reported and dozens missing. Flooding struck in the southern provinces of Sekong and Savannakhet in Loas from around 07 October 2020. One person died and 3 are missing after flooding in Kaleum district of Sekong. Around 250 people from 50 households have been affected. Flooding has been reported in 52 villages in 8 districts of Savannakhet Province. Over 10,000 people have been affected and 7,539 displaced after flooding damaged hundreds of homes as well as roads, bridges, crops and livestock.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 18w (Nangka), located approximately 264 nm southwest of Hong Kong, is tracking westward at 07 knots.

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Indonesia – Floods and landslides have affected wide areas of Indonesia since 07 October, 2020. At least 3 people have lost their lives. Homes have been damaged or destroyed and hundreds of people displaced. Flooding since 11 October 2020 has affected around 1,000 households in 6 districts of Garut Regency in West Java Province. A landslide occurred in Dawe District, Kudus Regency, Central Java early on 12 October. Two young people died in the landslide. Meanwhile in North Sumatra Province, flooding has affected 1,205 and damaged 240 homes. Floods struck in Seluma Regency, Bengkulu Province on 08 October 2020, affecting 82 families. BNPB said that 225 people were displaced and a further 500 or more affected. One person died and another injured after a landslide in Rendang District, Karangasem Regency, Bali Province on 10 October. 340 people were affected by floods in Mamasa Regency, West Sulawesi Province, on 08 October. Over 20 homes were severely damaged, along with roads and a bridge.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression (td) 16w (Chan-Hom), located approximately 138 nm north of Chichi Jima, Japan, is tracking southward at 08 knots.

Tropical storm 18w (Nangka), located approximately 277 nm south-southeast of Hong Kong, is tracking westward at 13 knots.

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USA – Delta made landfall 09 October 2020 as a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h (100 mph). The storm began to lose strength as it moved inland and has since been downgraded to a Tropical Depression. Heavy winds downed trees and power lines. Some 615,000 homes and businesses along the Gulf Coast without power as of 10 October. Delta also dumped heavy rainfall, causing floods in parts of Louisiana and later Georgia.

Vietnam – Tropical Storm Linfa made landfall over Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces in Vietnam on 11 October 2020. The storm brought further heavy rainfall to central provinces of Vietnam. Ta Long in Qang Tri province recorded 210 mm of rain, and Quang Dien and A Luoi in Thua Thien-Hue both saw 182mm in a 24 hour period to 12 October. Central Vietnam has been plagued by heavy rain since around 05 October, with many provinces seeing severe flooding and landslides.

Uganda – Flooding from Lake Albert and Lake Kyoga had continues to cause hardship for local communities in Uganda. Uganda Red Cross reported that rising flood waters from Lake Albert displaced around 1,400 people in Kanara sub county, Ntoroko district in early October. Relief items have been distributed. NTV News said many of those displaced sought refugee at a nearby health centre which was later also flooded. Others are staying in a local school building. Local media also reported increased flooding from lake Albert in areas of Ndaiga sub-county in Kibaale district. Flooding began in April but worsened over recent weeks leaving many homeless and affecting at least 6,000 people. In a disturbing development, the recent displacements have reportedly caused land conflicts, according to reports.

Cambodia – Days of heavy rainfall in South East Asia have caused flooding in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Flooding in parts of Cambodia over the last few days has left at least 10 people dead and thousands affected. The first of the recent spate of flooding began in early October 2020 when around 150 people were evacuated from their homes in areas of Banteay Meanchey province, in particular Ou Chrov District close to the border with Thailand. Several other provinces were also affected by heavy rain at the time, including Pursat, Battambang, Kampong Speu and Kampong Chhnang. Since then flooding has worsened and as of 10 October, around 14,000 people were thought to be affected or displaced. Around 40,000 hectares of crops and paddy fields have been inundated. Military teams have been deployed to help with rescue and relief operations.

Ghana – Flooding struck in Accra and surrounding areas in Ghana on 10 October after heavy rainfall. Media reported a heavy downpour lasting several hours, early on 10 October, causing floods in areas of Accra and neighbouring Kasoa in Central Region. Just over 78 mm of rain was recorded at Kotoka International Airport in Accra in 24 hours to 10 October.