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Turkey – At least four people were killed and three others injured on Tuesday in flash floods in Turkey’s northeastern province of Trabzon, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday. The ministry said two streams overflowed after heavy rainfall and floods hit Arakli district in the Black Sea region with six people still missing.

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Tajikistan – During 1 to 7 June 2019, continuous heavy rains resulted in mudflows and floods countrywide. In total, 10 mid-scale mudflows and floods have occurred throughout Tajikistan. 1,350 households (6,750 people) were heavily affected. At least 4 persons were killed in Khuroson, Penjikent and Pyanj. The mudflows repeatedly hit the same locations (in Farkhor and Vose) on 6 June 2019. Around 650 households were evacuated to neighbouring villages.

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USA – Flash flood warnings have been issued for Texas across to the mid-Atlantic by the National Weather Service (NWS), remaining in effect until this morning. Across the country, two to three inches of rain has already fallen, with expected showers to follow over the course of the morning, affecting the eastern states and coast. This rainfall is expected to cause flash flooding in Grayson in Georgia, Oldtown in Idaho, Naples in Florida, Coalton in Ohio, Flatwoods in West Virginia, Russell in Massachusetts and Hopewell, Virginia.

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02a (Vayu), located approximately 180 nm south of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking northeastward at 12 knots.

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Mongolia – On 15 June 2019, heavy precipitation was expected to run across the country. At around 15:00 hours, torrential rain poured on central area of the country including Ulaanbaatar city and nearby provinces including Tuv province. The heavy rainfall caused flash floods in the following soums; Lun, Bayantsogt, and Bayankhangai in Tuv province.

Canada – With once-in-a-century floods two years in a row, residents and communities grapple with a new reality and tough choices: rebuild or pack up and leave? After back-to-back historic floods along the St. John River watershed, the Nauwidgewauk community and others like it in New Brunswick are being redrawn by backhoes, demolition equipment and government officials — who are now enforcing flood-plain building restrictions that went ignored for decades. People in the province are talking about climate change in a way they never would have a few years ago. For the second straight year, hundreds of homes were evacuated and long stretches of the Trans-Canada Highway were underwater. Even officials who manage flood response seemed surprised at the level of destruction this spring.

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UK – Residents in at least 590 homes in Wainfleet and Thorpe Culvert, in Lincolnshire, have been told to leave as waters continued to surge this weekend. The town first flooded on Wednesday after more than two months’ worth of rain fell in two days, causing the River Steeping to burst its banks. On Friday, three RAF helicopters dropped 270 one-tonne sandbags in an attempt to repair the bank.

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02a (Vayu), located approximately 264 nm south-southwest of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking south-southeastward at 04 knots.

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Florida, USA – Heavy rain across South Florida impacted people’s commute and caused some roads in Aventura to flood. The rain swept through parts of Miami-Dade and Broward counties, Friday afternoon. Some drivers found themselves stranded while the water rose quickly.

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02a (Vayu), located approximately 252 nm south of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking westward at 04 knots.

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02a (Vayu), located approximately 248 nm south- southeast of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking west-southwestward at 04 knots.

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China – At least 61 people have now been killed and 356,000 evacuated from their homes as heavy rain and floods swept through large parts of southern and central China this week, Chinese rescue authorities said. In a notice published late on Thursday, China’s Ministry of Emergency Management said 9,300 homes have collapsed and 3.71 million hectares of farmland damaged during the floods.

Indonesia – Indonesian authorities warned of more flash floods and landslides after days of flooding forced the evacuation of more than 5,000 people from Central and Southeast Sulawesi, the nation’s main nickel ore producing region. Heavy rainfall may continue to lash Southeast Sulawesi and many other provinces until Saturday, the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency said on its website. Authorities evacuated 5,703 people until Tuesday after hundreds of hectares of paddy and corn fields were inundated and several houses damaged.

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02a (Vayu), located approximately 285 nm south- southeast of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking north-northwestward at 03 knots.

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India – Tropical Cyclone VAYU formed over the eastern Arabian Sea (Indian Ocean) on 10 June and started moving north…It could reach southwestern Gujarat State on 13 June, with maximum sustained winds up to 150-160 km/h. Heavy rain with thunderstorms and strong winds are forecast over western coastal states over the next 24 hours. A strong wind and heavy rainfall warning is in effect for Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra States and a thunderstorm warning for Maharashtra States. Gujarat has already evacuated about 1.2 lakhs people from low lying areas to safer places and would complete the evacuation of 3 lakh people by 4 PM today. Similarly Diu has evacuated 8000 people and would complete the evacuation of over 10000 people by 4 PM.

Yemen – Torrential rain and flash flooding in recent weeks, culminating in widespread flooding in the second week of June, have affected thousands of families across Yemen. It is estimated that rains and floods have affected close to 70,000 people, including internally displaced people, in over 10 governorates. Hajjah Governorate is the most affected Governorate.

Colorado, USA – Rivers are raging at or near flood levels across Colorado, with plenty of snow yet to melt on many mountain ranges. With more runoff on the way and the rainy season approaching, communities are bracing for impact.

UK – Yellow weather warnings are in place throughout the UK until Thursday as torrential rain continues across parts of England, Scotland and Wales, and an Amber warning in the north east in place for tomorrow.

Greece – Heavy rainstorms and hail battered many parts of mainland Greece, including Attica. A sudden hailstorm that hit the rural region around Arta in western Greece in the afternoon seriously damaged kiwi and citrus crops, municipal authorities said. Though the storm lasted only half an hour, some crops were completely destroyed and next year’s produce may also be affected by the damage. Cities in central Greece were hit by hail and storms too, with roads and homes flooded. There was flooding in parts of Attica too, including Aghia Marina and Koropi.

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02a (Vayu), located approximately 419 nm south- southeast of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking north-northwestward at 08 knots.

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USA – Torrential downpours have flooded huge swaths of the Midwest and the Southeast since last week. Rain over the weekend triggered flash floods in several states, including Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Florida. In some states, more than a month’s worth of rain fell in a day. Beyond flash floods, rivers rising more slowly in places like Iowa have threatened drinking water. In Illinois, flooding this past week has closed roads and bridges. Atlanta broke a single-day rainfall record on Saturday with 4 inches of rain. Nebraska issued a second disaster declaration last week in response to the floods. These rains have come atop flooding tied to the wet winter in many parts of the country followed by a wet spring. The ongoing flooding has already led to several deaths and, once the water recedes, will exact a huge toll on the economy. One of the biggest concerns is the impact of floods on crops like corn and soy, which are mainly grown in the Midwest. Waters have already damaged some fields, and the soaked soil is preventing new crops from being planted.

UK – Intense thunderstorms and showers are expected cause further flooding and travel misery in the next few days across southern and eastern areas of England, forecasters have warned. After more than a month’s worth of rain fell in a day on Monday, swamping roads and railway lines the clean up efforts may be hampered by further downpours.

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02a (Vayu), located approximately 616 nm south- southeast of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking north-northeastward at 07 knots.

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Sulawesi, Indonesia – Floods in three provinces in Sulawesi have forced thousands of people to flee their houses for higher ground. Tthe National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) revealed that 4,198 people in North Konawe regency in Southeast Sulawesi had been evacuated to safer areas.

UK – Storms spark severe floods and travel chaos in South East as M20 is submerged – with more rain coming. Two sinkholes also forced parts of the M25 to close overnight while most of the rail line from Kent to London is submerged. Many parts of southern England have been completely submerged after heavy thunderstorms rolled in on Monday. Kent and East Sussex have seen the worst of the intense rainfall – but deluges have also affected parts of the South West, South Wales and East Anglia.

North Carolina, USA – Flash flooding in North Carolina has resulted in the deaths of three people, with Catawba County declaring a state of emergency. According to Associated Press, three men died on Saturday after their vehicle hit high water on a road west of Lincolnton and slammed into a tree. Runoff from the weekend’s heavy rainfall could mean continued flooding along the Catawba River in the North Carolina foothills and Piedmont. Landslides are also possible.

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China – Six people have died and one is missing after heavy rains and flooding in southeastern China. 88,000 people have been evacuated in Jiangxi province following strong winds, hail and floods. More than 100 houses have been destroyed.

Indonesia – One villager was killed and more than 2,000 others have been taking shelters at higher grounds after floods and landslides hit West Kalimantan province of central Indonesia since Friday.

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Malaysia – Sudden floods in inte rior northern and central Sarawak following hours of incessant rain caused rivers to break their banks. Floods reached five meters in several areas. The devastating floods over the past two days in northern and central Sarawak caused widespread damage.

Wales – Cars have been left submerged and people have faced disruption on the roads after a thunderstorm brought flash flooding to parts of Cardiff.

Arkansas, USA – Flash flooding Thursday night closed two state highways in Washington County along with a number of county roads. No injuries were reported.

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Libya – A wave of heavy rainfall and thunderstorm has hit the south western region of Libya. The rainfall commenced on the 28 May 2019 and intensified on the 2 June. The municipality of Ghat has been severely affected, including: Silila, Ta’ala, Ghat, Albakat, Saya, Alfiywat, Al-Sharika and Al-Siniyah. The water levels have not receded and vary between 0.5 to 2 meters depending on the area. Over 20,000 people have been affected by the floods and an estimated 2,500 have been displaced to nearby areas. Most of the displaced families are hosted with relatives or sheltered in three schools habilitated by the municipality. Human casualties have been reported. To date, four died (including three children and one adult) and 30 people suffered minor injuries.

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Record-shattering rainfall swamped the south-central U.S. over the past few weeks, leading to catastrophic flooding along the Arkansas River in both Oklahoma and Arkansas. In several locations, the river was at its highest level ever recorded, including Fort Smith, Ark. Elsewhere, eight states along the Mississippi River endured the longest period of flooding since the Great Flood of 1927. Images captured Feb. 25 and June 1 at Fort Smith and Moffett.

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South Africa – Heavy rain has flooded homes and roads across Cape Town. Some Manenberg residents spent hours trying to bail water out of their houses. The heavy rain also caused havoc in traffic on Tuesday afternoon and evening, forcing commuters to spend hours longer than usual in peak hour traffic.

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Serbia – Torrential rains over 24 hours caused floods Monday in central Serbia that covered roads, washed into homes and damaged bridges. Bulging creeks and overflowing sewers flooded dozens of houses in several towns and villages, forcing some residents to flee their homes or escape to the buildings’ upper floors.

USA – Flood warnings and watches are in effect from Minnesota down to Louisiana as water continues to rise. In Arkansas, water is nearly up to the rooftops of many homes as the banks of the Arkansas River spill over into neighborhoods. While some homes are already underwater in the Pine Bluff area, officials are warning others nearby to be prepared for evacuation. Forecasters expect water levels to rise another two feet.

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