Storms and Floods

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 24s (Irondro), located approximately 927 nm south-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking east-southeastward at 16 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 25p (Harold), located approximately 287 nm northwest of Port Vila, Vanuatu, is tracking southeastward at 07 knots.

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Congo, Brazzaville – At least 20 people have been killed due to a lightning strike in Kintele, a suburb of Brazzaville, the Republic of the Congo (Congo Republic). A high voltage cable was also struck by the lightning leading to numerous electrocutions.

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 24s (Irondro), located approximately 626 nm south of Diego Garcia, is tracking south-southeastward at 16 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 25p (Harold), located approximately 502 nm northwest of Port Vila, Vanuatu, is tracking east-southeastward at 15 knots.

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Spain – An area of low pressure has triggered torrential rainfall leading to floods in parts of eastern Spain. Floodwaters have affected Castellon de la Plana, the capital of Castellon province. Further, severe thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds have been predicted for the Balearic Islands.

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 24s (Irondro), located approximately 401 nm south-southwest of Diego Garcia, is tracking southeastward at 04 knots.

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Afghanistan – Flash floods in Afghanistan have claimed the lives of 11 people and injured 15 others. According to the Ministry of State for Natural Disaster and Humanitarian, flood waters have totally destroyed around 288 houses.

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Indonesia – Heavy downpour that lasted hours on Monday evening has caused floods that inundated at least 9,285 houses in six districts of Bandung regency, West Java, forcing hundreds of people to flee their homes and causing at least one fatality.

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Zimbabwe – The floodwaters of the Zambezi have hit Victoria Falls and Kariba – the river has risen quickly and the lake is starting to fill. This is the biggest flood since 1977/78, which is the biggest flood since records started in the sixties. However, there is now a second wave coming through Chavuma (on the Angola/Zambia border) which looks as big as the first wave. The difference is the Barotse flood plain is now full and this wave will sweep over it. All the water will be channelled through to the Falls and into Kariba. It is predicted this will be the biggest flood since the Kariba Dam wall floods of 1958. Kariba will probably fill.

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Alabama, Mississippi, USA – At least three tornadoes touched down in multiple locations across the Southeast Tuesday as the National Weather Service issued tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings urging people to seek shelter. There was significant damage, but no deaths, in the Basin Refuge area and in Agricola, areas just south of the city of Lucedale, Mississippi. Two other tornadoes touched down in Alabama: one in Eufaula, according to the Eufaula Police Department, and one in Troy, according to the Pike County Sheriff’s Department. Information on damage and potential fatalities was not immediately available.

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Kenya – A 67-year-old man died after he was swept away by flash floods in Rarieda, Siaya County on Saturday. Hundreds of families have been displaced in various parts of Nyanza and Busia County, following the heavy rains pounding most parts of the country.

Ohio, USA – Northeast Ohio residents are seeing flooded roads, intersections and high waters in their neighborhoods.

This weekend’s heavy rain has caused flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets, and underpasses, as well as other drainage and low-lying areas. Several Northeast Ohio counties, including Cuyahoga, remain under flood warnings or watches.

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Hawaii – Many Kauai residents woke Saturday to parts of the islands under water after heavy rainfall moved in overnight. Kauai was under a flash flood warning for much of Friday night and Saturday morning. Numerous properties were inundated by high water levels. Portions of Oahu also saw some of the heavy rain, particularly on the northern and windward side.

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Kenya – Ravaged by floods, Nyando residents are staring at a bleak future even as the country steps up efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus. The situation worsened yesterday after raging floods swept through several villages, leaving a trail of destruction. Hundreds of families were displaced by the floods, which swept away some of the homes. And businesses around Lake Victoria are staring at huge losses as the region starts to feel the impact of the lake’s swelling waters.

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Yemen – Severe flooding triggered by heavy rainfall has claimed the lives of at least two people in Aden, the temporary capital of Yemen. Power outages have also been reported in Aden.

Mississippi, USA – A large tornado ripped across northeastern Mississippi and northwestern Alabama causing injuries and damage to buildings in the town of Tishomingo, Mississippi, near the Alabama state line.

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Morocco – Various regions throughout Morocco have experienced floods, thunderstorms, and snowfall since Monday, March 23.

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Iran – Floods across Iran have killed at least 11 people, according to reports, at a time when one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks has already overstretched first responders and hospitals. Heavy rainfall in 10 provinces, from Hormuzgan on Iran’s Persian Gulf coast to northern Mazandaran and Qom — the original epicenter of the virus in Iran, is inundating villages and towns.

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Fiji – Flooding triggered by heavy rainfall has claimed the lives of at least three people. Hundreds of people were stranded in Nausori, Central Division, on the island of Viti Levu. Damaging floods have been reported in Navua and capital Suva. Heavy downpours also triggered mudslides at a quarry in Mau, Namosi.

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UAE – The Emirate of Fujairah and the cities of the emirate of Sharjah witnessed moderate to heavy rain on Saturday morning, which resulted in a significant decrease in temperatures and flooding in the main roundabouts and streets.

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Ohio, USA – Flash flooding swept through central Ohio Friday following severe thunderstorms in the early morning hours. The floods occurred after record rainfall in Columbus. On State Route 79, the road was washed away by flood waters overnight. Officials say the road may not be repaired for several months.

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Kurdistan – Senior officials from the Kurdistan Region pledged on Thursday to provide three billion Iraqi dinars ($2.52 million) in emergency relief for families in the cities of Duhok and Zakho who sustained property or other damage from devastating flash floods that swept through the area over the past two days. Duhok province has been experiencing heavy rains since Monday, which caused a rise in the water level in rivers and around population centers. This led to surprise flash floods that damaged some 400 homes, dozens of vehicles, and hundreds of shops, in addition to killing two individuals in Zakho district.

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 22s (Herold), located approximately 827 nm east-southeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking east-southeastward at 12 knots.

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Timor Leste – Heavy rainfall on Friday, 13 March 2020 from 16:00 to 18:00 local time caused an overflow of river and huge floods in Timor Leste. The flood brought water and mud along the road, damaging vehicles, houses and electricity lines in Dili municipality, mainly in administration posts of Cristo Rei, Nain Feto, Dom Aleixo, and Vera Cruz, and outside of Dili, namely in Hera. 1,664 households or 9,126 people (4,875 female and 4,251 male) are affected. The flood has destroyed at least 190 houses and injured seven teenagers.

Madagascar – After meandering near the northeastern corner of Madagascar as a tropical storm, a tropical cyclone developed on Sunday and was given the name Herold. During late last week and into the weekend, Herold produced 449 mm (17.68 inches) of rain in Sambava and 274 mm (10.79 inches) in Antlaha, both along the northeastern coast of Madagascar.