Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Josephine is located about 310 mi…500 km e of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

Tropical Storm Kyle is located about 280 mi…450 km se of Providence Rhode island with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…ene or 70 degrees at 21 mph…33 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 10e (Ten), located approximately 1308 nm east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, is tracking westward at 02 knots.

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North Korea – Flooding caused by weeks of unusually heavy monsoon rain has killed at least 22 people in North Korea, with four others still missing. The floodwaters even approached the country’s main nuclear reactor but the leader Kim Jong Un says he is too worried about the coronavirus to accept outside aid.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Josephine is located about 680 mi…1090 km ese of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 10e (Ten), located approximately 1359 nm southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-southwestward at 04 knots.

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India – As many as 25 people have now died in flooding in the state of Bihar in north eastern India. As of 13 August, 7.7 million people were affected by flooding across 16 districts of the state. Overall, 547,804 people have been evacuated during the floods. As of 13 August, 12,479 people were staying in relief camps.

Sudan – Flooding in Sudan has affected over 180,000 people across 17 states, with over 40 fatalities reported. Recent flooding began in the country after heavy rainfall in late July. Damage was reported in parts of Khartoum and a dam collapsed in Blue Nile state.

Yemen – Ongoing rain and flash floods in Yemen continue to cause casualties and damage. Reports suggest over 130 have died in the flooding since late July, with 35,000 families affected. There are also reports that flooding has moved landmines and other explosive devices into areas not previously contaminated. he recent spate of flooding began in the country after heavy rainfall in late July, damaging infrastructure, destroying homes and shelters and causing death and injuries. Marib, Hajjah, Raymah, Al Mahwit and Al Hudaydah governorates were particularly badly affected.

Europe – After days of high temperatures, heavy rainfall brought by summer storms has caused flooding and landslides in parts of the United Kingdom, France and Italy. In the UK, flash flooding was reported in Scotland after heavy rainfall 11 to 12 August, 2020. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said it received more than 1,000 emergency calls due to the severe weather. Authorities in Fife declared a “major incident” after flash floods caused severe damage across the region. Evacuations were carried out after a landslide near Kinghorn. Some of the worst of the flooding was in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, where the heavy rain is also thought to have triggered a landslide near which derailed a train. Three people died and 6 were injured in the derailment. Thunderstorms in France caused flooding on 12 August in parts of the northern Normandy Region. Firefighters in the region carried out 464 interventions in the departments of Orne, Calvados and Seine-Maritime. The flooding has disrupted road and rail travel. Meanwhile officials in Italy report that 3 people died and 2 were injured after heavy rain triggered a landslide in Chiareggio, a small village in the Chiesa in Valmalenco municipality, Sondrio Province in the Lombardy Region on 12 August.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Eleven is located about 1075 mi…1730 km ese of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone 09e (Elida), located approximately 538 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 09 knots.

Tropical depression 10e (Ten), located approximately 1324 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking westward at 09 knots.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression ( ) 06w (Six), located approximately 234 nm east-southeast of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking westward at 14 knots.

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South Sudan – Rivers have broken their banks in South Sudan, leaving thousands displaced by flooding. In Jonglei State, the White Nile has caused flooding in Bor South, Twic East, Duk and Ayod counties. Media reports suggest over 200,000 people have been displaced. Thousands of homes have been reportedly destroyed, along with crops and livestock. Flooding struck in Bor Town in late July when a dyke along the White Nile collapsed. Further north along the White Nile, an estimated 30,000 people have been affected by flooding in Renk County in Eastern Nile state. Meanwhile the overflowing Akobo River which runs along the country’s border with Ethiopia has caused flooding in Pochalla County in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area. Crops have been destroyed and families displaced.

Mexico – Heavy rainfall from 08 to 10 August caused flooding and landslides in the state of Veracruz in eastern Mexico. 110.3 mm of rain fell in 24 hours on 08 August in Sontecomapan in Catemaco Municipality. The next day, 158 mm of rain fell in Jesús Carranza Municipality. The state’s Civil Protection reported 3 fatalities after a landslide in Filomeno Mata Municipality. Across the state more than 1,700 buildings were damaged and around 200 people were evacuated. Bridges were damaged and several roads blocked by landslides and flooding, leaving some communities isolated.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 09e (Elida), located approximately 594 nm south of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 11 knots.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression (ts) 06w (Six), located approximately 411 nm east of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking west-southwestward at 11 knots.

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Mali – The flood situation has deteriorated in Mali over the last 10 days according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Flooding began in the country in July, affecting around 7,000 people. According to OCHA, as of 06 August, more than 13,200 people, including 5,400 internally displaced persons, were affected by floods in the country. The worst affected regions are Gao, Mopti, Ségou and Sikasso. A total of 1,160 homes have been destroyed.

Spain – Severe weather, including heavy rainfall, hail and strong winds, caused damage in parts of southern and central Spain on 11 August 2020. In Andalusia, emergency services responded to over 130 calls for assistance in the provinces of Córdoba and Seville. In Córdoba, homes and roads were flooded in the towns of Castro del Río, Puente Genil, Bélmez and Palma del Río , as well as parts of the provincial capital Córdoba. The worst of the flooding occurred in the municipality of Estepa, where several homes were damaged as flood waters raced through streets.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 09e (Elida), located approximately 780 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 12 knots.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 05w (Jangmi), located approximately 139 nm northwest of Chinhae, South Korea, is tracking north-northwestward at 29 knots.

Tropical storm (ts) 06w (Six), located approximately 681 nm east of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking westward at 09 knots.

Typhoon 07w (Mekkhala), located approximately 216 nm west-southwest of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking north-northwestward at 13 knots.

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Nigeria – The International Organization for Migration reported on 10 August that flooding has displaced almost 15,000 people in north west and north central Nigeria. Flooding affected the states of Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara between 03 and 09 August. Over 1,8000 shelters were damaged and almost 10,000 people affected in Katsina state. Two people died in Baure. In Kaduna, 2 fatalities were reported in Jema’A, where flooding damaged 36 shelters and affected over 3,300 people.

Panama – At least 11 people have lost their lives after heavy rainfall caused flooding in several province of Panama over the last few days. 11 members of the same family, including 9 children, died after their home was swept away by flash flooding.

Pakistan – In Balochistan, 8 people have died in floods in recent days, with many more reportedly missing. Over 140 homes have been completely destroyed. Meanwhile in Sindh Province, heavy rainfall from 06 August caused flooding in Karachi, Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sakrand, Tando Jam and Thatta. Severe flooding occurred in the west of the province from 08 August after flood water from Balochistan made its way downstream along the Nai Gaj river.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 09e (Elida), located approximately 1069 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 13 knots.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 05w (Jangmi), located approximately 48 nm south of Chinhae, South Korea, is tracking north-northeastward at 23 knots.

Tropical storm (ts) 06w (Six), located approximately 232 nm east-northeast of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking westward at 09 knots.

Tropical storm 07w (Mekkhala), located approximately 332 nm south-southwest of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking northward at 10 knots.

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Trinidad and Tobago – At least 2 homes were destroyed after heavy rainfall caused flash flooding and landslides in Trinidad on 08 August, 2020. River levels are currently near threshold values in some parts. Some flooding was reported in Caroni. Landslides and flooding blocked roads and Diego Martin Region. The heavy rainfall was accompanied by strong winds which also caused damage, in particular fallen trees.

Greece – At least 3 people have died in flash flooding in Central Greece. Torrential rain and thunderstorms from late 08 August triggered flash flooding on the island of Evia (also Euboea) in Euboea regional unit of Central Greece Region. Parts of the island saw 200 to 300mm of rain fall in just a few hours during the storm.

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India – Torrential monsoon rainfall has triggered deadly flooding and landslides in the southern state of Kerala, India. At least 26 people died after heavy rain triggered a landslide buried houses in Rajamala in Idukki district late on 07 August. Teams of rescuers are working in the area, with over 40 people thought to be missing. According to IMD figures, nearby Munnar recorded 229mm of rain in 24 hours to 06 August. Other areas of the state have also seen heavy rainfall over the last few days.

Niger – Nineteen people have died and over 50,000 have been affected by flooding in Niger since June this year. As of 30 July, 9 people had died, 20,174 people affected and 2,244 houses destroyed. The worst hit areas were the regions of Maradi and Tahoua, with respectively 13,667 and 4,173 people affected. Flooding has continued, in particular after a period of heavy rain in early August.

Ethiopia – The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that more than 30,000 people have been displaced due to floods in Ethiopia since late July, 2020. Flooding has affected Afar, Gambella, Oromia, and SNNP regions since 20 July. In Afar region, the overflow of Awash River and flash floods in the first week of August have displaced almost 20,000 people. Meanwhile, 1,740 people have been displaced in Kefa zone of SNNP region after flooding and landslides. The overflowing Rib River has caused flooding in South Gonder zone of Amhara region since late July, submerging roads and affecting around 1,000 people.

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India – Heavy rain in western India has caused flooding and landslides, with at least 5 people reported missing. Further heavy rain is expected until around 10 August. A massive landslide along with flash floods struck in Bramhagiri Hills in Talacauvery, Coorg (also known as Kodagu) district, on 06 August 2020. At least 2 houses were destroyed and 5 people are missing. Nearby Bhagamandala, also in Kodagu district, recorded 486 mm of rain in the 24 hours to 06 August, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD). Several rivers have broken their banks in the state. Meanwhile heavy rain fell from 04 August affected parts of Mumbai and the surrounding state of Maharashtra.

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Somalia – Further flooding has struck in parts of Somalia, with over 10,000 people affected in South West State over the last few days. Wide areas of the country have seen unusually strong “Hagaa season” rainfall which has caused flash and riverine flooding in particular from mid July. Since then, 6 fatalities have been reported and at least 120,000 people displaced and 191,000 affected in Hirshabelle, South West, Jubaland States and Banadir region. Further flooding struck after rivers broke their banks in Marka district, South West State, on 01 August, 2020. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), flooding has damaged homes and crops. Around 6,000 people have been displaced and moved to nearby Internally displaced people (IDPs) sites.

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Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Civil Defense (CDD) reports that ongoing heavy rain across the country has prompted dozens of high water rescues. Rescues were carried out in Makkah, Al Madinah, ‘Asir, Jizan, and Al Bahah regions. In a period 26 July to 04 August, a total of 77 people have been rescued and around 600 evacuated their homes and moved to temporary shelter. Asir region was reportedly the worst affected. In addition, CDD reported that 3 people have died in separate flood incidents in Baish in Jizan, Adham in Makkah and Najran in Najran Region.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Isaias is located about 55 mi…90 km nnw of Quebec city with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nne or 15 degrees at 28 mph…44 km/h.

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USA – Tropical Cyclone Isaias strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane on Monday, 03 August, prior to making landfall near Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina, USA. Since then, at least 6 people have died in the USA as the storm made its way north, spawning tornadoes and bringing heavy rain and sustained winds of over 100 km/h. Storm surge caused coastal flooding in parts of North and South Carolina. Emergency services were called on to rescue people trapped in flooded homes in Brunswick County, North Carolina. More than 3,000 people were evacuated from Ocracoke Island, part of North Carolina’s coastal Outer Banks region.

South Korea – More flooding and landslides have been reported in South Korea after days of heavy rainfall. Some areas recorded more than 500mm of rain between 01 and 04 August, 2020. Flooding affected North Chungcheong and Gyeonggi Province on 02 August. Since then officials reported a total of 13 dead and 13 missing, with more than 1,000 people evacuated and over 5,000 hectares of farm land inundated. Six people died in a landslide in Gyeonggi Province on 03 August. Another fatality was reported in South Chungcheong Province. Six people were reported missing in North Chungcheong Province.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Isaias is located about 15 mi…25 km se of Roanoke Rapids North Carolina and about 85 mi…135 km wsw of Norfolk Virginia with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…nne or 20 degrees at 28 mph…44 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 03w (Hagupit), located approximately 104 nm southwest of Shanghai, China, is tracking northward at 10 knots.

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South East Asia – At least 2 people have died in flash flooding in Vietnam after heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Storm Sinlaku. Meanwhile hundreds of homes have been flooded as the storm dumped heavy rainfall making its way over Laos and Thailand. According to Thailand’s meteorological department, the storm is now expected to move towards Myanmar, where flooding from heavy monsoon rainfall has recently affected thousands of people in recent days.

India – Flooding in the state of Uttar Pradesh has worsened over the last few days, with over 300 villages now affected. Further heavy rain has fallen in river catchments since then, in particular in Nepal. According to India’s Central Water Commission, as of 03 August 2020 the Ghagra, Rapti and the Ganges rivers were flowing above severe flood alert levels in 5 locations in the state. Government officials report that 331 villages have been flooded in 12 districts.

Yemen – Floods triggered by heavy rain killed at least 17 people early Tuesday in eastern Yemen. The health ministry’s office in Marib province said eight children were among the dead. A state of emergency was declared at all hospitals in the region.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Isaias is located about 115 mi…185 km ese of Jacksonville Florida and about 280 mi…455 km ssw of Myrtle beach South Carolina with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…n or 355 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 03w (Hagupit), located approximately 285 nm west of Kadena AFB, is tracking northwestward at 16 knots.

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Sudan – Floods across Sudan have left at least five people dead and over 2,300 homes damaged or destroyed. Blue Nile province one of the worst affected, where heavy rainfall caused the collapse of the Bout dam in Al Tadamun locality. The Sudanese Red Crescent said 1,200 houses have been destroyed. Flooding also affected the nearby town of Wad Abuk, where around 123 houses were also destroyed.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Isaias is located about 45 mi…75 km ene of Fort Lauderdale Florida and about 45 mi…75 km se of west Palm Beach Florida with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Remnants of Ten are located about 250 mi…405 km nnw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…25 mph…35 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 04w (Sinlaku), located approximately 78 nm south of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 07 knots.

Tropical Storm 03w (Hagupit), located approximately 264 nm southwest of Kadena AFB, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots.

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Sudan – Khartoum was hit by heavy rains on Friday (31 July) and Saturday (01 August 2020). Floods covered large parts of East Nile locality in Khartoum North. A number of houses collapsed.

Afghanistan – Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said that 100 homes were damaged or destroyed after heavy rain triggered flash flooding in Kuz Kunar district on 31 July. ADMA reported 14 people have died as a result, with 6 people injured. Flooding was also reported in Parwan Province where homes and roads were damaged or destroyed in areas of the provincial capital, Charikar.

South Korea – At least 5 people have died and 7 others are missing after heavy rains triggered mudslides and flooding in central South Korea on 02 August, 2020. Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) reported rainfall of more than 290mm in 24 hours from 01 to 02 August in areas of Gyeonggi and North Chungcheong provinces. North Chungcheong Province is the worst affected. Homes have been damaged, roads closed and train services suspended. Floods and mudslides caused fatalities in Chungju (1), Eumseong (2) and Jecheon (1).

Georgia – According to local authorities, flooding affected several villages in Oni municipality, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti region. Roads and bridges were damaged or destroyed, leaving around 2,000 people cut off. Power and drinking water supply was interrupted. Flooding was also reported in Guria Region, where roads and crops were damaged, and in Imereti Region, in particular in Tskaltubo municipality where the Rioni River broke its banks. Meanwhile mudflows have blocked roads in Tskhinvali region.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Isaias is located about 80 mi…125 km sse of Nassau and about 210 mi…335 km sse of Freeport Grand Bahama island with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Depression Ten is located about 200 mi…325 km ne of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 04w (Sinlaku), located approximately 174 nm north of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 15 knots.

Tropical depression 03w (Three), located approximately 336 nm south of Kadena AFB, is tracking northwestward at 15 knots.

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