Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern North Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 04e (Bonnie), located approximately 1332 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 15 knots.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean – Tropical depression 05w (Aere), located approximately 55 nm south of Iwakuni, Japan, is tracking eastward at 12 knots.

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Malaysia – At least 3 people have died after flash floods in Baling District in the state of Kedah, Malaysia. Flooding struck after heavy rain from 04 July 2022. Levels of the Ketil River at Kuala Pegang jumped to 36.05 metres, which is 50 cm above the alert level. Flooding swamped at least 9 villages in the district. Flood water reached up to roof height. Over 70 houses were severely damaged and at least 6 completely destroyed by the force of the flooding.

Australia – More than 30,000 residents of Sydney and its surrounds were told to evacuate or prepare to abandon their homes Monday as Australia’s largest city faces its fourth, and possibly worst, round of flooding in less than a year and a half. Days of torrential rain caused dams to overflow and waterways to break their banks, bringing a new flood emergency to parts of the city of 5 million people. Some areas between Newcastle, north of Sydney, and Wollongong, south of Sydney had received more than a meter (39 inches) of rain in the previous 24 hours. Some has received more than 1.5 meters (59 inches).

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In the Eastern North Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 04e (Bonnie), located approximately 1616 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 18 knots.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean – Tropical storm 05w (Aere), located approximately 169 nm southwest of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 08 knots.

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Brazil – Torrential rain and overflowing rivers in northeastern Brazil has prompted thousands of people to evacuate their homes in the states of Alagoas, Pernambuco and Rio Grande do Norte. One person was reported missing in floods in Pernambuco.

Australia – Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) reported extremely heavy rainfall from 02 July. In a 48 hour period to 04 July as much as 552.5 mm of rain fell at Brogers Creek in the Illawarra region. Elsewhere Wattamolla recorded 318 mm of rain in 24 hours to 03 July and Beaumont saw 184.8 mm in 24 hours to 04 July. This is the fourth flood event in New South Wales so far this year. Parts of the state experienced severe flooding in early March, late March and again in April.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical depression Colin dissipated over North Carolina soon after forming. The remnants are moving toward the northeast near 10 mph (17 km/h) and are expected to turn east-northeastward and accelerate soon, emerging over the Atlantic waters east of North Carolina.

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In the Eastern North Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 04e (Bonnie), located approximately 1964 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean – Remnants of Tropical storm 04w (Chaba), located approximately 190 nm west of Hong Kong, is tracking north-northwestward at 09 knots. This is the final warning for this system.

Tropical storm 05w (Aere), located approximately 111 nm northwest of Kadena AFB, is tracking northwestward at 05 knots.

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Australia – Thousands of people in low-lying areas around Sydney are being asked to evacuate as residents and holiday-makers face “dangers on multiple fronts” in the region’s third major flooding event since March. In the past 24 hours, the NSW State Emergency Service has responded to more than 1,400 requests for assistance and conducted 29 flood rescues as torrential rain continues to lash large parts of the state.

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In the Northwest Pacific Ocean – Tropical storm 04w (Chaba), located approximately 180 nm west-southwest of Hong Kong, is tracking north-northwestward at 07 knots.

Tropical storm 05w (Aere), located approximately 101 nm east-southeast of Kadena AFB, is tracking north-northwestward at 15 knots.

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India – A massive landslide triggered by days of heavy rain has caused death and destruction in a remote area of the state of Manipur in northeastern India. The landslide occurred at a railway construction site near Tupul, Noney district, during the early hours of 30 June 2022, burying a makeshift camp for construction workers. Rescue teams working at the site recovered 14 bodies, while 25 were rescued alive. The landslide blocked the flow of the Ijai river and created an artificial dam, raising fears of possible flooding in the area.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean – Tropical storm 04w (Chaba), located approximately 201 nm south of Hong Kong, is tracking northeastward at 08 knots.

Tropical storm 05w (Aere), located approximately 379 nm south-southeast of Kadena AFB, is tracking north at 06 knots.

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Afghanistan – At least 19 people lost their lives after heavy rain caused flash flooding in the provinces of Kunar, Laghman, Nangarhar and Nuristan eastern Afghanistan. Flooding has damaged or destroyed over 350 homes in Kunar, Laghman and Nangarhar and impacted 1,288 people. Significant damage to infrastructure, including flood protection walls, irrigation systems and roads, was also reported. Over 300 people had to be rescued after flood damage isolated their communities in Kund and Dehgal areas of Chapadara district in Kunar province. Agriculture has also been negatively impacted, with crops and farmland damaged and over 11,400 livestock killed.

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In the Northwest Pacific Ocean – Tropical storm 04w (Chaba), located approximately 329 nm west-northwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking northeastward at 05 knots.

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Austria – At least one person has died and another is missing after record rainfall in southern Austria caused mudslides and flooding. Storms and heavy rain hit overnight, 28 to 29 June 2022, affecting areas of the state of Carinthia (Kärnten) in the south of the country. Particularly badly affected were areas in the districts of Feldkirchen and Villach-Land. Arriach in Villach-Land record 135 mm of rain in 24 hours, the highest 24 hour total on record. The city of Villach recorded 118 mm of rain which is the highest 24 hour total for a summer month. Strong winds with record gusts of 128.5 km/h also caused severe damage. Rivers and streams broke their banks causing floods and mudslides in the municipalities of Laastadt, Treffen am Ossiacher See and Arriach. Authorities requested residents to stay in their homes. Floods and debris flows cut all road access to Arriach.

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Russia – Heavy rains meanwhile caused floods in Russia annexed Crimea and the city of Krasnodar in southern Russia. The equivalent of a month’s rainfall fell overnight in Crimea and the river levels rose up by two meters.

China – Heavy rain has lashed more than 10 cities in the Chinese province of Shandong since the weekend, inundating streets, disrupting traffic and renewing calls for better drainage in built-up areas where concrete and asphalt trap water. Every summer, China is prone to floods that trigger landslides and swamp farmlands and cities, where rapid development and urbanisation often block off natural drainage systems. China launched a programme in 2015 to create “sponge cities” that can safely retain and drain more rainwater, with permeable asphalt and pavements among the potential technological solutions. Official data shows that about 98 per cent of China’s 654 major cities are vulnerable to flooding and water-logging, with rapid growth in recent decades creating urban sprawls that covered floodplains with impermeable concrete resulting in a call for more ‘sponge cities’.

Storms and Floods

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 03e (Celia), located approximately 674 nm south of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 09 knots.

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Turkey – Heavy rains in northwest Turkey caused rivers to overflow and bridges to collapse Monday as authorities worked to evacuate stranded locals. There were no reports of deaths or missing people.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 03e (Celia), located approximately 755 nm south of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 10 knots.

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Russia – At least 2 people have died and more are missing following severe flash floods in Sochi and surrounding areas of the Krasnodar Region in Russia. The government of Sochi reported 85 mm of rain fell in a short period on 24 June causing rivers to break their banks in Lazarevsky district. Sochi officials said 14 settlements in Lazarevsky district were affected and a total of 98 houses damaged, along with roads and infrastructure. Areas of the village of Zubova Shchel were hardest hit, where the overflowing Reka Chimit river destroyed a bridge and swept away 2 vehicles.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 03e (Celia), located approximately 850 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 03e (Celia), located approximately 936 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots.

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Storms and Floods

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 03e (Celia), located approximately 1066 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

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China – The Pearl River Delta in Southern China has risen to its highest level in almost a century. Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated from the worst hit parts of this region which includes the Guangdong Province, a manufacturing and logistics hub that is home to China’s tech capital Shenzhen. China’s ministry of water resources on Wednesday placed its highest flood alert on the Pearl River basin, saying water levels at one location “surpassed historical records” and that the provincial capital Guangzhou would be impacted.

India – Heavy rainfall in Indian-administered Kashmir has triggered landslides and flash flooding. With roads blocked and cars stranded, rescue teams have begun moving people from low-lying areas to safer locations. The region’s largest river has breached its danger mark and flood warnings have been issued for the capital, Srinagar.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 03e (Celia), located approximately 1254 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 13 knots.

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Storms and Floods

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 03e (Celia), located approximately 1418 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 11 knots.

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Ivory Coast – Heavy rain has once again caused flooding and landslides in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), where authorities say at least 6 people have died. This is the second spate of flooding to hit the city in the last 7 days. Heavy rainfall overnight from 20 to 21 June 2022 triggered flash flooding and landslides in parts of Abidjan. According to data from the Ivory Coast meteorological agency, parts of Yopougon recorded 161 mm of rain and Cocody 158 mm in 12 hours to early 21 June.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 03e (Celia), located approximately 1646 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

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Bangladesh – Humanitarian agencies in Bangladesh report that more than 4.3 million people have been exposed to the flooding currently affecting wide areas in the north east of the country. Rivers in Sylhet Division have flooded for the second time in a few weeks. The flooding is the worst in 122 years in the Sylhet region. Wide areas of Sunamganj and Sylhet districts in Sylhet Division are submerged. Damage to roads has left Sunamganj disconnected from the rest of the country. Road links to Sylhet district have also been damaged and railway operations suspended. More than 90,000 people have been evacuated to 650 relief centres in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts.

India – Rivers are above the danger mark in at least 13 locations across the state of Assam in India. The Kopili River has reached record levels. Flooding has now affected nearly 5 million people across 32 districts and forced over 200,000 to evacuate their homes. Over 80 people have died in floods and landslides in the state since May. Disaster authorities have set up 810 relief camps providing temporary accommodation and 615 relief distribution centres providing food and other relief supplies. As of 20 June, 231,819 people had moved from their homes to relief camps, including 63,000 people in Barpeta.