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Canada – The flooding situation in Quebec has stabilized across the province. As of Sunday morning, 10,338 Quebecers had left their homes. A total of 5,448 homes had been flooded and 3,889 homes were cut off from their communities by floodwaters. The numbers mostly remained the same from the last provincial update issued on Saturday. The hardest hit areas are still the Laurentians and Outaouais.

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Bangladesh – The strongest cyclone to hit India in five years killed at least 12 people in eastern Odisha state before swinging north-eastwards into Bangladesh on Saturday where five more people died and more than a million were moved to safety. Tropical cyclone Fani, which made landfall early on Friday, lost some of its power and was downgraded to a ‘Depression’ by the India Meteorological Department on Saturday as the storm hovered over Bangladesh. A storm surge still breached embankments to submerge dozens of villages on Bangladesh’s low-lying coast.

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India – Two people died Friday after Cyclone Fani slammed into eastern India, officials said, as the storm sent coconut trees flying, blew away food stands and cut off power and water. The monster weather system, which made landfall at the eastern holy city of Puri in the morning, is one of the strongest to come in off the Indian Ocean in years, with winds gusting at speeds of up to 200 kilometres per hour. In recent days, authorities in Odisha state, where 10,000 people died in a 1999 cyclone, have evacuated more than a million people as they fret about a possible 1.5-metre (five-foot) storm surge sweeping far inland.

USA – Eight storm-related deaths were reported across the United States this week as a slow-moving storm pounded an area from southern Texas to the Ohio River Valley, leaving more than 20 million people under a flash flood watch or advisory. Seven of those deaths were caused by flooding, while one person was killed by a tornado in southern Oklahoma. Record-breaking flooding from the Mississippi River has devastated the Midwest. On Thursday, waters rose above the record set during the Great Flood of 1993, and officials say it could be a month before the water completely clears.

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 01b (Fani), located approximately 205 nm southwest of Calcutta, India, is tracking north-northeastward at 12 knots.

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India – What is expected to be India’s strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in 20 years is barreling toward 100 million people on the country’s east coast, prompting officials to begin emergency evacuations. On Thursday, Tropical Cyclone Fani had strengthened significantly in the Bay of Bengal, with maximum sustained winds of 250 kilometers per hour (155 mph) and gusts of up to 305 kilometers per hour (190 mph), according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. Fani, which is about 60 kilometers (38 miles) off the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha states, is equivalent in intensity to a Category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic, or a supertyphoon in the Pacific. It is not expected to make landfall until Friday morning in Odisha, near the city of Puri, but tropical cyclone-force winds are already coming ashore in portions of Andhra Pradesh and along the Odisha coast as well.

USA – A slow-moving storm system is bringing the threat of flash floods to tens of millions of Americans Thursday from Texas all the way to Illinois after severe storms earlier this week left 2 dead in Oklahoma. Lightning led to a series of fires and heavy rainfall from overnight thunderstorms left flooding issues in several East Texas cities.

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 01b (Fani), located approximately 108 nm southeast of Visapakhatnam, India, is tracking north-northeastward at 09 knots.

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 01b (Fani), located approximately 563 nm south-southwest of Calcutta, India, is tracking north-northwestward at 03 knots.

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USA – Severe storms and tornadoes roared across the South on Tuesday while heavy rain led to flash flooding in the Midwest. As of late Tuesday, there had been at least seven reports of tornadoes, with damage reported in Agra, Oklahoma, the Storm Prediction Center said. No deaths or injuries had been immediately reported. Heavy rain in Davenport, Iowa, led a breech of a levee, flooding part of the downtown area. The National Weather Service had issued flood warnings for areas directly on either side of the river in 10 states, from Minnesota and Wisconsin south to Louisiana and Mississippi.

Indonesia – Update – Landslides and floods triggered by torrential rain have killed at least 29 people in Indonesia, with thousands taking shelter in evacuation centres amid fears of disease. More than a dozen people were missing after the rain hit the province of Bengkulu, on the southwest side of Sumatra, on Friday and Saturday. Hundreds of buildings have been damaged, along with roads and bridges, with two districts cut off by landslides, and the floodwater had subsided in some places. Displaced villagers needed tents, boats, food and water, while heavy equipment was also needed to build temporary bridges.

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 01b (Fani), located approximately 612 nm south-southwest of Calcutta, India, is tracking northwestward at 11 knots.

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Mozambique – The number of people killed after Cyclone Kenneth slammed into Mozambique has jumped from five to 38, the country’s disaster management institute said on Monday. Cyclone Kenneth made landfall on Mozambique’s northern coast on Thursday, packing storm surges and wind gusts of up to 280 kilometres per hour, stretching resources in a region still recovering from Cyclone Idai, which struck further south in March. Since then it has dumped heavy rain on the region, causing floods. Rains grounded aid flights in northern Mozambique for a second day on Monday, hampering efforts to reach survivors of Cyclone Kenneth. Rescuers managed to use a brief break in the downpours to send one helicopter packed with aid to the island of Ibo, where hundreds of homes were flattened by the second cyclone to hit the country in less than six weeks. But rains started again and conditions were too dangerous for the next flight to take off, the United Nations said. Roads to rural districts further north were swamped and impassable after torrential rains on Sunday.

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In the Southern Hemisphere – Tropical cyclone (tc) 25s (Lorna), located approximately 695 nm southwest of Cocos Island, is tracking south-southwestward at 09 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 01b (One), located approximately 450 nm east-southeast of Chennai, India, is tracking northwestward at 10 knots.

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Mozambique – Tens of thousands of people in the far north of Mozambique are bracing for violent flooding as torrential rain pushes up water levels, after the death and devastation wrought by Cyclone Kenneth. The first floods have already been seen in some parts of Pemba, the capital of Cabo Delgado province, as well as in surrounding areas, lashed by heavy rain since daybreak. Fields on the outskirts of the city that had been lush green just a day earlier were now brown with floodwater. According to a preliminary toll published Sunday by the National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC), five people have died, more than 23,000 people are without shelter and nearly 35,000 homes have been either partly or completely destroyed.

Canada – Over 6,500 people were told to quickly leave their homes near Montreal over the weekend after floodwaters breached a dike in rain-soaked eastern Canada. According to the latest government data, nearly 8,000 people have been forced from their homes in Quebec – more than in 2017, during what was then the area’s worst flooding in half a century. The barrier protecting Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, just west of Montreal, gave way last Saturday night, causing a surge of water of up to 1.5m to crash through the area. Hundreds of policemen, firefighters and soldiers helped evacuate nearly 2,600 homes in the area, a provincial police spokesman said.

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Indonesia – At least 17 people are dead and nine missing after days of heavy rain-triggered floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, authorities said Sunday. Some 12,000 people have been evacuated while hundreds of buildings, bridges and roads have been damaged by the severe weather which affected nine districts or towns across Bengkulu province. The waters have receded in some places but officials warned the full extent of the damage was not yet known and some areas were still cut off.

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In the Southern Hemisphere – Tropical cyclone (tc) 25s (Lorna), located approximately 500 nm southwest of Cocos Island, is tracking south-southeastward at 11 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 01b (Fani), located approximately 508 nm southeast of Chennai, India, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

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Mozambique – TS Kenneth – which has now receded into a tropical depression – has damaged or destroyed 3,300 homes while about 18,000 people were housed in emergency shelters. The death toll meanwhile has risen to five amidst widespread flooding.

Jakarta – Floodwaters have inundated 37 areas across Jakarta on Saturday. The worst-hit neighborhoods were in East Jakarta with 21 areas being affected, while South and West Jakarta had 14 and two, respectively. The floods, which started on Friday, were caused after the Ciliwung, Angke and Krukut rivers overflowed following heavy rainfall in upstream areas in Bogor, West Java. The floods had killed at least two people.

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In the Southern Hemisphere – Mozambique – Cyclone Kenneth has killed at least 3 people and left a trail of destruction in northern Mozambique, destroying houses, ripping up trees and knocking out power, authorities said on Friday. The cyclone brought storm surges and wind gusts of up to 280km an hour when it made landfall on Thursday evening. Cyclone Kenneth is expected to weaken on Saturday and Sunday as it moves to southern Tanzania, still causing flooding.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 25s (Lorna), located approximately 495 nm west-southwest of Cocos Island, is tracking southward at 09 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 01b (One), located approximately 600 nm east of Colombo, Sri Lanka, is tracking north-northwestward at 06 knots.

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Canada – Montreal Mayor has declared a state of emergency as the city struggles with flooding. The Pierrefonds, Ile Bizard and Ahuntsic sectors are the most affected. The number of victims across the province is rising: 3,017 homes are currently flooded, 2,736 are isolated by water and 1,7960 residents have evacuated their homes.

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In the Southern Hemisphere – Tropical cyclone 24s (Kenneth), located approximately 594 nm north of Europa Island, is tracking west-southwestward at 07 knots.

Mozambique – Cyclone Kenneth battered northern Mozambique with sustained winds of up to 220 kilometres per hour late on Thursday after killing three people on the island nation of Comoros overnight. The regional cyclone-monitoring centre on the French island of La Reunion said Kenneth made landfall at around 1430 GMT north of the port city of Pemba and was expected to weaken as it moved inland. The storm caused storm surges of up to five metres (16.4 feet) in some areas and rains associated with it are expected to cause serious flooding, the centre said.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 25s (Lorna), located approximately 918 nm east-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking east-southeastward at 04 knots.

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In the Southern Hemisphere – Tropical cyclone 24s (Kenneth), located approximately 90 nm west of the Comoros, is tracking west-southwestward at 08 knots.

Kenneth is expected to make landfall in northern Mozambique and Tanzania on 25th April, bring heavy rains and strong winds to the area. Almost 1 million people live in the expected path of the cyclone.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 25s (Lorna), located approximately 793 nm east-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking eastward at 06 knots.

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In the Southern Hemisphere – Tropical cyclone 24s (Kenneth), located approximately 148 nm east-northeast of the Comoros, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 25s (Lorna), located approximately 715 nm east- southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking southeastward at 07 knots.

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South Africa – At least 51 people are now confirmed dead in the flooding that hit parts of Durban and surrounding areas. Authorities say five people remain unaccounted for and hundreds more have been displaced. Meanwhile flooding caused by heavy rainfall in the Eastern Cape has claimed three lives. About 450 people have been affected by flooding in Port St Johns. Many bridges have been washed away across the district in many villages.

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In the Southern Hemisphere – Tropical cyclone 24s (Twenty-four), located approximately 716 nm north-northwest of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking west- southwestward at 05 knots.

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South Africa – Emergency rescue and medical services have worked through the night in the wake of torrential rains which have pounded parts of KwaZulu-Natal since Monday, claiming several lives and leaving devastation in its wake. The torrential downpours led to the evacuation of residents in the town of Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape on Monday evening. At least five people were confirmed dead and dozens others injured after their homes collapsed during flooding and mud slides in Durban.

Spain – The holiday hotspot of Alicante in eastern Spain has experienced some of the heaviest rainfall in its history, leading to the evacuation of more than 300 people during these Easter holidays. Heavy rainfall and storms have been ravaging the Alicante area since Thursday. As well as the flash floods, wind speeds have reached 100km/h along Spain’s central eastern coastline. In the nearby town of Jávea (Xabia) Sunday’s downpour saw 250 litres of rainfall for every square metre, flooding hundreds of homes and leaving cars floating in the streets like corn flakes in a cereal bowl. Numerous ports in the region have had to stop operations due to waves of up to three metres in height.

Canada – Spring flooding has killed one person and forced nearly 1,700 people from their homes in Canada’s Quebec province, with waters expected to continue rising on Monday due to rising temperatures and more rain forecast for the coming days.

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Iran – Update – Two weeks since the storms started, relentless rain and flooding throughout Iran has left some 2 million people facing a humanitarian crisis. The deluge has swamped large swaths of the country, from the mountains in the north down to the Persian gulf in the south. Twenty-five out of 31 of Iran’s provinces have been affected. Officials say say 76 people have been killed so far, with some 150,000 homes partially or completely destroyed. Bridges across the country and miles upon miles of road have been left unusable. The country’s agriculture sector, which makes up about 14 percent of Iran’s GDP, has been devastated.