Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical Storm Erika is located about 155 mi…250 km ESE of Santo Domingo Dominican Republic and about 430 mi…690 km ESE of Great Inagua Island with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico early Friday with heavy rains and wind after killing four people and causing devastating floods in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, where several people remained missing.

The storm was expected to dump up to 12 inches (31 centimetres) of rain across portions of the drought-stricken northern Caribbean as it carved a path toward the U.S. Forecasters said Erika might fall apart over Hispaniola or Puerto Rico or possibly strengthen into a hurricane as it nears South Florida early next week.

Hurricane Ignacio is located about 890 mi…1430 km ESE of Hilo Hawaii and about 1100 mi…1770 km ESE of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 295 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Storm Kilo is located about 35 mi…55 km NW of Johnston Island and about 905 mi…1460 km se of Midway Island with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…WSW or 255 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

Hurricane Jimena is located about 1045 mi…1680 km SW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h, Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h

NewsBytes:

Nepal – A heavy downpour in Bhaktapur on Thursday inundated at least 60 houses. The flooding caused by the swollen Hanumante river has flooded temporary shelters for earthquake survivors in the district.

Bhaktapur earthquake survivors flood

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