Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Darby is located about 1345 mi…2165 km W of the southern tip of Baja California and about 1625 mi…2615 km E of Hilo Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…W or 275 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Tropical Storm Estelle is located about 475 mi…765 km SW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the South Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclone Abela is located approximately 440 nm north-northeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, and is tracking west-southeastward at 14 knots.

Newsbytes:

India – The rain-swollen Kosi river has flooded about 50 villages in Supaul district of Bihar, forcing people to abandon their homes, and the river system is threatening hundreds of villages in over half a dozen districts, officials said. “Nearly 200 thatched houses in Ghogharia panchayat in Supaul have been washed away by waters overflowing from Kosi river,” a district official said.

India – Out of the 51 districts in Madhya Pradesh, 23 are flooded while in total 33 have received above average rainfall. Thirty five people have died so far, nine are missing and thousands have had to leave their homes due to floods in Madhya Pradesh caused by heavy monsoon rains over the past two weeks, officials here said on Sunday. Over 300,000 people have been affected by the floods, including about 8,000 who had to leave their inundated homes to take shelter in 27 temporary relief camps provided by the state government, the officials said.

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