Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific:

Post-Tropical Storm Darby is located about 130 mi…215 km WNW of Barking Sands Hawaii and about 265 mi…425 km WNW of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 300 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Storm Frank is located about 390 mi…630 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 285 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

Hurricane Georgette is located about 1240 mi…1995 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…NW or 315 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

In the Western Pacific:

Tropical storm 05w (Mirinae), located approximately 132 nm southeast of Haikou, China, is tracking west-northwestward at 12 knots.

Newsbytes:

Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa – Heavy rains and storms in the province have caused havoc with roads and railway lines flooded, landslides and tornadoes. Beaches in Durban have been closed while emergency services have battled to keep up with rescue services. Across the high altitudes, snowfalls have been seen across large areas of the Drakensburg.

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Hawaii – Oahu reported heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Darby, and officials said dozens called for help as their homes were surrounded by water.

Moscow, Russia – Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has been mocked online after extraordinary flooding wreaked havoc in the Russian capital and briefly submerged a street next to the Kremlin in knee-deep water. City authorities said the flooding on July 22 was the result of a freak rainfall. During the heavy downpour, social networks were inundated with pictures of cars driving through what looked like rivers and lakes that had formed on iconic central Moscow streets.

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