Storms and Floods

Tropical Cyclone Rusty

Tropical Cyclone Rusty was located approximately 70 nm north-northeast of Port Hedland, Australia and has been stationary over the past six hours.

Australia’s north-west coast is being buffeted by high winds, hours before the powerful cyclone is expected to make landfall as a category four storm. Weather experts say that the slow speed of Cyclone Rusty is likely to prompt extensive flooding. As much as 600mm of rain (24in) was being forecast over a 24-hour period, the equivalent of Perth’s entire winter rainfall could fall in just three days.

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Flooding in Macedonia

Heavy rainfall has flooded around 300 homes in Josifovo, Macedonia.

Floods in Macedonia have also destroyed two bridges.

Around 20,000 people in Sveti Nikole are without electricity.

Flash floods in Kigali, Rwanda

Torrential rains have killed four people in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda.

Floods also damaged roads and bridges in Kigali.

Landslide in Mati City, Philippines

Landslide in Mati City, southern Philippines has killed three people.

Search and rescue operations are ongoing in the Tagabacid area in Davao Oriental.

Flooding in Kelantan, Malaysia

Flash floods have affected people in Kuala Krai, Pasir Puteh, Tanah Merah in Kelantan and Setiu in Terengganu.

All nine schools in Rantau Panjang will be closed tomorrow.

Floods in Malaysia are regular natural disasters which happen every year during the monsoon season.

Thailand authorities in Trang province have issued a ban on people playing in six different waterfalls due to concern of flash floods. Kachong and Toneplew waterfalls (Na Yong), Sairung waterfalls (Yan Ta Khao), Toete, Tontok and Lamploke waterfalls (Palian) are on alert.

Winter storm in Oklahoma, USA

Recent winter storms in Woodward have killed one person.

Winter storms have caused blizzard conditions in Oklahoma, Texas and parts of Kansas.

A state of emergency has been declared in northwest Oklahoma.

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