Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Invest 95L is an area of disturbed weather in the Atlantic Ocean that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Fabio is located about 935 mi…1505 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 16 mph…26 km.

In the western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 10w (Maria), located approximately 100 nm northwest of Navsta, Guam, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.


Italy – While southern Italy swelters, parts of the north have been wracked by violent storms and torrential rain. One man died when his car got caught in a flash flood near Turin. Guido Zabena, 51, drowned in an underpass on Monday night after driving in without realizing it had rapidly filled with water. Since then the storms have swept east, triggering floods and landslides in Trentino-South Tyrol. Lightening struck the region more than 2,000 times in three hours on Tuesday. Torrential downpours caused flash floods in the town of Moena, where some 50 people were evacuated from their homes as a tide of mud and debris swept through the streets. There were also sudden hail storms, prompting authorities to deploy snowploughs in early summer. In the city of Bolzano, which also saw unseasonal hail, the temperature plummeted from 32 to 20 degrees C in the space of an hour. In nearby Merano, winds were recorded blowing up to 77 kilometres an hour. No one was reported hurt in South Tyrol, though firefighters were called out several times to deal with fallen trees and other debris.


Pakistan – The heaviest rains in 38 years have turned roads into virtual rivers in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, stranding motorists and leaving at least six people dead, an official said on Tuesday. Roof collapses killed at least four people and two others were electrocuted in rain-related incidents.

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