Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 22w (Soulik), located approximately 205 nm northeast of Kadena AFB, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 13 knots.

Typhoon 23w (Cimaron), located approximately 173 nm north-northwest of Agrihan, is tracking northwestward at 16 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Lane is located about 500 mi…805 km se of Kailua-Kona Hawaii and about 670 mi…1075 km se of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…150 mph…240 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.


India -Update – More than one million people have packed relief camps to escape devastating monsoon floods that have killed more than 410 people in India’s southwestern state of Kerala, officials said Tuesday. About 50,000 homes have been destroyed, according to one Kerala legislator, and people are flocking to the camps as the scale of the desolation is revealed by receding waters. A total of 1,028,000 people were now recorded in about 3,200 relief camps across the state. Six more bodies were found Monday, taking the toll to more than 410 since the monsoon started in June. At Chengannur, one of the worst-hit towns, more than 60 centimetres (two feet) of water still blocked many roads as more rain fell Tuesday.

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Italy – At least 11 people died in southern Italy in a flash flood that occurred when a creek in a deep mountain gorge swelled suddenly after heavy rainfall upstream. Local authorities said five people were still missing and 23 others had been rescued after the flooding in the Raganello river gorge in southern Cozenza province. In some places the Raganello creek, part of the Pollino national park, is at the bottom of a narrow, 1km-deep gorge in the mountain.

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