Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Florence is located about 105 mi…170 km wnw of New York City and about 100 mi…165 km nnw of Philadelphia Pennsylvania with maximum sustained winds…25 mph…35 km/h. Present movement…e or 100 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.
Tropical Depression Joyce is located about 355 mi…570 km s of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…sse or 165 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.
East Coast, USA – Florence is expected to produce heavy to excessive rainfall through Tuesday. Portions of the northern Mid-Atlantic states and southern New England are expected to receive an additional 2 to 4 inches of rain…with isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches possible. The storm is blamed for at least 32 deaths, say officials quoted by the Associated Press. Twenty-four of those were in North Carolina. Life-threatening floods are expected to continue all this week, according to the National Weather Service. In Virginia, one person was killed as a result of a tornado associated with Florence.
Nigeria – Rainy season flooding across Nigeria has killed more than 100 people, as water poured over the banks of the West African country’s two major rivers, and into numerous cities and towns. Over the weekend, the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency reported that the Benue and Niger Rivers were close to reaching levels that in 2012 led to floods that killed more than 350 people and wiped out scores of homes, farms and other property.