Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 11s (Riley), located approximately 334 nm north-northeast of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 04 knots.

NewsBytes:

Turkey – Heavy rains have caused floods in Turkey’s southern province of Antalya.

Brazil – A mining dam collapsed in southeastern Brazil on Friday, Jan. 25. The dam flooded a nearby community, raising concerns of widespread contamination. Brazilian mining company Vale SA said in a statement that it didn’t yet have information on deaths or injuries at the dam in Minas Gerais state but said that tailings have reached the community of Vila Ferteco and an administrative office. Parts of the city were evacuated and local firefighters were rescuing people by helicopter and ground vehicles.

Connecticut, USA – Rain, some of it heavy, arrived in the state on Thursday leading to flooding for some areas. A flash flood watch and flood warning were in effect for the entire state.

Indonesia – The number of people killed after days of torrential rain triggered flash floods and landslides on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island has climbed to 59 with 25 others missing, a disaster official said Friday.

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