Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 02w (Wutip), located approximately 557 nm north-northwest of Yap, is tracking west-northwestward at 12 knots.
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 16p (tc) (Pola), located approximately 377 nm south-southeast of Suva, Fiji, is tracking southward at 12 knots.
Peru – Two more people have been killed in a landslide in Peru, bringing to at least 50 the number of people who have died since the rainy season started in September, according to the Centre for National Emergency Operations. The landslide was triggered by torrential rain in the city of Huancavelica, where hospitals and schools have been inundated, and severe flooding has blocked roads and damaged bridges, the centre said. Thousands of families have been affected by the flood waters, with many calling on the government to do more to alleviate the situation.
California, USA – Rivers swollen by days of heavy rain inundated portions of northern California on Wednesday, forcing hundreds of people to flee their homes. However, about half of the 4,000 people ordered to leave have refused to do so. Two towns – Guerneville and Monte Rio – were islands surrounded by water, local officials said. The only way to reach the two communities now is by boat.