Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 17s (Haleh), located approximately 999 nm south-southeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking southward at 17 knots.
Tropical cyclone (tc) 18s (Eighteen), located approximately 312 nm north of Europa Island, is tracking eastward at 12 knots.
Indonesia – At least two people were killed and six more were missing after torrential rains and severe flooding in parts of Indonesia, the disaster agency said Friday (Mar 8), forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people. Heavy rain has pounded Indonesia for days, forcing the Citarum river – dubbed “the world’s dirtiest” – on Java island to burst its banks, and causing deadly flash floods in the eastern part of the sprawling Southeast Asian archipelago. Residents in a dozen communities on the outskirts of Bandung city, east of the capital Jakarta, were forced to wade through streets filled with chest-high water in places.