Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 19s (Savannah), located approximately 1026 nm southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking west-southwestward at 04 knots.

Tropical cyclone 20p (Trevor), located approximately 350 nm northwest of Cairns, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 01 knot.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 21s (Veronica), located approximately 221 nm north-northwest of Port Hedland, Australia, is tracking south-southwestward at 05 knots.

NewsBytes:

Missouri, USA – A string of small Missouri towns prepared for the next deluge along the raging Missouri River on Wednesday after flooding wreaked nearly $1.5 billion in damage in Nebraska. High water unleashed by last week’s late-winter storm and melting snow has already inundated a large swath of Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa along the Missouri River, North America’s longest river. States of emergency have been declared in all or parts of the three Midwestern farm states. The Missouri River’s next major flood crest was forecast to hit St. Joseph, Missouri, at 6 a.m. on Friday and Kansas City, Missouri, 55 miles (88 km) to the south, about 24 hours later. Homeowners and businesses across Leavenworth County, Missouri, where 81,000 people were under a flood warning on Wednesday, were placing sandbags around property as they have watched the river rise over the last few days.

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