Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 22s (Joaninha), located approximately 171 nm east of Port Mathurin, Mauritius, is tracking eastward at 05 knots.


New Zealand – A woman has been found dead in New Zealand following a severe downpour that washed away a bridge and prompted a state of emergency in the South Island. A storm battering the region saw the Waiho Bridge, near the town of Franz Josef, destroyed by a torrential river on Tuesday night. Meteorologists have described the event as significant, even by the area’s rainy standards, with some parts struck by more than 800mm of rain in a once-in-a-century downpour.

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Indonesia – Update – The Indonesian Red Cross is continuing search and rescue efforts in the wake of devastating floods that killed at least 113 people in the eastern province of Papua, with almost 100 still missing more than a week after the disaster struck. More than 11,500 people were displaced in flash floods and a subsequent landslide in the Sentani area of the provincial capital, Jayapura, earlier this month. As many as 94 people remain missing.

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