Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Barry is located about 95 mi…155 km sw of the mouth of the Mississippi river and about 125 mi…205 km sse of Morgan City Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

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NewsBytes:

China – The heaviest average rainfall to lash a swathe of southern and eastern China in more than half a century brought torrential rain and floods, destroying houses, damaging crops and forcing the evacuation of nearly 80,000 people, state media said.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA – Torrential downpours turned roads into rivers and triggered landslides on Thursday, blocking access to a hospital for several hours and forcing the evacuation of a preschool when a sinkhole opened up.

Bangladesh – The monsoon floods in Cox’s Bazar this week are threatening the already precarious existence of the refugees seeking shelter there. undreds of makeshift homes have already collapsed after landslides occurred on the muddy hillsides around the camps. About 4,000 families have been affected, many of whom have been moved to temporary shelters.

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