Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Lekima is located approximately 232 nm north-northwest of Shanghai, China is tracking north-northwestward at 13 knots.

Tropical Storm 11w (Krosa) is located approximately 121 nm southwest of Iwo To, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots.

NewsBytes:

China РThe death toll from typhoon Lekima in eastern China rose to 30 on Sunday, with 18 people missing, as the country braced for more travel disruptions as the storm moved further north up the coast. Typhoon Lekima made landfall early on Saturday in the eastern province of Zhejiang with winds gusting to 187 km (116 miles) per hour, causing travel chaos with thousands of flights cancelled and rail operations suspended. The typhoon damaged more than 173,000 hectares of crops and 34,000 homes in Zhejiang, Lekima, China’s ninth typhoon of this year, is expected to make a second landing along the coastline in Shandong province, prompting more flight cancellations and the closure of some expressways.

Scotland – Heavy rain and tumultuous weather conditions are causing travel chaos as train operators have been forced to shut lines, including the one connecting Scotland to England. Network rail Scotland have said the West Coast mainline between Scotland and England has been closed due to flooding on the tracks between Carlisle and Lockerbie. The train operator said water levels were about a foot above the rails. Passengers on five trains are currently trapped or blocked due to the high volumes of water on the tracks.

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