Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Humberto is located about 135 mi…220 km nnw of Great Abaco island and about 175 mi…285 km e of Cape Canaveral Florida with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 335 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.
In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Kiko is located about 815 mi…1310 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…125 mph…205 km/h. Present movement…w or 265 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.
In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 17w (Seventeen), located approximately 651 nm southeast of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 13 knots.
Thailand – Floods in north-eastern Thailand have submerged homes, roads and bridges, leaving more than 23,000 people in evacuation shelters as anger grows over the government’s “slow” emergency response. Torrential rain has lashed the country for the last two weeks, causing flash floods and mudslides in almost half its provinces, with families evacuated from their homes in boats or makeshift rafts. Since 29 August, 32 people have been killed in the deluge. Local media reports from the worst-hit province of Ubon Ratchathani showed people wading through chest-deep water and rescuers in boats trying to steer buffalo to higher ground.