Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Lorenzo is located about 1560 mi…2510 km sw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…115 mph…185 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 330 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm (td) 19w (Mitag), located approximately 572 nm south-southeast of Kadena AFB, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 20 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Sri Lanka – Earlier this week reports were received that one person had died and more than 45,000 people had been affected by heavy monsoon rains in the southern and western provinces in the country. A spokesman from Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Centre told the publication: “We have issued landslide warnings in certain areas, because this rain and volume at this time is unexpected.” On Wednesday, the Disaster Management Centre said 80,000 people across the region have now been affected by heavy rains and strong winds with reports that more than 14,000 people had been evacuated to safer locations.

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