Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Subtropical Storm Rebekah is located about 535 mi…860 km wnw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…ene or 65 degrees at 21 mph…33 km/h.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 04a (Kyarr), located approximately 174 nm south-southeast of Masirah Island, is tracking southwestward at 06 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 05a (Maha), located approximately 848 nm south-southeast of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking north-northwestward at 06 knots.

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Mississippi, USA – Heavy rain brought severe flash floods to Mississippi on October 30 as authorities warned motorists to avoid driving. The National Weather Service in Jackson said water continued to cover roads across the region.

South Sudan – South Sudan’s President declared an emergency in three of the country’s regions as floods swept through communities, affecting about one million people. The affected regions, including Upper Nile, have oil fields and farmlands key to the recovery of a nation that’s struggling to halt a five-year civil war that killed around 400,000 people. Oil Minister Awow Daniel Chuang said Tuesday that flooding in Upper Nile posed a challenge to production of crude, although it didn’t affect output.

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