Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Post-tropical Storm Rebekah is located about 140 mi…225 km n of faial island in the central Azores with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…e or 95 degrees at 20 mph…31 km/h.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 05a (Maha), located approximately 598 nm south-southeast of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking west-northwestward at 14 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Somalia – More than 200,000 people, half of them children, have fled their homes following massive floods that have left most of a town in central Somalia under water. People have been evacuated using tractors and boats from neighborhoods that have been submerged in water in Beledweyne town after days of rainfall and flooding. housands of residents in makeshift camps are in desperate need of food and water.

East Africa – A powerful climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean stronger than any seen in years is unleashing destructive rains and flooding across East Africa—and scientists say worse could be coming. Violent downpours in October have displaced tens of thousands in Somalia, submerged whole towns in South Sudan and killed dozens in flash floods and landslides in Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania. Rising waters have wiped out livestock and destroyed harvests in swathes of the region still reeling from severe drought.

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