Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 04p (Sarai), located approximately 439 nm west-southwest of Niue, is tracking east-southeastward at 12 knots.
Tropical cyclone 05s (Calvinia), located approximately 90 nm east-southeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking southwestward at 05 knots.
Indonesia – Five people went missing as flash floods destroyed houses in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province on Sunday. The natural disaster swept away nine houses, seriously damaging 17 others and several bridges and destroying horticultural plantations as well as triggering landslides in the district.
Rwanda – At least 12 people have died and others displaced following a downpour on Christmas night in Rwanda, the government has confirmed. The torrential rain destroyed 113 houses and 49 hectares of crops across the country. The downpour also caused traffic chaos in the capital Kigali as roads were submerged in floodwaters.
Iran – Eight months after the devastating flood that destroyed more than 25 of Iran’s provinces, Khuzestan Province has once again been flooded and completely paralyzed. As a result of the three-hour rainfall, the city’s streets were flooded with water and sewage, and many homes in Ahvaz were flooded, offices and schools were closed too, and this was the beginning of another catastrophe for the people of this province. The traffic in the city completely collapsed. The power of the city was cut off for many hours.
Minnesota, USA – The city of Duluth closed some streets and parking lots near Lake Superior and the harbor for several hours Sunday due to flooding. East winds that gusted in excess of 60 mph on Sunday morning are kicking up big waves on the lake.