Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 22s (Herold), located approximately 827 nm east-southeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking east-southeastward at 12 knots.


Timor Leste – Heavy rainfall on Friday, 13 March 2020 from 16:00 to 18:00 local time caused an overflow of river and huge floods in Timor Leste. The flood brought water and mud along the road, damaging vehicles, houses and electricity lines in Dili municipality, mainly in administration posts of Cristo Rei, Nain Feto, Dom Aleixo, and Vera Cruz, and outside of Dili, namely in Hera. 1,664 households or 9,126 people (4,875 female and 4,251 male) are affected. The flood has destroyed at least 190 houses and injured seven teenagers.

Madagascar – After meandering near the northeastern corner of Madagascar as a tropical storm, a tropical cyclone developed on Sunday and was given the name Herold. During late last week and into the weekend, Herold produced 449 mm (17.68 inches) of rain in Sambava and 274 mm (10.79 inches) in Antlaha, both along the northeastern coast of Madagascar.

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