Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 01b (Amphan), located approximately 129 nm south-southwest of Calcutta, India, is tracking north-northeastward at 14 knots.

In the Atlantic Ocean: Post-Tropical Cyclone Arthur is located about 400 mi…645 km ene of Cape Hatteras North Carolina and about 380 mi…610 km nw of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…e or 100 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

NewsBytes:

Midwest, USA – Major to historic flooding is ongoing in parts of the Midwest from Illinois to Michigan where more than a half a foot of rain fell in the last several days. Spring rains have turned pavilions into shallow pools at Scidmore Park in Three Rivers. The water submerged the sidewalks and covered a foot bridge in the downtown park. The St. Joseph River was about a foot above flood stage in Three Rivers on Tuesday. In Chicago alone, 8.30 inches inches of rain has fallen so far this May, making it the wettest May on record in the city. Heavy rains over the last few days doused Michigan, prompting flood warnings along rivers across the state and forcing some residents to evacuate their homes and navigate waterlogged roads. At least two rivers in mid-Michigan — the Tittabawassee River in Midland and the Rifle River near Sterling — had reached their major flood stage Tuesday afternoon. Moderate flooding has been observed at a handful of other rivers in mid-Michigan as well as the west and southwest portions of the state, according to the National Weather Service.

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