Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Fay is located about 30 mi…45 km s of Albany New York with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…n or 10 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Cristina is located about 565 mi…910 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

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China – Flooding in central and eastern provinces of China has worsened over the last few days, with over 14 million people affected across the worst hit provinces of Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui and Zhejiang. Floodwaters first hit Sichuan, Guizhou and Chongqing in the southwest and Hubei in central China in late June. High river flows have since moved eastwards along the Yangtze river basin. According to China’s Ministry of Water Resources, rivers are above danger levels in over 80 locations. Recent heavy rainfall in the region has swollen rivers and lakes further, as well as causing flash flooding and landslides. Wide areas of eastern China saw between 400 mm and 600 mm of rain in the first 10 days of July.

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Nepal – Further deadly flooding and landslides have struck again in Nepal, where disaster authorities have reported 7 fatalities and 20 missing in the last 2 days. Authorities reported flooding and landslides in 2 locations of Barhabise municipality of Sindhupalchowk district (also Sindhupalchok) of Bagmati Pradesh Province on 09 July. As of 10 July, at least 2 people have died, 20 are still missing and 5 people injured. Sixteen homes have been completely destroyed. According to media reports, the floods and landslides have also damaged the Araniko Highway in several locations. The highway is an important road connecting the country to a border point with China. Meanwhile heavy rain triggered 2 incidents of landslides in Pokharalekhnath Metropolitan City in Kaski District, Gandaki Pradesh Province, on 10 July. Authorities report 5 people have died and 9 injured.

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