Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Isaias is located about 15 mi…25 km ssw of Great Inagua island and about 385 mi…620 km se of Nassau with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.
Niger and Mali – In Niger, 9 people have died, 20,174 people have been affected and 2,244 houses have been destroyed. The worst hit areas are the regions of Maradi and Tahoua, with respectively 13,667 and 4,173 people affected. According to the Ministry of the Interior, 17 people have been injured and 9 people have lost their lives, including five by drowning and four in the collapse of houses. Meanwhile in neighbouring Mali, floods have affected 7,648 people, including 5,406 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Mopti Region. Flooding was also reported in Gao and assessments are ongoing.
Caribbean – Thursday, Isaias slammed the Dominican Republic with heavy rainfall and strong winds. A tropical storm watch is listed for the east coast of Florida from Ocean Reef to Sebastian Inlet and for Lake Okeechobee. The center has warned of the risk of winds, heavy rainfall and storm surge this weekend along Florida’s east coast and spreading northward along the U.S. East Coast through early next week.