Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Laura is located about 175 mi…285 km ese of Cayo Largo and about 255 mi…415 km ese of the Isle of Youth with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 21 mph…33 km/h.

Tropical Storm Marco is located about 115 mi…190 km sse of the mouth of the Mississippi river with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (ts) 09w (Bavi), located approximately 450 nm south-southwest of Chenhae, South Korea, is tracking northeastward at 07 knots.

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Haiti and Dominican Republic – Strong winds of up to 85 km/h and heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Storm Laura have caused severe damage in Haiti and Dominican Republic, with at least 11 fatalities reported.

Chad – Flooding destroyed 230 homes and damaged around 100 others in the Dembé quartier in the 7th arrondissement of N’Djamena, displacing 1,502 people from 327 households. Three people died in the flooding.

Cameroon – In Douala, the country’s economic capital, flooding swamped the city’s roads and damaged bridges, causing widespread traffic disruption. The districts pf Makèpe Missokè, Bepanda and Mabanda were among the worst affected. Flooding also caused widespread material damages, including to hundreds of homes.

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