Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Laura is located about 95 mi…155 km wnw of Memphis Tennessee and about 175 mi…280 km wsw of Paducah Kentucky with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 13e (Hernan), located approximately 825nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 19 knots.

Tropical storm 14e (Iselle), located approximately 912 nm south of San Diego, is tracking east-northeastward at 04 knots.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 10w (Ten), located approximately 610 nm south of Kadena AFB, is tracking west-southwestward at 08 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Sudan – At least 84 people have died and 381,770 affected by heavy rains and flooding in Sudan since the start of the rainy season in July this year. More than 37,000 homes have been destroyed, forcing most of the families affected to seek shelter with relatives and host communities. Another 39,000 houses 34 schools and 2,671 health facilities have been damaged.

Kenya and Uganda – In Uganda, the government reported that rising water levels on Lake Albert and Lake Kyoga had displaced over 8,700 people in Buliisa, Nakasongola and Amolatar districts. Lake flooding has also affected parts of Kenya. The impending spill over of the Turkwel dam, could displace over 300,000 people.

Floods Lake Albert Ndaiga Subcounty Kagadi district Uganda Red Cross Uganda

Niger – Red Cross Society of Niger (RCSN) reported that as many as 868 houses were destroyed by flooding of the Niger river in Niamay that began 23 August. A total of 2,283 households (approximately 15,981 people) have been affected with many of them displaced and taking refuge in local schools or host families. One fatality was reported. The Niger river at Niamey reached 6.69 metres on 28 August 2020. Danger mark here is 6.2 metres and the previous record high was 6.4 metres.

Mexico – eavy rain began around 20 August 2020. The rain intensified over the follwingg days, with Escuintla in Chiapas recording 186.4 mm of rain in a 24 hour period to 23 August and Ixtepec in Oaxaca 140.2 mm. Alvarado in Veracruz recorded 113.7 mm in 24 hours to 25 August. Civil Protection in Chiapas reported that the Doña María river broke its banks, flooding more than 400 homes in Acapetahua municipality. One fatality was reported after flooding in the city of Tapachula. Flood rescues were carried out in Acacoyagua Municipality.

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