Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Rene is located about 985 mi…1585 km wnw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Tropical Storm Paulette is located about 810 mi…1305 km ene of the northern Leeward islands and about 1020 mi…1645 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.


West Africa – The flood situation has worsened in the West African countries of Niger and Burkina Faso. More flooding has affected parts of Niger, where almost 330,000 people have been affected by flooding since July. Meanwhile the government in neighbouring Burkina Faso the number of fatalities has increased to 13. On 09 September the government declared a state of emergency in response to flooding which has affected the country since late August.

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