Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Beta is located about 55 mi…85 km wsw of Jackson Mississippi and about 70 mi…110 km ese of Monroe Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…ne or 55 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 14w (Dolphin), located approximately 175 nm southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking southward at 01 knot.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 17e (Lowell), located approximately 768 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

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Ethiopia – The government in Ethiopia reports that unprecedented flooding caused by the overflow of the Awash River has displaced more than 144,000 persons in Afar Regional State. Flooding in the state has affected 240,000 people, demolished 105 schools, 200 rural roads, 6 bridges, and killed over 21,000 domestic animals. Flooding has also damaged around 60,000 hectares of crops and farmland.

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