Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post-Tropical Cyclone Eta is located about 85 mi…135 km se of Wilmington North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…ene or 60 degrees at 21 mph…33 km/h.

Tropical Storm Theta is located about 445 mi…715 km sse of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…e or 90 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 25w (Vamco), located approximately 354 nm east of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

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Philippines – 1 person has died and 4 are missing in Camarines Norte Province of Bicol Region in the Philippines after Typhoon Vamco, known locally as Ulysses, passed over parts of Luzon Island. Vamco intensified into a typhoon as it made landfall in the vicinity of Patnanungan in Quezon Province, Calabarzon Region late on 11 November 2020. It then passed over northern Calabarzon and Central Luzon Regions and close to the Metro Manila area, bringing torrential rainfall and wind gusts of 205 km/h. Almost 200,000 people were pre-emptively evacuated ahead of the storm’s arrival, mostly in Bicol Region. As of 12 November, NDRRMC reported 36 incidents of flooding and 2 landslides across the regions of Cagayan Valley (Region II), Calabarzon and Bicol (Region V). Severe flooding was also reported in Metro Manila, where many low-lying areas were under water, particularly along the swollen Marikina river. Media described the flooding in Metro Manila as the worst in years.

Somalia – At least 73,000 people have been affected by the widespread rains and floods, mainly in Banadir, Jubaland, Hirshabelle, Galmudug and South West region. More than 13,000 people have been displaced by flooding, and reported 4 suspected deaths, according to field reports. Among those affected are more than 53,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) and members of the host community in Baidoa town, in South West State, whose living conditions were already dire. An estimated 4,000 people have been temporarily displaced from their homes in the town, of whom one third have been evacuated to higher grounds in northern Baidao. Also in South West State, overflowing water from River Shabelle has reportedly inundated six villages in Afgooye area, affecting 8,000 people, of whom 3,500 have been displaced.

Jamaica – More than 280 roads have been damaged by heavy rainfall and flooding in Jamaica in the last 3 weeks. Heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Storms Eta and Zeta has affected the island since late October 2020.

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