Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 04b (Nivar), located approximately 849 nm south-southwest of Kolkata, India, is tracking westward at 05 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Colombia – More people have died in landslides caused by heavy rain in the department of Antioquia, Colombia. A landslide struck in the village of Cachirime in Puerto Valdivia, Valdivia municipality on 23 November 2020. Two commercial buildings were buried in the landslide. After search and rescue operations were completed, it was confirmed that 7 people had died and 12 were injured.

Somalia – At least 8 people have died as a result of Tropical Storm Gati, which made landfall in Somalia on 22 November. Tropical Cyclone Gati made landfall in Somalia on 22 November 2020, primarily impacting parts of Bari region in Puntland State and then Sanaag region in Somaliland. Authorities said rainfall totals from the storm were greater than amounts normally seen for the whole year. In a 24 hour period, Bosaso recorded 128mm of rain and Balidhidin (also Balli Dhiddin) 103mm.

Italy – Over 200 people were rescued from floods in southern Italy over the weekend 20 to 22 November after more than 450mm of rain in 48 hours. orrential rain the Italy’s Calabria Region caused severe flooding in the provinces of Crotone and Cosenza, causing widespread damage. The regional government has requested a state of emergency.

South Africa – Heavy rain caused flash flooding in parts of KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and Gauteng, South Africa, from 20 November 2020. Four flood- and rain-related fatalities were reported. Damage was reported to roads and infrastructure. Local media said one person died after being swept away while trying to cross a river with strong currents in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal. Severe flooding was reported in Tshwane, Gauteng, with roads and bridges damaged and vehicles left stranded in flood water. Three young people died in a storm water trench in Hammanskraal on 21 November.

Indonesia – Heavy rain caused flooding and landslides in parts of Java and Sumatra Islands, western Indonesia from 19 November 2020. At least 3 fatalities were reported. Heavy rain caused a landslide in Pagelaran District, Cianjur Regency, West Java on 19 November. On person died and vehicles and roads were damaged.

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