Storms and Floods

Tropical Storm Barry

Tropical Storm Barry formed off Mexico’s Gulf Coast on Wednesday and is located about 40 mi (60 km) NE of Veracruz, Mexico.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the Atlantic hurricane season’s second tropical storm was drenching areas in its path with up to 10 inches of rain in some places, raising the threat of flash floods.

Barry was expected strengthen slightly before making landfall but would weaken soon after. In Veracruz state 2,000 shelters had been readied with mattresses, blankets, water and canned food. Shelters at schools and recreation centres could house up to 306,000 people. The port of Veracruz was closed to small vessels because of the strong winds.

Tropical storm Leepi was located about 132 nm west-northwestward of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan.

Other News:

Flooding and landslides in Xinjiang’s Uygur Autonomous Region in China have claimed the lives of at least two people and affected 45,000 others. Heavy rainfall has damaged or destroyed 1,305 houses.

A tornado touched down for 10 minutes in Waikato, New Zealand. The tornado was at the lowest end of the scale and didn’t cause any serious damage.

Landslide in Palpa, Nepal has claimed the lives of three people.

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