Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 12s (Eloise), located approximately 365 nm north-northeast of Europa Island, is tracking west-southwestward at 11 knots.

Tropical cyclone 13s (Thirteen), located approximately 30 nm southeast of Cocos island, is tracking westward at 13 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Madagascar – Tropical Cyclone Eloise formed over the Indian Ocean on 17 January and moved towards Madagascar, making landfall close to the coastal town of Antalaha in Antsiranana Province, on 19 January, with maximum sustained wind up to 95 kmh. The storm flooded 134 houses and destroyed 56, while nearly 100 schools were impacted, including 87 that were damaged and 11 destroyed, OCHA added. As it re-enters the Mozambique Channel, Eloise is expected to gain considerable strength before reaching Mozambique.

Brazil – More than 250mm of rain in 24 hours caused flooding in parts of the state of São Paulo, southeastern Brazil. Flooding and landslides struck in the city of Peruíbe on 19 January, 2021, causing damage to roads and infrastructure. No fatalities or injuries were reported.

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