Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 27s (Twenty-seven), located approximately 690 nm northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southward at 07 knots.

Tropical cyclone 26s (Seroja), located approximately 408 nm north of Broome, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 09 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Indonesia, East Timor – At least 87 people are dead and dozens more still missing after flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia and neighbouring East Timor, officials said Monday. Torrential rain unleashed a deluge and subsequent landslides, turning small communities into wastelands of mud and uprooted trees and forcing thousands into shelters. Cyclones continued to pound the hard-hit region Monday, hampering efforts to reach trapped survivors. Indonesia’s disaster agency said about 66 people have been killed so far. Another 21 people also died in East Timor, said an official in the tiny half-island nation of 1.3 million that lies between Indonesia and Australia.

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