Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Fred is located about 20 mi…30 km nw of Charleston West Virginia and about 260 mi…420 km sw of State College Pennsylvania with maximum sustained winds…25 mph…35 km/h. Present movement…ne or 35 degrees at 20 mph…31 km/h.

Tropical Storm Grace is located about 20 mi…30 km sw of Grand Cayman and about 405 mi…650 km ese of Tulum Mexico with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. resent movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

Tropical Storm Henri is located about 160 mi…260 km ssw of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h . Pesent movement…w or 260 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 12e (Linda), located approximately 1132 nm southwest of San Diego, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

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Arizona, USA – Officials in Coconino County, Arizona, reported record rainfall fell on burn scar areas on 17 August 2021, causing more severe flooding in areas around the city of Flagstaff.

Turkey – Update – A week after flooding struck, rescue workers in Turkey are continuing their search for people missing in the northwestern Black Sea provinces of Kastamonu, Sinop and Bartın. The death toll has increased to 77, which includes 62 in Kastamonu, 14 in Sinop, and 1 in Bartın.

Caribbean – Flooding rain from Tropical Storm Grace has complicated rescue and recovery efforts in the wake of the earthquake in Haiti in which 1,941 people have now died. Meanwhile over 500 homes were damaged by floods in neighbouring Dominican Republic. As the storm moved west, incidents of flooding and landslides were reported in Jamaica. Earlier heavy rain associated with Storm Grace caused flooding and landslides in Trinidad where one person died.

Germany, Austra, Italy – Flash floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rainfall caused widespread damage across parts of southern Germany, Austria and northern Italy from 16 August. One person died and one reported missing in Bavaria, Germany. Flash floods in Austria buried a train in rocks and debris in Wald im Pinzgau, Austria. Flash floods triggered by heavy rainfall were reported in Grainau in Garmisch-Partenkirchen district, southern Bavaria in Germany. Police reported 12 people were swept away or stranded after flash floods from the Hammersbach stream swept through the narrow Höllental gorge situated at the foot of the Zugspitze, the highest peak of the Wetterstein Mountains. The area is popular with tourists and hikers. Heavy rain in parts of Salzburg State in Austria from 16 August triggered mudslides and flash floods in the Pongau and Pinzgau regions. The severe weather caused damage in parts of South Tyrol Province of northern Italy on 16 August. The communes of Ahrntal and Pflersch were the worst affected.

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