Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 08w (Eight), located approximately 38 nm north of Hong Kong, is tracking west-northwestward at 10 knots.

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Sri Lanka – Heavy rain since the start of August has caused flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka. As of 03 August at least 3 people had lost their lives and 2,374 were displaced. Sri Lanka’s Department of Meteorology reported 243.2 mm of rain fell in Norton in Nuwara Eliya District in 24 hours to 02 August 2022. The following day 212 mm of rain was recorded at the weather station near the Canyon Reservoir Dam, also in Nuwara Eliya District.

The Gambia – At least 2 people have died and over 230 households have been severely affected or displaced after the heaviest rainfall in over 20 years caused flooding in parts of the Gambia from late July 2022. Affected areas include the capital Banjul and Kanifing Local Government Area, as well as the West Coast and North Bank Regions. Two people died and 1 was severely injured in storms and floods in North Bank on 30 July 2022. At least 235 households have been affected after flooding damaged homes. Some of the residents have moved to safer areas, taking refuge in public buildings. Flood survivors are in urgent need of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services.

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