Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 010e (Ivette), located approximately 942 nm south of San Diego, is tracking west-southwestward at 02 knots.

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South East Asia – Heavy rain brought by the passing of Tropical Storm Mulan has caused flooding and landslides in areas of Vietnam, northern Thailand and bordering areas of Myanmar, and northern Laos. Tropical Storm Mulan made landfall in coastal areas of Xuwen County in Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, China on 10 August 2022. Some flights and shipping were disrupted. Storm Mulan then weakened into a tropical depression as it moved towards northeast Vietnam. In Vietnam Storm Mulan brought heavy rain from around 09 August. In a 3 day period to late 12 August, Muong Khen in Hoa Binh recorded 328 mm of rain. In Thailand, Tropical Storm Mulan affected 11 provinces from around 11 August 2022. DDPM said 5,965 households were affected in total. Thousands of people in Laos are suffering after rivers flooded following several days of heavy rain in northern areas.

Myanmar – A dam breach in Myanmar caused chest-high floods in the border areas of northern Thailand on Saturday, according to local media. The dam on the Thailand-Myanmar border overflowed due to heavy rainfall generated by passing tropical storm Mulan, officials said. Water levels started to recede by nightfall but residents were cautious with some opting to stay outdoors to make sure water levels wouldn’t rise again. There were no reports of casualties.

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