Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Thirteen is located about 35 mi…55 km se of nthrn tip of Guajira pnsula Colombia and about 700 mi…1125 km e of Isla de Providencia Colombia with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical Cyclone 03s (Three), located approximately 782 nm east-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking southwestward at 07 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Trinidad and Tobago – Flash flooding struck in the dual-island Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago following heavy rain brought by a tropical disturbance. The heavy rain caused widespread flooding along the nation’s major roadways. At least one bridge has been closed, as have many schools.

India – At least 8 people have lost their lives and many more are feared missing after sudden flash floods on the Mal River in the Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal, India. Hundreds of people were gathered in the river and along its banks during as part of the religious festival Durga Visarjan where the idol of the Goddess Durga is immersed in the waters of the river. However, the river rose swiftly and unexpectedly at around 20:00 hours 05 October 2022, sweeping away dozens of the gathered onlookers.

Australia – Sydney recorded its wettest year in 164 years as authorities braced for major floods in Australia’s east on Thursday, with more heavy downpours expected to fall over the next three days. With almost three months of 2022 still to go, Australia’s largest city has recorded 2,200 mm of rain in a year for the first time since records began in 1858. By Thursday afternoon, Sydney had received about 2,213 mm (87 inches) of rainfall for the year, surpassing the previous record of 2,194 mm set in 1950, official data showed.

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