Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Typhoon 23w (Nesat), located approximately 223 nm southeast of Hong Kong, is tracking west-southwestward at 08 knots.

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Vietnam – Further flooding has affected central provinces of Vietnam after heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Storm Sonca. Around 25,000 homes have been flooded and over 14,000 people displaced. Tropical Storm Sonca made landfall in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam, early 15 October and then tracked westward across the country as the storm dumped heavy rainfall. According to figures from Vietnam’s National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF), in a 24 hour period to 15 October Khe Tre in Thua Thien Hue Province recorded 549 mm. Flood waters in the province of Thua Thien Hue damaged around 19,918 houses, while about 3,575 houses were flooded in Da Nang.

Chad – More flooding has struck in the city of N’Djamena, capital of Chad, following the recent overflow of the Chari river. Flooding has forced hundreds of those living close to the river to leave their homes. The municipality has opened a park to house those displaced by the flood. However many have simply set up temporary camp on roadsides.

Mexico – At least one person has died in Mexico after heavy rainfall brought by the remnants of Tropical Storm Karl. Tropical Storm Karl weakened into a tropical depression late 14 October 2022 as it moved towards Tabasco state in the Gulf of Mexico and into the neighbouring state of Chiapas. The heaviest of the rain fell in Tabasco and Chiapas states. Río de Janeiro in the municipality of Pichucalco in Chiapas recorded 342.4 mm of rain in 24 hours to 15 October. Camoapa in Tabasco recorded 387.9 mm of rain during the same period. Heavy rain triggered several landslides, including one in Tapalapa where roads were closed. Rough seas also caused problems.

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