Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

In the Eastern Pacific:

Tropical storm Ivo is located about 290 mi (465 km) W of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Swells generated by Ivo still are affecting the southern portion of the Baja California peninsula. These swells are expected to subside on Sunday. Ivo is expected to become a remnant low on Sunday.

Winds and rain from Ivo are spreading across portions of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said early Saturday that Ivo was located about 185 miles (300 kilometers) west of Cabo San Lucas. It had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph) and was moving north-northwest at 12 mph (19 kph).

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Pacific coast of the peninsula from Punta Abreojos to Cabo San Lucas, and for the Gulf of California coast of the peninsula from Loreto to Cabo San Lucas. A tropical storm watch is in effect for the Pacific coast of Baja California north of Punta Abreojos to Punta Eugenia. The Hurricane Center called Ivo a large storm and said it would likely bring more rain as well as surf swells.

In the Western Pacific:

Tropical storm Pewa is located approximately 552 nm northward of Wake Island.

Floods in North-East China

A river flood has killed 76 people and another 88 remain missing in Fushun.

At least 21 construction workers in north-west China have been killed by flash flooding that swept through a remote part of the province of Qinghai. They were “washed away” after a sudden torrential rain storm.

The area lies in high mountains 2,500km (1,500 miles) west of Beijing. Flash floods are a frequent threat both to residents there and to travellers drawn by its mountain scenery. On Monday at least 105 people were killed and 115 were missing after floods and a typhoon hit various parts of north-eastern and southern China. The Chinese government has called for “persistent efforts” to save people in the north-east from what was described as “The worst floods in decades”.

NewsBytes:

At least one person has been missing in floods in Gotsu in Shimane Prefecture in Japan. Exceptional 201 mm of rain in three hours also caused mudslides in the area and collapsed one house each in Gotsu and Hamada city. An evacuation order has been issued for around 36,000 residents as of 9:30 a.m.

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