Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

In the South Indian Ocean:

Tropical cyclone Fobane is located approximately 596 nm southeast of Port Louis, Mauritius.

NewsBytes:

UK floods – Parts of the UK face further flooding with stormy weather – and winds that could exceed 100 mph forecast.

USA – A state of emergency has been declared for all of Alabama, Northern Georgia, Northern Mississippi, and Northern Louisiana as the South’s second serious winter storm of 2014 spreads snow, sleet, and freezing rain across the region on Tuesday and Wednesday. Freezing rain at a temperature of 29° was falling at 9 am EST Tuesday morning in northern Mississippi in Columbus, and in Birmingham, Alabama, where it was 32°. The storm, called Winter Storm Pax, begins its most dangerous phase Tuesday night into Wednesday, when rain changes to freezing rain from Eastern Georgia through Central South Carolina. As much as 1″ of freezing rain is expected in Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina, and widespread power outages would result if these ice amounts materialize.

Burundi – Burundi is counting the cost of a flood that has devastated many parts of the capital, Bujumbura. At least 50 people are believed to have been killed as water and mud flooding down from the hills washed away hundreds of homes.

Burundi flood landslide photo natural calamities 2014

Philippines – A tornado in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines has injured one person and destroyed a warehouse late Monday afternoon.

Colorado – An avalanche near Mount Crested Butte in Colorado has claimed life of a snowmobiler and partially buried one other. The avalanche about 500 feet wide occurred close to Kebler Pass on Monday.

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