Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

No current tropical storms.

The tropics are heating up across the Pacific Basin with three areas of concern being monitored. One of these areas could yield the year’s first typhoon in the western Pacific.

Most of the Pacific has been void of organized tropical systems so far this month, but that will change as February gives way to March.

Tropical development is imminent southeast of Guam, while a tropical cyclone is expected to soon take shape near Fiji. This weekend through early next week, yet another tropical cyclone may form south of the Solomon Islands.

NewsBytes:

Mozambique- Last week’s flooding in Namacurra and Maganja da Costa districts in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia destroyed 1,340 houses. Torrential rains caused the Licungo river to burst its banks, submerging over 7,000 hectares of crops, 6,500 of which are regarded as lost. The floods had inundated 5,000 houses, 450 classrooms and seven health units. Roads in the two districts had become impassable.

USA – A Landslide near Damascus, Oregon has shut down the Oregon 224 highway in both directions.

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