In the Eastern Pacific:
Tropical Storm Genevieve forms near latitude 12.2 north…longitude 134.4 west. Genevieve is moving toward the west near 10 mph…17 km/h. A westward motion at a slower forward speed is expected through tonight. Genevieve is then forecast to accelerate and turn west-northwestward by Saturday night.
There is no threat to land.
USA – A tornado in Cherrystone near Cape Charles, Virginia on Thursday morning has claimed the lives of two persons and injured 20 others.
India – Over 25,000 people have been affected in 42 villages across Assam in the second round of floods this year. Over 60 villages in the world’s largest river island Majuli were submerged on Thursday following heavy rain, and nearly 20,000 people were shifted to higher lands, the release said.