Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

In the Eastern Pacific:

Tropical Depression Genevieve is located near latitude 12.4 north…longitude 140.1 west. The depression is moving toward the west near 9 mph…15 km/h. A turn toward the west-northwest is expected during the next day or two. The last advisory has been issued for this system.

Tropical Storm Hernan forms and is located near latitude 16.9 north…longitude 110.0 west. Hernan is moving toward the northwest near 14 mph…22 km/h. A west-northwest to northwest motion is expected during the next couple of days. On the forecast track the centre of Hernan is expected to pass just to the southwest of Socorro island by early afternoon. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph…100 km/h…with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is expected today…and Hernan could become a hurricane by this afternoon. Weakening is expected to begin on Monday.

NewsBytes:

Paraguay – Some 88,200 people have been displaced here by floods caused by two months of rising waters in the Paraguay River, while nationwide the number of those driven from their homes has dropped from 245,000 to 222,000.

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