Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Hurricane Ana is located about 200 mi…325 km WSW of Lihue Hawaii and about 345 mi…550 km se of French Frigate Shoals with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Hazards affecting land – wind…tropical storm conditions are expected over Necker Island… French Frigate Shoals…and Tern Island Monday night. Hurricane conditions are possible over French Frigate Shoals and Tern Island Monday night and Tuesday. Surf…large swells produced by Ana will build across the northwest Hawaiian islands through Tuesday. Rainfall…locally heavy rainfall will linger over Kauai and Niihau tonight. Rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches…with local amounts of 12 inches…are possible over the northwest Hawaiian islands along and near the track of the centre of Ana.

NewsBytes:

Tenerife – Thousands of Britons holidaying in Tenerife have been caught in flash-flooding on the island. Seven inches of rain fell in just 12 hours, with tourists warned to stay in their hotels as landslides and fast-flowing waters led to road closures. One 56-year-old woman died after suffering a heart attacks as she was swept along by flood water then became trapped under a parked car in Santa Cruz.

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