Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Tropical cyclone 04s (Kate), located approximately 345 nm west-southwest of Cocos Island, Australia, and is tracking southwestward at 04 knots.

Tropical storm 23w (Jangmi), is located approximately 407 nm southeast of Manila, Philippines, and is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

NewsBytes:

Malaysia Update – The worst flooding in Malaysia in more than a decade has claimed lives of at least 10 people including five in the worst-hit state of Kelantan. The flood situation in Kelantan is still critical with 111,376 victims at the relief centres this afternoon, Bernama. More storms are expected in Malaysia in the next three days. Meanwhile, Thailand and Sri Lankan authorities have also warned their people to brace for more floods.

Flash flood in Kelantan Malaysia 2014 photo

Sri Lanka Update – The recent flooding in Sri Lanka has claimed the lives of 24 people and left 8 others missing. The floods have also destroyed 4,593 houses and damaged a further 14,649 houses. Eight bodies have been recovered in the Rilpola Haliela landslide affected area in Badulla and another seven persons are still missing.

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