Storms and Floods

Water spout [or sea tornado] seen at Batemans Bay, in New South Wales, Australia on Sunday.



More than 2 000 people were evacuated as relentless rains brought floods to eight towns in three provinces in southern Mindanao, in the Philippines. Two children were reported dead in the floods, which hit the provinces of Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental.

The US Pacific Northwest is hit by a fierce storm bringing heavy rains and strong winds which swamped streets, toppled trees and large trucks, cutting power to nearly 50,000 homes.

Flash flood in Bahrain after Heavy rainfall caused flooding in Isa Town, Sanabis, Manama and Riffa regions of Bahrain.

Heavy rain continues to cause floods in the Midlands and South West of England. The British Environment Agency has issued 74 flood warnings in the South West and the Midlands and 113 flood alerts across the rest of the country. The villages of Yealmpton and Tamerton Foliot in Devon are worst hit. Schools have been closed in Worcestershire, Devon and Gloucestershire. Flooding at Tiverton Parkway and Birmingham New Street disrupted rail services in Gloucester, Bristol Temple Meads, Taunton, Yeovil, Exeter, Birmingham International, Coventry, Great Malvern and Hereford. Bus services in both Bristol and Somerset were also either cancelled or diverted. Heavy rainfall caused flooding around Rugby area. Two people were injured in Pailton. Following Warwickshire Police, Lawford road near Church Lawford has completely flooded. Mudslide also reported in Barby Lane near Rugby.

English Floods

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