Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Tropical Storm Andres is located about 890 mi…1430 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h. Present movement…NW or 310 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h. Hazards affecting land – swells generated by Andres are affecting portions of the West Coast of the Baja California peninsula. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

tropical Storm Blanca is located about 365 mi…585 km SW of Zihuatanejo Mexico and about 395 mi…635 km S of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 1 mph…2 km/h. Hazards affecting land – none.


China – A passenger ship carrying 458 people sank in a cyclone in the Jianli section in Hubei Province of the Yangtze River Monday night. Strong wind and heavy rain is hampering the continuing search for survivors, with weather forecasts predicting the heavy rain will continue. Heavy rainfall has claimed the lives of 16 people in China over the past week.

Kenya – A mudslide and flooding in Mombasa, Kenya have claimed the lives of two people, left several missing and made many others homeless.

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