Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 17s (Haleh), located approximately 655 nm south of Diego Garcia, is tracking south-southwestward at 09 knots.

NewsBytes:

Jordan – Amman – the Jordanian capital was hit the hardest by a weekend of torrential rains and floods across Jordan. At least 13 people are reported to have died in the floodwaters. According to previous civil defense statements, 28 citizens have drowned in rain-induced floods across the kingdom in the last four months.

Afghanistan – Flash floods have swept away dozens of homes and inundated handreds of acres of farmland in western Farah province, an official said on Sunday. Meanwhile, heavy snowfall has closed roads connecting districts to provincial capital in Afghanistan’s central-eastern province of Ghazni. Between 60 and 150 centimetres of snow has fallen in Ghazni, the provincial governor’s office said in a statement. Kabul was also a witness to heavy snowfall over the last couple of days. Meanwhile, flooding was also reported in southern Kandahar province following heavy rain.

Balochistan – On Saturday, it was reported that life is crippled in Balochistan amid torrential rainfall and snowfall in different areas of the province, particularly Chagai district. Security forces have been moved to assist the civil administration in rescue and relief operations for flood victims in various parts of Balochistan. Approximately 1,500 families have been rescued in Dureji, Lasbela, and Qillah Abdulla areas, while rations have been provided to 3,500 families in the rain-affected areas.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storm Lane forms far out in Pacific, poses no land threat.

Nadine becomes Hurricane in Atlantic, moving away from USA, may hit the Azores next week.

Powerful Typhoon Sanba has hit the Japanese island of Okinawa. 74,500 homes left without power. The powerful typhoon passing over southwestern Japan has brought transportation in the region by sea and air to a standstill. Several flights were cancelled. Typhoon Sanba was aiming squarely at South Korea today and was located approximately 485 nm south of Busan, South Korea. Sanba is expected to make landfall west of Busan.

Flooding in the province of Balochistan in Pakistan has left at least half a million people marooned, besides destroying over 2,000 houses. The flood-affected people of Balochistan are fighting yet another menace after flooding which is the unavailability of clean drinking water and the resultant waterborne diseases which are affecting women and children in particular.

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Parts of Metro Manila experienced intense and torrential rainfall early yesterday due to the southwest monsoon enhanced by typhoon “Karen” (international name “Sanba”), causing floods in some parts of the metropolis. At least nine people have been reported dead.

One person was injured and several buildings were damaged when a tornado hit a town in Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines.

Alaska – A series of extremely powerful fronts that moved across Southeast Alaska this week brought record level amounts of rainfall for the area accompanied by high winds.