Storms and Floods

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Zeta is located about 210 mi…340 km se of Cozumel Mexico with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 19w (Soudel), located approximately 117 nm north-northwest of De Nang, Vietnam, is tracking northwestward at 03 knots.

Typhoon 21w (Molave), located approximately 139 nm west-southwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 15 knots.

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Australia – Severe thunderstorms brought heavy rain and strong winds to parts of New South Wales, Australia, from 23 October 2020. Flooding and wind damage disrupted traffic. Power supply was interrupted in some areas.

Jamaica – At least 2 people have died after heavy rain caused floods and landslides in Jamaica. Jamaica’s Meteorological Service issued several warnings for heavy rain and flash floods over the weekend from the “outer bands from Tropical Storm Zeta, over the northwestern Caribbean Sea, were contributing to the rainfall over Jamaica.

Bangladesh – Heavy rainfall in Bangladesh caused flooding in low lying areas of Bagerhat District, Khulna Division from 23 October. According to local media, 38,000 people have been affected, although local authorities have yet to complete full damage assessments. Local authorities have distributed relief items including food rations. Flooding has caused damage to livelihoods, in particular to thousands of shrimp enclosures which have been swept away.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 18e (Marie), located approximately 1086 nm south of San Diego, is tracking westward at 16 knots.

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Benin – Civil Protection in Benin reports that around 7,000 people have been displaced by flooding in the communes of Kandi, Karimama and Malanville in the Alibori Department of northeastern Benin. Six people have died as a direct result of flooding in the area, and a further 23 water-related deaths were reported, including boating accidents.

Bangladesh – Flooding has affected tens of thousands of people in northern Bangladesh after days of heavy rain. Among the worst hit areas is Rangpur district in Rangpur Division, where a record 433mm of rain fell in just 12 hours between 26 and 27 September 2020. According to local media, around 100,000 residents have been left marooned by floods in Rangpur district and in particular in Rangpur city after drainage systems were overwhelmed. Roads have been swamped with flood water up to 1 metre deep in some areas, causing traffic chaos.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 15e (Julio), located approximately 1128 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 16 knots.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 11w (Haishen), located approximately 229 nm south of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking northward at 10 knots.

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Nigeria – Floods washed away at least two million tons of rice in Nigeria. That is more than 25% of the previously projected national output of 8 million tons, according to estimates by a farmers’ organization. At least 450,000 hectares (1.2 million acres) were destroyed in Kebbi, the country’s main rice-growing state.

Bangladesh – Six new deaths raised the death toll from floods in Bangladesh to 257, with people facing difficulties amid the coronavirus pandemic, including losses to the country’s agriculture and fish farming, according to officials. Of the total fatalities, 212 drowned, 27 died of snakebites and 15 were killed in thunderstorms, while three lost their lives to other diseases. Furthermore, 78,000 people were infected with waterborne diseases.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 12e (Genevieve), located approximately 877 nm east-southeast of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 09 knots.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 08w (Higos), located approximately 57 nm west of Hong Kong, is tracking northwestward at 10 knots.

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China – Heavy rain affected Sichuan Province in South West China from 15 August, causing flooding along the Yangtze river and its tributaries, and resulting in the evacuation of over 200,000 people. Authorities say the Three Gorges Dam is facing the most severe floods since it was built. In a statement last week, the country’s Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) said that 219 people have died or are missing and over 63.4 million have been affected due to floods since June.

Bangladesh – In a report of 19 August, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said that over 220 people have died and over 167,000 families remain displaced after this year’s monsoon flooding in Bangladesh. More than 1.27 million houses have been partially or fully damaged by the floods and over 167,000 families remain displaced. In addition, over 170,000 hectares of agricultural land have been affected.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Hanna is located about 65 mi…105 km n of Fresnillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…25 mph…35 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Douglas is located about 50 mi…85 km ne of Lihue Hawaii and about 100 mi…160 km nw of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

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Yemen – At least 17 people have lost their lives in recent floods in Yemen during 22 – 25 July. 3 people died after heavy rains in Bani Qais district in Hajjah Governorate washed away dozens of huts and tents in camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Elsewhere, flooding caused material damages in Lahj, Shabwah and Abyan governorates. Heavy rain also affected the capital Sana’a, with flooding reported.

Bangladesh – Government and humanitarian agencies in Bangladesh report that 3.3 million people have now been affected by flooding that began in June. According to a report of 25 July by the Humanitarian Coordination Task Team (HCTT), 21 districts of the country have now been affected, with 16 of them seeing moderate to severe impacts. Flooding has inundated over 34,000 km2 of land, which amounts to 24% of the country. Almost 75% of Jamalpur district is flooded. Over 90 people have died in flooding since 30 June, including 41 children. Approximately 56,000 people have been displaced to 1,086 flood shelters.

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Nigeria – At least 7 people have died in flash flooding and heavy rainfall in Niger state in central Nigeria. Local media reported torrential rainfall lasting several hours late on 24 July caused flooding and damage in Rafin Sanyi area of Suleja Local Government Area. Rain and flooding downed trees and power lines, causing electricity outages. According to a local government spokesperson, several houses collapsed in the area, trapping people in their homes. As of 25 July, 7 bodies had been recovered but more are feared missing. Rescue and recovery teams have been dispatched in the area in the search for survivors.

Vietnam – At least 5 people lost their lives after heavy rainfall from 20 July triggered flooding and landslides in northern Vietnam. Vietnam’s Disaster Management Authority reported flooding and landslides in Ha Giang and Cao Bang Provinces. Ha Giang City recorded 378mm of rain in 24 hours to 21 July, while Dao Duc recorded 395 mm and Cao Bo (both in Ha Giang Province) 401 mm.

USA, Mexico – As it weakened to a tropical storm Sunday morning, Hanna pushed inland through the Rio Grande Valley, leaving flooding and damage in its path in a wide swath of South Texas and northern Mexico.

India – More than 100 animals, including 10 one-horned rhinoceroses, have died in massive flooding at the famed Kaziranga game reserve in northeastern India, officials said. The flooding is the result of a monsoon that has dumped rain across parts of India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Remnants of Tropical Depression Six-E are about 615 mi…990 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

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India – Flooding caused by monsoon rainfall continues to affect over 2 million people in north eastern states of India, including Assam, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh and West Bengal.

Bangladesh – Heavy flooding is worsening in parts of Bangladesh, with over 1 million villagers marooned or leaving their homes for higher ground along with their cattle and other belongings, officials and volunteers said Tuesday. Water levels at major rivers were rising Tuesday at around two dozen points in 20 districts. Many new areas in northern, northeastern and central Bangladesh have been affected over last 24 hours. Heavy rainfall and rushing waters from upstream India were the main reasons for the floods in the delta nation of 160 million people, which receives monsoon rains between June and October every year, often leading to flooding.

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Bangladesh – Farmers are estimating the huge losses they might suffer in the wake of the floods, while the rest of the flood-hit people are waiting to get relief or food assistance from the government. The flood situation has worsened in several northern districts of the country, with people living these areas facing their worst nightmare with their houses, croplands, livestock and ponds still under water. According to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC), water levels may continue to rise in the Padma, Brahmaputra, Dhaleswari and Jamuna rivers, causing further damage to the adjacent areas. Meanwhile, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has forecast heavy to extreme rainfall in the northern part of the country, which may increase the water level of the rivers crossing through the areas.

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Bangladesh – With the monsoon setting in and waters from India rushing downstream, Bangladesh is facing a serious threat of floods that could cause extensive damage to farmlands across the delta nation’s vast northern regions. The country’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Center said Sunday that water levels in many rivers were continuing to rise, posing threats to flood protection embankments that could burst and affecting hundreds of thousands of people in more than 20 districts.

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 27s (Mangga), located approximately 1324 nm west-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southeastward at 09 knots.

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India, Bangladesh – Tropical Cyclone Amphan, the most powerful cyclone to strike eastern India and Bangladesh in over a decade killed at least 82 people, officials said, as rescue teams scoured devastated coastal villages on Thursday, hampered by torn down power lines and widespread flooding. Mass evacuations before Cyclone Amphan made landfall undoubtedly saved countless lives, but the full extent of the casualties and damage will only be known once communications are restored, officials said. In the Indian state of West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said at least 72 people had perished – most of them either electrocuted or killed by trees uprooted by winds gusting up to 185km/h (115 mph). She said the storm had carved a 400-km long swathe through the state. In neighbouring Bangladesh, the initial death toll was put at 10. When the cyclone barrelled in from the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday, a storm surge of around five metres caused flooding across low-lying coastal areas. Villagers could be seen trying to lift fallen electricity poles, fishermen hauling their boats out of a choppy sea, and uprooted trees lying strewn across the countryside. Designated a super cyclone, Amphan weakened after making landfall. Moving inland through Bangladesh, it was downgraded to a cyclonic storm by the Indian weather office, and it has since subsided into a depression.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Raymond is located about 500 mi…805 km s of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 335 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Depression Twenty One-E is located about 535 mi…860 km s of Acapulco Mexico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 26w (Fengshen), located approximately 185 nm east of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 17 knots.

Tropical depression 27w (Kalmaegi), located approximately 296 nm east-northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking southwestward at 01 knot.

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India, Bangladesh – Update – Cyclone Bulbul has left a trail of death and destruction, claiming the lives of at least 32 people in India and Bangladesh. Cyclone Bulbul killed 10 people and affected at least 2.73 lakh families in different parts of the West Bengal, India causing the suspension of operation for 12 hours at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata. According to the Sate Disaster Management, at least 2,473 houses were destroyed and another 26,000 were partially damaged in the cyclone in the coastal districts along the Bay of Bengal. At least 22 people died in seven coastal districts of Bangladesh. Cyclone Bulbul made landfall between Sagar Islands of West Bengal and Khepupara in Bangladesh. More than 1.8 million people in the vulnerable Bangladeshi coastal districts were evacuated to 4,071 cyclone shelters.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 25w (Nakri), located approximately 274 nm east-northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is tracking westward 10 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 23w (Matmo/Bulbul), located approximately 79 nm north of Dhaka, Bangladesh, is tracking east-northeastward at 08 knots.

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Bangladesh and India – Over 1.8 million people in the vulnerable Bangladeshi coastal districts are being evacuated to 4,071 cyclone shelters ahead of Tropical Cyclone Bulbul (Matmo). Bulbul made landfall between Sagar Islands of West Bengal and Khepupara in Bangladesh. Two deaths have been reported so far in Kolkata and Odisha.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Gil is located about 1095 mi…1765 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 275 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Erick is located about 585 mi…945 km wsw of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Tropical Storm Flossie is located about 550 mi…885 km e of Hilo Hawaii and about 615 mi…990 km e of Hana Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Francisco is located approximately 601 nm east-southeast of Iwakuni, Japan and is tracking northwestward at 16 knots.

Tropical Depression Lekima is located approximately 631 nm south-southeast of Kadena AFB, Japan is trackong northwestward at 05 knots.

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Bangladesh – The floods triggered by heavy seasonal rains and onrush of water from hills across the Indian borders have now claimed at least 108 lives in Bangladesh, a disaster official said on Sunday. Since the first week of the last month, he said at least six million people have been affected by the floods while thousands of families were forced to flee home.

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India – Heavy rain in neighbouring Maharashtra has resulted in swelling of the River Krishna triggering floods in several parts of north Karnataka, inundating vast tracts of agricultural land. As much as two lakh cusec of water was released from Narayanapura reservoir into River Krishna and more quantity would be released in the next 12 hours. According to local farmers out of the 23 villages on the banks of River Krishna, at least six would be affected with the release of water. Farmers are apprehensive about losing crops since paddy had been sown on thousands of acres on right and left banks of the Krishna.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 07w (Nari), located approximately 160 nm west of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 15 knots.

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Bangladesh – The death toll from monsoon storms in Bangladesh rose above 100 on Friday with flood levels still rising in many parts of the country. About 20 people have died in 48 hours, taking the toll to 104, making it one of the worst monsoons in years. Most victims have drowned, but some have been killed by landslides, snake bites and lightning strikes.

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Pakistan – Pakistani officials say flash floods triggered by heavy rains and a landslide have killed at least five people, including two tourists, in the country’s northwest. Several people were also injured over the past 24 hours in the floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 06w (Danas), located approximately 84 nm south-southwest of Kunsan AFB, Korea is tracking north-northeastward at 05 knots.

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Bangladesh – Rain-swollen rivers in Bangladesh have broken through several embankments, submerging dozens of villages, destroying tens of thousands of homes and displacing nearly 200,000 people, officials and an aid group said. More than 4 million people are at risk of food insecurity and disease because of the flooding in Bangladesh, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said in a statement on Friday.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Barry is located about 95 mi…155 km sw of the mouth of the Mississippi river and about 125 mi…205 km sse of Morgan City Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

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China – The heaviest average rainfall to lash a swathe of southern and eastern China in more than half a century brought torrential rain and floods, destroying houses, damaging crops and forcing the evacuation of nearly 80,000 people, state media said.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA – Torrential downpours turned roads into rivers and triggered landslides on Thursday, blocking access to a hospital for several hours and forcing the evacuation of a preschool when a sinkhole opened up.

Bangladesh – The monsoon floods in Cox’s Bazar this week are threatening the already precarious existence of the refugees seeking shelter there. undreds of makeshift homes have already collapsed after landslides occurred on the muddy hillsides around the camps. About 4,000 families have been affected, many of whom have been moved to temporary shelters.