Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Cristina is located about 380 mi…615 km ssw of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

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Bulgaria – Areas around Sofia, capital of Bulgaria, were hit by heavy rain, lightning strikes and strong winds during an overnight storm 06 to 07 July. Emergency services received 750 calls for assistance. One person was injured when a roof collapsed. Streets, metro stations, underpasses and buildings were all flooded. The Perlovska River broke its banks flooding roads in the city causing traffic problems and damaging vehicles. The Vladayska River also flooded ​​the districts of Orlandovtsi and Benkovski.

India – Authorities in India report extreme rainfall in Gujarat. India Met Department (IMD) figures show Devbhumi Dwarka District recorded 434 mm of rain on 05 July, with 292 mm falling between 18:00 and 20:00. Seven National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed in Valsad, Navsari, Surat, Porbandar, Dwarka, Rajkot and Kutch. Local media report one person has died in flooding from the Khokhaddadi river near Rajkot City, while another died after a lightning strike in Surendranagar District. Around 100 people have been evacuated in Devbhumi Dwarka District. Heavy rains wreaked havoc in Jamnagar, where the Vartu river has risen rapidly. Two people trapped by flood water had to be rescued by NDRF teams. Heavy rain triggered a landslide in Kaikamba (formerly known as Gurupura Kaikamba) a suburban town of Mangalore in Karnataka on 05 July. India’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said 3 houses were badly damaged and 2 people died.

Pakistan – Stormy weather and heavy rain caused havoc in the city of Karachi, Pakistan 06 to 07 July. At least 6 people have died in rain-related incidents. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) reported 43 mm of rain in Saddar, Karachi, on 07 July. PAF Faisal Base recorded 26mm of rain and Nazimabad 22mm. Local media reported 6 people died in 4 separate incidents after heavy rain caused buildings or walls to collapse.

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Tropical storm 27w (Saola), located approximately 533 nm south-southeast of Kadena AFB, is tracking northwestward at 09 knots.

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Bulgaria – Three people are dead and several are missing after huge volumes of torrential rain hit the municipalities of Bourgas and Kameno on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast yesterday. Bourgas and surrounds were hit by deluges of water and partial states of emergency were declared in five settlements. Numerous houses were flooded and the residents were evacuated.

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Wildfires – Bulgaria

A state of emergency has been declared due to raging wildfire in the Harmanli municipality in southern Bulgaria on Thursday. The wildfire has affected Mladinovo, Dripchevo, Oryahovo and Izvorovo villages. Hundreds of firemen are working to control the blaze.

Wildfires – Calirofrnia

More than 500 firefighters and multiple helicopters and planes are battling the 6,900-acre Wragg Fire near Lake Berryessa in Napa County.

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Invest 90E has dissipated while 91E remains an area of disturbed weather in the eastern Pacific with potential for tropical development.

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Bulgaria – A state of emergency has been declared following torrential rainfall and floods in the northwestern Bulgarian town of Mezdra. The trains between Mezdra and Ruska Byala were temporarily suspended. The overflowing river Iskar has prompted evacuations in Vodenets.

USA, Mexico – At least 17 people have died in Mexico and the US after extreme weather lashed regions along the border over the weekend and into Monday. A tornado that struck Ciudad Acuña on the Mexican side of the border killed 13 as it destroyed more than 200 homes and flung cars against buildings. In the US at least four people were killed and 12 missing in flash floods. The Texas governor, Greg Abbott, on Monday expanded the emergency disaster zone in the state, adding 24 counties to a list of 13 affected by storms and flooding. Oklahoma was also hit hard.

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Tropical cyclone 21s (Ikola), located approximately 1193 nm west of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 14 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 22s (Joalane), located approximately 484 nm northeast of Port Louis, Mauritius is tracking northeastward at 07 knots.

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Haiti – Flooding triggered by heavy rainfall in the Haitian capital Port-au-Price has claimed the lives of at least six people and damaged more than 8,000 homes.

Bulgaria – A code orange weather warning has been issued in twelve Bulgarian districts because of the heavy downpours observed in the past 24 hours.

Afghanistan – An Afghan official says at least five people have died in heavy flooding in the northern province of Baghlan. More than 400 houses have been damaged.

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Tropical cyclone Pam is located approximately 696 nm north-northeast of Noumea, New Caledonia and is tracking south-southwestward at 02 knots.

Tropical cyclone Nathan is located approximately 212 nm north of Cairns, Australia and is tracking north-northwestward at 04 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 19s (Nineteen), located approximately 387 nm north-northeast of Learmonth, Australia, and is tracking southward at 06 knots.

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Bulgaria – A snow storm in Bulgaria has led to a state of emergency being declared in Smolyan, Kardzhali, Haskovo, Pazardzhik and Plovdiv municipalities. Electricity, water and food supplies have been disrupted in Rudozem and Madan. The Tundzha River near Elhovo has reached the flood line, indicating danger of overflow.

Serbia – A snow storm in Sipce near Tutin in southwestern Serbia has claimed the life of a 63-year-old man. A state of emergency has also been declared in the area.

Greece – The region of Serres in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, northern Greece, has been declared in a state of emergency by local authorities due to floods caused after several days of continuous heavy rainfall that destroyed crops and seriously damaged the road network.

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Super Typhoon 22w (Hagupit), located approximately 198 nm east-southeast of Manila, Philippines, and is tracking northwestward at 5 knots.

At 10:00 a.m. local time, the eye of Typhoon Hagupit (local name ‘Ruby’) was located 20 km East of Cataingan, Masbate. The typhoon ripped through the central Philippines on Sunday, bringing howling winds that flattened houses and toppled trees and power lines in areas still scarred from a deadly super-storm just over a year ago. In the coastal villages of Dolores, on Samar island, where Typhoon Hagupit first made landfall on Saturday night, Mayor Emiliana Villacarillo said around 80 percent of homes were destroyed. More than 1.2 million people had crowded into over 1,500 schools, civic centres, town halls, gyms and churches used as evacuation centres across the central Philippines.

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Bulgaria – The state of emergency declared after heavy flooding in southeast of Bulgaria continues on Saturday and Sunday. Torrential rainfall caused flooding in both Galabovo and Radnevo, with blackouts in Galabovo, Novinite reported. A “code red” danger warning has been issued for the Maritsa River valley near the town of Svilengrad and along the Tundzha River valley near Elhovo in southern Bulgaria.

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Tropical Storm Ana transitioning to an extratropical low over the North Pacific – located about 1330 mi…2140 km N of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…NE or 55 degrees at 43 mph…69 km/h.

Hazards affecting land – none.

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India – Flash flood in Tamilnadu, India has claimed the lives of at least two people.

Bulgaria – A state of emergency has been declared in Bulgaria’s Black Sea city of Burgas due to dangerous weather. Some 50 people have been evacuated from their houses due to heavy rainfall in the suburbs Chernitsa near Burgas.

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Hurricane Norbert is located about 125 mi…205 km W of Cabo San Lucas Mexico about 130 mi…205 km SSE of Cabo San Lazaro Mexico with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 330 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h. .

Hazards affecting land: wind…any deviation of the center of Norbert to the right of the forecast track will bring hurricane force winds to a portion of the Hurricane Warning area by this afternoon. Tropical storm conditions are expected to spread northward within the Tropical Storm Warning area through tonight. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area tonight and Saturday. Rainfall…Norbert is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches over the southern part of the Baja California peninsula with isolated amounts near 10 inches through Saturday. Surf…large swells will continue to affect portions of the southwestern coast of Mexico and the southern portion of the Gulf of California through today. Large swells affecting the coast of the southern Baja California peninsula will spread northward along the West Coast of the peninsula through the weekend. These swells will produce dangerous surf conditions and rip currents.

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El Nino – For months now, the tropical Pacific Ocean has been flirting with blossoming into a full-fledged El Niño state: Waters off the coast of South America have warmed, a hallmark of the climate phenomenon, but then cooled, only to warm once again. Winds, which normally blow east-to-west have made tentative moves in the other direction, another key criteria, but the bottom line is that the whole El Niño package hasn’t come together. The forecast remains “most likely”.

Bulgaria – Heavy rains have flooded parts of Bulgaria on Wednesday night. Rainfall of up to 75 litres per square meter has flooded basements and ground floors of private homes in Sliven municipality. Fire brigade teams worked all night long to drain the flooded properties.

India – At least 70 people are feared dead and property worth thousands of crores of rupees has been damaged in the floods caused by incessant rains in Jammu and Kashmir. Most parts of the Valley and Rajouri, Poonch, Reasi and Doda districts have been receiving moderate to heavy rainfall since last 48 hours.

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In the Western Pacific:

Typhoon Rammasun is located approximately 114 nm west-northwest of Manila, Philippines.

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Bulgaria – A state of emergency has been declared in Bulgaria’s Black Sea municipality of Primorsko. Heavy rainfall caused the Dyavolska and Ropotamo rivers to burst their banks. The Sozopol – Primorsko and Primorsko – Yasna Polyana roads have been flooded and are closed for traffic.

Uruguay – Floods have displaced 1,884 people out of their homes in western Uruguay. Paysandu province in Bulgaria is reported to be worst hit by the floods displacing 1,082 people.

China – A landslide in Guizhou province in China has buried eight people.

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In the Western Pacific:

Typhoon Neoguri is located approximately 192 nm west-southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, and has tracked east-northeastward at 19 knots over the past six hours.

Typhoon Neoguri has made landfall on Japan’s southernmost main island, bringing high surf and heavy rains.

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Bulgaria – A severe hailstorm in Bulgaria’s capital city of Sofia has claimed the life of a 70-year-old pedestrian and injured 40 others.

China – Landslides in Yunnan Province of China have claimed the lives of at least six people and left 17 others missing.

Philippines — Classes remained suspended in Iloilo City on Tuesday as many areas, including schools, remained flooded due to days of heavy rains. While the city was not under any storm signal, monsoon rains intensified by Typhoon Neoguri flooded streets, schools, communities and houses.

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Disease

Small Anthrax outbreak in Hungary raises alarm

Illegally slaughtered beef looks like the source of a recent Anthrax outbreak in Hungary. The beef originated from Tiszafured, a small municipality only 100 miles east of the nation’s capital city, Budapest.

Following the illegal butchering, the distributors sold the beef to an unnamed company that works in the hospitality industry operating an undisclosed number of hotels and restaurants.

So far the disease has only been reported in five individuals, all of whom have been taken into medical care by Hungarian authorities.

For those unclear, Anthrax is a bacterial disease that occurs naturally in the wild, but only earned notoriety following its weaponization by several governments including those of Russia and the United States.

Cholera in Sudan

Hundreds of people have possibly contracted the disease cholera in Wau Shilluk in Upper Nile over the past few days, according to a UN report, which said the outbreak caused seven deaths.

The UN coordination office in South Sudan stated in its regular update today that 246 suspected cases were reported in the area in a period of only 72 hours.

The outbreak in Wau Shilluk prompted a ‘major alert’ by humanitarian health organizations. The area hosts about 39,000 people displaced by earlier conflict.

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China – Torrential rains have affected about 55 million people in Shangrao. About 100 buildings and more than 300 hectares of crops were damaged. Violent rainstorms have been pounding China’s central and southern regions. The heavy downpour has already caused flight suspension, widespread flooding and claimed more than a dozen lives. The torrential rains have killed 14 people over the past few days.

Bulgaria – After the floods that drowned half of Bulgaria, the country has been hit by hurricane-like winds. In Varna and Shabla the wind blew with a speed of 18-20 meters per second.

USA Midwest, Plains – Hundreds of flights were canceled or delayed across the US by heavy rain early Friday.

Nebraska – Heavy rain floods some streets; 1 man killed. Nearly 7 inches of rain fell Friday night and early Saturday on parts of Omaha, causing some flooding of low-lying streets.

Minnesota – Storms damage crops but may ease drought. Flooding rains and hail have caused millions of dollars of damage to homes, roads and crops in southwest Minnesota.

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Bulgaria – The Black Sea town of Varna has received the equivalent of a month’s rainfall in 24 hours. At least 10 people have died and several are missing after torrential rain and heavy floods hit eastern Bulgaria. Floodwaters in Varna surged up to 1m (3.2ft). Many residents had to be rescued as cars were swept away. Hundreds have been left without electricity or food. There have been hailstorms and heavy rain in several parts of Bulgaria in recent days. Forecasts say the extreme weather is set to continue. More bad weather is forecast for the end of the week.

USA – Heavy rains have caused flooding in Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa and in the interior of Alaska.

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Avalanche in Bulgaria’s Rila Mountain has claimed life of a 54-year-old military pilot. The Mountain Rescue Service found the body of the man covered with snow.