Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Eta is located about 110 mi…180 km nnw of La Ceiba Honduras and about 430 mi…690 km wsw of Grand Cayman with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…n or 10 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 22w (Goni), located approximately 136 nm south-southeast of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

Tropical storm 23w (Atsani), located approximately 224 nm south of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking west-northwestward at 10 knots.

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In the Central/Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 20e (Odalys), located approximately 924 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Chad – More flooding has once again struck in the city of N’Djamena, capital of the central African country, Chad. Meanwhile 60 schools remain closed after severe flooding in neighbouring Far North Region of Cameroon, disrupting the education of 18,000 students.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Nana is located about 210 mi…335 km ene of Limon Honduras and about 365 mi…585 km e of Belize city with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 18 mph…30 km/h.

Tropical Storm Omar is located about 350 mi…560 km nw of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…ene or 70 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 10w (Maysak), located approximately 236 nm south-southwest of Busan, South Korea, is tracking northward at 11 knots.

Typhoon 11w (Haishen), located approximately 336 nm south of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

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NewsBytes:

India – Thousands of people have been forced from their homes after rivers broke their banks in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat, western India. In Maharashtra, recent heavy rainfall in the state and river catchments in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, combined with dam releases caused flooding in Nagpur, Bhandara, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli and Godnia districts from 29 August 2020. Almost 100,000 people have been affected and 53,224 shifted to safer locations. Meanwhile to the north, flooding also affected the neighbouring state of Gujarat. Days of severe weather have seen several fatalities reported as a result of flooding or lightning strike since around 20 August. Almost 1,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed, with round 12,000 people displaced.

Chad – Almost 120,000 people were displaced by flooding in Chad in north-central Africa during August 2020, according to a report by International Organization for Migration (IOM). At least 32,000 of those displaced persons are in N’Djamena, the country’s capital city, where 10 people died as a result of flooding that struck on 20 August. The flooding has exacerbated the already challenging situation for many of the most vulnerable N’djaménois, who are now seeking refuge in local school buildings after having lost not only their homes but also their livelihoods.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Laura is located about 175 mi…285 km ese of Cayo Largo and about 255 mi…415 km ese of the Isle of Youth with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 21 mph…33 km/h.

Tropical Storm Marco is located about 115 mi…190 km sse of the mouth of the Mississippi river with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (ts) 09w (Bavi), located approximately 450 nm south-southwest of Chenhae, South Korea, is tracking northeastward at 07 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Haiti and Dominican Republic – Strong winds of up to 85 km/h and heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Storm Laura have caused severe damage in Haiti and Dominican Republic, with at least 11 fatalities reported.

Chad – Flooding destroyed 230 homes and damaged around 100 others in the Dembé quartier in the 7th arrondissement of N’Djamena, displacing 1,502 people from 327 households. Three people died in the flooding.

Cameroon – In Douala, the country’s economic capital, flooding swamped the city’s roads and damaged bridges, causing widespread traffic disruption. The districts pf Makèpe Missokè, Bepanda and Mabanda were among the worst affected. Flooding also caused widespread material damages, including to hundreds of homes.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen is located about 390 mi…630 km ssw of the mouth of the Mississippi river with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Octave is located about 1450 mi…2330 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 1 mph…2 km/h.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean : Tropical storm 21w (Neoguri), located approximately 401 nm south-southeast of Kadena AFB, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 03 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Chad and Cameroon – Heavy rains and floods this week have left at least 100,000 people homeless on both sides of the border between northern Cameroon and Chad. It’s the worst flooding in the area since 2012. the military is working to evacuate those stranded by floodwaters in Kaikai. Heavy rains have been pouring ceaselessly, destroying houses and farms in the northern Cameroon village of Kaikai over the past two weeks. Residents say the downpours caused Lake Maga and the Logone River to overflow.

Massachusetts, USA – Torrential rain and high winds pounded the Bay State overnight, leaving behind flooded streets in Worcester.

Disease

Yellow Fever in Chad

The Ministry of Health of Chad is launching an emergency mass-vaccination campaign against yellow fever from 22 February 2013, following laboratory confirmation of two cases in the country in December 2012.

Storms and Floods

Hurricane Sandy kills 29 people on its path through the Caribbean and now targets the US east coast. A tropical storm watch for both the South Carolina and North Carolina coasts has been issued. A hazardous weather outlook warning has been issued for Connecticut. Central Florida is also on alert.

The floods in Chad continue to take a severe humanitarian toll. The number of flood-affected people in Chad has risen to 700,000, up from 445,000 in September while aid agencies estimate the loss or damage of 255,720 hectares of cropland, 94,211 houses and 1,015 schools. Some 70,000 people have been displaced by the flooding.

Floods

Floods displace more than 15 000 people in northern Uganda.

Tens of thousands of people have been affected by floods in central, eastern and southern Chad. Thousands of hectares of crops have been destroyed as well as hundreds of houses.

Drought gives way to floods in Gujarat, India as the monsoon rains finally arrive.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms Kirk and Leslie in the Atlantic are not expected to impact on land at this stage.

Tropical Storm Ileana remains far off Baja California and is also not expected to make landfall.

Flooding in northern Cameroon kills at least 14 people, displacing 22 000.

Flooding and locust swarms in Chad add to the region’s food crisis.