Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Fred is located About 125 mi…200 km ssw of Great Exuma island and about 370 mi…595 km ese of Key West Florida with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.
In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 12e (Linda), located approximately 1066 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 11 knots.
In the northwestern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 16w (Sixteen), located approximately 250 nm north of Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, is tracking westward at 16 knots.
China – Hubei’s Emergency Management Department said that between 11 and 12 August a total of 16 meteorological monitoring stations in Yicheng, Xiangcheng, Nanzhang, Zaoyang and Suixian of Suizhou detected extremely heavy rain. Severe flooding has affected a total of 7 cities (prefectures) and 22 counties (cities, districts) in Shiyan City, Xiangyang City, Jingmen City, Xiaogan City, Huanggang City, Suizhou City and Enshi. As of 13 August a total of 384,800 people were affected and 11,000 people were transferred to temporary accommodation after over 3,600 homes were damaged. The 21 fatalities were recorded.
Nigeria – Heavy rainfall in northeast Nigeria triggered severe flooding in parts of Bauchi state on 10 August 2021. Hours of heavy rain caused a river to break its banks near the town of Jama’are, resulting in destructive floods. Five people lost their lives and over 1,500 houses and farms were damaged as a result.
Turkey – Disaster authorities in Turkey now report 25 fatalities in Kastamonu Province and 2 in Sinop. The search continues for one person still missing in Bartın Province. In last 24 hrs more heavy rain fell in Gerze in Sinop (61.2mm) and in Ulus in Bartin (43.9mm). However the heaviest rainfall was in areas further west, where Zonguldak in neighbouring Zonguldak Province recorded 125.7mm in 24 hours to 13 August 2021.
Central African Republic – Heavy rainfall and floods in Bangui, capital and largest city of the Central African Republic, destroyed around 100 houses and left nearly 3,000 people in need of emergency aid. Most of the damage occurred in southern districts of the capital, a city of around 900,000. Rain and floods caused walls and roofs of homes to collapse, forcing many to evacuate.