Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Brazil – At least nine people died after a cyclone swept through parts of southern Brazil on 30 June. Winds of over 120 km/h were reported in the state of Santa Catarina. The states of Rio Grande do Sul and Paraná were also badly affected. The wild weather has also brought the threat of flooding. Storm surge has prompted warnings for coastal flooding in Santa Catarina. In Rio Grande do Sul, river levels are above flood stage in some areas of after the storm brought rain of over 140mm in 24 hours. Almost 50 cities or municipalities in Santa Catarina state were affected by the cyclone.

Yunnan, China – At least 3 people have died in flash flooding in Yunnan Province, southwest China. Heavy rain from 29 June caused flash flooding in the city of Zhaotong and the counties of Zhenxiong, Yiliang, Weixin and Yanjin. Rainfall of over 225 mm in 24 hours was reported in the area.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 04e (four), located approximately 766 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking southwestward at 03 knots.

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Malaysia – Over 1,000 people have evacuated their homes in Sabah State, Malaysia, after flooding over the last few days. Flooding began on 27 June and has since affected 152 villages across 11 districts.

Wisconsin, USA – On June 28 and 29, parts of St. Croix County received over seven inches of rain causing flooding and washed out roads across the county. The areas experiencing significant flooding are the Municipalities of Kinnickinnic, Pleasant Valley, Rush River, Eau Galle, Warren, Hammond, Baldwin, Springfield, Erin Prairie, Emerald, Glenwood, Cylon, and Forest. At one point over 50 roads were closed in the area due to flooding.

Poland – Further severe weather including storms and heavy rain affected parts of Poland on 29 June. IMGW report that several locations recorded more than 50mm of rain in 24 hours, including Bielany is a district in Warsaw, which saw 56.6 mm. The worst of the storm affected the provinces or voivodeships of Podlaskie, Masovia (which includes the capital Warsaw), Holy Cross Province (Świętokrzyskie) and Lesser Poland (Małopolskie). Over 1,300 homes were damaged by flooding, as were 241 roads.

India – Recent flooding in Assam, north eastern India, has worsened, with disaster authorities reporting that over 900,000 people are now affected. This is the second wave of flooding in the state, which began around 20 June.

China – More flooding has affected parts of Sichuan province, southwestern China, leaving over 20 people dead or missing. Flooding struck in Sichuan’s Mianning county in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture after storms brought heavy rain.

Nigeria – Dozens of buildings have been damaged after more flash flooding in Lagos State, Nigeria. Flooding was caused by a heavy downpour but significantly worsened by blocked drainage channels,

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits the Xinjiang-Xizang border, China.

5.6 earthquake hits western Turkey.

5.3 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore Valparaiso, Chile.

5.1 earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

5.0 earthquake hits the Xinjiang-Xizang border, China.

5.0 earthquake hits the Golf de Venezuela.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 03e (Boris), located approximately 1092 nm east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, is tracking west-northwestward at 07 knots.

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Ivory Coast – At least 5 people have died and one is missing after flash flooding in Abidjan District, Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), 25 June 2020 after 240mm of rain fell in a few hours. More heavy rain is forecast over the next 2 days. Civil Protection said several roads have been cut and houses damaged. Images shared on Social Media showed upturned cars that had been dragged through streets and residents taking refuge on roofs or clinging to walls and trees.

China – The flood situation has worsened in Guizhou Province, southwest China, with 74,000 people now affected in 12 counties or cities, including Tongzi and Huishui Counties, Zunyi, Tongren and Qiandongnan. Three fatalities were previously reported in Tongzi. Heavy rain in the area has increased river levels in neighbouring Chongqing municipality, where the Qijiang river reached historic levels. On 22 June, the Qijiang river at Wucha in Jiangjin District, jumped more than 5 metres above flood level, standing at 205.56 metres. The Puhe River in the district was also extremely high, reaching around 0.5 metres above flood level at Shijiaozhen in Qijiang district around the same period. Authorities said a total of 43,725 people were affected and hundreds of houses damaged or destroyed in Qijiang District of Chongqing as of 22 June. Local media reports suggest between 40,000 and 100,000 people have been displaced across Chongqing.

Uruguay – Heavy rain 22 to 24 June caused flash floods, cutting roads and prompting evacuations in Uruguay. Strong winds have downed power lines leaving hundreds without electricity. According to disaster authorities, Montevideo, Lavalleja, Colonia and Canelones were the worst affected departments.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Subtropical Depression Four is located about 365 mi…590 km s of Halifax Nova Scotia and about 730 mi…1170 km sw of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…ne or 55 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

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China – Further heavy rain and flooding has struck in Guizhou Province, China. Xinhua news agency reports at least 3 people have died and 10,000 have been displaced after flooding in the mountainous area of Tongzi County on 22 June. Around 10 houses were destroyed and over 1,000 houses damaged, along with 715 hectares of crops. Power supply and telecommunications were interrupted.

Nepal – Local media report that days of rainfall triggered a landslide along a section of road near Tansen in Palpa district, central Nepal, on 22 June, 2020. Four vehicles were swept away. The number of passengers in the vehicles swept by the landslide is unconfirmed. As of 22 June, police reported 3 fatalities.

India – According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 16,549 people had been affected in over 50 villages in the districts of in Barpeta, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Nalbari, Jorhat and Sivasagar since 20 June. Over 50 people have evacuated their homes and moved to relief camps in Dhemaji. Almost 3,000 hectares of crops have been damaged. Several rivers in the state are flowing above danger level, including the Brahmaputra in Jorhat, and the Dikhow and Disang in Sivasagar.

Turkey – Flooding struck the Kestel district of Bursa province on 21 June. After initial assessments, the provincial government reported two people had died and four were believed to be missing in the floods. Raging flood water swept through narrow streets of several neighbourhoods in the district, including Dudakli, Narlidere, Aksu and Kayacik.

Malaysia – Over 1,000 people have evacuated their homes in Malaysia‘s Johor State after flooding struck on 21 June. Flooding affected the districts of Pontian, Batu Pahat, Muar, Kluang, and Tangkak. A total of 1,210 people from 288 families were evacuated to 18 relief centres as a result. The worst hit areas was Pontian, where 349 people from 85 families were evacuated. More than 60mm of rain fell in 24 hours in several locations in the state on 20 June. Heavy rain was also reported in the capital, Kuala Lumpur , which recoprded 119.0mm of rain in 24 hours to 20 June.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 02w (nuri), located approximately 126 nm west-southwest of Hong Kong, is tracking northwestward at 16 knots.

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China – Rainstorms have killed five more people in a southern Chinese region already reeling from heavy flooding over the past week. The government of Zunyi city, south of the metropolis of Chongqing, said Saturday that five had died and eight others were missing after fresh storms that began late Thursday night. A statement on its website said at least 13,000 people had been evacuated, more than 2,000 homes damaged and multiple sections of roads and three bridges destroyed in the city in Guizhou province. Earlier storms left 13 dead in nearby Hunan province and the Guangxi region.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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China – Floods and mudslides in south China have uprooted hundreds of thousands of people and left dozens dead or missing, according to state media. The bad weather has wreaked havoc on popular tourist areas that had already suffered through months of travel restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak. Torrential downpours unleashed floods and mudslides that caused nearly 230,000 people to be relocated and destroyed more than 1,300 houses. In southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, six people were reported dead and one missing. Streets were waterlogged in popular tourist destination Yangshuo, forcing residents and visitors to evacuate on bamboo rafts. The local government said more than 1,000 hotels had been flooded and more than 30 tourist sites damaged.

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India – A dust storm and heavy rainfall lashed Delhi and Greater Noida yesterday, uprooting trees, damaging vehicles and bringing down billboards.

New Orleans, USA – Numerous roads were flooded in the city after heavy downpours on Wednesday. A flood warning was issued until 10h45 this morning.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Cristobal is located about 140 mi…225 km n of Little Rock Arkansas and about 80 mi…130 km ese of Springfield Missouri with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…n or 10 degrees at 25 mph…41 km/h.

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Mississippi, USA – Tropical Storm Cristobal’s Louisiana landfall brought winds, flooding to South Mississippi. As Tropical Storm Cristobal inched closer to the Coast, some counties have already started to get a taste of the storm. As of Sunday morning, George, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Pearl River County are all under a river flood warning.

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China – China’s Ministry of Water Resource (MWR) adjusted the flood defense emergency response to level III Monday noon, after floods in southern and eastern parts of China affected more than one million people and caused economic losses of more than 113,500 hectares of crops affected and 13,000 houses damaged to varying degrees. As of Monday, more than 50 rivers in eight provinces and regions of southern and eastern China experienced floods above the warning level, including South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Guangdong province, Central China’s Hunan province and Guizhou province and Southwest China’s Yunnan Province. 1.76 million people have been affected, with 120,000 evacuated and 69,000 in need of emergency assistance. Nine people died and five are missing.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Cristobal is located about 40 mi…65 km n of Baton Rouge Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 330 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

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China – Five people went missing after a rainstorm-triggered flood hit Jianghua Yao Autonomous County in central China’s Hunan Province, local authorities said on Sunday. The floods have cut off rural roads and left some villagers trapped.

Louisiana, USA – Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall in southern Louisiana Sunday bringing rain and flooding to the bayous near Grand Isle and Dauphin Island.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Crete.

5.3 earthquake hits eastern Honshu, Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits near the west coast of Colombia.

5.2 earthquake hits the Sichuan-Yunnan-Guizou region, China.

5.1 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

5,0 earthquake hits off the coast of Northern California.

5.0 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.2 earthquake hits Mindoro in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.3 earthquake hits Samoa.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.1 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression One-E is located about 760 mi…1220 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

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China – China’s Ministry of Emergency Management has warned of relatively severe floods in areas along several major rivers in the country’s northern and northeastern regions. Heavy floods are likely to take place in the Songhua River basin, the Haihe River basin, the upper and middle reach of the Yellow River basin and the northern part of the Huaihe River.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits the mid-Indian ridge off the Amsterdam Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits central California. A series of earthquakes shook the California-Nevada border near the Yosemite National Park with the magnitude 5.2 near Bodie, California.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits eastern Honshu, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

Wildlife

Chinese Snake Trade

China’s ban on the sale of wild animals because of the coronavirus crisis has nearly wiped out the local economy of an area known for breeding snakes for food.

While experts say the disease probably didn’t emerge directly from snakes, Reuters reports factory and backyard snake farms around Zisiqiao village in Zhejiang province are no longer in business.They had been a key source of the reptiles for restaurants and traditional medicine.

Intensive snake farming has resulted in an increase in the transmission of parasites and various infectious diseases, according to a recent Wuhan University study.