Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Beta is located about 10 mi…15 km ese of Victoria Texas and about 35 mi…55 km w of Palacios Texas with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

Hurricane Teddy is located about 435 mi…695 km s of Halifax Nova Scotia with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 340 degrees at 28 mph…44 km/h.

Tropical Storm Paulette is located about 295 mi…470 km se of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…ene or 65 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 14w (Dolphin), located approximately 493 nm south-southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking northward at 08 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 17e (Lowell), located approximately 901 nm south of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 11 knots.

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Nigeria – Days of flooding from the overflowing Niger river has displaced over 50,000 people in the state of Kogi in central Nigeria. Local media report that at least 66 communities in the state have been affected and 1 person is thought to have died. Many victims have lost their livelihoods after crops and livestock were washed away.

Cambodia – Further flooding has struck in parts of Cambodia after heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Storm Noul. Disaster authorities report 11 people have died. Previously flooding had affected Preah Sihanouk province, where 2,000 people were affected and 1 fatality was reported.

Indonesia – Further flooding has struck in Indonesia, this time in West Java Province along with parts of the capital, Jakarta. Officials report 2 people have died and 20 have been injured. In West Java, heavy rainfall from 20 September caused the Cipeuncit River to break its banks flooding areas of Cicurug District in Sukabumi Regency on 21 September. Flooding was also reported in Parung Kuda and Cidahu Districts in the Regency. Meanwhile flooding from 21 September inundated roads across the capital, Jakarta. Flooding was reported in 49 locations in the city, with 104 people displaced. Some areas of the city recorded more than 200mm of rain in 24 hours to 22 September.

Mexico – At least 2 people have died after heavy rainfall caused flooding and landslides in the state of Oaxaca, southwestern Mexico. Flash floods, overflowing rivers and landslides have prompted authorities to declare a state of emergency in several municipalities in the Papaloapan Region.

India – Teams from India’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been called on to rescue flood victims in the state of Karnataka. Flooding struck after heavy rainfall from 19 September, affecting the city of Udupi and the surrounding areas. Udupi recorded just under 450 mm of rain in 24 hours to 20 September 2020. Local media said several rivers broke their banks damaging at least 4 bridges.

South East Asia – At least 7 people have died after Tropical Storm Noul made its way across the countries of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand in South East Asia. Noul made landfall near the city of Da Nang in Vietnam on 18 September 2020. Disaster authorities in Vietnam reported storm-related fatalities in the provinces of Thua Thien Hue (04), Ha Tinh and Quang Tri. A further 112 people were injured. Ten houses were completely destroyed in Thua Thien Hue and 3 in Quang Tri. Thousands of other houses suffered damage, mostly as a result of strong winds. Around 50,000 people were evacuated from affected areas. The storm then headed inland, bringing strong winds and heavy rainfall to parts of Laos, where flooding was reported in Xekong and Champassak provinces. In Thailand officials said 1,932 households across 27 provinces were affected by the storm from 19 to 21 September. One fatality was reported in Ranong province after strong winds uprooted a tree.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Beta is located about 95 mi…150 km ese of ort O’Connor Texas and about 110 mi…180 km s of Galveston Texas with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Hurricane Teddy is located about 165 mi…270 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…n or 10 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 14w (Dolphin), located approximately 651 nm south-southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking north- northeastward at 05 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 17e (Seventeen), located approximately 1053 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 14 knots.

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France – At least 2 people are missing after torrential rain triggered flash flooding in the Gard, Lozère and Herault departments of southern France. Meteo France reported violent thunderstorms hit the foothills of the Cévennes mountains on 19 September. In a 6 hour period, 196 mm of rain fell in Vigan, 175 mm in Saumane and 468 mm in Valleraugue, including 361mm in just 3 hours. Emergency services mobilized helicopters and hundreds of personnel to assist with evacuations and rescues. As of late 20 September, 46 people had been rescued and 421 had evacuated and moved to emergency shelter including over 200 people evacuated in Anduze commune in Gard Department.

Ghana – At least 5 people have died in recent flooding in Ghana‘s Upper East Region. Flooding during September affected 7,561 people and damaged 1,596 homes in several districts of the region. A further 156 homes have been destroyed along with wide areas of crops.

China – State media in China are reporting that nearly 180,000 people were affected by floods in the southwest Guizhou Province during mid-September. According to Xinhua News Agency, Guizhou Province witnessed its highest rainfall since 1961 during the period 09 to 18 September. Xinhua said that 52 county-level regions were affected by flooding and heavy rain. As many as 44,791 houses were damaged and 1,504 destroyed. Thousands of people evacuated their homes and were moved to 40 temporary relocation sites set up by the provincial government.

Greece – At least three people were killed and hundreds have been rescued in Greece after a rare storm system known as a “medicane” spawned severe flooding after making landfall on Friday, according to officials. The storm, named Ianos, hit the Ionian islands and western Peloponnese on Friday before lashing the rest of the country on Saturday.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Wilfred is located about 885 mi…1425 km w of the Cabo verde islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h

Tropical Storm Beta is located about 290 mi…470 km e of mouth of the Rio Grande and about 300 mi…480 km sw of the mouth of the Mississippi river with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Hurricane Teddy is located about 650 mi…1045 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…125 mph…205 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

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Guinea – Flooding has affected around 50,000 people in the city of Kankan and the surrounding Kankan region in eastern Guinea since early September 2020. Around 50,000 people from 10,000 households have been affected, with 657 houses damaged or destroyed and 1,363 people displaced. Local media reported 1 person missing.

USA – At least person has died and one is missing after Hurricane Sally made its way inland after making landfall as a Category 2 hurricane near Gulf Shores, Alabama, on 16 September 2020. The storm dumped almost 30 inches (762 mm) of rain in Orange Beach, Alabama, and 24.80 inches (630 mm) in Pensacola, Florida in a 72 hour period, according to National Weather Service (NWS). The torrential rain has increased river levels in the area, which are likely to remain high for some time. As of 18 September, rivers were above Moderate Flood Stage in 9 locations in southern Alabama and western Florida Panhandle. Media reported severe flooding from the overflowing Fish and Perdido rivers. The Shoal River near Crestview in Florida reached 16.42 feet on 17 September 2020, well above Major Flood Stage of 15 feet and the second highest crest on record behind the 21.40 feet from September 1998.

Myanmar – At least 4 people died in flash flooding and landslides after heavy monsoon rainfall in Myanmar. According to local media reports heavy rainfall early on 16 September caused flooding and landslides in Mandalay Region. At least four people died in Mogok Township (also known as Moekok) in Pyin Oo Lwin district, after a creek broke its banks triggering landslides in the surrounding hillsides. Around 24 houses were damaged or destroyed and 56 people were evacuated. Tropical Cyclone Noul is likely to bring further heavy rainfall over the coming days.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical depression Twenty-Two is located about 245 mi…400 km ene of Tampico Mexico and about 285 mi…460 km se of mouth of the Rio Grande with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nne or 25 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Hurricane Teddy is located about 550 mi…890 km ene of the northern Leeward islands and about 935 mi…1510 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…130 mph…215 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 13w (Noul), located approximately 174 nm west of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 27 knots.

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Guatemala – Heavy rainfall has affected several departments of Guatemala since 12 September, causing flooding and landslides. In a statement of 16 September, the country’s National Coordination System for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) said that over 25,000 people have been affected by floods, landslides or rain-related incidents. As of 16 September, 11 people were evacuated and over 100 homes damaged but no fatalities were reported.

Indonesia – Further heavy rainfall and flooding has been reported in parts of Indonesia. Earlier FloodList reported at least 4 people had died and 2,000 displaced after flooding in the 4 departments of Gorontalo, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan and North Sumatra. Since then, disaster authorities in Indonesia have reported that 2 people died and 1 house was destroyed after flooding and a landslide in Sorong City, West Papua Province on 16 September. Flooding on 13 September flooding in Donggala Regency of Central Sulawesi Province. Affected around 1,245 people and damaged 133 homes.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Paulette is located about 385 mi…620 km sse of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…ene or 60 degrees at 29 mph…46 km/h.

Hurricane Sally is located about 15 mi…25 km nne of Gulf Shores Alabama and about 25 mi…40 km wsw of Pensacola Florida with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…nne or 20 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

Tropical Storm Vicky is located about 755 mi…1215 km wnw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Hurricane Teddy is located about 820 mi…1315 km e of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…nw or 320 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 16e (Karina), located approximately 754 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 09 knots.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 13w (Noul), located approximately 260 nm west-southwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

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India – Fresh floods have struck in the state of Assam over the last few days, with over 100 villages affeted and 1 fatality reported. Heavy rainfall has caused a fresh spate of flooding, affecting over 100 villages in the 4 districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath and Chirang in the east of the state. ASDMA reported on 14 September that almost 34,000 people were affected and reported one fatality in Biswanath. Over 4,000 hectares of crops were also submerged.

Uganda – At least 2 people died after flash floods caused chaos in the city of Kampala, capital of Uganda. Heavy rainfall began around 08 September, triggering flash floods which swamped the city’s roads and caused major disruption to traffic. Meanwhile a building under construction collapsed in Makindye division on 11 September.

Vietnam – he Vietnam Disaster Management Authority (DMA) reports that 2 people died after severe weather including lightning strikes, strong winds and heavy rainfall over the last few days. Flooding and landslides were reported in northern parts of the country from 11 to 14 September 2020. A landslide in Ha Giang province on 11-12 September buried a house, killing one person. DMA reported over 60 houses were flooding in the province, along with around 10 hectares of rice crops.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Rene is located about 1115 mi…1795 km ne of the Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

Hurricane Paulette is located about 0 mi…0 km e of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 345 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Storm Sally is located about 120 mi…195 km ese of the mouth of the Mississippi river and about 175 mi…280 km se of Biloxi Mississippi with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Depression Twenty-one is located about 330 mi…535 km wnw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…n or 355 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Tropical Storm Teddy is located about 1110 mi…1785 km w of the Cabo Verde islands and about 1405 mi…2260 km e of the lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 16e (Karina), located approximately 895 nm south of San Diego, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

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Mauritania – Flooding has affected the Assaba and Hodh Ech Chargui regions of Mauritania after days of heavy rainfall. The region has seen heavy rainfall since 01 September, resulting in floods in Bassiknou, Adel Begrou, Amourj and Néma. According to the Mauritania Red Crescent Society, flooding damaged infrastructure including bridges, river embankments and water supply. It is estimated that around 10,000 people from 1,380 households are affected, with over 700 people homeless. Three fatalities were reported.

Nepal – Nepal‘s National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) reports that over 30 people are dead or missing after landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rainfall in Bahrabise municipality, Sindhupalchok District, overnight 12 to 13 September 2020. According to the latest reports, 11 people have lost their lives and 20 are still missing. Five people have been injured. NDRRMA said that 17 families have been affected and 11 houses buried or swept away.

DR Congo – At least 50 people are feared dead after the tragic collapse of a mine in Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). The incident occurred on 11 September in a mine near the town of Kamituga in South Kivu province in the east of the country. Such accidents are common in DR Congo’s mining industry, which has poor safety standards. However, media reports suggest flooding caused the mine to collapse. Local observers said torrential rainfall in the area caused a nearby river to break its banks, flooding several tunnels in the mine.

Tunisia – At least 6 people have died in floods after days of heavy rainfall in Tunisia. Heavy rainfall began around 05 September when Kairouan, capital of the Kairouan Governorate in the north of the country, recorded 89mm of rain in 24 hours. Institut national de la météorologie-Tunisie issued wanings for further heavy rainfall on 13 September.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Rene is located about 1160 mi…1870 km ene of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Hurricane Paulette is located about 310 mi…500 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Tropical Storm Sally is located about 115 mi…190 km w of Port Charlotte Florida and about 345 mi…550 km ese of the mouth of the Mississippi river with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Tropical Depression Twenty is located about 1745 mi…2805 km e of the Lesser Antilles and about 815 mi…1310 km wsw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 16e (Karina), located approximately 958 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 10 knots.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Rene is located about 1345 mi…2165 km wnw of the Cabo Verde islands and about 1300 mi…2095 km ene of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Tropical Storm Paulette is located about 645 mi…1040 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…nw or 310 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

Tropical Depression Nineteen is located about 35 mi…55 km wsw of Miami Florida and about 75 mi…125 km ese of Naples Florida with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 12w (Twelve), located approximately 237 nm south-southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking north- northeastward at 06 knots.

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Ethiopia – Heavy rain and flooding continue in Ethiopia, with over 500,000 people affected and around 300,000 displaced since July. Unusually heavy Kiremt season (June to September) rainfall triggered flooding in the country from late July. In a report of 06 September, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said “heavy summer season (June-September) rains continue to cause flooding in many parts of the country. Some 500,000 people were so far affected, including some 300,000 displaced.” On 01 September the Awash River once again broke its banks, flooding areas in Amibara and Awash Fentale woredas of Afar region. The Government deployed a military helicopter to evacuate flood victims. Local reports said at least 5 people died.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Rene is located about 985 mi…1585 km wnw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Tropical Storm Paulette is located about 810 mi…1305 km ene of the northern Leeward islands and about 1020 mi…1645 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

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West Africa – The flood situation has worsened in the West African countries of Niger and Burkina Faso. More flooding has affected parts of Niger, where almost 330,000 people have been affected by flooding since July. Meanwhile the government in neighbouring Burkina Faso the number of fatalities has increased to 13. On 09 September the government declared a state of emergency in response to flooding which has affected the country since late August.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Rene is located about 730 mi…1175 km wnw of the Cabo verde islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Tropical Storm Paulette is located about 935 mi…1505 km ene of the northern Leeward islands and about 1250 mi…2015 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

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Algeria – At least one person died and hundreds of homes damaged after flash flooding in northern Algeria. The flooding came after stormy weather from 07 to 08 September brought heavy rainfall. Baraki in Algiers Province recorded 63.0 mm of rain in 24 hours to 08 September. Flooding also affected the capital, Algiers, and surrounding areas. Roads were inundated, causing severe traffic disruption in at least 5 municipalities.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Rene is located about 440 mi…710 km wnw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Tropical Storm Paulette is located about 1440 mi…2315 km wnw of the Cabo Verde islands and about 1145 mi…1845 km e of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

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China – Floods have stricken northeast China as typhoon-induced rainfall lashed the region, according to the Ministry of Water Resources on Tuesday. A total of 23 rivers have seen floods running above the warning level, among which five saw water levels breach the guaranteed level. There may be more floods as torrential rains are expected in parts of Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang over the next three days.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Rene is located about 55 mi…90 km sw of Santo Antao Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

Tropical Storm Paulette is located about 1250 mi…2010 km w of the Cabo Verde islands and about 1330 mi…2140 km e of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

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Sudan – The United Nations reports that the flood situation in Sudan has worsened over the last few days after further heavy rainfall. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that over 506,000 people have been affected since the start of the rains in mid-July, with more than 110,000 of them in the first week of September alone. The Transitional Government of Sudan declared a national State of Emergency for the next three months, a decision that will boost efforts of all institutions that will work together to respond to the most urgent needs of those affected. River Nile water levels continue to increase, after reaching 17.4 metres, the highest in 100 years, according to the Government. Heavy rains forecast in Ethiopia and several parts of Sudan will likely cause the further increase of water levels and lead to more riverine and flash floods.

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Ghana – In Ghana, roads, bridges, homes and farmland have been swamped in the Northern and North East Regions due to heavy rainfall and releases from the Bagre Dam in neighbouring Burkina Faso, which began in mid-August 2020.

Burkino Faso – In Burkina Faso, local media reported that 3 people have died in flooding in Kaya, Centre-Nord after heavy rainfall from around 04 September. Earlier flooding affected the capital Ouagadougou after heavy rain from 30 August. Media report one person died in the district of Tanghin. Houses and property have been damaged.

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Senegal – Authorities have activated a state of emergency in Senegal, West Africa, in the face of ongoing floods in several parts of the country. Local media reported that at least 6 people have died as result of flooding in several parts of the country on 05 and 06 September.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Seventeen is located about 1200 mi…1930 km w of the Cabo Verde islands and about 1380 mi…2225 km e of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Tropical Depression Eighteen is located about 250 mi…405 km ese of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Remnants of 15e (Julio), located approximately 886 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 11w (Haishen), located approximately 119 nm northeast of Osan AFB, South Korea, is tracking northward at 29 knots.

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Nigeria – Thousands and homes and wide areas of crops have been destroyed in recent flooding in the states of Jigawa, Kano, Kebbi and Sokoto, northern Nigeria. As many as 30 people are thought to have died.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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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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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Omar is located about 515 mi…830 km ne of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nne or 20 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 11w (Haishen), located approximately 230 nm east-southeast of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

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South Sudan – More than 600,000 people have been displaced by flooding in South Sudan since July, according to the United Nations. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on 03 September that flooding in areas along the White Nile has affected 24 counties in 6 states since July this year. Heavy rains have caused rivers to overflow their dykes and banks, flooding vast areas and settlements along the White Nile in the centre of the country, with the states of Jonglei and Lakes are the worst affected states.