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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Cristina is located about 535 mi…860 km sse of Manzanilla Mexico with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

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Nepal 0 At least 9 people have died after heavy rain triggered landslides and flash flooding in central and western Nepal. 2 people died and 7 families were affected after a landslide struck in Ishma Rural Municipality of Gulmi district on 02 July, 2020. In a separate incident, 1 person is missing after a landslide in Musikot Municipality, also in Gulmi, on the same day. The following day, heavy rain triggered flooding in Aadarsha Rural Municipality of Doti District, affecting 26 families. A few days later, one person died in a landslide in the Purbichauki Rural Municipality of the district on 05 July. On 04 July flooding and landslides hit Bajhang district. Thirteen families were affected by floods in Bungal Municipality, while major landslide in Kedarasyu Rural Municipality damaged or destroyed 17 homes and left 6 dead and 1 missing.

Pennsylvania, USA – “Ring of fire” thunderstorms that blew up over Philadelphia and radiated east and west on Monday inundated parts of the region with more rain than had fallen in the previous two months and set off flash-flooding that submerged vehicles, closed roads, and led to numerous water rescues. At the height of the storms, with cloud tops soaring as high as 55,000 to 60,000 feet, hailstones the diameter of half-dollars were reported.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Five is located about 70 mi…110 km n of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…ne or 55 degrees at 20 mph…31 km/h.

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Canada – Around 40 homes have been evacuated in Manitoba, Canada, amid fears a dam on the Little Saskatchewan River will fail. The Rivers Dam is facing unprecedented flows following heavy rains over the last few days. Provincial and consulting engineers have indicated there is potential for a structural failure and authorities have called for evacuations in the area.

Myanmar – The Government of Myanmar reported that by the afternoon of 02 July, 126 bodies had been recovered from the jade mining site of Kyaukmyet Shwe Pyi Company (locally called 111 company) in Laku Creek, Ward-6, Wahkar village in Phakant (also Hpakant) Township in Kachin State. By 03 July, the Myanmar Fire Services Department reported 166 dead and 54 injured. Many more are feared missing. The landslide was reportedly caused by heavy rain, according to the fire service. The Government said the bank of Laku creek collapsed. This set off a fatal wave of mud and torrents of water onto the mine where dozens were working.

Japan – Heavy rain in southern Japan triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen people presumed dead, about 10 missing and dozens stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued, officials said. More than 75,000 residents in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were urged to evacuate following pounding rains overnight. The evacuation was not mandatory and it was not known how many actually fled.

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Bangladesh – Farmers are estimating the huge losses they might suffer in the wake of the floods, while the rest of the flood-hit people are waiting to get relief or food assistance from the government. The flood situation has worsened in several northern districts of the country, with people living these areas facing their worst nightmare with their houses, croplands, livestock and ponds still under water. According to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC), water levels may continue to rise in the Padma, Brahmaputra, Dhaleswari and Jamuna rivers, causing further damage to the adjacent areas. Meanwhile, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has forecast heavy to extreme rainfall in the northern part of the country, which may increase the water level of the rivers crossing through the areas.

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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.

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India – The flood situation continues in the state of Assam, north east India, where disaster authorities say more than 1.4 million people are now affected. Rivers have been overflowing in the state since 20 June in the current spate of flooding. Since then 1.49 million people in 2,235 villages across 23 districts have been affected. India’s Central Water Commission reported rivers were at “Severe Flood Situation” in 10 locations across the state as of 30 June. However, all were showing a falling or steady trend apart from the Kopili river at Dharamtul, Marigaon district, and the Brahmaputra river at Dhubri and Goalpara.

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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,

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Bangladesh – With the monsoon setting in and waters from India rushing downstream, Bangladesh is facing a serious threat of floods that could cause extensive damage to farmlands across the delta nation’s vast northern regions. The country’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Center said Sunday that water levels in many rivers were continuing to rise, posing threats to flood protection embankments that could burst and affecting hundreds of thousands of people in more than 20 districts.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone 03e (Boris), located approximately 894 nm east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, is tracking west-southwestward at 07 knots.

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Ukraine, Update – A total of 180 towns and villages in Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Lviv, and Ternopil regions have been flooded, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine reports. The natural disaster has killed three people in Ivano-Frankivsk region. In addition, 202.3 km of roads and 94 bridges have been destroyed; 620 km of roads, 259 bridges and 650 m of dams have been damaged in flood-affected regions. Some 1,877 people and 455 pieces of equipment have been involved in eliminating the consequences of bad weather.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 03e (Boris), located approximately 964 nm east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, is tracking westward at 06 knots.

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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.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Dolly is located about 370 mi…595 km sw of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Three-E is located about 1455 mi…2340 km ese of Hilo Hawaii and about 1885 mi…3030 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 275 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Subtropical Depression Dolly is located about 450 mi…725 km sw of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

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Turkey – At least one person was killed and eight others injured after severe weather in Istanbul, Turkey on 23 June 2020. Torrential rain caused flash flooding in the city, inundating streets and causing traffic problems. Flooding was reported in several districts, in particular Çatalca and Esenyurt.

Ukraine – Flooding has affected the western regions (oblasts) of Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Zakarpattia and Lviv after heavy rainfall 22 to 23 June. Three people have died in flooding in Verkhovyna district, Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, where roads have been blocked and areas cut off. Emergency services are carrying out rescue and relief operations in affected areas. Overflowing rivers have destroyed bridges and roads. Power lines have been damaged, as have hundreds of homes.

Mongolia – Mongolia’s Meteorological and Environmental Research Agency reported rain across western and central areas between 21 and 22 June, with 77 mm recorded in Zuunmod city and 61 mm in Mungunmorit, both in Tuv Province. In Tuv province, disaster authorities reported flooding in Zuunmod, Altanbulag, Sergelen and Bayan on June 21, 2020, causing damage to around 400 properties or homes and killing over 4,000 livestock. Two fatalities were reported in Sergelen. Homes were damaged in Sumber, Govisümber Province, where flooding also destroyed livestock and swept several vehicles off roads.

Serbia – Emergency officials in Serbia have declared an emergency after days of heavy rain caused widespread damage as rivers overflowed. According to reports from the Interior Ministry, evacuations have been carried out in the municipalities of Krupanj, Kosjeric, Lucani and Ljubovija, where the overflowing Ljubovida river caused widespread damage. Earlier the Jadar River broke its banks, flooding homes in Osecina.

Bolivia – Hours of heavy rain from 21 June caused flooding in Santa Cruz City, Bolivia where flooding occurred in 62 neighbourhoods across 7 municipal districts.

Nicaragua – Three people died when heavy rain caused a gold mine to collapse in north west Nicaragua. The heavy rain triggered a landslide onto the Rincón de García mine in Villanueva, Chinandega Department during the afternoon of 17 June. Over the following days search and rescue operations worked to rescue the miners.

Romania – Emergency authorities in Romania report that one person is missing after being swept away by flood waters in Dimitrie Cantemir, Vaslui County on 22 June when heavy downpours caused flooding in 90 locations in 19 counties across the country. The worst affected counties are Alba, Bihor, Caraș-Severin, Botoșani and Vaslui. Areas of Harghita, Mureș, Neamț and Suceava counties were also badly hit. Firefighters were called on to pump water from over 550 properties in total.

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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.

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Vietnam – A runner was washed away by flash floods when he was crossing a stream in Lam Dong Province during the 2020 Ultra Trail Dalat Marathon on Saturday.