Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Ian is located about 40 mi…70 km se of Orlando Florida and about 35 mi…55 km sw of Cape Canaveral Florida with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…ne or 40 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Ian made landfall in Cuba’s Pinar del Rio province, where officials set up 55 shelters, evacuated 50,000 people, and took steps to protect crops in the nation’s main tobacco-growing region before hitting Florida as a Category 4 storm. Ian is expected to weaken over land after striking the Florida coast.

Tropical Depression Eleven is located about 810 mi…1300 km w of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nw or 320 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 16e (Orlene), located approximately 1350 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 19w (Kulap), located approximately 603 nm east-southeast of Misawa, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 28 knots.

Typhoonn 20w (Roke), located approximately 241 nm east of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 09 knots.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Ian is located about 75 mi…125 km wsw of Naples Florida and about 105 mi…165 km ssw of Punta Gorda Florida with maximum sustained winds…140 mph…220 km/h. Present movement…nne or 15 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 18w (Noru), located approximately 29 nm west of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 12 knots.

Typhoon 19w (Kulap), located approximately 416 nm east-southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking east-northeastward at 24 knots.

Tropical Depression 20w (Twenty), located approximately 366 nm southeast of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 14 knots.

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Mali – Overflowing rivers in Mali have caused widespread damage in Mopti Region, where the local government said one village had been completely submerged. The village of Syn, located about 15 km from Djenné, was completely submerged by river waters following the rise of the water level of the Bani river on 23 September 2022. The village of Souala was also severely affected. Around 550 homes have been damaged or destroyed, leaving hundreds of families displaced.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Ian is located about 5 mi…10 km s of the city of Pinar del Rio, Cuba and about 175 mi…280 km ssw of the Dry Tortugas with maximum sustained winds…125 mph…205 km/h. Present movement…n or 355 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 18w (Noru), located approximately 169 nm east of D Nang, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

Tropical Storm 19w (Kulap), located approximately 408 nm south-southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking northward at 08 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical Cyclone 02s (Ashley), located approximately 619 nm southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

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Philippines – Heavy rain brought by Typhoon Noru caused widespread flooding in several northern provinces of the Philippines on 26 September 2022. Authorities reported 5 rescuers workers died in the Province of Bulacan Typhoon Noru, known as Karding in the Philippines, is the most powerful typhoon to hit the country this year. Noru made landfall in northern Quezon Province on 25 September, then crossed central Luzon, and continued west towards Vietnam over the South China Sea. Heavy rain caused flooding in northern provinces. The town of Subic in Zambales Province recorded 283.3 mm of rain in 24 hours to 26 September. To the north the municipality of Iba recorded 142.3 mm. Ambulong in the province of Batangas recorded 123.2 mm. Roads were deemed impassable in Camarines Sur Province, Bicol Region, leaving areas isolated. Army troops were carrying out rescues and evacuations in parts of Zambales and Quezon provinces, Central Luzon. Thousands were left without power in the provinces of Aurora and Nueva Ecija.

Canada – At least one person has died and dozens have been displaced in Newfoundland, Canada, after huge waves and storm surge brought by Hurricane Fiona swept homes into the ocean. Environment Canada said Storm Fiona generated damaging winds, torrential rainfall, large waves and destructive storm surge along Canada’s Atlantic coast from 23 September 2022. Fiona then made landfall as a category-2 hurricane strength (maximum sustained wind speeds of 165 km/h) post-tropical cyclone near Whitehead in the province of Nova Scotia, early 24 September 2022. Impacts of the storm were reported across the provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Quebec. Thousands of households were left without power.

Spain – Torrential rain has caused devastation in parts of Murcia region in south-eastern Spain. Firefighters report one person died after floods destroyed a home, while emergency services responded to dozens of call-outs including flood rescues. Heavy rain fell in the Murcia Region of Spain from late 25 September 2022. Spain’s State Meteorological Agency AEMET reported more than 29 mm of rain was recorded in just 10 minutes at the Cabo de Palos weather station in the municipality of Cartagena, and more than 86 mm in an hour. The heavy rain triggered flooding and landslides.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post-Tropical Cyclone Gaston is located about 510 mi…825 km w of Faial island in the central Azores with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wsw or 245 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Hurricane Ian is located about 90 mi…150 km sw of Grand Cayman and about 315 mi…510 km se of the western tip of Cuba with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean:Typhoon 18w (Noru), located approximately 250 nm west-northwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 14 knots.

Tropical Storm 19w (Kulap) 18w (Noru), located approximately 85 nm southeast of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 13 knots.

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Venezuela – At least 7 people lost their lives and 3 are still missing after raging floods took a group of tourists by surprise in Táchira State, Venezuela. Earlier Venezuela’s Civil Protection agency had warned of severe weather including heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Wave No. 39 would likely impact wide areas of the country from 22 September. Local media reported damaging floods in after heavy rain early on 22 September in the state of La Guaira.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Gaston is located about 315 mi…505 km w of Faial island in the central Azores with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Tropical Storm Ian is located about 345 mi…550 km sse of Grand Cayman and about 625 mi…1010 km se of the western tip of Cuba with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine is located about 580 mi…935 km nne of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…n or 10 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 15e (Newton), located approximately 798 nm south of San Diego, is tracking westward at 07 knots.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean:Typhoon 18w (Noru), located approximately 90 nm east-northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 12 knots.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post-tropical cyclone Fiona is located about 105 mi…170 km w of Port aux Basques Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…n or 355 degrees at 25 mph…41 km/h.

Tropical Storm Gaston is located about 130 mi…210 km wsw of Faial island in the central Azores with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

Tropical Storm Ian is located about 270 mi…435 km sse of Kingston Jamaica and about 505 mi…810 km se of Grand Cayman with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…w or 260 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

Tropical Storm Hermine is located about 390 mi…630 km nne of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 15e (Newton), located approximately 854 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 07 knots.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean:Typhoon 18w (Noru), located approximately 296 nm east-northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-southwestward at 09 knots.

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Australia – Parts of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia have seen heavy rain since 22 September 2022, triggering floods in several parts of the state. State Emergency Services (NSW SES) carried over 40 high water rescues. NSW Police reported one person died in flood waters in the Central West Region. According to figures from Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), the weather station at Meldrum recorded 370 mm of rain fell in 48 hours to 23 September. In a 24 hour period to 23 September, Lowanna near Coffs Harbour recorded 186 mm and Wooli Beach near Grafton saw 149.8 mm.

India – Authorities in a suburb of the Indian capital New Delhi where many companies have offices and executives have their homes, ordered schools to close and urged residents to work from home on Friday after heavy rain brought widespread flooding.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Fiona is located about 125 mi…200 km n of Bermuda and about 730 mi…1175 km s of Halifax Nova Scotia with maximum sustained winds…125 mph…205 km/h. Present movement…nne or 30 degrees at 25 mph…41 km/h.

Tropical Storm Gaston is located about 135 mi…215 km nnw of Faial island in the central Azores with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…ese or 120 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

Tropical Depression Nine is located about 615 mi…985 km ese of Kingston Jamaica and about 1105 mi…1780 km ese of Havana Cuba with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 15e (Newton), located approximately 959 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 07 knots.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 17w (Talas), located approximately 212 nm southeast of Iwakuni, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 13 knots.

Tropical Storm 18w (Noru), located approximately 556 nm south-southeast of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking westward at 08 knots.

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Niger – Long-term rainfall and flooding have taken their toll on the population of Niger, where as many as 168 people have lost lives as a result. The UN said the number of flood-affected people has increased from 140,000 to 226,000 within the last week. “Time is of the essence and we must scale-up assistance now to save lives,” the UN said.

Guinea a- At least 3 people have lost their lives after heavy rain and flooding in Conakry, capital of Guinea in West Africa. Meanwhile flooding in areas of the eastern Kankan Region has destroyed homes, crops and livestock. According to the United Nations, severe floods ravaged Conakry on 17 September, killing three people – including two by electrocution – and affecting 2,576 people, including 137 children. The National Agency for the Management of Emergencies and Humanitarian Disasters is carrying out damage assessments.

Pakistan – The devastating flooding affecting Pakistan has killed over 1,300 people, damaged over 1.7 million homes, and is disrupting food production. Over 33 million people have been affected so far. The destruction caused by these so-called “natural disasters” is often accepted as largely unavoidable and unpredictable. Climate change is also blamed for the alleged increased frequency of disasters. However, decades of research explain that disasters are instead caused by sources of vulnerability rather than by the climate or other environmental influences. Sources of vulnerability stem from a lack of power and resources to prepare for hazards. This includes poorly designed infrastructure along with social marginalisation and inequity, which restrict access to education and other key services. A disaster is where the ability of people to cope with a hazard or its impacts by using their own resources is exceeded. Where resources are scarce or inadequate, a hazard often adversely affects people. Consequently, framing a flood as a “natural disaster” deflects from the reality that vulnerability must exist before a crisis can emerge. The failure of governments to suitably prepare people for these hazards is a root cause of disaster. No matter the severity of the flooding event, a disaster can be avoided.

Nigeria – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Nigeria reports that more than 300 people have lost their lives in flooding in the country, 500 have been injured and 500 000 affected. Further heavy rain and dam releases are likely to worsen the situation. The UN reported a cholera outbreak in parts of north-east Nigeria attributed to the widespread contamination of water sources by flooding.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Fiona is located about 485 mi…780 km sw of Bermuda and about 1250 mi…2010 km ssw of Halifax Nova Scotia with maximum sustained winds…130 mph…215 km/h . Pesent movement…nne or 25 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Tropical Storm Gaston is located about 375 mi…605 km wnw of Faial island in the central Azores with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…ene or 70 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 15e (Newton), located approximately 1041 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

Tropical Depression 17w (Seventeen), located approximately 288 nm west-northwest of Iwo To, is tracking northwestward at 12 knots.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 18w (Eighteen), located approximately 550 nm north-northwest of Yap, is tracking northwestward at 03 knots.

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Central America – Heavy rain has also affected areas of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua over the last few days. Fatalities were reported in El Salvador and Honduras. At least 2 people have died and hundreds have been displaced after heavy rain triggered flooding and landslides in Central America.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Fiona is located about 170 mi…275 km nnw of Grand Turk island and about 720 mi…1160 km sw of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…130 mph…215 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Tropical Storm Gaston is located bout 850 mi…1370 km w of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 14e (Madeline), located approximately 738 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking westward at 05 knots. This is the final warning for this system.

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Caribbean – Hurricane Fiona dumped more than 25 inches / 635 mm of rain as it made its way across Puerto Rico. At least 2 people lost their lives in the storm in Puerto Rico. Fiona later made landfall in the Dominican Republic, triggering further flooding. Previous heavy rain associated with storm Fiona caused flooding in Guadeloupe where one person died. In Puerto Rico strong winds and heavy rains caused widespread damage to homes, roads, bridges as well as power and water infrastructure, leaving thousands without power or running water. At one stage only 30% of the island had running water. Authorities reported 2 storm-related fatalities. n a 24 hour period to 19 September a weather station in Adjuntas measured 22 inches / 558.8 mm and another in Aibonito measured 17.74 inches / 450.6 mm.

Nigeria – Nigeria is battling its worst floods in a decade with more than 300 people killed in 2022 including at least 20 this week, as authorities said the situation is “beyond our control.” The floods in 27 of Nigeria’s 36 states and capital city have affected half a million people, including 100,000 displaced and more than 500 injured. The disaster has also destroyed thousands of hectares of farmland, worsening fears of a disruption of food supply in Africa’s most populous country.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Fiona is located about 20 mi…30 km se of Grand Turk island with maximum sustained winds…115 mph…185 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 330 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 14e (Madeline), located approximately 768 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking westward at 07 knots.

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In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 16w (Nanmadol), located approximately 263 nm southwest of Misawa, Japan, is tracking east-northeastward at 26 knots.

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Costa Rica – Prolonged heavy rainfall has caused flooding and landslides in Costa Rica, where at least 9 people have lost their lives and dozens have been displaced. Heavy rain triggered a landslide along a road in the El Hundimiento mountain pass near Cambronero in Alajuela Province. A bus and two other vehicles crashed into landslide debris and into a ravine below, leaving at least 9 people dead. The Costa Rica Red Cross said over 30 people were rescued with some injured and taken to a nearby hospital. Search teams with sniffer dogs have been working at the site looking for possible missing passengers. Flooding has also affected hundreds of people in the cantons of Desamparados and Aserrí after the overflow of the Cañas River.

Japan – Typhoon Nanmadol moved across Japan’s southwestern region of Kyushu from 18 September 2022. Torrential rainfall triggered flooding and mudslides. Nanmadol made landfall over southern Kyushu Island early on 18 September with maximum sustained winds of 176 km/h. Authorities issued evacuation orders for more than 9 million people in the Kyushu, Chugoku and Shikoku regions. Around 250,000 households were left without electricity. One person died in a car that was submerged in flood water in Miyazaki Prefecture. One person is missing after a mudslide destroyed a house in Mimata, Miyazaki. Nanmadol brought torrential rainfall. Ebino in Miyazaki recorded 726.0 mm in 24 hours to 19 September 2022. On 18 September at least 6 locations in Miyazaki recorded more than 500 mm.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Fiona is located about 35 mi…55 km se of Samana Dominican Republic with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…nw or 310 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Hurricane Fiona made landfall along the extreme southwestern coast of Puerto Rico, near Punta Tocon, at 3:20 p.m. ET Sunday with winds of 85 mph. The hurricane is already causing catastrophic flooding as it moves just west of Puerto Rico and heads for the Dominican Republic

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 14e (Madeline), located approximately 910 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 09 knots.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 16w (Nanmadol), located approximately 33 nm north-northeast of Iwakuni, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 13 knots.

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Spain – Stormy weather including heavy rain affected the regions of Catalonia and Valencia in eastern Spain from 16 September 2022. In 12 hours, Oropesa del Mar recorded 144.4 mm of rain; Benissa 139.0 mm; Torreblanca 138.8 mm; and Callosa d’en Sarrià 132.0 mm. A police officer died in tragic circumstance trying to rescue a driver swept away in flood waters in Benissa.

Alaska – The remnants of Typhoon Merbok caused widespread flooding in coastal areas of western Alaska, USA, from 17 September 2022. Alaska Governor issued a disaster declaration in response to what he called an “unprecedented storm”. Extreme winds crashing waves and coastal sea surge have impacted numerous communities along 1,000 miles (1,609 km) of the Alaska coastline.

Nepal – Officials in Nepal report over 20 people have lost their lives and one is missing after heavy rain triggered landslides over the last few days. Heavy rain has also caused some flooding in areas of Bardiya, Kailali and Dadeldhura Districts. Heavy rain triggered several landslides in Achham District in Sudurpashchim Province on 17 September.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Fiona is located about 65 mi…105 km sse of Ponce, Puerto Rico with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 14e (Madeline), located approximately 1085 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking northward at 09 knots.

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In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 16w (Nanmadol), located approximately 153 nm south-southeast of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 10 knots.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Fiona is located about 145 mi…230 km se of St. Croix with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 13e (Lester), located approximately 1475 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 09 knots.

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In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon 16w (Nanmadol), located approximately 247 nm east of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 09 knots.

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Italy – At least 10 people have lost their lives after torrential rain triggered catastrophic flooding in the Marche Region of Italy overnight, 15 to 16 September 2022. Areas of the Province of Ancona have been particularly badly affected. Many areas have been left without electricity and in some cases telecommunications and drinking water. Schools and some public services have been closed. Roads in the area have been cut leaving some communities isolated. Dozens of survivors scrambled onto rooftops or up into trees to await rescue. Some farm fields near the sea were meters (yards) under water.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Fiona is located about 285 mi…460 km ese of the Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…w or 265 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 13e (Lester), located approximately 1691 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 03 knots.

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In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 14w (Muifa), located approximately 238nm west-northwest of Inchon, South Korea, is tracking northwestward at 16 knots.

Typhoon 16w (Nanmadol), located approximately 429 nm east-southeast of Kedena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 06 knots.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Fiona is located about 580 mi…935 km e of the Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 14w (Muifa), located approximately 180 nm snorth-northwest of Shanghai, China, is tracking north-northwestward at 14 knots.

Typhoon 15w (Merbok), located approximately 1050 north of Wake Island, is tracking north-northmeastward at 33 knots.

Tropical Storm 16w (Nanmadol), located approximately 164 nm west-southwest of Iwo To, is tracking westward at 09 knots.

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Portugal – Heavy rainfall in central Portugal caused severe flooding and debris flows in areas of Manteigas municipality, Guarda District on 13 September 2022. Heavy rain fell on burn scar areas of the Serra da Estrela mountain range. The areas had seen intense forest fires during the summer and by late August the government declared a state of calamity. From late 12 September 2022 flood water, mud, downed trees and debris raced down hillsides around the village of Sameiro. Images show damage to buildings and infrastructure. At least 4 vehicles were dragged into the river Zêzere.