Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

India – As many as 843 people moved to 17 emergency shelters after flooding from in Tamil Nadu, south India. Days of heavy rain caused the Thambirabarani river to break its banks on 13 January 2021, flooding areas close to the river in Tirunelveli district. Flooding was worsened by releases from Papanasam and Manimutharu Dams.

Wildfires

Wildfires – India

In a major relief, the wildfire at Dzuko valley range at Manipur-Nagaland border for nearly two weeks has been finally brought under control. The Dzuko valley wildfire reportedly started on December 29 and has engulfed a large area of the valley both in Nagaland and Manipur. In Manipur, the fire had completely destroyed the vegetations of Mt Iso, the highest peak in the state.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical Storms.

Newsbytes:

India – Cyclone Nivar made landfall to the north of Puducherry on 26 November 2020, causing severe wind damage and some flooding in low-lying areas of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai. Nivar also brought heavy rainfall to parts of Andhra Pradesh, where flooding has affected Chittoor, Nellore and Kadapa districts. Six flood-related fatalities were reported in Chittoor district and 2 in Kadapa. Thousands of people have been displaced and were staying in relief camps, including 17,163 people in Nellore, 15,289 in Kadapa and 4,012 in Chittoor. Hundreds of roads and over 100,000 hectares of crops have been damaged across the 3 districts.

Brazil – At least 150 people were rescued from flash floods in the city of São Carlos in the interior of São Paulo State, Brazil on 26 November 2020. Flooding struck after a short period of torrential rainfall. According to the São Carlos government, 138mm of rain fell between in just over 1 hour, which is more than the November monthly average. The force of the floods was so strong that it dragged 37 vehicles along city streets. Around 40 homes were also damaged and three houses completely destroyed. However there were no reports of fatalities as of 28 November. The state government said that around 130 businesses had suffered severe damaged. A state of emergency has been declared for the city.

Indonesia – Over 25,000 people have been affected by floods in Serdang Bedagai Regency in North Sumatra Province of Indonesia. As of 28 November, 5,336 homes had been damaged and 26,680 people affected, according to BNPB. Over 100 families have evacuated and moved to temporary accommodation. Severe flooding has affected the city of Tebing Tinggi in particular over the last few days. As of 30 November, the city government reported 6,663 houses damaged. Meanwhile, heavy rainfall has also affected areas of Indonesia and Malaysia on the island of Borneo, in particular in South Kalimantan Province, where flooding on 27 November affected 390 people and damaged 130 homes in Tapin Regency. The following day, floods in Tabalong regency damaged 497 homes, affecting 1,873 people. Further north on the island of Borneo, 364 people were displaced from their homes after flooding in Bintulu in the state of Sarawak in Malaysia on 28 November. Bintulu recorded 256.6mm of rain in 24 hours to 28 November 2020.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical Storms.

Newsbytes:

Iran – The Red Crescent in Iran reported flooding in 8 provinces of the country after days of heavy rain. Areas affected are in the province of Ilam, Bushehr, Khuzestan, Fars, Qazvin, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Golestan and Lorestan.

Italy – At least three people have died in flash flooding that struck after heavy rain on the island of Sardinia, Italy, from 28 November 2020. Three fatalities were reported in the municipality Bitti in Nuoro Province. Flood waters and mud swept through the streets of the town of Bitti. Heavy rain also caused landslides in the area. Roads, bridges, houses and vehicles have all been damaged or destroyed. Around 40 people were evacuated. Flooding and severe weather including strong winds affected other parts of the island. Italian fire and rescue service, Vigili del Fuoco, said on 29 November that it had responded to over 300 interventions.

India – Officials in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, said at least 3 people died during the passage of Cyclone Nivar after it made landfall to the north of Puducherry on 26 November 2020. Wind gusts of 145 km/h caused severe damage across Tamil Nadu, including over 1,000 trees uprooted. According to reports from news agency Press Trust of India (PTI), some low-lying areas were marooned due to water-logging in Tamil Nadu including parts of Chennai, following heavy rains in the wake of the cyclone. Flooding was also reported in the union territory of Puducherry. Authorities in Tamil Nadu said thousands of people had been moved to safe shelters across the state in preparation. A public holiday was declared for 25 and 26 November in order to limit damage from the storm.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 19w (Nineteen), located approximately 427 nm east of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 13 knots.

Screen Shot 2020 10 19 at 13 05 59

NewsBytes:

India – Further heavy rain from late 17 October has caused yet more flooding in parts of the state of Telangana, India, in particular in the capital, Hyderabad. Last week the city saw record heavy rain which triggered floods causing fatalities and severe material damage. Since then, further heavy downpours from 17 October caused more damage and claimed more lives. Over 120 mm of rain fell in 24 hours to 18 October in parts of Greater Hyderabad. At least 6 fatalities were reported as a result of collapsing buildings or electrocution. Media report that Telangana has now witnessed 61 deaths due to rain related incidents since last week. Roads around Greater Hyderabad were swamped, causing severe traffic disruption. Homes were flooded, with as many as 40,000 families affected, according to local media.

Vietnam – The death toll from floods and landslides in central Vietnam continues to rise as rivers reach record levels. In a recent update, Vietnam’s Disaster Management Authority (DMA) said at least 88 people have now died after further disaster struck over the weekend. Heavy rain caused a landslide at an army barracks in Huong Phung in Quang Tri Province on 18 October, burying 22 people. As of 19 October, 17 have been confirmed dead while the five others remained missing. The death toll also includes 15 people buried in a landslide at a hydropower plant construction site in Phong Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue.

Cambodia – Flooding has worsened in parts of Cambodia after further heavy rain in the country and dam releases in bordering parts of Thailand. Flooding that began in early October has now affected over 240,000 people in 71 districts of 19 of the country’s 25 provinces and autonomous regions. At least 20 people have lost their lives.

Kenya – Heavy rain triggered a deadly landslide in western Kenya on 14 October. According to local media, 2 people died in the landslide that struck in Weiwei, West Pokot County, burying at least 5 houses. Four people were rescued and several people were injured. The landslide also caused damage to roads, limiting access to the area.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Screen Shot 2020 10 15 at 13 58 54

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Post-tropical cyclone 19e (Norbert), located approximately 407 nm south of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 06 knots.

NewsBytes:

Philippines – A tropical depression brought heavy rain caused to parts of the Philippines from 13 to 14 October 2020. Disaster officials reported at least 2 people died and another was reported missing following floods in Cebu City and surrounding areas. At least 20 villages in the surrounding areas were affected, with flood waters up to 1 metre deep. Over 250 people had to evacuate to safer ground, including 230 residents of Barangay Pulangbato and 136 people ib Barangay Kalunasan.

India – A deep depression in the Bay of Bengal has brought days of heavy rain to parts of southern and western India, causing flooding in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. In Telangana, media report at least 15 people are thought to have died in flood and rain-related incidents after heavy downpours from around 12 October, 2020. In Andhra Pradesh, heavy rains caused damage to roads and disrupted power supply in several districts including West Godavari, Krishna, Kadapa and Guntur, affecting 150,000 people. In the state of Karnataka, DMD report that flooding has affected 150,000 people in the state in areas of Kalaburagi and Bidar districts from 13 October. Meanwhile in the state of Maharashtra 6 people have died and the search and rescue operation called off.

Floods Hyderabad october 2020 NDRF 768x576

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.3 earthquake hits Manipur, India.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Screen Shot 2020 09 29 at 12 48 12

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 15w (Kujira), located approximately 756 nm east of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 24 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 18e (Eighteen), located approximately 1295 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-southwestward at 11 knots.

Screen Shot 2020 09 29 at 12 45 44

NewsBytes:

Indonesia – Disaster authorities in Indonesia report that at least 11 people have died after heavy rainfall triggered landslides in North Kalimantan Province. Landslides occurred early on 28 September in the districts of North Tarakan and Central Tarakan. 7 people died and 3 were injured in North Tarakan District, while 4 people died in landslides in Central Tarakan. A total of 19 homes were damaged or destroyed.

India – More flooding has struck in the state Assam in north eastern India, affecting over 300,000 people in 13 districts. Disaster authorities in the state now report a third wave of flooding after days of heavy rainfall from around 22 September. Heavy rain also affected the neighbouring state of Meghalaya where 13 people have lost their lives in flooding and landslides. In Assam, the State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) reports that 1 person has died and 317,977 people in 389 villages across 13 districts have been affected by the recent wave of floods.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Screen Shot 2020 09 25 at 12 51 33

In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Beta is located about 60 mi…100 km nne of Birmingham Alabama with maximum sustained winds…10 mph…20 km/h. Present movement…ne or 50 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 17e (Lowell), located approximately 820 nm southwest of San Diego, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

Screen Shot 2020 09 25 at 12 51 13

NewsBytes:

Texas, USA – Record rainfall from Tropical Storm Beta caused flooding in parts of Texas, USA, from 22 September. Beta made landfall over Matagorda Bay along the coast of central Texas on 22 September, 2020 with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h. Beta dumped more than 16 inches / 400 mm of rain as it made its way over Texas. Extensive flooding was reported across Houston and surrounding areas after heavy rainfall swamped roads and caused rivers and bayous to overflow, including the Buffalo Bayou which flooding streets in Downtown Houston.

India – Extremely heavy rainfall inundated wide areas of Mumbai, India, from 22 to 24 September. Local media report that Mumbai recorded nearly 400 mm in 48 hours. Roads of the city were swamped, stranding several vehicles and causing traffic chaos. Flooding on railway lines disrupted rail services. Media reported some residents in the Kranti Nagar area of the city were evacuated.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Screen Shot 2020 09 22 at 14 12 28

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.

Screen Shot 2020 09 22 at 14 12 41

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.

Screen Shot 2020 09 22 at 14 08 35

NewsBytes:

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.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Screen Shot 2020 09 16 at 14 50 21

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.

Screen Shot 2020 09 16 at 14 50 08

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.

Screen Shot 2020 09 16 at 14 44 36

NewsBytes:

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:

Screen Shot 2020 09 02 at 11 23 11

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Nana is located about 210 mi…335 km ene of Limon Honduras and about 365 mi…585 km e of Belize city with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 18 mph…30 km/h.

Tropical Storm Omar is located about 350 mi…560 km nw of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…ene or 70 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 10w (Maysak), located approximately 236 nm south-southwest of Busan, South Korea, is tracking northward at 11 knots.

Typhoon 11w (Haishen), located approximately 336 nm south of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

Screen Shot 2020 09 02 at 11 23 48

NewsBytes:

India – Thousands of people have been forced from their homes after rivers broke their banks in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat, western India. In Maharashtra, recent heavy rainfall in the state and river catchments in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, combined with dam releases caused flooding in Nagpur, Bhandara, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli and Godnia districts from 29 August 2020. Almost 100,000 people have been affected and 53,224 shifted to safer locations. Meanwhile to the north, flooding also affected the neighbouring state of Gujarat. Days of severe weather have seen several fatalities reported as a result of flooding or lightning strike since around 20 August. Almost 1,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed, with round 12,000 people displaced.

Chad – Almost 120,000 people were displaced by flooding in Chad in north-central Africa during August 2020, according to a report by International Organization for Migration (IOM). At least 32,000 of those displaced persons are in N’Djamena, the country’s capital city, where 10 people died as a result of flooding that struck on 20 August. The flooding has exacerbated the already challenging situation for many of the most vulnerable N’djaménois, who are now seeking refuge in local school buildings after having lost not only their homes but also their livelihoods.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Screen Shot 2020 09 01 at 12 24 35

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Fifteen is located about 100 mi…160 km se of Cape Hatteras North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…ne or 50 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 10w (Maysak), located approximately 475 nm south-southwest of Busan, South Korea, is tracking northward at 05 knots.

Tropical storm 11w (Eleven), located approximately 290 nm southeast of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking southwestward at 07 knots.

Screen Shot 2020 09 01 at 12 15 05

NewsBytes:

India – More severe flooding struck in the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India. Flooding in Madhya Pradesh, late August 2020. Photo: Government of Madhya Pradesh. Authorities report that at least 24 people have died and 11,000 were rescued after flooding struck from 28 August 2020. Torrential rain was reported in the state from 27 to 31 August. Hoshangabad (also known as Narmadapuram), recorded over 400 mm of rain in 24 hours to 30 August. ndia’s Disaster Management Division (DMD) said that over the last few days flooding affected 33,000 people across 1,906 villages of 28 districts in the state. A total of 11,197 homes have been damaged during this time.

Mexico – Heavy rain in Mexico in the wake of Tropical Storm Hernán has caused flooding in the states of Jalisco and Colima over the last few days. Evacuations were carried out in Cihuatlán and La Huerta in Jalisco and Manzanillo in Colima after floods and landslides from 27 August. In a 24 hour period to 28 August, El Chiflón in Jalisco recorded 229.5 mm of rain and Manzanillo in Colima 290.3 mm. Over 600 homes have been damaged in Jalisco, mostly in Cihuatlán and La Huerta municipalities. One person died as a result of strong winds in La Huerta.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Screen Shot 2020 08 31 at 14 19 21

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 10w (Maysak), located approximately 144 nm south of Kadena AFB, is tracking north-northwestward at 18 knots.

NewsBytes:

India – At least 17 people have died and over 10,000 homes damaged in floods in the state of Odisha, eastern India. Days of heavy rainfall affected the state from 25 August, with several areas recording more than 200 mm of rain in 24 hour period. Marshaghai in Kendrapara District recorded 234 mm in 24 hours to 26 August. The heavy rainfall pushed rivers above the danger mark in 5 locations, including the Subarnarekha river in Baleshwar which reached record levels of 6.94 metres on 27 August, well above the danger mark of 5.5m and beating the previous high of 6.8m. Disaster authorities report over 1.4 million people have been affected by flooding across floods in 3,256 villages across 20 districts of the state.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Screen Shot 2020 08 21 at 13 25 30

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Thirteen is located about 305 mi…490 km e of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 21 mph…33 km/h.

Tropical Depression Fourteen is located about 30 mi…45 km nne of Cabo Gracias a Dios on Nic/Hon border and about 240 mi…385 km ese of Isla Roatan Honduras with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 12e (Genevieve), located approximately 575 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

Screen Shot 2020 08 21 at 13 25 46

NewsBytes:

Vietnam -= Disaster authorities in Vietnam report that 7 people have died and 1 is still missing after heavy rainfall triggered flash floods and landslides. Some areas of Vietnam saw more than 300mm of rain in a period 16 to 19 August. Initial damage assessments suggest over 1,000 homes have been damaged, with more than 550 of them in Yen Bai.

Pakistan – Torrential rain and thunderstorms on 20 August caused damage and fatalities in Punjab Province, Pakistan. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) reported that parts of the provincial capital Lahore recorded more than 200mm of rain in 24 hours on 20 August. Heavy rain was reported in other areas of the province, including the city of Hafizabad, which saw over 150 mm of rain during the same period. Several houses were completely destroyed, and roofs and walls of some buildings collapsed. At least 18 people have lost their lives in rain-related incidents.

India – Heavy monsoon rains have flooded parts of India’s capital New Delhi and its suburbs, throwing life out of gear for millions of people, as the death toll from the annual deluge across South Asia rose to nearly 1,300. In New Delhi’s suburb of Gurgaon, dubbed the Millenium City, roads, underpasses and residential areas were flooded on Wednesday forcing power cuts in several areas. Rafts were put into action to evacuate people in some areas. The monsoon is vital to the densely populated region, revitalising land and waterways amid scorching summers. But it also causes widespread death and destruction.