Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 02e (Amanda), located approximately 1798 nm east-southeast of San Diego, is tracking northward at 12 knots.

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El Salvador – At least seven people have died and hundreds have been moved to makeshift shelters due to the persistent rain across El Salvador since Friday, which has caused flooding and landslides. Hundreds of families continue to be at risk of losing their homes due to landslides and subsidence in vulnerable areas.

Kenya – More than 600 families in Lamu County have been left in the cold after their houses were submerged by ravaging floods. The floods, which mostly affected Chalaluma, Moa and Dide Waride villages in Witu Division, Lamu West were caused by River Tana and the Nyongoro tributary which broke their banks recently due to the ongoing heavy rains.

New Zealand – Parts of the Coromandel Peninsula were closed due to flooding as the first day of winter made its presence felt. Heavy rain and blustery winds hammered the upper North Island on Monday. Coromandel Peninsula got a drenching overnight, causing slips, closing roads and making travel treacherous on the long weekend.

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Kenya – The death toll from floods that have been pounding the East African nation of Kenya has risen to 285, the government announced on Wednesday. Heavy downpours annually witnessed around this time of the year in Kenya have wreaked havoc across the nation marked with flash floods, landslides and sinkholes, leaving thousands displaced, livestock dead and crops destroyed.

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Kenya – The death toll from the ongoing floods in Kenya has risen to 194.

Somalia – At least 16 people have died while more than 200,000 others have been affected by torrential rains and riverine floods since the Gu (April-June) rains started in Somalia a month ago 10 other people are missing due to floods and at least 2,000 farms have been swamped by water.

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Kenya – Ongoing flooding in Kenya has claimed the lives of another 164 people, a Kenyan government official said Monday. Heavy downpours, during the rainy season, which lasts from March to May, have wreaked havoc all across the nation marked with flash floods, landslides and sinkholes that have left thousands displaced, livestock dead and crops destroyed.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits northwest of the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits Lake Rudolf, Kenya.

5.0 earthquake hits northwest of the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

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Uganda – Sweeping floods in western Uganda killed four people and displaced 5,000 as heavy rains continue to inundate the region, police said Sunday. They said three others are also missing after the sub-counties of Kabuyanda, Mwizi and Birere in Isingiro District were hit with severe flooding. The three people who are missing are adult males who were cutting timber when the floods struck. 5,000 people have been displaced by the flooding.

Kenya – More than 1,800 families in western Kenya have been rendered homeless after the River Nzoia burst its banks, according to the Kenya Red Cross. In the Buyuku village of Budalangi, residents loaded their belongings on boats to get them away from submerged homes. Heavy rainfall has continued in recent days and has led to more flooding and landslides across the region.

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Canada – Update – Fort McMurray is under evacuation for the second time in four years. The Albertan town was besieged by a huge wildfire in 2016, but now it faces flooding due to an army of ice. The Athabasca River that cuts through the town has been choked by piles of ice chunks that stretch roughly 15 miles, according to the Albertan government. That’s left water with nowhere to go but into the streets, businesses, and homes of Fort McMurray, Canada’s tar sands capital. The regional government has issued mandatory evacuation orders for 13,000 people over the past 48 hours and more could be on the way as water continues to back up on the Athabasca and other rivers in the area.

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Kenya – Update – At least 116 people have now died due to floods caused by torrential rains in Kenya, local media reported on Wednesday. The floods in the eastern African country have affected some 29 counties, leaving 100,000 households displaced.

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Kenya – Several people are feared dead and many more are missing after more heavy rainfall caused flash floods and landslides in parts of western Kenya. Local media reported that the rains swept away several houses and a police post in Chesogon trading centre between the counties of Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot. The current was strong enough to uproot trees and sweep them along in a fast-moving tide.

USA – The prediction center received more than 250 reports of possible tornadoes, high winds, hail and storm damage from east Texas to south Georgia on Sunday afternoon and evening. A suspected twister resulted in one death in Marion County, Mississippi. In south Georgia, the Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office said lightning struck a rural home during a storm early Monday, causing a fire that killed one person. A suspected tornado overturned a mobile home in south Alabama late Sunday, killing one person. Monday, four tornadoes were reported in north-central Florida, along with several reports of wind damage.

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Kenya – Several people are feared dead and property worth thousands of shillings destroyed by flash floods and mudslides along the Elgeyo-Marakwet/West Pokot border. Authorities have received reports that the area has been hit by landslides and floods.

Canada – A state of local emergency has been declared in the Town of Peace River, Alberta, Canada due to flooding in its downtown caused by an ice jam.

New Zealand – Heavy rain caused flooding in West Harbour. Several properties were flooded following heavy rain in Dunedin where a stream burst its banks.

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Kenya – A 67-year-old man died after he was swept away by flash floods in Rarieda, Siaya County on Saturday. Hundreds of families have been displaced in various parts of Nyanza and Busia County, following the heavy rains pounding most parts of the country.

Ohio, USA – Northeast Ohio residents are seeing flooded roads, intersections and high waters in their neighborhoods.

This weekend’s heavy rain has caused flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets, and underpasses, as well as other drainage and low-lying areas. Several Northeast Ohio counties, including Cuyahoga, remain under flood warnings or watches.

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Kenya – Ravaged by floods, Nyando residents are staring at a bleak future even as the country steps up efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus. The situation worsened yesterday after raging floods swept through several villages, leaving a trail of destruction. Hundreds of families were displaced by the floods, which swept away some of the homes. And businesses around Lake Victoria are staring at huge losses as the region starts to feel the impact of the lake’s swelling waters.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 22s (Herold), located approximately 516 nm east-southeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking southeastward at 14 knots.

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Kenya – About 1,000 families were left marooned and road infrastructure destroyed in Nyando Constituency, Kisumu, after floods hit the area since the weekend.

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 04p (Sarai), located approximately 164 nm south-southeast of Suva, Fiji, is tracking east-southeastward at 07 knots.

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Fiji – Nearly 2,000 people took refuge in emergency shelters and one man was missing after being swept away in floodwaters as Tropical Cyclone Sarai pounded Fiji on Saturday causing widespread damage. With wind gusts strengthening to 150 kilometres per hour during the day, Sarai destroyed houses and crops, brought down trees, cut power and caused considerable flooding in low-lying areas. Thousands of holidaymakers were stranded with flights to and from Fiji either cancelled or rescheduled.

Kenya – Torrential rains caused massive floods in western Kenya on Saturday, affecting thousands of families in the region. Government officials said over 6,000 families in Kisumu were displaced and had lost their property, much of which was destroyed following a night of heavy rain. Many local residents have said they have no dry place to sleep and feared the flooding could worsen as they wait for aid.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 29w (Kammuri), located approximately 340 nm east-southeast of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking southwestward at 08 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 06a (Pawan), located approximately 462 nm south-southeast of Salalah, Oman, is tracking westward at 07 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 03s (Ambali), located approximately 560 nm west of Diego Garcia, is tracking south-southwestward at 09 knots.

Tropical cyclone 02s (Two), located approximately 867 nm north-northwest of St Denis, is tracking west-southwestward at 04 knots.

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Spain – Around a hundred people have been evacuated and dozens more rescued from their homes after severe flooding hit parts of the Murcia region of Spain. The community of San Javier, one of the worst affected areas, registered 126 litres of floodwaters per square metre in less than two hours and led to 40 people being rescued from their homes and stranded vehicles. It is part of the latest “Gota Fria” phenomenon, which literally translates to “cold drop” in English, and refers to severe rainfall during autumn.

Kenya – At least 132 people have been killed in floods and landslides caused by unusually heavy rainfall in Kenya. Around 17,000 were displaced and 11,000 livestock swept away by strong waters. More than half of the country has been affected. The rains have helped alleviate the drought conditions across the country that caused a food shortage and added to inflationary pressures, but have damaged infrastructure and farmland.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 29w (Kammuri), located approximately 964 nm east of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 06 knots.

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Kenya – Heavy rains in Kenya unleashed a deluge that killed five people overnight in the Rift Valley, raising the death toll from weekend flooding to 65. The torrential rain is uncommon for this time of year. Parts of the country could continue to face destructive flooding this week.

California, USA – A winter-like storm led to at least one death on Thanksgiving Day, closed numerous roadways and left officials warning of waterspouts, floods, hail, lightning and rip currents. Two important highways — the 5 Freeway through the Grapevine and the 15 Freeway between the Inland Empire and Las Vegas — were closed, reopened and closed again Thursday as snow would fall, be plowed aside and then accumulate again. Heavy snowfall was reported late Thursday.