Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Humberto is located about 525 mi…845 km ssw of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…nne or 30 degrees at 20 mph…31 km/h.

Hurricane Jerry is located about 290 mi…465 km e of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Kiko is located about 1370 mi…2205 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Tropical Storm Mario is located about 365 mi…590 km s of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…nne or 30 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

Hurricane Lorena is located about 100 mi…160 km ese of Cabo San Lucas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 18w (Tapah), located approximately 210 nm south-southwest of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan is tracking northwestward at 03 knots.

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Texas, USA – Record-breaking rainfall from the tropical storm Imelda is soaking southeastern Texas. Some areas have been swamped with 20 to 42 inches (51 to 107 centimeters) of rain over just three days, causing catastrophic flooding that is among the worst in U.S. history.

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Mauritania: Floods – Aug 2019 – From 26 to 27 August 2019, Guidimakha Wilaya (Region), located in southeast Mauritania, witnessed torrential rains exceeding the 200 mm mark in the regional capital city of Sélibaby and which approached 300 mm in other areas of the region. These torrential rains caused heavy human and material damages in all three districts of the Wilaya namely Sélibaby, Ould Yenja and Ghabou. According to the latest information, a total of 4,200 households were affected including 850 homeless households.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

In the Atlantic:

Tropical storm Jerry forms located about 1240 mi (1995 km) E of Bermuda. Not a threat to any land.

In the Western Pacific:

Typhoon Wutip was located approximately 175 nm northwest of Da Nang, Vietnam. The final advisory has been issued on this system.

Tropical depression Sepat is located about 84 nm north of Chichi Jima, Japan.

Tropical storm Fitow is located approximately 430 nm north-northwest of Koror, Palau.

Typhoon Wutip – 3 Chinese boats sink. At least 70 people have been reported missing. Five boats carrying more than 150 people encountered strong winds from Typhoon Wutip on Sunday in the South China Sea. A rescue operation is under way and reports say 14 people have been found.

The storm was expected to make landfall in central Vietnam on Monday and thousands have been evacuated there. The boats ran into strong winds near the Paracel islands, around 330km (200 miles) from China’s southern coast. Two of the boats, from southern Guangdong province, sank on Sunday, and contact was eventually lost with a third boat. At least 10 ships and six planes are involved in rescue operations. Officials have advised local fishing boats to berth to avoid rough waters.

On Monday, Vietnam was anticipating widespread flooding and landslides – Typhoon Wutip is said to be the most powerful to hit the country this season. The country’s weather forecaster is expecting the typhoon to bring heavy rain and sustained winds of up to 93mph (150km/ph). More than 40,000 villagers from areas that were expected to be affected by the typhoon have been moved to safety.

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Rock slide in Colorado on Monday – 5 buried and killed. Some of the rocks involved in the slide were “half the size of a car”. Boulders exceeding 100 tons crashed into a viewing area a half-mile up a popular day hike area. The slide left a football-field-sized gash below Mount Princeton.

An EF-1 tornado touched down near Puyallup, Washington, USA, causing damage to buildings and tipping a train off its tracks.

Weeks of heavy rains that began in mid-August have left much of Mauritania’s capital city, Nouakchott, and six of the surrounding regions under water, creating “unprecedented” damage according to the Department of Civil Protection.

Disease

Mauritania declares an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever. A total of 34 cases have been confirmed, including 17 deaths in 6 regions.