Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean – Tropical depression 22w (Twenty-two), located approximately 372 nm southeast of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking northwestward at 09 knots.

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Mexico – Flooding in the state of Querétaro, Mexico has left homes damaged and hundreds of people displaced. At least 4 people have lost their lives in what is the second spate of severe flooding in the state in the last 2 weeks. Flooding began after heavy rain on 01 October 2021. Authorities reported several rivers broke their banks, including the San Juan and Querétaro. High dam levels prompted authorities to open flood gates which has prolonged the flooding in some areas. Local media reported 3,500 homes and other buildings were damaged, some of them severely. State authorities said full damage assessments are yet to be completed. Local media also reported 2,440 people had evacuated their homes.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.3 earthquake hits south of Alaska.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits near the west coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits south of Alaska.

5.0 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits the Sichaun-Chongqing border, China.

5.3 earthquake hits South Georgia Island.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.0 earthquake hits Guerrero, Mexico.

5.5 earthquake hits Tajikistan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Larry is located about 605 mi…970 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…115 mph…185 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 15e (fifteen), located approximately 1021 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 03 knots.

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In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 18w (Conson), located approximately 32 nm south-southwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots.

Super Typhoon 19w (Chanthu), located approximately 683 south-southeast of Kadena AFB, is tracking west-southwestward at 10 knots.

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Mexico – Further flooding in central Mexico has caused the tragic deaths of at least 17 patients of a hospital in Hidalgo State. Heavy rainfall on 07 September 2021 caused the Tula and Rosas rivers to break their banks in the municipality of Tula de Allende (known as Tula) in Hidalgo State, situated about 70 km / 45 miles north of Mexico City. Flood waters swept through streets and into buildings, including the hospital of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS). Flooding also knocked out power in the area including the hospital which was caring for several COVID-19 patients.

Uganda – Around 270 people have been displaced from their homes after further flooding in Kasese District in Western Uganda. According to Uganda Red Cross, flooding has affected communities in Karusandara and Kanyengeya in Kasese District over the last few days. Heavy rain from 03 September 2021 caused the Nyamwamba to break its banks.

Ecuador – Three people have died and 2 are still missing after flash floods in Tungurahua Province in central Ecuador on 05 September 2021. Flooding struck in areas around Baños de Agua Santa (known as Baños) after heavy rain caused the La Estancia river to break its banks. Landslides were also reported in the area, and a bridge was severely damaged leaving around 50 people isolated in the La Estancia sector. Five people were swept away in the floods.

Nepal – Hundreds of homes were damaged and residents rescued after flash floods in areas of Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on 06 September 2021. Meanwhile officials in the country report that over 60 people have lost their lives in flood and landslides over the last 4 weeks. Flooding began in Kathmandu after heavy rainfall late 05 to early 06 September. Some areas saw more than 120mm of rain in around 8 hours. The September average for Kathmandu is around 200 mm. Over 380 houses were damaged and more than 200 people rescued by teams from police and military across the city. No injuries or fatalities were reported.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Larry is located about 830 mi…1340 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…120 mph…195 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 18w (Conson), located approximately 184 nm southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 11 knots.

Typhoon 19w (Chanthu), located approximately 764 southeast of Kadena AFB, is tracking west-northwestward at 10 knots.

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India – Heavy rain brought by a Low Pressure Area over the Bay of Bengal caused flooding in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in India from 06 September 2021. As much as 390 mm of rain fell in 24 hours in Telangana. Heavy rain from the Low Pressure Area fell on ground already saturated by rainfall during the previous 6 days. Roads were swamped and traffic brought to a standstill in low-lying areas of Warangal city. Damaged roads left some rural areas isolated. According to reports, at least 3 people have lost their lives as a result of the flooding in Telangana. In separate incidents, 2 people died in Bhadradri Kothagudem district and another in Warangal district.

Mexico – Two people have died and dozens of vehicles swept away after violent flash floods in the municipality of Ecatepec in Mexico. Heavy rain fell during the afternoon of 06 September, triggering the flash floods in Ecatepec and parts of neighbouring Nezahualcóyotl. Authorities said 24 mm of rain fell in 90 minutes, mainly in the central area of ​​San Cristóbal and in the communities of the Sierra de Guadalupe. Images shared on Social Media showed mud and flood water flowing through streets, dragging along vehicles and debris in Ecatepec. Many of the main roads in the area were blocked, causing chaos for drivers.

Indonesia – At least 2 people have died and 1 is still missing after flash floods swept through a village in East Nusa Tenggara Province Indonesia on 04 September 2021. Elsewhere in the country, provinces on the island of Borneo have seen severe flooding since late August, affecting thousands of residents.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Larry is located about 1140 mi…1830 km e of the Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…115 mph…185 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

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Nepal – A landslide in the Parbat district of Nepal has claimed lives of six people and left two others missing. The landslide was triggered by heavy rainfall in the district affecting Durlung of Kushma Municipality and Modi Mural Municipality.

Mexico – Intense rainfall in central Mexico caused rivers and streams to overflow in several municipalities of the state of Morelos on 02 September 2021. Authorities reported floods in Tlayacapan, Ayala, Cuautla, Yautepec, Jonacatepec, Jantetelco, Yecapixtla and Tepalcingo. Four people lost their lives and 1 person is still missing. Over 300 houses were damaged, some severely, affecting an estimated 1,600 residents. Sixty homes were damaged in Tlayacapan, where the 4 fatalities were reported.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Veraceuz, Mexico.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Ida is located about 65 mi…105 km ssw of Jackson Mississippi with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Tropical Depression Ten is located about 775 mi…1245 km ene of the Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 14e (Nora), located approximately 664 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 08 knots. Final warning.

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Spain – Record rain fell in parts of the Province of Castellón in the region of Valencia in Spain on 29 August 2021, causing flash floods. Flooding damaged homes and roads in the coastal town of Benicàssim where about 50 homes were flooded.

India – Disaster management authorities in the state of Assam, northeastern India, report that flooding has worsened over the last few days with 16 of the state’s 34 districts now affected. Rivers are above the danger mark in 8 locations. A total of 258,191 people have now been affected by the floods across 732 villages in 16 districts.

Mexico – Civil Protection in Jalisco State on the Pacific Ocean in western Mexico reported at least 3 people were injured in floods and landslides following heavy rain brought by Hurricane Nora. Nora made a brief landfall in Jalisco on 28 August 2021, crossing the cape south of Puerto Vallarta. Strong winds downed trees and high waves, storm surge and heavy rain caused flooding in coastal areas. State Civil Protection urged residents along the coast to avoid beaches, rivers or streams.

Louisiana, USA – Ida, the category 4 hurricane made landfall at around noon on Sunday, with winds reaching 150 miles per hour (mph). It left a wake of destruction in its path, causing a major power outage in Louisiana. At least one person was reported to have died.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Henri is located about 60 mi…95 km nnw of New York City and about 90 mi…145 km w of Hartford Connecticut with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…e or 90 degrees at 1 mph…2 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 13e (Marty), located approximately 850 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking westward at 12 knots.

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In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 16w (Omais) is located approximately 135 nm south-southwest of Jeju Island, South Korea, is tracking northward at 24 knots.

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Mexico – Officials in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, report that 8 people died after heavy rain brought by Hurricane Grace on 21 August 2021. Strong winds from Hurricane Grace also caused power cuts and brought down trees. Overall Veracruz Civil Protection reported damages in 22 municipalities in the state. Flooding was also reported in Ciudad Madero in the state of Tamaulipas close to the border with Veracruz.

Tennessee, USA – Record rain fell in Tennessee, USA on 21 August, 2021 causing catastrophic flooding. A state of emergency is in effect for Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys counties. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Nashville said a record 17 inches (432 mm) of rain fell in the county on 21 August. Officials reported 22 people have lost their lives and approximately 40 people are missing or unaccounted for. Rural roads and highways have been ripped up or washed away and a large section of Interstate 40 was closed temporarily. Power, water and telecommunications infrastructure has also been damaged or destroyed.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Henri is located about 80 mi…125 km sse of Montauk Point New York and about 120 mi…190 km s of Providence Rhode island with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…n or 350 degrees at 18 mph…30 km/h.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 16w (Omais) is located approximately 159 nm west-southwest of Kadena afb, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 09 knots.

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Mexico – A short period of intense rainfall late on 19 August 2021 caused severe flooding and landslides in the state of Chihuahua in northern Mexico, where one person died and another is missing. State Civil Protection reported 80 incidents of flooding and 9 landslides across the state capital, Chihuahua and surrounding areas during the evening and night of 19 August. Twenty-nine roads were closed due to floods around the city. Flooding also affected the city of Cuauhtémoc, where around 30 homes were flooded and 10 vehicles left stranded on roads.

DR Congo – One person died and 2 are missing after flash floods ripped through the city of Bukavu, capital of the South Kivu Province in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Flooding has also affected areas of neighbouring North Kivu Province. Meanwhile parts of western Uganda have also seen flooding, with reports of 2 fatalities.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 11e (Kevin), located approximately 1124 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking westward at 09 knots over the past six hours.

In the northwestern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 13w (Lupit), located approximately 175 nm south-southwest of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 17 knots.

Tropical depression 14w (Miranae), located approximately 118 nm eastt of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 17 knots.

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Mexico – Vehicles were flipped on their sides and homes severely damaged as powerful flash floods surged through areas along the border between Coahuila and Durango states in Mexico. Torrential rain struck in the city of Torreón in Coahuila State overnight 04 to 05 August 2021. Flood waters raced through streets, dragging vehicles and buildings. Authorities said at least 42 homes were damaged or destroyed and 200 people directly affected. Just across the state border, areas of the city and surrounding municipality of Gómez Palacio were also severely affected. Authorities reported 12 homes were severely damaged or destroyed.

North Korea – State media in North Korea report that floods in the north east of the country have damaged or destroyed hundreds of houses and forced 5,000 people to evacuate. Flooding began after heavy rain in North and South Hamgyong provinces from 01 August 2021. State television said some areas recorded 580 mm of rain in 2 days. 1,170 houses have been damaged or destroyed in South Hamgyong provinces, prompting thousands to evacuate. No casualties were reported. However, floods have damaged wide areas of farmland at a time of growing concerns about North Korea’s food security.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands-Turkish border.

5.2 earthquake hits Sonora, Mexico.

5.1 earthquake hits Alaska.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit Iceland.

5.0 earthquake hits Crete.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.0 earthquake hits the Gulf go California.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Valparaiso, Chile.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

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Afghanistan – Dozens of people are feared dead after flash floods in Nuristan Province in eastern Afghanistan. Flooding struck in Kamdesh district (also Kamdeish or Kamdish) in Nuristan Province late on 28 July 2021. As of 29 July, media reported at least 60 fatalities. Roads and telecommunications systems have been damaged.

Mexico – Storms and rain affecting parts of South West USA has also caused severe flooding in border areas of Mexico over the last few days. Authorities in Sonora State reported flooding in the border city of Heroica Nogales (more commonly known as Nogales) from 22 July when police were called on to rescue people from vehicles trapped in floods. Further storms and rain caused severe flooding on 27 July. Raging flood waters raced through streets, carrying along vehicles and damaging buildings.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits the Gulf of California.

5.3 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Chiapas, Mexico.