Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical depression 15w (Kujira), located approximately 232 nm north of Minami Tori Shima, is tracking north-northwestward at 16 knots.

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Vietnam – The Disaster Management Authority in Vietnam reports that 2 people have died and 7 others injured in northern provinces following heavy rains and landslides from 26 September 2020. Hanh Cu in Phu Tho recorded 338mm of rain in a 24 hour period to 27 September. Rain triggered a landslide causing a house to collapse in Ha Hoa District, Phu Tho, killing 2 people. Across the province, 7 people were reported injured and 3 bridges and roads at over 30 points were damaged or destroyed. As many as 61 houses were damaged in Phu Tho, while heavy rain in Lao Cai caused damage to 12 houses.

Pakistan – The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) says that ongoing monsoon flooding in Sindh Province in Pakistan has left 300,000 people in need of food assistance. As many as 136 people have died in rain- and flood-related incidents in the province so far this monsoon. A total of 77,343 houses have been destroyed and 137,178 homes damaged.

Myanmar – Disaster authorities in Myanmar report that almost 3,000 people have been displaced by recent flooding in parts of Kachin State. Flooding struck in areas around Hpakant Township, Mohnyin District in Kachin State from around 22 September 2020 after heavy rainfall and the overflow of a local creek. Flooding was over 3 metres deep in some places, blocking roads and damaging around 400 homes in the area. A total of 2,875 people from 410 households were temporarily displaced by the floods.

Nepal – Disaster authorities in Nepal report that heavy rain triggered flooding in southern central parts of the country from 24 September, leaving at least 4 people dead and 6 injured. The flooding comes just days after heavy rainfall caused deadly landslides in Syangja and Palpa districts.

South Sudan – he UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that an estimated 625,000 people have been affected by flooding in areas along the White Nile in South Sudan since July this year. According to OCHA, a total of 34 counties (out of 79) in the country have been affected. Among the worst affected are the states of Jonglei (230,000 people affected), Lakes (147,000) and Unity (83,000). The numbers and water levels are expected to rise in the coming months.

Ghana – Flash floods hit parts of Ashanti Region in southern Ghana following heavy rain from 24 September. Local media reported severe flooding in the region including the capital, Kumasi. Flooding caused damage to homes and infrastructure in several areas of the city including Kaase, Ahensan and Atonsu. One person, believed to be a young boy, died after being swept away by flood waters in the Asokwa neighbourhood of the city.

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Sudan – As many as 120 people have now died in Sudan in what the UN describe as the worst flooding in 30 years. Floods and landslides have destroyed or damaged 166,000 houses, according to the Sudan Government, and almost 830,000 people have been critically affected. North Darfur, Khartoum, West Darfur and Sennar are amongst the hardest-hit states, accounting for nearly half of all people affected. Crops have also been severely damaged just before harvest time. Over 420 schools have also been damaged, along with several health facilities, compromising essential services to the population.

Iran – At least 2 people died after flash floods struck in northern Iran. Heavy rainfall triggered flash flooding in Talesh County in the northern province of Gilan on 20 September. Flooding caused damage to homes, roads and bridges in 6 villages of the county. Two fatalities were reported.

Nepal – At least 10 people have died and 6 are missing after heavy monsoon rainfall once again triggered landslides in Nepal. Meanwhile 5 people are reported missing after 2 houses were buried by a landslide in Rambha Rural Municipality in Palpa District, also on 24 September. In a separate incident, one person died when a landslide destroyed a house in the same municipality.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits the Xizang-Nepal border region.

5.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Rene is located about 1115 mi…1795 km ne of the Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

Hurricane Paulette is located about 0 mi…0 km e of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 345 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Storm Sally is located about 120 mi…195 km ese of the mouth of the Mississippi river and about 175 mi…280 km se of Biloxi Mississippi with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Depression Twenty-one is located about 330 mi…535 km wnw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…n or 355 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Tropical Storm Teddy is located about 1110 mi…1785 km w of the Cabo Verde islands and about 1405 mi…2260 km e of the lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 16e (Karina), located approximately 895 nm south of San Diego, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

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Mauritania – Flooding has affected the Assaba and Hodh Ech Chargui regions of Mauritania after days of heavy rainfall. The region has seen heavy rainfall since 01 September, resulting in floods in Bassiknou, Adel Begrou, Amourj and Néma. According to the Mauritania Red Crescent Society, flooding damaged infrastructure including bridges, river embankments and water supply. It is estimated that around 10,000 people from 1,380 households are affected, with over 700 people homeless. Three fatalities were reported.

Nepal – Nepal‘s National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) reports that over 30 people are dead or missing after landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rainfall in Bahrabise municipality, Sindhupalchok District, overnight 12 to 13 September 2020. According to the latest reports, 11 people have lost their lives and 20 are still missing. Five people have been injured. NDRRMA said that 17 families have been affected and 11 houses buried or swept away.

DR Congo – At least 50 people are feared dead after the tragic collapse of a mine in Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). The incident occurred on 11 September in a mine near the town of Kamituga in South Kivu province in the east of the country. Such accidents are common in DR Congo’s mining industry, which has poor safety standards. However, media reports suggest flooding caused the mine to collapse. Local observers said torrential rainfall in the area caused a nearby river to break its banks, flooding several tunnels in the mine.

Tunisia – At least 6 people have died in floods after days of heavy rainfall in Tunisia. Heavy rainfall began around 05 September when Kairouan, capital of the Kairouan Governorate in the north of the country, recorded 89mm of rain in 24 hours. Institut national de la météorologie-Tunisie issued wanings for further heavy rainfall on 13 September.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Remnants of Nana are located about 120 mi…195 km nw of Guatemala city Guatemala with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…wsw or 250 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Tropical Depression Omar is located about 415 mi…670 km ene of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…e or 90 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 11w (Haishen), located approximately 439 nm southeast of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 09 knots.

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Nepal – Disaster authorities in Nepal report that at least 12 people have died and 41 are missing after flooding and landslides in central Nepal. Heavy rain is thought to have triggered flash flooding and landslides that struck in Dhorpatan municipality in Baglung district on 03 September 2020. The Government of Nepal’s Nepal Disaster Risk Reduction Department said that at least 31 homes have been damaged or destroyed. Media reports suggested the number is much higher. Four people were injured.

Honduras – Hurricane Nana made landfall in Belize on 03 September 2020 after causing flooding in the Bay Islands Department of Honduras. The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) in Belize said more than 4,000 people were moved to shelters. Nana was soon downgraded to a tropical storm as it made its way across Central America. Early on of 04 September the storm had dissipated near the Guatemala / Mexico border. However, warnings remain in place for heavy rain in Belize, Guatemala and Honduras over the coming days, with isolated rain amounts of over 300mm possible.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Thirteen is located About 905 mi…1455 km e of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 21 mph…33 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 12e (Genevieve), located approximately 729 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 06 knots.

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Cameroon – Heavy rainfall at the end of July caused widespread flooding in seven districts of Mayo-Danay division, Far North (Extrême-Nord) region. According to the Cameroonian Red Cross, 5,553 people, including 1,260 children under five years old and 407 individuals with special needs have lost their shelter, personal belongings, livestock and field crops.

Uganda – Red Cross in Uganda reported that flash flooding caused severe damaged in Kasitu Sub County, Bundibugyo district early on 19 August, 2020. Heavy rainfall during the early hours of 19 August caused several local rivers to break their banks. Local officials said at least 800 homes were damaged, along with crops, roads and bridges. One person was missing, later found dead, after floods in Ntandi trading centre, Kasitu Sub County, Bundibugyo district.

Nepal – Authorities in Nepal report that at least 6 people have died and more are missing after flooding western parts of the country. A small stream broke its banks in Ramaroshan Rural Municipality, Achham district in Sudurpashchim Province, late on 18 August, 2020. Flash flooding swept away 22 houses. The bodies of 6 people have been found, while 11 more are thought to be missing. Three people were injured in the incident.

Australia – Damaging winds, dust storms and small bushfires have broken out across New South Wales and one person has been injured after scaffolding collapsed in Gosford during high winds.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Seven-E is located about 1505 mi…2425 km w of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Tropical Storm Douglas is located about 1085 mi…1750 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…wsw or 255 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

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Nepal – A landslide triggered by heavy rainfall in Darchula district of Nepal has claimed lives of two people and buried seven houses. According to the Meteorological Forecasting Division of Nepal, the Narayani River at Narayanghat Bridge has already reached danger level.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Post Tropical cyclone 05e (Cristina), located approximately 865 nm southwest of San Diego, is tracking westward at 09 knots over the past six hours.

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Indonesia – The first 8 days of July have at least 5 major incidents of flooding in Indonesia following heavy rain unusual for this time of year. The most recent of the flooding occurred in Sanggau District, West Kalimantan on 08 July. Authorities report that 2,690 people were affected, after flood water up to 1.5 metres deep inundated around 700 homes. On 06 July flooding struck in Wajo Regency in South Sulawesi Province. 719 homes were damaged, affecting 2,938 people. Kendari in Southeast Sulawesi Province recorded 89mm of rain in 24 hours to 06 July. Two days earlier flooding affected 1,190 people in the Sula Islands Regency, North Maluku Province. Damage to homes forced 240 people to evacuate. On 03 July heavy rain triggered flooding and landslides in two regencies of Gorontalo Province. AHA Centre reported 2,991 people affected by flooding in 4 districts of Boalemo Regency. Around 90 homes were damaged. Meanwhile in Bone Bolango regency, flooding and landslides on 03 July displaced 1,321 people. Lalos in Toli-Toli Regency recorded 70mm of rain in 24 hours to 04 July and Djalaludin 42mm.

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Brazil – Several rivers have broken their banks in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil, after days of heavy rain. Authorities report 2 people have died and over 7,000 people displaced. The flooding comes just days after areas of southern Brazil were hit by a deadly cyclone.

India – At least 8 people have died after more flooding and landslides in the eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Incessant rains for the last five days have triggered landslides and floods, leaving a trail of devastation in the state, damaging roads and houses and inundating low-lying areas.

Nepal – Forty-seven people have now died and almost 50 are missing after heavy monsoon rainfall triggered flooding and landslides in Nepal. According to Nepal’s National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Authority (NDRRMA), there were over 100 incidents of major flooding or landslides across the country between 09 and early 13 July. A total of 109 homes have been destroyed and around 30 others severely damaged. According to Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS), 412 families have been displaced in various districts.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Fay is located about 30 mi…45 km s of Albany New York with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…n or 10 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Cristina is located about 565 mi…910 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

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China – Flooding in central and eastern provinces of China has worsened over the last few days, with over 14 million people affected across the worst hit provinces of Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui and Zhejiang. Floodwaters first hit Sichuan, Guizhou and Chongqing in the southwest and Hubei in central China in late June. High river flows have since moved eastwards along the Yangtze river basin. According to China’s Ministry of Water Resources, rivers are above danger levels in over 80 locations. Recent heavy rainfall in the region has swollen rivers and lakes further, as well as causing flash flooding and landslides. Wide areas of eastern China saw between 400 mm and 600 mm of rain in the first 10 days of July.

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Nepal – Further deadly flooding and landslides have struck again in Nepal, where disaster authorities have reported 7 fatalities and 20 missing in the last 2 days. Authorities reported flooding and landslides in 2 locations of Barhabise municipality of Sindhupalchowk district (also Sindhupalchok) of Bagmati Pradesh Province on 09 July. As of 10 July, at least 2 people have died, 20 are still missing and 5 people injured. Sixteen homes have been completely destroyed. According to media reports, the floods and landslides have also damaged the Araniko Highway in several locations. The highway is an important road connecting the country to a border point with China. Meanwhile heavy rain triggered 2 incidents of landslides in Pokharalekhnath Metropolitan City in Kaski District, Gandaki Pradesh Province, on 10 July. Authorities report 5 people have died and 9 injured.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Subtropical Depression Four is located about 365 mi…590 km s of Halifax Nova Scotia and about 730 mi…1170 km sw of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…ne or 55 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

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China – Further heavy rain and flooding has struck in Guizhou Province, China. Xinhua news agency reports at least 3 people have died and 10,000 have been displaced after flooding in the mountainous area of Tongzi County on 22 June. Around 10 houses were destroyed and over 1,000 houses damaged, along with 715 hectares of crops. Power supply and telecommunications were interrupted.

Nepal – Local media report that days of rainfall triggered a landslide along a section of road near Tansen in Palpa district, central Nepal, on 22 June, 2020. Four vehicles were swept away. The number of passengers in the vehicles swept by the landslide is unconfirmed. As of 22 June, police reported 3 fatalities.

India – According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 16,549 people had been affected in over 50 villages in the districts of in Barpeta, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Nalbari, Jorhat and Sivasagar since 20 June. Over 50 people have evacuated their homes and moved to relief camps in Dhemaji. Almost 3,000 hectares of crops have been damaged. Several rivers in the state are flowing above danger level, including the Brahmaputra in Jorhat, and the Dikhow and Disang in Sivasagar.

Turkey – Flooding struck the Kestel district of Bursa province on 21 June. After initial assessments, the provincial government reported two people had died and four were believed to be missing in the floods. Raging flood water swept through narrow streets of several neighbourhoods in the district, including Dudakli, Narlidere, Aksu and Kayacik.

Malaysia – Over 1,000 people have evacuated their homes in Malaysia‘s Johor State after flooding struck on 21 June. Flooding affected the districts of Pontian, Batu Pahat, Muar, Kluang, and Tangkak. A total of 1,210 people from 288 families were evacuated to 18 relief centres as a result. The worst hit areas was Pontian, where 349 people from 85 families were evacuated. More than 60mm of rain fell in 24 hours in several locations in the state on 20 June. Heavy rain was also reported in the capital, Kuala Lumpur , which recoprded 119.0mm of rain in 24 hours to 20 June.

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Turkey – Flooding in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey has claimed the lives of one person and damaged more than 250 houses.

Nepal – Heavy rainfall triggered a landslide in Kusma, the Parbat district headquarters in western Nepal, which has claimed the lives of at least nine people. The landslide occurred on Saturday night. Three bodies were recovered on the same day while six additional bodies have been dug out subsequently.

Space Events

Bolide over Nepal

The object seen in the Nepali sky Thursday evening is probably a fireball or a bolide, The Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) said.

A bright object was seen in western Nepal mainly reported from Pokhara, Syanga and Baglung with loud crashing sound heard around 8pm. A bolide is an extremely bright meteor, especially one that explodes in the atmosphere.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 29w (Kammuri), located approximately 85 nm south of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 16 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 06a (Six), located approximately 889 nm east-southeast of Djibouti (city), is tracking north-northwestward at 04 knots.

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Nepal – A mudslide in Pokhara has claimed lives of four persons and left one other missing. The mudslide occurred at the time the workers were constructing sewage channels alongside the Bhalam-Mauja rural road.

India – The government of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu says at least 25 people have died in recent floods that inundated low-lying areas and hundreds more have been evacuated to relief camps.

Philippines – Powerful typhoon Kammuri was blowing across the Philippines on Tuesday after slamming ashore overnight in an eastern province, damaging houses and an airport and knocking out power after tens of thousands of people fled for safer ground.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Barry is located about 80 mi…125 km wsw of Little Rock Arkansas with maximum sustained winds…25 mph…35 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

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Hungary – Reports have emerged that devastating storm cells hit Eastern Hungary on 27 June afternoon, leaving 80 settlements affected by damages caused by strong wind and heavy rainfall. According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), 2,560 rooftops (160 public and 2,400 private properties) were damaged. Trees fell on electrical aerial cables and caused blackouts in 93 settlements leaving more than 50,000 households without electricity for two or more days.

Nepal – Update -Flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have killed at least 45 people in Nepal in the past few days, with more deaths reported across the Himalayan border in India, officials said Sunday. At least 31 others are missing in Nepal, either swept by swollen rivers or buried by mudslides since delayed monsoon rains began pounding the region Friday. he center said nine key highways remained blocked by floods and mudslides and attempts are underway to open them up for traffic. Among them is the East-West Highway that connects the country’s southern districts. Other roads were being cleared by thousands of police and soldiers. Continuing bad weather has grounded helicopter rescue flights. Workers were also repairing fallen communication towers to restore phone lines. Twenty-eight people have been treated for injuries and more than 1,100 others rescued from flooded areas. More than 10,000 people are estimated to have been displaced.

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Louisiana, USA – Tropical Depression Barry is still expected to bring as much as 6 to 12 inches of rain over south-central Louisiana as the slow-moving storm progresses. Areas in the Lower Mississippi Valley could see 4 to 8 inches and as much as 12 inches in some locations. More than 11 million people are under flash flood watches between the Gulf Coast and the southern midwest.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Barry is located about 55 mi…90 km sw of Morgan City Louisiana and about 165 mi…260 km w of the mouth of the Mississippi river with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Four-E is located about 420 mi…680 km s of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h

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Nepal – Seventeen people have been killed while seven have been missing due to floods and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in different parts of Nepal during the past two days.

Louisiana, USA – Almost 10,000 residents in Louisiana have been given a mandatory evacuation order as Tropical Storm Barry swells the Mississippi River to historic levels. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) predicted that the storm, which is slowly approaching the Gulf Coast, could elevate river levels to the highest they have been since the year 1927. New Orleans’ Bourbon Street and Royal Street in the historic French Quarter are among the areas that have experienced significant flooding after 8 inches of rain fell during a three hour period on Wednesday.