Storms and Floods

Winter storm Athena hits New York and New Jersey where residents have been warned to evacuate their homes for the second time. 650 000 buildings remain without power one week after Hurricane Sandy struck, killing 106 people. 1 200 flights have been cancelled as Athena bring heavy snowfalls to already flooded areas. Utility companies are warning of further power outages. [This is the first ‘named’ winter storm since the Weather Channel decided to start naming powerful winter storms the same way tropical summer storms are named.]

New Jersey coast


Landslide in Zamfara, Nigeria kills 9. The tragedy occurred when miners were digging up gold at the water-logged informal mining sites in the area.

Storms and Floods

Over 100 villages are submerged by rampaging floodwaters from the overflowing Orashi and Sombrero Rivers in north-west areas of Ohaji/Egbema/Ndoni and Ahoada, River State, Nigeria.

Flash floods and forest run-off caused by tropical depression Gaemi have ravaged several areas in Kanchanaburi and Ratchaburi provinces, Thailand, affecting thousands of residents and damaging vast agricultural areas. Several hours of heavy downpours on Monday night resulted in flash floods hitting three districts of the central part of Kanchanaburi province. Tambon Nong Phai in Dan Makhamtei district was the worst hit, with floodwaters rising to 1-2 metres. Tropical Storm Gaemi has weakened to a tropical depression.

Storms and Floods

Typhoon Jelawet moves towards Taiwan after ravaging Japan.

Tropical Storm Maliksi forms in the western Pacific near the Marianas Islands and moves towards Japan.

Tropical storm Gaemi forms in the western Pacific near the Philippines and is expected to hit the central coast of Vietnam Wednesday before moving on to Thailand.

Several people have been killed and thousands displaced after heavy rains in Beletweyne in central Somalia’s Hiiraan Region caused the Shabelle River to burst its banks.

Nigerian floods

More than 76,000 victims of the devastating floods in Nigeria that hit about 200 communities in five local government areas of Anambra State are being evacuated by the military from their homes to relief camps in Onitsha and Nteje.

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Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in northeast India have claimed at least 26 lives, with eight other people missing. Nearly one million people have been displaced in Assam state alone, many sheltering in camps or beside roads.

As River Niger continues to overflow its banks due to the release of dam water from Cameroon, farmlands in Ibaji and other communities in Kogi East senatorial districts of Kogi state, Nigeria have been submerged.

Storms and Floods

Floods in northern Cameroon kill at least 30 people, affect more than 26000.

Massive Floods Kill At Least 70 in Nigeria. About 12,000 people have been displaced by flood disaster that ravaged many communities in Kano and Jigawa states where no fewer than 400,000 farmlands and 36,000 houses have been destroyed by the floods.

Tropical storm Nadine was located about 490 mi. [790 km] WSW of the Azores.

Category 1 Hurricane Lane was located about 1180 mi. [1895 km] WSW of the southern tip of Baja California. Lane should weaken into a tropical storm today and further weakening is expected on Wednesday. No threat to land.

Typhoon Sanba Reaches Vladivostok, Russia, floods the city’s streets.

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Tropical depression “Karen” has intensified a into tropical storm in Mindanao in the Philippines.

Tropical Storm Nadine forms in the Atlantic, located About 995 Miles East-Northeast of the Lesser Antilles.

Tornado confirmed west of Kingston, Ottawa, Canada.

More heavy downpours cause floods as rivers overflow their banks in Nigeria. A flood alert has been issued for the immediate evacuation of all communities along the plains of River Niger. 1 000 homes were destroyed by floodwaters in Makurdi.

Floods triggered by monsoon rains have wreaked havoc across Pakistan. Government officials have confirmed 89 deaths so far, while unofficial statistics reported over 100 casualties across the country.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storm Leslie slowly moves past Bermuda, bound for Canada.

Hurricane Michael was located about 1020 mi [1640 km] WSW of the Azores. No threat to land.

Floods in Nigeria kill 137, displace thousands.

A small tornado hit an area north of Montreal on Saturday as part of a storm that left more than 90,000 homes and businesses without power.

Violent windstorm kills 4 in north-east Oklahoma, but it was no tornado.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to head for Florida, USA after soaking Haiti and Cuba.

The monsoon rains, late this year, have finally arrived with full force in India, wreaking havoc in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Fata and Azad Kashmir and leaving at least 32 people dead over the last few days.

Flooding in northern Nigeria over the past few days has left at least 11 people dead.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storm Kai-tak [Helen] is expected to bring more rain to an already drenched Philippines before heading towards China.

At least 28 people have been killed in floods in Nigeria’s Plateau State.

Tornado hits Riverside County, Southern California, USA.