Storms and Floods

Resilient Tropical Storm Nadine again becomes a hurricane in the Atlantic, circling toward the Azores.

In the eastern Pacific, Super Typhoon Jelawat is closing in on Okinawa, Japan.

Tropical Storm Norman forms in the Eastern Pacific and is expected to go ashore late today or early tomorrow on the western coast of Mexico,

422 people have been killed and nearly 3,000 have been injured during the season of heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan. About five million people have been affected by the resulting floods.

Six people, including a young girl and an elderly woman, have died in floods that overturned cars and forced hundreds from their homes in southern Spain. At least 600 people had to be evacuated from their homes in the Andalusia province.

A weak tornado touched down in western Pennsylvania, USA yesterday. Little damage.

A tornado swept through a fair ground in Gandia, a town in southern Spain, knocking down a Ferris wheel and injuring 35 people.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storm Lane forms far out in Pacific, poses no land threat.

Nadine becomes Hurricane in Atlantic, moving away from USA, may hit the Azores next week.

Powerful Typhoon Sanba has hit the Japanese island of Okinawa. 74,500 homes left without power. The powerful typhoon passing over southwestern Japan has brought transportation in the region by sea and air to a standstill. Several flights were cancelled. Typhoon Sanba was aiming squarely at South Korea today and was located approximately 485 nm south of Busan, South Korea. Sanba is expected to make landfall west of Busan.

Flooding in the province of Balochistan in Pakistan has left at least half a million people marooned, besides destroying over 2,000 houses. The flood-affected people of Balochistan are fighting yet another menace after flooding which is the unavailability of clean drinking water and the resultant waterborne diseases which are affecting women and children in particular.

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Parts of Metro Manila experienced intense and torrential rainfall early yesterday due to the southwest monsoon enhanced by typhoon “Karen” (international name “Sanba”), causing floods in some parts of the metropolis. At least nine people have been reported dead.

One person was injured and several buildings were damaged when a tornado hit a town in Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines.

Alaska – A series of extremely powerful fronts that moved across Southeast Alaska this week brought record level amounts of rainfall for the area accompanied by high winds.

Storms and Floods

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 Isaac is expected to reach Guantanamo Bay, Cuba by Saturday morning.

Tropical Storm Joyce forms in the Atlantic.

Hundreds of homes have been damaged in flooding in the Pakistan/India border region. 21 people are reported dead.

New floods in North Korea kill at least 6 people and destroy hundreds of buildings, mostly homes.

John Nelson has compiled a composite map showing every hurricane around the world since 1851. The map can he found here. There are a number of other very cool composite maps on the site as well.

 

Earthquakes

7.7 Earthquake hits the Sea of Okhotsk. No tsunami warning issued.

5.4 Earthquke hits Pakistan.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Bonin Islands off Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands region.

5.1 and 4.8 Earthquakes hit Taiwan.

 

Disease

Anthrax outbreak in Jiangsu Province, China.

Mysterious cattle disease has killed 68 cattle in Cholistan, Pakistan.