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In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 04b (Nivar), located approximately 784 nm southwest of Kolkata, India, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

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In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 04b (Nivar), located approximately 849 nm south-southwest of Kolkata, India, is tracking westward at 05 knots.

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Colombia – More people have died in landslides caused by heavy rain in the department of Antioquia, Colombia. A landslide struck in the village of Cachirime in Puerto Valdivia, Valdivia municipality on 23 November 2020. Two commercial buildings were buried in the landslide. After search and rescue operations were completed, it was confirmed that 7 people had died and 12 were injured.

Somalia – At least 8 people have died as a result of Tropical Storm Gati, which made landfall in Somalia on 22 November. Tropical Cyclone Gati made landfall in Somalia on 22 November 2020, primarily impacting parts of Bari region in Puntland State and then Sanaag region in Somaliland. Authorities said rainfall totals from the storm were greater than amounts normally seen for the whole year. In a 24 hour period, Bosaso recorded 128mm of rain and Balidhidin (also Balli Dhiddin) 103mm.

Italy – Over 200 people were rescued from floods in southern Italy over the weekend 20 to 22 November after more than 450mm of rain in 48 hours. orrential rain the Italy’s Calabria Region caused severe flooding in the provinces of Crotone and Cosenza, causing widespread damage. The regional government has requested a state of emergency.

South Africa – Heavy rain caused flash flooding in parts of KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and Gauteng, South Africa, from 20 November 2020. Four flood- and rain-related fatalities were reported. Damage was reported to roads and infrastructure. Local media said one person died after being swept away while trying to cross a river with strong currents in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal. Severe flooding was reported in Tshwane, Gauteng, with roads and bridges damaged and vehicles left stranded in flood water. Three young people died in a storm water trench in Hammanskraal on 21 November.

Indonesia – Heavy rain caused flooding and landslides in parts of Java and Sumatra Islands, western Indonesia from 19 November 2020. At least 3 fatalities were reported. Heavy rain caused a landslide in Pagelaran District, Cianjur Regency, West Java on 19 November. On person died and vehicles and roads were damaged.

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In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 03a (Gati), located approximately 268 nm east-southeast of Aden, Yemen, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

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In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 03a (Three), located approximately 535 nm east-southeast of Aden, Yemen, is tracking westward at 18 knots.

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Colombia – Over 260,000 people have been affected by heavy rain, flooding or landslides in Colombia since mid-September and the start of the second rainy season. Rainfall intensified across northern departments of the country from 13 November, influenced by the passage of Hurricane Iota and by the development of La Niña conditions. The Islands of San Andrés and Providencia were directly affected by Hurricane Iota on 16 November. Around 80% of homes on the island of Providencia have been damaged or destroyed. In the period 13 to 19 November, Colombia’s Civil Defence reported flooding or landslides in 14 departments.

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DR Congo – Flooding struck on 15 November in areas around the town of Sake after torrential rain caused a river to break its banks. Several houses and schools were destroyed. Other media reports suggest several people are still missing. Further heavy rain has affected areas of eastern DRC, in particular in South Kivu Province where 3 people died in Kalehe Territory, about 60km south of Sake. Local officials said 3 people died, several houses were destroyed and the RN2 national road, which links Bukavu to Goma, cut.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 21e (Polo, located approximately 946 nm south of San Diego, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

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Venezuela – Parts of north-western Venezuela have seen severe flooding over the last few days, with at least 5 fatalities reported and thousands of families affected. Flooding wreaked havoc, damaging hundreds of homes, along with roads and bridges.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Iota is located about 20 mi…35 km nw of El Papalon El Salvador and about 55 mi…90 km e of San Salvador El Salvador with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wsw or 255 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 21e (Twenty-one), located approximately 1034 nm south of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 10 knots.

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Indonesia – At least 5 people have died after heavy rain caused landslides in Central Java Province of Indonesia. According to the country’s disaster management agency BNPB, the landslides occurred on 17 November in 2 villages in Sumpiuh District, Banyumas Regency.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Iota is located about 10 mi…15 km ene of El Pia Nicaragua and about 65 mi…105 km wsw of Puerto Cabezas Nicaragua with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 01s (Alicia), located approximately 596 nm south of Diego Garcia, is tracking southwestward at 04 knots.

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Colombia – A landslide occurred in Dabeiba Municipality on 13 November, destroying buildings and roads in the area. According to the department’s disaster agency Dapard, as of 16 November, at least 4 people were dead and 7 were still missing. Eight survivors have been found. A total of 497 people have been affected from 180 families. Twenty people were reported injured. The landslide destroyed 67 homes and damaged 104 other, along with 3 schools and 5.5 km of roads. Dapard also reported flooding in the department after heavy rainfall caused the Penderisco River to break its banks in Urrao. At least 2 bridges were damaged or destroyed, limiting access to some remote areas.

Somalia – Flooding has worsened in Somalia in the last few days, with over 200,000 people now affected. In Baidoa town, South West State, more than 66,000 people including IDPs have been affected, of whom 6,000 have been displaced. Thousands of hectares of farmland have been inundated particularly along the river basins.

Guatemala – A landslide struck in Agua Caliente village in the Camotán municipality in the early hours of 14 November 2020 after heavy rain. At least 10 people were buried when the landslide caused the wall of a building to collapse. Average later reported 7 people had died and 3 survived.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Iota is located about 25 mi…40 km ne of Isla de Providencia Colombia and about 170 mi…275 km se of Cabo Gracias a Dios on nic/hon border with maximum sustained winds…145 mph…230 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 01s (Alicia), located approximately 552 nm south of Diego Garcia, is tracking south-southwestward at 10 knots.

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Philippines – The flood situation in the northern Philippines continues to worsen after torrential rainfall brought by Typhoon Vamco, known locally as Ulysses. As of 15 November, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported 173 incidents of flooding and 38 incidents of landslides. Over 1.7 million people have been affected across the region. 22,756 houses have been damaged and 3,096 totally destroyed. As many as 324,617 people have been displaced from their homes and moved to 2,991 evacuation centres.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Iota is located about 275 mi…445 km e of Isla de Providencia Colombia and about 415 mi…670 km ese of Cabo Gracias a Dios on nic/hon border with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Tropical Depression Theta is located about 650 mi…1050 km se of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…e or 90 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 25w (Vamco), located approximately 145 nm northwest of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 15 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 01s (Alicia), located approximately 349 nm south-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking southwestward at 13 knots.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Theta is located about 540 mi…875 km se of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…e or 90 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Tropical Storm Iota is located about 340 mi…545 km sse of Kingston Jamaica and about 570 mi…920 km e of Cabo Gracias a Dios on nic/hon border with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wsw or 245 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 25w (Vamco), located approximately 111 nm east of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 01s (Alicia), located approximately 366 nm east-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking southwestward at 16 knots.

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Indonesia – Flooding affected different parts of Indonesia after heavy rainfall during a period 08 to 11 November 2020. Three people were injured, 485 affected and 97 buildings damaged after severe weather including heavy rain, floods and strong winds struck Sumbawa Regency in West Nusa Tenggara Province on 09 November. Strong winds also affected Bondowoso Regency. Elsewhere in the province, flooding struck West Sumbawa and West Lombok regencies on 11 November, affecting 504 people and damaging 102 homes. Meanwhile flooding in the provinces of Jambi, West Sumatra and Riau on Sumatra Island has affected almost 3,000 people. On 08 November, flooding in the city of Sungai Penuh in Jambi province damaged 150 homes and affected 1250 people. On 09 November the Batang Pangian and Batang Gringging Rivers broke their banks flooding parts of South Solok Regency, West Sumatra Province. Around 114 homes were damaged and 850 people affected. Also on Sumatra Island, local media reported that floods hit Indragiri Hulu Regency in Riau after heavy rain caused the Batang Cenaku River to break its banks on 10 November. Around 400 homes were flooded in total, some of them severely, forcing at least 200 families to evacuate.

North Carolina, USA – Severe flash flooding was reported across North Carolina, in particular in Alexander, Wake and Iredell Counties and areas of Charlotte. At least 3 people died and 31 were rescued after a flash floods swept through a camping ground near the South Yadkin River in Alexander County. Three other people are thought to be still missing. In a separate incident, 1 person died in Alexander County when flood waters destroyed a bridge.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post-Tropical Cyclone Eta is located about 85 mi…135 km se of Wilmington North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…ene or 60 degrees at 21 mph…33 km/h.

Tropical Storm Theta is located about 445 mi…715 km sse of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…e or 90 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 25w (Vamco), located approximately 354 nm east of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

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Philippines – 1 person has died and 4 are missing in Camarines Norte Province of Bicol Region in the Philippines after Typhoon Vamco, known locally as Ulysses, passed over parts of Luzon Island. Vamco intensified into a typhoon as it made landfall in the vicinity of Patnanungan in Quezon Province, Calabarzon Region late on 11 November 2020. It then passed over northern Calabarzon and Central Luzon Regions and close to the Metro Manila area, bringing torrential rainfall and wind gusts of 205 km/h. Almost 200,000 people were pre-emptively evacuated ahead of the storm’s arrival, mostly in Bicol Region. As of 12 November, NDRRMC reported 36 incidents of flooding and 2 landslides across the regions of Cagayan Valley (Region II), Calabarzon and Bicol (Region V). Severe flooding was also reported in Metro Manila, where many low-lying areas were under water, particularly along the swollen Marikina river. Media described the flooding in Metro Manila as the worst in years.

Somalia – At least 73,000 people have been affected by the widespread rains and floods, mainly in Banadir, Jubaland, Hirshabelle, Galmudug and South West region. More than 13,000 people have been displaced by flooding, and reported 4 suspected deaths, according to field reports. Among those affected are more than 53,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) and members of the host community in Baidoa town, in South West State, whose living conditions were already dire. An estimated 4,000 people have been temporarily displaced from their homes in the town, of whom one third have been evacuated to higher grounds in northern Baidao. Also in South West State, overflowing water from River Shabelle has reportedly inundated six villages in Afgooye area, affecting 8,000 people, of whom 3,500 have been displaced.

Jamaica – More than 280 roads have been damaged by heavy rainfall and flooding in Jamaica in the last 3 weeks. Heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Storms Eta and Zeta has affected the island since late October 2020.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Eta is located about 80 mi…125 km nnw of the western tip of Cuba with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…stationary.

Sub-Tropical Storm Theta is located about 960 mi…1545 km sw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…e or 90 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 25w (Vamco), located approximately 413 nm east of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 05 knots.

Tropical storm 24w (Etau), located approximately 178 nm northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 10 knots

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Congo Brazzaville – The government in Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville) have declared a state of humanitarian emergency after ongoing floods in the north of the country. The Ministry of Social Affairs said levels of the Congo and Ubangui rivers have been high in the north of the country since July 2020. As of 03 November, 66,000 people in 81 villages were affected in the Department of Likouala. Homes have been damaged or destroyed, as well as schools, health centres, drinking water infrastructure, crops and livestock.

Indonesia – Around 7,000 people have been affected by flooding in Indonesia’s Aceh Province over the last few days. Hundreds of homes have been damaged. Flooding struck in Aceh Singkil Regency on 04 November after the Lae Cinendang river broke its banks. 455 homes were damaged, affecting 2,172 people. A schools and around 300 hectares of crops were also damaged. Heavy rain during this period also caused the Krueng Langsa river to overflow, flooding parts of Langsa City. Around 722 homes were damaged and 3,610 people affected. Some residents were evacuated by emergency teams using boats. Meanwhile in South Aceh, heavy rain triggered flash flooding on 04 November that affected 321 people and damaged 79 homes.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Eta is located about 45 mi…70 km nnw of Key West Florida and about 65 mi…100 km s of Naples Florida with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 25w (Vamco), located approximately 599 nm east-southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking northwestward at 11 knots.

Tropical storm 24w (Etau), located approximately 293 nm southeast of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 13 knots

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Mexico – More heavy rain brought by Hurricane Eta has caused flooding and landslides, this time in southern parts of Mexico. In a 24 hour period to 06 November, 315mm of rain fell in Oxolotán in Tabasco State and 279.5mm in Escalón in Chiapas State, according to Mexico’s Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SNM). In the state of Chiapas, authorities reported on 06 November that at least 19 people had died and more than 900 houses damaged. Two flood-related fatalities were also reported in Tabasco State, where around 80,000 people have been affected by the heavy rains.

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