Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 22s (Marian), located approximately 210 nm southwest of the Cocos Islands, Australia, is tracking west-southwestward at 10 knots.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 22s (Twenty-two), located approximately 919 nm west-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking westward at 23 knots.

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Australia – Torrential rain caused flooding in Mid North Coast area of New South Wales (NSW) Australia from late 24 February 2021. Parts of a freight train derailed near Nana Glen after tracks were flooded. According to Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) figures, 310 mm of rain fell in 24 hours in Nana Glen in 24 hours to 25 February 2021. Meanwhile further north, around 250 people are being evacuated after flooding in areas near Mataranka in Northern Territory (NT), Australia. Rapidly rising waters have surrounded Jilkminggan community near Mataranka, and as a precaution, the Local Emergency Committee has decided to evacuate the community.

Indonesia – A landslide occurred at an illegal mining site located in Burangga Village, Ampibabo District, Parigi Moutong Regency, Central Sulawesi in Indonesia on 24 February, causing at least 3 fatalities. This is the second deadly landslide reported in the country on the same day. The landslide at the Ampibabo mine was caused by heavy rain falling on unstable ground. Meanwhile flooding has also affected over 90,000 people in Semarang City, Central Java, Indonesia over the last few days. One person died after flood waters caused parts of a wall to collapse. According to local disaster authorities, 90,590 people from over 18,000 families have been affected. As many as 9,169 houses were inundated.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

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Indonesia – Heavy rainfall triggered deadly landslides in Pamekasan Regency, East Java Province, Indonesia, on 24 February 2021. The landslides struck in the early hours, affecting the villages of Jepun and Bindang in Pasean District. Disaster authorities reported at least 5 people were killed. Two houses are thought to have been buried, while around 20 other homes and a school were also damaged. Surabaya City recorded 78mm of rain in 24 hours to 24 February, while Semarang City in Central Java recorded 155mm.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

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South Africa/Zimbabwe – Flash floods were reported in towns close to the South Africa and Zimbabwe border after a thunderstorm brought heavy rain from 21 to 22 February 2021. In South Africa, flooding affected parts of Vhembe District, Limpopo Proince, in particular the town of Musina, where roads and homes were damaged along with electricity and water infrastructure. Flooding also affected areas the border town of Beitbridge in Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe, damaging roads and some buildings.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

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Peru – Flooding in Madre de Dios Region of Peru has affected at least 15,000 people and damaged thousands of homes. The government has declared a State of Emergency for 60 days for the region. Water and electricity services have been interrupted and around 3,000 hectares of crops damaged.

Indonesia – The flood situation in Greater Jakarta, Indonesia, has worsened over the last 2 days. As of 22 February as many as 5 people have died, 2 are missing and over 30,000 people displaced.

Brazil – Heavy rain caused landslides and flooding in parts of Minas Gerais state in Brazil during the period 18 to 21 February 2021. Two people died and 4 are missing after a landslide caused a house to collapse in Santa Maria de Itabira. Other landslides and flooding also caused severe damage in the city.

Philippines – Thousands of people have evacuated their homes after flooding in Surigao del Sur Province in the Philippines. On 22 February severe weather brought by Tropical Storm Dujuan (known locally as Auring) has so far affected 50,956 people across the 3 regions of Northern Mindanao. Over 60,000 people were pre-emptively evacuated. As of 22 February, 12,825 families or 49,236 people remained in 308 evacuation centres.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific/North Indian Ocean: Tropical Depression 01w (Dujuan), located approximately 373 nm southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking northwestward at 05 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 21s (Guambe), located approximately 750 nm south-southeast of Europa island, is tracking east-northeastward at 35 knots.

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Brazil – Over 100,000 people have been affected by flooding in the state of Acre, northwestern Brazil, after several rivers in the state broke their banks fin the last week. The State has declared an emergency situation. Acre is facing one of the most challenging times in its history, dealing with the worsening of the coronavirus pandemic, dengue outbreak, migratory crisis on the border with Peru and the overflow of rivers which has affected several municipalities across the state, including the capital Rio Branco.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific/North Indian Ocean: Tropical Depression 01w (Dujuan), located approximately 518 nm southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 17 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 21s (Guambe), located approximately 409 nm south-southwest of Europa island, is tracking southeastward at 14 knots.

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In the Northwest Pacific/North Indian Ocean: Tropical Depression 01w (Dujuan), located approximately 355 nm east of Davao, Philippines, is tracking northeastward at 06 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 21s (Guambe), located approximately 300 nm southwest of Europa island, is tracking southward at 05 knots.

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Madagascar – Madagascar reported on 17 February 2021 that 1 person has died around 1,400 people have been affected by recent heavy rainfall, floods and landslides across the regions of Alaotra-Mangoro, Analamanga, Melaky and Menabe. Over 200 homes have been damaged.

Uganda – Uganda Red Cross reports that at least 7 people have died in a landslide in Western Uganda. The landslide buried a house in Karungu Sub-county, Buhweju District late on 18 February, 2021. Local media later reported the number of fatalities as 8, including several children.

Indonesia – Over 1,300 people have been displaced by recent flooding in Jakarta and surrounding areas in Indonesia. Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in East Jakarta recorded 160 mm of rain in 24 hours to 19 February. In the following 24 hours period, 226mm of rain fell in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific/North Indian Ocean: Tropical Storm 01w (Dujuan), located approximately 682 nm southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 21s (Guambe), located approximately 236 nm southwest of Europa island, is tracking southwestward at 06 knots.

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Ecuador – At least 1 person has died and several were injured after heavy rain triggered landslides and flooding in El Oro Province, southern Ecuador.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific/North Indian Ocean: Tropical depression 01w (One), located approximately 787 nm east-southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking northwestward at 05 knots.

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Peru – At least 1 person has died and 9 are missing after flooding and mudslides in the region of Cusco in southern Peru. the disaster, triggered by heavy rainfall, occurred on 16 February in the Santa Ana district on the outskirts of the city of Quillabamba in La Convención Province. Initial assessments suggest that 13 homes were destroyed along with 2 bridges and 2 schools. Around 11 other homes and buildings were damaged, as were roads, crops and power infrastructure.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific/North Indian Ocean: Tropical depression 01w (One), located approximately 88 nm west-southwest of Koror, Republic of Palau, is tracking westward at 12 knots.

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USA Pacific Northwest – A winter storm that blanketed the Pacific Northwest caused lingering problems Monday, with hundreds of thousands of people in Oregon still in the dark after heavy snow and ice brought down tree branches this weekend and blocked storm drains in Washington state and Idaho, raising concerns about flooding.

Storms and Floods

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Mozambique – A low pressure system brought heavy rainfall to parts of southern Mozambique over the last few days, causing flooding in Maputo and Gaza Provinces.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

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South Africa – Flooding continues to affect parts of South Africa, with 10 fatalities reported in Limpopo province over the last few days. Parts of the country were badly hit by flooding after heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Cyclone Eloise from around 23 January 2021. Eloise has long since dissipated but heavy rainfall has continued to fall throughout the first weeks of February, causing further flooding and dam levels to rise.

Indonesia – Further disasters have struck on Indonesia‘s Java island as a result of heavy rainfall. Landslides and floods were triggered by heavy rain in Ngetos Village, Ngetos District, Nganjuk Regency, East Java Province during the evening of 14 February 2021. As of 15 February, 2 people were confirmed dead and 17 injured and 16 missing. Search and rescue operations are ongoing.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 19s (Faraji), located approximately 1005 nm east of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking west-southwestward at 08 knots.

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Albania – Teams from the Albanian Armed Forces were called in to assist flood victims in Shkodra (also Shkodër) County, Albania. Parts of Shkodra County have seen flooding since January. As of 08 January, around 4,080 hectares of land was under water. Recent heavy rainfall worsened the situation. As of 09 February, an estimated 3,500 hectares of land was under water in the county, according to the regional government. By 11 February, the Ministry of Defence reported 5,030 hectares flooded.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 19s (Faraji), located approximately 1269 nm east of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking west-southwestward at 06 knots.

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Peru – Disaster authorities in Peru report that at least 1 person has died and over 300 homes were damaged after flash floods in Huánuco department. The disaster struck on 10 February after heavy rain caused the flooding of the Huamuco River (a small tributary of the Huallaga River) in Santa Rosa de Alto Yanajanca district, Marañón province. On the same day the Santa Martha river broke its banks flooding areas of La Morada district in Huánuco, damaging 70 houses, 3 public buildings, 4 bridges, as well as crops and roads.

Bolivia – Flooding has affected thousands of people in the departments of Beni and Santa Cruz in Bolivia since late January 2021. Disaster authorities report that over 35,000 families have now been affected by heavy rain and flooding across the country since the start of the year with 9 fatalities having been reported.

Philippines – At least one person has died after flooding in parts of Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. Flooding began after heavy rainfall from 08 February 2021. Borongan City in Eastern Samar Province recorded more than 117mm of rain in 24 hours to 09 February. Schools and offices were closed in Palo, Tolosa, Santa Fe, Alangalang, and San Miguel, as a result of flooding.