Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Nestor is located about 80 mi…125 km wsw of Panama City Florida and about 110 mi…175 km w of Apalachicola Florida with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Octave is located about 1340 mi…2160 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean : Typhoon 21w (Neoguri), located approximately 295 nm south of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots.

Tropical storm 22w (Twenty-Two), located approximately 628 nm east-southeast of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking west-northwestward at 16 knots.

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Sudan – Unprecedented flooding caused by heavy rains has affected nearly 200,000 people in northeast South Sudan, the UN refugee agency said Friday. Situated in the Upper Nile region, the affected area is home to more than 150,000 refugees from Sudan, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement. The UN agency said floodwaters have submerged major roads, making access to the refugee camps difficult and leading to closer of schools. The floods have also impacted access to public services, including hospitals and damaged sanitation facilities, increasing health risks.

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In the Atlantic Ocean:Tropical Storm Dorian is located about 225 mi…365 km ese of Barbados and about 335 mi…540 km ese of St. Lucia with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

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Sudan – Torrential rain and floods have killed 62 people in Sudan, according to the official state news agency. The country has been battered by heavy rains since early July, affecting almost 200,000 people across 15 states. White Nile state in the south of the country has been hit hardest. The UN said that more than 37,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged while more flash floods are expected.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Henriette is located about 410 mi…660 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 11w (Krosa) is located approximately 298 nm south of Iwakuni, Japan, is tracking northward at 05 knots.

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Sudan – Flooding triggered by heavy rains inundated hundreds of houses in the Sudanese capital Khartoum and elsewhere in the country, killing at least six people Tuesday, the state-run news agency said.

India – The death toll from India’s monsoon floods climbed to 202 on Tuesday as heavy rainfall kept pounding coastal regions in the west and south. Authorities have already moved more than 1.2 million people to relief camps.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Francisco is located approximately 166 nm northeast of Seoul, South Korea and is tracking north-northeastward at 16 knots.

Tropical Storm Lekima is located approximately 336 nm south of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

Tropical storm 11w (Krosa) is located approximately 216 nm south of Iwo To, is tracking north-northwestward at 08 knots.

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Sudan – Sudan has been hit by torrential rain and floods across 12 states in the country. Authorities are concerned that the floods may increase mosquito caused malaria as well a cholera in affected areas.

Disease

Disease Outbreaks in Sudan

The Sudan Liberation Movement has reported an increase in the cases of pneumonia, diarrhoea, measles and anaemia, and incidences of miscarriage in several areas of Jebel Marra. The rebel movement holds several areas in Jebel Marra under its control, which is the main reason why the Sudanese government does not allow access there for humanitarian aid assistance. The diseases have led to numerous deaths among children.

“These diseases, of which no causes have yet been identified, are increasing,” the movement claimed, expressing its concern for a larger outbreak of diseases in the rebel-hold areas.

The Sudanese government, after its decision to expel international aid organisations from Jebel Marra and Darfur, has prevented the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (Unamid) and humanitarian organisations from reaching the areas under the rebels’ control.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression 6 has strengthen to become Tropical Storm Florence just west of the Cabo Verde Islands and is moving west-northwestward at 14 mph. Maximum sustained winds are 40 mph.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Norman is located about 965 mi…1555 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…110 mph…175 km/h. Present movement…w or 265 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Tropical Depression Seventeen-E is located about 445 mi…715 km sw of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon 25w (Jebi), located approximately 312 nm south-southwest of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 12 knots.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Miriam is located about 905 mi…1455 km e of Hilo Hawaii and about 1075 mi…1730 km e of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…n or 355 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

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Sudan – Floods at El Wakhaim village of Um Baru locality in North Darfur have destroyed 150 houses, 50 shops, and caused the death of 1,000 livestock. Floods have also swept through Wad Habawiya village and the surroundings of west of El Dindir rural areas in Sennar state.

Eastern USA – An unusual and intense band of stationary rain slammed parts of the Susquehanna Valley on Friday causing severe flash flooding. In Mount Joy, more than 10.5 inches of rain fell. Flooding caused major problems in Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin and York counties.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Invest 98L is an area of disturbed weather in the Atlantic Ocean that had the potential for further tropical development.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 19w (Leepi), located approximately 274 nm south-southeast of Iwakuni, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 15 knots.

Tropical storm 20w (Bebinca), located approximately 83 nm south-southwest of Hong Kong, is tracking west-northwestward at 02 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Hector is located about 250 mi…400 km sw of Midway island with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

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Suden – July Floods – Flooding has affected over 45,000 people, led to 23 human deaths and 61 injuries. In addition, more than 8,900 families have been rendered homeless and are currently putting up in temporary sites in their neighbours and relative’s houses. These rains have caused significant damage to key infrastructure such as bridges and roads as well as amenities like schools, latrines and local dispensaries. In addition, livelihoods have been significantly affected as farms were submerged in water and livestock washed away. Power outages occur severally due to collapsing of power lines.

China – Heavy floods have continued to sweep through China leaving numerous cities battling with dangerous driving conditions and causing flight delays in the country.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Jose is located about 550 mi…885 km SSE of cape Hatteras North Carolina and about 515 mi…830 km SW of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…NW or 305 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Depression Fourteen is located about 590 mi…950 km SSW of the Cabo Verde Islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 07 mph…11 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical depression 15e (Fifteen), located approximately 1009 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-southwestward at 03 knots.

Hurricane Norma is located about 60 mi…95 km E of Socorro island and about 260 mi…420 km S of Cabo San Lucas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…Stationary.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 20w (Talim), located approximately 295 nm wouth-southwest of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking east-northeastward at 08 knots.

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Wales – Heavy flooding hit Ceredigion in rural Wales after torrential overnight rain. Other areas hit by flooding including areas around Lampeter, Llandysul and Newquay.

Sudan – An overflowing Nile River and heavy rains flooded the South Sudanese town of Bor this week, sweeping away homes and leaving hundreds of families without food or shelter.

Thailand – A nine-storey hotel under construction in Kathu district in Phuket collapsed during a landslide with heavy rain throughout the island province on Friday. No casualties were reported. Four other landslides hit a villa at Kalama beach, an area in front of Rimpa on Patong-Kalim beach, an area in front of Chao Por Sua shrine at Patong, and a condominium in Ratsada area of Muang district. Hours of torrential rain caused flooding in Muang, Thalang and Kathu districts, with the water 20-30cm deep.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Kenneth is located about 1545 mi…2490 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 340 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical storm (ts) 15w (Hato), located approximately 72 nm west of Hong Kong, is tracking west-northwestward at 16 knots.

Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong on Wednesday lashing the Asian financial hub with wind and rain that uprooted trees and forced most businesses to close, while in some places big waves flooded seaside streets. There were reports of 34 people injured in Hong Kong while in the city of Macau, across the Pearl River estuary, three people were killed, authorities there said.

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Kansas, USA – Torrential rains caused historic flooding in the Kansas City area Tuesday, leaving one man dead in Kansas and others stranded for hours by high water. Flooding made many roads impassable, trapping people at homes and businesses along the Blue River and Indian Creek, which set a new record of 28.22 feet overnight and topped its banks after record flooding last month. Water spilling out of Indian Creek inundated bridges, businesses, apartments and houses.

India, Update – Devastating floods that have swept across large swathes of Bihar, Assam and Uttar Pradesh claimed 57 more lives today, with Bihar alone accounting for 51 causalities. The figure of flood fatalities rose by three each in Assam and Uttar Pradesh. However, life in the deluge-ravaged areas of West Bengal slowly limped back to normalcy, with the water level of rivers receding. The death toll in Bihar floods has crossed the 300 mark with 51 people losing their lives since yesterday. The flood toll stood at 253 till yesterday. 1.38 crore people are battling the deluge in 18 districts of the state. Around 7.34 lakh people have been shifted to safer areas. Close to 3.27 lakh people are putting up in 1,346 relief camps.

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Sudan – Sudan on Monday warned Khartoum residents along the Nile of likely “massive floods” as water levels of the river rose to a record high following heavy rains in neighbouring Ethiopia. The Blue Nile flowing to Sudan from Ethiopia converges with the White Nile in Khartoum, and from there they become the Nile which runs through the country into Egypt.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Jova is located about 90 mi…145 km N of Socorro island with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 295 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h

In the Western Pacific: Tropical storm 14w (Banyan), located approximately 115 nm west-northwest of Wake Island, is tracking north-northwestward at 07 knots.

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Sudan – Floods that struck localities in North Kordofan have caused severe damages to houses, infrastructure and livestock, affecting more than 500 families in initial estimations. Flash floods in Hamrat El Wiz, Abu Hadida, El Gahawi, Um Surra and Abu Hadid in North Kordofan affected 556 families, local authorities reported to Sudanese media. 435 houses partially collapsed and 130 residences were completely destroyed. 628 animals drowned. Seven people died in Khartoum last week during rain storms that hit the Sudanese capital. Starting mid-June, torrential rains swept through camps, leaving the streets flooded and numbers of families homeless.

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Sudan – A massive dust storm engulfs Khartoum, Sudan.

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Mississippi, USA – Raging flooding demolishes a full-size camper in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic:

Tropical Storm Gaston is located about 1030 mi…1660 km ENE of the Leeward Islands and about 1195 mi…1925 km ESE of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…NW or 320 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

Invest 99L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Eastern Pacific:

Tropical Storm Lester is located about 510 mi…820 km SW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…W or 280 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

Invest 98E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Western Pacific:

Tropical Storm 12w (Lionrock), located approximately 279 nm southeast of Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking eastward at 04 knots.

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Sudan – Two months of torrential rain have killed more than 110 people in Sudan – and more rain is forecast. More than 160,000 people have been affected and 14,000 houses destroyed.

Ethiopia – The United Nations says more than 600,000 people have been displaced in Ethiopia since March, largely because of flooding. The African country was struggling with its worst drought in decades in 2015, but it ended when spring rains arrived in March. On Wednesday, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said nearly 300,000 people were forced to flee their homes between March and June due to flooding. The report further said that others were stranded due to the inter-communal conflict in Ethiopia’s southern Oromia and Somali regions.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific:

Tropical Storm Ivette is located about 1180 mi…1905 km E of Hilo Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Depression Eleven-E is located about 55 mi…85 km SSW of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h

In the Western Pacific:

Tropical storm 07w (Omais), located approximately 474 nm southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 12 knots.

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Sudan – Flooding at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Darfur State in Sudan has claimed the lives of four people. About 183 houses in the camp have destroyed. The Sudanese National Council for Civil Defence had forecast heavy rainfall during the coming days throughout Sudan.

Vietnam – Flooding in northern Lào Cai Province of Vietnam due to Typhoon Nida has claimed the lives of four people and left seven others missing. Three people died in the mountainous Bát Xát District and one other in Sa Pa District.

India – A landslide near Ardhkuwari Temple, in the Katra District of Jammu and Kashmir has killed four people and injured seven others.

Norway – Oslo police are urging motorists to stay home after heavy rains and flash floods snarled road and rail traffic in the Norwegian capital. Rains over southeastern Norway on Saturday forced authorities to close a key tunnel and highway sections to and from Oslo where cars were stuck in the water. There were also reports of flooded and waterlogged homes and businesses.

Nigeria – Following intense rainfall and rises in water level, the National Emergency Management Agency has advised communities along the river Niger to evacuate immediately to safer ground over the likelihood of floods that may occur at any moment from now.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic: Tropical Storm Earl is located about 175 mi…285 km ESE of Veracruz Mexico and about 65 mi…105 km ENE of Coatzacoalcos Mexico with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 285 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Ivette is located about 1405 mi…2260 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…W or 275 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical storm 07w (Omais), located approximately 372 nm southeast of Iwo To, is tracking north-northeastward at 10 knots.

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Thermal Floods – This year’s record heat has been accompanied in recent weeks by abnormally severe flooding across Asia and parts of the United States.The worst monsoon flooding in decades has killed hundreds of people and forced millions of others from their homes in China, India, Nepal and Pakistan.Freak floods in Maryland destroyed much of a downtown area after several inches of rain fell within two hours.Since warmer air can hold more moisture than cooler air, global warming has been accompanied by more intense rounds of flooding.

Sudan – Floods and heavy rain in Sudan have killed 76 people and destroyed thousands of homes in recent days. 13 of Sudan’s 18 provinces had been affected by flooding. The Nile is at its highest levels in more than a century, swollen by heavy rain in many parts of the East African country. Interior ministry statistics showed downpours and flooding had completely destroyed 3,206 houses, and damaged 3,048 others in the eastern province of Kassala, one of the worst hit areas.

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In the Eastern Pacific

Hurricane Darby is located about 1125 mi…1815 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…W or 280 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Storm Estelle is located about 470 mi…755 km S of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 285 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Western Pacific:

Tropical Depression Three is located approximately 392 nm south-southeast of Kadena AB, and is tracking north-northwestward at 08 knots.

In the South Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone One is located approximately 465 nm west-southwest of Diego Garcia, and is tracking west-southeastward at 12 knots.

Newsbytes:

Sudan – Heavy rains and flash floods in Sudan’s war-torn region of Darfur killed nine people, the official SUNA news agency reported. The deaths occurred in the town of El-Fasher, the capital of the state of North Darfur.

India – Floods triggered by incessant rains have swept away two motorable bridges and damaged a hydropower project along the swollen Tamor river. In Parbat, floods damaged an intake of Modikhola Hydropower Project, knocking out the 14-megawatt power generation. Water levels in a landslide-dammed lake in the Tamor River in Sawadin, Taplejung, has increased, leaving the downstream settlement at risk. A fresh rockfall blocked water flow in the river.