Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Slovakia – Days of heavy rain caused flooding in several areas of Slovakia, causing 1 fatality and prompting evacuations. The Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMÚ) said that the rain was brought by an area of low pressure which moved from the central Mediterranean, through the Balkans, the Carpathians and over Poland. In a 48 hour period to 14 October, Košická Belá municipality in Košice-okolie District in the Košice Region recorded 123.1 mm of rain.

Tanzania – At least 12 people have lost their lives in flash floods in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Floods were triggered by heavy rain that began early on 13 October 2020. Dozens of roads were blocked disrupting transport in the city.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits Tajikistan.

5.0 earthquake hits Tanzania.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits Tanzania.

5.4 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits Pakistan.

5.3 earthquake hits the Unimak Islands, Alaska.

5.1 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits the Babuyan Islands in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits the Sea of Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the eastern Xizang-India border.

Wildlife

Local Rangers Interfere with Migration

The famed wildebeest migration in parts of East Africa was brought to a halt by huge wildfires that raged along the route. More than 2 million of the migratory grazers cross from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Reserve each year at this time.

But rangers set fire to some of the overgrown grasslands in their path to help what they describe as pasture regeneration. The smoke and fires have spooked the wildebeest, causing them to stop short of the Sand River, along the Kenya and Tanzania border.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Tanzania – At least thirteen people have died and around 15 000 people have been left homeless after flash floods in Iringa and Lindi in southern Tanzania.

Australia – Adelaide and parts of South Australia were battered by thunderstorms and heavy rainfall with flash floods in some areas. Power was cut to several thousand homes.

Canada – Relentless rain along British Columbia’s southern coast has closed roads, swollen rivers and prompted a state of local emergency in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. A number of homes had to be evacuated.

USA – Major flooding and landslides have been reported in Western Washington. Rivers continue to rise with potential for moderate to major flooding in some areas, including the Snohomish River which is now above 27 feet. Stillaguamish River near Granite falls reported major flooding. King, Lewis and Skagit counties remain under flood watch until Sunday morning.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 30w (Phanfone), located approximately 96 nm south of Yap, is tracking northwestward at 14 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Italy – Two people died as an adverse weather system battered the Italian peninsula on Saturday, causing floods, road collapses and landslides, rescue services and local media reported. The two fatalities were swept away by swollen rivers, one in Tuscany and one in the northern Friuli region.

Tanzania – The Tanzania Fire and Rescue Force on Saturday warned people against crossing over flooded rivers lest they were swept away by raging waters. The state-run force said in a statement that ongoing torrential rains across the country have flooded rivers, which made it difficult to establish whether bridges were still intact.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 04a (Kyarr), located approximately 257 nm east-southeast of Masirah Island, is tracking northwestward at 03 knots.

NewsBytes:

Tanzania – Floods have affected the north-east of Tanzania since last week. According to media reports, 14 people died in Handeni district (Tanga Region). Since mid October, several floods have led to a total death toll of 44. In addition, a number of houses, roads, bridges and crop farms have been damaged. For the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain is forecast over the central and northern regions.

UAE – Roads in the eastern region of Sharjah and Fujairah have been closed after high waves caused flooding in both emirates. Corniche Roads in Khor Fakkan and Kalba were closed on Monday after midnight as high waves breached the barricade and flooded the surrounding streets amid an unusually high tide combined with the effect of Tropical Cyclone Kyarr.

Nigeria – Over 100 villages in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Adamawa have been trapped by floods, caused by persistent rainfall in that part of the country, a local official said on Monday. He described the current flood situation as the worst ever experienced in the state. The villages affected cut across seven local government areas of Adamawa, affecting mostly farmers.

UK – Thousands of homes remain at risk of flooding after torrential downpours this weekend caused rivers across the country to burst their banks.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

5.3 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 earthquake hits Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania.

5.1 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Batan Islands in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Tanzania – Heavy rains were reported in Dar es Salaam, starting on 8 May 2019 to-date. The floods caused a significant impact to the people in Dar es salaam leading to damage of properties and livelihoods and putting the affected population at risk of diseases. The initial rapid assessment conducted by TRCS from May 20 to May 23rd, indicated that the heavy rains have caused serious flooding in Kinondoni, Temeke and Ilala municipalities of Dar es Salaam.

Georgia – On 12 May 2019, heavy rain and hail affected Kakheti Region of Georgia, mainly Lagodekhi, Akhmeta, Telavi and Dedoplistskaro municipalities. As a result of the heavy rain (125 mm), yards, entrances, basements and first floors of many houses and buildings were flooded. Furthermore, infrastructure, such as roads and bridges connecting the villages, riverbank protections, as well as agricultural lands and fruit trees have been destroyed. The overall population of the affected municipalities is approximately 147,800.

Arkansas, Oklahoma, USA – Residents in parts of Arkansas are preparing for what meteorologists predict will be the worst flooding in recorded history along parts of the Arkansas River over the coming week. Soaked areas of Oklahoma and Arkansas are forecast to receive more rain this week, increasing flooding concerns along the already swollen river. Tulsa County officials say some residents west of Tulsa already have evacuated their homes because of flooding. Downstream in Fort Smith, Ark., officials say flooding has closed roads and flooded buildings.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits Lake Rukwa, Tanzania.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Tanzania – Floods caused by incessant rains in Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam have killed at least nine people, emergency officials said Monday. Public schools have been closed to avoid more casualties from the rains that began last Saturday. Residents living in lowland areas have been affected by the floods the most.

USA – The East Coast was hit with heavy rain and flooding on Monday as a severe storm made its way toward the Atlantic. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning in and around New York City and northeastern New Jersey from Monday morning to the afternoon. The floods ravaged the area, closing subway stations and roads as water levels rose quickly. The storm brought heavy snow to the Midwest over the weekend that canceled flights and killed two before turning to rain on the East Coast.

– Roads are being cleared, but the heavy rain Sunday night and Monday morning caused many problems in the D.C. area, including blocked roads and half-submerged cars. Thunderstorms gave way to localized flash flooding Monday and caused large pools of standing water in the D.C. area.

– Runners in the Boston marathon battled freezing rain and fierce headwinds on Monday as wild spring weather battered the US north-east.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 Earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.3 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits Jan Mayen Island.

5.1 Earthquake hits Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits Lake Victoria, Tanzania.

At least 11 people have been killed and more than a hundred injured after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit northern Tanzania.

5.7 Earthquake hits northern Peru.

5.3 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.8 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.8 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Tanzania.

5.0 Earthquake hits the State of Yap, Micronesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Disease

Namibia – Measles

The outbreak of measles and rubella – also known as German measles or three-day measles – during the months of August to November over the past four years has prompted the Ministry of Health and Social Services to conduct a mass vaccination campaign in July.

Tanzania – Mystery Disease

At least 10 people have died and 21 others hospitalized following an outbreak of an unidentified disease in central Tanzania’s Dodoma region.