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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 17e (Paine), located approximately 992 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 06 knots.

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Central African Republic – At least 11 people have died and thousands have lost their homes after weeks of flooding in Central African Republic (CAR). Flooding struck in areas of the capital Bangui in July 2022, where dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed. Local media reported in late September that high levels of the Oubangui river had resulted in flooding and damages in several districts of the city. By late September the UN reported flooding had affected 85,300 people, destroyed more than 2,600 houses and 18,500 hectares of crops, damaged numerous other infrastructures and displaced more than 6,000 people in 176 towns and villages across 12 of the country’s 17 prefectures.

Thailand – Heavy rain in northern, northeastern and central Thailand has worsened severe flooding in many parts of the country, as authorities ordered the release of water into already overflowing rivers from dams that were filled to capacity. Among the areas hit by flooding were Chiang Mai, a large city and tourist center in the north, and Sukhothai, an ancient capital and archaeological site that draws many visitors. The Department of The floods had impacted at least 45,000 households in 35 provinces.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Ian is located about 30 mi…45 km s of Greensboro North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 345 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 16e (Orlene), located approximately 1089 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking northward at 04 knots.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 20w (Roke), located approximately 362 nm east-southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 19 knots.

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Vietnam and Thailand – Disaster authorities in South East Asia report that heavy rain from Tropical Cyclone Noru has caused severe flooding and landslides across parts of Vietnam and Thailand after previously causing widespread damage and flooding in the Philippines. Before the storm struck in Vietnam as many as 327,937 people had been pre-emptively evacuated. Heavy rain of 300 mm to over 400 mm fell in a 35 hour period late 26 to early 28 September in areas of Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai Provinces. Disaster authorities in Thailand said Storm Noru made landfall in Khong Chiam District of Ubon Ratchathani Province during the evening of 28 September 2022 with heavy rain and strong winds. The city of Ubon Ratchathani recorded 200.3 mm of rain in 24 hours to 28 September. 1 person died and 2 were injured due to wind damage in Phetchabun. More than five thousand households were affected by flooding.

Indonesia – At least 6 people died after heavy rain triggered a landslide in South Kalimantan Province in Indonesia on 26 September 2022. Heavy rain falling on unstable ground near the site of a gold mine led to a massive landslide in Buluh Kuning village, Sei Durian District of Kotabaru Regency, South Kalimantan Province, late on 26 September 2022.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 010e (Ivette), located approximately 942 nm south of San Diego, is tracking west-southwestward at 02 knots.

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South East Asia – Heavy rain brought by the passing of Tropical Storm Mulan has caused flooding and landslides in areas of Vietnam, northern Thailand and bordering areas of Myanmar, and northern Laos. Tropical Storm Mulan made landfall in coastal areas of Xuwen County in Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, China on 10 August 2022. Some flights and shipping were disrupted. Storm Mulan then weakened into a tropical depression as it moved towards northeast Vietnam. In Vietnam Storm Mulan brought heavy rain from around 09 August. In a 3 day period to late 12 August, Muong Khen in Hoa Binh recorded 328 mm of rain. In Thailand, Tropical Storm Mulan affected 11 provinces from around 11 August 2022. DDPM said 5,965 households were affected in total. Thousands of people in Laos are suffering after rivers flooded following several days of heavy rain in northern areas.

Myanmar – A dam breach in Myanmar caused chest-high floods in the border areas of northern Thailand on Saturday, according to local media. The dam on the Thailand-Myanmar border overflowed due to heavy rainfall generated by passing tropical storm Mulan, officials said. Water levels started to recede by nightfall but residents were cautious with some opting to stay outdoors to make sure water levels wouldn’t rise again. There were no reports of casualties.

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In the Eastern North Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 06e (Estelle), located approximately 783 nm southwest of San Diego, is tracking westward at 09 knots. This is the final warning for this system.

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Thailand – Flooding was reported in several locations of Bangkok on Thursday morning following hours of heavy rain overnight. Authorities in Thailand report that heavy rainfall in the country since 17 July has caused flooding in at least 7 provinces, plus the country’s capital Bangkok. More rain was expected in Greater Bangkok on Thursday due to the strong monsoon trough in the North and the Northeast and the monsoon over the Andaman Sea, the South and the Gulf of Thailand.

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Tropical cyclone 26p (twenty-six), located approximately 178 north-northeast of Port Vila, Vanuatu, is tracking northwestward at 06 knots.

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India – The flood situation has worsened in the state of Assam, India, where authorities report over 400,000 people are now affected across 1,089 villages in 26 districts. Rivers are at record high levels in Nagaon district. Heavy rain, flooding and landslides have also affected other parts of the region, including Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Meghalaya states in India, and Sylhet Division in Bangladesh. There are 24,681 people affected by floods in 94 villages across the districts of Cachar, Dhemaji, Hojai, Karbi Anglong West, Nagaon and Kamrup. Three people lost their lives in a landslide in Dima Hasao district. The worst of the flooding occurred in Cachar district where the Barak River broke its banks.

Thailand – Disaster authorities in Thailand report that flooding in 6 northern provinces has damaged homes and affected hundreds of households. Almost 300 households have been affected in total. Some of the worst of the flooding occurred in Ngao and Muang Pan districts of Lampang Province. Images showed roads, bridges and houses all suffered damage.

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In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02b (Asani), located approximately 519 nm south-southwest of Kolkata, India, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 25s (Karim), located approximately 357 nm west of the Cocos islands, Australia, is tracking southward at 07 knots.

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Thailand – At least one person has died and homes, roads and bridges have been damaged after flash floods in southern Thailand following days of heavy rain. Heavy rain and flooding from 05 May 2022 has affected over 350 households in districts of Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Chiang Mai and Nakhon Phanom provinces. Roads, bridges and houses were damaged or destroyed.

Pakistan – A massive flood along the Hunza River in northern Pakistan has destroyed a bridge and dozens of buildings. Glacier Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) from the Shishper glacier on 07 May 2022. Local observers said the flood was caused by recent warmer weather. Police in the area said flooding destroyed a bridge in Hassanabad, Hunza, severely disrupting traffic along the along the Karakoram Highway.

USA, West Virginia – The Governor of West Virginia, USA, declared a state of emergency for 3 counties affected by heavy rain and flooding from 06 May 2022. Communities in the city of Huntington, Cabell County, have been particularly badly affected. Severe damage to public and private property as well as a disruption of utility services was reported. Severe flooding was also reported in Spencer in Roane County, where homes were damaged.

Alaska – An ice jam along the Tanana River has caused flooding in areas of Manley Hot Springs, Yukon–Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska, USA. National Weather Service described the flooding as the worst in 45 years. Residents were evacuating to higher ground.

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In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 02w (Two), located approximately 582 nm south-southeast of Hagatna, Guam, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 23p (Fili), located approximately 98 nm northwest of Noumea, New Caledonia, is tracking south-southeastward at 08 knots.

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Thailand – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) in Thailand reports that flooding in southern provinces over the last few days has affected over 20,000 households. Heavy rain from 05 April 2022 caused damages and flooding in the provinces of Chumphon, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Phatthalung and Surat Thani. A total of 21,669 households have been affected (estimated 108,345 people) in total. There have been no reports of injuries or fatalities.

Sydney, Australia – A combination of high tides and more rain have prompted residents in parts of Sydney’s south to be ordered to evacuate their homes on Thursday. Separately, residents in Picton, on the outskirts of Sydney’s south-west, were warned to prepare for an evacuation order to be issued, as a result of rising waters in the nearby Stonequarry Creek. Sydney has now surpassed its average annual rainfall in just over three months of 2022. The city’s Observatory Hill weather station had recorded 1226.8mm for the year by Thursday morning, compared with the average annual rainfall figure of 1213.4mm.

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In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 27w (Nyatoh), located approximately 560 nm west-northwest of Navsta, Guam, is tracking northward at 09 knots.

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Colombia – Raging flash floods swept through parts of the city of Medellín, capital of Antioquia Department in northwest Colombia, late on 30 November 2021. After some initial damage assessments on 01 December, the city administration reported 4 houses were completely destroyed and a further 70 damaged in the floods. Around 300 people were affected. Further damage assessments were ongoing.

Thailand – Flooding in southern Thailand has affected over 100,000 people across 8 provinces since late November according to disaster management authorities. Atotal of 21,109 households (an estimated 105,545 people) have been impacted. No fatalities have been reported.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Sam is located about 255 mi…405 km e of Bermuda and about 1035 mi…1665 km ssw of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…130 mph…215 km/h. Present movement…nne or 20 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

Tropical Storm Victor is located about 850 mi…1370 km wsw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Northern Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 03b (Shaheen-Gulab), located approximately 271 nm northeast of Masirah Island, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

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Indonesia – Seven people have died after heavy rain caused landslides and flooding in Pariaman Regency, West Sumatra Province, Indonesia. Severe weather including strong winds and heavy rain struck on 29 September 2021. An eight victim died as a result of wind damage. The heavy rain caused at least 9 landslides in the area, according to disaster officials, with the most severe reported in Lubuk Alung district. Seven people died, 5 were injured and 280 families were affected. Flooding also affected the area, with flood waters up 2 metres deep reported. A total of 338 houses were damaged, with 12 severely damaged or destroyed. Wide areas of crops and dozens of vehicles were also damaged.

Thailand – As of 30 September Thailand’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (DDPM) reported flooding has affected 229,220 households across 6,827 villages in 193 districts of 31 provinces. A total of 7 fatalities have been reported, including 6 in Lopburi Province and 1 in Phetchabun Province where 1 person was reported missing. Chaiyaphum Province is one of the worst hit areas, with 71,379 household affected, while in Lopburi a total of 56,138 households were affected. The heavy rain from the storm caused numerous rivers to overflow.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Sam is located about 610 mi…980 km e of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…130 mph…215 km/h. Present movement…nw or 310 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 20w (Mindulle), located approximately 360 nm west-southwest of Iwo To, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

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Thailand – Disaster authorities in Thailand report dozens of provinces in the country have been affected by flooding after heavy rain over recent days brought by Tropical Storm Dianmu. Flooding has affected 58,977 households across 27 provinces.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Ida is located about 135 mi…220 km w of Roanoke Virginiam and about 135 mi…215 km ne of Knoxville Tennessee with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…ne or 55 degrees at 24 mph…39 km/h.

Tropical Depression Kate is located about 895 mi…1440 km ne of the northernLleeward islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 340 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Storm Larry is located about 135 mi…220 km w of Roanoke Virginiam and about 135 mi…215 km ne of Knoxville Tennessee with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…ne or 55 degrees at 24 mph…39 km/h.

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USA – Raging flash floods and mudslides caused by the remnants of hurricane Ida swept through parts of Buchanan County, Virginia, on 31 August 2021. More than 20 homes were destroyed in the small community of Hurley situated in a valley along Knox Creek. Around 60 people were evacuated with some taking shelter in a local church.

Thailand – Disaster authorities in Thailand report that heavy rainfall and flooding has affected 10 provinces over the last few days, affecting over 320,000 people mostly in central areas of the country. Much of the foooding was minor and no injuries or deaths were reported as of 31 August 2021.

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Thailand – Floods and landslides have struck again in southern Thailand, affecting the 4 provinces of Songkhla, Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani. Authorities report 3 people have died as a result. Flooding began around 04 January after heavy rain influenced by the North East Monsoon and an area of low pressure off the coast of Peninsular Malaysia, where flooding has also affected thousands of people since the start of the year. According to Thailand’s Meteorological Department, in a 24 hour period to 05 January, Yala recorded 141.9mm of rain and Narathiwat 71.7mm.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 26w (Krovanh), located approximately 373nm east-southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is tracking west-southwestward at 09 knots.

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Thailand – Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reports that the strong northeast monsoon over the Gulf of Thailand caused further heavy rain and strong winds in southern provinces from 16 December, resulting in floods and landslides. As of 21 December, over 125,000 people from around 32,000 households were affected in total, with most of them in Narathiwat Province (28,836 household affected), and others in Pattani (2,304) and Yala (863 households). Over 400 people in Narathiwat have evacuated their homes and moved to evacuation centres.

UK – Heavy rainfall swept across parts of the United Kingdom over the weekend 18 to 20 December 2020, causing flash flooding in parts of Wales and South West England. Whitebarrow in Devon recorded 138mm of rain in 24 hours on 18 December, while Princetown in Devon recorded 111mm and Dartmoor 91 mm during the same period, according to the UK’s Met Office. In Wales, Llyn-y-Fan Blaenau in Carmarthenshire recorded 98mm and Tyn-Y-Waun, Glamorgan 82 mm on 18 December.

Malaysia – More flooding has affected parts of Peninsular Malaysia, prompting over 8,000 people to evacuate their homes. Flooding struck parts of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang states from 17 December 2020 following days of heavy rains brought by the annual monsoon season. Kuantan in Pehang recorded 132 mm of rain in 24 hours to 17 December and a further 118 mm the following day. Levels of rivers in the region increased. The Golok river in northern Kelantan reached 10.43 metres on 20 December, above the danger mark of 10 metres. Several people have been rescued from flood waters, but no fatalities have been reported as of 20 December.

Philippines – At least 8 people have died and thousands have evacuated their homes after floods and landslides in the Philippines over the last few days. Heavy rain affected the southern island of Mindanao and later the central island ground of Visayas after an area of low pressure developed in to Tropical Depression “Vicky” on 18 December.

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Thailand – Disaster authorities in Thailand report that flooding in southern provinces has affected over 300,000 households. At least 8 people have died in flash flooding in the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat. As of 04 December, 302,110 households have been affected by floods across 67 districts in the 7 southern provinces. Heavy rain has been falling in the region since around 21 November.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Laura is located about 85 mi…140 km nw of the western tip of Cuba and about 680 mi…1095 km se of Lake Charles Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

Post Tropical Cyclone Marco is located about 60 mi…100 km s of Morgan City Louisiana and about 110 mi…175 km sse of Lafayette Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (ts) 09w (Bavi), located approximately 288 nm southwest of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 07 knots.

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Thailand – One person has died after heavy rainfall and flooding which has affected wide areas of northern Thailand since 20 August. Thai Meteorological Department reports that Phrae, capital of Phrae Province, recorded almost 240mm of rain in 24 hours to 22 August 2020. The Yom river overflowed flooding areas of Muang and Sung Men districts in the province, while the Nan river broke its banks in Nan Province, where 1 person died. Thousands of homes have been damaged, along with wide areas of crops. Almost 40,000 people have been affected and 1,065 people displaced. Heavy rainfall also triggered a landslide in Muang Mae Hong Son district of Mae Hong Son province.