Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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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.

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Uganda – Heavy rain in western Uganda has once again caused a deadly flooding in Kasese district. The flooding occurred in Buhuhira and Bwesumbu sub-counties after the Kuruhe river broke its banks on 24 November. According to the Uganda Red Cross, a house was destroyed by flood waters in the village of Kinyamagana in Bwensumbu sub-county, leaving at least 3 people dead and 5 more are feared missing. Search for the missing is ongoing.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Eta is located about 90 mi…145 km w of Camaguey Cuba and about 300 mi…485 km s of Miami Florida with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…ne or 35 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 23w (Atsani), located approximately 219 nm southwest of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking westward at 06 knots.

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Zimbabwe – At least 2 people have died in severe weather including flash floods in Manicaland Province, eastern Zimbabwe. Flooding struck from 04 November after 2 days of storms and rain. One person was swept away by flash floods in Chipinge, close to the border with Mozambique, on 05 November, where crops, bridges, homes and a school were severely damaged. Meanwhile another person died in Odzi, about 130km north of Chipinge, after being struck by lightning. Buildings were damaged by strong winds in parts of Chipinge and Buhera. Hailstorms affected parts of Nyanga. The flash flooding is in stark contrast to ongoing drought conditions affecting wide areas of the country. In May this year, Zimbabwe’s second biggest city of Bulawayo limited access to tap water to just one day a week.

Uganda – Heavy rain and stormy weather in western Uganda has caused flash flooding in Bundibugyo and further floods along the shores of Lake Albert. In Bundibugyo, flash flooding came after heavy rain on 06 November caused a stream to break its banks in Ntotoro sub-county. Local media reports say around 1,000 people were affected, with homes and roads damaged. Also in western Uganda, strong winds and heavy rain on 07 November caused further flooding along the shores of Lake Albert.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical depression Eta is located about 90 mi…145 km s of La Ceiba Honduras with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 22w (Goni), located approximately 216 nm east-southeast of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking west-southwestward at 04 knots.

Tropical storm 23w (Atsani), located approximately 399 nm south-southwest of Kadena AFB, Japan, is tracking westward at 09 knots.

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In the Central/Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 20e (Odalys), located approximately 919 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

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Brazil – Around 300 people have been displaced after torrential rainfall in the city of Sanharo in Pernambuco, a state in northeast Brazil. Around 300 people evacuated their homes, mostly in the Salgado neighbourhood of the city, and were temporarily housed in local schools and gyms.

Colombia – Flooding has affected the departments of Magdalena and Norte Santander in Colombia over the last few days. The country’s National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD) reported that flooding has affected 9,200 families across 7 municipalities in Magdalena Department. No fatalities or injuries have been reported. Flooding has affected the department since late October. Thousands of homes have been damaged but as of 03 November. Relief items have been distributed to affected families.

Uganda – Red Cross in Uganda reports that 2 people have died after flash flooding in Kasese District. Around 1,200 families were displaced in Kasese due to the recent heavy rains and landslides. The affected families have camped at schools and churches for shelter.

Nicaragua and Honduras – Hurricane “Eta” made landfall on 03 November in the North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region (RACCN) of Nicaragua as a category 4 hurricane, with sustained winds of 220 km/h. ETA was later downgraded to a category 2 hurricane, and continued to move over north-eastern Nicaragua, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to parts of neighbouring Honduras. Nicaragua’s disaster agency, SINAPRED, said that around 30,000 people had been pre-emptively evacuated from threatened areas in RACCN. In Honduras, the departments of Colon, Atlantida, Cotes, Yoro, and Gracias a Dios were under red alert as of 03 November.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression (td) 16w (Chan-Hom), located approximately 138 nm north of Chichi Jima, Japan, is tracking southward at 08 knots.

Tropical storm 18w (Nangka), located approximately 277 nm south-southeast of Hong Kong, is tracking westward at 13 knots.

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USA – Delta made landfall 09 October 2020 as a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h (100 mph). The storm began to lose strength as it moved inland and has since been downgraded to a Tropical Depression. Heavy winds downed trees and power lines. Some 615,000 homes and businesses along the Gulf Coast without power as of 10 October. Delta also dumped heavy rainfall, causing floods in parts of Louisiana and later Georgia.

Vietnam – Tropical Storm Linfa made landfall over Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces in Vietnam on 11 October 2020. The storm brought further heavy rainfall to central provinces of Vietnam. Ta Long in Qang Tri province recorded 210 mm of rain, and Quang Dien and A Luoi in Thua Thien-Hue both saw 182mm in a 24 hour period to 12 October. Central Vietnam has been plagued by heavy rain since around 05 October, with many provinces seeing severe flooding and landslides.

Uganda – Flooding from Lake Albert and Lake Kyoga had continues to cause hardship for local communities in Uganda. Uganda Red Cross reported that rising flood waters from Lake Albert displaced around 1,400 people in Kanara sub county, Ntoroko district in early October. Relief items have been distributed. NTV News said many of those displaced sought refugee at a nearby health centre which was later also flooded. Others are staying in a local school building. Local media also reported increased flooding from lake Albert in areas of Ndaiga sub-county in Kibaale district. Flooding began in April but worsened over recent weeks leaving many homeless and affecting at least 6,000 people. In a disturbing development, the recent displacements have reportedly caused land conflicts, according to reports.

Cambodia – Days of heavy rainfall in South East Asia have caused flooding in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Flooding in parts of Cambodia over the last few days has left at least 10 people dead and thousands affected. The first of the recent spate of flooding began in early October 2020 when around 150 people were evacuated from their homes in areas of Banteay Meanchey province, in particular Ou Chrov District close to the border with Thailand. Several other provinces were also affected by heavy rain at the time, including Pursat, Battambang, Kampong Speu and Kampong Chhnang. Since then flooding has worsened and as of 10 October, around 14,000 people were thought to be affected or displaced. Around 40,000 hectares of crops and paddy fields have been inundated. Military teams have been deployed to help with rescue and relief operations.

Ghana – Flooding struck in Accra and surrounding areas in Ghana on 10 October after heavy rainfall. Media reported a heavy downpour lasting several hours, early on 10 October, causing floods in areas of Accra and neighbouring Kasoa in Central Region. Just over 78 mm of rain was recorded at Kotoka International Airport in Accra in 24 hours to 10 October.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Paulette is located about 385 mi…620 km sse of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…ene or 60 degrees at 29 mph…46 km/h.

Hurricane Sally is located about 15 mi…25 km nne of Gulf Shores Alabama and about 25 mi…40 km wsw of Pensacola Florida with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…nne or 20 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

Tropical Storm Vicky is located about 755 mi…1215 km wnw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Hurricane Teddy is located about 820 mi…1315 km e of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…nw or 320 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 16e (Karina), located approximately 754 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 09 knots.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 13w (Noul), located approximately 260 nm west-southwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

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India – Fresh floods have struck in the state of Assam over the last few days, with over 100 villages affeted and 1 fatality reported. Heavy rainfall has caused a fresh spate of flooding, affecting over 100 villages in the 4 districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath and Chirang in the east of the state. ASDMA reported on 14 September that almost 34,000 people were affected and reported one fatality in Biswanath. Over 4,000 hectares of crops were also submerged.

Uganda – At least 2 people died after flash floods caused chaos in the city of Kampala, capital of Uganda. Heavy rainfall began around 08 September, triggering flash floods which swamped the city’s roads and caused major disruption to traffic. Meanwhile a building under construction collapsed in Makindye division on 11 September.

Vietnam – he Vietnam Disaster Management Authority (DMA) reports that 2 people died after severe weather including lightning strikes, strong winds and heavy rainfall over the last few days. Flooding and landslides were reported in northern parts of the country from 11 to 14 September 2020. A landslide in Ha Giang province on 11-12 September buried a house, killing one person. DMA reported over 60 houses were flooding in the province, along with around 10 hectares of rice crops.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Laura is located about 95 mi…155 km wnw of Memphis Tennessee and about 175 mi…280 km wsw of Paducah Kentucky with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 13e (Hernan), located approximately 825nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 19 knots.

Tropical storm 14e (Iselle), located approximately 912 nm south of San Diego, is tracking east-northeastward at 04 knots.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 10w (Ten), located approximately 610 nm south of Kadena AFB, is tracking west-southwestward at 08 knots.

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Sudan – At least 84 people have died and 381,770 affected by heavy rains and flooding in Sudan since the start of the rainy season in July this year. More than 37,000 homes have been destroyed, forcing most of the families affected to seek shelter with relatives and host communities. Another 39,000 houses 34 schools and 2,671 health facilities have been damaged.

Kenya and Uganda – In Uganda, the government reported that rising water levels on Lake Albert and Lake Kyoga had displaced over 8,700 people in Buliisa, Nakasongola and Amolatar districts. Lake flooding has also affected parts of Kenya. The impending spill over of the Turkwel dam, could displace over 300,000 people.

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Niger – Red Cross Society of Niger (RCSN) reported that as many as 868 houses were destroyed by flooding of the Niger river in Niamay that began 23 August. A total of 2,283 households (approximately 15,981 people) have been affected with many of them displaced and taking refuge in local schools or host families. One fatality was reported. The Niger river at Niamey reached 6.69 metres on 28 August 2020. Danger mark here is 6.2 metres and the previous record high was 6.4 metres.

Mexico – eavy rain began around 20 August 2020. The rain intensified over the follwingg days, with Escuintla in Chiapas recording 186.4 mm of rain in a 24 hour period to 23 August and Ixtepec in Oaxaca 140.2 mm. Alvarado in Veracruz recorded 113.7 mm in 24 hours to 25 August. Civil Protection in Chiapas reported that the Doña María river broke its banks, flooding more than 400 homes in Acapetahua municipality. One fatality was reported after flooding in the city of Tapachula. Flood rescues were carried out in Acacoyagua Municipality.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Cristobal is located about 70 mi…110 km se of Ciudad del Carmen Mexico maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…se or 125 degrees at 2 withmph…4 km/h.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 02a (Nisarga) has dissipated.

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Mexico – Tropical Storm Cristobal is already bringing damaging and deadly flooding to parts of Mexico and Central America and it is forecast to bring heavy rainfall over southern Mexico and parts of the Yucatan Peninsula this week. The Pacific Coast from Chiapas to Guatemala and El Salvador will also see heavy rainfall, which could cause widespread life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

Uganda – Gardens, roads, and homes in five sub-counties of Dokolo district have been submerged by the rising water levels of Lake Kwania, making over a thousand families homeless. The people affected have moved to higher grounds as the devastating floods continue to wreak havoc in the district.

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Uganda – Residents of Kasese District in western Uganda woke up on Sunday to another wave of flash floods three days after the torrents hit the district when four major rivers burst their banks on Thursday. he rives; Nyamwamba, Mubuku, Nyamughasana and Lhubiriha again burst their banks in the wee hours of Sunday morning spilling water into the communities in the low lands putting the lives of hundreds people at risk.

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Malaysia – Some 100 houses in Teluk Kumbar and Sungai Ara, near here, were hit by flash floods after heavy rain lashed several areas in Penang for more than two hours last night. However, the flood victims were not evacuated to relief centres.

Storms and Floods

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Uganda – Sweeping floods in western Uganda killed four people and displaced 5,000 as heavy rains continue to inundate the region, police said Sunday. They said three others are also missing after the sub-counties of Kabuyanda, Mwizi and Birere in Isingiro District were hit with severe flooding. The three people who are missing are adult males who were cutting timber when the floods struck. 5,000 people have been displaced by the flooding.

Kenya – More than 1,800 families in western Kenya have been rendered homeless after the River Nzoia burst its banks, according to the Kenya Red Cross. In the Buyuku village of Budalangi, residents loaded their belongings on boats to get them away from submerged homes. Heavy rainfall has continued in recent days and has led to more flooding and landslides across the region.

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Storms and Floods

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France – Two departments are still on orange alert for flooding in the southwest, after three people died and thousands of homes were left without electricity due to storms over the weekend. The Landes and Charente-Maritime will remain on alert until tomorrow morning, Météo-France has announced. The Adour and Charente rivers are flooded. Drivers are told to take extra care and are warned not to use flooded roads.

Uganda – Five people, including a police marine officer, died and properties worth millions of shillings were destroyed after floods ravaged different parts of Kampala on Saturday.

Malaysia – The flood situation in Johor has improved, as the authorities closed several temporary evacuation centres and allowed many flood victims to return home. In Johor, the number of flood victims has dropped to 8,527 on Tuesday (Dec 17), from 9,151 on Monday. Meanwhile, the state’s wildlife agency has warned people to look out for stray crocodiles. The monsoon rains have caused floods in nine out of 10 districts in Johor as well as two districts in Pahang, and at least three in Sabah.

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 02s (Belna), located approximately 550 nm northeast of Europa Island, is tracking south-southwestward at 10 knots.

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New Zealand – New Zealand has been hit by a weekend of severe storms, with landslides and flooding in the South Island cutting off towns and trapping an estimated 1,000 foreign tourists.

Uganda – Flooding in Uganda has now claimed at least 16 lives, the Red Cross says, as the region reels from weeks of rain. Rescuers have been recovering the bodies of victims swept to their deaths by the flash floods in the western Bundibugyo area. Homes have been washed away and a number of roads blocked or destroyed.

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 03s (Ambali), located approximately 419 nm northeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking southwestward at 14 knots.

Tropical cyclone 02s (Belna), located approximately 713 nm north-northeast of Europa Island, is tracking south-southwestward at 08 knots.

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Uganda – Twelve people have been swept to their deaths by floods in western Uganda, the Red Cross said on Saturday, as the East African country is battered by torrential rain.

San Francisco, USA – Flooding across the San Francisco led to traffic delays, flood damage and cancelled plans after the National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area issued a flood warning for San Francisco Saturday.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 29w (Kammuri), located approximately 285 nm west of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 06a (Six), located approximately 864 nm east-southeast of Djibouti (city), is tracking north-northwestward at 09 knots.

Tropical cyclone 07a (Seven), located approximately 606 nm south of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking westward at 05 knots.

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Uganda – Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have claimed lives of four people in eastern Ugandan district of Bududa. A number of houses were also damaged.

Philippines – Typhoon Kammuri barreled across the Philippines with fierce winds and rain Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead, forcing hundreds of thousands of villagers to abandon high-risk communities and prompting officials to shut Manila’s international airport. Kammuri toppled trees and electrical posts, ripped off tin roofs as it blew across island provinces in the southern fringes of the main northern Luzon island before blowing into the South China Sea.

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Scotland – Edinburgh and Stirling have been hit with flash flooding. Heavy rain led to disruption in the west of the capital across Bankhead, Clermiston and Corstorphine. Tram services were temporarily shut down in some areas as flood water covered tracks. After soaking the capital, heavy rain made its way to Stirling, prompting warnings from police and Stirling Council about flash floods.

Uganda – The landslides in Bududa District were triggered by a heavy and continuous downpour experienced from the night of 4th June, 2019 until the morning of 5th June, 2019. The landslides hit several sub-counties with most affected being Buwali and Bukalasi/Bundesi, Bumayoka and parts of Bubiita in the lower stream being affected by flash floods. As a direct consequence of these heavy rains, a total of four (4) major landslides occurred in Bududa: one in Bumayoka subcounty, one in Bukalasi/ Bundesi and two in Buwali. The landslides caused six (6) deaths, and injuries to 27 persons.