Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 02w (Surigae), located approximately 307 nm northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking north-northwestward at 07 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 29s (jobo), located approximately 539 nm north of Antananarivo, Madagascar, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Cambodia – Severe storms and heavy rain caused flooding and damage in the provinces of Oddar Meanchey, Battambang and Pursat from 16 April 2021. As many as 13 people were injured and 32 homes damaged in Kralanh village, Krakor District in Pursat province after stormy weather on 17 April. Storm damage was also reported in Phnom Kravanh district on the same day, while heavy rain of 87.5mm in 24 hours to 19 Apruil caused flooding in Pursat City. One person died and another injured after lightning strike in Banteay Ampil district in Oddar Meanchey Province on 16 April. Areas of Chong Kal district were also affected. A total of 35 homes were damaged in the province. As much as 97.5 mm of rain fell in 24 hours to 18 April in Banteay Ampil. In Battambang province, rainstorms and lightning strikes were reported in Rotanak Mondol district on 16 April, damaging or destroying 30 houses.

Philippines – On 19 April that a total of 68,490 people were pre-emptively evacuated in Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions due to threats from Tropical Cyclone Surigae (known locally as Bising). Flooding was reported in in 22 barangays in Eastern Samar province after heavy rain. Roads were blocked in Eastern Samar and a bridge in Biliran. Power cuts occurred in Cebu, Leyte, Southern Leyte and Eastern Samar.