Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 11w (Nepartak), located approximately 43 nm west-southeast of Misawa, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 15 knots.
USA – Heavy rain and flash flooding affected several states in America’s Southwest. A local state of emergency was declared for communities in southern Utah and Nevada. Both areas recorded between 40 and 50 mm of rain in 1 hour. Two people were reported missing after flash floods in New Mexico. Meanwhile a teenager is still missing and a young child has died in separate incidents of flash flooding in Arizona over the last few days.
Italy – Heavy rainfall raced down slopes around Lake Como, triggering landslides and flash floods on the communities below. The communes of Cernobbio, Brienno, Laglio and Argegno in Como Province, Lombardy Region were the worst affected. Homes were damaged and roads completely blocked.
Bangladesh – Heavy rainfall in the Cox’s Bazar refugee camps in Bangladesh caused deadly floods landslides on 27 July 2021. Shelters were damaged in the camps which house as many as 900,000 Rohingya refugees. Many of the crowded camps are known to be at risk of flooding and landslides. Eight people have died including 4 children in the recent spate of floods and landslides. Flooding has also caused damage to crops and aquaculture in other areas of Cox’s Bazar District. Cox’s Bazar town recorded 114.24 mm of rain 24 hours to 27 July and 781.03 mm so far this month. More heavy rain is forecast over the coming days.
China Update – As of 26 July, heavy rain and floods had affected 12.9 million people in 150 counties (cities, districts) and 1,558 towns across Henan. As many as 24,474 houses have been severely damaged or destroyed. Damage was also caused to 972,000 hectares of farmland. Over 1.31 million people have evacuated to safer areas. A total of 69 people have lost their lives and 5 are still missing.
India Update – Disaster authorities in India report that 192 people have now died in floods and landslides in the western state of Maharashtra since record heavy rainfall from 22 July 2021. The heavy rain brought floods and landslides affected 1028 villages across the districts of Ratnagiri, Raigad, Kolhapur, Thane, Sangli, Satara, Sindhudurg, Pune, Wardha and suburban areas of Mumbai. Over 40 roads were submerged and a bridge on the Vashishti river at Chiplun was severely damaged.
Costa Rica – More than 3,000 people have evacuated their homes after floods in Costa Rica. Two fatalities have been reported and a further 2 people remain missing. Heavy rain has affected the country since 22 July 2021. Several rivers have broken their banks, causing damages. Authorities said the overflowing La Estrella river severely damaged a bridge on Route 36 in Talamanca Canton, Limón province. Transport has been closed since.