Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 11w (Tokage), located approximately 424 nm north-northwest of Minami Tori Shima, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 17 knots.

Tropical storm 10w (Ma-On), located approximately 190 nm north-northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking northwestward at 10 knots.

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Texas, USA – As much as 385 mm of rain fell in 24 hours in parts of northern Texas, triggering flash floods across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, 21 to 22 August 2022. Meanwhile heavy rain has taken its toll in parts of New Mexico, Arizona and Utah, where one person is reported missing in flash floods. Streets and vehicles were submerged across the wider Dallas-Fort Worth area. Officials said one person died when a vehicle was swept away by floodwaters in Dallas County. The heavy rain later moved east into Louisiana. By the evening of 22 August, the city of Shreveport had seen 5.43 inches (138 mm) in 24 hours.


Wildfires – China

Army personnel and firefighters have been deployed to put out multiple bushfires raging in southwest China’s Chongqing as the municipality and several provinces continue to be scorched by a record heatwave, which has dried up rivers, withered crops and led to rationing of electricity. Over 5,000 rescue personnel, including firefighters, armed forces, and professional rescue teams, as well as seven helicopters have been mobilised to put out the fires. More than 1,500 people have been evacuated to safe places.