Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 02w (Surigae), located approximately 397 nm south-southwest of Kadena AFB. Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 07 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 29s (jobo), located approximately 513 nm north of Antananarivo, Madagascar, is tracking west-southwestward at 08 knots.

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El Salvador – The government and disaster authorities in El Salvador reported heavy rain and storms across the country from 19 April 2021, resulting in damages, power cuts, floods and evacuations. 70.8mm of rain fell in 24 hours to 20 April in El Jocote, San Matías, La Libertad Department. The following day 85.4 mm of rain fell in La Union, La Unión Department, and 108.4 mm in Jalponga, La Paz, El Salvador Department.

Peru – Flooding in the central regions of Junín and Cusco has damaged or destroyed around 35 homes as well as roads, a bridge and a school. Flooding occurred after heavy rainfall from around 19 April 2021. 68mm of rain fell in 24 hours to 20 April in Pichari town, capital of the Pichari District, La Convención Province, Cusco Region.

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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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.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 02w (Surigae), located approximately 300 nm east-northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking north-northwestward at 05 knots.

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Angola – Heavy rain and flash floods in Luanda, capital of Angola, caused fatalities and widespread damage on 19 April 2021. Preliminary figures showed 14 people had died, 2 were injured, 1,617 homes flooded and 16 collapsed. As many as 8,165 people are thought to have been displaced or severely affected as a result. Roads in the south of the city were closed after a bridge of the Camorteiro River in the municipality of Talatona was partially destroyed. Flooding came after a period of heavy rain early on 19 April. Drainage channels blocked by garbage reportedly worsened the situation.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 02w (Surigae), located approximately 308 nm east of Manila, Philippines, is tracking north-northwestward at 04 knots.

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Mauritius – Heavy rainfall and flash flooding in south-eastern parts of Mauritius 15 to 16 April 2021. Nine people were rescued and evacuated from flooded areas of Bambous Virieux. A bus carrying schoolchildren trapped by the rising waters in Bambous Virieux had to be helped to safety by the police. 408mm of rain fell at Plaisance in southern Mauritius on 16 April 2021. This amount corresponds to twice the average monthly rainfall for April at this location. Around 200mm of the total fell in just a few hours (around 04:00 to 10:00) early on 16 April.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 02w (Surigae), located approximately 367 nm east of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 06 knots.

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Singapore – Heavy rain yesterday afternoon caused flash floods across Singapore, with a number of pavements flooded in the western and central areas.

Vietnam – Flash floods triggered by heavy rains swept through a village in Lao Cai Province early Saturday, killing two people and leaving another missing. The sudden flood at 2 a.m. brought down with it a large volume of rocks and soil as it hit the village in Minh Luong Commune, Van Ban District, damaging 25 houses and five hectares (12.35 acres) of crops. The flood also dumped hundreds of cubic meters of soil and rock on a 200-meter stretch of National Highway 279 in Minh Luong Commune, paralyzing traffic.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 02w (Surigae), located approximately 329 nm east-southeast of Legazpi, Philippines, is tracking northwestward at 11 knots.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 02w (Surigae), located approximately 89 nm northwest of Kayangel, Palau, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

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Colombia – Flash floods have caused severe damage in the municipality of El Carmen de Bolivar in the department of Bolivar in northern Colombia. Local authorities have declared a state of disaster. Flooding struck on 12 April after hours of heavy rain. Local media said the downpour caused the overflow of the Alférez stream which runs through the municipality. As many as 30 neighbourhoods were affected. Estimates suggest around 70% of the municipality was under water. Colombia Civil Defence reports that around 900 homes were damaged. Civil Defence also reported flash flooding in parts of the southern Putumayo Department from 11 to 13 April 2021.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 02w (Surigae), located approximately 106 nm east-northeast of Kayangel, Palau, is tracking westward at 03 knots.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 02w (Surigae), located approximately 55 nm southwest of Yap, is tracking northwestward at 05 knots.

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Australia – Authorities have closed roads and issued warnings to motorists as dust storms move across South Australia. Numerous motor vehicle accidents have occurred due to lack of visibility.

Peru – Overflowing rivers have damaged homes, roads and crops in several provinces of of Loreto Region and parts of San Martin Region. Flooding from the the overflowing Marañón River damaged buildings, including a school, in the town of Maypuco, Urarinas district. n 10 April the Morona River overflowed, flooding the surrounding areas in the district of Morona, damaging homes and crops.

Colombia – Heavy rain caused flash floods in the city of Villavicencio in Meta Department of Colombia. Heavy rain fell from 11 April, triggering severe floods across Villavicencio. Local government said 200 families were affected.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Indonesia – At least one person died after heavy rain triggered a landslide in Bandung Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia. The landslide buried a house in Neglasari Village, Ibun District, Bandung Regency on 11 April. The landslide was caused by heavy rain falling on unstable ground. Also on 11 April, flooding struck in Ponogoro Regency, East Java, affecting 125 people and damaging 25 homes.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 26s (Seroja), located approximately 360 nm south of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southeastward at 31 knots.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 26s (Seroja), located approximately 340 nm south-southwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southeastward at 23 knots.

Tropical cyclone 28p (Twenty-eight), located approximately 255 nm southeast of Noumea, New Caledonia, is tracking southeastward at 19 knots.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 27s (Odette), located approximately 86 nm northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southward at 24 knots.

Tropical cyclone 26s (Seroja), located approximately 340 nm west-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southward at 03 knots.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 27s (Odette), located approximately 524 nm north-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking east-southeastward at 18 knots.

Tropical cyclone 26s (Seroja), located approximately 306 nm west-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 10 knots.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 27s (Twenty-seven), located approximately 628 nm northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots.

Tropical cyclone 26s (Seroja), located approximately 346 nm north-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 09 knots.

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Indonesia and East Timor – More than 150 people have now died in the catastrophic floods and landslides in south eastern Indonesia and East Timor that began on 03 April 2021. Torrential rain, brought by Tropical Cyclone Seroja, fell in parts of south eastern Indonesia. Parts of East Nusa Tenggara Province saw more than 500mm in 2 days.