Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the North Atlantic:
Invest 96L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for further tropical development.
In the Eastern Pacific:
Hurricane Frank is located about 625 mi…1005 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 295 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.
Tropical Storm Georgette is located about 1270 mi…2045 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…NW or 310 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.
In the Western Pacific:
Tropical storm 05w (Mirinae), located approximately 99 nm southeast of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 14 knots.
Assam, India – At least seven people have died and 1.2 million others were displaced from their homes in India’s northeastern state of Assam after heavy monsoon rains and flooding inundated the country. According to the Associated Press, army soldiers rescued thousands of people using boats. Many residents were stranded on the roofs of their homes and had to be taken to a safe location. Much of Assam is under water after the Brahmaputra and its tributaries breached their banks, with 18 of the state’s districts affected. Large stretches of main roads and highways have been washed away and power pylons have come down. District officials said more than 200 relief camps have been set up for flood victims. Thousands of acres of farmlands have been flooded.