Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Gamma is located about 110 mi…175 km ene of Progreso Mexico and about 30 mi…45 km n of Rio Lagartos Mexico with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…n or 355 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 18e (Marie), located approximately 971 nm southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

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Georgia – Heavy rainfall from 01 October 2020 caused flash flooding and landslides in the Adjara region of Georgia. At least 5 people are thought to have died. A landslide struck in the village of Jocho, Khelvachauri municipality swept away a house and a vehicle, leaving several people missing. Heavy rain caused flooding in other areas of the region, damaging homes and other buildings.

DR Congo – Devastating floods struck in North Kivu Province of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo on 02 October, 2020. The provincial government reported at least 11 fatalities and several people still missing after flooding in the town of Sake, situated near Lake Kivu and close to the border with South Kivu Province. The search for missing people is ongoing and the death toll could rise further. Heavy rain on the steep slopes surrounding the town from 01 October caused the Mutahyo river to break its banks, sending raging flood waters, mud and debris sweeping through areas of Sake. Houses were washed away and school and health buildings damaged. Dozens of people are thought to be homeless. Bridges were destroyed and roads washed out, cutting connections between Sake and the provincial capital, Goma.

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