Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Delta is located about 450 mi…725 km sse of Cameron Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 19e (Norbert), located approximately 1309 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking eastward at 05 knots.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 16w (Chan-Hom), located approximately 524 nm southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking northward at 09 knots.

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Guatelama – At least 4 people have died after a landslide struck in Sololá Department in the west of Guatemala. Guatemala’s disaster agency CONRED said that the landslide struck in the village of San Marcos La Laguna late on 06 October. Days of heavy rain had destabilised the ground on slopes surrounding the village, triggering a landslide that pushed a boulder measuring 3 metres by 5 metres onto houses below. At least 8 houses were completely destroyed and a further 44 were damaged or considered at risk.

Vietnam – Vietnam‘s Disaster Management Authority (DMA) reports that at least 6 people have died or are missing after days of heavy rainfall in central parts of the country. DMA said one person died in floods in Hai Lang district, Quang Tri province. Also in Quang Tri, 4 people are missing after being swept away by flash flooding in the mountainous district of Huong Hoa. Local media report that around 5,000 people from 1,100 families in Huong Hoa have evacuated their homes and moved to safer areas after the Sesan River broke its banks. Heavy rain in the province also caused landslides which have blocked several roads. As much as 435 mm of rain fell in Huong Linh in Huong Hoa district in 24 hours to 07 October, 2020.

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