Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Zeta is located about 265 mi…430 km sw of the mouth of the Mississippi river and about 295 mi…470 km ssw of New Orleans Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 22w (Goni), located approximately 865 nm east of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

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Vietnam – Typhoon Molave made landfall south of Da Nang in Vietnam on 28 October 2020 with winds of up to 145km/h, making it one of the strongest typhoons in the region in decades. 374,600 people had evacuated their homes and moved to safer locations. The rain caused flash flooding and several landslides in central provinces, in particular in Quang Nam Province where 55 people were missing after landslides in Nam Tra My and Phuoc Son districts. The army has mobilized troops and vehicles for search and rescue operations.

Indonesia – Floods and landslides claimed two lives in Pangandaran Regency, West Java on 27 October 2020. Initial assessments suggest at least 111 houses were flooded, affecting 311 people in in six villages in the sub-districts of Padaheran, Langkaplancar, Sidamulih and Parigi. Two people died when a landslide buried at least 1 house. The floods and landslides occurred due to a high rainfall intensity and an unstable soil structure.

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