Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Eta is located about 130 mi…210 km wsw of Ft. Myers Florida and about 170 mi…270 km ssw of Tampa Florida with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…nne or 15 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

Tropical Storm Theta is located about 740 mi…1190 km sw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…ene or 75 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 25w (Vamco), located approximately 139 nm east of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 12 knots.

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Greece – Dozens of people were rescued in Greece after severe flooding on the island of Crete. Flash flooding struck on 10 November after days of heavy rain. Some areas saw more than 250mm of rain in 24 hours on 10 November. More heavy rain has fallen since. Flash flooding swept away vehicles and damaged roads and dozens of homes, mostly in northern parts of the island including the island’s capital, Heraklion. Schools were closed and residents were advised to stay indoors.

New Zealand – Record rainfall in has caused flooding in the city of Napier in New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay Region. NIWA Weather said Napier saw it wettest single hour on record when 54mm of rain fell between 17:00 and 18:00 on 09 November. A total of 242.4 mm of rain fell in the city in 24 hours to early 10 November – around 4 times the amount normally seen in November – making it the second wettest day on record for the city. The heavy rain brought widespread flooding, power outages and landslips.

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