Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 24s (Habana), located approximately 1261 nm east of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking westward at 07 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Brazil – At least one person has died as a result of stormy weather in the state of Espírito Santo, southeastern Brazil over the last few days. Media reported more than 11,000 lightning strikes across the state during a storm on 07 March 2021. One person died from lighting strike in Córrego São José de Pancas, according to state Civil Defence. Heavy rainfall was reported in several parts of the state. Several homes were damaged by floods in Serra, Viana and Cariacica. Three people were left homeless after a landslide destroyed their home in São Domingos do Norte. Some of the worst of the flooding was reported in Vila Velha, where a shopping centre and two hospitals were severely damaged. Homes were also damaged.

USA – Heavy rainfall in Hawaii has caused a dam to breach on the island of Maui. The County of Maui said a breach of the Kaupakalua Dam near Haiku was reported during the afternoon of 08 March 2021. Emergency evacuations were ordered for everyone downstream of the reservoir dam in the Haiku area makai of Kaupakalua Road. People near heavily flowing streams were advised to evacuate or seek higher ground immediately. Evacuation centres have been opened in local public buildings.

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