Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 05p (Cody), located approximately 492 nm south of Suva, Fiji, is tracking east-southeastward at 12 knots.

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NewsBytes:

South Africa – Twenty-four people have been killed during severe weather in KwaZulu-Natal over the past four weeks, 18 drownings and six in lightning strikes. More than 700 homes were damaged in storms. About 11 000 people from 2 068 households have been affected across the province.

Brazil – Heavy rainfall of more than 200mm in 24 hours in some areas has caused further flooding and landslides in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, where at least 15 people have died in the last few days. Around 1,200 people have been displaced after wide areas of Brumadinho Municipality were flooded from the overflowing Paraopeba River on 11 January. Civil Defence also reported that 5 people died in a landslide caused by heavy rain in the municipality. Over 10,000 people were displaced by flooding from the overflowing Doce River in Governor Valadares municipality from around 12 January 2022. Minas Gerais Civil Defence reported around 55,000 people affected by the floods. Flooding has also damaged homes in João Pinheiro and Oliveira municipalities, where around 5,000 people were affected.

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