Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern North Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 04e (Bonnie), located approximately 986 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 10 knots.

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India – Torrential rain in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India, has caused landslides and flash floods in several districts. Local media said a “cloudburst” dumped torrential rain in Choj village of Manikarn valley of Kullu district. Houses and a bridge across the Parbati River were severely damaged or destroyed. Police said as many as 4 people were feared missing. Landslides and flooding struck in other areas of the district, blocking roads and damaging buildings. Around 30 employees at the Malana hydropower project were trapped inside a building and were later rescued. Meanwhile the heavy rain has taken its toll in Shimla district, home of the state capital. One person died and 2 were injured in a landslide in in Dhalli. The National Highway-05 was blocked by flood and landslide debris near Jhakri.

Ecuador – Disaster officials in Ecuador reported heavy rain caused the overflow of 10 rivers in various locations in the country from 03 to 05 July 2022. At least 3 people have died and dozens displaced. One person died after being swept away by floods in Azogues in the province of Cañar. Another person died when a house collapsed in Azuay. A third fatality was reported after floods in the canton of Guamote in the province of Chimborazo. Areas of Tungurahua Province recorded more than 200 mm in 24 hours to 04 July 2022. The rain caused problems on the roads and authorities announced the closure of traffic on the Baños-Puyo highway due to landslides and flood debris.

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