Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 14w (Muifa), located approximately 200 nm west of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 04 knots.

Tropical Storm 15w (Merbok), located approximately 378 north-northwest of Wake Island, is tracking north-northwestward at 08 knots.

Tropical Depression 16w (Sixteen), located approximately 199 nm southwest of Iwo To, is tracking northwestward at 05 knots.

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South Africa – A mining dam in the Free State Province of South Africa collapsed on 11 September 2022 flooding areas of Jagersfontein and Charlesville. A wall of a mining dam, also known as a tailings dam, broke in the early hours causing floods, mud and debris to flow into nearby settlements. Homes were damaged or destroyed and residents force to flee. Authorities said the disaster has left hundreds of people destitute. At least 3 people have lost their lives and 4 are missing, while around 40 people were taken to hospital including 23 with hypothermia and 4 with broken limbs. More than 50 livestock and pets had to be destroyed due to excess mud in their lungs.

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