Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Fiona is located about 20 mi…30 km se of Grand Turk island with maximum sustained winds…115 mph…185 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 330 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 14e (Madeline), located approximately 768 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking westward at 07 knots.

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In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 16w (Nanmadol), located approximately 263 nm southwest of Misawa, Japan, is tracking east-northeastward at 26 knots.

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Costa Rica – Prolonged heavy rainfall has caused flooding and landslides in Costa Rica, where at least 9 people have lost their lives and dozens have been displaced. Heavy rain triggered a landslide along a road in the El Hundimiento mountain pass near Cambronero in Alajuela Province. A bus and two other vehicles crashed into landslide debris and into a ravine below, leaving at least 9 people dead. The Costa Rica Red Cross said over 30 people were rescued with some injured and taken to a nearby hospital. Search teams with sniffer dogs have been working at the site looking for possible missing passengers. Flooding has also affected hundreds of people in the cantons of Desamparados and Aserrí after the overflow of the Cañas River.

Japan – Typhoon Nanmadol moved across Japan’s southwestern region of Kyushu from 18 September 2022. Torrential rainfall triggered flooding and mudslides. Nanmadol made landfall over southern Kyushu Island early on 18 September with maximum sustained winds of 176 km/h. Authorities issued evacuation orders for more than 9 million people in the Kyushu, Chugoku and Shikoku regions. Around 250,000 households were left without electricity. One person died in a car that was submerged in flood water in Miyazaki Prefecture. One person is missing after a mudslide destroyed a house in Mimata, Miyazaki. Nanmadol brought torrential rainfall. Ebino in Miyazaki recorded 726.0 mm in 24 hours to 19 September 2022. On 18 September at least 6 locations in Miyazaki recorded more than 500 mm.

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