Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 02W (Mawar) is located approximately 124 nm west-northwest of Navsta, Guam, is tracking west-northwestward at 07 knots.
Afghanistan – 6 people have dies and dozens of homes have been washed away by floods in parts of Afghanistan after heavy rains funnelled down mountain valleys into villages leaving behind major destruction.
Guam – Powerful Typhoon Mawar smashed the U.S. territory of Guam and continued lashing the Pacific island with high winds and heavy rain Thursday, knocking down trees, walls and power lines and creating a powerful storm surge that threatened to wash out low-lying areas. The typhoon, the strongest to hit the territory of roughly 150,000 people since 2002, briefly made landfall Wednesday night as a Category 4 storm at Andersen Air Force Base on the northern tip of the island with 150 mph winds.