Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
Tropical cyclone (tc) 12p (Lam), is located approximately 234 nm east of Darwin, Australia, and is tracking southwestward at 08 knots.
Tropical cyclone (tc) 13p (Marcia), located approximately 262 nm north-northwest of Brisbane, Australia, and is tracking southward at 10 knots.
Marcia intensified Friday to come ashore as a category 5 storm and then weakened after the impact and influence of the landfall, bringing heavy rains to southeastern Queensland.
Peru, Update – The death toll in the Peruvian floods has risen to at least 20 people. The floods are said to have impacted 22 of the country’s 25 regions. More than 800 houses have reportedly been destroyed, with 14,500 buildings being partially damaged. At least five schools are among the destroyed buildings. The communications between several regions have been obstructed, as 12 bridges and 23 kilometres (14 miles) of roads have been destroyed.