Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
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Japan – Around 300 people evacuated their homes in Kagoshima after torrential rain in Japan. On 10 July, Satsuma in Kagoshima recorded 96.5 mm of rain in 1 hour and 209.0 mm in 3 hours. Satsumasendai City in Kagoshima recorded 95.5 mm in 1 hour, and Ebino in Miyazaki recorded 83.5 mm. According to Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) a road collapsed in Satsuma due to flooding, leaving 34 people isolated. A dam in the town threatened to fail, prompting the evacuation of around 300 people. Meanwhile rescuers continue to work through the debris of the devastating mudslide that struck in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture on 03 July 2021. According to the latest update, 9 people have been confirmed dead and 20 are still missing.
Colombia – Severe flooding has affected parts of Magdalena Department in northern Colombia since early July 2021. According to the government of Magdalena Department, the Seville and Frío rivers overflowed on 03 July 2021, flooding the communities of Guacamayal, Sevilla, Gran Vía and Orihueca in the municipality of Zona Bananera. As of 07 July, as many as 5,576 families were affected.The departmental government is also working on shoring up river embankments to prevent further flooding.
UK – Heavy rainfall in eastern England, UK on 09 July 2021 caused streets to flood, disrupting traffic and damaging homes and businesses. The city of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire was the worst affected. Flooding was also reported in areas around the city of Norwich in Norfolk, damaging some buildings and leaving roads impassable.
Chad – The United Nations reports that 5 people died and thousands are in need of shelter after torrential rain in Chad in central Africa from late June 2021. UN OCHA said 5 people died and 231 were injured. Furthermore around 4,413 houses were destroyed and over 30 educational and health buildings were severely damaged or destroyed. Livestock also suffered. The UN says the damage in Tandjilé Prefecture has left 20,000 people in need of shelter, food, and health assistance.
USA – The state of Texas is making preparations after torrential rain affected South Texas and Coastal Bend communities over the last few days. High water rescues were reported in Rockport where several roads were impassable. A wide area of low pressure over southern Texas brought days of torrential rainfall. In a 96 hour period to 09 July, Rockport recorded 18.31 inches (465 mm) of rain.