Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Saudi Arabia – Torrential rainfall flooded areas of Mecca in Saudi Arabia on 27 April 2021. A sudden storm during the afternoon caused flooding across the city. Images and videos shared on Social Media showed streets were inundated and vehicles swept away by fast-flowing flood waters. Saudi Civil Defence said it has been assisting in affected areas in the city of Mecca (also Makkah) and areas of Mecca Region, including the rescue of motorists in vehicles trapped in flood water.

Colombia – The overflowing Telembí river caused flooding in the municipality of Barbacoas in Nariño Department, western Colombia from 21 April 2021. The flooding came after a period of heavy rainfall in the region. According to the local government, 23 areas of the municipality were flooded. Damage to roads and homes was reported and 1,700 families were affected.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 02w (Surigae), located approximately 307 nm northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking north-northwestward at 07 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 29s (jobo), located approximately 539 nm north of Antananarivo, Madagascar, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

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Cambodia – Severe storms and heavy rain caused flooding and damage in the provinces of Oddar Meanchey, Battambang and Pursat from 16 April 2021. As many as 13 people were injured and 32 homes damaged in Kralanh village, Krakor District in Pursat province after stormy weather on 17 April. Storm damage was also reported in Phnom Kravanh district on the same day, while heavy rain of 87.5mm in 24 hours to 19 Apruil caused flooding in Pursat City. One person died and another injured after lightning strike in Banteay Ampil district in Oddar Meanchey Province on 16 April. Areas of Chong Kal district were also affected. A total of 35 homes were damaged in the province. As much as 97.5 mm of rain fell in 24 hours to 18 April in Banteay Ampil. In Battambang province, rainstorms and lightning strikes were reported in Rotanak Mondol district on 16 April, damaging or destroying 30 houses.

Philippines – On 19 April that a total of 68,490 people were pre-emptively evacuated in Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions due to threats from Tropical Cyclone Surigae (known locally as Bising). Flooding was reported in in 22 barangays in Eastern Samar province after heavy rain. Roads were blocked in Eastern Samar and a bridge in Biliran. Power cuts occurred in Cebu, Leyte, Southern Leyte and Eastern Samar.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 02w (Surigae), located approximately 89 nm northwest of Kayangel, Palau, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

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Colombia – Flash floods have caused severe damage in the municipality of El Carmen de Bolivar in the department of Bolivar in northern Colombia. Local authorities have declared a state of disaster. Flooding struck on 12 April after hours of heavy rain. Local media said the downpour caused the overflow of the Alférez stream which runs through the municipality. As many as 30 neighbourhoods were affected. Estimates suggest around 70% of the municipality was under water. Colombia Civil Defence reports that around 900 homes were damaged. Civil Defence also reported flash flooding in parts of the southern Putumayo Department from 11 to 13 April 2021.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 02w (Surigae), located approximately 55 nm southwest of Yap, is tracking northwestward at 05 knots.

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Australia – Authorities have closed roads and issued warnings to motorists as dust storms move across South Australia. Numerous motor vehicle accidents have occurred due to lack of visibility.

Peru – Overflowing rivers have damaged homes, roads and crops in several provinces of of Loreto Region and parts of San Martin Region. Flooding from the the overflowing Marañón River damaged buildings, including a school, in the town of Maypuco, Urarinas district. n 10 April the Morona River overflowed, flooding the surrounding areas in the district of Morona, damaging homes and crops.

Colombia – Heavy rain caused flash floods in the city of Villavicencio in Meta Department of Colombia. Heavy rain fell from 11 April, triggering severe floods across Villavicencio. Local government said 200 families were affected.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 27s (Twenty-seven), located approximately 596 nm northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking east-northeastward at 02 knots.

Tropical cyclone 26s (Seroja), located approximately 429 nm north-northwest of Broome, Australia, is tracking west-southwestward at 09 knots.

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Colombia – Heavy rain has affected several departments in the country over the last few days, causing floods and landslides which have damaged homes and left at least 3 people dead. The 3 fatalities were reported after heavy rain triggered a landslide in Florencia, capital of Caquetá Department, on 05 April 2021. The landslide caused a building to collapse, killing 3 of the inhabitants. Landslides were also reported in parts of the national capital, Bogotá. At least 35 people were affected and 4 homes damaged in 2 separate landslides in the city between 01 and 05 April. Severe flooding in Quípama, Boyacá Department on 03 April damaged 65 homes, destroyed 2 others and affected a total of 325 residents. Five people were injured.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits east of the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits northern Colombia.

5.0 earthquake hits the central Mediterranean Sea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Colombia – More heavy rain caused severe flooding in the municipality of Dabeiba in Antioquia Department on 22 March. The departments disaster agency Dagran Antioquia reported 237 buildings damaged, 10 vehicles damaged along with road and infrastructure, including a local market square. As of 185 families affected. No major injuries were reported.

Pakistan – Heavy rain fell in parts of northern Pakistan from 22 March 2021. Authorities reported severe material damages and fatalities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. A total of 38 houses were completely destroyed while one person was electrocuted by downed power lines.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Colombia – At least 8 houses were destroyed after heavy rain in Santiago de Cali (also known as Cali), capital of Valle del Cauca department in southwestern Colombia early 22 March, 2021. Authorities said 116mm of rain fell in the space of a few hours, causing flash floods and landslides. Widespread damage was reported across several points of the city, including falling trees, damaged roads and collapsed houses.

Australia – Australian authorities are planning to evacuate thousands more people on Monday from flood-affected suburbs in Sydney’s west, which is set for its worst flooding in 60 years with drenching rain expected to continue for the next few days. Unrelenting rains over the past three days swelled rivers in Australia’s most populous state of New South Wales (NSW), causing widespread damage and triggering calls for mass evacuations.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits Chiuquisaca, Bolivia.

5.1 earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.0 earthquake hits potosi, Bolivia.

5.0 earthquake hits Colombia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits western Xizang, China.

5.2 earthquake hits Colombia.

5.2 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.2 earthquake hits the Anatahan region in the North Mariana Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 24s (Habana), remnants are located approximately 454 nm southeast of Port Mathurin, Rodriguez Island, Mauritius, is tracking westward at 02 knots.

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Colombia – Colombia’s National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD) reported that 15 people have lost their lives due to severe weather so far this year (01 January to 12 March 2021). UNGRD added that a further 16 people have been injured and 2 are still missing. A total of 5,854 families have been directly affected. During this period there have been 289 severe weather events, including 146 landslides, 45 floods and 32 flash floods. Severe weather events have been registered in 176 municipalities in 23 departments.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 24s (Habana), located approximately 418 nm east of Port Mathurin, Rodriguez Island, Mauritius, is tracking southwestward at 07 knots.

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Colombia – Two people have died after heavy rain triggered a landslide in the city of Santiago de Cali, capital of Valle del Cauca Department in Colombia. Heavy rain fell overnight 10-11 March, 2021. Central areas of the city were flooded after the Cañaveralejo river broke its banks. The Cauca river is also high and a Yellow Alert has been issued.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 22s (Marian), located approximately 550 nm south-southwest of the Cocos Islands, Australia, is tracking south-southeastward at 10 knots.

Tropical cyclone 23p (Niran), located approximately 229 nm east-northeast of Cairns, Australia, is tracking east-southeastward at 09 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Colombia – Recent heavy rainfall in Colombia has caused flooding and landslides in which at least 4 people have died. In Huila Department, emergency teams recovered 3 bodies from a vehicle that had become trapped in flood waters of the Frio River in the municipality of Rivera on 01 March 2021. Meanwhile in Antioquia Department, heavy rain caused a landslide on a road near El Retiro on 01 March 2021. The department’s disaster agency Dagran Antioquia, reported 1 person died and 6 were injured.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.2 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits northern Colombia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Colombia.

5.2 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.