Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Nicholas is located about 15 mi…25 km nne of Port Arthur Texas and about 35 mi…60 km w of Lake Charles Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…e or 90 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 19w (Chanthu), located approximately 249 nm southwest of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking east-southeastward at 04 knots.

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France – Torrential rainfall of 244 mm in just 3 hours caused flooding in parts of Gard Department in southern France on 14 September 2021. Dozens of people were rescued and one person is reported missing. The equivalent of more than two months of rain fell on the south and west of the department in a few hours early on 15 September, in particular areas around Nîmes. As much as 244 mm of rain fell in Saint-Dionisy in 3 hours.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Larry is located about 240 mi…385 km ese of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 330 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

Tropical Depression Mindy is located about 80 mi…125 km sse of Valdosta Georgia and about 150 mi…240 km sw of Savannah Georgia with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h . Pesent movement…ne or 55 degrees at 20 mph…31 km/h.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 15e (Olaf), located approximately 900 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 05 knots.

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 18w (Conson), located approximately 241 nm west-northwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 14 knots.

Super Typhoon 19w (Chanthu), located approximately 365 east of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

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Sudan – Floods have caused what local authorities described as ‘catastrophic devastation’ in White Nile state, and extra boats have been deployed on the river to evacuate people who have been stranded by floodwater since the beginning of the week. Official sources say that the main stream of the Nile at Atbara has risen since yesterday, but is still almost a metre below 2020 flood levels. More than 1,800 families, estimated at 15,000 people, in 53 villages, have been affected by floods in El Jebelein locality in White Nile state.

France – Nearly two months of rain fell in just a few hours in Lot-et-Garonne Department in southwestern France late on 08 September 2021. Streets of the city of Agen were inundated with over 2 metres of water, according to the city government. Areas of nearby Boé, Nérac and Marmande were also affected and several roads in the area closed. In Boé, part of the roof of a supermarket collapsed under the weight of the rain.

Philippines – Tropical Cyclone Conson (local name Jolina), brought strong winds and heavy rainfall to parts of the Philippines after making its first landfall in Hernani, Eastern Samar on 06 September 2021. Twelve fishermen are missing in roughs seas off the coast of the province of Antique. The storm affected a total of 12,213 people from 2,753 families across the provinces of Albay, Antique, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Masbate, Negros Occidental, Samar and Sorsogon.

Wildfires

Wildfires – France

Thousands of people fled homes, campgrounds and hotels near the French Riviera on Tuesday as firefighters battled a blaze that raced through nearby forests, sending smoke pouring down wooded slopes toward vineyards in the picturesque area.

The wildfire started Monday evening, in the height of France’s summer vacation season, about 40 kilometers (24 miles) inland from the coastal resort of Saint-Tropez. Fueled by powerful seasonal winds coming off the Mediterranean Sea, the fire had spread across 5,000 hectares (12,000 acres) of forest by Tuesday morning.

Wildfires – California – Update

– Antelope Fire – 56,753 acres, 27% contained, started Aug. 1.

– Dixie Fire – 604,511 acres, 31% contained, started July 13.

– River Complex – 44,117 acres, 10% contained, started July 30.

– McFarland Fire – 97,407 acres, 68% contained, started July 29.

– Monument Fire – 119,280 acres, 10% contained, started July 30.

– Caldor Fire – 6,500 acres, 0% contained, started Aug. 14.

Wildfires – Washington, USA

The Schneider Springs Fire grew has burned more than 44 square miles (114 square kilometers) since the lightning-ignited blaze started.

The Corkscrew Fire has damaged or destroyed 20 buildings — including eight homes — and has burned through more than 20 square miles (52 square kilometers).

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 06w (Six), located approximately 201 nm west of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking west-northwestward at 10 knots.

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France – Thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rains caused flooding in Marne, Somme and Oise departments of northern and eastern France, 21 to 21 June 2021. One person was reported missing after flash floods in the city of Beauvais and surrounding areas in Oise Department. Search operations are continuing for a man after he was swept away by flood water of the Thérain River. The government of Oise Department said 35 to 60 mm of rain fell in Beauvais in just 1 hour late on 21 June.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 04w (Choi-Wan), located approximately 230 nm northwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking northwestward at 15 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 02e (Bianca), located approximately 1047 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking westward at 04 knots.

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Colombia – Heavy rain in the department of Antioquia, Colombia, has triggered flooding and landslides over the last few days, affecting hundreds of people and causing 1 fatality. As of 02 June, the homes of 180 families in Cisneros were flooded and at least 60 families have evacuated. Around 8 homes were flooded in Santo Domingo, where damage to roads and bridges has left communities isolated. A landslide in Campamento destroyed at least 2 homes, leaving 1 person dead and another injured.

France – Thunderstorms and heavy rain crossed northern France and into Belgium from 01 June 2021, causing flash floods and mudslides. Météo-France reported 55mm of rain fell in 1 hour at Joigny in Yonne department on 02 June 2021. Heavy rain triggered flooding or mudslides in several departments of northern France from 01 June, in particular the departments of Seine-et-Marne, Seine-Maritime, Oise and Meuse.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 19s (Faraji), located approximately 680 nm southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking eastward at 06 knots.

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France – The flood situation continues in south-western France, with more evacuations reported as a result of overflowing rivers in Lot-et-Garonne and Charente-Maritime Departments. Flooding has affected wide areas of the country after heavy rainfall from late January.

India – Dozens of people are feared missing after a Himalayan glacier broke and smashed into dams in the state of Uttarakhand, northern India, early on 07 February 2021. Media in India reported that a portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off causing floods that destroyed the Rishiganga hydropower project near Raini village and a dam under-construction on the river Dhauliganga near Tapovan. Many of those missing are thought to be workers from the construction site and residents of nearby villages. Police in Uttarakhand reported on 08 February 2021 that about 202 people have been reported missing in yesterday’s accident, while the bodies of 19 have been recovered from different places.

Jordan & Saudi Arabia – At least 4 people died and several were rescued after flash floods in Jordan and western Saudi Arabia on 04 to 05 February 2021. Flash floods struck in Jordan from 04 February after heavy rainfall. Civil Defence reported that 4 people died when a vehicle was swept away by flood waters in Ruwaished in Mafraq Governorate on 05 February. Flooding was also reported in Ma’an Governorate, where Civil Defence teams were also called on to help rescue motorists swept away by flood waters. Over the border, heavy rainfall caused severe flooding in Tabuk Province, Saudi Arabia. Streets of Tabuk City were inundated, causing traffic disruption. Four people were rescued by Saudi Civil Defence teams and a helicopter after their vehicle was swept away in flood waters in the province.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical cyclone (tc) 17p (Lucas), located approximately 57 nm east-northeast of Noumea, New Caledonia, is tracking southward at 13 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 18s (Eighteen), located approximately 97 nm south of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking westward at 01 knot.

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France – A period of heavy rainfall in France has caused rivers to rise and prompted authorities to issue flood warnings for 18 departments in the north and south west of the country. More than half a month’s worth of rain fell in parts of France in 24 hours from 31 January to 01 February. On 01 February a Red level warning was issued for the Maronne river in Argentat, Corrèze department. On 02 February the Maronne river at Basteyroux, Argentat-sur-Dordogne, reached 3.31 metres. Around 150 people were evacuated. Flooding and storm debris has blocked roads in several south-western departments. As of 02 February, 48 roads were closed in Landes Department. Severe flooding affected La Réole commune in the Gironde department, where levels of the Garonne river jumped to over 8 metres. One person died in flood waters of the Sambre river in Berlaimont, Nord Department on 01 February. Media also reported minor flooding along the banks of the Seine in Paris.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 07s (Chalane), located approximately 236 nm east-north east of Europa Island, is tracking west-southwestward at 09 knots.

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Britain and France – Hurricane-force winds reaching up to 170 kph and heavy rainstorms have battered parts of Britain and France, disrupting train services and stranding drivers in floodwaters. The Isle of Wight saw Storm Bella’s strongest gusts hit 170 kph, while parts of the south coast of England and north Wales also saw gusts of around 129 kph. Flooding on the tracks caused train cancellations and delays in southern England, and a main train line into London was blocked by a fallen tree. In Wales, Western Power said the storm caused power cuts for 21,000 homes. Most of the services were restored Sunday but 1,700 homes still had no power supply. Across the Channel, nearly all of France was under storm warning on Sunday, with winds up to 145 kph registered at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris and heavy rains and gusts lashing the Atlantic coast, according to the national weather service and utility services. Thousands of homes in north-western France were deprived of electricity on Sunday due to storm Bella sweeping through the area, with wind guts of up to 120 km/h on the coast.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Gamma is located about 165 mi…270 km ene of Progreso Mexico and about 150 mi…240 km nnw of Cozumel Mexico with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…ssw or 205 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

Tropical Storm Delta is located about 130 mi…210 km s of Negril Jamaica and about 270 mi…440 km se of Grand Cayman with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 18e (Marie), located approximately 1027 nm southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 16w (Chan-Hom), located approximately 781 nm south of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking westward at 02 knots.

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Mexico – Disaster authorities in Mexico reported on 04 October that 6 people have died after severe weather associated with Tropical Storm Gamma hit the Yucatan Peninsula. Two flood-related fatalities were reported in Tabasco state. A further 4 fatalities were reported in the state of Chiapas, where 2 victims died after a landslide buried a house. Heavy rainfall and releases from the Peñitas Dam caused flooding in Tabasco, affecting thousands of people in particular in areas along the Samaría River. Around 3,500 people were evacuated, mostly in the municipalities of Balancán, Centro, Cunduacán, Jalpa de Méndez and Nacajuca.

France and Italy – Floods in southeastern France and northern Italy in the wake of Storm Alex have left 3 people dead and several missing. Hundreds of homes, along with bridges and roads, have been destroyed. Flooding came after record rainfall. Italian authorities said Piedmont region recorded its highest rainfall totals since 1958. Sambughetto in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola recorded 630 mm of rain in 24 hours to 03 October 2020. Limone Piemonte in the Province of Cuneo recorded 580 mm of rain during the same period. Meanwhile Meteo France reported 500.2 mm of rain in 24 hours to 03 October at Saint-Martin-Vésubie, which is the equivalent of more than three months of rain and a record daily amount.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Beta is located about 95 mi…150 km ese of ort O’Connor Texas and about 110 mi…180 km s of Galveston Texas with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Hurricane Teddy is located about 165 mi…270 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…n or 10 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 14w (Dolphin), located approximately 651 nm south-southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking north- northeastward at 05 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 17e (Seventeen), located approximately 1053 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 14 knots.

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France – At least 2 people are missing after torrential rain triggered flash flooding in the Gard, Lozère and Herault departments of southern France. Meteo France reported violent thunderstorms hit the foothills of the Cévennes mountains on 19 September. In a 6 hour period, 196 mm of rain fell in Vigan, 175 mm in Saumane and 468 mm in Valleraugue, including 361mm in just 3 hours. Emergency services mobilized helicopters and hundreds of personnel to assist with evacuations and rescues. As of late 20 September, 46 people had been rescued and 421 had evacuated and moved to emergency shelter including over 200 people evacuated in Anduze commune in Gard Department.

Ghana – At least 5 people have died in recent flooding in Ghana‘s Upper East Region. Flooding during September affected 7,561 people and damaged 1,596 homes in several districts of the region. A further 156 homes have been destroyed along with wide areas of crops.

China – State media in China are reporting that nearly 180,000 people were affected by floods in the southwest Guizhou Province during mid-September. According to Xinhua News Agency, Guizhou Province witnessed its highest rainfall since 1961 during the period 09 to 18 September. Xinhua said that 52 county-level regions were affected by flooding and heavy rain. As many as 44,791 houses were damaged and 1,504 destroyed. Thousands of people evacuated their homes and were moved to 40 temporary relocation sites set up by the provincial government.

Greece – At least three people were killed and hundreds have been rescued in Greece after a rare storm system known as a “medicane” spawned severe flooding after making landfall on Friday, according to officials. The storm, named Ianos, hit the Ionian islands and western Peloponnese on Friday before lashing the rest of the country on Saturday.

Wildfires

Wildfires – France

More than 1,200 firefighters were on Tuesday engaged in a “fierce struggle” against a wildfire in southeastern France.

The fire service for the Bouches-du-Rhone department said the “violent” blaze had travelled eight kilometres in under two hours. At least 1050 hectares of vegetation had been devastated. Several habitations and multiple businesses including three camping sites near the municipalities of Martigues and Port du Bouc had to be evacuated with authorities calling on people to avoid taking the taking certain roads.

Wildfires – Texas, USA

Firefighters from across the state are battling the still-growing, human-caused Mays Fire in San Saba and McCulloch counties. The fire ignited on Aug. 1, approximately 16 miles east of Brady, as the result of an individual parking and idling their vehicle over tall, dry grass. As of Aug. 4, the fire has burned an estimated 9,500 acres and is only 50% contained.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (td) 01w (Vongfong), located approximately 289 nm east-southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 09 knots.

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France – Southwest France has suffered some of the worst flooding in almost 40 years, with the department of Landes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) still on Météo France orange alert for floods yesterday. The flooding happened after the rivers Adour and Midouze – and their tributaries the Douze and Midou – burst their banks.

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Wales – Heavy rain is affecting parts of Wales still recovering from flooding from Storm Dennis. Ten flood warnings are in place with wet and windy weather expected to continue until Tuesday afternoon. Flooding is causing rail cancellations between Cardiff and Pencoed and closed roads, including the A483 in Brecon.

Paris, France – The water level in the Seine River in Paris is rising after massive rainfall, adding to concerns that it could break its bank in Paris. The situation is adding to problems for the Louvre museum, which has recently faced closures over pension strikes and the outbreak of the new coronavirus. The world’s most visited museum said Monday that officials were being “highly vigilant” as they monitor the river’s level. The Louvre is the city landmark that would be most vulnerable if the river spilled its banks. The river rose to a high of 3.5 metres in recent days, leaving trees and benches underwater and forcing the city to close riverside parks, officials said.

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France – Two departments are still on orange alert for flooding in the southwest, after three people died and thousands of homes were left without electricity due to storms over the weekend. The Landes and Charente-Maritime will remain on alert until tomorrow morning, Météo-France has announced. The Adour and Charente rivers are flooded. Drivers are told to take extra care and are warned not to use flooded roads.

Uganda – Five people, including a police marine officer, died and properties worth millions of shillings were destroyed after floods ravaged different parts of Kampala on Saturday.

Malaysia – The flood situation in Johor has improved, as the authorities closed several temporary evacuation centres and allowed many flood victims to return home. In Johor, the number of flood victims has dropped to 8,527 on Tuesday (Dec 17), from 9,151 on Monday. Meanwhile, the state’s wildlife agency has warned people to look out for stray crocodiles. The monsoon rains have caused floods in nine out of 10 districts in Johor as well as two districts in Pahang, and at least three in Sabah.

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Malaysia – Authorities said Sunday that 3,835 residents were evacuated after floods hit Malaysia’s south Johor state. Authorities warned rainfall and floods would continue in the region.

Maine, USA – A warm December storm doused southern Maine with record-setting rainfall Saturday, swelling rivers and flooding roads on the front end of a weather system that’s expected to generate high winds in the region Sunday.

France -Deadly floodwaters have inundated parts of southwestern France, leaving two dead and several others injured. Authorities have evacuated hundreds of people living near the convergence of two rivers. Inclement weather on Saturday felled trees and cut off power supply to thousands in southwestern France. The storm triggered floodwaters that reportedly rose by 30 centimeters (1 foot) every hour in some areas.