Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 01s (Paddy), located approximately 217 nm south-southeast of Christmas island, Australia, is tracking westward at 05 knots.

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India – India’s Disaster Management Division (DMD) reports that at least 24 people have lost their lives after floods in the state of Andhra Pradesh that began last week. As of 21 November, 24 people had lost their lives and 17 were missing. Flooding affected 36,279 people and 1,366 villages across the districts of Tirupati, Chittoor, Kadapa, Anantapur and Nellore. Some of the worst of the flooding was a result of the failure of the earthen dam of the Annamayya project on the Cheyyeru river near Badanagadda village in Kadapa District. DMD said that following huge rainfall from 18 November 2021, heavy inflows caused severe damage to the dam, washing parts of it away on 19 November. At least 15 people died in the flooding downstream, with many more missing.

Colombia – Several rivers broke their banks following heavy rain in Chocó Department, Colombia. Authorities reported almost 3,500 households have been affected, with flood water “up to neck height” in some areas. Several rivers broke their banks on 19 November 2021 following heavy rain. Officials reported flooding from the Misará, Baudó, Orochocó, Pepé and Dubasa rivers, with areas of Medio Baudó and Alto Baudó municipalities severely affected. Some flooding was also reported in Nuquí and Bahía Solano municipalities. The government of Medio Baudó said 3,489 families were affected, which is an estimated 14,000 people. Reports suggest hundreds of homes have ben damaged and according to local media as many as 120 homes have been completely destroyed. Widespread damage to livestock and crops including rice, corn, banana and yucca was also reported.

Panama – Disaster officials report at least 2 people have died and one is still missing after sudden flash floods in Panama on 21 November 2021. Heavy rain triggered sudden floods which raged through a scenic area popular with tourists known as Las Cuevas de Bayano, on the shores of Lake Bayano, about 50km east of Panama City. Other areas of the country have seen heavy rain over the last few days, causing flooding or landslides. On 17 November around 30 homes were damaged in Juan Díaz district of Panama City. Some flooding was also reported in the district of Bugaba, province of Chiriquí.

Wildlife

Wildlife Abuse – India

A new PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) India investigation into live-animal markets in the country shows dead dogs with their intestines draped over their bodies, live frogs stuffed into sealed plastic bags, a vendor holding up a deer’s decapitated head barehanded, and more. In the United States, there are hundreds of live-animal markets, too, threatening human health and causing animals unimaginable suffering.

Puppies were also seen in cages, and dogs here were being sold for their flesh, too. Adult dogs’ mouths were tied shut, and they were restrained in gunnysacks. Once killed, their inner organs were removed and their bodies charred for sale. These sales are illegal, as dogs are protected under the country’s Wildlife Protection Act 1972 and not permitted to be killed for meat in India. In one village, hunters took animals covered under wildlife protection laws to the local markets to be sold. Despite the law, one hunter claimed that there were no local restrictions on hunting.

Storms and Floods

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India – A depression over the southwest Bay of Bengal brought heavy rainfall to parts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh in southeastern India from 16 November 2021. At least 9 people have died in rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu. Hundreds of people have been evacuated or rescued by police, military and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry. The Cheyyeru dam in Kadapa district was reportedly breached or damaged, flooding nearby villages. Dozens of people were rescued after 3 buses were submerged by floods in Kadapa district.

Colombia – As the rainy season continues in Colombia, several incidents of flooding and landslides have been reported over the last days in the departments of Quindio, Antioquia, Risaralda and Cauca. Disaster officials reported landslides and flooding after heavy rain in Pereira, Risaralda Department on 11 November 2021. Four houses were destroyed in a landslide in Danubio district and 3 people lost their lives as a result. Flooding and landslides affected areas of Antioquia Department, from around the same time. Disaster officials reported several landslides in the municipalities of Buriticá, Cañasgordas and Amagá from 11 November. Around 1,473 families in 19 neighbourhoods of Buriticá were left without drinking water supply. Flooding struck in Medellín, capital of Antioquia, on 14 November, sdamaging homes and affecting around 100 people.

Storms and Floods

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In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 04b (four), located approximately 13 nm west of Chennai, India, is tracking westward at 09 knots.

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India – Thousands of people have been displaced by ongoing floods in the state of Tamil Nadu, southern India. According to official reports, at least 14 people have now died in weather-related incidents over the last few days. Thirty-one of the state’s 38 districts have been affected, including the capital and largest city Chennai where dozens of streets were flooded. Flooding has damaged homes, infrastructure, crops and livestock across the state and forced thousands to evacuate. Seventy-five homes have been destroyed and 1,300 homes or huts damaged. As of 11 November, 11,112 people had moved from their homes to 199 relief camps.

Storms and Floods

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 18e (Terry), located approximately 1411 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking westward at 12 knots.

Tropical depression 19e (Sandra), located approximately 1046 nm south of San Diego, is tracking westward at 13 knots.

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India – Heavy rain has caused flooding and damage in Chennai and areas of the state of Tamil Nadu in India over the last few days. Government officials report that 4 people have died in rain-related incidents in the state. Further severe weather is forecast for the region. Rivers are swollen and authorities have opened the flood gates of some dams and reservoirs. In Chennai, roads and railways lines were flooded in the city, disrupting traffic and train services. Some flight operations were also affected.

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India – Disaster authorities in India report at least 27 people have died in floods and landslides in the northern state of Uttarakhand in Pauri Garhwal (3), Nainital (18), Almora (3) and Champawat (3), while 8 people are still missing. Over 600 people have been rescued or evacuated by teams from National (NDFR). n a 24 hour period to 19 October, Mukteshwar village in Nainital district recorded 341 mm of rain and Pantnagar town in Udham Singh Nagar district recorded 404 mm.

Nepal – Disaster authorities in Nepal report that dozens of people have died or are missing after heavy rain caused floods and landslides over the last few days. Heavy rain fell from around 16 October. In 24 hours to 18 October, Jogbudha in Dadeldhura district recorded 168.8 mm of rain. In the following 24 hours Sahu Khark in Dadeldhura district saw 361.0 mm and a total of 502.2 mm across a 48 hour period. In a period 13 to 20 October, 29 people have lost their lives as a result of landslides, floods and heavy rain. A further 12 people are missing and 10 have been injured. A total of 30 homes have been destroyed and around 10 severely damaged.

Storms and Floods

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India – More than 20 people have died in landslides and flooding after days of heavy rain in the state of Kerala, southwestern India. All 14 districts in the state have been affected as of 17 October. A total of 5,223 people have been displaced and moved to 163 temporary relief camps. Emergency teams have rescued more than 800 people. As of 17 October, 23 fatalities were reported including 22 in landslides and 1 in flash floods. Massive landslides struck in Kuttickal and Mundakkayam in Kottayam District and Kokkayar in Idukki District.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Sam is located about 465 mi…745 km sse of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 30 mph…48 km/h.

Tropical Depression Victor is located about 1300 mi…2095 km w of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

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Oman – At least 4 people lost their lives and hundreds were displaced in Oman after severe weather brought by Cyclone Shaheen. The storm has also caused damage in Iran, where 5 people have been reported missing at sea.

India – Disaster authorities report that more than 500,000 people have evacuated their homes after severe flooding in the state of West Bengal, eastern India. Local media reported 11 fatalities since 30 September including 3 in Hooghly and 5 in Bankura. Flooding has also caused extensive damage to crops, in particular rice.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Sam is located about 455 mi…730 km e of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…130 mph…215 km/h. Present movement…nw or 310 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 20w (Mindulle), located approximately 324 nm west of Iwo To, is tracking northward at 08 knots.

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India – At least 20 people have lost their lives after Tropical Cyclone Gulab and its remnants brought severe weather and flooding to parts of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra states in India over the last few days. Tropical Cyclone Gulab made landfall between the coastal states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on 26 September 2021. Gulab then weakened to a tropical depression as it moved westward and inland. 179,829 people have been affected by Gulab across 1,274 villages in Odisha. As of 28 September, 512 houses were damaged, with the worst damages reported in Koraput and Malkangiri districts. No fatalities were reported however. In Andhra Pradesh, 3,940 people were evacuated ahead of the storm. As of 28 September, a total of 392 villages were affected in the state, with 156 homes damaged. As of 29 September, the worst of the flooding in Maharashtra was in Aurangabad division, also referred to as Marathwada region, situated in the southern central part of state along the border with Telangana.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Remnants of Peter are located about 260 mi…420 km nnw of San Juan Puerto Rico with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 335 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

Post Tropical Cyclone Rose is located about 1300 mi…2095 km wnw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nw or 310 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Tropical Depression Eighteen is located about 1860 mi…2995 km ese of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 21w (Dianmu), located approximately 150 nm southeast of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking northwestward at 13 knots.

Tropical storm 20w (Twenty), located approximately 19 nm south-southwest of Hagatna, Guam, is tracking west-northwestward at 14 knots.

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India – Days of heavy rain, rising rivers and dam releases have caused widespread flooding in the state of Odisha in eastern India, where authorities report 26 districts affected. Many parts of Odisha experienced heavy rainfall from around 13 September, brought by a Low Pressure Area over the Bay of Bengal. In a 24 hour period to 13 September, Puri recorded 343 mm of rain. The rain caused several rivers in the state to swell or break their banks. As of 19 September flooding had affected over 2.7 million people across 6,129 villages of 26 districts in Odisha.

Storms and Floods

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Peter is located about 215 mi…345 km n of San Juan Puerto Rico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nw or 310 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Depression Rose is located about 1065 mi…1715 km wnw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

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India – Days of heavy rain, rising rivers and dam releases have caused widespread flooding in the state of Odisha in eastern India, where authorities report 26 districts affected. Many parts of Odisha experienced heavy rainfall from around 13 September, brought by a Low Pressure Area over the Bay of Bengal. In a 24 hour period to 13 September, Puri recorded 343 mm of rain. The rain caused several rivers in the state to swell or break their banks. As of 19 September flooding had affected over 2.7 million people across 6,129 villages of 26 districts in Odisha.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Peter is located about 245 mi…390 km ene of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Tropical Storm Rose is located about 550 mi…885 km w of the southernmost Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

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USA – Heavy rain caused flash flooding in Alabama, USA on 18 September 2021. Roads were closed and one person died in a vehicle caught in flood water in Tuscaloosa.

Chad – Ongoing flooding in the country of Chad in north-central Africa has affected almost 250,000 people. Flooding first struck parts of the country in late June and the start of the rainy season. Five people died in south-western Tandjilé Region on 26 June. By late July flooding had affected thousands of people across the regions of Tandjilé, Mandoul, Ennedi-Ouest, N’Djamena and Batha. Flooding has affected 246,851 people from 41,267 families across 400 villages. Fifteen people have lost their lives and 17 are reported missing. A total of 329 people have been injured.

India – Heavy rains from 15 September 2021 caused severe flooding in several districts of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. Disaster authorities in the country reported as many as 58 people have lost their lives in incidents related to severe weather from15 to 19 September. In a 24 hour period to 15 September 2021, Fursatganj recorded 186 mm of rain, Sultanpur 118 mm and Lucknow 107 mm. The following day Barabanki saw 176 mm, Lucknow a further 128 mm, Kanpur 102 mm and Hardoi 112 mm. The rain caused river levels to rise and as of 17 September, the Kwano, Sarda, Ganges and Ghagra rivers were above danger levels in several districts including Gonda, Ayodhya, Kheri, Badaun and Ballia.

Nigeria – The UN reports that over 100,000 people have been directly affected by flash floods in Adamawa State of northeastern Nigeria, including the state capital Yola. The UN has warned of an increased risk of cholera in the region. The number of suspected cholera cases continued to climb across 6 LGAs of Yola North, Yola South, Shelleng, Gombi, Girei and Fufore. As of 7 September, 169 cases and 7 fatalities had been reported.

Uganda – Severe flooding and damaging landslides struck in Eastern Region of Uganda after heavy rainfall from 17 September 2021. One person died and 3 were hospitalised after a landslide destroyed a house in Kapchorwa district. Red Cross reported several landslides in Kapachorwa after close to 10 hours of heavy rain. Waters from the swollen Manafwa river were affecting areas in Mbale. Several villages in Kween district also saw flooding.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Nicholas is located about 30 mi…50 km ssw of Houston Texas and about 35 mi…55 km nnw of Freeport Texas with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…nne or 25 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 19w (Chanthu), located approximately 310 nm west-southwest of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking southeastward at 07 knots.

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India – Severe flooding in the state of Gujarat on the western coast of India has affected over 1.6 million people according to disaster authorities in the country. Some areas of the state recorded more than 500 mm of rain in 24 hours. Flooding over the last few days has affected 1,660,254 people across 44 villages in the districts of Rajkot, Jamnagar, Porbandar, Valsad and Junagadh. Evacuations have been carried out and 72 evacuation centres set up to house almost 7,000 displaced residents. Dozens of roads have been closed due to floods and rain, including the State Highway-15 and National Highway-01.

Nigeria – At least 4 people lost their lives after flash floods swept through areas of Abuja and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of Nigeria. Flooding struck after hours of heavy rain on 12 September 2021. Severe flooding affected areas on the southern outskirts of the city, in particular Trademoore, Light Gold, Wisdom and Lugbe. 4 people lost their lives and 26 vehicles were swept away, damaged or destroyed. A total of 166 houses were damaged.

Storms and Floods

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Larry is located about 830 mi…1340 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…120 mph…195 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 18w (Conson), located approximately 184 nm southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 11 knots.

Typhoon 19w (Chanthu), located approximately 764 southeast of Kadena AFB, is tracking west-northwestward at 10 knots.

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India – Heavy rain brought by a Low Pressure Area over the Bay of Bengal caused flooding in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in India from 06 September 2021. As much as 390 mm of rain fell in 24 hours in Telangana. Heavy rain from the Low Pressure Area fell on ground already saturated by rainfall during the previous 6 days. Roads were swamped and traffic brought to a standstill in low-lying areas of Warangal city. Damaged roads left some rural areas isolated. According to reports, at least 3 people have lost their lives as a result of the flooding in Telangana. In separate incidents, 2 people died in Bhadradri Kothagudem district and another in Warangal district.

Mexico – Two people have died and dozens of vehicles swept away after violent flash floods in the municipality of Ecatepec in Mexico. Heavy rain fell during the afternoon of 06 September, triggering the flash floods in Ecatepec and parts of neighbouring Nezahualcóyotl. Authorities said 24 mm of rain fell in 90 minutes, mainly in the central area of ​​San Cristóbal and in the communities of the Sierra de Guadalupe. Images shared on Social Media showed mud and flood water flowing through streets, dragging along vehicles and debris in Ecatepec. Many of the main roads in the area were blocked, causing chaos for drivers.

Indonesia – At least 2 people have died and 1 is still missing after flash floods swept through a village in East Nusa Tenggara Province Indonesia on 04 September 2021. Elsewhere in the country, provinces on the island of Borneo have seen severe flooding since late August, affecting thousands of residents.