Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Sam is located about 380 mi…610 km sse of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…150 mph…240 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 345 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

Tropical Storm Victor is located about 630 mi…1015 km wsw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 20w (Mindulle), located approximately 227 nm east of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 20 knots.

Tropical cyclone 03b (Gulab), located approximately 279 nm east of Muscat, Oman, is tracking west-northwestward at 07 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Slovenia – Record rainfall of 94 mm in 1 hour caused flash flooding in Ljubljana, capital city of Slovenia, late on 29 September 2021. Roads and underpasses of the city were flooded and some vehicles were stranded. The Bežigrad measuring station in Ljubljana recorded 63 mm of rain in 30 minutes and 94 mm in 60 minutes, a record for the station and among the highest ever recorded in Slovenia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 02s (Bongoyo), located approximately 876 nm south-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking south-southwestward at 04 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 03s (Three), located approximately 461 nm north-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southeastward at 12 knots

Newsbytes:

Slovenia, Croatia – Heavy rains have battered parts of Slovenia and Croatia close to the Adriatic Sea coast, causing floods and landslides, blocking roads and disrupting traffic. Persistent rain in coastal Slovenia on Wednesday made the Dragonja river overflow its banks along the border with Croatia, blocking a key road in the area and forcing closure of a border crossing. A landslide brought down trees in the area of the port town of Koper and flooded regional roads, while rising Adriatic Sea waters submerged parts of nearby Piran.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Newsbytes:

Britain – Thousands of people along England’s east coast have been evacuated from their homes as life-threatening floods were expected to hit towns and villages at Friday night’s high tide. But while many have been forced to spend the night in shelters, there was relief as the tide came and went without the storm surge causing as much damage to communities as had been feared. There was some flooding along the Yorkshire coast and people in Essex were still crossing their fingers late into Friday night, with the worst set to hit in the early hours of this morning.

Slovenia – Snow and ice are causing traffic problems in Slovenia, closing part of a highway leading toward the Adriatic coast. The official STA news agency says slippery conditions led to a number of accidents in the country on Friday.

Netherlands – Dutch water management authorities have closed several locks across waterways to prevent flooding as a high tide coinciding with a strong storm over the North Sea pushes up water levels near the coast of this low-lying nation. Locks in the Haringvliet south of Rotterdam and the Hollandsche Ijssel east of Rotterdam were closed to protect low-lying areas. Locks also were closed in the 32.5-kilometer (20-mile) Afsluitdijk dike that separates the IJsellmeer inland sea from the Wadden Sea north of Amsterdam.

France – Violent overnight storms have hit northern France injuring scores and leaving 200,000 homes without electricity. Strong winds caused havoc for some rail passengers who were stranded overnight Thursday to Friday in a high-speed Thalys train after a tree was blown onto the tracks.

Disease

Mad cow disease reported in Slovenia

A case of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease was confirmed in a 12-year-old cow, which died on a farm in Adlešiči, in southeastern Slovenia, according to the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE).

Testing by the National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) were positive for BSE via rapid tests and Western Blot. The animal will be killed and safely disposed of.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical Storm Ana is moving slowly toward the north northwest over the Pacific Ocean – located about 365 mi…585 km NW of French Frigate Shoals and about 890 mi…1435 km WNW of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 330 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Hazards affecting land – none.

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NewsBytes:

Netherlands – The first autumn storm of the year has caused flooding along the Wadden Sea in the Netherlands. Some ferryboats services from and to the Wadden Sea islands have been cancelled due to the high water. Street flooding have been recorded at various locations in and around Rotterdam. Due to the high water, the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier and the Dutch IJssel barrier were closed on Tuesday night.

Slovenia – Slovenia was hit by the third major flood this year with the worst disruption reported from Ljubljana. In eight hours, 137 millimetres of rainfall was registered in Ljubljana and over 200 mm in Gorenja Vas. At least 900 buildings in the Ljubljana basin were flooded. Power outages have affected 17,000 households in the Štajersko region. About 20,000 lightning strikes were recorded by the Marko Vidmar Electric Power Research Institute during the past night.

Washington, USA – A rare tornado hit the city of Longview in Washington state Thursday ripping down power lines and damaging properties. The tornado touched down briefly near an elementary school in Longview.