Storms and Floods

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 24s (Habana), located approximately 997 nm east of Port Mathurin, Rodrigues Island, Mauritius,, is tracking south-southeastward at 03 knots.

Tropical cyclone 25s (Iman), located approximately 469 nm south-southeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking southeastward at 29 knots.

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Spain – Heavy rain from 05 March caused flash flooding in Andalusia and Murcia regions of southern Spain. In a 24 hour period to 05 March, 127.2mm of rain fell in Estepona in Málaga Province and 77.8mm in Tarifa in the province of Cádiz, both in Andalusia. San Roque in Cádiz recorded 92.6mm the following day. Heavy rain and flooding also affected parts of neighbouring Murcia Region.

Algeria – At least 10 people died or are missing after flash floods in Chlef Province of Algeria on 06 March 2021. Chlef Province experienced heavy rainfall on 06 March, causing the Wadi Meknasa to flood in an areas of the Oud Sly Commune, west of the city of Chlef. Three vehicles were swept away in the flooding and nearby houses damaged.

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Spain – Two people died in flash flooding in southern Spain after heavy rainfall brought by Storm Filomena. While central and northern areas of the country, including the capital Madrid, were brought to a standstill after record snowfall, coastal areas of the southern Andalusia Region recorded heavy rainfall. According to figures from the country’s AEMET weather agency, Estepona in Malaga province recorded 208.4mm of rain on 08 January 2021, with snow reported in higher elevations.

Indonesia – Flooding in Bandung Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia has damaged more than 10,000 homes. According to the country’s disaster management agency, BNPB, the districts of Soreang, Dayeuhkolot, Baleendah and Bojongsoang were all affected by floods after heavy rainfall caused the Citarum River to overflow on 10 January 2021.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Eta is located about 250 mi…405 km wsw of Grand Cayman with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…ene or 60 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 23w (Atsani), located approximately 191 nm southwest of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking west-northwestward at 02 knots.

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Central America – Rain brought by the remnants of Hurricane Eta continues to caused destructive flooding and landslides in Central America, with dozens of people feared dead. Guatemala reported around 100 incidents of flooding and landslides as of 05 November, affecting 55,000 people and displacing 2,277. Flooding in Honduras has left dozens of villages cut off after bridges and roads were destroyed. One of the worst hit areas is San Pedro Sula, capital of Cortés Department, where hundreds of people were rescued from flooding. Honduras National Police reported 13 people had died in Honduras as a result of Hurricane Eta. Eta has left Nicaragua, several areas including the capital of Managua are still experiencing persistent rains. Over 30,000 people had evacuated their homes during the storm. Media in Nicaragua reported 2 people died in a mudslide in an artisanal mine. In Costa Rica, the government said authorities had received more than 600 reports of flooding and 304 landslides or collapses on roads. A total of 1,361 people woke up in 38 temporary shelters for safety. A red alert has been issued for the cantons of Golfito, Parrita and Quepos which are said to be among the worst hit. Two people are feared dead after a house was buried by a landslide in the Concepción de Agua Buena sector in Coto Brus. In Panama, The National Civil Protection System (SINAPROC) said around 300 families have been displaced by flooding and landslides in the province of Chiriquí. At least 8 people were reported missing in the province. Over 40 people were rescued after being trapped by a landslide near Gualaca in Bocas del Toro Province. Around 55 homes were damaged by flooding in the province. Flooding also damaged 20 homes in the province of Veraguas and 4 in Coclé.

Spain – Torrential rain caused flash flooding in parts of southern Spain on 05 November 2020. Firefighters were called on to rescue 3 people from a flooded house in Ronda in Malaga province after the Guadalevín River broke its banks. Torrential rainfall in the municipality of Ardales caused flash flooding which damaged roads and blocked a road tunnel, leaving some areas isolated. Meanwhile in Teba a train derailed after heavy rain and flooding damaged tracks on the Algeciras-Madrid route. Over 40 passengers were on board. Four people, including the driver, were slightly injured. A school in Teba was also evacuated due to flooding.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 09e (Elida), located approximately 594 nm south of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 11 knots.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression (ts) 06w (Six), located approximately 411 nm east of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking west-southwestward at 11 knots.

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Mali – The flood situation has deteriorated in Mali over the last 10 days according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Flooding began in the country in July, affecting around 7,000 people. According to OCHA, as of 06 August, more than 13,200 people, including 5,400 internally displaced persons, were affected by floods in the country. The worst affected regions are Gao, Mopti, Ségou and Sikasso. A total of 1,160 homes have been destroyed.

Spain – Severe weather, including heavy rainfall, hail and strong winds, caused damage in parts of southern and central Spain on 11 August 2020. In Andalusia, emergency services responded to over 130 calls for assistance in the provinces of Córdoba and Seville. In Córdoba, homes and roads were flooded in the towns of Castro del Río, Puente Genil, Bélmez and Palma del Río , as well as parts of the provincial capital Córdoba. The worst of the flooding occurred in the municipality of Estepa, where several homes were damaged as flood waters raced through streets.

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 24s (Irondro), located approximately 626 nm south of Diego Garcia, is tracking south-southeastward at 16 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 25p (Harold), located approximately 502 nm northwest of Port Vila, Vanuatu, is tracking east-southeastward at 15 knots.

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Spain – An area of low pressure has triggered torrential rainfall leading to floods in parts of eastern Spain. Floodwaters have affected Castellon de la Plana, the capital of Castellon province. Further, severe thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds have been predicted for the Balearic Islands.

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In the Southern Hemisphere – Tropical cyclone (tc) 11s (Esami), located approximately 890 nm east-southeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking east-southeastward at 10 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 10s (Diane), located approximately 171 nm east of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking east-southeastward at 16 knots.

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Argentina – Flooding caused by a storm and heavy rainfall has caused the evacuation of more than 200 people in Tucuman province of northwest Argentina.

Peru – Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have affected the departments of Arequipa and Huanuco in Peru, damaging more than 80 homes.

Spain – The death toll from Storm Gloria in Spain rose to 13 people on Friday while four people were still missing as freak weather continued to batter the east of the country. The Balearic Islands and eastern regions including Catalonia and Valencia have borne the brunt of the storm now entering its fifth day. Winds of more than 140 km per hour, waves reaching more than 10 metres and heavy snow and rainfall have unleashed chaos, crippling transport and destroying infrastructure. Seawater has caused devastation as it smashed into and entered coastal towns while the heavy downpour has also prompted fear that swollen rivers could burst out of their beds and flood major cities including Girona. Elsewhere, such as in parts of Valencia, more than 80 cm of snow has accumulated.

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In the Southern Hemisphere – Tropical cyclone (tc) 09s (Nine), located approximately 449 nm east-southeast of Port Mathurin, Mauritius, is tracking south-southeastward at 14 knots.

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Iran – Since 11 January, heavy rains and river overflowing have led to widespread floods, affecting especially Sistan and Baluchistan (SB), Hormozgan and Kerman. Depth of water reached 8 metres. New waves of rain are expected. In SB, 13 counties are particularly impacted with thousands of people displaced and living in emergency shelters. 500 roads to villages are blocked, 719 villages damaged as well as agricultural land, livestock, schools, health clinics. First estimates report more than 200 000 people directly affected; 100 000 people have their houses at least partially destroyed.

Spain – Storm Gloria caused sea foam to engulf roads in the town of Tossa de Mar and left heavy rainfall and flooding all across Spain’s Catalonia region. The death toll has risen to 9.

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Indonesia – Nine people have been killed after a flash flood destroyed a bridge in Kaur regency in Bengkulu, Indonesia. Kaur Disaster Mitigation Agency estimated around 30 people on the bridge when it collapsed. One person is still missing.

Spain – Powerful storm Gloria caused strong winds and heavy snowfall in Spain claiming the lives of four people. Fatalities have been reported in Asturias, Gandia, Avila and Moixent. The Spanish meteorological agency has placed 33 of its 55 provinces on high alert.

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Spain – flooding hit the town of Reinosa in Cantabria and has been described by residents as the worst in history, with reports saying water levels rose because of heavy winds and rain. Roads in the town became raging torrents carrying away cars. Reinosa has 9,000 inhabitants and there are reports of blackouts. Residents have been evacuated with powerful waves flowing through doors and garages.

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Washington, USA – A storm that has brought record rainfall to the Northwest has prompted flood warnings, disrupted train traffic, closed roads and caused some power outages. In Washington state flood warnings were posted Friday for the Skokomish, Newaukum Tolt, Chehalis and Snoqualmie rivers and flood watches were in effect for other rivers. The National Weather Service also issued a flood watch for much of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington.

England – Flooding is causing travel disruption across the south east of England after heavy rain overnight. Major roads and numerous railway lines have been closed.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 29w (Kammuri), located approximately 340 nm east-southeast of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking southwestward at 08 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 06a (Pawan), located approximately 462 nm south-southeast of Salalah, Oman, is tracking westward at 07 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 03s (Ambali), located approximately 560 nm west of Diego Garcia, is tracking south-southwestward at 09 knots.

Tropical cyclone 02s (Two), located approximately 867 nm north-northwest of St Denis, is tracking west-southwestward at 04 knots.

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Spain – Around a hundred people have been evacuated and dozens more rescued from their homes after severe flooding hit parts of the Murcia region of Spain. The community of San Javier, one of the worst affected areas, registered 126 litres of floodwaters per square metre in less than two hours and led to 40 people being rescued from their homes and stranded vehicles. It is part of the latest “Gota Fria” phenomenon, which literally translates to “cold drop” in English, and refers to severe rainfall during autumn.

Kenya – At least 132 people have been killed in floods and landslides caused by unusually heavy rainfall in Kenya. Around 17,000 were displaced and 11,000 livestock swept away by strong waters. More than half of the country has been affected. The rains have helped alleviate the drought conditions across the country that caused a food shortage and added to inflationary pressures, but have damaged infrastructure and farmland.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean : Typhoon Bualoi (22w), located approximately 736 nm south of Misawa, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 14 knots.

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Ivory Coast – Heavy rainfall has been observed in parts of Cote D’Ivoire in the month of October 2019. On 11 to 13 October 2019, the rainfall intensified and resulted in flooding in six cities; Abidjan, Aboisso, Grand Bassam, Ayamé, and Man causing significant damage and loss of lives. A total of 12,900 people (2,150 households) have been affected, 202 homes completely submerged, 72 houses destroyed, 32 people injured, and 12 deaths.

France and Spain – Torrential rain in southern France and northeast Spain left several people missing and one dead, as well as causing severe disruption and damage to infrastructure. In the Montpellier region of France 1000 people were brought to safety.Ten departments in southern France were placed on orange alert. Cars were submerged and the waters of the River Orb rose dangerously beneath a historic bridge in Béziers as the town saw 198mm (nearly 8in) – or the equivalent of two months’ average rainfall – in just six hours on Wednesday morning.

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In Catalonia in northeast Spain, firefighters are searching for two people — reportedly a mother and son — whose home was swept away by rising floodwaters. Catalonia suffered its second period of torrential rain in two months. Streams became raging torrents, and a 75-year-old man who tried to move his car in the early hours of Wednesday was caught up in the flood at Arenys de Munt. His body was found on a beach hours later.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Humberto is located about 70 mi…110 km e of Great Abaco island and about 170 mi…270 km e of Freeport Grand Bahama island with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Kiko is located about 605 mi…975 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

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Spain – Three more people died as torrential rain and flash floods battered southeastern Spain, raising the death toll to five with the rising waters causing havoc for travellers and forcing 3,500 people from their homes, officials said Friday.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine is located about 235 mi…375 km ese of Freeport Grand Bahama island and about 140 mi…225 km se of Great Abaco island with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Kiko is located about 480 mi…775 km ssw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

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Spain – Parts of eastern Spain received what in some places was the heaviest rainfall on record on Thursday, as storms wreaked widespread destruction and killed at least two people. The storm was expected to track across the Mediterranean regions of Valencia, Alicante and Murcia during Thursday and Friday.

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Spain – Spain’s forecaster has issued a red weather alert for the Costa Blanca around Benidorm and Alicante after Majorca was hit by severe rain, hail and a tornado. The adverse weather conditions that affected the north-east of Spain earlier this week moved on to the eastern region of the Balearic Islands, causing power problems and flash floods. The holiday hotspots of southern Spain are facing a washout as the severe weather which lashed the Balearic islands hits the mainland.

Niger – Deadly floods across Niger have left 57 people dead and affected more than 130,000 since they began in June, according to the latest government toll. Niger’s government said in a statement late Tuesday the floods had resulted in 57 deaths and that 132,528 people had been affected. The rains had destroyed over 12,000 houses, killed more than 850 cattle and engulfed more than 2,000 hectares (nearly 5,000 acres) of crops.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Dorian is located about 60 mi…95 km se of St. Croix with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…nw or 310 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Tropical Storm Erin is located about 435 mi…705 km w of Bermuda and about 265 mi…430 km se of Cape Hatteras North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 330 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 13w (Podul), located approximately 419 nm east of DaNang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 15 knots.

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Guatemala – Heavy rainfall with thunderstorms continues to affect several parts of Guatemala since the last week causing floods and triggering landslides. According to the National Coordination for Disaster Reduction (CONRED), as of 23 August, one person has died, 104 have been injured, 62 evacuated and one is still missing. At least 63,349 people have been affected, 104 houses have been damaged, seven roads flooded and two bridges partially destroyed.

Caribbean – Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to bring heavy rainfall and floods to Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Martinique (France), Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Japan – More than twice the usual rainfall for the whole of August has fallen over parts of the southern island of Kyushu over the past 48 hours, washing away roads, causing rivers to burst their banks and forcing the suspension of train services. One man was killed when his car was swept away in Saga prefecture, while another man in Fukuoka prefecture died after being dragged away by flood waters when he got out of his stalled car. A woman in Saga was found without signs of life.

Spain – Brits holidaying in Ibiza have been experiencing a spell of heavy rain, which is heading to Majorca. Ibiza airport saw the heaviest rainfall for the whole of Spain on Tuesday with two inches falling with San Antonio not far behind.