Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Sam is located about 1150 mi…1855 km ese of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…110 mph…175 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Subtropical Storm Theresa is located about 155 mi…255 km nnw of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 20w (Mindulle), located approximately 467 nm west of Agrihan, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots.

Tropical cyclone 03b (Three), located approximately 267 nm south of Kolkata, India, is tracking westward at 06 knots.

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Pakistan – Heavy monsoon rain caused severe traffic problems in parts of Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city on 23 September 2021. Roads were flooded and cars submerged. Rain began early on 23 September. By the afternoon as much as 70 mm had fallen in Surjani Town on the northern outskirts of the city, according to figures from Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). As of 09 September 187 people have died in rain-related incidents since 01 July and the start of this year’s monsoon.

Spain – Torrential rain of over 100mm in 1 hour caused damaging flash floods in Huelva Province on the coast of Andalusia, southern Spain, on 23 September 2021. According to Spain’s meteorological agency AEMET, the town of Cartaya in the Province of Huelva recorded 118 mm of rain during a storm on 23 September, with 112.4 mm of rain falling in just 1 hour. Raging flood water swept though streets of numerous towns in the area, wrecking vehicles and damaging buildings.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Spain

People have fled their homes in six more Andalucían towns and villages as Spain sent in a military unit to help tackle wildfires raging close to a Costa del Sol resort.

A blaze fanned by strong winds has driven out almost 2,000 people and killed one emergency worker since it began on Wednesday in the mountainous Sierra Bermeja above Estepona, a popular spot with British tourists and retirees, having grown to over 6 000 hectares.

Wildfires – California, USA

Firefighters were making progress on a wildfire that jumped across a Southern California freeway and spread across dry hillsides while a new blaze forced residents of a Northern California community to evacuate.

The fire broke out Saturday afternoon near Castaic in northern Los Angeles County. Pushed by 10-15mph (16-24 kph) winds, the blaze chewed through tinder-dry brush and jumped across the busy freeway, spread across more than a half of a square mile.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Spain

A major wildfire in southeast Spain prevailed over firefighting efforts by 38 water-dropping aircraft and tore through an area of hilly woodland for a second day, with one official describing it as “a hungry monster.”

The wildfire has destroyed more than 3,600 hectares (9,000 acres) of forest, prompting the evacuation of 1,000 people and leading to the death of a firefighter. People in some villages were told to stay indoors with their windows shut due to thick smoke that saturated the hills. Hundreds of firefighters worked overnight to clear out flammable material and open firebreaks in the forest on the hill range in Malaga province. Arson is suspected.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Ida is located about 25 mi…40 km ne of Montauk point New York and about 130 mi…210 km ene of New York City with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…ne or 50 degrees at 28 mph…44 km/h.

Hurricane Larry is located about 545 mi…875 km wsw of the southernmost Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Pesent movement…w or 280 degrees at 20 mph…31 km/h.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 17w (Seventeen), located approximately 1186 nm southeast of Misawa, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots.

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Spain – Civil Protection in Catalonia, Spain, reported severe flash floods in areas of Montsià and Baix Ebre on 01 September 2021. Fast flowing flood waters swept through streets in Alcanar, dragging along cars, trees and furniture. Images shared on Social Media showed around 6 wrecked cars that had been swept from the town and dumped onto the beach. Catalonia’s regional weather service Meteocat said 233.5 mm of rain fell in Alcanar in 24 hours on 01 September, including 77.7 mm in 30 minutes. The nearby town of Port dels Alfacs recorded 51.5 mm of rain in 30 minutes. Other areas of Spain also saw severe weather, including thousands of lighting strikes and heavy rain. Train services between Madrid and Toledo were interrupted.

USA – While parts of Louisiana are still under water after storm surge and torrential rain from Hurricane Ida, remnants of the storm have moved north, dumping heavy rainfall and causing flooding in parts of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Maryland. Destructive floods hit parts of Southwest Virginia in the previous 24 hours.

India – At least one person has died and many more reported missing after heavy rain caused flash floods in parts of Maharashtra state in India. Meanwhile in the north of the country 5 people have died and 2 are still missing after a landslide in Uttarakhand. The Girna river and tributaries broke their banks. Flooding also affected parts of the city of Jalgaon, bringing traffic to a standstill and causing damage to property and businesses. Flooding was also reported in parts of Ahmednagar district.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Ida is located about 65 mi…105 km ssw of Jackson Mississippi with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Tropical Depression Ten is located about 775 mi…1245 km ene of the Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 14e (Nora), located approximately 664 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 08 knots. Final warning.

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Spain – Record rain fell in parts of the Province of Castellón in the region of Valencia in Spain on 29 August 2021, causing flash floods. Flooding damaged homes and roads in the coastal town of Benicàssim where about 50 homes were flooded.

India – Disaster management authorities in the state of Assam, northeastern India, report that flooding has worsened over the last few days with 16 of the state’s 34 districts now affected. Rivers are above the danger mark in 8 locations. A total of 258,191 people have now been affected by the floods across 732 villages in 16 districts.

Mexico – Civil Protection in Jalisco State on the Pacific Ocean in western Mexico reported at least 3 people were injured in floods and landslides following heavy rain brought by Hurricane Nora. Nora made a brief landfall in Jalisco on 28 August 2021, crossing the cape south of Puerto Vallarta. Strong winds downed trees and high waves, storm surge and heavy rain caused flooding in coastal areas. State Civil Protection urged residents along the coast to avoid beaches, rivers or streams.

Louisiana, USA – Ida, the category 4 hurricane made landfall at around noon on Sunday, with winds reaching 150 miles per hour (mph). It left a wake of destruction in its path, causing a major power outage in Louisiana. At least one person was reported to have died.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 14e (Fourteen), located approximately 1547 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking westward at 07 knots.

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France and Spain – More than 40 mm of rain fell in 1 hour causing flash floods in parts of southern Spain early on 25 August 2021. The previous day a storm in southeastern France dumped over 100 mm of rain in a short period causing floods in Var Department. Météo-France said their rain gauges recorded 81.3 mm at Vauvenargues, near Bouches-du-Rhône on 24 August, which is nearly 3 times the average monthly total for the month of August on this station. As much as 58 mm fell in just in 1 hour. Hail and high intensity rainfall totalling over 100 mm fell in the town of Pignans in Var Department, which was badly affected by flooding. The town was completely closed to traffic after streets were swamped with mud and flood water 30 cm deep, police said. In Spain, flash flooding struck on 25 August after storms in southern parts of the country brought a short period of heavy rainfall in the early hours. Flash floods swept through Burunchel and nearby areas in Jaén Province, Andalusia. Cars were were wrecked and houses flooded. Roads were buried in mud and flood debris. No injuries were reported however. Authorities reported several roads were closed to traffic on 25 August.

Cambodia – One person was killed after hours of torrential rain caused flash flooding in the coastal city of Sihanoukville in southern Cambodia. Flooding struck after around 279 mm of rain fell during the evening 24 August 2021. Drainage channels overflowed and roads around the city were under 1 metre of water in some areas. Residents of the city were warned to stay indoors. One man died after being swept away by the flood waters.

South Korea – Typhoon Omais made landfall in South Korea late on 23 August 2021. Heavy rain flooded roads, railways and homes and threatened landslides which prompted some evacuations but there were no reports of injuries or casualties. Over 120 roads were flooded across the metropolitan areas of Busan, Ulsan and Daegu. Rail services were temporarily suspended after tracks were flooded in South Gyeongsang Province. Around 150 buildings were affected by the storm, including 85 in Ulsan.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Greece and Spain

In Greece, scores of forest fires burned between Sunday and Monday with more than 700 firefighters being deployed to take control of the situation.

The Iberian peninsula has not been spared from the fires, with blazes ripping through Catalonia on the northeastern corner of Spain. More than 1,700 hectares have burned in the regions of Conca de Barberà and Anoia, but the blazes were 90% stabilized on Monday. In Lietor, in the central east region of Castilla-La Mancha, more than 2,500 hectares burned during the weekend before being brought under control on Monday by a crew of over 500 people, local authorities said.

Storms and Floods

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 03e (Carlos), located approximately 1490 nm east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, is tracking west-southwestward at 10 knots.

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Panama – Heavy rain in Panamá has caused floods and landslides in several parts of the country since 12 June 2021. The heavy rain caused rivers to overflow, landslides and flash flooding in urban areas. In 24 hours to 14 June 2021, Panama City recorded 114.5 mm of rain and Pacora in Panamá District recorded 92.5 mm. At least 400 homes have been damaged across Panama, Panamá Oeste and Chiriquí Provinces.

Spain – Rioja reported 54 weather-related incidents in a 3 hour period during the evening of 14 June, mostly in areas between Haro and Logroño. One person was rescued from flood waters in Navarrete. Flooding blocked roads in Briones and Uruñuela.

Guatemala – Three people died in flash floods in Sololá Department, Guatemala, according to disaster authorities in the country. The disaster struck after heavy rainfall caused the Quibá river to overflow in the village of Guineales, municipality of Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán in Sololá department. Three people, including 2 children, were swept away by the force of the flooding. Around 30 houses were severely damaged and 85 people have moved to shelters.

Guyana – The government of Guyana has declared a disaster in the country in response to the flooding that had affected all regions since mid-May 2021. Meanwhile weeks of flooding continues in neighbouring Suriname, where over 10,000 people have been affected.

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.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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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.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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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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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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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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