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In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 11w (Tokage), located approximately 530 nm east of Misawa, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 22 knots.

Tropical storm 10w (Ma-On), located approximately 230 nm west of Hong Kong, is tracking west-northwestward at 17 knots.

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Indonesia – Heavy rainfall has taken its toll in western and eastern parts of Indonesia over the last few days. At least 3 people have died in floods and landslides in West Papua Province on New Guinea Island, while flooding in provinces of Sumatra Island has affected over 35,000 people.

Sudan – The death toll from ongoing floods in Sudan continues to rise as levels of the Nile have surpassed critical or flood levels over the last few days. As of 22 August 2022, the estimated number of flood-affected people is more than 146,200. Torrential rains and floods have destroyed at least 9,600 houses and damaged another 22,000 across 14 states. The government authorities reported that 79 people died and 30 people were injured since the beginning of the rainy season.

Mauretania – Heavy rainfall from late July caused severe flooding across several regions of Mauritania. Recent assessments reveal over 3,000 homes were destroyed and many others damaged. At least 14 fatalities were reported. Flooding caused extensive material damage, destroying 3,817 houses. In total 4,351 households, or 28,926 people, were affected. IFRC also reported the deaths of 14 people, most of them children.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 010e (Ten), located approximately 904 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 01 knot.

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Afghanistan – Over 30 people have died and many are missing after heavy rain caused flash flooding in parts of Afghanistan. Flash flooding struck in the norther Parwan Province on 13 August 2022 following heavy rainfall. Affected districts include Ghorband (also known as Syagird) and Shinwari. Flooding has also impacted areas of Logar Province in the last few days. Afghan Red Crescent reported at least 1 fatality, 3 injured and over 80 houses damaged or destroyed, along with wide areas of agricultural land.

Sudan – The number of fatalities caused by ongoing floods in Sudan has climbed steeply according to an update by Sudan Civil Defence and the United Nations. As of 13 August that 52 people have now died and another 25 have been injured since the beginning of the rainy season. As of 14 August 2022, the estimated number of people affected by heavy rains and floods since May is about 136,000 people. Torrential rains and floods destroyed about 8,900 houses and damaged another 20,600 in 12 states.

Nigeria – Officials in the state of Jigawa, northern Nigeria, report as many as 50 people have lost their lives in floods triggered by torrential rains. Severe flooding struck in several Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Jigawa after heavy rain from 01 August 2022. At least 7 people lost their lives as a result. Heavy rain and flooding has continued to affect areas of the state since then. On 14 August 2022, officials report that 50 people have now lost their lives and thousands of homes have been damaged leaving many displaced.

Mexico – At least 3 people have died after further flooding in the state of Sonora, Mexico, authorities report. Flash flooding struck in the city of Nogales, close to the border with Arizona, USA, following a storm on 13 August 2022. A total of 12 vehicles were swept away by flooding in different parts of the city, while around 7 homes suffered flood damage. Landslides were also reported in the area.

Chad – Weeks of heavy rain have caused significant damage and over 20 fatalities in different regions of Chad, including the capital N’Djamena. Since June, storms, heavy rain and flooding have affected 3,477 households (over 17,000 people) and destroyed 1,312 houses. Further more at least 22 people have lost their lives and 229 have been injured. As much as 160 mm of rain fell in 24 hours in N’Djamena on 02 August 2022. As many as 480 houses were destroyed and 789 damaged. In total 3,641 households were affected.

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In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 09w (Meari), located approximately 78 nm west-southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 13 knots.

In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical Cyclone 03a (Three), located approximately 252 nm southwest of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking west-southwestward at 10 knots.

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Niger – Flooding brought by seasonal heavy rains has continued to cause widespread damage in Niger, where 27 people have now died and almost 60,000 affected. Over 6,000 homes have been destroyed. Maradi, the second largest city in Niger, recorded 94 mm of rain in 24 hours to 21 July. The city of Dosso in the south-west corner of Niger saw 95 mm of rain in 24 hours to 04 August. In a report of 08 August 2022 by the United Nations, a total of 27 people have died as a result of flooding and heavy rain in Niger since the start of the rainy season.

Sudan – The rainy season continues to its toll on communities in Sudan, where over 80,000 people have now been affected and 25 have lost their lives. Around 30,000 people were affected after flooding struck in Azum and Gharb Jabal Marrah localities in Central Darfur during the first week of August 2022. As many as 5,892 houses have been destroyed.

Venezuela – Flooding has affected hundreds of people across the states of Barinas, Táchira and Miranda in Venezuela over the last few days. Dozens of families have been displaced after homes were damaged or destroyed. In Barinas state, the Socopó River broke its banks flooding wide areas of Socopó municipality from 09 August 2022. Nine homes were destroyed or severely damaged. At least 53 families have been forced to evacuate. In total around 2,300 residents have been affected. Around 140 families were affected and 28 houses damaged or destroyed after severe flooding in Capacho Viejo municipality in Táchira state, close to the border with North Santander Department of Colombia. Meanwhile around 120 homes were damaged in the municipality of Sucre, in the state of Miranda, close to Caracas, Venezuela’s capital.

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In the Eastern North Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 06e (Estelle), located approximately 1018 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 11 knots.

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Sudan – Flooding and heavy rains have affected thousands of people across five states in Sudan since the start of the current rainy season. At least 13 people have lost their lives and hundreds of homes have been damaged or destroyed. The floods in South Darfur come follow severe flooding in Sennar State on 12 July where one person died, 3 were injured and 186 homes destroyed. Two days earlier flooding struck in Guli in White Nile state damaging 65 homes and in Kassala state where 5 homes were destroyed, 257 damaged and 750 people were affected.

China – Heavy rain has taken its toll in western and central China over the last week. Severe flooding and landslides have occurred in Sichuan and Gansu provinces, resulting in around 15 fatalities. Three people died and 5 were reported missing after heavy rain and overflowing rivers caused flooding in Pingwu County, Mianyang in Sichuan province from 12 July 2022. Over 100 people were rescued by emergency services and 700 people evacuated their homes. Flooding affected other areas of the province in the following days. Xinhua news agency reported 50,900 people were affected in Chengdu, Deyang as well as Mianyang, and 68,000 people were pre-emptively evacuated. Meanwhile the neighbouring province of Gansu to the north of Sichuan also experienced heavy rainfall over the last 7 days. By around 12 July 8,826 people in districts of Longnan City were affected. As much as 337.7 mm of rain fell in Longnan City, local media said. The heavy rain continued and on 16 July Chinese media reported 6 people had died flooding in Longnan.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Sam is located about 800 mi…1290 km ese of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…130 mph…215 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 20w (Mindulle), located approximately 393 nm southwest of Iwo To, is tracking north-northwestward at 03 knots.

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Sudan and South Sudan – Ongoing floods in the neighbouring countries of Sudan and South Sudan have affected more than 700,000 people since the start of the rainy season in July this year. Around 100,000 of those affected in South Sudan were initially displaced by floods last year and have not been able to return home since. Heavy rains, infrastructure damage and reduced physical accessibility, funding constraints and insecurity have hampered the flood response, humanitarian agencies say.

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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.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Henri is located about 50 mi…85 km e of Providence Rhode island and about 55 mi…90 km se of Boston Massachusetts with maximum sustained winds…25 mph…35 km/h. Present movement…e or 80 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 13e (Marty), located approximately 727 nm south of San Diego, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

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Sudan – The United Nations reports that flooding in Sudan has affected over 60,000 people across 12 states. Furthermore, 3,848 houses have been destroyed and 8,514 damaged. A total of 43 people have lost their lives as a result of heavy rains and flooding. The Nile river is above the danger mark in several locations in the country. As of 22 August, the river stood at 16.12 metres at Atbara in River Nile State. The danger mark here is 15.78 metres.

USA – Tropical Storm Henri made landfall near Westerly, Rhode Island USA on 22 August 2021. The storm brought heavy rainfall to the region before landfall. A record 1.94 inches (49.28 mm) of rain fell in Central Park, New York in 1 hour late on 21 August 2021. Henri also brought strong winds and storm surge. At one point more than 120,000 people were without power across the Northeast. Some flights and trains were suspended temporarily.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 09e (Jimena), located approximately 1101 nm east of Hilo, Hawaii, is tracking northwestward at 06 knots.

Tropical Storm 08e (Hilda), located approximately 991 nm southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

In the northwestern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 12w (Twelve), located approximately 263 nm west-northwest of Chichi Jima, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

Tropical storm 13w (Lupit), located approximately 272 nm southwest of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking northward at 03 knots.

Tropical depression 14w (Miranae), located approximately 18 nm north of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking east-northeastward at 07 knots.

Tropical storm 15w (Nida), located approximately 437 nm east-southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking northward at 10 knots.

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Iran – Flooding has occurred in East and West Azerbaijan provinces, Tehran, Zanjan, Semnan, Qazvin, Kurdistan, Kerman, Mazandaran and Hormozgan from 01 August. Eight people lost their lives: 6 in Qazvin province, 1 in West Azerbaijan province and 1 in Mazandaran. Flooding has damaged roads, bridges and homes. IRCS said it has provided emergency shelter for 85 people.

Sudan – At least 9 people have died and hundreds of homes damaged or destroyed after flooding in Sudan and South Sudan since 24 July 2021. In Sudan, the Blue Nile river has broken its banks in several areas including in Sennar State, where transport has been severely disrupted. In Unity State of neighbouring South Sudan, authorities say at least 7 people have died in floods which submerged several homes in Mayendit County, displacing around 400 families. According to VOA, the floods destroyed infrastructure, houses and the livelihoods of hundreds of people. Nearly 90% of the land in Mayendit is submerged.

India – As of 04 August that flooding has affected 1,225 villages in Shivpuri, Sheopur, Datia, Gwalior, Guna, Bhind and Morena districts. Bridges and roads have been wiped out and teams from Air Force, Army and National and State Disaster Response Forces have been deployed across affected areas to help rescue victims marooned or trapped in flooded areas. About 5,950 people have been moved safely, with a further 1,400 still requiring rescue. Flooding and rainfall has damaged mobile telephone and power infrastructure, and the Gwalior-Guna railway track, which has been closed.

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Sudan – As many as 120 people have now died in Sudan in what the UN describe as the worst flooding in 30 years. Floods and landslides have destroyed or damaged 166,000 houses, according to the Sudan Government, and almost 830,000 people have been critically affected. North Darfur, Khartoum, West Darfur and Sennar are amongst the hardest-hit states, accounting for nearly half of all people affected. Crops have also been severely damaged just before harvest time. Over 420 schools have also been damaged, along with several health facilities, compromising essential services to the population.

Iran – At least 2 people died after flash floods struck in northern Iran. Heavy rainfall triggered flash flooding in Talesh County in the northern province of Gilan on 20 September. Flooding caused damage to homes, roads and bridges in 6 villages of the county. Two fatalities were reported.

Nepal – At least 10 people have died and 6 are missing after heavy monsoon rainfall once again triggered landslides in Nepal. Meanwhile 5 people are reported missing after 2 houses were buried by a landslide in Rambha Rural Municipality in Palpa District, also on 24 September. In a separate incident, one person died when a landslide destroyed a house in the same municipality.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Rene is located about 55 mi…90 km sw of Santo Antao Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

Tropical Storm Paulette is located about 1250 mi…2010 km w of the Cabo Verde islands and about 1330 mi…2140 km e of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

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Sudan – The United Nations reports that the flood situation in Sudan has worsened over the last few days after further heavy rainfall. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that over 506,000 people have been affected since the start of the rains in mid-July, with more than 110,000 of them in the first week of September alone. The Transitional Government of Sudan declared a national State of Emergency for the next three months, a decision that will boost efforts of all institutions that will work together to respond to the most urgent needs of those affected. River Nile water levels continue to increase, after reaching 17.4 metres, the highest in 100 years, according to the Government. Heavy rains forecast in Ethiopia and several parts of Sudan will likely cause the further increase of water levels and lead to more riverine and flash floods.

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Ghana – In Ghana, roads, bridges, homes and farmland have been swamped in the Northern and North East Regions due to heavy rainfall and releases from the Bagre Dam in neighbouring Burkina Faso, which began in mid-August 2020.

Burkino Faso – In Burkina Faso, local media reported that 3 people have died in flooding in Kaya, Centre-Nord after heavy rainfall from around 04 September. Earlier flooding affected the capital Ouagadougou after heavy rain from 30 August. Media report one person died in the district of Tanghin. Houses and property have been damaged.

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Senegal – Authorities have activated a state of emergency in Senegal, West Africa, in the face of ongoing floods in several parts of the country. Local media reported that at least 6 people have died as result of flooding in several parts of the country on 05 and 06 September.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Laura is located about 95 mi…155 km wnw of Memphis Tennessee and about 175 mi…280 km wsw of Paducah Kentucky with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 13e (Hernan), located approximately 825nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 19 knots.

Tropical storm 14e (Iselle), located approximately 912 nm south of San Diego, is tracking east-northeastward at 04 knots.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 10w (Ten), located approximately 610 nm south of Kadena AFB, is tracking west-southwestward at 08 knots.

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Sudan – At least 84 people have died and 381,770 affected by heavy rains and flooding in Sudan since the start of the rainy season in July this year. More than 37,000 homes have been destroyed, forcing most of the families affected to seek shelter with relatives and host communities. Another 39,000 houses 34 schools and 2,671 health facilities have been damaged.

Kenya and Uganda – In Uganda, the government reported that rising water levels on Lake Albert and Lake Kyoga had displaced over 8,700 people in Buliisa, Nakasongola and Amolatar districts. Lake flooding has also affected parts of Kenya. The impending spill over of the Turkwel dam, could displace over 300,000 people.

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Niger – Red Cross Society of Niger (RCSN) reported that as many as 868 houses were destroyed by flooding of the Niger river in Niamay that began 23 August. A total of 2,283 households (approximately 15,981 people) have been affected with many of them displaced and taking refuge in local schools or host families. One fatality was reported. The Niger river at Niamey reached 6.69 metres on 28 August 2020. Danger mark here is 6.2 metres and the previous record high was 6.4 metres.

Mexico – eavy rain began around 20 August 2020. The rain intensified over the follwingg days, with Escuintla in Chiapas recording 186.4 mm of rain in a 24 hour period to 23 August and Ixtepec in Oaxaca 140.2 mm. Alvarado in Veracruz recorded 113.7 mm in 24 hours to 25 August. Civil Protection in Chiapas reported that the Doña María river broke its banks, flooding more than 400 homes in Acapetahua municipality. One fatality was reported after flooding in the city of Tapachula. Flood rescues were carried out in Acacoyagua Municipality.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Josephine is located about 680 mi…1090 km ese of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 10e (Ten), located approximately 1359 nm southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-southwestward at 04 knots.

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India – As many as 25 people have now died in flooding in the state of Bihar in north eastern India. As of 13 August, 7.7 million people were affected by flooding across 16 districts of the state. Overall, 547,804 people have been evacuated during the floods. As of 13 August, 12,479 people were staying in relief camps.

Sudan – Flooding in Sudan has affected over 180,000 people across 17 states, with over 40 fatalities reported. Recent flooding began in the country after heavy rainfall in late July. Damage was reported in parts of Khartoum and a dam collapsed in Blue Nile state.

Yemen – Ongoing rain and flash floods in Yemen continue to cause casualties and damage. Reports suggest over 130 have died in the flooding since late July, with 35,000 families affected. There are also reports that flooding has moved landmines and other explosive devices into areas not previously contaminated. he recent spate of flooding began in the country after heavy rainfall in late July, damaging infrastructure, destroying homes and shelters and causing death and injuries. Marib, Hajjah, Raymah, Al Mahwit and Al Hudaydah governorates were particularly badly affected.

Europe – After days of high temperatures, heavy rainfall brought by summer storms has caused flooding and landslides in parts of the United Kingdom, France and Italy. In the UK, flash flooding was reported in Scotland after heavy rainfall 11 to 12 August, 2020. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said it received more than 1,000 emergency calls due to the severe weather. Authorities in Fife declared a “major incident” after flash floods caused severe damage across the region. Evacuations were carried out after a landslide near Kinghorn. Some of the worst of the flooding was in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, where the heavy rain is also thought to have triggered a landslide near which derailed a train. Three people died and 6 were injured in the derailment. Thunderstorms in France caused flooding on 12 August in parts of the northern Normandy Region. Firefighters in the region carried out 464 interventions in the departments of Orne, Calvados and Seine-Maritime. The flooding has disrupted road and rail travel. Meanwhile officials in Italy report that 3 people died and 2 were injured after heavy rain triggered a landslide in Chiareggio, a small village in the Chiesa in Valmalenco municipality, Sondrio Province in the Lombardy Region on 12 August.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Isaias is located about 115 mi…185 km ese of Jacksonville Florida and about 280 mi…455 km ssw of Myrtle beach South Carolina with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…n or 355 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 03w (Hagupit), located approximately 285 nm west of Kadena AFB, is tracking northwestward at 16 knots.

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Sudan – Floods across Sudan have left at least five people dead and over 2,300 homes damaged or destroyed. Blue Nile province one of the worst affected, where heavy rainfall caused the collapse of the Bout dam in Al Tadamun locality. The Sudanese Red Crescent said 1,200 houses have been destroyed. Flooding also affected the nearby town of Wad Abuk, where around 123 houses were also destroyed.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Isaias is located about 45 mi…75 km ene of Fort Lauderdale Florida and about 45 mi…75 km se of west Palm Beach Florida with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Remnants of Ten are located about 250 mi…405 km nnw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…25 mph…35 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 04w (Sinlaku), located approximately 78 nm south of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 07 knots.

Tropical Storm 03w (Hagupit), located approximately 264 nm southwest of Kadena AFB, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots.

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Sudan – Khartoum was hit by heavy rains on Friday (31 July) and Saturday (01 August 2020). Floods covered large parts of East Nile locality in Khartoum North. A number of houses collapsed.

Afghanistan – Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said that 100 homes were damaged or destroyed after heavy rain triggered flash flooding in Kuz Kunar district on 31 July. ADMA reported 14 people have died as a result, with 6 people injured. Flooding was also reported in Parwan Province where homes and roads were damaged or destroyed in areas of the provincial capital, Charikar.

South Korea – At least 5 people have died and 7 others are missing after heavy rains triggered mudslides and flooding in central South Korea on 02 August, 2020. Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) reported rainfall of more than 290mm in 24 hours from 01 to 02 August in areas of Gyeonggi and North Chungcheong provinces. North Chungcheong Province is the worst affected. Homes have been damaged, roads closed and train services suspended. Floods and mudslides caused fatalities in Chungju (1), Eumseong (2) and Jecheon (1).

Georgia – According to local authorities, flooding affected several villages in Oni municipality, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti region. Roads and bridges were damaged or destroyed, leaving around 2,000 people cut off. Power and drinking water supply was interrupted. Flooding was also reported in Guria Region, where roads and crops were damaged, and in Imereti Region, in particular in Tskaltubo municipality where the Rioni River broke its banks. Meanwhile mudflows have blocked roads in Tskhinvali region.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Nestor is located about 80 mi…125 km wsw of Panama City Florida and about 110 mi…175 km w of Apalachicola Florida with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Octave is located about 1340 mi…2160 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean : Typhoon 21w (Neoguri), located approximately 295 nm south of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots.

Tropical storm 22w (Twenty-Two), located approximately 628 nm east-southeast of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking west-northwestward at 16 knots.

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Sudan – Unprecedented flooding caused by heavy rains has affected nearly 200,000 people in northeast South Sudan, the UN refugee agency said Friday. Situated in the Upper Nile region, the affected area is home to more than 150,000 refugees from Sudan, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement. The UN agency said floodwaters have submerged major roads, making access to the refugee camps difficult and leading to closer of schools. The floods have also impacted access to public services, including hospitals and damaged sanitation facilities, increasing health risks.