Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 27w (Nyatoh), located approximately 560 nm west-northwest of Navsta, Guam, is tracking northward at 09 knots.

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Colombia – Raging flash floods swept through parts of the city of Medellín, capital of Antioquia Department in northwest Colombia, late on 30 November 2021. After some initial damage assessments on 01 December, the city administration reported 4 houses were completely destroyed and a further 70 damaged in the floods. Around 300 people were affected. Further damage assessments were ongoing.

Thailand – Flooding in southern Thailand has affected over 100,000 people across 8 provinces since late November according to disaster management authorities. Atotal of 21,109 households (an estimated 105,545 people) have been impacted. No fatalities have been reported.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Sam is located about 255 mi…405 km e of Bermuda and about 1035 mi…1665 km ssw of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…130 mph…215 km/h. Present movement…nne or 20 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

Tropical Storm Victor is located about 850 mi…1370 km wsw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Northern Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 03b (Shaheen-Gulab), located approximately 271 nm northeast of Masirah Island, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

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Indonesia – Seven people have died after heavy rain caused landslides and flooding in Pariaman Regency, West Sumatra Province, Indonesia. Severe weather including strong winds and heavy rain struck on 29 September 2021. An eight victim died as a result of wind damage. The heavy rain caused at least 9 landslides in the area, according to disaster officials, with the most severe reported in Lubuk Alung district. Seven people died, 5 were injured and 280 families were affected. Flooding also affected the area, with flood waters up 2 metres deep reported. A total of 338 houses were damaged, with 12 severely damaged or destroyed. Wide areas of crops and dozens of vehicles were also damaged.

Thailand – As of 30 September Thailand’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (DDPM) reported flooding has affected 229,220 households across 6,827 villages in 193 districts of 31 provinces. A total of 7 fatalities have been reported, including 6 in Lopburi Province and 1 in Phetchabun Province where 1 person was reported missing. Chaiyaphum Province is one of the worst hit areas, with 71,379 household affected, while in Lopburi a total of 56,138 households were affected. The heavy rain from the storm caused numerous rivers to overflow.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Sam is located about 610 mi…980 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 360 nm west-southwest of Iwo To, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

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Thailand – Disaster authorities in Thailand report dozens of provinces in the country have been affected by flooding after heavy rain over recent days brought by Tropical Storm Dianmu. Flooding has affected 58,977 households across 27 provinces.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Ida is located about 135 mi…220 km w of Roanoke Virginiam and about 135 mi…215 km ne of Knoxville Tennessee with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…ne or 55 degrees at 24 mph…39 km/h.

Tropical Depression Kate is located about 895 mi…1440 km ne of the northernLleeward islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 340 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Storm Larry is located about 135 mi…220 km w of Roanoke Virginiam and about 135 mi…215 km ne of Knoxville Tennessee with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…ne or 55 degrees at 24 mph…39 km/h.

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USA – Raging flash floods and mudslides caused by the remnants of hurricane Ida swept through parts of Buchanan County, Virginia, on 31 August 2021. More than 20 homes were destroyed in the small community of Hurley situated in a valley along Knox Creek. Around 60 people were evacuated with some taking shelter in a local church.

Thailand – Disaster authorities in Thailand report that heavy rainfall and flooding has affected 10 provinces over the last few days, affecting over 320,000 people mostly in central areas of the country. Much of the foooding was minor and no injuries or deaths were reported as of 31 August 2021.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Thailand – Floods and landslides have struck again in southern Thailand, affecting the 4 provinces of Songkhla, Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani. Authorities report 3 people have died as a result. Flooding began around 04 January after heavy rain influenced by the North East Monsoon and an area of low pressure off the coast of Peninsular Malaysia, where flooding has also affected thousands of people since the start of the year. According to Thailand’s Meteorological Department, in a 24 hour period to 05 January, Yala recorded 141.9mm of rain and Narathiwat 71.7mm.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 26w (Krovanh), located approximately 373nm east-southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is tracking west-southwestward at 09 knots.

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Thailand – Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reports that the strong northeast monsoon over the Gulf of Thailand caused further heavy rain and strong winds in southern provinces from 16 December, resulting in floods and landslides. As of 21 December, over 125,000 people from around 32,000 households were affected in total, with most of them in Narathiwat Province (28,836 household affected), and others in Pattani (2,304) and Yala (863 households). Over 400 people in Narathiwat have evacuated their homes and moved to evacuation centres.

UK – Heavy rainfall swept across parts of the United Kingdom over the weekend 18 to 20 December 2020, causing flash flooding in parts of Wales and South West England. Whitebarrow in Devon recorded 138mm of rain in 24 hours on 18 December, while Princetown in Devon recorded 111mm and Dartmoor 91 mm during the same period, according to the UK’s Met Office. In Wales, Llyn-y-Fan Blaenau in Carmarthenshire recorded 98mm and Tyn-Y-Waun, Glamorgan 82 mm on 18 December.

Malaysia – More flooding has affected parts of Peninsular Malaysia, prompting over 8,000 people to evacuate their homes. Flooding struck parts of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang states from 17 December 2020 following days of heavy rains brought by the annual monsoon season. Kuantan in Pehang recorded 132 mm of rain in 24 hours to 17 December and a further 118 mm the following day. Levels of rivers in the region increased. The Golok river in northern Kelantan reached 10.43 metres on 20 December, above the danger mark of 10 metres. Several people have been rescued from flood waters, but no fatalities have been reported as of 20 December.

Philippines – At least 8 people have died and thousands have evacuated their homes after floods and landslides in the Philippines over the last few days. Heavy rain affected the southern island of Mindanao and later the central island ground of Visayas after an area of low pressure developed in to Tropical Depression “Vicky” on 18 December.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Thailand – Disaster authorities in Thailand report that flooding in southern provinces has affected over 300,000 households. At least 8 people have died in flash flooding in the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat. As of 04 December, 302,110 households have been affected by floods across 67 districts in the 7 southern provinces. Heavy rain has been falling in the region since around 21 November.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Laura is located about 85 mi…140 km nw of the western tip of Cuba and about 680 mi…1095 km se of Lake Charles Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

Post Tropical Cyclone Marco is located about 60 mi…100 km s of Morgan City Louisiana and about 110 mi…175 km sse of Lafayette Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (ts) 09w (Bavi), located approximately 288 nm southwest of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 07 knots.

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Thailand – One person has died after heavy rainfall and flooding which has affected wide areas of northern Thailand since 20 August. Thai Meteorological Department reports that Phrae, capital of Phrae Province, recorded almost 240mm of rain in 24 hours to 22 August 2020. The Yom river overflowed flooding areas of Muang and Sung Men districts in the province, while the Nan river broke its banks in Nan Province, where 1 person died. Thousands of homes have been damaged, along with wide areas of crops. Almost 40,000 people have been affected and 1,065 people displaced. Heavy rainfall also triggered a landslide in Muang Mae Hong Son district of Mae Hong Son province.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Nigeria – At least three people have been killed or are missing due to flash floods in Kwara, Nigeria. A bridge embankment collapsed in Oko-Erin leaving one person dead and two others missing. Heavy downpours destroyed 100 houses and displaced at least 300 people in Eket Local Government Area.

Ivory Coast – Heavy rains and floods in parts of southern Ivory Coast have damaged buildings, blocked roads, disrupted transport and caused landslides. The districts of Andre Chateau d’Eau, Abobo-Belleville and Riviera Palmeraie were the worst affected.

Indonesia – Flooding has once again hit parts of Aceh Province in Indonesia after heavy rain caused several rivers to overflow on 16 June.

Guatemala & Honduras – Heavy rain has triggered flooding and landslides in parts of Guatemala and Honduras over the last few days. Two people have died after heavy rain triggered a landslide in western Honduras. The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conred) in Guatemala reports that landslides and flooding have affected over 4,000 people from 16 June. A landslide in San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango, has blocked parts of the CA-1 road, preventing the passage of hundreds of vehicles. Landslides were also reported in Nentón, about 35km to the north, where Conred has distributed relief supplies to affected families.

Thailand – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) in Thailand reports that severe weather including wind storms, high waves and heavy rain has affected several provinces over the last few days.

England – Heavy rain has caused flash floods in the Bournemouth and Poole areas. The Met Office had issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms in Bournemouth, stating there was a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 02e (Amanda), located approximately 1864 nm east-southeast of San Diego, is tracking north-northeastward at 08 knots.

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Thailand – Phuket- Heavy rain triggered flooding in several areas in downtown Muang district of this southern island province on Saturday morning. Several roads in the municipal area were impassable to small vehicles after heavy downpours pounded the island from 9.30am to 11.40am.

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India – A person drowned in the Kampur area of central Assam’s Nagaon district, taking the flood-related death toll to six in less than a week even as more than 4,000 people went back home from relief camps on Saturday. While the floods have destroyed crops on 26,977 hectares, surface communication has been disrupted with 68 roads and half-a-dozen bridges damaged.

South America – The Central American gyre, a broad area of low pressure, which formed this weekend, is drifting aimlessly between North and South America and could unleash life-threatening flooding and mudslides this week across Central America. It may also spin off two tropical storms that could menace the Gulf Coast and the region’s Pacific coasts.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Humberto is located about 135 mi…220 km nnw of Great Abaco island and about 175 mi…285 km e of Cape Canaveral Florida with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 335 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Kiko is located about 815 mi…1310 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…125 mph…205 km/h. Present movement…w or 265 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 17w (Seventeen), located approximately 651 nm southeast of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 13 knots.

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Thailand – Floods in north-eastern Thailand have submerged homes, roads and bridges, leaving more than 23,000 people in evacuation shelters as anger grows over the government’s “slow” emergency response. Torrential rain has lashed the country for the last two weeks, causing flash floods and mudslides in almost half its provinces, with families evacuated from their homes in boats or makeshift rafts. Since 29 August, 32 people have been killed in the deluge. Local media reports from the worst-hit province of Ubon Ratchathani showed people wading through chest-deep water and rescuers in boats trying to steer buffalo to higher ground.

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Wildfires

Wildfires – Thailand

Forest fires have damaged more than 2.6 million rai of land in nine northern provinces, according to a satellite image report by Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency. During January 1- March 16, 2,680,634 rai of land was destroyed in wildfires (about 430 000 hectares).

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 23s (Twenty-three), located approximately 207 nm west of Darwin, Australia, is tracking west-southwestward at 09 knots.

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Thailand – Pattaya city was hit by flash floods for the second consecutive day on Wednesday after being pounded by thunderstorms. Several areas were flooded up to a meter high and roads cut off after the touristic coastal city suddenly experienced torrential rain in the afternoon for over two hours. The city yesterday also saw vast areas submerged by floods following hours of heavy rain, damaging many homes and a popular beach. Many parts of the major road Pattaya Tai were inundated, causing traffic jams several kilometers long.

Wildfires

Wildfires – China

China’s government said on Tuesday that at least 30 people have died fighting a wildfire high in the mountains of the country’s Sichuan province. The blaze was contained on Tuesday as smoke continued to lift into sky from the smoldering forest.

The victims included 27 firefighters and three local residents that were recruited to help battle the blaze, which erupted on Saturday, March 30.

Over 15,000 are battling a forest fire in the country’s Shanxi province. More than 4,600 residents have been evacuated to safety in the region.

Wildfires – Thailand

Wildfires and crop burning are blanketing the region with smog. Chiang Mai’s air quality index was 379, the worst major urban reading globally and a level that’s hazardous, according to IQAir AirVisual pollution data.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 36w (Pabuk), located approximately 245 nm east-southeast of Port Blair, Andaman, is tracking westward at 08 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 08p (Penny), located approximately 499 nm east of Cairns, Australia, is tracking westward at 05 knots.

Tropical cyclone 09p (Mona), located approximately 194 nm south-southeast of Suva, Fiji, is tracking southeastward at 12 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical depression 01w (One), located approximately 182 nm east-southeast of Majuro, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

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Thailand – Floods and blackouts caused by Tropical Storm Pabuk left nearly 30,000 people in evacuation shelters across southern Thailand Saturday, as relieved tourists stranded on islands further north were spared the worst and began to plot routes home. Pabuk, a once in three-decade weather system, packed winds of up to 75 kilometres (45 miles) an hour and brought heavy rains and storm surges as it lashed the entire south of the kingdom on Friday, downing power cables and causing widespread flooding.