Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Peter is located about 245 mi…390 km ene of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Tropical Storm Rose is located about 550 mi…885 km w of the southernmost Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

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USA – Heavy rain caused flash flooding in Alabama, USA on 18 September 2021. Roads were closed and one person died in a vehicle caught in flood water in Tuscaloosa.

Chad – Ongoing flooding in the country of Chad in north-central Africa has affected almost 250,000 people. Flooding first struck parts of the country in late June and the start of the rainy season. Five people died in south-western Tandjilé Region on 26 June. By late July flooding had affected thousands of people across the regions of Tandjilé, Mandoul, Ennedi-Ouest, N’Djamena and Batha. Flooding has affected 246,851 people from 41,267 families across 400 villages. Fifteen people have lost their lives and 17 are reported missing. A total of 329 people have been injured.

India – Heavy rains from 15 September 2021 caused severe flooding in several districts of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. Disaster authorities in the country reported as many as 58 people have lost their lives in incidents related to severe weather from15 to 19 September. In a 24 hour period to 15 September 2021, Fursatganj recorded 186 mm of rain, Sultanpur 118 mm and Lucknow 107 mm. The following day Barabanki saw 176 mm, Lucknow a further 128 mm, Kanpur 102 mm and Hardoi 112 mm. The rain caused river levels to rise and as of 17 September, the Kwano, Sarda, Ganges and Ghagra rivers were above danger levels in several districts including Gonda, Ayodhya, Kheri, Badaun and Ballia.

Nigeria – The UN reports that over 100,000 people have been directly affected by flash floods in Adamawa State of northeastern Nigeria, including the state capital Yola. The UN has warned of an increased risk of cholera in the region. The number of suspected cholera cases continued to climb across 6 LGAs of Yola North, Yola South, Shelleng, Gombi, Girei and Fufore. As of 7 September, 169 cases and 7 fatalities had been reported.

Uganda – Severe flooding and damaging landslides struck in Eastern Region of Uganda after heavy rainfall from 17 September 2021. One person died and 3 were hospitalised after a landslide destroyed a house in Kapchorwa district. Red Cross reported several landslides in Kapachorwa after close to 10 hours of heavy rain. Waters from the swollen Manafwa river were affecting areas in Mbale. Several villages in Kween district also saw flooding.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Larry is located about 605 mi…970 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…115 mph…185 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 15e (fifteen), located approximately 1021 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 03 knots.

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In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 18w (Conson), located approximately 32 nm south-southwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots.

Super Typhoon 19w (Chanthu), located approximately 683 south-southeast of Kadena AFB, is tracking west-southwestward at 10 knots.

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Mexico – Further flooding in central Mexico has caused the tragic deaths of at least 17 patients of a hospital in Hidalgo State. Heavy rainfall on 07 September 2021 caused the Tula and Rosas rivers to break their banks in the municipality of Tula de Allende (known as Tula) in Hidalgo State, situated about 70 km / 45 miles north of Mexico City. Flood waters swept through streets and into buildings, including the hospital of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS). Flooding also knocked out power in the area including the hospital which was caring for several COVID-19 patients.

Uganda – Around 270 people have been displaced from their homes after further flooding in Kasese District in Western Uganda. According to Uganda Red Cross, flooding has affected communities in Karusandara and Kanyengeya in Kasese District over the last few days. Heavy rain from 03 September 2021 caused the Nyamwamba to break its banks.

Ecuador – Three people have died and 2 are still missing after flash floods in Tungurahua Province in central Ecuador on 05 September 2021. Flooding struck in areas around Baños de Agua Santa (known as Baños) after heavy rain caused the La Estancia river to break its banks. Landslides were also reported in the area, and a bridge was severely damaged leaving around 50 people isolated in the La Estancia sector. Five people were swept away in the floods.

Nepal – Hundreds of homes were damaged and residents rescued after flash floods in areas of Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on 06 September 2021. Meanwhile officials in the country report that over 60 people have lost their lives in flood and landslides over the last 4 weeks. Flooding began in Kathmandu after heavy rainfall late 05 to early 06 September. Some areas saw more than 120mm of rain in around 8 hours. The September average for Kathmandu is around 200 mm. Over 380 houses were damaged and more than 200 people rescued by teams from police and military across the city. No injuries or fatalities were reported.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 06e (Felicia), located approximately 1141 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-southwestward at 08 knots.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 09w (Nine), located approximately 423 nm southeast of Kadena AFB, is tracked northwestward at 09 knots.

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Germany – The official death toll from flooding in western Germany has now increased to more than 100 people, with many more still missing. Transport, telecommunications, power and water infrastructure have been severely damaged, impeding damage assessments. As of 16 July there were still an unknown number of people unaccounted for, including 1,300 people in Bad Neuenahr, Ahrweiler district of Rhineland-Palatinate. Search and rescue operations are continuing. The full extent of the damage is still to be confirmed but dozens of homes are thought to have been completely destroyed after rivers broke their banks in particular in Schuld municipality in the district of Ahrweiler. Hundreds of troops from the Bundeswehr (German army) have been deployed to help with clean-up operations.

Arizona, USA – The state of Arizona declared a state of emergency for areas affected by Monsoon storms and flash flooding. Flooding has damaged roads and homes, while one person has died in the floods in the Grand Canyon National Park. The City of Flagstaff was among the hardest hit areas. Torrents of water raced down the slopes surrounding the city, swamping streets from 13 July. Local observers said rain fell on burn scar areas in the hills surrounding Flagstaff and flowed swiftly towards the city below.

Uganda – Rivers have overflowed in Western Region of Uganda, flooding wide areas of Kasese District. Meanwhile rising levels of Lake Kyoga has caused hundreds of households to evacuate in Northern Region. At least 30 villages have been affected in Kasese District. Homes, livelihoods, crops and roads have all suffered damage. Water levels on Lake Kyoga have submerged coastal areas of Amolatar District in the Northern Region of Uganda.

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In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02b (yaas), located approximately 321 nm south of Kolkata, India, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots.

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Uganda – Three people died and one was injured after heavy rain triggered floods and landslides in western Uganda. 2 young people died and 1 was injured after heavy rain triggered a landslide in Kilembe, Kasese District in the Western Region of Uganda on 23 May 2021. One house was partially destroyed in the landslide. The body of a woman was found after being swept away by flood waters of the Nyamwamba River in Kasese District.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 01e (Andres), located approximately 1173 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 04 knots.

Tropical Storm Andres on Sunday became the earliest named storm on record to develop in the eastern Pacific Ocean, according to the National Weather Service. The system formed hundreds of miles off the west coast of Mexico, had sustained winds of 40 mph and was moving out to sea at 6 mph as of Sunday morning. It is not expected to threaten land and will probably dissipate within 48 hours, NWS predicted.

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Ethiopia – Nine people died when a wall collapsed on residential houses following hours of heavy rain in Dire Dawa city, Ethiopia, on 02 May 2021. The accident took place at Kebele 03, known as Shementeria, after 4 hours of heavy rain that began early on 02 May 2021. A 50-meter-high wall collapsed on three houses, killing 9 people.

Somalia – The Somali Red Crescent Society (Somali RC) reports that at least 9 children have died after heavy rainfall caused the collapse of a house in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia. Heavy rainfall struck on 07 May 2021, causing severe flash flooding in the city, causing buildings to collapse in Wadajir District. Heavy rains have caused flash floods and structural damage in the area.

Uganda – Thousands of people have been affected by flooding in Eastern Region of Uganda after days of heavy rainfall caused rivers to overflow. Flooding struck in Butaleja District in Uganda’s Eastern Region from around 06 May 2021. Two days of heavy rain caused the Manafwa and Nakwasi rivers to burst their banks. Homes were damaged, displacing or severely affecting thousands of residents. Crops have been destroyed and several roads blocked, disrupting transport and livelihoods. One person was missing, assumed dead.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Northwest Pacific/North Indian Ocean: Tropical Depression 01w (Dujuan), located approximately 355 nm east of Davao, Philippines, is tracking northeastward at 06 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 21s (Guambe), located approximately 300 nm southwest of Europa island, is tracking southward at 05 knots.

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Madagascar – Madagascar reported on 17 February 2021 that 1 person has died around 1,400 people have been affected by recent heavy rainfall, floods and landslides across the regions of Alaotra-Mangoro, Analamanga, Melaky and Menabe. Over 200 homes have been damaged.

Uganda – Uganda Red Cross reports that at least 7 people have died in a landslide in Western Uganda. The landslide buried a house in Karungu Sub-county, Buhweju District late on 18 February, 2021. Local media later reported the number of fatalities as 8, including several children.

Indonesia – Over 1,300 people have been displaced by recent flooding in Jakarta and surrounding areas in Indonesia. Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in East Jakarta recorded 160 mm of rain in 24 hours to 19 February. In the following 24 hours period, 226mm of rain fell in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta.

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Uganda – Heavy rain in western Uganda has once again caused a deadly flooding in Kasese district. The flooding occurred in Buhuhira and Bwesumbu sub-counties after the Kuruhe river broke its banks on 24 November. According to the Uganda Red Cross, a house was destroyed by flood waters in the village of Kinyamagana in Bwensumbu sub-county, leaving at least 3 people dead and 5 more are feared missing. Search for the missing is ongoing.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Eta is located about 90 mi…145 km w of Camaguey Cuba and about 300 mi…485 km s of Miami Florida with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…ne or 35 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 23w (Atsani), located approximately 219 nm southwest of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking westward at 06 knots.

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Zimbabwe – At least 2 people have died in severe weather including flash floods in Manicaland Province, eastern Zimbabwe. Flooding struck from 04 November after 2 days of storms and rain. One person was swept away by flash floods in Chipinge, close to the border with Mozambique, on 05 November, where crops, bridges, homes and a school were severely damaged. Meanwhile another person died in Odzi, about 130km north of Chipinge, after being struck by lightning. Buildings were damaged by strong winds in parts of Chipinge and Buhera. Hailstorms affected parts of Nyanga. The flash flooding is in stark contrast to ongoing drought conditions affecting wide areas of the country. In May this year, Zimbabwe’s second biggest city of Bulawayo limited access to tap water to just one day a week.

Uganda – Heavy rain and stormy weather in western Uganda has caused flash flooding in Bundibugyo and further floods along the shores of Lake Albert. In Bundibugyo, flash flooding came after heavy rain on 06 November caused a stream to break its banks in Ntotoro sub-county. Local media reports say around 1,000 people were affected, with homes and roads damaged. Also in western Uganda, strong winds and heavy rain on 07 November caused further flooding along the shores of Lake Albert.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical depression Eta is located about 90 mi…145 km s of La Ceiba Honduras with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 22w (Goni), located approximately 216 nm east-southeast of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking west-southwestward at 04 knots.

Tropical storm 23w (Atsani), located approximately 399 nm south-southwest of Kadena AFB, Japan, is tracking westward at 09 knots.

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In the Central/Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 20e (Odalys), located approximately 919 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

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Brazil – Around 300 people have been displaced after torrential rainfall in the city of Sanharo in Pernambuco, a state in northeast Brazil. Around 300 people evacuated their homes, mostly in the Salgado neighbourhood of the city, and were temporarily housed in local schools and gyms.

Colombia – Flooding has affected the departments of Magdalena and Norte Santander in Colombia over the last few days. The country’s National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD) reported that flooding has affected 9,200 families across 7 municipalities in Magdalena Department. No fatalities or injuries have been reported. Flooding has affected the department since late October. Thousands of homes have been damaged but as of 03 November. Relief items have been distributed to affected families.

Uganda – Red Cross in Uganda reports that 2 people have died after flash flooding in Kasese District. Around 1,200 families were displaced in Kasese due to the recent heavy rains and landslides. The affected families have camped at schools and churches for shelter.

Nicaragua and Honduras – Hurricane “Eta” made landfall on 03 November in the North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region (RACCN) of Nicaragua as a category 4 hurricane, with sustained winds of 220 km/h. ETA was later downgraded to a category 2 hurricane, and continued to move over north-eastern Nicaragua, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to parts of neighbouring Honduras. Nicaragua’s disaster agency, SINAPRED, said that around 30,000 people had been pre-emptively evacuated from threatened areas in RACCN. In Honduras, the departments of Colon, Atlantida, Cotes, Yoro, and Gracias a Dios were under red alert as of 03 November.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression (td) 16w (Chan-Hom), located approximately 138 nm north of Chichi Jima, Japan, is tracking southward at 08 knots.

Tropical storm 18w (Nangka), located approximately 277 nm south-southeast of Hong Kong, is tracking westward at 13 knots.

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USA – Delta made landfall 09 October 2020 as a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h (100 mph). The storm began to lose strength as it moved inland and has since been downgraded to a Tropical Depression. Heavy winds downed trees and power lines. Some 615,000 homes and businesses along the Gulf Coast without power as of 10 October. Delta also dumped heavy rainfall, causing floods in parts of Louisiana and later Georgia.

Vietnam – Tropical Storm Linfa made landfall over Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces in Vietnam on 11 October 2020. The storm brought further heavy rainfall to central provinces of Vietnam. Ta Long in Qang Tri province recorded 210 mm of rain, and Quang Dien and A Luoi in Thua Thien-Hue both saw 182mm in a 24 hour period to 12 October. Central Vietnam has been plagued by heavy rain since around 05 October, with many provinces seeing severe flooding and landslides.

Uganda – Flooding from Lake Albert and Lake Kyoga had continues to cause hardship for local communities in Uganda. Uganda Red Cross reported that rising flood waters from Lake Albert displaced around 1,400 people in Kanara sub county, Ntoroko district in early October. Relief items have been distributed. NTV News said many of those displaced sought refugee at a nearby health centre which was later also flooded. Others are staying in a local school building. Local media also reported increased flooding from lake Albert in areas of Ndaiga sub-county in Kibaale district. Flooding began in April but worsened over recent weeks leaving many homeless and affecting at least 6,000 people. In a disturbing development, the recent displacements have reportedly caused land conflicts, according to reports.

Cambodia – Days of heavy rainfall in South East Asia have caused flooding in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Flooding in parts of Cambodia over the last few days has left at least 10 people dead and thousands affected. The first of the recent spate of flooding began in early October 2020 when around 150 people were evacuated from their homes in areas of Banteay Meanchey province, in particular Ou Chrov District close to the border with Thailand. Several other provinces were also affected by heavy rain at the time, including Pursat, Battambang, Kampong Speu and Kampong Chhnang. Since then flooding has worsened and as of 10 October, around 14,000 people were thought to be affected or displaced. Around 40,000 hectares of crops and paddy fields have been inundated. Military teams have been deployed to help with rescue and relief operations.

Ghana – Flooding struck in Accra and surrounding areas in Ghana on 10 October after heavy rainfall. Media reported a heavy downpour lasting several hours, early on 10 October, causing floods in areas of Accra and neighbouring Kasoa in Central Region. Just over 78 mm of rain was recorded at Kotoka International Airport in Accra in 24 hours to 10 October.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Paulette is located about 385 mi…620 km sse of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…ene or 60 degrees at 29 mph…46 km/h.

Hurricane Sally is located about 15 mi…25 km nne of Gulf Shores Alabama and about 25 mi…40 km wsw of Pensacola Florida with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…nne or 20 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

Tropical Storm Vicky is located about 755 mi…1215 km wnw of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Hurricane Teddy is located about 820 mi…1315 km e of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…nw or 320 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 16e (Karina), located approximately 754 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 09 knots.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 13w (Noul), located approximately 260 nm west-southwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

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India – Fresh floods have struck in the state of Assam over the last few days, with over 100 villages affeted and 1 fatality reported. Heavy rainfall has caused a fresh spate of flooding, affecting over 100 villages in the 4 districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath and Chirang in the east of the state. ASDMA reported on 14 September that almost 34,000 people were affected and reported one fatality in Biswanath. Over 4,000 hectares of crops were also submerged.

Uganda – At least 2 people died after flash floods caused chaos in the city of Kampala, capital of Uganda. Heavy rainfall began around 08 September, triggering flash floods which swamped the city’s roads and caused major disruption to traffic. Meanwhile a building under construction collapsed in Makindye division on 11 September.

Vietnam – he Vietnam Disaster Management Authority (DMA) reports that 2 people died after severe weather including lightning strikes, strong winds and heavy rainfall over the last few days. Flooding and landslides were reported in northern parts of the country from 11 to 14 September 2020. A landslide in Ha Giang province on 11-12 September buried a house, killing one person. DMA reported over 60 houses were flooding in the province, along with around 10 hectares of rice crops.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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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 Cristobal is located about 70 mi…110 km se of Ciudad del Carmen Mexico maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…se or 125 degrees at 2 withmph…4 km/h.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 02a (Nisarga) has dissipated.

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Mexico – Tropical Storm Cristobal is already bringing damaging and deadly flooding to parts of Mexico and Central America and it is forecast to bring heavy rainfall over southern Mexico and parts of the Yucatan Peninsula this week. The Pacific Coast from Chiapas to Guatemala and El Salvador will also see heavy rainfall, which could cause widespread life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

Uganda – Gardens, roads, and homes in five sub-counties of Dokolo district have been submerged by the rising water levels of Lake Kwania, making over a thousand families homeless. The people affected have moved to higher grounds as the devastating floods continue to wreak havoc in the district.

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Uganda – Residents of Kasese District in western Uganda woke up on Sunday to another wave of flash floods three days after the torrents hit the district when four major rivers burst their banks on Thursday. he rives; Nyamwamba, Mubuku, Nyamughasana and Lhubiriha again burst their banks in the wee hours of Sunday morning spilling water into the communities in the low lands putting the lives of hundreds people at risk.

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Malaysia – Some 100 houses in Teluk Kumbar and Sungai Ara, near here, were hit by flash floods after heavy rain lashed several areas in Penang for more than two hours last night. However, the flood victims were not evacuated to relief centres.

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Uganda – Sweeping floods in western Uganda killed four people and displaced 5,000 as heavy rains continue to inundate the region, police said Sunday. They said three others are also missing after the sub-counties of Kabuyanda, Mwizi and Birere in Isingiro District were hit with severe flooding. The three people who are missing are adult males who were cutting timber when the floods struck. 5,000 people have been displaced by the flooding.

Kenya – More than 1,800 families in western Kenya have been rendered homeless after the River Nzoia burst its banks, according to the Kenya Red Cross. In the Buyuku village of Budalangi, residents loaded their belongings on boats to get them away from submerged homes. Heavy rainfall has continued in recent days and has led to more flooding and landslides across the region.

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