Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Southern Hemisphere: In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 18s (Ilsa), located approximately 341 nm east-northeast of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southeastward at 13 knots.
Iran – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) reported heavy rain and flash floods in several provinces in the north and west of Iran after heavy rain on 12 April 2023. Heavy rain and flooding have also affected areas of neighbouring Iraq. Heavy rain began on 12 April 2023. As of 13 April IRCS reported flooding in West Azarbaijan, Kermanshah, Ilam, Qazvin and Lorestan Province. At least three people have lost their lives as a result of the flooding. Fatalities were reported in Bukan, West Azerbaijan (1), Mehran, Ilam Province (1) and Alamut in Qazvin Province (1).
Florida, USA – Torrential rain of over 25 inches (635 mm) fell in 24 hours in Fort Lauderdale in South Florida, USA, triggering flash floods. Stranded cars littered the streets around Fort Lauderdale, the City of Dania Beach and surrounding parts of Broward County. As of early 13 April, Fort Lauderdale Police reported at least 8 roads in the city were still impassable. The City of Dania Beach also declared a State of Emergency, and officials urged residents to stay off the streets.
Philippines – Disaster authorities report 5 people have died and 1 is missing after flooding and storms in southern regions of the Philippines. A Low-Pressure Area (LPA) brought heavy rainfall to Davao and Soccsksargen Regions from 09 April 2023. In the Davao Region, flooding and storms occurred in Davao City, Digos City, Magsaysay and Santa Cruz in Davao del Sur Province. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRMMC) reported 5 people died from lightning strikes in Digos City. Eight homes were destroyed and 2 were damaged. In total 1,538 people from 318 households were affected. Almost 350 people were displaced and moved to evacuation centres.