Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Mississippi, USA – A severe storm system in parts of the South and Midwest United States claimed the lives of at least six people on Wednesday, bringing several tornadoes to Indiana, Illinois, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Paraguay – Flooding caused by heavy rains has forced the evacuation of more than 70,000 people in Paraguay. Authorities say the Paraguay River rose to nearly 24 feet (7.2 meters) Wednesday after weeks of torrential rains. That’s near its highest level of 1983, when it reached 25.3 feet (7.72 meters). About 72,000 people have been forced out of their homes in the Paraguayan capital. But many more are expected to be affected nationwide by the swelling of the Parana and other rivers. Communities living in low-lying slums are especially at risk. Most are seeking shelter in camps on higher ground, where they’re sleeping in improvised tents.

Cumbria, UK – Cumbria face their Christmas being ruined by flood waters as yet another storm, Storm Eva is predicted to hit Britain with rain and winds up to 70mph.

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