Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the East Pacific: Post-Tropical Cyclone Tina is located about 360 mi…580 km W of Manzanillo Mexico and about 275 mi…445 km S of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

Newsbytes:

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Supermoon – With the much-anticipated arrival of the November “Beaver” Supermoon comes a darker side — higher tides and possible coastal flooding around the world. The moon will be closer to the Earth in the next few days than it has been in nearly 70 years. The gravitational pull of the moon will produce similar king tides that left many neighbourhoods inundated last month from South Florida to Boston. The king tide occurs when the earth, moon, and sun align. Gravity pulls the oceans to their highest tides, often “afflicting coastal communities with minor or nuisance flooding that can close roads, inundate local businesses, erode beaches and cause sewage overflows,” according to a report by Climate Central. The National Weather Service has issued warnings all along the East Coast of higher than normal tides through at least mid-week. Other areas of the world are experiencing similar coastal flooding associated with the supermoon, including Venice, Italy. Plazas were flooded Saturday in the Italian city after high tides, known locally as acqua alta, flooded neighbourhoods.

Wellington, New Zealand – Heavy rain led to road closures, flooding and slips on Tuesday, but Wellington Civil Defence says the rain has stopped and flooding appears to be subsiding.

Indonesia – Over 6,000 people were displaced due to major floods that hit parts of Indonesia’s West Java province, an official said on Tuesday. The floods have submerged over 5,000 houses, 12 mosques, four school buildings and more than 100 hectares of paddy fields.

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