Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the western Pacific: Super Typhoon 30w (Nock-Ten), located approximately 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Catanduanes in the Philippines and it is forecast to move west at 15 kph (9 mph).

Newsbytes:

Indonesia – According to the Jakarta Globe media outlet, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency registered 105,758 residents affected by the floods, while 104,378 of them remain at the agency’s evacuation posts. On Wednesday, central Indonesian districts were hit by a heavy flood, with thousands of houses and infrastructure seriously damaged. The authorities introduced a state of emergency on Thursday, which will reportedly last till January 4. There were no reports about casualties among residents.

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South Africa – Two Electricity Utility employees died after they were swept away in a car during flash floods in the uMzinyathi District, in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, the provincial cooperative governance and traditional affairs department said on Friday.

Guyana – Guyana is bracing for more rains and floods with the National Weather Watch Centre predicting heavy rainfall over the next seven days. The rains begun on Friday causing widespread flooding.

Singapore – Heavy rain resulted in flash floods around Singapore on Christmas eve (Dec 24). Flash flood alerts were issued for a few areas in central Singapore, including Newton Circus, Balmoral Road, Cairnhill Road and the Pan-Island Expressway near Stevens Road, according to the Land Transport Authority.

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