Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 03w (Muifa), located approximately 432 nm borth-northwest of Yap, is tracking north-northeastward at 08 knots.
In the South Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (ts) 17s (Seventeen), located approximately 179 nm north-northwest of Darwin, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 08 knots.
Dominican Republic – Due to the heavy rainfall throughout the country that started on 18 April, some communities in the northern and central areas of the Cibao region are currently displaced and without communications. Weather forecasts anticipate the rains to intensify over the coming weekend. Some 3,512 homes have been flooded while 9 have been destroyed. A total of 17,560 displaced families are currently housed in the homes of friends or family (approximately 88,000 people). Reported damages to infrastructure include 10 bridges and 13 roadways that connect the affected provinces and towns in the north to the south of the country.