Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the South Pacific: Tropical cyclone 18p (Donna), located approximately 318 nm north of Port Vila, Vanuatu, is tracking westward at 05 knots.

NewsBytes:

Missouri, USA – Flooding along the Meramec River near St. Louis has closed one major interstate and is threatening a second and hundreds of smaller roads and highways. That would cut off thousands of workers from getting to work and school. More than 200 homes have been damaged, and St. Louis County’s emergency management chief says another 1,500 are in harm’s way. The Meramec and other rivers in Missouri and Illinois rose sharply after significant rain in the past few days.

Louisiana, USA – A rainstorm dumped over 10 inches of rain in less than four hours on parts of Avoyelles, flooding homes, businesses and farmland throughout the parish. Approximately 100-125 homes were flooded and several roads were closed.

Lake Ontario, USA – The Lake is at its highest level in 24 years, roughly 20 inches above average, because of near-record spring rains. Waves are crashing over breakwalls and flooding hundreds of properties along the lake’s southern and eastern shores. Owners of lakeside homes are piling sandbags against the floodwaters.

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