Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 02b (Two), located approximately 38 nm north-northeast of Chittagong, Bangladesh, is tracking northward at 21 knots.
Bangladesh – Cyclone Mora has battered Bangladesh, killing at least three people and wreaking havoc in camps housing Rohingya refugees. The tropical storm has forced almost 500,000 people to flee coastal villages. Packing heavy rain and winds, the storm made landfall between Cox’s Bazar and the port city of Chittagong early on Tuesday morning.
Brazil – Heavy rains and flooding have driven tens of thousands of Brazilians from their homes in the country’s northeast and caused at least six deaths, authorities said Monday. The state of Pernambuco has declared a state of emergency in 14 cities affected by heavy rains in recent days. More than 40,000 people have fled their homes, some of which have been destroyed, as flood waters rose waist-high in some places. Two people have died, state officials said. In the neighboring state of Alagoas, more than 2,000 families have been forced from their homes and four people have died, authorities said.