Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Tropical depression 04w (Merbok), located approximately 298 nm west-northwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking north-northwestward at 11 knots.

NewsBytes:

Uruguay – Displaced people by floods in Uruguay might reach 10,000 people for next week, if the upcoming of the waters of the Uruguay River continues. The last report had 4,694 persons out of their homes in the departments of Salto, Paysandú, Artigas and Río Negro, northwest of the country. Between Tuesday and Thursday of the coming week, the waters of the Uruguay River are expected to reach its highest level (about 16 meters).

New South Wales, Australia – Northern rivers and mid north coast told to expect minor and flash flooding, with up to 200mm forecast to fall on sodden ground. Parts of northern New South Wales are being warned to expect further heavy rainfall and the possibility of floods over the public holiday weekend. Up to 200mm of rain and flash flooding was forecast from Port Macquarie up to Lismore through to early next week, following two days of heavy and persistent rainfall. Eight river valleys had been put on flood watch, and a minor warning issued for the Wilsons River, which had recorded up to 170mm of rainfall in the 48 hours to 5am Sunday.

Philippines – Various disaster councils across Bicol were placed on heightened alert on Saturday as the Low Pressure Area in the vicinity of Coron Island in Palawan province brought moderate rains that could trigger flash floods, mudflows and landslides to low-lying areas and mountain slopes in the region.

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