Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Fernanda is located about 1475 mi…2375 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…120 mph…195 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 06w (Talas), located approximately 150 nm south of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 14 knots.

In the North Atlantic: Tropical Low Four remains an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential (20%) for further tropical development.

NewsBytes:

Arizona, USA – At least nine people were killed and one person was still missing on Sunday night after flash flooding interrupted a family gathering in central Arizona over the weekend. The storm hit on Saturday, the first day of the region’s monsoon season, which lasts from mid-July through September. Flash flooding is common in Arizona during those months. The state’s low-lying roads and dry rivers and creek beds are particularly vulnerable to sudden downpours, with vegetation too sparse to slow the water’s sudden onset. Along with the flooding, Saturday’s storm caused several power failures, leaving thousands of people without electricity.

India – Heavy rains swelled two major rivers causing flash floods in Odisha’s Rayagada district, prompting the state government to seek the help of defence forces. A railway bridge was also washed away. The flash floods resulted from an alarming rise in the water levels in the Nagavalli and the Kalyani rivers.

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