Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Ophelia is located about 725 mi…1165 km SW of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…NE or 40 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.
In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 24w (twenty-four), located approximately 262 nm northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 07 knots.
Vietnam – Floods caused by a tropical depression in Vietnam killed 37 people, one of the highest death tolls recorded in the country from flooding, the disaster prevention agency said on Thursday. Forty people were missing and 21 others were injured after rains caused landslides and flooding, mostly in northern and central Vietnam. In a report, it said more than 17,000 households have been evacuated and more than 200 homes have collapsed, while nearly 18,000 other houses were submerged or damaged. It said more than 8,000 hectares of land growing rice was damaged and around 40,000 animals were killed or washed away.
Kenya – Residents of parts of Nyanza, Rift Valley, Western and Central parts of the country are asked to stay alert as flash floods are expected from Wednesday 11 October 2017.