Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Joyce is located about 525 mi…850 km s of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…ssw or 200 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

NewsBytes:

North Carolina, USA- Hurricane Florence may have moved on from North Carolina, but the effects from the deadly storm are still threatening the state. Florence unleashed up to 36 inches of rain in some areas, causing massive flooding. And while no more rain from the hurricane is expected, officials say the flooding is going to get worse before it gets better. One consequence is that the flooding breached hog lagoons – man-made pits that store animal waste. Due to excessive flooding, CNN reported that at least seven lagoons were overflowing with water and several more lagoons became flooded. Waste from the lagoons was spilling out into the storm water, exposing people to feces and bacteria like e.coli and salmonella, which can cause vomiting, gastrointestinal issues, kidney problems and skin infections, among other health issues. Flood waters could also be contaminated with coal ash, industrial waste created by coal burning power plants. In addition to animal waste, CBS reported that tens of thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater from a sanitary sewer flowed into a tributary of the Cape Fear river basin on Sunday for four hours.

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