Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: tropical Storm Leslie is located about 585 mi…940 km ne of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Sergio is located about 1045 mi…1680 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…125 mph…205 km/h. Present movement…sw or 235 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 30w (Kong-Rey), located approximately 211 nm north-northeast of Pusan, South Korea, is tracking north-northeastward at 31 knots.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Walaka is located about 995 mi…1600 km nnw of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.


Italy – Severe floods continue to impact areas in southern Italy, with videos posted to social media showing floodwater swirling through streets. Extreme threat warnings for flash flooding in southern Italy are in place until October 6. Currently major flash flooding can be seen in Catania, Sicily and in Pulsano (Ta), Puglia, south Italy this morning. Churning in the skies above Italy is a V-shaped mesoscale convective system (MCS) causing intense storms and torrential rainfall onto the Calabria and Puglia regions.

Costa Rica – Heavy rains over the course of the week caused significant flooding throughout Costa Rica on Friday. Nearly 1,000 people have been evacuated to at least 16 different shelter sites due to overflowing rivers in the provinces of Puntarenas and Guanacaste.

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