Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Leslie is located about 480 mi…770 km ssw of the Azores and about 480 mi…770 km ssw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…ene or 65 degrees at 28 mph…44 km/h.

Post Tropical Cyclone Michael is located about 185 mi…300 km ene of Norfolk Virginia and about 275 mi…445 km sw of Nantucket Massachusetts with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…ene or 65 degrees at 29 mph…46 km/h.

Tropical Storm Nadine is located about 740 mi…1190 km w of the southernmost Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Sergio is located about 130 mi…210 km nw of Cabo San Lazaro Mexico and about 125 mi…200 km sw of Santa Rosalie Mexico with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 24 mph…39 km/h.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 05a (Luban), located approximately 239 nm southeast of Salalah, Oman, is tracking westward at 03 knots.


Honduras – Heavy rains that started on 4 October in Honduras have caused flooding and landslides across the country. Most damage has been reported in Francisco Morazán, Valle, and Choluteca departments, where a red alert was issued by the government. 12,076 people have been affected by the floods. 963 homes were damaged, including 169 flooded, and nine completely destroyed. Among them, 7,234 people have been evacuated, and 6,789 moved to 78 temporary shelters.

Florida, USA – Hurricane Michael left a trail of devastation along a huge swathe of the Florida Panhandle. At least two deaths have been reported from Michael, which made landfall on Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 storm and has since been downgraded to a tropical storm as it moves into the Carolinas. The resort town of Mexico Beach, where the hurricane made landfall, suffered massive destruction from the 155 miles per hour (250 kph) winds. Home after home was razed from its foundations in the town of around 1,000 people. Others were missing roofs or walls. Roads were impassable and canals were choked with debris.

France, Spain and Italy – A flash flood on France’s south coast killed two people in Sainte-Maxime while a woman was found dead after a storm in Sardinia, Italy. Meanwhile the death toll in the floods in Majorca has risen to twelve.

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