Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 33w (Thirty-three), located approximately 537 nm east of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 18 knots.
Typhoon 34w (Man-Yi), located approximately 1109 nm southeast of Kadena AFB, is tracking west-northwestward at 24 knots.
Thailand – The downtown of Nakhon Si Thammarat was under water on Wednesday after the southern province was hit by overnight heavy rains. Several areas in the heart of Muang district were flooded as thevolume of rain overwhelmed the drainage system.
Philippines – A 22-year old man was reported missing as thousands of individuals in Eastern Visayas were affected by Tropical Depression ‘Samuel’ on Tuesday. The unidentified missing person was swept away after he reportedly crossed a bulging river in Barangay Paysud, Palapag town on Tuesday morning aboard a motorcycle.
Texas, USA – Once every 100 years. That’s the mark of a major flood. That means homes have a one percent chance of experiencing a flood in any given year. Texas has had three 100-year flood events in five years. Scientists say it’s a sign of the times.