Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 34w (Man-Yi), located approximately 455 nm southwest of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.
Iraq – Update – Dozens of people were killed and thousands more were displaced across Iraq over the past four days, as flash floods and torrential rainfall battered the semi-arid country. The Health ministry on Sunday raised the death toll from 17 to least 21 people killed, including women and children, over the past few days. At least 180 others were injured. The floods caused by heavy rainfall displaced tens of thousands of people, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Sunday. An estimated 10,000 people in Salah Eddin and 15,000 people in Ninewa are in need of assistance, including thousands of families living in IDP camps, OCHA said, adding that the Shirqat district in Salah al-Din, and Qayyarah Airstrip and Jeddah IDP camps in Ninewa, are among the worst affected. The floods have shed new light on the plight of areas battered by the war against ISIS and have made the issue of reconstruction more urgent in light of the devastation caused by this week’s storms.