Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Alvin is located about 665 mi…1075 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Pesent movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 04w (Four), located approximately 417 nm north- northwest of Kayangel, is tracking west-northwestward at 06 knots.

NewsBytes:

Moscow, Russia – Heavy rains flooded the roads around Moscow’s largest airport Sheremetyevo on Friday, with the floods reaching knee-high depths and blocking cars from bringing passengers to and from its terminals.

Siberia, Russia – Hundreds of people have been evacuated from the flood-hit Siberian city of Tulun as torrential rains in Russia’s Irkutsk region have killed at least two people. A day earlier, officials said that two people died in Siberia during floods caused by heavy rains and that a state of emergency had been declared. Nearly 2,800 residences, 16 roads, and 13 bridges in 27 settlements were affected by the floods.

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Gambia – On 19th June 2019, a windstorm surge hit through five (5) regions in the Upper River Region (URR) of the Gambia, namely; Jimara, Tumanna, Wuli East, Wuli West and Sandu districts as well as two districts of Central River Region (CRR) namely Upper Fulado East, Upper Fulado West and Niani, of Gambia, affecting 67 communities. The winds storm surge affected over 900 families (8,100 pax) and caused internal displacement, injuries and 4 deaths (3 in URR and 1 in CRR). The report indicates that some four (4) people have been confirmed dead as a result of the falling walls of buildings and flying iron sheets, 101 people have been injured, and over 900 houses have been damaged or destroyed – totally destroyed (500), partially destroyed (450).

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