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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Maria is located about 15 mi…25 km SSW of Vieques and about 50 mi…75 km SE of San Juan Puerto Rico with maximum sustained winds…155 mph…250 km/h. Present movement…NW or 305 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Tropical Storm Jose is located about 195 mi…310 km S of Nantucket Massachusetts with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…NE or 40 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Post Tropical Cyclone Norma is located about 370 mi…590 km W of Cabo San Lucas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h, Present movement…WNW or 285 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

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Niger – Floods in Niger have left thousands homeless. Most of the houses are made of mud and collapse in the heavy downpours. Many farmers’ fields have been flooded for more than two months.

India – Heavy rains battered India’s financial hub for the second time in weeks causing massive disruption at the country’s second busiest airport and forcing authorities to shut down schools and colleges. Monsoon rains that lashed Mumbai since Tuesday evening delayed services on the heavily-used suburban train network in a city that is home to India’s two biggest stock exchanges and the headquarters of several major companies.

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Uganda – A devastating flash flood has again swept through the Elegu trading center in Atiak Sub-county Amuru District at the Uganda-South Sudan border point. Heavy downpours experienced in the last three days within Gulu and Amuru districts are said to have caused the River Unyama to again burst its banks, sending fast flowing waters through the trading centre.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Maria is located about 65 mi…100 km WSW of Guadeloupe and about 205 mi…325 km se of St. Croix with maximum sustained winds…155 mph…250 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 300 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Hurricane Jose is located about 240 mi…390 km ENE of Cape Hatteras North Carolina and about 365 mi…590 km S of Nantucket Massachusetts with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…N or 360 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

The remnants of Lee are located about 1265 mi…2035 km W of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…NW or 315 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Otis is located about 1190 mi…1915 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…WSW or 240 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

Tropical Depression Norma is located about 270 mi…435 km WSW of Cabo San Lucas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…W or 280 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

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Caribbean – Hurricane Maria strengthened into a “potentially catastrophic” Category Five storm as it barrelled into eastern Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma, forcing residents to evacuate in powerful winds and lashing rain. The maximum-strength storm made landfall on the Caribbean island of Dominica around 01:15 GMT on Tuesday with top winds swirling at 257km/h, the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said. “Dangerous” storm surges, destructive waves, flash floods and mudslides threatened the Leeward Islands – the island group that includes Martinique, Puerto Rico and the US and British Virgin islands – the NHC said.

Kenya – Heavy rains along Kenya’s coast caused floods in Mombasa which are expected to spread to Lamu, the coastal parts of Tana River and southern parts of Taita Taveta counties.

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Maria is located about 100 mi…160 km E of Martinique and about 130 mi…215 km ESE of Dominica with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Hurricane Jose is located about 280 mi…450 km ESE of Cape Hatteras North Carolina and about 385 mi…620 km W of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h, Present movement…N or 360 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Depression Lee is located about 1060 mi…1710 km W of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Otis is located about 1165 mi…1870 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…N or 355 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Tropical Storm Norma is located about 160 mi…255 km SW of Cabo San Lucas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 285 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 20w (Talim), located approximately 79 nm north of Misawa, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 46 knots.

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New Zealand – Heavy rain has left some parts of Mosgiel, near Dunedin, flooded on Monday, causing disruptions for locals. Heavy rain has drenched parts of the South Island and even forced the closure of East Taieri School due to the risk of a nearby creek bursting its banks. More rain is expected along the east coast of the South Island after a number of severe weather watches and warnings were put in place by MetService.

Florida, USA – Officials are urging thousands of Florida residents to evacuate due to a rising river threatening record flooding after a nearly two-week onslaught of destruction, death and terror from Hurricane Irma. Sunday officials said the Withlacoochee River has reached major flood stage at the Trilby gauge. It is currently at 16.79 feet and is expected to crest at 17.5 feet Wednesday. The crest is expected to last two days before receding. Officials warned that they may not be able to rescue residents once the river reaches a certain level. Water is already covering the streets and as high as mailboxes in some places.

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Maria is located about 460 mi…740 km ESE of the lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

Hurricane Jose is located about 420 mi…680 km SSE of Cape Hatteras North Carolina and about 435 mi…705 km WSW of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…N or 360 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Tropical Storm Lee is located about 790 mi…1270 km WSW of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…W or 280 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Otis is located about 1230 mi…1980 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…NW or 315 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

Tropical Storm Norma is located about 125 mi…200 km NNE of Socorro island and about 170 mi…270 km S of Cabo San Lucas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 345 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 20w (Talim), located approximately 114 nm south of Iwakuni, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 21 knots.

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Jose is located about 550 mi…885 km SSE of cape Hatteras North Carolina and about 515 mi…830 km SW of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…NW or 305 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Depression Fourteen is located about 590 mi…950 km SSW of the Cabo Verde Islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 07 mph…11 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical depression 15e (Fifteen), located approximately 1009 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-southwestward at 03 knots.

Hurricane Norma is located about 60 mi…95 km E of Socorro island and about 260 mi…420 km S of Cabo San Lucas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…Stationary.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 20w (Talim), located approximately 295 nm wouth-southwest of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking east-northeastward at 08 knots.

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Wales – Heavy flooding hit Ceredigion in rural Wales after torrential overnight rain. Other areas hit by flooding including areas around Lampeter, Llandysul and Newquay.

Sudan – An overflowing Nile River and heavy rains flooded the South Sudanese town of Bor this week, sweeping away homes and leaving hundreds of families without food or shelter.

Thailand – A nine-storey hotel under construction in Kathu district in Phuket collapsed during a landslide with heavy rain throughout the island province on Friday. No casualties were reported. Four other landslides hit a villa at Kalama beach, an area in front of Rimpa on Patong-Kalim beach, an area in front of Chao Por Sua shrine at Patong, and a condominium in Ratsada area of Muang district. Hours of torrential rain caused flooding in Muang, Thalang and Kathu districts, with the water 20-30cm deep.

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Jose is located about 360 mi…575 km NE of the southeastern Bahamas and about 500 mi…805 km SSW of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Tropical Depression Fourteen is located about 435 mi…700 km SSW of the Cabo Verde Islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: The Remnants of Max are located about 125 mi…200 km E of Acapulco Mexico with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…ENE or 60 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

Tropical depression 15e (Fifteen), located approximately 1081 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 04 knots.

Tropical Storm Norma is located about 85 mi…140 km E of Socorro island and about 295 mi…480 km S of Cabo San Lucas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…N or 350 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 20w (Talim), located approximately 170 nm west-northwest of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 06 knots.

Typhoon 21w (Doksuri), located approximately 174 nm northwest of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 12 knots.

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Malaysia – The morning rush hour on Penang island has been brought to a standstill by massive floods after a downpour that lasted all night. All main routes to the city’s central business district are cut off by knee-deep to chest-high flood waters from 6am Friday. In the Jalan P. Ramlee area, flood waters are reported to be up to 1.5m deep.

Florida, USA – Hurricane Irma has passed, but her effect is still being felt as the Santa Fe River continues to rise above flood stage. The massive amount of rain is finally adding up, pushing people from their homes and off roadways.

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Jose is located about 445 mi…715 km ENE of the southeastern Bahamas and about 510 mi…815 km SSW of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Max is located about 55 mi…85 km SW of Acapulco Mexico with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…E or 80 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Tropical depression 15e (Fifteen), located approximately 1079 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 12 knots .

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 20w (Talim), located approximately 172 nm west of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 07 knots.

Typhoon 21w (Doksuri), located approximately 225 nm east of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 12 knots.

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Post-tropical Cyclone Irma is located about 65 miles…100 km…NE of Tupelo Mississippi and about 100 miles…165 km…E of Memphis Tennessee with maximum sustained winds…10 mph…15 km/h. Present movement…NW or 319 degrees at 20 mph…32 km/h.

Hurricane Jose is located about 505 mi…810 km ENE of the southeastern Bahamas and about 435 mi…700 km S of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…SE or 135 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical depression 15e (Fifteen), located approximately 1033 nm south of San Diego, is tracking westward at 11 knots .

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 20w (Talim), located approximately 145 nm southwest of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

Tropical storm 21w (Doksuri), located approximately 298 nm west of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 12 knots.

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Philippines – Floodwaters submerged the capital, Manila and surrounding provinces on Tuesday, due to overnight rains from Tropical Depression “Maring,” which is expected to cross Luzon within the day. Meanwhile, flooding also hit several areas outside of Metro Manila, including in Cavite and Rizal. Some residents in Noveleta, Cavite were forced to evacuate from their homes because of the floods.

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Post-tropical Cyclone Irma is located about 65 miles…110 km…SW of Atlanta Georgia and about 100 miles…165 km…ESE of Birmingham Alabama with maximum sustained winds…25 mph…40 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 335 degrees at 10 mph…16 km/h.

Hurricane Jose is located about 435 mi…700 km NNE of Grand Turk island and about 655 mi…1055 km NNW of San Juan Puerto Rico with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…E or 90 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Depression 15E is an area of disturbed weather in the Eastern Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 20w (Talim), located approximately 257 nm south of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking west-northwestward at 19 knots.

Tropical depression 21w (Twenty-one), located approximately 61 nm west-southwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 19 knots.

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Hurricane Irma – Irma weakened Monday to a tropical depression as it moved through Georgia on its way to Alabama. It continues to dump heavy rain but all surge warnings have been cancelled. Irma has left behind dangerous floodwaters, power outages for millions of people and the debris it has made of human possessions across Florida. At least three people have died in Florida from causes related to Irma. Overall, The Associated Press is reporting more than 40 people have died from Irma’s effects. Flooding has been reported from Jacksonville and Charleston.

Croatia – Torrential rain has hit the Croatian Adriatic coast, triggering flash floods that have closed roads and left large areas without electricity. The downpour in the central Adriatic city of Zadar on Monday suspended school classes and flooded houses and hospitals. A river bridge was destroyed by surging waters. The storm has moved from north to south after triggering havoc in the Istrian peninsula over the weekend.

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Irma is located about 35 mi…55 km ESE of Cedar Key Florida and about 60 mi…100 km N of Tampa Florida with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 340 degrees at 18 mph…30 km/h.

Nearly 4.5 million homes and businesses across Florida have lost power as Hurricane Irma moves over the state. And utility officials say it will take weeks to restore electricity to everyone. Farther north, more than 100,000 are in the dark in Georgia. Much of eastern Alabama and coastal South Carolina are under tropical storm warnings as Irma pummels Florida, weakening on its march northward. The National Hurricane Center predicts the storm will cross Monday into southwest Georgia, where a hurricane warning was in effect for a large rural area including the cities of Albany and Valdosta. Rain already is falling in parts of the state, including metro Atlanta, early Monday.

Hurricane Jose is located about 255 mi…410 km NE of Grand Turk island with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 335 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 20w (Talim), located approximately 595 nm southeast of Kedena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking west-northwestward at 16 knots.

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Italy – Torrential rain in Italy triggered flooding that killed at least six people Sunday in the Tuscan port of Leghorn, including a family of four who were trapped by rising water in a basement. Two persons were reported missing. Strong winds toppled trees and parked cars were nearly submerged by floodwaters that also left streets clogged with mud. In Rome, which until recently had suffered through 3? months of drought, the downpour quickly produced fast-moving streams in the streets. Several subway stations had to be closed.

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Irma is located about 20 mi…30 km ESE of Key West Florida and about 110 mi…180 km S of Naples Florida with maximum sustained winds…130 mph…215 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 330 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Hurricane Jose is located about 250 mi…400 km NNW of the northern Leeward islands and about 375 mi…605 km E of Grand Turk island with maximum sustained winds…130 mph…215 km/h. Present movement…NW or 305 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

The Remnants of Katia are located about 150 mi…245 km S of Tampico Mexico and about 125 mi…200 km WNW of Veracruz Mexico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…WSW or 240 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 20w (Talim), located approximately 435 nm west-northwest of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking west-northwestward at 11 knots.

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Cuba – Hurricane Irma uprooted trees and tore off roofs in Cuba on Saturday with 125-mile-per-hour (200-km per hour) winds that damaged hotels in the island’s best-known beach resorts and forced evacuations as far along the coast as low-lying areas of the capital Havana. By Saturday evening, the sea had penetrated two blocks over parts of the city’s historic seafront boulevard, and the waters were expected to advance farther as the surge grew. In the fishing town of Caibarien, residents swept mud from beachside homes after storm surge drove 3 feet (1 meter) of seawater up the shore. In streets carpeted with fresh green seaweed as the water receded, people said it was the strongest cyclone ever to hit the town.

Bahamas – Hurricane Irma is so powerful, it sucked the ocean away from beaches in the Bahamas on Friday. This phenomenon is real and may occur during extremely powerful hurricanes such as Irma. The storm is so powerful, it can essentially change the shape of the ocean.

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Irma is located about 170 mi…275 km ESE of Tampico Mexico and about 155 mi…250 km NNE of Veracruz Mexico with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…WSW or 250 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

Hurricane Jose is located about 190 mi…305 km ESE of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…150 mph…240 km/h. Present movement…WSW or 300 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Tropical Storm Katia is located about 135 mi…215 km S of Tampico Mexico and about 115 mi…185 km NW of Veracruz Mexico with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical depression 20w (Twenty), located approximately 109 nm northwest of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking westward at 13 knots.

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Caribbean – The once lush mountainsides in parts of the British Virgin Islands are now bare. In Road Town, the capital city nestled on the island of Tortola, hillsides are strewn with broken branches, roofing materials, and cars, some of them blown upside-down. Many homes have been stripped down to their frames. Many business are gone.

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Irma is located about 55 mi…90 km NW of Great Inagua island and about 495 mi…795 km SE of Miami Florida with maximum sustained winds…155 mph…250 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 285 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

Hurricane Jose is located about 535 mi…865 km ESE of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…125 mph…200 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 285 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

Hurricane Katia is located about 170 mi…275 km ESE of Tampico Mexico and about 155 mi…250 km NNE of Veracruz Mexico with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…WSW or 250 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Irma is located about 95 mi…155 km N of Punta Cana Dominican Republic and about 210 mi…335 km eESE of Grand Turk Island with maximum sustained winds…180 mph…285 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

Hurricane Jose is located about 815 mi…1310 km E of the lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 285 degrees at 18 mph…30 km/h.

Hurricane Katia is located about 225 mi…360 km ESE of Tampico Mexico with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…stationary.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical depression 19w (Guchol), located approximately 212 nm southwest of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking north-northwestward at 08 knots.

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Caribbean – Hurricane Irma lashed Puerto Rico with heavy rain and powerful winds Wednesday night, leaving nearly 900 000 people without power as authorities struggled to get aid to small Caribbean islands already devastated by the historic storm. Florida rushed to prepare for a possible direct hit on the Miami area by the Category 5 storm with potentially catastrophic 185 mph winds. Nearly every building on the island of Barbuda was damaged when the eye of the storm passed almost directly overhead early Wednesday and about 60 percent of the island’s roughly 1 400 people were left homeless. As the storm moved west, it tore up the small islands in its path, the lush islands in tatters, with many of the homes damaged and the once-dense vegetation largely gone.

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Irma is located about 35 mi…55 km ESE of St. Martin and about 145 mi…235 km E of St. Croix with maximum sustained winds…185 mph…295 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 285 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

Tropical Storm Jose is located about 1255 mi…2020 km E of the lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…W or 275 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Tropical Storm Katia is located about 105 mi…165 km E of Tampico Mexico with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…ESE or 110 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical depression 19w (Guchol), located approximately 277 nm south-southwest of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking north-northwestward at 06 knots.

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Uganda – The current rains experienced across the country have left many people in northern Uganda stranded. The rains have left many areas in Lira and Kole districts flooded rendering most roads impassable.

Caribbean – The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history has made landfall in the Caribbean islands, as British tourists are evacuated from the region amid warnings the storm will be “potentially catastrophic”. The island of Barbuda was the first to bear the brunt of Hurricane Irma – a category five storm with winds of 185mph – early on Wednesday, churning along a path pointing to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba before possibly hitting Florida over the weekend.

Texas – As southeast Texas and Louisiana cope with the devastation left behind by hurricane Harvey, scientists now say the event was so extreme, it caused Houston to drop by nearly an inch. According to earthquake scientist Chris Milliner, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the natural disaster pushed the ground beneath Houston down 2 centimeters as Earth’s crust flexed under the inordinate weight of the floodwater.