Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical storm 25w (Lan), located approximately 321 nm north-northwest of Kayangel, is tracking northward at 10 knots.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Tropical storm 25w (Lan), located approximately 187 nm northwest of Kayangel, is tracking south-southeastward at 03 knots.

Newsbytes:

Ireland – Three people were killed as ex-hurricane Ophelia battered the country and people have been warned to remain cautious in the aftermath of the severe winds. Fallen trees blocking roads and downed power lines are some of the likely hazards on Tuesday as the country begins to return to normal following a day when the island went into lockdown. Violent winds, which peaked at 119mph (191kph), caused widespread damage to electricity networks, uprooting trees and damaging properties.

Thailand – Five people have been killed following the runoff and river overflows in nine Central provinces that affected 140,000 people over the past three days, authorities said yesterday. Heavy rain from Oct 10-13, a result of a depression and discharge from the Chao Phraya Dam, triggered runoff and overflows in Lop Buri, Kamphaeng Phet, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Nakhon Sawan, Chai Nat, Tak and Phichit.At least 51,669 households in 32 districts were affected.

Queensland, Australia – Six people were reported missing after their fishing trawler capsized in bad weather off the central Queensland coast on Monday evening. One of their crewmates survived for 12 hours in heavy seas before raising the alarm. Torrential rain in the state also led to the death of a man caught in floodwater near Gympie and an incident in Brisbane in which a jogger was flung into a creek after being hit by a car that skidded off the road.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Ophelia is located about 220 mi…355 km SW of Mizen Head Ireland with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…N or 10 degrees at 44 mph…70 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 24w (Khanun), located approximately 195 nm east-southeast of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking southwestward at 03 knots.

Tropical storm 25w (Lan), located approximately 220 nm west-northwest of Yap, FSM, is tracking west-northwestward at 11 knots.

Newsbytes:

Ireland – Ireland has ordered all schools to close on Monday as the country braces for an “unprecedented storm” with the arrival of Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean. Heavy rain and storm surges are expected to lead to flooding.

Chicago, USA – Storms poured more than five inches of rain on some parts of the Chicago area Saturday as inclement weather brought damaging winds and heavy downpours flooding some areas.

La Nina – La Nina, the cooler sibling of El Nino, is likely to form over the next few months, federal government forecasters said this week. Specifically, there’s a 55 to 65 percent chance that a La Nina will develop during the fall and winter, the Climate Prediction Center said.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Ophelia is located about 475 mi…765 km E of the Azores and about 965 mi…1550 km SSW of Mizen Head Ireland with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h. Present movement…NE or 45 degrees at 35 mph…56 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 24w (Khanun), located approximately 108 nm south-southwest of Hong Kong, is tracking west-northwestward at 17 knots.

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Thailand – Areas of Thailand’s capital, Bangkok have been severely disrupted after being hit by flash floods. The floods triggered by an overnight downpour were the heaviest Bangkok had seen in 25 years and overwhelmed the city’s drainage system. At least 55 major roads were submerged by floodwater which caused traffic jams across the capital with locals forced to wade through thigh-deep water.

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Vietnam – The death toll in Vietnam from landslides and heavy rain triggered by a tropical depression earlier this week has climbed to 68, with another 34 people missing. The Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said in a statement on Sunday that the disasters have also injured 32 people, damaged infrastructure and killed more than 230,000 livestock in central and northern regions.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Ophelia is located about 295 mi…480 km SSW of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…ENE or 60 degrees at 24 mph…39 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 24w (Khanun), located approximately 346 nm southeast of Hong Kong, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

Newsbytes:

Vietnam – At least 54 people have now been reported dead and 39 missing in the destructive floods that battered northern and central Vietnam this week, the disaster prevention agency said on Friday. The floods that hit Vietnam this week starting on Monday are the worst in years. Floods have also affected seven of 77 provinces in Thailand, Vietnam’s neighbor to the west, that country’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said on Thursday. More than 480,000 hectares (1.2 million acres) of agricultural land in Thailand has been hit, the department said.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Ophelia is located about 615 mi…995 km SW of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h. Present movement…ENE or 70 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 24w (Khanun), located approximately 621 nm east of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 16 knots.

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India – Barely a week before harvest season farmers in Bengal have been hit by floods following heavy rainfall in neighbouring states. Water level in several rivers such as the Ajay, Mayurakshi, Dwaraka and Kopai has risen alarmingly in Bengal following heavy rainfall in Bihar and Jharkhand over the past few days. Ferry services between East Burdwan and Nadia district have been suspended by the authorities. Movement of vehicles have been affected in parts of the Bharatpur-Kandi state highway in Murshidabad.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Ophelia is located about 725 mi…1165 km SW of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…NE or 40 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 24w (twenty-four), located approximately 262 nm northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 07 knots.

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Vietnam – Floods caused by a tropical depression in Vietnam killed 37 people, one of the highest death tolls recorded in the country from flooding, the disaster prevention agency said on Thursday. Forty people were missing and 21 others were injured after rains caused landslides and flooding, mostly in northern and central Vietnam. In a report, it said more than 17,000 households have been evacuated and more than 200 homes have collapsed, while nearly 18,000 other houses were submerged or damaged. It said more than 8,000 hectares of land growing rice was damaged and around 40,000 animals were killed or washed away.

Kenya – Residents of parts of Nyanza, Rift Valley, Western and Central parts of the country are asked to stay alert as flash floods are expected from Wednesday 11 October 2017.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Ophelia is located about 790 mi…1270 km WSW of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…SE or 125 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 23w (twenty-three), located approximately 156 nm south of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 13 knots.

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South Africa (Gauteng) – At least one person died and several others were injured in what was described by eye witnesses as a “tornado” that ripped off the roofs of a primary school, a shopping mall and many houses on Johannesburg’s West Rand. At least 150 homes were damaged in Putfontein and Etwatwa near Daveyton. Numerous squatter shacks were blown onto adjoining roads.

South Africa (KZN) – A massive storm has hit parts of KwaZulu-Natal with the eThekwini Municipality urging residents to stay indoors until it subsides. All roads in the southern parts of the province have been closed off. More than 300 schools were affected by closures.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Nate is located about 20 miles…35 km…SW of Akron Ohio and about 85 miles…135 km…NE of Columbus Ohio with maximum sustained winds…20 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…NE or 045 degrees at 60 mph…97 km/h.

Tropical Depression Seventeen is located about 875 mi…1405 km WSW of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…n or 10 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 23w (twenty-three), located approximately 151 nm east-northeast of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 13 knots.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Nate is located about 80 mi…130 km NNE of Biloxi Mississippi and about 135 mi…215 km WSW of Montgomery Alabama with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…NNE or 25 degrees at 23 mph…37 km/h.

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Mississippi, USA – Hurricane Nate came ashore along Mississippi’s coast outside Biloxi early Sunday, the first hurricane to make landfall in the state since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It was Nate’s second landfall. Saturday night, the storm came ashore along a sparsely populated area in southeast Louisiana. Nate brought stinging rain to the Gulf Coast and its powerful winds pushed water onto roads. No deaths or injuries were immediately reported.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Nate is located about 345 mi…550 km SSE of the mouth of the Mississippi river with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 340 degrees at 22 mph…35 km/h.

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Ghana – One person is reported dead after the heavy downpour in the Ashanti region on Friday. The rains which lasted for about four hours left a lot of people stranded at their homes as floods took over streets and some properties in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital. The national capital Accra was also affected by the floods.

Philippines – Cebu City suffered floods and massive traffic gridlock due to the heavy rains on Friday afternoon. Flash floods were experienced mostly in the North Reclamation Area (NRA) and areas near the sea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical DStorm Nate is located about 60 mi…95 km ENE of Isla Guanaja Honduras and about 275 mi…445 km SSE of Cozumel Mexico with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 340 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

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Central America – Tropical Storm Nate has killed at least 22 people in Central America with torrential rains that forced thousands from their homes, uprooted trees, knocked out bridges and turned roads into rivers, officials said on Thursday. Forecasters predicted it will strengthen into a hurricane headed for Mexico and the US. The country hardest hit by the storm that began on Wednesday was Nicaragua with 11 dead and seven missing, Vice President Rosario Murillo told state media. Officials in Costa Rica said eight people died including a 3-year-old girl after they were hit by falling trees and mudslides, and two young Nicaraguan farm workers. At least 17 people were missing. Costa Rica declared a national emergency as it struggled with mudslides, washed out roads and overflowing rivers. Three people were killed in Honduras.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Sixteen is located about 50 mi…80 km S of Puerto Cabezas Nicaragua with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…NW or 315 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Remnants of Ramon are located about 215 mi…350 km SW of Acapulco Mexico with maximum sustained winds…25 mph…35 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 295 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h

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