Storms and Floods

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In the Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Kenneth is located about 1545 mi…2490 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 340 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical storm (ts) 15w (Hato), located approximately 72 nm west of Hong Kong, is tracking west-northwestward at 16 knots.

Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong on Wednesday lashing the Asian financial hub with wind and rain that uprooted trees and forced most businesses to close, while in some places big waves flooded seaside streets. There were reports of 34 people injured in Hong Kong while in the city of Macau, across the Pearl River estuary, three people were killed, authorities there said.

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Kansas, USA – Torrential rains caused historic flooding in the Kansas City area Tuesday, leaving one man dead in Kansas and others stranded for hours by high water. Flooding made many roads impassable, trapping people at homes and businesses along the Blue River and Indian Creek, which set a new record of 28.22 feet overnight and topped its banks after record flooding last month. Water spilling out of Indian Creek inundated bridges, businesses, apartments and houses.

India, Update – Devastating floods that have swept across large swathes of Bihar, Assam and Uttar Pradesh claimed 57 more lives today, with Bihar alone accounting for 51 causalities. The figure of flood fatalities rose by three each in Assam and Uttar Pradesh. However, life in the deluge-ravaged areas of West Bengal slowly limped back to normalcy, with the water level of rivers receding. The death toll in Bihar floods has crossed the 300 mark with 51 people losing their lives since yesterday. The flood toll stood at 253 till yesterday. 1.38 crore people are battling the deluge in 18 districts of the state. Around 7.34 lakh people have been shifted to safer areas. Close to 3.27 lakh people are putting up in 1,346 relief camps.

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Sudan – Sudan on Monday warned Khartoum residents along the Nile of likely “massive floods” as water levels of the river rose to a record high following heavy rains in neighbouring Ethiopia. The Blue Nile flowing to Sudan from Ethiopia converges with the White Nile in Khartoum, and from there they become the Nile which runs through the country into Egypt.

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In the Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Kenneth is located about 1465 mi…2355 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…NW or 325 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical storm (ts) 15w (Hato), located approximately 276 nm east-southeast of Hong Kong, is tracking west-northwestward at 12 knots.

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In the Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Kenneth is located about 1355 mi…2180 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…130 mph…215 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 300 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical storm (ts) 15w (Hato), located approximately 237 nm east-southeast of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is tracking west-northwestward at 11 knots.

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India, Update – Floods continued to wreak havoc in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Assam which reported 88 more deluge-related deaths on Sunday, while West Bengal heaved a sigh of relief in the absence of major rainfall.

The death toll in Bihar floods rose from 202 to 253. About 1.26 crore people are grappling with the flooding in 18 districts of the State. A total of 4.21 lakh people have been shifted to 1,358 relief camps in different parts of the State.

Meanwhile, four more persons lost their lives in Assam and nearly 19 lakh people were suffering in 15 districts of the State.

33 more deluge-related deaths had been reported in Uttar Pradesh over the last two days. Raging waters of the rivers emanating from Nepal have caused havoc in vast swathes of human habitation in the region.

Rising floodwaters have inundated large parts of a famous wildlife reserve in northeastern India, killing more than 225 animals and forcing hundreds of others to flee. About 15 rare rhinos, 185 deer, and at least one Royal Bengal tiger have died in the devastating floods that submerged almost the entire Kaziranga National Park in Assam state, the park’s director said on Saturday.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Remnants of Harvey are located about 135 mi…215 km N of the northern tip of the Guajira Peninsula, Colombia and about 765 mi…1230 km E of Cabo Gracias, Honduras, with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…W or 275 degrees at 22 mph…35 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Kenneth is located about 1155 Mi…1860 Km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…70 Mph…110 Km/H. Present Movement…W or 280 Degrees at 15 Mph…24 Km/H.

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

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Harvey is located about 280 mi…450 km SSW of St. Croix and about 235 mi…375 km ENE of Curacao with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…W or 275 degrees at 21 mph…33 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Kenneth is located about 840 Mi…1350 Km SW of the Southern Tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…40 Mph…65 Km/H. Present Movement…WNW or 285 Degrees at 16 Mph…26 Km/H,

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Sierra Leone, Update – The death toll from devastating floods in Sierra Leone has climbed to more than 400 people with hundreds still missing in the stricken capital. Large-scale burials have begun as an estimated 600 people remain missing. People continue to search through tonnes of mud and debris amid the remains of mangled buildings.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Harvey is located about 30 mi … 45 km east-southeast of Barbados and about 135 mi … 220 km east-southeast of Santa Lucia with maximum sustained winds … 40 mph … 65 km / h. Present movement … west or 270 degree at 18 mph … 30 km / h.

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India – Update – Heavy rains, inundation, and floods continue to wreak havoc in India, with the death toll rising in Assam, Bihar and West Bengal this week. Over a crore people have been affected by the situation, with many shifted to relief camps and temporary shelters. Train and rail services of the Eastern Railway have also taken a hit, with many lines inundated or damaged in the rains. The number of lives claimed by the floods in Assam has touched 123; 11 more deaths were reported on Wednesday. Nearly 33.45 lakh people in 24 districts of the state have been affected till now. The death toll in Bihar has risen to 72, with over 73 lakh people affected by incessant rains and inundation. Fears of floods have gripped the state, after at least 14 districts in the north were submerged, the latest being Gopalganj. The toll in West Bengal hit 32 on Wednesday. Over 14 lakh people have been affected in six northern districts of the state, namely Malda, Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar and South and North Dinajpur. Around 1.2 lakh people have been displaced in the West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya due to floods caused by the rising of the Brahmaputra tributary, the Jingiram River. Meanwhile, the capital of Karnataka received the highest rainfall in a day in August in 127 years on Tuesday. Heavy rains lashed the city, which received 12.8 cm of rain in five hours from Monday night to Tuesday morning, while no deaths were reported, power lines were snapped, vehicles submerged, streets were flooded and trees were uprooted.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Gert is located about 410 nm … 665 km south of Halifax, Nova Scotia and about 525 nm … 850 km south-southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds … 105 mph … 165 km/h. Present movement … north-northeast or 65 degrees at 37 mph … 59 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 14w (Banyan), located approximately 1120 nm northeast of Wake Island, is tracking northeastward at 29 knots.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Gert is located about 330 nm … 530 km northwest of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds … 90 mph … 150 km/h. Present movement … northeast or 45 degrees at 21 mph … 33 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 14w (Banyan), located approximately 810 nm northeast of Miami Tori Shima, is tracking northeastward at 28 knots.

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India, Nepal, Bangladesh – Nearly 250 people have died in the last few days as a result of flooding and landslides that have devastated parts of northern India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Millions of people have been displaced across the region, and 245 people are recorded to have been killed by collapsed buildings or by drowning.

In Nepal, incessant rain has flooded hundreds of villages leaving 110 people dead. The government has come under fire for not responding fast enough to the disaster.

As security forces scrambled to rescue those marooned on rooftops and helicopters distributed food and water to the worst-hit districts yesterday, the home ministry spokesman Ram Krishna Subedi said relief supplies were being mobilised as soon as possible. Elephants were deployed to help rescue those stranded following three days of torrential rain, including 700 tourists in the popular town of Chitwan.

Across Nepal’s southern border, 13 districts have been hit by severe flooding in the Indian state of Bihar, leaving 41 people dead. Boats and helicopters were used to distribute food packets, medicine and drinking water to those affected and some 200,000 people have been provided with temporary shelter across 250 relief camps set up by the authorities in schools and government buildings.

In the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, emergency workers have been scouring the area hit by a massive landslide that swept two buses into a deep gorge on Sunday, killing 46 people.

A further 21 people died in the remote north-eastern state of Assam, where soldiers were deployed to rescue those stranded on rooftops.

Meanwhile a third of Bangladesh is flooded after monsoon rains swept through the densely populated riverine country.

At least 27 people have died and a further 600,000 have been marooned across the low-lying delta region, according to Bangladesh’s disaster management minister, Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Gert is located about 450 nm … 725 km west of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds … 75 mph … 120 km/h. Present movement … north or 360 degree at 12 mph … 19 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 14w (Banyan), located approximately 478 nm east-northeast of Miami Tori Shima, is tracking northward at 13 knots.

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Sierra Leone – At least 312 people were killed and more than 2 000 left homeless on Monday when heavy flooding and mudslides hit Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown, leaving excavators to pull bodies from rubble and overwhelming the city’s morgues.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Gert is located about 475 mi…760 km WSW of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 345 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Post-Tropical Cyclone Jova is located about 650 mi…1045 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 14w (Banyan), located approximately 343 nm northwest of Wake Island, is tracking north-northwestward at 07 knots.

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Nepal – Update – Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 47 people in southern Nepal and left thousands homeless, police said Sunday. The death toll is expected to go up, with around two dozen other people missing and feared dead after three days of heavy downpours in at least nine southern districts of the Himalayan country. Around 31,000 families have been displaced by the floods and landslides, which began Friday.

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India – Nearly twenty lakh people have been affected by the floods in Bihar, including thousands who have been forced to evacuate from their homes, officials said on Monday. Over ten lakh people were affected in the worst-hit districts of Kishanganj, Araria, Purnea and Katihar in last two days. Other affected districts are Darbhanga, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Madhepura, Saharsa, Supaul, East and West Champaran. So far, at least 10 persons, including women and children, have been killed in the floods. Major rivers in the state including the Koshi, Mahananda, Gandak, Bagmati and Ganga are in spate, officials said. With heavy rainfall in the catchment areas in Nepal, the water level of these rivers has been rising for several days.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Eight is located about 310 mi…500 km NNE of the southeastern Bahamas and about 545 mi…875 km SW of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 335 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Depression Jova is located about 345 mi…555 km WNW of Socorro island with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 14w (Banyan), located approximately 201 nm northwest of Wake Island, is tracking north-northwestward at 05 knots.

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Nepal – Floods and landslides caused by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 25 people in the last two days across Nepal. Heavy rains have hit more than a dozen districts in the country’s far eastern region as well as some areas in the west since Friday morning. Flooding has occurred across the densely populated lowlands that border India, while some remote districts in the hilly areas of the far east have been hit by landslides triggered by the monsoon rains. Floods triggered by heavy rainfall for the past two days have claimed the lives of nine people in Koshi zone of eastern Nepal. Floodwater inundated the entire Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City. More than 300 houses have been flooded after the water entered into the human settlements in Duhabi and Itahari. A red light has been light up at the Koshi Barrage after increase in water flow in the Saptakoshi River. The river recorded 192,300 cusec/per second water flow.

China – Thunderstorms lashed Beijing on Saturday, disrupting hundreds of flights at one of the world’s largest airports, while authorities warned that rain and wind could cause landslides in the area where a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck this week.

Iran – The Friday flash floods triggered by heavy rains killed 12 people in the country’s northeast, Iranian state TV reported Saturday. There are 38 people missing in Khorasan Razavi province.

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In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Jova is located about 90 mi…145 km N of Socorro island with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 295 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h

In the Western Pacific: Tropical storm 14w (Banyan), located approximately 115 nm west-northwest of Wake Island, is tracking north-northwestward at 07 knots.

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Sudan – Floods that struck localities in North Kordofan have caused severe damages to houses, infrastructure and livestock, affecting more than 500 families in initial estimations. Flash floods in Hamrat El Wiz, Abu Hadida, El Gahawi, Um Surra and Abu Hadid in North Kordofan affected 556 families, local authorities reported to Sudanese media. 435 houses partially collapsed and 130 residences were completely destroyed. 628 animals drowned. Seven people died in Khartoum last week during rain storms that hit the Sudanese capital. Starting mid-June, torrential rains swept through camps, leaving the streets flooded and numbers of families homeless.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 14w (Fourteen), located approximately 194 nm southeast of Wake Island, is tracking west-northwestward at 10 knots.

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India – More rain has brought fresh floods to five more districts in Assam, taking the total number of districts affected in the fresh wave of floods to eight. All the rivers in the state were showing a rising trend well above flood levels. The number of people affected by floods increased to 63,323 in 106 villages today from 29,000 people yesterday. The district administrations opened 15 relief camps in Lakhimpur, Chirang, Kokrajhar and Golaghat districts, providing shelter to 1,222 people, including 600 in Charaideo district. Nearly 2,231 hectares of cropland have been affected by the fresh wave of floods in the state.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Franklin is located about 75 mi…125 km S of Tuxpan Mexico and about 105 mi…165 km WNW of Veracruz Mexico with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…W or 260 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

Franklin is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches with isolated maximum of 15 inches possible across the Mexican states of northern Veracruz, Puebla, tlaxacala, eastern guanajuato, Hidalgo, queretaro and eastern San Luis Potosi in eastern Mexico. These rains are capable of producing life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

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England – A month’s worth of rain was set to fall on the UK on Wednesday as severe downpours brought flooding to large parts of the country. Flash flooding hit towns and villages in the East Riding of Yorkshire and north-east Lincolnshire. There was a metre (3ft) of standing water in parts of Withernsea, and further flooding in the Grimsby and Immingham areas.

Thailand – Flooding persisted in nine provinces on Wednesday, mostly in the Northeast, with more than 570,000 families affected by the floods that have ravaged much of the country over the last month. A total of 4,129 houses, 2,055 roads, 14,097 fish ponds, and over 3 million rai of agricultural land have been damaged.