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USA – Helicopters rescued people stranded by flooding in Montana, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain bible camp for two days, as severe storms swept the Rockies and the Midwest. Montana was just drying out from spring flooding caused by near-record snowfall over the winter when a storm unleashed heavy rains last weekend. Flooding in Minnesota and South Dakota caused some road closures. In northwest Iowa, several roads were inundated and basements swamped by heavy rain. Flooding in Virginia forced Richmond International Airport and parts of nearby Interstate 64 to close Friday morning. Meanwhile, great swaths of Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado were experiencing extreme or exceptional drought, forcing recent closures of national forests and other public lands because of fire danger.

Ivory Coast – Update – The cleanup is continuing in Ivory Coast’s southern city of Abidjan after torrential rain caused deadly flash flooding. According to the country’s interior minister, 18 people died on Monday as flash floods raged through parts of the city, reaching a depth of 2.5 metres in some places. Two other people were reported killed in the provinces. On Thursday, the government called for the evacuation of all people living in flood-prone zones. Many parts of the city are vulnerable to flooding, from the up-market Cocody neighbourhood to the densely populated Yopougon area due mainly to lack of infrastructure, including drainage and sewerage.

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Texas, USA – Days of torrential rain have led to widespread flooding in southeastern Texas, the state’s worst floods since Hurricane Harvey last year. Since Tuesday, 5 to 10 inches of rain has fallen along the Texas coast from the border to around 125 miles south of Houston, with more than 15 inches in some areas, the National Weather Service said.

Illinois, USA – Heavy rains have led to some flooding and standing water on roadways across the Chicago area Thursday, especially in the south suburbs, and raised concerns for those living along the area’s rivers. More bands of rain will move through the Chicago area overnight, bringing more rain. That has residents who live along the Fox River concerned.

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Texas, USA – Heavy rains along the Texas coast have caused flooding in areas that were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey less than a year ago. Flash flooding was reported in Hidalgo County, already saturated with 4 to 6 inches of rain. Flash flood watches are also in effect for areas south of Houston to Brownsville, at the Mexican border, with flash flood warnings popping up as storms flare.

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Ivory Coast – Fifteen people were killed in Abidjan, Ivory Coast’s economic capital, in flooding caused by torrential rain overnight. Rain poured down from 11pm on Monday night to 6am Tuesday, causing flash floods up to 2.5 metres deep. Rescue teams saved 115 people and searches were underway for other casualties. A city of five million, Abidjan suffers from infrastructure problems and many homes are built in flood-prone areas.

India – Over the past few days, floods have hit several states, claiming the lives of at least 25 people and displacing hundreds of thousands of hapless citizens. In Assam, the biggest state in the region, the deluge has reportedly affected nearly 550,000 people (pdf). Due to the heavy downpour, many roads and bridges have already been damaged, even as the Brahmaputra river, which flows through the state, has been inching towards the danger level. The neighbouring states of Manipur and Tripura have also been affected, with flooding forcing thousands into relief camps. However, the situation is said to be improving in these states, with river levels slowly receding.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Post-tropical Cyclone Carlotta is located about 95 mi…150 km w of Lazaro Cardenas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…25 mph…35 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

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Burma (Myanmar) – More than 5800 people have been evacuated in Mon State following heavy rainfall and flooding yesterday. Seventeen temporary shelters have been built for people affected by the floods in the Mon State capital Mawlamyine, south east of Rangoon. The area had 13.7 inches of rainfall and floods have swept through the town due to the heavy rain causing the rivers to rise. Flooding in southern Myanmar has caused a landslide at a famed Buddhist pagoda, submerged homes and displaced hundreds of people as monsoon rains batter the country. Several parts of Myanmar’s southern Mon state are facing flash floods due to heavy rains since the weekend with no relief in sight. The landslide damaged the hilltop Kyeik Than Lan pagoda, whose golden stupa towers over the state capital Mawlamyine.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Carlotta is located about 35 mi…55 km sw of Lazaro Cardenas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

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Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, USA – Heavy rains and flash flooding caused severe damage in northern Michigan Saturday night into Sunday morning. Massive sinkholes opened up and some roads were completely washed out. Lines of thunderstorms crawled across northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin on Sunday after overnight flash flooding washed out roads and highways, as a heat wave sent temperatures into the high 90s elsewhere in the Midwest. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings from east-central Minnesota across northwestern Wisconsin because of the potential for rainfall rates exceeding 2 inches per hour in some places.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Carlotta is located about 75 mi…125 km se of Zihuatanejo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…nw or 310 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

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India – The flood situation in Assam worsened on Saturday as four more people lost their lives, taking the death toll in the region to 17, officials said. Over 4.25 lakh people have been affected in Assam’s Hojai, Karbi Anglong East, Karbi Anglong West, Golaghat, Karimganj, Hailakandi and Cachar districts. Currently, 716 villages are under water and 3,292 hectares of crop areas have been damaged. Numerous landslides have disrupted road and rail traffic.

New Zealand – The Karangahake Gorge on the Coromandel Peninsula has been hit by heavy rains and flooding. More heavy rain is expected to hit Northland, Auckland and the northern half of the Coromandel Peninsula over the next few days.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Post-Tropical Cyclone Bud is located about 150 mi…245 km sse of Guaymas Mexico and about 75 mi…120 km e of Loreto Mexico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…n or 355 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Tropical Storm Carlotta is located about 80 mi…130 km sse of Acapulco Mexico and about 70 mi…110 km wsw of Punta Maldonado Mexico with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…stationary.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression (td) 08w (Gaemi), located approximately 64 nm east-northeast of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan is tracking eastward at 17 knots.

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France – The shrine at Lourdes has been evacuated after torrential rain caused flash floods at the site. Thirteen départments in France are on orange alert for heavy rain and flooding that has caused chaos across the country. Roads have been destroyed and a train was derailed south of Paris after being hit by the landslide. There are also fears that the Tour de France will have to be re-routed due to the damage. The Lourdes shrine last flooded five years ago, when authorities had to evacuate 200 people who were camping near the site after the Gave de Pau river suddenly rose.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Bud is located about 30 mi…50 km nne of La Paz Mexico with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…n or 355 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Tropical Depression Four-E is located about 110 mi…180 km s of Acapulco Mexico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…stationary.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression (td) 08w (Gaemi), located approximately 115 nm south of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking east-northeastward at 12 knots.

Tropical Storm (ts) 07w (Seven), located approximately 132 nm northeast of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan is tracking east-northeastward at 35 knots.

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Lebanon – Heavy rain on Wednesday and Thursday resulted in massive floods at the Christian village of Ras Baalbak in the northern Bekka Valley of Lebanon, where at least one person, Shahira Balis, was killed, as mud and water broke into her home. The village’s electricity system was disrupted completely, as the floods knocked down all electricity polls, and destroyed a still unaccounted number of shops, fields, crops, and merchandise. School walls collapsed, and cars were smashed by the floods, while trees were uprooted. The ceilings of many older homes caved in.

India – Floods triggered by heavy rainfall over the past three days have claimed the lives of 12 people in the Northeast and affected nearly four lakh people across the region. Several rivers are flowing above danger level and landslides, submerged roads and railways tracks have affected movement of traffic at several places and led to cancellations of some trains. According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority, seven districts — Hojai, Karbi Anglong East, Karbi Anglong West, Golaghat, Karimganj, Hailakandi and Cachar — have been affected. Nearly 36,000 displaced people are residing in 116 relief camps.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Bud is located about 115 mi…185 km sse of Cabo San Lucas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 345 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

Bud is expected to produce 50 to 75mm of rainfall across much of southwest Mexico through Thursday. Totals could be twice that in one or two places. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. Bud is also expected to produce as much as 125mm of rain across southern parts of Baja California Sur and Sonora in northwest Mexico between now and Saturday.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression (td) 08w (Eight), located approximately 222 nm south-southwest of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking northeastward at 08 knots.

Tropical Storm (ts) 07w (Seven), located approximately 91 nm west of Kadena AFB, is tracking northeastward at 20 knots.

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Israel – Record-breaking precipitation has been recorded in western Negev, overwhelming storm drains in some towns. Residents of Sderot and Ashkelon on Wednesday morning found their vehicles submerged in over a meter of water, after storm drains in the southern cities apparently overflowed during a rare June downpour. Israel was hit with heavy rains this week, causing power outages and severe flooding throughout the country, a highly unusual occurrence for mid-June. Kibbutz Dorot in the south of the country recorded an all-time high rainfall for the month of June. The meteorological service measured 64 millimeters of rainfall in the Western Negev on Tuesday morning, topping the previous record in Israel of 50 millimeters of rainfall in a day during the month of June.

France – The western Pyrénées were hit with heavy rain the caused flash floods which destroyed roads in the areas. The heavy rain on Tuesday caused flash floods and rivers to rise across the region, with people told to remain vigilant and not to travel unless necessary. Aside from the immediate effects on residents, the floods and damage could cause headaches to Tour de France organisers ASO, with the race set to visit the region in July.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Bud is located about 270 mi…435 km sse of Cabo San Lucas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 330 degrees at 2 mph…3 km/h.

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Switzerland – Torrential rain continued to hit Switzerland for a second night running, this time focusing on the north-western canton of Jura. Villages in the area were flooded as the river Schuelte burst its banks and several roads were closed. The heavy rainfall also affected parts of eastern Switzerland. It was responsible for an avalanche and landslide that cut off the St Bernard Pass in canton Valais overnight – which reopened during the morning. No fatalities or injuries have been reported. Jura took the brunt of the downpour where more than 100 firefighters spent the night pumping out flooded cellars. Some 76 millimetres of rain fell on Movelier overnight, according to the authorities. The villages of Courroux and Vicques were left practically unreachable by road on Wednesday morning.

India – Incessant rainfall in past 48 hours has triggered landslides and floods in various parts of Mizoram. The land is now unstable around the hilly areas cuts across National Highway 54. It is the area located near Hunthar, Aizawl and its the road to the airport too. Even areas just outside the Aizawl city located near the Tlawng river had been badly affected. Several houses have collapsed in landslides.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Aletta is located about 700 mi…1125 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 265 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

Hurricane Bud is located about 230 mi…365 km sw of Cabo Corrientes Mexico and about 350 mi…560 km sse of Cabo San Lucas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…130 mph…215 km/h . Pesent movement…nw or 315 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

Hurricane Bud, now swirling off the west coast of Mexico as a Category 4 storm, is forecast to bring heavy rain to Mexico and possibly the Southwest U.S. over the next few days.

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New Jersey, USA – Parts of New Jersey were drenched with 5 to 6 inches of rain from a stalled storm system, causing flash flooding that closed some roads and major highways Monday morning. Several flood warnings remain in effect through the morning as rain continues to fall in the southern half of the state following hours of downpours and flooding across New Jersey overnight.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Aletta is located about 600 mi…965 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 6 mph…9 km/h.

Hurricane Bud is located about 235 mi…380 km sw of Manzanillo Mexico and about 280 mi…455 km s of Cabo Corrientes Mexico with maximum sustained winds…115 mph…185 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 06w (Maliksi), located approximately 188 nm south-southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 29 knots.

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Bangladesh – The first monsoon rains have hit camps in Bangladesh housing around a million Rohingya refugees, triggering floods and landslides but no casualties or major damage so far, officials said Sunday. Aid agencies have been warning that the monsoon season could prompt a humanitarian catastrophe in coming months at what is the world’s biggest refugee camp, sheltering people fleeing violence in Myanmar. The sites in southeastern Bangladesh are predicted to be hit by powerful cyclones and by more than 2.5 metres of rainfall over the coming three months of monsoon – roughly triple what Britain gets in a year.

Wisconsin, USA – Flash flooding hit parts of southwestern Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa Saturday. The National Weather Service says 6 to 7 inches of rain fell in Spring Valley in southeastern Minnesota. Northern and central Grant County received up to 8 inches of additional rainfall Saturday night. Some rural roads are washed out and impassable. Crews have rescued a number of people from stranded vehicles after flash flooding in southwestern Wisconsin.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Aletta is located about 565 mi…905 km ssw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Tropical Storm Bud is located about 305 mi…490 km ssw of Zihuatanejo Mexico and about 525 mi…845 km sse of Cabo Corrientes Mexico with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…nw or 310 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 06w (Maliksi), located approximately 231 nm east of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 18 knots.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Aletta is located about 495 mi…800 km ssw of the southern tip of Baja California and about 210 mi…340 km ssw of Socorro island with maximum sustained winds…110 mph…175 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 06w (Maliksi), located approximately 247 nm south of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 11 knots.

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Uganda – Floods from heavy rain have cut off the road linking Amuria to Otuke district. Cargo trucks and buses carrying goods and passengers are stranded at the Alito bridge which runs over Moroto river.

France – Flash floods caused by violent storms in France claimed another life on Friday when a man drowned in his car in the centre of the country, bringing the death toll to four. Heavy rain, lightning and sometimes hail have hit wine-growing areas in the Bordeaux, Cognac and Champagne regions over recent weeks, causing major damage to crops.