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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (td) 01w (Vongfong), located approximately 289 nm east-southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 09 knots.

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France – Southwest France has suffered some of the worst flooding in almost 40 years, with the department of Landes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) still on Météo France orange alert for floods yesterday. The flooding happened after the rivers Adour and Midouze – and their tributaries the Douze and Midou – burst their banks.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (td) 01w (Vongfong), located approximately 465 nm east-southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 04 knots.

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Texas, USA – Areas of central Texas were hit with severe thunderstorms on Tuesday, with tornadoes and flash floods occurring in some regions during the morning and early afternoon. Residents of these areas received tornado and flash flood warnings from local branches of the National Weather Service (NWS) throughout the day. Flash floods were reported about 85 miles east in Starzville, closer to San Antonio. Tornadoes were reported in counties near Austin and San Antonio Tuesday morning.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression (td) 01w (One), located approximately 521 nm east-southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking northward at 05 knots.

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Utah, USA – At least one hiker was killed Monday afternoon when flash floods ripped through slot canyons in Utah’s San Rafael Swell, prompting a massive search by ground and air for other possible victims. The Emery County Sheriff’s Office said the person died in Little Wildhorse Canyon, a popular hiking destination near Goblin Valley State Park, while 21 others made it out of the flooded canyon safely.

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Uganda – Residents of Kasese District in western Uganda woke up on Sunday to another wave of flash floods three days after the torrents hit the district when four major rivers burst their banks on Thursday. he rives; Nyamwamba, Mubuku, Nyamughasana and Lhubiriha again burst their banks in the wee hours of Sunday morning spilling water into the communities in the low lands putting the lives of hundreds people at risk.

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Malaysia – Some 100 houses in Teluk Kumbar and Sungai Ara, near here, were hit by flash floods after heavy rain lashed several areas in Penang for more than two hours last night. However, the flood victims were not evacuated to relief centres.

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Wales -Properties have been flooded after thunderstorms hit parts of south and west Wales on Saturday. Several houses were damaged in Carmarthen while fire crews have also been called to flash flooding in Gorseinon, Swansea.

Ethiopia – Devastating floods from the swollen River Daua along the Kenya-Ethiopia border have left several villages in Mandera County under water, hundreds of locals displaced and farms washed away. The most affected villages are Rhamu Dimtu, Khalicha, Yabicho, Girisa, Sala, Hareri, Darika, Gadudia and Khalalio.

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East Africa – Flooding washed away roads, bridges and a hospital in Uganda and an entire small town in Somalia as torrential rain across East Africa compounded problems for governments struggling to respond to the new coronavirus. Hundreds of people have been killed by floodwaters in Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Rwanda and Ethiopia which have also displaced hundreds of thousands across the region. Heavy overnight rains flooded areas around Mountain Rwenzori in Western Uganda after the River Nyamwamba burst its banks, forcing people to seek refuge in nearby schools and destroying roads and bridges, a senior government official said. One of the hospitals in the area, Kilembe, was also overrun by the gushing waters despite being built on a raised bank and reinforced with sandbags. In neighbouring Somalia, an unspecified number of people were killed when floods washed away an entire small town in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, officials said.

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Kenya – The death toll from the ongoing floods in Kenya has risen to 194.

Somalia – At least 16 people have died while more than 200,000 others have been affected by torrential rains and riverine floods since the Gu (April-June) rains started in Somalia a month ago 10 other people are missing due to floods and at least 2,000 farms have been swamped by water.

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Kenya – Ongoing flooding in Kenya has claimed the lives of another 164 people, a Kenyan government official said Monday. Heavy downpours, during the rainy season, which lasts from March to May, have wreaked havoc all across the nation marked with flash floods, landslides and sinkholes that have left thousands displaced, livestock dead and crops destroyed.

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Uganda – Sweeping floods in western Uganda killed four people and displaced 5,000 as heavy rains continue to inundate the region, police said Sunday. They said three others are also missing after the sub-counties of Kabuyanda, Mwizi and Birere in Isingiro District were hit with severe flooding. The three people who are missing are adult males who were cutting timber when the floods struck. 5,000 people have been displaced by the flooding.

Kenya – More than 1,800 families in western Kenya have been rendered homeless after the River Nzoia burst its banks, according to the Kenya Red Cross. In the Buyuku village of Budalangi, residents loaded their belongings on boats to get them away from submerged homes. Heavy rainfall has continued in recent days and has led to more flooding and landslides across the region.

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Indonesia – Floods have submerged 21,888 houses in five sub-districts of Bandung District, West Java since Thursday (April 30, 2020), affecting 81,088 residents (24,898 families), according to data from the West Java Disaster Mitigation Office (BPBD). The flood-affected sub-districts are — Dayeuhkolot, Baleendah, Arjasari, Bojongsoang, and Banjaran. Flooding has been reported in 21,888 houses in the five sub-districts of Bandung Regency. Flood waters have also entered 46 schools, 96 places of worship, and 27 public facilities.

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Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan – A broken reservoir dam flooded parts of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, forcing tens of thousands from both countries to evacuate, authorities said Saturday. The Syr Darya river, which runs near the border between the two countries, overflowed after the dam broke Friday, the Uzbek and Kazakh governments said. About 70,000 people from 22 villages in Uzbekistan and 5,400 people from four Kazakhstan villages were moved out.

Malaysia – Some 600 natives living in Long Bemang longhouse in remote Baram district were hit by floods. Heavy rain last night saw 100 living units inundated by about 0.8m of water this morning. Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department today said the longhouse was fully occupied by residents.

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Ecuador – Extreme flooding in the Ecuadoran Amazon has caused widespread disarray along the banks of the Bobonaza River, all amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past couple of weeks, the surging water levels have left hundreds homeless, washing away homes, schools, crops, animals and a bridge in the Sarayaku indigenous community. The floods have also affected the Pacayaku and Teresa Mama indigenous communities.

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Yemen – Heavy rains and floods in Yemen since mid-April are affecting 150,000 people, said the UN on Friday. Homes, shelters, roads and bridges were damaged, water supplies polluted, and basic services such as electricity cut because of the disaster. The capital city of Sanaa is the most affected city by the disaster and there has been electricity cut since April 21 in Aden. Underlining that polluted water sources increase the risk of malaria and cholera epidemic, more than 110,000 suspicious cholera cases have been detected in Yemen since January this year.

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Canada – Update – Fort McMurray is under evacuation for the second time in four years. The Albertan town was besieged by a huge wildfire in 2016, but now it faces flooding due to an army of ice. The Athabasca River that cuts through the town has been choked by piles of ice chunks that stretch roughly 15 miles, according to the Albertan government. That’s left water with nowhere to go but into the streets, businesses, and homes of Fort McMurray, Canada’s tar sands capital. The regional government has issued mandatory evacuation orders for 13,000 people over the past 48 hours and more could be on the way as water continues to back up on the Athabasca and other rivers in the area.

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Kenya – Update – At least 116 people have now died due to floods caused by torrential rains in Kenya, local media reported on Wednesday. The floods in the eastern African country have affected some 29 counties, leaving 100,000 households displaced.

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Morocco – Seven people watching a football match in Morocco have been killed in a flash flood that swept across the pitch. Heavy rainfall caused the nearby river to swell which flooded the football field in Tizert, in the Taroudant region of Morocco.

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Somalia – The 2020 Gu (April-June) seasonal rains continued to intensify across Somalia during the 4th week of April. Compared to the previous two weeks, there was a significant increase of rainfall in most parts of Somalia as well as the eastern Ethiopian highlands. Many areas observed more than three days of consecutive heavy rains across the country. The good rains received so far have continued to replenish water and pasture resources. An improvement in livestock body conditions and milk production has been reported as well. On the downside, parts of the country experienced flash flood and flooding has begun in the Juba and Shabelle rivers.

Canada – Floods have forced mandatory evacuations in parts of Fort McMurray, the hub for Canada’s oil sands industry, even as the province of Alberta tries to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, which includes Fort McMurray, ordered mandatory evacuations of some residents that began on Sunday and were expanded on Monday. Ice jams caused the Athabasca River to spill its banks.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Post-Tropical Cyclone One-E is located about 770 mi…1240 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

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Vietnam – Severe thunderstorms in Vietnam have claimed the lives of three people, injured 13 and damaged almost 6,000 homes. One person died in Ha Giang province after being hit by a fallen tree. Others lost their life when the house collapsed following a rockslide.