Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 06e (Emilia), located about 590 mi…955 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 09w (Prapiroon), located approximately 427 nm south-southeast of Kadena AFB, is tracking westward at 03 knots.

NewsBytes:

Boston, USA – The heavy downpours that drenched the region Thursday morning flooded roads in the Boston area, but no injuries or crashes were reported, officials said.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Depression Twenty-E is located about 410 mi…660 km S of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

Invest 90E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

Newsbytes:

Boston, USA – Two construction workers died due to flooding at South End street, Boston Friday night. A powerful surge of water killed two people working inside 12 to 15 foot deep trench on Dartmouth Street. A fast-moving storm dumped as much as 4 inches of rain on the Central Massachusetts town of Sterling.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Tropical cyclone Nathan is located approximately 298 nm east-northeast of Cairns, Australia and is tracking south-southeastward at 02 knots.

The category two storm is expected to intensify to at least a category three and turn towards the north Queensland coast on Thursday or Friday. Nathan came very close to Cooktown, north of Cairns, last week before making a U-turn and heading back out to sea.

Tropical storm 03w (Bavi), located approximately 390 nm north-northwest of Yap, and is tracking westward at 10 knots.

NewsBytes:

Vanuatu – Death toll rises after Cyclone Pam – A UN team in Vanuatu says 24 people are confirmed dead and 3,300 have been displaced by Cyclone Pam, with communication to outlying islands still down.

Boston, USA – Boston has broken the record for the snowiest winter in the city’s recorded history. The National Weather Service said the city received 108.6in (275.8cm) of snow this winter, beating the 1995-1996 record of 107.6 inches.

Tornadoes, USA – Not a single tornado has been reported to the National Weather Service so far in March, which typically marks the first month of severe weather season in the Plains and Southeast. The only other year since 1950 that there have been zero tornado reports in the first half of March was 1969.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

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In the Eastern Pacific:

Tropical Depression Genevieve is located near latitude 12.9 north…longitude 149.0 west. The depression is moving toward the west near 7 mph…11 km/h …And this motion is expected to increase slightly through the next 48 hours.

In the Western Pacific:

Tropical storm 11w (Halong) is located approximately 75 nm northwest of Navsta, Guam, and is tracking westward at 08 knots.

NewsBytes:

India – At least 15 people were killed after heavy rains triggered a landslide in Maharashtra’s Pune district, burying over 160 as rescuers searched for survivors and bodies in the massive debris of mud and rock. Racing against time and battling inclement weather. Emergency personnel have pulled out 15 bodies from the rubble and many injured survivors so far.

Germany – Summer storms bring flooding to parts of western Germany.

USA – A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage. Winds as high as 120 miles per hour roared through Revere Monday, uprooting hundreds of trees, ripping roofs off houses and flipping cars.

Disease

Haiti Cholera Epidemic

The death toll in Haiti’s cholera epidemic is approaching 8,000, and more than 6% of Haitians have had the disease since it invaded the country in October 2010 after the major earthquake.

Boston Mayor Declares Public Health Emergency

Signs of an increasingly severe flu season prompted city officials to declare a public health emergency in Boston, where infections have increased tenfold compared with last season. So far about 700 cases and four deaths, all seniors, have been reported in Boston, which is experiencing its worst flu season since the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.

Storms and Floods

Landslide in Colombia

Bodies of five victims have been discovered. At least 20 people are still expected to be buried under the debris. Seven people were injured and a number of vehicles buried in mud.

Landslide occurred road between the cities of Neiva and San Vicente del Caguán to the south-west of the capital of Colombia.

Colombian Landslide photo recent natural disasters

Tropical Cyclone Freda located approximately 465 nm northwest of Noumea, New Caledonia.

Snowstorm in Boston, United States

Snow emergency declared in parts of Massachusetts, Boston.

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for most of eastern Massachusetts.

Flooding in central Greece

One person reported to be killed in rainstorm in Vathylakos of Karditsa in central Greece.

Due to overflow of Sperchios river, over 4 million square meters have flooded near Lamia, in central Greece.

Around 200 roma people are living in evacuation center.

A river has also overflown at Kalamos, north of Athens.

A state of calamity has been declared in 11 towns of Capiz, in the Philippines that suffered from flooding due to Typhoon Quinta.

Calamity declared towns are Panay, Pontevedra, Panitan, Maayon, Sigma, Mambusao, Dumarao, Dumalag, Tapaz, Cuartero and Dao.