Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Barry is located about 95 mi…155 km sw of the mouth of the Mississippi river and about 125 mi…205 km sse of Morgan City Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

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China – The heaviest average rainfall to lash a swathe of southern and eastern China in more than half a century brought torrential rain and floods, destroying houses, damaging crops and forcing the evacuation of nearly 80,000 people, state media said.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA – Torrential downpours turned roads into rivers and triggered landslides on Thursday, blocking access to a hospital for several hours and forcing the evacuation of a preschool when a sinkhole opened up.

Bangladesh – The monsoon floods in Cox’s Bazar this week are threatening the already precarious existence of the refugees seeking shelter there. undreds of makeshift homes have already collapsed after landslides occurred on the muddy hillsides around the camps. About 4,000 families have been affected, many of whom have been moved to temporary shelters.

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Storms and Floods

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Cosme is located about 690 mi…1110 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

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China – Heavy rain has wreaked havoc in Nanping city in eastern China’s Fujian province, causing massive floods, turning roads to small rivers and trapping many locals in their homes. After two hours of torrential rain on Saturday, parts of Nanping were overwhelmed by significant flooding. Video footage filmed by locals showed high, muddy water pushing down the streets, washing away vehicles and demolishing small sheds. The fast-moving floodwaters prompted a rescue operation, with some 3,000 people evacuated to safety. No casualties were reported.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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China – Rain-triggered floods killed three people and left three missing in southwest China’s Guizhou Province as of 4 p.m. Sunday. The heavy downpours that started Friday have caused floods in 17 counties and districts of Guizhou, affecting a total of about 455,700 residents, according to local emergency management authorities.

Turkey – Another body was discovered yesterday, five days after severe floods hit a town in the Black Sea province of Trabzon, bringing the death toll to eight. Search and rescue crews are still searching for two people missing after the disaster in Araklı town. The Çamlıktepe and Yeşilyurt neighborhoods of Trabzon were inundated by flash floods after heavy rainfall on June 18. It also triggered landslides in the neighborhoods where a river overflowed its banks.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits northern California.

5.6 earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.4 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon.

5.3 earthquake hits eastern Sichuan, China.

5.3 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits the Sichuan-Guizou border, China.

Twelve people have died and 125 others have been injured following the earthquake according to local reports.

5.6 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.5 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.

Two 5.2 earthquakes hit eastern Sichuan, China.

5.1 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit the Kermedec Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02a (Vayu), located approximately 248 nm south- southeast of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking west-southwestward at 04 knots.

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China – At least 61 people have now been killed and 356,000 evacuated from their homes as heavy rain and floods swept through large parts of southern and central China this week, Chinese rescue authorities said. In a notice published late on Thursday, China’s Ministry of Emergency Management said 9,300 homes have collapsed and 3.71 million hectares of farmland damaged during the floods.

Indonesia – Indonesian authorities warned of more flash floods and landslides after days of flooding forced the evacuation of more than 5,000 people from Central and Southeast Sulawesi, the nation’s main nickel ore producing region. Heavy rainfall may continue to lash Southeast Sulawesi and many other provinces until Saturday, the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency said on its website. Authorities evacuated 5,703 people until Tuesday after hundreds of hectares of paddy and corn fields were inundated and several houses damaged.

Storms and Floods

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China – Six people have died and one is missing after heavy rains and flooding in southeastern China. 88,000 people have been evacuated in Jiangxi province following strong winds, hail and floods. More than 100 houses have been destroyed.

Indonesia – One villager was killed and more than 2,000 others have been taking shelters at higher grounds after floods and landslides hit West Kalimantan province of central Indonesia since Friday.

Storms and Floods

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Missouri, USA – Cropland in southern Boone County is filled with floodwater after a levee was breached Sunday morning. The levee, located south of Easley and north of Wilton, has a nearly 300-foot-wide break. Thousands of acres of cropland are a total loss due to the flooding. There are about eight homes impacted by the flooding. Some residents will use all-terrain vehicles or boats to leave their houses.

Hong Kong – Heavy rain brought floods to the north of Hong Kong and sparked an amber warning, as forecasters projected three days of thunderstorms for the city from Monday.

The Observatory issued the amber rainstorm warning at 5am, after which police received five reports of floods in rural areas.

China – Heavy downpours recorded in southern China in several areas of Guangdong province with more than 480mm falling in some places. Several coastal cities in southern Guangdong province including Shenzhen, Zhongshan and Zhuhai – as well as Hong Kong and Macau – experienced more than 12 hours of heavy rainfall. his resulted in severe flash flooding in the port city of Zhuhai, which recorded maximum overnight rainfall of 482.8 millimetres (19 inches) in one area.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.6 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands off India.

5.0 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits the Jilin-Heilongjiang border, China.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.3 earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

5.1 earthquake hits offshore Honduras.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits Ganshu, China.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands off India.

5.2 earthquake hits the Island of Hawaii, Hawaii.

5.2 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands off India.

5.1 earthquake hits northern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

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China – Eleven people were killed in a flash flood in Shenzhen on Thursday night after a construction company failed to respond properly to weather warnings, local government officials said. The victims were workers who were cleaning drainage systems in Luohu and Futian districts that were hit by a flash flood created by the downpour.

Afghanistan – After a year of severe drought, flash floods have killed at least 77 people and destroyed thousands of homes in Afghanistan. More than 42,000 people have been displaced by the floods since the start of 2019. In all, 163,000 people in 16 provinces need urgent help.

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Brazil – In the aftermath of the floods in Rio this week, firefighters dug through rubble Friday in search of survivors after two condemned buildings collapsed in Rio de Janeiro, killing at least three people, injuring 13 and leaving another 13 missing. The collapse of the four-story buildings undermines by the floodwaters underscored the shoddy infrastructure that plagues Latin America’s largest nation and put a spotlight on illegal militias that control large swaths of Rio, including the area where the buildings stood.

Wildfires

Wildfires – China

China’s government said on Tuesday that at least 30 people have died fighting a wildfire high in the mountains of the country’s Sichuan province. The blaze was contained on Tuesday as smoke continued to lift into sky from the smoldering forest.

The victims included 27 firefighters and three local residents that were recruited to help battle the blaze, which erupted on Saturday, March 30.

Over 15,000 are battling a forest fire in the country’s Shanxi province. More than 4,600 residents have been evacuated to safety in the region.

Wildfires – Thailand

Wildfires and crop burning are blanketing the region with smog. Chiang Mai’s air quality index was 379, the worst major urban reading globally and a level that’s hazardous, according to IQAir AirVisual pollution data.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits the Andaman Islands off India.

5.2 earthquake hits the Xinjiang-Qinghai border, China.

5.0 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.