Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 11s (Riley), located approximately 334 nm north-northeast of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 04 knots.

NewsBytes:

Turkey – Heavy rains have caused floods in Turkey’s southern province of Antalya.

Brazil – A mining dam collapsed in southeastern Brazil on Friday, Jan. 25. The dam flooded a nearby community, raising concerns of widespread contamination. Brazilian mining company Vale SA said in a statement that it didn’t yet have information on deaths or injuries at the dam in Minas Gerais state but said that tailings have reached the community of Vila Ferteco and an administrative office. Parts of the city were evacuated and local firefighters were rescuing people by helicopter and ground vehicles.

Connecticut, USA – Rain, some of it heavy, arrived in the state on Thursday leading to flooding for some areas. A flash flood watch and flood warning were in effect for the entire state.

Indonesia РThe number of people killed after days of torrential rain triggered flash floods and landslides on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island has climbed to 59 with 25 others missing, a disaster official said Friday.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Kirk is located about 75 mi…120 km wsw of St. Lucia and about 125 mi…200 km ssw of Martinique with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wsw or 240 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Rosa is located about 605 mi…975 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…145 mph…230 km/h. Present movement…w or 265 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 28w (Trami), located approximately 234 nm south of Kadena AFB, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 06 knot.

Tropical depression (td) 30w (Thirty), located approximately 531 southeast of Anderson AFB, Japan, is tracking westward at 18 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 02p (Liua), located approximately 514 nm northwest of Port Vila, Vanuatu, is tracking westward at 06 knots.

NewsBytes:

Nigeria – Nearly 200 people have died in flooding caused by heavy seasonal rains across 12 states in Nigeria. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Thursday that 199 people were killed after the main Niger and Benue rivers burst their banks.A national disaster was declared in several central and southern states. More than 286 000 people have been left homeless.

Connecticut, USA – South Connecticut was hit by flash floods with some areas seeing more than six inches of rain. Some roads were completely impassable following the downpour and fire departments warned motorists to avoid driving.