Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Beryl (formerly Tropical Depression 2) is located about 1140 mi…1830 km ese of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…w or 275 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h

Invest 96L is an area of disturbed weather in the Atlantic Ocean that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Fabio is located about 1225 mi…1970 km w of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the western Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon 10w (Maria), located approximately 254 nm northwest of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking northwestward at 06 knots.

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Kent, England – Thunderstorms have triggered flash floods in Kent with streets submerged and railway tracks under water sparking chaos in Tunbridge Wells with soaking wet residents forced to wade through knee-high water.

Pittsburgh, USA – Flooding has caused damage across the Pittsburgh area after another round of storms. An estimated 10,000 Pittsburgh homes remained without power Thursday after two days of flooding. The rain, which brought down trees and took down power lines, is expected to delay a full restoration of the power system until at least Friday morning.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto is located about 125 mi…200 km s of Destin Florida with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

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England – Storms caused flash flooding across the West Midlands as more than a month’s rainfall deluged parts of Birmingham in just one hour on Sunday. A man in his 80s died in Walsall after his vehicle was submerged in flooding and parts of Northamptonshire were hit. Met Office amber weather warnings of rain and thunderstorms are in place this afternoon for East Anglia, London and the South East and the South West. Homes and businesses were flooded across Shropshire after heavy rainfall.

Maryland, USA – Flash floods following violent thunderstorms have roared through Maryland state’s Ellicott City sweeping away cars and causing major damage.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the southern hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 11s (Dumazile), located approximately 353 nm north-northwest of St. Denis, is tracking southwestward at 11 knots.

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USA – The powerful storm lashing the northeastern United States on Friday killed at least five people as winds topping 129 km per hour helped flood streets in Boston, ground flights and halt train service across the region. Almost 1.7 million homes and businesses were without power in the Northeast and Midwest as the storm pummelled the East Coast from Virginia to Maine. Government offices in Washington closed as winds gusted to more than 60 mph in the US capital. A flood surge at extreme high tide sent seawater into Boston’s coastal streets, the second time this year that the area had flooded. Wind gusts approaching 70 mph helped force in the water while downing trees and power lines.

England – Flooding has hit parts of southwestern England as Storm Emma lashes the coast with powerful winds and heavy seas, bringing chaos to a region which is already struggling to cope after two days of blizzards and sub-zero temperatures. Dawlish railway station near Teignmouth in South Devon has been engulfed by hides tides whipped up by Storm Emma and there has also been flooding in seafront areas of Paignton and Torquay which residents said were “under a foot of water”. Flood warnings have been issued for the whole of south Cornwall coast from Land’s End to Lizard Point and Mount’s Bay and remain in force.

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 07s (Cebile), located approximately 621 nm south-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking southward at 05 knots.

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England – The breathtaking supermoon sparked a wave of floods across England leaving some commuters travelling in waist deep waters. Floodwater was reported along the east coast after 37 official flood alerts were launched. The supermoon together with stormy weather resulted in a large tidal surge moving down the East Coast of England on Thursday evening.

Malawi – One person is confirmed dead while hundreds of households have been left homeless following floods on Tuesday night at Lupembe in the Karonga District.

France – Rain has continued to fall in France, meaning the floods in Paris and beyond are set to hang around. Several Metro stations in Paris were closed on Thursday morning as floodwaters got onto the tracks, while areas in northern France remain underwater. Meanwhile, in the Eure department to the north of France, 16 towns are without drinking water.

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Maria is located about 560 mi…895 km ESE of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…ENE or 65 degrees at 32 mph…52 km/h.

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England – Heavy rain has forced the closure of several roads and caused localised flooding in Cumbria. A number of properties in Mainsgate Road and Market Street in Millom have been affected. There has also been some flooding in Windermere, Ings and Kirkby-in-Furness. Cumbria Police is asking people to avoid the area.

Thailand – Hundreds of houses, several roads and temples in Trang’s four districts were hit by flash floods late on Friday night following over six hours of heavy downpours. The water levels of floods in the four districts of Mueang, Kantang, Palian and Yan Ta Khao ranged from 20 centimetres to 1.5 metres high. With insufficient time to move their belongings upstairs, the late-night flash flooding damaged many people’s property. Many moved to stay on their second floor, while others first took refuge in temples for the night and sought help from municipalities to set up tents on higher ground near their homes so that they could watch over them. Main roads were impassable in multiple sections due to deep water, prompting vehicles to use bypasses and resulting in traffic congestion on Saturday morning.

Bangladesh – Fifteen villages of four unions in Jhenaigati upazila of Sherpur were flooded as a flood control embankment collapsed due to strong current of onrushing water from upstream of Moharashi river early Saturday. Following the collapse of 70-80 feet of the dam near Jhenigati-Rangtia road, Upazila Parishad, Jhenigati Bazar and adjacent areas went under 2-4 feet water around 8:00am. Locals said low-lying areas of 15 villages of Dhanshail, Sherpur sadar, Malijhikanda and Hatibanda unions in Jhenaigati upazila of the district were inundated. The incident created panic among the people living near the river.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Maria is located about 145 mi…235 km E of Cape Hatteras North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…N or 5 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

Hurricane Lee is located about 520 mi…840 km ESE of Bermuda and about 1750 mi…2820 km W of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…110 mph…175 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 285 degrees at 09 mph…15 km/h.

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North Carolina, USA – Tropical Storm Maria is pushing high surf over North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where more than 10,000 visitors were told to leave the islands while floodwaters surrounded numerous homes.

England – In 2012, the center of Lydbrook, a village skirting the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England, was deluged with several feet of water. The flash flooding, unleashed by torrential rainfall across the region, sparked a mandatory evacuation and left badly damaged homes and businesses in its wake. Now, two years later, the Forestry Commission has decided to bring in the big guns to further prevent flooding: beavers. The idea is that once released, the clan of industrious semiaquatic rodents will get to work doing what they do best: constructing an intricate network of dams, ponds and canals that, in this instance, will slow the flow of Greathough Brook and prevent upwards of 6,000 cubic meters (1.6 million gallons) of water from rushing into the valley-bound village below. While a qualified team of engineers that don’t have webbed hind feet could be brought in to dam the stream, the beaver is, well, cheaper and can get the job done in a swifter and less intrusive manner.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Franklin is located about 75 mi…125 km S of Tuxpan Mexico and about 105 mi…165 km WNW of Veracruz Mexico with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…W or 260 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

Franklin is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches with isolated maximum of 15 inches possible across the Mexican states of northern Veracruz, Puebla, tlaxacala, eastern guanajuato, Hidalgo, queretaro and eastern San Luis Potosi in eastern Mexico. These rains are capable of producing life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

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England – A month’s worth of rain was set to fall on the UK on Wednesday as severe downpours brought flooding to large parts of the country. Flash flooding hit towns and villages in the East Riding of Yorkshire and north-east Lincolnshire. There was a metre (3ft) of standing water in parts of Withernsea, and further flooding in the Grimsby and Immingham areas.

Thailand – Flooding persisted in nine provinces on Wednesday, mostly in the Northeast, with more than 570,000 families affected by the floods that have ravaged much of the country over the last month. A total of 4,129 houses, 2,055 roads, 14,097 fish ponds, and over 3 million rai of agricultural land have been damaged.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Central Pacific: Tropical Storm Fernanda is located about 825 mi…1330 km E of Hilo Hawaii and about 1020 mi…1640 km E of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…W or 280 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Greg is located about 800 mi…1285 km SW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…W or 280 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Post Tropical Depression Eight-E is dissipating. The final warning has been issued for this system.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical depression 07w (Noru), located approximately 257 nm north-northeast of Minami Tori Shima, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

Tropical storm 09w (Kulap), located approximately 723 nm northeast of Wake Island, is tracking northward at 10 knots.

Tropical depression 08w (Eight), located approximately 271 nm south of Hong Kong, is tracking west-northwestward at 11 knots.

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Lancashire, England – Flash floods have hit several homes and businesses in parts of Lancashire. Torrential downpours affected properties in Blackpool, Lancaster and Carnforth on Wednesday night, leaving some homes swamped in up to six inches of water. Firefighters attended several properties to pump out water or isolate electrics. There were no reports of any injuries.

Storms and Floods

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Tropical Storm Otto is located about 225 mi…360 km se of San Andres Island and about 335 mi…545 km ESE of Bluefields Nicaragua with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…stationary.

Invest 90L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for further tropical development.

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England – Homes and businesses were flooded across a swath of south-west England, schools were shut, dozens of roads closed and major rail lines blocked. By Monday evening rail travellers were being told not to try to travel to the West Country. Though the worst of the deluge is thought to be over, more flooding was expected on Tuesday as rain that had fallen on high ground fed through rivers and streams on to lower, saturated ground. Coming hard on the heels of Storm Angus, which swept across the UK at the weekend, rivers struggled to cope with the latest deluge. As darkness fell on Monday evening there were 45 flood warnings – meaning flooding is expected, with immediate action required – in place, mainly in Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic: Tropical Depression Sixteen is located about 170 mi…275 km ESE of San Andres Island and about 300 mi…480 km E of Bluefields Nicaragua with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…stationary.

Invest 90L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for further tropical development.

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England – Storm Angus batters Britain for a second day bringing floods, five-metre high waves and 97mph winds – as well as leaving 2,000 homes without power. Brits in many parts of the country have woken up to floodwater and damaged buildings this morning as Storm Angus took hold last night. A severe flood alert – a warning of immediate danger to life – was put out in Devon before the River Mole burst its banks. This morning the storm system is unleashing rainwater in the Midlands, East Anglia and Wales as it moves further north. The highest recorded rainfall so far is in Exeter where 53mm fell but that could rise with 21 flood warnings and 30 flood alerts issued across southwestern England.

Wales – Homes were flooded and people evacuated after torrential rain hit Wales. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service reported 47 flooding incidents in Maesteg, 17 in Pencoed, 10 in Pontycymer, eight in Bridgend, seven in Ogmore Vale, seven in Pontllanfraith and six in Llantwit Major on Sunday.

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In the North Atlantic: Tropical Depression Julia is located about 280 mi…455 km se of Charleston South Carolina with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…stationary.

Tropical Storm Karl is located about 950 mi…1525 km W of the Cabo Verde islands and about 1555 mi…2500 km E of the Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…W or 265 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Invest 96L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Eastern Pacific: Post Tropical Cyclone Orlene is located about 1160 mi…1865 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…W or 275 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Invest 93E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 18w (Malakas), located approximately 72 nm east of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking northward at 12 knots.

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England – Flash floods in south-east England caused road and rail disruption and a train derailment on London Midland’s service into Euston on Friday. After overnight thunderstorms dumped almost half a month’s rain on the home counties in just a few hours, the Environment Agency issued 31 flood alerts, including parts of the upper reaches of the Thames, before 9am. Travel conditions were made worse by the derailment near Watford Junction of the 6.19am service from Milton Keynes to Euston after floods caused a landslide.

New Zealand – Heavy rain has flooded several houses in Kapiti, north of Wellington, and more rain is forecast for Mount Taranaki and the Tararua Range.

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In the North Atlantic: Tropical Storm Ian is located about 730 mi…1175 km ESE of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…N or 350 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

Tropical Storm Julia is located about 10 mi…20 km W of Brunswick Georgia with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…N or 010 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Orlene is located about 600 mi…965 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 1 mph…2 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Super Typhoon Meranti, located approximately 40 nm west-southwest Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is tracking northwestward at 14 knots.

Tropical storm 18w (Malakas), located approximately 647 nm east of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

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England – Parts of Manchester were flooded after a thunderstorm hit the city on what in some part of the UK was the hottest day of the year.

Australia – At least 25 flood and severe weather warnings have been issues across five states and territories as massive spring storms intensify.

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Oman – Severe weather in Oman has claimed the lives of at least three people. Two people due to flooding rivers in Al-Muthabi and Al-Rustaq. Another person died of a lightning strike in Al-Muthaibi. Torrential rain has lashed Oman for the past three days.

USA – A slow-moving storm continued to dump drenching rain over portions of the South on Wednesday, leading to dangerous and life-threatening flooding across the region. Evacuations were underway in Louisiana, where the governor declared a state of emergency and authorized the state’s National Guard to assist with rescues from heavy flooding. Thousands of people were without power, several school systems closed and dozens of roads were blocked off Wednesday in Texas and Louisiana due to the storm.

England – Severe flooding has caused widespread disruption across parts of central England, with rail passengers stranded and many schools shut. British Transport Police formed human barriers in front of the main concourse at London Euston after trains between Rugby and Milton Keynes were cancelled. Passengers were warned people could be killed as some had fallen from earlier trains on Wednesday. A total of 46 flood warnings are in place across England and Wales.

Kenya – Flash floods floods in Kapsoya in Eldoret in Kenya have wreaked havoc on local residents, driving many from heir homes trying to avoid being swept away by the floodwaters.

Angola – At least 24 people, many of them children dies with dozens more missing after a flash flood swept through a market in the southern city of Lubango. The Capitao river was swollen with more than 24 hours of torrential rains.

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Tropical cyclone 11p (Winston), located approximately 348 nm west of Suva, Fiji, is tracking west-southwestward at 02 knots.

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Fiji – The death toll from tropical cyclone Winston has risen to 21. Many remote villages have been completely flattened by the slow moving storm with many communications lines still cut. The government has declared a 30-day state of natural disaster (state of emergency) and a curfew.

Nottinghamshire, England – A car was sucked into a sinkhole created by a burst water pipe in Nottinghamshire. The driver thought it was a puddle!

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Cornwall, England – The highest level of flood warning, indicating a danger to life, has been issued for Portreath, a Cornish fishing port, following heavy rainfall across the South West. he Environment Agency said conditions in Portreath were “deteriorating quickly”. People have been warned against driving through Bridge to reach the village. Floods have blocked numerous roads, causing traffic chaos across Cornwall.

Queensland, Australia – Heavy rains caused flooding in central Queensland from Friday. One driver drowned while a Monto farmer died while mustering cattle away from the floodwaters.