Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic:

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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Storms and Floods

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.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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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.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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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.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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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.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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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.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Post Tropical Cyclone Joaquin is located about 595 mi…960 km WNW of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…E or 80 degrees at 35 mph…56 km/h.

Tropical Storm 23w (Choi-Wan), located approximately 460 nm east-southeast of Misawa, Japan, and is tracking northward at 38 knots.

Hurricane Oho is located about 1155 mi…1855 km NE of Hilo Hawaii and about 1195 mi…1920 km NE of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…NNE or 30 degrees at 39 mph…63 km/h.

Invest 95E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for tropical development.

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South Carolina, USA – Authorities urged another 1,000 homeowners to evacuate as a precaution Wednesday in the event a Columbia-area dam fails in flood-battered South Carolina. Authorities warned residents along South Carolina’s coast Wednesday to prepare for more flooding as water from swollen rivers made its way towards the ocean.

England – Torrential downpours have brought flash floods to Britain along with train delays and washed out sports fixtures. There were astonishing scenes in Bradford after a dramatic thunderstorm left parts of the West Yorkshire city under ankle-deep water. The Met Office had a severe rain warning in place today for the top half of England, with more than an inch (30mm) of rain expected.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Tropical Storm Erika is located about 750 mi…1205 km E of the Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…W or 280 degrees at 20 mph…31 km/h.

Tropical Storm 17w (Atsani), located approximately 1065 nm south of Petropavlovsk, Russia, is tracking east-northeastward at 20 knots.

Typhoon 16w (Goni), located approximately 81 nm northwest of Iwakuni, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 13 knots.

Tropical Depression Kilo is located about 185 mi…300 km NE of Johnston Island and about 640 mi…1035 km WSW of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…N or 360 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Hurricane Loke is located about 205 mi…335 km E of Midway Island and about 120 mi…195 km ENE of Pearl and Hermes Atoll with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…NNE or 25 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

Tropical Depression Twelve-E is located about 1610 mi…2595 km ESE of Hilo Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…W or 275 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

Invest 96E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for tropical development.

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Australia – A tornado in the New South Wales town of Dubbo has damaged at least seven houses, scattered debris and uprooted trees. Roads were flooded across Sydney and the Illawarra, with the emergency services rescuing people stranded in cars after driving into floodwaters.

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Turkey – At least eight people have died and two are missing due to floods and landslides in Turkey’s Black Sea province of Artvin. Heavy rainfall has paralysed life in Artvin and its districts of Arhavi, Hopa and Borça. The main road linking the three districts has also been blocked to traffic due to the floods.

Kent, England – Dead rats are floating in the streets of Tunbridge Wells after flash floods swept the town last evening and more rain is expected to fall tonight.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Tropical Depression 11w (Nangka), located approximately 289 nm west-southwest of Misawa, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 10 knots.

Tropical Storm Nangka kills 2, injures 38 in Japan — 550,000 told to flee.

Tropical Depression Halola is located about 03 nm east-southeast of Iwo To, and is tracking west-southwestward at 06 knots.

Tropical Storm Dolores is located about 380 mi…610 km WSW of Cabo San Lazaro Mexico with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Post-Tropical Cyclone Enrique is located about 1765 mi…2840 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…SW or 225 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

Invest 93L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for tropical development.

Invest 99E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for tropical development.

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Hertfordshire, England – Flash floods hit Hertfordshire homes after overnight storms. Roads were closed and firefighters were called to more than 141 incidents after heavy rain hit Hertfordshire.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical storm 09w (Chan-Hom), located approximately 33 nm northeast of Andersen AFB, is tracking quasi-stationary.

Tropical storm 10w (Linfa), located approximately 198 nm north of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

Tropical storm 11w (Nangka), located approximately 66 nm east-southeast of Enewetak, is tracking westward at 12 knots.

Invest 95E and 96E remain areas of disturbed weather in the East Pacific which have the potential for tropical development.

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Costa Rica – Heavy rains last weekend caused floods in Costa Rica’s Caribbean and northern regions. Pineapple and banana plantations were left with serious damage, and public infrastructure needs to be rebuilt as thousands of people that were evacuated return to their homes.

Venezuela – Venezuela’s Apure state is facing its worst floods in years. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro declared Friday a state of emergency in a town in Apure state, where heavy rains have spurred flooding. The floods in Paez are already being described as the worst to hit the area in over two decades. The disaster was triggered after more than two weeks of heavy rains caused two rivers to break their banks. More than 40,000 people have been affected, with scores of homes and businesses already severely damaged by floodwaters.

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England – Flash floods hit parts of Dorset. The flash floods erupted just three days after the UK faced one of the hottest days on record, with temperatures reaching highs of up to 36.7C.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Typhoon 04w (Maysak), located approximately 49 nm east-northeast of Fais, is tracking west-northwestward at 12 knots.

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Chile Update – Officials in Chile said 18 people were killed and 20 were still missing after flash floods devastated the Atacama region in the north of the country last week. The rains, which started on Tuesday, were the worst in 80 years to fall in the region, one of the driest on Earth. Almost 11,000 people have been affected and more than 4,500 are in shelters.

India Update – Six bodies were recovered on Tuesday increasing the death toll to 16 in Jammu and Kashmir as a devastating flood in the state forced thousands to flee to safer places. Several areas of the Valley and parts of Jammu were in deluge caused by heavy rain over the weekend.

England – Flooding and gales in Greater Manchester have disrupted traffic, flights and rail traffic. Numerous homes and building sustained light damage from the high winds.

Disease

Bird Flu in England

A case of bird flu has been confirmed at a duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire, officials have said.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said the risk to public health was very low. The poultry is being culled and a 10km (6 mile) exclusion zone is in place.