Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Aletta is located about 565 mi…905 km ssw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Tropical Storm Bud is located about 305 mi…490 km ssw of Zihuatanejo Mexico and about 525 mi…845 km sse of Cabo Corrientes Mexico with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…nw or 310 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 06w (Maliksi), located approximately 231 nm east of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 18 knots.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

India – Death Toll Rises – A series of powerful super storms that tore through India this week have killed 143 people, as officials warned on Friday the death toll could rise with more extreme weather expected. A deadly dust storm claimed 121 lives in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Punjab, while an electric storm, in which lightning struck an estimate 40 000 times, left 21 people dead in the country’s south. Thousands of people in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan had their homes destroyed by the freak storm, which was packing winds of up to 130km/h. A total of 76 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous province, the state disaster management department said, with Agra district one of the worst hit areas, with at least 43 people killed.

British Columbia, Canada – Rivers and creeks continue to swell across B.C. as emergency officials warn flooding conditions could worsen next week. As of Thursday, 12 evacuation orders and 11 evacuation alerts were in place across the province. In the small recreational community of Tulameen, about 26 kilometres northwest of the town of Princeton, residents have been asked to be ready to leave on short notice.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the western Pacific: Tropical depression (td) 03w (Jelawat), located approximately 131 nm southwest of Yap, Fsm, is tracking west-northwestward at 12 knots.

In the southern hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 17p (Iris), located approximately 531 nm west-northwest of Noumea, New Caledonia, is tracking southward at 10 knots.

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Australia – Flooding rain from ex-cyclone Nora has sparked more than 100 calls for help in far north Queensland. Low lying parts of Cairns have flooded, and in the tourist town of Port Douglas, water has crept up to the doors of some holiday apartments. Landslides and debris also closed roads in the region, including the Captain Cook Highway north of Cairns. In just a few hours, 130mm of rain fell in some locations, with the wild weather caused by the low pressure system that was Cyclone Nora, hundreds of kilometres to the west.

Malaysia – An unexpected heavy downpour caused flash floods to hit the Sebauh district in northern Sarawak on Sunday morning. The floods, which rose to as high as one metre, inundated SK Ulu Segan and its surrounding villages.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the western Pacific: Tropical depression (td) 03w (Three), located approximately 227 nm southeast of Yap, Fsm, is tracking west-northwestward at 10 knots.

In the southern hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 17p (Iris), located approximately 572 nm west-northwest of Port Vila, Vanuatu, is tracking south-southwestward at 06 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 16p (Nora), located approximately 213 nm west of Cairns, Australia, is tracking southward at 13 knots.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the southern hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 14s (Eliakim), located approximately 435 nm northwest of St. Denis, La Reunion, is tracking west-southwestward at 02 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 15s (Marcus), located approximately 61 nm west-southwest of Darwin, Australia, is tracking west-southwestward at 12 knots.

Newsbytes:

Kenya – Kenyan officials said Friday that at least 15 people have drowned and scores of families have been displaced across the East African nation during two days of heavy rainfall that caused flooding in urban and rural areas. The deaths happened as flood and river waters swept through Kenyan towns that had experienced drought months earlier. More than 20 residents in Marsabit County were trapped in tree tops after the Lag Balal seasonal river in Maikona breached its banks and flooded their homes.

Uganda – One person is dead and six others are reported missing as floods caused by heavy rain-ravaged Mbarara town.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the southern hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 14s (Eliakim), located approximately 393 nm northwest of St. Denis, La Reunion, is tracking westward at 07 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 15s (Marcus), located approximately 102 nm northeast of Darwin, Australia, is tracking south-southwestward at 06 knots.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the southern hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 13p (Linda), located approximately 334 nm north-northeast of Brisbane, Australia, is tracking south-southwestward at 04 knots. This is the final warning for tis system.

Tropical cyclone 14s (Eliakim), located approximately 368 nm north-northwest of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking southwestward at 08 knots.

Newsbytes:

Kenya – A morning downpour has flooded parts of Nairobi City, wreaking havoc for commuters headed to work. The rains that started a at 6.30am virtually brought business to a standstill in the Kenyan capital. Floodwaters filled major streets and avenues in the city, with some commuters wading through it as they alighted from matatus. At least two people have died in Kajiado following heavy rains that wreaked havoc on Thursday morning.

Hawaii – Heavy rains are soaking parts of the state, and Maui remains under a flash flood warning. National Weather Service forecasters said east Maui was seeing rainfall rates of 1-2 inches an hour. In Hana, the flooding closed several roads and forced the closure of the Hana Highway.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the southern hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 13p (Linda), located approximately 347 nm north-northeast of Brisbane, Australia, is tracking south-southwestward at 11 knots.

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Bosnia – After the recent snowfall in Bosnia and Herzegovina started to melt quickly, river levels began to rise in the north of the country, causing floods in the towns of Bihac and Cazin. Several houses were flooded on Tuesday morning in Bihac in northern Bosnia due to the high level of the River Una, Vilenjaca was completely cut off on Monday due to the amount of water on the road.

Croatia – A landslide caused by melting snow destroyed several houses Tuesday in central Croatia, sending people fleeing from their homes in panic. No serious injuries were reported.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the southern hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 13p (Linda), located approximately 403 nm west-northwest of Noumea, New Caledonia, is tracking southward at 13 knots.

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Kazakhstan – Heavy rains and melting snow have converged to cause massive flooding in eastern Kazakhstan. 110 kindergartens, 150 homes, and about 70 other buildings were damaged by high waters in the regional capital, Oskemen, and in the districts of Ayagoz, Glubokoye, Kurshim, Zaisan, and Urzhar. Hundreds of residents have been evacuated from dozens of houses in the town of Ayagoz, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries.

Croatia – Following heavy snow melt, the town of Hrvatska Kostajnica, 70 kilometres southeast of Zagreb, has been braced for landslides as well as floods due to the swollen River Una. The city of Karlovac, which lies on four rivers, has also been prepared for flooding and necessary steps have been taken to help local inhabitants to protect their homes in the areas oat risk of flooding due to the melting of snow.

Queensland, Australia – Queensland authorities have warned that crocodiles and snakes could turn up in “unexpected areas” after four days of torrential rain broke river banks, covered fields and cut off towns.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Rwanda – A Rwandan provincial governor says at least 16 people were killed and 140 others injured when lightning struck a Seventh Day Adventist church in the country’s south. 17 of those injured are still in the hospital while the rest have been discharged. A similar incident occurred on Friday when lightning struck a group of 18 students, killing one. Last October, lightning killed 18 people in different parts of the country.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the southern hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 12p (Hola), located approximately 288 nm east of Kingston Island, is tracking southward at 18 knots.

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Queensland, Australia – Water as far as the eye can see: Floods swamped parts of the Australian state of Queensland on Friday, covering pastureland and cutting off towns as swollen rivers inundated about 200 homes. A disaster was declared further east in the coastal canefarming towns of Ingham and Halifax. Water could take weeks to recede from the flatter country covered further west, where it has been welcomed in a region gripped by severe drought.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the southern hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 12p (Hola), located approximately 165 nm west-southwest of Port Vila, Vanuatu, is tracking south-southeastward at 04 knots.

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Queensland, Australia – Residents in the north Queensland town of Ingham are bracing for the town’s worst flood in nearly a decade, which is expected to inundate properties and cut off communities for days. Supermarket shelves have been stripped of fresh food, with several roads already closed around the town leaving rural communities stranded. More than 350 millimetres of rain has fallen in the catchment over the past 36 hours and further heavy downpours are expected.

Arkansas, USA – A small town in Lonoke County is devastated after a levee broke, causing over 100 homes to become flooded. The state has declared the situation in Humnoke a disaster. Heavy rain last week caused the levee just east of town to breech.

Albania – Albanian authorities say that heavy rain has caused flooding in more parts of country, with landslides damaging many roads. The defense ministry said Thursday that about 2,800 hectares (6,900 acres) of agricultural land and grasslands in the north-west have now been flooded. The heavy rain has obliged three hydropower stations in the north to release excess water after many rivers, including the main Drini River, swelled. Power is lacking in some rural areas, and some houses and many roads in the east and south of the country have been damaged from landslides.

Global Warming

Global warming already fueling ‘high-tide’ floods

Snow may get the most headlines from nor’easters, but it’s the relentless onslaught of waves and water along the coast that can cause the most destruction.

And now, thanks partly to global warming, it doesn’t even take a storm to inundate the coast with ruinous floodwaters.

So-called “nuisance” or “sunny day” high-tide flooding is becoming more commonplace across the U.S., and a new federal report released this week warns that such flooding will only worsen in the decades to come.

Incredibly, by the end of the century, such flooding could be a weekly or even daily event in some vulnerable locations of the country, such as Miami, Charleston, S.C., and Norfolk, Va.

“The risk of coastal flooding has been steadily increasing and will continue to in the coming decades,” report lead author and oceanographer William Sweet said. At many locations, “today’s storm flood will become tomorrow’s high tide sometime this century,” he said.

Sea-level rise is accelerating around the world, thanks to ongoing melting of ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland, a recent study suggested. At the current rate of melting, the world’s seas will be at least 2 feet higher by the end of the century compared to today.

Sea level has risen nearly 8 inches worldwide since 1880 but, unlike water in a bathtub, it hasn’t risen evenly. In the past 100 years, it has climbed about a foot or more in some U.S. cities because of ocean currents and land naturally settling — 11 inches in New York and Boston, 12 in Charleston, 16 in Atlantic City, 18 in Norfolk and 25 in Galveston, Texas, according to NOAA.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the southern hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 11s (Dumazile), located approximately 447 nm south of St. Denis, Reunion, is tracking south-southwestward at 08 knots.

Tropical cyclone 12p (Hola), located approximately 166 nm west of Port Vila, Vanuatu, is tracking south-southwestward at 04 knots.

Newsbytes:

Scotland – Dozens of roads were closed and transport was disrupted as heavy rain led to flooding across the North-east, especially the area around Aberdeen.

New Zealand – Heavy rain has closed a number of roads around Hawke’s Bay, including the Napier-Taupo road, as a severe weather hits the region. A number of properties were evacuated.