Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 09p (Gita), located approximately 371 nm south-southwest of Noumea, New Caledonia, is tracking west-southwestward at 09 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 10s (Kelvin), located approximately 85 nm south-southwest of Broome, Australia, is tracking eastward at 06 knots. This is the final warning for this system.

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Cyprus – Overnight torrential rain in Limassol caused thousands of euros in damage, as dwellings flooded and motorists were stranded on deluged roads and parking lots along the coast. Dozens of crews worked to restore the damage caused by the floods, which affected almost all areas of Limassol with emergency services pumping water out of flooded homes and buildings.

Zambia – Kabwe has been hit by floods following heavy rains. Numerous houses in Luangwa Extension and New Kawama in Kabwe, Central province, have been flooded following heavy rains.

Maldives – The streets of Rathafandhoo island in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll have been severely flooded due to the ongoing heavy rain in the southern atolls.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 09p (Gita), located approximately 170 nm south of Noumea, New Caledonia, is tracking west-southwestward at 08 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 10s (Kelvin), located approximately 119 nm west-southwest of Broome, Australia, is tracking east-southeastward at 02 knots.

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Ohio, USA – Emergency officials found themselves busy with area flooding in creeks, streams, and even streets in the city of Wheeling, Thursday night after a drenching downpour brought flash floods to the Ohio Valley; while the potential for the Ohio River to overflow this weekend concerns those in both West Virginia and Ohio.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 09p (Gita), located approximately 174 nm east-southeast of Noumea, New Caledonia, is tracking west-southwestward at 10 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 10s (Ten), located approximately 46 nm west of Broome, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 10 knots.

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La Nina Fading – The La Niña ocean cooling across the tropical Pacific is predicted to disappear during the next few months, according to the U.S. National Weather Service. The phenomenon is typically less disruptive to weather patterns than its warming counterpart, El Niño. But the last two months have seen much of North America, Europe and Asia plunged into the coldest polar vortex chills in years. And drought-prone California has suffered from a protracted dry spell this winter.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific: Tropical depression 02w (Sanba), located approximately 70 nm south -southeast of Puerto Princesa, Philippines, is tracking north-northwestward at 08 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 09p (Gita), located approximately 407 nm east of Noumea, New Caledonia, is tracking west-southwestward at 08 knots.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific: Tropical depression 02w (Sanba), located approximately 180 nm south of Puerto Princesa, Philippines, is tracking westward at 07 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 09p (Gita), located approximately 208 nm south-southwest of Suva, Fiji, is tracking west-southwestward at 07 knots.

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South Africa – At least nine people have died in two separate incidents in the Western Cape after their vehicles were washed away in flash floods after heavy rain in some areas.

New Zealand – Heavy rain has caused major slips and flooding in Northland, Waikato and the Bay of Plenty. The Metservice issued a severe weather warning with heavy rain expected to continue tonight. A month worth of rain fell in 24 hours in Ōpōtiki causing the Ōtara River to overflow.

Indonesia – Thousands of houses in Brebes, Central Java, were flooded by the overflow of Pemali River, on Monday. At least three sub-districts flooded, namely Jatibarang, Warnasari, and Brebes.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific: Tropical storm 02w (Sanba), located approximately 374 nm southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 09p (Gita), located approximately 211 nm southeast of Suva, Fiji, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

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Tonga – Tonga’s neighbours scrambled to deliver emergency relief on Tuesday after Cyclone Gita tore across the Pacific island nation in the middle of the night, flattening the parliament, tearing roofs off homes and causing widespread flooding. There were no confirmed reports of deaths from the Category 4 storm, but there were a lot of injured people. About 5,700 people sought shelter in evacuation centres overnight, and it is expected these numbers will increase substantially tonight. The cyclone was heading towards Fiji’s southern islands on Tuesday, with some forecasts reporting it intensifying towards a Category 5 storm.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific: Tropical storm 02w (Two), located approximately 806 nm east of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines, is tracking westward at 15 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 09p (Gita), located approximately 296 nm southwest of Niue, is tracking westward at 16 knots.

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Kentucky, USA – Officials in several southeastern Kentucky counties declared emergencies as flooding caused by heavy rain in the region threatened homes in spots, according to state authorities. More than 100 homes were evacuated.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific: Tropical storm 02w (Two), located approximately 92 nm east-southeast of Koror, Palau, is tracking westward at 16 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 09p (Gita), located approximately 122 nm south-southeast of Niue, is tracking southwestward at 07 knots.

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Bolivia – Intense rains continue to fall across much of Bolivia. The rain and floods over the past nine days have left at least three people dead, including a minor. Six others have been reported as missing, according to Reuters, and at least 20 municipalities have been left in a state of disaster.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific: Tropical depression 02w (Two), located approximately 242 nm east-southeast of Yap. Micronesia, is tracking west-southwestward at 19 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 09p (Gita), located approximately 136 nm north-northeast of Niue, is tracking southeastward at 13 knots.

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Argentina – More than 10,000 people in the northern Argentine province of Salta have now fled their homes after the Pilcomayo River burst its banks, causing extensive flooding. Salta is home to several of Argentina’s remaining indigenous communities.

Malawi – Floods caused by heavy rains that hit Salima on Wednesday night have left at least 27 families homeless. A total of 105 families were affected by the floods that hit most parts of Kalonga and Pemba. The rains on Wednesday night also caused flooding and led to damage of houses in parts of Lilongwe and Karonga. In Karonga, the heavy downpour caused the flooding of the North Rukuru River, affecting a number of households.

Belize – Flash floods have affected families in western and southern Belize after heavy rains on Wednesday.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific: Tropical depression 02w (Two), located approximately 203 nm south-southeast of Andersen AFB, is tracking west-southwestward at 09 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 07s (Cebile), located approximately 1177 nm south-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking westward at 13 knots. This is the final warning for this long-lived system.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 09p (Gita), located approximately 110 nm west-southwest of Avata, Samoa, is tracking eastward at 14 knots.

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Borneo – The flood situation in Selangau is the worst in 15 years, with over 1,000 people displaced from their homes. The hardest hit area are Nanga Tajam, Batang Mukah and Ulu Arip, with longhouses severely inundated and road access cut off.

Argentina – Heavy flooding across parts of South America claimed at least six lives after a deluge lasting days. In footage that has emerged from Argentina, a man narrowly escaped death when the ground he was walking on collapsed just a second after he stepped over it. The incident happened on the banks of the River Pilcomayo in northern Argentina as the waters rose to seven metres in places. The deluge has affected more than 60,000 people in the region, said Argentinian authorities. Meanwhile, Bolivia’s Deputy Minister of Civil Defence said that at least 50,000 people in seven of the country’s nine departments have been left homeless. The worst-affected areas are near the southern border with Argentina and Paraguay.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 07s (Cebile), located approximately 1192 nm south-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

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Malaysia – The flood situation in Sarawak has worsened with the number of victims increasing as at 8am on Thursday. The Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department in its latest report said 5,562 people from 1,682 families have been evacuated from longhouses, villages and also boarding schools statewide. There are currently 31 relief shelters operating statewide. Among the worst hit areas are Samarahan, Bintulu, Limbang and Baram.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 07s (Cebile), located approximately 1430 nm east-southeast of La Reunion, is tracking southwestward at 03 knots.

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Torres Strait – Australia’s Torres Strait Islands have been hit by a literal perfect storm, causing devastating floods. In a world where natural disasters are common, ones where there have been no deaths don’t always get attention. However, these floods provide a frightening preview of the future for island populations worldwide as climate change accelerates, and of governmental failure. There are more than 200 small islands, 14 of them inhabited, in the Torres Strait, which separates Australia from Papua New Guinea. The islands are legally part of Australia, and have a unique culture. Some of the islands never rise more than a meter (3 feet) above sea level, making them very vulnerable to unusually high tides, like those that occur when the Moon is either full or new. When this happens the gravitational influence of the Sun and Moon combine, rather than counteracting. If this occurs when the Moon’s in the closest part of its orbit its pull is magnified, creating a “King Tide”. While half the world was enjoying the supermoon eclipse, low islands worldwide were struggling with the resulting King Tide, worsened in the Torres Strait by the monsoon rains. Climate change-induced sea level rise has removed what little protection the lower islands previously had.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 07s (Cebile), located approximately 1231 nm south-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking southward at 05 knots.

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Indonesia – Indonesia’s capital braced for floods Monday as torrential rain triggered landslides in neighboring West Java, killing at least two people. Hundreds of people including police, soldiers and residents were digging through the debris with their hands, shovels and hoes for four people who were still missing. Jakarta, with more than 30 million people in its greater metropolitan area, has raised its flood alert to the highest level. Flooding was already occurring in the east of the city in areas close to the Ciliwung River. More than 6,500 residents in low-lying areas in Jakarta were evacuated to shelters on Tuesday (Feb 6) morning following torrential rains that caused widespread floods across the Indonesian capital and landslides in satellite cities. They were among more than 11,000 people who were affected by the floods, officials said.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 07s (Cebile), located approximately 1083 nm south-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking southward at 08 knots.

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Bolivia – In Bolivia six people have been killed due to heavy rains and flooding. One person drowned in a crested river and five others were killed in a vehicle accident caused by the rains in the department of Potosi in the country’s southern region where rains have been strongest. Additionally, over 3,100 families are now displaced due to floods in the department of Beni, alongside the border with Brazil, says the minister of defense, Javier Zavaleta. The Rural and Land Development Minister Cesar Cacaric says that around 2,180 hectares of crops have been taken out so far due to the excess of water.

Albania – Heavy rains flooded riverbanks and led to the death of a power company worker Sunday, the Adriatic country’s government said. A government statement said the worker was killed while repairing an electric line in northern Albania. Many roads were temporarily blocked by water or mudslides, ports were temporarily closed and hundreds of soldiers and police officers were sent into threatened areas.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 07s (Cebile), located approximately 899 nm south-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking southeastward at 08 knots.

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Marshall Islands – Emergency services were put on standby Saturday (Feb 3) in Majuro, as rising king tides threatened to flood the capital of the low-lying Marshall Islands. The national weather service warned “major inundation” was possible from Saturday evening through to Tuesday at peak tide.

New Zealand – Two 17-year-old boys killed in flash flooding in Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges, they were swept away while trying to cross a swollen river in West Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges on Saturday.