Storms and Floods

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Harvey is located about 30 mi … 45 km east-southeast of Barbados and about 135 mi … 220 km east-southeast of Santa Lucia with maximum sustained winds … 40 mph … 65 km / h. Present movement … west or 270 degree at 18 mph … 30 km / h.

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India – Update – Heavy rains, inundation, and floods continue to wreak havoc in India, with the death toll rising in Assam, Bihar and West Bengal this week. Over a crore people have been affected by the situation, with many shifted to relief camps and temporary shelters. Train and rail services of the Eastern Railway have also taken a hit, with many lines inundated or damaged in the rains. The number of lives claimed by the floods in Assam has touched 123; 11 more deaths were reported on Wednesday. Nearly 33.45 lakh people in 24 districts of the state have been affected till now. The death toll in Bihar has risen to 72, with over 73 lakh people affected by incessant rains and inundation. Fears of floods have gripped the state, after at least 14 districts in the north were submerged, the latest being Gopalganj. The toll in West Bengal hit 32 on Wednesday. Over 14 lakh people have been affected in six northern districts of the state, namely Malda, Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar and South and North Dinajpur. Around 1.2 lakh people have been displaced in the West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya due to floods caused by the rising of the Brahmaputra tributary, the Jingiram River. Meanwhile, the capital of Karnataka received the highest rainfall in a day in August in 127 years on Tuesday. Heavy rains lashed the city, which received 12.8 cm of rain in five hours from Monday night to Tuesday morning, while no deaths were reported, power lines were snapped, vehicles submerged, streets were flooded and trees were uprooted.

Storms and Floods

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Gert is located about 475 mi…760 km WSW of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 345 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Post-Tropical Cyclone Jova is located about 650 mi…1045 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 14w (Banyan), located approximately 343 nm northwest of Wake Island, is tracking north-northwestward at 07 knots.

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Nepal – Update – Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 47 people in southern Nepal and left thousands homeless, police said Sunday. The death toll is expected to go up, with around two dozen other people missing and feared dead after three days of heavy downpours in at least nine southern districts of the Himalayan country. Around 31,000 families have been displaced by the floods and landslides, which began Friday.

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India – Nearly twenty lakh people have been affected by the floods in Bihar, including thousands who have been forced to evacuate from their homes, officials said on Monday. Over ten lakh people were affected in the worst-hit districts of Kishanganj, Araria, Purnea and Katihar in last two days. Other affected districts are Darbhanga, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Madhepura, Saharsa, Supaul, East and West Champaran. So far, at least 10 persons, including women and children, have been killed in the floods. Major rivers in the state including the Koshi, Mahananda, Gandak, Bagmati and Ganga are in spate, officials said. With heavy rainfall in the catchment areas in Nepal, the water level of these rivers has been rising for several days.

Storms and Floods

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Franklin is located about 190 mi…305 km NE of Coatzacoalcos Mexico and about 240 mi…390 km ENE of Veracruz Mexico with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…W or 280 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

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Uganda – Three children have drowned in floods following a heavy downpour in Nyakibigo II, Kasese municipality. Locals say the flooding came from rains from the Rwenzori mountains, ending known as Kyaminyoku. However, some residents have attributed the floods to witchcraft and attacked a suspected resident and beat him to death.

India, Update – As many as 84 people lost their lives in the recent floods in Assam, where 29 of 33 districts were hit by the deluge, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. 25.42 lakh people have been affected by the floods in the north eastern state.

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Houston, Texas, USA – Heavy rains triggered flash floods in parts of the Houston metropolitan area on Tuesday. The NWS said a flood warning is in effect for Texas’ northeastern Fort Bend County, eastern Waller County and western Harris County after 4 inches to 6 inches, with isolated amounts more than 8 inches, fell throughout the area early Tuesday.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 Earthquake hits Atacama, Chile.

5.3 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.3 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Manipur, India.

5.2 Earthquake hits Ascension Island.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

Storms and Floods

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Six is located about 65 mi…105 km WSW of Tampa Florida and about 65 mi…110 km WNW of Sarasota Florida with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…E or 90 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Irwin is located about 1085 mi…1750 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 335 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Post-Tropical Storm Hilary is located about 1185 mi…1905 km WNW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 300 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Super Typhoon 07w (Noru), located approximately 141 nm southwest of Iwo To, is tracking westward at 07 knots.

Tropical storm 11w (Nesat), located approximately 128 nm west-northwest of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking northwestward at 11 knots.

Tropical depression 12w (Haitang), located approximately 130 nm west-northwest of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking northwestward at 15 knots.

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India Floods Update – Severe monsoon flooding has now killed 213 people in western India, an official said Sunday, as rescuers continue to sift through villages devastated by torrential rains. The death toll in Gujarat state jumped from Wednesday’s total of 123 as waters recede from low-lying areas, allowing workers to reach remote spots where bodies are starting to appear. Rescue workers have moved close to 130,000 people from low-lying, dangerous areas as helicopters and boats try to reach those still stranded. In Assam at least 77 people have been killed and a state-wide emergency relief operation has been underway since April. Tens of thousands of acres of crops have been destroyed. The flood toll in Odisha rose to seven with the death of three more persons in Jajpur district.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Greg is located about 1345 mi…2165 km E of South Point Hawaii and about 1765 mi…2835 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 295 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Hurricane Irwin is located about 770 mi…1235 km SW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 300 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

Hurricane Hilary is located about 360 mi…575 km S of Cabo Corrientes Mexico and about 565 mi…910 km SSE of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typoon 07w (Noru), located approximately 221 nm east-northeast of Minami Tori Shima, is tracking east-northeastward at 08 knots.

Tropical storm 09w (Kulap), located approximately 512 nm north of Minami Tori Shima, is tracking westward at 15 knots.

Tropical storm 08w (Sonca), located approximately 87 nm northwest of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 12 knots.

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Jummu and Kashmir, India – A flash flood in Thathri village, Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir has claimed the lives of at least six people. The flash flood damaged the Batote-Kishtwar National Highway, washing away half a dozen houses.

India – More than 25,000 people have been moved to higher ground and at least three are reported to have died in this latest period of floods in Gujarat. Water depths are typically a half to one metre in Banaskantha district, with many rural areas cut off as road, rail and power are all affected. The latest wave of floods in Assam has affected 90,000 people: 160 square km of land is underwater. This is a normal wet season in northeast India which contains the wettest place on earth. In West Bengal, Rajasthan and Gujarat, this recent amount of rain is abnormal. Another metre of rain is possible in western India over the next three days.

Myanmar – Flooding across large parts of Myanmar has displaced more than 100,000 people, causing two deaths, while dramatic riverbank erosion has washed away a Buddhist pagoda. Water levels have risen steadily since unrelenting monsoon rain began to lash the heart of the Southeast Asian country in early July, driving some people to higher land or seek shelter in Buddhist monasteries.

Storms and Floods

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In the Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Fernanda is located about 1475 mi…2375 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…120 mph…195 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 06w (Talas), located approximately 150 nm south of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 14 knots.

In the North Atlantic: Tropical Low Four remains an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential (20%) for further tropical development.

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Arizona, USA – At least nine people were killed and one person was still missing on Sunday night after flash flooding interrupted a family gathering in central Arizona over the weekend. The storm hit on Saturday, the first day of the region’s monsoon season, which lasts from mid-July through September. Flash flooding is common in Arizona during those months. The state’s low-lying roads and dry rivers and creek beds are particularly vulnerable to sudden downpours, with vegetation too sparse to slow the water’s sudden onset. Along with the flooding, Saturday’s storm caused several power failures, leaving thousands of people without electricity.

India – Heavy rains swelled two major rivers causing flash floods in Odisha’s Rayagada district, prompting the state government to seek the help of defence forces. A railway bridge was also washed away. The flash floods resulted from an alarming rise in the water levels in the Nagavalli and the Kalyani rivers.

Storms and Floods

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In the Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Fernanda is about 1305 mi…2100 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…130 mph…215 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 285 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 06w (Talas), located approximately 126 nm north of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 10 knots.

In the North Atlantic: Tropical Low Four remains an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential (20%) for further tropical development.

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Illinois, USA – Flooding north of Chicago could worsen on Sunday as rivers keep rising after a deluge earlier this week that damaged thousands of homes and sent water cascading into streets and basements, officials said. Thousands of homes were affected by flooding after storms dumped more than 7 inches (18 cm) of rain in the area on Tuesday and Wednesday.

India – Update – At least 80 people have been killed across 58 districts in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur due to severe flooding in the region. Assam is worst hit as the flood has affected over 17 lakh people and claimed over 49 lives. Other Northeastern states have also been badly hit. Arunachal Pradesh has taken a major hit to its road infrastructure while crops and plantations have been destroyed in Nagaland and Manipur. Not only people, animals too are facing brunt of the floods as 58 animals have lost their lives in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park alone. Around 77% of the park, which the home to largest concentration of the world’s remaining one horned rhinoceros, has been inundated, forcing animals to move to nearby highlands.

Storms and Floods

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In the Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Fernanda is located about 945 mi…1520 km SSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…W or 260 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the North Atlantic: Tropical Low Four is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for further tropical development.

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India – Intense flooding in India’s remote northeast has entered a third week, leaving about 60 people dead and nearly 2 million others seeking shelter on higher ground. The disaster management authority in Gauhati, the capital of Assam state, says some 45 deaths have been reported across the state since mid-June. Most of the deaths have been due to drownings, electrocutions and mudslides. In the nearby state of Arunachal Pradesh, at least 14 people died Tuesday after a mudslide swept through a village.

Michigan, USA – Storms Tuesday night and Wednesday caused scattered power outages for thousands of homes and businesses in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. More storms moved through on Thursday. Flash flooding and heavy rains are affecting travel in parts of Michigan with a number of roads closed including Interstate 475.

New York, USA – Torrential rains are sweeping across Upstate NY. A flash flood warning has now been issued for Yates County and Buffalo. Up to 1.5 inches of rain has already fallen in one hour.

Wildlife

Wildlife at Risk After Monsoon Floods in India

Police are patrolling for poachers as rhinoceros, deer and wild buffalo move to higher ground to escape floods devastating parts of northeast India, including a famed wildlife preserve.

Kaziranga National Park in Assam state has the world’s largest population of the one-horned rhinoceros and is home to many other species.

The flooding situation in the park is grave after heavy monsoon rains in the past three weeks. Forest guards have found one carcass of a rhino that died in the floods, and vehicles on a highway knocked down six deer over the weekend.

Most forest guard posts in the park have flooded, and police are ordering drones to keep watch on the national park spread over an area of 500 square kilometers (195 square miles).

Storms and Floods

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In the Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Eugene is about 540 mi…870 km SW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…NW or 320 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

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Paris, France – Paris subway authorities closed metro stations due to flooding after thunderstorms and heavy rain pounded the French capital, officials said Monday. A violent two-hour storm struck the city late Sunday, forcing the closure of about 15 stations due to flooding. The downpours resumed early Monday, and the national weather service Meteo France placed 12 departments, including those in the greater Paris region, on a 24-hour “orange alert” for heavy rains and electrical storms.

India – Floods caused by heavy rainfall continued to wreak havoc across Assam on Monday claiming seven more lives and taking the total deaths to 34. According to a state disaster management authority report, over 1.2 million people in 20 of the total 28 districts remained affected in both Brahmaputra and Barak valleys. Over 2,000 villages remained inundated on Monday and over 1 million hectares of crop area affected. More than 18,000 people displaced by floods are taking shelter in 148 relief camps. Heavy rainfall has led to erosion of embankments at several places, blocked highways, caused landslides and damaged roads and bridges.

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Nigeria – For much of the weekend, Lagos, Africa’s largest city, has been hit badly by heavy floods. But with the city’s drainage system mostly poorly planned and, in some places, non-existent, flooding has become a costly annual experience. The floods have been mainly seen on Lagos Island, the major business district, with paved roads and streets flooded. Some of the worst hit areas are also the country’s most expensive residential and commercial real estate in neighborhoods like Victoria Island and Lekki.

Storms and Floods

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In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 05w (Nanmadol), located approximately 293 nm south-southwest of Kadena AB, is tracking northwestward at 17 knots.

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China – China is battling floods along the Yangtze River in the south while northern regions, including Beijing, endure a heat wave. The first flood this year of the Yangtze River, the country’s longest, is forming as water levels are rapidly rising in major tributaries in the middle and lower reaches. The Yangtze River Flood Control and Drought Relief headquarters ordered the Three Gorges Reservoir of the Yangtze to reduce the flow of discharging to 18,000 cubic meters per second from 2 p.m. Saturday to relieve the flood pressure downstream. Other upstream reservoirs also joined the flood control efforts. Floods have already hit the Xiangjiang, Yuanjiang and Zishui rivers in central China’s Hunan, the worst-hit province. The rain continues in Changsha, the provincial capital and other cities such as Xiangtan and Huaihua. The level of the Xiangjiang River in Changsha stood at 38.6 meters at 4 p.m. Saturday, well above the warning level of 36 meters and only 57 cm lower than its highest record level.

Assam, India – Over two lakh people are reeling under the impact of floods in eight districts, where the swirling flood waters have overrun several villages. According to a report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), more than 2.68 lakh people have been affected in Barpeta, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Karimganj, Cachar, Dhemaji, Karbi Anglong and Biswanath districts.The report said that 453 villages are currently under water and over 5,272 hectares of crop area have been damaged.

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Nepal – Incessant rainfall in the hill districts since Friday midnight has triggered floods in various rivers of Saptari district. Floodwaters have overflowed from Khado, Jeeta, Mahuli, Dhudhela along with other rivers, putting over a dozen settlements at risk and inundating about 1,500 houses in the district.The flooded rivers have damaged rods, culverts along with other important infrastructures. At least four persons died in separate landslide and flood incidents in Tehrathum and Saptari districts on Friday and Saturday.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Dora is located about 170 mi…275 km SSW of Manzanillo Mexico and about 255 mi…415 km S of Cabo Corrientes Mexico with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 295 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

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India – Flash floods and landslides, triggered by incessant rains, have continued to create havoc in the northeast, claiming several lives and displacing thousands of people besides damaging crops, properties and all means of communication. The water level in many states has reached waist level while power cuts and lack of water supply has further affected daily lives.

Storms and Floods

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Cindy is located about 170 mi…275 km SSW of Morgan City Louisiana and about 225 mi…360 km se of Galveston Texas with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…NW or 310 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Bret dissipated at 5pm AST on June 20, 2017.

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India – Heavy monsoon rain disrupted life in Tripura as over 2,000 families were displaced after their houses were inundated by the flood water, official said here on Tuesday. The heavy monsoon rainflooded the low-lying areas, roads, inhabited areas in five sub-divisions of two districts of Tripura since Sunday night.

India – Security personnel rescued over 200 persons who were marooned in parts of west Kemeng district of Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday. They had been cut off in the mountain highways following incessant rains and landslides. One girl was killed and three persons wounded in a landslide near the State capital Itanagar. There has been a slight improvement in the flood situation in the five districts of Assam. However, displaced villagers staying in relief camps are yet to return home. The flood situation in Manipur and Mizoram has improved considerably, though the sky is still overcast. Twelve persons lost their lives in Mizoram and over 800 houses were destroyed. Meanwhile, in West Bengal, heavy rainfall and lightning have claimed at least nine lives.

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Malaysia – Hundreds of vehicles were left stranded at Batu 16 near Kampung Kundang here as roads were cut off following a flash flood this afternoon. Hundred of families are believed to have affected by the floods.

Toronto, Canada – Tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings came and went in Toronto and York Region June 17, bringing heavy rain and strong winds in some areas, and stormy weather continues to threaten York. Severe thunderstorms producing localized flooding and several brief power outages during the day.

India – Massive landslides and floods triggered by incessant rains continue leaving thousands homeless in the North East and taking the death toll to 20. On Saturday six people were killed, one missing and at least nine injured after incessant rains triggered landslides across Meghalaya, an official said.