Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits Assam, India.

5.3 earthquake hits Nicaragua.

5.3 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits western Turkey.

5.2 earthquake hits the Pacific–Antarctic Ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Sea of Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Florence is located about 765 mi…1235 km se of Bermuda and about 640 mi…1030 km ne of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Tropical Storm Helene is located about 115 mi…185 km sse of the southernmost Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Tropical Storm Isaac is located about 1540 mi…2475 km e of the Windward islands with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Paul is located about 635 mi…1020 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nw or 320 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 26w (Mangkhut), located approximately 474 nm east-northeast of Andersen AFB, is tracking westward at 19 knots.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Olivia is located about 825 mi…1330 km ene of Hilo Hawaii and about 990 mi…1590 km e of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

Tropical Storm Norman is located about about 440 mi…705 km nne of Honolulu Hawaii and about 500 mi…800 km n of Hilo Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

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India – In Uttar Pradesh, heavy rains caused the Ganga to flood and inundate Kanpur, Hapur, Varanasi and Baliya. The floods marooned 153 villages and 805 villages were affected by the floods. Over 2,000 houses and huts were damaged or submerged, and over 1.12 lakh hectares of land were affected. In Varanasi, connectivity between 84 ghats were also affected. Low-lying areas are under water, and boating has temporarily been banned in the region, with authorities issuing a warning. The Central Water Commission said all major rivers are flowing in spate. The Ganga, Ram Ganga, Sharda, Ghaghra and Quano are currently flowing above the danger mark at different places. Rains and floods have affected 23 districts in Uttar Pradesh. Six more people died in rain-related incidents since Thursday night, taking the toll to 82 since 1 September, officials said on Friday.

Texas, USA – A mother and her 2-year-old daughter drowned Saturday after their car was swept off the road and into a culvert that filled with floodwaters. Rescuers also found another man who drowned at 2:30 p.m. when his vehicle became submerged.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Florence is located about 1210 mi…1945 km ene of the northern Leeward islands and about 1440 mi…2315 km ese of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Tropical Depression Gordon is located about 25 mi…40 km sse of Jackson Mississippi with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nw or 325 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Olivia is located about 840 mi…1355 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…115 mph…185 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Norman is located about 555 mi…890 km e of Hilo Hawaii and about 740 mi…1190 km e of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

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Vietnam – Flash floods and landslides caused by downpours in Vietnam since late last week have killed at least 14 people, officials said on Tuesday. Four persons are missing following the floods.

India – After Kerala disaster, there is another flood that India needs to take care of: in Nagaland, where 12 people have died and over 3,000 have been displaced. With the state’s road network badly damaged, basic essential commodities are either being air dropped or shipped on smaller vehicles to as far as possible. More than 13% of the state population, comprising over 48,000 families in 532 villages, is affected by one of the worst monsoon seasons Nagaland has had.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Miriam is located about 1165 mi…1875 km ese of Hilo Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…w or 275 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Tropical Storm Norman is located about 480 mi…775 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…w or 275 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 25w (Jebi), located approximately 392 nm east-northeast of Saipan, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Post tropical Cyclone Lane is located about 330 mi…530 km ssw of French Frigate Shoals and about 575 mi…930 km wsw of Barking Sands Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…n or 355 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

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India – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has published two satellite images of Kerala, comparing the photos of devastation caused by the floods across the state and the situation prior to that. The before and after images of the area surrounding the Vembanad lake, including areas in Alappuzha, Kottayam, Changanassery and Thiruvalla. The pictorial representations give a clear indication of what the situation in Kerala is after having undergone heavy rainfall for the past few weeks.

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Wisconsin, USA – Rain-weary parts of Wisconsin were hammered once again by heavy rain Monday night into Tuesday, triggering flash floods that washed out roads, triggered mudslides and prompted evacuations. The line of severe thunderstorms raced across southern Wisconsin into Tuesday evening, enhancing already high water in southeastern Wisconsin.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 22w (Soulik), located approximately 205 nm northeast of Kadena AFB, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 13 knots.

Typhoon 23w (Cimaron), located approximately 173 nm north-northwest of Agrihan, is tracking northwestward at 16 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Lane is located about 500 mi…805 km se of Kailua-Kona Hawaii and about 670 mi…1075 km se of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…150 mph…240 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

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India -Update – More than one million people have packed relief camps to escape devastating monsoon floods that have killed more than 410 people in India’s southwestern state of Kerala, officials said Tuesday. About 50,000 homes have been destroyed, according to one Kerala legislator, and people are flocking to the camps as the scale of the desolation is revealed by receding waters. A total of 1,028,000 people were now recorded in about 3,200 relief camps across the state. Six more bodies were found Monday, taking the toll to more than 410 since the monsoon started in June. At Chengannur, one of the worst-hit towns, more than 60 centimetres (two feet) of water still blocked many roads as more rain fell Tuesday.

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Italy – At least 11 people died in southern Italy in a flash flood that occurred when a creek in a deep mountain gorge swelled suddenly after heavy rainfall upstream. Local authorities said five people were still missing and 23 others had been rescued after the flooding in the Raganello river gorge in southern Cozenza province. In some places the Raganello creek, part of the Pollino national park, is at the bottom of a narrow, 1km-deep gorge in the mountain.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Ernesto is located about 715 mi…1145 km nw of the Azores and about 800 mi…1290 km e of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…ne or 50 degrees at 25 mph…41 km/h.

Invest 99L is an area of disturbed weather in the Atlantic Ocean that had the potential for further tropical development.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 20w (Bebinca), located approximately 99 nm south-southwest of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking west-southwestward at 10 knots.

Tropical storm 21w (Rumbia), located approximately 41 nm west of Shanghai, China, is tracking northwestward at 12 knots.

Typhoon 22w (Soulik), located approximately 111 nm south-southwest of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 16 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Lane is located about 1620 mi…2610 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California and about 1675 mi…2695 km ese of Hilo Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

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India – With the death toll in the devastating floods rising to 167 in Kerala, and more than one lakh people living in relief camps across the state, the Centre on Thursday deployed all three wings of the armed forces in a massive rescue operation. Torrential rains, overflowing rivers and a series of landslides have cut off vast swathes of land in the state. The Kochi International Airport has been shut till Aug 26 and Southern Railway and Kochi Metro have suspended their operations. On Thursday reports of 47 deaths came in mostly from Malappuram, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Thrissur and Pathanamthitta where rivers are in spate since August 8.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Subtropical Storm Ernesto is located about 605 mi…975 km se of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nne or 30 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Invest 98L is an area of disturbed weather in the Atlantic Ocean that had the potential for further tropical development.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 19w (Leepi), located approximately 97 nm north-northeast of Pusan, South Korea, is tracking northeastward at 08 knots.

Tropical storm 20w (Bebinca), located approximately 110 nm east-southeast of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

Tropical storm 21w (Rumbia), located approximately 145 nm east-southeast of Shanghai, China, is tracking west-northwestward at 06 knots.

Tropical storm 22w (Soulik), located approximately 478 nm south of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 18 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Lane is located about 1390 mi…2235 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

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India – Update – The death toll brought on by floods, landslides and bridge collapses in India’s monsoon-hit state of Kerala has risen to 77 as heavy rainfall threatened new areas. Authorities in the southern state, which is home to 33 million people, have placed local agencies on the highest alert level in what has turned out to be Kerala’s worst monsoon in almost a century. More than 60,000 people have sought shelter in relief camps and the army and navy have been called in to assist with rescue operations, airlifting people to hospital, according to the official. Unconfirmed local media reports mentioned a much higher toll and cited ongoing efforts to reach many flooded areas.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Invest 98L is an area of disturbed weather in the Atlantic Ocean that had the potential for further tropical development.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 18w (Yagi), located approximately 145 nm south-southwest of Shanghai, China, is tracking northwestward at 22 knots.

Typhoon 19w (Leepi), located approximately 609 nm southeast of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 12 knots.

Tropical storm 20w (Bebinca), located approximately 116 nm south- southwest of Hong Kong, is tracking eastward at 03 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Hector is located bout 245 mi…390 km ssw of Midway island with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

Invest 97E is an area of disturbed weather in the Eastern Pacific Ocean that has the potential for further tropical development.

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India – More than half of the 14 districts in India’s Kerala state have been put on high alert, officials said, as the death toll from one of the worst floods in the southern state reached 34. Torrential rains and landslides during India’s June-September monsoon season have ravaged farmlands and prompted massive evacuation efforts across Kerala state. More than 31 000 people have been evacuated. Kerala state authorities have taken the unprecedented step of opening the gates of 25 water reservoirs to prevent potentially disastrous breaches. The state, which has 44 rivers, witnessed its worst floods in 1924 following torrential rains.

New York, Massachusetts, USA – Localized torrential rainfall led to street flooding from Boston to Long Island on Sunday. Flooding washed cars from a New Jersey dealership into a river.

Philippines – More than 54,000 people were moved to safer ground in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces. Marikina City implemented forced evacuations affecting at least 21,000 people after its river, the catch basin of water flowing from the mountains, reached critical level. In nearby Rizal province, 19,000 people were moved. Families were on rooftops in Marikina waiting for rescue. More than 9,000 people were evacuated in Quezon City, Valenzuela, Manila, Malabon and Pasig — all in the capital region. Floodwaters in some areas are chest high, rendering roads impassable, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. Gates of several dams have been opened, the weather bureau said. Train services were halted and schools shut.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 18w (Yagi), located approximately 87 nm south-southeast of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

Tropical depression 19w (Nineteen), located approximately 349 nm north of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking north-northwestward at 13 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Hector is located about 140 mi…225 km n of Johnston island and about 595 mi…960 km sse of Lisianski island with maximum sustained winds…120 mph…195 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Storm Kristy is located about 1320 mi…2120 km w of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 345 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

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India – Dam reservoirs and rivers overflowed, sections of highways collapsed and homes were swept away in severe flooding in more than half of Kerala, after days of incessant rains left nearly 54,000 people homeless and killed at least 29, officials said today.

Philippines – Heavy rains poured on Saturday, August 11, flooding several areas in Metro Manila and Rizal. Tropical Storm Karding (Yagi) left the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday morning, but it will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Invest 97L is an area of disturbed weather in the Atlantic Ocean that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (ts) 17w (Shanshan), located approximately 328 nm north-northeast of Agrihan, is tracking northward at 10 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Hector is located about 1360 mi…2190 km e of South Point Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…125 mph…205 km/h. Present movement…w or 275 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Depression Eleven-E is located about 190 mi…305 km s of Puerto Angel Mexico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Invest 94E is an area of disturbed weather in the Eastern Pacific Ocean that has the potential for further tropical development.

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

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China – Floods caused by heavy rainfall in the northwestern Chinese Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region left 20 people dead and eight more missing, local authorities said on Friday. According to the local authorities, more than 5,500 residents were evacuated to safe places. The Hami prefecture-level city in the northeastern part of Xinjiang was the most affected by the disaster, which ruined 8,700 buildings and damaged roads and railways in the area. The floods also damaged a dam of a local water reservoir.

India – A fresh wave of flooding in the north east Indian state of Assam began on 02 August, 2018. This follows an earlier wave of flooding that began in June which left over 30 people dead and 200,000 displaced. Around 90,000 people have been affected in 9 districts since 02 August, with 3 people dead and around 25,000 displaced. The Dhansiri river in Golaghat district has exceeded its previous highest ever flood level by almost 30 cm. As of 03 August, flooding was reported in Golaghat, Sivasagar, Barpeta, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Darrang and Charaideo. Flooding affected Biswanath and Udalguri districts on 02 August but has since subsided. By far the worst hit district is Golaghat, where flooding has affected 67,724 people in 99 villages. Four hundred homes have been damaged or destroyed by flooding in the district.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm (td) 15w (Jongdari), located approximately 27 nm southwest of Iwakuni, Japan, is tracking west-southwestward at 15 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Gilma is located about 1215 mi…1955 km e of Hilo Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

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

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India – As many as 537 people have lost their lives in floods and rains in six states during the monsoon season so far. According to the Home Ministry’s National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), 139 people have died in Maharashtra, 126 in Kerala, 116 in West Bengal, 70 in Uttar Pradesh, 52 in Gujarat and 34 in Assam due to the floods and rains. The deluge and rains have hit 26 districts in Maharashtra, 22 in West Bengal, 21 in Assam, 14 in Kerala, 10 in Gujarat and a large part of Uttar Pradesh so far. In Assam, 10.17 lakh people have borne the brunt of rains and floods, of which 2.17 lakh are living in relief camps. 

Japan – Typhoon Jongdari made landfall east of Kyoto, Japan, just after midnight local time on Sunday, coming ashore as the latest in a long string of weather-related disasters to plague the Japanese archipelago. The weather has not been kind to Japan this month. The typhoon’s landfall comes after weeks of intense rainfall, widespread flooding, and a deadly heatwave. Jongdari came ashore in Ise Bay with maximum sustained winds near 80 MPH. The typhoon will weaken as it traverses the island nation over the next day. While the storm is rather tiny in size, some areas affected by the historic floods that struck western Japan earlier this month could see even more heavy rain from this storm. Uda, east of Osaka, recorded 4.33 inches of rain in just one hour as Jongdari made landfall on Sunday. One man is missing after several cars were washed into the ocean by high waves near Tokyo as the typhoon approached on Saturday.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 11w (Son-Tinh), located approximately 181 nm northeast of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking north-northwestward at 06 knots.

Tropical Depression (td) 12w (Ampil), located approximately 433 nm west of Inchon, South Korea, is tracking north-northwestward at 15 knots.

Tropical depression (td) 13w (Thirteen), located approximately 308 nm north-northeast of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking north-northwestward at 19 knots.

Tropical storm 14w (Wukong), located approximately 437 nm northeast of Minami Tori Shima, is tracking northward at 08 knots.

Tropical depression (td) 15w (Fifteen), located approximately 432 nm southwest of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking northward at 07 knots.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Invest 92L is an area of disturbed weather in the central Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

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India – Five people were washed away in flash floods while they were taking bath in Cauvery at Reddiyur, near Mettur, on Sunday. By dusk, the rescue teams managed to recovere the bodies of four.

Philippines – Tropical depression Josie is on its way out of the country but will continue to induce heavy rain over the western sections of Luzon and Visayas today. At least five people have died and more than 700,000 were affected by days of heavy rain, which caused flooding and landslides, the Philippine authorities said yesterday.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 11w (Son-Tinh), located approximately 173 nm southeast of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking eastward at 04 knots.

Tropical Storm (td) 12w (Ampil), located approximately 130 nm northwest of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 21 knots.

Tropical depression (td) 13w (Thirteen), located approximately 239 nm southeast of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking northeastward at 15 knots.

Tropical storm 14w (Fourteen), located approximately 338 nm east of Minami Tori Shima, is tracking north-northeastward at 08 knots.

Tropical depression (td) 15w (Fifteen), located approximately 277 nm north-northwest of Ulithi, is tracking north-northwestward at 14 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Invest 90E is an area of disturbed weather in the eastern Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

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India – The death toll in rain-related incidents in Kerala has gone up to 41 since the onset of monsoon on 29 May. As many as 1.18 lakh people have taken refuge in 606 relief camps across Kerala, as rains continued to batter several parts of the state.

Vietnam – At least 10 people have died after floods spurred by Typhoon rains struck central and northern Vietnam, authorities said on Saturday. Typhoon Son Tinh – the third tropical storm to hit Vietnam since the start of the year – made landfall on Wednesday night, damaging infrastructure and crops through Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces. Heavy rains have continued in the wake of the typhoon, unleashing floods and landslides across vast areas of the country, including in the capital Hanoi.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 06e (Emilia), located about 835 mi…1340 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Storm Fabio is located about 530 mi…850 km ssw of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 09w (Prapiroon), located approximately 113 nm south-southwest of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 11 knots.

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Ukraine – Tremendous thunderstorms hit Ukraine in early hours of June 30, awaking many Ukrainians in their apartments and homes and sending them rushing to close windows as heavy rain and strong winds swept the country. As terrified and amazed people shared pictures of lightning flashes on social media, the lightning caused several fires around the country, and huge downpours caused floods in several cities and towns. The storm first hit western Ukraine on June 28 and then spread all over Ukraine during the night of June 29 – June 30. Strong winds downed dozens of trees and even bent metal billboards in Ukraine’s east. Power was cut off in 400 villages and towns overnight because of the storm. Heavy rain caused Ukraine’s Dniester, Syan, Siret, and Prut rivers to break their banks. The rivers’ levels rose by more than two meters, causing flooding throughout Lviv, Chernivtsi, and Ivano-Frankivsk oblasts in western Ukraine. The storm started in western Ukraine on June 28. More than 200 houses, 35 fields, and 40 basements were flooded. Flood waters also destroyed 14 kilometers of roads.

India – Authorities on Saturday sounded a flood alert in central Kashmir even as three deaths were reported in rain-related mishaps in the Jammu region of the state. Srinagar-bound traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar highway was suspended due to the threat of floods in the Valley, leaving hundreds of commuters stranded.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 06e (Emilia), located about 695 mi…1120 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 09w (Prapiroon), located approximately 327 nm south-southeast of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 04 knots.

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Romania – Floods have swirled through Romania, damaging as many as 60 towns in 14 counties. Highways have been closed and hundreds are without electricity or gas. In one area, Slănic-Moldova, more than 300 farms were flooded.

Singapore – Intense rain again caused flash floods at four locations in central Singapore on Friday morning, national water agency PUB said in a statement. The flash floods occurred at Lorong Kismis and Bukit Timah Road, as well as Dunearn Road near Watten Estate Road and along Yarwood Avenue to Binjai Park. The PUB said that about 85mm of rainfall was recorded for two hours between 9.30am and 11.30am.

India – Incessant rain lash most parts of the Kashmir valley, though there is no immediate threat of flood. Rain has however, resulted in increase in the water level in the water bodies, including rivers and nallahs in the valley, particularly in south Kashmir.