Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
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.
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.