Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
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.
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.