Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Maria is located about 505 mi…815 km SSE of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…ENE or 70 degrees at 32 mph…52 km/h.

Post tropical Cyclone Lee is located about 745 mi…1195 km NNW of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…NE or 50 degrees at 51 mph…81 km/h.

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Malaysia – Continuous heavy downpour brought flood to several villages in Penampang as water levels at the main Moyog river rose and spilled over into 13 low lying villages. Several schools were affected and hundred of families were forced to evacuate.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Maria is located about 350 mi…560 km SSE of Cape Hatteras North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…N or 355 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

Hurricane Lee is located about 910 mi…1460 km E of Bermuda and about 1355 mi…2180 km WSW of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…stationary.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Pilar is located about 50 mi…80 km NNW of Las Islas Marias Mexico and about 70 mi…115 km S of Mazatlan Mexico with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 340 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical depression 22w (Twenty-two), located approximately 56 nm east of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking northwestward at 15 knots.

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Thailand – Ten southern provinces are battling severe floods triggered by heavy thundershowers. Among the 10 southern provinces, Satun took the biggest hit. Local authorities are evacuating residents in affected communities. According to the latest report, the floodwater was as high as 30 centimeters in the capital district. Sandbags have been stacked up to divert the water away from economic zones. Meanwhile, in Phichit province, the level of water in the Nan River running through the city’s center, Taphan Hin, and Bang Mun Nak districts has increased at an alarming rate. Local officers say if the water level increases another 40 centimeters, the situation will be critical. The provincial irrigation office has already issued a warning to people residing along the Nan River.

Malaysia – Heavy rain since last Thursday, in addition to the high-tide phenomenon, caused flooding in several districts in Kedah and Perlis. The floods in Kedah and Perlis are expected to improve from tomorrow with the end of the high-tide phenomenon. Although there was an increase in the number of flood victims at the relief centres, the flood situation in both the states was improving slowly.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the North Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Jose is located about 360 mi…575 km NE of the southeastern Bahamas and about 500 mi…805 km SSW of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Tropical Depression Fourteen is located about 435 mi…700 km SSW of the Cabo Verde Islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: The Remnants of Max are located about 125 mi…200 km E of Acapulco Mexico with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…ENE or 60 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

Tropical depression 15e (Fifteen), located approximately 1081 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 04 knots.

Tropical Storm Norma is located about 85 mi…140 km E of Socorro island and about 295 mi…480 km S of Cabo San Lucas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…N or 350 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 20w (Talim), located approximately 170 nm west-northwest of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 06 knots.

Typhoon 21w (Doksuri), located approximately 174 nm northwest of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 12 knots.

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Malaysia – The morning rush hour on Penang island has been brought to a standstill by massive floods after a downpour that lasted all night. All main routes to the city’s central business district are cut off by knee-deep to chest-high flood waters from 6am Friday. In the Jalan P. Ramlee area, flood waters are reported to be up to 1.5m deep.

Florida, USA – Hurricane Irma has passed, but her effect is still being felt as the Santa Fe River continues to rise above flood stage. The massive amount of rain is finally adding up, pushing people from their homes and off roadways.

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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.

Wildlife

One of Malaysia’s Last Sumatran Rhinos Dies

One of the last three Sumatran rhinoceroses in Malaysia has died, the Borneo Rhino Alliance has announced.

The rhino, named Puntung, was about 20 years old. Her keepers at Malaysia’s Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Sabah euthanized her on June 4, eight days after discovering that the critically endangered animal had squamous cell cancer. The cancer had spread rapidly, and intensive treatment would have bought Puntung only a few more months of life penned in an indoor enclosure, the Borneo Rhino Alliance reported on its Facebook page.

Sumatran rhinoceroses (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) are the smallest of all rhino species. They’re also the most endangered, according to the International Rhino Foundation (IRF). With Puntung’s death, there are only two individuals left in Malaysia: Tam, a middle-age male; and Iman, a female. Both are kept at the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary in the Tabin Wildlife Reserve. The Sumatran rhino is now extinct in the wild in Malaysia. In Indonesia, fewer than 100 Sumatran rhinos survive in the wild. Poaching has sliced the population in half over the past 20 years, according to the IRF.

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Storms and Floods

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Malaysia – More than 10,000 residents in the Beaufort district remain on high alert after floods hit 27 villages on Friday night. The villagers are standing by to evacuate their homes while the authorities monitor the situation at Padas river which had reached a dangerous level of 9.16m.

Indonesia – Three districts in Bone Bolango regency namely North Bulango, Bulango Ulu and Central Suwawa, Gorontalo Province, were inundated by a two-meter flood. About 300 families from Tupa and Boidu villages were evacuated.

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Malaysia – A two hour downpour in Ringlet, in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia caused a flash flood that inundated numerous properties, including the police station and barracks. The flood lasted 30 minutes and no-one was injured.

South Africa, Durban – The N2 freeway at Zinkwazi‚ north of Durban‚ was partially closed early on Tuesday due to flooding caused by ongoing heavy rainfall. The floodwaters toppled several cars. Some injuries occurred when the waist high waters overturned the motor vehicles.

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North Carolina, USA – More than a week after heavy rain flooded the Triangle and most of central North Carolina, Eastern North Carolina’s rivers are threatening homes and businesses. In Kinston, some will have to evacuate as waters rise to 1996’s Hurricane Fran levels. There was a risk of severe storms across North Carolina on Monday, but any storms were not expected to contribute to more flooding.

Malaysia – Heavy rains and strong winds for over an hour have caused flash floods in Klang. Several main roads became impassable while numerous buildings were flooded.

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Tropical Cyclone Debbie has dissipated over northern Queensland, Australia, after dumping more than 1 000mm of rain in some areas and causing substantial damage to affected areas, especially the Barrier Reef islands. A 1,300km (800 miles) stretch of Australia’s north-east coast is at dangerous risk of flooding after a powerful cyclone, authorities warn. Most central Queensland mines and railways are at a standstill as driving rain from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie threatens to halt coal production for some time.

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Peru – The extreme floods wreaking havoc in Peru are also threatening the South American country’s rich archeological heritage and the tourism that thrives on it, a Peruvian archaeologist said on Tuesday. At least 50 archaeological sites in Peru have been damaged by the intense rains that are battering northern Peru, resulting in a drastic drop in related tourism.

Malaysia – Twenty-three victims from five families were evacuated after floods occurred in Simpang Ampat, Alor Gajah near here late Tuesday night. Several areas on the mainland were hit by flash floods including Taman Bagan where residents described it as the worst deluge in the last 10 years. About 250 houses in Taman Cantik, 100 houses in Taman Bagan and 70 more in Taman Kerapu were inundated yesterday.

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Australia – More than 4000 people remain isolated in northern NSW because of heavy rain, with more wet weather forecast for much of the state. Eleven rivers in the northern rivers and mid-north coast regions have flooded, with the Bureau of Meteorology issuing severe thunderstorm warnings on Monday for those areas, along with the central west slopes and plains, and upper western and northern tablelands.

Peru – Authorities in Peru have declared that the intense rains, overflowing rivers, mudslides and flooding being experienced in the country are the worst seen in two decades, with the death toll since the beginning of the year having hit 72. The highly unusual rains follow a series of storms that have struck hard along Peru’s northern coast, with voracious waters inundating hospitals and leaving some small villages isolated. The storms are being caused by a warming of the surface waters in the Pacific Ocean and are expected to continue for another two weeks, with the disaster affecting more than half the nation.

Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur – It was a busy day for firefighters responding to reports of flash floods, landslides and clogged drains after particularly heavy rains in the Klang Valley.

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Chile – Floods caused by Andean rainfall are causing havoc in central and northern Chile, and authorities said Sunday that at least three people had been killed and several were missing. Emergency officials in the South American country said waters rushing down from the Andes since Saturday afternoon had caused landslides, cutting roads and isolating thousands of people. Falling rocks and other debris overwhelmed the intakes for urban water systems, cutting service to about 1.2 million homes in the area around Santiago.

Ireland – Storm Ewan brought winds of 100km/hr when it made landfall today. Met Éireann says the south and south-east will be worst affected, but it did not reach the strength of Storm Doris. Several areas in the West and Midlands also felt the brunt of Ewan with flash flooding reported in parts.

Malaysia – More than 10,000 people from at least 15 longhouses as well as students from a school in the interior Baram district in northern Sarawak have been cut off due to floods. Over the past 24 hours, heavy rains have inundated these populated settlements, resulting in metre-deep waters.

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In the South Indian Ocean: Tropical Cyclone “Carlos” (04S) has formed east of Madagascar on February 4, 2017 as the fourth named tropical cyclone of the 2016/17 southern hemisphere season, the fewest on record since 1928. Carlos could affect Mauritius and Réunion as a significant tropical storm. The current forecast track takes it right over Réunion on February 7.

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Malaysia – Residents from several houses in Brinchang were forced to flee their houses following flash floods yesterday. Cameron Highlands Fire and Rescue chief Mohd Haziq Hazmi said water rose to one-meter high before subsiding, leaving a thick layer of mud. He said a number of houses in Kampung Lama, Tringkap were also affected by the flash flood, but none of the residents were evacuated.

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In the South Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 03s (Three), located approximately 350 nm northeast of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking west-southwestward at 16 knots.

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Bolivia and Peru – The past few days have seen flooding across parts of South America. Chile has been badly affected. So too have Bolivia and Peru. Central Bolivia has been pounded by torrential downpours which have caused severe flooding, destroying homes and causing at least one injury. La Paz had 24mm of rain on Wednesday, and 37mm in the past two days. This makes up more than a quarter of the January average which is 137mm. It was a similar picture across the border in southern Peru, where heavy rain caused widespread flooding in the city of Ica. Here rivers bursting their banks as authorities told residents to brace themselves for more bad weather. The areas of Tinguina and Parcona were badly affected. The water has covered several blocks in the city, reaching a depth of 70cm in places according to local media reported. The town of San Idelfonso, which is lies next to the river, was the most affected. Strong muddy water currents were seen crashing down city streets. Meanwhile, the town of Pisco, located to the south of capital Lima, has also being hit by mudslides after heavy rainfall.

Malaysia – Continuous rain has disrupted Chinese New Year plans for thousands of people across Malaysia, as roads closed, homes were flooded and thousands were moved to relief centres. Districts in 10 of Malaysia’s 13 states were faced with floods yesterday. More than 15,000 people, mainly from smaller towns and villages in rural areas, had to leave their homes to the relief centres. Johor state suffered the brunt of rising waters, with more than 8,000 evacuees and one fatality, officials said.

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Australia – Severe storms have caused flash floods across southeastern Queensland, bringing an end to the recent heatwave. Brisbane felt the worst of the slow-moving system with 98mm of rain on Tuesday. The average rainfall for the entire month of January is 97mm. At one stage the storm system spanned more than 1,000km in width. As many as 53,000 lightning strikes were recorded, one of which set a church on fire. Parts of the Gold Coast hinterland recorded over 100mm of rain. Upper Springbrook notched up 136mm and there were widespread closures as roads were cut off.

Malaysia – Emergency services in Malaysia deployed boats and trucks Tuesday as thousands of villagers were stranded after four days of heavy rain caused flooding in east coast states, officials said. Floods in Terengganu and Kelantan states forced authorities to shut down dozens of schools and roads to villages have been cut off. The east coast regularly experiences tropical storms and heavy showers during the monsoon. In the last two days in oil-rich Terengganu over a thousand people have been evacuated from their homes, and rescue officials predict the numbers will rise. Many of the rural roads are impassable.

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Malaysia – Authorities began evacuating people from three Kuala Krai villages hit by floods as at 1pm today as the levels of three major Kelantan rivers continued to rise following heavy rain in the interior. “We are in the process of evacuating the people affected by the floods. Their houses have been flooded to a depth of about one metre following heavy rain,” a local official said.

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