Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Post Tropical cyclone 05e (Cristina), located approximately 865 nm southwest of San Diego, is tracking westward at 09 knots over the past six hours.

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Indonesia – The first 8 days of July have at least 5 major incidents of flooding in Indonesia following heavy rain unusual for this time of year. The most recent of the flooding occurred in Sanggau District, West Kalimantan on 08 July. Authorities report that 2,690 people were affected, after flood water up to 1.5 metres deep inundated around 700 homes. On 06 July flooding struck in Wajo Regency in South Sulawesi Province. 719 homes were damaged, affecting 2,938 people. Kendari in Southeast Sulawesi Province recorded 89mm of rain in 24 hours to 06 July. Two days earlier flooding affected 1,190 people in the Sula Islands Regency, North Maluku Province. Damage to homes forced 240 people to evacuate. On 03 July heavy rain triggered flooding and landslides in two regencies of Gorontalo Province. AHA Centre reported 2,991 people affected by flooding in 4 districts of Boalemo Regency. Around 90 homes were damaged. Meanwhile in Bone Bolango regency, flooding and landslides on 03 July displaced 1,321 people. Lalos in Toli-Toli Regency recorded 70mm of rain in 24 hours to 04 July and Djalaludin 42mm.

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Brazil – Several rivers have broken their banks in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil, after days of heavy rain. Authorities report 2 people have died and over 7,000 people displaced. The flooding comes just days after areas of southern Brazil were hit by a deadly cyclone.

India – At least 8 people have died after more flooding and landslides in the eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Incessant rains for the last five days have triggered landslides and floods, leaving a trail of devastation in the state, damaging roads and houses and inundating low-lying areas.

Nepal – Forty-seven people have now died and almost 50 are missing after heavy monsoon rainfall triggered flooding and landslides in Nepal. According to Nepal’s National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Authority (NDRRMA), there were over 100 incidents of major flooding or landslides across the country between 09 and early 13 July. A total of 109 homes have been destroyed and around 30 others severely damaged. According to Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS), 412 families have been displaced in various districts.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Fay is located about 30 mi…45 km s of Albany New York with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…n or 10 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Cristina is located about 565 mi…910 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

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China – Flooding in central and eastern provinces of China has worsened over the last few days, with over 14 million people affected across the worst hit provinces of Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui and Zhejiang. Floodwaters first hit Sichuan, Guizhou and Chongqing in the southwest and Hubei in central China in late June. High river flows have since moved eastwards along the Yangtze river basin. According to China’s Ministry of Water Resources, rivers are above danger levels in over 80 locations. Recent heavy rainfall in the region has swollen rivers and lakes further, as well as causing flash flooding and landslides. Wide areas of eastern China saw between 400 mm and 600 mm of rain in the first 10 days of July.

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Nepal – Further deadly flooding and landslides have struck again in Nepal, where disaster authorities have reported 7 fatalities and 20 missing in the last 2 days. Authorities reported flooding and landslides in 2 locations of Barhabise municipality of Sindhupalchowk district (also Sindhupalchok) of Bagmati Pradesh Province on 09 July. As of 10 July, at least 2 people have died, 20 are still missing and 5 people injured. Sixteen homes have been completely destroyed. According to media reports, the floods and landslides have also damaged the Araniko Highway in several locations. The highway is an important road connecting the country to a border point with China. Meanwhile heavy rain triggered 2 incidents of landslides in Pokharalekhnath Metropolitan City in Kaski District, Gandaki Pradesh Province, on 10 July. Authorities report 5 people have died and 9 injured.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Subtropical Depression Four is located about 365 mi…590 km s of Halifax Nova Scotia and about 730 mi…1170 km sw of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…ne or 55 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

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China – Further heavy rain and flooding has struck in Guizhou Province, China. Xinhua news agency reports at least 3 people have died and 10,000 have been displaced after flooding in the mountainous area of Tongzi County on 22 June. Around 10 houses were destroyed and over 1,000 houses damaged, along with 715 hectares of crops. Power supply and telecommunications were interrupted.

Nepal – Local media report that days of rainfall triggered a landslide along a section of road near Tansen in Palpa district, central Nepal, on 22 June, 2020. Four vehicles were swept away. The number of passengers in the vehicles swept by the landslide is unconfirmed. As of 22 June, police reported 3 fatalities.

India – According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 16,549 people had been affected in over 50 villages in the districts of in Barpeta, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Nalbari, Jorhat and Sivasagar since 20 June. Over 50 people have evacuated their homes and moved to relief camps in Dhemaji. Almost 3,000 hectares of crops have been damaged. Several rivers in the state are flowing above danger level, including the Brahmaputra in Jorhat, and the Dikhow and Disang in Sivasagar.

Turkey – Flooding struck the Kestel district of Bursa province on 21 June. After initial assessments, the provincial government reported two people had died and four were believed to be missing in the floods. Raging flood water swept through narrow streets of several neighbourhoods in the district, including Dudakli, Narlidere, Aksu and Kayacik.

Malaysia – Over 1,000 people have evacuated their homes in Malaysia‘s Johor State after flooding struck on 21 June. Flooding affected the districts of Pontian, Batu Pahat, Muar, Kluang, and Tangkak. A total of 1,210 people from 288 families were evacuated to 18 relief centres as a result. The worst hit areas was Pontian, where 349 people from 85 families were evacuated. More than 60mm of rain fell in 24 hours in several locations in the state on 20 June. Heavy rain was also reported in the capital, Kuala Lumpur , which recoprded 119.0mm of rain in 24 hours to 20 June.

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Turkey – Flooding in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey has claimed the lives of one person and damaged more than 250 houses.

Nepal – Heavy rainfall triggered a landslide in Kusma, the Parbat district headquarters in western Nepal, which has claimed the lives of at least nine people. The landslide occurred on Saturday night. Three bodies were recovered on the same day while six additional bodies have been dug out subsequently.

Space Events

Bolide over Nepal

The object seen in the Nepali sky Thursday evening is probably a fireball or a bolide, The Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) said.

A bright object was seen in western Nepal mainly reported from Pokhara, Syanga and Baglung with loud crashing sound heard around 8pm. A bolide is an extremely bright meteor, especially one that explodes in the atmosphere.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 29w (Kammuri), located approximately 85 nm south of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 16 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 06a (Six), located approximately 889 nm east-southeast of Djibouti (city), is tracking north-northwestward at 04 knots.

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Nepal – A mudslide in Pokhara has claimed lives of four persons and left one other missing. The mudslide occurred at the time the workers were constructing sewage channels alongside the Bhalam-Mauja rural road.

India – The government of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu says at least 25 people have died in recent floods that inundated low-lying areas and hundreds more have been evacuated to relief camps.

Philippines – Powerful typhoon Kammuri was blowing across the Philippines on Tuesday after slamming ashore overnight in an eastern province, damaging houses and an airport and knocking out power after tens of thousands of people fled for safer ground.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Barry is located about 80 mi…125 km wsw of Little Rock Arkansas with maximum sustained winds…25 mph…35 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

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Hungary – Reports have emerged that devastating storm cells hit Eastern Hungary on 27 June afternoon, leaving 80 settlements affected by damages caused by strong wind and heavy rainfall. According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), 2,560 rooftops (160 public and 2,400 private properties) were damaged. Trees fell on electrical aerial cables and caused blackouts in 93 settlements leaving more than 50,000 households without electricity for two or more days.

Nepal – Update -Flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have killed at least 45 people in Nepal in the past few days, with more deaths reported across the Himalayan border in India, officials said Sunday. At least 31 others are missing in Nepal, either swept by swollen rivers or buried by mudslides since delayed monsoon rains began pounding the region Friday. he center said nine key highways remained blocked by floods and mudslides and attempts are underway to open them up for traffic. Among them is the East-West Highway that connects the country’s southern districts. Other roads were being cleared by thousands of police and soldiers. Continuing bad weather has grounded helicopter rescue flights. Workers were also repairing fallen communication towers to restore phone lines. Twenty-eight people have been treated for injuries and more than 1,100 others rescued from flooded areas. More than 10,000 people are estimated to have been displaced.

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Louisiana, USA – Tropical Depression Barry is still expected to bring as much as 6 to 12 inches of rain over south-central Louisiana as the slow-moving storm progresses. Areas in the Lower Mississippi Valley could see 4 to 8 inches and as much as 12 inches in some locations. More than 11 million people are under flash flood watches between the Gulf Coast and the southern midwest.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Barry is located about 55 mi…90 km sw of Morgan City Louisiana and about 165 mi…260 km w of the mouth of the Mississippi river with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Four-E is located about 420 mi…680 km s of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h

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Nepal – Seventeen people have been killed while seven have been missing due to floods and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in different parts of Nepal during the past two days.

Louisiana, USA – Almost 10,000 residents in Louisiana have been given a mandatory evacuation order as Tropical Storm Barry swells the Mississippi River to historic levels. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) predicted that the storm, which is slowly approaching the Gulf Coast, could elevate river levels to the highest they have been since the year 1927. New Orleans’ Bourbon Street and Royal Street in the historic French Quarter are among the areas that have experienced significant flooding after 8 inches of rain fell during a three hour period on Wednesday.

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Nepal – A sudden onset of a strong windstorm hit several villages of Bara and Parsa district on 31 March 2019 evening. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, 27 people lost their lives when they buried under rubble of houses or metal roofs that flew over the settlements. The preliminary rapid assessment report received from affected areas shows that more than 668 people have been injured and more than 2,011 families (Approx. 12,000 people) are affected.

Syria – Floods in the north of Syria have affected more than 40,000 displaced people living in refugee camps near the Turkish border, the UN announced yesterday. Heavy rains had caused significant damage to the little infrastructure refugees had. Storms swept away hundreds of tents used by internally displaced families, with rainwater damaging the few goods and possessions they had with them. In some low lying areas, water levels rose to the knee as humanitarian activists attempted to rescue people from the camps and transport them to safety. The downpour has affected tens of thousands of civilians, crops and livestock in Idlib, whilst in neighbouring Aleppo a hospital was forced to suspend service due to the rising waters.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm (td) 12w (Ampil), located approximately 250 nm southeast of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 05 knots.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Invest 91L is an area of disturbed weather in the central Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

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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Nepal – Landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains at least killed four people, injured six others and displaced scores of families in Gorkha, Parbat and Baglung and Darchula districts on Tuesday night and Wednesday. In Gorkha, three people perished after a landslide buried a house at Andheri. Police said six people were injured while fleeing the area.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Chris is located about 245 mi…395 km se of Halifax Nova Scotia about 470 mi…755 km sw of Cape Race Newfoundland maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 35 mph…56 km/h.

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Guinea Bissau – On 27 June 2018 at around 4 p.m., Guinea Bissau was hit by violent winds of 80 km to 120 km/h, (according to the National Meteorological Agency). The storm caused the destruction of hundreds of houses, social infrastructures (schools, hospitals, roads, etc.). In Bissau the capital, about 2,000 families were affected, and 420 houses were destroyed. Three (3) deaths were also reported.

Nepal – Floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains have killed at least 50 people in Nepal over the last two weeks, officials have said. The extreme weather affected 36 of Nepal’s 77 districts.

Japan – Update – At least 179 have died so far and 80 are still missing in the worst affected areas. Local media say 10,000 people are in emergency shelters. Warm weather and severed water supplies are causing further concern for survivors.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Nepal

Wildfires are raging through several forests, protected areas and bio-corridors in Kailali district, destroying local flora and fauna on their paths.

The district’s assistant forest officer Bhim Prasad Dhakal said on Tuesday that wildfires were raging in Mohana bio-corridor and the forests in Basanta, Karnali, Chure and Bhawar areas. “More than 500 hectares of forest cover has been destroyed so far,” Dhakal said.

In Kailali, there is no mechanism in place to control forest fires.

Wildfires – California, USA

A fire near Byron, California started to spread quickly on Wednesday, growing to include seven wildfires across 500 acres, authorities said. Firefighters from Contra Costa and Alameda counties were battling flames about 60 miles east of San Francisco, on Wednesday, the Alameda County Fire Department said.

Storms and Floods

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Nepal – At least three persons were killed and two children missing in floods triggered by heavy rains in Nepal’s western Bajhang district, police said on Sunday. Two women and a man residing in Thalara rural municipality area were swept away by the flooded Guhe river Saturday night, they said.

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Bangladesh – Pre-monsoon rains started on 18 April 2018 near Cox’s Bazar on Bangladesh’s southern coast.

Kenya – Six people have drowned in Kenya in overnight flooding and 11 others are missing, local authorities said Friday, the latest of dozens of deaths caused by heavy seasonal rains in recent weeks. Floods from the seasonal rains hit as the East African nation was recovering from a devastating drought last year that affected half of its counties.

Nepal – Heavy rains and hailstones battered the district of Bajhang on Wednesday night, triggering flash floods and landslides. Floods and landslides damaged at least 30 homes and killed more than 40 domesticated animals in different parts of the district. Three people were killed when a landslide buried a passenger jeep at Subeda area in Bajhang district on Wednesday night.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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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.