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.

NewsBytes:

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.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Eight is located about 310 mi…500 km NNE of the southeastern Bahamas and about 545 mi…875 km SW of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 335 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Depression Jova is located about 345 mi…555 km WNW of Socorro island with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 14w (Banyan), located approximately 201 nm northwest of Wake Island, is tracking north-northwestward at 05 knots.

NewsBytes:

Nepal – Floods and landslides caused by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 25 people in the last two days across Nepal. Heavy rains have hit more than a dozen districts in the country’s far eastern region as well as some areas in the west since Friday morning. Flooding has occurred across the densely populated lowlands that border India, while some remote districts in the hilly areas of the far east have been hit by landslides triggered by the monsoon rains. Floods triggered by heavy rainfall for the past two days have claimed the lives of nine people in Koshi zone of eastern Nepal. Floodwater inundated the entire Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City. More than 300 houses have been flooded after the water entered into the human settlements in Duhabi and Itahari. A red light has been light up at the Koshi Barrage after increase in water flow in the Saptakoshi River. The river recorded 192,300 cusec/per second water flow.

China – Thunderstorms lashed Beijing on Saturday, disrupting hundreds of flights at one of the world’s largest airports, while authorities warned that rain and wind could cause landslides in the area where a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck this week.

Iran – The Friday flash floods triggered by heavy rains killed 12 people in the country’s northeast, Iranian state TV reported Saturday. There are 38 people missing in Khorasan Razavi province.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Eugene, located about 600 mi…960 km SSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…NW or 325 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

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Japan – The death toll from heavy rain and flooding in southern Japan has risen to 16, officials said, as rescue workers reached isolated villages where at least 14 others are missing and feared dead. Heavy rain warnings are still in place for parts of the southern island of Kyushu on Saturday, days after Typhoon Nanmadol swept across Japan, triggering floods and mudslides that wrecked hundreds of homes, roads and rice terraces.

Nepal – The dam of Chandranahar, one of the major irrigation canals in the country, has been damaged by floods in Mohuli and Sundari Rivers of Saptari district recently. The floods triggered by incessant rainfall from few days have damaged about 85 meters of the Chandranahar dam wall.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 05w (Nanmadol), located approximately 293 nm south-southwest of Kadena AB, is tracking northwestward at 17 knots.

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China – China is battling floods along the Yangtze River in the south while northern regions, including Beijing, endure a heat wave. The first flood this year of the Yangtze River, the country’s longest, is forming as water levels are rapidly rising in major tributaries in the middle and lower reaches. The Yangtze River Flood Control and Drought Relief headquarters ordered the Three Gorges Reservoir of the Yangtze to reduce the flow of discharging to 18,000 cubic meters per second from 2 p.m. Saturday to relieve the flood pressure downstream. Other upstream reservoirs also joined the flood control efforts. Floods have already hit the Xiangjiang, Yuanjiang and Zishui rivers in central China’s Hunan, the worst-hit province. The rain continues in Changsha, the provincial capital and other cities such as Xiangtan and Huaihua. The level of the Xiangjiang River in Changsha stood at 38.6 meters at 4 p.m. Saturday, well above the warning level of 36 meters and only 57 cm lower than its highest record level.

Assam, India – Over two lakh people are reeling under the impact of floods in eight districts, where the swirling flood waters have overrun several villages. According to a report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), more than 2.68 lakh people have been affected in Barpeta, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Karimganj, Cachar, Dhemaji, Karbi Anglong and Biswanath districts.The report said that 453 villages are currently under water and over 5,272 hectares of crop area have been damaged.

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Nepal – Incessant rainfall in the hill districts since Friday midnight has triggered floods in various rivers of Saptari district. Floodwaters have overflowed from Khado, Jeeta, Mahuli, Dhudhela along with other rivers, putting over a dozen settlements at risk and inundating about 1,500 houses in the district.The flooded rivers have damaged rods, culverts along with other important infrastructures. At least four persons died in separate landslide and flood incidents in Tehrathum and Saptari districts on Friday and Saturday.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois USA – At least eight people died due to flooding and tornadoes in Missouri, Arkansas and Texas over the weekend with dozens more injured. Three tornadoes struck Texas east of Dallas claiming the lives of five people. Floodwaters washed away a 72-year-old woman whose body was recovered in southwestern Missouri. Another woman died after a tree fell on her mobile home in De Witt, Arkansas, about 80 miles east of Little Rock.

Southwest Missouri received considerable amounts of rain late Friday night and into Saturday. Areas are flooded, roadways are closed, sink holes in some parts and the town of Seneca is completely closed down due to the flooding.

Heavy rains moved across southern Illinois on Sunday prompting the National Weather Service to issue flood warnings for the area. Cities including Carbondale, Mount Vernon and Carmi were affected. At least two rivers reached or exceeded flood stage including the Little Wabash and Skillet Fork rivers. High waters also were reported along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.

Nepal – At least four people died and three others were injured after a mud collapse on the bank of Banke River in the Sarlahi district of Nepal after heavy rains.

Indonesia – Flash floods resulting from heavy rain have killed at least five people in the Central Java regency of Magelang. Magelang Disaster Mitigation Agency said the flash floods had occurred on Saturday after intense rain in the Grabag subdistrict since noon that day. The rain had caused Ndaru River in the village of Nipis to overflow and cause landslides.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

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Nepal – At least two people died in landslide in Chitwan along Muglin-Narayangadh road section. The landslide buried nine vehicles, including five motorbikes.

India – Drought in Karnataka – The Krishnaraja Sagara Dam, which stores water from the Cauvery river, is hitting its dead storage level, a 15-year low. Dead storage is when the remaining volume of water is below the level of the lowest outlet; it cannot be accessed under normal operating conditions. The authorities have said summer crops cannot be irrigated. A new crisis is brewing, after 2016 the worst drought year for Karnataka in four decades. The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Cell says all major reservoirs in the state are near their dead storage. The government is now focused on providing drinking water, at the cost of standing crops. Almost 75 per cent of the minor irrigation tanks have dried up in the state. Groundwater levels are 80 per cent lower than what they used to be 10 years ago. Currently, drinking water is being transported to 600 villages. In urban areas, 400 wards are depending on tankers for drinking. There is a huge scarcity of fodder as well, and this will impact the kharif, rabi and summer crops.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits Nepal.

5.1 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits the southeast Indian ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

5.0 Earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

Disease

Newcastle Disease Outbreak in Namibia

About 27 poultry farms in Omusati Region face closure due to the outbreak of Newcastle disease that for the past three months has wreaked havoc in rural villages. Doctors have warned people not to consume or buy chickens from Omusati Region until further notice.

According to the chief veterinarian for Omusati Region, Dr Josephat Peter, the contagious disease that affects domestic and wild avian species entered Namibia from neighbouring Angola, from where people cross the border on a daily basis to sell live chickens in Namibia. The situation now threatens the availability of a viable key protein source in the region that is already grappling with the effects of a severe drought.

Nepal – Tropical Diseases reach Nepal

At least 20 people, including residents of Kathmandu Valley, have tested positive for dengue virus, according to National Public Health Laboratory.

The government’s central laboratory has also confirmed that of the 499 samples, at least two, including a resident of Kathmandu, tested positive for chikungunya.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic: Post-Tropical Cyclone Julia is located about 110 mi…175 km SSE of Myrtle Beach South Carolina and about 195 mi…315 km SSW of Cape Lookout North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…NW or 310 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

Tropical Storm Karl is located about 930 mi…1500 km E of the Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

Invest 96L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Paine is located about 340 mi…550 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…NW or 315 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 18w (Malakas), located approximately 188 nm south-southwest of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 13 knots.

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Thailand – At least 20 villages in three districts of this northern province have been hit by flash-floods following heavy rain throughout Saturday night, reports said. More than 100 houses at Ban Khem in tambon Huay Thung were damaged. Soldiers used heavy machinery to remove objects obstructing water flows and helped repair the damaged houses.

Nepal – A flash flood in downtown Pokhara triggered by heavy rainfall since Saturday evening has killed one person while another has gone missing. With this, the death toll from flash floods in Pokhara in the past three weeks has reached three.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the North Atlantic:

Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine is located about 305 mi…485 km SSE of the eastern tip of Long Island and about 255 mi…415 km ESE of Ocean City Maryland with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…ENE or 65 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Invest 92L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Eastern Pacific:

Tropical Storm Lester is located about 140 mi…220 km N of Honolulu Hawaii and about 125 mi…205 km NE of Lihue Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 295 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

Invest 90E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Western Pacific:

Tropical Storm 15w (Namtheun), located approximately 67 nm south of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking northward at 06 knots.

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Nepal – At least eight people have died in landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in different parts of Nepal. Six people died in eastern Nepal and two in western part of the country.

East Coast, USA – The U.S. National Hurricane Centre said Hermine is now a post-tropical cyclone, making its projected trek northeast toward the New York City area over the Labor Day weekend. Forecasters expect Hermine to regain hurricane force on Sunday as it travels up the coast before weakening again to a tropical storm by Tuesday. The hurricane centre says post-tropical cyclones can continue carrying heavy rains and high winds.

North Korea – Flooding caused by torrential rains hit North Korea this week, leaving 15 people missing and thousands of others homeless, according to Pyongyang’s state media. The Tumen River, which serves as part of the border between China, Russia and North Korea, burst its banks in “the worst-ever flood” in the area, the Korean Central News Agency said late on Friday. In the northeastern province of North Hamgyong, 15 people were missing in Hoeryong City and several counties including Musan, Yonsa and Onsong and part of the Rason special economic zone also suffered “serious damage”. More than 17,000 houses were destroyed or partly damaged, forcing 44,000 people to seek shelter elsewhere. North Hamgyong Province received up to 32cm of rain between early Tuesday and mid-Friday.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic: Invest 96L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Frank is located about 875 mi…1410 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Invest 91E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

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Nepal – In Nepal, flash floods and landslides have swept through villages, killing at least 58 people over the past two days, home ministry official Yadav Koirala told Reuters on Wednesday.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific

Tropical Storm Darby is located about 460 mi…740 km E of Hilo Hawaii and about 660 mi…1060 km ESE of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…W or 265 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Tropical Storm Estelle is located about 1415 mi…2275 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 295 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

Tropical Storm Frank is located about 205 mi…330 km SW of Manzanillo Mexico and about 490 mi…785 km SSE of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…NW or 310 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Depression Eight-E is located about 865 mi…1390 km SSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 295 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

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China – Update – Flash floods caused by heavy downpours in northern China have left nearly 100 people dead or missing over the past several days. According to China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs, at least 24 people have been confirmed dead in the country’s northern province of Hebei during the torrential rain and ensuing floods that have been lashing the region since Monday. Hebei, with 72 people missing, has been declared the worst-hit among other affected northern provinces such as Shanxi, Henan and Shaanxi. Around 123,000 people in 11 cities across Hebei were forced to evacuate and more than 7,000 houses were destroyed. Traffic, power and communications were also disrupted. The rainfall has also affected some neighborhoods of the capital, Beijing, as water submerged some roads by more than two meters. Hundreds of flights were canceled to and from the capital city’s main international airport. The rail authority in the capital also said some high-speed rail services had to be delayed.

Nepal – Heavy rains since Tuesday night in many places, particularly in the eastern and central regions of the country, caused the water levels to rise in most rivers. Several incidents of floods were reported in these regions. Floods triggered by torrential rainfall in rivers and streams inundated dozens of places in Jhapa district. The water level in Narayani River in the central region rose beyond the danger level, causing floods in many parts of Nawalparasi district. In Pyuthan, a landslide swept away several houses in Kabad village on Wednesday.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Celia is located about 1095 mi…1765 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

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

Newsbytes:

Nepal – Locals have been asked to stay alert after a massive landslide blocked the Tamor River at Malbase Mitlung in Sawadin-1 of the Taplejung district on Sunday. Personnel from the Nepal Army have been deployed to the disaster area.

Migrating Dust – Large clouds of Saharan dust traversing the Atlantic are keeping the tropics quiet in the western Atlantic. Meanwhile, the Pacific remains active with Hurricane Celia and another area that could develop into a tropical depression over the next 48 hours. The cloud of Saharan dust moving into southeast Texas will increase the haze and reduce the air quality, which could trigger allergies in highly sensitive individuals. Another plume of dust could reach the area later this week.

China – Troops were deployed as the latest wave of floods and mudslides endangered lives across China, hitting the Henan, Fujian and Jiangxi provinces.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Blas holding its strength as a category 3 hurricane, about 1125 mi (1810 km) WSW of the southern tip of Baja California. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours. No coastal watches or warnings are in effect.

Tropical depression Four-E forecast to intensify as it moves away from Mexico. Located about 725 mi (1165 km) S of the southern tip of Baja California. The depression is forecast to become a tropical storm on Thursday. No coastal watches or warnings are in effect.

In the Western Pacific – Category 5 Super typhoon Nepartak is located approximately 275 nm southeast of Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan is on high alert ahead of the arrival of “near-perfect” super typhoon Nepartak, expected to slam into the island early on Friday morning local time.

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China – Update – Flood relief and rescue efforts have been stepped up in the Chinese city of Wuhan, which has been hit by severe flooding. Transport links and water and power supplies in the city of 10 million are severely affected. Flooding across central and southern China has killed 186 people and 45 are missing. The Chinese premier has called upon local authorities across the country to be prepared for further downpours. 32 million people in 26 provinces across China have been affected by severe flooding. 1.4 million people have been relocated. 56,000 houses have collapsed.

Nepal-China Border – Flooding in Bhotekoshi River has swept away at least 21 houses of Tatopani area in Sindhupalchowk district along Nepal-China border on Tuesday night. It is believed to be the biggest flood in the Bhotekoshi River in 35 years. However, no human casualties have been recorded as of Wednesday evening.

Victoria, Australia – Much of Victoria is under water with heavy rain since Wednesday morning. Rivers and creeks across the Gippsland region have broken their banks, swamping houses and businesses.

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