Storms and Floods

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

Storms and Floods

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.