Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Maria is located about 100 mi…160 km E of Martinique and about 130 mi…215 km ESE of Dominica with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Hurricane Jose is located about 280 mi…450 km ESE of Cape Hatteras North Carolina and about 385 mi…620 km W of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h, Present movement…N or 360 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Depression Lee is located about 1060 mi…1710 km W of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Otis is located about 1165 mi…1870 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…N or 355 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Tropical Storm Norma is located about 160 mi…255 km SW of Cabo San Lucas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 285 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 20w (Talim), located approximately 79 nm north of Misawa, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 46 knots.

Newsbytes:

New Zealand – Heavy rain has left some parts of Mosgiel, near Dunedin, flooded on Monday, causing disruptions for locals. Heavy rain has drenched parts of the South Island and even forced the closure of East Taieri School due to the risk of a nearby creek bursting its banks. More rain is expected along the east coast of the South Island after a number of severe weather watches and warnings were put in place by MetService.

Florida, USA – Officials are urging thousands of Florida residents to evacuate due to a rising river threatening record flooding after a nearly two-week onslaught of destruction, death and terror from Hurricane Irma. Sunday officials said the Withlacoochee River has reached major flood stage at the Trilby gauge. It is currently at 16.79 feet and is expected to crest at 17.5 feet Wednesday. The crest is expected to last two days before receding. Officials warned that they may not be able to rescue residents once the river reaches a certain level. Water is already covering the streets and as high as mailboxes in some places.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Central Pacific: Post Tropical Cyclone Fernanda is dissipating – the final warning has been issued for this system.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Greg is located about 1290 mi…2080 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Tropical Storm Irwin is located about 665 mi…1070 km SSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 285 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Storm Hilary is located about 485 mi…780 km SSE of Manzanillo Mexico and about 325 mi…520 km SSW of Acapulco Mexico with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 300 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical storm 10w (Roke), located approximately 33 nm east of Hong Kong, is tracking west-northwestward at 12 knots.

Tropical depression 07w (Noru), located approximately 268 nm north-west of Minami Tori Shima, is tracking westward at 05 knots.

Tropical storm 09w (Kulap), located approximately 696 nm north of Wake Island, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

Tropical storm 08w (Sonca), located approximately 197 nm east-northeast of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 03 knots.

NewsBytes:

New Zealand – A ferocious storm has buffeted the lower South Island of New Zealand overnight (Friday-Saturday), with three states of emergency declared in Christchurch, Timaru and Otago and the city of Dunedin accessible only by air. The southern city of 120,000 people was cut off by road after major landslips blocked access. Small coastal communities on the Otago Penninsula are also cut off. Livestock in Canterbury and Otago were urgently being moved to higher ground with numerous rivers rising to near historic levels and threatening to burst their banks. It is the second largest flood of the Taieri River in Otago on record.

Iowa, USA – Heavy rains Friday night and Saturday deluged the community of Sumner, and basement flooding and sandbagging were taking place in several Northeast Iowa communities. As much as 10 inches of rain fell near Fredericksburg during the stretch, according to one calculation. Fairbank and other area communities also were hard hit, many receiving 5 or more inches of rain Friday night and Saturday.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.5 Earthquake hits the Aukland Islands, New Zealand.

5.3 Earthquake hits southeast of Easter island.

5.3 Earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits Kyushu, Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits Ascension Island.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Eugene is located about 670 mi…1080 km SSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…NW or 315 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h

NewsBytes:

New Zealand – Steps in a shopping mall turned into a waterfall, businesses closed, homes flooded and one opportunist surfed the city streets as a massive deluge of rain soaked New Plymouth today.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.9 Earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

Two 5.6 Earthquakes hit the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

Two 5.4 Earthquakes hit the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 Earthquake hits northern Peru.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, though the quake could be felt strongly as far away as Colombia and Ecuador.

6.0 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits North Island, New Zealand.

5.0 Earthquake hits northern Peru.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

New Zealand – Less than a week after severe floods caused by Cyclone Debbie, residents of the North Island are preparing for the arrival of another storm system, ex-Tropical Cyclone Cook. An active frontal system has already brought more than 60mm of rain to the northern half of the South Island. This represents almost one month’s worth of rain in a typical April. In the coming hours, Cook’s remnants will make their presence felt across the North Island.

Canada – A series of intense rain storms forced waves further up the beaches near Toronto than seen in decades past. Several old buildings were saved by local residents who built sand and rock berms to protect against the flood waters.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the South Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone Ernie (tc) 15s, located approximately 467 nm north-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southward at 05 knots.

In the South Pacific Ocean: Tropical cyclone 14p (Fourteen), located approximately 455 nm northwest of Nadi, Fiji, is tracking southwestward at 04 knots.

NewsBytes:

Indonesia – At least four people have been confirmed dead and more than 30 others are missing after a landslide struck Indonesia’s Java island. The landslide was 1.5 kilometres long and engulfed farmers harvesting ginger in Banaran village in East Java province’s Ponorogo district.

New Zealand – Jet boats and tractors have been used to help rescue around 2,000 people in a New Zealand town after a river burst through a concrete levee, flooding hundreds of homes and businesses. Authorities declared a state of emergency after the levee failed in the town of Edgecumbe on the North Island. New Zealand has been drenched in recent days by the remnants of Cyclone Debbie, which flooded parts of Australia’s east coast last week. The rains also affected the town of Kaikoura, where access roads were closed due to mudslides. Access to the town has been reduced since a powerful earthquake last November brought down hillsides and closed the main northbound route.

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Georgia, South Carolina – USA – Suspected tornadoes were reported in Georgia and South Carolina, and damaging winds, thunderstorms and flooding pummelled the Southeast Wednesday. In Sumter County, Ga., a suspected tornado up to a mile and a half wide was spotted in the afternoon. A large tornado touched down around noon in rural Stewart in rural southwest Georgia, toppling trees and power lines. In Johnston, S.C., several buildings were damaged, and trees and power lines were down in a possible tornado.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

New Zealand – Heavy rain has caused flooding, slips, power cuts and road closures in the North Island. Whanganui and Rangitikei declared local states of emergency on Tuesday. About 200 homes in low-lying areas of Whanganui were evacuated. MetService forecaster Georgina Griffiths said the worst of the weather appeared to be over in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Taranaki and Whanganui. Heavy rain was expected in Wellington and, later, the top of the South Island.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.4 Earthquake hits south of Bali, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits Kyushu, Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Colombia.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Valparaiso, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits east of North island, New Zealand.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

New Zealand – Severe flooding struck Auckland’s west on Sunday – turning streets into rivers, trapping shoppers and forcing people to evacuate their houses as heavy rain poured down. More than 320 homes flooded across Auckland on Sunday as the storm lashed the region. West Auckland locals were stunned as the storm flooded a street in 15 minutes.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.

Reports from Madagascar indicate that the death toll from Tropical Cyclone Enawo has risen to 38 with more than 53 000 people displaces and homeless.

Newsbytes:

New Zealand – Heavy rain has again hit parts of the North Island and Nelson overnight and this morning, cutting off parts of the Coromandel. Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, and Northwest Nelson all had a severe weather warning in place. MetService said the Coromandel bore the brunt, with about 130mm falling in 24 hours, most of that overnight. The poor weather overnight also included a downpour in Auckland between 5pm and 6pm that was tied for the area’s wettest since records began in 1965. Kaitaia had a record rainfall, receieving 44.6mm between 3am and 4am according to NIWA, with hourly records beginning there in 1962. MetService said about 100mm fell there over 24 hours. The worst of the weather was now tracking over the central North Island, with rain developing around Wellington and the upper South Island.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.

Reports from Madagascar indicate that the death toll from Tropical Cyclone Enawo has risen to 38 with more than 53 000 people displaces and homeless.

Newsbytes:

New Zealand – Heavy rain has again hit parts of the North Island and Nelson overnight and this morning, cutting off parts of the Coromandel. Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, and Northwest Nelson all had a severe weather warning in place. MetService said the Coromandel bore the brunt, with about 130mm falling in 24 hours, most of that overnight. The poor weather overnight also included a downpour in Auckland between 5pm and 6pm that was tied for the area’s wettest since records began in 1965. Kaitaia had a record rainfall, receieving 44.6mm between 3am and 4am according to NIWA, with hourly records beginning there in 1962. MetService said about 100mm fell there over 24 hours. The worst of the weather was now tracking over the central North Island, with rain developing around Wellington and the upper South Island.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the South Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 11s (Eleven), located approximately 715 nm east-northeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking southward at 14 knots.

Tropical cyclone 09s (Enawo) has re-generated as a tropical cyclone and is located approximately 434 nm southeast of Europa Island, is tracking south-southeastward at 22 knots.

Newsbytes:

New Zealand – Continuing torrential rainfall created widespread flooding in the Waihi and Whiritoa areas. The small community of Whiritoa woke up yesterday morning isolated after several slips on State Highway 25 either side of the beachside settlement left a number of people stranded in vehicles.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.4 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.4 Earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.3 Earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.