Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the North Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Maria is located about 145 mi…235 km E of Cape Hatteras North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…N or 5 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.
Hurricane Lee is located about 520 mi…840 km ESE of Bermuda and about 1750 mi…2820 km W of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…110 mph…175 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 285 degrees at 09 mph…15 km/h.
North Carolina, USA – Tropical Storm Maria is pushing high surf over North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where more than 10,000 visitors were told to leave the islands while floodwaters surrounded numerous homes.
England – In 2012, the center of Lydbrook, a village skirting the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England, was deluged with several feet of water. The flash flooding, unleashed by torrential rainfall across the region, sparked a mandatory evacuation and left badly damaged homes and businesses in its wake. Now, two years later, the Forestry Commission has decided to bring in the big guns to further prevent flooding: beavers. The idea is that once released, the clan of industrious semiaquatic rodents will get to work doing what they do best: constructing an intricate network of dams, ponds and canals that, in this instance, will slow the flow of Greathough Brook and prevent upwards of 6,000 cubic meters (1.6 million gallons) of water from rushing into the valley-bound village below. While a qualified team of engineers that don’t have webbed hind feet could be brought in to dam the stream, the beaver is, well, cheaper and can get the job done in a swifter and less intrusive manner.