Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Harvey is located about 30 mi…50 km NNE of Alexandria Louisiana and about 100 mi…160 km SE of Shreveport Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…NNE or 30 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Hurricane Irma is located about 840 mi…1350 km WNW of the Cabo Verde islands and about 1665 mi…2680 km E of the Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds…115 mph…185 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 300 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Lidia is located about 50 mi…85 km WSW of La Paz Mexico and about 105 mi…170 km SE of Cabo San Lazaro Mexico with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…NW or 325 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 17w (Sanvu), located approximately 46 nm east-northeast of Chichi Jima, is tracking east-northeastward at 07 knots.

Tropical Depression 18w (Mawar), located approximately 253 nm east-southeast of Hong Kong, is tracking north-northwestward at 07 knots.

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Nigeria – More than 100,000 people have had to flee their homes after heavy rains and flooding in Nigeria’s southeastern Benue state, President Muhammadu Buhari said late Thursday. The region had been battered by heavy rains over the past two weeks with the level of the Benue river rising. Cars and thousands of homes were completely submerged. Long lines of men and women were seen carrying mattresses, bags and other belongings as they fled on foot.

Pakistan – Flash monsoon flooding in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, has claimed the lives of at least 16 people, most of them children, officials confirmed Friday. At least 11 deaths have been attributed to electrocution, as rising waters become electrified in low-lying urban areas. Karachi is the latest major South Asian city to be hit by heavy monsoon rains amid a widening flood-related crisis engulfing much of the region.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific: Tropical Depression 05w (Nanmadol), located approximately 136 nm east-southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 34 knots.

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Pakistan Update – At least 43 people were killed and 61 injured as heavy monsoon rains triggered flash floods in Pakistan, damaging several houses, officials said on Tuesday. Out of the total deaths, 11 people pere killed in Punjab, 15 in Balochistan, six in Sindh and two in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Heavy rains started over the weekend and are still lashing some areas. Over 60 houses were destroyed and roads were also damaged due to the rains and floods.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 05w (Nanmadol), located approximately 399 nm southwest of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 19 knots.

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Pakistan – At least 11 people were killed and scores more were injured in flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan, officials said Sunday. “Heavy rainfall on Friday triggered flash floods which swept away mud houses Lasbela district of Balochistan causing damage to life and property,” an official said. Poorly built homes across Pakistan, particularly in rural areas, are susceptible to collapse during the annual spring and monsoon rains in July-August, which are often heavy.

Trinidad & Tobago – It took about an hour of midday rainfall yesterday for flash floods to inundate parts of Port of Spain and surrounding hillside communities.

Vermont, USA – Localized flash floods are affecting many areas of the state and have interrupted Amtrak rail service in Vermont on Sunday. Flood waters have since receded in some affected areas. However, some roads have experienced damage and remain closed or restricted.

China – Floods in southern China have killed at least 15 people over the past few days and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands more. In Guangxi region, seven died and three were missing following torrential rains, with more than 23,000 people being evacuated to safer areas. In neighboring Hunan province, more than 300,000 people have been evacuated and eight people have died. More rain is forecast in coming days, according to the China Meteorological administration.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 Earthquake hits southwestern Pakistan.

5.4 Earthquake hits the west Chile rise.

5.4 Earthquake hits southwestern Pakistan.

5.2 Earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

5.4 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.0 Earthquake hits Pakistan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits Pakistan.

5.3 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits Cuba.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 Earthquake hits near the coast of Ecuador.

A strong earthquake has shaken the northwestern coastal area of Ecuador. Authorities say there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Some slight shaking was felt in Ecuador’s capital of Quito, which is 153 kilometres to the southeast.

5.7 Earthquake hits near the coast of Ecuador.

5.5 Earthquake his Samoa.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.5 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits southeast of the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits Pakistan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Tropical storm 02w (Nepartak), located approximately 927 nm east-southeast of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking west-northwestward at 18 knots.

Tropical Storm Agatha is located about 1345 mi…2160 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…W or 280 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Storm Blas is located about 805 mi…1295 km SW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 285 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

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Nepal – Landslides triggered by incessant rain in the Pyuthan district in Nepal have claimed the lives of eight people including five members of one family, when their house was buried. A landslide has also blocked the Mahakali Highway bringing all traffic to a standstill.

India & Pakistan – More than 60 are dead after floods struck northern Pakistan and India, washing away a mosque during Ramadan prayers. Authorities fear more monsoon rains will bring further disaster this week. The death toll hit 41 in the Chitral district in far northeast Pakistan by the Afghanistan border, where 23 people are reported missing. The region is susceptible to flash floods. The torrential rain hit the village of Ursoo Saturday evening, where at least 16 people died when flood waters deluged a mosque. At least 70 houses have been destroyed or severely damaged. In the northern Indian state of Uttrakhand, 28 are dead and another 18 are missing. Landslides resulting from the heavy rains have buried roads under heavy rock and debris, blocking access. In Assam more than 60 000 people have been affected by the floods.

China – The death toll in the China floods has risen to 186, with many thousands left homeless.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Tropical storm 02w (Nepartak), located approximately 47 nm northeast of Faraulep, is tracking northward at 04 knots.

Tropical Storm Agatha is located about 930 mi…1495 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Tropical Storm Blas is located about 620 mi…995 km SW of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 285 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

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Pakistan – Heavy monsoon rains overnight triggered flash floods that killed at least 30 people in a remote village in northern Pakistan, close to the Afghan border, officials said Sunday. Heavy monsoon rains overnight triggered flash floods that killed at least 30 people in a remote village in northern Pakistan, close to the Afghan border, officials said Sunday. Heavy monsoon rains overnight triggered flash floods that killed at least 30 people in a remote village in northern Pakistan, close to the Afghan border, officials said Sunday.

China – Chinese disaster relief authorities and experts said on Saturday that flood control efforts shall be ramped up to brace for severe floods along the Yangtze River as intense downpours continue to batter its drainage area. Chinese meteorological authority on Saturday evening renewed its orange alert for heavy rain in the south and southwest of China in the coming three days.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical cyclone (tc) 02a (Two), located approximately 248 nm east of Masirah Island, is tracking south-southwestward at 02 knots.

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Pakistan – Rain related incidents in Quetta, Pakistan has claimed the lives of at least four people including two children and injured more than 20 others on Monday. A flash flood collapsed the boundary walls of Sandeman Civil Hospital and dozens of mud houses have collapsed and been damaged in slums and downstream areas of the city.

Philippines – At least 1,400 families or close to 7,500 individuals evacuated to higher ground when their homes in the towns of Matalam and Kabacan in North Cotabato were flooded early Tuesday dawn. The Kabacan and Pulangi Rivers swelled and overflowed to low-lying villages. Moderate to heavy rains caused the rivers and other waterways to overflow and send runoff to residential and vast agricultural areas in the low-lying villages of the town. hundreds of hectares of newly planted rice fields were also submerged in flood water.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits Pakistan.

5.3 Earthquake hits Pakistan.

5.1 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.1 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Myanmar-India Border.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of Lombok, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits near the coast of southern Peru.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the west coast of northern Sumatra.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.

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Pakistan – Update – The death  toll in flash floods and landslides, triggered by heavy rainfall in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and the Gilgit-Baltistan region in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), has crossed 100, according to reports. The landslides have cut off the Gilgit-Baltistan region from the rest of the country. More than 70 people were killed in the Gilgit-Baltistan region and over 30 in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province since heavy rainfall started in these regions last Saturday. The heavy rainfall has also damaged hydro-power projects, triggered several landslides in the affected region and blocked the Karakoram Highway (KKH) that connects Kashghar in Chinese territory Xinjiang with Gilgit and Abbottabad through the Khunjerab Pass.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.

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Pakistan – At least 53 people are dead after flash floods struck northwestern Pakistan and the disputed Kashmir province, officials said Monday. Rain beginning Saturday night brought flooding to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan provinces. The floods injured at least 60 people and washed away crops across the mostly rural region, and caused landslides, destroying homes. The rain is regarded as pre-monsoon rain, a common occurrence in Pakistan prior to the monsoon season, which begins in mid-July.

Fiji – People in Fiji are being warned of heavy rain and flash flooding over the next few days. Two tropical disturbances to the west of the country are likely to cause more problems for the cyclone hit country. Heavy rain is already affecting Fiji with reports of flooding in hard hit Rakiraki in the north of the main island.