Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 07s (Seven), located approximately 754 nm east-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking south-southwestward at 03 knots.
France – The floods in the French capital Paris are getting all the headlines, but the rising waters in France’s second city, Lyon, are also causing concern, threatening floods. The Saone and Rhone rivers meet in the city. The level of the Saone remains high, with the peak expected for this weekend. The Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region remains on alert even if the weather forecasts announce drier weather on Saturday and Sunday.
Pennsylvania, USA – Ice jams caused the Susquehanna River to spill over its banks and flood roads in parts of Lancaster and York counties on Friday. As much as a foot-and-a-half of water covered parts of Route 441 in Washington Boro, south of Columbia, in the morning. On the York County side, the rising river was about five or six feet above normal levels.
Drought: South Africa
Residents around Cape Town have been warned that the city could run out of water as soon as April because of a protracted drought across parts of South Africa.
Each of the residents will be rationed only 13 gallons of water per day effective Feb. 1. Reservoirs dwindled to less than 10 percent of capacity as the worst drought on record persisted during the past three years.
A huge #DayZero awareness campaign is being combined with increased leak detection and repairs to help conserve what water is left for the 3.7 million residents.