Storms and Floods

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Somalia – April Floods Update – In Galgadud region, heavy rains resulted in flash floods that destroyed IDPs shelters in settlements in low lying land in Abudwaq town. Two children reportedly died due to flash flooding in Cadaado town. An estimated 9,300 displaced people in Danwadaag, Kulmiye and Wadajir settlements have been affected and an unknown number has moved to Cadaado town until flooding recedes. Some of the latrines built by humanitarian partners were also destroyed. In Jubaland, an estimated 28,200 people have been displaced by flash flooding. This includes 8,000 in Saakow; 6,000 in Bu’ale; 6,000 in Luuq; 6,000 in Afmadow; 1,200 in Ceel Waaq villages and some 7,000 people in Jilib and Jamaame riverine areas who have been temporarily displaced to nearby highland areas. One person is reported to have died as a result of flash floods in Ceel Waaq and another two in Ceel Cadde. In Afmadow, 1,000 latrines have been destroyed, raising fears of water-borne diseases.

Singapore – Heavy rain caused flash floods in several areas in Singapore on Monday afternoon, effectively closing several roads for some hours. All floods have since subsided.

Kenya – At least 15 people, including a mother and her five-year-old child, have been killed by floods and another 2,000 have been displaced by another wave of heavy rains in several parts of the country. The downpours have also washed away sections of roads and destroyed property across the 47 counties, leading to heavy losses and forcing motorists to seek alternative routes. Seven people died on Sunday morning after a car they were travelling in was swept by floods at Karati area in Kinangop constituency, Nakuru County. The flash floods occurred after rivers Kuja and Migori burst their banks.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 07s (Cebile), located approximately 602 nm south=southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking westward at 07 knots.

Tropical cyclone 08p (Fehi), located approximately 238 nm west-northwest of Kingston Island, is tracking southward at 17 knots.

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Australia – The northwest of the Territory as far as the Kimberley region was battered by monsoonal rains which brought flooding and damaging winds over the past three days. Twenty-three helicopters were used to evacuate 343 people from Daly River as the community reached major flood levels on Tuesday, with 500mm of rain recorded over three days. A number of schools were closed across the Top End as residents in Darwin and some rural areas were warned to prepare for localised flooding, with authorities providing sandbags. A search will continue for a 62-year-old man who went missing in the remote Northern Territory.

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Singapore – A thunderstorm on Tuesday afternoon not only flooded roads, but rained hail and toppled several trees in the northeastern part of the island.

Thailand – Several hours of heavy rain caused flooding and mass traffic congestion in eastern Bangkok and next-door Samut Prakan province Wednesday morning. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s drainage and sewerage department reported the heaviest rain in Bang Na district with rain measuring 120 millimetres and still coming down.

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Singapore – Flash floods were reported in the Western and Central parts of Singapore, after an afternoon of heavy rain on Wednesday. The flooded locations, Jalan Boon Lay/International Road and Craig Road are known hotspots for flash flooding.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 04s (Irving), located approximately 753 nm southeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking south-southwestward at 22 knots.

Tropical cyclone 05s (Five), located approximately 112 nm north- northeast of Broome, Australia, is tracking north-northwestward at 10 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 03s (Ava). The final warning has been given for this system.

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California, USA – Mudslides, boulders and tons of debris killed at least 13 people on Tuesday in communities along California’s scenic coastline ravaged by a series of intense wildfires that burned off protective vegetation last month. Heavy downpours struck before dawn on Tuesday after thousands of residents in Santa Barbara County along the Pacific coast north of Los Angeles were ordered to evacuate or urged to do so voluntarily, some of them for a second time since December. But only 10 to 15% complied with mandatory evacuation orders.

Singapore – Singapore experienced flash floods again after more heavy rain on Tuesday.

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 03s (Ava), located approximately 451 nm southwest of St Denis, Reunion, is tracking southward at 07 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 04s (Irving), located approximately 761 nm south-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking west-southwestward at 17 knots.

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Singapore – A heavy downpour on Monday morning (Jan 8) caused flash floods in several parts of eastern Singapore.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 01w (One), located approximately 318 nm south of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 18 knots.

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Israel – Israel saw heavy rainfall Monday morning in the northern and central regions accompanied by thunder storms, with flood warnings in the communities of the Coastal Plain. The rain will be spreading to the Negev later Monday, with flood warnings in the streams of the Judea Desert, Dead Sea and Negev.

Malaysia – Parts of Malaysia were hit by floods on Tuesday (Jan 2) after constant rainfall over the long New Year weekend affected nearly 1,500 people in six states. Pahang was one of the worst hit states, with over 700 people from 183 families from the Rompin, Kuantan and Jerantut districts evacuated to 11 flood relief centres. 349 people from 95 families were evacuated to five relief centres in Rompin.

Singapore – The first day of the New Year brought flash floods to three districts in Johor, forcing more than 200 people to seek shelter at relief centres. Heavy downpour since late Sunday evening caused floods to hit Labis, Kota Tinggi and Mersing on Monday.

Philippines – Tropical depression Agaton (One) triggered floods and landslides in Iligan City, Tuesday as it dumped rains on areas still reeling from back-to-back storms last week. Floods up to knee-deep swamped parts of barangay Palao, Hinaplanon, Tubod, Tipanoy, Santiago, Tibanga, Bagong Silang, San Miguel and Tambacan. Mud and debris covered a portion of C-3 Road in Barangay Tubod at 4:30 a.m., rendering it impassable.

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In the Western Pacific: Tropical Depression 03w (Muifa), located approximately 554 nm southwest of Iwo To, Japan is tracking northward at 09 knots.

In the South Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (ts) 17s (Frances), located approximately 275 nm west of Darwin, Australia, is tracking west-southwestward at 15 knots.

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Singapore – Heavy rain caused flash floods in eastern parts of Singapore on Thursday, with vehicles splashing through water-clogged roads and some cars left stranded, unable to pass through.

India – Incessant rainfall for the past one week has flooded large areas of Arunachal Pradesh’s capital town Itanagar and caused landslides and road blocks at many points. Landslides occurred at Senki View and Donyi Polo Road, while people in Pachin Colony have undertaken temporary flood preventive measures by constructing bunds with bamboo and filling empty cement bags with sand.

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Singapore – Flash floods blanketed several parts of Singapore on Tuesday afternoon, with water submerging vehicles up to mid-tyre level.

Peru – The death toll from flooding and mudslides plaguing Peru since the start of the year has risen to 113 people, including five killed last weekend, officials have said. The natural disasters, which scientists blame on a climate phenomenon called “coastal El Nino,” have also left more than 178,000 people homeless, the National Centre for Emergency Operations said in its latest update yesterday. Another one million people’s homes have been partly damaged, and more than 2,500 kilometres of roads have been destroyed.

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In the South Indian Ocean: Tropical Cyclone “Carlos” (04S) continued moving west south-west over the south-west Indian Ocean, slightly weakening, but remaining a Tropical Storm. Its centre is located approximately 300 km south south-west of the south-western coast of La Reunion (France). Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue moving south-west, strengthening. Local media reported at least 4 000 people left without power, several flights cancelled and schools closed throughout La Reunion.

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Singapore – Flash floods were reported in various parts of Singapore including the Orchard Road area as heavy rains hit the island on Wednesday (Feb 8) evening.

DR Congo – Two people died on Tuesday in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa after torrential rains caused flooding in some parts of the city. The city’s wet season normally runs from October to May, and it is mostly of the impoverished districts of the capital that are hardest hit by flooding as they sit near the Ndjili and Matete tributaries of the giant Congo River.

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Washington, USA – Extreme weather conditions triggered chaos across the state Wednesday, closing Interstate 90 over the Cascade Mountains until at least Thursday morning, flooding some roadways and homes in the Puget Sound lowlands and closing down schools across Eastern Washington. Meanwhile, in the Western Washington lowlands, heavy rain and flooding are wreaking havoc, with standing water covering many roadways. Over two inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period at Sea-Tac Airport. Near Forks.

Singapore – Flash floods hit Upper Thomson Road after heavy rain on Thursday afternoon.

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In the western Pacific: Super Typhoon 30w (Nock-Ten), located approximately 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Catanduanes in the Philippines and it is forecast to move west at 15 kph (9 mph).

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Indonesia – According to the Jakarta Globe media outlet, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency registered 105,758 residents affected by the floods, while 104,378 of them remain at the agency’s evacuation posts. On Wednesday, central Indonesian districts were hit by a heavy flood, with thousands of houses and infrastructure seriously damaged. The authorities introduced a state of emergency on Thursday, which will reportedly last till January 4. There were no reports about casualties among residents.

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South Africa – Two Electricity Utility employees died after they were swept away in a car during flash floods in the uMzinyathi District, in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, the provincial cooperative governance and traditional affairs department said on Friday.

Guyana – Guyana is bracing for more rains and floods with the National Weather Watch Centre predicting heavy rainfall over the next seven days. The rains begun on Friday causing widespread flooding.

Singapore – Heavy rain resulted in flash floods around Singapore on Christmas eve (Dec 24). Flash flood alerts were issued for a few areas in central Singapore, including Newton Circus, Balmoral Road, Cairnhill Road and the Pan-Island Expressway near Stevens Road, according to the Land Transport Authority.

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Tropical cyclone 05s (Bohale), located approximately 592 nm east of port Louis, Mauritius, and is tracking southward at 10 knots.

Tropical depression 28w (Melor), located approximately 695 nm east-southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 11 knots.

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Singapore – A heavy downpour on Friday (Dec 11) caused flash floods and fallen trees across various parts of Singapore.

Oregon, USA – Extreme rainfall this week has claimed its first two deaths in Oregon and prompted a state of emergency in Washington state.

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Singapore – Heavy rain triggered flooding in several areas of Singapore Saturday afternoon. Flash floods at Lorong Buangkok made traffic impassable.

Britain – Flooding caused by stormy weather has claimed life of an elderly man in Britain. A number of houses have been flooded as rivers burst their banks making roads impassable across the North of England, Scotland and Wales. Dozens of highways and main roads have been closed Saturday due to landslides or flooding.

India – Update – At least 383 people have died in the flooding in the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, and the union territory of Puducherry. As of Sunday morning, December 6, 2015, at least 300 people died in Tamil Nadu followed by 81 in Andhra Pradesh and two in Puducherry. Chennai was hit by heaviest rainfall in a century. Chennai received 1,049 mm of rainfall in November, the highest since receiving 1,088 mm in November 1918. At least 350,000 people have been rescued by multiple agencies which include army, police and the National Disaster Response Force.

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In the South Indian Ocean – Tropical cyclone Adjali is located approximately 279 nm southwest of Diego Garcia, and is tracking southeastward at 09 knots.

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Singapore – The monsoon season has seen heavy rain falling over many parts of Singapore in the past few weeks. Hougang and Macpherson were affected by flash floods on Monday.

Florida, USA – A tornado touched down early Monday at a state prison near Blountstown in Florida’s Panhandle, slightly injuring two people.

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In the Western Pacific:

Tropical depression Krosa is located approximately 585 nm east of Manila, Philippines. Tropical depression Krosa is forecast to strike the Philippines as a tropical storm at about 03:00 GMT on 31 October.

In the Eastern Pacific:

Tropical storm Raymond is located about 530 mi (850 km) SW of the southern tip of Baja California.

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Three people were killed and at least 12 injured after a dust storm led to multiple crashes Tuesday on Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson.

Heavy showers, flash floods hit eastern Singapore.

Fresh floods wreak havoc in coastal West Bengal, India.