Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Eleven is located about 505 mi…810 km e of the Windward islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 28w (Trami), located approximately 866 nm southeast of Kedena AFB, Japan, is tracking west-northwestward at 12 knots.

NewsBytes:

South Carolina, USA – A new round of evacuations was ordered in South Carolina as the trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence meanders to the sea, raising river levels and threatening more destruction. With the crisis slowly moving to South Carolina, emergency managers on Friday ordered about 500 people to flee homes along the Lynches River. The National Weather Service said the river could reach record flood levels late Saturday or early Sunday, and shelters are open.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Florence is located about 35 mi…55 km w of Myrtle Beach South Carolina and about 45 mi…70 km sse of Florence South Carolina with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…80 km/h. Present movement…w or 260 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

Tropical Storm Helene is located about 185 mi…300 km wsw of Flores in the Azores with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…nne or 25 degrees at 22 mph…35 km/h.

Remnants of Isaac are located about 260 mi…420 km ssw of Santo Domingo Dominican Republic and about 455 mi…730 km ese of Kingston Jamaica with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

Tropical Storm Joyce is located about 955 mi…1540 km wsw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…e or 85 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 26w (Mangkhut), located approximately 246 nm north-northwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking northwestward at 15 knots.

Tropical Depression 27w (Barijat), located approximately 84 nm east-northeast of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 01s (One), located approximately 217 nm south- southwest of Diego Garcia, is tracking west-southwestward at 08 knots.

NewsBytes:

East Coast, USA – Hurricane Florence crashed into the Carolinas as a giant, slow-moving storm on Friday, threatening catastrophic flooding while leaving scores in need of rescue from rising waters and hundreds of thousands without power. The centre of the hurricane’s eye came ashore at about 0715 EDT near Wrightsville Beach close to Wilmington, North Carolina, with sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (150 kph), the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said. North Carolina’s governor, Roy Cooper, said Florence was set to cover almost all of the state in several feet of water. Almost 20,000 people had taken refuge in 157 emergency shelters.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Sub-Tropical Depression Alberto is located about 30 mi…45 km w of Montgomery Alabama with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 345 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

NewsBytes:

South Carolina, USA – Rains on the fringes of Subtropical Storm Alberto have caused flooding along the South Carolina coast. Forecasters say Monday’s floods could be just the beginning as Alberto moves onshore in the Florida Panhandle and to the west of the state. Monday’s storms dumped up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rain, causing minor flooding around Myrtle Beach and Conway. Rains on the fringes of Subtropical Storm Alberto have caused flooding along the South Carolina coast. Alberto, came ashore Monday along the Florida Panhandle, bringing heavy rain to a wide swath of the Southeast and claiming the lives of two journalists on duty in North Carolina.

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Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 01a (Sagar), located approximately 85 nm southeast of Djibouti City, Djibouti, is tracking west-southwestward at 05 knots.

The northern part of Sagar brought heavy rain and some minor flooding to coastal towns in Yemen’s Hadramawt and Mahra provinces and Socotra Island.

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South Carolina, USA – The National Weather Service says 2.75 inches of rain fell in Orangeburg in two hours. A flash flood warning was issued for the area during that time. 34 children had to be rescued from an Orangeburg daycare Friday after the building was overcoming by flash flood waters.

Virginia, USA – Downpours punctuating the workweek caused multiple water rescues and school closures Friday as the threat of flash flooding loomed over a weekend packed with scheduled outdoor events in the Richmond region. Rainfall totals ranged from less than 1 inch for some areas to more than 6 inches in some spots on the northwest side of the metro region. Totals topping 4 inches fell across a zone that extends from Midlothian to Tuckahoe to just north of Ashland, which triggered the flash flooding overnight Thursday.

Global Warming

Coastal Floods in South Carolina due to Sea Level Rise

Most of the coastal floods in South Carolina during the past 66 years caused problems for residents only because of sea level rise, a new study indicates.

The report, titled “Unnatural Coastal Flooding,” puts the blame on human activity, the same notion behind the debate in the United States over climate change. The report isn’t referring to major storms, such as Hurricane Matthew, which produced sea surges and storm tides that would have washed over large areas of land with or without the recorded 8 inches of rise in the Atlantic waters.

The report says: “Just as sea levels have been rising, so too has the frequency of coastal floods, in particular recurrent minor or ‘nuisance’ floods, often tidal in nature. Nuisance floods do not cause major damage, but do cause material harm, inconvenience and economic drag. Every coastal flood today is deeper and more damaging because of sea level rise caused by humans through climate change.”

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Super Typhoon 02w (Nepartak), located approximately 9509 nm southeast of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking west-northwestward at 18 knots.

Hurricane Blas is located about 1010 mi…1625 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…125 mph…205 km/h. Present movement…W or 280 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Newsbytes:

India — Update – Nearly 90,000 people have been affected in the latest wave of floods across seven districts in Assam. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) sources said more than 88,000 people are reeling under flood in 257 villages across Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Nagaon, Jorhat, Golaghat, Morigaon and Biswanath districts. More than 6,000 hectares of crop have been damaged in these districts.

South Carolina, USA – The National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday that a tornado touched down near the Lincoln County community of Yawkey on Monday, causing minor damage to five homes.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Post Tropical Cyclone Joaquin is located about 595 mi…960 km WNW of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…E or 80 degrees at 35 mph…56 km/h.

Tropical Storm 23w (Choi-Wan), located approximately 460 nm east-southeast of Misawa, Japan, and is tracking northward at 38 knots.

Hurricane Oho is located about 1155 mi…1855 km NE of Hilo Hawaii and about 1195 mi…1920 km NE of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…NNE or 30 degrees at 39 mph…63 km/h.

Invest 95E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for tropical development.

NewsBytes:

South Carolina, USA – Authorities urged another 1,000 homeowners to evacuate as a precaution Wednesday in the event a Columbia-area dam fails in flood-battered South Carolina. Authorities warned residents along South Carolina’s coast Wednesday to prepare for more flooding as water from swollen rivers made its way towards the ocean.

England – Torrential downpours have brought flash floods to Britain along with train delays and washed out sports fixtures. There were astonishing scenes in Bradford after a dramatic thunderstorm left parts of the West Yorkshire city under ankle-deep water. The Met Office had a severe rain warning in place today for the top half of England, with more than an inch (30mm) of rain expected.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Hurricane Joaquin is located about 125 mi…205 km N of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…NNE or 25 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Tropical storm 23w (Choi-Wan), located approximately 703 nm northeast of Andersen AFB, Guam, and is tracking westward at 09 knots.

Tropical Storm Oho is located about 410 mi…660 km S of Hilo Hawaii and about 560 mi…905 km SSE of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…NNE or 30 degrees at 1 mph…2 km/h.

Invest 94E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for tropical development.

Invest 95 is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for tropical development.

Invest 90L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for tropical development.

Invest 91L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for tropical development.

Invest 99C is an area of disturbed weather in the Central Pacific that has the potential for tropical development.

NewsBytes:

India – Lightning has killed at least 26 people during severe thunderstorm activity across Maharashtra. Most of the victims were farmers and farm labourers.

New Mexico, USA – A massive hailstorm hit Las Cruces with golf ball-sized hail on Saturday afternoon. Cars and buildings were damaged but no injuries were reported.

South Carolina, USA – South Carolina is experiencing what is being described as “catastrophic flooding” as Hurricane Joaquin churns offshore. Five people have reportedly died as historic ‘thousand-year rainfall’ floods the Carolinas with over a foot of rain.

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Landslides across Nepal have claimed the lives of at least seven people and injured six others in the last 24 hours. Landslides have been reported in the Palpa, Myagdi, Syangja and Dolakha districts in Nepal.

A Landslide in Shangnan, China has claimed the life of at least one person and injured eighteen tourists.

Floods in Punjab, Pakistan caused by heavy rainfall have claimed the lives of at least three people and injured nine others.

More rains bring floods and washed out roads to South Carolina, USA. A summer of rain has left its mark on South Carolina, undermining dozens of roads, flooding neighbourhoods from the mountains to the coast, and ruining the South Carolina Botanical Gardens.

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Hailstorm in Poland

Hailstorm in Radom, a city in central Poland located 100 km south of Poland’s capital, Warsaw, has damaged more than 50 houses and downed power lines and trees.

Heavy storms also hit the Pomeranian region on the Baltic coast.

Other News:

Heavy rainfall caused flash flooding in Columbia, South Carolina, USA.

Heavy rainstorm has caused landslides and flooding in Hong Kong amidst a black rain storm warning.

The US Weather Service has confirmed the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma on Monday, was a top-of-the-scale EF-5. Only 1 out of 1,000 tornadoes reach EF-5 levels.

Storms and Floods

Tropical cyclone Evan

-A State of natural disaster has been declared in the Northern and Western divisions of Fiji.

-Heavy storm and floods hit western parts of Viti Levu.

Flooding and landslide in Sri Lanka

-Flash floods and landslides have killed at least nine people and left thousands homeless in Sri Lanka.

-Three people died when a tree collapsed on a van and other six were buried in landslides. Eight people had died in Matale and one is Kandy in central Sri Lanka.

-Around 4,000 displaced people are living in 17 relief camps.

-Landslides also blocked roads from Laggala to Wilgamuwa, Raththota to Illukumbura and Matale to Galewela.

-Sluice gates of Kalawewa and Rajangana tanks (reservoirs) have been opened.

-A landslide danger zone has been declared in several districts of the central hill province.

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Flooding in Merto Vancouver Coastal region, Canada

-High winds and high tide flooded the seawalls in West Vancouver and Stanley Park.

Tornado in Laurel Bay, South Carolina, USA

-Tornado destroyed homes in the Laurel Bay military housing community in northern Beaufort.

Two weeks after Typhoon Bopha hit the southern Philippines, killing more than 1,000 people, almost a million survivors are living outside evacuation centres and need urgent assistance, especially shelter, according to aid agencies. The most intense storm to hit the disaster-prone Philippines this year struck Mindanao island, flooding farming and mining towns and burying many people in mudslides. On the eastern coast of Mindanao, where the typhoon hit first and the hardest, even many evacuation centres were not spared and collapsed during the storm. According to the United Nations’ latest report on the disaster, about 26,000 people are in 63 evacuation centres while 960,000 others are living in the ruins of their homes, open areas or with host communities.