Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Humberto is located about 70 mi…110 km e of Great Abaco island and about 170 mi…270 km e of Freeport Grand Bahama island with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Kiko is located about 605 mi…975 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

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Spain – Three more people died as torrential rain and flash floods battered southeastern Spain, raising the death toll to five with the rising waters causing havoc for travellers and forcing 3,500 people from their homes, officials said Friday.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine is located about 235 mi…375 km ese of Freeport Grand Bahama island and about 140 mi…225 km se of Great Abaco island with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Kiko is located about 480 mi…775 km ssw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

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Spain – Parts of eastern Spain received what in some places was the heaviest rainfall on record on Thursday, as storms wreaked widespread destruction and killed at least two people. The storm was expected to track across the Mediterranean regions of Valencia, Alicante and Murcia during Thursday and Friday.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Spain – Spain’s forecaster has issued a red weather alert for the Costa Blanca around Benidorm and Alicante after Majorca was hit by severe rain, hail and a tornado. The adverse weather conditions that affected the north-east of Spain earlier this week moved on to the eastern region of the Balearic Islands, causing power problems and flash floods. The holiday hotspots of southern Spain are facing a washout as the severe weather which lashed the Balearic islands hits the mainland.

Niger – Deadly floods across Niger have left 57 people dead and affected more than 130,000 since they began in June, according to the latest government toll. Niger’s government said in a statement late Tuesday the floods had resulted in 57 deaths and that 132,528 people had been affected. The rains had destroyed over 12,000 houses, killed more than 850 cattle and engulfed more than 2,000 hectares (nearly 5,000 acres) of crops.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Dorian is located about 60 mi…95 km se of St. Croix with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…nw or 310 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Tropical Storm Erin is located about 435 mi…705 km w of Bermuda and about 265 mi…430 km se of Cape Hatteras North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 330 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 13w (Podul), located approximately 419 nm east of DaNang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 15 knots.

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Guatemala – Heavy rainfall with thunderstorms continues to affect several parts of Guatemala since the last week causing floods and triggering landslides. According to the National Coordination for Disaster Reduction (CONRED), as of 23 August, one person has died, 104 have been injured, 62 evacuated and one is still missing. At least 63,349 people have been affected, 104 houses have been damaged, seven roads flooded and two bridges partially destroyed.

Caribbean – Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to bring heavy rainfall and floods to Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Martinique (France), Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Japan – More than twice the usual rainfall for the whole of August has fallen over parts of the southern island of Kyushu over the past 48 hours, washing away roads, causing rivers to burst their banks and forcing the suspension of train services. One man was killed when his car was swept away in Saga prefecture, while another man in Fukuoka prefecture died after being dragged away by flood waters when he got out of his stalled car. A woman in Saga was found without signs of life.

Spain – Brits holidaying in Ibiza have been experiencing a spell of heavy rain, which is heading to Majorca. Ibiza airport saw the heaviest rainfall for the whole of Spain on Tuesday with two inches falling with San Antonio not far behind.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean:Tropical Storm Dorian is located about 15 mi…25 km wnw of St. Lucia with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Tropical Depression Six is located about 365 mi…590 km se of Cape Hatteras North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…se or 125 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 13w (Podul), located approximately 223 nm east of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 16 knots.

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Spain – The streets of Madrid have been turned into rivers as flash-flooding and hail inundate Spain’s capital. One of the worst affected neighbourhoods was Arganda del Rey where cars were washed away in the torrents of water while huge piles of hail built up along some streets. The Spanish subway department declared several metro stations and highways closed because of the destructive impact of the weather. But Madrid wasn’t the only city to be affected by the intense weather – about 300 miles (500km) south, an ominous tornado hovered over the town of Campillos.

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Storms and Floods

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Potential Tropical Cyclone Two is located about 170 mi…270 km ese of the mouth of the Mississippi river with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…wsw or 240 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

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Spain – Firefighters in Spain have discovered the body of a driver whose car was swept away by flash flooding. The rain and hail on Monday evening led to road closures and power outages across the country, but in Tafalla in northern Spain it caused two rivers to burst their banks. In Pamplona, which is around 25 miles (40km) away, the famous annual bull run had to be suspended, as well as a bullfight.

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Wildfires

Wildfires – Spain

Firefighters battled wildfires at a scale not seen for 20 years in Spain. More than 500 firefighters and soldiers struggled to bring a huge forest fire under control in the Catalan province of Tarragona that has so far burned across 5,500 hectares (12,355 acres) of land. Fifty-three people have been evacuated from their homes, five roads remain cut off and the civil protection authorities have advised people not to enter the area unless absolutely necessary. Hundreds of sheep have died in the smoke and flames.

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In the Southern Hemisphere – Tropical cyclone 24s (Twenty-four), located approximately 716 nm north-northwest of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking west- southwestward at 05 knots.

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South Africa – Emergency rescue and medical services have worked through the night in the wake of torrential rains which have pounded parts of KwaZulu-Natal since Monday, claiming several lives and leaving devastation in its wake. The torrential downpours led to the evacuation of residents in the town of Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape on Monday evening. At least five people were confirmed dead and dozens others injured after their homes collapsed during flooding and mud slides in Durban.

Spain – The holiday hotspot of Alicante in eastern Spain has experienced some of the heaviest rainfall in its history, leading to the evacuation of more than 300 people during these Easter holidays. Heavy rainfall and storms have been ravaging the Alicante area since Thursday. As well as the flash floods, wind speeds have reached 100km/h along Spain’s central eastern coastline. In the nearby town of Jávea (Xabia) Sunday’s downpour saw 250 litres of rainfall for every square metre, flooding hundreds of homes and leaving cars floating in the streets like corn flakes in a cereal bowl. Numerous ports in the region have had to stop operations due to waves of up to three metres in height.

Canada – Spring flooding has killed one person and forced nearly 1,700 people from their homes in Canada’s Quebec province, with waters expected to continue rising on Monday due to rising temperatures and more rain forecast for the coming days.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Spain

A cluster of wildfires in the countryside above Torrox in southern Spain are spreading rapidly towards numerous homes on the mountain above. A wildfire has also been declared in the Alpujarras. Thirty-five specialist forest firefighters are on the scene alongside one firefighting helicopter.

Wildfires – Malaysia

Approximately 100 acres of forested bush land have been razed in wildfires in the Kuala Baram and Miri districts. Five hotspots had been detected as of 5pm on Saturday (March 16). Meanwhile air pollutant levels in Sabah’s state capital have hit the unhealthy mark as bush fires were reported around the city in the current dry spell.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Australia

The official number of homes destroyed by bushfires in the Australian State of New South Wales (NSW) last week has risen to 32, the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) said on Tuesday.

A further 21 homes were damaged and 119 outbuildings were scorched by three main blazes which tore across 74,000 hectares of bushland surrounding the towns of Tingha and Tabulam in the state’s north.

Wildfires – Spain

Arsonists are suspected to be behind a wave of wildfires which have hit the region of Cantabria in the north of Spain. The Cantabrian regional authority reports that round 32 different forest fires were active in 20 municipalities in the region.

Since Thursday 194 wildfires have been reported in the region with 50 active at nightfall on Sunday, although authorities hope that the arrival of daylight will allow the use of two aircraft and three helicopters to return to the battle against the flames.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Vicente is located about 195 mi…310 km s of Acapulco Mexico with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…w or 275 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Hurricane Willa is located about 230 mi…375 km s of Las Islas Marias Mexico and about 175 mi…285 km ssw of Cabo Corrientes Mexico with maximum sustained winds…155 mph…250 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm (ts) 31w (Yutu), located approximately 638 nm east-southeast of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking northwestward at 12 knots.

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Spain – A firefighter was found dead in the southern Spanish province of Malaga on Sunday, the fire service said, after heavy overnight rain swept through streets and forced hundreds of people from their homes. In the town of Campillos, cars were borne along the streets by the water and left in wrecked piles after the flood subsided. Almost 400 millimeters of rain fell in 24 hours in the town of Ardales – around 62 km (40 miles) from the main city of Malaga.

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India – A sudden cloudburst in Virudhunagar flooded various parts of the town, including Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation depot, on Saturday night. Within two hours, the town experienced 119 mm of rainfall. Some 20 employees, who were trapped as the depot was marooned with water for more than four feet, were rescued by Fire and Rescue Services personnel.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Tara is located about 25 mi…40 km ssw of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 335 degrees at 1 mph…2 km/h.

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France – Flash floods tore through towns in southwest France, turning waterways into raging torrents that killed at least 13 people, nine of them in just one town, authorities said Monday. People had to be helicoptered to safety from the roofs of their homes as overnight storms dumped the equivalent of several months of rain in just a few hours. Worst hit was the town of Trebes, east of the medieval walled city of Carcassonne. The rains that swept in from the Mediterranean killed nine people there.

Spain – Hurricane Leslie is keeping Spain on alert for floods. Despite somewhat weakening, Leslie landed in Spain yesterday, bringing strong winds and heavy rain. The storm is currently passing over northern Spain. Up to four inches of rain is forecast to fall, with nine provinces in Spain on alert as the storm heads toward Navarra, north of Aragon and Catalonia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Leslie is located about 480 mi…770 km ssw of the Azores and about 480 mi…770 km ssw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…ene or 65 degrees at 28 mph…44 km/h.

Post Tropical Cyclone Michael is located about 185 mi…300 km ene of Norfolk Virginia and about 275 mi…445 km sw of Nantucket Massachusetts with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…ene or 65 degrees at 29 mph…46 km/h.

Tropical Storm Nadine is located about 740 mi…1190 km w of the southernmost Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Sergio is located about 130 mi…210 km nw of Cabo San Lazaro Mexico and about 125 mi…200 km sw of Santa Rosalie Mexico with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 24 mph…39 km/h.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 05a (Luban), located approximately 239 nm southeast of Salalah, Oman, is tracking westward at 03 knots.

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Honduras – Heavy rains that started on 4 October in Honduras have caused flooding and landslides across the country. Most damage has been reported in Francisco Morazán, Valle, and Choluteca departments, where a red alert was issued by the government. 12,076 people have been affected by the floods. 963 homes were damaged, including 169 flooded, and nine completely destroyed. Among them, 7,234 people have been evacuated, and 6,789 moved to 78 temporary shelters.

Florida, USA – Hurricane Michael left a trail of devastation along a huge swathe of the Florida Panhandle. At least two deaths have been reported from Michael, which made landfall on Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 storm and has since been downgraded to a tropical storm as it moves into the Carolinas. The resort town of Mexico Beach, where the hurricane made landfall, suffered massive destruction from the 155 miles per hour (250 kph) winds. Home after home was razed from its foundations in the town of around 1,000 people. Others were missing roofs or walls. Roads were impassable and canals were choked with debris.

France, Spain and Italy – A flash flood on France’s south coast killed two people in Sainte-Maxime while a woman was found dead after a storm in Sardinia, Italy. Meanwhile the death toll in the floods in Majorca has risen to twelve.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post-Tropical Cyclone Ernesto is located about 1020 mi…1640 km nne of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…ene or 60 degrees at 35 mph…56 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 22w (Soulik), located approximately 66 nm west of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking northward at 03 knots.

Tropical storm 23w (Twenty-three), located approximately 401 nm north of Oroluk, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Lane is located about 1310 mi…2110 km ese of Hilo Hawaii and about 1930 mi…3105 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…130 mph…215 km/h, Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

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Spain, UK – The Costa Blanca has been submerged under water after parts of Spain were swallowed up by flash floods following a severe weather warning that brought a swift end to the summer heatwave. The huge downpour saw drains become blocked with thick, muddy water that went on as far as the eye can see. As Storm Ernesto swoops across Britain from the US, bringing with it gale force winds and torrential rain the blast could mark the end of summer altogether. Ernesto has been travelling across the Atlantic Ocean at speeds of 40mph, as the subtropical storm smashes into the UK weather system. Showers, high pressure and conditions will arrive bringing severe storm conditions to the UK.

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Hawaii – A record 28 inches of rain has fallen on Kauai, Hawaii causing flash flooding and landslides leading the U.S. Army and National Guard to airlift over 220 people to safety on Monday after the rains subsided. According to AccuWeather, dozens of people were briefly stranded without food at a Red Cross shelter on Sunday due to flooding. Several homes and roads have been completely destroyed. Most of the rain fell in just 24 hours from 2 a.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday, leading water levels to rise 5-8 feet above the average level along the north shore of the island.

Montana, USA – Runoff from a winter that approached or exceeded record snowfall across much of Montana is washing out roads, flooding fields and spilling rivers and streams over their banks much of the northern part of the state.

Southeast USA – A mid-April storm that pushed across the U.S. created a tornado in North Carolina that killed a person, caused widespread power outages in North and South Carolina and caused flooding emergencies in West Virginia and Kentucky.

Spain – Abandoned animals drowned after a nearby river burst its banks in Zaragoza, a province in the northeast of Spain. Animal rights activists found pugs and cows trapped in their pens trying to escape the flooding. Despite Government warnings, the farmers evacuated leaving their animals trapped when the floods came.