Storms and Floods

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Aletta is located about 370 mi…595 km ssw of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 05w (Ewiniar), located approximately 254 nm west-southwest of Hong Kong, is tracking southwestward at 04 knots.

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Europe – Central Europe has been hard hit from a severe flooding season that shows no signs of stopping. Poland has seen massive flood destruction in Warsaw, Sandomierz, Nowy Sacz, and other villages in the Southern region following severe storms on Sunday. Two bridges were destroyed and that the heavy rains caused a landslide. France’s Brittany region was hit by a devastating storm on Sunday and Monday. Between three weeks and a month’s worth of rain fell in 30 minutes. The same rain-pour rates were prevalent along Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, especially in the city of Varna. Two villages in the Varna Province were also hit with a tornado, causing mass destruction. No one was reported injured.

Thailand – Heavy rains across Phuket on Tuesday morning caused peak-hour flooding of roads and traffic congestion. There was also a landslide in Kamala.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 05w (Five), located approximately 121 nm east of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking northward at 06 knots.

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Mid-West, USA – Driving rain led to dangerous floods in the Mid-Atlantic States on Sunday, adding to the weather misery across the sodden region. Flood warnings were in effect Sunday in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., snarling traffic and causing streams to surge out of their banks.

Lebanon – Humanitarian organizations launched an emergency response in Arsal Saturday night, after heavy rains damaged around 200 tents in three Syrian refugee camps near the northeastern town.

New Zealand – Rivers in the Tolaga Bay area rose rapidly after midnight after torrential rains. Several families had to be rescued from their inundated homes. Civil Defence now believes the worst is over and the floodwaters are receding.

Thailand – The municipality of the northeastern province of Khon Kaen was flooded after strong winds and heavy rain battered the city on Sunday. Several roads in Muang district were inundated. Mittaphab Highway, the main inter-provincial road, was flooded for five kilometres with the water level up to 50 centimetres high.

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 21s (Flamboyan), located approximately 847 nm southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking south-southwestward at 08 knots.

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Thailand – Flash floods hit four villages in Ta Phraya district of this eastern provinces on Saturday, leaving numerous houses under water and damaging farmland and public utilities, officials said. The flash floods followed rainstorms that early Saturday began pounding Ta Phraya village in tambon Ta Phraya, and Khlong Phaeng, Khlong Chaeng and Khlong Nai Sai villages in tambon Thap Sadet. Forty-three houses, farmland and several roads were inundated.

Kenya – At least 13 more people, including an infant, have been killed in separate floods related accidents, as heavy rains continue. In Tana River County, Governor Dhadho Godhana said 11 people were killed in floods. Most of the main roads leading to major towns and markets have been cut off, rendering the communities inaccessible and desperate to survive. Communities living along River Tana have lost crops to the floods and their farms and homesteads are submerged.

British Columbia, Canada – Flooding in the B.C. Interior has triggered more evacuation orders and alerts, affecting hundreds of properties, as the province is poised to grapple with the effects of warming temperatures and an above-average snowpack.

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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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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 05s (Joyce), located approximately 50 nm northwest of Broome, Australia, is tracking southward at 05 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 04s (Irving): The final warning has been given for this system.

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Thailand – Several areas of Bangkok were flooded on Wednesday as torrential rain caused chaos on roads in the Thai capital, affecting thousands of office workers during rush hour.

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Thailand – Floods persist in seven southern provinces, with more than 900,000 people affected by inundations that have resulted in 22 deaths over the past 15 days. The northeastern monsoon that began on Nov 25 has brought flooding to 11 southern provinces: Pattani, Yala, Songkhla, Phatthalung, Trang, Satun, Chumphon, Narathiwat, Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Surat Thani and Krabi.

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Vietnam – High tides have exceeded warning level three of six, submerging HCM City streets and causing terrible traffic congestion. The tides have flooded several streets and alleys since Wednesday. The city’s central area, moreover, experienced rising tides for the first time. Business activities were suspended and homes and assets were damaged. Hundreds of vehicles stalled due to flood water.

Thailand – Rising flood water forced Nakhon Si Thammarat airport in Pak Phun to temporarily close yesterday, while land transport in many areas of the South remain paralysed due to widespread flooding. Flat-bottomed boats loaded with relief bags and food supplies went to stranded communities in Moos 1, 4 and 5, with residents having gone without basic necessities for more than a week. Community roads were swallowed up by rising floods. Water levels in the district have continued to rise as a result of persistent torrential rain.

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Thailand – Nine provinces in Southern Thailand are affected by flooding as heavier than usual monsoon rains continue to fall on the area. The storms sweeping across this narrow stretch of land separating the Gulf of Thailand from the Andaman Sea have also affected northern Malaysia. The floods in southern Thailand have killed 15 people and left about 960,000 people affected, figures that could increase due to the severity of the damages.

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical Cyclone 03b (Three), located approximately 927 nm north-northeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical Cyclone 01s (Dahlia), located approximately 924 nm north-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking eastward at 18 knots.

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Thailand – Heavy floods swept into southern Thailand this week killing five people, authorities said Thursday as photos of waterlogged and damaged roads spread on social media. The worst-hit provinces are located in the deep south on the border with Malaysia. More than 380,000 people from eight southern provinces have been affected by the rising waters in the southern Thailand but no formal evacuation plan has been announced.

Australia – A severe weather warning has been issued for all of Victoria as the bureau prepares for what could be the state’s most significant rain event in more than 20 years. The city will be lashed with more than 100 millimetres of rain – almost double its December average rainfall – over Friday and Saturday alone with thunderstorms and hail likely to accompany the downpour.

Bali – Massive lava flows surge down the rivers surrounding Bali’s erupting Mount Agung, as fears grow the volcano is set to blow. Cold lava flows, also known as lahar, have already flooded the rivers and canals of nearby villages, with many locals ignoring warnings to steer clear.

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Kenya – Numerous vehicles were marooned as heavy rains cause flooding in Narok Town on November 26. The flash floods caused a traffic snarl-up at the Enkare Narok River as motorists waited for the water to subside. The business district was also flooded forcing traders out of their stores.

Thailand – As heavy rains continued to fuel rising rivers and canals, residents in six Trang districts near the Banthat Mountain Range have been told to move their belongings to higher ground due to possible floods. As of Sunday morning, floods had already hit many low-lying parts of Muang, Na Yong, Huay Yot and Rassada. Homes in Muang’s Tambon Na Yong Tai were under up to 80 centimetres of water, while a kilometre-long section of Trang-Phatthalung Road in Na Yong’s Tambon Lamore was under 30cm of water and was impassable for small vehicles. Vast areas of farmland have been submerged since Saturday evening.

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Storms and Floods

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Thailand – Torrential rain on Tuesday night triggered flash floods that hit parts of the five southern provinces of Krabi, Surat Thani, Songkhla, Phatthalung and Yala yesterday, affecting thousands of people. In Krabi, the downpours caused flash floods from 3am onward in several communities in Khao Phanom district. In Yala, more than 500 houses in the flood-prone zones of this district were flooded yesterday. Several roads, at least 40 houses and more than 500 rai of farmland in three tambons of this district — tambon Phru Tiaw, tambon Khao Phanom and tambon Khao Din — were affected by the sudden flooding. Schools in affected areas were closed for two days.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 30w (Haikui), located approximately 175 nm west-northwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking northwestward at 12 knots.

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Thailand – Flooding persists in 12 provinces, with 233,180 people affected by the floods that have claimed 18 lives over the last month.

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Malaysia – Military forces were deployed on Sunday to help thousands of displaced people in Malaysia’s northern state of Penang, officials said, as floodwater rose from more than 24 hours of incessant rain. At least 2,000 people had been evacuated and 80 percent of the state was hit by typhoon-like winds and heavy rain. Floodwater had risen to 3-4 metres (10-12 feet).

Thailand – Heavy rain and floods yesterday ravaged many parts of the South, particularly Nakhon Si Thammarat and Phatthalung provinces, affecting many people and damaging homes and farms.

Vietnam – The death toll from the floods brought by Typhoon Damrey has risen to 27 wile nearly two dozen are missing. The storm, which made landfall on Saturday, is the worst in decades to strike the country’s southern coastal region, an area normally spared the typhoons that typically hit further north. More than 40,000 homes were damaged as heavy rains and 130 kph (80 mph) winds tore through the area, leaving 27 dead and 22 reported missing, according to the disaster management office. The storm has since dissipated over land, but is still expected to bring some more rain.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Philippe is located about 75 mi…120 km SW of Miami Florida and about 55 mi…90 km ENE of Wey west Florida with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…ENE or 70 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Selma is located about 50 mi…80 km NNE of San Salvador El Salvador with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…NNE or 30 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 27w (Saola), located approximately 211 nm east-southeast of Iwakuni, Japan, is tracking east-northeastward at 28 knots.

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Florida, USA – Tropical Storm Philippe makes for a wet day and night in South Florida. The National Hurricane Center said the poorly organized Philippe’s center was approaching the Florida Keys as heavy rains washed over Central Cuba, South Florida and the Northwestern Bahamas.

Thailand – Despite floodwaters draining across the country more than 112,800 families in 17 provinces are still affected by floods, with the death toll standing officially at 10 from the latest spate of flooding.

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Tropical storm 25w (Lan), located approximately 187 nm northwest of Kayangel, is tracking south-southeastward at 03 knots.

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Ireland – Three people were killed as ex-hurricane Ophelia battered the country and people have been warned to remain cautious in the aftermath of the severe winds. Fallen trees blocking roads and downed power lines are some of the likely hazards on Tuesday as the country begins to return to normal following a day when the island went into lockdown. Violent winds, which peaked at 119mph (191kph), caused widespread damage to electricity networks, uprooting trees and damaging properties.

Thailand – Five people have been killed following the runoff and river overflows in nine Central provinces that affected 140,000 people over the past three days, authorities said yesterday. Heavy rain from Oct 10-13, a result of a depression and discharge from the Chao Phraya Dam, triggered runoff and overflows in Lop Buri, Kamphaeng Phet, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Nakhon Sawan, Chai Nat, Tak and Phichit.At least 51,669 households in 32 districts were affected.

Queensland, Australia – Six people were reported missing after their fishing trawler capsized in bad weather off the central Queensland coast on Monday evening. One of their crewmates survived for 12 hours in heavy seas before raising the alarm. Torrential rain in the state also led to the death of a man caught in floodwater near Gympie and an incident in Brisbane in which a jogger was flung into a creek after being hit by a car that skidded off the road.