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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.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Ophelia is located about 475 mi…765 km E of the Azores and about 965 mi…1550 km SSW of Mizen Head Ireland with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h. Present movement…NE or 45 degrees at 35 mph…56 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 24w (Khanun), located approximately 108 nm south-southwest of Hong Kong, is tracking west-northwestward at 17 knots.

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Thailand – Areas of Thailand’s capital, Bangkok have been severely disrupted after being hit by flash floods. The floods triggered by an overnight downpour were the heaviest Bangkok had seen in 25 years and overwhelmed the city’s drainage system. At least 55 major roads were submerged by floodwater which caused traffic jams across the capital with locals forced to wade through thigh-deep water.

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Vietnam – The death toll in Vietnam from landslides and heavy rain triggered by a tropical depression earlier this week has climbed to 68, with another 34 people missing. The Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said in a statement on Sunday that the disasters have also injured 32 people, damaged infrastructure and killed more than 230,000 livestock in central and northern regions.

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Maria is located about 560 mi…895 km ESE of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…ENE or 65 degrees at 32 mph…52 km/h.

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England – Heavy rain has forced the closure of several roads and caused localised flooding in Cumbria. A number of properties in Mainsgate Road and Market Street in Millom have been affected. There has also been some flooding in Windermere, Ings and Kirkby-in-Furness. Cumbria Police is asking people to avoid the area.

Thailand – Hundreds of houses, several roads and temples in Trang’s four districts were hit by flash floods late on Friday night following over six hours of heavy downpours. The water levels of floods in the four districts of Mueang, Kantang, Palian and Yan Ta Khao ranged from 20 centimetres to 1.5 metres high. With insufficient time to move their belongings upstairs, the late-night flash flooding damaged many people’s property. Many moved to stay on their second floor, while others first took refuge in temples for the night and sought help from municipalities to set up tents on higher ground near their homes so that they could watch over them. Main roads were impassable in multiple sections due to deep water, prompting vehicles to use bypasses and resulting in traffic congestion on Saturday morning.

Bangladesh – Fifteen villages of four unions in Jhenaigati upazila of Sherpur were flooded as a flood control embankment collapsed due to strong current of onrushing water from upstream of Moharashi river early Saturday. Following the collapse of 70-80 feet of the dam near Jhenigati-Rangtia road, Upazila Parishad, Jhenigati Bazar and adjacent areas went under 2-4 feet water around 8:00am. Locals said low-lying areas of 15 villages of Dhanshail, Sherpur sadar, Malijhikanda and Hatibanda unions in Jhenaigati upazila of the district were inundated. The incident created panic among the people living near the river.

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Maria is located about 350 mi…560 km SSE of Cape Hatteras North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…N or 355 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

Hurricane Lee is located about 910 mi…1460 km E of Bermuda and about 1355 mi…2180 km WSW of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…stationary.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Pilar is located about 50 mi…80 km NNW of Las Islas Marias Mexico and about 70 mi…115 km S of Mazatlan Mexico with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 340 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical depression 22w (Twenty-two), located approximately 56 nm east of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking northwestward at 15 knots.

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Thailand – Ten southern provinces are battling severe floods triggered by heavy thundershowers. Among the 10 southern provinces, Satun took the biggest hit. Local authorities are evacuating residents in affected communities. According to the latest report, the floodwater was as high as 30 centimeters in the capital district. Sandbags have been stacked up to divert the water away from economic zones. Meanwhile, in Phichit province, the level of water in the Nan River running through the city’s center, Taphan Hin, and Bang Mun Nak districts has increased at an alarming rate. Local officers say if the water level increases another 40 centimeters, the situation will be critical. The provincial irrigation office has already issued a warning to people residing along the Nan River.

Malaysia – Heavy rain since last Thursday, in addition to the high-tide phenomenon, caused flooding in several districts in Kedah and Perlis. The floods in Kedah and Perlis are expected to improve from tomorrow with the end of the high-tide phenomenon. Although there was an increase in the number of flood victims at the relief centres, the flood situation in both the states was improving slowly.

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Maria is located about 70 mi…110 km N of Punta Cana Dominican Republic and about 220 mi…350 km SE of Grand Turk island with maximum sustained winds…115 mph…185 km/h. Present movement…NW or 315 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Storm Jose is located about 150 mi…240 km SE of Nantucket Massachusetts with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…E or 90 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

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Puerto Rico – Hurricane Maria is likely to have “destroyed” Puerto Rico, the island’s emergency director said Wednesday after the monster storm ripped roofs off buildings and flooded homes. Intense flooding was reported across the economically strained U.S. territory, particularly in San Juan, the capital, where many residential streets looked like rivers. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the entire island shortly after 12:30 a.m. ET. Maria battered the northwestern coast of Puerto Rico with sustained winds of up to 115 mph (185 km/h), knocking out power on the entire island.

Thailand – Heavy rain briefly pounded several districts in Bangkok on Wednesday. Phra Khanong was hardest hit by the downpour with 61.5 millimetres of rain. Some roads in 12 districts were flooded before the water drained later in the day. The flood situation remained serious in Kalasin, Phitsanulok and Satun due to the impact of storm Doksuri, which flooded 12 provinces from Friday to Tuesday.

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Jose is located about 550 mi…885 km SSE of cape Hatteras North Carolina and about 515 mi…830 km SW of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…NW or 305 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Depression Fourteen is located about 590 mi…950 km SSW of the Cabo Verde Islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 07 mph…11 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical depression 15e (Fifteen), located approximately 1009 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking west-southwestward at 03 knots.

Hurricane Norma is located about 60 mi…95 km E of Socorro island and about 260 mi…420 km S of Cabo San Lucas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…Stationary.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 20w (Talim), located approximately 295 nm wouth-southwest of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking east-northeastward at 08 knots.

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Wales – Heavy flooding hit Ceredigion in rural Wales after torrential overnight rain. Other areas hit by flooding including areas around Lampeter, Llandysul and Newquay.

Sudan – An overflowing Nile River and heavy rains flooded the South Sudanese town of Bor this week, sweeping away homes and leaving hundreds of families without food or shelter.

Thailand – A nine-storey hotel under construction in Kathu district in Phuket collapsed during a landslide with heavy rain throughout the island province on Friday. No casualties were reported. Four other landslides hit a villa at Kalama beach, an area in front of Rimpa on Patong-Kalim beach, an area in front of Chao Por Sua shrine at Patong, and a condominium in Ratsada area of Muang district. Hours of torrential rain caused flooding in Muang, Thalang and Kathu districts, with the water 20-30cm deep.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Franklin is located about 75 mi…125 km S of Tuxpan Mexico and about 105 mi…165 km WNW of Veracruz Mexico with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…W or 260 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

Franklin is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches with isolated maximum of 15 inches possible across the Mexican states of northern Veracruz, Puebla, tlaxacala, eastern guanajuato, Hidalgo, queretaro and eastern San Luis Potosi in eastern Mexico. These rains are capable of producing life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

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England – A month’s worth of rain was set to fall on the UK on Wednesday as severe downpours brought flooding to large parts of the country. Flash flooding hit towns and villages in the East Riding of Yorkshire and north-east Lincolnshire. There was a metre (3ft) of standing water in parts of Withernsea, and further flooding in the Grimsby and Immingham areas.

Thailand – Flooding persisted in nine provinces on Wednesday, mostly in the Northeast, with more than 570,000 families affected by the floods that have ravaged much of the country over the last month. A total of 4,129 houses, 2,055 roads, 14,097 fish ponds, and over 3 million rai of agricultural land have been damaged.

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In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 07w (Noru), located approximately 220 nm northeast of Kadena AB, is tracking west-northwestward at 05 knots.

Tropical Storm 13w (Nalgae), located approximately 536 nm northeast of Minami Tori Shima, is tracking north-northwestward at 06 knots.

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Vietnam – Flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed seven people and left 27 others missing in northern Vietnam. Disaster official Luong Tuan Anh said Thursday two people died and 13 are missing in the worst hit province of Yen Bai. Some 900 government forces have been mobilized to search for the missing. The other casualties were reported in the neighboring provinces of Son La and Lai Chau.

Thailand – Floods have killed at least 23 people in Thailand’s northeastern farming region, the interior ministry said on Thursday. Ten of Thailand’s 77 provinces are disaster zones, the Interior Ministry said, adding that most of the 700,000 hectares (1.7 million acres) affected were rice-growing farmland.

Nigeria – Ten persons have reportedly been killed, while 7342 others displaced in Plateau State by floods, between April and July 2017 according to local reports. 832 villages were submerged by floods during this period.

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In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Irwin is located about 1125 mi…1810 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…NW or 305 degrees at 1 mph…2 km/h.

Tropical Storm Hilary is located about 715 mi…1150 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…NW or 305 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 07w (Noru), located approximately 60 nm south of Chichi Jima, is tracking south-southwestward at 09 knots.

Tropical storm 11w (Nesat), located approximately 342 nm southeast of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

Tropical storm 12w (Haitang), located approximately 266 nm southeast of Hong Kong, is tracking north-eastward at 05 knots.

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Thailand – A number of residential areas in the northeastern region were hit by flash floods Friday as a result of a tropical storm blowing from South China Sea. The flood – the worst in 40 years by some accounts – was particularly severe in the city of Sakon Nakhon, where residents found water rushing into their homes in a time span of less than a day. The local airport was also forced to shut down by Friday afternoon.

Maryland, USA – Montgomery County could see some flash flooding Friday and Saturday as heavy rains hit the area, according to the National Weather Service. By Saturday, the area could get up to three or four inches of rain, he said. Similar rainfall is expected throughout the state, but Baltimore and Washington, D.C., could get five or more inches.

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Sri Lanka – The death toll from mudslides and floods in Sri Lanka has climbed past 200, with 96 others missing, the government said Wednesday. The Disaster Management Center said that 202 people were confirmed dead. More than 77,000 have been displaced and over 1,500 homes destroyed since rains began swamping the southern and western areas of the Indian Ocean island nation last Friday.

Thailand – At least 29 spots in Bangkok experienced flash flooding following torrential rain across the capital on Tuesday morning, according to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s (BMA) flood prevention centre. The highest rainfall was measured at 95.5 millimetres per hour in Bang Khen district, while the average flood water level went from 10 to 20 centimetres, the centre said.

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Thailand – The heaviest floods in 15 years have forced the closure of several businesses in the commercial heart of Khiri Mat district in Sukhothai. The water level in the central area of the district surged as a result of floodwater flowing from upstream Phran Kratai district of nearby Kamphaeng Phet province combined with runoff from mountains in Ramkhamhaeng Sukhothai National Park. The downtown area was under 60cm of water. Owners of small cars were told to keep off the flooded roads as residents raced against time to create sandbag embankments around their homes and shops.