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Beta makes landfall in Texas, tying century-old record for named storms in a year

Beta weakens to tropical depression

Beta weakens to tropical depression
Tropical Depression Beta touched down in Texas Monday night as a tropical storm, marking the first time a Greek-named storm has ever made landfall in the continental United States.

Beta made landfall around 10 p.m. local time along the Matagorda Peninsula with sustained winds of 45 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.

It was eventually downgraded to a tropical depression on Tuesday, but not before pummeling the area northeast of Victoria with 8-10 inches of rain.

Beta is weakening as it continues to move inland over Texas and onto Louisiana and Mississippi through the end of the week, but "significant flash and urban flooding" is still expected in parts of Texas, according to the National Hurricane Center.


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Deadly floods in Oaxaca, Mexico - 6.5 inches of rainfall in 24 hours

Flood damage in Oaxaca, Mexico, September 2020.
© Proteccion Civil Oaxaca
Flood damage in Oaxaca, Mexico, September 2020.
At least 2 people have died after heavy rainfall caused flooding and landslides in the state of Oaxaca, southwestern Mexico.

Figures from the country's meteorological agency Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN), show heavy rainfall in Oaxaca from 14 to 19 September. The town of Santa María Jacatepec recorded more than 165.5mm of rain in 24 hours to 19 September.

Flash floods, overflowing rivers and landslides since then have prompted authorities to declare a state of emergency in several municipalities in the Papaloapan Region. Local media said the overflowing Chiquito and Manso rivers flooded parts of San Juan Lalana, Santiago Choapam and Santiago Jocotepec municipalities.

Fatalities were reported in San Agustín Chayuco and San Juan Comaltepec municipalities.


Comment: Severe flooding also hit the city of Cuernavaca in the state of Morelos over the same time period:




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Further floods in West Java and Jakarta, Indonesia - 8 inches of rainfall in 24 hours

Floods in Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia 21 September 2020.
© BPBD Kabupaten Sukabumi
Floods in Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia 21 September 2020.
Further flooding has struck in Indonesia, this time in West Java Province along with parts of the capital, Jakarta. Officials report 2 people have died and 20 have been injured. The flooding follows a series of flood events that has affected several provinces of the country during September.

In West Java, heavy rainfall from 20 September caused the Cipeuncit River to break its banks flooding areas of Cicurug District in Sukabumi Regency on 21 September. Flooding was also reported in Parung Kuda and Cidahu Districts in the Regency.

Initial assessments suggested at least one house and one vehicle were swept away by the flash floods. Over 300 houses and 10 bridges were damaged. Disaster officials report that 20 people were injured and 210 families displaced. Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) later confirmed that 2 people had died in the floods.


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Rain from Tropical Storm Noul triggers further floods in 5 provinces of Cambodia - at least 11 dead

Floods in Anlong Veng district, Oddar Meanchey province, Cambodia.
© Ministry of Water Resources
Floods in Anlong Veng district, Oddar Meanchey province, Cambodia.
Further flooding has struck in parts of Cambodia after heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Storm Noul. Disaster authorities report 11 people have died.

Previously flooding had affected Preah Sihanouk province, where 2,000 people were affected and 1 fatality was reported.

On 21 September, Cambodia's National Committee for Disaster Management reported that the impact of the typhoon Noul over the past few days has caused devastating flooding across the provinces of Pursat, Oddar Meanchey, Koh Kong and Pailin, as well as Preah Sihanouk.


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Severe flood hits Karnataka, India after 17 inches of rain in 24 hours

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Teams from India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been called on to rescue flood victims in the state of Karnataka.

Flooding struck after heavy rainfall from 19 September, affecting the city of Udupi and the surrounding areas.

Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) figures show that Udupi recorded just under 450 mm of rain in 24 hours to 20 September 2020. Local media said several rivers broke their banks damaging at least 4 bridges.


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5 dead after floods in Upper East Region, Ghana

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At least 5 people have died in recent flooding in Ghana's Upper East Region.

According to a report from the country's National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), quoted by local media, flooding during September affected 7,561 people and damaged 1,596 homes in several districts of the region.

A further 156 homes have been destroyed along with wide areas of crops.

Fatalities were reported in the districts of Bolgatanga Municipal (3), Pusiga and Binduri. Around 7 people were also injured.


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Tropical Storm Noul causes wind damage and floods in Vietnam, Laos and Thailand - at least 7 killed

Typhoon Noul, the fifth to enter the East Sea this year, made landfall in Thua Thien-Hue province on the morning of September 18, causing heavy downpours, strong winds, and lightning.
© VNA
Typhoon Noul, the fifth to enter the East Sea this year, made landfall in Thua Thien-Hue province on the morning of September 18, causing heavy downpours, strong winds, and lightning.
At least 7 people have died after Tropical Storm Noul made its way across the countries of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand in South East Asia.

Noul made landfall near the city of Da Nang in Vietnam on 18 September 2020. Disaster authorities in Vietnam reported storm-related fatalities in the provinces of Thua Thien Hue (04), Ha Tinh and Quang Tri. A further 112 people were injured.

Ten houses were completely destroyed in Thua Thien Hue and 3 in Quang Tri. Thousands of other houses suffered damage, mostly as a result of strong winds. Around 50,000 people were evacuated from affected areas.

The storm then headed inland, bringing strong winds and heavy rainfall to parts of Laos, where flooding was reported in Xekong and Champassak provinces.


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Aussie town lashed with a month's worth of rain in just 15 minutes

Despite localised flooding, Broken Hill residents were delighted to see the rainfall.

Despite localised flooding, Broken Hill residents were delighted to see the rainfall.
Residents of Broken Hill have celebrated as a thunderstorm dumped more than a month's worth of rainfall in 15 minutes, drenching the far west NSW town.

Happy locals desperate for rain shared photos of flooded streets on social media after the outback town copped 33mm of rainfall on Saturday, more than it received over six months last year.

"It's a good day for a flood in Argent Street. Sandbagging the shop and still smiling," clothing store Sitting Bull shared on Instagram.


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One missing as severe floods hit southern France after torrential rain - up to 17.7 inches in just 12 hours

Mobile home floats away in France floods

Mobile home floats away in France floods
One person was reported missing on Saturday and dozens faced evacuation from their homes after torrential rain hit southern France, authorities said.

The Gard region, where firefighters reported the missing person, was on red alert after as much as 350 millimetres (13.5 inches) of rain fell in parts of the Cevennes mountain range on the edge of the Massif Central.

A similar amount cut off 10 departmental roads in the Gard, among them one in the Pont-d'Herault municipality, with prefectural sources indicating one village was isolated as a result.

Helicopters carried out two rescue missions and some 650 rescue personnel were mobilised for three further operations as some 200 people were led to safety in two villages.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Nile river signals a massive global rainfall shift

Floods in Blue Nile State, Sudan, August 2020.
© Sudan Red Crescent
Floods in Blue Nile State, Sudan, August 2020.
The Blue and White Nile crest at the highest levels ever recorded, the strongest Medicane with highest wind speeds ever recorded and the USA wildfires release the most smoke and CO2 ever recorded all while the U.N begins what it calls "Planetary Monitoring."


Comment: At least 84 dead and 380,000 affected as floods worsen in Sudan - Blue Nile at record level