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In Other Bad Weather

As a result of all of the rain in Central America Guatemala has had a major landslide:

The Guatemalan authorities say the number of people killed when a hillside collapsed on houses in the village of El Cambray, 15km (nine miles) outside the capital, has risen to 73.

They said another 350 people were still believed to be missing under tonnes of rock and earth that slipped onto homes on Thursday night.

Then in Europe we had France floods: 16 dead on Riviera after storms

Violent storms and flooding have hit south-eastern France, killing at least 16 people with three more missing, officials say.

Three elderly people drowned when their retirement home near the city of Antibes was inundated with floodwater.

Others died trapped in their cars in tunnels and underground car parks as the waters rose.

French President Francois Hollande announced a state of “natural disaster” in the affected region.

And the flooding along the East Coast continues with tidal flooding from Joaquin and inland flooding from a stalled low pressure center. This October was acknowledged as the rainiest in South Carolina records with three weeks left.

October 4, 2015   2 Comments

Hurricane Joaquin – Day 8

Hurricane JoaquinPosition: 33.1N 65.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [025°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 100 mph [160 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 185 miles [295 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 961 mb.

Currently about 70 miles [ 110 km] Northwest of Bermuda.

It looks like the storm is finally weakening.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Bermuda.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

October 4, 2015   Comments Off on Hurricane Joaquin – Day 8