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Monsoon season: Embankments blocked swollen upstream rivers from emptying south, leaving Nepal to deal with two or three times more flooding than India in some areas


“…….Trapped on his roof in Nepal, Shiva Mangal Raut tried swimming to a grocery store to restock on food. Hours later, he was found dead in a paddy field near the town of Gaur, one of at least 20 people who died in the district during the July flooding.

“The embankments killed him,” said his father, Ranga Lal Raut……”

Final FEMA SitRep on the flooding situation in TX after Imelda



• Remnants of Imelda have moved north into KS

• Moderate risk of flash flooding in KS and MO for today

• Houston area bayous have crested


Food, Water, Shelter: 14 (-4) shelters / 1,106 (+202) occupants (ARC; 6:00 a.m.)

Energy: Minimal power outages (DOE EAGLE-I as of 7:00 a.m. EDT)

Transportation: • I-10 (Houston): San Jacinto River bridge closed (CISA-IOCC as of 4:27 a.m. EDT) • I-10 between Beaumont and Winnie closed in both directions; expected to reopen this evening (TX DOT as of 7:00 a.m. EDT)

State / Local Response:

• Governor declared a state of emergency for 13 counties

• TX EOC at Partial Activation

FEMA Response:

• Region VI IMAT-2 & a Region VI LNO deployed to TX EOC

• IA Preliminary Damage Assessments will begin 9/23

• FEMA ROC & Region VI Enhanced Watch deactivated

Day 1 image not available

Remnants of Imelda

Storm QPF

The Rain in Spain leaves Disaster on the Plain….and at least 5 dead

Hurricane Dorian Lashing the Southeast US Coast; Tropical Storm, Hurricane, and Storm Surge Warnings in Effect from East Coast of Florida to Southeast Virginia

Southeast sector loop

Northeast sector loop

Heavy rains have hit the Turkish city of Istanbul, flooding streets and basements, stranding drivers on roads and disrupting rail and ferry services.


Decaying Barry may still produce very heavy rainfall and possible flash flooding from the Lower Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley.

NEWS RELEASE July 15, 2019

Louisiana Department of Health reminds residents to be cautious around floodwater LAKE CHARLES, La. — Louisiana residents in the Lake Charles region are advised to remain cautious about floodwater after Tropical Storm Barry. Lake Charles and the surrounding parishes have an abundance of small, individual sewage systems such as those with septic tanks. Many of these have been inundated with floodwater that may be contaminated with sewage, bacteria and other dangerous substances. Floodwater also may conceal hidden dangers such as wildlife, exposed electrical wires or sharp objects. If your community has experienced flooding, the safest course of action is to stay out of the water. Media should call Dr. Lacey Cavanaugh, regional medical director, at (337) 475-3227.

Storm QPF

Storms and floods have ripped through areas of Nepal, Bangladesh and India, killing more than 130 people.


Thousands of children and families living in the Rohingya refugee camps and host communities in Cox’s Bazar in south-eastern Bangladesh are at risk from flooding and landslides caused by heavy rainfall


Barry forecasts for the next several days

Graphic for MPD #0592



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