Deaths and devastation: There are many severe storms going on at the moment In the Philippines, Canada, the Caribbean, and the Canary Islands.
Super Typhoon Noru killed at least five people in the Philippines. According to officials, they are rescue workers.
According to official sources, five rescue workers were killed while working in a flooded area near the capital Manila. As they were passing through the flood waters, a wall next to them collapsed, causing them to be washed away with strong currents.
Super Typhoon Noru kills five rescuers
The storm, which brought heavy rain and gusts to the main island of Luzon, is the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year at 195 kilometers per hour. The evacuation orders forced about 75,000 people to evacuate their homes. However, property damage was limited.
Two people were killed in Hurricane Fiona in Canada, officials said. The body of a 73-year-old woman was found in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador on the east coast of Canada. Apparently she sought shelter from the storm in her basement, but was swept away by the oncoming floodwaters. One person also died in the province of Prince Edward Island, as local officials confirmed on Sunday.
Cyclone: Two killed and devastation in Canada
The storm reached Canada early Saturday and wreaked havoc in the east of the country, Although the storm lost strength, it brought winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour, heavy rain and waves up to 12 meters high.
On Sunday, “Fiona” uprooted trees, broke the roofs of homes and destroyed power lines, leaving more than 300,000 people without electricity. “The devastation is immense,” said Nova Scotia chief executive Tim Houston. “The scale of the storm is incredible.”
Tropical Storm Ian leaves for Cuba and Florida
Further south, the occasional strong Tropical Storm “Ian” is moving toward Cuba and the US state of Florida. The US Hurricane Center (NHC) said that the storm is expected to turn into a hurricane on Monday.
It said that very strong winds and storms are likely in the western part of Cuba. The water level there can rise up to four meters above normal.
According to the information, there is also a possibility of heavy rain, flash floods and flooding in Florida first in the Florida Keys and then further north by the middle of the week.
Canary Islands: Tropical Storm “Hermine” paralyzes air traffic
A tropical storm has also swept over the Canary Islands. “Hermione” has badly affected air traffic. According to Spanish airport operator Aina, more than 250 flights to islands in the Atlantic, off the west coast of Africa and between islands, have been cancelled.
The situation calmed down to some extent from Monday morning. However, many passengers are still stranded in airports on islands belonging to Spain. The regional government said the alarm announced due to the storm could be raised again on Monday afternoon.
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After a long drought, “Hermione” brought particularly heavy rains. Up to 220 liters per square meter were measured within 24 hours on the island of La Palma. There, and also on the larger islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife, there were power failures, landslides and flooded basements. People were not harmed. (DPA/AFP/MP)
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