Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Twelve is located about 480 mi…770 km w of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nw or 320 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.
In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 17e (Paine), located approximately 884 nm south of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 05 knots.
Ghana – The release of excess water from a dam has caused flooding in parts of in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana flooding hundreds of homes. The Weija Dam, situated on the Densu River. Prolonged heavy rainfall in the region caused levels of the dam to increase. Normal level is 46.5 feet (14.17 metres) , while maximum operating level is 48 feet (14.63 metres) . Over recent days the level jumped to 49.5 feet (15.09 metres). Four spill gates were opened to safeguard the integrity of the dam, save the dam from collapse and save lives and properties.
Nigeria – Wide areas of the state of Kogi in the North Central region of Nigeria are underwater after the Niger and Benue rivers broke their banks. Ibaji is almost 100% under water while the other affected areas are around 30% flooded and upwards.