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King tide may cause coastal flooding, February heatwave brought Tonga's hottest day on record

Matangi Tonga reports that Tonga Met warned of the extreme high tide asking members of the public, residents and boat owners to take extra precautions.

Certain areas in Tonga are vulnerable to coastal flooding. The Director for the National Emergency Management Office, Leveni ‘Aho, said that these areas include low lying coastal villages such as Popua and other villages along the water at Hihifo between Fo’ui and Kanukupolo and Ahau, as well as villages in Hahake such as Nautoka.

King tide causes flooding in Marshall Islands

It is the second time in as many years that high tides have caused significant flooding on Kili, home to displaced Bikini Islanders.

But the king tide-caused inundation in Majuro, the nation's capital, was mild compared to previous flooding in recent years.

Storm-driven king tides put Marshalls on alert

The National Weather Service on Guam has issued a warning of possible inundation this week in Majuro.

The storm, which is expected to move across the Marshall Islands this week with near-galeforce winds, is kicking up heavy ocean swells that are expected to raise the risk of ocean flooding of low-lying areas in the capital.

South America flood worst in 50 years

Days of heavy rains brought on by El Nino have caused three major rivers to swell, and authorities have reported at least six weather-related deaths.

A state of emergency is in force in Paraguay, the worst hit nation, where 130,000 people have fled their homes.

In northern Argentina, some 20,000 people have left their homes.

Dry weather is forecast for the Brazil-Uruguay border region in the next few days, but in Paraguay and Argentina water levels are still expected to rise.

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South Carolina still on edge from flooding; 2 people missing

Along the coast, residents prepared for a second round of flooding as rivers swollen from days of devastating rains make their way toward the Atlantic. In the Columbia area, where some returned home to assess damage and clean up, the threat of more flooding still hadn't lifted.

About 1,000 residents near the compromised Beaver Dam were told to evacuate Wednesday morning, though the order was lifted several hours later when crews shored up the dam.

South Carolina still on edge from flooding; 2 people missing

Along the coast, residents prepared for a second round of flooding as rivers swollen from days of devastating rains make their way toward the Atlantic. In the Columbia area, where some returned home to assess damage and clean up, the threat of more flooding still hadn't lifted.

About 1,000 residents near the compromised Beaver Dam were told to evacuate Wednesday morning, though the order was lifted several hours later when crews shored up the dam.

Thousands without power as Phoenix recovers from big storm

The area's two major utilities reported that 50,000 customers still had no electricity Tuesday morning — down from 70,000 immediately after Monday evening's storm.

The severe weather began moving through the area around sundown and swept across central Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe with lightning, winds of up to 65 mph and up to 1.3 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

5 missing in Dominica as TS Erika unleashes landslides

Nearly 9 inches (23 centimeters) of rain fell on the mountainous country late Wednesday, followed by another 6 inches (15 centimeters) early Thursday, according to the Antigua Weather Service.

"The situation is grim. It is dangerous," said Ian Pinard, Dominica's communications minister.

Two people were reported missing in the capital, and another three in the island's southeastern region, said national disaster official Don Corriette.

Nearly 1 million affected by Myanmar floods; 99 dead

     

 The death toll was on the verge of topping 100.

In some places, only the roofs of homes could be seen. International aid is on the way following appeals by the government, but so far, most of the help has come from volunteers ferrying noodles, rice and clean water door-to-door in small boats.

Heavy rains in Myanmar cause more flooding; 9 dead

Much of the country has been hit by flooding and landslides over the last few weeks. 

The government's Relief and Resettlement Department estimates that 110,000 people have been severely affected by the floods, particularly in the Sagaing region and Kachin and Shan states, accounting for 21 deaths in July.

On Saturday, local officials reported nine more deaths, most of them from a boat that capsized in Kachin. They said seven townships had been devastated by flooding.