A puting beliung (small tornado) swept through three different villages in Batu city in East Java over the weekend, leaving one dead and over 1,000 residents displaced.
The tornado destroyed about 20 houses, a telecommunications transmitter and parts of the electricity network in three villages: Sumber Brantas, Gunungsari and Sumbergondo.
Several trees fell and blocked access to the affected areas. Sodiq, a resident of Jurang Kuali hamlet in Sumber Brantas village, was killed by a falling tree, news site tempo.co reported.
Over 1,200 residents took shelter in five locations, including at the mayor’s residence and the Batu Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) compound.
“We have to evacuate the residents for their own safety,” said a BPBD official, Achmad Choirur Rochim, on Sunday.
“In the villages, strong winds were still felt [during the evacuation process],” he added.
As residents left their homes, a joint team of police and military officers were assigned to safeguard vacant houses in the three affected villages.
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Santa Lucía River in Uruguay. Photo: SINAE
Emergency authorities in Uruguay report that severe weather, including strong winds, heavy rain and floods, has affected wide areas of the country over the last few days.
The country has experienced heavy rain since 12 October. Uruguay National Emergency System (SINAE) said that, as of 17 October, the departments worst affected are Canelones, Florida, Durazno, San José and Treinta y Tres.
The are currently over 270 people displaced from their homes, including 112 in Canelones department, 114 in Durazno, 27 in Florida, 16 in Treinta y Tres and 4 in San José. Main highways have been blocked in at least 7 locations and electricity supply interrupted.
The Santa Lucía and Yí rivers are rising and local authorities are monitoring the situation. As of 15 October the Yí River in Durazno was 8.06 m above its normal level, according to SINAE.
Inumet (Instituto Uruguayo de Meteorología) reported that between 12 and 13 October, Zapican in Lavalleja recorded 170mm of rain, La Coronilla in Rocha 163 mm and La Coronilla in Florida 140 mm.
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Guatemala’s National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) reported on 17 October severe weather, including heavy rain, floods and landslides, had affected several departments of the country, with Sololá, Sacatepéquez, Retalhuleu and Escuintla among the worst hit.
Currently a spate of severe weather including heavy rain, has affected wide areas of Central America, including El Salvador and Honduras and Nicaragua .
In Guatemala, CONRED reported that one person died and 2 were injured after a landslide in Sacatepéquez Municipality in Sacatepéquez Department destroyed 2 homes.
Floods in Nueva Concepción, Escuintla, damaged around 300 homes and affected 1,500 people. The overflow of the Peraz River in San Andrés Villa Seca, Retalhuleu, damaged over 20 homes.
Landslides in areas near Semetabaj and Panajachel in Sololá have led to the closure of major roads, severely disrupting traffic.
The Guatemalan Red Cross has been assisting victims in affected areas of Escuintla, Suchitepéquez and Retalhuleu departments.
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A ‘mini tornado’ struck a small town in Waterford in the early hours of Monday morning.
Residents in Stradbally reported damage caused to their homes and nearby GAA ground at a result of a ‘furious’ weather front.
The weather was so violent, that it woke Val Malone Grant and her son as they slept in their home in the Stradballymore estate.
As much as 50mm of rain fell across Munster in the early hours of Monday.
Speaking on Diese Today on WLRFM, Val said: ‘Yesterday morning at around 5.30am when I woke to the sound of a violent, furious wind. I heard this crashing sound and I thought oh my god, what the hell is that?
‘My teenage son then ran into the bedroom to say that the patio, the sliding doors in the kitchen had smashed everywhere.
‘I ran to the kitchen and I saw that the outer pane of the double glazing had smashed from the outside. It was still dark so I didn’t really see what else was going on out there.
‘There were bits of slate everywhere and we could see that there was a trampoline on top of my neighbour’s shed. Then I went out tot he front garden and the slates had shattered my windscreen.
‘I could see the neighbours out and about surveying the damage. We weren’t using the words tornado or typhoon but it was an awful storm.
‘It was a nuisance as well because I had to get the kids to school.’
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Apart from landslides and fallen trees, several areas around the capital were hit by flash floods, following heavy downpour this afternoon.
The Kuala Lumpur Operations Movement Centre in a statement informed that the areas affected by the flash floods were Kampung Segambut Indah, Kampung Sungai Penchala and the Central Market surrounding area heading towards Brickfields.
It was also reported that the there was a 12-square-metre landslide at the Kemas Training Institute, Jalan Syed Putra Road following a collapse of a 10-meter-long retaining wall.
In the meantime, six incidents of fallen trees were reported at Jalan Segambut, Taman Sejahtera, Taman Sri Delima, Taman Sri Segambut, Taman Niaga Waris and at Shell oil station, Taman Desa here.
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