Global Cat Alert for September 16, 2019

 
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Dorian Aftermath - Atlantic
Dorian Aftermath - Atlantic
Spain Flooding - Eastern Spain
Walker Fire - Plumas County, CA, USA


  Dorian Aftermath - Atlantic
  • Hurricane Dorians official death toll in the Bahamas stands at 50, with an estimated 2,500 people still missing.
  • While power has returned to much of Grand Bahama, the electrical infrastructure around Marsh Harbour, Abacos largest city, was destroyed.
  • According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, most of the buildings in Marsh Harbour have been destroyed.
  • In Grand Bahama, the central and eastern parts are the most impacted, with several homes damaged between Freetown and Deep Water Cay, the UN reports.
  • Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine is forecast to strengthen to tropical-storm strength late Friday, acquiring the name Humberto.
  • The new storm system will likely steam toward Florida on Saturday after bringing squally winds and rain to parts of the Bahamas still recovering from Dorian.


  Dorian Aftermath - Atlantic


  Spain Flooding - Eastern Spain
  • A slow-moving storm system pummeled a massive area of Spain on September 12, 2019, spawning floods, hails, thunderstorms, and tornadoes.
  • Major flooding is reported in parts of Valencia, with current rainfall totals locally already up to 400 mm.
  • Parts of eastern Spain will receive high rainfall totals in the next 2-3 days, leading to local flooding.
  • Totals will likely approach 200-300 mm within the next 48-72 hours, with some locations potentially receiving up to 500 mm.
  • Particularly affected will be regions: Murcia, Alicante and Valencia, and to a lesser extent Castellon and Albacete.
  • Since late August, other areas such as Ibiza, Majorca, and Madrid have been pounded by extreme weather. Ibiza remains under orange alert as further storms are forecasted in the upcoming days.


  Walker Fire - Plumas County, CA, USA
  • The Walker Fire broke out Wednesday, Sept. 4th inside the Plumas National Forest about 11 miles east of Taylorsville. The cause of fire is still unknown.
  • As of Thursday morning, the fire had burned 49,272 acres with 28 percent containment.
  • The Plumas County Sheriff has reduced the Evacuation Level from Mandatory to Advisory in all areas except the Murdock Crossing and Stoney areas.
  • Fire Behavior Analysts are predicting increased fire activity today as fuels dry out after Mondays rain event. Throughout the day, firefighters will work to strengthen and improve containment lines around the fire. Aerial resources will continue to support fire operations as visibility improves.


 
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