Tuesday, July 2, 2013

10 Deaths Reported from Tropical Storm Rumbia

On Tuesday morning China time, tropical storm Rumbia ushered into the mainland, bringing with it very heavy rainfall along with gale force winds. It should rapidly weaken as wind shear from the Northeast affect the storm. Tee Yunnan province and parts of Norther Vietnam should expect to see continued precipitation from this storm. 
Prior to arriving in China, the storm began its trek in the Philippines and has been blamed for at least 10 deaths, 7 of them were children under the age of 10. Tragically the deaths were mostly children, as one of the boats they were on capsized and the children did drown. It cannot be stressed enough that if you have a chance to stay out of harms way, that you should do everything possible to protect your life and the lives of your family. 
To the north, there is a low pressure system over North East China which is bringing lots of rains along with more flooding conditions that were not a product of Rumbia. The rainy season is running in full force in China at this time but is almost finished, and the tropical weather is adding to the flooding conditions that already have been experienced throughout the country. Due to just heavy rains alone, 11 deaths have been reported. 
Back in the Philippines, there is a new tropical low that is affecting the island with very heavy rain showers along with thunderstorms that are widely scattered. 

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