Update on Lava Flow in Hawaii; Tropical Cyclone Forms near India
Evacuation Advisory Still in Effect for Residents near Lava Flow
Over the last week, the leading edge of the June 27th Kilauea lava flow remained stalled approximately 480 feet from Pāhoa Village Road, with very little activity in the residential area, though an increasing number of lava breakouts in areas behind the leading edge have been reported (HCDA, HVO). As of November 6, roads in the path of the flow remain closed and limited to area residents, and an evacuation advisory is still in place for those down slope of the flow.
Developing Tropical Storm Sets Sights on India
The 2014 cyclone season has been a busy one for the Indian Ocean, with another tropical cyclone developing off the Indian coast. Tropical Cyclone Five is located (as of 2100 UTC) approximately 450 nautical miles east of Chennai, and it is tracking south-southwestward with current maximum sustained winds at 40 miles per hour (35 knots) (JTWC Advisory #4). The storm is forecast to intensify some, with wind speeds peaking near 50 miles per hours (45 knots), as it makes landfall near Chennai.
Current Hazard Warnings
Drought: United States (Southwest, Pacific)
Biomedical: West Africa
Flood: Honduras, Hispaniola, Thailand, Argentina
Severe Weather: Canada (Quebec), Austria (Southern)
Volcano: United States (Hawaii)
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