Fentanyl Shortage Due to Maria
The Fentanyl shortage isn't so bad to reduce the supply on the streets but the source coming from Puerto Rico for mainland hospitals, especially the variety mixed into IV bags is coming up short. With most the medical manufacturing in Puerto Rico running on generators, the out put has been less than half of normal. To help make up the difference, compounding pharmacies are working overtime.
The deep Caribbean is trying to produce another storm. NHC gives it a 20% chance and expects the broad low to linger in the area through Monday. MJO isn't going to lend it much help. It is currently enhancing the trough it is attached to, especially the low near 37N 47W. What should be coming from the East Pacific looks very suppressed. Over all the main enhanced area that is forecast to come toward India has backed up a little toward Asia.
Flooding in Greece
From Guardian News: Published on Nov 16, 2017Drone footage shows the aftermath of flash floods that killed at least 15 people on Wednesday in two coastal towns west of Athens after a night of heavy rain. In the industrial towns of Nea Peramos and Mandra, west of Athens, crumpled cars and mangled furniture are strewn across roads coated in the thick mud left behind by a raging torrent that washed through homes on Wednesday morning • Deadly flash floods cause 'biblical damage' in Athens