China Floods - a Million Displaced/Beijing record flooding (typhoon)

Aug 5, 2023

More than a million displaced after record rain drenches northeastern China. Typhoon Doksuri - Beijing sees record flooding.

China Floods - a Million Displaced/Beijing record flooding (typhoon)

The Reason Why

Looking at the world today, it is going so drastically wrong and it appears that nobody is doing anything about it. Every day the environment is getting more and more polluted, the climate is becoming more erratic with un-seasonal storms; cyclones; floods and droughts. Nobody seems to have made the link between the exploding number of cars now on the roads, burning fossil-fuels which release excessive amounts of carbon-dioxide into the atmosphere, causing global-warming, and the adverse weather-patterns we have been encountering in recent years and have been blaming on the El-Niño effect. The El-Niño is actually being caused by pollution; deforestation and global-warming and is NOT a separate event that we can blame every natural disaster upon, as the media tend to do to make it seem like it's not our fault. But many people have made the link and are still doing the same things, continuing to destroy the planet; which is why it seems as though they haven't made the link. Perhaps they don't really care, or think that it's impossible to change. - more

Signs of The End Times

Another two factors that the "so-called experts" have not taken into consideration are:-

  1. The amount of water that millions of trees, before they were cut down, used to use and store. Millions of gallons that are now helping to cause floods. The climate change is not occurring at a constant slow pace. It is accelerating every day; like a runaway train going downhill, faster and faster; because mankind keeps putting more trees and petrol/oil on the fire, and there is an absolutely immovable-object at the bottom of the hill. - more

Norway evacuates thousands from worst floods in decades

Norway evacuated thousands of people as rivers swelled to their highest levels in at least 50 years on Wednesday and homes and businesses were submerged or swept away by landslides.

Major roads were closed and train services suspended across wide parts of southern Norway as rivers breached their banks, and authorities warned of more flooding to come in the days ahead as the water moves towards lower-lying coastal regions.

Innlandet county, one of Norway’s worst hit areas, said many people were isolated by the floods and that first responders may not be able to reach those in need.

“We’re in an emergency situation of national dimensions,” Innlandet Mayor Aud Hove said in a press release.

The government on Wednesday decided to mobilise more helicopters to take part in the evacuation, the ministry of justice and public security told broadcaster TV2.

No deaths have so far been recorded from the disaster, Norwegian authorities have said.

Strong winds, intense rain and landslides hit different parts of the Nordic region in recent days, knocking out power lines in Finland, flooding villages in Norway and Sweden and bringing public transport to a standstill in hard-hit areas.

On Monday, a Swedish train derailed when a railway embankment was washed away by floods, injuring three people.

Authorities in Norway and Sweden maintained red alerts, their most severe flood warnings, for several regions on Wednesday.

If it is not fires, it is flooding.

Severe storms in Germany: water masses flood the city center – emergency call overloaded


Hurricane Hilary live updates: Storm speeds up as Southern California residents prepare for 'catastrophic' flooding

The storm weakened to a Category 1 with maximum sustained winds around 90 mph Saturday night, the National Weather Service said.
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Spain Rain News Today | Spain's Streets Flooded After Heavy Rain | Spain News | English News | N18V

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Africa’s deadliest storm in recorded history struck eastern Libya on Sunday and Monday

Storm Daniel made landfall on Sunday, September 10th, prompting authorities to declare a state of extreme emergency.

Africa’s deadliest storm in recorded history struck eastern Libya on Sunday and Monday, leaving thousands dead and an already struggling society faced with a mammoth recovery effort. Storm Daniel’s preliminary death toll of 5,300 in Libya. Storm Daniel is also the deadliest storm globally since at least 2013 when Super Typhoon Haiyan killed 7,354 people in the Philippines.

Nearly 10,000 people are missing in Libya after a severe storm slammed into its eastern coast this week, according to the Red Cross.

‘Sea is constantly dumping bodies’: fears Libya flood death toll may hit 20,000

International aid is slowly starting to reach the devastated port city of Derna as questions are raised over how as many as 20,000 people may have died when Storm Daniel hit the northern coast of Libya on Saturday night.

Ten thousand people were declared missing by official aid agencies such as the Libyan Red Crescent, but the ominous higher estimate of 20,000 deaths came from the director of al-Bayda medical centre, Abdul Rahim Maziq.

Corpses still litter the street, and drinkable water is in short supply. The storm has killed whole families and, with the remoteness of some villages and the rudimentary nature of municipal government, it will take time for the death toll to be confirmed.

But the scale of devastation appeared even worse than officials had initially predicted. The “sea is constantly dumping dozens of bodies”, said Hichem Abu Chkiouat, the minister of civil aviation in the administration that runs eastern Libya, adding that reconstruction would cost billions of dollars.

Gut-wrenching death toll from biblical Libya floods soars to 11,300 with 10,100 still missing after storm disaster

THE death toll following Libya's devastating floods has soared to 11,300, with more than 10,000 still missing.

A major dam collapse washed a 10ft deep torrent of water through the eastern city of Derna on Sunday - wiping out everything in its path.

Health authorities previously put the death toll in Derna at 5,500, but according to the Libyan Red Crescent, this number has since risen to a gut-wrenching 11,300.

However, local officials suggest the death toll could be much higher than announced.

In comments to the Saudi-owned Al Arabia television station on Thursday, Derna Mayor Abdel-Moneim al-Ghaithi said the tally could climb to 20,000 given the number of neighbourhoods that were washed out.

The apocalyptic Strom Daniel also killed around 170 people elsewhere in the country, including the towns of Bayda, Susa, Um Razaz and Marj.

A U.N. official said Thursday that most casualties could have been avoided.

“If there would have been a normal operating meteorological service, they could have issued the warnings,” World Meteorological Organization head Petteri Taalas told reporters in Geneva.

“The emergency management authorities would have been able to carry out the evacuation.”

The International Committee of the Red Cross added that it has provided 6,000 body bags to local authorities, as well as medical, food and other supplies distributed to hard-hit communities.

Death Toll Soars Amid Deadly Floods in Libya | Vantage with Palki Sharma

Death Toll Soars Amid Deadly Floods in Libya Vantage with Palki Sharma

Catastrophic Floods Hit Nations Around the World, Can This Natural Disaster Impact You?

As the summer of extremes continues, a number of countries have witnessed devastating floods. Nations including China, India, Vietnam, Slovenia, Japan and parts of the United States are left to pick up pieces after they were hit by floods.

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Massive storm soaking the East Coast

Massive storm soaking the East Coast

Cloud-seeding conducted the day before worst floods in 40 years


Heavy rain and flood-hit areas left reeling by Storm Babet

UK's Met Office issues yellow weather warning as flood-hit regions prepare for fresh deluge

Marwa Hassan

Oct 24, 2023

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A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for parts of the UK, with another deluge of rain expected to last until 4pm on Tuesday.

The warning highlights the possibility of heavy rain, raising the risk of further flooding in regions where Storm Babet caused so much damage.

Areas in England likely to be affected include the East Midlands, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Humberside.

The storm has claimed at least seven lives and caused extensive flooding, leaving hundreds homeless and about 1,250 properties in England partially submerged.

Among the victims were Wendy Taylor, 57, who was swept away by floodwaters, and Maureen Gilbert, 83, who was found dead in her flooded home in Derbyshire.

A fatal accident involving several vehicles on the M4 and other weather-related incidents further contributed to the mounting death toll.

Environment Minister Rebecca Pow said that reports of flooding submitted to the Environment Agency had reached their highest level since the 2015-2016 season.

The agency issued more than 300 flood warnings and received more than 1,800 calls to its flood hotline, Ms Pow told the Commons.

Several regions, including Suffolk, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, broke their daily October rainfall records.

Forecasts for the coming days suggest that the rainy weather will continue to pose a challenge.

Met Office meteorologist Rachel Ayers said that while the expected heavy rain was not directly associated with Storm Babet, regions affected by the storm’s flooding could experience additional downpours.

Ms Ayers said a few places, most likely Lincolnshire and Humberside, could receive 30mm to 50mm of rain while southern England and Wales could experience 10mm to 20mm.

She said there will be “some respite” across Scotland on Tuesday after its battering by the storm.

“We will see some heavy rain in areas affected by flooding during Storm Babet, though the worst impacted areas in Scotland will remain mostly dry on Tuesday,” Ms Ayers said.

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Cyclone Hamoon barrels towards India and Bangladesh

'Severe cyclonic storm' expected to make landfall in Bangladesh on Wednesday

Taniya Dutta

Oct 24, 2023

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More than half a dozen states in eastern India and some coastal regions of neighbouring Bangladesh were on Tuesday bracing for heavy rainfall from a "very severe cyclonic storm" that has formed in the Bay of Bengal.

Cyclone Hamoon was about 400km from the port city of Paradip in India’s Odisha state on Tuesday afternoon, and 550km south of Bangladesh, where it was expected to make landfall on Wednesday.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said Hamoon had intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm with wind speeds of 130kph.

“The impact will start from afternoon and hit the coast between Khepupara and Chittagong,” Mritunjay Mohapatra, the IMD's director general, told The National.

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Saudi flooding death toll hits eight


The death toll from two days of rains and flooding in western Saudi Arabia rose to at least eight on Wednesday, including three children, public safety officials said.

Most of the fatalities came in the Medina area, in the kingdom's west, where five bodies were recovered, the civil defence agency said.

Among the victims were two children, it said.

On Tuesday, civil defence said two people were electrocuted in Jeddah, the kingdom's second-largest city, and an 11-year-old boy drowned in Yanbu further north.

With fears of more rain, the education department announced that Jeddah schools, shut since Tuesday, will stay closed until Thursday.

Floods killed 123 people in the Red Sea city in 2009, and about 10 people two years later.

The latest inundation led to barbed comments on social media, where users posted pictures of flooding at Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport, which is undergoing a major expansion.

Eight domestic flights were delayed there on Tuesday because of the rains.

Under the hashtag, "Jeddah is drowning", Twitter user Hassan al-Harthi claimed that "Jeddah airport fails before its opening."

Another user, Hussein Shabakshi, poked fun in a Tweet: "The competitive advantage of buying property in Jeddah is that sometimes you go to the corniche and at other times the corniche comes to you."

Major infrastructure improvements since the earlier flooding were designed to prevent a recurrence.

"They were efficiently and effectively implemented and supervised," the Mecca government, which includes Jeddah, said in a statement responding to public criticism.


Crocodiles on the loose! Ex-tropical cyclone Kirrily hits north western Queensland with dangerous flooding in Australia

Feb 5, 2024


Ex-tropical cyclone Kirrily continues to threaten parts of Queensland with dangerous and “life threatening flooding”, amid fears a new cyclone could be brewing off the east coast.

A severe weather warning was issued for the southwest Gulf Country near the Northern Territory on Saturday morning, as the system makes its way further southwest.

Meanwhile, the North Tropical Coast seems to be spared for now after the Bureau cancelled an earlier severe weather warning for the region.

The Bureau stated rainfall is “unlikely to exceed heavy rainfall thresholds later this afternoon” and the situation will continue to be monitored.

In the 24 hours to 9am Friday, more than 300mm of rain was recorded in some parts of the region, with the Bureau warning the weather system would likely bring heavy rainfall leading to flash flooding in western parts of the Gulf Country, north west, and Channel Country districts.

Queensland faces threat of yet another cyclone as the outback floods | 7 News Australia

As Queensland's outback is drenched by ex-tropical cyclone Kirrily, the state is now facing the prospect of a new cyclone.

The likelihood of one forming off the coast has increased as serious flooding spreads across the north west.

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Historic rains and flooding push California fault lines toward the “Big One”
Geophysicists are voicing their concerns about the impact of southern California's recent week-long storm deluge on the Golden State's fragile earthquake fault lines.

The trillions of gallons of water that dumped on the southland are putting incredible weight on the San Andreas and other SoCal fault lines, which are massively overdue for the so-called "Big One."

"Water is very heavy," writes Michael from End of the American Dream. "If you doubt this, just try lugging a couple of gallons of water around with you for a while."

"Now trillions of gallons of rain have poured down on California, and all of that added weight is going to put additional stress on the fault lines in the southern portion of the state."

Several years back, a team of geophysicists determined that heavy rainfall and flooding does, in fact, put so much weight on fault lines that sometimes and earthquake ensues. Such a scenario has happened at least three times over the past 2,000 years, they say.

The southern section of California's infamous San Andreas fault is particularly susceptible to flood-induced earthquakes. Ancient floods caused by the nearby Colorado River weighted down the land and bam, an earthquake soon followed.

Some worry that the same scenario is brewing once again with the latest round of "atmospheric river" discharge, which dumped nearly nonstop rain on southern California for an entire week, and then some.

"We found quakes happened about every 100 to 200 years and were correlated with floods," says geophysicist Daniel Brothers, one of the scientists who worked on the above-linked Nature study.

"The Colorado River spills, loads the crust, and then there is a rupture."

Brothers and his colleagues say they are "very confident" in the existence of flood-induced earthquakes, which historically occurred around a magnitude six. One occurred about 600 years ago, then another 1,100 years ago, then another between 1,200 and 1,900 years ago.

"Sediments don't lie," Brothers says.

(Related: Some areas of southern California received record levels of rain going back to the beginning of when record-keeping began.)

"Big One" will break off parts of California into sea

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