Record rains and devastating floods hit at least 19 countries across West and Central Africa killing thousands and displacing tens of thousands. Over one million acres of cropland have been destroyed worsening the burgeoning hunger crisis. This has been considered one of the deadliest disasters in the region.
"The rainfall this year is exceptional. There have been sustained rains since the beginning of the season, since August, September, and even until October now, it continues to rain," said Kousoumna Libaa, a climate specialist.
Nigeria experienced its worst floods in a decade, taking the lives of at least 600, while tens of thousands of livestock were lost to the waters and waterborne diseases. 18 of Nigeria's 36 states were affected.

In Cameroon, flood waters caused significant damage in the northern region, destroying crops and houses, and Chad's government declared a state of emergency after the floods affected more than 1 million people.

Some farmers have lost close to 75% of everything planted this year, a new factor that will worsen food prices as inflation rates are already at record highs.

In Asia, Vietnam has suffered a record amount of rain since September, affecting 109,217 families or 436,868 people in 13 provinces, resulting in 19 fatalities and 110 injuries, inundating 89,451 houses, and causing 185 collapsed houses, and damage to 7,174 houses.

In the Philippines, flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains killed at least 50 people and displaced hundreds of families.

The death toll from heavy rain and floods triggered by this season's monsoon has risen to 1,731 along with 12,867 injuries in Pakistan. Over 33 million people and 85 districts have been affected by floods.

At least 50 people died and more are still missing after catastrophic flooding and landslides in the town of Tejerias, Aragua, Venezuela. Over 300 homes were destroyed and hundreds of others were damaged. Later in October, The El Cojo river burst its banks causing devastating damage and leaving a huge clean-up operation in the town of Macuto.

Colombia was also hit hard by heavy rains, floods, and landslides this month, affecting around 4,500 families in the municipality of Bosconia. More than 300 people were killed in landslides in Mocoa, in southern Putumayo province. And in Puerto Colombia, 35 homes were destroyed, 274 damaged and 1,545 residents affected or displaced. Heavy rain caused rivers to break their banks.

Unseasonable or unusually early snow worth mentioning this month:
  • South Island, New Zealand
  • Arxan in China's Inner Mongolia
  • Kashmir, India
  • Calgary and Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Parts of Midwestern and Western US
Record snowfall hit Central and Western Michigan, dumping 6 to 20 inches from Lake Superior to higher elevations of the western Upper Peninsula. About 10 miles west of Marquette, Negaunee set two new snowfall records.

And massive hail in:
  • Gauteng, South Africa
  • Queensland, Australia
  • La Pampa, Argentina
  • Parts of Paraguay
  • Parts of Southern and Western US
At least 26 people were injured by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that rocked the northern Philippines, forcing the closure of an international airport, sending panicked residents into the streets, and causing substantial damage to a hospital.

We have been pointing out for many years here that record precipitation and floods have nothing to do with man-made climate change, this is a phenomenon connected to natural climatic cycles.

Check out the wild month of October in our latest Earth Changes Summary!

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To understand what's going on, check out our book explaining how all these events are part of a natural climate shift, and why it is taking place now: Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection

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