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Runners rescued after early snowstorm halts ultramarathon in Davis County, Utah - 18 inches of snow reported

Members of the Davis County Sheriff’s Office helped 87 stranded runners during the DC Peaks 50 ultramarathon on Saturday in Utah.Credit...
© Davis County Sheriff's Search and Rescue
Members of the Davis County Sheriff’s Office helped 87 stranded runners during the DC Peaks 50 ultramarathon on Saturday in Utah.Credit...
Some trail runners participating in an ultramarathon Saturday morning were rescued from the mountains in Davis County after a snowstorm hit the area.

At about 9:30 a.m., the Davis County Sheriff's Office was notified about an "emergency situation" involving 87 runners. They faced extreme weather, including 12-18 inches of snow and almost white-out conditions.

The race was suspended, and the sheriff's office's search and rescue team responded on foot, ATVs and snowmobiles to help the runners get down the mountain safely.

Race organizers worked with the search and rescue volunteers to make sure all registered participants were accounted for, and the rescuers covered the entire course. All the runners were off the mountain by 2:45 p.m.

Farmington Canyon was closed to all non-emergency vehicles during the process.

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Crocodiles kill two divers hunting for sea cucumbers in Solomon Islands

Saltwater crocodiles are the largest reptiles on the planet.
© ABC News: Iskhandar Razak, file photo
Saltwater crocodiles are the largest reptiles on the planet.
Two men have been killed in separate crocodile attacks in Solomon Islands while diving for sea cucumbers at night.

The deaths last week of a 36-year-old man and another man in his 20s came less than a month after the country lifted a ban on harvesting the marine animal, also called beche-de-mer, in order to boost the economy after COVID-19.

Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Provincial Assistant Commissioner Joseph Maneluga said he was concerned about the attacks, which occurred just a day apart.

"I think the people are going crazy because of the reopening of the beche-de-mer," he said.

"And the population of crocodiles is really increasing, and so that is the threat that we have."

Police enlisted assistance from Explosive Ordnance Device Unit divers, who are usually tasked to dispose of old World War II shells, to recover the bodies from the crocodile-infested waters.


Twin waterspouts in Red Sea off city of Jazan, Saudi Arabia

Twin Waterspouts

Twin waterspouts
Twin waterspouts, thunderstorm, lightning in Red Sea off southern city of Jazan (Jizan), Saudi Arabia (October 08, 2021).

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Lightning strike kills 3 fishermen in Bangladesh

Three fishermen were killed and another was injured by lightning struck in the Padma River at Vedorgonj Upazila in Shariatpur early Sunday (October 10).

The deceased are identified as Mohiuddin, 26, hailed from Dewan Kandi village in North Tarabania union, Al Amin, 36, and Nayan Ahmed, 27, of Char Bhairab in Haimchar union of Chandpur district.

Local sources said, violating the government ban, seven fishermen went fishing in the Majher Char in the morning. At one stage, the lightning strike them while they were fishing in the River around 5:00am, leaving the trio dead on the spot and another injured.

Tarabunia union parishad chairman Md Yunus Sarkar said, the victims were buried and injured one was sent to upazila health complex.

Vedorgonj Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Tanvir Al Nasif confirmed the matter.

Comment: On the same day 3 lightning strikes claimed 4 lives in the district of Adilabad in the Indian state of Telangana.

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Heavy downpours cause major flooding in Orion Township, Michigan - up to 8 INCHES in 1 HOUR

Neighbors say it's as if a rain cloud parked itself over Orion Township and just wouldn't go away.

"Our engineers said anywhere between 6 to 8 inches of rain fell for about an hour so there's no storm drainage system that can handle that volume of water," said Orion Township Supervisor Chris Barnett.

It didn't affect the entire township, rather the south end starting at Stadium Drive and extending toward the Auburn Hills border. Neighbors in the Stonegate subdivision couldn't believe their eyes as a rushing waterfall took over Dutton Road and crashed into several homes caving in basement windows.

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140mm (5.5 inches) of rain in a few hours floods roads in Hyderabad, India

Heavy rain lashes Hyderabad, flooding in several areas

Heavy rain lashes Hyderabad, flooding in several areas.
The city witnessed rain fury on Friday after a few areas recorded more than 140mm rainfall in a matter of few hours, leaving many areas water-logged and inundated. A biker was swept away in the rain water when he accidentally fell in the nala at a culvert Chintalkunta area of Vanasthalipuram on Friday night.

Luckily he was pulled out by the locals at some distance but as he left the place, abandoning his bike, police continued the search till 11.30 pm when they got a confirmation that he escaped with minor injuries.

According to the Telangana State Devlopment Planning Society figures up to 11 pm, Ameerpet recorded highest rainfall of 141.3 mm followed by 130.8 mm at Lingojiguda, 120.8 mm at Kurmaguda, 112.8mm at LB Nagar, 110.3mm at South Hasthinapuram, 108.5mm at Asmangad, 105.8mm at Viratnagar among others. Many other areas such as Uppal, Begum Bazar, Kanchanbagh, Nampally, Hayathnagar, Rein Bazar, Attapur, Rajendra Nagar were lashed with 40-100mm of rains.

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4 dead and dozens left stranded in "unprecedented" Alabama floods

A flooded neighborhood is shown in Pelham, A

A flooded neighborhood is shown in Pelham, Ala., Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021.
Four people were killed when floodwaters lashed Alabama on Wednesday, local officials said. Many others had to be rescued from the roads after becoming stranded in their vehicles.

On Thursday, the Marshall County Coroner's Office confirmed that a 4-year-old girl had died as a result of the flooding, and said and her body was recovered just before midnight on Wednesday. The body of an 18-year-old woman was found early Thursday morning.

"We are working with law enforcement and fire personnel on both incidents to ensure the families have been notified," the coroner said. "No additional information can be released at this time."


Northern bottlenose whales found stranded in Chaleur Bay, Canada

Two northern bottlenose whales were stranded in Chaleur Bay recently, one of which died.
© Marine Animal Response Society
Two northern bottlenose whales were stranded in Chaleur Bay recently, one of which died.
Two northern bottlenose whales found stranded in Chaleur Bay recently have scientists questioning how they got there — hundreds of kilometres from where they should be.

A report that the whales were stranded in shallow water came to the Marine Animal Response Society on Sept. 30.

"At that time, the report was that local people — and I think it was actually local police — had pushed these two animals back in the water, and so then they swam off," said Tonya Wimmer, executive director of the Marine Animal Response Society.

After being pushed back into the deeper water, the whales were stranded again later that night. One of the whales died, Wimmer said they believe the other swam free.


7.0-magnitude earthquake hits Vanuatu region - USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 jolted Vanuatu region at 10:58:30 GMT on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 523.9 km, was initially determined to be at 21.058 degrees south latitude and 174.465 degrees east longitude.

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SOTT Earth Changes Summary - October 2021: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

China continues getting hit by heavy rains and unprecedented floods. Millions have been affected, and the agricultural infrastructure has been left in very bad shape.

China's Henan province has taken the strongest hit so far, lashed by historic rainfall and floods since July, causing the death of at least 71 and affecting 12 million people.

States on both the east and west coast of India got battered by record rainfall and flash floods too. In Gujarat, 1.6 million residents were affected and 7,000 were evacuated. In Odisha, heavy rainfall affected 2.3 million people in 4,964 villages, 7,500 houses were damaged, and around 130,000 hectares of agricultural land were destroyed.

Storm Ida unleashed heavy rain, flash floods, hail, and tornadoes across the NE of the US, killing dozens of people and causing widespread damage. New York City and New Jersey were hit by record rainfall, trapping residents in flooded basements and cars.

Mexico also got its share of extreme weather with unprecedented amounts of rain and floodwaters in the southern and central parts of the country.

All this while a 7.0M earthquake rattled major cities from Guerrero to Mexico City.

A rare 5.9 magnitude earthquake shook Australia's southeast, damaging buildings in Melbourne. It was Australia's largest earthquake in recent years. At the same time, a series of gripping cold fronts triggered late snowfalls in the east coast and Victorian highlands overnight, while Adelaide was hit by severe hailstorms later on... Nature seems to be responding promptly to the rabid, totalitarian measures enforced in Australia.

The Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma, one of Spain's Canary Islands, erupted on September 19. For nearly two weeks, sheets of lava burned through farmland, roads, and homes on the southwestern part of the island. After the several strong explosions, four new fissures of lava have opened. Around 6,000 people have been evacuated, and about 400 properties had been destroyed.

As the Earth's atmosphere gets charged, we also notice an increased number of people, cattle, and buildings being hit by lightning, as well as other electrical phenomena in the sky as red sprites, blue jets, and noctilucent clouds.

Something big is going on folks, there are clear signs of increased electrical phenomena and global cooling. Are we already in an ice age?

Again, pay attention to reality and prepare accordingly.

All this and more in our SOTT Earth Changes Summary for September 2021: