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Four-mile long wildfire prompts evacuations in Hawaii

A large wildfire burns in Hawaii near Waimea on July 31, 2021.
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A large wildfire burns in Hawaii near Waimea on July 31, 2021.
A large wildfire is ripping through thousands of acres of dry brush in Hawaii County, prompting evacuations and threatening structures.

The 40,000-acre fire began on Friday morning near Mana Road in Waimea on the island of Hawaii. By Saturday, it had consumed over 10,000 acres and the Pu'u Kapu Hawaiian Homestead and Waiki'i Ranch areas were ordered to evacuate immediately.

Hawaii Fire Department Volunteer Captain John Bertsch told West Hawaii Today that at one point on Friday, one front of the fire reached four miles in length.

Two homes in the Department of Hawaiian Homelands Puukapu Subdivision were destroyed. The evacuation order in Waikoloa Village was lifted Sunday, but fire officials are cautioning residents and tourists to stay vigilant.


Cloud Precipitation

More than 300 died in China floods in July

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More than 300 people have been confirmed dead since record-breaking rainfall triggered flooding in central China last month.

Local authorities in Henan Province told reporters on Monday the death toll from the floods rose to 302, with 50 others still missing.

Beginning in mid-July, heavy rains fell intermittently in the city of Zhengzhou and elsewhere. Flooding occurred across the province, causing mudslides and toppling buildings.

Officials said the deluge affected more than 14 million people and caused over 17 billion dollars in economic damage.

Comment: Related: Over 920 people killed in floods and landslides worldwide in July 2021


Cloud Precipitation

Over 920 people killed in floods and landslides worldwide in July 2021

Floods worldwide, July 2021.
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Floods worldwide, July 2021.
In one of the worst months on record, over 920 people have died in floods, landslides and other rain-related incidents worldwide in July 2021.

July this year brought a seemingly endless round of flood disasters across the world. FloodList recorded 124 flood events across 385 locations in more than 20 countries during July.

Flooding caused widespread devastation in some of the worst disasters on record. Homes and livelihoods have been decimated. Tragically over 920 people have lost their lives including 219 in Belgium and western Germany in mid-July; 192 in Mumbai and Maharashtra, India, in late July 2021; 113 in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan in late July; and 99 in Henan Province, China, late July.

High deaths tolls from flooding and landslides were also reported in areas of Pakistan, Iran, Yemen, Japan, Nepal, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, Bangladesh and several states in India including Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh.

See here for more on our flood data and API.

Comment: Related: More than 300 died in China floods in July


Cloud Precipitation

Flooding and severe hailstorm hits the city of Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia

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Torrents and a majestic hail storm hit the city of Khamis Mushait! Saudi Arabia.


Comment: Similar conditions also struck the town of Bisha:




Boat

Floods affect 50,000 after rivers overflow in Arauca, Colombia

The end of the road

The end of the road
Severe flooding in Arauca Department in eastern Colombia has affected over 50,000 people since mid-July. Many of those affected are refugees from bordering Venezuela.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that heavy rains in the foothills of the plains and the upper part of the Arauca River from 11 July 2021 caused an increase in the flow levels of at least eleven rivers in the department.

Flooding damaged homes and livelihoods in rural and urban areas of the the municipalities of Saravena, Arauquita, Tame, Fortul and Arauca, and later in areas of Cravo Norte and Puerto Rondón municipalities. The departmental government reported 300,000 hectares of land was flooded. As much as 50% of rural land in the municipality of Arauca has flooded. Flooding has also damaged roads and bridges, leaving areas cut off.


Fire

Italy: Wildfires reach Sicilian town of Catania

Le Capannina beach in Catania, one of the many areas affected by the fires

Le Capannina beach in Catania, one of the many areas affected by the fires
Firefighters in Italy were battling wildfires for the second day in a row on Saturday, with the blazes reaching the Sicilian port city of Catania.

Late Friday, some 150 people were trapped in two seaside areas in Catania, before eventually being evacuated by sea, where they were picked up by rubber dinghies and transferred to Coast Guard boats.

The fires also forced the temporary closure of the region's airport, as part of a procedure to give precedence to air rescue and firefighting missions.


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Dozens of waterspouts filmed over Lake Erie

Waterspout from an apartment window in Cleveland,
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Waterspout from an apartment window in Cleveland
A line of showers produced dozens of waterspouts over Lake Erie near Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday, August 1.

This footage shows several waterspouts and dark storm clouds over Lake Erie as viewed from the Cleveland suburb of Rocky River.

A cold front was forecast to move through Cleveland on Sunday, bringing possible scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms to the area, according to the National Weather Service.


Cloud Lightning

2 people struck by lightning in Carter County, Missouri

LIGHTNING
Carter County, Missouri, officials reported two people were struck by lightning following a line of strong storms Saturday.

"At 7:10 p.m., Carter County Emergency Management reported a couple of people were struck by lightning while recreating on the water," the National Weather Service reported.

Scattered and numerous thunderstorms posed a "significant lightning hazard" Saturday evening across Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky, the NWS said, and advised anyone camping or boating anywhere in the area they should get off the water and seek safe shelter.

The NWS also said there has been an flooding risk because of heavy rains.

Fire

29 wildfires ignited by lightning in Klamath National Forest, California

A heat map shows fires in the Klamath National Forest.
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A heat map shows fires in the Klamath National Forest.
The following is a press release from the U.S. Forest Service:

Lightning from thunderstorms over the last several days has ignited roughly 29 fires over the western side of the Klamath National Forest. More lightning is forecasted for today, and additional new fires are anticipated due to the volume of lightning that has been received.

All but four of the fires are on the Salmon-Scott River Ranger District and are being managed as a single incident called the River Complex. The largest of these fires is the Cronan Fire, which is located 3.5 miles northeast of Sawyers Bar. It has been reported as 20 acres in size. Yesterday, helicopters and air tankers were used to limit the fire's spread while ground crews work on gaining access. Five of the fires have been contained and two have been called out.

Galaxy

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Angels in the skies

Angels in the skies
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
A video surfaced of what appeared to be an angel shifting state from an airplane window. This can be explained by voltage input to a plasma medium, which makes me think of ancient religions and plasma petroglyphs.


Comment: See also: It looks like we are beginning to observe what the ancients recorded at times of global upheaval/climate shift. See: Symbols of Transition: Shifting sands unveil 'stick man' petroglyphs on Hawaii beach

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