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New wildfires rage in southwestern France amid record temperatures

The blazes have forced the evacuation of residents amid record temperatures for September.

The blazes have forced the evacuation of residents amid record temperatures for September.
Hundreds of people have been evacuated in southwestern France as new wildfires rage amid record September temperatures.

Around 1,340 people in the Gironde region have been moved from their homes since blazes broke out on Monday.

The flames have destroyed four houses, several other buildings and 3,500 hectares of land, authorities say.

The largest fire is currently burning near the town of Saumos, while a smaller blaze has broken out south of Bordeaux, near Dax, where temperatures reached 39°C.


Windsock

Typhoon Muifa slams Ishigaki, Japan

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Extreme wind storm! Typhoon Muifa on Ishigaki near Taiwan.

Typhoon Muifa is bringing torrential rain, flooding and extreme winds to the southwest islands of Okinawa Prefecture as it moves slowly in that direction. Ishigaki Island is in the path of a powerful typhoon, which has already covered the majority of the Sakishima Islands.


Cloud Precipitation

Heavy rain caused flash floods in San Bernardino County California: Oak Glen and Forest Falls

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The weekend and early this week's heavy rain in Southern California caused landslides and debris flows that forced rescue efforts and damaged highways in some areas. As a result of the extreme weather that has affected the region, flash flood warnings have been issued for San Bernardino County, California.


Cloud Lightning

Cow and calf struck dead by lightning after 'horrific' thunderstorm strikes Western Australia

David Slade had two cows die in his paddock, after being struck by lightning in a thunderstorm.

David Slade had two cows die in his paddock, after being struck by lightning in a thunderstorm.
On Tuesday morning, David Slade woke up to find a cow and calf dead in his paddock where lightning had struck.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued by the Bureau of Metrology for Monday night in the region near his farm north west of Mount Barker.

Mr Slade described the storm as the worst he had seen pass through in years.

"The thunder and lightning, [it] was horrific.

"I haven't seen a lightning show like that for a while," he said.

Seismograph

7.0-magnitude earthquake hits southeast of Loyalty Islands

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 jolted southeast of the Loyalty Islands at 11:04 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 144.885 km, was initially determined to be at 21.1908 degrees south latitude and 170.2397 degrees east longitude.

Cloud Precipitation

Floods and landslides cause severe damage in Manteigas, Portugal

Floods and debris flows in Sameiro, Manteigas municipality, Guarda District, Portugal, 13 September 2022.
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Floods and debris flows in Sameiro, Manteigas municipality, Guarda District, Portugal, 13 September 2022.
Heavy rainfall in central Portugal caused severe flooding and debris flows in areas of Manteigas municipality, Guarda District on 13 September 2022.

Heavy rain fell on burn scar areas of the Serra da Estrela mountain range. The areas had seen intense forest fires during the summer and by late August the government declared a state of calamity.

From late 12 September 2022 flood water, mud, downed trees and debris raced down hillsides around the village of Sameiro. Images show damage to buildings and infrastructure. At least 4 vehicles were dragged into the river Zêzere.


Doberman

Man dies in pit bull attack in Old Fort,Tennessee

PIT BULL ATTACK
The Polk County Sheriff's Office says a dog attacked and killed a man in Old Fort over the weekend.

The Sheriff's Office confirmed that the dog was an alligator pitbull.

Deputies arrived just after 2 p.m. Sunday with E-M-S on hand.

When authorities arrived on the scene, 32-year-old Rusty Burris was declared unconscious according to the police report.

E-M-S Paramedic Chris Boggs said Burris did not have a pulse as he was put in an ambulance.

He was then pronounced deceased.

Fire

There is officially a new volcano in Iceland!

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During the August 2022 and March to September 2021 volcanic eruptions in Iceland, something strange was observed. Initially, these highly effusive eruptions were thought to have originated from the Krysuvik volcanic complex. Yet, the fissure direction, size of the eruption, and nonexplosiveness were different than what was expected to occur. From this and other evidence, the two latest eruptions at Geldingadalir and Meradalir were designated as originating from a completely separate and completely new volcano. This new volcano is known as Fagradalsfjall.


Fire

Firefighters battle 11 major California wildfires, including Mosquito and Fairview

A firefighter battles the Mosquito Fire in Placer County, Calif., on Wednesday.
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A firefighter battles the Mosquito Fire in Placer County, Calif., on Wednesday.
Firefighters in California are making progress against 11 major wildfires, including the Mosquito and Fairview fires, according to a statewide fire update published Sunday.

More than 8,300 firefighters are working to contain the fires across the state, but they are bracing for more potential significant wildfires because of coming critical fire weather. So far this year, 325,083 acres have burned in California, according to the fire summary.

Potential critical fire weather includes a high risk for lightning in Northern California "in eastern areas on Sunday combined with very flammable fuels," it said. Breezy west and southwest winds at 25 to 35 mph will also develop through the San Francisco Bay Area coastal gaps, and south to southeast winds of 15 to 25 mph will extend up to the Sacramento Valley.


Cloud Precipitation

Aftermath of Hurricane Kay causes massive flooding, waterfalls in California's Death Valley

On Saturday, Sept. 10, a park ranger took this photo of waterfalls in normally-dry Death Valley National Park. Badwater Road, south of Natural Bridge.
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On Saturday, Sept. 10, a park ranger took this photo of waterfalls in normally-dry Death Valley National Park. Badwater Road, south of Natural Bridge.
It's been a summer of extreme extremes in California's Death Valley.

From flash flooding in August that left a vehicle swallowed in the mud to an extremely high, possibly record-breaking, September temperature of 127 degrees at Furnace Creek.

Now, the aftermath of Hurricane Kay has led to more heavy rainfall and an unlikely sight — waterfalls in one of the driest, hottest places in the world.

"Storms fueled by the remnants of Hurricane Kay caused localized, heavy damage in Death Valley National Park on Saturday afternoon," park authorities wrote on Facebook on Sunday, alongside a stunning video showing muddy waterfalls cascading down the mountainside by Badwater Basin.