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Over £1.25billion of crop damage in Pakistan floods - 3 million acres of cropland adversely affected

Deadly floods swamp farms in Pakistan, flushing away crops

Deadly floods swamp farms in Pakistan, flushing away crops.
Cereal farmers in Pakistan have lost over 320 billion rupees (£1.25bn) worth of crops in the recent devastating floods according the country's Ministry of National Food Security and Research.

The report revealed that the worst affected area, Sindh, has had 2,845,046 acres of cropland either completely or partially damaged, while the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa area has lost 14,397 acres, and Balochistan has lost 108,295 acres.


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Wall of dust covers Chandler, Gilbert area in Phoenix, Arizona - thousands without power at height of storm

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A First Alert Weather Day has been declared for Friday as a massive wall of dust moved through the Southeast Valley. The dust storm formed in Casa Grande and moved into the Chandler and Gilbert area around 6 p.m. The wall of dust, which some call a haboob, was roughly 50 miles wide and up to 6,000 feet tall.

Aerials from Arizona's Family news chopper showed the dust consuming different neighborhoods. It was one of the most spectacular walls of dust so far this monsoon. Peak wind gusts reached up to 65 miles per hour, and there were numerous reports of zero visibility in the storm.

However, the storm and strong winds left many without power. At the storm's height, nearly 5,000 SRP customers were without power in the Southeast Valley. Meanwhile, for APS customers, about 2,000 people didn't have power in the metro Phoenix area.


Cloud Lightning

Lightning strikes kill 23 people in Bihar, India

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At least 23 people were killed in lightning strikes during monsoon storms in eastern India, officials said Saturday.

The deaths in Bihar state occurred during fierce weather between Wednesday and Friday, with the victims largely being farmers and laborers.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed his condolences over the deaths and pledged compensation for the families of victims.

Eleven people were killed across several parts of the state on Friday in addition to the 13 who died over the preceding two days, according to a toll published by Bihar's disaster management authority.

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Typhoon Hinnamnor brings strong winds to south Japan islands

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Strong winds and driving rain were seen in Ishigaki, in Japan's southern Okinawa archipelago, as Typhoon Hinnamnor lingered in the area on Thursday, September 1.

Footage recorded by @mellows14605250 shows the conditions on the Okinawa prefecture island. Japan's Meteorological Agency said on Thursday that strong winds produced by Typhoon Hinnamnor were continuing in the area.

The agency said the storm could affect the island of Kyushu to the north as it moved across the East China Sea towards South Korea on September 5. Credit: @mellows14605250 via Storyful. News.com.au: bit.ly/3pGT90C


Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills mother and son in Ghana

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Favour Kamasah, a 30-year-old farmer together with her one-year-old son, Kofi Semenyo were killed by lightning at Ahlepedo-Dukpome in the Akatsi South Municipality of the Volta Region.

Mr Wemegah Eli, the Assembly man for the area, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the deceased, Favour, and son, died on the spot during the process of harvesting groundnut on the farm about 1500 hours.

"The deceased and some farmers were about to leave their farms after experiencing cloudy weather, when the incident happened," he said.

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6.1-magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea: USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 jolted 111 km WNW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea at 22:39:51 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 126.89 km, was initially determined to be at 5.6539 degrees south latitude and 148.7029 degrees east longitude.

Fire

Ebeko volcano erupts in Russia

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The Ebeko volcano 'decided' to greet pupils on Knowledge Day by throwing out a column of ash during a celebratory ceremony in Severo-Kurilsk, as seen in footage filmed on Thursday.


Cloud Precipitation

Floods in Thalang as downpours hit Phuket, Thailand

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Flood water inundates cars, one with its lights still on, in Thalang district, Phuket, after hours of heavy rain on Friday morning.
Hours of heavy rain battered Thalang district of Phuket on Friday morning causing serious flooding in many areas, including in front of Phuket airport.

Downpours pounded the district from early Friday morning.

Residents reported flooding in front of Susco Muang Mai petrol station, Muang Thalang School and Phuket international airport. In the worst affected areas the water was waist high. Many cars were flooded, some up to their roof tops.


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Pakistan - At least 1,200 dead, 33 million affected since mid-June in worst floods in a decade (UPDATE)

Pakistan. A flood wave washed the luxury hotel off the face of the earth.

A flood wave washed luxury hotel off the face of the earth.
The catastrophic flooding continues to cause widespread destruction in Pakistan, where 33 million people have now been affected, according to the government. The situation is likely to worsen over the coming days. and warnings have been issued for rising levels of the Indus and Kabul rivers.

Almost 1,000 Fatalities Reported

The number of people who have died as a result of monsoon rain and flooding in Pakistan since mid-June now stands at 982, including 316 children. The figure represents an increase of almost 300 deaths in the last week. As of 20 August, 692 fatalities were reported.

As of 27 August, 339 people had lost their lives in Sindh Province. Fatalities were also reported in Balochistan (234), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (195), Punjab (167), Azad Jammu and Kashmir (37), Gilgit-Baltistan (9) and Islamabad Capital Territory (1).


Comment: Update September 2

Euronews.com reports:
Pakistan floods death toll surges past 1,200


Pakistani authorities on Friday warned people in devastated southern Sindh province to move to safer places before more floodwater from the swollen Indus river is expected to hit the region this week.

The town of Shahdadkot in the province saw people moving their cattle through knee-deep water with many buildings also affected.

In May, some parts of Sindh were the hottest place in Pakistan. Now people are facing floods there that have caused an outbreak of waterborne diseases. Although flood waters continued to recede in most of the country, many districts in Sindh remained underwater.

The death toll from the flooding surged past 1,200, officials said Friday, with families and children at special risk of disease and homelessness.



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Fatalities reported after heavy rain and floods in 6 states of Mexico

Flood damage in Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico, August 2022
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Flood damage in Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico, August 2022
Heavy rain has affected several states of Mexico over the last few days, with flooding or landslide reported in Coahuila, Sinaloa, Oaxaca, Tamaulipas, Veracruz and Morelos.

Coahuila

Heavy rain affected parts of Coahuila State, Mexico from 30 August 2022, in particular in northern areas of the state. State Civil Protection reported flooding in the municipalities of Acuña and Piedras Negras. One person died in Acuña as a result, one person was reported missing and at least 14 people were rescued. Around 147 mm of rain fell in Acuña in 24 hours to late 30 August.

Severe flooding struck in the municipality of Múzquiz from late 31 August 2022, causing severe damages. The state government said Múzquiz recorded 355.6 mm of rain.


Comment: Storms cause severe flooding in Culiacan, Mexico