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Ebeko volcano erupts in Russia

Ebeko volcano

Ebeko volcano
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

Flood water inundates cars, one

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.


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.

Cloud Precipitation

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

Flood damage in Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico, August 2022
© Government of Muzquiz
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.


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

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strike kills 2 in Assam, India

One Ratan Yadav (40), son of Jogi Yadav, a resident of Watizore No 2 village of Kheroni Charali and Mahesh Chauhan (45), son of Paltan Chauhan of Dikhreng Tilha Basti died due to lightning strike on Thursday evening at around 1.30 pm.

According to information, Ratan Yadav and Mahesh Chauhan were hit by lightning strike when they were going to tie their cow, bullock and goat outside their house respectively.

The cow, bullock and goat also died in this lightning strike. Yadav left behind a son and a girl, whereas Chauhan left behind two daughters and three sons. A team of Kheroni police reached the site and sent the body for postmortem.


India - Floods in Uttar Pradesh affect 245,000

Flood rescue in Auraiya, Uttar Pradesh, India,
Flood rescue in Auraiya, Uttar Pradesh, India, August 2022.
Flooding in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, has affected over 245,000 people over the last few days. The Ganges is above the danger mark in at least 5 locations, including Varanasi.

According to the National Emergency Response Centre (NERC) in India, flooding has affected over 1,000 villages across 22 districts in the state since 26 August 2022.

Authorities have opened 386 relief camps, which, as of 29 August, were housing 16,562 evacuees. As of 31 August NERC reported 245,585 people were affected. At least 4 people have died in the floods in the last few days.

Teams from National Disaster Response Force, State Disaster Response Force and Provincial Armed Constabulary have been deployed for relief and rescue operations.

On 31 August 2022 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath conducted an aerial survey of the flood affected areas and visited victims in Gazipur and Varanasi districts.

Cloud Precipitation

Heavy rain brings summer flooding to NW Texas

Cars get stuck in flooded Abilene roads, intersections

Cars get stuck in flooded Abilene roads, intersections
In Abilene, Lubbock, and the area of Fort Davis, several vehicles became submerged in high water. Numerous reports of high water were made in NW Texas, several cars and homes were flooded.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning is the killer natural force that caused the most deaths in 2021 across India with 2,880 recorded

The latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report reveals that more than 2,800 people died due to lightning in India in 2021. That's 40% of the total deaths caused by natural forces.

Lightning was the dominant factor which caused 94% of deaths by natural forces in Chhattisgarh. This figure was at over 80% in both Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan. Karnataka too ranked high at 78.6%.

The year of 2021 saw many floods in Kerala, Maharashtra and it resulted in 656 deaths.

Out of 7,126 people who lost their lives in 2021 due to natural forces, 9.2% of them died in floods, while 8.7% died due to exposure to cold.

However, the overall number of deaths due to forces of nature like cyclone, tsunami, landslide, lightning, torrential rain and forest fires have actually declined from 7,405 in 2020.

Cloud Precipitation

Torrential summer rain pounds western provinces of Turkey, hits Bursa most

Torrential rains have lashed some western parts of Türkiye, with the northwestern province of Bursa bearing the brunt the most as its bus terminal's porch has collapsed.

Following the torrential rain warnings issued for nine provinces, including Bursa, the expected rain hit the city on Aug. 31.

The sudden downpour turned into a flood, followed by thunder and lightning flashing one after another.


Michigan storms leave over 340,000 people without power, kill teenager

Fallen tree limbs are cleared after thunderstorms and high winds downed power lines and closed roads in Holland, Michigan, U.S. August 29, 2022.
© Cody Scanlan/USA Today
Fallen tree limbs are cleared after thunderstorms and high winds downed power lines and closed roads in Holland, Michigan, U.S. August 29, 2022.
Hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents were without electricity on Tuesday after powerful storms toppled trees and downed thousands of power lines in the state a day earlier, including one that electrocuted a 14-year-old girl.

More than 340,000 customers remained without power, utility companies said at around 5 pm ET (9 pm GMT) on Tuesday.

Dozens of schools across southeastern Michigan, including nearly two dozen in Detroit alone, canceled classes on Tuesday because of the outages, officials and The Detroit News said.

In Monroe, about 40 miles south of Detroit, a 14-year-old girl was electrocuted late on Monday when she came in contact with an electrical line that fell during the storm outside her home, police said.