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11 killed in landslide in Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)

Search and rescue teams working at the scene of the landslide in Mogok Township, Myanmar, August 2021.
© Myanmar Red Cross
Search and rescue teams working at the scene of the landslide in Mogok Township, Myanmar, August 2021.
A landslide struck in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar on 24 August 2021 burying 4 homes in Mogok Township.

Fourteen people were buried under the collapsed houses. Teams of search and rescue workers including personnel from Myanmar Red Cross and the Fire Department searched through the wreckage of the buildings over the last few days. As of 26 August, officials said 11 bodies had been found. Three people survived but were injured.

Local observers said the landslide was caused by recent heavy rainfall. Around 2 weeks earlier heavy rain also took its toll on the township after a landslide caused the wall of a building to collapse, killing 3 people on 12 August. More than 145 mm of rain fell in just a few hours early on 12 August.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) reported on 27 August that heavy monsoon rainfall since late July has affected as many as 125,000 people in Myanmar, mainly in Kachin, Kayin, Mon, Rakhine and Shan states as well as in Mandalay and Tanintharyi regions.


New Orleans evacuates as Hurricane Ida expected to strengthen to Category 4 with 140 mph winds

hurricane ida storm path

Ida is forecast to track into the extremely warm sea waters in the Gulf of Mexico and is very likely to enter rapid intensification and become the 4th hurricane in the Atlantic Basin this year.
Ida is expected to make landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on Sunday when it hits the Gulf Coast with maximum winds of 140 mph, according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center.

Mandatory evacuations are being ordered in Louisiana on Friday as Ida gains strength in the gulf.

The center of Ida was located over western Cuba around 8 p.m. ET on Friday. Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, and western Cuba will face heavy rains, flash flooding, and mudslides throughout Friday evening.

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Tropical Storm Ida gains strength as Hurricane, causes flooding in Jamaica and Cuba

TS Ida gains strength as Hurricane, causes flooding in Jamaica and Cuba

TS Ida gains strength as Hurricane, causes flooding in Jamaica and Cuba
Tropical Storm Ida is gaining strength as a Hurricane; it is now approaching the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana. On Friday, Ida caused heavy rains and flooding in some parts of Jamaica, while it also impacted Cuba. It is expected to make landfall in the US with massive Hurricane capabilities.

The streets of Havana, the capital, were deserted as residents closed their homes before Ida's arrival.

Jamaica was flooded by heavy rain, and there were landslides after the storm passed. Several roads were closed, forcing some people to leave their homes.


Flooding in Pattaya, Thailand over 1 metre deep strands cars, floods homes

Pattaya Law Enforcement

Pattaya Law Enforcement
Pattaya was battered this morning by heavy rains that caused flooding in rural areas and major city roads in Pattaya and Banglamung. The floods stranded many vehicles on the road with some areas seeing floodwaters reaching up to 1 metre high. Many criticised local authorities as flood management projects were supposed to help avoid situations like this.

The heavy rains pounded Pattaya for 5 hours, starting during the morning rush hour around 7:30 am and not relenting until midday in most areas. The gathering water hit roads around the city and surrounding area from 30 centimetres in some areas to flooding as high as one metre on some Pattaya roads.

Sukhumvit, Soi Khao Talo in tambon Nong Prue, and behind Samakee Tham Temple by the railway were all deeply flooded. Houses on Soi Khao Talo filled with water up to one metre deep with many residents unable to save their belongings that were soaked and destroyed.


Yes, tornado counts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are abnormally high in 2021

Storm damage after the tornado hit in Trevose, Pa., on July 29 during a
Storm damage after the tornado hit in Trevose, Pa., on July 29 during a "rare" tornado outbreak.
The year-to-date annual tornado numbers are running below normal nationally, no thanks to what has been happening in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Both states already have well-exceeded their twister averages for an entire year, bumped up by the "rare" supercell outbreak of July 29 that included one with Tornado Alley-like 140 mph winds, and last week's Fred-related twisters, one of which traveled almost nine miles.

So far in 2021, 19 tornadoes have touched down on Pennsylvania soil, three above the 30-year annual normal and eight more than what would be the average total through August, according to the government's Storm Prediction Center.

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Hailstorm in Castilla-La Mancha, Spain affected more than 6,000 hectares of crops

damaged crop
According to Agroseguro, the strong rain and hail storm in Castilla-La Mancha on August 24 affected more than 3,800 plots and more than 6,000 hectares in the autonomous community.

The province of Ciudad Real concentrates most of the damage, which extends to numerous municipalities: Campo de Criptana, Tomelloso, Manzanares, Daimiel, Arenales de San Gregorio, and Valdepeñas, among others.

The storm affected almond, pistachio, onion, melon, watermelon, and olive crops; so far grapes have been the most affected, with more than 4,100 hectares affected, just at the beginning of the harvest season.

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Severe hailstorm hits Curitiba, Brazil leaving streets covered with ice

Neighborhood is covered with ice stones, in Campina Grande do Sul
© Bruna Dourado
Neighborhood is covered with ice stones, in Campina Grande do Sul
A storm with hail hit Curitiba and region this Monday morning (16).

Streets, parking lots and roofs in the region were covered by ice.

In Campo Largo, in the Metropolitan Region, more than 200 people sought out Civil Defense and the city government asking for tarpaulins to cover roofs in the city.


Rare snowfall in August blankets Chilean desert


A rare snowfall surprised the residents of El Salvador, a small town located in the Chilean desert of Atacama.


August snowfall hits province of southwest China

Tourists on Wednesday enjoyed the mesmerizing views of this year's first snowfall at the Dagu Glacier scenic area in Heishui County, southwest China's Sichuan Province.

At 4,860 meters above sea level, visitors enjoyed the fresh air while taking in the views of white mountains glittering against the seamless sky.

Galitai in Songpan County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan also welcomed its first snow this year on Thursday, surprising residents.


Waterspout filmed off Cebu, Philippines

Tornado- Waterspout at sea, between Baybay, Leyte, and Pilar, Camotes Island of Cebu, this Wednesday afternoon, August 25

(Translated by Google)