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Flash floods in Ljubljana, Slovenia after 94mm (3.7 inches) of rain in 1 hour

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Record rainfall of 94 mm in 1 hour caused flash flooding in Ljubljana, capital city of Slovenia, late on 29 September 2021.

The Administration for Protection and Rescue of the Republic (ACPDR) reported the Ljubljana regional centre received more than 2,700 calls for assistance late on 29 September. More than 500 buildings suffered flood damage, including the University Medical Centre hospital. Repairs to the hospital building were soon made and services returned to normal just hours later.

"Many thanks to our firefighters, technical services and the many employees who came to work and rescued the hospital so that it will be able to operate almost smoothly today," the hospital said in a statement.


Cloud Lightning

7 horses killed by lightning strike in Maarheeze, Netherlands

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Seven horses were killed by a lighting strike in Maarheze on Wednesday afternoon. According to vet Carolien van der Ploeg, the lightning likely struck an electric fence near which the horses were at the time, BN De Stem reports.

The owner of Paardenrusthuis Ogier, a kind of retirement home where old horses spend their last years, happened to be in the pasture when it happened. The weather suddenly turned bad at around 2:00 p.m., he said to the newspaper. The horses, some 26 in total, gathered together and walked into the meadow. "Horses usually stand with their behinds against the wind so that their heads don't get wet," the owner explained.


Cloud Precipitation

7,000 people forced to flee floods in city of Xunyang after heavy torrential rains lash Shaanxi province in China

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Streets and buildings were submerged by floodwaters in Xunyang in northwestern China on September 28, 2021, after heavy torrential rains lashed the area in Shaanxi province.

Firefighters and army troops have been helping as more than 7,000 people were forced to evacuate.

Xunyang is home to about 450,000 residents.


Doberman

Dogs mauled intruder found dead by homeowner in Coweta County, Georgia

Photos of two dogs seized by Coweta County animal control as investigators worked to determine how a man died at the home.

Photos of two dogs seized by Coweta County animal control as investigators worked to determine how a man died at the home.
Investigators say a possible intruder at home in Coweta County was mauled to death by the homeowner's dogs. They say the resident returned home Friday morning and discovered a dead man on his front porch.

An autopsy confirmed the cause of death as a dog attack. Investigators say the evidence indicates the man was inside where the dogs were located at some point but died outside the home.

Investigators say the homeowner doesn't know the man or why he would be in his home.

Seismograph

Earthquake swarm in Iceland continues - at least 1,100 shakes in 2 days

About a hundred small earthquakes have been detected approximately one kilometer south of Keilir in the last 24 hours. The photo shows geometrical activity in Reykjadalur in Iceland.
© Trine Jonassen
About a hundred small earthquakes have been detected approximately one kilometer south of Keilir in the last 24 hours. The photo shows geometrical activity in Reykjadalur in Iceland.
As reported by RUV.is, a short, sharp earthquake of magnitude 3.7 was felt across the southwest of Iceland just before 02.00 thursday morning. Around 700 earthquakes have been registered around on the Reykjanes peninsula during the past day.

The largest quake's epicentre was between Keilir and Litli hrútur, according to Met Office natural hazards specialist Bjarki Kaldalón Friis. The earthquake swarm began on Monday and included 700 shakes yesterday and 400 so far today.

The 3.7 quake followed a 3.5 at around 11.00 yesterday morning, and a handful of others around 3. The quakes are occurring at a depth of 6-7 kilometres and there is no sign of volcanic unrest. Live cameras are being monitored closely and new satellite images will be analysed today. The civil protection agency scientific council will meet this afternoon to discuss Reykjanes, and also Askja in the highlands.

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Tornado rips through area near Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia

Tornado rips through regional NSW

Tornado rips through regional NSW
Several homes have been damaged after a tornado hit Meadow Flat and Clear Creek, located north north-east of Bathurst.

There are reports one person has been injured.

The damage spreads over a 25 to 30 kilometre line, running roughly north-west, says the Bureau of Meteorology.


Attention

Another dead dolphin found on ​​Kuakata beach in Bangladesh - 22nd for the locality this year

Locals spotted the dolphin's body on Kuakata beach on Wednesday, September 29, 2021
© Dhaka Tribune
Locals spotted the dolphin's body on Kuakata beach on Wednesday, September 29, 2021
The dolphin death toll reaches 22 this year

The body of a seven-foot-long dolphin was found floating on Kuakata beach in Patuakhali on Wednesday.

Locals spotted it in the second Jhaoban area, about five kilometres east of the Kuakata Zero Point.


Fire

Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big Island

About 28 minutes into Wednesday’s eruption
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About 28 minutes into Wednesday’s eruption
The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has erupted after hours of increased activity, according to officials at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The alert level has been raised to the highest level but there is no immediate threat to populated areas.

The eruption began at about 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday when the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) detected a glow while looking at webcam images from the volcano's summit. Lava became visible a short time later and the eruption appeared to intensify around 7 p.m.

The eruption is taking place within the Halemaʻumaʻu crater in Kīlauea's summit caldera, which is part of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, according to an advisory from the USGS, which raised the volcano's alert level to the highest level.


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Large waterspout lashes German port of Kiel

Several people were injured by flying debris

Several people were injured by flying debris
Local police say a large waterspout made landfall in the Baltic Sea city damaging property and throwing several people into the water. Emergency and rescue services are on the scene.

A tornado lashed the northern German port city of Kiel Wednesday as high winds caused destruction and injury. Police, firefighters and rescue services are currently on the scene.

The German Weather Service (DWD) had previously forecast winds of up to 110 kmh (70 mph) for the area from Wednesday evening until around midday Thursday, as well as exceptionally heavy rain into the weekend.

Local reports on Wednesday showed images of uprooted trees and houses that had their roofs torn off.


Cloud Precipitation

Severe hailstorm and heavy rain hits Adelaide, Australia

Hail at Cleland Wildlife Park near Mount Lofty in the Adelaide Hills.
© Cleland Wildlife Park
Hail at Cleland Wildlife Park near Mount Lofty in the Adelaide Hills.
Hail and heavy rain has hit the outskirts of Adelaide, closing the main road to the Adelaide Hills and whitening backyards across the city.

The State Emergency Service (SES) has had more than 60 call-outs, mostly in the Adelaide Hills, including to a baby and mother stuck in a car in rising floodwaters at Oakbank.

Fortunately, the water had receded by the time crews arrived and the pair had been removed without incident.

Jon Carr from the SES said the largest number of calls were around the Onkaparinga Valley Road in Balhannah, Verdun and Oakbank.

Several roads are flooded in the area and at Hahndorf.