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Tel Aviv Flooding: Heavy rainfall lashes parts of Israeli capital, causes waterlogging

Tel Aviv, the capital of Israel, is grappling with heavy flooding triggered by heavy rainfall.

The deluge has resulted in widespread waterlogging across the city.

Reportedly, the severe weather conditions have forced Israel authorities to postpone a planned ground military operation in the Gaza Strip.

Videos circulating on social media depict cars navigating through flooded streets, highlighting the extent of the waterlogged areas in Tel Aviv and nearby Herzliya.

The severe weather conditions have disrupted the strategic military operations amidst the ongoing Israel-Hamas War.


Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hits Afghanistan, days after devastating quake - 4th in 8 days

A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck western Afghanistan on Sunday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, more than a week after strong quakes and aftershocks killed thousands of people and flattened entire villages.

The US Geological Survey said the latest quake's epicenter was about 34 kilometers (21 miles) outside Herat, the provincial capital, and eight kilometers (five miles) below the surface. Also, a 5.5 magnitude aftershock has hit the area, said the USGS.

There were no immediate official reports of possible casualties or damage.

The earthquakes on October 7 flattened whole villages in Herat, in one of the most destructive quakes in the country's recent history.AP

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Heavy rain brings flooding and traffic chaos to Bermuda - 6 inches of rainfall in 24 hours

Drivers did their best to navigate flooding after heavy rainfall across the island. Pictured is a car stuck on Mill Creek Road
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Drivers did their best to navigate flooding after heavy rainfall across the island. Pictured is a car stuck on Mill Creek Road
Drivers did their best to navigate flooding this morning after a deluge of heavy rainfall across the island.

The heaviest of the rainfall was recorded during the "rush hour" commute and around the same time as high tide, exacerbating flooding.

Motorists said the roads were like "rivers" that seemed almost impassable in places, including Woodlands Road, a common flooding site.

However, some made the best of the situation, with a recording of a man rowing a kayak on Bakery Lane spreading on social media.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Works said that the Government was aware of flooding issues on some roads and would continue to work to address it.


10 inches of snow hits Colorado resort, with more wintery weather on the way

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Snow stakes that measure how much fresh powder has landed show about 10 inches of snow at Aspen Snowmass since the start of an ongoing storm in Colorado. More snow is expected to fall into Friday morning.

This is on par with the prediction for the area, give or take a couple inches. Other ski areas in the Aspen area show about five to six inches on their snow stakes.

Nearby, Independence Pass, which reaches 12,095 feet of elevation, is also under a temporary closure. Closures of this nature are normal when wintery weather rolls through, with the seasonal closure for this iconic pass typically being put in place around November 7.

More snow is expected to keep falling in Colorado, totaling 18 to 24 inches in some mountainous areas in the northern portion of the state.

Those traveling mountain roads should proceed with caution, as roads will likely be slick and visibility may be limited.


A foot of fresh October snow in 24 hours at Alta Ski Area, Utah

Winter has temporarily arrived in Utah and Alta Ski Area saw 9-12 inches over the past 24 hours. It ain't deep, but it's enough for The Daily POW guys to get out there and make some turns down Gunsight.
"Winter has arrived in Utah and the storm total at Alta was 9 inches from this recent storm but it definitely felt deeper up towards the top of Gunsight. Most other areas looked very bony still and Gunsight had a solid ribbon of white from top to bottom so our decision was easy.

The top entry was a little rocky but we've skied it on worse. Skier's right had the deepest snow. Our exit out Greely Hill was bushy good lovin'. We cruised back to the car happy to officially start the 2023-2024 winter."

- The Daily POW


Florida slammed by multiple EF-2 tornadoes with damage reported on both coasts

A look at the damage at Plantation Resort Golf Country Club in Crystal River, Florida, on Thursday.
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A look at the damage at Plantation Resort Golf Country Club in Crystal River, Florida, on Thursday.
Multiple tornadoes touched down on both coasts of Florida Thursday morning, leaving a trail of damage in several communities.

Survey teams from the National Weather Service toured areas in Crystal River and Clearwater. Preliminary data shows at least EF-2 tornadoes at both locations. According to the FOX Forecast Center, the tornado that hit Crystal River was the strongest twister to hit Citrus County since an F-2 tornado that also struck Crystal River on Sept. 3, 1998.

Chilling video captured by Michelle Dal Pos showed a waterspout as it moved onshore near the Dunedin Causeway, located 5 miles north of Clearwater, Florida. It struck under the cover of darkness and was later confirmed as a tornado.

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Lightning kills albino Catholic priest in Benue, Nigeria

Lightning has reportedly killed a Catholic priest identified as Rev. Fr. Faustinus Ukenongo Gundu in Benue State.

According to eyewitness reports, Gundu, an albino, was struck by lightning and died on the spot on Thursday.

The incident happened at his church in Jootar Mbaterem in Mbayenge Ward of Ukum Local Government Area.

Gundu was said to be the Parish Priest in charge of St. Joseph Catholic Church Jootar until his reported sudden death.


Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake western Indian-Antarctic Ridge

6.0 magnitude earthquake

UTC time: Friday, October 13, 2023 03:44 AM
Your time: Friday, October 13, 2023 at 4:44 AM GMT+1
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS page: M 6.0 - western Indian-Antarctic Ridge
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 0 people

4 km depth

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SOTT Earth Changes Summary - September 2023: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs


The wildfire season around the world came to an abrupt end in September with sheets of water and widespread flooding. Furthermore, the increase in electrical phenomena, such as rare tornadoes, waterspouts, severe storms, and lightning, was evident this month.

In the United States, Hurricane Ida made landfall near Corpus Christi as a Category 1 storm with sustained winds up to 75 mph. The resulting high tides caused extensive coastal flood damage from Texas to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in India, heavy monsoon rains triggered severe flooding and mudslides that claimed over two dozen lives across the country. In South Africa, a similar weather system brought record-breaking rain which led to widespread power outages as well as road closures due to landslides.

The incredible amount of water and unexpected hailstorms also damaged a significant amount of crops in the Northern Hemisphere, as in the case of Valencia, Spain, where 54,000 acres were destroyed, causing losses of 43 million euros.

Excessive rainfall also damaged large areas of crops in the United States, Canada, India, Australia, China and parts of South and Southeast Asia.

Other flooding events worth mentioning this month:
  • Shenzhen, China - Record 18 inches of rainfall in just 12 hours
  • Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil - 37 dead after unusually heavy rain and floods
  • Central Greece - Unusual heavy rain and floods caused widespread damage - 10 dead (2nd event in 3 weeks)
  • Astara, Iran - 10 inches of rain in just 12 hours
  • Turkey's Black Sea region - Deadly flash floods triggered 1000 landslides
  • Spain - 9.4 inches of rainfall in 24 hours
  • Massachusets, US - 11 inches of rain in just 6 to 7 hours
  • Arizona, US - 4 inches of rainfall in just 2 hours
  • Jalisco, Mexico - Sudden floods leave 7 people dead and 9 missing
We also need to pay attention to the skies, as there has been an increase in meteor fireballs this month. At the same time, we need to be aware of some unusual explosions around the world that could be caused by meteorites, as was the case with a warehouse in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Some media outlets blamed lightning for the explosion, and that's not too far of an assumption due to the number of strong lightning events around the world, but we can't rule out that it was caused by a meteorite. Witnesses reported a light in the sky and a loud explosion just before the fire.

All this, and more, in this month's SOTT Earth Changes Summary:


Lidia made landfall as Category 4 Hurricane along Mexico's western coast

Lidia dissipated Wednesday after hitting land as a Category 4 hurricane near the resort of Puerto Vallarta. One person was killed by a falling tree, another drowned in a swollen river and two others were injured after the hurricane made landfall.

The hurricane knocked over trees and blew roofs off houses with winds as high as 140 mph before moving inland.

Laura Velázquez, the head of Mexico's civil defense system, said Wednesday that one person died on the northern outskirts of Puerto Vallarta after being hit by a falling tree, and two others were injured elsewhere in the area.