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Flooding and landslides leave 4 dead in El Salvador

Heavy rain caused a landslide which left a 70 metre deep hole in the residential area of St Lucia, Ilopango, San Salvador department.
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Heavy rain caused a landslide which left a 70 metre deep hole in the residential area of St Lucia, Ilopango, San Salvador department.
At least 4 people have died after severe weather and heavy rain caused flooding and landslides in El Salvador from 12 October, 2019.

According to media reports, 3 people died in separate incidents after they were swept away by flood waters in the departments of Morazán, La Paz and La Unión. The fourth victim died as a result of wind damage in San Miguel.

The heavy rain has also caused problems in the municipality of Ilopango, San Salvador department. Hundreds of people have evacuated and around 400 houses are threatened with collapse after the rains caused a landslide which left a 70 metre deep hole in the residential area of St Lucia.


Cloud Lightning

Lightning strikes claimed 35,384 lives across India from 2000 to 2015

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The NDMA says that on an average, over 2,500 people die annually due to lightning. In Tamil Nadu, about 500 people died between 2011 to 2015.

J Radhakrishnan, Commissioner of Revenue Administration, Disaster Management and Mitigation, told the Express that a circular has issued elaborating Do's and Don'ts to be followed during lightning.

"It's an unfortunate incident and prediction of lightning as to the precise time and location is very difficult. I am informed by Pudukkottai district officials that the condition of the injured is stable."

Authorities are closely working with Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai to improve the dissemination of lightning forecast. "A six-hour advance warning is being received from met department."

Seismograph

Powerful shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake rattles the Philippines sending people running into the streets as officials warn of aftershocks

The quake struck about 40 miles north of General Santos, Mindanao. Patients were seen fleeing from a hospital and a shopping mall as the tremor struck

The quake struck about 40 miles north of General Santos, Mindanao. Patients were seen fleeing from a hospital and a shopping mall as the tremor struck
A powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake has rattled the Philippines' second biggest island today, sending hundreds rushing out of a shopping mall and patients fleeing a hospital

The quake struck about 40 miles north of General Santos, Mindanao, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

Local media said an elderly man was injured after being struck by a falling object during the early evening quake.

The man received treatment after being injured, ABS-CBN television reported from the scene.


Snowflake

Foot of snow in 24 hours at Engelberg, Switzerland - widespread heavy snowfall across the Alps

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Engelberg in Switzerland has become the first ski resort to issue a powder alarm for more than 20cm of snowfall in 24 hours this morning after 30cm of snowfall was recorded.

The heavy snow was measured on the resort's Titlis glacier which only opened for the 2019-20 ski season last weekend.

Engelberg benefited from heavy snowfall that was widespread across the Alps yesterday, where more than a dozen glacier ski areas have already opened their high slopes for the start of their 2019-20 ski seasons.



Snowflake

Unusual North Dakota snow storm cripples corn and soybean harvests

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"The normal temperature (east central North Dakota) on Oct. 11 is 49F, while the observed average temperature the day the storm hit was 31F. This represents an event in the 90th percentile so, temperatures in this range can occur around once per decade. However, the combination of cold with a winter storm is much more rare. The last instance of such a snowstorm this early was Oct. 9, 2005 in North Dakota. Prior to that event, it had been 130 years so, the cold plus snow is something that only happens once or twice a century," said Isaac Hankes, Weather Research Analyst.

"Starting late last Thursday, a historical blizzard enveloped the U.S. Northern Plains and northern portions of the Midwest, leaving 2-20 inches (5-50 cm) of snow covering the eastern half of North Dakota, and the northern halves of South Dakota and Minnesota. Additionally, sustained hard freeze conditions were felt in southern Minnesota, northwestern Iowa and portions of Nebraska.

Info

Corruption of the satellite record

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Normally I focus on corruption of the surface temperature record, but the satellite record has been corrupted in exactly the same way.


Info

Climate Disorder

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Minnesota has just shut down a dairy farm because they are concerned about greenhouse gas emissions. In this video I discuss the end game of shutting down the food and energy supply to 350 million people.


Arrow Down

Man possibly carried away in sinkhole in Hermosillo, Mexico

A man reportedly fell into this sinkhole late Monday afternoon.

A man reportedly fell into this sinkhole late Monday afternoon.
Authorities are searching for a man possibly carried away in a massive sinkhole in Hermosillo, the capital of the Mexican state to Arizona's south.

A man riding a bicycle reportedly fell into the more than 6-foot-deep hole late Monday afternoon. Since then, authorities have been searching for him between the sinkhole and a sewage treatment plant roughly 5 miles away, according to a city official.


Attention

Volcanic ash covers villages on Merapi's slopes in Indonesia

Merapi erupted for 270 seconds on Monday
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Merapi erupted for 270 seconds on Monday
Many parts of the slopes of Mount Merapi have been covered by volcanic ash after eruptions on Monday afternoon.

Ash fell on Ngargosoko, Mranggen, Srumbung villages in Srumbung district; Sumber, Talun, Ngargomulyo, Kalibening, Ngadipuro, Mangunsoko and Dukun villages in Dukun district; and Sucen and Jumoyo villages in Salam district.

Thin layers of ash also covered Sawangan village in Sawangan district; Tamanagung and Muntilan villages in Muntilan district; and Bojong and Pabelan villages in Mungkid district.


Question

Watch: The moment birds start falling out of the sky in Coventry, UK

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This is the shocking moment that birds started dropping out of the sky in Coventry.

A Coventry man made the bizarre discovery as he stepped outside University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) last week.

Joshua Brown had been visiting his grandmother but as he popped outside he spotted a bird falling out of a tree a short distance away.

Startled, he began filming and captured more and more birds on the floor - either dead or in some distress.

Since posting the video online, the theories as to the cause of the mystery have been rife.

One theory was that the birds had been exposed to some sort of pest control chemicals.