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1 dead, many rescued after floods in Sardinia, Italy following 4 inches of rain in just 4 hours

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Heavy rain of over 100 mm in 4 hours caused flooding in Sardinia, the Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea. At least 1 person has died and several injured.

As of 15 November, 2021, the worst of the flooding occurred in the south of the island, including the capital, Cagliari, and the communes of Villa San Pietro and Sant'Anna Arresi. Some roads have also been closed in northern areas of the island.

Italy's fire service Vigili del Fuoco teams carried out 85 interventions in Cagliari, mostly for draining flood water, removal of debris from roads and the rescue of people in difficulty. Mayor of the city, Paolo Truzzu, said 104 mm of rain fell in just 4 hours. All schools, parks, sports facilities, libraries and museums along with several roads have been closed.


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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake - Indian Ocean on Monday, Nov 15

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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: Nov 15, 2021 04:23:30 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Monday, Nov 15, 2021 7:23 am (GMT +3)
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.4942°S / 51.269°E↗

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Two major earthquakes hit southern Iran one minute apart - magnitude 6.4 and 6.3 respectively

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Two powerful earthquakes have hit southern Iran in quick succession, leaving at least one person dead and sending panicked residents rushing to the streets.

Esmaeil Bayramnejad, the head of the Iranian Seismological Center, told state television the two tremors of magnitude 6.4 and 6.3 respectively struck one minute apart in an area near the island of Qeshm, close to the port city of Bandar Abbas, on Sunday afternoon.

The quakes were felt in neighbouring provinces, including Kerman, as well as in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Several aftershocks were reported in the following hours in Iran.


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Waterspout filmed off New Jersey coast amid northeast tornado warnings

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A waterspout was recorded off the New Jersey coast on the Saturday afternoon as severe weather passed through the Northeast.

The footage shows a waterspout churning off Ocean Grove, New Jersey.

The National Weather Service issued a series of tornado warnings for parts of Long Island — north of where this video was filmed — on Saturday.


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Over 500 people get treated for scorpion bites in southern Egypt - acting health minister

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More than 500 people got bitten by scorpions in Egypt's southern province of Aswan, Acting Minister of Health Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said.

The Aswan region was hit by hail storms and heavy rain, which forced scorpions out of their burrows and into the streets and people's houses.

"503 residents in Aswan got antidotes for scorpion bites ... there were no deaths from the bites," Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said in a Saturday statement.

Meanwhile, local media reports said that three people have died from scorpion bites in the city of Aswan.

According to the acting health minister, there is enough anti-venom in all hospitals in Egypt, with 3,350 doses currently available in hospitals in Aswan Governorate alone.

Cloud Precipitation

November rain records smashed as rain band sweeps Queensland, Australia

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November records have been smashed in parts of Queensland as a rain band sweeps the state.

The flood threat has eased, but we're on standby for storms.


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Canora sees biggest dump of snow (1 foot) in Saskatchewan's 1st major storm of the season

Lisa Boychuk took this photo of snow in Canora, which got the highest amount of snowfall in the province in this week's storm.
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Lisa Boychuk took this photo of snow in Canora, which got the highest amount of snowfall in the province in this week's storm.

32 cm. fell in Canora over 2 days, Environment Canada says

People in Saskatchewan were back to wearing their winter boots and shoveling snow off their driveways, after much of the province saw its first major snowfall for the season.

The storm that passed through the province on Wednesday and Thursday made roads dangerous and left some vehicles stuck in ditches.

Snowfall amounts varied around the province, but the town of Canora in eastern Saskatchewan got the highest amount, with 32 centimetres, Environment Canada said Friday.

The snow might not stick around for too long, however. Rain is expected in the coming days in some areas of the province, including Regina, and temperature variations could cause the snow to melt, Environment Canada says.


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Thousands remain without power as wintry weather wallops Manitoba with up to a foot of snow

Winter weather caused poor driving conditions and several school closures throughout southern and central Manitoba Friday morning.
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Winter weather caused poor driving conditions and several school closures throughout southern and central Manitoba Friday morning.
Thousands of people are still without power across southern Manitoba, and an overnight parking ban will be in place for some Winnipeg streets after the first wintry wallop of the season left part of the province covered in a thick layer of snow.

As of around 2:30 p.m. Friday, more than 1,400 people were still waiting for power to be restored, after it was knocked out by the sudden inclement weather over the past few days, Manitoba Hydro's outage website said.

Meanwhile, people in Winnipeg will need to be careful where they park their cars overnight, after the city brought in an extended snow route parking ban that will kick in at midnight and continue through 7 a.m. on all designated snow routes.

The city said in a news release that parking ban will stay until it notifies the public that snow clearing is finished.


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Waterspout filmed of Bali, Indonesia

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Tornado in the middle of the sea in Buleleng, Bali.


(Translated by Google)

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Floods in the south of Thailand as rainfall pounds region - 10 inches of rain in a day

Residents at Bang Klong Luek in Hat Yai district of Songkhla watch as continuous rain floods a main road in Muang district in the early hours of Friday.
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Residents at Bang Klong Luek in Hat Yai district of Songkhla watch as continuous rain floods a main road in Muang district in the early hours of Friday.
A main road in Songkhla province and parts of Narathiwat municipality were under floodwater on Friday morning as heavy rain continued to lash the southern region.

Water up to 50 centimetres deep blocked traffic on Road 407, a main road connecting Hat Yai and Muang districts of Songkhla province.

Motorists slowed their vehicles to a crawl as they negotiated the flooded section at Ban Klong Leuk in Muang district, causing traffic to build up. Another road in Hat Yai district was also flooded.

Songkhla and other southern provinces along the Gulf of Thailand have been pummelled by rain for three days.