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Widespread summer floods across Romania - 1 missing after heavy rain

Flood rescues and evacuations in Romania, June 2020.
Flood rescues and evacuations in Romania, June 2020.
Emergency authorities in Romania report that one person is missing after being swept away by flood waters in Dimitrie Cantemir, Vaslui County on 22 June.

The General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU) added that heavy downpours on 22 June caused flooding in 90 locations in 19 counties across the country.

The worst affected counties are Alba, Bihor, Caraș-Severin, Botoșani and Vaslui. Areas of Harghita, Mureș, Neamț and Suceava counties were also badly hit. Firefighters were called on to pump water from over 550 properties in total.

Ice Cube

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Saharan dust cloud & Greenland summer ice anomalies

Greenland record ice gains
Record gains of ice on Greenland which we should be celebrating but most media is silent from the enormous ice build this year into summer. Unusually large Saharan dust cloud Pulse One about to sweep through the Americas, followed by a larger concentration of dust later in July. Loss of 25,000 acres of fruit to hail in Spain.

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Drought damages more than 58,000 hectares of rice in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

A pumping station in Tien Giang Province is dried up because of severe drought and saltwater intrusion in the dry season of 2019-2020
A pumping station in Tien Giang Province is dried up because of severe drought and saltwater intrusion in the dry season of 2019-2020.
Around 41,900 hectares of the winter-spring rice crop in provinces in the Mekong Delta were affected this year; of which, 26,000 hectares of rice ended in dead loss.

On June 20, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) cooperated with the People's Committee of Long An Province held a conference to summarize the results of the prevention of drought, water shortage, and saltwater intrusion in the dry season of 2019-2020 in the Mekong Delta and discuss solutions to develop sustainable agriculture.

The MARD said that saltwater intrusion in the dry season of 2019-2020 had some characteristics different from the rule of many years, such as it came three months earlier than the average of many years, and nearly one month earlier compared to that in the dry season of 2015-2016 - the worst saltwater intrusion in history; saltwater intrusion lasted 2-2.5 times longer than that in the dry season of 2015-2016; the salinity levels at Cua Tieu, Cua Dai, and Ham Luong estuaries had continuously maintained at the peak from February to May, they almost did not decline or declined insignificantly at low tides which is different from normal features of salinity, increasing at high tides and decreasing at low tides.

The reason for the increase in saline intrusion was a shortage of water from the upper Mekong River. In the dry season of 2019-2020, water to the Mekong Delta was much lower than that in recent years, thereby affecting ten out of 13 provinces in the region. The area affected by the salinity of 4 grams per liter was 1.68 million hectares, much higher than a total area of 50,376 hectares in 2016.


Ice Age Farmer Report: DEFUND MEAT: The New Plan to End Meat by Stripping Credit/Capital

Having been unsuccessful at Social Engineering efforts to stop people from eating meat because of "Cow Farts," forces are at work now to use "Investor Activism" to strip capital and credit from ranchers, producers, and packers, FORCING a change to new, "green," synthetic food controlled exclusively by multinationals. We must understand this as part of the "Green New World Order" -- and start growing our own food, and raising our own animals. Spread the word.


Cloud Precipitation

Severe hailstorm pounds Sayanogorsk, Russia

Severe hailstorm hits Sayanogorsk, Khakassia - RUSSIA, June 20, 2020.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning bolt kills man and 4 oxen in Cambodia

On June 21, 2020, at 5:30 pm, a flash of lightning killed a 68 years old man, Meas Chrun, and his 4 oxen, in Kbeng village, Borseth district, Kampong Speu.

On June 21, 2020, at 5:30 pm, a flash of lightning killed a 68 years old man, Meas Chrun, and his 4 oxen, in Kbeng village, Borseth district, Kampong Speu.
A man and four oxen were killed by lightning as they returned from a rice field to their home in Baset district's Svay Rompear commune in Kampong Speu on Sunday.

Commune police chief Em Sarorn identified the victim as 69-year-old Mean Chrun.

Before the incident, Chrun and his two grandsons travelled by oxcart to the rice fields, about 700m from their home, to plough the land. His grandsons returned home in the afternoon with a bucket of snails they picked at the field for their parents to cook for dinner, Sarorn said.

"At 5:30 pm, while it was raining, the victim was riding the oxcart back home, but was struck and killed by lightning. His four oxen also died."


Colorful arc spotted over Seattle's Space Needle

Fire rainbow over Seattle, WA
© Don Clapp
Mother Nature put on a bit of a color show over Downtown Seattle last week with a brilliant display of a rainbow arc.

This particular arc, photographed by Don Clapp, is called a "circumhorizontal arc" or sometimes colloquially as a "fire rainbow" due to its appearance (it has nothing to do with actual fire.)

Instead this is the result of sunlight refraction. The ice crystals in the cloud refract the sunlight provided the crystals are a certain shape and at a favorable angle to the incoming sunlight.

"A small shower had just passed. I was surprised the color swath was so wide," Clapp said. "As it drifted along, the colors were very vividly glowing. When it was over the Space Needle directly, the left side was a neon blue and the right side was tending toward burnt orange. As it moved northward the colors tended to be more on the red side. It was visible for several minutes. Really was pretty spectacular. Not something I remember seeing before and I watch the sky a lot."


Severe hailstorm strikes Kastel Luksic, Croatia

Severe hailstorm hits Kastel Luksic, Dalmatia - CROATIA, June 20, 2020.

Cloud Precipitation

Flash flood in central Mongolia kills two and caused major loss

Heavy rain fell in the Tuv and Gobi-Sumber Provinces and caused flash flooding at the weekend. Two people in the Sergelen Soum of Tuv Province were killed by the deluge while herding their livestock.

According to the meteorological agency, Zuunmod Soum of Tuv Province recorded 51 mm of rainfall. The flash flood killed 409 livestock, destroyed 53 fences and washed away 10 vehicles. During the incident, a sub-power station in Tuv Province was damaged and 400 homes lost their electricity.

Cloud Precipitation

Summer flood hits Bursa, Turkey - at least 5 killed, 4 missing (UPDATE)

After the floods in Kestel, Bursa Province, Turkey 21 June 2020.
© Government of Bursa
After the floods in Kestel, Bursa Province, Turkey 21 June 2020.
At least 2 people have died in floods after heavy rain in north west Turkey.

Flooding struck the Kestel district of Bursa province on 21 June. After initial assessments, the provincial government reported two people had died and four were believed to be missing in the floods.

Raging flood water swept through narrow streets of several neighbourhoods in the district, including Dudakli, Narlidere, Aksu and Kayacik. A team of over 350 personnel are carrying out relief and search and rescue operations.

Comment: Update: Middle East Monitor reports on 22nd June:
5 killed, 4 missing, as flooding hits Turkey

Damaged buildings and vehicles are
© Sergen Sezgin/Anadolu Agency
Damaged buildings and vehicles are seen while the damage assessment and cleaning operations continue at Dudakli neighbourhood in Kestel district of Bursa, Turkey on June 22, 2020. At this neighbourhood with 130 residences, where approximately 550 people live, many houses were damaged by flood, nearly 50 tractors and cars were flooded
Five people have died after heavy rains caused floods in Bursa, northwestern Turkey, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said today.

Yakup Canbolat, the governor of Bursa province, said four people are also missing, CNN Turk reported.

"Intensive search and rescue operations are being carried out in flood-hit areas by 257 personnel, including 134 gendarmeries," he said.

Reportedly, rescue workers found the body of a woman and recovered the bodies of the people washed away by the flood.

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu arrived in Bursa under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's instructions to inspect the area.

Soylu said the incident is far beyond seasonal norms.

"For now, the only thing the rescue team can do is locate the four people," he added.

Last week, an earthquake with a 5.7 magnitude shook Bingol province in eastern Turkey, killing one and injuring 18 people and causing the collapse of a military observation tower.