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Hundreds evacuated from Italian island of Sardinia amid massive wildfires

Sardinia wildfires
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Massive wildfires have ravaged tens of thousands of hectares on the Italian island of Sardinia. Firefighters are struggling to contain the blaze as it rages for a third day straight, with Rome asking the EU for help.

More than 20,000 hectares (50,000 acres) of forest and land have been devastated on Sardinia as wildfires raged through the Montiferru region in the island's west. The outbreaks also stretched east to the province of Ogliastra.

Videos published on social media showed walls of fire moving along the mountain slopes in Sardinia and closing in on some settlements, as plumes of black smoke blotted out the skies overhead. Firefighting aircraft water-bombed the blaze just meters away from homes, the footage showed.


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Thousands evacuated as US wildfires burn across California and Nevada

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Fire crews are battling extreme temperatures as they try to control wildfires in California and Nevada. Hundreds of people have been evacuated.

In Washington DC, the moon turned a bright orange colour due to the smoke from the fires.


Comment: Wildfire smoke now covers much of the United States


Cloud Precipitation

Thousands evacuated in flood-hit Philippines

A man on a bicycle wades through a flooded
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A man on a bicycle wades through a flooded street in Manila, Philippines on July 24, 2021.
Typhoon In-Fa left the Philippines last Friday but continues to enhance the southwest monsoon.

Heavy rains over the weekend flooded different parts of the capital Manila and other provinces in Luzon and Visayas region. The disaster agency reported that 44,563 individuals were evacuated and are staying in 81 evacuation sites across the country.

Mary Jay Versoza and her whole family were evacuated from the coastal neighborhood of Baseco Compound in Manila City. Her house was flooded waist-deep and she was worried for the safety of her young children. Her family is staying at the Baseco Evacuation Center along with 277 other families.

Each family was provided with a modular tent, food and other necessities. But Versoza's worries are not yet over.


Fire

Massive forest fires in Catalonia and Andalusia, Spain

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Thousands of hectares have been devastated by forest fires over the weekend in Spain.

Above all, in the region of Catalonia, where the situation is critical. Dozens of people have had to be evicted due to the advance of the fire.

In the provinces of Barcelona and Tarragona, a fire is progressing uncontrollably leaving in its wake about 1,300 burned hectares, including part of a protected natural area, and crops, emergency services reported.

More than three hundred firefighters were deployed in the area with fifty water trucks and the support of fifteen tankers.


Attention

Part of offshore construction rig sinks into ocean in China, 4 people missing

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Four people are missing after falling into the sea when an offshore construction unit tilted off the coast of Huzhou City, China.

According to local media, at the time of the incident there were 65 people on board, of whom four are missing.

Currently, search and rescue efforts are taking place involving helicopters and vessels, while the jack-up unit has stabilized.

The unit was built in 2015, with the first information indicating that the cause of the incident could be a sudden penetration of one of the rig's legs into the seabed.

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Arrow Down

Nine tourists killed after boulder crashes into tourist vehicle in Himachal Pradesh, India

A bridge collapsed due to a landslide at Batseri of Sangla valley in Kinnaur District on Sunday.
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A bridge collapsed due to a landslide at Batseri of Sangla valley in Kinnaur District on Sunday.
Nine tourists were killed after heavy boulders fell on their tempo traveller in a landslide in Sangla valley of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday.



Cloud Precipitation

9 dead, 3 missing as rains pound Karnataka, India - floods and landslides wreak havoc

Indian Coast Guard officers conduct rescue ops in a flooded area in Karnataka's Uttara Kannada district
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Indian Coast Guard officers conduct rescue ops in a flooded area in Karnataka's Uttara Kannada district
Nine people have died and three were missing in Karnataka so far, with torrential rains battering several parts of coastal, the Malenadu and north-interior region of the state, causing flood like situation and landslides, officials said on Saturday.

A total of 31,360 people have been evacuated from low lying areas, while 22,417 people are taking shelter in 237 relief camps that have been opened by the government.

According to data shared by the State Disaster Management Authority, 283 villages in 45 taluks have been lashed by rains, affecting a population of 36,498.

Among the deaths reported since July 22, four are from Uttara Kannada district, two from Belagavi and one each from Chikkamagaluru, Dharwad and Kodagu.


Windsock

Heavy sandstorm engulfs China's northwest Dunhuang, causing chaos in ancient Silk Road city

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Heavy sandstorm with dust clouds towering at least 100 metres (330ft) high hit China's Dunhuang city on July 25, 2021. Home to the Mogao caves, a Unesco World Heritage Site, Dunhuang is located in the Gobi Desert, known for its harsh climate and living conditions.


Cloud Precipitation

Flood kills 19, destroys homes in Kano, Nigeria

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No fewer than 19 persons have been feared dead in Doguwa local government area of Kano State after a vehicle conveying them was washed away by floodwaters at the weekend.

The incident followed a torrential downpour in the city that lasted several hours, destroying properties estimated at over N100 million.

"Human beings and domesticated animals, including birds, as well as foodstuff were destroyed, as several homes were submerged in the flood," Saidu, a resident, said.

Village Head of Doguwa settlement, Alhaji Yusuf Umar, confirmed the incident to newsmen, saying 15 bodies have been recovered while search has been intensified to recover the bodies of the remaining four victims.

Umar narrated that the vehicle conveying the dead was washed away by the flood after its engine went off in the middle of a bridge on Friday night.

Cloud Precipitation

Flash-flooding as London hit with "month's worth of rain"... for second time in this month


Comment: They're coming thick and fast now, extreme weather event after extreme weather event...


London flash floods
Londoners have seen streets flooded by torrential streams and a tube station being submerged under water as a heatwave in the UK capital was replaced by heavy rains. Some people even had to abandon cars stranded in flooded roads.

Earlier this week, the British capital saw some of the hottest days of the year as the temperatures rose over 30 degrees Celsius. Now, the heat seems to be the least of the Londoners' problems as some parts of the city were submerged in water and resembled the alarming images from the massive flooding which hit Germany and Belgium earlier this month.

Photos and videos posted to social media on Sunday showed cars ploughing through flooded streets while some roads looked more like turbulent rivers. Some car owners had to abandon their vehicles that were caught in the streams and almost fully submerged.


Comment: To clarify, The Telegraph cites UK meteorologists reporting that the entire July rainfall average for London came down in just a few hours. And it was the second time this has happened in London this month alone...