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Hurricane Olaf knocks out power to almost 200,000, causes flooding in Baja Sur, Mexico

Flooding in Los Cabos Friday morning.

Flooding in Los Cabos Friday morning.
Almost 200,000 electricity customers lost power on Thursday night after Hurricane Olaf brought strong winds and heavy rains to the southern portion of the Baja California peninsula.

With sustained wind speeds of 155 kmh and gusts to 185, Olaf made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane near San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, at about 9:00 p.m. Once over land, Olaf was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane before being degraded again to a tropical storm.

Only minor damages from the storm have been reported.

The Federal Electricity Commission reported that just under 192,000 customers in Los Cabos and La Paz lost power due to the storm. But service to 30% of affected customers was restored by Friday morning, the utility said.

The ISSSTE General Hospital in La Paz lost power at 12:40 a.m., provoking concern among people whose family members are receiving treatment in the facility.

Cloud Precipitation

Delhi airport flooded after 97 mm of rain in 24 hours - Capital records heaviest rainfall for monsoon season in 46 years

The forecourt of the Delhi airport was water-logged for a "short period" on Saturday morning due to sudden heavy rains, its operator Delhi International Airport Limited said.

As per reports, the Safdarjung observatory has now recorded a total of 1,100 mm of rainfall this monsoon season in the National Capital. Breaking the record of a seasonal rainfall of 2003 when 1050 mm rainfall was recorded, this is now the highest record of rainfall in the city in the last 46 years — after 1975, when the season had a total of 1150 mm rainfall.

Sources said five flights were diverted from the airport in the morning due to the bad weather conditions.

The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) said on Twitter that "due to sudden heavy rain, for a short period, there was waterlogging at the forecourt".

"Our team was immediately aligned to look into it and the issue has been resolved," it added.


Woman dies three weeks after being mauled by dog in Welsh coastal town

dog attack
An elderly woman has died three weeks after being mauled by a dog in a Welsh town.

The 72-year-old sustained severe injuries in the incident, which happened in Goodwick in Pembrokeshire on Tuesday, August 10.

The woman, who has not been named by police, was airlifted to Morriston Hospital following the attack, which involved an American bulldog that was later put down.

She received "critical care treatment" from medics on-board a Wales Air Ambulance helicopter and further treatment once she arrived at the hospital.


Ebeko volcano erupts on the Kuril Islands, Russia covering local area in layer of ash

ash erupts
On the Kuril Islands, the volcano Ebeko threw out a column of ash and covered Severo-Kurilsk. Locals share post-apocalyptic footage on social media.

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25-metre endangered blue whale washes ashore on beach south of Halifax, Canada

This endangered blue whale was first spotted by a Canadian Coast Guard vessel on Wednesday night, about seven nautical miles off the shore of Sambro, N.S.

This endangered blue whale was first spotted by a Canadian Coast Guard vessel on Wednesday night, about seven nautical miles off the shore of Sambro, N.S.
Conservationists are trying to determine what to do with the carcass of a 25-metre long endangered blue whale that has washed up on a beach south of Halifax.

The Marine Animal Response Society said the Canadian Coast Guard notified it the whale was adrift late Wednesday and the animal washed ashore at Crystal Crescent Beach the next morning.

MARS response specialist Andrew Reid says there are no signs of external injuries on the whale's body, so a full necropsy will be needed to determine the cause of death.

He said that this is only the third blue whale to wash up on Nova Scotian shores in the last four years.


Huge tornado swirls debris into air as it strikes northern China

huge tornado
One person was injured as a huge tornado hit a city in northern China.

Video filmed in the city of Tongliao in Inner Mongolia on September 8 shows a huge twister swirling above the city, rolling debris up into the sky.

A woman was hit by the debris but she was not injured seriously.

Houses, electrical devices and crops were damaged.

Cloud Precipitation

Mountain, houses and tunnel entrance collapse due to continuous heavy rainfall in Shaanxi, China

Flooded road in China

Flooded road in China
Affected by 4 rounds of heavy rainfall and floods since July, at about 18:30 on September 9, 2021, a large mountainside collapsed sending smoke into the air due to continuous rainfall in Zhenba County, Hanzhong City, Shaanxi Province, in northern China.

210 National Highway and Yushui River water obstructed by the fallen debris. One person suffered fractures to his leg and ribs and another was trapped.

The injured person was sent to the hospital for treatment, while the trapped person was rescued successfully and his vital signs are stable.

After the danger occurred, the local emergency rescue and rescue headquarters was established to carry out emergency rescue and disposal work. At present, 210 National Highway has implemented traffic diversion control, and the village groups around the landslide are being arranged to transfer personnel from upstream and downstream risk areas. Rescue and rescue work is being carried out in an orderly manner.


Firefighter killed in wildfire on Costa Del Sol, Spain as 1,000 forced to evacuate

The wildfire is the most devastating of the last decade in Malaga province
© Europa Press
The wildfire is the most devastating of the last decade in Malaga province
A devastating wildfire affecting mountains behind the popular Costa del Sol resort of Estepona has left a firefighter dead and forced more than 1,000 people to abandon their homes.

The 44-year-old emergency worker was killed on Thursday afternoon while battling the 'out-of-control' blaze alongside colleagues, officials confirmed.

Many local residents and holidaymakers staying nearby were told to evacuate their homes and accommodation, with a small number put up in a sports pavilion set up to house around 100 people.


Twin waterspouts form in south Palm Beach County, Florida

Two waterspouts formed in Lake Worth Beach on Sept. 9, 2021.
© Johnny Carter
Two waterspouts formed in Lake Worth Beach on Sept. 9, 2021.
Mother Nature put on a show in south Palm Beach County

Two waterspouts formed, and people saw them from all over.

Alexander Molina saw the twin spouts and shared the video with CBS12 News.

CBS12 News viewers Shirley Suarez and William Ramos captured photos of the spouts in the Lake Worth Beach area.


Hundreds of dead seabirds reported up and down the length of Scotland's coast

Many of the birds have been found in a bad condition
© St Cyrus Nature Reserve
Many of the birds have been found in a bad condition
Dozens of starved birds have been found dead on a Scots beach.

Last weekend the bodies of 56 dead guillemots, two razorbills and three gannets littered St Cyrus beach in Aberdeenshire with several more emaciated birds given over to the Scottish SPCA.

Bosses at the St Cyrus nature reserve have been left baffled by the huge numbers of bodies washing up with the tide- as the animals should now be further out to sea given the time of the year.

They added that a probe would be conducted to rule out anything 'more sinister'.

Hundreds of dead birds have been reported up and down the length of the country.