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St Vincent and the Grenadines - Heavy rainfall triggers mudflows and flash floods - up to 5 inches of rain in 6 hours

Lahar / mudflows in the Red Zone on the Windward side of St.Vincent and the Grenadines, from Georgetown to Owia, April 2021.
© Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)
Lahar / mudflows in the Red Zone on the Windward side of St.Vincent and the Grenadines, from Georgetown to Owia, April 2021.
Heavy rain has caused floods, landslides and lahars (volcanic mudflows) in several areas the Caribbean island country of St Vincent and the Grenadines according to the country's National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO).

As of 30 April the worst affected areas were in parts of the main island of St Vincent. NEMO reported rainfall accumulations ranging from 75 to 125 mm during a 6 hour period on 29 April 2021.

Flooding brought traffic to a standstill after roads were swamped in areas around the capital Kingstown. Landslides blocked roads on the city's outskirts. At least 2 houses collapsed and several others were damaged in areas around the capital.

The country is still struggling with the effects of ongoing eruptions of the La Soufriere volcano that began 09 April 2021. Following the heavy rain the government issued warnings to residents and drivers, saying "persistent rain and ash build-up on the roads and in drains have created conditions for flooding."


Fire

Iceland's Fagradalsfjall Volcano continues spectacular eruption after being dormant for 6,000 years

Fagradalsfjall volcano eruption
© YouTube/Ruptly (screen capture)
Iceland's Fagradalsfjall volcano has been putting on a spectacular display of new eruptions, over a month since it first erupted, as onlookers continue to gather to watch fiery fountains and rivers of lava.

The lava flows erupting from Fagradalsfjall volcano near Geldingadalir on the Reykjanes Peninsula were captured in day and nighttime footage from RT's Ruptly video agency. A new fissure opened at the site on Thursday.

Eruptions in the region of southwestern Iceland began on March 19, following heavy seismic activity in the area. The Reykjanes Peninsula has not seen a volcanic eruption in nearly 900 years - and Mount Fagradalsfjall itself is believed to have been dormant for hundreds of years.

The latest continuous eruptions have already modified the local landscape, with flowing lava filling up mountain valleys. Some onlookers seen in the footage have been lucky enough to witness the process. Authorities say the burning rivers are not flowing fast enough to pose an immediate danger, so visitors have been permitted to visit the site.


Comment: See also: 34,000 quakes in two weeks near Fagradalsfjall volcano, Iceland - 900% increase in activity compared with whole of 2020


Ice Cube

Fierce hail storms batter Texas, Oklahoma: 'Billion-dollar' damage likely from 'gargantuan' hail

Storm damage to cars in Norman, Oklahoma
© CHRIS LANDSBERGER/THE OKLAHOMAN
Storm damage to cars in Norman, Okla., on April 29, 2021, after a hail storm hit the area the day before.
Residents in Texas and Oklahoma were recovering Thursday after hail as large as softballs battered portions of the states a day earlier, leaving behind shattered windows on cars and in homes.

In Oklahoma, at least one injury was reported when large hail hit Norman and surrounding areas Wednesday evening, officials said. A National Weather Service spotter reported hail in excess of 3 inches in diameter around 9 p.m. in the Norman area.

A wind gust of 69 mph was measured in the area at 9 p.m. as the storm pushed through.

In all there were 38 reports of severe hail across the two states, according to the Storm Prediction Center.

"Yesterday was certainly a billion-dollar hail loss day across the U.S.," Northern Illinois University meteorologist Victor Gensini said. "San Antonio and Fort Worth, Texas - along with Norman - were all impacted with large to significant hail. In addition, there was one gargantuan (4 inch) hail report near Hondo, Texas."


Comment: Last year the world was hammered by a record 50 billion-dollar weather disasters.

It is becoming more apparent that erratic seasons, extreme weather patterns and natural disasters are increasing, which is not a consequence of "human-caused climate change" (formerly known as man-made 'global warming') as parroted relentlessly by the MSM, but part of a natural cycle.

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Snowflake

Heavy spring snow falls on Flagstaff, Arizona

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Snows in Flagstaff, Ariz. on April 27. The snow was falling at a rate of two inches per hour, but warm temps were expected to keep snow from accumulating.
Source: STORYFUL


Comment: In nearby Coconino National Forest:




Ice Cube

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Why is this information being released now in 2021?

AI sunspot cycles
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Artificial Intelligence has forecast Grand Solar Minimum level sunspot activity beginning now through 2050, this has made it through the main stream media. Interestingly, the same information was released in 2015 by Valentina Zharkova but denied and dismissed. Why is this solar activity information being released at this moment ? Is it to explain why all continents are experiencing crop damage and yield reductions from abnormal cold? My findings and thoughts are explained in the video. Thank you for watching.


Comment: We're entering an ice age. Its effects will likely be felt within the coming year, and its devastating consequences over the next 3-5 years.

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Ice Cube

April 2021 is on track to be the frostiest in Britain for 60 YEARS

UK April snow

People walking their dog are caught in a heavy snow shower on Wimbledon Common on a cold morning with freezing temperatures on April 12
For gardeners whose flowers have been suffering from the cold, the news will come as little surprise.

This April has been Britain's frostiest in at least 60 years.

And experts warn it will cause severe damage to the harvest of plums, cherries and other soft fruit.

There have been 13 days of air frost in the past month, making it the frostiest April since records began in 1960, provisional Met Office data shows. The previous record holder was April 1970, with 11.

Despite the cold nights, the sunny weather means this month is also on course to be among the driest on record. So far there has been only 7 per cent of the average rainfall for the time of year. Mark McCarthy, of the National Climate Information Centre, said: 'We've been seeing a high frequency of frosts overnight throughout April thanks largely to persistent clear skies.'

But the conditions have caused havoc for many farmers and growers. Guy Barter of the Royal Horticultural Society said: 'Considerable damage has been experienced in many gardens with flowers such as camellia and magnolias being scorched, and cherry, plum and pear blossom injured so that the fruit crop will be reduced.'

Comment: Earlier this month France declared a national emergency after one-third of its wine production was lost to rare spring frosts.


Meanwhile in the United States, Midwest and Eastern vineyards were hit by historic snow and freeze events.


Boat

Floods affect 1,700 families in Barbacoas, Colombia

The swollen Telembí river caused floods in Barbacoas, Nariño Department, Colombia, April 2021.
© Municipality of Barbacoas
The swollen Telembí river caused floods in Barbacoas, Nariño Department, Colombia, April 2021.
The overflowing Telembí river caused flooding in the municipality of Barbacoas in Nariño Department, western Colombia from 21 April 2021.

The flooding came after a period of heavy rainfall in the region. According to the local government, 23 areas of the municipality were flooded. Damage to roads and homes was reported and 1,700 families were affected. The municipal government said.


Attention

Two basking sharks wash up within days on coast of West Cork, Ireland

The shark at Harbour View
© Ciara McCarthy
The shark at Harbour View
The carcass of a second basking shark has washed up on the coast of West Cork just days after the discovery of an unusually fresh specimen 20km away.

According to Cork Beo, the second large fish was found at the weekend near Courtmacsherry and is believed to have been dead for some time.

Another basking shark carcass measuring a whopping seven metres that beached at Inchydoney last week presented a rare opportunity for marine biologists to examine relatively fresh remains.


Attention

Swedish islanders warned to 'stay away from explosive whale'

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A small town on the Swedish island of Öland has issued a stark warning to locals and visitors not to come too close to a nearby beached humpback whale for fear it might explode.

On Wednesday morning, the municipality of Mörbylånga issued a public notice stating that it was "dangerous", and that it was issuing a "strong warning not to under any circumstances approach the whale cadaver".

"People are so interested that they are putting on waders and stomping around near the whale," Staffan Åsén, the town's environment chief, told Sweden's public broadcaster SVT.


Attention

Endangered blue whale washes up on beach in Namibia

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The dead body of a rare, endangered species of a blue whale washed up on a beach in Namibia on Tuesday with lesions suggesting it collided with a ship, scientists said.

A whale-watcher first spotted the mammal on Monday, "floating upside down" off Namibia's port town of Walvis Bay, conservationist Simon Elwen told AFP.

The body drifted to shore on Tuesday morning, revealing a broken pectoral fin.

"The balance of evidence at the moment strongly suggests it was struck by a ship very close to the bay," Elwen said, noting the freshness of the animal´s skin suggested the incident took place near to land.