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'No lights, no heat. Nothing. Period': Unprecedented snowstorm forces state of emergency in Manitoba, Canada

Winnipeg snow storm
© John Woods / The Canadian Press
An early winter storm with heavy wet snow caused fallen trees, many on cars, and power lines in Winnipeg early Friday morning, October 11, 2019. Snow clearing crews were forced to hit the streets to clean up the damage.
As an early season snow and windstorm hammered Manitoba over the weekend, Marlene Beardy's pregnant granddaughter found herself stranded in Lake St. Martin, three hours north of Winnipeg, without heat or power and days away from giving birth.

"There was no heat, nothing at all. No lights, no heat. Nothing. Period," said Beardy, an evacuee from the northern Manitoba community, who was waiting to check into a hotel in Winnipeg on Monday.

Beardy is preparing to spend the next two weeks in a Winnipeg hotel with her granddaughter — who made it safely to Winnipeg after initial challenges evacuating — and newborn great-grandson, who was born in Winnipeg at 7:38 a.m. on Monday.

Thousands of people have been evacuated from northern First Nations communities in Mantioba as Manitoba Hydro works to rebuild vast stretches of the power grid in the province, warning it could take four days to restore full power to Winnipeg and 10 days to restore power to hard hit parts of the province outside the city.

Evacuating the northern communities proved especially challenging because the storm, which blew into Manitoba on Thursday night, knocked down thousands of trees, power poles and power lines in the province, blocking roads in places and knocking out both power and, in some areas, cell phone towers and phone connections.

Comment: Manitoba, Canada is getting pummeled by an early winter snowstorm


Ice Age Farmer Report: ALERT - Fall Blizzard Risks 10-20% US Acres?

The early fall blizzard punctuates what has been the worst growing season in American history.

Record late plantings imply crops are too immature to make it through this early winter, as the growing seasons shrink on both sides. Up to 10-20% of the US Corn crop is at risk by some estimates, as the USDA numbers/narrative diverge further from reality, tensions are rising, and efforts to hide the truth are escalating. Things are going to get worse before they get better. Prepare.



It's a record-snowy start for the Northern Rockies and Plains and winter is still over 2 months away

October 2019 Blizzard

October 2019 blizzard
Just three weeks into autumn, a pair of unusually strong early season snowstorms delivered the the snowiest start to the season on record to parts of the northern Rockies and Northern Plains.

By season, we mean that time of year between the first snow of fall and last snow of spring.

And so far, it's been a busy start.

A late September snowstorm buried parts of the far northern Rockies in up to 4 feet of snow.

Last week's storm, named Winter Storm Aubrey by The Weather Channel, dumped up to 30 inches of snow and brought blizzard conditions to parts of North Dakota.


Swarms of locusts descend in Pakistan, eat up standing crops

Swarms of locusts coming from India in Cholistan have played havoc with standing crops in the region, ARY News reported on Saturday.

The swarms of locusts have damaged cotton crop in several villages of Sadiqabad adjoining to Cholistan.

Several swarms of locusts, a species of grasshoppers, eat up plants, grass and shrubs and deprived villages from greenery in the area after their descend in the region.

Local farmers were trying to push them out of the area on self help basis with traditional means including beating metal cans.

Assistant Commissioner Sadiqabad has said that the government has launched a spray campaign to address the menace.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning claims 65 lives in 5 yrs in the Indian district of Koraput

Cases of lightning casualties are on the rise in Koraput district. In the last five years, 65 people have lost their lives while 242 heads of cattle perished due to lightning strikes, a report said.

Environmentalists have blamed this on the increasing ecological imbalance in the district.

According to the district emergency department, nine people and 62 cattle died in lightning strikes in the district in 2015-16 while 27 people and 49 cattle died in 2016-17 and 2017-18.

In 2018-19, lightning struck 13 people and 46 cattle dead.

In 2019-20 till date, the district has reported deaths of 16 people and 83 cattle due to lightning.

Comment: Rise in lightning deaths in Odisha, India - 1,256 killed in 3 years


17 whales strand on Sabu Island, Indonesia - 11 die

Six of the dead stranded whales were buried in a traditional ceremony

Six of the dead stranded whales were buried in a traditional ceremony
Seventeen whales became stranded on Menia Beach in West Sabu, Sabu Raijua regency, East Nusa Tenggara, on Thursday with 11 of them dying, possibly from the severe wounds all over their bodies.

"The wounds could have been caused by the corals along Menia Beach," Sabu Raijua Police chief Comr. Samuel Simbolon told The Jakarta Post, Thursday.

He said the whales were found stranded on the beach at about 1 p.m. local time, promptly attracting locals to see them. Some people went down to the beach to use speedboats to try to help the mammals return to the sea. Others helped recover the dead ones.


Why Japan's skies turned purple day before Typhoon Hagibis

japan typhoon hagibis
© Twitter photo: @ara_to1
Purple sky in Japan
At least 10 people were killed and around 140 injured as Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in Japan at 7 pm Saturday (local time), with wind speeds of 144 kmph and heavy rains.

Hagibis, which means "speed" in the Filipino language of Tagalog, is reportedly the worst storm Japan has seen in 60 years. The same day, Japan was also struck by an earthquake, measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale, off its south-eastern shore.

As Hagibis wreaked havoc, social media was flooded with shocking images of the storm's impact — trucks falling like dominoes, roofs flying off buildings, and flooded streets.

Hagibis raised the water level by a metre along several parts of the Japanese coast. Six million people have been affected by the typhoon, which is expected to head out to sea again by end of the day Sunday.

Comment: While there appears to be a 'mundane' explanation for the phenomenon, when we take into account the inreasing trend of strange skies throughout the planet, it may be that there is more going than science can thus far explain or that the processes involved are changing: Also check out SOTT radio's:


Typhoon Hagibis: Death toll rises to 37 as Japan deploys 110,000 rescuers after worst storm in decades

Typhoon Hagibis was the worst storm to hit the country in decades
Typhoon Hagibis was the worst storm to hit the country in decades
More than 110,000 people are taking part in search and rescue operations after Typhoon Hagibis struck Japan on Saturday.

The typhoon - the worst storm to hit the country in decades - has left at least 37 dead, with 20 missing.

Typhoon Hagibis also caused the cancellation of three Rugby World Cup matches but the key match between Japan and Scotland went ahead.

Japan won 28-21 to reach the quarter-finals for the first time.

Afterwards, national team coach Jamie Joseph paid tribute to those affected.

"Everyone who is suffering with the typhoon, this game was all for you guys. The crowd was massive for us, and today was more than just a game," he said.

The typhoon has weakened and moved away from land but has left a trail of destruction.

Thousands of police officers, fire fighters, coast guard, and military are working to reach those trapped by landslides and floods.

The typhoon battered into eight prefectures across Japan, with wind speeds of up to 225km/h (140mph).

Comment: At least 19 people killed after Typhoon Hagibis slams southern Japan - Tokyo simultaneously hit by 5.3M earthquake - UPDATE


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: China's devastating crop losses now evident, US no better off

China has shown without a doubt that they are strained with the available amount of food for the population. Pork imports are up 7X over the last month and general food inflation at 45%, and now the biggest news of all is the the corn auctions to market in China have ceased. The last four years averaged 100 million tons per year, this year it is 22 million and no more will be sold, add the Historic blizzard sweeping the US and Canadian grow zones means two of the largest food producers on the planet are in distress.



More sick Laughing Gulls turn up on Anna Maria Island, Florida

What's making these laughing gulls sick?

What's making these laughing gulls sick?
Days after a number of Laughing Gulls were found dead in Sarasota County, roughly two dozen of the birds were found deceased in Manatee County.

Over the past week, nine dead Laughing Gulls were found on beaches in Siesta and Lido Keys in Sarasota County and an additional 30 were reported sick. On Tuesday, wildlife officials confirm they received reports of dead birds on Passage Key off Anna Maria Island.

A handful of sick gulls were discovered by Anna Maria Island residents on Wednesday and brought to Wildlife Inc. for rehabilitation. Founder Ed Straight is working hard to nurse them back to health.

"We have been doing this for 32 years and we have never seen anything like this before," he said.

Straight said the sick gulls were discovered by the Anna Maria City Pier and Coquina Beach.