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Deadly floods in Oaxaca, Mexico - 6.5 inches of rainfall in 24 hours

Flood damage in Oaxaca, Mexico, September 2020.
© Proteccion Civil Oaxaca
Flood damage in Oaxaca, Mexico, September 2020.
At least 2 people have died after heavy rainfall caused flooding and landslides in the state of Oaxaca, southwestern Mexico.

Figures from the country's meteorological agency Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN), show heavy rainfall in Oaxaca from 14 to 19 September. The town of Santa María Jacatepec recorded more than 165.5mm of rain in 24 hours to 19 September.

Flash floods, overflowing rivers and landslides since then have prompted authorities to declare a state of emergency in several municipalities in the Papaloapan Region. Local media said the overflowing Chiquito and Manso rivers flooded parts of San Juan Lalana, Santiago Choapam and Santiago Jocotepec municipalities.

Fatalities were reported in San Agustín Chayuco and San Juan Comaltepec municipalities.

Comment: Severe flooding also hit the city of Cuernavaca in the state of Morelos over the same time period:


30-year-old man airlifted to hospital after shark attack off Marathon, Florida

bull shark
A 30-year-old man was airlifted to the hospital Sunday morning after a shark attack off Marathon.

Andrew Charles Eddy of Georgia was snorkeling near Sombrero Key Light with family on a private boat when he was bitten in the shoulder.

Eddy was taken to Sombrero Beach, and then airlifted via the Trauma Star air ambulance to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami.


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Solar, economic and ice age cycles

Solar Cycle 25 prediction
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Experts now telling the world that Solar Cycle 25 will not live up to its expected strength, meaning a false hope forecast was given so the planet wouldn't equate low solar activity cycles in history and famine. At the same time the inverse of 1% elite stock traders have begun to see massive holdings while main street gobbles up the excess at market highs. A look at temps during the last ice age and coast line differences vs today.

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Further floods in West Java and Jakarta, Indonesia - 8 inches of rainfall in 24 hours

Floods in Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia 21 September 2020.
© BPBD Kabupaten Sukabumi
Floods in Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia 21 September 2020.
Further flooding has struck in Indonesia, this time in West Java Province along with parts of the capital, Jakarta. Officials report 2 people have died and 20 have been injured. The flooding follows a series of flood events that has affected several provinces of the country during September.

In West Java, heavy rainfall from 20 September caused the Cipeuncit River to break its banks flooding areas of Cicurug District in Sukabumi Regency on 21 September. Flooding was also reported in Parung Kuda and Cidahu Districts in the Regency.

Initial assessments suggested at least one house and one vehicle were swept away by the flash floods. Over 300 houses and 10 bridges were damaged. Disaster officials report that 20 people were injured and 210 families displaced. Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) later confirmed that 2 people had died in the floods.


At least 90 pilot whales dead and around 180 stranded in Tasmania's Macquarie Harbour in Australia (UPDATE)

Police, marine experts and scientists have rushed to a pod of about 250 whales that are believed to be stranded on a sandbar at Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania’s west coast on Monday.
© The Advocate/AAP
Police, marine experts and scientists have rushed to a pod of about 250 whales that are believed to be stranded on a sandbar at Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania’s west coast on Monday.
About 250 whales believed to be stuck on a sandbar on state's remote west coast

At least 25 pilot whales have died and more than 200 are stranded at Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania's west coast in what is believed to be one of Australia's worst beaching events.

A government marine conservation team was assessing the health of the whales late on Monday after they became stranded in three spots in and outside Macquarie Heads, near the town of Strahan.

Nic Deka, incident controller from the Tasmanian department of primary industry, parks, water and environment, told reporters it appeared from the air that about 25 of 30 whales stranded near Ocean Beach, outside the heads, have died.

Comment: The BBC reports on Sept.22:
At least a third of 270 whales stranded off Tasmania have died and more are feared to be dying, rescuers in Australia say.

However, crews were able to save 25 of the animals on Tuesday and are aiming to escort more back into the sea.

The pilot whales were discovered in shallow waters off the west coast of the island on Monday.

It's unknown what drew the whales to the shore. Marine biologists say the rescue mission will likely take days.

Whale beachings are common in the region, but one of this size has not been seen in over a decade.

Tasmania last recorded a mass stranding in 2009 involving around 200 whales.

Trained rescuers are helping move the whales into deeper waters
Trained rescuers are helping move the whales into deeper waters


Rain from Tropical Storm Noul triggers further floods in 5 provinces of Cambodia - at least 11 dead

Floods in Anlong Veng district, Oddar Meanchey province, Cambodia.
© Ministry of Water Resources
Floods in Anlong Veng district, Oddar Meanchey province, Cambodia.
Further flooding has struck in parts of Cambodia after heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Storm Noul. Disaster authorities report 11 people have died.

Previously flooding had affected Preah Sihanouk province, where 2,000 people were affected and 1 fatality was reported.

On 21 September, Cambodia's National Committee for Disaster Management reported that the impact of the typhoon Noul over the past few days has caused devastating flooding across the provinces of Pursat, Oddar Meanchey, Koh Kong and Pailin, as well as Preah Sihanouk.


Apocalyptic scene in Balakovo, Russia as dozens of birds fall from sky & lie scattered around streets

dead birds
Social media is awash with conspiracy theories after photos and videos posted online showed a Russian street littered with birds' corpses. The incident happened in Balakovo, a city best known for its large nuclear power plant.

According to a post from the page 'Typical Balakovo', on the Russian social networking site VK, residents of the city, in the Saratov Region, around 1,000km south of Moscow, witnessed a road strewn with dozens of dead birds.


Snow-covered Siglufjörður in Iceland surprises residents

Siglufjörður, dressed in white this morning.
© mbl.is/Sigurður Ægisson
Siglufjörður, dressed in white this morning.
The residents of Siglufjörður, North Iceland, woke up to a surprise this morning. All of a sudden, the surrounding mountains and the whole town were covered in snow, mbl.is reports.

You may remember that part of the popular TV series Trapped, directed by Baltasar Kormákur, was filmed in Siglufjörður on days when the town was under a thick blanket of snow.

The forecast is for continued snow showers in Siglufjörður and the neighboring town of Ólafsfjörður.


Emaciated grizzly bear found dead on central British Columbia coast as low salmon count sparks concern

The emaciated grizzly was found dead on Smith Inlet in Central Coast of B.C.

The emaciated grizzly was found dead on Smith Inlet in Central Coast of B.C.
An emaciated grizzly was found dead Thursday on the B.C. Central Coast yesterday, sparking concern over the rest of the bear population and its food supply.

The bear was found at Smith Inlet, about 60 kilometres north of Port Hardy in the traditional territory of the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw First Nation, by a Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw team on a river patrol near Nekite River estuary.

"The poor bear starved to death," said John Smith, a fisheries supervisor with the band and the one who found the dead grizzly. Smith said there are very few fish in the river right now, adding he saw five other bears who seemed "thinner than normal" but not as bad as the dead one.

'I've never seen anything like this before," said Patricia Sewid, a Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw fisheries officer.

While Sewid returned to Port Hardy last week she said that she had counted the lowest salmon numbers of her career.

Cloud Precipitation

Severe flood hits Karnataka, India after 17 inches of rain in 24 hours

Teams from India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been called on to rescue flood victims in the state of Karnataka.

Flooding struck after heavy rainfall from 19 September, affecting the city of Udupi and the surrounding areas.

Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) figures show that Udupi recorded just under 450 mm of rain in 24 hours to 20 September 2020. Local media said several rivers broke their banks damaging at least 4 bridges.