Welcome to Sott.net
Mon, 02 Aug 2021
The World for People who Think

Earth Changes


Floods affect 50,000 after rivers overflow in Arauca, Colombia

The end of the road

The end of the road
Severe flooding in Arauca Department in eastern Colombia has affected over 50,000 people since mid-July. Many of those affected are refugees from bordering Venezuela.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that heavy rains in the foothills of the plains and the upper part of the Arauca River from 11 July 2021 caused an increase in the flow levels of at least eleven rivers in the department.

Flooding damaged homes and livelihoods in rural and urban areas of the the municipalities of Saravena, Arauquita, Tame, Fortul and Arauca, and later in areas of Cravo Norte and Puerto Rondón municipalities. The departmental government reported 300,000 hectares of land was flooded. As much as 50% of rural land in the municipality of Arauca has flooded. Flooding has also damaged roads and bridges, leaving areas cut off.


Italy: Wildfires reach Sicilian town of Catania

Le Capannina beach in Catania, one of the many areas affected by the fires

Le Capannina beach in Catania, one of the many areas affected by the fires
Firefighters in Italy were battling wildfires for the second day in a row on Saturday, with the blazes reaching the Sicilian port city of Catania.

Late Friday, some 150 people were trapped in two seaside areas in Catania, before eventually being evacuated by sea, where they were picked up by rubber dinghies and transferred to Coast Guard boats.

The fires also forced the temporary closure of the region's airport, as part of a procedure to give precedence to air rescue and firefighting missions.


Dozens of waterspouts filmed over Lake Erie

Waterspout from an apartment window in Cleveland,
© M. Perryman
Waterspout from an apartment window in Cleveland
A line of showers produced dozens of waterspouts over Lake Erie near Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday, August 1.

This footage shows several waterspouts and dark storm clouds over Lake Erie as viewed from the Cleveland suburb of Rocky River.

A cold front was forecast to move through Cleveland on Sunday, bringing possible scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms to the area, according to the National Weather Service.

Cloud Lightning

2 people struck by lightning in Carter County, Missouri

Carter County, Missouri, officials reported two people were struck by lightning following a line of strong storms Saturday.

"At 7:10 p.m., Carter County Emergency Management reported a couple of people were struck by lightning while recreating on the water," the National Weather Service reported.

Scattered and numerous thunderstorms posed a "significant lightning hazard" Saturday evening across Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky, the NWS said, and advised anyone camping or boating anywhere in the area they should get off the water and seek safe shelter.

The NWS also said there has been an flooding risk because of heavy rains.


29 wildfires ignited by lightning in Klamath National Forest, California

A heat map shows fires in the Klamath National Forest.
© Inciweb
A heat map shows fires in the Klamath National Forest.
The following is a press release from the U.S. Forest Service:

Lightning from thunderstorms over the last several days has ignited roughly 29 fires over the western side of the Klamath National Forest. More lightning is forecasted for today, and additional new fires are anticipated due to the volume of lightning that has been received.

All but four of the fires are on the Salmon-Scott River Ranger District and are being managed as a single incident called the River Complex. The largest of these fires is the Cronan Fire, which is located 3.5 miles northeast of Sawyers Bar. It has been reported as 20 acres in size. Yesterday, helicopters and air tankers were used to limit the fire's spread while ground crews work on gaining access. Five of the fires have been contained and two have been called out.


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Angels in the skies

Angels in the skies
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
A video surfaced of what appeared to be an angel shifting state from an airplane window. This can be explained by voltage input to a plasma medium, which makes me think of ancient religions and plasma petroglyphs.

Comment: See also: It looks like we are beginning to observe what the ancients recorded at times of global upheaval/climate shift. See: Symbols of Transition: Shifting sands unveil 'stick man' petroglyphs on Hawaii beach

petroglyphs plasma
© thunderbolts.info


Earthquake rattles Greek islands close to Turkey


The Greek island of Nisyros
The Athens-based Institute of Geodynamics says a 5.4-magnitude tremor occurred early Sunday in the Aegean Sea, near the small Greek island of Nisyros, west of Rhodes

A 5.4-magnitude tremor occurred early Sunday in the Aegean Sea, near the small Greek island of Nisyros, west of Rhodes, the Athens-based Institute of Geodynamics reported.

The quake's epicenter was 23 kilometers (14.3 miles) south southwest of Nisyros, a small island, round in shape with about 1,000 inhabitants and an active volcano. The tremor occurred at 7:31 a.m. local time (0431 GMT) at a depth 15.6 kilometers (9.7 miles), the institute reported.

The quake was also felt in the Turkish coastal town of Datca in Mugla province. Turkey's emergency and disaster authority AFAD gave the magnitude as 5.5. Turkish authorities have not reported any damage.

Earlier, late Saturday and early Sunday, there had been two tremors of magnitudes 4.7 and 4.1, respectively.

Since then, several aftershocks have occurred. There are no reports of injuries or damage.

Cloud Precipitation

Historic deluge in Austrian town of Graz causes flooding and damage to homes

A rain storm that swept over the city of Graz in the Steiermark region of Austria on Friday evening smashed a rainfall record from 1938, flooded streets and cellars, and uprooted several trees.

One weather station in the city recorded rainfall of 110 litres per square metre in a 24-hour period, overtaking a record that had stood since the year 1938, when 105 litres fell in a 24-hour period.

City authorities appealed to residents not to leave their houses during the storm as rainwater swamped some streets and flooded into cellars.

Cloud Precipitation

Floods leave dozens dead and thousands homeless in Niger

File Photo: A general view shows ruins of houses destroyed by floods in Agadez, a market town northeast of Niger's capital Niamey, on September 3, 2009
© Reuters
File Photo: A general view shows ruins of houses destroyed by floods in Agadez, a market town northeast of Niger's capital Niamey, on September 3, 2009
At least 35 people were killed and 26,500 others were left homeless after heavy floods caused by torrential rains wreaked havoc in the Sahel country.

Heavy rains lashing arid Niger since June have killed 35 people and made more than 26,500 homeless, the civil protection agency said.

Twenty people died in house collapses, 15 drowned and 24 were injured, a statement said.

A total of 26,532 people had to leave their houses, it said.

Cloud Precipitation

At least 150 fatalities after flash floods in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan (UPDATE)

Dozens of people are feared dead after flash floods in Nuristan Province in eastern Afghanistan.

Flooding struck in Kamdesh district (also Kamdeish or Kamdish) in Nuristan Province late on 28 July 2021. As of 29 July, Ariana News television network in Afghanistan reported at least 60 fatalities.

Roads and telecommunications systems have been damaged. Afghanistan's National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said rescue and relief efforts have been hindered by the remote location of the affected area. The situation is further complicated by the fact the area is not under government control.

Comment: Update: Associated Press reports on July 31:
Taliban say flooding kills 150 in Afghanistan

Cleanup operations continued Saturday in the Afghan village of Merdesh after flash flooding struck a remote area in the country's mountainous northeast, killing at least 150 people.