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Death toll from floods and landslides reaches 213 in Maharashtra, India

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Heavy rains triggered massive floods and landslides in many parts of Maharashtra, especially in the coastal Konkan and the western districts, since July 20.

The death toll of the last week's rain-related incidents in Maharashtra rose to 213 on Wednesday with the worst-hit Raigad district alone accounting for nearly 100 fatalities, the state government said.

Eight persons are still missing
, an official release said. Heavy rains triggered massive floods and landslides in many parts of Maharashtra, especially in the coastal Konkan and the western districts, since July 20.

Of 213 deaths, the maximum 95 were reported in Raigad district, followed by 46 in Satara, 35 in Ratnagiri, 15 in Thane, seven in Kolhapur, four in Mumbai, three in Pune, four in Sindhudurg and two each in the eastern Maharashtra's Wardha and Akola districts, said a statement issued by the disaster management department.

Eight people are still missing while 52 injured persons are being treated at various government and private hospitals, it said. Most of the deaths in Raigad, Satara and Ratnagiri districts were caused by landslides, while floods claimed many lives in Kolhapur and Sangli.


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Massive landslide takes out road in Himachal Pradesh, India

A stretch of road collapses due to a landslide in the Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh, India.

A stretch of road collapses due to a landslide in the Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh, India.
As details of the incident are yet to be ascertained, there is no confirmation of any loss of life.

A terrifying video has emerged on social media in which a road going up to the hills can be seen collapsing into the chasm in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district.

The video was shared by Congress leader Srinivas BV.

As details of the incident, which reportedly took place near Nahan town, are yet to be ascertained, there is no confirmation of any loss of life.

The National Highway 707 is now blocked due to the landslide.


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Rain storm accompanied by strong winds and flooding hits Medina, Saudi Arabia

Picture for illustrative purpose.

Picture for illustrative purpose.
A majestic rain storm accompanied by strong winds sweeping Medina! Kingdom Saudi Arabia.


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Wide waterspout filmed over the Black Sea off Sinop, Turkey

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A waterspout whirled over the Black Sea off the coast of the Turkish province of Sinop. A local reporter filmed the natural spectacle.


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At least 60 fatalities after flash floods in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

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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.


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Severe flash floods cause damage and casualties in Sonora, Mexico

Floods in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, 23 July 2021.
© Public Safety of the Municipality of Nogales
Floods in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, 23 July 2021.
Storms and rain affecting parts of South West USA has also caused severe flooding in border areas of Mexico over the last few days.

Authorities in Sonora State reported flooding in the border city of Heroica Nogales (more commonly known as Nogales) from 22 July when police were called on to rescue people from vehicles trapped in floods.

Further storms and rain caused severe flooding on 27 July. Raging flood waters raced through streets, carrying along vehicles and damaging buildings. The city government offered condolences to the family a young woman who died in a vehicle trapped in the floods.


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Teenager dies 11 days after being struck by lightning while walking on beach at Marco Island, Florida

Bethune was with family on Tigertail Beach on July 17 when he was struck by lightning that afternoon

Bethune was with family on Tigertail Beach on July 17 when he was struck by lightning that afternoon
A Georgia teen died Wednesday afternoon, 11 days after he was struck by lightning on a Florida Beach.

The teen was one of five people struck by lightning on beaches in southwest Florida over a 10-day span in July, the Naples Daily News reported.

Walker Bethune, 17, was just a few feet away from his family on Tigertail Beach, where they were vacationing on July 17, when he was struck, according to Marco Island police.

'Please know that today's update comes with heavy hearts for ALL of us that LOVE Walker,' his family reported on social media Wednesday evening.

'He passed away peacefully this afternoon, listening to one of his favorite Allman Brothers songs, appropriately named, "Soulshine."'


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Britain's climate getting warmer, sunnier and wetter - Met Office

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A tree is seen in a sun-dried and parched Clapham Common, during hot weather, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain August 12, 2020.
Recent decades in Britain have been warmer, wetter and sunnier than in the last century, with last year the third warmest on record, a report by climate scientists said on Thursday.

The report points to how Britain's climate is already changing as experts warn that extreme weather events, such as floods, heatwaves and droughts, will increase across the world due to the effects of global warming.

"Average temperatures for the UK continue to climb, with nearly a degree of warming when comparing the most recent 30 years with the preceding 30-year period," said Mike Kenson, lead author and senior climate scientist at the Met Office.

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Tim Ball receives the lifetime achievement in climate science award

Dr. Tim Ball
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Tim Ball is presented the Lifetime Achievement in Climate Science Award from The Heartland Institute at the Thirteenth International Conference on Climate Change. Tom Harris, executive director of the International Climate Science Coalition, presents the award.


Comment: Have a look at this Adapt 2030 Iinterview:

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Interview with Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Pierre Lescaudron

 Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection



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Cold wave brings rare snow to 13 Brazilian cities in the state of Rio Grande do Sul - Also to Northern Argentina and Uruguay

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At least 13 cities in the Brazilian State of Río Grande do Sul Wednesday recorded snowfalls, a rare event for the region, but one that has come to be due to this year's harsh winter temperatures.

Snow was recorded in cities such as Pelotas, São Francisco de Paula, Gramado, Carlos Barbosa, Bagé, Herval, Piratini, Caxias do Sul, Marau and Farroupilha, it was reported.

The wave of cold air that passes through southern Brazil brought snow to at least 13 cities in Rio Grande do Sul, in addition to frozen rain.

According to Somar Meteorologia, there was snowfall in Pelotas, São Francisco de Paula, Gramado, Carlos Barbosa, Bagé, Herval, Piratini, Caxias do Sul, Marau and Farroupilha, where children took to the streets to celebrate and build up snowmen, which are very foreign to the area.


Comment: Northern Argentina and Uruguay also experienced this rare snowfall:
In the last few hours, snowfall has been occurring in places where it is unusual for this type of weather to appear.