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Lightning bolt strikes multiple people on beach in Naples, Florida

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A lightning strike leaves one person with moderate injuries and others with minor injuries after being hit by the bolt on Clam Pass beach.

Witnesses say the lightning strike happened around 6 p.m. on Monday. First responders arrived at the Clam Pass State Park in Naples for the call.

A worker at a nearby hotel said he was carrying a chair cushion to keep him from getting wet from the incoming storm when the bolt hit so close to him his hat fell off and he hit the sand.

Monday's lightning strike makes three separate incidents of people getting hit by lightning in the past ten days.


Seismograph

Shallow 6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off Indonesia's Sulawesi island

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An earthquake of 6.2-magnitude on Richter Scale struck near Indonesia's Sulawesi island on Monday, the United States Geological Survey said. The earthquake hit offshore Sulawasi island at around 5.39 PM but there is no tsunami warning as of now, news agency AFP reported.

There were no immediate reports of damage or loss of life. The epicenter of the quake was at a depth of 10 kilometres and at 97 km west-northwest of Luwuk, according to USGS. Tremors from the strong earthquake were also felt about 200 kilometres from the epicentre at Palu.

Indonesia falls under the 'Ring of Fire' arc on the Pacific ocean that has an intense seismic activity throughout the year. Also Read - Powerful Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Jolts Panama and Costa Rica

In 2018, a 7.5-magnitude earthquake, followed by tsunami in Palu had left more than 4,300 people dead or missing.

Windsock

At least eight killed in 20-car pileup in Utah sandstorm

The 20-car pileup in Utah
© Utah Highway Patrol
The 20-car pileup in Utah in which at least eight people were killed.
At least eight people have been killed in a 20-vehicle pileup during a sandstorm in Utah, the highway patrol said.

The crashes happened on Interstate 15 near the town of Kanosh on Sunday, the agency said in a news release. Several people were reportedly taken to hospitals in critical condition. Ground and air ambulances were used to transport crash victims.

The pileup occurred during a period of high winds that caused a dust or sandstorm which reduced visibility, the highway patrol said.

Five of the eight people killed were in one vehicle, while two others were in another vehicle, according to a news release. Another fatality was in a third vehicle.


Attention

Violent hailstorm destroys hundreds of cars on highway in northern Italy

Northern Italy hailstorm
© YouTube/Angkor Insider (screen capture)
A violent hailstorm has brought traffic to a halt on one of Italy's main highways, injuring a number of people and smashing car windows.

The storm hit part of the northern stretch of the road between Milan and Naples, which runs for almost 500 miles.

Hundreds of cars were pelted with hail, forcing drivers to pull up by the roadside and causing authorities to close part of the road for a short time.

Footage broadcast by Italian weather channel Meteo Weather 24, showed vehicles with smashed windscreens, stopped on the road as the storm passed.


Comment: Look at the size of those things! They're practically the size of megacryometeors:


RT further reports that:
The hailstorm not only battered people's homes and property, but also devastated fields, vineyards, and orchards in the area, with the damage to agriculture estimated in the millions.
Crop failures due to natural disasters this year are unprecedented.


Fire

Hundreds evacuated from Italian island of Sardinia amid massive wildfires

Sardinia wildfires
© Reuters / Cronache Nuoresi
Massive wildfires have ravaged tens of thousands of hectares on the Italian island of Sardinia. Firefighters are struggling to contain the blaze as it rages for a third day straight, with Rome asking the EU for help.

More than 20,000 hectares (50,000 acres) of forest and land have been devastated on Sardinia as wildfires raged through the Montiferru region in the island's west. The outbreaks also stretched east to the province of Ogliastra.

Videos published on social media showed walls of fire moving along the mountain slopes in Sardinia and closing in on some settlements, as plumes of black smoke blotted out the skies overhead. Firefighting aircraft water-bombed the blaze just meters away from homes, the footage showed.


Fire

Thousands evacuated as US wildfires burn across California and Nevada

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Fire crews are battling extreme temperatures as they try to control wildfires in California and Nevada. Hundreds of people have been evacuated.

In Washington DC, the moon turned a bright orange colour due to the smoke from the fires.


Comment: Wildfire smoke now covers much of the United States


Cloud Precipitation

Thousands evacuated in flood-hit Philippines

A man on a bicycle wades through a flooded
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A man on a bicycle wades through a flooded street in Manila, Philippines on July 24, 2021.
Typhoon In-Fa left the Philippines last Friday but continues to enhance the southwest monsoon.

Heavy rains over the weekend flooded different parts of the capital Manila and other provinces in Luzon and Visayas region. The disaster agency reported that 44,563 individuals were evacuated and are staying in 81 evacuation sites across the country.

Mary Jay Versoza and her whole family were evacuated from the coastal neighborhood of Baseco Compound in Manila City. Her house was flooded waist-deep and she was worried for the safety of her young children. Her family is staying at the Baseco Evacuation Center along with 277 other families.

Each family was provided with a modular tent, food and other necessities. But Versoza's worries are not yet over.


Fire

Massive forest fires in Catalonia and Andalusia, Spain

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Thousands of hectares have been devastated by forest fires over the weekend in Spain.

Above all, in the region of Catalonia, where the situation is critical. Dozens of people have had to be evicted due to the advance of the fire.

In the provinces of Barcelona and Tarragona, a fire is progressing uncontrollably leaving in its wake about 1,300 burned hectares, including part of a protected natural area, and crops, emergency services reported.

More than three hundred firefighters were deployed in the area with fifty water trucks and the support of fifteen tankers.


Attention

Part of offshore construction rig sinks into ocean in China, 4 people missing

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Four people are missing after falling into the sea when an offshore construction unit tilted off the coast of Huzhou City, China.

According to local media, at the time of the incident there were 65 people on board, of whom four are missing.

Currently, search and rescue efforts are taking place involving helicopters and vessels, while the jack-up unit has stabilized.

The unit was built in 2015, with the first information indicating that the cause of the incident could be a sudden penetration of one of the rig's legs into the seabed.

Comment: Could what caused this incident be similar to these 2 other recent, incredible likely Earth Change related events? See also: For more, check out SOTT radio's:


Arrow Down

Nine tourists killed after boulder crashes into tourist vehicle in Himachal Pradesh, India

A bridge collapsed due to a landslide at Batseri of Sangla valley in Kinnaur District on Sunday.
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A bridge collapsed due to a landslide at Batseri of Sangla valley in Kinnaur District on Sunday.
Nine tourists were killed after heavy boulders fell on their tempo traveller in a landslide in Sangla valley of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday.