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Mountain, houses and tunnel entrance collapse due to continuous heavy rainfall in Shaanxi, China

Flooded road in China

Flooded road in China
Affected by 4 rounds of heavy rainfall and floods since July, at about 18:30 on September 9, 2021, a large mountainside collapsed sending smoke into the air due to continuous rainfall in Zhenba County, Hanzhong City, Shaanxi Province, in northern China.

210 National Highway and Yushui River water obstructed by the fallen debris. One person suffered fractures to his leg and ribs and another was trapped.

The injured person was sent to the hospital for treatment, while the trapped person was rescued successfully and his vital signs are stable.

After the danger occurred, the local emergency rescue and rescue headquarters was established to carry out emergency rescue and disposal work. At present, 210 National Highway has implemented traffic diversion control, and the village groups around the landslide are being arranged to transfer personnel from upstream and downstream risk areas. Rescue and rescue work is being carried out in an orderly manner.


Firefighter killed in wildfire on Costa Del Sol, Spain as 1,000 forced to evacuate

The wildfire is the most devastating of the last decade in Malaga province
© Europa Press
The wildfire is the most devastating of the last decade in Malaga province
A devastating wildfire affecting mountains behind the popular Costa del Sol resort of Estepona has left a firefighter dead and forced more than 1,000 people to abandon their homes.

The 44-year-old emergency worker was killed on Thursday afternoon while battling the 'out-of-control' blaze alongside colleagues, officials confirmed.

Many local residents and holidaymakers staying nearby were told to evacuate their homes and accommodation, with a small number put up in a sports pavilion set up to house around 100 people.


Twin waterspouts form in south Palm Beach County, Florida

Two waterspouts formed in Lake Worth Beach on Sept. 9, 2021.
© Johnny Carter
Two waterspouts formed in Lake Worth Beach on Sept. 9, 2021.
Mother Nature put on a show in south Palm Beach County

Two waterspouts formed, and people saw them from all over.

Alexander Molina saw the twin spouts and shared the video with CBS12 News.

CBS12 News viewers Shirley Suarez and William Ramos captured photos of the spouts in the Lake Worth Beach area.


Hundreds of dead seabirds reported up and down the length of Scotland's coast

Many of the birds have been found in a bad condition
© St Cyrus Nature Reserve
Many of the birds have been found in a bad condition
Dozens of starved birds have been found dead on a Scots beach.

Last weekend the bodies of 56 dead guillemots, two razorbills and three gannets littered St Cyrus beach in Aberdeenshire with several more emaciated birds given over to the Scottish SPCA.

Bosses at the St Cyrus nature reserve have been left baffled by the huge numbers of bodies washing up with the tide- as the animals should now be further out to sea given the time of the year.

They added that a probe would be conducted to rule out anything 'more sinister'.

Hundreds of dead birds have been reported up and down the length of the country.


Bloodbath scenes at Scots beach as 3 whales die on shoreline

Two were in the water while another was further up the beach, in huge pools of their own blood.

Bloodbath scenes unfolded at a Scots beach where three whales tragically passed away.

Upsetting images shared with the Daily Record show the three mammals, believed to be Sowerby's beaked whales, washed up on Sandhead Bay in Dumfries and Galloway on Tuesday.

Two were in the water while another was further up the beach, in huge pools of their own blood.

Local dog walkers rushed to their aid and called emergency services at around 7.30am.

But it was too late for the marine creatures, that died a short time later.

Cloud Precipitation

Violent hailstorm pummels Beijing, roads flood

On the evening of September 7, multiple weather warnings were issued in Beijing, thunderstorm + hail + gale, and many underground hail in Yanqing, Shunyi, and Changping of Beijing hit the ground densely.

Comment: Related: Beijing's flood season precipitation hits 20-year high - 70% above average in 2021


Impressive video of glacial outburst flood in Iceland

Flood water is expected to continue spreading in the lowlands.
© mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson
Flood water is expected to continue spreading in the lowlands.
Thanks to mbl.is photographer Eggert Jóhannesson, who took this impressive drone video yesterday, you can see how dark and muddy Skaftá river, South Iceland, looks these days, during the glacial outburst flood, or jökulhlaup, which began September 1. In the video, you'll see the old bridge over the river, almost submerged.

At present, the flood is subsiding, mbl.is reports. The maximum discharge by Sveinstindur mountain was about 1,500 m3 per second Tuesday morning, according to Einar Hjörleifsson, natural hazards specialist at the Icelandic Met Office. According to the latest updates from the Met Office , posted at 8:30 am, the discharge is presently below 600 m3 per second by Sveinstindur.


14-stone hyena savages man in Maharashtra, India

The mutt latches on to his arm with its jaws

The mutt latches on to his arm with its jaws
This is the chilling moment a 14st snarling hyena emerges from tall grass and pounces on an elderly man.

Forest officials later found the enormous beast's dead body 28 miles away.

In the clip, the OAP can be seen walking his tiny dog along a road in a village near India's western city of Pune, when a vicious hyena pokes out of the grass to his left.

The predator approaches and pounces on the terrified old man, before moving on to a motorcyclist riding past.

Someone immediately comes to his aid but the creature warns him away by bearing his teeth.

Cloud Precipitation

Monumental floods and destruction in Pattaya, Thailand - 2nd deluge within 2 weeks

Pattaya awakened on Wednesday morning to what looked like a scene out of a Hollywood disaster movie.

All throughout the night the tropical storm wielded its wrath, dumping non-stop heavy rain all over the country and Pattaya was not spared.

The rain did not stop at dawn but kept pouring down all morning and through most of the day.

Pattaya streets are known to flood even with the slightest of rainfall, but with such a forceful blitz of rain throughout the night, the worst was about to hit the unsuspecting citizens that day.

By late morning, the extent of the devastation became more visible as water rose to new heights in almost every part of town.

Comment: For details of the earlier event on 27th August, see: Flooding in Pattaya, Thailand over 1 metre deep strands cars, floods homes

Cloud Precipitation

2 dead, 3 missing after floods in Tungurahua Province, Ecuador

© Bomberos Baños de Agua Santa
Flood damage in Baños, Tungurahua Province, Ecuador, September 2021.
Three people have died and 2 are still missing after flash floods in Tungurahua Province in central Ecuador on 05 September 2021.

Flooding struck in areas around Baños de Agua Santa (known as Baños) after heavy rain caused the La Estancia river to break its banks, according to Ecuador's National Risk and Emergency Management Service (SNGRE). Landslides were also reported in the area, and a bridge was severely damaged leaving around 50 people isolated in the La Estancia sector.

Five people were swept away in the floods. As of 08 September, rescue teams had located the bodies of 3 victims. Two people are still missing and search and rescue operations involving the local Fire Department and Red Cross were continuing.