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Sinkhole in Brazil swallows mother and daughter as they drive behind truck

Sinkhole opens in Brazil
© YouTube/Jornal Lê Aí

A mother and daughter casually driving along the streets of Flores da Cunha in Brazil were swallowed up by a giant sinkhole which suddenly opened up in the road before them.

Vanessa Cavagnolli, 34, suffered a broken nose and her daughter Andressa Carnesela, 12, sustained minor, non-life threatening injuries in the dramatic incident in the Rio Grande do Sul region on Tuesday.

CCTV footage from the street shows the road disintegrating after a heavy construction truck carrying clay drove over it.

The driver immediately behind the truck averted danger in time but Cavagnolli unwittingly sped right into the abyss. Thankfully, Cavagnolli was largely unharmed, and could be seen getting out of her vehicle in shock at what had just unfolded.

Snowflake Cold

Hail hits Phoenix, snow plagues Denver and the weather forecast ahead of holiday travel rush

Stormy weather is expected to start this weekend and last through Thanksgiving week.

On Thursday, a storm in the west dumped more than 1 foot of snow from northern Arizona to the Colorado Rockies. Even the Grand Canyon saw up to three inches.

Meanwhile, heavy hail struck Phoenix, Arizona, coating roads and neighborhoods, nearly looking like snow.

That same storm brought about 1 inch of snow and freezing rain to Denver Thursday night, causing dangerous driving conditions and a crash involving over 50 cars.

Snowflake Cold

Martin Armstrong Warns Of The Coming "Big Freeze"

big freeze ahead sign

The BIG FREEZE is upon us.

The volatility in weather that our computer has been forecasting on a long-term basis should result in this winter being colder than the last. In Britain, the snow has hit an already flood-ravaged country as temperatures plunged to -7C. This is part of the problem we face. The ground freezes down and this prevents winter crops.

During the late 1700s, the ground froze to a depth of 2 feet according to John Adams. When John Adams set out to travel to Philadelphia, it was bitterly cold and there was a foot or more of snow that covered the landscape that had blanketed Massachusetts from one end of the province to the other. Beneath the snow, after weeks of severe cold, the ground was frozen solid to a depth of two feet. Packed ice in the road made the journey very hazardous.

Comment: See also: David DuByne of Adapt 2030 recently had a two part discussion with Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Pierre Lescaudron, editors at SOTT.net and authors of Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection: The Secret History of the World.

See here for Part 1 and Part 2.

Review of Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection. The book is available to purchase here.

Ice Cube

Farmers in Canterbury, New Zealand fearing 80 percent crop loss from hailstorm

One of the large hailstones that fell on Timaru, New Zealand
© Facebook / Rob Haines
One of the large hailstones that fell on Timaru, New Zealand.
Canterbury farmers are scrambling to salvage what was spared from hail the size of eggs which pummelled Canterbury this week.

Some of them are fearing as much as an 80 percent crop loss after two severe storms battered the region.

Insurers said they've received hundreds of claims after the egg-sized hail and driving rain caused extensive damage.

"Its been pretty extensive its done a lot of damage to a broad range of crops, wheat and barley particularly.

"It's just been chopped right off by the hail storm," Brian Leadley, Vice-chairperson of Federated Farmers, said.

His crop of peas is just one month out from harvest. He said the storm bruised the plants badly.

Many of the crops are going to be exposed to disease which means farmers may have to invest more money into crops.

Comment: Erratic seasons and extreme weather devastating crops around the world


'Apocalyptic-like scenes' as huge dust storm turns Australian town orange

An orange sky is seen as a dust storm blankets Mildura, Victoria, Australia
© Courtesy of Kenny Fong/Social Media via REUTERS
An orange sky is seen as a dust storm blankets Mildura, Victoria, Australia November 21, 2019, in this still image obtained from a social media video.
Powerful winds sweeping through southeastern Australia have coated a town in dust, giving the sky a dark orange hue. Residents said that dust storms are becoming more regular, making the area uninhabitable.

Videos and photographs show the darkened skies above Mildura, Victoria - the result of strong winds that reached 40kph (24mph) on Thursday. Temperatures were also recorded at a scorching 40°C (104°F).


Final Saskatchewan crop report shows worst harvest in years

Heavy snow and rain during harvest on the Canadian Prairies
© Mike Drew
Heavy snow and rain during harvest on the Canadian Prairies – including this canola field east of Cremona, Alta., on Nov. 5, 2019 – have left several million acres of canola buried until spring, the latest blow in a miserable year that may compound farmer problems into 2020.
Despite late-season gains, millions of acres of Saskatchewan crops will remain under snow until spring as the worst harvest in years comes to a close.

The year's final crop report, released Thursday, shows 93 per cent of crops combined. That's up from 90 per cent on Oct. 28 but well below averages in previous years, where up to 99 per cent of crops were completely harvested by the end of October. Of the province's canola — a valuable cash crop — nine per cent is unharvested.

"Most farmers we're speaking to are holding off until spring," crops extension specialist Cory Jacob said in an interview with Postmedia last week.

Crops that were harvested are almost all of below-average quality, which Jacob said was the culmination of a year of bad weather that began with a spring too dry for germinating followed by a winter too wet and snowy for harvesting.


Swarm of angry wasps kill 3 men in China, injure 5

Three killed and five injured after wasps attack a family

Three killed and five injured after wasps attack a family
Three men lost their lives and five more were injured after a family of eight was returning from a funeral and was attacked by a swarm of angry wasps in China. The members of the Pang family were returning from a cremation ceremony of a family member of November 17 when the tragic incident took place.

The two men who were attacked by the aggressive wasps were reported dead on the spot. One of the two men was a 70-year-old lost his life due to severe allergic reaction caused by the wasp stings. All the injured people were taken to the nearby local hospital, Xingye People's Hospital. The hospital authorities declared that two men of ages 60 and 87 died due to anaphylactic shock.

Comment: Deadly giant hornets kill 42 people in China, injure 1500

Cloud Precipitation

Rivers overflow in Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany, Italy

The flooding Idice river in Bologna Province, Italy, November 2019.
© Comune di Budrio, Vigili del Fuoco
The flooding Idice river in Bologna Province, Italy, November 2019.
More severe weather is affecting parts of northern Italy, with snowfall and avalanches in mountainous areas and flooding rivers in Emilia-Romagna Region and neighbouring Tuscany. Italy's fire service Vigili del Fuoco said it had carried out 8,000 interventions during the past week due to bad weather, including 500 in 36 hours to 18 November in Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany.

Emilia Romagna Region

In Emilia Romagna region the Idice River broke its banks in the municipality of Budrio, Bologna Province, on 17 November. Around 300 people were evacuated. Local media reported that over 100 livestock in the area have drowned. Civil protection is working to repair a dyke on the river that broke on 18 November. Several roads have been closed in the area.


Pregnant woman killed by hunting dogs in France

canine attack
© Angela Antunes / CC by 2.0
A pregnant woman was killed by dogs while walking her own dog in a forest in northern France during a hunt with hounds, investigators said Tuesday.

The body of Elisa Pilarski, 29, was found Saturday in a forest outside the town of Villers-Cotterets, about 90 kilometres (55 miles) northeast of Paris, the prosecutor's office in nearby Soissons said.

An autopsy showed that she had died of "bleeding after several dog bites to the upper and lower limbs and the head," prosecutor Frederic Trinh said.

Some of the bites were "post mortem", he added.


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Propane and onion shortages, ham prices up

US propane shortages
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Propane shortages rock eight midwest states in the middle of harvest season as the Arctic blast and record blizzard covered crops in snow which requires excessive drying, but lack of propane grinds USA harvest to a trickle. Ham prices USA doubling for Thanksgiving. India onion shortage causes civil unrest that is spilling to Bangladesh.

Comment: Officials are using the word 'disaster' to describe the widespread crop failures happening all over America