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Heavy rain and flooding causes disruption in Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal - 1.6 inches of rain in an hour

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The heavy rain that fell in the Algarve this morning has caused disruption in Vila Real de Santo António, where several streets were flooded.

The water level rose so high that it flowed over side pavements in many streets, making them impossible to drive on.

Water even entered homes and businesses in some parts of the town, reports Lusa news agency, which adds that the worst of the floods were reported at Rua de Angola, Avenida dos Bombeiros and a considerable section of the town's historical centre.

The floods were caused by a heavy bout of rain between 6am and 8.30am. CDOS Faro, the regional command of rescue operations, told Lusa that the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) registered 42.1 millimetres of rain in the town in just one hour.


Comment: On the same day over a nearby region of the Iberian Peninsular: Spain floods: Shopping centre in Huelva fills with water as dozens of cars swept away - 4.4 inches of rain in an HOUR


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There will be lettuce and spinach supply issues in the next two weeks due to storms in Albacete, Spain

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The storms in Albacete affect the quality and volumes of leafy vegetables

The main leafy vegetable-producing areas in Albacete were affected by a strong hailstorm on Thursday, September 16. According to industry sources, the hail caused damage to many crops, such as romaine lettuce, spinach, and baby lettuce crops.

The fields accumulated large amounts of water, as more than 40 liters of water per square meter fell on the crops in just 20 minutes, and up to 70% of the crops were lost in a large number of plots.


According to some of the main suppliers of leafy vegetables in the sector, this will lead to a shortage of these products in the markets, hindering the normal supply for the next two weeks. "In addition, the quality of a large part of the production from these areas will be affected," they stated.

Comment: Furthermore in the same region recently on 23rd September: Spain floods: Shopping centre in Huelva fills with water as dozens of cars swept away - 4.4 inches of rain in an HOUR


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Rice fields submerged and roads damaged by floods in Cambodia

Flood in Banteay Meanchey province’s Mongkol Borei district on Monday.

Flood in Banteay Meanchey province’s Mongkol Borei district on Monday.
Recent floods have caused damage to 4,870 hectares of rice fields, 23,290 metres of 17 roads and the homes of 161 families in five districts in Banteay Meanchey province due to the rain and water flowing from Battambang province.

Mongkul Borei district governor Roth Dasinang warned local people during this week to prepare food and medicine, store family documents safely in a waterproof container, shut down electricity, keep an eye on children and be careful of snakes.

Dasinang said on Monday that flash floods appear suddenly and quickly reach an emergency level.

"If the rain continues, we cannot estimate how flooded it will be," Dasinang said.

Malai district governor Em Sokha yesterday told Khmer Times that 573 families in Boeng Chhong Ruk Techo's development in Tuol Pong commune's Tuol Prasat village were affected, while authorities have prepared several shelters at places such as markets, schools, hospitals and pagodas which could keep 1,000 families safe in case of an emergency caused by flash floods.


Attention

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts

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The Fuego volcano in Guatemala, one of the most active in Central America, entered the eruption phase this Thursday, local authorities reported.

According to preliminary reports, the eruption "produced the descent of pyroclastic flows towards the Ceniza gorge", and is also expected to affect the Trinidad gorge. Photos and videos are already circulating on social networks that show a dense column of gases and ash near the volcano, located about 45 kilometers west of the Guatemalan capital.

The bulletin of the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction of Guatemala (CONRED) details that the main communities affected by the ash fall are Panimache I and II, Morelia, El Porvenir, Santa Sofía, Sangre de Cristo and San Pedro Yepocapa.


Cloud Precipitation

Spain floods: Shopping centre in Huelva fills with water as dozens of cars swept away - 4.4 inches of rain in an HOUR

The flood water rising has resulted in devastating damage with numerous cars submerged or swept away

The flood water rising has resulted in devastating damage with numerous cars submerged or swept away
A flood has wreaked havoc in Spain and poured into a shopping centre, with other cars swept away.

Disturbing footage shows water rushing down the stairs of the Mercadona de la Antilla in the city of Huelva.

Torrential rain in the area has been responsible for the flash flooding in the area following severe storms.

A Twitter user shared footage of the flooding and said: "That is an underground mercadona".


Comment: From Floodlist:
Spain - Flash Floods Wreak Havoc in Andalusia After 112mm of Rain in 1 Hour

Torrential rain of over 100mm in 1 hour caused damaging flash floods in Huelva Province on the coast of Andalusia, southern Spain, on 23 September 2021.

According to Spain's meteorological agency AEMET, the town of Cartaya in the Province of Huelva recorded 118 mm of rain during a storm on 23 September, with 112.4 mm of rain falling in just 1 hour.

Raging flood water swept though streets of numerous towns in the area, wrecking vehicles and damaging buildings. The region's emergency authority, Emergencias 112 Andalucía, responded to more than 750 incidents of flooding in numerous municipalities in Huelva province. 112 Andalucía said the damage has been concentrated in the coastal populations of Isla Cristina, Lepe, Ayamonte and Cartaya.



Snowflake

Parts of Yukon in Canada experience heavy snowfall on first day of fall with warning issued

Mayo, Yukon, under the snow on Sept. 22.
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Mayo, Yukon, under the snow on Sept. 22. Environment Canada issued the country's first snowfall warning of the season for the Dempster Highway, and forecasted between 15 and 20 cm of snow in parts of the Yukon.
Environment Canada issued the country's first snowfall warning of the season for the Dempster Highway

It's the first day of fall in Canada, but parts of the Yukon are experiencing more winter-like weather.

Environment Canada issued the country's first snowfall warning of the season for the Dempster Highway.

The warning, issued Wednesday morning, said "a frontal system moving through the Yukon will generate heavy snow across the Dempster Highway with the highest accumulation forecast to be near the Ogilvie Mountains."

It said gusting winds of up to 80 km/h, combined with 15 to 20 cm of snow, will reduce visibility for drivers.


Doberman

70-year-old southeast Alabama man killed in dog attack

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A southeast Alabama man was killed in a dog attack while he was out walking.

Phenix City police were dispatched at 2 a.m. Tuesday to the 100 block of 17th Avenue on a report of a dog bite, said Capt. Darryl Williams. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the 70-year-old victim on the ground with a serious injury to his left arm.

Frank J. Cobb was treated on the scene and then transported to Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital. He was later moved to an Atlanta hospital where he died.

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Waterspout filmed over Lake Michigan off Fisherman's Island State Park

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A waterspout was spotted swirling above Lake Michigan off Fisherman's Island State Park. This footage by Tracy Ward shows the phenomenon near Norwood Township, Michigan.

The National Weather Service issued a special marine warning for the area on September 20. Credit: Tracy Ward via Storyful


Cloud Lightning

2 fishermen killed in lightning strike in West Bengal, India

Representative image of a lighting strike.
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Representative image of a lighting strike.
Two girls from Dum Dum died after being electrocuted while in a separate incident two fishermen from Mahishadal died after being struck by lightning when they went to Rupnarayan river.

The two girls have been identified as Shreya Banik (12) and Anushka Nandi (13) touched an electric pole at the Bandhabnagar area of Dum Dum when they were playing there. Both of them were declared brought dead at RG Kar Medical College.

Meanwhile, a heavy rainfall alert has been issued for some of the south Bengal districts in the next 24 hours. "An orange alert has been issued in some of the south Bengal districts which will bring more rainfall. Another low pressure trough is expected to form over east central Bay of Bengal on Saturday which may further bring rainfall in different parts of the state in the next week as well. The low pressure will advance towards west to north west and finally reach the Odisha coast. As a result all the south Bengal districts will receive it in the next week as well," a weather official said.

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Two killed by lightning strike in Uganda

Representative image of a lighting strike.
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Representative image of a lighting strike.
Two people died on the spot after they were struck by lightning in Kinaba sub county, Kanungu District.

Kigezi region police spokesperson, Mr Elly Maate said Wednesday that Edidiya Turyayebwa, 42, and Diyana Kajowa, 31, both residents of Omunsyokwe village were struck dead Tuesday afternoon while in the garden preparing for the planting season. Four of their colleagues were left nursing wounds.

"The injured who include Flora Nyinakiiza, 40, and her three children; Susan Ayebazibwe, 16, Friday Akandwanaho, 5, and Blessings Karungi were taken to the nearby health facility while bodies of the deceased were handed over to relatives for burial," he said.