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Ice Age Farmer Report: CORN SHORTAGE: Grand Solar Minimum kills crops (New study)

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The media is blaming shortages of corn on the virus, but both common sense and a new study out of Canada attribute massive crop losses to the fact that our sun is dropping into a modern Grand Solar Minimum. It is this that is driving the timeline for totalitarian takeover and lockdowns, even when it seems less than ideal -- the technocrats have a deadline: the food is running out. Spread the word and start growing food today.


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Floods death toll hits at least 18 as over 25,000 evacuated in Cambodia - 204,650ha of crops inundated

Water woes: A rescue team transporting people by speedboat through floodwaters on the outskirts of Phnom Penh
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Water woes: A rescue team transporting people by speedboat through floodwaters on the outskirts of Phnom Penh
Flash floods in the country have so far left 18 people dead and forced the evacuation of 25,192 people, Seak Vichet, a spokesperson for the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), said.

Tropical storm-triggered rains caused floods in 19 of the kingdom's 25 cities and provinces since the beginning of the month, he said, adding that 212,676 people have also been affected by the floods."By Friday morning, the floods have killed 18 people, including eight children, " said Vichet.

The floods have also inundated 51,133 houses and 204,650ha of rice and other crops, he said.



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New England experiences significant early snowfall - up to 8 inches

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Many residents of northern New England got an early taste of winter with a blanket of snow on Saturday.

It was the first widespread, significant snowfall of the season in the region, and the heavy, wet snow caused some power outages, said Derek Schroeter, meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine.


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Montana sees up to 10 inches of early snow - Great Falls breaks daily snowfall record

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Helena, Montana
Great Falls set a new daily snowfall record Saturday as a weekend storm dumped more than 6 inches on the city and up to 10 inches at some locations across northcentral Montana.

Officially, the Electric City had 4.9 inches of fresh white snow Saturday, hastening the fall of leaves remaining on the city's trees.

As of 11 a.m. Sunday, when moderate to heavy snow continued to fall, 6 inches of snow already had fallen on the city since the first flakes began Friday evening


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Mudslide hits barracks in Vietnam, killing 14 and leaving 8 missing

This picture taken on October 18, 2020 and released by the Vietnam News Agency on October 18, 2020 shows military personnel searching for missing soldiers at the site of a landslide in central Vietnam's Quang Tri province.
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This picture taken on October 18, 2020 and released by the Vietnam News Agency on October 18, 2020 shows military personnel searching for missing soldiers at the site of a landslide in central Vietnam's Quang Tri province.
A landslide early on Sunday killed at least 14 military personnel and left eight missing in central Vietnam, the government said, in what could be the country's largest military loss in peace time as it battles major flooding.

The mudslide hit the barracks of a unit of Vietnam's 4th Military Region in the central province of Quang Tri, the government said in a statement on its website. It occurred days after another landslide killed 13 people, mostly soldiers, in the neighbouring province of Thua Thien Hue.

"We had another sleepless night," an emotional deputy defence minister, Phan Van Giang, told reporters on Sunday.


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Entire house vanishes into sinkhole in Russian village: Rescue team searches debris for 78-year-old woman who was inside

Two people were rescued but search teams are still looking for a 78-year-old woman who was believed to be inside the house when it was swallowed by the sinkhole

Two people were rescued but search teams are still looking for a 78-year-old woman who was believed to be inside the house when it was swallowed by the sinkhole
A house was swallowed when a 25ft-deep crater suddenly opened up in a Russian village.

One of two residents escaped but rescuers were today hunting for a 78-year-old woman amid the debris of the collapsed building.

One of the rescued residents said her aunt was still in the sunken house which fell into a sinkhole some 50ft in diameter.

'She fell underground with the house,' the survivor told a newspaper in the Bryansk region.


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19 pilot whales die after getting stranded on New Zealand beach

Nineteen pilot whales are dead after an overnight stranding near Coromandel’s Colville Bay
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Nineteen pilot whales are dead after an overnight stranding near Coromandel’s Colville Bay
More than a dozen whales have died after becoming stranded on a beach in New Zealand.

The Department of Conservation said the mass stranding happened in Corolamdel on the country's North Island.

Rescuers and volunteers worked all day on Saturday to refloat about 25 of the animals, part of a pod of about 40 to 50 pilot whales that got stranded earlier that day on a beach, Reuters reports.

Five dead pilot whales were discovered late on Saturday night at a site thought to be the original stranding location, the department said.


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Large sinkhole swallows section of busy street in Alexandria, Egypt

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A sinkhole swallowed a large piece of a busy commercial street in Alexandria, Egypt, on October 14, local residents reported. Mohamed Abd Elnasser recorded footage of the incident and posted it to Facebook.

The video shows a large cracked circle in the middle of Forty Five Street. As Elnasser walks closer, the circle collapses, sending dust into the air and leaving a sizable hole in the street.

Elnasser told Storyful no one was hurt, and a large piece of wood was put in front of the damaged street to warn people of the danger.


Credit: Mohamed Abd Elnasser via Storyful

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Floods cause fatality and prompt evacuations in Slovakia after days of heavy rainfall

Floods in Slovakia, October 2020.
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Floods in Slovakia, October 2020.
Days of heavy rain caused flooding in several areas of Slovakia, causing 1 fatality and prompting evacuations.

The Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMÚ) said that the rain was brought by an area of low pressure which moved from the central Mediterranean, through the Balkans, the Carpathians and over Poland.

In a 48 hour period to 14 October, Košická Belá municipality in Košice-okolie District in the Košice Region recorded 123.1 mm of rain. In a 24 hour period to 15 October, Piesok in Modra municipality in the Bratislava Region recorded 65.5 mm and Kľak in the Žarnovica District, Banská Bystrica Region recorded 69.7 mm.


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'Awesome' waterspout filmed near Mackinac Bridge, Michigan

waterspout spotted near Mackinac Bridge

Waterspout near Mackinac Bridge
The Mackinac Bridge is always breathtaking to look at.

But on Friday, Oct. 16 there was a little something extra to wow motorists heading between Michigan's two peninsulas.

A waterspout.

The Mackinac Bridge Authority posted two photos of the natural phenomenon occurring near the Mighty Mac in the Straits of Mackinac.