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Heavy rains hit Kihei, Hawaii flooding roads and forcing closures

A truck sends up a spray of water
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A truck sends up a spray of water as it passes through the heavy rain and floodwaters along South Kihei Road near Kalama Beach Park on Friday afternoon. Kihei saw nearly 2 inches of rain over a three-hour period on Friday afternoon, which forced several road closures in the area.
Nearly 2 inches of rainfall saturated South Maui on Friday afternoon, flooding roads, forcing closures and impacting Maui Bus services in the area.

The Maui Emergency Management Agency reported that stationary rain clouds near Kihei caused excessive rainfall in the area. MEMA partially activated its Emergency Operations Center to monitor heavy rainfall and flooding in South Maui, but the center stood down after a flash flood advisory was lifted at about 5:20 p.m., the county said.

According to National Weather Service data, Kihei recorded 1.89 inches of rain from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday. Flooding was reported near Kalama Park in the area of Waimahaihai Street and Keala Place, and by 2 p.m., Maui police had closed South Kihei Road from Waimahaihai Street to Kanani Road.

Cloud Lightning

150 sheep killed by lightning strike in Telangana, India

Lightning strike kills 150 sheep in Asifabad district.

The sheep died when they were grazing in the forests of Gambheeraopet village in Tiryani mandal in Kumram Bheem Asifabad district on Sunday.

The herd of sheep was killed when the lighting hit it.

The village saw rains coupled with thunders and gales at the time of the incident.


6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes off Indonesian coast

An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 has struck off the coast of Indonesia, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

It is noted that the epicenter was located 175 km from the city of Pariaman in the Indonesian province of West Sumatra.

The source lay at a depth of 20 km.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strike kills 3 in Munshiganj, Bangladesh

Three people died from a lightning strike in Dhamaran Tongibari upazila in Munshiganj on Saturday noon.

Another one is in critical condition, officials confirmed.

The deceased were identified as Robiul Hasan Sulov 16, and his cousins Sanjida Akter 9, and Tamim 12.

During the madrasha vacation, Sanjida and Tamim were visiting their Uncle Momin Ali's house at Dhamaran, Tongibari upazila in Munshiganj.

Comment: A day earlier a bolt killed 2 brothers in another region of the same country. While in Pakistan on the 10th of September two children from the same family were also fatally struck.


6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia with one aftershock of same magnitude

6.2 magnitude earthquake 262 km from Biak, Papua, Indonesia

UTC time: Friday, September 09, 2022 23:31 PM
Your time: Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 12:31 AM GMT+1
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS page: M 6.2 - 263 km ESE of Biak, Indonesia
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 0 people

Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills Saudi, herd of camels, injures another

Camels killed by lightning.

Camels killed by lightning.
Lightning in Saudi Arabia killed one and injured another as they were inspecting an under-construction house in Al Wadal village in Mecca, local media reported.

According to the Sabq newspaper, the same lightning has also killed a herd of camels in the east of Al Laith Governorate.

A photo of the dead camels has gone viral on social media, sparking fears among residents, especially as Saudi Arabia has been witnessing heavy rains and lightning over the past few weeks.


Eruption at Popocatepetl Volcano, Mexico on September 9

At 03:44 CDT an eruption was observed at Popocatepetl Volcano in Mexico.

Thank you to CENAPRED and Webcamsdemexico:


Cloud Precipitation

Floods as Hurricane Kay hits Baja California Sur, Mexico

Hurricane Kay caused flash floods in Baja California Sur, Mexico on September 8th 2022.

155km/h winds hit western coast, causing tidal surges.

Heavy rain cause flooding in residential areas, including Mulegé.

Homes were flooded, destroying possessions, and road flooded.

Warning remain in place as the hurricane continues it's path.

The hurricane will pass near the coast of San Diego, California, USA on September 9th, causing further disruption.


Giant waterspout spirals on Italy's Lake Garda

A waterspout was spotted forming on northern Italy's Lake Garda on Thursday (September 8), a popular tourist destination.

Cloud Lightning

Two tourists killed by lightning strike on beach in Majorca, Spain

The drama occurred during a storm in the area and led to the popular beach, famed for its white sand and crystalline waters, being evacuated briefly to avoid a further tragedy

The drama occurred during a storm in the area and led to the popular beach, famed for its white sand and crystalline waters, being evacuated briefly to avoid a further tragedy
Two foreign holidaymakers have died in a lightning strike at the same beach in Majorca.

One of the men died instantly at a beautiful white sand cove called Cala Mesquida near Capdepera in the north-east of the island.

The other victim, believed to be unknown to the first, started convulsing and died around 40 minutes afterwards despite efforts by emergency responders to revive him at the scene.

The drama occurred during a storm in the area and led to the popular beach, famed for its white sand and crystalline waters, being evacuated briefly to avoid a further tragedy.

Local reports said one of the men was killed after it began raining hard and he put his hand on the metal handle of his parasol to fold it away and leave the beach with his wife when lightning lit up the sky.