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4 dead and dozens left stranded in "unprecedented" Alabama floods

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A flooded neighborhood is shown in Pelham, Ala., Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021.
Four people were killed when floodwaters lashed Alabama on Wednesday, local officials said. Many others had to be rescued from the roads after becoming stranded in their vehicles.

On Thursday, the Marshall County Coroner's Office confirmed that a 4-year-old girl had died as a result of the flooding, and said and her body was recovered just before midnight on Wednesday. The body of an 18-year-old woman was found early Thursday morning.

"We are working with law enforcement and fire personnel on both incidents to ensure the families have been notified," the coroner said. "No additional information can be released at this time."


Northern bottlenose whales found stranded in Chaleur Bay, Canada

Two northern bottlenose whales were stranded in Chaleur Bay recently, one of which died.
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Two northern bottlenose whales were stranded in Chaleur Bay recently, one of which died.
Two northern bottlenose whales found stranded in Chaleur Bay recently have scientists questioning how they got there — hundreds of kilometres from where they should be.

A report that the whales were stranded in shallow water came to the Marine Animal Response Society on Sept. 30.

"At that time, the report was that local people — and I think it was actually local police — had pushed these two animals back in the water, and so then they swam off," said Tonya Wimmer, executive director of the Marine Animal Response Society.

After being pushed back into the deeper water, the whales were stranded again later that night. One of the whales died, Wimmer said they believe the other swam free.


7.0-magnitude earthquake hits Vanuatu region - USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 jolted Vanuatu region at 10:58:30 GMT on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 523.9 km, was initially determined to be at 21.058 degrees south latitude and 174.465 degrees east longitude.

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SOTT Earth Changes Summary - October 2021: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

China continues getting hit by heavy rains and unprecedented floods. Millions have been affected, and the agricultural infrastructure has been left in very bad shape.

China's Henan province has taken the strongest hit so far, lashed by historic rainfall and floods since July, causing the death of at least 71 and affecting 12 million people.

States on both the east and west coast of India got battered by record rainfall and flash floods too. In Gujarat, 1.6 million residents were affected and 7,000 were evacuated. In Odisha, heavy rainfall affected 2.3 million people in 4,964 villages, 7,500 houses were damaged, and around 130,000 hectares of agricultural land were destroyed.

Storm Ida unleashed heavy rain, flash floods, hail, and tornadoes across the NE of the US, killing dozens of people and causing widespread damage. New York City and New Jersey were hit by record rainfall, trapping residents in flooded basements and cars.

Mexico also got its share of extreme weather with unprecedented amounts of rain and floodwaters in the southern and central parts of the country.

All this while a 7.0M earthquake rattled major cities from Guerrero to Mexico City.

A rare 5.9 magnitude earthquake shook Australia's southeast, damaging buildings in Melbourne. It was Australia's largest earthquake in recent years. At the same time, a series of gripping cold fronts triggered late snowfalls in the east coast and Victorian highlands overnight, while Adelaide was hit by severe hailstorms later on... Nature seems to be responding promptly to the rabid, totalitarian measures enforced in Australia.

The Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma, one of Spain's Canary Islands, erupted on September 19. For nearly two weeks, sheets of lava burned through farmland, roads, and homes on the southwestern part of the island. After the several strong explosions, four new fissures of lava have opened. Around 6,000 people have been evacuated, and about 400 properties had been destroyed.

As the Earth's atmosphere gets charged, we also notice an increased number of people, cattle, and buildings being hit by lightning, as well as other electrical phenomena in the sky as red sprites, blue jets, and noctilucent clouds.

Something big is going on folks, there are clear signs of increased electrical phenomena and global cooling. Are we already in an ice age?

Again, pay attention to reality and prepare accordingly.

All this and more in our SOTT Earth Changes Summary for September 2021:

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Hong Kong typhoon warning: 1 dead, 3 rescued after scaffolding collapses - Red rainstorm warning in force

Firefighters search for people after scaffolding collapsed on Broadwood Road in Happy Valley.
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Firefighters search for people after scaffolding collapsed on Broadwood Road in Happy Valley.
A worker died and three others were rescued by emergency services after massive scaffolding around a high-rise residential building in Hong Kong collapsed on Friday morning under the onslaught of heavy rain and strong winds brought by a typhoon.

Police said two women working on the site at the Beverly Hill estate on Broadwood Road in Happy Valley were found at the scene, one of whom was pulled unconscious from the debris while the other was unhurt.

The injured woman died in Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai at about 12.45pm. Two trapped drivers were also rescued from their vehicles after the scaffolding crumpled onto the road below.

Torrential downpours prompted the Hong Kong Observatory to upgrade its rainstorm warning at 11.45am to black - the highest level and one that was last issued on June 28. The warning was downgraded to red an hour later, with heavy rain still lashing the city.

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Lightning strike kills 6 in Zambia

Five people from the same family and another have been killed by suspected lightening in Mwansakombe Village in Chief Mwansakombe's Chiefdom in Chifunabuli District in Luapula Province.

The accident happened last night around 22 hours.

Confirming the accident to ZANIS in Chifunabuli yesterday, Chifunabuli Acting District Commissioner Mulenga Muonga says the six met their fate while sleeping in their grass thatched house.

"I can confirm that a report has been received from Chifunabuli Police to the effect that six people, five from the same family and another male adult only identified as Tembo perished last night after suspected lightning hit and burnt their grass thatched house following some rains which were experienced in the district," Mr Muonga revealed.

Mr Muonga has further identified the family as Memory Chola 29, together with her four children and a Mr Tembo who is suspected to be the boyfriend to Memory Chola.


Shallow magnitude 6.1 earthquake shakes Macquarie Island region, USGS says


M6.1 earthquake Macquarie Island region
According to preliminary estimates, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers, and the epicenter was located a long way off the coast. So far, there are no reports of injuries or property damage.

A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck in the vicinity of Macquarie Island in the South West Pacific Ocean on Thursday night, the US Geological Survey reported.

As of now, there was no indication of a tsunami threat in the area.

According to Australian government agency Geoscience Australia, the depth of one of the tremors was recorded at 1 kilometer.

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One dead as rain, floods hit south Yemen city

Torrential rains caused widespread floods in the southern Yemeni city of Mukalla, where a young man was electrocuted, local official said on Thursday.

The floods added to suffering in the Arabian peninsula's poorest country, which has endured seven years of war.

The rain lashed Mukalla on Wednesday days after a powerful cyclone was downgraded to a tropical storm after making landfall in Oman where 12 people were killed.

A Yemeni official said the rains caused flooding that swept away cars in Mukalla, damaged shops and homes, and knocked down electricity poles.

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Severe storm strikes Jizan, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia in the eye of the storm!! A strong wind storm and strong rain hit the city of Bariq, Jizan.


Yellowstone volcano rocked by 283 earthquakes as USGS probes "ongoing" swarm of tremors

Yellowstone methane
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Stretching over the states of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, the Yellowstone National Park is one of the US's most seismically active regions. Yellowstone Park is home to the Yellowstone volcano caldera, which has formed during the course of multiple cataclysmic eruptions in the last 3.1 million years. And although there has been no significant volcanism at the park in some 70,000 years, Yellowstone continues to be rocked by thousands of earthquakes every single year.

According to the latest report published by the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO) branch of the USGS, September was no exception to the rule.

Comment: Except that the quake swarms and other unusual activity around Yellowstone breaks the 'rule'.

Seismograph stations dotted around the park tracked and continue to track some 283 earthquakes in the month of September.

Comment: Taken together, it's beginning to look like USGS doth protest too much, and that may partly be because the Yellowstone threat is greater than previously thought.