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Flood water blocks road in north-east Spain amid rain alert

Flood water blocked a road in north-eastern Spain on Wednesday as several provinces remain under a heavy rain alert.

A powerful current flowed down to a main road in the Catalan town of Sant Pere de Ribes, forcing cars to turn around.

At least 20 provinces across Spain were given a rain warning on Thursday, with the central Castile and León region the most threatened during the day, the Spanish meteorology agency said.

Source: Reuters

Cloud Precipitation

Flooding leads to road closures in Texas Panhandle

Flash floods inundate Texas highway

Flash floods inundate Texas highway
Rain has led to multiple roads in the Texas panhandle being flooded making them difficult to cross.

In Amarillo, Coulter Street was shut down between 45th and Hillside due to high water.

Additionally, Loop 335 westbound at Coulter was closed by the Texas Department of Transportation.

In Canyon, Country Club just north of the golf course clubhouse near Griffin, Paul Lindsey Park, and the Hunsley Hills crossing are all closed. The 11th St underpass is draining well but there is a lot of falling water and some standing water.

Cloud Precipitation

Flood hits low-lying regions, prompts evacuations in southern China

The southern part of China entered its main flood season on Thursday, with multiple regions encountering weather-related emergencies in recent days.

Heavy rain in southwest China's Yunnan Province Thursday morning caused flash flooding in a hillside county, claiming the lives of three, with one person still missing.

The flooding in the county also caused significant housing damage in low-lying areas and authorities immediately organized an evacuation.

At a local middle school where the track field was already swamped by floodwaters, rescuers evacuated some 600 students and faculty staff.


Man killed in wild boar attack in Kerala, India

A 61-year-old man died when he was attacked by a wild boar in the front yard of his house here on Saturday, police said.

Rajeevan, a resident of Varavoor, was attacked by the animal around 4:30 pm while he was busy doing household chores, they said.

"He was immediately shifted to the hospital but could not be saved," a police official told PTI.

The incident comes days after three people were killed in separate gaur attacks in Kottayam and Kollam districts.

Source: PTI

Comment: Three persons killed in two separate gaur (bison) attacks in Kerala, India


Donnie Creek wildfire now larger than all fires in British Columbia last year combined

The Donnie Creek wildfire.
The Donnie Creek wildfire.
The Donnie Creek fire has grown in size yet again.

According to the B.C. Wildfire, the fire is bigger than all of the fires that burned in B.C. last summer combined. It is 168,395 hectares, an increase from yesterday's size of 157,500 hectares.

The weather is contributing to fire activity. The clouds are decreasing the fire activity since yesterday compared to the erratic activity from the weekend. However, the fire is pushing southeast due to winds from the west.

"We are looking at warmer temperatures tomorrow and full sun. No precipitation coming either. And, the relative humidity is dropping and that just means the air is getting drier around the fires," explains B.C. Wildfire's Information Officer Bryan Zandberg.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strikes, kills young fisherman in Aklan, Philippines


A lightning strike. (File)
Tragedy struck in Aklan as a young man lost his life to a lightning strike while his group ventured out to sea.

The incident occurred just moments before the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) issued an order on Wednesday, May 30, suspending fishing, water sports activities, and select trips to and from Aklan due to strong winds.

The police identified the fatality as 17-year-old Aklan John Rey Almoquera of Barangay Libertad, Nabas, Aklan.

Almoquera was with a group who went fishing, unaware that the PCG warned fishermen against venturing out to sea because of the risks.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills cricketer during match in Bangladesh


A lightning strike. (File)
A cricketer was killed in lightning during a tournament at Sheikh Kamal Cricket Stadium in Gopalganj Wednesday noon.

The deceased is identified as Tamzid Ahmed, 19, son of Imam Ali. He was a player at Dhanmondi Friends Cricket Academy.

Rashedul Islam, coach of Dhanmondi Friends Cricket Academy, confirmed the incident.

Players of Gopalganj Abahani Cricket Academy and Dhanmondi Friends Cricket Academy were playing a cricket match this noon. Meanwhile, the cricketer was struck by lightning.

Tamzid Ahmed succumbed to injuries as he was taken to Gopalganj 250-bed hospital in a critical condition.


Firefighters tackle Scottish Highlands wildfire that may become UK's largest ever

A Nasa worldview satellite photograph shows the plume of smoke from the fire at Cannich, in the hills above Loch Ness in the Highlands,
© Nasa/PA
A Nasa worldview satellite photograph shows the plume of smoke from the fire at Cannich, in the hills above Loch Ness in the Highlands, drifting towards the loch on Monday.
Firefighters have spent four days battling a wildfire in the Scottish Highlands that officials believe is on its way to becoming the largest by area on record in the UK and which has been photographed from space.

The fire broke out at Cannich near Inverness on Sunday and has grown to an area measuring roughly 8km by 8km (24 square miles). Two firefighters were injured on Tuesday after being in an accident in their all-terrain vehicle while tackling the blaze. They have since been discharged from the hospital, the community safety minister, Siobhian Brown, said in the Scottish parliament on Wednesday.

While firefighters are still investigating the cause of the fire, the Scottish fire and rescue service is appealing to the public to take great care when outdoors.


Bear attacks police on the roof of a Chinese village barn

In a shocking incident in a Chinese village, a bear attacked police officers on the roof of a barn. The terrifying encounter was captured on video and has garnered widespread attention.

The footage shows the officers attempting to escape from the bear as it charged at them on the rooftop. While there are unconfirmed reports of a person being attacked by the bear, further investigation is needed to verify these claims.

The incident highlights the delicate balance between humans and wildlife, prompting authorities to look into measures for coexistence and wildlife conservation. The affected individuals are receiving support, and efforts are being made to raise awareness about human-animal conflicts.


Landspout tornado spotted in central Alberta near Stettler

A weak tornado was seen east of Red Deer in central Alberta Wednesday afternoon.

Late in the afternoon, Environment Canada meteorologists tracked a severe thunderstorm that was producing a tornado north of Stettler.

The weather agency said its preliminary classification shows it was a landspout.

"So there are two different types of tornadoes — we have a landspout tornado and a supercell tornado," said Environment and Climate Change Canada meteorologist Jesse Wagar.