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Indonesia - 6 killed in South Kalimantan landslide triggered by heavy rain

The location of the community gold mine in the Kukur area, Buluh Kuning Village, Sungai Durian District, Kotabaru Regency, South Kalimantan Province experienced a landslide, Tuesday

The location of the community gold mine in the Kukur area, Buluh Kuning Village, Sungai Durian District, Kotabaru Regency, South Kalimantan Province experienced a landslide, Tuesday.
At least 6 people died after heavy rain triggered a landslide in South Kalimantan Province in Indonesia on 26 September 2022.

Heavy rain falling on unstable ground near the site of a gold mine led to a massive landslide in Buluh Kuning village, Sei Durian District of Kotabaru Regency, South Kalimantan Province, late on 26 September 2022.

Indonesia's disaster management agency BNPB reported 6 people lost their lives in the landslide and emergency teams are searching for a further 5 people thought to be still missing. Six other were injured.

Heavy digging equipment is expected at the site to aid the search operation.


Windsock

Tropical Cyclone Noru leaves 4 dead, thousands displaced in Vietnam and Thailand - 18 inches of rain in 35 hours

Floods in Thailand after Typhoon Noru, 29 Septe
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Floods in Thailand after Typhoon Noru, 29 September 2022.
Disaster authorities in South East Asia report that heavy rain from Tropical Cyclone Noru has caused severe flooding and landslides across parts of Vietnam and Thailand after previously causing widespread damage and flooding in the Philippines.

Vietnam

Before the storm struck in Vietnam as many as 327,937 people had been pre-emptively evacuated across the provinces of Thua Thien Hue, Danang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Bình Định.

Vietnam's Disaster Management Authority (VDMA) reported wind damage in the provinces and cities of Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Kon Tum and Gia Lai from 28 September. Roofs were ripped from houses and areas were left without electricity.


Comment: Hundreds of thousands evacuated as Typhoon Noru makes landfall in Vietnam's Da Nang


Doberman

Lubbock police investigating death, 3 dogs believed to be involved captured

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On Wednesday, the Lubbock Police Department posted an update regarding an investigation following a death and dog attack in the city.

"A death investigation is underway by the Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit, following a dog attack in North Lubbock Tuesday morning," reads a portion of the tweet with a link to more information about the investigation.
A death investigation is underway by the Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit, following a dog attack in North Lubbock Tuesday morning. Click here for more information: https://t.co/epcDvo4rJf pic.twitter.com/DVjRUFib4d

— Lubbock Police Dept. (@LubbockPolice) September 28, 2022
The Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit is conducting a death investigation following a Tuesday morning North Lubbock dog attack, the release states.

Snowflake Cold

The Netherlands: Unusually cold in late September

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Rainy and cold in late September.
A couple of weeks ago, with a temperature of 13.3 degrees Celsius, it was the coldest September 18th since the start of measurements. In addition, September 27th was one of the coldest ever recorded, with the lowest temperature at 9 degrees Celsius. The previous record dates from 1926, when 10.4 degrees Celsius was recorded in the Dutch municipality of De Bilt.

Meteorologist Wouter van Bernebeek told Dutch news site NU.nl:
Around this time of year it's normal when it's 18 to 19 degrees Celsius. This week, some places will not even reach 10 degrees Celsius.

We have had years with 25 degrees Celsius or more, even in October. In the coming days we will go to 15 to 16 degrees Celsius with fairly cold nights and possibly fog. You really can't call that a late summer.

Light Saber

Top climate scientist slams "Goebellian" climate alarm and "ridiculous" attempts to demonize "fertiliser" carbon dioxide

Richard Lindzen
Warming by carbon dioxide is logarithmic due to 'saturation' within the infrared spectrum, and any future doubling of the gas in the atmosphere will be associated with the same warming of around 1°C. This result is not considered controversial, argues atmospheric scientist and Emeritus Professor Richard Lindzen of MIT - although it might be noted that it is, since it fatally undermines the political 'settled' science concept of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming. Professor Lindzen notes that the present "absurd 'scientific' narrative" leaves us with a quasi-religious movement - atop of all this has been the "constant Goebellian repetition by the media of climate alarm".

In a paper published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), Lindzen warns that unless we wake up to the absurdity of the motivating narrative, "this is only likely to be the beginning of the disasters that will follow from the current irrational demonization of CO2". These disasters, of course, include the "hobbling" of Western energy systems, leading to a reduced ability to oppose Russian aggression.

Lindzen has been a long time critic of the political global warming narrative. In his GWPF paper, he notes the 1961 words of the late U.S. President Eisenhower:
The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.

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Cloud Precipitation

Deadly flash floods in Rijeka, Croatia - 11 inches of rain in 24 hours

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Police in Croatia report one person died in flash floods in the port city of Rijeka after torrential rain on 28 September 2022.

Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service (DHMZ) said 287.5 mm of rain fell in 24 hours in Rijeka. This is thought to be a record, beating the previous daily high of 249 mm set in 2013. Local media said unofficial figures showed the city recorded 140 mm of rain in just 2 hours.

Streets of the city were swamped and traffic brought to a standstill. Homes and public buildings including a school and a police headquarters were damaged. Emergency services received around 200 calls for assistance.


Cloud Lightning

16 goats killed by lightning in Maharashtra, India

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As many as 16 goats died on the spot after lightning struck them while grazing on the mountain top.

Fortunately, the girl who went to graze the goats and one person escaped from an incident at Khurchimal area in Akkalkuva taluka in Nandurbar district Wednesday.

According to sources in Satpura Mountains, there was heavy rain in the hills of Khurchimal area Wednesday afternoon with thunder and lightning.In Akkalkuva taluka, damage has been reported in some places due to heavy rains. Pinky Sega Naik and Shantaram Kalla Naik of Khurchimal had taken the goats to graze on the hill near Umbria pada of Khurchimal in the morning.

Windsock

Hurricane Ian knocks out power to 2 million on destructive path across Florida

A flooded street in Fort Myers, Florida
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A flooded street in Fort Myers, Florida
Ian was expected to dump 12 to 18 inches of rain on much of central and northeast Florida, with some locations being hit with as much as 2 feet of rain.

Hurricane Ian made landfall on Florida's Gulf Coast on Wednesday, lashing the region with torrential rain and winds of 150 mph and knocking out power to more than 2 million homes and businesses.

The "catastrophic" system, one of the most powerful hurricanes to strike the U.S. in decades, came ashore near Cayo Costa, just west of Fort Myers, around 3 p.m. after strengthening to a powerful Category 4 storm, the National Hurricane Center said.

Hours after landfall, top sustained winds had dropped to 105 mph, making it a Category 2 hurricane. Still, storm surges as high as 6 feet were expected on the opposite side of the state, in northeast Florida.

"Our streets are pretty much underwater," said Mike McNees, the city manager on Marco Island. "The streets, at this point, are indistinguishable from the canals."


Seismograph

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes east of South Sandwich Islands region

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An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck east of the South Sandwich Islands region, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said on Thursday.

The quake was at a depth of 2 km (1.24 miles), EMSC added.

(Reporting by Jose Joseph in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

Source: Reuters

Cloud Lightning

Hurricane Ian ranks 'top 5' to ever reach landfall in US, according to Gov. DeSantis

Hurricane Ian
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday provided an update on Hurricane Ian hours after it made landfall in Southwest Florida as a Category 4 storm.

DeSantis said the storm surge has likely peaked but has done a lot of damage and is going to continue moving through Florida.

"You're going to see hurricane force winds in places in central Florida, perhaps," he said. "It's clearly a very strong tropical storm all the way until it exits the Florida peninsula in the Atlantic Ocean."

Comment: You can follow live coverage of Hurricane Ian here.