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Lightning strike kills 2 in Jamaica

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A lightning strike in the southern parish of St. Elizabeth on Wednesday, led to the death of two people.

The police report that Ricardo Fisher, 14, from the community of Keynsham in the parish and Sheldon Caine, 30, a farmer from the neighbouring parish of Clarendon, were picking avocados when they were struck by lightning.

Fisher and Caine suffered severe burns and died on the spot, while the third man, who was wearing water boots, escaped with minor injuries.

Cow

Signs and Portents: Rare two-headed calf born in India is worshipped by villagers and given gifts

The farmer was shocked to see the unusual calf
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The farmer was shocked to see the unusual calf
A two-headed calf has enticed worshippers in India after a cow gave birth to it.

Farmer Somanlal Yadav could not believe his eyes when his pregnant cow delivered the deformed calf with its two heads blinking independently.

The two heads were joined at the neck and each one had two eyes, but shared three ears.

Local people in Rajnandgaon's Panega, Chhattisgarh, Central India, gathered in large groups to witness and worship the spectacle.

Many left cash gifts believing the abnormality to be a miracle.

The four-legged two-headed freak of nature was born on September 5 and news quickly spread.

Doberman

Horrific moment man mauled to death by dog pack in Durango, Mexico

He fell to the ground as he was being attacked, before another man rushed to help him

He fell to the ground as he was being attacked, before another man rushed to help him
This is the horrific moment a man is mauled to death by a pack of wild dogs as he tries to fight them off with rocks.

Jaime Rico Munoz, 32, was attacked in Miguel de la Madrid, Durango, Mexico on August 31.

Authorities have ordered the pack of dogs that killed him to be put down.

Chilling video shows the moment Mr Munoz picks up a rock and throws it at the five barking dogs slowly approaching him.

He continues to throw rocks but every time he bends over to pick more up, the dogs move towards him, slowly getting closer.


Boat

River overflows after torrential rain and floods Maracay, Venezuela

The torrential rains in Maracay caused the overflow of the El Limón river this Wednesday, affecting several cities of the Aragua state

The torrential rains in Maracay caused the overflow of the El Limón river this Wednesday, affecting several cities of the Aragua state in Venezuela, according to reports and videos posted on Twitter.
El Limón river overflowed and flooded in Maracay, Aragua.

Rio El Limón in full flow. This was quite literally the worst thing that could have happened to Venezuela, COVID, no gasoline and now a severe flood.


Fire

At least 23 dead as massive wildfire sweeps through US Western states - California sky turns 'apocalyptic orange'

Fires light up a hillside behind the Bidwell Bar Bridge in Oroville, California
© AP: Noah Berger
Fires light up a hillside behind the Bidwell Bar Bridge in Oroville, California.
The remains of three people were discovered north of Sacramento near the site of a large-scale wildfire, which has left several others seriously injured as rescuers search for 12 missing persons amid the blaze.

Two of the deceased victims were discovered in one location, while the third was found separately, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said, noting they had not yet been identified.

Out of 85 missing persons reports filed in relation to the fire, 12 have not yet been located, he added. Several others were severely wounded after being trapped overnight in the inferno, dubbed the 'Bear Fire,' according to CalFire Battalion Chief Sean Norman.

"We were rescuing people most of the night. We had several critical burn injuries of civilians we were able to rescue and bring into the fire station and then get them off the hill," the fire chief said.


Comment: US media is reporting that at least 23 people have died as a result of these wildfires so far.

See also: Wildfires prompt evacuations across Oregon and SW Washington - over 2.5 million acres burnt in former


Snowflake Cold

September snow blankets parts of 4 US states - up to 17 inches deep

casper wyoming snow

Casper Wyoming snow
Seventeen inches of snow, 70-degree temperature drops and the earliest snowfall on record were just part of a record September winter blast.

Seventeen inches of snow in Wyoming, the earliest snowfall on record for New Mexico and the earliest flakes in decades for parts of Colorado — these are just a few of the astonishing weather reports coming out of a record-setting September week.

On Wednesday morning, snow was falling over parts of Colorado and 5 million people remained under winter weather alerts across portions of the Northern and Central Rockies. Those in the Denver area woke up to 1 to 4 inches of snow coating trees and grassy surfaces.

A few more inches of snow was possible, mostly at the highest elevations, before the snow was expected to end by afternoon.


Cloud Precipitation

China renews blue alert for rainstorms

floods
China's national observatory on Tuesday renewed a blue alert for rainstorms in parts of the country's northeastern, eastern and southern regions.

From Tuesday to 8 am Wednesday, heavy rainfall and rainstorms are expected in parts of Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Fujian, Guangdong and Guangxi, the National Meteorological Center said.

Some regions will see up to 60 mm of hourly precipitation, the center said.


Boat

Flood death toll rises to 6 in north east Ghana

A photo of the flood situation in the North East Region

A photo of the flood situation in the North East Region
Two more persons have died in the floods in the North East Region. This brings to six the number of persons who have died so far.

The deceased, namely Amanita Adjei, 42, and Anaab Akumayini, 39, were said to have drowned last Saturday while using a canoe to salvage their crops that had been submerged by the floodwaters.

Days of downpour and spillage from the Bagre dam in Burkina Faso have resulted in massive flooding of areas down the White Volta.

This year's opening of the spill gates to release water from the Bagre Dam is the earliest since 2007. The spill gates were opened on August 10, which is three weeks ahead of the earliest date previously recorded.


Attention

Carcass of dead minke whale washes up on Rhode Island Beach

Whale removed from Rhode Island Beach

Whale removed from Rhode Island Beach
The carcass of a young minke whale that washed up on a Rhode Island beach is due to be buried on Monday.

The whale washed up Sunday with the high tide at Scarborough State Beach.

The Providence Journal reports biologists with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management identified it as a juvenile northern or common minke whale.

Minke whales can grow to about 35-feet long and weigh up to 10 tons, but the one that landed near the North Pavilion of Scarborough Beach was young and 15-feet long.


Snowflake Cold

Don't let anyone tell you North America's historic shift to September snow is due to 'global warming'

US summer heat and snow
Parts of the U.S. have gone from balmy summer heat to historic cold and snow in less than 24 hours. Below is a rebuttal to the mainstream position that CO2-induced 'Arctic Amplification' is to blame.

Alarmists claim that the Arctic is warming faster than everywhere else, and that this phenomenon is weakening the jet stream. They say the difference in temperature between the Arctic and the mid-latitudes fuels the jet stream, and that a disproportionately warming Arctic is reducing that temperature difference, weakening the winds to favor a wavier flow:

Comment: Temperatures plunge by 60 degrees in under 24 hours, bringing snow to Colorado, Montana and Wyoming

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