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At least 4 killed in floods and landslides in Myanmar - 6.6 inches of rain in 24 hours - Tropical Cyclone Noul also slams Vietnam

Tropical Cyclone Noul
Tropical Cyclone Noul
At least 4 people died in flash flooding and landslides after heavy monsoon rainfall in Myanmar.

According to local media reports heavy rainfall early on 16 September caused flooding and landslides in Mandalay Region.

At least four people died in Mogok Township (also known as Moekok) in Pyin Oo Lwin district, after a creek broke its banks triggering landslides in the surrounding hillsides. Around 24 houses were damaged or destroyed and 56 people were evacuated.

Cloud Lightning

Burning rubber: Lightning strike kills couple on bike in Maharashtra, India

In a freak incident, a couple was electrocuted after being struck by lightning while returning to Paradgaon village on a bike from Bramhapuri on Friday evening.

The victims have been identified as Pintu Raut, 30, and his wife Gunjan, 26. The duo had gone to Bramhapuri for some work and was returning when lightning struck them near Bhagwati Rice Mill in Udapur village. The duo was thrown from the bike after the impact and died on the spot.

Pintu's body was found near the bike by the roadside, while his Gunjan's body was lying on road.

The police have registered a case and are investigating.

Comment: Also in India 2 woman were killed by a bolt in Tamil Nadu on Sept.17 while a total of 5 individuals were also fatally hit by strikes on the same day in Jharkhand.


Deadly storm Ionas washes away entire beach on Greek island of Kefalonia

greek beach washed away Ionas kefalonia
© Twitter / @ScottDuncanWX
Jerusalem Beach on the Greek island of Kefalonia
Storm Ianos made landfall in Greece on Friday and entirely washed away a beach on the island of Kefalonia. Videos posted by locals on social media showed massive destruction.

The Mediterranean hurricane ('Medicane') hit Kefalonia on Friday. Footage posted to Twitter shows the once-beautiful Jerusalem Beach being entirely washed away by the catastrophic flooding.

Comment: Unusual Mediterranean cyclone 'Ianos' hits Western Greece


Necropsy of massive dead whale under way on Jersey Shore beach

The necropsy of a whale that died at sea is under way Friday on a Brigantine beach.
© Marine Mammal Stranding Center
The necropsy of a whale that died at sea is under way Friday on a Brigantine beach.
A video shows a humpback whale that died at sea and ended up in a Jersey Shore inlet being towed to shore Thursday.

A necropsy of the 30-foot mammal was scheduled to begin on the beach at Seaside Road in Brigantine, Friday morning, according to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center.

The whale may have been entangled at some point and was tracked Wednesday to under the Brigantine Bridge, according to the organization's founder and director, Robert Schoelkopf.

Arrow Down

Large landslide filmed in Sichuan, China

Landslide occurred in Yanbian County, Sichuan - China, September 14, 2020.

Cloud Precipitation

50,000 affected by floods in Kankan, Guinea

Flooding has affected around 50,000 people in the city of Kankan and the surrounding Kankan region in eastern Guinea since early September 2020.

According to media reports heavy rainfall began on 03 September. Guinea Red Cross report that 26 out of the 27 districts of the urban municipality and the 12 sub-prefectures of Kankan experienced heavy rainfall causing major damage to people and their property.

Around 50,000 people from 10,000 households have been affected, with 657 houses damaged or destroyed and 1,363 people displaced. Local media reported 1 person missing.


6.9 magnitude earthquake hits Mid-Atlantic ridge

Mid Atlantic ridge quake
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred Friday evening on the central Mid-Atlantic Ridge between the west Coast of Africa and South America at 6:43 PM EDT.

The epicenter is over 4,000 miles away from the state of Florida and poses no tsunami threat to the U.S. mainland.


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Will wildfire smoke cause record cold this Autumn?

In this photo provided by Frederic Larson, the Golden Gate Bridge is seen at 11am Wednesday morning in San Francisco, amid a smoky, orange hue caused by the ongoing wildfires
© AP
In this photo provided by Frederic Larson, the Golden Gate Bridge is seen at 11am Wednesday morning in San Francisco, amid a smoky, orange hue caused by the ongoing wildfires
With record amounts of smoke from the U.S west coast wildfires now drifting past NYC, you have to ask if the sunlight blocking will cause unusual cold and snow this autumn. Chinese farmers hoarding wheat because higher prices are being paid by traders than the government mandated price, this is causing shortages in China's National Strategic Grain Reserves. Still no sunspots on our Sun as Solar Cycle 25 is a non-starter.

Comment: See also:


Massive flooding in Misurata, Libya

Floods in Misrata, Libya

Floods in Misrata, Libya
Torrential rain brings massive flooding in Libya. September 15, 2020.


Up to 6 inches of early snow hits Kyrgyzstan

Snow has fallen in Talas district.

It fell in the night of September 18, district governor Zamir Sydykov said.

The local authorities and farmers estimate the amount of crops covered by snow.

"Snow has fallen in Taldy-Bulak and Kopuro-Bazar. Herders managed to drive cattle from pastures. Crops remained unharvested however. The rural municipalities are evaluating the caused damage," the governor said.

Comment: Additional details from the same source later on in the day:
The Too-Ashuu, Ala-Bel, Kok-Bek and Otmok passes on Kyrgyzstan's major roads were cleared from snow allowing resumption of traffic, the Ministry of Transport and Roads announced.

The snow fell overnight on those passes. The snow cover reached 10-15cm in some places, causing traffic jams.

The passes were cleared from snow and the roads were treated to prevent icing.