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Why Japan's skies turned purple day before Typhoon Hagibis

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Purple sky in Japan
At least 10 people were killed and around 140 injured as Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in Japan at 7 pm Saturday (local time), with wind speeds of 144 kmph and heavy rains.

Hagibis, which means "speed" in the Filipino language of Tagalog, is reportedly the worst storm Japan has seen in 60 years. The same day, Japan was also struck by an earthquake, measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale, off its south-eastern shore.

As Hagibis wreaked havoc, social media was flooded with shocking images of the storm's impact — trucks falling like dominoes, roofs flying off buildings, and flooded streets.

Hagibis raised the water level by a metre along several parts of the Japanese coast. Six million people have been affected by the typhoon, which is expected to head out to sea again by end of the day Sunday.

Comment: While there appears to be a 'mundane' explanation for the phenomenon, when we take into account the inreasing trend of strange skies throughout the planet, it may be that there is more going than science can thus far explain or that the processes involved are changing: Also check out SOTT radio's:


Typhoon Hagibis: Death toll rises to 37 as Japan deploys 110,000 rescuers after worst storm in decades

Typhoon Hagibis was the worst storm to hit the country in decades
Typhoon Hagibis was the worst storm to hit the country in decades
More than 110,000 people are taking part in search and rescue operations after Typhoon Hagibis struck Japan on Saturday.

The typhoon - the worst storm to hit the country in decades - has left at least 37 dead, with 20 missing.

Typhoon Hagibis also caused the cancellation of three Rugby World Cup matches but the key match between Japan and Scotland went ahead.

Japan won 28-21 to reach the quarter-finals for the first time.

Afterwards, national team coach Jamie Joseph paid tribute to those affected.

"Everyone who is suffering with the typhoon, this game was all for you guys. The crowd was massive for us, and today was more than just a game," he said.

The typhoon has weakened and moved away from land but has left a trail of destruction.

Thousands of police officers, fire fighters, coast guard, and military are working to reach those trapped by landslides and floods.

The typhoon battered into eight prefectures across Japan, with wind speeds of up to 225km/h (140mph).

Comment: At least 19 people killed after Typhoon Hagibis slams southern Japan - Tokyo simultaneously hit by 5.3M earthquake - UPDATE


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More sick Laughing Gulls turn up on Anna Maria Island, Florida

What's making these laughing gulls sick?

What's making these laughing gulls sick?
Days after a number of Laughing Gulls were found dead in Sarasota County, roughly two dozen of the birds were found deceased in Manatee County.

Over the past week, nine dead Laughing Gulls were found on beaches in Siesta and Lido Keys in Sarasota County and an additional 30 were reported sick. On Tuesday, wildlife officials confirm they received reports of dead birds on Passage Key off Anna Maria Island.

A handful of sick gulls were discovered by Anna Maria Island residents on Wednesday and brought to Wildlife Inc. for rehabilitation. Founder Ed Straight is working hard to nurse them back to health.

"We have been doing this for 32 years and we have never seen anything like this before," he said.

Straight said the sick gulls were discovered by the Anna Maria City Pier and Coquina Beach.


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Eight-year-old boy dies after being attacked by dog pack in Tamil Nadu, India

canine attack
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A minor boy was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs in Rangasamuthiram village in Sankarankovil town of Tirunelveli district, the police said on Saturday. The dead body of the eight-year-old boy was buried on Friday. A case has been registered in relation to the case.

Eight-year-old Santhosh used to study at a school which is around 200 metres away from his house. He used to walk to school. In the evening, he used to walk back to the school to play. To reach faster, he used to cross the fields instead of taking the road.

On the day of the incident, Santhosh did not return even after 6 pm. Reportedly, his parents got worried and started searching for him with the help of other villagers. While looking for Santhosh in the fields, the villagers found a pack of stray dogs.

When they pointed their flashlights in the direction of the dogs, the villagers saw that they were biting Santhosh. Santhosh's father Sethupathi and the villagers then chased the dogs away. The villagers called a local doctor who said that the eight-year-old boy had died.


Rampaging elephants kill 4, injure 7 in northern Tanzania

At least four people have been killed and seven others injured by rampaging elephants in Tanzania's northern district of Mwanga in Kilimanjaro region, an official said on Friday.

Maurice Msuha, a senior official with the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority, said the elephants that strayed from Mkomazi National Park raided two villages, killing the four villagers.

Msuha said three people were killed in Toloha village and one in Ngulu village, adding that seven other villagers were injured by the jumbos and they were being treated in health centers.


At least 19 people killed after Typhoon Hagibis slams southern Japan - Tokyo simultaneously hit by 5.3M earthquake - UPDATE

The storm has damaged houses in Ichihara, Chiba prefecture

The storm has damaged houses in Ichihara, Chiba prefecture
High winds and record-breaking rains battered Tokyo and large swaths of central and eastern Japan on Saturday evening, leaving two people dead and nine missing after several rivers burst their banks and landslides buried houses.

Life in the capital had ground to a halt even before Typhoon Hagibis made landfall just before 7 p.m. local time on the Izu Peninsula southwest of the capital, with public transport suspended, shops shuttered and the streets empty.

The storm disrupted the Rugby World Cup, with two games just outside Tokyo canceled, and played havoc with the build-up to Sunday's Formula One Grand Prix in Suzuka.

For several hours, typhoon rains drenched one of the world's most densely populated urban areas, with tens of millions of people trapped indoors watching with concern as rivers filled to dangerous levels. The government sent out a series of high-level alarms telling people first to evacuate —and then just to do whatever they could to save their lives.

Comment: Hagibis is passing over several prefectures still trying to recover from Typhoon Faxai, which wreaked havoc in Japan just over a month ago...

Powerful Typhoon Faxai kills three, injures 40 and wreaks havoc on Tokyo transport system

Update: RT reports on 13th October:
At least 19 people were killed and 16 are missing after Typhoon Hagibis slammed Japan, with flooding covering large areas leaving people surrounded by water. Some half-a-million homes are without power.

The typhoon hit Japan's northeast coast, killing at least 19 people in areas including the Chiba, Gunma, Kanagawa and Fukushima prefectures near Tokyo, according to local media. Some 150 people were injured.

Many areas throughout the region have been flooded, with waters reaching five meters in depth. Around 260 people are trapped in a nursing home in the city of Kawagoe City, some 50km northwest of Tokyo, with rescuers using boats to save them.

A railway bridge over the Chikuma River in Nagano Prefecture collapsed on Sunday morning.

Train operations have been suspended in many parts of the country due to flooding on the tracks.

Around half-a-million homes remain without power, while rescuers and residents are trying to remove debris after the typhoon raged overnight.

The storm, which the government said could be the strongest in 60 years, brought record-breaking rainfall, with some areas hit by 939.5mm of rainfall over 24 hours.

The typhoon is expected to weaken and move off Japan's mainland on Sunday afternoon. Flood warnings have been lifted for Tokyo, where a rugby match between Japan and Scotland is set to take place on Sunday.


Blizzard brings more than 2 feet of early snow to North Dakota towns

The North Dakota Highway Patrol posted a photo from 8 a.m. Friday showing road conditions on Hwy 20 2 miles south of Devils Lake.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol posted a photo from 8 a.m. Friday showing road conditions on Hwy 20 2 miles south of Devils Lake.
A fall blizzard continued to hammer eastern and central North Dakota late this week and some areas have reported staggering amounts of snowfall.

Snow began accumulating in towns across North Dakota Thursday morning as storm developed over the state. More than 48 hours later, some areas are reporting more than 2 feet of snow.


'Explosive' Typhoon Hagibis has Tokyo area in its sights after rapidly gathering strength in Pacific

Typhoon Hagibis
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An image captured by the Himawari-8 weather satellite shows Typhoon Hagibis located in the south of Japan as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2019. | KYODO

Typhoon Hagibis, which the U.S. military's forecasting agency has put on par with a Category 5 hurricane, is approaching Japan's main island of Honshu after a rapid intensification in the Pacific and could make a direct pass over the Kanto region this weekend.

The storm, which tracked near the Ogasawara islands through Wednesday, is forecast to continue moving toward Honshu, weakening only slightly before a possible landfall on Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

More precise forecasts for its path are still difficult, and a turn to the west toward central Japan or the east toward the sea remain among the possibilities.