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Baseball-sized hail causes extensive damage to Cozad and Gothenburg, Nebraska

The people of Cozad and Gothenburg are dealing with cleanup after a severe hailstorm Saturday morning.

According to Dawson County Emergency Management Director Brian Woldt, the storm began at around 2 a.m. and lasted for 30 minutes. During that time, baseball-sized hail and wind caused extensive damage to Cozad, with a lesser amount of damage caused to Gothenburg.

Most of the damage was caused to individual home owners, with damage to car windows and households.

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Hailstones as large as tennis balls damage hundreds of homes and crops in southeastern Poland on June 22

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A powerful hailstorm ravaged a municipality in southeastern Poland, damaging around 700 homes, multiple cars, and destroying crops.

The severe weather hit the municipality of Dynów last week, with hailstones as large as tennis balls damaging roofs, facades, and smashing windows. The storm, which lasted about 25 minutes, left a trail of destruction in its wake.

Residents have placed losses in the tens of thousands of zlotys, with local authorities pledging assistance for those affected.

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Major floods, power cuts in Penampang, Malaysia after heavy downpour

A downpour lasting several hours triggered major floods in a host of low-lying areas here and in the neighbouring Penampang district on Sunday (June 30).

There were multiple reports of vehicles unable to pass through several roads as floodwaters continued to rise following heavy rain that started at about noon.

Power has been cut to the areas affected by the floodwaters which started to rise at about 1.30pm.

The situation was also compounded by the high tide at about 4pm, it was learned.

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At least 7 dead as fierce summer storms and floods hit France, Switzerland and Italy

Ferocious storms and torrential rains that lashed France, Switzerland and Italy this weekend have killed seven people, local authorities have said.

Three people in their 70s and 80s died in France's northeastern Aube region on Saturday when a tree crushed the car they were travelling in during fierce winds, the local authority told the AFP news agency on Sunday.

A fourth passenger was in critical care, it added.

In neighbouring Switzerland, four people have died and another two are missing, according to local police, after violent thunderstorms and melting snow caused flooding and landslides in two southern cantons.

Three of the victims were killed early on Sunday in a landslide in the remote Maggia valley, in the Italian-speaking Alpine canton of Ticino, police said in a statement.

The three bodies were recovered in the Fontana area of the Maggia valley and they were currently being identified, while another person was missing in the Lavizzara side arm of the valley, Ticino authorities said.

Comment: Also, a week prior: Three missing after landslide in Switzerland as heavy summer rains cause flash floods in the Alps


Dozens of cars swept away in flooded Sukhi river after heavy rain in Uttarakhand, India

Viral videos of cars floating in a river in Haridwar surfaced today. According to reports, the water in the river swelled up dramatically following heavy rains, causing many cars to be washed away in the floodwater.

According to some reports, dozens of vehicles parked in the Sukhi River were washed away after heavy rains. News wire agency PTI said rainwater gushed into homes and left major roads in the pilgrimage town waterlogged.

"As the rainfed Sukhi river is generally dry, people habitually park their cars on the dry riverbed. As the river got flooded all of a sudden, the cars were swept away in the swirling waters. The river joins the mainstream of the Ganga a short distance away. People gathered on the bridges over the Ganga near Har ki Pauri to capture the visuals of the floating cars on mobile cameras," it added.

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Dashcam: Flash flood cascade batters Utah drivers

When returning to town from Potash Road Dinosaur Tracks and Petroglyphs in Utah, this family found themselves caught in a dangerous weather situation.

Flash flooding had caused a surge of water to rush over the nearby cliffs onto the roadway below, creating hazardous road conditions.

Luckily, no one was injured.

Check out this stunning video.

Comment: On the same day in the same state: Lightning strike in Utah sends 7 members of youth group to hospital

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Delhi, India inundated in flash flood following heavy rainfall - nearly 9 inches in 24 hours - heaviest in 88 years

After prolonged excruciating heatwaves, Delhi & Delhi NCR received incessant rainfall in the wee hours of June 28. However, the respite turned into tension as normal life was thrown out of gear shortly after the downpour.

Roads across the national capital have been inundated in water as Delhi lacks a smooth drainage system. From small cars to large trucks, visuals from different parts show how vehicles have sunk in water disrupting transit.

Several people were also trapped in inundated bus who were evacuated by rescue squad later. The helpless people were seen wading through knee-deep water to reach their workplaces and destinations.

The heavy rain also claimed a life and injured 6 as a portion of canopy at IGI airport collapsed following downpour. The incident caused temporary suspension of flights from terminal causing inconvenience to passengers.

Comment: Business Today on June 29 reports:
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that Delhi will receive 'very heavy rainfall' till July 1. The national capital woke up to light rain on June 29, a day after it received the highest rainfall in a single day in June in 88 years, grinding normal life to a halt.

Several parts of the city continue to be waterlogged and many areas experienced prolonged power cuts as Delhi recorded 228.1 mm of rainfall in 24 hours on Friday.



Man killed in dog attack in Snyder, Texas

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A 40-year-old man identified as Toby Bryan Berkley was named as the victim killed in a dog attack in Snyder on Thursday, according to Chief of Police Mike Counts.

The Snyder Police Department responded to the 2900 block of Avenue J around 6:00 a.m.

Police said Berkley was walking down the road when he was attacked by dogs. Police said the two dogs involved were caught and the owner was identified.

The Texas Rangers were notified and are assisting in the investigation.

Comment: About a week prior in the same state: Dog attack leaves woman dead in Monte Alto, Texas


125 dolphins become stranded on Cape Cod, Massachusetts beach as 10 die amid emergency rescue operation

Up to 125 Atlantic white-sided dolphins stranded
Up to 125 Atlantic white-sided dolphins stranded
As many as 125 Atlantic white-sided dolphins became stranded Friday on Cape Cod and at least 10 died, prompting an intensive rescue effort, according to an animal rescue organization.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare confirmed it was assisting the dolphins stuck at The Gut — or Great Island — in Wellfleet, at the Herring River in Massachusetts. The group described the area as a very difficult location with dangerous mud.

With low tide at 11:23 a.m., the team was in shallow water on foot attempting to herd the dolphins back out to deeper waters, the group said. The organization has three small vessels in the water to continue herding and is using underwater pingers to urge the dolphins in the right direction.


2 phreatic events recorded at Taal volcano in the Philippines

''Weak phreatic activity is likely driven
© PHIVOLCS''Weak phreatic activity is likely driven by the continued emission of hot volcanic gases at the Taal Main Crater and could be succeeded by similar events,'' the advisory read.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology recorded two weak phreatic events at the Taal Volcano on Saturday.

According to an advisory, the steam-driven events, which occurred at 2:31 p.m. and 2:39 p.m., caused 800-meter plumes.

The phreatic events lasted a minute each.

Meanwhile, the average sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission of 6,571 tonnes per day on Friday was lower than the average of 7,895 tonnes per day since January.