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Santa Catarina in Brazil reels under severe flooding: State of emergency declared

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In the face of torrential rains, the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina grapples with severe flooding, leading to the declaration of a state of emergency across 23 municipalities. As the residents reel under the disaster's impact, two casualties and significant disruptions have surfaced, with the city of Rio do Sul bearing the brunt of the catastrophe.

Unprecedented Flooding

Experiencing its fifth flood this year, Rio do Sul is submerged by the overflowing river Itajaí-açu. The rising waters have swallowed almost all neighborhoods, compelling the city's residents to seek refuge on rooftops and in 21 makeshift shelters. These sanctuaries currently house over a thousand displaced individuals, emblematic of the scale of the crisis.


Cloud Precipitation

Heavy rains cause flooding in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Heavy rains caused by low pressure have generated flooding in the municipality of Solidaridad, to such an extent that main streets and avenues do not have the corresponding circulation.

The areas most affected are Misión de las Flores, Misión del Carmen, Los Olivos, Toscana, Guadalupana, Petén and Villas del Sol, where even vehicles and motorcycles have been stranded.

According to what was reported by the state authority, cold front number 9 will extend over the Gulf of Mexico and the southeast of the country, advancing slowly towards the Yucatan Peninsula, however it will be generating heavy rains.


Arrow Down

Massive rockfall at Zion National Park, Utah covers parking lot in dust cloud

Close up view of the cliff face where the rock wall dislodged.

Close up view of the cliff face where the rock wall dislodged.
A large rockfall in Zion National Park stunned park guests, temporarily stopped traffic and covered the parking lot of a popular trail in a massive dust cloud.

National Park Service rangers said they received reports of a rockfall near Weeping Rock at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Rangers found a large dust cloud on the road, which also interrupted the park shuttle bus service in the area until about 5 p.m.

Photos from the NPS showed the sandstone peak near Weeping Rock covered in rock debris and dust from a rockslide.

Nearby tour guide Nolan Hanson captured the rockfall as it happened. saying it "sounded like thunder."

Cloud Precipitation

Tropical disturbance hits west Caribbean, causing floods in Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba

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A tropical disturbance moved across the western Caribbean on Friday, knocking out power to thousands in Jamaica and causing two deaths in Haiti as it unleashed landslides and floods before dissipating, authorities said.

Some 14,000 customers lost power in Jamaica after heavy rains downed trees, severed power lines and caused landslides, according to Jamaica Public Service Co. At least 24 people were rescued from floodwaters in the island's southeastern region, the Jamaican Defense Force said.

Heavy rains also hit Haiti, where the Civil Protection Agency told The Associated Press late Friday that two people had died after being swept away by floods in the country's western Grand'Anse region.


Comment: Footage of the flooding in Cuba on November 16:




Cloud Precipitation

Roads in Dubai, United Arab Emirates flooded after heavy rainfall, thunderstorm

People across Dubai shared visuals of the heavy rainfall on social media.

People across Dubai shared visuals of the heavy rainfall on social media.
The roads of Dubai were waterlogged and flooded after heavy rainfall and thunderstorm hit parts of the United Arab Emirates this morning. Due to extreme weather conditions, people there have been advised to avoid beaches and stay indoors. Traffic and flight operations were also affected in the emirates due the weather.

The Dubai Police sent out an alert at 6.30 in the morning urging people to stay clear of beaches and areas prone to flash floods and exercise caution while driving. The UAE's National Center of Meteorology issued a yellow and orange alert amid the thunderstorm and rain.

People across Dubai shared visuals of the heavy rainfall on social media. In one of the videos shared on X, formerly Twitter, a man is seen rowing a small boat on a flooded road.


Snowflake Cold

Extra early snow Europe, Maine historically cold, San Bernadino dreads another snowpocalypse and where are the sunspots? A roundup

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The slopes in Cervinia, Valle d’Aosta
Countering mainstream groupthink, reality is once again slapping climate alarmism square in the chops.

Europe's Best Start To A Ski Season In Memory

Recently, ski resorts from the French Alps right the way down to the Italian Dolomites have been reporting more than 3 feet of fresh powder, resulting in a historically-early start to the the European ski season.

Absurd notions that Europe's favorite winter pastime is a thing of the past have taken a hit after temperatures across the region fell off a cliff in November, back to "a crisp 1990s sort of climate," reports goodnewsnetwork.org.

In many parts parts of the Alps, snow totals have actually exceeded 6 feet which has led big-name resorts in France, Switzerland, Italy, and Austria bringing their opening dates of the 2023-24 season forward by at least a week, to November 18.

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Fire

This week in volcano news: Iceland volcano update, Dukono & Etna erupt

Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano,
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Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, lights up the night sky with eruptions as seen from Mount Salto Del Cane, Italy November 12.
Due to the ongoing volcanic unrest in Iceland, three other notable volcano related news stories were largely overlooked. As, Mount Etna in Italy produced a stunning paroxysm, while in Indonesia, the Dukono volcano produced its largest eruption in nearly a decade.

Meanwhile, in Hawaii, earthquakes temporarily propagated further down Kilauea's southwest rift zone. And, in Iceland, magma reached shallow depths at the Reykjanes volcano, leading to the complete evacuation of the town of Grindavik. This video will discuss these stories and list the 46 volcanoes which are actively erupting around the planet.

Thumbnail Photo Credit: Mr. Bambang Sugiono, Used with Permission. This photo of the Dukono volcano was cropped, mirrored veritcally (left became right & right became left), sharpened image, increased image contrast, increase image brightness.

A special thanks to Boris Behncke for allowing me to use two of his video's showing Mount Etna's recent eruptive activity.


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"Out of control" wildfires are ravaging Brazil's wildlife-rich Pantanal wetlands

Firefighters tackle forest fires in the Pantanal wetland near Porto Jofre, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, Nov. 13, 2023.
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Firefighters tackle forest fires in the Pantanal wetland near Porto Jofre, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, Nov. 13, 2023.
The Pantanal wetlands in western Brazil are famed as a paradise of biodiversity, but these days they have enormous clouds of smoke billowing over them, as raging wildfires reduce vast expanses to scorched earth.

Known for its lush landscapes and vibrant wildlife, including jaguars, caimans, macaws and monkeys, the Pantanal is home to the world's biggest tropical wetlands and, in normal times, a thriving ecotourism industry.

But in recent weeks it has been ravaged by fires that are threatening its iconic wildlife, as Brazil suffers through a southern hemisphere spring of droughts and record heat.


Attention

Washington volcano Mount St. Helens is 'recharging', 50 small earthquakes recorded in 1 week

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More than 400 earthquakes have been detected beneath the surface of the volcano in recent months. There have been more than 2,000 earthquakes recorded at the site since 2010
Mount St. Helens is starting to rumble again in Washington with a spike in seismic activity recorded at the volcano more than four decades after its deadly eruption.

More than 400 earthquakes have been detected beneath the surface of the volcano in recent months. There have been more than 2,000 earthquakes recorded at the site since 2010.

Specialized equipment has detected that magma has been flowing through chambers deep underground, causing the volcano to recharge.

There are fears the earthquakes could lead to another massive explosion reminiscent of 1980s eruption that left 57 people dead and permanently altered the area's ecosystem.

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Rare waterspout appears in Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan

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Waterspouts are common in tropical and subtropical waters, however, this is the first time spectators at Sun Moon Lake have witnessed this phenomenon.

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A rare scene of a water tornado appeared in Nantou's Sun Moon Lake on Thursday evening. The slim-looking tornado, known as a waterspout, extended from the lake all the way to the sky. Even though it was not very powerful, its shape was very clear.

The waterspout was spotted by a boatman who was looking towards the mountains. He was quick enough to document the phenomenon on his phone. He says that he has been working here for 10 years and has never seen anything similar.