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Large sinkhole forces emergency closure of road in Wixom, Michigan

A large sinkhole has forced an emergency road closure in the City of Wixom.

A sinkhole was discovered on North Wixom Road, which is currently closed between Pontiac Trail to the south, and Maple Road to the north. The closure is just south of the Wixom Elementary School, near the Michigan Air Line Trail.

A void formed under a section of the road, and the Road Commission for Oakland County is working with the City to identify the cause.

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Lightning kills boy in Ruse, Bulgaria, another in critical condition

Two 11-year-old boys were struck by lightning yesterday afternoon at the "Dunav" stadium in Ruse. One of the children died, the condition of the other remains serious.

The boys are from the children's school of the local football club and were training on one of the auxiliary pitches at the "Dunav" stadium when lightning struck.

The injured children were taken by 2 ambulances to the two university hospitals in the city. The boy was brought to "Kanev" hospital in clinical death. He was resuscitated for an hour, but the doctors were unable to save him.

The other child was taken to "Medica" Hospital, also clinically dead. The resuscitation team on duty was able to restore his basic vital signs. He is intubated, in a medically induced coma, and in critical condition. Consultations are underway to determine if there are additional disabilities, the health facility said.


Flood waters ravaging northern districts of Bangladesh

The photo shows an inundated area of Kurigram on Wednesday, August 30, 2023.
© Focus Bangla
The photo shows an inundated area of Kurigram on Wednesday, August 30, 2023.
The overall flood situation in the north districts of the county deteriorated on Monday as the rising major rivers and its tributaries coupled with heavy rain inundated vast tracts in many areas, leaving thousands of people marooned.

Village after village has been wiped out while hundreds of houses have been destroyed.

There has been immense destruction as heavy downpour and overflowing rivers submerged vast areas in Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Sirajganj and other districts in northern region.

"Flood has washed away everything before my eyes. I along with my family members managed to survive somehow," a 56-year old man of Rajarhat upazila of Kurigram district broke down in tears as he spoke.

"I used to live my family members at my 2-storey building. I was happy and solvent. But, the river erosion devoured my house while flood washed away everything overnight. I'm now destitute. I don't know how and in what way I shall run my family as I don't have either food or house," another man said as wailing.


Tennis ball-sized hail damages cars in Salento, Italy

A water bomb with a violent hailstorm hit last night, at about 1.30 a.m., in the province of Lecce, between Montesano, Specchia and Miggiano.

The hail, the size of tennis balls, broke windshields, headlights and the bodywork of parked cars.

Also damaged were the decor of various premises where the hail pierced plastic tables and chairs. Several greenhouses were destroyed and surrounding roads and countryside flooded.

Cyclone Poppea is bringing a fresh burst of extreme weather to most parts of Italy.


Evacuations as downpours flood eastern, central China

Rescuers stepped up evacuation efforts in eastern and central China as unrelenting downpours wreaked havoc and triggered flash floods, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Tuesday (August 29).

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Rare lightning phenomenon captured in the sky during Hurricane Idalia evacuations

A rare weather phenomenon, in which lightning appears upside down, was captured by pilots as Hurricane Idalia approached Florida.

The stunning footage of St. Elmo's fire - a phenomenon in which luminous plasma is created in an atmospheric electric field - was filmed by pilots at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa on Monday 28 August.

A tweet confirmed that all aircraft had been evacuated from the base as Hurricane Idalia headed in their direction.

It was a Category 2 storm when the footage was captured and made landfall as a Category 3.

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Hurricane Idalia landfall: Category 3 storm comes ashore in Florida with 125 mph winds

Streets Flood in Fort Myers Beach as Hurricane Idalia Nears Florida

Streets Flood in Fort Myers Beach as Hurricane Idalia Nears Florida
Hurricane Idalia roared ashore in Florida's Big Bend region as a dangerous Category 3 storm Wednesday morning, threatening to unleash life-threatening storm surges and rainfall.

Florida residents living in vulnerable coastal areas had been ordered to pack up and leave as Hurricane Idalia gained strength in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and authorities warned of "catastrophic storm surge and destructive winds" when the storm arrived.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Idalia came ashore as a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of at least 125 mph at Keaton Beach in the lightly populated Big Bend region, where the Florida Panhandle curves into the peninsula. Its impact could be a big blow to a state still dealing with lingering damage from last year's Hurricane Ian.

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Flood in Erzincan, Turkey: Streams overflowed, bridges collapsed

Due to the rain, there was a flood in the water channel in Günebakan and Başpınar villages and Üzümlü district of Erzincan center.

General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (DSI), construction equipment belonging to municipalities and public institutions started working to open village roads that were blocked by mud due to flood waters.

The flood in Üzümlü district, located on the Erzurum-Erzincan highway, destroyed roads and bridges.

The flood from the stream passing through the district center caused the flood. The panic experienced by the citizens at that moment was recorded on their mobile phones.

It was reported that there was no loss of life in the flood, which caused damage to houses close to the stream bed.

(Translated by Google)


Mini tornado hits UAE town as thunder, hailstorm follow

A mini tornado — with a diametre of around 12-15 metres — hit Siji town in Fujairah on Tuesday.

According to storm_ae that posted the video on Instagram, the incident happened around 2pm on August 29.

"It lasted for some 15 minutes, accompanied by thunder and hailstorm," the spokesperson told Khaleej Times.

In the video shared, a massive grey formation is seen rising into the air, as it proceeds to envelop the sky.

Watch the video here:

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Young footballer killed in freak lightning strike in Managua, Nicaragua

A young footballer has died after being caught in a freak lightning strike.

Owen Isaías Cuadra León, 20, was tragically killed when lightning hit in Managua, Nicaragua, earlier this week (27 August).

The young sportsman and his football coach, Juan Arana Martínez, 49, were waiting under a tree for the rain to stop in Plaza la Biblia at the time of the incident.

While they were quickly transferred to the Alejandro Dávila Bolaños Military Hospital to receive medical attention, Owen sadly succumbed to his injuries.