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Cloud Precipitation

Severe, hour-long hailstorm kills 450 ostriches and other livestock in South Africa

"It was horrific."

That's how a devastated farmer described how it felt to lose hundreds of ostriches to a hailstorm that struck the small district of Aberdeen in the Eastern Cape last week.

Grant Krige, the owner of Chelmsford Farm, said the hour-long hailstorm struck on Wednesday.
"I'm 54 years old and I have never experienced a storm quite as severe as that.

"We lost a whole lot of ostriches, about 450... the [hailstones] struck some of the birds' eyes and broke the necks of others. We also lost some of our goats and sheep, and the infrastructure was blown away by the storm," he said.

Cloud Precipitation

Heavy hail leaves Bolivian town covered in white

A strong hail storm hit Taija on Sunday, causing floods and damage across the southern Bolivian city.

Cloud Precipitation

Deadly flash floods sweep through Jaén, Cajamarca in Peru

Floods in Jaen Cajamarca Peru November 2021.
Floods in Jaen Cajamarca Peru November 2021.
Flash flooding raged through streets of Jaén in Cajamarca Region of Peru after heavy rain from late 31 October 2021.

According to Peru's National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI), one person died as a result of the flooding in the city. Furthermore 1 house was completely destroyed, 4 rendered uninhabitable and 15 others were damaged. At least 30 people have been displaced from their homes and, according to INDECI, were staying with relatives or neighbours. A further 90 people have been impacted by the flood damage.

As well as homes, 2 public buildings and the General de Jaén hospital were damaged, along with roads and water infrastructure. Drinking water supply has been partially suspended.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning bolt kills 5 children in Liberia

Residents of Sanniquellie, Nimba County are grieving the sudden death of five children ages 5 and 9, killed by lightning while playing in front of their home. Three other kids who reportedly survived the incident are reportedly admitted to the hospital under critical condition.

Health workers at the G.W. Harley Hospital in Sanniquellie, over the weekend, confirmed the death of the five children as a result of a huge thunder strike in a town called Downorpa.

The corpses have been turned over to family and subsequently buried in a mass grave.

The deceased, all from the same family, were children of a Sanniquellie resident identified as Mr. Lawrence Tokpah.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strike kills 2 women in Tamil Nadu, India

The incident happened when a group of women were working on the farm in Karumpakkam village near Sunambedu in Maduranthagam on Sunday.

In the noon, when it started to rain with lightning and thunder, the women started to run towards a tree but before that two women, Mala (31) and Anandhi (35), were struck by lightning and died on the spot.

Police said four other women who were near the deceased became unconscious in the impact.


Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake off North Sumatra, Indonesia

6.0 magnitude earthquake 254 km from Sinabang, Aceh, Indonesia

UTC time: Monday, November 01, 2021 17:04 PM
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS page: M 6.0 - 255 km S of Sinabang, Indonesia
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 1 person

6.0 magnitude, 15 km depth

Cloud Precipitation

Floods and landslides in 2021 rainy season leave 12,000 displaced and 32 dead across Guatemala

Flash floods in Quiche, Guatemala, April 2021.
Flash floods in Quiche, Guatemala, April 2021.
Disaster authorities in Guatemala report that over 30 people have died as a result of severe weather incidents during this year's rainy season.

Teams from Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres de Guatemala (CONRED) attended a total of 906 rain-related incidents such as floods, landslides and structural collapse during the 2021 rainy season which normally runs from May to November.

During this time 11,911 people have been displaced and around 1.5 million affected in some way. Five thousand homes and 131 schools have been damaged. More than 230 roads and 35 bridges have been damaged or destroyed.

CONRED reported fatalities in the departments of Chimaltenango (1), Quetzaltenango (1), Sololá (3), Suchitepéquez (7), Escuintla (2), Guatemala (3), Quiché (5), San Marcos (2), Alta Verapaz (3), Baja Verapaz (1), Sacatepéquez (1), Chiquimula (1) and El Progreso (2). Two people are still missing and at least 17 were injured.


Indonesia - Thousands hit by floods in West Kalimantan, deadly landslide in Central Kalimantan with 6 killed

Floods in Sekandau Regency, West Kalimantan Province, 24 October 2021.
© BPBD Sekadau Regency
Floods in Sekandau Regency, West Kalimantan Province, 24 October 2021.
Heavy rain in parts of Borneo Island has caused severe flooding and triggered deadly landslides in Central and West Kalimantan Provinces of Indonesia.

Areas of Sekadau Regency in West Kalimantan Province have been flooded since 23 October, according to the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD). Some areas are under water up to 2.5 metres deep.

Sekadau Regency BPBD said that as of 27 October, 2,541 houses were damaged, a total of 8,430 people affected and 1,879 people displaced across Sekadau Hilir and Belitang Districts.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strike kills 2, injures 3 in Karnataka, India

Two people have died after they were struck by lightning at Manoaha, a village near Agotime Kpetoe.

Two people have died after they were struck by lightning at Manoaha, a village near Agotime Kpetoe.
Two youth were killed and three others suffered injuries when lightning struck them at the Yerugundi Falls, at Moodbidri here on November 1.

The deceased have been identified as Maniprasad (22) and Yashwanth (22) from Kanchibailu. The injured have been identified as Praveen Kumar, Ganesh and Sandeep.

According to sources, on November 1, a group of five youth had gone to the Yerugundi Falls. At around 5:30 pm when there was high-intensity rain with thunder and lightning in Moodbidri, the youths were hit by lightning. While Maniprasad and Yashwanth succumbed at the spot, Praveen Kumar, Ganesh and Sandeep were injured.

The injured were rushed to the Mount Rosary private hospital in Moodbidri for treatment.

A case has been registered in the Moodbidri police station and investigation is on.

Snowflake Cold

Lows nearing -40C sweep Russia, Northern Hemisphere snow mass above average, + X-flare: 'swing and a miss'

The lies of those with vested interests are being exposed — more and more people are realizing that the rules of humankind are malleable, that there is no fixed authority requiring religious-like adherence. The days of multinational conglomerates paying governments to push profitable falsehoods at the detriment of the human race are coming to an end. The average Joe, in enough numbers, can impart change — this epiphany is dawning on people, and it's giving me a shit-load of hope.


As 'our betters' in Glasgow bemoan the impacts of global warming in, among other places, Siberia: "the planet's last great wilderness", northern Russia has actually been experiencing extraordinary lows for the time of year.

On October 31, -36.8C (-34.2F) was registered in Delyankir.

The infamous Verkhoyansk logged -36.6C (-33.9F).

A frigid -36.4C (-33.5F) was observed in Susuman.

While Oymyakon took the cherry with a reading of -38.9C (-38F) on Nov 1 — almost 10C below the seasonal average