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Severe hailstorm hits the state of Santa Caterina, Brazil

The municipality of São Joaquim, in Santa Catarina, suffered a hailstorm this Friday (29). According to the Civil Defense, several houses were roofless and around eight houses were invaded by water. The Association of Municipalities of the Midwest of Santa Catarina (Ammoc) reported that there was also a record of hail in Catanduvas and Vargem Bonita. See the video below:

(Translated by Google)

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UK weather: Two bridges washed away in floods after evacuations in Scotland

Flooding at Hassendean near Hawick

Flooding at Hassendean near Hawick
Two bridges have been washed away in Scotland after a major incident was declared to evacuate 500 properties from flooding.

Residents in Hawick were forced to leave their homes as rising water levels caused the Teviot to burst its banks in parts of the Scottish Borders town.

Network Rail Scotland said that with extremely heavy rain forecast across Scotland on Friday, speed restrictions have been put in place, causing disruption on the West Coast Mainline between Glasgow and Carlisle.

Two road bridges spanning the River Annan, had been washed away north of the railway with trains unable to pass over a viaduct, closing the Dumfries to Carlisle line until further notice, Network Rail Scotland said.

A major incident was stood down in Hawick in the Scottish Borders, with home evacuations halted and residents allowed to return home after 500 properties were feared to be at risk.


Lava flows from summit in Hawaii volcano eruption

Kilauea, one of the most active volcanos on Earth, continued erupting on Hawaii's Big Island Friday. The eruption is not in an area with homes and is entirely contained within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. (Oct. 29)


Enormous underwater volcanic eruption creates waves of pumice off Japan

A beach covered in pumice after an underwater volcanic eruption.

A beach covered in pumice after an underwater volcanic eruption.
The biggest underwater volcanic eruption Japan has seen since the end of WWII has left shores covered in pumice stone. In one video, stones are seen covering the waves, while images show fishing ports inundated with volcanic rock.

The volcano, Fukutoku-Okanoba, is situated on the Ogasawara island chain, about 800 miles from Tokyo. It sits about 25 meters below the surface of the sea.

It exploded on August 13, with images showing a huge plume of gas rising out of the sea, into the air. Satellite images from NASA showed a huge bright plume streaming from the vent, stretching for miles.

In a NASA statement, Andrew Tupper, a meteorologist with Natural Hazards Consulting, said: "What was remarkable about this eruption is that it went straight from being a submarine event to an eruption cloud reaching the lower boundary of the stratosphere. That is not very common for this type of volcano. We normally see lower-level plumes from submarine eruptions."

Cloud Lightning

Lightning bolt kills 3 people in Malawi

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.
A mother, her son and their neighbour have died after being struck by lightning at Masuku Village, Traditional Authority Bwananyambi in Mangochi last night.

Mangochi Publicist Amina Tepani Daudi has confirmed about the incident.

Daudi identified the deceased as Mussah Dickson, 25, from Bula Village Traditional Authority (T/A) Nsamala in Balaka, Aisha Wyson(mother) 28 and Sainet Wyson (son) 8 both from Masuku Village T/A Bwananyambi in Mangochi.

Daudi said the three were chatting on the verandah while it was raining. Lightning struck all of them and they were rushed to Mulibwanji Mission Hospital where they were pronounced dead upon arrival after sustaining serious burn wounds.

"Postmortem for the three conducted at the same hospital showed that they died due to cardiogenic electric shock caused by the lightning," she explained.

Arrow Down

At least 4 dead in avalanche on Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador

Chimborazo volcano
At least four people were killed on Sunday by an avalanche on the Chimborazo volcano in central Ecuador, said the country's Integrated Security Service ECU 911, Xinhua reports.

The avalanche fell on a group of 12 hikers as they were climbing the volcano at an altitude of about 6,100 meters, the agency said in a statement.

After the incident reported at 06:30 local time (1130 GMT), the Special Operations Group of the National Police, the local fire department and a police helicopter were sent to rescue the hikers, whose nationalities have not been revealed.

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Damaging floods and landslides in at least 3 departments of Colombia

Landslide and floods damaged homes and infrastructure in San Carlos, Antioquia, Colombia, October 2021
© Alcaldía San Carlos
Landslide and floods damaged homes and infrastructure in San Carlos, Antioquia, Colombia, October 2021
Heavy rain has taken its toll in at least 3 departments of Colombia over the last week, with damaging floods and landslides reported in the departments of Antioquia, Meta and Putumayo.

Antioquia Department

Heavy rain from late 26 October caused flooding in the municipality of El Retiro, Antioquia. Civil Defence said the La Agudelo stream broke its banks, with the ensuing floods damaging over 130 homes and affecting around 600 residents. Search teams were deployed to the areas after two people were reported missing. Officials later said all residents were accounted for and there were no injuries or fatalities to report.

A few days earlier heavy rain caused landslides and floods in San Carlos municipality of Antioquia. Roads were blocked and at least 2 houses and a bridge were destroyed. No injuries or fatalities were reported, although 65 families were severely affected.


UK weather: Flooded roads and swollen rivers in Cumbria as some areas get up to 13 inches of rain

A broken-down car in floodwater near Derwentwater

A broken-down car in floodwater near Derwentwater
Flood warnings are in force in Cumbria as heavy rain continues in the northwest of England, southwest Scotland and Wales.

Thirteen inches of rain (332mm) have been recorded at Honister Pass in the Lake District in the last 32 hours, and 10.7 inches (271mm) at Seathwaite, said the Environment Agency.

An amber Met Office warning for rain - indicating potential risk to life and property, travel disruption and power cuts - is in force for much of Cumbria on Thursday.


One hurt, dozens of homes damaged as storms roll across Texas, Louisiana

Dozens of homes were damaged by a tornado in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.
© Brett Adair/Live Storms Media
Dozens of homes were damaged by a tornado in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.
At least one person was injured, dozens of homes damaged and tens of thousands of power outages reported as severe storms with tornadoes and high winds rolled across eastern Texas into Louisiana Wednesday.

Here's a look at what happened.

Texas County Declares State of Disaster

Orange County, Texas, issued a disaster declaration, citing "extensive and widespread damage to public and private property."

Drone video showed homes torn apart in the town of Mauriceville, about 95 miles northeast of Houston.

Cloud Precipitation

Severe rainstorm hits Asir, Saudi Arabia

Incredible in the Saudi desert ! ⚠️ Severe rainstorm and waterfalls hits Asir.