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Livestock carrier with 43 crew feared lost in Typhoon Maysak off Japan

Gulf Livestock 1

Gulf Livestock 1
A Panamanian-flagged livestock carrier with a crew of 43 is feared lost southwest of Japan after encountering a typhoon moving across the region. Japan's Coast Guard reported receiving a distress call and later finding one seafarer in the ocean with a life jacket and an empty lifeboat. No additional signals were received from the vessel after the first distress call.

The search for the missing vessel believed to be the Gulf Livestock 1 was conducted all day on Wednesday, September 2 local time. Four coast guard vessels and airplanes are reportedly conducting the search-and-rescue operation. It, however, was suspended until daylight Thursday local time.

Before calling off the search the Japan Defense Ministry reported that they had located one person apparently in the ocean in the area of the last known position of the vessel. Media in Japan are saying that the Coast Guard reported it was a male Filipino crew member and that he was in non-life-threatening condition. In addition, an empty inflatable life raft was reportedly spotted but it is unclear if it was from the Gulf Livestock 1.


Heavy flooding in Bangkok, Thailand

© Nation Thailand
Traffic police in Bangkok are being instructed to keep the capital's roads clear after heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding from around 2am this morning. Krisana Pattanajaroen, deputy spokesman for the Royal Thai Police, says officers have been tasked with preventing traffic jams, particularly along Bangkok's busiest thoroughfares, as well as removing any potential obstacles.

The heavy rains started early in the morning but persisted through the peak hour and only dissipated after around 8.30-9am.

A few messages on social media, some official, some not...

"Because of the rain today, students should decide themselves whether they can safely travel to schools. If not, they should stay at home and learn online."

Cloud Precipitation

13 more killed as heavy rains lash Pakistan, death toll rises to 176

Local residents examine their damaged house caused by heavy monsoon rains, in Yar Mohammad village near Karachi.
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Local residents examine their damaged house caused by heavy monsoon rains, in Yar Mohammad village near Karachi.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reported widespread rains across the country while the Met Office forecast showed more downpour in the next 24 hours.

Incessant rains lashed Pakistan on Tuesday, killing 13 more people while the water level increased in the rivers across the country, creating a flood like situation.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reported widespread rains across the country while the Met Office forecast showed more downpour in the next 24 hours.

The NDMA data showed that 13 more people died in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 176 since June 15 when the monsoon season started in the country.

Another 101 have been injured.


Summer snowfall in the Alps and Pyrenees - 16 inches in Switzerland (UPDATE)

Glacier30001 ski area near Gstaad and Les Diablerets, Switzerland

Glacier30001 ski area near Gstaad and Les Diablerets, Switzerland
The cold snap across much of Europe has brought some dustings of snow. It may only be the end of August, but it's a sign that winter is on its way.

Val d-Isere reports snow falling at 2,500m and above with 5cm at 2,600m.

Comment: An image on social media after the snowfall cleared the Alps:

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strikes kill 4 in West Bengal, India

A sudden thunderstorm in parts of East Midnapore and West Midnapore early on Tuesday morning claimed four lives, all agricultural workers, as they were struck by lightning.

At Dubda village in East Midnapore's Egra, farmer Aurobindo Bera, 40, was killed on the spot when lightning struck him, while his wife Mira was seriously injured. The couple were working at their agricultural plot when the accident happened. Mira was rushed to Egra Super Speciality hospital for treatment.

"The incident occurred when a group of farmers was running for cover at the onset of the sudden storm," said an eyewitness.

At Kanpur village in Potashpur station area, Ramkrishna Paikhara, 38, was killed under similar circumstances when farmers were working in an open field. While Paikhara was killed on the spot, his companions suffered injuries and were rushed to the block health centre for treatment.

Comment: On the same day 6 people were fatally struck in the state of Odisha while over in Nepal an individual died and 5 others were injured by a strike.

Cloud Precipitation

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Are we entering Earth's megaflood stage?

Uganda lakes flood
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
As solar activity decreases cosmic rays increase, leading to more floods and out of season atmospheric events. This video describes events and causes for what I feel is earth entering a mega flood stage from here through 2035.

Comment: Check out our topic section on floods.

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Cloud Precipitation

Floods displace 120,000, kill 10 in Chad during August

Flooded areas of Chad (shown in red) late August 2020.
Flooded areas of Chad (shown in red) late August 2020.
Almost 120,000 people were displaced by flooding in Chad in north-central Africa during August 2020, according to a report by International Organization for Migration (IOM).

At least 32,000 of those displaced persons are in N'Djamena, the country's capital city, where 10 people died as a result of flooding that struck on 20 August.

"The flooding has exacerbated the already challenging situation for many of the most vulnerable N'djaménois, who are now seeking refuge in local school buildings after having lost not only their homes but also their livelihoods," explained Anne Schaefer, IOM Chad's Chief of Mission.

Flooding also affected parts of Lac Region since early August, displacing thousands in Kaya and Fouli.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning killed nearly 3,000 in India in 2019

A total of 8,145 deaths were reported in India in the year 2019 due to causes attributable to forces of nature, with nearly 3,000 of them caused due to lightning, a report by National Crime Records Bureau has revealed.

Majority (50.3%) of the victims who were reported to be belonging to the age-group of 30-45 years and 45-60 years together.

While 35.3 per cent of the victims succumbed to lightning, 15.6 per cent deaths occurred due to heat/sun stroke' and 11.6 per cent deaths due to flood.

Bizarro Earth

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes northern coast of Chile - 3rd strong quake in 24 hours

Chile Earthquake
© U.S. Geological Survey
The quake was followed by more than a dozen aftershocks -- including one with a magnitude of 6.1.

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck near the coast of Northern Chile on Tuesday, the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences said, with local news media reporting some damage and minor landslides in areas near the epicenter.

Chile's interior ministry said in a statement that mining companies operating in the area had not reported any issues in the 2-1/2 hours since the initial quake. GFZ has reported several aftershocks of magnitudes between 5.5 and 6.2.

Chile is the world's largest copper producer and most of its large operations are in Antofagasta region, more than 300 km (180 miles) north of the quake's epicenter.

Miner Antofagasta Plc told Reuters that its operations at Los Pelambres, the closest large deposit to the epicenter, some 379 km (236 miles) in a straight line, had not been affected.

Patricio Elgueta, a union chief at state miner Codelco's El Salvador mine 200 km (120 miles) north, said operations continued as normal.

Mine facilities and other infrastructure in Chile are built to withstand large quakes.

The interior ministry's National Emergency Office said there had been some localized power outages and landslides blocking roads.

Comment: Also within the same 24 hours: Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off the coast of Chile - shortly followed by a magnitude 6.3


Ice Age Farmer Report: Food supply spontaneously combusting! Controlled demolition of supply chain

ice age farmer
From grain elevators in Iowa, to sugar silos in New Orleans, to food warehouses in Essex, to grain reserves in Beirut -- the world's food supply chain is going up in flames. With farm labor running from COVID-19 tests, meat plants ordered closed, and weather warfare destroying crops, why not just torch the rest? Christian breaks down a few blazing coincidences this week.