Welcome to Sott.net
Fri, 13 Dec 2019
The World for People who Think


Cloud Precipitation

Floods wreak havoc in 22 ar­eas across south Trinidad

Schools and busi­ness­es re­mained closed and scores of peo­ple could not get to work as ris­ing flood­wa­ters, ex­ac­er­bat­ed by high tide, trig­gered mas­sive flood­ing in 22 ar­eas across South Trinidad yes­ter­day.

Among the schools closed were Shi­va Boys Col­lege, Debe Hin­du School, Bar­rack­pore East, and West Sec­ondary and Ra­mai Trace Hin­du School.

The floods cov­ered most of Clarke Road, Pe­nal Rock Road, Der­rick Road, Lal­be­har­ry Trace, Pa­pourie Road, Low­er Bar­rack­pore, Has­sanali Trace, Clarke Road, Kat­wa­roo Trace, Dig­i­ty Trace, Batchya, Lal­too Trace, Mo­hess Road, Ramd­har­ry Trace, Ali Av­enue and Com­mu­ni­ty Street in Pe­nal.

Late yes­ter­day, Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ter Kaz­im Ho­sein said the Dis­as­ter Man­age­ment Units of the Cor­po­ra­tion were ac­ti­vat­ed and over 600 Com­mu­ni­ty Emer­gency Re­sponse Team (CERT) vol­un­teers, trained this year, were on stand­by to as­sist in their com­mu­ni­ties.

Cloud Precipitation

Freak Brisbane storm dumps half a year's worth of rain in ONE HOUR

Brisbane flash floods
© Nine
Some Brisbane streets turned into rivers as almost 135mm of rain was dumped in the city's east
Brisbane has copped a badly needed drenching from a a wild storm that triggered flash flooding and left thousands of homes without power.

More than 100mm of rain in just over an hour was dumped on the Queensland capital on Wednesday night.

Brisbane recorded one of its highest 24-hour rainfall total in two decades, the amount equivalent to what Brisbane had seen in the previous six months.

The Bureau of Meteorology described the wild weather as a very dangerous storm with extremely intense rainfall.

Up to 3,000 lightning strikes recorded in the state's south-east.

East Brisbane recorded 135mm while the CBD weather station received 130.4mm.

Almost 2,000 homes lost power during the freak storm, with 400 still in a blackout on Wednesday morning, according to Energex.

Cloud Precipitation

Thousands hit by floods in Nariño Department, Colombia

Flooding along the Telembí River in the municipality of Barbacoas, Nariño Department.
Flooding along the Telembí River in the municipality of Barbacoas, Nariño Department.
Around 6,000 people have been affected by flooding from the overflowing Telembí River in the municipality of Barbacoas, Nariño Department in Colombia.

Flooding began around 06 December 2019, according to Colombia's National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD). No fatalities have been reported. UNGRD have distributed relief supplies to affected families.

Cloud Precipitation

Heavy rain causes floods, paralyzes Lebanon's capital Beirut

Heavy rain causes floods, paralyzes Lebanon's capital

Heavy rain causes floods, paralyzes Lebanon's capital
Heavy rain triggered flooding that paralyzed Lebanon's capital Beirut on Monday, stranding drivers and damaging some homes.

The storms, which began Sunday morning, impacted the entire country but hit Beirut and its suburbs the hardest.

Motorists were stranded in the southern suburb of Ouzai after vehicles became submerged in the floodwaters. When pumps used to clear water from a tunnel under Rafik Hariri International Airport stopped working, authorities closed the tunnel for hours.

A man was seen using a surfboard to pass through the tunnel, while in other parts of the city some residents used small boats to get around.

Cloud Precipitation

Heavy rainfall, floods wreak havoc in Pretoria, South Africa

Heavy rains are a cause for concern as low lying bridges and other areas are flooded and traffic has ground to a halt on various roads in the City of Tshwane.

Tshwane motorists, in particular those driving in the flood prone suburb of Centurion, have been moving at tortoise pace as the rain renders numerous rads unsafe to drive on.

Pedestrians also had their fair share of challenges as many could be seen trying to jump over flooded areas.

Traffic congestion was caused by accidents that occurred on busy roads like the N1 highway through Centurion.

Cloud Precipitation

Severe storm hits Northern California, causing flooding and rock slides

Flooding at 15th Avenue and Wawona Street in San Francisco.
Flooding at 15th Avenue and Wawona Street in San Francisco.
A severe storm flooded parts of Northern California, including San Francisco, and led to rock slides near Big Sur this weekend. In San Francisco's West Portal neighborhood, torrential rains overwhelmed intersections and waist-deep floodwaters poured into homes, CBS San Francisco reported.

The storm system will track from the Rockies to the Great Lakes through Monday, the National Weather Service said. The storm is expected to bring heavy snow, gusty winds and hazardous travel conditions.

Storm total snowfall of 4 to 8 inches is expected by Monday evening from North Dakota into north-central Minnesota and northern Wisconsin, the National Weather Service said. Some of the snow will be heavy at times, with accumulations approaching 1 foot over northern Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Cloud Precipitation

Delays in citrus and leaf vegetable deliveries due to storms in southern Spain

Heavy and persistent rains and storms, accompanied by hail in some cases, have hit the southern half of Spain's Mediterranean regions: Almeria, Murcia, Alicante, Valencia and the Balearic Islands. Between Wednesday and Thursday, the storms have moved towards Castellón and Catalonia.

The worst damages have again been recorded in the Region of Murcia and Alicante, where roads have been cut to traffic and classes have been suspended. The most affected Murcian municipalities have been San Javier and Los Alcázares, where there have been significant floods.

Campo de Cartagena is the area where agriculture has been most affected, even though the rain actually seems to have been beneficial for some producers. Hail has fallen in San Javier, where more than 120 liters per square meter have been recorded.

Cloud Precipitation

Floods kill at least 12 people in western Uganda as country is battered by torrential rain

Red Cross volunteers are assisting with relief and recovery efforts in Uganda
Red Cross volunteers are assisting with relief and recovery efforts in Uganda
Twelve people have been swept to their deaths by floods in western Uganda, the Red Cross said on Saturday, as the East African country is battered by torrential rain.

"We have recovered 12 bodies from the water and one person has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries," said Diana Tumuhimbise, Red Cross branch manager in the Bundibugyo district.

"The rain started last night and continued until 9:00 am (0600 GMT)," she told AFP on Saturday.

"Several houses have been swept away, roads have been blocked and some washed away completely."


Ice Age Farmer Report: A DAY'S WAGES: Farms "Like Lambs To The Slaughter" - Grand Solar Minimum

Flood waters run over Interstate 90, two miles west of Mt. Vernon on Thursday, Sept. 12.
© Mike Deinert
Flood waters run over Interstate 90, two miles west of Mt. Vernon on Thursday, Sept. 12.
As damages from the flooding in US Midwest surpass $5.3 billion -- affecting farmers across the nation -- and more flooding is expected in 2020, it is time to step back and take stock of what is happening. The war on farmers -- the war on our food -- is a silent war with quiet weapons, meaning we must work to SEE what is going on: farm after farm lost. Christian makes it real.


Cloud Precipitation

Heavy floods in Sri Lanka's North and East displace thousands, reservoirs overflow

Thousands of people have been displaced as a result of torrential rains in Northern and Eastern provinces, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) reported.

According to the latest report released by the Disaster Management Center, in Eastern Province over 79,000 people are affected by the floods and 2,507 people from 798 families have been displaced.

In Batticaloa district 51,434 people from 15019 families have been affected in the due to heavy rains and 2,303 people have been relocated to 15 shelters, according to the Batticaloa District Secretary Manikkam Udayakumar.

The government has allocated Rs. 1.7 million for the provision of cooked meals to the displaced people at shelters and dry rations to the people temporarily staying with friends and relatives.

The District Secretariat has requested Rs. 16.6 million from the Disaster Management Center to provide relief to all those affected by the floods and inclement weather.

Comment: About a week ago: 3 dead, hundreds displaced by floods and landslides after heavy rain in Sri Lanka - up to 9 inches in 24 hours