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Severe thunderstorms, strong winds, floods and record-breaking rains hit many places in Guangdong, China - almost 16 inches of rainfall in 3 HOURS

In last two days, thunderstorm, strong winds and heavy rains fell in many places in Guangdong, and the prolonged drought in eastern Guangdong ushered in large-scale rainfall. The Pearl River Delta, western Guangdong and other cities began to experience large-scale heavy rainfall in the afternoon of May 31. It is expected that such rainfall will continue in the next few days. In the face of flooding and other risks, Guangdong has issued a level IV emergency response to flood prevention.

From the afternoon of May 30th to the afternoon of May 31st, heavy rain to heavy rain occurred in Heyuan, Huizhou, Jieyang, Shanwei, Shaoguan, and northern Guangzhou, local extremely heavy rains, of which extremely heavy rains occurred in Huizhou Longmen, Boluo, Shanwei Lufeng, Heyuan Zijin Jieyang Huilai.

As of 17:50 on May 31st, due to the heavy rain, the province has relatively high risks of disasters such as floods in small and medium rivers, mountain torrents and geological disasters, and urban and rural waterlogging. On May 31, the Guangdong Provincial Office of Three Preventions and the Guangdong Provincial Emergency Management Department issued a notice, deciding to initiate a flood prevention level IV emergency response at 8:30 that day.


Negro river reaches record highs in Manaus, Brazil

Floods in Manaus, Brazil, June 2021
© Alberto César Araújo, Amazônia Real
Floods in Manaus, Brazil, June 2021.
The Negro River (Rio Negro) at Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas in northwestern Brazil, reached a record high of 29.98 metres on 01 June 2021, the city government announced.

This is the highest level ever measured at the at the port's measuring station, beating the previous record high of 29.97 metres set during the floods of 2012.

Fifteen districts of the city have been affected. Homes have been inundated and livelihoods disrupted. Over 2,000 food baskets have been distributed to affected families over the last 2 weeks.

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Floods prompt rescues and evacuations in south-central regions of Chile - up to 5 inches of rain in 20 hours

A landslide in Panguipulli Commune, Los Rios, Chile.
© Government of Los Rios Region
A landslide in Panguipulli Commune, Los Rios, Chile.
Dozens of people have evacuated their homes while others have been left isolated after heavy rain triggered landslides and flooding in Bio Bío, Araucania, Los Ríos and Los Lagos Regions of Chile. Around 15,000 people were left without power.

Chile's National Emergency Office ONEMI reported the development of the frontal system forecast for the section between the Ñuble and Los Lagos regions on 01 June 2021.

According to figures provided by ONEMI, in a 20 hour period on 01 June, Maquehue in Padre las Casas Commune of Araucania Region recorded 101.9 mm of rain, while Corral in Los Rios recorded 128.9 mm and Concepcion in Bio Bío recorded 77.8 mm.


Tropical Storm 'Choi-Wan' (Dante) triggers deadly flash floods and evacuations in the Philippines

Searching for a missing person after floods
© PDRRMO South Cotabato
Searching for a missing person after floods in South Cotabato, Philippines, May 2021.
Tropical Depression Choi-Wan (local name 'Dante') intensified into a tropical storm on 31 May, 2021 as it entered the Philippines Area of Responsibility (PAR).

As of 01 June the centre of the storm was estimated at 125 km east-southeast of Guiuan in Eastern Samar. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Choi-Wan is forecast to make initial landfall over Eastern Samar or Leyte late 01 June or early 02 June (local time). The storm is forecast to maintain its strength prior to landfall. Choi-Wan may weaken into a tropical depression on 04 June and to a Low Pressure Area on 05 June. PAGASA warned of heavy rain, rough seas, storm surge and strong winds.

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At least 4 dead, homes damaged after heavy rain triggers floods and landslides in Nepal

Heavy rain dover the last few days, including rain in the wake of Cyclone Yaas, has triggered flooding and landslides in parts of Nepal, where at least 4 people have died.

According to figures from Nepal's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA), 3 people died after heavy rainfall caused damage in Chautara in Naubahini Rural Municipality, Pyuthan District on 22 May 2021. At least 1 house was destroyed.

Flash floods damaged dozens of homes and other buildings in Chame Rural Municipality, Manang District on 28 May. Two homes were destroyed in a landslide in Phidim Municipality, Panchthar after heavy rain on the same day.

Another fatality occurred in Vyas Municipality, Tanahu District after heavy rain triggered a landslide on 29 May, destroying a house.

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New Zealand - Emergency declared after floods in Canterbury - up to 11 inches of rain in 21 hours

A state of emergency has been declared for the entire region of Canterbury in New Zealand following torrential rain and flooding.

Evacuation notices have been issued in Waimakariri District. The Waimakariri River and Ashley Rakahuri regional parks have been closed, as have dozens of roads across the region. Emergency crews have carried out flood rescues, including some by helicopter.


Some areas have seen more than 300mm of rain since 29 May 2021. More heavy rain is forecast and New Zealand's MetService has issued a "Red Warning For Rain" lasting until the afternoon of 31 May 2021.

In around 21 hours on 30 May, the weather station at Cookies Hut (Hakatere Conservation Park) recorded 247.5 mm of rain; Mount Somers 295.5 mm; Blandswood 232.5 mm; Geraldine Forest 267.0 mm; and 13 Mile Bush 221.5 mm.


Flash floods in Dzerzhinsk Russia, city became like Venice

Flash floods in Dzerzhinsk Дзержинск Russia, city became like Venice


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Another summer of changes inbound 2021

Goma on fire
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
More societal changes from tectonic and volcanic activity requiring mass exodus from urban centers along with China massive crop losses from flood 2.0 to economic implosion. Welcome to another summer of movement.

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Floods in parts of Moscow after heavy summer downpour

Floods in parts of Moscow Russia after heavy downpour storm.


Burgos in Spain flooded after heavy summer rainstorm

Burgos, Spain just flooded after heavy rainstorm.