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Torrential downpours and mudslides: At least 6 dead in Honduras after tropical storm Michael

A view of the ovCholuteca river rains Tegucigalpa Honduras Oct. 6 2018
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A view of the overflowing Choluteca river after heavy rains in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Oct. 6, 2018.
Tropical Storm Michael has rained on Honduras for days, killing at least 6 and forcing over 3,200 to evacuate their homes. Several departments are on red alert.

Honduras continues to get hard hit by two low-pressure systems - one from the Caribbean and the other from the Pacific - creating torrential downpours and mudslides that have killed at least six people since Thursday and left another missing, according to local media.

The heaviest rains are falling mainly around the capital of Tegucigalpa and two departments that border the Pacific coast, areas that President Juan Orlando Hernandez placed on red alert on Oct. 6. The rest of the country remains under green alert.

Over 7,000 people have been negatively affected so far by the rains and mudslides that the Permanent Risk Commission of Honduras (Copeco) reports are the result of Tropical Storm Michael. Accuweather reports that the tropical storm is quickly turning into a hurricane and is predicted to affect Cuba and Jamaica before heading up the Atlantic coast of the United States this week.

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Deadly floods and landslides after torrential rain in Central America - up to 15 inches

Rescues and evacuations in flooded areas of Costa Rica, October 2018.
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Rescues and evacuations in flooded areas of Costa Rica, October 2018.
Heavy rain from two low pressure systems has caused flooding and landslides in parts of Central America. As much as 270 mm of rain fell in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala in 24 hours to 07 October, 2018. Perquín in the Morazán department of El Salvador, recorded 232.2 mm of rain during the same period.

Floods and landslides have been reported in several countries, including Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala.

According to the EU's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG-ECHO), as many as 11 people have died, with 4 fatalities reported in Nicaragua, 4 in Honduras, 2 in El Salvador and 1 in Costa Rica.

In Honduras, around 7,000 people have been affected and over 3,000 people evacuated. As of 08 October, 2,746 people were being housed in temporary shelters. In Nicaragua, 13,000 people are affected and 2,880 are in shelters. Over 125,000 have been affected in Costa Rica, with 2,793 housed in 28 shelters.

Comment: See also: Heavy rains lead to significant flooding in Costa Rica


Supersized mosquitoes besiege North Carolina in wake of Hurricane Florence floods

Psorophora ciliata, gallinippers, hurricane Florence
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While not known to transmit human disease, the supersize skeeters are quick to mob any mammal they can find, any time, day or night, and deliver a fearsome bite.

Two weeks ago, Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas, unleashing six months of rain in a matter of hours. In inland Cumberland County, the Cape Fear River rose 40 feet1, inundating Fayetteville with the worst flooding the city has seen since 1945. But as the waters receded and citizens returned to their ruined homes, a new plague was just beginning to descend.

Drive through Fayetteville today and you'll pass house after house emptied of belongings, the mud-stained detritus piled high on curbs across the county. But you'll have a hard time seeing the storm's aftermath through the clouds of monstrous, hyperaggressive mosquitoes spattering across your windshield. Twenty-seven counties in North Carolina, including Cumberland, are in the midst of a mega-mosquito outbreak. On September 26, North Carolina governor Roy Cooper ordered $4 million in relief funds to combat invading swarms of the nickel-sized bloodsuckers, known to scientists as Psorophora ciliata and to everyone else as gallinippers.

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Heavy rains lead to significant flooding in Costa Rica

Major flooding forces evacuations in Nosara
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Major flooding forces evacuations in Nosara on Oct. 5.
Original story:

Heavy rains over the course of the week caused significant flooding throughout Costa Rica on Friday.

Alexander Solís, President of the National Emergencies Commission (CNE), said nearly 1,000 people have been evacuated to at least 16 different shelter sites due to overflowing rivers in the provinces of Puntarenas and Guanacaste.

"Since [Thursday], we've had intense rains, especially in the Central Valley and the Nicoya Peninsula, in addition in the Central Pacific," Solís said. "This has caused multiple situations, especially in the Sector of Paquita [...] and in Puntarenas, especially in Chacarita, El Establo and El Roble, where it was necessary to move people to shelters."

Solís also said landslides have blocked part of Route 160, which traverses the coast of Guanacaste, in addition to other streets in the northern province.

He warned the public to exercise caution as rains are expected to continue throughout Friday. Even shallow flood waters pose drowning risks, and vehicles can stall or be swept away by moving water.

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At least 7 dead due to floods in northern Iran after heaviest rainfall in 20 years

Iran flood
© IRNA News Agency
Heavy rains in the northern and northwestern parts of Iran over the past two days claimed the lives of at least seven people, semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Saturday.

The unprecedented floods in the three provinces of Mazandaran, Gilan and Golestan destroyed roads, houses and bridges, and caused heavy damage to the infrastructures, the report said.

Cars were stuck in flood, and electricity and gas flows in the rural areas were disrupted.

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Epic flooding in Calabria, Italy, turns streets into rivers, claims lives of mother and son

calabria italy flooding
The video appeared on social media showing a motorist driving through an extremely flooded motorway near Crotone, Calabria.

The south-western Italian region was hit by severe and relentless rain showers overnight causing substantial damage to roads, shops and houses.

The severe weather hit most of the southern Italian regions, including the islands Sicily and Sardinia and south-eastern region of Puglia.

A mother and her son were found dead by the bed of a stream in Lamezia Terme after her husband declared them and their other son missing last night.

In Catania, Sicily, roads turned into rivers lifting the asphalt and flooding houses and shops.

A bridge near the province of Catanzaro, Calabria, collapsed as a result of the extreme conditions.

Schools in Taranto, Puglia, have been shut on Friday and emergency services have issued and orange weather warning for the whole golf between Calabria and Puglia.

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Rain bomb explodes over drought stricken Sydney dropping a month of rain in 24 hours

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Parts of the east coast are bracing for wild weather heading into the weekend - accompanied by strong winds
A massive rain bomb has exploded over the east coast of Australia, but it will not be enough to save the crops of drought-hit farmers inland.

Sydney was hit with a month's worth of rain over the last 24 hours and the Bureau of Meteorology said region could see a further 40mm on Friday.

But inland areas of New South Wales like Bathurst and the Central Tablelands have missed out, with the former receiving just 10mm on Thursday.

Zhi-Weng Chua, duty forecaster at the BoM, said western parts of the state would remain largely dry on Friday and predicted only isolated showers in the northern tablelands.

'We're expecting heavy rainfall in the Sydney basin area on Friday, but that's not really going to affect areas further west,' Mr Chua said.

He added, though, that Armidale in the central tablelands could see around 10mm of rain on Friday.

Comment: With predictions that atmospheric rivers will increase in the coming years, we can expect only more chaos to occur with our food supply. Most crops depend on regular intervals of rain in order to thrive, and with a future promising extensive periods of drought followed by flooding, not only will the crop not grow but the impact on the soil could be catastrophic: Also check out SOTT radio's: Behind the Headlines: Earth changes in an electric universe: Is climate change really man-made?

Bizarro Earth

Moving to higher ground: Flooding along the US' coastal areas is fueling a mass migration inland

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Comment: The following article is awash in global warming hysteria and its predicted catastrophes. Just remember when reading this that although sea levels have been slightly rising, that trend may be reversing. Ice is now growing at both poles (except for areas such as West Antarctica, where undersea volcanoes are providing a heat source) and scientists have noted that the earth is undergoing a major cooling event; many are warning that we are facing an impending ice age. Yes, coastal areas are flooding (and so are other areas). These 'once in a lifetime' floods that are becoming increasingly common along with other extreme weather patterns have nothing to do with rising CO2 levels or man-made global warming, but are part of a natural cyclical pattern. For a much more comprehensive explanation of these changes, read Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection - a review can be found here.

After her house flooded for the third year in a row, Elizabeth Boineau was ready to flee. She packed her possessions into dozens of boxes, tried not to think of the mold and mildew-covered furniture and retreated to a second-floor condo that should be beyond the reach of pounding rains and swelling seas.

Boineau is leaving behind a handsome, early 20th-century house in Charleston, South Carolina, the shutters painted in the city's eponymous shade of deep green. Last year, after Hurricane Irma introduced 8in of water into a home Boineau was still patching up from the last flood, local authorities agreed this historic slice of Charleston could be torn down.

"I was sloshing through the water with my puppy dog, debris was everywhere," she said. "I feel completely sunken. It would cost me around $500,000 to raise the house, demolish the first floor. I'm going to rent a place instead, on higher ground."

Millions of Americans will confront similarly hard choices as climate change conjures up brutal storms, flooding rains, receding coastlines and punishing heat. Many are already opting to shift to less perilous areas of the same city, or to havens in other states. Whole towns from Alaska to Louisiana are looking to relocate, in their entirety, to safer ground.

Comment: People might want to consider moving away from low-lying coastal areas due to the threat of extreme storms, but as mentioned above there is no evidence to suggest that 'global warming' is behind these weather patterns. Extremes of both heat and cold have been witnessed and are all part of a natural process that cannot be halted by ludicrous schemes to reduce greenhouse gasses.


Ice Age Farmer Report: "End of the World?" - 'Deep adaptation' vs Grand Solar Minimum

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Media screams IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD! (...but only for alarmists!) "Deep Adaptation" incorporates Agenda 21 + GSM preparedness -- can you see through their ruse?

Denmark announces worst crop yields in 100 years as global temperatures continue their decline.

Christian picks apart the alarmist fear mongering -- the world is not ending. BUT IT IS CHANGING...and so must you.


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Flash floods in Dubrovnik, Croatia after record rainfall - 10 inches in 3 hours

Floods in Dubrovnik

Flood in Dubrovnik
A storm brought record rainfall and flooding to the historic city of Dubrovnik in Croatia on 02 October, 2018.

According to Croatian public broadcaster HRT, 259.2 mm of rain fell between 05:00 and 08:00 local time, 02 October. This is the highest ever amount recorded in a single day in the country.

Flooding appeared to be minor, although did cause some damage to buildings and a number of roads had to be closed. State Administration for Protection and Rescue (DUZS) said that by around 22:00, teams had carried out 68 interventions for pumping flood water and clearing debris around the city. DUZS said the worst problems for traffic were around entrances to the Old Town and in the Gruž neighbourhood further north. Much of the flood water has since receded.