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Heavy rains bring flooding to Grenada

Heavy rainfall led to minor landslides and flooding in coastal regions and other parts of the island, including the capital St. George’s.

Heavy rainfall led to minor landslides and flooding in coastal regions and other parts of the island, including the capital St. George’s.
A tropical wave interacted with the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) on 1 August, bringing heavy rains to Grenada for more than seven hours, causing landslides, flooded homes and flooded and blocked roadways.

According to the Met Office, the tropical wave was expected to continue until the evening of 2 August.

Damage to houses and agriculture are still being assessed. The National Emergency Advisory Council has declared parishes of St. George and St. David (two parishes out of a total of six) as disaster zones. Nine houses had been damaged in Garraway and the residents have been relocated. Also the national stadium has been damaged and the Ministry of Forestry had to be relocated.


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Floods kill 3 in Vietnam, threaten to submerge parts of Hanoi

An aerial view of flooded village in Chuong My district, Hanoi, Vietnam on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
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An aerial view of flooded village in Chuong My district, Hanoi, Vietnam on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
Seasonal floods have killed three people and threaten to submerge parts of Vietnam's capital, officials said Tuesday.

Two children and a man drowned Monday in Chuong My district, a suburb of Hanoi, where water has overflowed one bank of the Bui River and engulfed several villages, the officials said.

On the other side of the river, sandbags have been piled for 10 kilometers (6 miles) to prevent water in a dike from spilling into the inner city of the capital, Hanoi, which has a population of 7.5 million.



Bizarro Earth

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Strangeness on our planet during first half of 2018

An aerial view of the flooded Asakura City, Japan
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An aerial view of the flooded Asakura City, Fukuoka prefecture. Huge floods swept away houses in southern Japan.
These are some of the strange, unusual and unexplained events that occurred on our planet during the first half of 2018.


Comment: Related articles include: To understand how and why these extreme weather events are occurring read Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection by Pierre Lescaudron and Laura Knight-Jadczyk.


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Five dead, nearly 100,000 displaced by floods in Myanmar (Burma)

Residents make their way through flooded streets in Bago Region.
© Kaung Htet/The Myanmar Times
Residents make their way through flooded streets in Bago Region.
At least five people have been killed and over 95,000 people have been forced to flee their homes by widespread flooding in seven states and regions during the past week, the Disaster Management Department said.

It said two people died in the floods in Magwe, and one each in Tanintharyi, Bago and Nay Pyi Taw.

Sagaing and Ayeyarwady regions, and Mon and Kayin states were also hits by flooding, the department said.

On Thursday, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visited Hpa-an township in Kayin to console evacuees, and on Saturday,


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Flash floods strike Penang, Malaysia

Photos circulating online showed cars submerged in water along flooded streets.
© Andy Wang
Photos circulating online showed cars submerged in water along flooded streets.
Clean-up operations were under way in Penang on Monday (Jul 30) after many areas were hit by flash floods.

A four-hour downpour that started at about 1.30am flooded the streets and homes. The situation was made worse by a high tide at 3.30am that prevented water from flowing to the sea, Bernama reported.

Photos circulating online showed cars submerged in water.

Six people from three families had to be rescued from their homes after being trapped by flood waters.

"We immediately helped them out and sent them to the temporary flood relief centre in Masjid Hashim Yahya," said an emergency services spokesperson quoted by the New Straits Times.


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Torrential rain floods train station in Sweden - While other parts of country suffer drought and wildfires

sweden train station flood
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Flooded train station? Just swim on ducky float and ignore traffic chaos
Heavy rains across Sweden in the midst of a record-breaking heat wave have turned Uppsala Central Station into a swimming pool. While some commuters struggled to reach firm ground, others turned it into a Nordic Luau.

Water filled the corridors of the Uppsala main railway station following torrential summer rain, disrupting traffic at Sweden's fourth largest city on Sunday. While authorities and emergency services were dealing with the chaos, some locals decided to have some summer fun, splashing around the main escalator which leads into the station.

Wearing full snorkeling gear, local photographer Sarah Thorén snapped and recorded a video of her family swimming under the flooded bridge of the station.

Comment: Something is definitely awry with the weather when parts of the planet are parched by drought then scorched by wildfires only to then be awash with epic flooding:


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Landslides after heavy rain in northern Thailand kill 7 - Houses, roads damaged

At least seven villagers were killed and two others missing after heavy rains triggered a mudslide

At least seven villagers were killed and two others missing after heavy rains triggered a mudslide
Landslides in northern Thailand, triggered by days of heavy downpours, killed seven people on Saturday and left one missing, an official said.

All of the victims lived in the mountainous district of Bo Kluea in Nan province, where the landslides have also caused damage to houses and roads, Prasit Dussadeewong, a district security official, told Reuters.

"It's because of nearly two weeks of heavy rains. We've warned people of such landslides but did not expect they would be this big," he said.

Landslides and flooding in Thailand usually occur during the May-November rainy season.

Widespread floods in 2011 killed more than 900 people and caused major disruption to industry and dented economic growth.

Comment: Elsewhere across Asia in the last few days landslides have killed 27 in Myanmar (Burma) and 8 in Nepal.


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Ice Age Farmer Report: "Nobody's Prepared For This..."

dead cow
Food production is collapsing. Finland posted its worst grain yield this century; the situation is dire across Europe. Orange peels and sour watermelons are the only thing keeping some livestock alive in Australia. Damages due to weeks of rain in Japan. Christian shares reports from farmers on the ground, and makes clear the very real effects on food production and prices globally. Start preparing now.

Spread the truth - these are natural cycles, and it's up to us to build anti-fragile communities in order to thrive in the times ahead.


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Monsoon rains kill at least 37 in India, as buildings collapse and streets flood

Indian men push a car through a flooded street in Ahmadabad.
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Indian men push a car through a flooded street in Ahmadabad.
At least 37 people are known to have died because of monsoon rains which have triggered house collapses and flooded wide areas of land in northern India.

Weather officials have predicted more rains in the next 48 hours in India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh.

The deaths have been occurring since Thursday night, government spokesman Awanish Awasthi said.

Most of the victims died on Friday in Agra, the northern city where the white marble Taj Mahal is located.


The dead included four members of a family whose house collapsed, he said.


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Athens hit by flash floods just days after devastating wildfire

Flash flood hits northern Athens suburb

Flash flood hits northern Athens suburb
A flash flood has struck an Athens suburb just days after the devastating wildfire ripped through parts of Greece killed at least 80 people.

The Greek capital's fire department today received 140 calls for help to pump water from flooded homes and businesses.

No injuries have been reported, but dozens of cars were damaged as torrential rain hit.

Fire crews headed to a car park in the suburb of Maroussi to see if there were any people trapped in cars that were submerged in a muddy lake.