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Flash floods kill 19 in north and central Vietnam - 13 unaccounted for (Update)

Floods in Ba Che district of northern Quang Ninh province
© VNA
Floods in Ba Che district of northern Quang Ninh province
Ten people were killed and 12 listed missing as flash floods hit Vietnam's northern and central provinces.

In the northern province of Yen Bai, as of Friday afternoon floods have killed 8 people while 10 are missing and 6 injured, according to provincial leaders.

Floods have also destroyed hundreds of houses, washed away large areas of agriculture and aquaculture farms and isolated multiple communes in the province.

Speaking to VnExpress, Yen Bai's chairman Do Duc Duy said the ongoing flooding is the largest the province has ever recorded, with 6 out of its 9 districts suffering heavily damages.


Comment: Update: Channel News Asia on July 22nd reports:
Flash floods in Vietnam have now claimed at least 19 lives, the government said on Sunday (Jul 22), as residents in affected areas sought safety in higher ground.

Boasting a long coastline, tropical Vietnam is battered by floods and storms every year, with hundreds of lives lost from the annual monsoon barrage.

The remnants of Typhoon Son Tinh, now a tropical depression, made landfall Wednesday night, the third tropical storm to hit Vietnam since the start of the year.

The latest report from the country's disaster office said 19 people have been killed so far, with an additional 13 people unaccounted for.

Floods and landslide from heavy rains have ranged far and wide and impacted rural and urban areas, including the capital Hanoi.



A village damaged by flash flooding in Vietnam's Yen Bai province
© AFP/Anh TUAN
A village damaged by flash flooding in Vietnam's Yen Bai province
They are expected to continue in the coming days.

State-controlled VNExpress news site reported Saturday that residents in Chuong My district on the outskirts of Hanoi were asked to leave their homes and get to higher ground for fear of heavy floods.

"We must be active in moving our furniture out of homes. From last year's experience, we did not have time to run," a local resident was quoted as saying.

Published photos showed homeowners in plastic raincosts moving bags of goods and livestock.

"My house is in a very low location so I have to move all the rice to higher places," resident Nguyen Duy Dong told VNExpress. "Since the afternoon, we have moved more than one tonne of rice."

The amount of land under seige has also spiked, with more than 15,000 houses damaged or destroyed and more than 110,000 hectares of crops inundated. Several roads have also disappeared under the water.

Source: AFP



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Ice Age Farmer Report: Euphrates/Iraqi farms shut down, Irish potato shortage

A drought affecting farmers in prime wheat growing country means that this season’s wheat crop is expected to be smaller than previous seasons

A drought affecting farmers in prime wheat growing country means that this season’s wheat crop is expected to be smaller than previous seasons
In what many are seeing as a fulfillment of Revelation 16:12, Iraq has started cutting off water supplies to farmers as the drought around the Euphrates worsens. "Riots, Pitchfolks, & Selfies" are promised as potato shortages in the UK and Ireland. Such stories are echoed worldwide with crop losses & food/fodder shortages...but the media only mocks the situation. Please spread the word. 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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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Record cold in Australia with huge snowfall and Japan mega-flood update

Mt Hotham ski resort in Australia has posted a 102cm snowbase as the snowfall of the past few days moves up a notch ahead of what looks certain to be an epic powder weekend down under.

Mt Hotham ski resort in Australia has posted a 102cm snowbase as the snowfall of the past few days moves up a notch ahead of what looks certain to be an epic powder weekend down under.
Australia smashing all time cold records throughout the east coast. While not the coldest winter across the entire country, extreme cold and coldest in 60 years with huge snowfalls that have officially opened all ski resorts in Australia. Forecasters called above temperatures in May, but now this Australian super-freeze 2.0 has left them silent. Japan still in chaos as once in 1000 year floods decimated the lower half of the entire country and now summer temperatures are getting into the normally warmest part of the year Late July / August in the Pacific.


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12 killed, dozens injured by flash flood in Gansu, China - 6.5 inches of rain in less than 3 hours

Armed police officers rescue a victim of a flash flood on Thursday in Linxia prefecture in China’s northwestern province of Gansu
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Armed police officers rescue a victim of a flash flood on Thursday in Linxia prefecture in China’s northwestern province of Gansu.
Twelve people are confirmed dead and another four are missing in the northwestern province of Gansu after a flash flood battered the area on Wednesday night.

In addition to the dead and missing, another 39 were hospitalized in the worst-hit area of Dongxiang county, local authorities said. Dongxiang and two neighboring counties comprise the Muslim-populated Linxia prefecture in central Gansu.

In Dongxiang alone, the flood forced more than 2,400 people to relocate after their houses, fields and roads were submerged in rising water. By Thursday night, economic losses were estimated at 320 million yuan ($47 million) in the county, which has a population of 300,000, the Linxia government said.


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Flood death toll rises to 32 in Gujarat, India

Flooding in Gujarat, India, July 2018.
© Office of the Chief Minister of Gujarat, India
Flooding in Gujarat, India, July 2018.
The flood situation worsened in Saurashtra and South Gujarat regions on Wednesday as rain continued to pound the districts of Junagadh, Jamnagar, Gir Somnath and Dangs.

State Revenue Minister Kaushik Patel said the death toll during the ongoing monsoon season has reached 32 in the State. Junagadh, Gir Somnath and Dangs districts were worst hit as a large number of villages in these districts were submerged as rivers started overflowing.

Compensation

"Compensation for deaths is being provided and already ₹56 lakh assistance for 14 deaths has been released. Incessant rains over the past week has caused damage to crops and property. The assessment of damage will be conducted once the water recedes from the flooded regions," Patel stated. In view of the flood situation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cancelled his visit, which was scheduled for July 20.

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Rare funnel cloud forms over New York harbor as thunderstorms hit the NE

A funnel cloud (seen right from New Jersey) formed over New York Harbor on Tuesday afternoon, but did not touch down

A funnel cloud (seen right from New Jersey) formed over New York Harbor on Tuesday afternoon, but did not touch down
A funnel cloud has formed over New York Harbor, as a line of summer thunderstorms caused flooding and travel chaos across the Northeast.

The ragged funnel cloud was spotted from both Brooklyn and New Jersey circulating over the water on Tuesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service said in a statement that 'there was no apparent sign of the circulation touching the water'. There were no reports of damage.

The rains stopped on Tuesday evening for much of the region as the storm moved off to sea, but not before delivering misery for air travelers and commuters and threatening to delay the start of the MLB All-Star game.


Cloud Precipitation

Incessant rain floods parts of Metro Manila, Philippines

Children play on a flooded street in Quezon City on Tuesday morning, as many communities in Metro Manila awoke to water-logged streets from rains brought by Typhoon Henry, aggravating the southwest monsoon.

Children play on a flooded street in Quezon City on Tuesday morning, as many communities in Metro Manila awoke to water-logged streets from rains brought by Typhoon Henry, aggravating the southwest monsoon.
Incessant rains spawned by the prevailing southwest monsoon triggered flooding in most parts of Metro Manila and its adjacent municipalities on Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of classes and even suspension of work in some government offices.

The flooding, which caught passengers and motorists alike on the road and forced the government to preposition military trucks for public ferry services, occurred as state weather forecasters warned the bad weather may prevail until the weekend due to an incoming low pressure area.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reiterated its advisories for residents to stay away from areas prone to landslides and flooding, and for local government officials to implement forced evacuation if it is necessary.

The monsoon rains, which also affected provinces in Central and Southern Luzon and even Western Visayas, drenched Metro Manila, with police officials reporting flooding in some parts of Malabon, Caloocan, Navotas and Quezon City.


Cloud Precipitation

Deadly floods in Aboisso, Côte d'Ivoire

Floods in Aboisso, Ivory Coast July 2018 .
© LIDER Côte d’Ivoire
Floods in Aboisso, Ivory Coast July 2018 .
Flooding in south eastern Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) has left at least 2 people dead.

Flooding first struck areas of Aboisso department on 13 July, 2018. Further flooding was reported over the following days.

More than 500 have been affected, with at least 200 people displaced from their homes.

According to local media, heavy rainfall in south eastern Côte d'Ivoire as well as river catchment areas in neighbouring Ghana, increased levels of the Bia River, causing it to overflow.


Cloud Precipitation

Major flooding strikes 2 states of Nigeria with 48 people dead

Flood Wreak Havoc in Katsina

Flood wreaks havoc in Katsina
Update, 17 July 2018:

The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari, has confirmed that 48 people have now died in the flooding in Jibia local government area of Katsina State. Twnety people are still missing.

"This is the worst natural disaster I have ever witnessed in my life. I believe this is the worst ever seen in the state," the governor said.

"The devastation caused by the heavy rains (and) flood at Kukan Danmaciji of Jibia LGA is indeed enormously overwhelming and heartbreaking. While praying for the repose of the departed souls, the Katsina government will do it's able best to alleviate the sufferings caused by the losses."


Cloud Precipitation

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Earth's global dust storm expanding & atmospheric compression events in Japan

People wait to be rescued on the roof of a house in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture.

People wait to be rescued on the roof of a house in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture.
With galactic cosmic rays now influencing our atmosphere, it seems cloud cells on Earth and well as global wind patterns have shifted and are becoming more unstable. As examples the dust storm from Africa, now encircles 3/4 of our planet at the equator, atmospheric compression events in Japan dumping half a years worth of rain in ten days leaving part of the country under water. Arizona dust storms, lines of water spouts off of Italy, something surely has changed.


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