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Weekend deluges flood areas of south Thailand

Vehicles crawl through a flooded road in Surat
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Vehicles crawl through a flooded road in Surat Thani.
Some provinces in the South were affected Sunday by flooding triggered by torrential rain that erupted in the region over the weekend.

The Meteorological Department also warned of more torrential rain in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Trang and Satun today.

As of Sunday, Nakhon Si Thammarat, in particular, appeared to have suffered the worst of the downpours.

In Thung Song district of the southern province, run-off from the forest burst into the municipality areas where the flood levels reached between 30cm and 50cm, said a source.

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Flash floods cause havoc in Melbourne, Australia

Flash floods have caused havoc for some in Melbourne on Saturday afternoon, with flash flooding turning backyards, suburban streets and ponds into gushing rivers.

A Christmas party at a Pakenham housing estate in the city's outer southeast was called off Saturday afternoon when heavy rainfall halted celebrations.

Organiser Samantha Thorpe said a little pond nearby became "like a raging river".

"It has never happened like this before."

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Parts of Victoria in Australia hit with a month's worth of rain in a day as cyclone menaces north

A pedestrian walks along a flooded street
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A pedestrian walks along a flooded street in the south of Melbourne on Thursday
Seventeen people have been rescued by helicopter and 100 people are stranded in their cars on a flooded Hume Highway in northeast Victoria.

With more than a month's worth of rain already fallen across parts of northeast Victoria as wild weather rages across the state, authorities say some people have not heeded warnings about driving into floodwaters.

"We've seen people that have had to be rescued from the roofs of their cars, 17 people in total, and 100 people have been stranded just to the south of Wangaratta," Victoria State Emergency Service chief officer Tim Wiebusch told reporters.

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Floods kill 13 in central Vietnam

Heavy rains submerge Phan Chu Trinh Road in
Heavy rains submerge Phan Chu Trinh Road in Tam Ky District, the central province of Quang Nam.
Floods caused by heavy downpours have killed 13 people in central Vietnam, officials said on Thursday (Dec 13), as farmers scrambled to save crops and livestock ahead of more bad weather forecast for this week.

Torrential rains have lashed six provinces in the centre of the country since last Saturday, killing thousands of cows and chickens and flooding several cities - including the coastal resort town of Danang.

More than 50cm of rain hit some areas, with more downpours expected in the coming days, the disaster management office said on Thursday.

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Flash floods hit Vancouver

Gilmore/Still Creek in Burnaby
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Gilmore/Still Creek in Burnaby
Flash flooding on 11 December, 2018, caused severe transport problems in parts of Vancouver, Canada.

Roads and highways were submerged. Local news reports said that emergency crews responded to at least 30 calls for vehicles in flood-related emergencies. The heavy rainfall also caused issues for transit services on the Expo Line (TransLink) service after tunnels were flooded.

Between 30 to 60 mm of rain fell in a few hours in parts of Vancouver. Port Mellon, situated around 35 km North West of Vancouver, recorded 77mm of rain in 24 hours to 11 December.

Environment Canada said that the heavy rain was brought by the first in a series of December storms that moved across coastal British Colombia. Weather warnings have been issued for wide areas of British Colombia over the coming days, in particular for heavy snow.

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Flash floods leave 2 dead, 4,000 homes damaged in Vietnam - up to 25 inches of rain in 24 hours

In Tam Ky city, Quang Ngai province
In Tam Ky city, Quang Ngai province
Disaster officials in Vietnam say that at least 2 people have died in flash floods that have affected central parts of the country over the last few days.

The victims died in Quang Tri Province on 08 December after they were swept away by flash floods triggered by prolonged downpours, according to Vietnam's disaster agency, the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

The disaster agency also said that flooding had damaged around 4,000 houses, including 2,052 in Binh Dinh, 730 in Nghe An and 544 houses in Quang Tri. Around 400 families have evacuated their homes in Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh.

Comment: See in addition these recent reports from November: Tropical Storm Usagi hits southern Vietnam - Longest and heaviest ever recorded rainfall in Saigon history

Death toll from central Vietnam typhoon-triggered flood rises to 14

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4 killed in SW China landslide

Rescuers work at the site of landslide in Fenshui Town of Xuyong County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 9, 2018.
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Rescuers work at the site of landslide in Fenshui Town of Xuyong County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 9, 2018.
Four people were killed after a landslide hit a county in southwest China's Sichuan Province Sunday afternoon.

The landslide toppled a number of residential houses in Fenshui Town in Xuyong County in the city of Luzhou around 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, leaving 11 people buried and one missing.

As of 1 p.m. Monday, the 11 people had all been pulled from the debris and four of them were confirmed dead. Among the four deaths, one was found dead at the site while three others died in hospitals after emergency treatment failed, according to the local government.

The seven injured are being treated in local hospitals.


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Interview with Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Pierre Lescaudron

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Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Pierre Lescaudron editors at SOTT Media and authors of "Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection: The Secret History of the World" with ADAPT 2030 (David DuByne) compare what they see in the news as distraction for increasing food prices and societal changes as our Earth shifts to a cooler climate as the Eddy Grand Solar Minimum intensifies, a 400-year cycle in our Sun which will affect crop production, the economy and everyone on our planet. This is a timeline for what you can expect from now to 2030 as the frequency from our Sun changes.

Topics from the Interview:
  • Energetic changes being felt across our planet and how this relates to a lower activity in the Sun
  • Electric Universe
  • Jet Stream meanderings
  • Gulf Stream slow-down
  • Hurricane intensity on century cycles
  • Earthquakes
  • Magnetic field changes on Earth as the Suns magnetic field changes
  • Volcanic eruptions
  • Meteor fireballs
  • Tornadoes
  • Deluges and Atmospheric Compression events
  • Sinkholes
  • Victor Clube and space debris intensifying

Comment: Review of 'Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection'. The book is available to purchase here.

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Landslide buries four people in East Java's Pacitan district after torrential rain

Four members of a family in Sidomulyo Village, Kebonagung Sub-district, Pacitan District, East Java Province, are reportedly still trapped under the rubble of a landslide that crushed their house on Friday evening, local residents stated.

Rescue workers comprising members of the local military and police personnel as well as the Pacitan Disaster Mitigation Agency attempted to find the victims on Saturday morning, but they halted the rescue efforts due to the dangers posed by unstable landslide materials.

According to Chief of the Pacitan District Military Command Lt Col Aristoteles Hengkeng Nusa Lawitang, the four missing people were identified as Mesgiman and his wife Sogirah, Inem, and Bogiyem, Mesgiman's parent-in-law.

The victims were at home when the cliff behind their house suddenly collapsed and buried almost all parts of the building.

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5 killed as landslide strikes Indonesia's Bali after heavy downpour

The process of evacuating victims of landslide
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The process of evacuating victims of landslides in Banjar Sasih, Sukawati Subdistrict, Gianyar, Bali
Five people were killed as landslides struck Bali resort island of Indonesia on Saturday, a senior disaster agency official said.

The natural disaster took place at Batubulan village of Gianyar district, said Nyoman Sanjaya, senior official of disaster management and mitigation agency in Bali.

"One of the corpses has been identified and recovered. Still, the others four remain being buried under the rubble of a house which was destroyed by the landslide," he told Xinhua over phone from Bali.

Heavy downpours were blamed for the natural disaster, said Sanjaya.

Search for the the missing is underway, he added.

Indonesia has been frequently stricken by landslide, floods and flash floods during heavy rains.