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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Summer snow and floods in Europe, noctilucent 'tornado' cloud and waterspouts

Flooding in West Attica, Greece, June 2018.
© Greece Civil Protection / Fire Service
Flooding in West Attica, Greece, June 2018.
As forecast with the unusual "Winter Storm in Summer" to dump floods on Greece and Italy, oh my, Athens is under six feet of water, other cities, nine feet. More snow across Romania, record cold Slovakia, feet deep hail in Serbia and EF-3 waterspouts off Italian beaches. Noctilucent clouds with a strange blue tornado pattern in the upper atmosphere. Major Typhoon directed at North Korea that will alleviate the drought there. Signs in the Skies.


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At least 22 dead following landslide and floods in north Vietnam - 15 inches of rain in 24 hours (Update)

Rescuers work at the flood-affected area in Lai Chau province, north of Vietnam, on June 25, 2018.
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Rescuers work at the flood-affected area in Lai Chau province, north of Vietnam, on June 25, 2018.
Vietnam's Disaster Management Authority (DMA) reports that floods and landslides triggered by recent heavy rain in northern areas of the country have killed at least 7 people and destroyed almost 50 houses.

The affected provinces are Lai Chau, Ha Giang and Thai Nguyen. Nam Giang in Lai Chau recorded 386 mm of rain in 24 hours to 24 June, 2018. Bac Quang in Ha Giang recorded 335 mm during the same period.

At least 5 people have died in Lai Chau province. A further 5 people have been injured and 12 people are still missing, including 9 after a landslide in Sin Ho district, and 1 each in Than Uyen, Tam Duong and Nam Nhun districts.


Comment: UPDATE, Jun 26: From The Straits Times:
The death toll from floods and landslides in Vietnam rose to 15 on Tuesday (June 26), with the authorities warning the toll could go higher with more torrential rains forecast for the worst-hit province in the mountainous north.

Lai Chau province, 470km north-west of Hanoi, has been the worst hit, with at least 12 people, including two children, killed, said Le Trong Quang, deputy chairman of the province's People's Committee.

Most of the victims drowned or were buried in landslides, triggered by heavy rains since Saturday, Quang told Reuters.

A flood-damaged road in Lai Chau province, Vietnam, on June 24, 2018.
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A flood-damaged road in Lai Chau province, Vietnam, on June 24, 2018.
UPDATE, Jun 28: From the news agency Xinhua:
Floods and landslides triggered by downpour over the weekend in Vietnam's northern mountainous provinces have killed 22 people and left nine others missing, the country's Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Thursday.

Specifically, 16 residents of Lai Chau province, five of Ha Giang province, and one of Quang Ninh province were killed in landslides, house collapses or flash floods. All the nine people listed as missing by Thursday morning were swept away by floods in Lai Chau.

The floods and landslides have injured 15 people in Lai Chau and one person in Son La.

Rescuers clear ruins after a landslide in Vietnam's northern Lai Chau province, on June 27, 2018.
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Rescuers clear ruins after a landslide in Vietnam's northern Lai Chau province, on June 27, 2018.



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Floods in central and northern areas of Greece after heavy rain - 6 inches in 24 hours

Flooding in West Attica, Greece, June 2018.
© Greece Civil Protection / Fire Service
Flooding in West Attica, Greece, June 2018.
Summer storms over the last few days have caused flooding in central and northern areas of Greece.

The storm system, named 'Storm Nefeli' by local observers, brought heavy rain of more than 60 mm in 24 hours to parts of Attica, Thessaly and Central Macedonia regions.

According to local meteorological services, Avlonas in Attica recorded 156.2 mm of rain in 24 hours to 27 June and Nea Moudania in Halkidiki, Central Macedonia region recorded 110.1 mm.


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Flash floods hit Singapore - Nearly 8 inches of rainfall in 4 hours, more than the entire June average

A screenshot of a video taken of a flood at Toh Tuck Avenue after Pan Island Expressway exit on Tuesday (Jun 26).
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A screenshot of a video taken of a flood at Toh Tuck Avenue after Pan Island Expressway exit on Tuesday (Jun 26).
"Intense rain" caused flash floods in three locations across central and western Singapore on Tuesday (Jun 26) morning, leaving vehicles and pedestrians to wade their way through murky waters as they made their way to work during peak hour.

The flash floods occurred in Lorong Kismis, Toh Tuck Avenue and along PIE towards Tuas after the Eng Neo exit, the Public Utilities Board (PUB) said.

The PUB said that Old Toh Tuck Road saw more rain on Tuesday than the entire monthly average for June. Across four hours, 150mm of rainfall was recorded in the area, compared with the average rainfall of 130.7mm in the entire month of June, PUB said.


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Possible 'once-in-a-thousand-year' rainfall event recorded alongside repeated record breaking rainfall in northern Wisconsin

U.S. Highway 63 near Drummond, Wisconsin. Photo courtesy of the National Weather Service and Wisconsin State Patrol
© National Weather Service and Wisconsin State Patrol
U.S. Highway 63 near Drummond, Wisconsin.
In the last decade, areas of northern Wisconsin have experienced several storms with heavy rains that are only projected to occur once in a lifetime, according to precipitation archives from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

An official analysis of the weekend's storms in northern Wisconsin by NOAA confirms that 100 to 1,000-year rainfall events occurred in some areas of the state.

Duluth National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Moore said that's based on a comparison of three-day totals and NOAA's Atlas 14 records.

"Not everywhere in Wisconsin saw that kind of severity, but definitely parts of northwest Wisconsin, particularly in Douglas and Bayfield Counties," said Moore.

Comment: From the height of waves to epic flooding on land, the entire planet is experiencing a rapid shift in its weather patterns, and the similarity with events which occurred in our recent past should give us pause for thought: For an in-depth discussion on the possible causes behind these events, check out: Behind the Headlines: Earth changes in an electric universe: Is climate change really man-made?

Also check out SOTTs' monthly documentary SOTT Earth Changes Summary - May 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs:




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Floods and landslides kill at least 11 in Mon State, Myanmar (Burma)

Floods in Mottama, Mon State, Myanmar
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Floods in Mottama, Mon State, Myanmar
The government in Myanmar reports that at least 6 people died in landslides and flooding in Hpakant Township (Phakant) in Mohnyin District, Kachin State.

Heavy rains triggered several landslides and caused the Uyu River to overflow its banks on 22 June, 2018.

According to the government report, "The landslides occurred near Pantin Bridge, Maw-wan Ward, beside No. 1 Main road. The landslides hit the staff quarters on the circular road beside the road to MyoU Pagoda, at the back of staff quarters of the Township Development Affairs Committee and in Mawgalon, Sutaung and Phapyin villages."

Local media report that the number of fatalities is 11, with a further 6 people injured and at least 70 houses destroyed.


Comment: Worst flooding in 40 years strikes Mon State, Myanmar (Burma)


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Deadly floods in Tamaulipas, Aguascalientes and Guanajuato states of Mexico

Flooding sweeps vehicles away

Flooding sweeps vehicles away
Heavy rain has caused flooding in the states of Tamaulipas, Aguascalientes and Guanajuato in Mexico over the last few days. The deaths of at least 7 people have been blamed on the flooding and severe weather.

Rain associated with a tropical disturbance over the western Gulf of Mexico affected areas of north-eastern Mexico and parts of Texas where as many as 350 people have been rescued from flooded homes and vehicles.

In Tamaulipas state, local media said that 4 people have died as a result of flooding since 20 June. Three of the victims died in separate incidents in Reynosa and one in Matamoros.

The state government said it is delivering aid and relief supplies to affected communities. Local weather observers reported that over a 72 hour period to 21 June, Reynosa recorded 245 mm of rain, Matamoros 180 mm, and Díaz Ordaz 170 mm.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Driest place on Earth now has lakes - Dust storm on Mars envelopes the entire planet

Lakes in Rub’ al-Khali desert
© Al Arabiya
The latest Cyclone Mekunu has turned parts of of the arid Rub’ al-Khali desert, also known as the Empty Quarter, into water lakes, in a rare phenomenon that has not happened in nearly 20 years.
Lakes are now forming in the Rub-al- Khali the largest sand desert on Earth and among the driest places as well. This refilling of long past dried lakes basins and dunes will provide enough food for camel and goat herders for two years with fresh fodder. On Mars the largest dust storm ever recorded is covering the entire planet, its now a 20 day dust storm that is intensifying in our Electric Universe. Strange timing as all of the planets in our solar system will be on one side of the Sun in July and the first week of August 2018.


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Comment: Incredible satellite images reveal hundreds of lakes in the world's largest sand desert after Cyclone Mekunu


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Woman drowns in creek and cars float down streets after heavy flooding inundates western Pennsylvania

Strong storms and heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of western Pennsylvania

Strong storms and heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of western Pennsylvania, spurring dozens of evacuations and damaging numerous vehicles and other property. Pictured are crews working to clean up floodwaters in Baldwin Street, Bridgeville, on Wednesday night
A woman was found drowned in a creek and cars washed away down streets on Wednesday after a violent storm dumped nearly four inches of rain on parts of western Pennsylvania.

The body of 64-year-old Wendy Abbott was discovered in McLaughlin Run, Bridgeville, after she was swept away during flash floods. Abbott, who lived locally, was reported missing by family after going for a drive.

Floods also ravaged nearby Bethel Park where diners at the Trolley Shop Inn stood on tables as they waited to be rescued while cars floated in surging floodwaters outside.

'All of a sudden, water started coming in the one door and they tried to squeegee it,' patron Shirley Maurin told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 'And then it just rushed in.'

Maurin said the water rose quickly, forcing diners on top of tables 'until they were able to come in and take us out one by one in the water with the life jackets'.


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Widespread flooding in Texas following days of heavy rain - Nearly 13 inches in 48 hours

48 hour rainfall totals in south Texas, 18 to 20 June, 2018.
© NWS Corpus Christi
48 hour rainfall totals in south Texas, 18 to 20 June, 2018.
Torrential rain has caused flooding in southern Texas, prompting evacuations, road closures and water rescues. Corpus Christi recorded 12.89 inches (327.40 mm) of rain in 48 hours between 18 and 20 June.

On 19 June, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the State Operations Center (SOC) to elevate its readiness level as heavy rain and storms continued to impact the Texas coast. Additionally, Governor Abbott has made state resources available to assist local officials in their response efforts.

"Texas is no stranger to this type of severe weather, and our emergency personnel are ready and well prepared to respond," said Governor Abbott. "Our number one priority is the safety and well being of Texans, and I encourage everyone in the affected areas to stay safe and heed all warnings from local officials. I thank those involved in the response efforts, and I want to assure all Texans that we are closely monitoring the situation and will continue to provide all resources necessary."