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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: USA floods - Waterways are exploding in size

An aerial view of Spencer Dam after a storm triggered historic flooding, near Bristow, Nebraska, on March 16, 2019
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An aerial view of Spencer Dam after a storm triggered historic flooding, near Bristow, Nebraska, on March 16, 2019.
All time multi century floods across Nebraska and periphery states needs to be seen to be believed. Water ways turning into inland deltas, dams obliterated, bridges toppled. Rescues of cows and people, 50 water treatment plants inundated and it shows Grand Solar Minimum amplified storms are what we can expect at this magnitude moving forward. Our modern infrastructure cant cope and if far inadequate.


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Windsock

Cyclone Trevor barrels into Australia's northeastern coast with 200kmh winds while second tropical storm begins to form

Satellite image of Cyclone Trevor
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Satellite image of Cyclone Trevor shows the storm approaching Queensland's coast.
Tropical Cyclone Trevor is set to make a second landfall over northeastern Australia this weekend, after hitting the sparsely populated Cape York Peninsula in Queensland on Tuesday.

However, a separate tropical depression is also now forming off the Kimberly coast in the north-west of the country.

This tropical low is expected to track towards the southwest over the coming days, steadily intensifying and reaching tropical cyclone strength on Thursday.

There is uncertainty in the forecast track but there is potential for a severe tropical cyclone impact for the Pilbara coast over the weekend.

Cyclone Trevor's very destructive core has already made landfall to the south of Lockhart River in Queensland with 220km gusts.

Winds up to 125km/h are set to hit the coast between Cape Grenville and the small Queensland town of Coen.


Comment: Floods, fire and drought: Australia bearing the brunt of rise in extreme weather

Over the last few months Queensland had suffered historic flooding and unprecedented wildfires. See also:


Cloud Precipitation

Cyclone Idai: More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique

An aerial shot of Beira made available by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
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An aerial shot of Beira made available by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies on Monday.


President describes scale of disaster as huge, as Red Cross says most of Beira damaged or destroyed


More than 1,000 people are feared dead in a devastating cyclone that hit Mozambique on Friday, the country's president has said.

Filipe Nyusi told Mozambican radio he had seen "many bodies" floating in the overflowing Pungwe and Busi rivers. "It appears that we can register more than 1,000 deaths," he said, adding that more than 100,000 people were at risk because of severe flooding.

At least 215 people have been confirmed dead and hundreds are missing across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe from Tropical Cyclone Idai, according to government agencies and the Red Cross, which said 1.5 million people had been affected.

A more precise death toll and the true scale of the damage is not likely to be known soon, as many areas are cut off.

"I think this is the biggest natural disaster Mozambique has ever faced. Everything is destroyed," Celso Correia, the environment minister, said. "Our priority now is to save human lives."


Cloud Precipitation

Zimbabwe landslide kills school pupils as Cyclone Idai death toll rises to at least 157

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Schoolchildren were among those killed by landslides and flooding in Zimbabwe as the death toll from tropical cyclone Idai rose to at least 157.

The pair of boarders were asleep when a rock fall hit the dining hall and dormitory at St Charles Lwanga school in the eastern province of Manicaland, according to officials in the southern African country.

Cyclone Idai has affected more than 1.5 million people across southern Africa since it hit land in Mozambique last week.

At least 126 people have died in Mozambique and Malawi and another 31 have died in Zimbabwe. Hundreds more are missing or have been left homeless by the disaster.


Both Zimbabwe's president Emmerson Mnangagwa and Mozambique's leader Filipe Nyusi cut short their trips to the United Arab Emirates and Eswatini respectively after being criticised for failing to deal with the crisis.


Comment: Cyclone Idai batters Zimbabwe, at least 31 people dead


Cloud Precipitation

Weather extremes: Heavy hailstorms cause considerable damage to orchards in South Africa

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On 12 March, heavy hailstorms caused considerable damage to soft fruit in Langkloof.

The extent of the hail damage is still being determined, but, according to Bokkie Kritzinger, some orchards have suffered a 100% loss. Kritizinger is the chairperson of the South African Langkloof agricultural association. Langkloof is situated in the Eastern Cape.

"What we have learned from this, is that we will never again establish new orchards without netting," he says. "In those places where we did have nets set up, the hail did not penetrate. So, 100% damage was prevented on the trees that did have fruit on them. Most of our nets were, however, spanned over young trees."

"This was also a good test to see how well the draping nets would hold up. The first evaluation shows that the fruit right against the nets was damaged. However, those deeper in the trees were well-protected," explains Kritzinger.

Cloud Precipitation

Cyclone Idai batters Zimbabwe, at least 31 people dead

Cyclone Idai

At least 31 people have died in eastern Zimbabwe while dozens were missing as homes and bridges were swept away by a tropical storm, state television reported on Saturday.

Cyclone Idai, which brought floodwater and destruction to areas of Mozambique and Malawi, hit Zimbabwe on Friday, cutting off power and communications.

Pictures shared on Twitter and television footage showed roads, houses and bridges that were washed away while communication towers were knocked down and electricity cables blocked roads in Chimanimani district, 410 kilometres (255 miles) east of the capital Harare.

State television ZBC said 31 people had died in the district while more than 70 people were missing.

The information ministry said the army had moved in to rescue 197 pupils trapped at a local school.

"This a very challenging operation as it's being undertaken as a ground effort because of unsafe weather conditions for air efforts," the ministry said in a statement.


Comment: Cyclone Idai batters Mozambique - 19 dead, flooding, widespread damage, power and communication loss


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Ice Age Farmer Report: "Wettest Winter Ever" - Farmers Desperate - Massive Solar Storm Warning

Statewide ranks of January-through-November precipitation in 2018. States shaded in dark green had the wettest first 11 months of any year in records dating to 1895.
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Statewide ranks of January-through-November precipitation in 2018. States shaded in dark green had the wettest first 11 months of any year in records dating to 1895.
Farmers are going to extreme measures just to eek out a crop, as a cold, wet winter kills crops and rots fodder. History is repeating as we enter the sun's Grand Minimum cycle. Also, massive Solar Storms -- the likes of which would decimate our society -- have happened before, and will happen again.


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Lightning bolt kills 4 people in Jharkhand, India

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© Johannes Plenio
Four people were killed on Thursday evening in a lightning strike at Lupungutu village in West Singhbhum district, police said. The victims were all working in a brick kiln when the lightning strike accompanied by strong winds and rains struck them.

The villagers succumbed to injuries while they were being taken to the Sadar Hospital, Chaibasa, said Sub-Divisional Police Officer (Sadar) Amar Kumar Pandey. The victims were identified as Paltan Champia, Gura Pingua, Japut Champia and Krishna Munduya, who was a resident of Hathnabeda.

The bodies were taken for postmortem, the officer added.

Windsock

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Winds of change blow in bombogenesis blizzard Ulema

A massive late winter storm is bringing blizzard conditions to a number of central U.S. states
© NASA/NOAA GOES PROJECT
A massive late winter storm is bringing blizzard conditions to a number of central U.S. states Thursday. In affected areas, many agencies are shutting down and urging people to stay off the roads.
The most intense blizzard system with lowest pressure readings ever set with record snows, floods and wind speeds since the late 1800's. Winter storm Ulema a once in a century inland bombogenesis that wreaked havoc through the US and Canada. This video explains how the storm evolved , where it passed with destruction in its path and where the remnants are heading. This in my opinion is a Grand Solar Minimum storm.


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Cyclone Idai batters Mozambique - 19 dead, flooding, widespread damage, power and communication loss

Damage in the city of Beira, Mozambique after Tropical Cyclone Idai landfall
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Damage in the city of Beira, Mozambique after Tropical Cyclone Idai landfall.
With heavy rain and winds of up to 170 kilometers per hour (105 mph), Tropical Cyclone Idai unleashed widespread damage and destruction Friday on the port city of Beira, leaving more than a dozen dead and cutting off communications and electricity.

After making landfall late Thursday, Idai felled pylons, destroyed houses and blew the roofs off seven schools. The airport was shut down after suffering damage to its control tower and runways. Flooding also swamped Beira's roads, and the hospital suspended surgeries due to the storm.

"There has been a lot of damage. Many homes have been left without roofs," said Alberto Mondlane, the provincial governor.

The power and communication outages left Beira's roughly 530,000 residents cut off.

Power outages also affected the provinces of Manica and parts of Inhambane.