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Tornado strikes Ohio lake, rips up dock and boats on May 17

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A tornado was confirmed in Carroll County, Ohio, after footage caught a tornadic waterspout hitting Leesville Lake.

The tornado only appears as it hits the water, ripping up a dock and sending multiple boats in several different directions. According to the National Weather Service, the tornado was rated an EF0, traveling just a quarter mile with max wind speeds of 80mph.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), two types of water spouts are possible, fair weather water spouts and tornadic waterspout. Tornadic waterspouts have the same characteristics as a normal, land tornado, often moving from land to water or forming over water.

Fair weather waterspouts, unlike their tornadic alternatives, form on the water's surface and build their way upward. These are often formed in light wind conditions and aren't associated with thunderstorms. The video above shows a tornadic water spout.


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Waterspout spotted over Calcasieu Lake, Louisiana

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Many KPLC viewers sent in photos and videos of a waterspout over Calcasieu Lake Tuesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service Lake Charles spotted the spout from its office around 1 p.m.

Southwest Louisiana was under a severe thunderstorm watch as rough weather rolled through the area Tuesday.


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At least 13 killed in stone quarry collapse triggered by heavy rain in India's northeast

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A stone quarry collapsed Tuesday in India's northeast due to heavy rains triggered by a tropical storm, killing 13 quarry workers, officials said, while 16 remain missing.

Senior police officer Rahul Alwal said rescuers recovered the bodies of those killed from the quarry in Melthum, some 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from the state capital Aizwal, and were able to pull out two workers alive from the debris.

Alwal said rescue workers are digging through the rubble to try and reach the trapped workers while looking for more survivors

Mizoram houses many stone quarries where raw material is mined for road and building construction. Many companies, however, extract stones without getting the required environmental clearance.


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Cyclone floods villages, blows away roofs and cuts power in Bangladesh and India - 65 killed, 800,000 evacuated (UPDATE)

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A cyclone has flooded coastal villages, blew away thatched roofs and left hundreds of thousands of people without power in southern Bangladesh and eastern India.

At least seven deaths as a result of the cyclone have been reported.

Dozens of Bangladeshi villages were flooded after flood protection embankments either washed away or were damaged by the storm surge, TV stations reported. Nearly 800,000 people had been evacuated from vulnerable areas in Bangladesh on Sunday.

Authorities have given no casualty figures yet, but Dhaka-based Somoy TV reported that at least seven people died. Two others were missing in a boat capsizing, the station said.


Comment: Update May 29

AFP reports:
Cyclone toll in Bangladesh and India rises to 65

A powerful cyclone that smashed into low-lying Bangladesh and India killed at least 65 people, including in torrential rain storms in its wake, state government officials and media said Wednesday.

Cyclone Remal, which made landfall on Sunday evening with fierce gales and crashing waves, moved slowly inland causing floods and triggering landslides.



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Best of the Web: 20 tornadoes kill at least 19 people across 4 states in America

Scenes from a Shell gas station and travel stop on I-35 at the Lone Oak exit near Valley View, Texas, on Sunday, May 26, 2024.
Scenes from a Shell gas station and travel stop on I-35 at the Lone Oak exit near Valley View, Texas, on Sunday, May 26, 2024.
Children were among the seven deaths reported in Texas after a tornado hit a travel stop and RV park. Officials have also confirmed at least eight storm related deaths in Arkansas, two in Oklahoma and two in Kentucky.

At least 19 people were killed during a severe weather outbreak over Memorial Day weekend that brought tornadoes and tennis-ball-sized hail and knocked out power to thousands across the southern Plains overnight on Saturday.

The worst of the storm hit in the overnight hours when at least 20 tornadoes were seen by radar or in person across the region, according to the FOX Forecast Center. Storm damage was reported in Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

The National Weather Service reported that a long-track, supercell thunderstorm spawned multiple tornadoes.

Some of the most devastating damage in Texas happened outside the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where Cooke County Sheriff Ray Sappington said in a news conference that seven people were killed and more than 100 were injured. The sheriff said that two children were among the dead.

This is the deadliest tornado in Texas state history since 2015. The NWS gave it a preliminary rating of EF-2 with 135 mph winds. Another tornado that devastated Montague County was also rated a preliminary EF-2.


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Lightning strike kills Colorado rancher and 34 head of cattle

A lightning strike killed a rancher and more than 30 cows and calves Saturday in Jackson County.
© Shannon LukensA lightning strike killed a rancher and more than 30 cows and calves Saturday in Jackson County.
A lightning strike killed a Colorado rancher and 34 head of cattle over the weekend, officials said Sunday.

Mike Morgan, 51, was feeding his cattle from a trailer when he was struck and died on the scene despite life-saving efforts, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office said.

The lightning bolt struck on wide open pasture outside the town of Rand, about 80 miles (129 kilometers) northwest of Denver, said George Crocket, the county coroner.

The strike also bowled over around 100 head of cattle that had bunched around the trailer loaded with hay, said Crocket. "All but the 34 got up," he said.

Morgan's father-in-law and wife were nearby but survived the blast, said Crocket.

The incident stunned the small, tightknit community where most everybody knows everybody, Crockett said.

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Floods in Armenia's north kill 2

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The mayor of Alaverdi town has confirmed that one person has been killed in their community by the May 26 floods in Armenia's northern regions that brings the number of casualties to two as search and rescue efforts continue.

Davit Ghumashyan told NEWS.am that the casualty, who is a resident of Deghdsavan village, can be seen in the car that is the water.

"He is in the car at the moment, it appears that we have one casualty. He is a man. He is a resident of Deghdsavan," he said.

He mentioned that the evacuation works are almost finished in Alaverdi. "There are a few people left who have not been evacuated yet, but there is no problem, we will evacuate them too," he added.


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Lightning strike kills 2 women in Lagos, Nigeria

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Two women were tragically killed after being struck by lightning in a sorrowful incident during Friday's rainfall in FESTAC, Lagos State.

Naija News reports that the state police spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the deaths, noting that the lightning strike was instantaneous and fatal, also sparking a fire.

The victims, who were residing in a makeshift shelter constructed under high-voltage power lines, were identified only as residents of the area.

"Lightning struck, electrocuting them instantly and causing a fire outbreak," Hundeyin explained.

The police have reiterated warnings against the dangers of living or seeking shelter under high-tension cables, especially during adverse weather conditions.

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Hail and flooding in different parts of Türkiye

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Heavy downpours with large hail throughout Turkey.

Floods occurred in cities such as Balıkesir, Bursa, Adana, Istanbul, Edirne and Çorum.


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2 killed, buildings damaged after tornado hits Toluca, Mexico

At least two people died after a tornado appeared in Toluca, State of Mexico, and left chaos, knocking down trees, poles, roof sheets and a fence.
At least two people died after a tornado appeared in Toluca, State of Mexico, and left chaos, knocking down trees, poles, roof sheets and a fence.
Local media report that the damage caused by the storm took place in the northern area of ​​the Mexican capital.

Through social networks they spread images about how the tornado appeared.

Specialist determined that it was a "non-supercell tornado."

The two victims were a couple who were trying to take shelter from the rain next to a fence, but it ended up fatally collapsing on them.