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Floods in South Africa

Floods in South Africa

South Africa Deploys 10,000 Troops As “Flood Disasters” Leave Hundreds Dead South African authorities have “activated” 10,000 soldiers to help with emergency relief efforts in the flood-stricken KwaZulu-Natal Province after floods killed at least 443 people. KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala released a statement that six days of heavy rains, triggering “flood disasters” now “rank as being among the worst catastrophes to befall the province of KwaZulu-Natal in a long time.” He confirmed Monday, the death toll now stands at 443, adding that 63…

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UNDERREPORTED: Catastrophic floods in Australia

UNDERREPORTED: Catastrophic floods in Australia

 I woke to the following this morning. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10587219/Sydney-weather-BOM-issues-evacuation-orders-rain-bomb-strikes.html So, I checked across NZ media – RNZ, Stuff, Newshub – NOTHING! You might think that what was happening across the Ditch was really important.  But then I checked the Australian media. Even in the Sydney Morning Herald it was not top of the headlines. There has been some coverage on Australian television. Lismore may not survive future floods Australians: THIS MAN NEEDS YOUR HELP RE: FLOODS; PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS VIDEO It…

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B.C. residents urged not to panic-buy as bare shelves fuel food security angst

B.C. residents urged not to panic-buy as bare shelves fuel food security angst

 Provincial leaders are urging British Columbians not to hoard food and groceries as disruptions to B.C.’s farm industry and supply chains from historic rain and flooding fuels angst amid consumers. Scenes of empty grocery store shelves in Hope, Chilliwack and the Okanagan prompted B.C. Premier John Horgan to issue calls to residents to refrain from panic-buying. B.C. residents urged not to panic-buy as bare shelves fuel food security angst Flooding has put pressure on B.C.’s dairy, chicken, and egg…

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Disastrous Flood in Zhengzhou China: Old Story of Man-Made Tragedy and Cover-ups

Disastrous Flood in Zhengzhou China: Old Story of Man-Made Tragedy and Cover-ups

China received 8 months of rain in just 5 days. The highest amount of precipitation since the measurements started. People were imprisoned in the subway with water up to their chests. There are dead, wounded, missing and a lot of destruction… We have another once in 1000 years event – the third within a month. Inconvenient Truths by Jennifer Zeng In the past several days, some parts in China have experienced “once in a thousand years” heavy rainfall, and terrible…

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Massive flooding in China

Massive flooding in China

China now gets attention but extreme weather in other parts of the world gets scant attention. Dam Near China’s Flooded Zhenghou City Collapses, Third In Last 48 Hours Zero Hedge, 21 July, 2021 A dam near the city of Zhengzhou in central China’s Henan province has been destroyed by heavy flooding, after being seriously damaged in heavy storms that killed several people and brought the region to a halt, local media reported. The dam is the third to fail in recent…

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NZ: Wild weather: Homes evacuated, roads closed in Buller district, West Coast

NZ: Wild weather: Homes evacuated, roads closed in Buller district, West Coast

In the South Island, more than 600 homes have been evacuated in Westport. The Buller River has not breached its banks but is running much higher than usual. The red warning for heavy rainfall in parts of Westland and Buller will last until 8pm. Photo: MetService Emergency teams are on the ground in Buller assessing the damage after last nights heavy rainfall and flooding. The region is in a state of emergency and more than 800 people in Westport were forced to…

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Striking Photos Show Aftermath Of Europe’s Devastating Floods

Striking Photos Show Aftermath Of Europe’s Devastating Floods

Zero Hedge, 16 July, 2021 Update (1700ET): At least 125 people have died and 1,300 unaccounted for after devastating floods ripped through western Germany and Belgium.  Rescuers are frantically searching flooded towns in Rhineland-Palatinate, a southwest German state bordered by France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and North-Rhine Westphalia, a western German state.  Thousands of people are homeless, and the German army has deployed 900 soldiers to assist rescuers and the clean-up effort.  The photographs below show the extent of the damage. Some meteorologists…

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‘Biblical’ flash floods hit large parts of London

‘Biblical’ flash floods hit large parts of London

When I was in London 12 years ago I noticed that in many places people have to go DOWNSTAIRS, below ground level to get access to their flats. The day world famous Portobello Road turned into a stream as ‘biblical’ flash floods hit large parts of London with cars abandoned in 2ft-deep torrents and homes and businesses inundated by nearly THREE inches of rain in 90 minutes Torrential downpours and flash floods saw three inches of rain hit capital within…

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