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One-third of Pakistan is under water

One-third of Pakistan is under water

Death toll tops 1000 as devastating floods rage through Pakistan Insane footage has captured the moment a building collapsed into raging flood waters, with the ongoing disaster already killing 1000 people. More than 1000 people have been killed by devastating floods tearing through Pakistan, with footage showing entire buildings being dragged into the raging water. More than 33 million people have been impacted by the devastating floods, with almost one million homes destroyed or badly damaged as the death toll…

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Maitai river bursts banks, over 300 evacuated as heavy rain lashes Nelson for third day

Maitai river bursts banks, over 300 evacuated as heavy rain lashes Nelson for third day

They mention but never talk about snow melt in the Alps – in winter. They keep silent about the glaciers The Maitai river has burst its banks again – as heavy rain lashes Nelson for the third day. More than 300 households were evacuated from the area on Wednesday, and many of the residents still haven’t been able to return.  Meanwhile, Buller’s Civil Defence Controller says the region has dodged a bullet, coming through three days of orange and red heavy…

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Abrupt changes in the weather round the world

Abrupt changes in the weather round the world

This is London, not Africa Drone video shows how drought has dried out pitches on London’s famous Hackney Marshes THE UNITED STATES “Worst I’ve Ever Seen”: Cotton Prices Soar After Historic USDA Cut Amid Megadrought US cotton prices continued to surge above the boom days of 2010-11 after a massive crop estimate cut by the USDA, shocking Wall Street analysts and traders, due primarily to a megadrought scorching farmland of Texas, according to Bloomberg.  Futures in New York for December delivery were up 4.5%…

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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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