Dam failures, floods, landslides


The Living Force
Police among 18 feared killed in landslide at Myanmar jade mine
YANGON July 28, 2019 - A landslide at a Myanmar jade mine killed 14 people including at least one policemen in the early hours of Sunday as earth and mud engulfed a guard post, and four people were missing and feared dead, police said.

Almost a year apart, another mud slide and Jade mine collapse with death and destruction.

Death toll rises to 162 in Myanmar jade mine collapse

The death toll in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar has risen to at least 162, with more feared dead, authorities said.

A heap of mining waste collapsed into a lake on Thursday and buried many workers under mud and water.

By late evening on Thursday, rescue workers had recovered 162 bodies, the fire service department said, but the search was ongoing.


The Living Force
JAKARTA July 15, 2020 - Flash floods and landslides have killed at least 16 people and displaced hundreds in a district on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, officials at the country's disaster mitigation agency said on Wednesday.



Officers evacuate victims in Radda Village, following flash floods that left several dead and dozens remain missing, in North Luwu in Sulawesi, Indonesia July 14, 2020.[Antara Foto

Search and rescue officials were still looking for 23 people missing after the floods struck the North Luwu district of South Sulawesi province, said Raditya Jati, a spokesman for the national disaster mitigation agency.

Heavy rains had inundated three nearby rivers for several days prompting the evacuation of 655 people due to the floods, officials at the local disaster mitigation agency and search and rescue agency told Reuters.

Indonesia frequently suffers from floods and landslides particularly during the rainy season, though the situation is often made worse by the cutting down of forests.

Flooding also killed 66 people in the Indonesian capital Jakarta in January, amid some of the heaviest rain since records began.


The Living Force
Flash floods and landslides killed at least 30 people on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and left hundreds displaced, authorities said on Thursday.

Flash floods kill at least 30 in Indonesia


July 16, 2020 - Fifteen people remain missing, Indonesia search rescue agency spokesman Yusuf Latif said in a statement.

The flash floods struck the North Luwu district of South Sulawesi province after heavy rain on Monday caused three nearby rivers to burst. More than 4,000 residents were affected.

Dramatic TV footage showed dozens of houses partially submerged by thick mud up to their roofs.

Buildings collapse in heavy rain in India's Mumbai, killing eight

July 17, 2020 - Heavy rains lashing India’s financial capital of Mumbai have caused the collapse of a multi-storey building, killing six people and injuring several, authorities said.

The dilapidated six-storey structure in the city’s south was home to five or six families who stayed on after residents were advised to evacuate as it was under repairs, eyewitnesses told television channels.

Two people were declared dead on Thursday evening, with disaster response officials pulling four more bodies from debris during the night, fire and police officials said.

Several people had been trapped under the debris with many more stranded in the portion left standing after the collapse, causing instability, city fire chief P.S. Rahangdale said.

Another building collapsed in the western suburb of Malad earlier, killing two, including a child, and injuring several.

Intense rains over the previous few days prompted weather officials on Thursday to upgrade to ‘red’ from ‘orange’ an alert called for the city and surrounding areas.


The Living Force
Some beachfront homes on Australia’s east coast have come closer to slipping into the sea after wild storms lashed the coastline, residents said on Friday.

Australian houses on the brink of collapse as wild seas batter the coast
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July 17, 2020 - Residents of Wamberal, about 90 km (55 miles) north of Sydney, were evacuated after emergency personnel warned their homes might collapse as waves as high as 11 metres sped up erosion, local media reported. The suburb has a population of about 6,300.

The storms were forecast to continue late on Friday, with the situation repeated at towns along the country’s eastern coastline.

“We’re all so anxious and frightened and vulnerable, and quite frankly angry that we’ve come to this situation, which we knew was going to happen because the revetment wall wasn’t built,” said Wamberal resident Margaret Brice.

Revetment walls are permanent structures to prevent erosion of land that are placed on banks or cliffs. Plans to build one at Wamberal have been the subject of community debate for a decade, the Australian Broadcasting Corp reported.

The ABC quoted the Central Coast Council’s director of environment planning, Scott Cox, as saying the community was frustrated but “I can’t authorise people to do work without approval. If residents with sound engineering advice need to do work to save their own home, council won’t be taking any action against them.”

The issue has affected the town since a 1974 storm when houses along the foreshore collapsed into the ocean, the ABC said.

Houses on the brink of collapse as wild seas batter Australia's east coast
Residents of Wamberal, north of Sydney, were evacuated as waves as high as 11m sped up erosion near beachfront homes.

Residents of Wamberal, north of Sydney, were evacuated as waves as high as 11m sped up erosion near beachfront homes.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Two properties partially collapsed after heavy erosion at Wamberal and a third suffered significant damage, the Australian Broadcasting Corp reported on Saturday (July 18). Other property owners have lost land right up to the edge of their houses.

The Bureau of Meteorology said a hazardous surf warning remains in place for much of the New South Wales coast on Saturday with the risk of more damage to beaches.


The Living Force
Floods kill scores in India’s tea-growing Assam; nine rhinos drown

An Indian forest guard on a boat takes away the carcass of a wild buffalo calf through flood water at the Pobitora wildlife sanctuary in Pobitora, Morigaon district, Assam, India, Thursday, July 16, 2020. Floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed dozens of people in this northeastern region. (AP)

GUWAHATI, India: Intense rain and floods in the Indian state of Assam have killed at least 84 people and displaced more than 2.75 million since May, authorities said on Monday, as they tried to collect the bodies of nine rare rhinos drowned in the past 10 days.
Rescue teams were facing a double challenge of rising flood waters amid the novel coronavirus as villagers driven from their homes huddle in shelters.

Officials warned that the water level in the Brahmaputra river was expected to rise by 11 cm (4.3 inches), two weeks after it burst its banks swamping more than 2,500 villages.

Assam, famous for its tea plantations, is hit by flooding every rainy season despite flood-control efforts.

Rights groups accuse corrupt officials of siphoning off funds meant for flood projects, resulting in shoddy construction of embankments which are often breached.

Floods have also inundated the Kaziranga National Park, home to the world’s largest concentration of one-horned rhinoceros, with an estimated 2,500 out of a total population of some 3,000 of the animals.

“Nine rhinos have drowned and over 100 other animals have been killed,” Atul Bora, Assam’s agriculture minister who is Kaziranga’s member of the state parliament stated.

With the park waist-deep in water, rhinos, elephants and deer have been forced to seek refuge on roads and in human settlements.


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In China people experience the worst floods in decades. Torrential rains and rising river waters have swept across southern and central China. At least 140 people are dead or missing. Nearly 24 million people are affected.

Of course these floods are (partly) blamed on climate change (that's he plan anyway), but they could be (partly) induced by environmental modification techniques (ENMOD), which have been available to the US military for more than half a century. In these interesting articles, Professor Michel Chossudovsky explains his theory about this phenomenon.

'Weather-modification, according to US Air Force document AF 2025 Final Report,offers the war fighter a wide range of possible options to defeat or coerce an adversary”, capabilities, it says, extend to the triggering of floods, hurricanes, droughts and earthquakes:
‘Weather modification will become a part of domestic and international security and could be done unilaterally… It could have offensive and defensive applications and even be used for deterrence purposes. The ability to generate precipitation, fog and storms on earth or to modify space weather… and the production of artificial weather all are a part of an integrated set of [military] technologies.”

Weather patterns in North Korea, for instance, have been marked since the mid-1990s by a succession of droughts, followed by floods. The result has been the destruction of an entire agricultural system. In Cuba, the pattern is very similar to that observed in North Korea. (see Table 3). In Iraq, Iran and Syria, a devastating drought occurred in 1999. In Afghanistan, four years of drought in the years preceding the US led invasion in 2001, have led to the destruction of the peasant economy, leading to widespread famine.

While there is no proof that these weather occurrences are the result of climatic warfare, Phillips Geophysics Lab, which is a partner in the HAARP project provides a course for military personnel at the Hanscom Air Force Base in Maryland, on “Weather Modification Techniques”. The course outline explicitly contemplates the triggering of storms, hurricanes, etc. for military use.
(See his slide show at http://www.dtc.army.mil/tts/1997/proceed/abarnes/
Open PowerPoint presentation at http://www.dtc.army.mil/tts/tts97/abarnes.zip

While the US Force acknowledges that ENMOD weapons are part of the military arsenal, there is no formal proof or evidence that ENMOD techniques have been used by the US military against a foreign country or enemy of the US.

A forum search about ENMOD brought up this in the thread The coming "food shortage":
Agreed. I went and looked for that UN treaty of using weather as a weapon that lan Watt spoke of and found it.
It's been around since 1976 and was ratified in '78.
The Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques (abbreviated ENMOD Convention) is a 1976 international treaty prohibiting the military or other hostile use of environmental modification techniques. It entered into force on October 5, 1978.

The C's have said that TPB technology is 150 years ahead of what we know is there and apparently they can have their satellites pinpoint tiny objects from space to induce heart attacks, so i would think it is entirely possible that nefarious entities engineer these types of weather that affect not only millions of people in a negative way but the geopolitical, economic and social structures as well resulting in misery, poverty, famine, disease and the likes.


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About weather control....

I'm skeptical about that notion, but we have enough knowledge to make weather predictions far into the future, with climate modeling. And know where it will get rough.

And as governments like to take credit for everything, so that it feeds the perception of their power, and importance, conspiracies are hatched.

If we look at earth scale weather conditions, it would dispell the notion of intentional weather manipulation. We would see how the extremes are happening, and where the weather will get extreme based on geography.

That is known, but these notions rely on ignorance rather than science, but it is cloaked in scientific conjecture, and it is true we experiment on climate, but are too small to have the degree of control as is attributed to tptb. It's science fiction.

It is toying with the minds of the most ignorant, making an authority out of falseness, hiding behind a scientific premise.


The Living Force
KAMPONG KHLEANG, Cambodia - Crucial water flows to the Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia’s largest lake, have been delayed for a second consecutive year according to river experts, severely disrupting fishing and threatening the food supply of more than a million people.

Fishermen without fish as Cambodia's river reversal runs late


July 21, 2020 - The river reversal vital for Tonle Sap Lake may not happen until next month, officials said, owing to drought conditions and more than a dozen hydropower dams in China and Laos which are blamed for disrupting the natural flow of the Mekong River.

The Mekong typically swells in rainy season where it converges with Cambodia’s Tonle Sap River, causing an unusual reversed flow into the Tonle Sap Lake, filling it up and providing bountiful fish stocks.

But that hasn’t happened yet and people who depend on the lake are struggling to get by.

Water typically flows into the Tonle Sap lake for 120 days, swelling it six-fold before running back into the Mekong as the monsoon season ends, usually in late September.

Based on rain forecasts and rainfall data, the river’s unique reverse flow should happen in August, said Long Saravuth, a Deputy Secretary General of Cambodia’s National Mekong Committee.

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) attributes the delay to lower 2019 rainfall and operations of upstream Mekong hydropower dams, two of which are in Laos and 11 in China. “From now on, the reversed flow timing will likely not be the same as it used to be,” the MRC said.

Laos and China say the dams bring vital economic benefits and regulate water flow, helping to prevent severe floods and droughts. But fisherman San Savuth, 25, wants Cambodia’s government to negotiate the release of water from those dams to help Kampong Khleang’s 2,000 families.

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Fishermen without fish as Cambodia's river reversal runs late


The Living Force
The largest death toll was recorded in the western province of Hodeidah, where 13 people died and more than 35 houses in three districts were destroyed.

Yemen flooding kills 14, washes away houses

A Yemeni child plays in a flooded street in the southern city of Aden. (File/AFP)

July 26, 2020 - AL-MUKALLA: Heavy rains and flash flooding hit almost all Yemeni provinces in the last couple of days, killing at least 14 people and washing away dozens of houses, local media and local officials said on Sunday.

The largest death toll was recorded in the western province of Hodeidah, where 13 people died and more than 35 houses in three districts were destroyed.

Images on social media showed floods washing away houses, farms and cars in poor districts of Hodeidah. Flooding killed one person and ruined houses and farms in the province of Ibb, local media and residents said.

Heavy rains also hit the capital Sanaa, causing floods that affected many residential areas. “The damage in all affected areas is huge,” Salem Al-Khanbashi, Yemen’s deputy prime minister, told Arab News.

The flooding damaged power lines in the southern province of Lahj and wiped out farms in Hadramout and Abyan he said, adding that the National Emergency Committee had convened to discuss how to handle the damage and offer urgent assistance to the affected areas.

“The international donors and organizations should urgently help us. We cannot handle this problem on our own.”

On Saturday the country’s National Meteorological Center renewed its warning to the public to avoid flood courses and to avoid traveling this week, predicting a new wave of heavy rains, strong winds and flash floods in many provinces.

Last week a downpour that lasted for several hours ruined more than 90 houses in the historical city of Shibam, which is entirely made of mud, prompting residents and local officials into appealing for international help to rescue the city from collapse. Yemenis are also bracing themselves for further havoc in the form of a new locust invasion, as rainstorms create ideal breeding conditions.

Yemen has been embroiled in conflict since late 2014, when the Iran-backed Houthis seized control of Sanaa and expanded across the country. The fighting has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and devastated the national economy.

Despite the torrential floods, fighting raged on the main frontline across Yemen on Saturday and Sunday in the provinces of Hodeidah, Al-Bayda and Marib.

Yemen’s Defense Ministry said that army troops and allied tribesmen liberated a number of locations in Qania, in the central province of Al-Bayda.

Brig. Ahmed Al-Nageh, the commander of 117 Infantry Brigade in Al-Bayda, said government forces, backed by Saudi-led coalition warplanes, engaged in heavy fighting with the Houthis in Qania, adding that the warplanes targeted Houthi military personnel and equipment in Al-Sabel and Masouda mountains. Clashes were reported in Hodeida, where government forces pushed back Houthi incursions in Durihimi and Jah districts, local media reported.

Yemen is also battling the coronavirus pandemic, which has so far killed 474 people and infected 1,674 in government-controlled areas, according to the latest figures from the Aden-based National Coronavirus Committee.

Local and international health experts believe that the actual number of coronavirus patients is five times higher than the official figures.

Yemen Sees Return to Alarming Levels of Food Insecurity: UNICEF, WFP, FAO - World news - Tasnim News Agency
July, 25, 2020 - The Saudi-led war, floods, desert locusts, and now COVID-19 are creating a perfect storm that could reverse hard-earned food security gains in Yemen, warned the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis released recently by FAO, UNICEF, WFP, and partners.

The analysis carried out so far in 133 districts in southern Yemen forecasts an alarming increase of people facing high levels of acute food insecurity, i.e. in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) by the end of the year, the official website of the UNICEF reported.

Acute food insecurity in these areas eased last year thanks to a massive scale-up of humanitarian assistance but all the good work could quickly be undone as the number of people facing high levels of acute food insecurity is forecast to increase from 2 million to 3.2 million in the next six months.


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A study was released documenting land subsidence in California, one headline read something like 'California is sinking: Is it the 'New Atlantis', which is kind of apt. In the study they use satellite measurements and record how much of each area is moving - to the millimeter - with San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz and San Francisco identified as coastal hot spots suffering the most subsidence. Meanwhile, notably, inland Los Angeles "shows subsidence along small coastal zones, but most of the subsidence is occurring inland."

The study reminded me of some comments from the C's, which i've quoted below the study, these comments also remind us to not always take statements too literally, because as detailed in this thread, as well as in articles linked below, land movement of various kinds appears to be happening all over the planet, but all the same i thought it was worth noting.

The study:
California's sinking coastal hotspots revealed in new survey

Arizona State University
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 20:51 UTC

California sinking
Coastal elevation in California. Coastal zones, which are defined to be those with elevations less than 10 m, are shown in red. Segments of the coast with elevations higher than 10 m are colored by a yellow gradient.
A majority of the world population lives on low lying lands near the sea, some of which are predicted to submerge by the end of the 21st century due to rising sea levels.

The most relevant quantity for assessing the impacts of sea-level change on these communities is the relative sea-level rise — the elevation change between the Earth's surface height and sea surface height. For an observer standing on the coastland, relative sea-level rise is the net change in the sea level, which also includes the rise and fall of the land beneath observer's feet.

Now, using precise measurements from state-of-the-art satellite-based interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) that can detect the land surface rise and fall with millimeter accuracy, an Arizona State University research team has, for the first time, tracked the entire California coast's vertical land motion.

They've identified local hotspots of the sinking coast, in the cities of San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz and San Francisco, with a combined population of 4 to 8 million people exposed to rapid land subsidence, who will be at a higher flooding risk during the decades ahead of projected sea-level rise.

Comment: The measurements show that the land is subsiding, but, as of yet, there is no evidence that sea level is rising, despite their biased 'projections'.

"We have ushered in a new era of coastal mapping at greater than 1,000 fold higher detail and resolution than ever before," said Manoochehr Shirzaei, who is the principal investigator of the NASA-funded project. "The unprecedented detail and submillimeter accuracy resolved in our vertical land motion dataset can transform the understanding of natural and anthropogenic changes in relative sea-level and associated hazards."

The results were published in this week's issue of Science Advances.

The research team included graduate student and lead author Em Blackwell, and faculty Manoochehr Shirzaei, Chandrakanta Ojha and Susanna Werth, all from the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration (Werth has a dual appointment in the School of Geography and Urban Planning).

Em Blackwell had a keen interest in geology, and as Blackwell began graduate school, the applications of InSAR drew them to pursue this project. InSAR uses radar to measure the change in distance between the satellite and ground surface, producing highly accurate deformation maps of the Earth's surface at 10s m resolution over 100s km spatial extent.

Land subsidence can occur due to natural and anthropogenic processes or a combination of them. The natural processes comprise tectonics, glacial isostatic adjustment, sediment loading, and soil compaction. The anthropogenic causes include groundwater extraction and oil and gas production.

As of 2005, approximately 40 million people were exposed to a 1 in 100-year coastal flooding hazard, and by 2070 this number will grow more than threefold. The value of property exposed to flooding will increase to about 9% of the projected global Gross Domestic Product, with the U.S., Japan, and the Netherlands being the countries with the most exposure. These exposure estimates often rely only on projections of global average sea level rise and do not account for vertical land motion.

Again this study is based on verifiable land measurements and yet the researchers insist on pushing an ideology backed by nothing.

The study measured the entire 1350-kilometer long coast of California from 2007-2018, compiling 1000s of satellite images over time, used for making a vertical land motion map with 35-million-pixel at ~80 m resolution, comprising a wide range of coastal uplift and subsidence rates. Coastal communities' policymakers and the general public can freely download the data (link in supplemental data).

The four metropolitan areas majorly affected in these areas included San Francisco, Monterey Bay, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

"The vast majority of the San Francisco Bay perimeter is undergoing subsidence with rates reaching 5.9 mm/year," said Blackwell. "Notably, the San Francisco International Airport is subsiding with rates faster than 2.0 mm/year. The Monterey Bay Area, including the city of Santa Cruz, is rapidly sinking without any zones of uplift. Rates of subsidence for this area reach 8.7 mm/year. The Los Angeles area shows subsidence along small coastal zones, but most of the subsidence is occurring inland."

Areas of land uplift included north of the San Francisco Bay Area (3 to 5 mm/year) and Central California (same rate).

Going forward in the decades ahead, the coastal population is expected to grow to over 1 billion people by 2050, due to coastward migration. The future flood risk that these communities will face is mainly controlled by the rate of relative sea-level rise, namely, the combination of sea-level rise and vertical land motion. It is vital to include land subsidence into regional projections that are used to identify areas of potential flooding for the urbanized coast.

Beyond the study, the ASU research team is hopeful that others in the scientific community can build on their results to measure and identify coastal hazards more broadly in the U.S. and around the world.
More information: "Tracking California's sinking coast from space: Implications for relative sea-level rise" Science Advances (2020). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aba4551 Journal information: Science Advances

Comment: See also:

The session quotes:

https://cassiopaea.org/forum/threads/arizona-burns.23712/post-263684 said:
16 July 1994 - the day Comet Shoemaker-Levy pieces began impacting Jupiter:

Q: (L) What are you here for tonight?
A: Prophecy.
Q: (L) What prophecies?
A: Tornadoes Florida - several.
Q: Where else?
A: Also Texas and Alabama.
Q: (L) When?
A: Sun is in Libra.
Q: (L) What else is going to happen?
A: Seattle buried; Japan buckles; Missouri shakes; California crumbles;
Arizona burns.

A: 99.9 per cent would not understand that concept. Most are always looking for literal translations of data. Analogy is novice who attends art gallery, looks at abstract painting and says "I don't get it."

Q: (L) Well, let's not denigrate literal translations or at least attempts to get things into literal terms. I like realistic art work. I am a realist in my art preferences. I want trees to look like trees and people to have only two arms and legs. Therefore, I also like some literalness in my prognostications.

A: Some is okay, but, beware or else "California falls into the ocean" will always be interpreted as California falling into the ocean.

Q: [General uproar] (F) Wait a minute, what was the question?


The Living Force
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Southwestern mainland Mexico (and peninsulas), get an epic downpour.

Heavy rains / storms in Son, Sin, Nay, Jal, Col, Mich, Ags, Gto, Qro, Hgo, EdoMex, CDMX, Mor, Gro, Oax and Chis; Chih Mountains, Dgo, NL, Tamps, Ver, SLP.

The stream of Santiago in #Manzanillo , #Colima overflowed this afternoon due to the effects of the Tropical Storm #Hernan , an operation was activated to evacuate people who live in the vicinity.

Meteorología México @InfoMeteoro
8:51 PM · Aug 27, 2020
Important swell and constant heavy rains this Thursday in Manzanillo, Colima due to the proximity of the storm #Hernan . Video of
@Maurysev Accumulated 250-400 mm and waves of up to 5 meters are expected, favoring floods, flooding of rivers and landslides

State of emergency to be declared in Cihuatlán, Jalisco
Published on Friday, August 28, 2020

Four shelters have been opened for flood victims in Cihuatlán.

Faced with the flooding of homes and roads due to Tropical Storm Hernán, now downgraded to a tropical depression, municipal governments of Cihuatlán and La Huerta in Jalisco and Manzanillo in Colima have installed shelters to evacuate residents at risk.

In Cihuatlán, the municipal government opened four shelters to house evacuees, Mayor Fernando Martínez Guerrero announced, and was preparing to declare a state of emergency Friday morning as clean-up begins.

The El Pedregal arroyo in Melaque overflowed its banks, causing heavy flooding, as did the Río Purificación. A sinkhole partially closed the Santa Cruz-Melaque highway and in Emilio Zapata the Cuixmala River breached its banks leading to the closing of Highway 200 in both directions.

Mayor Martínez announced last night on social media that due to the volume of 911 emergency calls he was forced to set up a second telephone number for those needing immediate assistance.

In La Huerta, Hernán wreaked particular havoc in La Manzanilla where “half the town is practically flooded,” Mayor Ray Mendoza reported. “The rising stream collapsed the bridge that connects to the other side of the beach, which made a dam and this caused the water to rise to the center of La Manzanilla,” he said.

A mudslide blocked Highway 80 near the town of Lázaro Cárdenas, while in Mazatán water had risen to cover the bridge. Eight emergency shelters are currently operating and at least 185 people have been evacuated.

In Manzanillo, classrooms were welcoming evacuees and the mayor was considering opening a new shelter with a capacity of 300 if needed. Highways in the area have been closed due to landslides or flooding.

According to the National Water Commission, rains of more than 250 millimeters are expected in the two states as Hernán moves north. A storm surge of three to five meters is expected in coastal areas.

Hernán was moving at 33 kilometers per hour which should put it over the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula near La Paz later today or this evening. Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 55 kilometers per hour with some higher gusts. Hernán is expected to weaken to a low pressure area tonight and dissipate by Sunday.



The Living Force
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500 mm en 24h dans l'arrière pays niçois, vallées dévastées par un épisode méditerranéen exceptionnel le 2 octobre
Numerous Tweets of the Devastation
500 mm in 24 hours in the hinterland of Nice, valleys devastated by an exceptional Mediterranean episode on October 2

October 2, 2020
A catastrophic Mediterranean episode hit the Alpes-Maritimes on October 2. Record rains were recorded in the hinterland. The balance sheet shows 8 missing.

Ahead of the cold front linked to storm Alex, Mediterranean upwelling affected the Var and the Alpes-Maritimes early in the morning of October 2. It is in the Alpes-Maritimes that the storms, torrential, were the most active.

Caught in a convergence, these thunderstorms dumped very large amounts of rain in the hinterland, flooding several tributaries of the Var River. The valleys of Tinée, Esteron, Roya and especially Vésubie were particularly affected.

In fact, it fell in these sectors between 200 and 350 mm of rain in only 12 hours and up to 500 mm in 24 hours in Saint-Martin-Vésubie. There is a large gradient between the coast and the hinterland.

In 6 hours, 218 mm of rain fell in Saint-Martin-Vésubie, which represents a new absolute record for the department (the old one was 194 mm in Cannes in October 2015). The 500 mm e 24h is also a new 24 hour record for the Alpes-Maritimes.

The electrical activity experienced a remarkable peak in the afternoon with nearly 1,100 lightning in 1 hour over the Alpes-Maritimes. In total, at the end of the day, the department recorded more than 5,500 flashes with more than 400 in the town of Tende, and more than 200 in Saint-Martin-Vésubie, Breil-sur-Roya and

Lightning strike density data show that the center of the department (first foothills of the Alps) was the most affected by thunderstorms. The Estéron, Roya, Tinée, Vésubie valleys are particularly affected with 20 to 50 flashes / 10 km². The most affected municipality being that of Ferres, near the gorges of Estéron.

En Suisse, le Tessin a été particulièrement concerné avec un cumul maximal de 421 mm relevés à Camedo. Il s'agit de la seconde plus forte valeur de précipitations en 24h en Suisse, le record étant de 455 mm sur la même commune le 26 août 1935. On peut aussi noter un cumul de 367 mm à Mosogno et de 275 mm à Bosco/Gurin :


The Living Force
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The rain is light (at this moment), but persistent over the last 3 days..
Now this area will see more trees being uprooted due lose soil conditions, promoting aka widow-makers

The raging Vésubie: the impressive images of the ravages of the storm Alex

FLASH - A house turned upside down and swept away #Vesubie in the #AlpesMaritimes After the #TempeteAlex . The damage in the 3 valleys is colossal. 18 missing are wanted. (Le Figaro)#VigilanceRouge

The picture is of this morning, but now the precipitation has moved in.



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The Living Force
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About weather control....

I'm skeptical about that notion, but we have enough knowledge to make weather predictions far into the future, with climate modeling. And know where it will get rough.

And as governments like to take credit for everything, so that it feeds the perception of their power, and importance, conspiracies are hatched.

If we look at earth scale weather conditions, it would dispell the notion of intentional weather manipulation. We would see how the extremes are happening, and where the weather will get extreme based on geography.

That is known, but these notions rely on ignorance rather than science, but it is cloaked in scientific conjecture, and it is true we experiment on climate, but are too small to have the degree of control as is attributed to tptb. It's science fiction.

It is toying with the minds of the most ignorant, making an authority out of falseness, hiding behind a scientific premise.
I've heard over and over from a young age about frequent seasonal, sometimes deadly floods in China. Some of it has been from works of fiction (like The Good Earth, The Years of Rice and Salt), but first I heard it from stories of a great aunt that lived there for a long time as a missionary.
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