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Severe #Flooding Causes Mayhem In #Uruguay

Santa Lucía River in Uruguay. Photo: SINAE

Emergency authorities in Uruguay report that severe weather, including strong winds, heavy rain and floods, has affected wide areas of the country over the last few days.

The country has experienced heavy rain since 12 October. Uruguay National Emergency System (SINAE) said that, as of 17 October, the departments worst affected are Canelones, Florida, Durazno, San José and Treinta y Tres.

The are currently over 270 people displaced from their homes, including 112 in Canelones department, 114 in Durazno, 27 in Florida, 16 in Treinta y Tres and 4 in San José. Main highways have been blocked in at least 7 locations and electricity supply interrupted.

The Santa Lucía and Yí rivers are rising and local authorities are monitoring the situation. As of 15 October the Yí River in Durazno was 8.06 m above its normal level, according to SINAE.

Inumet (Instituto Uruguayo de Meteorología) reported that between 12 and 13 October, Zapican in Lavalleja recorded 170mm of rain, La Coronilla in Rocha 163 mm and La Coronilla in Florida 140 mm.

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Monster #Typhoon #Hagibis claims first victim as #Tokyo braced for #Japan’s worst #storm in 60 years

Monster Typhoon Hagibis claims first victim as Tokyo braced for Japan’s worst storm in 60 years (PHOTOS)

A car is overturned in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo, Japan, on October 12. © Xinhua/Deng Min via Global Look Press

More than 1.6 million people have been ordered to evacuate as Japan gears up for potentially record breaking wind and rain as Typhoon Hagibis claims its first victim before even making landfall.

Winds are set to reach 216km/h (134mph) and trigger floods and landslides when the monster storm barrels into central or eastern Japan on Saturday, the country’s Meteorological Agency has warned.


Chiba October 12. © Xinhua/Deng Min via Global Look Press

The sky turned a dark shade of purple on Saturday evening and residents shared striking images of the startling specticle on their social media platforms.

Ahead of the massive storm crashing into the main island of Honshu, it already claimed its first victim as a man was killed when a vehicle toppled over in heavy winds in Chiba, east of Tokyo, NHK News reports.

Hagibis is forecast to be the first storm rated “very strong” to hit Honshu since the category system was introduced in 1991. The Meteorological Agency said it could bring record rainfall on a par with a deadly typhoon in 1958 that triggered mudslides in Kanto and flooded the Kano River in Shizuoka Prefecture, leaving 888 dead and 381 missing, AFP reports.

Tens of thousands of homes are already without power and transport systems, factories and shops have been shut down. The typhoon has also disrupted the Japanese Grand Prix, forced the cancellation of two Rugby World Cup matches and grounded more than 1,600 flights.

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Super #Typhoon #Hagibis (Category 5) to cause mayhem to #Japan’s main island

The predicted path of Typhoon Hagibis.

Japan’s central and eastern regions are due for a direct hit from 12th/13th October 2019 by Super Typhoon Hagibis with 167mph + wind gusts which is equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane.

Rugby World Cup matches have been cancelled coupled with other sporting events.

Wave/Tidal/Storm surges and structural damage will be a real threat.

Homes Damaged After #Floods From #Storm #Lorenzo in #Ireland

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Storm Lorenzo brought heavy rain and high winds to parts of North Western Ireland from late 03 October, 2019.

Met Éireann said that some areas of north west Ireland saw between 50mm and 100mm of rain between 02 and 03 October, 2019.

The heavy rain increased levels of the River Eske in Donegal town, prompting intensive efforts by the emergency services to pump water from affected areas. Media reported that around 40 homes were flooded.

Lornezo also brought strong winds, with gusts of over 80 km/h. At the height of the storm, almost 20,000 homes across the Republic of Ireland were without power.

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#Montana, #USA is blanketed in almost two feet of #snow and it’s not even #October yet – Potential #Historic Event

Snowfall in Choteau, Montana.

Snowfall in Choteau, Montana

Several feet of snow have fallen and power lines are down in the Rockies — and it’s only September.

A winter storm is blowing through parts of the region this weekend, just days after the start of fall.

So far, parts of Montana have received almost two feet of snow. Browning was blanketed by 23 inches and East Glacier Park by 21.

The National Weather Service’s winter-storm warning for portions of north-central Montana is in effect until Monday morning. CNN meteorologist Ivan Cabrera said another one to two feet of snow may fall by then.

A blizzard warning was issued Sunday for Glacier, western Teton, western Pondera, and northern Lewis and Clark Counties, the National Weather Service said.

Wind gusts as high as 55 mph are possible and visibility is near or below a quarter mile, the weather service said.

Great Falls, Montana, got a preliminary reading of 9.7 inches of snow Saturday, which would set a new daily snowfall record, beating the previous record in 1954 by 3.6 inches.

And by Saturday morning Choteau, Montana, was experiencing downed trees and power lines, making it dangerous for people on the road, according to CNN affiliate KRTV.

The station reported several power outages across the area, including in Simms, Sun Prairie and parts of Great Falls.

While snow in September may sound shocking in some parts of the country, Cabrera says that it is not that uncommon for the area. What is surprising is the amount, he said.

“If the forecast pans out, this would rival or surpass the 1934 winter storm which was for many areas the top early-season snowfall event on record,” Cabrera said.

Winds are predicted to gust at 35 to 45 mph on Sunday, Cabrera said. These winds, combined with the snow that is forecast, could lead to whiteout conditions.

“This has the potential to be a historically significant early-season snow event,” said the National Weather Service in Great Falls, Montana.

The National Weather Service anticipates that the storm will bring damage as well as surprise.

“Very heavy wet snow and strong winds will lead to downed trees, power outages, and treacherous travel conditions,” the weather service said.

With winds this strong and the sudden cold air interacting with the warmer mountain lake water, there is the chance for damaging waves across Montana’s Flathead Lake.

And given the expected wet nature of the snow, a host of potentially dangerous impacts could result.

Widespread tree damage and downed power lines are possible, resulting in power outages. Agricultural damage could be caused by the record cold temperatures.

Livestock is also at risk. The National Weather Service warned, “make sure livestock and pets also have the essentials that they will need during the storm.”

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Hundreds of #animals dead from #storms in #Spain

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Several heads of cattle die as a result of lightning in Ávila. / ASAJA

From cows to small birds. The storms of the past few days have claimed the lives of hundreds of animals in Spain, as witnessed by the videos that these days collapse social networks.

The strong storms that fell during the afternoon last Monday left hard images in many municipalities of the Spanish geography. Social networks were filled in a matter of minutes of photographs and videos in which you could see the great ice balls left by hailstorm in different parts of the country, many of them destroying crops and wildlife. In some cases, the size of the balls was similar to that of golf balls, a lethal weapon capable of killing animals of all kinds.

The following video is really bleak. It is recorded in the Jiennense town of La Puerta de Segura and shows how a devastating hail storm ended up with hundreds of birds in the place . As the person recording the video progresses, dozens of birds per meter can be seen killed by the impacts of hail.

On the other hand, livestock deaths due to lightning strikes and stream overflows must also be regretted. This is the case, for example, of Ávila, where ASAJA has requested the support of all administrations to deal with the large damages that it now has to face after the storms.

In this province, ranchers from towns such as Villafranca de la Sierra or Santa María de los Caballeros have seen some of their cattle die as a result of lightning strikes on their farms.

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#China on #RedAlert as #SuperTyphoonLekima threatens #Yangtze #StormSurge

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China has issued a red alert as a typhoon bringing torrential rain and gales descends on its eastern coast, threatening an intense storm surge up the Yangtze river.

Flood prevention efforts are being stepped up along Asia’s longest waterway in the wake of the top-level warning, which has also led authorities to ready evacuations, suspend train and air travel and call for vessels to return to port.

Typhoon Lekima is expected to bring heavy rain and storm-force winds to Zhejiang, Shanghai and other neighbouring provinces before making landfall on Saturday.

The typhoon has already forced Taiwan to cancel flights and order the closure of markets, offices and schools.

Waves hit a sea wall in front of buildings in Taizhou, China's eastern Zhejiang province
The typhoon is bringing torrential rain, heavy seas and high winds to China’s eastern coast

It also left more than 40,000 homes without power on the island, where the authorities have issued landslide warnings following an earlier earthquake.

China’s National Meteorological Centre said Lekima, gusting at 130mph, was the strongest typhoon since 2014.

It warned 24-hour rainfall levels across eastern China could reach up to 32cm (13in).

Cruise liners have been asked to delay their arrival in Shanghai, while some ships are set to be diverted to Hong Kong to help prevent accidents and collisions.

Fishermen secure boats at a port in Taizhou, China's eastern Zhejiang province, ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Lekima
Vessels have been urged to return to port as China braces itself for extreme weather

In Zhejiang, the ferry service has been cancelled and more than 200 tourists evacuated from Beiji island.

Three main streams of the Yangtze are likely to exceed alert levels.

The commission overseeing the river for the ministry of water resources has directed efforts to prevent floods and over-saturation of levees along its banks.

Courtesy of Sky News

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