05 June 2016

Floods Around the World and Other Major Events

28 Iyyar 5776
Yom Yerushalayim
43 Days of the Omer

Floods apocalypse around the world in June 2016: USA, Mexico, Russia, China, France, Germany, Belgium, Ukraine, Romania (and Australia)


In Germany, 10 people have been killed, including four in Baden-Wuerttemberg in flooding that hit Sunday and Monday.

See it HERE.


Thousands have been evacuated as floods continue to threaten homes and businesses across the Paris region.

See it HERE.


Belgium endured a fourth day of heavy rain, with flooding reported in several areas across the country. Several neighborhoods have had to be evacuated as cellars flooded and streets were submerged in overflowing creeks and rivers.


Two people were killed in floods in the Romanian counties of Vrancea and Bacau. Several hundreds of families have been evacuated. Red alert! Firefighters and police officers conduct rescue operation. Several rural areas are cut from the outside world.


As a result of heavy rain in Odessa, all major highways were flooded with sometimes more than half a meter of water on the roads.


The monthly precipitation – 82mm of rain – fell within 3 hours in Krasnodar, Russia on June 3, 2016.

United States of America

Texas faces days of rain as flooding crisis grows


More than 500 residential houses in the Iztapalapa neighborhood of Mexico City have been flooded by heavy rains.

See it HERE.


The east and central provinces of China are currently experiencing apocalyptical floods. More than five thousands people have been evacuated, hundreds of thousands are suffering material damage.

See it HERE.


HEAVY FLOOD ON PEOPLE | Uttarakhand India


Australian east coast battered by heavy rain, strong winds, flash floods

Hundreds of people were in evacuation centres and up to 26,000 homes were without power as torrential rain and high winds battered Australia's east coast on Sunday (June 5), leading to widespread flooding and damage.



"Between May 12 and 13, 81 people died in lightning strikes in 26 districts across Bangladesh during a spell of thunderstorms, according to the disaster management ministry."

At least 82 injured as lightning strikes Rock am Ring festival in Germany
Lightning strikes kill two in Pirojpur, Bangladesh
Lightning bolt kills two in Pune, India
Two farmers were killed by lightning bolt in Cambodia
Lightning strikes kill 17 and injure 12 in Odisha, India; bolt kills 21 cattle

Lightning strike casualties on the rise in Nepal: At least 553 killed in 5 years

In recent years, lightning has emerged as one of the deadliest natural disasters with 28 deaths and 60 injuries recorded from April 13 to May 31 in this year alone.

...According to the ministry, number of deaths caused by lightning has been increasing.... An analysis of distribution of human deaths in different districts shows that amongst various disaster types, lightning has caused more human deaths in 44 districts. 


Planetary upheaval: More volcanoes erupted last week than during entire (average) year in 20th century


ASTEROID EXPLODES OVER ARIZONA: On June 2nd just before 4 a.m. MST, a small asteroid hit Earth's atmosphere and exploded over Arizona. The airburst shook the ground below and produced a flash of light 10x brighter than a full Moon. NASA says it was a 3-meter wide space rock from beyond the orbit of Mars. Shortly after the explosion, Mike Lerch walked out the front door of his house in Phoenix on the way to work, and this is what he saw:

"At first I thought it was a rocket launch," says Lerch. "Now I realize it was debris from the asteroid." Indeed, the smokey remains were widely visible as they twisted in the winds high above Arizona.

The flash itself was so bright, it briefly turned night into day.

...Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office says this is the brightest fireball detected in the 8-year history of the NASA's All Sky Fireball Network, an array of cameras that monitors fireball activity across the USA. The fact that the explosion blinded most cameras that saw it initially complicated analysts' efforts to pinpoint its nature and origin. Ultimately, however, they were able to draw firm conclusions: The mass of the asteroid was some tens of tons and it exploded with a kinetic energy of approximately 10 kilotons.

"There are no reports of any damage or injuries—just a lot of light and few sonic booms," says Cooke. "If Doppler radar is any indication, there are almost certainly meteorites scattered on the ground north of Tucson." (Source: Spaceweather.com)

And we're still just at the beginning.