A strong storm struck Guadalajara, Jalisco, yesterday producing flash flooding that affected several parts of the city, including the light rail system from which scores of people had to be rescued.
Water up to four meters deep flooded the Dermatológico station on line 1 and trapped about 40 people inside the carriages of a stationary train.
Civil Protection personnel, firefighters and local residents all contributed to the rescue efforts.
In a video that was live-streamed on Facebook by one stranded passenger, people could be seen waist-deep in water and a distressed baby can be heard crying. In another video, passengers were attempting to swim to safety… more
A wildfire blazing in southwestern Colorado continues to grow Monday after more than doubling in size over the weekend.
The so-called 416 Fire burning 10 miles north of Durango has consumed 34 square miles as of Monday morning local time and was 10 percent contained. Fire spokesman Brian Eady told the Associated Press that the increase noted over the weekend was the result of both the fire’s natural growth and intentional blazes sparked by firefighters in an effort to control its movement.
“It’s going to get worse before it gets better,” incident commander Todd Pechota told The Durango Herald.
The weather hasn’t helped the situation. Gusty winds are expected to keep fanning the fire Monday. There’s no rain in sight…. more
A major eruption started at Guatemalan Fuego volcano around 16:00 UTC (10:00 local time) on June 3, 2018. The eruption ejected volcanic ash up to 10 km (32 800 feet) above sea level and produced massive lava and pyroclastic flows in its most violent eruption in more than 40 years. At least 25 people were killed and 300 injured. The death toll is expected to rise.
It was Fuego’s second major eruption this year and the most violent since 1974. Lava and pyroclastic flows descended down the mountain and into nearby communities while volcanic ash rained down on communities up to 30 km (18 miles) from the volcano.
“It’s a river of lava that overflowed its banks and affected the small town of El Rodeo. There are injured, burned and dead people,” Sergio Cabanas, the general secretary of Guatemala’s CONRED national disaster management agency, said… more
My husband and I live in Maryland. Covens of witches, Wicca members and Pagans are no strangers to our State.
But there is a town in Maryland which has made national news twice in the last two years – with the same story. Ellicott City, MD was pounded and destroyed by torrential downpours which resulted in disastrous fast moving floods in July of 2016; and just two days ago, this town was once again raveged by raging floods which carried away cars and debris from stores on Main Street.
People were stranded in stores, hurrying to the second floor to avoid being carried away by flood waters. They watched in horror from second story windows… more
Over 300 homes have been destroyed and several people displaced after several big cracks developed following heavy rain in Bupoto Sub County and Namisindwa town council in Namisindwa district, Uganda on May 23, 2018. The fissures in the ground go right through people’s houses, gardens and bridges have been washed away. Like Kenya, Uganda is situated in the valley of the East African Rift, which is in the process of splitting the African Plate into two new separate plates – the Nubian Plate and the Somali Plate. After giant cracks opened up in Kenya, now Uganda has its own cracks. Something big is happening in the region right now! Just to say… more
Regardless of your thoughts on climate change, the world’s ice is measurably melting and at a rapid pace. Given recent trends in record warm years, it’s likely that melting will continue at an unprecedented rate for decades to come. Hence, it’s useful to explore extreme scenarios whereby all ice on Earth is melted to book end expectations and hopefully mitigate risks.
National Geographic teamed up with scientists and universities around the world to give an accurate depiction of what Earth would look like if sea level rose by 216 feet, the equivalent of melting all the water currently locked away in ice. This includes ice from continents (mountain snowpack, glaciers, ice sheets etc.) as well as ice on oceans and lakes. One assumption is that all ice contained on land has drained to the sea and not held in continental lakes or rivers…. more
When will this take place? We are not sure but the ice is melting. This is nothing compared to the tribulation. All kinds of destruction is going to happen during the tribulation. We pray you get right with Jesus now before it is to late.
Construction on the US White House began in 1792. It has been almost continuously occupied by US presidents since 1800, barring a few years after the British set it on fire in 1814.
But that doesn’t mean that the present-day building is free of hazards—there are mice, cockroaches, and ants. And as of this past weekend, a sinkhole has been growing on the north lawn, Voice of America reporter Steve Herman observed, just near the press briefing room… more
Four sinkholes have opened up in a fast-growing retirement community, The Villages, in Florida, including one in front of a home that was abandoned months ago because of an earlier sinkhole. The new sinkholes opened up Monday in The Villages following a week of nonstop rain in central Florida.
The biggest sinkhole is about 30 feet deep and 25 feet long. No evacuations were ordered as of Monday afternoon…. more & watch videos