‘Unimaginable’ – month’s amount of rain falls in hours: flash flooding kills 134 in Russia

July 7, 2012 RUSSIA - At least 134 people have died as floodwaters surge through southern Russia’s Krasnodar region, Russia’s Interior Ministry said Saturday. Of those killed, 88 are in the Krymsk district, nine in Gelendzhik district and two in the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk, the ministry said. The flash floods follow heavy rains in the area since Friday. The Krymsk district is a mostly rural area with many one-storey homes, Russia’s state news agency Itar-Tass reported. Flood waters rose 7 meters (23 feet) overnight in Krymsk, the news agency said, flooding homes while most people were still asleep. Others were rescued by police after seeking refuge on roofs and in trees, it said. The death toll has climbed steadily through the day. Television footage from the Krasnodar region showed scenes of flooded streets, stranded vehicles and people wading through torrents of knee-deep muddy water outside homes. The state-run Ria Novosti news agency said dozens of passenger trains have been diverted in the region as the water level remains 19 inches above the tracks. -CNN BBC
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5 Responses to ‘Unimaginable’ – month’s amount of rain falls in hours: flash flooding kills 134 in Russia

  1. Dennis E. says:

    I believe last year there were several reports of “Cloudbursts” type incidents such as this worldwide. There was a cluster. Last week, there was a warning for the UK?
    Remember? Alvin, you said that it would be a good idea not to be in a large crowd outside in the
    future?

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    • I

      http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/HimachalPradesh/Woman-killed-traffic-hit-by-landslides-cloudburst/Article1-884041.aspx

      They are increasing worldwide and a testament to the growing instability of the planet’s atmospheric systems. “These extreme weather events will become more numerous and deadly as global temperatures continue to rise and atmospheric conditions across the planet grow increasingly more unstable. This is the new face and force of natural destruction. It is deadly. It can strike in an instant. It is horrifc and it will soon become the norm. In the space of half an hour; these unbridled forces of nature can obliterate ecosystems, alter landscapes, and completely wipe man off the face of the Earth.” – The Extinction Protocol, page 145 2010

      We can leave home with the sun shining and be killed hours later in sudden cloudburst storm convergence- this is the frightening new reality we’re going to be dealing with that will make weather forecasting obslete.

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  2. annamoss says:

    After 17 years on the northwest coast, I moved to a ranch in central Texas temporarily. 70-100 inches of rainfall had been the norm in the Puget Sound, so I thought I’d seen it all rain-wise. On May 13th (I think) of 2003, 18 inches of rain poured down in less than eight hours. Rivers raged, 300+ homes slid off their slabs, cars, cattle, barns were swept away and six emergency workers perished. And then, the snakes came up out of hell–coral, copperhead, rattler, moccasin. Over the next four months, I didn’t leave the house without a machete. It was unreal.

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  3. Jennie says:

    UK experiencing flooding and torrential rainfall……….it’s awful, I’ve never seen it quite like this before.

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