Four Dead In Flood Chaos In Southern Germany

GERMANY FLOODS Baden-Württemberg Facebook/Claudia Rost
Biblical Torrent Floods German Town
At least four people, including a volunteer firefighter and a teenage girl, have died after floods in southwestern Germany.
 
Storms and torrential rain have caused chaos in parts of Baden-Wuerttemberg state, with pictures showing cars being washed away by swirling floodwater.
 
Officials in Schwaebisch Gmuend, near Stuttgart, said the firefighter who was killed had died trying to save someone near the town’s train station.
 
The person he was attempting to rescue also died, said state interior ministry spokesman Carsten Dehner.
GERMANY FLOODS Baden-Württemberg Facebook/Claudia Rost
Vehicles were swept away in the floodwater
Elsewhere in the state, a 13-year-old girl, who police say was probably sheltering from the rain under a railway bridge, was struck by an intercity train.
 
Another victim, aged around 60, was found in a flooded underground car park in Weissbach, near Heilbronn.
 
Mr Dehner said the man was unable to escape when water quickly engulfed the garage.
aftermath of floods in Germany
The floods left behind a trail of debris and damage
Around 7,000 firefighters, police officers and rescue workers have been dealing with more than 2,200 incidents, according to Baden-Wuerttemberg authorities.
 
The heavy rain on Sunday evening and overnight into Monday meant several people had to be plucked to safety from their cars.
 
German news agency DPA also reported a house was destroyed and others damaged in Braunsbach after a river broke its banks.
 
Officials in one part of Schwaebisch Hall district said there had been more rain in a few hours than normally falls in several months.
Courtesy of Sky News

MAGNITUDE 5.4 KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND

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Depth: 29 km

Distances: 116.0 km (72.1 mi) S of Raoul Island, New Zealand
938.0 km (582.8 mi) NE of Whangarei, New Zealand
967.0 km (600.9 mi) NNE of Whakatane, New Zealand
981.0 km (609.6 mi) NE of Tauranga, New Zealand
1053.0 km (654.3 mi) SSW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga


 

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MAGNITUDE 5.2 RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 518 km E of Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China / pop: 7,871,900 / local time: 17:47:47.1 2016-05-30
227 km SW of Naha-shi, Japan / pop: 300,795 / local time: 18:47:47.1 2016-05-30
140 km E of Hirara, Japan / pop: 34,354 / local time: 18:47:47.1 2016-05-30


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MAGNITUDE 5.2 SOUTHERN MID ATLANTIC RIDGE

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Depth: 15 km

Distances: 3701 km SW of Windhoek, Namibia / pop: 268,132 / local time: 08:35:58.8 2016-05-30
3725 km SW of Maseru, Lesotho / pop: 118,355 / local time: 09:35:58.8 2016-05-30
4016 km SW of Gaborone, Botswana / pop: 208,411 / local time: 09:35:58.8 2016-05-30


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MAGNITUDE 5.7 KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND

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Depth: 32 km

Distances: 123.0 km (76.4 mi) S of Raoul Island, New Zealand
934.0 km (580.4 mi) NE of Whangarei, New Zealand
961.0 km (597.1 mi) NNE of Whakatane, New Zealand
975.0 km (605.8 mi) NE of Tauranga, New Zealand
1060.0 km (658.7 mi) SSW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga


 

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MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 19:45, 21:15, 22:30 HRS UTC

**VERY URGENT**
  MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 19:45, 21:15, 22:30 HRS UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE

***BE ALERT***

Magnetogram 29.05.16  22.28 hrs UTC

One Dead, Several Injured In Lightning Strikes Across Europe

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One man has been killed and dozens of people, including children, have been taken to hospital as lightning strikes hit parts of Europe, including a park in Paris and a football pitch in Germany.
 
In southern Poland, a man in his forties was killed when he was struck by lightning as he descended the Babia Gora mountain, according to reports.
 
In Germany, a total of 33 people, including 29 youngsters aged nine to 11, were treated after a bolt hit a pitch where a junior football game was being played, in the western town of Hoppstädten.
Hoppstadten in Germany, where dozens have been injured by lightning strikes
Lightning struck during a junior football game in Hoppstädten
The 45-year-old referee suffered a direct strike and was taken to hospital by helicopter. He was one of three adults seriously injured.
 
The game had just finished when the lightning hit at about 2pm on Saturday, according to a police spokesman.
 
He told German TV: “According to what everyone present says, there were no clouds in the sky… so that this incident couldn’t have been expected.”
 
Parts of western Germany have seen storms, heavy rain and hail over the past two days.
 
The incident came on the same day as a lightning strike at a children’s birthday party in a Parisian park left 11 people in hospital, including at least two in a life-threatening condition.
 
The victims were at Parc Monceau in the northwest of the city when the thunderstorm struck.
 
They had tried to take shelter under a tree, but were hit by lightning.
 
Professeur Pierre Carli, director of Hospital Necker in Paris, said three adults – one woman and two men – were in hospital, along with eight children – one of them on life support.
 
It is believed the children are aged between seven and 14.
 
Police were quick to set up a medical unit on site to treat some of the victims, with others rushed to hospital.
 
Fire service spokesman Eric Moulin said an off-duty fire officer ran to the scene after the lightning struck, administering first aid, including heart massage, and helping direct rescuers to the area.
 
“Without his help in those initial moments the situation would have been much worse,” Mr Moulin said, adding that it was a timely reminder of the need to know first aid.
 
Jean-Louis Laurens, who lives near Parc Monceau, said it was rather rare to see such a storm hitting the French capital.
 
He described the weather event as “dramatic”.
 
The torrential rain also interrupted play at the French Open.
Courtesy of Sky News

MAGNITUDE 5.1 NORTHERN MID ATLANTIC RIDGE

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1398 km NE of Cayenne, French Guiana / pop: 61,550 / local time: 02:58:38.8 2016-05-29
1645 km E of Paramaribo, Suriname / pop: 223,757 / local time: 02:58:38.8 2016-05-29
1932 km E of Georgetown, Guyana / pop: 235,017 / local time: 01:58:38.8 2016-05-29


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MAGNITUDE 4.4 NORTHERN ALGERIA, AFRICA

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 70 km SE of Algiers, Algeria / pop: 1,977,663 / local time: 06:23:10.4 2016-05-29
57 km S of Boumerdas, Algeria / pop: 786,499 / local time: 06:23:10.4 2016-05-29
15 km W of Aïn Bessem, Algeria / pop: 29,461 / local time: 06:23:10.4 2016-05-29


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