This flood took place in Algeria, Jijel, on February 15. The heavy rains led to the flooding of valleys and the formation of torrents, resulting in the destruction of cars, homes, the bus station, and farms. Unfortunately, 13 people lost their lives during this disaster.

1- Here are some pics/videod showing the main entrance of the town "Jijel." :

Same place but after some hours :

After math :

2- Apartment complex :

Hours after the flood started :

Mid flood :

Random pics pf the same place

After math of flooded farms


from news;

„More than 11,000 people have been told to evacuate and air travel in the region has been disrupted after a volcano in northern Indonesia erupted multiple times.

Mount Ruang, located in North Sulawesi Province, first erupted at 9:45pm (13:45 GMT) on Tuesday, sending billowing clouds of smoke and ash high into the sky.”

i don't know if anybody died.


1931 Jianghuai Flood in the Republic of China(full)


The 1931 Jianghuai Flood, also known as the 1931 China Flood and the 1931 Yangtze River Flood, occurred in several major rivers in China, such as the Yangtze River, the Pearl River, the Yellow River, and the Huaihe River. The affected areas ranged from the Pearl River Basin in the south to outside the Great Wall Pass in the north. It starts from northern Jiangsu in the east and reaches the Sichuan Basin in the west. The floods are widely regarded as the deadliest natural disaster on record

(The location of the disaster.)

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In 1931, climate abnormalities occurred in most parts of China. The Yangtze River, Yellow River, Huaihe River, Songhua River and Liaohe River all began to rain heavily for several consecutive months. The water levels of the Yangtze River, Yellow River and Huaihe River surged to above the standard of 53 feet. On average, it is 5.6 feet higher than the Hankou river beach.



In 1930, there was heavy snowfall in the winter in Central China. In 1931, it started to rain heavily from the spring (March 20th to June 21st), and the rainfall reached its peak in July and August. Seven typhoons occurred in Central China in July alone (an average of two a year). The rainfall at four weather stations along the Yangtze River in July was 60cm. The melting snow on the Tibetan Plateau increased the amount of water in the Yangtze River.

snowfall in 1931

Tibetan Plateau

(China map in 1930s)



Floods were recorded in Chongqing on August 6, 1931, and high water level warning lines were recorded in Hankou on August 19. The water level exceeded the standard by 53 feet, which was an average of 5.6 feet higher than the Hankou river beach. The floods in the Yangtze River extended to the lower reaches, and the flood peak reached Nanjing on September 16. Simultaneous flooding in the Huaihe River north of the Yangtze River caused the embankment of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal to collapse near Gaoyou Lake. One estimate suggested that 200,000 people drowned in their sleep in the early morning of August 26.

A Cute butch Breach During the 1931 Flood

(Among them, dark green areas were the most severely affected, followed by yellow and light green areas. In the picture, it can be seen that the Wuhan area in Hubei, the Poyang Lake area in Jiujiang, Jiangxi, the Anqing and Wuhu coastal areas in Anhui, and the Nanjing and North Jiangsu areas are all covered in dark green.)

On August 10, 1931, the Shanghai "Shenbao" reported: "From May to August (Note: to August 9), severe floods occurred in Jiangsu, Anhui, Shandong and Henan provinces, with the affected area of 17,424 square kilometers in 16 counties in Jiangsu, and the number of affected households 410,750 households were affected, 1,035,551 people were affected, 38,200 people were relocated, 908 people died, and property losses were 24,871,118 yuan(7650297$). "

Floating corpse in the water

"Near Jiujiang, it is more than 20 feet wide and stretches as far as the eye can see."

"The river is now without water, the number of refugees continues to reach 5,000, there is nowhere to take them, many of them are sleeping on the streets, and death is a sad sight"

"Shenbao" reported

Save lives! (Newspaper cartoon) Source: "China Center Daily", September 3, 1931



The city of Taizhou, Jiangsu Province was flooded with 4 meters of water, and it took half a year for the floods to recede in the city. However, the floods in Lixiahe Plain (the plain in central Jiangsu Province) did not recede until the following spring.

The "shenbao" on April 23, 1932 stated: "After the floods in the Jianghuai, Yunhan and Han areas, the leftover people have no way to make a living. Since spring, they have been hit by a long drought and the vines have not grown. That is the area of Gaofu. The recession started early, and those who planted wheat had to wait until June to harvest; those who planted rice did not harvest until September or October. During these months, famine was inevitable in Anhui, Jiangsu, Hubei and other provinces. As a result, the vitality of the place was weakened, and the vitality of the people was almost gone. It was a spring famine, so the fields were starved to death. Because last year's grain was washed away by the water, there was no millet to eat, so the bark was peeled off, ground into coarse powder, and mixed with algae. , grass roots, leaves and other things, steamed and eaten, although it is difficult to swallow, it is better than eating in the stomach. Every river, stream and swamp, where algae is produced, is guarded by supervisors day and night, and no one is allowed to harvest algae secretly. In late spring, when all the bark and algae were eaten, the victims went to the fields in groups to peel off the barley seedlings and cook them at home. The skins are all swollen, and there are no one to bury them. The weather is dry and there is no rain, so epidemics are prevalent in remote areas with no sanitation facilities. Once an epidemic is infected, it will spread quickly to the whole family, and there will be no coffin to bury the dead. , corpses are often abandoned in the fields, and the tragedy is unbearable to see. The coffins are sold out, and large and small carpentry shops have to re-make coffins.”



In May 1932, cholera broke out.

"Ta Kung Pao" reported on June 2, 1932: "The locust plague has become more severe. Cholera has spread even more widely. According to materials released by the National Government's Department of Health and other relevant reports, more than 30 cities and counties have been affected, accounting for The top affected areas in all provinces across the country are: Shanghai, Nanjing...Tai County, Dongtai, Huaiyin, Huai'an, Funing, Yancheng, Nantong, Gaoyou, Suqian, Tongshan, Shuyang, etc. Gaoyou and Shaobo were the most severely affected by floods last year. The two counties in Jiangsu were also affected most severely by the epidemic. The floods in Jiangbei were the worst. The floods continued until the spring of the following year (Note: 1932), and the farmers lived in the water. The cold and heat invaded, and the moisture accumulated in the water. The corpses have been rotting for a long time, and once they are fumigated by the scorching sun, epidemics will occur. Cholera is prevalent in Gaoyou, Shaobo, Taixian, Dongtai, Taixing and other places, and the infection is rapid. Gaoyou and Shaobo are the worst cases. After a short delay, even whole families were killed. Tiger plague also occurred in Nanjing's Xiaguan and Xuzhou (Tongshan), and the victims died within a few hours. In Wuxi, more than 1,800 people were infected with tiger plague in the middle of July. About six to seven hundred people died.

"Shenbao" reported on October 20, 1932: "Due to the severe drought from 1928 to 1930 and the flood in 1931, many people died of starvation, which caused a nationwide epidemic, mainly cholera. This is The main characteristics of the disaster this year are that it is very severe in Shanghai and Nanjing, especially in Jiangxi. The epidemic is most serious in Tongguan, spreading from east to west, and is also affected in the west of Henan Province. Tianjin has been affected for more than a month. It has not retreated yet, but Baotou and Suiyuan on Pingsui Road have become epidemic areas. However, these are only well-known places that people pay attention to. In general, even if the epidemic occurs in urban and rural areas in the interior, it is not reported throughout the country. Hundreds of thousands of people have died from tiger plague across the country this summer. According to the Ministry of Health of the Nationalist Government, as of the end of July, cholera epidemic areas in Shanxi have reached 25 counties. According to statistics from the provincial authorities, 16 counties are the most severely affected. Second only to Jiangsu, it ranks second among all provinces in the country. In May, a type of pest was suddenly discovered in Huaiyin and Huai'an. It is about an inch long, has a soft body, has multiple pairs of abdomen and legs, and is green and brown in color. It lurks in the soil during the day. Night-time rodents eat autumn grass and wheat leaves and ears, and the number of farmland autumn grass and wheat crops damaged by insects is increasing day by day. Jiangsu has turned to severe drought this year after the floods last year, with more than 10 counties in Xuhai, Wuxi, and southern Jiangsu. In the Changzhou area, there has been no rain for several months. Farmland has dried up and seedlings have withered. Northern Jiangsu has become overrun with pests. Cholera has become more rampant. The entire county ranks first in the country in terms of the number of affected counties, with more than 2.1 million people affected by the floods in Jiangsu Province last year. As of the spring of this year, a large number of victims in northern Jiangsu were still sleeping in the hills and were homeless. After the floods receded, drought and drought continued, and locusts continued to appear in southern Shandong and northern Jiangsu in August. They were all over the fields. All the saplings of autumn crops were eaten, and there was no hope of harvesting agricultural products. The train from Jinpu to Sulu was blocked by locusts. You can imagine the severity of the disaster. Thousands of people died in Xu Hai. In the two counties, drought has caused disasters, beans have withered, and there is no rain in the north of the Yangtze River. It is already March. In Huaiyin, Huai'an, Lianshui, Siyang, Muyang, and Suqian counties in the north of the Yangtze River, the weather is fine and drought, and the late wheat has not been sown. The canals in the north of the Yangtze River are gradually drying up, water transportation is becoming more and more inconvenient, and fire alarms are frequent. There is no rain for two months in areas south of the Yangtze River. The weather is extremely dry, and the farmland is cracked. Changzhou and Nantong are also affected by drought. . Due to successive floods and droughts, the weather is not correct, resulting in the proliferation of pests. "

Temporary disinfection plant

(chenbao daily news)


Gaoyou Lake lacks a dike and reaches Taizhou. Thomas Harnsberger, chief pastor of the Southern Presbyterian Church in Taizhou, Jiangsu Province, wrote a report to the Shanghai Huayang Relief Society, suggesting that the breach in Gaoyou be blocked, otherwise the downstream flooding would not be solved. The board of directors of the Huayang Free Relief Society agreed. In February 1932, He Boxui, as the director of post-disaster reconstruction appointed by the Free Relief Society, went to Gaoyou with 400,000 silver dollars and worked until the late autumn of that year. Buddhist layman Lin Yin gave great support. It is supervised by Wang Shuxiang, a doctor of water conservancy engineering and the elder of the Kuomintang. Wang Shuxiang summoned 15,000 workers to build the embankment purely by hand (no machines).

death statistics


Drowning: Bu Kai, an American professor of agricultural economics at Jinling University, reported 150,000 in his 1932 inspection report after the flood. In 1933 the official report was 140,000.

“Drown in sleep (bed)”: On August 30, 1931, the Hankow Herald reported that about 2,000 people drowned in their sleep in Hankou. In 2006, Ni Wencai, deputy secretary of the Gaoyou Municipal Party Committee, wrote in a special book that 19,300 people drowned in their sleep in Gaoyou.

Documented death toll: The most widely quoted estimate is 422,499, from "The Ten Major Famines in Modern China" (1994) by Li Wenhai, a Qing historian and president of Renmin University of China. Senior engineer Luo Chengzheng provided two versions of the Ministry of Water Resources. 1. 345,000 people died, from "Compilation of Survey Data on Great Floods in Chinese History" (2006). [28] 2. About 400,000 people died, from "China's Great Floods—A Summary of Disastrous Floods" (1996).

Estimated number of deaths taking into account underreporting: official reports in 1933 estimated 2 million. The more exaggerated estimate in the West is 3.7 million people.

Affected population. Historians 53.11 million (Li Wenhai et al. 1994, pp. 230-231), and another estimate is 50-60 million (Courtney 2018, p. 198. Footnote 10 of this page). In 1933 the official report was 25 million. Senior engineer Luo Chengzheng provided two versions of the Ministry of Water Resources. One, 48 million people, from "Compilation of Survey Data on Great Floods in Chinese History" (2006); Two, 51.27 million people, from "China's Great Floods - Summary of Disastrous Floods" (1996)


She failed who would've thought

Boat got crash

Man captures a EF-4 Tornado approaching his house

What happened?

On April 9, 2015, Clem Schultz, aged 85, was at his home in Fairdale, Illinois, with his wife, Geraldine, known as Geri.

"We just finished supper," Schultz, 85, told ABC News. "My wife called me in the kitchen. She said, 'Look out the window.' And sure enough I looked out -- we see this big, ugly tornado coming."

"It looked like it was going to miss us," he said.

Geri stayed in the kitchen while he went upstairs to get some lanterns.

As the loud tornado loomed, Schultz decided to start recording cell phone video.

The video shows the tornado move closer and the sky darken, before the picture goes black.

"Up until the time the house started moving, it still looked to me like it was going to go to the west -- and miss us," he said. "Suddenly, I realized I was wrong.

I was standing next to the chimney when the whole place went down," Shultz said.

The chimney fell on top of him; he remembers he was buried in a pile of rubble.

"All of a sudden it kind of got quiet," Schultz continued. "'I asked myself 'Are you dead?' But then I said, 'No you can't hurt when you're dead,' and I hurt."

He said he later learned he had a crushed vertebrae.

As several people helped Schultz dig his way out, he said one of them told him, "'Don't look down because your wife is under you -- and she's dead.'"

He looked for her pulse, but couldn't find it.

Clem also said that he wont be living in Fairdale anymore. However some time later, he did return to Fairdale with a Black Shepard to meet his former neighbor, Joe Wiegand. Clem didn't plan to rebuild the house because of his "memories" and looking at moving close to his kids.

Why did Clem keep recording and did not seek shelter?

The reason Clem wants this to be out there is to "save lives". Clem also stayed in the attic because he thought the tornado was tracking away from him, but when he realized it was coming for him; it was already too late. He was unable to move fast because of his age.

Joe Wiegand

After the incident, Clem showed the infamous video to Joe, this is what the conversation was like:

CLEM: About two minutes into this, my house came down and knocked the phone out of my hand and it kept recording.

JOE: So now you are still standing up taking video right now?

CLEM: Right about now is when I realized ‘uh-oh.'

JOE: See the shaking? Your house is shaking apart right now, isn't it?

CLEM: Yeah. At this point, I was laying under several feet of rubble, wondering why I was still alive.

CLEM: He said ‘okay, now you're by this beam, I want you to sit down and put your feet down here on the floor, but don't look down.' I said ‘why don't look down?' He said, ‘because your wife is right under you and she's dead.'

JOE: You look down?

CLEM: Of course. I reached down, and got her pulse…no pulse. We had propane leaking. They told me, ‘you gotta get out of here.'

Who's dead and who's not?

Clem miraculously survived with a broken vertebra. He was send to a hospital in Madison for back issues, likely due to the tornado. His wife named Geri Schultz(aged 67) and a neighbor named Jacklyn Klosa(aged 69, the house in front that Clem filmed was Jacklyn's house) both were killed. His dog named Missy was uninjured but went suddenly missing after.

Clarence "Clem" Schultz:

Geraldine "Geri" Schultz:

Jacklyn Klosa:

Aftermath photos of Clem's now destroyed house:

The tornado itself:

Hope Clem is feeling better now :marseyhappy2:


Behind Dashcam:


Another car dashcam video:

Rare 9/11 footage

I think there was a name for this footage ( Zapruder film...) but I have forgotten it. Rare footage and angle, taken from a boat on the Hudson. Fuck terrorists!

Multiple cars crushed by massive boulders falling down side of mountain, February 3, 2024

7.4 Earthquake strikes off the coast of Taiwan April 3rd, 2024 (Multiple Videos + Description)

Taiwan's strongest earthquake in 25 years kills seven, traps 77

• Earthquake kills seven, more than 700 injured

• At least 77 trapped, many in tunnels

• Epicentre just off Taiwan's sparsely populated east coast

• Semiconductor giant TSMC evacuates production lines

TAIPEI, April 3 (Reuters) - Taiwan's biggest earthquake in at least 25 years killed seven people on Wednesday, injuring more than 700, with 77 trapped in tunnels and collapsed buildings, authorities said, as rescuers used ladders to help some people descend to safety.

Television broadcast images of buildings tilted at precarious angles in the mountainous, sparsely populated eastern county of Hualien, near the epicentre of the 7.2 magnitude quake, which struck just offshore at about 8 a. m. (0000GMT).

"It was very strong. It felt as if the house was going to topple," said Chang Yu-lin, 60, a worker in a hospital in Taipei, the capital.

A woman who runs a bed-and-breakfast accommodation in Hualien city said she scrambled to calm her guests who were frightened by the quake.

"This is the biggest earthquake I have ever experienced," said the woman who asked to be identified by her family name, Chan.

The quake hit at a depth of 15.5 km (9.6 miles), just as people were headed for work and school, setting off a tsunami warning for southern Japan and the Philippines that was later lifted.

Video showed rescuers using ladders to help trapped people out of windows, while elsewhere there were massive landslides, as strong tremors in Taipei forced the subway system to close briefly, although most lines resumed service.

Fire authorities said about 60 of the roughly 77 trapped were caught in a tunnel just north of Hualien city, with two Germans among those trapped in another tunnel.

The government put the number of injured at 736.

"At present the most important thing, the top priority, is to rescue people," said President-elect Lai Ching-te, speaking outside one of the collapsed buildings in Hualien.

The rail link to the area was expected to re-open on Thursday, Lai, who is set to take office next month, told reporters.

Taiwan's air force said six F-16 fighter jets had been slightly damaged at a major base in the city from which jets are often scrambled to see off incursions by China's air force, but it expected the aircraft to return to service very soon.





This is a classic oldie. Most people think the worker died, but he didn't! In fact, he was barely scratched.

The backstory is in this youtube video which I copy/pasted below. Here's the Youtube Video, but you really don't need to see it, its the same:

There is another youtube video of this accident but it's not as good.




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An excavator driver escaped certain death while removing a house in the Talkha center on the Mansoura-Damietta highway last week, when a building collapsed in front of the excavator he was working on, in a rare scene that Youm7 obtained a video recording of.

The funny thing is that the driver survived death, but lost his mobile phone and his wallet. Major General Mohsen Hefzy, Governor of Dakahlia, granted the citizen Zain El Abidine Mustafa Ahmed Ghazi, “excavator driver at the Arab Contractors Company,” an amount of one thousand pounds in his office yesterday morning, Monday, as compensation for the loss of his belongings.

The driver was in a campaign to remove encroachments on agricultural lands and state property in the Talkha center, on the “Mansoura-Damietta” highway, when he was involved in the accident last week.



A huge collapse occurred in a 5-story building in a few seconds while a campaign by the armed forces, police, and the Talkha City Council in Egypt was carrying out a campaign to remove major and provocative encroachments. It began with a building that the owner of a car company built without a license. It is strange that the driver of Al-Daqaq went about his work and took out Al-Daqaq after clearing the concrete that fell on him with another loader. A security source confirmed that he did not believe what happened and that it was the power of God alone that saved everyone at the site, and that if what happened were repeated hundreds of times, it would not come out in this way.


Landslide in North Bastem District, Luwu Regency, South Sulawesi, Indonesia killed 4 people.

Indonesian band Seventeen preforming when a tsunami hits.

Three members of the band were killed and a lot of random people at the concert.


Many thanks to @thresh for giving me the idea. I didn't want to overload you all with words and yapping as I am writing up something for Black Saturday 09 which I have personal experience in.

The Fargo tornado of 1957 was the third in a tornado family to move from Central North Dakota to Central Minnesota. Well known for being the most destructive and violent out of the family, the Fargo Tornado is also known for the deaths of the Munson family children where 6 children in one family were killed. The body of Jeanette is shown below, being carried by the 21 year old Richard Shaw. It was made worse knowing that these children stayed home, unable to escape the violent winds that would soon engulf the home, hiding under the kitchen table. Despite the insistence of their fellow neighbors earlier, they refused to leave, they had prepared a surprise birthday party for their mother. As it happened, Mercedes Munson had asked to get off work early, but the man who was to relieve her was half an hour late. Mercedes Munson was able to reach her 16-year-old daughter on the phone. But then the line abruptly went dead.

This tornado was the cornerstone of tornado research for Dr. Ted Fujita, Fujita would coin the terms “wall cloud”, “tail cloud” and “collar cloud” (NWS, 2019), which are still in use today. Likely if you've heard a series of words like this during tornado season, Fujita was probably the one who created it. He created new ways to research tornadoes such as including aerial photography and the use of satellite images and film. The 1957 Fargo tornado, despite being in an area not familiar to many Americans, was said to be the best documented tornado in history.

Extra reading:,_1957

CHILD WARNING (CW) 1988 earthquake in Spitak, Armenia

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred in Spitak, the Soviet Socialist Republic of Armenia (now Armenia) in 1988.

An earthquake was felt in central Armenia around 11 a.m. However, Armenia was originally located on the border of the Arabian and Eurasian plates like the other Caucasus regions, so earthquakes were frequent and people thought nothing of it and went back to their normal lives soon after preparing for an earthquake. However, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Armenia at 11:41 a.m. The massive earthquake forced the collapse of stone houses, which were not designed to be earthquake-resistant, and destroyed downtown Spitak, where most of the buildings collapsed. People were forced to be trapped in the collapsed buildings without time to avoid the earthquake, which contributed to the damage.

Since then, the Soviet government has immediately sent rescue teams to the scene, but because the majority of the city had collapsed and the roads were no different, the rescue teams could not arrive early and eventually start full-scale rescue after taking care of the surroundings. However, because of its size, the Soviet Union unusually actively asked Western countries for help, and several Western countries sent rescue teams to the Soviet Union

The earthquake damaged an estimated 25,000 to 50000 people and an estimated 31,000 to 1300 people injured, and destroyed most buildings in the city of Spitak.

Since then, the Soviet government has been struggling to recover due to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion, while Armenia has gained independence and has since been slow to recover due to internal problems and war, but most of it has been restored as Armenia's economic situation has improved.

What it looks like after the earthquake

South Korea also reported the earthquake as news.

2024 Chile Wildfires

What? Dickfart doing another post so soon? Yeah what you gonna do 'bout it.

In January 2024, two forest fires prompted the National Service for Disaster Prevention and Response to issue a red alert. One occurred on 20 January in Lonquimay, Araucanía Region, and another on 26 January in Puerto Montt, Los Lagos Region.

On 22 January, a fire, named "Antiquereo 2", broke out on the boundary of Portezuelo and Trehuaco in the Ñuble Region. It was contained by 24 January after consuming 35 hectares (86 acres). SENAPRED responded by declaring a yellow alert in Portezuelo, marking the first alert of the year in the region.

By the end of January 2024, a fire originating in Florida, Biobío Region, spread to Quillón in the Ñuble Region. The "Casablanca" fire, covering 69.5 hectares (172 acres) in the Peñablanca sector, was extinguished through collaborative efforts between the Quillón and Florida fire departments.

In the last week of January 2024, a heatwave hit central Chile, with temperatures 10 to 15 °C (18 to 27 °F) above the weekly average. Anticipating an increased wildfire risk, the Meteorological Directorate of Chile issued a heat alert on 28 January, projecting temperatures of 36 to 38 °C (97 to 100 °F) in valleys and foothills of the central zone and 30 °C (86 °F) on the coast of Valparaíso, O'Higgins, and Maule regions.

A total of 131 people were killed in the fires, of whom 35 have been identified so far. The Chilean Forensic Medical Service said many bodies were found to be in bad condition and difficult to identify, prompting them to take DNA samples from people with missing relatives. At least 45 of the dead were found at the scene, while six others died of burn injuries in medical facilities. At least 14,000 houses were affected by the fires in Viña del Mar and Quilpué. Over 370 people were reported missing in the Viña del Mar area alone, while 1,600 others were displaced by the fires. The fires were regarded as the deadliest in Chile's history, and the deadliest disaster in the country since the 2010 Chile earthquake.

In Valparaíso, four hospitals and three nursing homes were evacuated, and two bus terminals were destroyed. In Viña del Mar, the city's botanical garden, which was founded in 1931, was destroyed by the fires, killing an employee and three of her relatives.

President Gabriel Boric said the death toll was likely to rise.



The collapse of a rock onto boats in the Capitol :marseytrumpgarrison: region, in Minas Gerais, left at least eight people dead in the early afternoon of this Saturday (8).

A video :marseythief: circulating on social :marseyredcheck: media :marseyjourno: shows the moment :marseycringe2: a large :marseyslimeblue: block :marseyerasure: of stones collapses into the water :marseyspit: of Lake Furnas, a tourist attraction in the region. The incident would :marseymid: have started with a “water head” in the canyon region, causing stones and rock structures to collapse, which hit at least three :marseycerebrus: vessels — 2 sank.

At least 32 people were injured :marseybattered: in this accident. Among :marseyimposter: them, 23 were treated at Santa :marseyrudolph2: Casa de Capitolio with minor :marseyminer: injuries and have already been released. Two other injured :marseybattered: people, with open fractures, are being treated at Santa :marseymerchantelf: Casa in the municipality of Piumhi.

CHILD WARNING EFFORTPOST 1999 Bridge Creek–Moore tornado (CW)

For me as a meteorologist for nearly 15 years now, going through extensive disasters such as the Black Saturday Bushfires back in 2009 here in Australia, to Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan in 2013, no disasters has perked my interest as much as the 1999 Bridge Creek/Moore F5 Tornado (there are a few others such as Xenia 1974 and Jarrell 1997). This storm, if the fujita scale rating has gone up over F5, would be at F6. This was a beast. Unfortunately, I am limited in finding bodies of victims of this tornado, and others like it.

And of course, if you have personal experiences with disasters, let me know! I'm considering my future options in doing my doctorate and I would love a bit more research material for any future thesis or papers I plan on writing.


On May 3, 1999, one of the most infamous tornadoes in U.S. history rampaged central Oklahoma. The tornado was an F5, and it tore through the cities of Bridge Creek, Newcastle, Moore, and parts of the south side of Oklahoma City.

The tornado was part of a prolific early May tornado outbreak, which featured a vigorous upper-level low pressure system that moved into the Central and Southern Plains during the morning of May 3. Surface analysis indicated a dryline was located from Gage to Childress, Texas. By late morning, low clouds over northern Texas into Oklahoma started to dissipate as the dryline began to approach. A mix of sun and clouds took shape, which allowed the atmosphere to destabilize. The combination of sunshine and surface heating, and plentiful low-level moisture, led to a very unstable air mass. In addition, strong directional wind shear and cooling temperatures in the upper atmosphere indicated the atmosphere was primed for the development of tornado supercells.

Thunderstorms began developing in the late-afternoon hours as CAPE values over the southern Plains had reached nearly 6,000 J/kg. Large supercell thunderstorms formed too, and during the late afternoon to the mid-evening hours of May 3, tornadoes started to touch down across Oklahoma.

The powerful Bridge Creek-Moore Tornado was the 9th out of 14 tornadoes produced by a supercell thunderstorm during the tornado outbreak. It formed around 5:26 pm CST, about 2 miles south-southwest of Amber, Okla., and grew rapidly as it headed northeast, paralleling Interstate 44. It moved across Bridge Creek and rural parts of northwest Newcastle, producing continuous F4 and sporadic F5 damage. The tornado was estimated to be a mile in diameter at this time.

From there, the tornado moved through southern sections of Oklahoma City, to the northern sections of Moore, through Oklahoma City again, to Del City, and on into Midwest City. The twister claimed 36 lives, destroyed 1,800 homes, and damaged another 2,500, according to the National Weather Service. In fact, a Doppler on Wheels research radar measured a wind speed of 301 mph about 100 feet above the ground in that tornado, which was up to three-quarters of a mile wide.

Below are youtube videos as I was unable to upload them to the site.

CHILD WARNING Landslides kill at least 15 in Peru

Southern Peru

February 7, 2023

The death toll from a massive landslide that struck southern Peru rose to at least 15 on Tuesday, according to a government tally, after dozens of homes were swallowed up by dirt and mud following heavy rainfall last weekend.

Another 20 people were injured after the landslide struck on Sunday near the riverside town of Secocha, about 125 miles (200 km) northwest of the city of Arequipia. Another two people are missing, officials said.

At least 10 homes were destroyed, according to national emergency services, although that number appeared likely to grow significantly, along with 310 homes reported damaged so far.

Video of the landslide captured one sloping town street transformed into a running river of mud, rocks and debris, with homes and other structures torn down immediately upon contact. Locals could be heard shouting at those in its path to run.

Arial footage from above Secocha by local outlet Radio Victoria showed large parts of nearby hillsides scrubbed of any vegetation, with huge piles of earth at the bottom where houses once stood.

William Alvarado, a district mayor in one of the hardest-hit areas, said over 1,000 families had been affected, almost all of them severely.

"We can say that the houses of 90% of the affected families were completely destroyed," he said.

President Dina Boluarte flew over the disaster zone on Tuesday morning to survey the damages.

At an afternoon news conference in Arequipa, she offered her condolences to the victims, ticked off early government efforts to help, and noted that past landslide clean up efforts have too often suffered major delays.

"We will now show a big difference on that so that in the shortest amount of time we can recover as fast as possible," she said.

Along with local officials, Boluarte posed for pictures in front of piles of supplies set for distribution.

I made this edit👍🤫🧏‍♂️

CHILD WARNING (Child Warning) Landslide in the town of Secocha in the Arequipeña province of Camaná, Peru.



Main part of the video starts at around 1:20.

The person recording the video (Clem Schultz) survived, however his wife on the first floor died along with his neighbor.

Text from the Wikipedia article about this particular tornado:

The disaster was captured on phone camera by Clarence "Clem" Schultz (85), who recorded the tornado from his home. Mr. Schultz survived with a compressed broken vertebra, but his wife, Geraldine "Geri" Schultz (67), and their neighbor, Jacklyn Klosa (69), were killed. The Schultzes' dog, Missy, and Clem's phone with the footage were found unharmed after the disaster. The footage which captured the tornado's approach and destruction of several houses (including the homes of Klosa and the Schultzes) was recovered and was released online and in news broadcasts as a cautionary example.

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