SOS for Sudan!
The Sudan has declared a state of emergency today.
Worst flood in 100 years, at least 99 dead. 400,000 people had to flee because their houses are under water. The capital Khartoum is particularly affected.
Flood in Karachi, Pakistan
At least 23 people have died.
Flood in central India
24 dead people, 25% more rain than normal in August.454 villages in 12 districts are affected by the flood. 9,300 people have been moved to 170 relief camps.
Heavy rain and storm in Ticino and Grisons Switzerland
Up to 294 millimetres of rain have fallen in just a few hours and have led to landslides, mudslides and floods. A 4-year-old boy falls into a shaft and is rescued.
Heavy rain, storm and hail in Italy claim at least 2 lives
Last change: Isolde Moussot 30.08.2020
2 sisters were killed by a tree in their tent. The 3rd sister was also injured. A man is carried away by the floods of a stream. Roofs are destroyed by the storm, road and train connections are interrupted by landslides, rockfall and floods,
Severe storms in South Tyrol, Austria
Massive rainfall leads to flooding, landslides and rock falls. Parts of Neumarkt have to be evacuated due to an imminent dam burst and flooding. A rockfall occurs in the Zillertal. The storm in Austria claims at least 3 lives.
Heavy rain in Ticino and Grisons in Switzerland
Within 36 hours, up to 224 millimetres of rain have fallen locally and more rain is expected. Floods, mudflows and mud avalanches may occur.
Solar roof for the motorway
Last change: Isolde Moussot 28.08.2020
This would provide shade and could supply electric cars directly with energy. Small wind power plants could be installed under the solar roofs to convert the wind from the vehicles into energy.
Floods in Afghanistan
More than 70 people died, hundreds of houses were destroyed.
Hurricane Laura, USA, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti
In Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the storm has already caused considerable damage and 25 people have died. It is now moving across the Atlantic at 145 km/h. The unusual warm seawater means that the storm is constantly gaining strength.
A five-storey family home in Mahad, India, collapsed
70 people are missing, 30 spiders were rescued from the rubble. The cause of the house collapse is still unclear. In the past, however, there have been many such accidents because houses could not withstand the continuous monsoon rain.
The great death of trees in Germany
Spruces are particularly affected. They can be seen from far away. They look like grey corpses. I have to cry when I see this and fall into deepest mourning. But also the other tree species die in the 3rd year of drought in a row.