Wednesday, October 19, 2011

MASS ANIMAL DIE-OFF: Hundreds of Bird & Fish in Ontario, Canada!

Botulism is the likely killer of hundreds of birds and fish found washed up on the shores of Georgian Bay from Collingwood all the way to Parry Sound, says the Ministry of Natural Resources.

“The cause of the die-off is unknown,” the ministry stated in a press release, “but botulism is typically the cause of this type of occurrence.” The first reported die-off came Aug. 22 in southeastern Georgian Bay, when the ministry was notified of the unexplained deaths of eight lake sturgeons and one carp. Sporadic reports were received in the following weeks, but the number and distribution increased recently. Wasaga Beach Provincial Park staff have disposed of about 120 dead sturgeons to date. Dead channel catfish, freshwater drum, carp, lake whitefish and one largemouth bass have also been reported.

Dead waterfowl have included loons, mallards, grebes, terns, mergansers, gulls, cormorants and Canada geese. In total, more than 300 dead birds have been reported.
A sturgeon and a grebe were sent for analysis. Although botulism could not be ruled out, the results were inconclusive. Additional samples were sent for analysis on Oct. 6. Results are still pending. Botulism is a serious neuromuscular illness caused by a toxin that is produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. The threat to humans is minimal, although dead birds and fish should not be eaten. - Simcoe.

EXTREME WEATHER: Tornado Leaves 2-Mile Trail in South Florida!

Three tornados touched down in Florida as a storm system drenched the state's Atlantic coast, including one tornado that left a trail of damage more than a mile long in a suburban neighborhood, officials said Wednesday. Minor injuries were reported.

The storm system soaked an already-soggy region late Tuesday, leaving behind damaged property, blocked roads and fallen trees. A tornado with top winds of 120 mph struck Broward County, according to the National Weather Service in Miami. "You could see the rotation of the whole storm system on Doppler radar," said Dan Gregoria, a meteorologist with the weather service. "It was really strong, and we were concerned about a strong tornado going across the metro area." Up to 50 homes were damaged in Plantation and Sunrise, though no serious injuries were reported. About a dozen homes were severely damaged, and two trailer homes were destroyed, according to the weather service. "It really could have been much worse," Gregoria said. The debris field was strewn with twisted trees and misplaced cars, Plantation Fire Battalion Chief Joel Gordon said. Neighbors gathered on a Sunrise street Wednesday morning to assess the damage. Yom-Tiv Assidon picked through the wreckage of his home looking for his family's jewelry. The house's roof had come completely off, dining room chairs had been blown through a front window and the backyard pool was full of debris. "We were sitting watching 'Dancing With the Stars' and 'The X Factor.' I went to get ice cream, and then the windows popped and we heard a boom. Now there's nothing left," Assidon said. He took his wife to the hospital to have sutures from a recent cancer surgery restitched, but otherwise the couple was uninjured.

Randa Kader said her husband was in the attic trying to find a leak when her son ran out of his room yelling that the neighbor's roof was peeling off. As he did, the windows in his room blew out. Kader, her son and two daughters huddled in the living room. "We couldn't find my husband for a little while. We couldn't hear him because of the loud noises," said Kader, 43. When it was over, a neighbor's house was reduced to just its frame, four trees were broken in half in the yard and a concrete bench was cracked, she said. "The strength of this thing was just tremendous," Kader said.
Barb McKie said her family had just seen the tornado warning on television when it seemed like the wind was rushing through their home. When it died down, McKie's husband opened their front door to see their neighbor's house missing a roof. He ran across the street to check on the neighbor, an elderly man. The neighbor was unharmed. "I don't think that poor man knew what was going on. It happened that fast," she said. "As many hurricanes as we've gone through, my daughter said this was worse than a hurricane," she said.

No injuries were reported in Indiantown, where a tornado with winds up to 85 mph touched down, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne. It shook siding and roof shingles off a house, destroyed a barn on the property and blew out the roof and back wall from the VFW post next door, said Martin County Fire Rescue spokesman Bill Schobel. "We're finding pieces of the roof in the adjacent pasture," he said. A third tornado with winds up to 65 mph struck Indian River County, causing major damage to one unoccupied home and strewing debris for about a block in Indrio, according to the weather service. It's been raining in South Florida since the weekend, and the rain was expected to continue throughout Wednesday. School officials in the Florida Keys canceled classes Wednesday due to possible flooding and lingering storms. - Kansas City Star.

GEOLOGICAL UPHEAVAL: Widespread Land Sinking in Vietnam!

The widespread sinking and collapse of land areas in Vietnam continues unabated. The following translated report from DaiBieu Nhandan covers and illustrates, what is amounting towards a monumental crisis.

Continuously for several days through the Civil Ninh commune, Thanh Ba, Phu Tho extremely concerned by the phenomenon of subsidence, earth cracks appear and increasingly tends to spread. In many places the ground collapsed under the basin or palate forming the hole diameter to 8 - 10 meters, pulling many trees collapsed, buildings, architecture of the people. The phenomenon of loss, land subsidence affects more than 80 households are living in particular areas along the provincial road No. 314 of the Residential 3 and No. 4 Ninh People's Commune. According to people, land subsidence phenomenon occurs scattered for years, getting worse, especially in the rainy season. Most recently, about 2h15 6:10 am, at her door in the four Vi Thi Khanh, land subsidence occurs, a diameter of about 9 - 10 m, depth does not see the bottom, creating palate into her foundation Khanh and 2 households adjacent population. Ms. Nguyen Thi Dong (her neighbor's house Mix) said: I initially thought thunder, run off the road open and highly visible eagle tree 6 - 7 meters (close to the asphalt) drop pit. At the same time many people heard the explosion and ran away from home. Right in the night, receiving reports of people, with the commune police districts were present, carried barricades, to prevent vehicles and people going into subsidence areas, bringing people quickly removed from the danger zone. The subsidence has caused tens extended households to evacuate, in thanks, preschool social well prepare to close for school children.

Earlier, around 9.2011 earlier this month, public sector Gao Qinghai, in the third fall occurred, two jackfruit trees, mango height of about 7m deep buried only see the last tip, circumference of about 17m sinkholes. Night 30.9, the four people panic because a phen front yard Nguyen Thi Thuc, suddenly collapsed, taking with shrubbery in a dozen years old and nearly a dozen potted plants, forming a large deep hole to 6m. Looks tired ground running fall nearly ten days, only recounts the night 30/09, my whole family was awakened by the sound "um ... um" front of the house. Power on, open the door and saw all the land around the house to fall close hole, Crisis too, are all home run off the road. Within 30 minutes, all the trees were falling down the hole, hole collapse eat nails look to take home. The bedroom is the surface sag as pans, walls cracked up to 10cm wide gap. Anh Nguyen Quoc Gia, in the third said, 2 to 3 years, the Corporation conducted Thao River Cement quarry blasting in this area lead to collapse, land subsidence occurs fast. After a whole night away village wells. Around the time I have about 15 sinkholes. According to the initial assessment of the Institute of Mining and Geology and mineral resources and the report of the Department of Trade and Industry, Phu Tho province: cracked area, land subsidence in the valley between the mountains are composed of limestone, limestone is coated on the sediments of sand, powder, clay weak link. This area has many burrows near the surface, the water table is located agricultural potential risk of soil loss phenomenon. When the effects of natural or artificial (such as pumping water) to water pressure changes and changes of groundwater flow, the shocking impact of rock like an earthquake, blast ... very easy to cause subsidence, ground cracking.

Facing cracks, land subsidence, 4.2011 earlier this month, when the actual inspection in Ninh Democratic Chairman Dan Hoang Phu Tho province handle the Mac has directed in the direction of Thanh Ba district established resettlement areas, the Song Thao Cement Corporation infrastructure, relocation of nearly 100 households to new housing. But so far, Thanh Ba district and Company Song Thao Cement recently completed the tally for the recovery of property, land of the lost lands, and sunk. 82 households in need of resettlement, with 7 new households severely affected have been introduced but have not received the compensation money, because the compensation is not satisfactory, the remaining 75 households just stop in the declaration, the counting.

Read more HERE.

MYSTERY: Symbols of an Alien Sky, Man-Made or Natural Phenomena - The Latest UFO Sightings And Aerial Anomalies Around The World?!

Here are several of the latest unidentified flying objects (UFOs) seen recently across the globe.

This video of strange bright objects flying over Ukraine at sunset was filmed sometime in October.

WATCH: UFOs over Ukraine.

Jaime Maussan and Carlos Clemente present UFO videos of strange activity over Astrakhan near the Caspian Sea and the Ladoga Lake, near the Finland border in Russia in the years 2010 and 2011.

WATCH: UFO activity over Astrakhan and Ladoga lake, Russia.

Video of unidentified flying object or orb hovering above Tijuana in Mexico. This was recorded on Monday, 17th October 2011.

WATCH: UFO or orb hovering above Tijuana.

Daytime footage of unknown cigar-shaped object over Chimbote, Peru. This video was recorded on Wednesday, 12th September 2011.

WATCH: Cylindrical UFO flying over Chimbote, Peru.

This strange craft was seen and recorded, slowly flying across the night sky above Moscow, Russia. This was recorded on Tuesday 18th October 2011 at 8:52 am.

WATCH: UFO slowly flying over Moscow, Russia.

Activity observed and recorded of unknown objects hovering near the surface of the Moon. This was recorded on October 12th, 2011.

WATCH: Multiple UFOs move across the Moon.

THE GREAT DELUGE: Floods Kills 26 & Affects 67,000 in Colombia!

According to a Red Cross report, the second rainy season in Colombia, this year has so far, killed 26 people, affected over 67,000, and destroyed 116 homes.

Five Colombian departments have issued crisis alerts due to landslides and heavy rains brought on by the year’s second rainy season, Colombian media reported Monday. Relief agencies in the Santander, Risaralda, Choco, Atlantico, and Norte de Santander departments launched aid campaigns after the death and damage toll rose over the last week. One of the most affected was the northern department of Santander, where the Lebrija River and Magdalena river have overflowed. “The areas most affected are the lower part of the Sabana de Torres and from Rio Negro, there are more than 400 homes totally destroyed and four bridges flooded, two of them where vehicles were operating,” newspaper El Pais reported Santander’s police commander said. The department reported seven deaths, five of them children. Two of the children, aged four and six, drowned Sunday after a boat they were travelling in sank. A 13-year-old died after a landslide buried his house in the town of La Esperanza. The child’s father remained hospitalized. Meanwhile, a landslide on the road from Medellin to the western city of Quidbo left four people missing.

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos traveled to the Risaralda department, where the San Eugenio river overflowed and destroyed over 20 homes, this weekend to discuss relief strategies. The Red Cross has recorded 83 floods, 58 gales, and 2 landslides since the rainy season officially began on September 1. Twenty-five of Colombia’s 32 departments have been affected. At least 26 people have been killed and more than 14,000 Colombian families remain vulnerable, the relief agency said. This rainy season, which is expected to end in late November, remains less severe than last year’s seasons, which left 400 dead. - Colombia Reports.

MYSTERY: Symbols of an Alien Sky, Man-Made or Natural Phenomena - The Latest UFO Sightings And Aerial Anomalies Around The World?!

Here are several of the latest unidentified flying objects (UFOs) seen recently across the globe.

Unknown bright object was recorded from the ISS (International Space Station) on Monday, 17th October 2011.

WATCH: UFO flying next to the ISS.

50 to 100 UFOs were recorded above Clinton Township, Sterling Heights in Macomb County, Michigan, on Friday, 14th October 2011 around 8 pm.

WATCH: UFO fleet over Macomb County, Michigan.

Some kind of triangle-shaped craft was recorded in the night sky over New York City on Sunday, 16th October 2011.

WATCH: UFO hovering over New York City.

Videos of unknown bright objects in the night sky over Northern Colorado (near Berthoud and Loveland) was recorded on Saturday, 15th October 2011.

WATCH: UFO activity in Northern Colorado.

Daytime UFO footage of unknown dark object hovering in the sky over Buenos Aires in Argentina. This was recorded on Friday, 14th October 2011 around 6:30 pm.

WATCH: Daytime UFO hovering over Buenos Aires, Argentina.

These two objects were recorded with night vision flying across the night sky over Midlothian in Scotland on Saturday, 16th October 2011. They were coming from the north and heading towards the south.

WATCH: Two unknown flying objects over Midlothian, Scotland.