Friday, August 30, 2013

What Happened to the Hurricane Season?

"This Atlantic hurricane season might not be as busy as federal forecasters once thought, but they still warn of an unusually active and potentially dangerous few months to come."

What happened was they filled you full of agenda-pushing, sky-is-falling fear based on more damnable lies (it's all you get from this government), and as usual the whole thing cratered and collapsed. It's the Gods of Karma turning everything they say to crap.

If Obomber strikes Syria I hope a real nasty gets churned up and the eye tracks right through Washington D.C. 

Btw, the lack of hurricanes doesn't mean it hasn't rained (as all that global warming drought talk dried up):

"Flash flood warnings were common in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. And the situation could worsen: Heavy rain is in the forecast into the weekend."

"More flooding feared in Midwest" by Alan Scher Zagier |  Associated Press, August 10, 2013

ST. LOUIS — Water-weary residents of Missouri, Kansas, and nearby states are girding for more possible floods after a week of intermittent downpours dumped as much as 15 inches of rain and caused several deaths....

That always worsens a situation.

A storm front that arrived Aug. 2 and stalled in the Plains has hit Missouri’s Ozarks region the hardest, with parts of Arkansas, Tennessee, and Oklahoma also had persistent rain and spotty flooding, leading to at least four fatalities.

RelatedDrought predicted to persist

Government and its mouthpiece media are WRONG AGAIN, huh?

Authorities in southwest Missouri identified 69-year-old Helen Pendergraft of Noel as the woman who died before dawn Thursday as she attempted to drive across a flooded creek near the town of Jane. On Tuesday, a 4-year-old boy and his 23-year-old mother died when their car was caught in a flash flood in the Missouri town of Waynesville.

And in Oklahoma City, a 60-year-old man drowned early Friday while trying to rescue a relative who was stranded by floodwaters.


Also seeCrop insurance rates skyrocket after floods

Where the drops were ruined:

"Heavy flooding kills 58, damages Afghan homes" Associated Press, August 05, 2013

KABUL — Heavy rains swept across eastern Afghanistan, leveling homes and killing at least 58 people in five provinces, while an estimated 30 others remain missing, officials said Sunday.

Spokesmen for Nangarhar, Kabul, Khost, Laghman, and Nuristan provinces said that all the floods struck early Saturday.

Flash floods are common in those provinces and all are fed by rivers that eventually intersect in Nangarhar.

In Kabul’s Surobi district, police chief Shaghasi Ahmadi said 34 people were killed in a remote mountainous area. He said 22 of the bodies from Surobi were later found downstream in Laghman. Surobi has a number of rivers running through it. It is also rife with Taliban activity.

Ahmadi said food, tents, and other emergency supplies were being sent to the district from the capital.

Downstream in the adjacent province of Nangarhar, 17 people were killed by the floods, the government said. President Hamid Karzai’s office said another seven died in Khost and Nuristan.

Rains quickly can weaken the structures of the mud-walled homes that dot the countryside in Afghanistan, causing the buildings to collapse during heavy downpours.

Not very much resistance to a cruise missile or drone strike, I would imagine.


"Deaths from heavy rains up to 53 in Pakistan" Associated Press, August 06, 2013

ISLAMABAD — Heavy rains that caused flash floods and collapsed houses in different parts of Pakistan have killed 53 people over the past three days, a Pakistani official said Monday.

Civil and military authorities have launched rescue and relief efforts to deal with the crisis, said Brigadier Kamran Zia, a senior member of the National Disaster Management Authority. He said the deaths from the flooding span the entire country.

In neighboring Afghanistan, the same storm system hit in the eastern part of the country, leveling homes and killing at least 69 people in five provinces since Saturday, Afghan relief official Mohammad Daim Kakar said Monday.

Also Monday, a bomb exploded on a passenger train in central Punjab province, wounding 14 people, three of them seriously, said provincial law minister Rana Sanaullah.

Security forces also were on high alert in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, because of intelligence indicating militants may stage attacks in the city.

Related: Slow Saturday Special: Terror Scare Shifts to Pakistan 

Then it moved again the next day before the fizzling out.


And then the Globe's coverage dried up.