Astonishing turn around for drought crippled regions around the globe: California, Zimbabwe, New Zealand and Madagascar have droughts wiped out!

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    The Big Wobble: Astonishing turn around for drought crippled regions around the globe: California, Zimbabwe, New Zealand and Madagascar have droughts wiped out!

    Astonishing turn around for drought crippled regions around the globe: California, Zimbabwe, New Zealand and Madagascar have droughts wiped out!

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    Incredible astonishing turn around for four
    drought crippled regions around the globe
    In just a couple of weeks four areas of the
    globe crippled by drought during the last few years have had more than enough
    water more or less over night to replenish empty reservoirs and put water
    stocks back into the plus column.
    A couple of weeks ago we saw several
    torrential downpours in California to rid the State of five years miserable
    drought and replenish reservoirs to overflowing capacity and giving California the
    highest amount of captured water since 1995, indeed some dams had difficulty
    containing the water.
    Then maybe much more important, just last
    week: In Zimbabwe where millions have been affected by a crippling drought in
    the last couple of years brought on by the super El-Niño event, an absolutely
    astonishing shift has taken place from a drought condition to an excessively
    wet situation” and there have been heavy (rain) falls that have surpassed all
    previous years. The situation was exacerbated by Tropical Cyclone Dineo in
    mid-February.
    The government of Zimbabwe has appealed to
    international donors to help those affected by floods in the country during the
    2016 to 2017 rainy season.
    246 people have died, 128 people injured
    and approximately 1,985 made homeless by flooding in the country since October
    2016.
    The country’s Civil Protection agency
    reported a few days ago that another 859 people remained displaced after
    flooding in Tsholotsho District in Matabeleland North, where the Gwayi River
    and its tributaries burst their banks in the latest deluge.
    And just yesterday we heard:  Another weather bomb to relieve a crippling
    drought: Incredible amount of rain bringing sub-tropical drenching with heavy
    downpours to New Zealand.
    Another weather bomb to relieve a crippling
    drought in less than a week in parts of New Zealand
    Comes after rain has relieved crippling
    droughts in Zimbabwe and California recently
    The Bay of Plenty is being warned to brace
    for a sub-tropical drenching with heavy downpours so intense the crippling
    drought affecting parts of the North Island may be finally be broken.
    Heavy rain is expected to hit the country
    tomorrow and last for up to a week.
     Metservice issued a severe weather watch for
    the Western Bay of Plenty and Rotorua, warning of heavy, possibly thundery,
    falls from late tomorrow until Thursday this week.
    And then just today, Wall of water and
    sustained wind speeds of 195km/h hits northern Madagascar as
    “intense” tropical cyclone Enawo makes landfall: 220 mm (8.7 inches)
    rain per hour: After three successive years of failed rains have left the
    island nation wrestling with crop failure and a chronic lack of food and clean
    drinking water, with agencies warning last month that nearly 850,000 people are
    experiencing “alarming” hunger levels.
    Tropical cyclone Enawo is bearing down on
    Madagascar and flooding was already being reported in the north eastern part of
    the country on Tuesday.
    Enawo was 70km from the coastal town of
    Sambava earlier in the day and was expected to make landfall at 10am bringing
    drought relieve to the island.

    “Three hundred and thirty thousand are on
    the verge of a food security catastrophe, next step being famine,” said
    Dominique Burgeon, director of emergencies and rehabilitation at the UN’s Food
    and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).






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