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40 die in Chinese hailstorm

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posted on May, 15 2012 @ 05:08 AM
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Forty people were killed when a brief but violent hailstorm and torrential rain swept through a mountainous region of northwest China, according to the local government.


news.yahoo.com...

Nature is a powerful beast. You never know what going to happen in life. Imagine getting pulverised to death by hailstones. Not a nice way to go.

The storm was so intense it was able to destroy house and mess up communcications.. Lets hope such events do not become more common...




posted on May, 15 2012 @ 05:15 AM
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They didnt die from the hail.. They died from the flooding afterwards.

Just to clear that up..



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 05:15 AM
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Double post..
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posted on May, 15 2012 @ 05:22 AM
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Wow, never thought China even had hailstorms.
Just so unheard of. RIP.

Least I've never heard of it ever snowing out there.
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posted on May, 15 2012 @ 05:23 AM
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Originally posted by ThichHeaded
They didnt die from the hail.. They died from the flooding afterwards.

Just to clear that up..


Yes, but "dying by hailstones" makes a better headline dunnit?



We're all guilty..



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 05:24 AM
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Originally posted by Manhater
Wow, never thought China even had hailstorms.
Just so unheard of. RIP.

Least I've never heard of it ever snowing out there.
edit on 15-5-2012 by Manhater because: (no reason given)


See: Northern China



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 05:27 AM
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I take that back



Thanks.



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 05:27 AM
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Forty people were killed when a brief but violent hailstorm and torrential rain swept through a mountainous region of northwest China,

Officials said 29,300 people had been evacuated after rain and hail battered the county for just 60 minutes late Thursday afternoon.

I don't know exactly how things are in China, but right here where I am, I have never even heard of a hailstorm that lasted an hour.

There is nothing 'brief' about 60 minutes of hail.



 
 

Originally posted by Manhater

Wow, never thought China even had hailstorms.

Least I've never heard of it ever snowing out there.
Hail & snow have no relation to one another.



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 05:31 AM
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It says rain and hail, probably meaning it rained more than it hailed.



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 06:33 AM
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reply to post by BrokenCircles
 


Most likely 1 minute of hail, 59 minutes of rain



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 07:02 AM
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Originally posted by RealSpoke

It says rain and hail, probably meaning it rained more than it hailed.
I'm sure that's the true reality of it, but that's just not how I read it.

I see it like this↓

[color=FF8D5C]brief but violent hailstorm . . . [color=FFFF57]AND . . . [color=5CCEFF]torrential rain

Obviously, whoever wrote that article was going for the sensationalistic approach.



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 07:04 AM
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Well that what happens when the Chinese PTB keep messing around
with trying to control the weather.



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 07:24 AM
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I was thinking, thats a major bashing from mother nature. Hour long hail
. Great headline. Your right probably min of hail & 59mins of rain. Those poor poor people, how scary though

We've had alot of bad arse weather in Auz over the last 12 mths,



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 07:30 AM
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It's like a scene in "The Day After Tomorrow", when the Japanese are getting pummeled to death with hailstones, except true. So wild.



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 07:33 AM
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is it the hail melting that adds to the flooding? thats what i remember from the USA hailstorm (tx?)

so... DEATH toll currently 44, 100s missing and almost 200K evacuated

would be great to see some footage of what went down...




posted on May, 15 2012 @ 02:45 PM
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Awhhh no hope its goes away, im spending months in brisbane with family soon. I was imagining day after tomoro style hail when I first saw the post



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 02:48 PM
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Storms like this aren't uncommon in China

In the same way tornadoes aren't uncommon in the USA.



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 03:47 PM
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Error.

2nd line
edit on 15-5-2012 by ButterCookie because: (no reason given)



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