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Video: Collapse of Oroville Dam Has Become a Distinct Possibility

The Oroville Dam is in crisis. In the past several weeks, I have spoken to Paul Preston multiple times about the continuing crisis. This morning, April 18, 2019, Preston is in court attempting to file an injunction against the Department of Water Resources.of California. Consequently, Preston is not able to speak with me on this topic. However, I do have access to other sources and I have obtained direct evidence which strongly indicates that the Oroville Dam is in imminent danger. Here is what we know as the early morning hours on April 18, 2019.
Within the Past Six Days the Dam Has Begun Periodic Over-topping

The Oroville Dam is the biggest earthen dam in the United States, standing at a height of 901 feet. The dam is experiencing threats to its existence from a number of sources. Here was a recent story which indicated that over-topping was a looming threat. This alone, could collapse the dam.

From Agenda 21 Radio:

NewCali News

Many New Californians in the Butte, Sutter and Yuba counties have expressed great concern over what they have been seeing error codes from the Oroville dam data exchange center’s hourly charts from the Department of Water Resources.  The error codes (N) started showing  up on the charts April 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm PST. when the last reported elevation of the water in the reservoir was at 860.83 feet.  By 4:00 pm PST the elevation was reported at 533.22 a drop of 327 feet in the water level.  Noted alongside the measurement is letter (N) which indicates there is an error in the reporting.

Of big concern for people was after 44 hours without a proper reading from the Oroville Dam what was the real level of the reservoir since the last reading that was produced without an error code (N) was Friday April 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm PST that report showed an elv. at 860.83 ft

As of Sunday at 12:00 pm pst 44 hours after the error code showed there was only minimal data that could be used such as the inches per hour which was not reliable but the Inflows were 19,559 vs Out flows of 8,002 at 12:00 pm PST April 14, 2019 with the main spillway is NOT in use.

“We don’t know the levels.  What are the exact numbers?” stated one Butte County resident.

The dam max reservoir is 899.9. Over topping starts at 901 many people were thinking there was an over topping threat as they saw on February 11, 2017.  The February 11, 2017 incident was the led to the February 12 dam failure that forced the Sheriff to call for an emergency evacuation of 190,000 people from the inundation zone.

From Bad to Worse

Noted dam expert, Scott Cahill’s material on the Oroville Dam’s condition was forwarded to me. Here is what I have at this point in time..

On the right side of the spillway the plates are leaking.  There should be NO water leaking from the seams.

The leaks are obvious in all IMG pictures. Spillway is suppose to be smooth.  Evidence in all IMG pictures. Notable plate buckling in IMG 8027b, IMG 8026B, IMG 8025b and IMG 8034  From Dam specialist Scott Cahill Watershed Services. I am being sent these photos later today. I am not sure about the delay in doing so and they will be published  as soon as they are received. I suspect that the early is due to the fact that that photos are going to be used in court this morning in order to gain an injunctions against the Department of Water Resources who are using dynamite in the vicinity of the dam in order clear debris. The fear among local experts is that the dynamite could trigger a catastrophic collapse of the dam. This constitutes the main legal argument against DWS in court as per the filed documents. 

Eyewitnesses have told me that the spillway is collapsing. There is buckling in the middle of the dam. It is estimated that if the top of the dam fails, the dam will lose about 30-40% of its height. This would lead to massive over-topping of the 600 feet that would be left and eventually it is expected that the dam would collapse. 

ADDENDUM TO THE ARTICLE 9AM Pacific April 18, 2019

These pictures originated with Scott Cahill. These photos show clear cracks and damage to the spillway, mentioned earlier in the article. Once can see the bulges forming as well. This dam is a critical state.


What Happens If the Dam Collapses?

The experts I speak with tell me, that in the event of a dam collapse, the water will come rushing out at 75 MPH. The water will be 30 feet high. Sacramento would be under water in less than hour. DWS says it would take two hours for the water to reach Sacramento. The point is largely irrelevant. The city could not be successfully evacuated within two hours. Almost two million lives are at risk.

If the dam collapses, the CALEXIT people will realize their goal of eliminating California’s contribution to the nation’s agricultural and world’s supply of food. The affected Central Valley is one of the top suppliers of fruits, nuts and vegetables in the world. Spot famines would result. Further 30% of America’s retail crosses Interstate 15 and that would be stopped immediately and this at a time when the retail collapse of America is already underway with the closing of 6,000 stores in the first quarter of 2019. This event could collapse our economy. And I want to stress that is a preliminary report. I have prepared a summary report below in the following. I will be publishing photos as they arrive and are converted in a publishable format. Open the Video

https://thecommonsenseshow.com/activism-agenda-21-conspiracy/collapse-oroville-dam-has-become-distinct-possibility

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Three-Day Siege of Severe Thunderstorms With Damaging Winds, Tornadoes, Hail, Begins Today in the South and Midwest USA

Following a severe weather outbreak this past weekend, another multi-day siege of severe thunderstorms and heavy rain will begin today in the Plains before spreading into parts of the South, Midwest and East.

Another sharpening southward plunge of the jet stream will carve into the nation’s mid-section Wednesday, then lumber through the rest of the South and East through Friday.

In response to that active jet stream, a low-pressure system will develop in the Plains, importing increasingly warm and humid air from the Gulf of Mexico ahead of it.

As a result, we expect numerous thunderstorms to develop in the Plains, Midwest and South starting Wednesday, spreading east Thursday and Friday.

Here’s a look at the day-by-day forecast.
Wednesday

The threat of severe weather will be rather expansive, stretching from Texas to Wisconsin.

In the Plains, severe storms should be most numerous Wednesday afternoon near a cold front from the Texas Panhandle into northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas. Other more widely-scattered severe storms may flare up along a dryline from central Oklahoma into north and central Texas.

Large hail, possibly baseball-size or larger, tornadoes and damaging winds are possible in these areas.

A separate area of scattered severe thunderstorms is possible in the upper Midwest, including parts of Iowa, southern Wisconsin and western Illinois, with a few tornadoes possible.

Wednesday night, a line of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and perhaps a few tornadoes is expected to sweep into eastern Texas, southern Arkansas and possibly northwest Louisiana. Other scattered severe thunderstorms may rumble through the mid-Mississippi Valley, primarily Missouri and Illinois, overnight.

Locally heavy rainfall may also result in flash flooding in a few spots.
Thursday

Thunderstorms will be ongoing early Thursday and will continue into Thursday night.

Severe thunderstorms are most probable Thursday in the Deep South, including much of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and parts of the Florida panhandle. At least a few severe storms are possible farther north into parts of the Ohio Valley.

This activity may be in the form of a long line of thunderstorms with damaging winds and perhaps some tornadoes.

Parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and western and southern Alabama appear to have the greatest chance for tornadoes Thursday, both embedded in the squall line and if any supercells develop ahead of the main line of thunderstorms.

This activity is expected to sweep east Thursday night into the Ohio Valley, southern Appalachians and Tennessee Valley.

Locally heavy rain may trigger flash flooding in some areas.
Friday

Thunderstorms should remain quite numerous Friday up and down the East Coast from Florida to the mid-Atlantic states.

Friday morning, this line of storms may produce a few damaging winds from the Florida Panhandle to the western Carolinas.

The line may then intensify by midday or early afternoon from the Florida Peninsula to Maryland. Damaging thunderstorm winds are the main threat, but a few tornadoes are possible. Locally heavy rain may lead to flash flooding in some areas, as well.

Some of these areas may pick up as much as 3 inches of rainfall, particularly from east Texas to the Ohio Valley. Heavy rainfall on already-saturated ground may lead to flash flooding in some locations.

This system will also bring soaking rain to the upper Midwest, where snowpack remains in place in some places. The melting of that snow, in combination with the rain, could aggravate ongoing river flooding.

April is generally the first month in what is typically the peak of severe weather activity in the United States, which runs from April through June.

The severe weather threat begins to migrate from the South to the Great Plains (otherwise known as Tornado Alley) during the month of April.

But severe weather can happen at any time during the year.

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A “perfect storm” of events is now building toward a cascading collapse of mammoth U.S. dams that will displace millions and destroy entire towns

Dams do their job every day with little fanfare, but when one breaks, the results can be devastating. Imagine entire towns being completely washed away and millions of people losing everything they own and being displaced. It sounds like something out of a big-budget Hollywood doomsday film, but for the millions of people who live near dams, the danger is all too real.

In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has forecast that two thirds of the 48 contiguous states will be facing a heightened flood risk until May. They predict that there could be “unprecedented” levels of flooding throughout the nation that will put 200 million people in danger.

Some of the areas identified as being at the greatest risk include communities near the Mississippi River, where rain and snow levels have been as much as 200 percent above normal, along with the Great Lakes, the Ohio river basin, and the Tennessee river basin.

NOAA National Water Center Director Ed Clark commented: “The extensive flooding we’ve seen in the past two weeks will continue through May and become more dire and may be exacerbated in the coming weeks as the water flows downstream.”

A combination of rapid snow melt and heavy rainfall inundating the Midwest and plains is fueling the floods, with torrents of rainfall failing to penetrate frozen ground, forcing water to swell rivers and break their banks. As the spring rains continue and snow melts, the flood threat will only be exacerbated.

Flooding has already caused almost $1.5 billion worth of damage in Nebraska, leaving four people dead and one missing. It has damaged hundreds of Midwestern homes so far, and is also being blamed for a handful of deaths in Nebraska and Idaho. Flooding has caused trains to be stopped in Missouri, preventing people and goods from reaching their destinations, and it’s also affecting agriculture significantly, threatening grain stockpiles and killing livestock as tens of thousands of acres get absolutely inundated.

Coastal areas are also being hit by flooding, with NOAA predicting that both the east and west coasts of the nation will experience a greater chance than normal of spring flooding due to high tides.
Nation’s dams not ready to handle all this flooding

Unfortunately, many of America’s dams just aren’t up to the task of handling epic rainfall. Look at what happened with the Oroville Dam in California, which nearly blew out after damage from record-setting rains, threatening to propel a 30-foot wall of water toward Sacramento and everything in its path. The state ultimately had to evacuate 188,000 people in three counties.

Meanwhile, the Fort Peck Dam in Montana is also causing concerns as the upcoming snow melt is coinciding with the Yellowstone Caldera’s seismic activity.

In their Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, the American Society of Civil Engineers said that 15,500 American dams have high-hazard potential, which means that if they fail, it could lead to a catastrophic loss of life. A further 11,882 dams have a “significant hazard potential,” which means a failure might not necessarily cause massive deaths but could cause significant financial losses.

It’s pretty scary to think of how easily a dam can break and how quickly that could wreak massive amounts of havoc and destruction. And what happens when this kind of flooding hits a nuclear reactor? Aging infrastructure and unprecedented rain mean we could be hit by a disaster of epic proportions.

Sources for this article include:

Kunstler.com

TheGuardian.com

InfrastructureReportCard.org

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30 Inches Of Snow! Another Bomb Cyclone “Detonates” Over The Midwest, And The NOAA Is Warning Flooding Could Extend Into July

We aren’t supposed to have a major blizzard in April. Less than a month after a “bomb cyclone” caused apocalyptic flooding in the central part of the country, another “bomb cyclone” is hitting the exact same area. One meteorologist has called it “a life-threatening storm”, and at this moment over four million people are under blizzard warnings. South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and Kansas are going to get absolutely hammered before the storm finally moves east on Friday. The authorities are warning that this new “bomb cyclone” will cause additional flooding in the region, but at this point we do not know how bad that flooding will be.

The good news is that the ground has been softened up by warmer weather since the last “bomb cyclone”, and that should mean that more of the moisture is absorbed before it flows into the major rivers.

But the bad news is that we are being told that this storm “could break records”. The following comes from the Daily Mail…

A historic blizzard that could break records for April has hit the Great Plains and Upper Midwest.

Parts of six states were under blizzard warnings on Wednesday, in an area that included Denver; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Scottsbluff, Nebraska; and Pierre, South Dakota.

Early on Wednesday morning, thundersnow was reported in Pierre and surrounding parts of South Dakota, as well as southern Minnesota.

When meteorologists call this a “blizzard”, they aren’t exaggerating one bit.

Some of the snowfall totals that are being forecast seem absolutely crazy. According to CNN, some parts of the Midwest could actually get more than 30 inches of snow…

The Plains could get more than 2 feet of snow by Friday morning, and South Dakota could be the hardest hit, with more than 30 inches possible. High winds are making travel even more treacherous.

“Travel will be very difficult to impossible” Wednesday evening into Friday morning, a National Weather Service office in Nebraska said, using language nearly mirrored by offices throughout the region.

Needless to say, 30 inches of snow has the potential to cause a tremendous amount of flooding, especially since it is expected to melt very rapidly.

By noon on Wednesday, some portions of South Dakota had already received 18 inches of snow, and authorities in Minnesota had already responded to 213 auto accidents by Wednesday evening.

If you live in the areas affected by this blizzard, please do not go out unless it is absolutely necessary.

In case you are wondering, yes, this is incredibly unusual.

As CNN has noted, it is quite rare for a “bomb cyclone” to form over the middle part of the United States…

This one comes about four weeks after a similarly powerful system dumped heavy snow and rain on some of the same territory, leaving hundreds of millions of dollars in livestock and crop damage in Nebraska alone, largely through flooding.

It’s rare enough to have one form inland, much less two in a month. More typically, bomb cyclones form off the US East Coast in the form of nor’easters.

So the fact that we have now had two in less than a month should tell you that something is up.

As I have repeatedly stressed, our planet is becoming increasingly unstable and global weather patterns are dramatically changing.

What we have seen so far is not the end of the story. Rather, the truth is that we are only in the early chapters of a cataclysmic shift, and there isn’t anything that anyone can do to stop it.

In recent weeks I have written multiple articles about the historic flooding that we have witnessed so far in the middle of the nation. The damage that we have seen up to this point has been absolutely unprecedented, and needless to say this new storm is going to make things even worse…

The coming storm was expected to exacerbate flooding along the Missouri River in areas where dozens of levees were breached in March, exposing communities to future surges.

The river was not expected to crest in areas of Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri until between three to five days after the storm.

Since the major rivers are not going to crest for several days, it is probably going to be about a week before we really know how much damage this new storm has caused.

And even once we get past the immediate threat posed by this storm, the truth is that this crisis is very far from over.

The National Weather Service has warned us that there will be “above-average precipitation across much of the Lower 48” for the next few months, and the NOAA just told us that flooding “will continue to be an issue along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers into July”.

Into July?

Seriously?

We are watching a great tragedy unfold in our nation’s breadbasket, and we should all be praying for the thousands of farmers in the middle of the country that have been financially ruined by all of this flooding. Thousands upon thousands of them will not be able to plant crops at all this year, and many of them will end up leaving the profession for good.

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‘Bomb cyclone’ hammers Plains and Midwest with blizzard conditions and 18 inches of snow, cancelling hundreds of flights and cutting power for 60,000

A storm system known as a ‘bomb cyclone’ is slowly churning through the US interior for the second time in a month, unleashing a blizzard in parts of the Midwest while creating hazardous fire conditions farther south.

By Thursday, as much as 18 inches of snow had fallen in parts of South Dakota, where Governor Kristi Noem closed state offices for a second day, while heavy snow and strong winds made travel conditions treacherous.

Just days after Tuesday’s high of 78 degrees in Denver, whiteout conditions were reported in western Nebraska, where the Department of Transportation closed several highways Thursday morning. Winds briefly reached 107 mph in Pueblo West, Colorado due to a ‘gustnado.’

On Thursday morning, some 13,200 homes were without power in Minnesota and 12,600 homes in South Dakota. More than 180 flights were cancelled at Denver International and 170 flights at Minneapolis-St Paul International.

The Minnesota State Patrol said it has responded to more than 200 crashes statewide since Wednesday.

Residents throughout the north-central United States could expect downed trees, widespread power outages, road closures and treacherous driving conditions through Friday, the NWS said.

Schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul were among hundreds that closed in Minnesota, where as much as two feet of snow is expected by Friday.

The storm knocked out power Wednesday to thousands of homes and businesses in South Dakota, disrupted air and ground travel from Colorado to Minnesota, and threatened to swell rivers in the Midwest that flooded after March’s drenching.

Both this storm and the one several weeks ago qualified as a ‘bomb cyclone,’ a weather phenomenon that entails a rapid drop in air pressure and a storm strengthening explosively, according to David Roth, a forecaster at the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center in Maryland.

Bomb cyclones are defined as a drop in atmospheric pressure of 24 millibars in 24 hours.

The latest storm’s impacts are likely to be similar to last month’s, Roth said. That blast dropped heavy snow and led to massive flooding in the Midwest that caused billions of dollars in damage in Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa and South Dakota.

Hopefully this time it will be a slow snowmelt,’ Roth said.

Particularly hard hit by the storm were eastern South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota. Winds in excess of 50mph were expected, creating life-threatening conditions, according to the National Weather Service.

‘We’re calling it historic because of the widespread heavy snow. We will set some records,’ said Mike Connelly, a weather service meteorologist in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Transportation officials closed Interstate 29 from east central South Dakota to the North Dakota border, as well as a 270-mile section of Interstate 90 between Rapid City and Mitchell, South Dakota.

Numerous traffic crashes were reported in northeastern South Dakota, and the storm knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses in Sioux Falls.

In Colorado, officials closed a 150-mile stretch of Interstate 76 from just northeast of Denver to the Nebraska border, and Governor Jared Polis activated the National Guard in case troops are needed to rescue stranded motorists.

Denver Public Schools announced delayed starts Thursday for some campuses due to weather.

About half of the daily flights at Denver International Airport were canceled on Wednesday.

In Nebraska, the State Patrol sent additional troopers into the state’s panhandle, and officials closed Interstate 80 in that region.

‘This storm is going to be dangerous,’ Patrol Maj. Russ Stanczyk said.

An unusual but not rare weather phenomenon known as ‘thunder snow’ – snow accompanied by thunder and lightning – was reported in central South Dakota.

‘It’s essentially a thunderstorm, but it’s cold enough for snow,’ Connelly said.

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts extended five weather-related executive orders until May 15 to help communities gain fast access to the state’s emergency resources.

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said ‘the National Guard stands ready’ to rescue any stranded motorists.

The weather service posted an ice storm warning into Friday morning for a portion of southern Minnesota, noting that thick ice could accumulate on power lines and lead to outages.

Strong winds associated with the weather system were also creating dangerous wildfire and travel conditions in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma.

The weather service issued a high wind warning for the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles.

Winds in excess of 50mph were combining with low humidity and an unstable atmosphere to create critical fire conditions in the three states.

Forecasters in New Mexico said the winds also would make travel difficult on north-south oriented roads, such as Interstate 25. In southern New Mexico, the US Army’s White Sands Missile Range closed Wednesday because of the winds.

Forecasters said this week’s storm will swell rivers again, though likely not to the levels seen last month due to the absence of a wet snowpack on frozen ground.

But even moderate rises in the Missouri River will push more water into drenched Fremont County in southwestern Iowa, Emergency Manager Mike Crecelius said.

Last month’s flooding swamped 455 houses and thousands of acres of farmland in his region.

‘The problem is that we’re not getting any time for the water to recede and things to dry out, so the levees can’t be fixed; houses can’t be fixed; crops can’t be planted,’ he said.

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Hundreds Of Millions Of Pigs Feared Dead From Swine Fever – Price Of Pork Has Risen 38 Percent In The Last 4 Weeks

A plague of epic proportions is ripping through the global pig population, and CNBC is warning that this unprecedented outbreak of African swine fever “could lead to significant shortages” of pork in the global marketplace. As you will see below, the price of pork has already risen 38 percent over the last 4 weeks, and it appears inevitable that it will go a lot higher as this crisis continues to intensify. When the first case of African swine fever was reported in China last August, nobody was really too concerned at the time. But since then it has been spreading like wildfire, and the most recent estimates of the spread of the disease that we are getting from the experts are absolutely terrifying.

China consumes 49 percent of all pork produced in the world, and they slaughter approximately 700 million pigs a year.

So we are talking about the primary source of protein for the most populated country on the entire planet.

According to the Daily Mail, one major pork supplier has “suggested that 30-50% of Chinese pig farms have been affected by the outbreak”. And apparently this is the primary reason why the price of pork has increased by 38 percent over the last month…

There was an 18% increase in the price of bacon from February to April this year, according to Bidfood, Beacon said, and the market price of pork has risen by 38% in the last four weeks.

The company also said another of its suppliers, Brakes, suggested that 30-50% of Chinese pig farms have been affected by the outbreak, which has increased pig prices around the world.

If what this pork supplier is claiming is true, then this plague is far, far worse than we had previously been told.

And commodities economist Arlan Suderman is giving us similar numbers. He just told CNBC that hog feeding in China is down “at least 40%”, and in some areas he says that it is down “more than 50%”…

“What our people there in China find is a far different story where the disease is continuing to spread,” said Arlan Suderman, chief commodities economist with INTL FCStone in Kansas City, Mo. “China just doesn’t want the rest of the world to know what the situation is.”

The economist termed it “a very dire situation” and estimates hog feeding in China has fallen at least 40% and in some larger swine producing regions plummeted more than 50% in response to the disease. He said the decline is directly attributable to infected pigs dying and producers afraid of the disease and liquidating herds to salvage some value.

There is no cure for African swine fever, and when it hits a pig farm it spreads like wildfire. In an effort to fight the spread of the disease, most of the time authorities slaughter any pigs that somehow survive.

So if 40 percent of China’s pig farms have already been essentially wiped out, we are talking about a blow to global pork production unlike anything we have ever seen before…

“If we’re down 40%, that would mean on an annualized basis that they’ve lost more pork production capacity than what we produce in all of North and South America together on an annual basis,” said Suderman.

I hope that most of you are starting to grasp the implications of what I am sharing.

And China is not the only one grappling with this outbreak. African swine fever is also devastating pig farms in Vietnam, Cambodia, Tibet and we just learned that an outbreak has now erupted in South Africa…

South Africa has detected an outbreak of African swine fever on a farm in North West province, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from the South African agriculture ministry.

The outbreak killed 32 out of a herd of 36 pigs on a farm in the Ditsobotla district, with the remaining animals slaughtered, the report said.

The good news is that there haven’t been any outbreaks in the U.S. yet, and the National Pork Producers Council just canceled the World Pork Expo due to fears about the disease…

The National Pork Producers Council said it would be safest for the U.S. herd to cancel the World Pork Expo, which attracts about 20,000 visitors annually to the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

Visitors attend from 40 countries, including areas that have tested positive for the disease.

“Producers have been very concerned about the risk of African swine fever,” said Jen Sorenson, vice president of the council’s board.

The United States sells approximately 20 billion dollars worth of pork annually, and so there is a tremendous amount at stake.

The Department of Homeland Security is taking this threat extremely seriously, and they are going to do all they can to keep African swine fever from crossing our borders.

But even if the disease never reaches the United States, it is still going to deeply affect us. If the numbers that I shared with you above are accurate, that means that hundreds of millions of pigs are already dead, and this plague continues to spread.

Pork prices have already shot up, but they will never be lower than they are right now. China and other major pork consuming nations will be trying to import all of the pork that they possibly can, and that is just going to drive the price of pork through the roof.

And for those of us that don’t eat pork, we will see prices for chicken and beef also rise as pork eaters alter their buying behavior due to rising prices. So in the end, all forms of meat are going to become significantly more expensive.

Also, let us not forget that “as many as a million calves” were lost in the state of Nebraska alone during the recent flooding in the central United States. That is going to drive up meat prices too.

No matter how much meat is actually produced, people are still going to be just as hungry. If you take a basic course in economics at one of our universities, you will learn that when demand stays the same and supply goes down, prices are going to rise.

Of course if African swine fever continues to spread wildly all over the globe, eventually we are going to have a much bigger problem on our hands than just rising prices.

This is a developing story, and I will do my best to keep you updated.

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Crisis Alert: It’s Spring And A Monster Winter Storm Is About To Punish Central U.S.

About three weeks into spring and 40 million Americans are under wind-related advisories, and millions more are expecting blizzard conditions across the Midwest.

Parts of Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Minnesota are expecting heavy snow resulting in blizzard conditions through Thursday.

“This is potentially a life-threatening storm,” Patrick Burke, a meteorologist at National Weather Service (NWS) in College Park, Maryland, said on Wednseday morning.

Parts of Utah, Nevada, western Wyoming, Idaho, and California could see wind speeds approaching hurricane strength on Wednesday, with some gusts up to 74 mph.

About 4 million people in Colorado, Nebraska, the Dakotas, Iowa, Wyoming, and Kansas are under severe winter storm warnings and blizzard warnings through Thursday morning, NWS said.

Flood evacuation orders have already been issued in Oregon and Washington state.

NWS warned that some areas of western Minnesota and southeast South Dakota could see 30 inches of heavy wet snow by Thursday afternoon.

The region in focus is the Central U.S., the same area where a “bomb cyclone” hit last month and unleashed deadly flooding and blizzards.

The extreme whipsaw in temperatures on Tuesday in the Central U.S., allowed the storm to supercharge overnight, could be on the verge of becoming a “bomb cyclone” in the next 12 hours.

Reuters said the drop in temperatures on March 13 was also responble for last month’s cyclone.

Regions in northwest Missouri’s Holt County have not yet recovered from last month’s flooding which estimates have put the damage into the billions of dollars.

The storm is expected to crossover the Great Lakes area and northern Michigan on Friday, bringing more rain and snow to the East North Central U.S.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-10/its-spring-and-monster-winter-storm-about-punish-central-us

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Video: NOAA Warns Unprecedented Flooding In USA Could Last Until July, 200 Million People At Risk

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned that “historic, widespread flooding” would “continue through July”. More than 90 percent of the upper Midwest and Great Plains is currently covered by an average of 10.7 inches of snow, and all of that snow is starting to melt.

That means that we are going to transition from one of the worst winters in modern history to a flood season that has already taken an apocalyptic turn for farmers all across America.

And this would be a complete and utter national nightmare even if the flooding was all over, but the NOAA just told us that we should expect more catastrophic flooding for the next three-four months (until July). In fact, the NOAA is using the words “unprecedented flood season” to describe what is coming, and they are warning that “more than 200 million people” are at risk…

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Video: Uninsured Farmers Face Existential Crisis As Floods Destroy 100s Of Millions Of Dollars In Crops

Our ongoing trade war with China had greatly depressed prices for wheat, corn and soybeans, and so farmers were storing more crops on their farms than ever before in early 2019. And then the floods came.

The water moved so fast that the vast majority of the farmers in the affected areas could not have moved what they had stored even if they wanted to, and the scale of the losses that these farmers have suffered is starting to become clearer. Open the Video

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