Headline #23 predicted that “Southern community becomes ghost town because of worst drought in recorded history.” We’ve already had multiple hits on this headline, but no communities have become ghost towns as of yet.
In prior hits, there was only talk about how this drought has been the worst in history and how they may have to start migrating people out. We’re now at the next level of severity. It’s gone beyond merely talking about how bad it is and they’re now forced to take action.
The action is one of the steps needed to prevent a ghost town. It’s called rationing drinking water.
August 23, 2014 5:09 PM
PORTERVILLE (CBS/AP) — Government officials and community groups say hundreds of rural San Joaquin Valley residents no longer can get drinking water from their home faucets because California’s extreme drought has dried up their individual wells.
The situation has become so dire that the Tulare County Office of Emergency Services had 12-gallon-per person rations of bottled water delivered on Friday in the community of East Porterville, where at least 182 of the 1,400 households reported having no or not enough water.
Because the severity is forcing action versus mere talk and conjecture, we’re upgrading the score on this headline to a 3.6. We are literally one delivery truck away from migrating people.
Keep in mind that our prediction was not a whole state’s worth of people migrating, but a community. That community looks to be Porterville, CA.
Has everyone forgotten about our huge discussion about Sky Flash? There was some cross talk about one of the dreams indicating a Sky Flash north or northwest of New Mexico, and then another cross talk about how an earthquake can most likely trigger a Sky Flash. Well, here it is….
August 27, 2014 12:11 AM
MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) – Several people called the KPIX 5 newsroom after Sunday morning’s magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa, reporting mysterious flashes of light in the sky. Witnesses said the strange phenomenon looked like lightning.
“What they are, are a consequence of the stresses building up deep below the earth, seven miles like in the case of the Napa Valley earthquake,” Freund told KPIX 5.
He calls the phenomenon “earthquake lights,” the quick buildup of stress that causes an electric current to flow to the surface and burst through the earth. This typically happens before or during an earthquake.