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Mass die-offs from human impact and planetary response to the assault could occur by early 2016

2011 Disaster Calendar – August

On May 15, 2011 symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began.

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016

2011 – 2012: A Time for Mega Disasters

U.S., the world, stake the future on high-energy strategies. Energy models’ simulations show all such strategies ending in collapse. EDRO

FIRE-EARTH Forecast: 2011 SIX TIMES MORE DISASTROUS THAN 2010

Nearly all of the anthropogenic and human-enhanced disasters that will occur on the planet in the 2011-2012 period would have been preventable.

Humans continued to devour energy at a rate of 17.3terrawatt in 2011, when maximum ‘safe’ limit was less than 1.9terrawatt.

IMPORTANT: Neither FIRE-EARTH nor EDRO MODELS SHOW the WORLD ENDING in 2012, but that the FIRST PHASE of CIVIC COLLAPSE WILL HAVE STARTED.

Blog assessments are based on dynamic model simulations analyzing the environmental impact of excessive energy consumption. Moderators reject ALL END-WORLD PROPHECIES.

2011 Disaster Calendar

January 2011 | February 2011 | March 2011 | April 2011 | May 2011 | June 2011 | July 2011 | August 2011|

  • [August 1, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,689 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Karachi, Pakistan. Up to two dozen people have been killed in Karachi , Pakistan’s largest city, since Sunday. The recent killings brings the death toll from violent ethnic and religious clashes to more than 200 in the past 4 weeks, reports said.
    • China. At least 4.28 million people and 3.88 million heads of livestock in China (Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and the provinces of Gansu, Guizhou and Hunan) are experiencing water shortages caused by severe drought,  the country’s drought relief authority was quoted as saying.
      • More than 4.22 million hectares of arable land have been damaged by the drought.
  • [August 2, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,688 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • USA. America has finally lost her will to live. The U.S. politicians are planning to euthanize the gravely-ill country by making her even fatter. If you were as super-morbidly obese and gravely-ill as America, your doctor would put you on super deep diet and hourly exercise routines, while keeping you under 24-hr watch pending a major surgery.  The U.S. politicians have instead elected to condemn the country to an early death by planning to make her fatter, rather than fitter. By allowing the United States to absorb more of the world’s natural resources, via other peoples’ money, the politician have ensured the country would be the first major nation to undergo collapse.
  • [August 3, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,687 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Philippines.The combined death toll from the tropical storm  “Juaning” and typhoon “Kabayan” has reached at least 72 with more than a dozen people reported as missing, according to reports.
      • The storms’ damage to infrastructure and agriculture, including crops and livestock, is said to be substantial.
    • Niigata Prefecture, Japan. More than 60,000 people were told by the authorities to flee their homes in Niigata, Japan after widespread flooding caused by torrential rains inundated about 3,000 homes killing at least 3 people.

    • Mae Hong Son, Thailand. Flooding and landslides have destroyed/damaged about 600 homes in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, killing or injuring at least 2 dozen people with another 7 people reported as missing, a report said.
    • Florida, USA. A total of 27 Florida counties have been declared federal disaster areas because of the damaged caused to crops by recent excessive heat and severe drought since January 2011, USDA said.
    • California, USA. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 20 California counties as a primary disaster areas because of the damage to wine grapes caused by freezing temperatures on April 8-9.
    • Virginia, USA. Washington County has been designated as a primary disaster area with Grayson, Russell, Scott and Smith Counties and the City of Bristol receiving contiguous disaster declaration.
    • Japan. The Japanese govt said it would NOT shut down all of its 54 nuclear reactors. The revelation came shortly after TEPCO reported that pockets of lethal radiation exceeding 10 sieverts an hour had been found in a ventilation stack between  Reactors 1 and 2 at Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi NPP.
      • “Revelations by Chubu Electric Power Co that the nuclear watchdog asked it in 2007 to recruit residents to speak in favor of a certain type of nuclear power at a public forum are likely to stoke more anger against the regulator and intensify public calls for Japan to go nuclear-free.” [Source]
      • “On Friday, another power company apologized for enticing its employees to participate in a 2006 forum on nuclear power, at the request of the trade ministry. Earlier this month, Kyushu Electric Power Co admitted that a senior official asked employees of its affiliates to send email messages in favor of nuclear power.”
  • [August 4, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,686 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • SomaliaThe Somali famine has spread gripping 3 new regions. Death rates and acute malnutrition levels have surpassed famine thresholds in the Balcad and Cadale districts of Middle Shabelle, and among the refugee populations in Mogadishu and the Afgoye corridor, said the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.  The worst drought in decades has affected about 12 million people across the Horn of Africa leaving 3.6 million people at risk of starvation in southern Somalia. About 30,000 children under the age of 5 have died from starvation in the last 3 months in southern Somalia alone, according to the US government. Some 640,000 Somali children are currently acutely malnourished, the UN said, and the death toll is rising.
  • [August 5, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,685 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Oklahoma, USA. The official death toll from Oklahoma heatwave has climbed to 15, reports said.
    • Texas, USA. As temperatures topped 100F (38C) in parts Texas for the 39th straight day, a “power emergency” was declared for the fourth consecutive day. Heat records across the U.S. were broken at least 2,600 times during last month.
      • Texas’ power grid was still at Level 1 emergency Friday afternoon, as reserves dropped below 2,300 megawatts, ERCOT reported.Thursday’s peak demand was 66,815 megawatts between 4 pm and 5 pm local time, when ERCOT was forced to pull 1,033 megawatts from several neighboring grids, including Mexico.Friday’s peak is expected to rise to 67,794 megawatts.Meantime, the rising water temperatures in Tennessee River, which climbed over 90 degrees on Wednesday, forced Tennessee Valley Authority to cut down electricity generation by 50 percent at Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in Decatur, Alabama.Water from Tennessee River is used to cool down the nuclear reactors at the plant.
    • U.S. Drought Outlook. The drought in Texas, Oklahoma and parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Mexico is forecast to  persist or intensify until the end of October, NWS  reported.
  • [August 6, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,684 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Japan. Today is the 66th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing when the U.S. atomic attack killed 140,000 people.
      • The Atomic Bomb “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima by the pilot of an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, on August 6, 1945, at 8:15 AM, killing an estimated 80,000 people.
      • The death toll from the radiation and injuries climbed to 140,000 before the year’s end. The bomb destroyed more than two-thirds of the city and severely damaged about a third of the remainder.
      • It takes intelligence and courage to do the right thing!Two atomic bombs, 66 years on, and a major nuclear disaster don’t seem to have made a significant impression in the Japan’s self-destructive psyche.Five months after the magnitude 9.0 Mega Quake spawned the destructive tsunami that crippled the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the reactors continues to leak radioactive material.
      • Enter Japan’s Doublespeak PM Naoto KanUsing the occasion to deliver his skill of holding two contrasting thoughts together (with the aim of deceiving his audience into merging those thoughts as one consistent and acceptable thought), he has vowed to challenge “conventional beliefs” that nuclear energy is safe.“We will deeply reflect over the conventional belief that nuclear energy is safe…,” Kan said.While promising to “thoroughly look into the cause of the accident and to implement and secure fundamental safety measures,” he added.What hogwash!
      • Japan’s Nightmares Have Barely Begun!
        When the big one
        knocks Humpty Dumpty off the wall, Kan or the next PM of Japan and all of the country’s defense forces won’t be able to put him together again!
  • [August 7, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,683 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Russia. The health authorities have declared a state of emergency in a district of Krasnodar Region in south Russia following the outbreak of African swine fever (Montgomery’s disease) a report said.
      • “The state of emergency covers an area where 11,839 pigs are being kept, of which 50 have already died, the emergencies center said.”
    • California, USA. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated San Luis Obispo County in California as a primary natural disaster area because of the losses to wine grapes caused by freezing temperatures that occurred April 8-9, 2011, the department said.
    • Oklahoma, USA. Large wildfires in Edmond have destroyed dozens of houses,  mobile homes and outbuildings, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate in several neighborhoods, reports said.
    • Idaho, USA. Three major wildfires, which were sparked by lightning a few days ago, have scorched at least 35,000 acres in southwest Idaho and continue to rage, reports said.
    • Oregon, USA. Large wildfires sparked by lightning have consumed about 20,000 acres of forest in central Oregon, reports said. Lines of thunderstorms in the region have produced at least 4,100 lightning strikes on Thursday.
    • Utah, USA. A fast-moving major wildfire near Cedar City, Utah has consumed about 10,000 acres and was zero percent contained as of posting.
    • Obama’s War on Afghanistan. Obama’s war on Afghanistan has claimed 42 more people over the weekend, most of them Americans.
      • On Saturday 31 US special forces and seven Afghan soldiers were killed when their Chinook helicopter was shut down west of Kabul.
      • On Sunday 4 more NATO troops were killed in two separate attacks in eastern and southern Afghanistan.
      • The war vulture in the White House said: “Their deaths are a reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices made by the men and women of our military and their families, including all who have served in Afghanistan.” But, he failed to say what the sacrifice was for, or why it was necessary.
    • London, England. Dozens of people were injured and many homes, stores and cars were set alight after rioting broke out in North London borough of Tottenham. Looters ransacked dozens of shops in the area. The violence erupted after a protest calling for justice over the fatal shooting by police of Mark Duggan on Thursday. The victim’s cousin was stabbed to death in a London nightclub in March this year.
  • [August 8, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,682 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • London, England.London violence spreads as dozens of buildings and vehicles are set alight and hundreds of stores looted. The riots have spread across London, Scotland Yard reported. The violence erupted 3 days ago after a protest calling for justice over the fatal shooting by police of a local man in North London last week.
      • The rioting and looting have spread to at least a dozen boroughs throughout London, as large crowds of unemployed and disaffected youths (and some criminal elements) continue to run amok venting out their frustration.
      • The violence has also spread to other major cities in the U.K. including Birmingham, England’s second most populous city after London, Bristol, Liverpool and Manchester.
      • Ironically, London has poured tens of billions of dollars ($32.7 billion US) into its Olympic wet dreams as worsening poverty, alienation and social malaise in Britain’s inner city areas spiral into uncontrollable violence.
  • [August 9, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,681 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Texas, USA. The state of Texas has broken the record for the driest 12 months on record as of July 2011. Only 0.72 inches of rain fell in the state during the entire month of July.
      • Texas State Climatologist Nielsen-Gammon: “These statistics rank the current drought as the most severe one-year drought ever for Texas.”
      • “Never before has so little rain been recorded prior to and during the primary growing season for crops, plants and warm-season grasses.” He added.
      • Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples: “The extreme heat and unprecedented dry weather are crippling agricultural operations in Texas upon which all Americans rely for food, fuel, clothing and other daily necessities.”
      • “This historic drought has depleted water resources, leaving our state’s farmers and ranchers in a state of dire need. The damage to our economy is already measured in billions of dollars and continues to mount.” He added.
      • The small town of Kemp (Pop: 1,500) ran out of water on Sunday, the town mayor said. Kemp is located on the shore of Cedar Creek Reservoir in Kaufman County about 40 miles southeast of Dallas.
      • Dallas experienced triple digit temperatures for the 39th consecutive day.
      • For additional information on Texas drought see earlier entries on this page, 2011 Disaster Calendar – July page and earlier entries.
  • [August 10, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,680 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Global Disasters. Gold price soared above $US1,800 (the immediate-delivery price climbed to $1,814.95 and December-delivery contract rose by 1.9 percent to $1,817.60 an ounce in Singapore this morning)‎, a new record high, exposing the insanity behind human abstractions.
    • Utah, USA. The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Utah due to the flooding during the period of April 18 to July 16, 2011.
    • Illinois, USA.  Carroll, Jo Daviess and Stephenson counties have been declared disaster areas following severe flash flooding that occurred on July 27.
      • “Flash floods throughout Northwest Illinois swept away roads, damaged bridges and inundated hundreds of homes,” said  Governor Pat Quinn.
      • At least four of our citizens lost their lives to the second ‘hundred year flood’ in as many years. The three inches we received in Pecatonica was a pittance compared to the 15 inches received in East Dubuque in 11 hours where 300 citizens had to be evacuated, many by boat. The flood gates were closed in Galena saving much, but significant damage still occurred. I arrived in Pearl City Thursday afternoon while the water was rising and I was the last vehicle to get out of town heading to Freeport as President Knoup closed the road.”
  • [August 11, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,679 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Texas, USA. “Extreme” and “exceptional” levels of drought in Texas grew to 94.27 percent of the state from 91.73 percent last week, Drought Monitor reported.
    • Oklahoma, USA. Levels of extreme and exceptional drought in Oklahoma grew by nearly 5 percent gripping 92.88 percent of the state, up from 88.10 percent a week earlier.
    • The Corn Belt States, USA. Drought is rapidly developing in the corn-growing region of the U.S., with the drought level   intensifying to “moderate” (from “abnormally dry”) in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota.
    • USA. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared 913 U.S. counties as disaster areas, since January.
      • “There is no question the United States has been hit with a number of unique and rather significant disasters over the last several months,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in a press conference on August 8. “Historic wildfires in the Southwest, historic numbers of tornadoes in the South and Southeast, extraordinary drought, and flooding conditions in the Midwest have really challenged us.”
      • “Just this year, 913 counties have been declared disaster areas.”
      • “We’ve begun to pay indemnities on crop insurance. We anticipate the numbers will grow significantly but, as of today, (the Risk Management Agency) has already paid out $693 million.” Vilsack added.
  • [August 12, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,678 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Missouri, USA. The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Missouri after the damage caused by widespread flooding during the period of June 1 to August 1, 2011.
    • Nebraska, USA. The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Nebraska following the widespread damage caused by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the period of June 19-21, 2011.
    • Kansas, USA.Worsening drought conditions across the state of Kansas have prompted Gov. Sam Brownback to issue an executive order moving 15 counties from drought warning to emergency status.
      • Drought Emergency: Barber, Clark, Comanche, Harper, Kingman, Kiowa, Meade, Morton, Pratt, Reno, Seward, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens and Sumner counties.
      • Drought Warning: Barton, Butler, Cowley, Edwards, Finney, Ford, Gove, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Harvey, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Logan, McPherson, Ness, Pawnee, Rice, Scott, Sedgwick, Trego, Wallace and Wichita counties
      • Drought Watch: Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Coffey, Crawford, Decatur, Dickinson, Elk, Ellis, Ellsworth, Graham, Greenwood, Labette, Lincoln, Linn, Lyon, Marion, Montgomery, Neosho, Norton, Ottawa, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, Sheridan, Sherman, Thomas, Wilson and Woodson counties.
    • New York, USA. The official death toll from heat wave in NYC has climbed to 11, reports said.
  • [August 13, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,677 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • The Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Pesticides Destroying the Great Barrier Reef. Agricultural pesticides have been found about 60km inside the reef at toxic levels, according to a new report on water quality by Australian government.
      • As if coral bleaching caused by climate change and pollution from tourism and transport industries weren’t enough, now a new report on water quality issued by the Australian government says that agricultural pesticides are causing significant damage to the World Heritage-listed natural wonder.
      • Time and time again, Australian farmers have demonstrated that they are NOT good stewards of the land.
    • Alabama, USA. Death toll from April 27 Tuscaloosa tornado has climbed to at least 50, a report said.
    • Nebraska, USA.  A second disaster declaration has been issued for the state of Nebraska following  flooding from May 24 to August 1, reports said. [For details of Nebraska's first disaster declaration see August 12 entry.]
    • Colorado, USA. Agriculture Secretary has declared 3 counties in the state of Colorado as natural disaster areas. The freezing temperatures from April 26 through May 3, 2011 caused severe damage to crops, especially apples and stone fruit.  The three disaster areas are Delta, Mesa and Montrose counties. Additionally,  Garfield, Gunnison, Ouray, Pitkin and San Miguel counties as well as Grand and San Juan counties in Utah were declared disaster areas because they are contiguous.
  • [August 14, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,676 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
  • Sindh Province, Pakistan. The authorities have declared Badin district in Sindh Province, Pakistan a disaster area after torrential rains inundated at least 1,500 villages, destroying homes and crops and displacing more than 40,000 people, reports said.
    • City of Badin reportedly received 475mm (187 inches) of rain in about 36 hours.
    • Flooding has also killed an undisclosed number of people and livestock.
  • Ohio, USA. Port Clinton has  declared a  state of emergency after wide spread flooding inundated the city.
  • Texas, USA. Crop and livestock losses in Texas may have already exceeded $10 billion dollars, FIRE-EARTH estimates. State’s previous record losses were  $4.1 billion set in 2006.
  • Guizhou Province, China. At least 2.15 million people in 84 province’s cities and counties of SW Guizhou Province are short of drinking water, according to an official statement.
    • “The drought has also affected 1.05 million hectares of crops and left 760,000 livestock short of drinking water, causing direct economic losses of more than 6 billion yuan (923 million U.S. dollars).”
  • Hunan Province, China. Deepening drought in the city of Huaihua, central China’s Hunan Province, has left about 400,000 people and 110,000 livestock short of drinking water, a report said.
    • “The dry weather, due to lack of rainfall, had withered up 140,000 hectares of crops and dried up more than 1,200 wells, said a spokesman with the Huaihua Municipal Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters on Friday.”
    • “Drought has caused major problems for boats that use the Xiangjiang River in Hunan Province. Almost 170 vessels have been held up at the Zhuzhou section in the river’s upper reaches. Authorities are dredging a channel to allow river traffic to resume. Water levels have dropped to under 30 meters this year, eight meters lower than previous highs.”
  • [August 15, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,675 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • USA. Killer drought in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and parts of Kansas and Colorado is compounded by unrelenting heat. Some 40 percent of the entire cowherd in the U.S. is now severely impacted by “exceptional” and “extreme” levels of drought, according to Northwest Oklahoma livestock specialist Greg Highfill.
    • New Jersey, USA. A State of Emergency has been declared for Salem and Cumberland counties following widespread flooding caused by torrential rain.
      • Pittsgrove in Salem County, New Jersey, has received about 12 inches of rain since the storm began on Sunday.
      • Flood watches have been issued for Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and most parts of New Jersey, NWS said.
  • [August 16, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,674 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • USA. Texas harvested only 52 million bushels of wheat, compared with 127.5 million in 2010. Oklahoma’s harvest was down to 74.8 million bushels, from 129 million last year. Kansas could only harvest 273 million bushels, down from 360 million, USDA reported.
      • “We’re always saying next year it will be better, but it doesn’t look very hopeful at this point,” said veteran Kansas wheat farmer Larry Kepley.
      • It’s “the worst wheat harvest” he has ever known. “We’re always saying next year it will be better, but it doesn’t look very hopeful at this point,” added Kepley.
  • [August 17, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,673 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Fukushima, Japan. A number of colleagues who recently visited Fukushima, Japan have confirmed that the native fauna including birds, bees, the ubiquitous cicadas and crickets, and all other summer insects normally found in abundance throughout the Japan Region, have all but disappeared from a vast area surrounding the Fukushima Dai-Ich Nuclear Power Plant.
      • In a move reminiscent of the war atrocities committed by the old, evil empire against own nationals, Japanese government is coercing electricians throughout the country to “volunteer” for work at the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ich NPP, informed sources say.  They are told, “if you consider yourself Japanese, then you must do your bit for the country by working at the nuclear plant,” or words to that effect.
      • Each technician is expected to work 3 to 4 hours a day for about 4 weeks before the accumulated levels of radiation exposure would exceed the “danger limits.”
      • Time and time again, the Japanese elite have demonstrated that they are incapable of running their national affairs without hurting own subjects, or harming people in other countries.
    • Sindh Province, Pakistan. The government has declared southern Pakistani province of Sindh a disaster area following widespread flooding caused by monsoon rains. About 150 villages have so far been inundated seriously affecting at least a quarter of a million people, reports said.
    • Louisiana, USA.The St. Tammany Parish has declared a State of Emergency following large scale fish kill in the Pearl River Basin, a report said. The authorities have discovered “tens of thousands of dead fish and other river animals” in a section of the river that covers St. Tammany and Washington parishes and part of neighboring Mississippi.
      • “The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is advising residents not to swim, wade, fish or come in contact with waterways in the Pearl River watershed, including its tributaries.”
  • [August 18, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,672 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • USA.YTD losses from heatwaves, storms, flooding and tornadoes have climbed to at least $35 billion, NWS reported. Nine separate billion-dollar disasters in the United States, so far this year, tie the record set in 2008, NOAA said.  The losses from thunderstorm in the US reached at least $20 billion in the first 6 months of the year, twice the previous three-year average of $10 billion, NOAA reported. The U.S. has sustained 108 weather-related disasters over the past 31 years in which overall damages/costs topped $1 billion each, with the total normalized losses exceeding $750 billion.
      • List of the US Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters 2011 (preliminary)
        • Upper Midwest Flooding, Summer, 2011 [losses of $1.0 billion, at least 5 deaths]
        • Mississippi River flooding, Spring-Summer, 2011 [up to $4.0 billion; at least 2 deaths]
        • Southern Plains/Southwest Drought, Heatwave, & Wildfires, Spring-Summer, 2011 [well over $5.0 billion; losses expected to rise dramatically as events are ongoing]
        • Midwest/Southeast Tornadoes, May 22-27, 2011 [total losses greater than $7.0 billion; at least 177 deaths]
        • Southeast/Ohio Valley/Midwest Tornadoes, April 25-30, 2011 [total losses greater than $9.0 billion; at least 327 deaths]
        • Midwest/Southeast Tornadoes, April 14-16, 2011 [total losses greater than $2.0 billion; at least 38 deaths]
        • Southeast/Midwest Tornadoes, April 8-11, 2011 [total losses greater than $2.2 billion; numerous injuries]
        • Midwest/Southeast Tornadoes, April 4-5, 2011 [total losses greater than $2.3 billion; at least 9 deaths]
        • Groundhog Day Blizzard, Jan 29-Feb 3, 2011 [total losses greater than $2.0 billion; at least 36 deaths]
        • [Source: NCDC]
  • [August 19, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,671 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Murcia, Spain. Raging wildfires, fueled by strong winds and high temperatures, have consumed large parts of Calblanque natural park in Murcia region, southeastern Spain. The raging fires have forced thousands of residents to flee the town of Portman, near the historic city of Cartagena, reports said.
    • Texas, USA. Raging wildfires continue to consume the drought-plagued state of Texas.
      • Wildfires have consumed 5,400 square miles [3,456,000 acres] since mid-November, 2010, TFS reported [3,392,130 acres since January].
      • Fire have destroyed 1,945 structures [2,650 according to FEWW estimate] since January.
      • Fast-moving wildfires have destroyed dozens of homes/structures in the past few days.
      • A record 250 of Texas’s 254 counties are currently under burn bans.
      • So far, 7  of the 10 largest wildfires in the state’s history have occurred this year.
    • Louisiana, USA. Department of Natural Resources Office of Conservation has issued an Emergency Order in response the extended drought conditions in southern Caddo parish, a report said.
      • South Caddo Parish has experienced “moderate” to “exceptional” drought conditions for 15 consecutive months.
  • [August 20, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,670 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Texas, USA. Damage from Drought and Drought-Fueled Wildfires in Texas Exceeds $10billion and Mounting. In comparison, drought cost Texas agriculture $13.1 billion in the previous 13 years, an average of about $1 billion per year (peaking at a record annual loss of $4.1 billion in 2006 season.)
      • Field surveys show livestock losses of $2.1 billion and crop losses of $3.1 billion in Texas from November 2010 to August 1, according to Texas A&M University’s Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
        • “The drought of 2011 will have a lasting impact on Texas agriculture,” said Dr. Travis Miller, AgriLife Extension agronomist and a member of the Governor’s Drought Preparedness Council. 
        • “This drought is ongoing,” said Dr. David Anderson, AgriLife Extension livestock economist. “Further losses will continue if rainfall does not come soon to establish this year’s winter wheat crop and wheat grazing.”
        • “Wheat yields were down from a five-year average of 30 bushels to 26 bushels per acre and abandonment was up,” he said. “Given this year’s plantings of 5.7 million acres, we would have harvested 2.8 million in a normal year. In 2011, harvested acreage is estimated at only 2 million acres, down 800,000 acres. The combination of yield losses on harvested acres and higher abandonment put Texas wheat-for-grain losses at $243 million.”
        • Texas corn production is down by about 30 percent in 2011.
        • “The drought began for much of the state in September 2010,” Miller said.
      • The Losses by Commodity:-
        • Livestock: $2.06 billion (includes $1.2 billion previously reported in May);
        • Lost hay production value: $750 million;
        • Cotton: $1.8 billion;
        • Corn: $327 million;
        • Wheat: $243 million;
        • Sorghum: $63 million.
      • A list of economic drought losses from 1998 through 2010 - compiled by AgriLife Extension:
        • 2011– $5.2 billion [losses caused by drought-fueled wildfires NOT included]
        • 2009 – $3.6 billion
        • 2008 – $1.4 billion
        • 2006 – $4.1 billion
        • 2002 – $316 million
        • 2000 – $1.1 billion
        • 1999 – $223 million
        • 1998 – $2.4 billion
      • [Total of $18.34billion excluding 2011 losses from drought-fueled wildfires;  14-year average annual loss: $1.31billion, calculated between 1998 and August 1, 2011]
      • FIRE-EARTH estimates that the additional losses caused by drought-fueled wildfires in Texas, which have consumed 5,400 square miles [3,456,000 acres] of grazing land and destroyed thousands of structures in the past 10 months, amount to about $5 billion, making a tally of about $10billion.
    • Thailand. The govt has declared 28 of Thailand’s 76 provinces disaster areas because of flooding. The deluge has so far affected about a million people, a report said.
    • Arizona, USA. USDA has declared five Arizona counties as natural disaster areas due to the  ongoing drought. The disaster areas are Apache, Cochise, Graham, Greenlee and Santa Cruz counties, reports said.
  • [August 21, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,669 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Louisiana, USA. The White House has declared the State of Louisiana a major disaster area because of widespread inland  flooding during the period of April 25 to July 7, 2011.
      • Parishes sustaining severe damage to infrastructure included Assumption, Avoyelles, Concordia, East Carroll, Lafourche, Madison, Point Coupee, St. Charles, St. James, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Tensas, Terrebonne, and West Feliciana.
    • Thailand. At least 37 people have been killed in flood-related incidents triggered by Tropical Storm Nock-ten since July 25, the country’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported.
    • Dominican Republic. Death toll from the ongoing cholera outbreak in the Dominican republis has climbed to at least 109, reports said.
    • West Bengal, India. Flood related death toll in  India’s eastern West Bengal state has climbed to at least 47, reports said. The epic flooding has affected about 3 million people, destroying or damaging more than 160,000 homes.
    • Karachi, Pakistan. Death toll in Karachi’s latest wave of violence, which started 4 days ago, has climbed to at least 73, reports said.
    • Peshawar, Pakistan. Death toll from human bombing of a mosque in the Ghundi area of Peshawar has risen to at least 52, reports said.
  • [August 22, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,668 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Louisiana, USA. Dead Fish Cover 60-mile Stretch of Louisiana’s Pearl River. Hundreds of thousands of fish, “including federally protected Gulf sturgeon as well as catfish and flounder,” were killed after a large spill of a high concentration of waste material from paper mill in Bogalusa, Louisiana, into the Pearl River sucked the oxygen from the water,  a report said.
      • “This is really sickening,” said St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis, who put the number of dead fish at “hundreds of thousands.”
    • Ontario, Canada. A deadly tornado tore through the town of Goderich, a port town of 8,000 on Lake Huron, about 250 km west of Toronto, killing at least one person, injuring dozens more and destroying or damaging hundreds of building, reports said.
      • According to Environment Canada, the town was buffeted by winds of up to 280 km per hour (174mph), an EF4 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Tornado Scale.
      • According to the town’s official website, Goderich is now in a state of emergency.
  • [August 23, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,667 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Sudan. Death toll in clashes between rival tribes in Southern Sudan has climbed to 700 in two separate clashes, with about a thousand others reported injured. The clashes started on August 18 after about 36,000 head of cattle were stolen from villages in Jonglei state, the United Nations said.
      • Some 200 children have also been abducted, and 14 villages partially burnt down, including the Payam headquarters and offices of MSF Belgium, an official said.
    • Libya. The loss of many lives in Libya could have been avoided had NATO stayed out of the Libyan crisis, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has said.
    • Syria. The death toll in Syria’s forced regime change has climbed to about 2,200, reports say.
    • Philippines. Death toll from dengue fever in the Philippines has climbed to at least 77 in Metro Manila since January, reports said.
  • [August 24, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,666 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
  • Puerto Rico. IRENE has destroyed/damaged hundreds of homes across the Caribbean, killing at least 2 people, downing  trees and causing widespread power outages in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    • The governor of Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency.
    • The White House declares a state of emergency in Puerto Rico.
    • Thousands of tourists and residents have been evacuated.
  • Virginia, USA. A state of emergency has been declared in Culpeper County after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Mineral, VA. The Town of Culpeper is 36 miles from Mineral, reports said.
  • Wisconsin, USA. Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency in 3 Wisconsin counties, Burnett, Douglas and Washburn because of hundreds of thousands of downed trees, a report said.
    • “Severe storms in July and early August left nearly 2 million cords of wood on the ground. Local governments and the timber industry are racing to clean up the mess before the wood rots or catches fire.”
  • Texas, USA. As Dallas-Fort Worth area set a record high of 107 degrees, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT), initiated Energy Emergency Alert Level 2B, which might lead to rotating outages, reports said.
    • “Until we get a break in this extreme heat and record drought, we appreciate consumers and businesses conserving electricity as they are able, especially between 3 and 7 pm,” an ERCOT VP said.  “We also appreciate all the state agencies, school districts, businesses and residents who have taken steps to get the word out about the importance of conservation during these extreme weather conditions.”
  • Iowa, USA. The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Iowa following the widespread damage caused by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of July 9-14, 2011.
  • New York, USA. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated eight New York counties as primary disaster areas following widespread damage and crop losses caused by torrential rain, flash flooding, high winds, lightning and below normal temperatures during the period of March 1 – June 1, 2011, USDA said.
    • The primary disaster areas: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Clinton, Cortland, Ontario, Tompkins, Wayne  and Yates counties.
    • Contiguous disaster areas: Broome, Chemung , Essex, Madison, Schuyler, Tioga, Cayuga, Chenango, Franklin, Monroe  Seneca, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Erie, Livingston, Onondaga and Steuben counties.
  • [August 25, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,665 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • The Bahamas. The hurricane has destroyed 90 percent of the homes and structures  in some settlements in the SE Acklins and Crooked Islands, the Bahamas National Emergency Management said.
    • The U.S. Atlantic Coast.The governors in seven states of North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut declare emergencies as the Atlantic coast is placed under Hurricane watches and warnings.
      • “All the major metropolitan areas along the Northeast are going to be impacted by the close proximity of the way Irene is going to pass,” according to National Hurricane Center. “Being a large hurricane, tropical storm-force winds will extend far inland.”
  • [August 26, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,664 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • New York, USA. At least 250,000 New Yorkers have been ordered to leave homes in low-lying areas as potentially dangerous storm surge and widespread flooding threatens the  city and nearby areas.
    • North Carolina, USA. Three coastal counties in NC have issued evacuation orders for more than 200,000 residents and tourists, a report said.
    • Idaho, USA.  A large, fast-growing fire in Idaho has forced the authorities at a nuclear facility in Idaho to evacuate all non-essential staff, a report said. The Idaho National Laboratory’s Materials and Fuels Complex facility, an 890-square-mile site about 38 miles from Idaho Falls, employes more than 6,000 staff and contractors.
      • The facilities for process spent nuclear fuel, and other radioactive wastes.
      • “Earlier in the day, nearly 50 firefighters from the lab and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management focused their efforts on protecting a separate facility where spent nuclear rods are stored,” the report sited the U.S. Energy Department lab in the high desert of eastern Idaho as saying.
      • Storage facilities near the site, called the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center, also house spent fuel rods at cooling  ponds.
      • Wildfires have consumes more than a hundred thousand acres across the state of Idaho, parts of Montana, Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming in recent days.
      • “Many trees are already dead from a mountain pine beetle infestation,” a report said.
  • [August 27, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,663 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • East Coast, USA. Hurricane IRENE has forced millions of Americans into shelters as it continues to barrel along the Atlantic Coast, shutting down New York. 
      • IRENE made its first landfall in North Carolina.
      • IRENE has spawned tornadoes in three states, destroying or damaging at least a dozen homes.
      • “Extremely dangerous” storm surges are expected to raise water levels by up to 12 feet.
      • The hurricane has forced the authorities to place up to 7.5 million people under evacuation orders along the East Coast.
      • At least 6 deaths have so far been attributed to Irene.
      • Up to 1.5 million people were left without power in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, and wider disruptions were expected.
      • The governors in seven states of North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut have already declared states of emergency.
      • North Carolina Governor Perdue expects “a major hit” to tobacco crops, livestock and poultry, reports said.
      • Atlantic City was turned into a ghost city as more than a million tourist evacuated the casino city.
      • Some 100,000 National Guard troops are on standby.
      • Thousands of flights have been cancelled.
    • Philippines. Typhoon NAMNADOL [locally known as MINA] has made landfall in Cagayan province, causing widespread flooding and  triggering landslides, affecting thousands of people and leaving at least 6 people dead, reports said.
    • Pakistan. Heavy monsoon rains and flooding have affected at least 2 million people in Sindh and eastern Punjab provinces, Pakistan.
      • Hundreds of villages  have been wiped out, displacing about 100,000 people.
      • Flash floods have killed at least 33 people and left more than 63 others missing, a report said.
  • [August 28, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,662 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • The U.S. Atlantic Coast. Hurricane Irene has left at least 15 people dead, downing tens of thousands of trees and leaving up to 4.2 million people without power.
      • Widespread flooding have been reported along the hurricane’s path; tens of thousands of homes have been inundated.
      • Flooding is expected to continue in the coming days.
    • Vermont, USA. The governor of Vermont declared state of emergency and called out the National Guard.
    • Virginia, USA. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell who had declared a state of emergency last week said:
    • “We’ve got some significant damage in some areas, from flooding, from wind, a lot of trees down, 2.5 million people or more without power in Virginia, that’s the second largest outage in history.”
    • Delaware, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the State of Delaware due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
    • District of Columbia, USA. The White House today declared an emergency exists in the District of Columbia due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
    • Maryland, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the State of Maryland due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
    • Rhode Island, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the State of Rhode Island due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
    • Puerto Rico, USA. The White House declared today declared a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in the area struck by Hurricane Irene beginning on August 21, 2011, and continuing.
    • New Hampshire, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the State of New Hampshire  due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
    • New Jersey, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the State of New Jersey due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
    • Connecticut, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the State of Connecticut due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
    • Massachusetts, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
    • Virginia, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Virginia and ordered federal aid to supplement commonwealth and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
    • New York, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the State of New York due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 25, 2011, and continuing.
    • Yosemite National Park, USA.A rapidly moving wildfire which has consumed about 5,000 acres west of one of the main entrances to Yosemite National Park, continues to grow. The blaze has forced about 100 people to evacuate their homes; tourists have also been evacuated from a nearby hotel.
    • Montana, USA. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 22 central and eastern Montana counties as primary natural disaster areas due to recent crop losses caused by winter storms and blizzards  which were followed by record spring rainstorms and flooding across most of the state, a report said.
    • Greece. Greece has declared a state of emergency after fast-moving wildfires consumed about 30,000 hectares of forest and farmland near the country’s northeastern border with Turkey, forcing the authorities to evacuate several villages, reports said.
      • The fires are threatening a national park.
      • About a thousand foreign students have been evacuated from a nearby holiday camp.
  • [August 29, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,661 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • The U.S. Atlantic Coast. IRENE: Death Toll 40, Damage $20B. IRENE has claimed 37 lives in 11 U.S. states in addition to two others in Dominican Republic and one in Puerto Rico.
      • An estimated 600,000 homes have been damaged as a result of the storm.
      • Many swollen rivers are yet to crest, and more flooding could be expected in the next few days.
      • Damage from the storm could reach $20 billion, according to Standard & Poor’s Senior Economist.
      • The storm submerged the rural town of Brattleboro, Vermont (pop: 12,000).
      • At least 5.2 million customers are still without power along the East Coast.

    Other Global Disasters

    • Uganda. Landslides triggered by extreme rain in eastern Uganda have killed at least 24 people and left 12 others missing, reports said.
    • Ibadan, Nigeria. At least two dozen people have been killed and tens of thousands displaced by flooding in the southwestern Nigerian city of Ibadan and surrounding areas, reports said.
    • Guatemala. At least 83 Guatemalans died after being deliberately infected with syphilis and gonorrhoea viruses in the 1940s, according to a presidential commission in Washington.
      • “US government scientists infected hundreds of Guatemalan prisoners, psychiatric patients and sex workers to study the effects of penicillin,” a report said.
      • About 5,500 Guatemalans were involved in the research, but none had consented.
    • Fukushima, Japan. Japan’s education ministry has set a new standard for radiation, allowing up to 1 microsievert per hour  in schools, a report said.
      • The government is breaching international standards. The maximum radiation allowed under international standards is 0.11 microsievert per hour (1 millisievert per year).
  • [August 30, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,660 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Vermont, USA. The states worst flooding since 1928 has left hundreds of thousands of homes damaged, swamped many towns and cities and destroyed much of the public infrastructure.
    • New Jersey, USA. Flooding is expected to continue for at least two more days, Governor Chris Christie said.
    • Pennsylvania, USA. The White House has declared a state of emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.

    Other Disasters

    • Uganda. Death toll from landslides in the eastern Uganda has climbed to 43, officials have said.
    • Louisiana, USA. Mayor Mitch Landrieu has declared a state of emergency as a large marsh fire in eastern New Orleans continues to send thick plumes of smoke smoke over the metro area, reports said.
    • Northern Rockies, USA. At least 42,000 lightning strikes struck the Northern Rockies over a 36-hour period, sparking new wildfires in Montana and Idaho in addition to about 40 other fires already burning across the region, AP reported fire officials as saying.
      • “The lightning strikes from Sunday to Tuesday also started new wildfires in the Clearwater and Nez Perce national forests in Idaho, according to Bryan Henry of the Northern Rockies Coordination Center. There were at least three dozen active wildfires burning Tuesday in those two states and in northern Wyoming.”
    • Texas, USA. “Dozens of elementary students at a camp and several towns were being evacuated Tuesday as a fast-moving wildfire raged in a North Texas lakeside community,” said a report.
      • Texas fires since January:  17,169
      • Acres burned: 3,414,454
      • Structures lost: 2,392 [possibly as many as 3,000]
      • In the past seven days Texas Forest Service has responded to 219 fires for 17,857 acres.
      • Source: Texas Forest Service
  • [August 31, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,659 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Obama’s War on Afghanistan.
      • U.S. Fatalities In and Around Afghanistan ['Operation Enduring Freedom'] : 1,670 [1,752]
      • Total number of Coalition troops killed: 2,699
      • Afghan civilians and soldiers killed in the occupation war: at least 19,629
      • Afghan civilians injured: Tens of thousands

Other Disasters

  • New Jersey, USA. The White House today declared a major disaster exists in the State of New Jersey due to the widespread damage caused  by Hurricane Irene beginning on August 27, 2011, and continuing.
  • New York, USA. The White House today declared a major disaster exists in the State of New York following the impact of Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
    • “New York state alone suffered $1 billion in damage with 600 homes destroyed, six towns inundated and 150 major highways and 140,000 acres of farmland damaged, Governor Cuomo said.”
  • North Carolina, USA. The White House today declared a major disaster exists in the State of North Carolina due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene beginning on August 25, 2011, and continuing.
  • Iowa, USA. The White House today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Iowa because of the widespread damage caused by severe storms and flooding during the period of July 27-29, 2011.
  • Vermont, USA. The White House has declared an emergency exists in the State of Vermont due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
  • Ibadan, Nigeria. At least 102 people are now known to have died as a result of flooding in the south-western Nigerian city of Ibadan and neighboring areas the Nigerian Red Cross has said.

[NOTE: This listing is by no means exhaustive.]

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2 Responses to “2011 Disaster Calendar – August”

  1. kas said

    [Thank you for kind words. Moderator]

  2. Colin said

    Everyone needs to know this and then some !!!!

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