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NALGAE, 2nd powerful typhoon in 5 days, hits Philippines

Posted by feww on October 1, 2011

Residents in Luzon’s flooded towns told to evacuate immediately as NALGAE spawns  new deluge

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – October 1

[October 1, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,628 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Philippines. Typhoon NALGAE (Quiel) made landfall in Isabela around 9 am local time packing maximum sustained winds of 160 kph with gusts of up to 195 kph.
    • The typhoon slammed into Isabela province, northern Luzon, bringing strong winds and torrential rains to the region that was devastated by typhoon NESAT earlier.
    • Residents in Luzon’s flooded coastal towns were told to evacuate immediately as NALGAE was expected to trigger a new deluge in the heels of NESAT which struck the region 5 days ago.
    • At least 3 people including 2 children were killed in storm related incidents in Bulacan province, reports said.
    • “Residents of Hagonoy, Bulacan are suffering the brunt of typhoons Quiel and ‘Pedring’ as the town is practically without water and food.”
    • “People walked 10 kilometers in chest-high water in search of drinking water as the town remained without electricity to supply power for pumping stations of a local water district.”

Other Disasters

  • Texas, USA. At least 6,000 acres have been charred and 73 more structures destroyed by Texas wildfires since the last update two days ago (dated September 29, 20110.


YTD Texas wildfire stats by TFS as of October 1, 2011. [The acreage  burnt includes about 3 million acres of pasture land.]

  • Thailand. All 16 districts of Ayutthaya province in central Thailand have been declared disaster areas due to severe flooding.
    • Many riverside communities were submerged under more than two meters of water as the Lop Buri River surged, a report said.
    • “Flooding started in Ayutthaya on Sept 4 and has affected more than 224,000 residents. Run-off from the North is raising levels of the Chao Phraya, Pasak, Lop Buri and Noi rivers.”
  • Delaware, USA. The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Delaware because of the damage caused by Hurricane Irene during the period of August 25-31, 2011.
  • District of Columbia, USA.  The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the District of Columbia because of the damage caused by Hurricane Irene during the period of August 26 to September 1, 2011
  • Wall Street, USA. At least 700 demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street protest movement have been arrested on New York’s Brooklyn Bridge across the East River, on their way to Brooklyn park, reports said.
    • The protesters say they are defending 99% of the US population against the wealthiest 1%.
    • “Some of the protesters said police had allowed them on to the roadway and were escorting them across when they were surrounded and the arrests began,” a report said.
    • “This was not a protest against the NYPD. This was a protest of the 99% against the disproportionate power of the 1%,” a protester told the reporters.
    • “We are not anarchists. We are not hooligans. I am a 48-year-old man. The top 1% control 50% of the wealth in the USA.”
    • Scores of other protests have also sprung up in other US cities in sympathy with the objectives of Occupy Wall Street movement, with the largest being held in Chicago, San Francisco, Boston and Los Angeles, reports said.
    • More than 2,000 people marched to NY City’s police headquarters on Friday to protest against the police conduct and earlier mass arrests.

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Storms, Flooding Kill Hundreds in Asia

Posted by feww on October 1, 2011

Worst Mekong flooding this century kills at least 150 in Vietnam, Cambodia, affecting millions

Typhoon NESAT kills at least 40 people in China, having left 48 dead and 30 missing in the Philippines earlier,  as powerful Typhoon NALGAE  (Quiel) approaches Luzon island.

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – September 30

[September 30, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,629 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • ASIA. Flooding  in Mekong Delta has killed at least 150 people in Cambodia and Vietnam, destroying or damaging half a million acres of rice paddies.
    • Flooding has affected millions in Cambodia and Vietnam displacing at least half a million people, sources said.
    • “Flooding across the fertile Mekong Delta helped drive rice prices to a three-year high in Vietnam this week, traders said, which will add to inflation problems. The delta produces more than half of Vietnam’s rice and 90 percent of its exportable grain.” Said a report.
    • Two typhoons hit Japan in September month, leaving at least 110 people dead or missing.
    • Prolonged monsoon rains, numerous storms and back-to-back typhoons have triggered epic flooding across the continent destroying or damaging millions of acres of crops and leaving large swathes of fertile land in ruins.
    • “At least four towns in the rice-growing province of Bulacan, north of Manila, remained submerged two days after Typhoon Nesat had moved on.” AP reported.
    • Climate-related disasters have claimed thousands of lives,  left tens of millions displaced and caused billions of dollar worth of damage in Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam this year so far.

Other Disasters

  • Wisconsin , USA. The U.S.  Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared agricultural disasters in 16 northern Wisconsin counties hit by extreme weather this year, which included more than 10 inches of snowfall in April.
    • The counties designated as primary disaster areas are Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Oneida and Vilas.
    • The following counties are contiguous: Burnett, Langlade, Lincoln, Marinette, Oconto, Price, Sawyer and Washburn.
  • USA. In line with FIRE-EARTH forecast, some 3,285 counties across the United States have been declared disaster areas in the last 9 months.

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