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

Washington Declared a Disaster Area

Posted by feww on March 6, 2012

Disaster in Washington state caused by severe winter storm, flooding, landslides, and mudslides

The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Washington in the areas affected by a severe winter storm, flooding, landslides and mudslides during the period of January 14-23, 2012.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – March 6

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  • Washington, USA.   The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Washington in the areas affected by a severe winter storm, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of January 14-23, 2012.
    • Areas worst affected by the disasters were Clallam, Grays Harbor, King, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties.

Other Global Disasters

  • The Republic of Congo.The U.S. State Department has declared disaster in Congo after explosions in the capital Brazzaville.
    • The death toll from Sunday’s explosion that flattened buildings in Brazzaville has climbed to at least 236.
    • Many others are believed to be trapped under debris and the death toll may rise.
    • The explosions were reportedly started by a fire at a munition depot.
  • Georgia, USA.  A state of emergency has been declared in Paulding County, Ga., after an EF3 tornado hit the area.
    • The tornado damaged or destroyed more than 160 buildings.
    • “The Paulding County Regional Airport is temporarily closed due to more than $6 million in damage. Twenty-three planes were damaged, and 18 are a total loss, but authorities hope to have the runway open by the end of the week,”  said a report.
  • NSW, Australia.  NSW state government has declared a state of emergency for Wagga Wagga.
    • The deluge in the region has already been  described as the worst flooding in 40 years.
    • Wagga residents are working frantically to raise levee banks to hold back rising flood waters of the Murrumbidgee River.
    • The Burrinjuck dam, upstream from the city, has already reached about 110 per cent of its safe capacity, reports said.
    • Up to 10,000 people have already been evacuated from the Wagga Wagga CBD and those who stayed to protect their properties are now being urged to leave.
    • Wagga Wagga has received 188mm of rain since Feb. 27, its highest rainfall on record, causing the worst flooding in 160 years.
    • Since the NSW flooding began last week, about 14,000 people have been evacuated and at least 7,500 others have been isolated.
    • The cost of restoring roads, properties, fencing, livestock and infrastructure has already exceeded A$500 million, local government officials have said.
  • Queensland and Victoria. Widespread flooding continues also in two other states of Queensland and Victoria, with some areas receiving more than 160mm of rain in less than 48 hours.
  • Afghanistan.  A massive avalanche has obliterated a village in Afghanistan’s north-eastern Badakhshan province near the Tajikistan border, killing art least 40 people, and injuring more than a dozen.
    • The death toll is expected to rise as many others are reported missing.
    • Avalanches in the Badakhshan province left dozens of people dead in January.
  • UK.  “Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection has been identified on 121 farms [up from 92 farm on March 2, and 11 farms on January 31, 2012.] Eight of the positive cases have been diagnosed in cattle, 113 in sheep, and none to date in other species. Four new counties have reported disease: Devon, Dorset, Cambridgeshire and Somerset,” AHVLA reported. “So far, none of the affected farms have reported importing animals during 2011 from the affected areas in mainland Europe. SBV infection has only been identified in areas at risk of midge incursion from Northern Europe during summer / autumn 2011.”
  • Germany.  In Germany, animals on at least 847 farms have been tested positive for Schmallenberg virus, as of March 5, 2012, FLI reported.
  • Rest of Europe. Numbers of Schmallenberg infection in the Netherlands, BelgiumFrance, Italy and Luxembourg appear to be heavily under-reported.

Australian Disasters

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