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

Hungary Declared a Disaster Area amid ‘Unprecedented’ Snowstorm

Posted by feww on March 16, 2013

Hungary deploys tanks as deadly snowstorm paralyzes Eastern Europe

Hungarian government has declared the country a disaster area, sending in tanks to rescue thousands of motorists trapped in snow.

  • The Interior Minister has described the disaster as “unprecedented in Hungary.”
  • The deadly snowstorm has also struck parts of the Balkans, Belarus, Bulgaria, Poland and Slovakia, reports said.
  • At least 12,000 people from more than 5,000 vehicles have so far been rescued and taken to temporary shelters, the Hungarian Prime Minister told reporters.
  • “The situation is particularly difficult and serious on the M1 motorway near the town of Babolna where there is a wall of snow, spanning 12 km (7 miles) with some gaps, and due to the strong winds even the deployment of helicopters is difficult,” he said.
  • At least a dozen people have so far been killed in weather-related incidents.
  • More than  1,000  towns and villages are without electricity throughout the region.
  • Heavy rain has hit parts of Bosnia, Kosovo and Serbia, said a report.

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March 16, 2013  DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,092 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,092 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 16, 2011 …

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