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3 million Filipinos affected by 2 typhoons

Posted by feww on October 2, 2011

Powerful Typhoons in the Philippines Leave Tens of Thousands Without Food and Drinking Water

Most of the flooding victims refuse to evacuate flooded homes fearing looters, as Philippines government considers forced evacuations

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – October 2

[October 2, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,627 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Luzon, Philippines. Two powerful, back-to-back typhoons have left at least 60 people dead and many missing.
    • About 3 million people have been affected by the widespread flooding spawned by the storms.
    • Most of the victims refuse to evacuate flooded homes fearing looters, as Philippines government considers forced evacuations.
    • Large areas in  many provinces have become isolated because roads are submereged under chest-high floodwater.
    • “The damage bill from Typhoon Nesat stood at 6.7 billion pesos ($155 million), the disaster agency said. More than 180,000 people fled to shelters in dozens of towns north of Manila. There was no initial damage estimate for Nalgae.” Said a report.
    • “We are seeing a mass exodus of people looking for food,” said the representative of World Vision’s, an international aid agency.

      “Survivors have no means to cook food. They may have money but there’s just nothing to buy.”

    • Flood intensity was compounded by excess water from dams, as the authorities opened the floodgates to “release water from three dams in the Agno Basin as well as in Magat Dam in Ramon, Isabela.” a report said.
    • There’s strong probability that a third typhoon may hit Luzon later this week.
  • Thailand. Thailand declared two provinces as disaster areas, as flooding in the Central Plain region intensified, reports said.
    • The declaration covered the entire province of Ayutthaya and a large section “of Phichit province where the Lop Buri River has overflowed, leaving many riverside communities underwater.”
  • Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, SW China. Flooding triggered by Typhoon NESAT which slammed into the island province of Hainan two days ago, a report said.
    • Water from heavy downpours brought by Nesat has entered major river courses in the region, where more than 2 million people have been affected by the typhoon.
    • NESAT was the strongest typhoon to hit the region since 2005, forcing the evacuation of more than 130,000 people, the report quoted the authorities as saying.
    • The typhoon has destroyed thousands of homes across 24 counties in Guangxi and damaged more than a quarter of million hectares of farmland.
  • Algeria. Flooding in Algeria has left at least 10 people dead and two others missing, the authorities said
    • Flash floods spawned by several days of torrential downpours have deluged at least two towns southwest of the capital Algiers destroying or damaging about a thousand  homes.

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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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