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Archive for June 29th, 2010

Landslide Buries 107 People in SW China

Posted by feww on June 29, 2010

China Facing Unending Mega-Disasters

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Little Chance of Finding any Survivors

Original Caption: Soldiers rush to the site of a landslide in Guanling County of southwest China’s Guizhou Province, on June 28, 2010. Some 107 people from 38 families were buried and trapped by a rainstorm-triggered landslide Monday afternoon in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, local authorities said. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu). Image may be subject to copyright.

At least 107 people were buried by a landslide in southwest China’s Guizhou Province on  Monday,  Chinese officials said, Xinhua reported.

The landslide which was triggered by torrential rain and flooding “occurred at 2:30 p.m. in Dazhai Village, Gangwu Township of Guanling County, said a spokesman for the government of Anshun City, which administers Guanling.”

Rescue work was  suspended because relentless rain which has been pummeling the  area since late Sunday, officials were reported as saying.

UPDATE: First body retrieved after landslide buries 107 in SW China

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    Could Alex Surprise Everyone?

    Posted by feww on June 29, 2010

    TS ALEX – UPDATE June 29

    ALEX Standing Still in Southern Gulf of Mexico, Strengthening to a Hurricane

    TS Alex could still surprise everyone by heading toward the leaking Macondo oil well, instead of moving as forecast.

    Even on its projected path, Alex would create high winds and rough seas hampering the ‘cleanup’ operation.

    TS ALEX At 00:00UTC – June 29

    • LOCATION: 20.6N, 91.6W
    • Distances
      • About 675km (420 miles) ESE OF Tampico, Mexico
      • About 845km (525 miles) SE of Brownsville, Texas
    • Max. Sustained Winds 95km/hr (60MPH)
    • Currently Movement: STATIONARY
    • Min Central Pressure 990 MB (29.23 inches)

    TS ALEX — IR Satellite Image. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge

    TS ALEX — GOM Wind Shear Diagram. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge

    ALEX Projected Paths –
    Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge

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    Satellite Imagery (GOES 12 Floater/NOAA/SSD)

    Loops/ Satellite Animations (GOES 12; NOAA/SSD)

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