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2011 Disaster Calendar – APRIL


2011 – 2012: A Time for Mega Disasters

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Nearly all of the anthropogenic and human-enhanced disasters that will occur on the planet in the 2011-2012 period would have been preventable.

Humans continued to devour energy at a rate of 17.3terrawatt in 2011, when maximum ‘safe’ limit was less than 1.9terrawatt.


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2011 Disaster Calendar

January 2011 | February 2011 | March 2011 | April 2011 | May 2011 | June 2011 | July 2011 |

  • Day 456 [April 1, 2011]

    • QLD, Australia. The north Queensland township of Hideaway Bay has been declared a disaster area, after more than 600mm of rain fell in less than 70 hours, triggering large-scale floods and massive mudslides, reports say.
    • Tennessee, USA.President Chauncy Gardiner (aka Barack Obama)  “today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Tennessee and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding during the period of February 28 to March 1, 2011.” WH said in a statement.
    • California, USA. Small Business Association has declared the 2010 salmon season a disaster, a report said.
    • Florida, USA. At least 9 tornadoes tore through the Tampa Bay area, three each in Polk, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, as  a strong weather front moved through the area.
      • “Substantial damage occurred in the Palm River, Riverview and Interbay Boulevard areas, where the weather service said two tornadoes touched down in a 10-minute period.” Said a report.
      • Some 87,000 customers lost power during the storm.
      • “Some of the homes and businesses were so severely damaged that even if we restore a neighborhood, the customer has problems receiving the power,” a TECO spokesman said.
  • Day 457 [April 2, 2011]

    • Ivory Coast. At least 800 people have been killed in “inter-ethnic” violence in the western Ivory Coast city of Duekoue in the past few days, said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
    • Thailand. Death toll from Mega flooding and landslides in southern Thailand has reached at least 35, with scores of people missing and many more injured. Major flooding have hit the Thai provinces of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Surat Thani, Trang, Chumphon, Songkhla, Krabi and Phangnga, Satun and Narathiwat, displacing or affecting up to 2 million people and submerging about 150,000 hectares of farmland, a report said.
  • Day 458 [April 3, 2011]

    • Vietnam. About 2 dozen people are killed or seriously injured in a quarry “rockslide” in central Vietnam’s Thanh district of Nghe An province, reports say.
  • Day 459 [April 4, 2011]

    • Kinshasa, DRC. All but one of 33 people  flying a UN plane were killed when their jet crashed at Kinshasa airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the UN has said.
    • Colorado, USA. Gov Hickenlooper has declared Crystal Fire west of Fort Collins a disaster area, reports say. “Because of the fire’s size and proximity to numerous residences in Redstone Canyon, Stringtown Gulch and the area south of Rist Canyon and East of Stove Prairie, an aggressive response is essential,” Hickenlooper said.
  • Day 460 [April 5, 2011]

    • GlobalArctic ozone depletion has reached an all time high of 40%, against a previous record of 30%. Record depletion of Arctic ozone layer is causing increased UV radiation in Scandinavia.
    • Louisiana, USA.Gov Jindal has declared a state of emergency across the state because of severe weather, reports say.
      • “Widespread wind damage has been reported across south Louisiana and southwest Mississippi Monday evening in association with a line of severe storms racing to the east.” Source .
    • Florida, USA. The Hillsborough County has declared a state of emergency following the damage caused by 9 tornadoes that hit Tampa Bay last week.   More than 200 homes in the Hillsborough County were damage by a strong storm, which spawned three tornadoes, said a report.
  • Day 461 [April 6, 2011]

    • California, USA. Stanislaus County have declared a state of emergency after floodwaters eroded eight feet of the levee on the San Joaquin River near Gomes Lake. Many people living along the river have been evacuated, as officials feared warm weather melting the mountain snowpack could make the river swell even more, a report said. “Rising water has eroded eight feet into the levee; with 30 feet of earth remaining, it’s probably not an “imminent threat” but must be closely watched, Robinson said. A breach would threaten 7,000 acres of farmland and 10,000 head of dairy cattle.”
    • Michigan, USA. Mecosta County has declared a state of emergency because of the damage caused by severe flooding from storms, a report said.
    • Idaho, USA. Idaho House has declared wolves a “disaster emergency,” thus giving gov. Butch Otter broad powers to annihilate them, a report said. “Meanwhile, U.S. senators and representatives from Western states are seeking to delist wolves in the Rockies through congressional action, which would be unprecedented in the history of the Endangered Species Act.”
    • Philippines. Death toll in the Palawan diarrhea outbreak has reached 23, according to regional police. Most of the victims are believed to be children who contracted the disease from drinking contaminated water.
    • Thailand. The confirmed death toll from severe flooding and widespread landslide in southern Thailand has climbed to 53, Public Health Minister said.
  • Day 462 [April 7, 2011]

    • Toliara, Madagascar. At least 20 people have died and 126 others are in critical condition after consuming toxic sardines in Madagascar’s  south-western town of Toliara, officials have said.
    • Mexico. ” Protests in more than 20 Mexican cities against drug-related violence have been interrupted by news of the discovery of 59 bodies.” Said a report.
    • Italy. “A boat carrying as many as 300 migrants from Libya capsized in rough seas off the Italian coast early Wednesday, leaving 250 people unaccounted for.” Source.
    • Manila, Philippines. A large fire destroyed at least 500 homes in Maysilo village, Malabon city, north of Manila, leaving more than  3,000 people homeless.
  • Day 463 [April 8, 2011]

    • Manila, Philippines. A large fire in Metro Manila destroyed 300 homes, affecting at least 400 families, said a report.
    • Japan. The 7.4 quake that struck on Japan’s east coast late Thursday night killed at least 4 people, injured more than 140 others,  and knocked out power to four million homes.
  • Day 465 [April 10, 2011]

    • Texas, USA. A fast-moving blaze across Stonewall County in northern Texas has consumed about 70,000 acres of ranchland, Texas Forest service said. Some 92 wildfires have consumed about 90,000 acres across the state in the past week.
    • Manitoba, Canada. The Municipality of St. Andrews has declared a state of emergency because of rising floodwaters, a report said.
    • Virginia, USA. Gov Bob McDonnell has declared a state of emergency for the Town of Pulaski and Pulaski County after a violent storm front spawning at least 2 tornadoes damaged  an estimated 400 homes, a report said.
    • Iowa, USA. Gov. Terry Branstad has issued a disaster proclamation for Monona County after at least one large tornado struck the county causing “significant damage.” A violent storm front has spawned a wave of tornadoes bringing in 1-inch diameter hail. The National Weather Service in Des Moines reported tornado sightings in at least  seven cities and towns in western and central Iowa late Saturday.
  • Day 466 [April 11, 2011]

    • Texas, USA. Out-of-control wildfires have scorched 400 sq miles across Texas, destroying about 90 homes, devastating the small mountain town of Fort Davis in West Texas and killing scores of livestock, reports say.
    • Iowa, USA. An EF3 tornado widening to about 750 meters at some points along it 6km path struck the town of Mapleton on Saturday razing 15 blocks, destroying 100 homes and buildings and leaving about 600 people displaced, a report said.
    • Kansas, USA. Gov. Sam Brownback has declared a State of Disaster Emergency because of a large wildfire in Ellsworth and  Saline Counties, a report said.
    • Iowa, USA. Gov. Terry Branstad has declared Pocahontas County a disaster area because of the damage caused by a weekend storm,  a report said.
  • Day 467 [April 12, 2011]

    • Japan. The government has elevated the Fukushima nuclear disaster status to the maximum level 7, Major Accident, on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES), reports said.
    • W. Virginia, USA. Gov. Tomblin has declared a state of emergency in 4 outhern West Virginia counties following severe storms, bringing torrential rain, hail, flooding and mudslide which blocked roads and streams.  High winds downed trees and caused power outages, a report said.
      • “As of this afternoon, 23 counties are under a flood watch and 38 counties are under a tornado watch.”
    • New Mexico, USA. The city of Las Vegas, NM, has declared a state of emergency because of Extreme drought conditions, a report said.
    • Wisconsin, USA. The city of Kaukauna, northeast of Arkdale, Wisconsin has issued an emergency declaration after a severe storm and possible tornado(es) destroyed/damaged a57 homes, a report said.
    • Texas, USA. At least three tornadoes touched down in N. Texas destroying/damaging 200+ homes, reports say.
    • New Zealand. The NZ govt has again extended a state of emergency declared after the February 23 deadly earthquake in Christchurch. While the actual death toll from the quake remains a mystery, and the exact number would probably never be revealed, it’s understood that up to 50 percent of the dead were foreign nationals. See also New Zealand Earthquake UPDATE Feb 24
  • Day 468 [April 13, 2011]

    • Mexico. The number of murder victims found in a series of mass graves in northern Mexico has risen to 116,  a report said.
    • Alberta, Canada. Expecting a breach of the Seven Persons Reservoir in Medicine Hat (SE Alberta), the city officials have declared a state of emergency, evacuating dozens of homes and putting hundreds more on stand-by, a report said.
    • Bali, Indonesia. Seven regencies in Bali including the capital Denpasar, Buleleng, Jembrana, Gianyar, Klungkung, Tabanan and Karangasem have declared a state of emergency as the island comes under caterpillar attack, a report said. “In Buleleng, each tree is occupied by between 200 and 1,000 caterpillars. Similar to the occurrence in East Java, Bali’s caterpillars aim at mango trees.”
    • Manitoba, Canada. At least two people are confirmed dead as floodwaters sweep across the prairies, prompting officials in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to declare states of emergency at various locations, a report said.
      • “THE spring flooding season has claimed its second life, as a Lac du Bonnet-area man died over the weekend after his car rolled into a flooded ditch near the Lee River in eastern Manitoba.”
      • “Officials in Brandon declared a state of emergency for the southeast part of the city Wednesday.”
  • Day 469 [April 14, 2011]

  • Day 470 [April 15, 2011]

    • USA. Violent storms spawning deadly tornadoes have left wide paths of  destruction, killing up to 12 people and injuring many more in  several states including Oklahoma and Arkansas, reports said.
  • Day 471 [April 16, 2011]

    • Namibia. Flooding in northern Namibia has killed at least 80 people and displaced about 60,000 others, with an additional 450,000 people,  (more than 22 percent of the population) affected, reports said. (See also March entries for the declaration of a state of emergency in the country).
      • “Three successive years of heavy rains in the affected regions had raised the water table considerably, meaning that ‘flood water levels are unlikely to recede for the next three to six months’ because the soil was waterlogged,” UN OCHA was reported as saying.
    • Angola. Severe flooding in Angola has killed at least 44 people and displaced thousands more, a report said.
    • Alabama, USA.  Gov Bentley is declaring a State of Emergency for all Alabama counties following severe weather which brought tornados, severe t-storms, hail and strong winds earlier today, a report said. At least one person was killed in
      • “This is a serious storm that has already caused significant damage across the South. I hope Alabamians take extreme caution while these storms move through,” said Bentley.
      • “There are confirmed reports of tornado touchdowns in the following Alabama counties:  Monroe, Greene, Marengo, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Choctaw. Multiple injuries have been reported in Sumter, Greene and Marengo counties.” The report said.
      • “An apparent tornado struck Bellington Circle approximately 6 miles south of Linden [Marengo County.] Law enforcement confirmed 1 fatality and at least 4 injuries.” The National Weather Service reported.
    • Mississippi, USA. “A State of Emergency has been declared for 14 Mississippi counties after tornadoes and high winds whipped through the state today, causing multiple injuries, shutting down I-20, ravaging homes and businesses and knocking out power to thousands.” Said a report.
    • Oklahoma, USA.  Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency in 26 Oklahoma counties, a report said. The declaration include the following counties: Atoka, Carter, Coal, Creek, Custer, Delaware, Harper, Johnston, Latimer, LeFlore, Lincoln, Love, Marshall, Murray, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pushmataha, Rogers, Seminole, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington and Woodward.
    • California, USA.Gov. Brown has declared a state of emergency in 19 counties that were pummeled by a series of severe storms and flooding in March, reports said.
  • Day 472 [April 17, 2011]

    • United States.Some 229 Tornadoes  and numerous storms have killed at least 27 people and injured scores more throughout southern U.S. since Thursday, causing much destruction.
    • North Carolina, USA. Gov Perdue has declared a state of emergency for North Carolina because of the destruction caused by deadly storms and tornadoes across the state, reports said. Sever storms ripped through central North Carolina causing multiple fatalities and much destruction.
  • Day 473 [April 18, 2011]

    • United States.  Deadly  tornado clusters and violent storms have devastated parts of 16 states in southern and eastern U.S., killing about 50 people and injuring 500 others.  The twisters and storms have carved swathes of destruction in their wake, with hundreds of homes left destroyed or severely damaged.
    • Texas, USA. Some 6,031 Wildfires have scorched 1,656,857 acres, destroying 740 structures and forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes. [Year-To-Date Totals sourced from TFS incident report.]
  • Day 474 [April 19, 2011]

    • China. Death toll from the weekend’s severe storm in China’s Guangdong province has reached at least 20, with more than 150 people injured, reports said.
  • Day 475 [April 20, 2011]

    • Texas, USA. More than 6,044 fires consume 1,787,363 acres and 743 building, prompting the authorities to evacuate several towns, reports said.
    • NC, USA. Death toll from last weekend’s tornado attacks in North Carolina has reached at least 24, with more than 130 people injured, reports said.
  • Day 476 [April 21, 2011]

    • Colombia. Severe flooding, large-scale landslides and torrents of mudslides triggered by almost nonstop rains have left up to 120 people dead or missing, with many more injured throughout Colombia,  reports said. At least 400,000 people have lost their homes.
      • “This is the longest rainy season we’ve had in the last 40 years and the one that has caused the most destruction,” a  Colombian Red Cross worker said. “We’ve had everything from mudslides and flooding to rivers overflowing and destroying everything in their path.”
      • At least 1,000 districts in 28 of the country’s 32 provinces have been affected.
  • Day 477 [April 22, 2011]

    • Philippines. A massive landslide in southern Philippines has killed at least 10 people and buried up to 50 others. The landslide was triggered by days of torrential rain which caused a large section of a mountain to collapse in Pantukan town,  Mindanao’s Compostela Valley province, reports said.
    • Colombia. The authorities have declared a state of emergency following ongoing widespread disasters caused by extreme rain events which have lead to severe flooding and massive landslides.
    • Saskatchewan, Canada. The Standing Buffalo First Nation and the village of Lebret near Regina have declared local states of emergency as waters in the Qu’Appelle River valley surged, bringing the number of communities in the prairie province to make such declarations to 15, said a report.
    • NC, USA. Eight more eastern counties have been added to the declared federal disaster areas, the governor’s office has proclaimed.  There are now 26 counties in the state that are designated as  federally-declared disaster zones.
      • Tornado damage to NC businesses has left at least 2,000 people jobless, reports said.
  • Day 478 [April 23, 2011]

    • Kazakhstan. Melting snow and heavy rains have caused widespread flooding in West Kazakhstan Oblast since early April. Floods have destroyed/damaged thousands of  homes and businesses, submerging roads and highways, damaging  power supplies, telephone communications and gas mains, reports said. At least two people have died as a result, and about 9,000 people have been left homeless.
    • Missouri, USA. Gov Nixon has declared a state of emergency following Friday’s severe weather, reports said.
    • Manitoba, Canada. Rural Municipality of Cartier has declared a state of emergency because of widespread flooding, reports said. At least 700 people  in Manitoba have so far been evacuated.
  • Day 479 [April 24, 2011]

    •  Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Landslides, flooding and storm related incidents in southern Brazil have killed at least 10 people, a report said.
  • Day 480 [April 25, 2011]

    • Illinois, USA. The village of Old Shawneetown in Gallatin County, Illinois,  has declared a state of emergency following and issued a voluntary evacuation order, as the threat of flooding loomed. 
    • Indiana, USA. Posey County has declared a state of emergency because of widespread flooding, reports said.
    • Saskatchewan, Canada. The town of Watson (154 km east of Saskatoon) has declared a state of emergency.  “Due to the threat of the flood, Iron Spring Creek is rising rapidly, so we’ve been diking roads to protect our wells.”  The town mayor said.
  • Day 481 [April 26, 2011]

    • Arkansas, USA. State of emergency has been declared in Arkansas as deadly tornadoes, flooding claim 6 lives, destroy 100 homes, reports said.
    • Kentucky, USA. Severe weather, storms and rising floodwaters prompted Gov Beshear to declare a state of emergency for Kentucky, reports said.
  • Day 482 [April 27, 2011]

    • Arkansas, USA. Death toll from a cluster of powerful storms that hit Arkansas on Monday has reached at least 10.  Sevre weather continued into Tuesday,  with 45 tornadoes reported across the state by 8:00pm.
    • Tennessee, USA.  Gov Haslam declared  a state of emergency throughout Tennessee “as a precautionary move because of the severe weather and forecast of Mississippi River flooding,” a report said.
    • Texas, USA. A tornado touched down about 75 miles east of Dallas near the E. Texas town of Edom, destroying/damaging more than 100 homes and injuring at least one person. “We have major destruction,” said Chuck Allen, Van Zandt County emergency management spokesman. “We have multiple houses damaged or destroyed … easily 100-plus.”
    • Missouri, USA. At least 1,000 were evacuated from Poplar Bluff in SE Missouri amid fears of flash flooding as the levee on the Black River near south of the city was breached,  local officials said.
  • Day 483 [April 28, 2011]

    • United States. Deadly tornadoes and storms in southern US have killed at least 195, injure more than 1,000 and leave vast areas in six states devastated.
    • Alabama, USA. The White House has declared a state of emergency in Alabama.
    • Arkansas and Tennessee, USA.  Arkansas and Tennessee have both declared a state of emergency following the devastation caused by the violent storms
  • Day 485 [April 30, 2011]

    • New York, USA. NY Gov. Cuomo has declared a State Disaster Emergency in Essex County States of emergency have also been declared for Clinton County, Tupper, Champlain, portions of City of Plattsburgh following severe flooding, power outages and damage caused by storms.
    • Michigan, USA. Newaygo County officials have declared a state of emergency as flood waters continue to rise on the Muskegon River, impacting dozens of homes and forcing evacuations, a report said.
    • Pennsylvania, USA.  Kingston declares state of emergency due to flooding on streets
  • Day 486 [May 1, 2011]

    • China. Severe sandstorms sweeping across northwest China have destroyed/damaged thousands of hectares of crops and affected tens of thousands of people, reports said.  
      •  “The worst sandstorm of the year hit Beijing Saturday morning after sweeping through other regions in north China, the municipal meteorological station said.”
      • “Beijing’s sky turned yellow early in the morning as the sandstorm reached the city from Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Statistics from Beijing’s Environment Protection Bureau shows Saturday’s air quality is among the worst in the year.
      • Statistics from the State Forestry Administration shows the sandstorm has swept through 10 provinces and regions in north and west China, affecting an area of 2.3 million square km with a population of 90 million people.” Said a report.
      • Southern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in west China are affected by a separate sandstorm, the report added.


2011 Disaster Calendar

January 2011 | February 2011 | March 2011 | April 2011 | May 2011 | June 2011 | July 2011 |

2010 Disaster Calendar

January 2010 | February 2010 | March 2010 | April 2010 | May 2010 | June 2010 | July 2010 | August 2010 | September 2010 | October 2010 | November 2010 | December 2010

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