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IRENE’s Legacy

Posted by feww on October 8, 2011

USDA Declares Rhode Island Agricultural Disaster Area

The entire state of Rhode Island, which includes five counties, has been  designated as natural disaster areas due to losses caused by Tropical Storm Irene on Aug. 26-28, 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported.

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – October 7

[October 7, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,622 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Rhode Island, USA. The entire state of Rhode Island, which includes five counties, has been  designated as natural disaster areas due to losses caused by Tropical Storm Irene on Aug. 26-28, 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported.
    • The following counties in Connecticut and Massachusetts were added to the disaster list because they are contiguous:
      • Connecticut: New London and Windham counties
      • Massachusetts: Bristol, Norfolk and Worcester counties
  • Connecticut, USA. Seven counties in the state of Connecticut have been designated as primary and contiguous Natural Disaster Areas by USDA.
    • The designation follows losses caused by Tropical Storm Irene on Aug. 28-29, 2011.
    • The following counties in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island weer also declared as natural disaster areas because they are contiguous:
      • Massachusetts:  Berkshire, Hampden and Worcester
      • New York. Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester
      • Rhode Island: Kent, Providence, Washington

Other Disasters

  • Listeria Outbreak, USA. At least 21 people have died and 109 others sickened in 23 states in the listeriosis outbreak linked to tainted Colorado cantaloupes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
    • The deaths have occurred in Colorado (5), New Mexico (5), Kansas (2), Texas(2), and 1 each in Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, and Wyoming.
  • Texas, USA. The following table is a wildfire damage update provided by Texas Forrest Service (TFS)


YTD Texas wildfire stats by TFS as of October 7, 2011. [The acreage  burnt includes about 3.1 million acres of pasture land.]

  • Funafuti, Tuvalu (Pacific Ocean). The world’s fourth-smallest nation located  south of the Equator, has declared a state of emergency because it is running out of water.
    • Tuvalu, a cluster of small islands about 3,200 km NE of NZ, has a combined land mass of 25 sq km with its highest point rising just 5m above sea level.
    • The islands have a population of just over 10,000 on nine sinking atolls.
  • Tokelau islands. The 1,400  or so residents of Tokelau islands (colonial name:  The Union Islands) are also left with very little drinking water.
    • The islands consist of 3 tropical coral atolls with a total land mass of 10 km2, located north of the Samoan Islands and east of Tuvalu.
    • The two island nations depend on rain for their drinking water. The ongoing La Nina has caused a severe drought in the past six months.

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