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Tornadoes Devastate 2 Small Towns, Kill 12 in 3 States

Posted by feww on March 1, 2012

Harrisburg declared a disaster area

EF4 tornado blasts through HARRISBURG, Ill., killing at least 6 people, injuring more than a 100 others and flattening entire blocks of homes.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – March 1

[March 1, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,476 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

Storm updates (unfiltered). Source: SPC

  • U.S. Midwest. Violent storms devastated communities in the Midwest and South, killing at least 12 people across three states, injuring hundreds and destroying or damaging up to a thousand homes.
  • Illinois. Gov. Pat Quinn of Illinois has declared Harrisburg a disaster area, after an EF4 tornado blasted through the town (pop: ~ 9,000), killing at least 6 people, injuring more than 100 others and flattening entire blocks of homes.
  • Missouri. Governor Jay Nixon has declared Taney County a disaster area after an EF2 tornado with winds of about 130MPH touched down in Stone and Taney Counties in Missouri leaving a 22-mile path of destruction from the Kimberling City area to Branson.
    • The tornado impact injured 33 people and damaged/destroyed  more than 100 homes and businesses in Branson, reports said.
    • About 20 of the more than 200 hotels in Branson have been badly damaged including a large motel, officials said.
    • Branson, dubbed a ‘music Mecca,’ is a major tourist destination with about 8 million visitors arriving each year.
  • The Next System. The storms are now heading for Mid-Atlantic states;  however, more destructive tornadoes may be spawned by the next system striking both the Midwest and South,  a meteorologist with the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., said.

The Enhanced Fujita Tornado Scale – Quick Chart

EF0: 65 TO 85 MPH
EF1: 86 TO 110 MPH
EF2: 111 TO 135 MPH
EF3: 136 TO 165 MPH
EF4: 166 TO 200 MPH
EF5: Wind speeds greater than 200 MPH (>322 km/hr)

Other Global Disasters

  • Australia.  About  three-quarters of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) as well as parts of the two neighboring states of Victoria and the Northern Territory in the SE of the continent are affected by floods, reports said.
    • Thousands of people have been evacuated from Cooma, near the NSW Snowy Mountains, and Goulburn, midway between Sydney and Canberra.
    • Parts of Central Australia have received more than 100mm of rain in the past two days, about a half of  their annual rainfall, leaving many roads impassable.
    • “In the [Australian Capital Territory,] a large dam near Canberra being built after a severe drought four years ago was expected to overflow last night. The old dam, built in 1912, is completely submerged for the first time in its history,” said a report

Weather systems to remember!

Source: ABOM

Related Links

Tornadoes 2012

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

Australian Disasters

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