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Archive for June 13th, 2013

Wildfires, Violent Weather Continue Attacking America

Posted by feww on June 13, 2013

Spreading Like Wildfire!

Two ferocious wildfires are spreading across southern Colorado, destroying scores of homes and consuming thousands of acres.

The so-called Black Forest Fire has devoured about 10,000 acres, destroying an estimated 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders and pre-evacuation notices to nearly 10,000 people and 3,500 residences and businesses, according to officials.

The second blaze, Royal Gorge Bridge fire, burning about 55 miles southwest of Black Forest Fire, has consumed about 5 square miles, destroying at least 20 structures.

Deadly Wildfire in California

“Wildfires also were burning in New Mexico, Oregon and California, where a smokejumper was killed fighting one of dozens of lightning-sparked fires,” said a report.

Red Flag Warnings

Red Flag Warnings are in Effect across parts of at least 5 states—Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

US weather hazmap 13jun13

Violent Weather Moving East

Forecasters at the NWS Storm Prediction Center have predicted a Moderate Risk of severe thunderstorms for parts of the Mid-Atlantic Thursday. “Significant wind damage expected, along with the possibility of large hail and a few tornadoes. Heavy rainfall will also accompany the system.”

On Wednesday, at least 12 tornadoes touched down in 3 states—Iowa, Illinois and Ohio.


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Major Explosion and Fire Reported at Louisiana Chemical Plant

Posted by feww on June 13, 2013

Williams Olefins Chemical Plant Explodes

The explosion at the plant, located in the Geismar area, south of Baton Rouge was followed by a large fire. Injuries have been reported. 

The plant produces about 1.3 billion pounds of ethylene and 90 million pounds of polymer grade propylene, according to the Williams Olefine plant website.

Williams Olefins plant
Image: U.S. Environmental Services


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Drought Disaster Declared for 31 Counties across Seven States

Posted by feww on June 13, 2013

U.S. Drought Disaster Spreads

USDA has designated 31 additional counties across seven states as Agricultural Disaster Areas due to damages and losses caused by several ongoing drought. The designations include both primary and contiguous disaster areas.

A total of at least 1,266 counties across 28 states are currently designated as [primary or contiguous] drought disaster areas.

The latest disaster designations are  in the following states

  • Texas
  • Colorado
  • Arizona
  • Utah
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Nevada

us drought disaster map
U.S. Drought Disaster Map as of June 12, 2013. A total of at least 1,266 counties across 28 states are currently designated as [primary or contiguous] drought disaster areas.

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