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Archive for August 10th, 2013

Mount Rokatenda Erupts, Kills 6 People

Posted by feww on August 10, 2013

Restive Mount Rokatenda on Palue, Indonesia, finally erupts

Mount Rokatenda, located on the small island of Palue about 2,000km east of Jakarta, erupted spewing ash and rocks more than 2,000 meter into the air.

Hot ash and lava from the eruption fell on a nearby beach, killing at least 6 people including 2 children, officials said.

Rokatenda has been restive since last October, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of villagers.

The eruption started at 04:27 on Saturday (20:27 UTC Friday) and lasted for about 4 hours, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency.


Mount Rokatenda is one of about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia, an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands. Much of the country sits along the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an area crisscrossed by numerous fault lines and prone to earthquakes and volcanic activity.

Mount Merapi’s 2010 eruption in central Java left up to 400 people dead and more than 250,000 others displaced.

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Deadly Floods Plague U.S. Midsection

Posted by feww on August 10, 2013

Extreme Rain Events in U.S. Midsection trigger widespread flooding , destroy or damage hundreds of homes

Beginning August 2, a  storm front stalling over the Plains has hit Missouri’s Ozarks region as well as parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee causing flash flooding and claiming at least 6 lives.

  • Flash Flood Warnings were in effect in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
  • Heavy rain in central Kansas, Tennessee and parts of Arkansas triggered severe flash flooding.
  • Many people in Nashville were forced to escape to balconies and rooftops as rescuers struggled to reach them.
  • More than 17 inches of rain has fallen in Richland, Missouri so far this week.

More torrential rains and a risk of additional flooding  is forecast across southeast Kansas, parts of central and southern Missouri, as well as parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, said NWS.

NWS had issued the following Warnings Watches and Advisories for parts of 21 states, as of posting:

Nashville Area Flash Flooding Prompts Rescues: AP

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  • Flooded basements, sewage plague hundreds of Kansas homes
    • Hundreds of Kansas homes have been damaged, several destroyed mostly by water in basements and sewage backups.
    • Four homes in Reno County were totally destroyed by flooding and 11 homes have major damage. Another 180 homes have minor damage and 56 other homes were affected.
    • Damage was reported to 30 homes in Harvey County and 60 homes in the city of Ellinwood.
    • At least 122 homes were flooded in Lindsborg.

The Springfield News-Leader
Some building blocks and a part of a porch mark the site where a flash flood washed away a trailer home Hollister, Mo., Thursday morning, Aug. 8, 2013. The water went through a trailer park and industrial area of Hollister washing away at least two trailer homes and forcing the evacuation and rescue of residents of the Hidden Valley Mobile Home Park. More images …

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Avoid Disappointment!!

Posted by feww on August 10, 2013

Do NOT Plan Too Far Ahead!


FIRE-EARTH Climate Models show climate change forcings and feedbacks switching global weather patterns onto “primordial tracks.”

FIRE-EARTH Population Model shows mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

Critical Planetary Overload

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

Collapse in Progress

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Idaho Town Evacuated as Wildfires Rage

Posted by feww on August 10, 2013

The town of Prairie and Fall Creek area under mandatory evacuation due to Pony Complex Fire

Lightning sparked 11 fires Thursday night resulting in the Pony Complex fire, which has since consumed about 40 square miles.

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Red Flag Warnings were in effect for large swathes of western and northwestern United States, as of posting.

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Pony Complex Fire – Mountain Home, Idaho. Source: BLM – Boise

Inciweb Report:

A thunderstorm that moved through Mountain Home, Idaho late Thursday evening sparked at least eleven new fires on the Boise District BLM. Several of the fires north of Mountain Home have burned together due to the relative close proximity of their ignitions and a high rate of spread. Fire managers are estimating the total acreage for all the fires is now over 30,000 acres. This includes the Dixie and Village fires that started on the Boise National Forest. These fires are under full suppression strategies and are aggressively being fought by multiple agencies.

The following fires are included in the Pony Complex.

1. MM 111 Hwy 20-12,000 acres. Along Hwy 20 north of Mountain Home.

2. Long Tom-12,000 acres. 4 miles southwest of Anderson Ranch Reservoir.

3. Air-200 acres. 2 miles south of Mountain Home Air Force Base.

4. Mudd-8,000 acres. 9 miles north of Mountain Home.

5. MM 99 I-84-400 acres. Mile marker 99 on Interstate 84.

6. Longhorn-500 acres. 9 miles north of Mountain Home.

The South Fork of the Boise River Road and access to Prairie via Black’s Creek Road, Cow Creek Road and the Dixie Cutoff remains closed due to fire activity.

Date of Origin: Thursday August 08th, 2013 approx. 09:00 PM
Location:  Mountain Home, Idaho
Growth Potential: High
Terrain Difficulty: High

Wind Conditions: 10 mph SE
Temperature: 90 degrees
Humidity: 8%
Comments: “This wildfire is especially dangerous because of how fast it’s moving.”

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18,000 People Evacuated as Silver Fire Spreads

Posted by feww on August 10, 2013

Southern California wildfire threatens thousands of homes

Gov. Brown has declared a state of emergency in response to the Silver Fire.

At least 18,000 Riverside County residents were under mandatory evacuation Friday as Silver Fire south of Banning scorched 18,000 acres, forcing the closure of highway 243.

As of of about 4:30 P.M. PDT on Friday 8/9/2013 the blaze had grown to about 18,000 acres with only 25% containment.

Silver Fire has so far destroyed 26 homes, one commercial building and one outbuilding, and has damaged two other buildings near Banning.  At least 5 fire crews  and one civilian have been injured.


UPDATE 8/9/2013 5:00 P.M.: The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department/OES is lifting the evacuation order for the communities of Snow Creek, Cabazon, Mt. Edna, and Poppet Flats as of 6:00 pm on 08/08/2013.

Only local residents in these effected areas will be allowed to repopulate with an access pass until further notice. Access passes will be issued by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department starting at 6:00 pm on 08/08/2013. Residents must check in at the distribution center to receive an access pass.

The Riverside Sheriff’s Department will issue a resident an access pass which must be displayed in order to re-enter the evacuated areas. Proper identification will be required showing residency in the affected communities and must be shown at the distribution center. This includes but is not limited to: a California driver’s license/ID card, residency ID card or utility bill (plus photo ID). Special requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Evacuation orders for Twin Pines and Silent Valley R.V. Park remain closed due to safety concerns and the ongoing fire operations.  [Riverside County Fire Department ]


Silver Fire Incident Information
Last Updated: August 9, 2013 4:30 pm
Date/Time Started: August 7, 2013 2:05 pm
Total Fire Personnel: 2,106
Total Fire Engines: 201
Total Fire crews: 63
Total Helicopters: 8
Total Dozers: 16
Total Water Tenders: 18

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