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Disaster Calendar – July 21, 2011

Posted by feww on July 21, 2011

2011 Disaster Calendar – July 21 entry

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,700 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Obama’s war on Afghanistan. From April to mid July 2011, special operations raids in Afghanistan has resulted in the killings of 834 Afghans, said a report.
  • USA. Death toll from the ongoing extreme heat in the United States has climbed to more than 61.  At least 22 more people have died as a result of the ongoing extreme heat in the past few days, NOAA said. The death toll was 39 on  July 13, 2011, UPI said.

[KUDOS to USA Today for journalistic integrity!! The paper has gone out of its way to convince readers why fatalities from the prolonged heatwave are so low, as the official death toll suggests, against not just common sense and investigative instincts, but despite the big white elephant under the heat dome.]

[Death toll grows as heat persists in KC: “The new deaths would mean 13 people have died from the heat this summer in Jackson County, already surpassing the previous three years’ totals combined.”]

  • Ohio, USA. Summit County in Ohio has declared a state of emergency after flood damage caused by the storms earlier this week, a report said.
  • Ontario, Canada. Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy is asking the provincial and federal governments to declare a state of emergency amid growing wildfires in the province, a report said. “More than 115 forest fires are raging across northwestern Ontario, and Beardy says thousands of residents are in immediate danger from the growing flames and dense smoke.”


At least 115 forest fires are raging across northwestern Ontario. Hundreds of people have already been evacuated from the region and thousands more are “in immediate danger from the growing flames and dense smoke.” Some 2,000 firefighters from across Canada have been deployed. Credit: CTV

  • Chile. The Chilean President has declared large parts of La Araucania in Chilean Patagonia  a disaster areas following  four days of continuous and intense snowfall which have left some areas buried under 9 feet of snow, a report said.
    • “The government has resolved to help those affected, especially those living in Lonquimay,” Chile’s president said. “We declare the zone a disaster area in order to give us greater tools to help our fellow Chileans.”
    • “In four days we have had four months worth of snowfall,” said Regional Governor Miguel Mellado. “We’ve got a very difficult situation here.”
    • The disaster declaration covers the following area: Lonquimay, Curralehue, Melipeuco, Curacautín, Pucón, Cunco, Vilcún and Villarrica, the report said.
    • It’s estimated that at least 6,500 people living in the disaster zone are currently isolated.
  • Tennessee, USA. The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Tennessee because of the widespread damage caused by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding during the period of June 18-24, 2011.

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2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season: AAA

Posted by feww on May 20, 2011

Above Average Activity Predicted for This Year’s Atlantic Hurricane  Season

An “active to extremely active hurricane season” for the Atlantic Basin this year, says  NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.

The six-month Atlantic Hurricane Season, which officially begins June 1 through November 30, and covers the entire Atlantic Basin, is predicted to see above average activity this year, according to NOAA.

  • 12 to 18 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher)
  • 6 to 10 of those could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher) including
  • 3 to 6 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher)

The probability of occurrence for each of the above is 70 percent, NOAA says, indicating that activity tops the seasonal averages of 11 named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes.


Hurricanes Karl, Igor and Julia seen  left to right in this satellite image taken on on September 16, 2010. Source: NOAA 

Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season

NOAA predicts “below normal” hurricane season in the Eastern Pacific for 2011 with probability of 70 percent.

  • 9 to 15 named storms, including
  • 5 to 8 hurricanes, of which
  • 1 to 3 could become major hurricanes (Category 3 or above on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale).

East Pacific hurricane season began May 15th.

Central Pacific Hurricane Season

For the Central Pacific Region, NOAA predicts:

  • Below normal season with a probability of 70 percent
  • Near normal season,  a probability of 25 percent
  • Above normal season, a probability of 25 percent

NOAA predicts 2-3 tropical cyclones to affect the central Pacific in 2011, with the average season experiencing 4-5 tropical cyclones (tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes).

2010 season


2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season Track Map. Click image to enlarge.

The 2010 season (the third most active season on record jointly with 1887 and 1995) experienced 19 named storms, 12 of which developed into hurricanes (second most active hurricane season jointly with 1969.

There was NO hurricane landfall in the U.S. last year. In fact, there hasn’t been a hurricane landfall in the US since 2008 when 4 hurricanes (Dolly, Gustav, Ike and Kyle) struck.


2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season Track Map. Click image to enlarge.

FIRE-EARTH Forecast

Based on the blog models, recent trends set by the impact of weather extremes on population centers, especially since late 2009, and other geophysical and planetary factors, FIRE-EARTH believes 2011 could  prove less lucky than the last two years. We forecast a particularly costly hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin in 2011.  

About 40 million people in the coastal regions of the US, from  North Carolina to Texas, are most at risk of hurricanes.


The contiguous United States Population Concentration Map. Prepared by FIRE-EARTH based on a template provided by NOAA.

Atlantic Names 2011 (with pronunciations included for the audially challenged)

  • Arlene ar-LEEN
  • Bret bret
  • Cindy SIN-dee
  • Don dahn
  • Emily EH-mih-lee   (!)
  • Franklin FRANK-lin
  • Gert gert
  • Harvey HAR-vee
  • Irene eye-REEN
  • Jose ho-ZAY
  • Katia ka-TEE-ah
  • Lee lee
  • Maria muh-REE-uh   (!!)
  • Nate nait
  • Ophelia o-FEEL-ya  (!!!)
  • Philippe fee-LEEP
  • Rina REE-nuh
  • Sean shawn
  • Tammy TAM-ee
  • Vince vinss
  • Whitney WHIT-nee

Earlier Forecasts

Based on various climatic indicators and recent weather trends, FIRE-EARTH forecasts an increase of about 24% in the severity of extreme weather events during the next 20 months, compared with the previous period.

Climatic  Extremes, Primeval Geophysical Activities and WILD Weather to Wreak Mega Havoc in 2011/2012 and Beyond …
NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO POWER DOWN AND START THINKING HARD.  Encourage your folks, friends and neighbors to join in!! BECAUSE  for most of us the GAME would be OVER soon.

Start of Meteorological Spring Signals Hyper Tornado Season:Based on several climatic indicators and recent weather trends, FIRE-EARTH forecasts a deadly peak tornado season in 2011.

2011-2012:  A TIME FOR MEGA-DISASTERS – Emerging Calamities You CAN’T Prepare for, or Insure against

Climate Change, Global Broiling, Volatility and Extremes of Weather, Mega Swings of Temperature, Megadeluges and Megadroughts, Giant Dust Storms, Megaquakes, Super Volcanic Eruptions, Extreme Wildfires, Food and Water Scarcity, Deadly Diseases, Megadeaths (Forests, Plants, Animal Species…) Looming Megadisasters Could Impact 1/3 to 1/2 of  Human Population

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More Severe Thunderstorms, Rain and Flash Flooding

Posted by feww on May 11, 2011

BREAKING:

Weather Forecast Map


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GOES Eastern US SECTOR Infrared Image

Fire Weather Outlook

From:   2011 Disaster Calendar – MAY 

  • Day 496 [May 11, 2011]
    • Tennessee, USA. The White House has declared Shelby and  14 other Tennessee counties disaster areas following the damage caused by rising Mississippi River and extreme weather events that have buffeted the region since mid April, reports say.
    •  Minnesota , USA. The White House has declared 20 counties in both the Red River Valley and southern Minnesota federal disaster areas because of widespread flooding and severe  storms in March that wreaked havoc in the state, a report said.
    • Missouri, USA. The White House has declared five Missouri counties major disaster areas, following devastation from tornadoes, storms and flooding. “Property owners who’ve gone into the Mississippi River Floodway say the situation is bad.” Said a report.

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Unreported News: Motion to Dump Japan’s Nuclear Power Plants

Posted by feww on May 4, 2011

Posted by FIRE-EARTH  on May 3, 2011

Shut Nuclear Plants: Electric Power Co Stockholders

As of posting, NONE of the news agencies or major media in the U.S. has carried news of Japan’s electric power companies stockholders calling for closures of nuclear plants in  that country.

Shareholders of five electric power companies in Japan are demanding the utilities to decommission their nuclear power plants following the nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi power plant, NHK reported.

Some 400 shareholders of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which operates the Fukushima NPP, have submitted an official petition calling for the abolition of the company’s nuclear power plants.

“Shareholders of at least four other power companies—Kansai Electric, Chugoku Electric, Kyushu Electric and Tohoku Electric—have made similar proposals.” Said the report.

The move follows a similar action by a group of 232 shareholders of Tohoku Electric company who submitted a motion on Monday calling for the company to abolish its nuclear power plants, Japan’s JiJi press reported.

The group argued that the risks of operating nuclear power plants far outweigh the full extent of liabilities that any single company could afford, and urged the company to decommission its nuclear power plants and to withdraw its investment in the spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plants, the report said.

“The power companies are expected to examine the proposals and submit them to a vote at their annual shareholders’ meeting. The meetings are typically held by the end of June.” NHK reported.

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Global Tectonics Warning – April 27

Posted by feww on April 27, 2011

Alaska Earthquake

FIRE-EARTH Model shows NEAR CRITICAL buildup of tectonic stress energy near the coast of Alaska.

Global Disasters

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Myanmar Quake Update

Posted by feww on March 26, 2011

First entry:

Magnitude 6.8 Quake Strikes MYANMAR

UPDATE

Death toll from the quake has reached at least 75 with up to  150 people injured, according to various reports.

“The quake also destroyed 390 residential houses, 14 monasteries and 9 government department buildings in the mainly affected areas of Tachileik, Tarlay, Naryaung and Monglin.” Xinhuanet said.


Original caption: “The video image taken from the telecast of Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) on March 25, 2011 shows a big crack on a road damaged in an earthquake in Myanmar’s northeastern region.” Via xinhuanet.

Quake Summary

Magnitude: 6.8
Date-Time: Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 13:55:12 UTC
Location: 20.705°N, 99.949°E
Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles)
Aftershocks: 3 reported, including 2 significant shocks measuring 5.4 and 5.0Mw


EQ Location Map. Source: USGS. Enhanced by FIRE-EARTH

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Magnitude 6.8 Quake Strikes MYANMAR

Posted by feww on March 24, 2011

Quake May Have Caused Heavy Damage

The epicenter was located in a mountainous region of Myanmar near the borders with Thailand and Laos.

Tremors were felt in Bangkok and Hanoi.

Buildings swayed in Bangkok, about 770 kilometers south of the epicenter, AP reported.

No reports of damage as of posting; however, heavy damage could have occurred near the epicenter because buildings in the rural region are believed to be vulnerable to strong shocks.

A5.8 quake, which struck Yingjiang County in southwest China’s Yunnan Province (MYANMAR-CHINA BORDER REGION), killed at least 24 people and injured more than 200 others two weeks ago, a report said. The shock also destroyed about 1,000 buildings.

Earthquake Details

Magnitude: 6.8
Date-Time: Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 13:55:12 UTC

Location: 20.705°N, 99.949°E
Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles)
Region: MYANMAR
Distances:

  • 89 km (55 miles) N of Chiang Rai, Thailand
  • 168 km (104 miles) SSW of Yunjinghong, Yunnan, China
  • 589 km (365 miles) NE of Rangoon, Myanmar
  • 772 km (479 miles) N of BANGKOK, Thailand

Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 15.4 km (9.6 miles); depth +/- 5.8 km (3.6 miles)
Source:  USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID: usc0002aes

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Global Disaster Forecast – UPDATE 19 Mar

Posted by feww on March 19, 2011

THE NEXT MAJOR DISASTER COULD STRIKE THE U.S.

The next major anthropogenic or human-enhanced natural disaster [e.g., climate related] could occur in the United States with a probability of 0.75

The world’s next catastrophic tectonics event could occur in

  1. Western United States, Iceland, or Taiwan [Probability of 0.74]
  2. New Zealand Region, Indonesia, FIJI Islands, or Chile [Probability of 0.73]
  3. Japan Region [Probability of 0.72]

FIRE-EARTH disaster forecasts cover 2 levels:

  • Specific Events
  • Global Impact

An explanation of the relationship between the disasters that were forecast for 2010 and 2011-2012 and beyond and their Global Impact has been previously posted on the blog. See below for links:

2010 Disasters: Planetary collapse driven by man-made cataclysms
Fire-Earth Moderators believe at least one disaster could strike somewhere on the planet each day, throughout 2010. The outlook for 2011 and beyond …Go to links page for 2010 Disaster Calendar

2011 SIX TIMES MORE DISASTROUS THAN 2010: FIRE-EARTH Forecast
Humans
continued to devour energy at a rate of 17.3terrawatt in 2011, when maximum ‘safe’ limit was less than 1.9terrawatt … Go to links page for 2011 Disaster Calendar

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  • EQJP [Includes summary of Japan’s recent earthquakes and forecasts]

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Global Disaster Forecast – 16 Mar 2011

Posted by feww on March 16, 2011

This is an amendment to an earlier release dated March 12, 2011

In Global Tectonics Warning – March 12

FIRE-EARTH FORECAST:

NEXT MAJOR TECTONICS EVENT COULD OCCUR IN THE U.S.

Based on their Earth Model, FEWW Moderators believe the world’s next catastrophic tectonics event could occur in western United States with a probability of 0.74.

Amended to:

THE WORLD’S NEXT MAJOR DISASTER COULD OCCUR IN THE U.S.

The world’s next major human-enhanced natural disaster [e.g., climate related] could occur in the United States with a probability of 0.75

The world’s next catastrophic tectonics event could occur in

  1. Western United States, Taiwan or Indonesia [Probability of 0.74]
  2. New Zealand or Chile [Probability of 0.73]
  3. Japan Region [Probability of 0.72]

Related Links:

  • EQJP [Includes Summary of Japan Earthquake Forecasts]

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New Zealand Earthquake UPDATE Feb 25

Posted by feww on February 25, 2011

Quake death toll at 113 and rising

NZ Police Names Two More Victims, as 228 Others Remain Missing

Terrestrial meteor scores a direct hit


A hole created by a giant boulder which crashed through a house during Tuesday’s earthquake, is seen near Lyttelton in this image by AP Photo’s Mark Baker, via
News.com.au. Image may be subject to copyright.

Unbelievable Larceny

Police have made at least a dozen arrests for looting, including two people who stole vital rescue equipment and generators.

“Worst Type of News”

NZ Foreign Minister has warned families of foreign visitors and overseas students who are still missing in the rubble of Tuesday’s deadly Christchurch earthquake to prepare for the “worst type of news.”

Of the 113 people confirmed dead so far, at least 20 are said to be foreigners, while many of the missing hundreds are also from overseas.

Pathetic Police Comment

“Police have corrected the age of one of the deceased identified yesterday. Jayden Harris was 8 months old when he died in the earthquake, not 9 months as first reported. Police regret any distress caused by this error.” Source.

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New Zealand Earthquake UPDATE Feb 24

Posted by feww on February 24, 2011

Christchurch Quake Casualties

CAUTION: ALL FIGURES RELEASED by NEW ZEALAND GOVT ARE SUBJECT to POLITICAL MANIPULATION

UPDATE Posted at 06:30UTC February 24, 2011

NZ police has just released the names of only four of the 98 people confirmed dead in the Christchurch earthquake:

Joseph Tehau Pohio (40); Jaime Robert McDowell Gilbert (22); Jayden Harris (9 months); Baxter Gowland (5 months)

War Zone: Christchurch loses its second battle against nature


The Canterbury Television building in Christchurch, February 24, 2011. Photo credit: AP. Image may be subject to copyright.

In Christchurch Quake: NZ govt Doctoring the Figures, posted earlier today, Te2ataria said:

NZ govt is up to its dirty old tricks again, doctoring the quake fatality figures

Here’s a summary

  • Confirmed dead:  76 souls
  • Missing: Up to 238 people [actual figure may be as high as 500]
  • Seriously injured: 200
  • Total no of injured: up to 3,000
  • Police say 22 more bodies  are inside Christchurch’s Cathedral Square
  • Police said they will release a list of the dead and missing at 4.00pm (our time).
  • Police changed its **** mind saying they will release a list of the dead and missing at 6.00pm
  • The Fat Police Minister said: “We’ve got 76 at the morgue at the moment and more coming through.” [She didn’t say how many more.]

In line with New Zealand government policy of news blackout, two Japanese journalists were arrested last night when they tried to interview earthquake victims  in Christchurch Hospital.

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Global Floods Update – Brazil

Posted by feww on January 16, 2011

600+ Lives Claimed by Brazil Floods

Entire villages are washed away in Brazil’s worst floods in 50 years, as rivers of mud cut off towns

The towns of Nova Friburgo,  Petropolis, Teresopolis and the municipality of Sumidouro in southeastern Brazil are turned into disaster zones as local morgues are filled to capacity with corpses of victims claimed by the floods and mudslides, reports say.


A church is destroyed by a landslide in Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro state, as the “Pope prays for the victims,” January 14, 2011. Image credit: Reuters/Bruno Domingos. Image may be subject to copyright. More images…

The worst hit area is Nova Friburgo, with at least 274 people killed. Teresopolis located WSW, has reported a death toll of at least 263, and 55 people have been killed the nearby city of Petropolis. Floods have also claimed 18 lives in the small Rio de Janeiro municipality of Sumidouro, the authorities said.


An aerial view of a landslides near in Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. Image credit: AP. Image may be subject to copyright.

Nova Friburgo (population: 180,000; Elevation: 846m) located in the mountains northeast of Rio de Janeiro has plunged into darkness, and the mayor of Teresopolis (Population: 150,000; Elevation: 871m) has declared a state of emergency in the city.

“The torrent of earth and water swept like a tsunami through mostly poor communities, smashing houses and killing whole families as they slept. Some corpses in Teresopolis were found several miles away from their houses.” Said a report.

More than 15,000 people have already been left homeless by the floods that are said to be Brazil’s worst in nearly half a century.

The torrential rain that began on Monday was forecast to continue for at least another week, increasing the scale of the disaster in the region.

Dozens, possibly hundreds of people are missing, as washed-out roads hamper rescue operations.

“Rescue workers fear the number of dead will continue to rise as they reach areas which have been without communication since the rains started at the beginning of the week,” a report said.

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8 dead 72 missing as ‘inland tsunami’ hits Qld

Posted by feww on January 11, 2011

UPDATE: 10 Killed, 78 Missing

An ‘inland tsunami’ kills at least 8 and leaves 72 missing in Grantham, near Toowoomba, Queensland

The deadly flash flood which triggered a 9m high wall of water surging through Grantham, a town west of the city of Toowoomba in Queensland, has been likened to an instant ‘inland tsunami’ by the local Police chief, Bob Atkinson.

Mayor Peter Taylor who who thought his city was safe, Toowoomba is 700 meters above sea level,  said:

“Torrential rain over a very short period of time came down two major creeks through the middle of the city which are normal quiet drainage ways and people had no warning at all.”

[Clearly, common sense does not operate under wet conditions in Australia. Moderator]

“It was just unprecedented. Some people are saying an inland tsunami, and I think that probably sums it up really.”

Floodwaters Surge Toward Brisbane

Meanwhile, residents in low-lying areas of Brisbane, Australia’s third largest city, have been urged by the authorities to evacuate their homes, as the biggest floods in at least 3 decades approaches.

The immediate areas threatened by the flood include about 9,000 homes and businesses.

Queensland 24-hr Rainfall Map 11 Jan 11


Source of images: BOM


Queensland Flood Map 11 Jan 11


Australia 24-hr Rainfall Map 11 Jan 11


‘Darkest hour’

“This has been a night of extraordinary events,” Queensland State Premier Anna Bligh told a news conference.

She called called the flash floods in Toowoomba Queensland’s “darkest hour” since the flood crisis began in December.

“The event that started in Toowoomba can only be described as a complete freak of nature, an extraordinary deluge that almost came out of nowhere,” she said .

“What we have here in Queensland tonight is a very grim and desperate situation.”

The Dead and Missing

As the floodwaters claim their 1oth victim (total of 20 dead since December) Ms Bligh says the number of missing people has been revised up to 78.

“Clearly as we get more information from families who are looking for their loved ones these numbers are going to fluctuate, but we now have 78 people unaccounted for,” she said.

“We have 10 deaths and we have at least 18 people for who we have very grave concerns for their safety.”

Finally what FIRE-EARTH has long been warning about:

Queensland: A Mega Disaster Zone

Ms Bligh said a disaster zone may be declared over a “significant region” of Queensland.

“We are just looking for an appropriate northern line and everything south of that would be declared [a Mega Disaster Zone,]” she said.

Latest Weather Observations for the Brisbane Area

Queensland Warnings Summary

Australia’s Latest Weather Warnings

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Queensland Flooding – Satellite Images

Posted by feww on January 6, 2011

Fitzroy Basin Flooding – Satellite Images


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Images of Fitzroy Basin rivers in Australia’s state of Queensland captured by MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite.  Top image was taken on January 4, 2011 and the lower image on December 14, 2010. The contrast between the two images is striking. The true-color images were taken with infrared light to accentuate the presence of water on the ground.  Source: NASA-EO.


False-color image of Rockhampton and surrounding area acquired by ASTER on NASA’s Terra satellite on January 5, 2011. The top image is a close-up. ” Vegetation is red. Clouds are light blue and cast shadows onto the land surface below. Buildings appear as isolated patches of gray-blue within the grid pattern of the city streets. Water, including floodwater, ranges in color from medium blue to light blue.” Source: NASA-EO. Click image to enlarge. Download larger image (6 MB, JPEG).


Heavy flooding
in Queensland is sending large volumes of turbid, nutrient-replete water toward Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. This is not good news for the already stressed ecosystem which needs — among other factors — clear water and low nutrient concentrations to thrive. The above plume from the Burdekin River was viewed by the Aqua-MODIS instrument on January 4, 2011. The broader version of the image shows similar outflow from other rivers in the region such as the Fitzroy farther south. Image and caption: NASA. Click image to enlarge.

FLOOD WARNING FOR THE FITZROY RIVER BASIN

IDQ20765 – Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology – Queensland
Issued at 7:02 AM on Thursday the 6th of January 2011 by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane.

Major flooding continues along the Dawson, Comet, Mackenzie and Fitzroy Rivers.

The Fitzroy River at Rockhampton has remained steady at about 9.15 metres overnight following yesterday’s peak of 9.2 metres.  Levels will fall very slowly on Thursday and Friday with very little change. Rockhampton river levels are expected to remain above 8.5 metres (major) until late next week.

CONNORS/ISAAC RIVER SYSTEM:
Moderate flooding continues to ease on the Isaac River at Yatton.

COMET RIVER:
Major flooding will continue to ease along the Comet River into the weekend.

MACKENZIE RIVER:
Moderate to major flooding is occurring along the Mackenzie River, where the main flood peak is now downstream of Tartrus. levels will fall gradually between the Comet confluence and Tartrus.

DAWSON RIVER:
Rainfall overnight is expected to lead to renewed rises along the Dawson River. Moderate flood levels are expected at Taroom during Friday extending to the Glebe area during the weekend. Downstream at Theodore, Moura and Baralaba, levels will continue to fall into the weekend before renewed rises and minor, possibly moderate flooding during next week but will remain well below the recent high level flood peaks.

Queensland Warnings Summary

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Europe Freezes Over 3 Weeks Early

Posted by feww on December 2, 2010

Arctic Weather Kills Dozens Across Europe

Extreme weather conditions, snow and subzero temperatures cause chaos across Europe for the 4th day

Temperatures dropped to -34ºC (-29.2ºF) in Poland, where at least 18 people died from exposure.

About three dozen others have so far died from the cold in Central, Northern and Western Europe.

Icy roads caused at least 2,000 accidents in Germany killing at least 5 people. Belgium reported 650km (400 miles) of tailbacks on its highways.

Up to 10,000 schools across the UK have been closed, as severe snow warnings were issued for many parts of the country.

About 30cm (12in) of snow was recorded around Britain’s second largest airport, Gatwick, forcing the authorities to close it down.

At least a dozen other airports across the continent were forced to shut down.

“Switzerland suffered its coldest November night for 45 years as temperatures plunged below minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit), according to national weather service Meteosuisse.” AFP said.

Temperatures in Moscow fell to minus 24ºC (-10.5ºF), the chilliest the city has experienced in 80 years, Russia’s  Itar-Tass news agency reported. At least a dozen people have died from exposure in recent days.

Freezing conditions are expected to last for about a week, possibly longer, as a low-pressure front over western Europe inches eastward.

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Massive Coral Die-Off

Posted by feww on November 7, 2010

Massive deep-sea coral die-off found near BP oil disaster source in GOM

Large colonies of bottom-dwelling coral were found covered in a black substance, most probably crude oil, at a depth of about 1,400m (4,600 feet) near the damaged Macondo wellhead, NOAA scientists said.


This dying coral was found covered in a dark substance, near the damaged Macondo wellhead. Could it be oil from the BP oil disaster in GOM? Image source: NOAA

“Corals do die, but you don’t see them die all at once,” said cruise lead scientist Charles Fisher of Penn State University. “This … indicates a recent catastrophic event,” he told National Geographic News.

“The proximity of the site to the disaster, the depth of the site, the clear evidence of recent impact, and the uniqueness of the observations all suggest that the impact we have found is linked to the exposure of this community to either oil, dispersant, extremely depleted oxygen, or some combination of these or other water-borne effects resulting from the spill,” Fisher said.

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FEWW DISASTER FORECAST 2011

Posted by feww on August 22, 2010

2011 Disasters

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2011 Much More Disastrous

Posted by feww on September 13, 2010

2011 SIX TIMES MORE DISASTROUS THAN 2010

Global Disasters in 2011 Could Impact 1/3 to 1/2 of the Human Population

The impact of anthropogenic and human-enhanced natural disasters on the population will be 600 percent more severe in 2011 compared with 2010: Fire-Earth Forecast

Earth is critically wounded and diseased as a result of human assault and battery.

Humans’ first wave of serious [near-fatal] assault on the planet began in the early 1980s and has since heightened in severity.

Our feverish planet‘s fight against the “human pathogens” is entering a critical phase. The earth’s defense mechanism is employing geophysical  phenomenon, as a result of which the impact of natural disasters on human population is intensifying.

In 2007 EDRO models showed that the intensity of disasters caused as a result of the human assault on the planet, and the planet’s struggle to heal herself, would lead to the first wave of collapse of the population centers globally by about 2012.

It already has!

The collapse has already started and would ultimately lead to the extinction [possibly near-extinction] of human race.

For the EDRO forecast to be true, the final years leading to the start of collapse, namely 2010, 2011 and 2012, must necessarily be progressively more disastrous.

Based on their models, Fire-Earth Moderators forecasted in December 2009 that the year 2010 would prove to be the most disastrous year on record. And with more than 100 days left to the end of this year, their forecast has already proven to be true and accurate.

What about 2011?

Fire-Earth models show that the impact of anthropogenic and human-enhanced natural disasters would be about 600 percent more severe in 2011 compared with this year.

Based on their findings, the Moderators estimate that between one-third and one-half of the world population could be affected in some way by various disasters that are forecasted to occur in 2011.

Megadisasters Loom

Posted by feww on December 11, 2010

2011-2012:  A TIME FOR MEGADISASTERS

Emerging Calamities You CAN’T Prepare for, or Insure against

Climate Change, Global Broiling, Volatility and Extremes of Weather, Mega Swings of Temperature, Megadeluges and Megadroughts, Giant Dust Storms, Megaquakes, Super Volcanic Eruptions, Extreme Wildfires, Food and Water Scarcity, Deadly Diseases, Megadeaths (Forests, Plants, Animal Species…)

Looming Megadisasters Could Impact 1/3 to 1/2 of  Human Population

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2010 Disaster Calendar

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