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Tens of thousands Evacuated in Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, as Flooding Worsens

Posted by feww on June 6, 2013

Rising waters threaten Bratislava, Budapest and parts of Germany

In Germany alone 30,000 people have been evacuated, including about 13,000 from the southern state of Bavaria, according to the European Commission.

The death toll from flooding in the region currently stands at 13, with several others reported as missing.

European Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski announced on Wednesday that the EU’s emergency fund had already been depleted.

“The scale of the catastrophe is absolutely beyond the reimbursement in these countries,” he told reporters in Brussels.

  • The Elbe in Germany was running more than 7m (21ft) above normal levels, as of early Thursday.

“Floods spread to low-lying northern areas of the Czech Republic near the industrial city of Usti nad Labem. About 3,700 people were rescued after some water barriers broke,” said a report.

  • A chemical plant north of Prague was inundated after a barrier collapsed.
  • At least a dozen villages and towns and hundreds of hectares of farmland were inundated, as Czech emergency services rescued about 20,000 people.

In the Hungarian capital of Budapest all roads  near the Danube were closed; tourists and zoo animals were evacuated.

“In the Slovak capital Bratislava, low-lying parks and a waterfront Danube cafe were flooded but barriers were expected to hold back the worst. The water level was expected to break through 10 meters on Thursday, an all-time high, said a report.

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More Victims Claimed by Extreme Rains, Flooding and Mudslides Globally

Posted by feww on October 17, 2011

Torrential Rains, Flooding and Mudslides Wreak havoc in Central America, Southeast Asia

Death tolls from extreme rains, flooding and mudslides in  Mexico and Central America continue to climb.


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Disaster Calendar 2011 – October 17

[October 17, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,612 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica. About 90 people have now been reported dead in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua due to Hurricane JOAH,  tropical depression 12-E and two additional storm fronts that brought torrential rains to Mexico and Central America, triggering flooding and mudslides.
    • Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from affected areas.
    • Many people are reported missing in the region, but no figures have been reported as of posting.
  • Bangkok, Thailand. At least 310 people have been killed or reported missing in Thailand worst flooding in living memory in decades and three others remain missing, Thai authorities said.
    • At least 61 of Thailand’s 77 provinces have been affected by flooding since the deluge triggered by heavy monsoon rain began three months ago.
    • Currently 27 provinces are flooded with more than 4 million acres  of farmland submerged under as much as several meters of water in the worst-hit areas, and with no sign of waters receding.
    • Up to 9 million people have been affected directly.
    • About one million homes have been destroyed or damaged.
    • The main Chao Phraya River that runs through Bangkok is  still at record levels, but government insists that the capital city is “safe.”
    • The communities of Ayutthaya and Nakhon Sawan north of Bangkok are completely submerged.
    • Floods have forced about 10 large industrial parks employing a total of more than a million to close.
    • The official estimate for damage caused by flooding and mudslides in the country, where several provinces are utterly devastated, is put at $3.3 billion so far.

Other Disasters

  • Uttar Pradesh, India. At least 430 people including 336 children have died from an outbreak of encephalitis in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, officials have said.
    • “The situation is grim and the epidemic is worse than previous years and with so many patients there are no empty beds at the hospital,” said K.P. Kushwaha, chief pediatrician at the BRD Medical College in the state’s hardest-hit Gorakhpur district, AFP reported.
    • “We count such cases since January but most of these casualties have occurred since July.”
    • More than 2,400 patients have been admitted to state  hospitals in the region so far this year of which at least 430 have died, he added.

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Giant Sinkhole in Germany, Deadly Mudslides in Italy

Posted by feww on November 2, 2010

Images of the Day

This was just Schmalkalden!

Giant sinkhole appeared in the German town of Schmalkalden, measuring 20m deep and a whopping 40m wide, and swallowed at least one car. Photo: AP. Image may be subject to copyright.

Deadly Mudslide in Massa, Italy

Another mudslide near Massa in Tuscany, Italy, turned deadly killing at least 3 people including a mother and her son, 2. The mudslide was triggered by heavy rain in the region. Some 225mm of rain fell in just 12 hours. Photo: AFP/Getty Images. Image may be subject to copyright.

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2011 Much More Disastrous

Posted by feww on September 13, 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 is reacting by deploying geophysical  phenomenon in her defense mechanism, 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.

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Links to 2010 Disasters Calendar

January 2010 | February 2010 | March 2010 | April 2010 | May 2010 | June 2010 | July 2010 | August 2010 | September 2010 |

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2010: The Year of Disasters

Posted by feww on January 2, 2010

2010 Likely the Most Disastrous Year on Record: FEWW

A Disaster a Day Image: Brazil Mudslides – January 1, 2010

Flooding and Mudslides left up to 50 people dead in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state on Friday. The authorities expect the  death toll to rise as more heavy rains are forecast.

DAY One: Mudslides in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state

An aerial view of Pousada Sankay hotel buried by a mudslide in Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro state January 1, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Bruno Domingos. Image may be subject to copyright.

The exclusive Sankay hotel and surrounding homes collapsed under a mountain of mud in the beach resort of Angra dos Reis, one of Brazil’s most sought-after tourism destinations, Reuters reported the Rio de Janeiro state’s civil defense as saying.

Of the 40 registered guests and the many hotel employees, only 22 bodies were recovered, as of posting.

Heavy rains triggered floods and mudslides on Thursday leaving about  20 people dead mostly in poor areas across Rio state, Brazil’s 3rd most populous region.

FEWW Forecast: In line with its concept of a Shrinking World, and based on FEWW EarthModel and EDRO Energy Models simulations, Fire-Earth Moderators believe at least one disaster could strike somewhere on the planet each day, throughout 2010. The outlook for 2011 and beyond …

FEWW Definition of Disaster:
Adopted from CRED, Fire-Earth considers an event a disaster if fits at least one of the following criteria:

  • At least 10 people were killed.
  • The event affected 100 or more people.
  • A state of emergency was declared.
  • A disaster was declared.
  • Federal or international assistance was requested.

UNISDR definition of disaster:
A serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society causing widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses which exceed the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources.

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Deadly Landslides in Peru Causes Many Deaths, Injuries

Posted by feww on December 18, 2009

Deadly Landslides in Peruvian city of Ayacucho Kills a Dozen People, Injures Dozens More with Many Missing

Mudslides triggered by heavy rain have killed about a dozen people, injuring dozens more in the southern Peruvian city of Ayacucho.

The death toll is expected to rise, the authorities said.

5 people were reportedly killed when a torrent of mud swept their cars and buried them.

The torrential rainfall, which lasted for about 20 hours, washed thousands of tons of mud and rock from the surrounding hills and filled the streets of Ayacucho, transforming them into rivers of mud, and destroying many structures in their paths.

Bodies are still being dug out of the mud, as meteorologists forecast even more intense  seasonal rains.

Peru is probably experiencing a mild El Nino effect, a number of climatologists have suggested.

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UK Flooding

Posted by feww on November 20, 2009

Human Induced Planetary Antiphase Events

UK Flooding: Military Helicopters Rescue Hundreds Trapped in Homes

Military helicopters were used to rescue hundreds of people after torrential rain triggered extensive flooding to Cockermouth, Cumbria, the UK.

The raging River Kent, Kendal, Cumbria, UK. Photo: A. Stephenson. Image source: BBC readers photos. Image may be subject to copyright.

Cumbria fire and rescue workers check flooded roads in Keswick after River Greta burst its banks. Photo: PA. Image may be subject to copyright.

Location Map of Keswick and Cockermouth, Cumbria, UK. Original Map from Google Maps. Image may be subject to copyright. Image Enhanced by FEWW.

Heavy rain reportedly battered northern England, northwestern Wales and western Scotland last night.

The village of Seathwaite in Cumbria recorded 173mm (6.8in) of rain in 24 hours, according to the UK Met Office, wich also forecast an additional 150mm (5.9in ) for the Lake District by noon Friday.

UK’s Environment Agency had issued 6 severe flood warnings, 25 flood warnings and 51 less serious flood watches for Cumbria alone.

Several other regions  in northwestern Wales, as well as  in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland, also reported flooding.

The effects of  the extreme rain event were worsened by severe gales and wind gusts of 100 – 120km/h (65- 75mp) in the coastal areas and hurricane strength wind gusts of up to 153 km/h (95mph) in the mountainous regions.

Our colleagues at EDRO estimate that climate change could directly affect about half the population in the UK  in the next 3 to 5 years.

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Nature Rejects More Cars

Posted by feww on September 8, 2009

Images of the Day: Cars NOT Welcome!

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Vehicles piled up by flood waters after heavy rains inundated Tlanepantla, Mexico. (Photo: The Associated Press/Eduardo Verdugo). Image may be subject to copyright.

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The landslides are blamed on heavy rains that have fallen instead of the usual winter snowfall. Photo: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

Heavy rain triggered rock and mud avalanches near the capital Santiago, killing at least two people and leaving one missing, Reuters reported.

The first avalanche buried homes and cars and swept a woman into a river, killing her on Sunday. The victim’s 1-year-old daughter is missing, AP reported the authorities as saying.

A second avalanche at Anglo American’s Los Bronces copper mines wept away buildings, killing a security guard and injuring  at least 10 others.

About 1,500 people , mostly tourists, have been stranded, according to various reports.

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Chile: Mudslides leave at least two dead and one missing

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Planet Earth 2009

Posted by feww on August 14, 2009

Images of the Week: Coping with Human Abuse!

This is what Earth looked like in 2009—just a few years before she…

As of August 14, 2009 some 116 people confirmed dead in Taiwan with hundreds more uncounted for, feared to have been buried alive by mudslides…

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Roads, bridges, riverbanks, homes, hotels and business all demolished and swept away by floods and mudslides in
Shaolin Village, southern Taiwan. Photo: AFP. Image may be subject to copyrights.

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Southern Taiwan after Morakot. More than 2,500mm of rain, the entire year’s quota,  fell in just 2 days. Photo AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

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Collapse: A bridge collapses on the Maruyama River, Asago city, Northern Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. To the Northeast of Taiwan, typhoon Etau killed 13 people in western Japan, when local rivers burst their banks, destroying houses and drowning people in their vehicles. Etau, with winds approaching 130km per hour,  dumped as much as 640mm of rain on Hyōgo and Okayama prefectures and the island of Shikoku. Photo; The Kobe Shimbun/EPA. Image may be subject to copyright.

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Heavy rain causes Japan landslides, Killing 6

Posted by feww on July 23, 2009

Torrential rains, flooding and landslides strike western Japan

Days of heavy rain caused flooding and landslides in western Japan. On Tuesday alone 7 cm of rain fell in just one hour in Hofu City, Yamaguchi prefecture [state.]

Torrential rains triggered floods and landslides in southern Japan, leaving at least six people dead and 10 others missing, including elderly residents at a nursing home, officials said Wednesday. Photo: AP. Image may be subject to copyright.

At least six people have been killed and nine others are missing after torrential rains caused floods and a landslide in Yamaguchi prefecture, western Japan.

Japan’s  meteorological agency has issued new warnings for more landslides and flooding in the region.

Residents of a nursing home were hit by a large landslide in Hofu City, Yamaguchi prefecture, about 750km west-southwest of Tokyo, prompting Japan’s self defense forces to send a rescue unit to the area.

Three people were killed and four others were missing at the nursing home, which was inundated with mud, according to Yamaguchi police.

“A total of 99 people had been housed at the nursing home, and we have confirmed 92 are alive,”  officials said.

“The mountain behind the nursing home collapsed at about 1.30pm and water gushed down in a mixture of red soil, mud and small rocks.” an eye witness was reported as saying.

A total of seven people were reported missing in Hofu and two more elsewhere in Yamaguchi prefecture, while another person was drowned in a flooded river in the neighboring Tottori prefecture.

There were some 30  significant landslides with 50 places flooded in and around Hofu city, officials were reported as saying.

At least 500 homes were flooded, with many buildings and cars engulfed in mud.

A cluster of medium sized quakes have recently struck the region.

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Large mudslide, Hofu City, Japan. Freeze frame from AP video report. Image may be subject to copyright.

Heavy Rains in Southern Japan [NASA Earth Observatory]

The 2009 summer monsoon brought torrential rains to southwestern Japan in July. This image shows rainfall estimates for southern Japan and the surrounding region from July 20–27, produced by the near-real-time, multi-satellite precipitation analysis at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The analysis is based largely on observations from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite.

The most prominent feature is a large bull’s-eye of heavy rain centered over the northern part of Kyushu and the southwestern tip of Honshu. Rainfall totals exceeded 600 millimeters (about 24 inches, show in deep blue) at the center of this rain area, with lesser amounts of up to 150 millimeters (about 6 inches, shown in pale green) extending into central Japan. The heavy rains led to widespread flash flooding and numerous landslides. As of late July 2009, eight people were reported to have died as a result, with nine more still missing, according to news reports.

Each year as the Earth’s orbit brings the Northern Hemisphere back under more direct sunlight, the Asian continent starts to heat up. Land surfaces have less heat capacity than surrounding oceans, and they heat up faster. This land-sea temperature difference causes the winds to shift; warm air rises over the continent, and moist air from over the oceans flows in to replace it. In East Asia, the boundary between the warm, humid air from the ocean to the south and the continental air to the north often becomes more or less stationary.

This stationary front is known as the Baiu front in Japan and as the Mei-yu front in China. The location of the front migrates slowly northward over eastern China, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan over the course of spring and early summer, providing a focus for showers and rain, especially when waves of low pressure move along the front. Mei-yu means “plum rains” in Chinese, so called because the widespread rains often occur at the time when plums ripen, which is typically May and June. Baiu season in Japan typically runs from June through July.

Global satellite-based observations of heavy rain and flood inundation potential (calculated from a hydrological model) are updated every three hours and posted online on the Global Flood and Landslide Monitoring page on the TRMM Website.

NASA image by Jesse Allen, using near-real-time data provided courtesy of TRMM Science Data and Information System at Goddard Space Flight Center. Animations by Hal Pierce. Caption by Steve Lang.

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Australian Floods: Crocodiles Swam in the Streets

Posted by terres on February 5, 2009

Crocodiles in a Street Near You

Crocodiles have been sighted swimming in floodwaters in Australia’s north Queensland, which were partially submerged as a result of massive floods caused by torrential rains, and where more than 70 percent of the state has been declared a disaster area.

A township in north Queensland, Australia. Photo: Live News. Image may be subject to copyright.

At least three sightings of crocodiles were reported in the in the town of Nomanton, “where children have been warned not to play in the floodwaters.”  A report said.

Forecasters predicted another cyclone and heavy rain for the rest of the week for the disaster-stricken north Queensland.

‘Dying’ Continent: Caught Between Hell and High Water

australialsta_heatwaveExceptional Australian Heat Wave. Image: Earth Observatory NASA. Caption: Rebbecca Lindsey.

This map of Australia shows how the land surface temperature from January 25 to February 1 compared to the average mid-summer temperatures the continent experienced between 2000-2008. Places where temperatures were warmer than average are red, places experiencing near-normal temperatures are white, and places where temperatures were cooler than average are blue. The data were collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. While southern Australia was scorching, a similarly large area of northern and central Australia was several degrees cooler than it was in the previous nine years. The cool anomaly across that region is probably linked to the above-average rainfall the area has received during this year’s wet season.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) called this heat wave “exceptional,” not only for the high temperatures but for their duration. One-day records were broken in multiple cities, with temperatures in the mid-40s. In Kyancutta, South Australia, the temperature reached 48.2 degrees Celsius (118.8 degrees Fahrenheit). Many places also set records for the number of consecutive days with record-breaking heat.

“On the morning of 29 January, an exceptional event also occurred in the northern suburbs of Adelaide around 3 a.m., when strong north-westerly winds mixed hot air aloft to the surface. At RAAF Edinburgh [a regional airport], the temperature rose to 41.7°C at 3:04 a.m. Such an event appears to be without known precedent in southern Australia.” Bom said.

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Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Southern Africa

Posted by feww on January 19, 2008

A Warning to the World: Extreme Rain Events

Devastating floods caused by extreme rain events in southern Africa have killed dozens of people forcing tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Video Report

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