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Statewide Disaster in Arkansas, States of Emergency in MS, AL

Posted by feww on December 27, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,171 Days Left 

[December 27, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,171 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 ...

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Severe storms cut power to hundreds of thousands, prompt disaster declaration in AR, states of emergency in MS, AL

Powerful winter storms continue to pound the U.S.  northeast with high winds and heavy snow, forcing thousands of flight cancellations.

  • Governor Beebe has declared a statewide disaster in the wake of Tuesday’s winter storm. Hundred of thousands remain without power in Central Arkansas amid freezing temperatures.
    • Beebe made similar declarations on Wednesday to ease federal regulations for the transport of utility crews and supplies, as well as poultry and poultry feed.
  • Up to 10 inches of snow is forecast for northern New England
  • Storms dumped record snow in Arkansas and north Texas.
  • “White-out” conditions reported in Indianapolis.
  • At least a dozen people have been killed and dozens more injured in weather-related incidents.
  • Gov. Walker declared a state of emergency in Wisconsin last week as the winter storm approached.

Snow Record Broken

A record snowfall of 4 inches was set at Elko, NV on Wednesday. This breaks the old record of 3 inches set in 1923.

Nicaragua

San Cristóbal, Nicaragua’s tallest volcano, has erupted spewing a 1.3-km column of volcanic cloud into the air.

  • About 1,500 residents who live within a 3-km radius of the volcano have been told to leave the area.
  • The 1,745-meter volcano sits about 140km northwest of the capital Managua.

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Avila Fire Outside Caracas Consumes 120 ha

Posted by feww on March 24, 2010

Image of the Day:

A massive blaze on the Avila mountain overlooking Caracas rages on into third day

Venezuela is experiencing a prolonged drought which has critically reduced water levels in the country’s hydroelectric dams causing electricity crisis. President Chavez declared a national emergency in the electricity sector last month as the water level in Guri Dam fell by 14 cm (5.5 in). Venezuela depends on hydroelectric power generation for about 70 percent of its needs.  Continued drought would dramatically affect the nation’s hydroelectric power generation capacity.


A helicopter drops water over a wild forest fire at the Avila national park, known also as Waraira Repano, in Caracas March 22, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Jorge Silva. Image may be subject to copyright.

“Since the weekend, the fire has lit up the night sky and consumed nearly 120 hectares (300 acres) of the Avila’s thickly wooded slopes, which are home to more than 120 mammal species and 500 types of bird.” Reuters reported. More …

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El Salvador Devastated by New Onslaught of Landslides

Posted by feww on November 9, 2009

El Salvador’s President Mauricio Funes:

The images that we have seen today are of a devastated country

About 130 people have been killed, with at least 60 others missing after days of heavy rain that caused flooding and landslides in El Salvador.


Salvadorans look at their houses that were damaged by heavy rains in San Salvador November 8, 2009. REUTERS/William Bonilla. Image may be subject to copyright.

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Map of El Salvador with the worst affected regions
San Salvador, the capital, and central San Vicente province marked.

Describing the countrywide devastation as “incalculable,” the El Salvador president declared a national emergency.

San Salvador, the nation’s capital, and central San Vicente province were the hardest-hit regions, officials were reported as saying

According to local reports, San Vicente is virtually cut off by landslides and collapsed bridges, with the worst hit areas being Cuscatlan, La Libertad and La Paz.

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Workers seen near a street that was damaged by heavy rain in San Martin on the outskirts of San Salvador, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. Photo: Luis Romero/ AP. Image may be subject to copyright.

What if the rain continued?

A police officer told the AP: “The weather continues to be bad, and we already have a river flowing through the village due to a landslide. We are worried things will get worse if the rains continue.”

Large parts of El Salvador are without power or clean water and remain cut off from government aid because of collapsed bridges and washed-up roads

El Salvador’s relentless downpour that funneled rain from the mountains into populated valleys below, lasting for more than 3 days, were caused by a low pressure system in the Pacific, and did NOT occur directly as a result of Hurricane Ida, according to weather reports.

Ida strengthened to a hurricane-force storm on Thursday for the first time near the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, forcing about than 5,000 people to take shelters from heavy rains.

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