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Disaster Calendar 2011: Deaths Mount in U.S. Heatwave

Posted by feww on August 5, 2011

Record-Breaking Grid Loads in Texas, South as Heatwave Persists

[August 5, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,685 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – August 5 Entry

Oklahoma, USA. The official death toll from Oklahoma heatwave has climbed to 15, reports said.

Texas, USA. As temperatures topped 100F (38C) in parts Texas for the 39th straight day, a “power emergency” was declared for the fourth consecutive day. Heat records across the U.S. were broken at least 2,600 times during last month.

Texas’ power grid was still at Level 1 emergency Friday afternoon, as reserves dropped below 2,300 megawatts, ERCOT reported.

Thursday’s peak demand was 66,815 megawatts between 4 pm and 5 pm local time, when ERCOT was forced to pull 1,033 megawatts from several neighboring grids, including Mexico.

Friday’s peak is expected to rise to 67,794 megawatts.

Meantime, the rising water temperatures in Tennessee River, which climbed over 90 degrees on Wednesday, forced Tennessee Valley Authority to cut down electricity generation by 50 percent at Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in Decatur, Alabama.

Water from Tennessee River is used to cool down the nuclear reactors at the plant.

U.S. Drought Outlook. The drought in Texas, Oklahoma and parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Mexico is forecast to  persist or intensify until the end of October, NWS  reported.

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U.S. Tornadoes, Storms Kill at least 195

Posted by feww on April 28, 2011

Updated at 12:57UTC

Death Toll Expected to Rise

Tornadoes rip through Alabama, killing at least 128

The deadly storms included a mile-wide twister, believed to be the worst ever tornado to hit Alabama, that ripped through the university city of Tuscaloosa, killing at least 15 people.

Storm-related incidents also left hundreds of people injured in six states.

Storms leveled hundreds of homes, tossing cars and uprooting trees, cutting off power lines and injuring up to a thousand people. About half a million homes were without electricity, Alabama Power said.

Death toll from tornadoes and storms in Mississippi has reached at least 32, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said.

In Arkansas the storms have killed at least 13  people, as of posting.

At least a dozen people were killed in storm-related incidents throughout Georgia, Louisiana and Tennessee.

Latest Warnings

Storm Shuts Down 3  TVA Nuclear Reactors at Browns Ferry in Alabama

The 3 reactors at TVA’s 3,297-megawatt Browns Ferry nuclear plant in Alabama switched over to emergency diesel generators to supply power for the reactors cooling system at 5:30 EDT (22:30 UTC) after storms knocked out  transmission lines that supplied power, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Agency said. More…

On April 20, a tornado reportedly damaged the switchyard at Dominion’s Surry Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) forcing both aging reactor units to shut down.

GOES Eastern US SECTOR Infrared Image


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Eastern Conus Sector (Infrared Channel)

SPC Storm Reports


A total of 643 severe weather reports, including 161 tornado sightings, were received by SPC, as of posting.

Tuscaloosa

“The city experienced widespread damage from a tornado that cut a path of destruction deep into the heart of the city,” Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox said.


Mega Tornado touching down at Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Frame grab from a video clip posted at Tuscaloosa-dot-com. Image may be subject to copyright.

States of Emergency

  • The White House has declared a state of emergency in Alabama.
  • Arkansas and Tennessee have both declared a state of emergency following the devastation caused by the violent storms
  • Georgia’s governor has declared a state of emergency in four counties: Floyd, Dade, Catoosa and Walker. At least 13 people were killed as a result of violent storms.
  • Floyd County and the city of Jeffersonville in southern Indiana have both declared a state of emergency because of severe flooding.

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FEWW Forecasts

Too Bad Climate Juggernaut Delivering Deadlier Loads Next Year! 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.

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

Brace for the Worst Ever

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.

Flooding and fires, earthquakes and eruptions, deadly tornadoes and strong storms … are just some of the items you’ve ordered from the climate change quick menu!

2011 Tornadoes Ever Deadlier: FEWW

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.


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