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Severe Flooding Swamps W. Uganda, Slovenia, BA, Argentina

Posted by feww on November 8, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC DISASTERS
MAJOR DISASTERS
EXTREME RAIN EVENTS
SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING
SCENARIOS 900, 477, 444, 111,  097, 071, 070, 066, 047, 027, 025, 023
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Deadly Floods Triggered by EREs Hit Buenos Aires Province

Extreme Rain Events (EREs) since late October have flooded the Luján River, inundating large areas across 23 districts in Buenos Aires Province, and forcing more than 5,300 evacuations, government sources were reported as saying.

The worst affected areas are Tigre, Quilmes, San Fernando, Ensenada and Lomas de Zamora, as well as Luján and La Matanza.

At least two deaths have been attributed to the flooding, said a report.

EREs Displace Thousands in Western Uganda

At least 16,000 people have been displaced in the western Uganda due to severe flooding after River Semliki burst its banks following extreme rain events (EREs)

Slovenia issues more flood alerts

Flood alerts have been issued for central and southern Slovenia as extreme rain events continued to pound the country.

Thousands of homes around Ljubljana, the capital and largest city of Slovenia, have been flooded as rivers continued rising, local media reported.

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Thousands Evacuated as Massive Storm Pounds Argentina

Posted by feww on April 8, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER AND CLIMATIC EVENTS
‘WORST EVER’ STORM IN ARGENTINA
EXTREME RAIN EVENT
MASS EVACUATIONS
STATE OF EMERGENCY
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State of Emergency Declared in Argentina as Powerful Storm Batters the Country

Thousands of people have been evacuated to temporary shelters, as a major storm system dumps more than 210 mm of rain, or the equivalent of entire year’s rainfall, in six days.

The storm, named LUCREZIA on Internet, and said to be the country’s worst cyclonic storms in decades, pounded multiple provinces, including Neuquén, Rio Negro, Santa Fe, Cordoba, Entre Rios, Catamarca, and Santiago del Estero, according to local reports.

The military are assisting in the search and evacuation of civilians in areas affected by the storm, especially in the worst hit province of Nequén, where hundreds of homes are flooded.

About 118mm of rain fell across the province in less than 24 hours, just short of half the annual total. More than 1,300 people were evacuated from the provincial capital, Neuquén City, and smaller towns throughout the usually arid Patagonian province, said Buenos Aires Herald.

The electricity is cut off and transport system has shut down; offices, shops and schools are closed.

argentina flooding
Original caption: Strong storms struck much of the country in recent days leading to thousands of evacuations since Saturday. Neuquén (pictured) was the worst-hit province, where some 1,000 people were evacuated. Other provinces badly hit by floods include Río Negro, Córdoba, Santa Fe, Entre Ríos, Mendoza, Catamarca and Santiago del Estero. Credit BA Herald. Image may be subject to copyright. 

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Flooding Forces Thousands of Evacuations in Buenos Aires

Posted by feww on February 9, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER AND CLIMATIC EVENTS
EXTREME RAIN EVENTS
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Extreme Rain Events dumped up to 157mm (6 inches) of rain on  parts of Buenos Aires province on Friday triggering widespread flooding in the Argentine capital, as well as the cities of San Nicolás, San Pedro, Arrecifes, Ramallo, La Plata, Ensenada and Berisso.

Provincial districts of La Matanza, Berisso, Lomas de Zamora, Moreno, Ituzaingó and Luján were also severely affected, said a senior  official.

The floods have left at least 1 person dead and thousands displaced, according to local reports.

Authorities in Buenos Aires have advised citizens to avoid touching electric cables or lamp posts, reported Buenos Aires Herald.

“Buenos Aires City also lived through a day of chaos with flooded streets and more than 100 stoplights out of service. Much of the subway stopped operating due to the floods and train services and flights were delayed.”

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Large Piranha Attack Swimmers in Argentina

Posted by feww on December 27, 2013

Dozens of swimmers injured by large piranha in Parana River, Rosario, Argentina

“This is not normal. It’s normal for there to be an isolated bite or injury, but the magnitude in this case was great. This is an exceptional event,” said an official.

Officials have blamed the bloody attack on a large carnivorous fish called  palometa, described as “a type of piranha, big, voracious and with [razor] sharp teeth that can really bite.”

Several children lost entire digits, a paramedic told Associated Press, adding that more than 70 people had been injured by the fish.

The attack occurred in Parana River in Rosario, about 300km north of the capital, Buenos Aires, on Christmas Day.

Piranha
Piranha. About 50 or so species of piranha exist globally.

A piranha or piraña is an omnivorous freshwater fish that inhabits rivers in South America. They have razor sharp teeth and a voracious appetite for flesh.

The attacks on humans have been rare until recently; however, at least two fatalities and hundreds of injuries have been reported throughout the Amazon basin since 2009, including attacks in Bolivian and Brazilian rivers.

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“Polar Wave Hits Buenos Aires”

Posted by feww on August 24, 2013

Buenos Aires Temperatures hit a low of 2 degrees and a high of 10ºC

Polar wave hits Argentina again with very low temperatures in Buenos Aires. The polar wave which started on Friday in Buenos Aires Province and reached the city and surroundings, pushed down the temperatures to highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C, reported TELAM.

An earlier cold snap hit Argentina on July 19, 2013, said a report.

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Two girls are protected themselves from the cold with warm clothes while walking in a street in Buenos Aires City, capital of Argentina, on Aug. 23, 2013. Thursday was registered a polar wave in Buenos Aires province, where it is expected that the minimum temperature will be two degrees Celsius and maximum will be ten degrees Celsius until Monday of next week, according to local press information. (Xinhua/TELAM). More images…

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Flooding in Argentina: National Mourning Declared

Posted by feww on April 4, 2013

Record storm, flooding kills at least 54 in Argentina

Three days of national mourning has been declared in Argentina after extreme rain events triggered flash floods killing at least 54 people, according to local reports.

A major storm, possibly the heaviest recorded in Argentina’s history, barreled through Buenos Aires and the city of La Plata, located about 50km (~ 30 miles) south of the capital, dumping more than 40cm (16in) of rain in some areas.

The storm has affected about half a million people, according to senior officials.

Thousands of people have been evacuated from La Plata, and about 300,000 are still without electricity in Buenos Aires.

“It was a fatal trap,” said Daniel Scioli, the governor of Buenos Aires Province. “We have never seen anything like it.”

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Puyehue ash raises river temp, kills salmon stock

Posted by feww on June 11, 2011

Hot pyroclasts from ongoing Puyehue eruption raise River Nilahue temp to 45ºC (113ºF)—a rise of 35ºC

Tens of thousands of tons of hot volcanic materials from the ongoing Puyehue eruption have raised the temperature of Nilahue River to 45ºC (113ºF)—a rise of 35ºC, compared with seasonal average—contaminating the water and killing a large number of salmon, Chilean Public Works Minister.

The area near the Nilahue and GolGol rivers basin was evacuated on June 10, 2011 after the two rivers overflowed their banks, blocked by volcanic debris. The river flow rose by more than five fold, from 30 cubic meters per second (cmps) to more than 160 cmps, the minister said.


Nilahue River Chile. The river originates in Cordón Caulle volcanic range and discharges into Ranco Lake. Credit: Hprmedina.

Buenos Aires VAAC said Puyehue activity had intensified Thursady/ early Friday, but released the following bulletin reporting ‘DECREASING ACTIVITY’ late Friday.

VAAC: BUENOS AIRES
 VOLCANO: CORDON CAULLE 1507-141
 PSN: S4052 W07220
 AREA: CHILE-C
 SUMMIT ELEV: 1798M
 ADVISORY NR: 2011/030
 INFO SOURCE: GOES 12 - GFS MODEL
 ERUPTION DETAILS: DECREASING ACTIVITY
 OBS ASH DATE/TIME: 10/1900Z
 OBS ASH CLOUD: SFC/FL150 S4052 W07220 - S4100 W07100 - S4145 W06800 -
 S4140 W06300 - S4300 W06300 - S4340
 W06700 - S4155 W07100 -S4052 W07220
 FCST ASH CLD +06HR: 110200Z SFC/FL150 S4052 W07220 - S4116 W06800 -
 S4130 W06510 - S4150 W06120 - S4335
 W06141 - S4325 W06740- S4052 W07220
 FCST ASH CLD +12HR: 110800Z SFC/FL150 S4052 W07220 - S4143 W06555 -
 S4150 W06020 - S4413 W06030 - S4355
 W06745 - S4052 W07220
 FCST ASH CLD +18HR: 111400Z SFC/FL150 S4052 W07220 - S4124 W06317 -
 S4025 W05547 - S4312 W05630 - S4350
 W06100 - S4367 W06720- S4052 W07220
 RMK: MULTISPECTRAL SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOW AREA OF REMANENT VA ASH
 FROM PREVIOUS EMISION
 SFC/FL140 MOV E 40KT TREND DISSIPATING AREA S3600 W05800 - S2800
 W05300 - S02900 W04500 - S3000 W04000 -
 S3300 W03900 - S3900 W04500 - S3500 W04300 - S3100 W04500 - S3000
 W05200 - S3600 W05800
 FCST ASH CLD+06HS: SFC/FL150 110200Z S3500 W05400 - S2700 W04500 -
 S2600 W04100 - S3000 W03800 - S4000
 W040 - S3300 W04200 - S3100 W04500 - S3500 W05400
 FCST ASH CLD+12HS: 110800Z NO ASH EXP
 FCST ASH CLD+18HS: 111400Z NO ASH EXP
 NEXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20110611/0200Z

Air Travel

Flights from several airports in Argentina, Uruguay and southern Brazil. remain grounded for a third day on Saturday.

“At least six international carriers suspend flights between Buenos Aires and cities in US, Europe and South America,” a report said.

“Many flights from airports in southern Brazilian cities such as Porto Alegre and Florianopolis – some 2,500km (1,550 miles) from the volcano – were cancelled on Friday,” according to another report.

San Carlos de Bariloche

Meanwhile, in the ski resort city of San Carlos de Bariloche,  workers removed about 15,000 tons of volcanic ash (600 truckloads) from the airport’s main runway on Thursday.  Authorities said the airport would remain closed at least until June 21, AP reported.

Puyehue Volcano Satellite Images


A fissure on Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic range opened on June 4, 2011, ejecting ash to a height of about 16km. Natural-color image captured by MODIS on the Aqua satellite moments after eruption began. Source: NASA-EO. Click images to enlarge.


Eruption at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle began on June 4, 2011. This natural-color satellite image was taken by the MODIS aboard Terra satellite on the early morning of June 6, 2011, when according to the Buenos Aires Volcanic Ash Advisory Center the ash plume was reaching an altitude of about 12km above the summit crater.  Source: NASA-EO. Click image to enlarge.

Click animation link to view the transport of the plume from 1:45 pm local time June 4, 2011, until 10:45 am June 6, 2011.

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