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Global Disasters/ Significant Events – 4 May 2013

Posted by feww on May 4, 2013

100 killed or injured, 100,000 displaced as flash floods devastate parts of Kenya

Flash floods triggered by extreme rain events have left about 80 people dead, 20 injured and more than 100,000 others displaced in Rift Valley, eastern, western and central Kenya. 

Floods have caused widespread devastation, destroying much of the harvest, property and infrastructure throughout the affected areas.


California wildfires

Springs Fire in Ventura County has blackened more than 30,000 acres, but was 30% contained as of posting.

  • Some 4,000 firefighters are tackling six significant wildfires in California, the state fire agency says.
  • Fire crews have tackled more than 700 wildfires so far this year, about 250 more than average for the period.
  • Hundreds of residences were under evacuation order, as of posting.


State of Emergency Declared in Guatemala

The Guatemalan government has declared states of emergency in four towns near a controversial silver mine after clashes between police and anti-mining protesters in the southeast of the country.

  • The government has outlawed gatherings in the towns of Jalapa and Mataquescuinlta, and the areas of Casillas and San Rafael Las Flores.


Saudi evacuates villages after dam partially collapses

Several villages in southern Saudi Arabia were evacuated after a dam partially collapsed due to heavy rains, Al Arabia Channel reported.


1,043 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,043 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …


Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Marek and Sesnon Fire Update

Posted by feww on October 14, 2008

The Fire Industry’s War on California Resumes: How much will it cost to ‘fight’ the fires this time?

An update on SoCal’s Marek and Senson fires:

  • At least two deaths were reported.
  • Gov. Schwarzenegger declares a state of emergency in the burn areas.
  • Marek fire has consumed 6,000 acres (northeast side of the San Fernando Valley).
  • Sesnon Fire in the Porter Ranch area scortched about 5,000 acres (west side of San Fernando Valley).
  • Santa Ana winds blew up to 75 kmph with gusts reaching 115 kmph.
  • 1,000 firefighters and nine water-dropping aircraft were deployed at Marek Fire.
  • About 40 mobile homes, a dozen homes and an unspecified number of commercial sites burned at Marek Fire.
  • A Los Angeles County fire Inspector described the fire as a “blowtorch we can’t get in front of”.
  • Communities as far as Malibu, 35 km south of the fire were alerted by fire officials.
  • Officials prevented residents from driving into a Porter Ranch gated community to keep roads clear for emergency vehicles.
  • People parked their cars, ran to their homes and grabbed what they could carry. A few residents were seen clutching paintings as they fled their homes.
  • Marek Fire was just 5 percent contained, and prompted evacuation of about 1,500.
  • Flames jumped the eight-lane Foothill Freeway, which was closed in both directions between the 118 Freeway and Interstate 5, a three-mile stretch.

SoCal Fires Update October 15

Fleeing the Fires

Residents flee fast-moving brush fires in Los Angeles as wind gusts of up to 115 kmph shoot flames 70 m into the air.” Photo: Dan Steinberg/Associated Press. Image may be subject to copyright.

“We could have had an army there and it would not have stopped it… Wind is king here, it’s dictating everything we are doing.” Said the Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief.

“This is what we feared the most … The winds that were expected — they have arrived.” Said a Los Angeles County fire Capt.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District urged people to avoid outdoor activities because the air quality may be unhealthful due to smoke pollution from the fires. Schools in the area were closed.

Of the two deaths so far reported one was a motorist who was killed in a head-on collision on a freeway ramp after vehicles turned around driving against traffic to exist the freeway to avoid the fire.

Cars travel in the wrong direction on the 118 Freeway as they are directed back to an onramp, where they exited to get out of the way of smoke and flames from the fire burning in Porter Ranch. October 13, 2008. (Photo: Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times).  Image may be subject to copyright.

The Sky Terrace Mobile Lodge in the northeast San Fernando Valley suffered significant damage to residences and structure from the Marek fire. October 13, 2008.
(Photo: Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times). Image may be subject to copyright.

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