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MAHASEN Strikes Bangladesh

Posted by feww on May 16, 2013

Tropical Storm MAHASEN crossing Bangladesh’s coast

The storm reportedly hit Patuakhali district on Bangladesh coast earlier today, with winds of about 100km/h (60mph), and continued moving toward the ports of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar.

  • The storm has claimed at least 4 lives so far, according to early reports.
  • “In Bangladesh, there have been reports of waist-deep water submerging low-lying areas and houses being damaged. There are also fears of a storm surge,” said a report.

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MAHASEN Water Vapor Satellite Image –  Dated 2013/05/16 @ 06:30UTC. Source: CIMSS

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Deadly MAHASEN Threatens Bangladesh, Myanmar

Posted by feww on May 15, 2013

MAHASEN kills or injures 10, affects  over 1,600 in Sri Lanka, tracking NE

Hundreds of thousands of people are being evacuated in Bangladesh, after Tropical Storm MAHASEN, named after an ancient Sri Lankan king, pounded the eastern and southern coasts of the island, stranding fishermen, downing trees and inundating entire neighborhoods, said a report.

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Tropical Cyclone MAHASEN – Longwave Infrared Image – Dvorak Enhancement 2013/05/15 @ 12:30UTC. Source: CIMSS

The cyclone, tracking northeast through the Bay of Bengal, is forecast to make landfall on Thursday, creating storm surges of up to 6-ft in some coastal areas, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

  • Although the storm has slightly weakened since Tuesday, it is still being described by UN aid agencies as “life-threatening” for more than 8 million people in Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma) and NE India.
  • The warning severity level in Bangladesh has been raised to seven out of 10 for low-lying areas near Chittagong and the coastal district of Cox’s Bazar.
  • The Burmese authorities have relocated some 150,000 people to higher ground, according to reports.
  • Tens of thousands of Rohingya, who were displaced by ethnic violence last year and moved to refugee camps in low-lying areas of Myanmar’s Rakhine state, are particularly at risk.
  • More than 50 Rohingya evacuees drowned after their boats capsized off western Burma, ahead of MAHASEN’s arrival, reports said.

DISASTER CALENDARMay 15, 2013  
SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:
1,032 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,032 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

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Deadly Heat Blankets Eastern U.S.

Posted by feww on July 2, 2012

Millions swelter following ‘catastrophic damage’ to power grids caused by derecho

At least 18 people are dead since Friday as a result of severe weather and millions are still without power, while more than 160 locations across 12 states tied or set all-time record high temperatures.

Electric utilities in Maryland, Ohio and Virginia said the weekend derecho caused ‘catastrophic damage’ to their power grids.

It may take a week or more before power is restored to millions of people in the Mid-Atlantic region amid blistering heat.

Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories were in effect in parts of at least 26 states, as of posting.


US Weather Hazards Map

Relentless Heat to Remain in Place

A surface boundary separating excessive heat (temperatures above 100 degrees) in the southern United States with a milder airmass to its north will continue to be the focus for severe thunderstorms today. There are three main areas of concern, including the northern Rockies, the Mid-Mississippi River to Ohio Valleys and portions of the Mid-Atlantic into the Southeast, particularly the eastern Carolinas. The primary threats will be large hail and damaging winds, however an isolated tornado can not be ruled out across southern Minnesota and Wisconsin as well as northern Iowa and Illinois. -NWS

Excessive heat warnings and advisories are forecast to continue into the beginning of the week over much of the mid-Mississippi valley and southern state, NWS said.

Hundreds of daily high temperature records were broken this weekend; dozens of all-time high temperature records were set.


High Temperature Forecast for July 2, 2012.

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Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events

  • Valencia, Spain.  Two mega forest fires about 30 kilometers west of Valencia on Spain’s eastern coast have consumed at least 50,000 hectares (~124,000 acres), forcing more than 2,500 people to evacuate the area.
    • The Spanish authorities raised the forest fire warning to the highest level in Valencia region as temperatures topped  104 degrees (40ºC).
  • China. Torrential rain continues to batter large swaths  of  SW China causing major widespread damage and mass evacuations, Xinhuanet reported.
    • Ludian County in Yunnan Province is among the worst hit areas, the report said.
    • Since late June, extreme rain events and flooding throughout China have left hundreds of people dead or injured, displaced or affected at least a million others, destroyed thousands of homes, inundated hundreds of thousands of hectares of farmland and caused hundreds of million of dollars in crop damage.
    • The worst-hit areas are east China’s Zhejiang province, its neighboring Jiangxi province, central China’s Hunan province, China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region and the entire southwest.
    • “More rain and storms are expected to hit Zhejiang, Fujian and Anhui provinces in south China, as well as Yunnan, Sichuan and Guizhou provinces in the southwest, over the next three days. Precipitation in some areas may total as much as 160 mm, according to the National Meteorological Center,” the report said.
  • Assam, India.   Mega Floods caused by unusually intense monsoon rains across eastern India’s Assam state have left about 100 people dead, and displaced at least two million people.
  • Bangladesh.  Intense monsoon rains in Bangladesh have claimed at least 120 lives, with many more injured,  an unknown number missing and at least 1.5 million people displaced.
    • The majority of victims were children, who were drowned in flash floods, buried by landslides or house collapses, or struck by lightning, reports said.
    • Flooding and landslides have destroyed thousands of homes and businesses , submerged entire villages and left at least 100,000 without work.
    • Many of the displaced are without food and water.
    • Chittagong port, the largest seaport in Bangladesh, received nearly 16 inches of rain in a single 12-hour period last week.

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