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Texas Declares States of Disaster in 24 Additional Counties

Posted by feww on May 26, 2015

Gov. Abbott Adds 24 Counties To Disaster Declaration

The governor of Texas has declared States of Disaster in 24 additional counties, bringing the total to 37, as severe weather and deadly flash flooding leave trails of destruction across the state.


I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, issued an Emergency Disaster Proclamation on May 11, 2015, certifying that the severe weather, tornado and flooding event that began on May 4, 2015, has caused a disaster in Bosque, Clay, Denton, Eastland, Gaines, Montague and Van Zandt counties in the State of Texas. On May 15, 2015, I amended my proclamation of May 11, 2015, to include Cooke, Grimes, Hood, Navarro, Smith and Wise counties. Severe weather, tornadoes and flooding continue in these and other counties in Texas.

THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby declare a state of disaster in Archer, Bastrop, Bosque, Caldwell, Cass, Clay, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Dewitt, Eastland, Fannin, Gaines, Grayson, Grimes, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hood, Houston, Jasper, Johnson, Kendall, Montague, Navarro, Newton, Nueces, Parker, San Jacinto, Smith, Van Zandt, Walker, Wichita, Wilson and Wise counties.

At least 5 people have been killed in Texas and Oklahoma, and more than a dozen are missing.

“This is the biggest flood this area of Texas has ever seen,” said Abbott.

“It is absolutely massive,” he said, describing the relentless power of the wave of water as “tsunami-like.”

The Lone Star State has also been pounded by tornadoes, heavy rain and thunderstorms that have forced mass evacuations.

Meantime, a 9-pm to 7-am curfew in Wimberley and San Marcos was extended for a second night on Monday, said Hays County officials.

Tornado kills 13 in Mexico-Texas border city

A tornado has swept through Ciudad Acuna, a city of 125,000 across from Del Rio, Texas, destroying homes and tossing cars. At least 13 people were killed, and five others reported as missing, officials said.

The twister, which has destroyed or damaged about 800 homes, was the first ever to hit Ciudad Acuna since the city was founded more than 100 years ago, local media quoted the Mayor as saying.


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State of Emergency Declared in Baltimore

Posted by feww on April 28, 2015

Baltimore Burning: Curfew declared as violence flares

Gov. of Maryland has declared a state of emergency, activating the national guard as violence and looting intensifies.

Meantime, the mayor has declared a curfew following the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody on April 19 after a week in coma.

The week-long curfew is effective between 22:00 and 05:00, starting on Tuesday.

At least 15 police officers have been injured in clashes with demonstrators, some with broken bones, while dozens of arrests have been made, as of posting.

Gray’s death is the latest in a series of high-profile cases where black men have lost their lives after contact with the police.

Baltimore police have suspended six police officers who were involved in the victim’s arrest.

The shooting of an unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August last year led to nationwide demonstration after a jury decided not to charge police officer Darren Wilson over the killing.

Several other black men have also been killed fleeing the police, or while being arrested, since last year.

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Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events – August 8, 2013

Posted by feww on August 8, 2013

State Of Emergency Declared for East Russia, Thousands Evacuated

Russian authorities have declared states of emergency for five populated regions in Russia’s far east following severe flooding.

“An emergency situation has been declared in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the Khabarovsk and Primorye territories, the Amur region and the Jewish autonomous region, and a federal level of response has been introduced there,” according to a statement posted on the Emergency Situations Ministry website.

The decision was made “in view of the current hydrological situation in the Far Eastern Federal District and an adverse weather forecast,” it said.

“For preemptive purposes, 2,285 people, including 940 children, were evacuated beforehand from populated areas, children’s recreational institutions, and Federal Corrections Service’s correctional institutions. As many as 1,169 people, including 338 children, have been evacuated right from flooded homes. A system of the people’s vital support has been arranged.”

“According to earlier reports, the flood situation aggravated in the Amur region due to lengthy rains and the dumping of water from the Zeisk Hydroelectric Power Plant, which have affected dozens of populated areas. A state of emergency has been put in place in the region,” said a report.


Disaster Declared in Raton, NM

Torrential rains and flooding in Raton have caused substantial damage to the infrastructure, prompting the authorities to  declare the city a disaster area, said a report.

In July, Governor Martinez declared a statewide emergency following the damage  caused by severe storms and flooding.


State of emergency declared in Miller County, Missouri

Officials have declared a State of Emergency in Miller county due to serious flooding concerns, said a report.

Ameren crews are preparing to open the Bagnell Dam floodgates, which could result the river level to rise 3 feet. “That’s why Miller County Sheriff’s Deputies are notifying people living in low lying areas. There are no mandatory evacuations, but they do want people to be aware of the rising waters.”


Outagamie County, Wis., Declares a State of Emergency

Outagamie County  has declared an emergency, after severe damage caused by two tornadoes, an F1 and F2, and a line of powerful storms in which they were hidden, said a report.

The storms left at least 1 dead and 3 others injured, said a report.

Grand Chute, Wis., has declared a State of Emergency following damage from storms, tornadoes

“The storm caused damaged in Fremont, New London, Waupaca and Weyauwega, knocking down numerous trees and power lines. In New London, Trinity Lutheran Church on Beckert Road was severely damaged. Power is out near the Waupaca airport and areas to the east,” according to the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department.

State of Emergency declared in Hortonville

The Village of Hortonville in Outagamie County, Wis., has declared a State of Emergency following significant damage to property and infrastructure and a blanket power outage caused by storms that hit Wisconsin early Wednesday morning.

  • The storms knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes in the region.
  • The authorities have also issued a curfew, effective Wednesday  10:00 p.m.

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Japan Sweltering in 100-degree Heat

A severe heat alert was issued for 38 of Japan’s 47 prefectures, as temperatures climbed over 35ºC (95ºF), said Japan Meteorological Agency.

Shimanto town in southwestern Kochi prefecture recorded a high of 37.7ºC (100F), the agency said.


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