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Posts Tagged ‘disasters 2010’

Torrential Rains Deluge Central and S. America

Posted by feww on December 8, 2010

Heavy Rains in Central and South America

Heavy rains, flooding and landslides across Central and South America have killed hundreds of people in Venezuela, Colombia, and Costa Rica and injured thousands more.

Map showing total rainfall amounts between November 25 and  December 1, 2010. The heaviest rainfall (dark blue) is more than 400 mm (~ 16 inches); the lightest rainfall (light green) is less  than 50 millimeters (~ 2 inches). Floods in Colombia have killed about 250 people, destroyed nearly 2,000 homes, damaged another 260,000 homes, and affected up to 2 million people by December 4, 2010.”Source: NASA E-O.

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Giant Sinkhole in Germany, Deadly Mudslides in Italy

Posted by feww on November 2, 2010

Images of the Day

This was just Schmalkalden!


Giant sinkhole appeared in the German town of Schmalkalden, measuring 20m deep and a whopping 40m wide, and swallowed at least one car. Photo: AP. Image may be subject to copyright.

Deadly Mudslide in Massa, Italy


Another mudslide near Massa in Tuscany, Italy, turned deadly killing at least 3 people including a mother and her son, 2. The mudslide was triggered by heavy rain in the region. Some 225mm of rain fell in just 12 hours. Photo: AFP/Getty Images. Image may be subject to copyright.

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MEGI Re-Intensifies to Cat 4

Posted by feww on October 20, 2010

Humongous typhoon MEGI has restrengthened to cat 4 with sustained winds of about 200 km/hr

In all likelihood, MEGI could re-intensify to a super typhoon before striking her next targets.


Typhoon MEGI IR Satellite Image Acquired at 10:00 UTC on 10-20-2010. Source: Digital Typhoon.
Click image to enlarge.


Profile of a Restrengthening Deadly Typhoon. IR/WV Difference satellite Image.
Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

As usual, the UKM forecast was made by comedians (!)


Typhoon MEGI Projected Paths as of  10-20-2010. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

Heat-seeking MEGI restrengthening in warmer waters of South China Sea


Sea Surface Temperatures in South China Sea.
Source:NCEP via CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

MEGI could deliver about 1,000 mm of rain to its target destinations in southern China


Typhoon MEGI – Total Precipitable Water.
Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.


Typhoon MEGI – Visible image captured by MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite at 1:30 a.m. EDT on October 20, 2010 . Source: NASA-EO.  Click image to enlarge. Download large image (5 MB, JPEG)

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No Place to Go!

Posted by feww on August 28, 2010

Image of the Day

Marooned!

¼ of a million more people forced to flee homes

The monsoon floods in the Indus River Basin that are now moving south, have so far inundated about 22 percent of Pakistan, displacing more than 20 million people, killing thousands [official death toll stands at 1,600,] destroying some 1.2m homes, damaging at least 3.2m hectares of farmland (14% of Pakistan’s cultivated land), and putting millions at risk from waterborne diseases, as well as food and clean water shortages, reports say.

“The magnitude of this crisis is reaching levels that are even beyond our initial fears” ~ UN spokesperson


Fresh Flooding in Southern Pakistan. A freeze frame from a BBC UK video report. Image may be subject to copyright.

“The number of those affected and those in need of assistance from us are bound to keep rising.”

“The floods seem determined to outrun our efforts. About one month from the onset of the floods, we don’t know when we will see their end, as the disaster is still unfolding,” he added.

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3.5m Pakistani children face waterborne diseases

Posted by feww on August 16, 2010

Pakistan Flood Tragedy Enters New Phase

A quarter of Pakistan, including its agricultural heartland, has been inundated

“Up to 3.5 million children are at high risk of deadly water-borne diseases, such as watery diarrhoea and dysentery,” Maurizio Giuliano, spokesman for the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said, AFP reported.

“What concerns us the most is water and health. Clean water is essential to prevent deadly water-borne diseases. Water during the flood has been contaminated badly. There is a shortage of clean water,” he added.

Pakistan – Floods Impact Profile [13 August 2010] – Click images to enlarge.

MAP OF FLOOD DAMAGED HOUSES

YOUR RESPONSE

YOU have a moral duty to help victims of disasters; however, do NOT enrich the international aid mafia. DO NOT give any money to the American Red Cross, or any outfit headed by Clinton/Bush, Hollywood (film and music scenes) people, ex-politicians, or senior members of the UN organizations.

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