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Freezing Weather Kills Scores in Eastern Europe

Posted by feww on February 1, 2012

Temperatures plunge to -36ºC (-33ºF) in parts of Eastern Europe

Heavy snow and a severe cold snap have killed at least 90 people across central and eastern Europe and left more than a thousand others suffering from hypothermia and frostbites. 

Disaster Calendar 2012 – February 1

[February 1, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,505 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Eastern Europe.  A severe cold snap across central and eastern Europe has killed at least 90 people since last Sunday and left more than a thousand others hit by hypothermia and frostbites. 
    • Temperatures have plunged to as low as -36ºC (-33ºF) in some areas, the coldest in living memory.
    • Freeze-related deaths have been reported throughout the region including in Bosnia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine.
    • The air temperature in some parts of the republic of Yakutia (Siberia) has fallen to as low as -50C (-58F), a report said.
    • In Moscow, the temperature fell below -30C, Wednesday morning, about 14 degrees below normal.
    • Heavy snow has made roads impassible, cutting off power to many areas, forcing hundrdes of schools to close down and prompting various governments to enact emergency measures.
    • In Bulgaria, 25 of the country’s 28 districts have declared states of emergency.
    • In Ukraine, tens of thousands of homeless have sought refuge in makeshift shelters.
    • In Czech republic capital of Prague, about 5,000 homeless people huddled up in an emergency tent set up by the authorities outside the City Hall.
    • In Serbia, at least 20 municipalities have declared states of emergency.
    • In Turkey, all flights out of Istanbul airport have been canceled.
    • In Romania, blizzard cut electricity to more than 50 cities.
    • Snowfalls were reported in southern Italy and the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean.
    • [NOTE: The actual death figure is probably in the hundreds.]
    • More heavy snow is forecast for the region, as the cold snap intensifies.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Australia: 5 disaster areas declared in NSW following severe flooding

Posted by feww on January 30, 2012

Days of severe flooding turns north of NSW state into disaster zone

The state government of Australia’s New South Wales (NSW)  has declared 5 northern districts as disaster zones after days of severe flooding transformed Bellingen, Byron, Kyogle, Lismore and Richmond Valley areas into swampland.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – January 30

[January 30, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,507 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • NSW, Australia. Nearly a week of severe flooding has turned northern parts of Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) state into disaster zones.
    • The state government of NSW has declared 5 northern districts as disaster zones after days of severe flooding transformed Bellingen, Byron, Kyogle, Lismore and Richmond Valley areas into swampland.
    • “This weather system has caused a lot of damage to critical infrastructure, property and road networks,” said a senior official.
    • At least 1,500 people remain isolated by the floods since the mega deluge began on January 24, reports said.

Weather systems to remember!


MTSAT – Australia – IR – Greyscale – Source: ABOM.


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Tornado Attacks Leave 100 Dead or Injured in Indonesia

Posted by feww on January 29, 2012

Up to 100 people killed or injured, thousands of home destroyed or damaged, as tornado swarm attacks Indonesia

Dozens of tornadoes have swept through 40 regencies and cities in the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali in the past few days, killing or injuring about 100 people and destroying or damaging thousands of homes.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – January 29

[January 29, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,508 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Java and Bali Islands, Indonesia. Dozens of tornadoes spawned by tropical cyclone Iggy have swept through 40 regencies and cities in the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali in the past few days, killing or injuring about 100 people and destroying or damaging thousands of homes.
  • Tropical Cyclone Iggy is now approaching Western Australia.

Weather systems to remember


TC IGGY in the Indian Ocean off the WA coast. (Source: MTSAT JMA).   “The Monsoon trough extends from Tropical Cyclone “Iggy” in the Indian Ocean (off the WA NW coast) to a monsoon low in south-central QLD and then northeast into the Coral Sea. Extensive areas of cloud and thunderstorms associated with the active monsoon trough cover much of the tropical north of the continent.BOM  said.

Other Disasters

  • Victoria, Australia. Crimes committed by minors are soaring in Australia, with hundreds of children under the age of 10 being charged with violent offenses like rape and arson, a report said.
    • “Leaked statistics – kept hidden by Victoria Police – expose 288 children investigated for 305 serious offences in the past five years.”
    • “The statistics show 254 boys and 34 girls, aged nine and under, were processed for 11 sex crimes, including rape, 36 burglaries, five counts of stealing a motor vehicle, three drug possessions, or using drugs, and three counts of being armed with weapons or explosives.”
  • Oakland, California.Police have arrested at least 400 demonstrators, mostly because they failed to disperse.
    • Protesters have decried police tactics as illegal and threatened to sue, “saying that most of the arrests were made illegally because police failed to allow protesters to disperse,” a report said.
    • “Contrary to their own policy, the OPD gave no option of leaving or instruction on how to depart. These arrests are completely illegal, and this will probably result in another class action lawsuit against the OPD,” a release from Occupy Oakland Media Committee said.
    • Mayor Jean [RECALL] Quan said she wanted “a court order to keep Occupy protesters who have been arrested several times out of Oakland.” [Better still, you could try have them deported to China, Mayor Quan!]
    • [NOTE: A tiny fraction of the demonstrators  appeared to be professional agitators blending in for obvious reasons, observers said. Moderator]

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background


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Dozens Killed in Mozambique by Back-to-Back Storms

Posted by feww on January 28, 2012

Twin storms leave dozens dead, more than a million people affected in Mozambique

Tropical depression Dando and Cyclone Funso, striking within days of each other, have left dozens dead and hundreds of thousands of families affected.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – January 28

[January 28, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,509 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Mozambique. Tropical depression Dando and Cyclone Funso, striking within days of each other, have destroyed thousands of homes, killing dozens of people and leaving a quarter of a million families affected.
    • Thousands of hectares of crops have also been destroyed or damaged.

Other Global Disasters

  • Yemen.  Half a million children in Yemen could die or become ill from malnutrition, said a report.
    • Trailing behind Afghanistan, Yemen has the world’s 2nd highest rate of chronic malnutrition among children, with more ore than 58 per cent of the children stunted, UNICEF reported.
    • “Conflict, poverty and drought, compounded by the unrest of the previous year, the high food and fuel prices, and the breakdown of social services, are putting children’s health at great risks and threatening their very survival,” said UNICEF’s Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa.
    • “Acute malnutrition affects as many as 30 per cent of children in some parts of the country, close to the levels observed in south Somalia, and twice as high as the internationally recognized emergency threshold.”
    • Measles killed 74 children from among 2,500 affected by a recent outbreak of the disease, Government figures show. “While most children recover from measles within two to three weeks, children with malnutrition can suffer serious complications which can lead to death.”
    • Some 69,000 Yemenis children die each year before their fifth birthday.
    • With 77 deaths per 1,000 live births, Yemen has one of the highest death rates among children under the age of five in the Middle East and North African regions.
    • are food insecure, and the number is expected to rise.
      • The term “food insecurity” is used when people go to  bed on an empty stomach or have no idea where their next meal may come from.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Tectonics Update – January 28

Posted by feww on January 28, 2012

Large Quake Measuring about 8.3Mw Could Strike Near Iwaki, Japan: FIRE-EARTH

FIRE-EARTH Models show a large earthquake measuring up to 8.3Mw could strike within a 50-km radius of Iwaki, Japan.

Forecast Details

  • Magnitude: Up to 8.3Mw
  • Position: 50km radius of Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
  • Probability of Occurrence
    • Feb – May 2012: 74% (Peak Occurrence: April 18, am JST)
    • Jun –  Nov 2012: 68%
    • Dec 2012 – Dec 2015 : ~ 50%
    • Jan – Apr 2016: >70%
  • Probability of Event occurring onshore: 60%

[NOTE: This forecast may be affected by other seismic events in the region.   For UPDATES see comments section below.]

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