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DISASTER Diary – 23 May 2013

Posted by feww on May 23, 2013

OKC Mega Tornado Destroyed or Damaged 13,000 Homes

The mega tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City suburbs on Monday has   destroyed or damaged as many as 13,000 homes and caused about $2 billion in damage, officials have  said.

  • FIRE-EARTH models show that about 50,000 people have been displaced as a result of the twister.

The deadly Moore tornado was EF5, according to NWS:

  • Rating: EF5
  • Peak Winds: 200 – 210 mph (338 km/h)
  • Path Length: 17 miles
  • Maximum Width: 1.3 miles
  • Begin Time: 2:45pm CDT
  • Begin Location: 4.4 miles west of Newcastle
  • End Time: 3:35 pm CDT
  • End Location: 4.8 miles east of Moore

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Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Rioting Spreads in Stockholm, Sweden

Rioting in Swedish capital continued for a fourth night, with at least one large building, reported to be a a restaurant, and 4 dozen cars torched by the rioters described by police as  a “mixture of every kind of people.”

  • The rioting began in the deprived suburb of Husby on Sunday, several days after  police shot dead an elderly man for allegedly threatening to kill them with a machete.

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Montreal Residents Told to Boil Drinking Water

Up to 1.4 million Montrealers have been told by the City Council to boil their drinking water.

An urgent message posted on the official City portal read:

Boil water advisory

“You must boil your tap water (bringing it to a bubbling boil) for at lea[s]t one minute be[f]ore drinking it, or use bottled water instead, if you live in many boroughs or related cities.”

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DISASTER CALENDARMay 23, 2013  
SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:
1,024 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,024 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

GLOBAL WARNINGS

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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OKC Mega Tornado: Fact and Fiction

Posted by feww on May 21, 2013

 Moore Tornado Upgraded to EF5

NWS damage teams have upgraded the deadly tornado that struck Moore to EF5.

  • Rating: EF5
  • Peak Winds: 200 – 210 mph (338 km/h)
  • Path Length: 17 miles
  • Maximum Width: 1.3 miles
  • Begin Time: 2:45pm CDT
  • Begin Location: 4.4 miles west of Newcastle
  • End Time: 3:35 pm CDT
  • End Location: 4.8 miles east of Moore

OKC tornado 20may2013
This is a preliminary track outline of the powerful EF-5 tornado that struck Newcastle and Moore during the afternoon of May 20, 2013. This path may change as we continue to survey the damage. Notice how the tornado path contracts toward the right side of the image. Source: NWS

Tornado Damage and Casualties

  • Preliminary estimate for the damage is put at $3 billion.
  • The tornado has left thousands of people homeless.
  • Most of the 91 or so people killed by the tornado were resurrected within hours, thanks to the political will. Current death toll stands at only 24.  (See also the ‘Joplin Syndrome’).
  • About 240 others were injured.

The Enhanced Fujita Tornado Scale – Quick Chart

EF0: 65 TO 85 MPH
EF1: 86 TO 110 MPH
EF2: 111 TO 135 MPH
EF3: 136 TO 165 MPH
EF4: 166 TO 200 MPH
EF5: Wind speeds greater than 200 MPH

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