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State of Emergency Declared as Calif. Wildfire Explodes

Posted by feww on August 23, 2013

UPDATED Friday, 23 August 2013, 02:29UTC

Rim Fire Quadruples in Size

The blaze near Yosemite National Park had grown to about 100 square miles  Thursday and was only 1 percent contained. The fire has so far destroyed at least two homes and seven outbuildings and threatens several thousand homes, hotels and camp buildings.

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Night Photo of The Rim Fire
Night Photo of The Rim Fire. Photo credit: Stanislaus National Forest/USFS.

Gov. Brown Declares a State of emergency in Tuolumne County due to Rim Fire

California Gov. Brown has declared a state of emergency in Tuolumne County due to Rim Fire, one of 5 dozen major fires burning across the western U.S., including about 20 in California.

The emergency proclamation for Tuolumne County states that the massive fire has “damaged homes, and is threatening 2,500 other residences, necessitating the evacuation of residents, and the opening of emergency shelters.”

The fire has also forced thousands of tourists to leave the area during peak season.

Evacuations

The Tuolumne County Sheriffs Office has issued an evacuation order for residents north of Ferretti Road to Elderberry Road. An Evacuation Order is issued when there is an immediate threat to life and/or property. Inciweb reported.

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Rim Fire Photo 2. Photo credit: Stanislaus National Forest/USFS.

Earlier,  the summer community of Pine Mountain Lake, home to about 3,000 people, and three campgrounds along Highway 120–Camp Towanga, Spinning Wheel and Sawmill campgrounds–were evacuated.

The fire started on Saturday August 17th, 2013, in Groveland Range District, Stanislaus National Forest, west of Yosemite. Some 1,849 personnel have been assigned to the blaze.

At least five other wildfires in Yellowstone National Park have consumed about 18 square miles.

“U.S. wildfire managers facing increasingly strained resources have opened talks with Pentagon commanders and Canadian officials about possible reinforcements of personnel and aircraft to battle dozens of blazes raging across the drought-parched American West,” said a report.

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Large Wildfires in the West Burn Homes, Force More Evacuations

Posted by feww on August 21, 2013

Wesern U-S: Red Flag Warnings as dangerous fires burn more homes, force more evacuations

Fire crews are tackling several large wildfires in the West as weather conditions continue to remain dangerous through the week, reported NWS. “Strong thunderstorms in this region will create gusty winds that could spread fires, and lightning from these storms could start new fires. The greatest fire danger exists from northern California across the Great Basin to the Northern Rockies.”

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Red Flag Warnings in the West, other Warnings, Watches and Advisories for August 21, 2013. Source: NWS. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH.

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California Fire forces evacuation of campgrounds, threatens 2,500 homes

Hundreds of people at three Sierra camp–Camp Towanga, Spinning Wheel and Sawmill campgrounds–along Highway 120 were evacuated Tuesday as a fast-moving wildfire raged out of control west of Yosemite National Park, said a report.

The 10,170-acre Rim Fire, which began Saturday August 17, is burning in the Stanislaus National Forest east of Groveland, Tuolumne County. The blaze has destroyed at least two homes and threatens another 2,500, said  the USFS.

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Rim Fire Burning Near Groveland Ranger Station. Credit: Stanislaus National Forest/ USFS

The communities along Ferretti Road are being evacuated. The Ferretti Road is also closed at Highway 120. Evacuation centers have been opened at Sonora Fairgrounds and Greely Hill Community Center. The evacuation center at Tiago High School has been closed. [Inciweb]

Rim Fire is one of at least 20 major fires burning in California, as of posting. Fire officials say this year’s wildfire season is particularly dangerous due to the lack of snow, dry weather and drought.

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Beaver Creek Fire:  About 1,200 people still evacuated

The 106,323-acre Beaver Creek Fire is now 30 percent contained and is burning near Hailey and Ketchum. At least 1,750 personnel are trying to bring the flames under control.

About 1,200 people are currently evacuated due to the Beaver Creek Fire, said Blaine County officials. Most of the evacuation orders remain in effect.

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Leavenworth fire grows to 500 acres; dozens of homes evacuated

An uncontained  wildfire burning near Leavenworth in Chelan County, WA,  grew to 500 acres late Tuesday, prompting authorities order 27 homes evacuated, with another 40 put under evacuation notice, said a report.

“Another fire burning outside The Dalles, Ore.,  in the Columbia River Gorge is believed to have burned a third home there (five other structures have also burned), but fire crews also reported progress Tuesday in fighting the blaze that threatens several dozen other homes, a spokesman said.”

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States of Emergency Declared in 6 States Amid Blizzard

Posted by feww on February 9, 2013

Global Disasters/ Significant Events

NY, MA, ME, CT, NH and RI declare states of emergency, as snowstorm intensifies

The governors of New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island have declared states of emergency, as of posting,  and urged people to stay indoors as blizzard slammed into NE United States on Friday.

  • Blizzard warnings are in effect for much of the coastal sections of the northeast, from Newark New Jersey/New York City northward to southern Maine, National Weather Service (NWS) reported.
  • Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories are in effect for much of the northeast from eastern Pennsylvania north and eastward into Maine. (NWS)
  • Coastal flood warnings are in effect for coastal areas in southern Delaware as well as southeast New Jersey. (NWS)
  • About 2 feet (60cm) of snow could blanket Boston area, with some places receiving up to 30 inches, forecasters have warned.
  • Up to 4,000 flights have already been canceled and many more affected.
  • Massachusetts and Connecticut have banned most car travel starting Friday afternoon.
  • Amtrak suspended railroad service between New York, Boston and points north, reports said.
  • “Many of the same communities that were inundated by Hurricane Sandy’s tidal surge just about 100 days ago are likely to see some moderate coastal flooding this evening,” said NY mayor.
  • “This is a very large and powerful storm, however we are encouraged by the numbers of people who stayed home today,” said Boston Mayor.
  • Many of non-essential government workers have been ordered to stay home.

Widespread Significant Impacts Developing from Nor’easter: NWS

A significant nor’easter continues to bring crippling impacts to portions of the Northeast. Moderate to heavy snow is expected to continue across Pennsylvania, western New York and much of New England before tapering off by Saturday afternoon. Some locations are expected to see snowfall in excess of two feet. Coastal flooding is expected on the Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts coastlines.

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U.S. Weather Hazards Map – February 9, 2013 – Source: NWS

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DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,127 Days Left 

[February 9, 2013] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,127 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 …

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America Under Siege by Forces of Nature

Posted by feww on February 8, 2013

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,128 Days Left 

[February 8, 2013] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,128 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 …

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

‘Historic Storm,’ Blizzard, Hurricane Force Wind, Flood, Fire Weather… Lay Siege to U.S.

Two separate storm systems, one moving from the Great Lakes and the other from the East Coast, are expected to merge into a historic blizzard, exploding over New England and New York this weekend.

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U.S. Weather Hazards Map – February 8, 2013 – Source: NWS

WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for NY and New England from 6 am Friday to noon EST Saturday, NWS reported.

  • Major winter storm expected from the Great Lakes into the
    northeastern U.S.  with blizzard conditions possible for portions of New England – valid 00:00UTC Fri Feb 08, 2013 to 00:00UTC  Sun Feb 10, 2013- NOAA reported.
  • Up to 2 feet of snow could blanket some areas.
  • Hurricane force winds are forecast in the region.
  • At least 31 different weather Warnings, Advisories and Watches were in effect throughout the lower 48 and Alaska, as of posting.

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More Severe Thunderstorms, Rain and Flash Flooding

Posted by feww on May 11, 2011

BREAKING:

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From:   2011 Disaster Calendar – MAY 

  • Day 496 [May 11, 2011]
    • Tennessee, USA. The White House has declared Shelby and  14 other Tennessee counties disaster areas following the damage caused by rising Mississippi River and extreme weather events that have buffeted the region since mid April, reports say.
    •  Minnesota , USA. The White House has declared 20 counties in both the Red River Valley and southern Minnesota federal disaster areas because of widespread flooding and severe  storms in March that wreaked havoc in the state, a report said.
    • Missouri, USA. The White House has declared five Missouri counties major disaster areas, following devastation from tornadoes, storms and flooding. “Property owners who’ve gone into the Mississippi River Floodway say the situation is bad.” Said a report.

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