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Disaster Declared in 11 Australian Zones

Posted by feww on February 25, 2013

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Australia: Back-to-back disasters intensify

Two Major floods in 2 months cause more disasters in NSW

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell have declared 11 areas in northern NSW as disaster zones due to severe storms and widespread flooding.

  • The disaster areas are Ballina, Bellingen, Byron, Camden, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Kiama, Nambucca, Port Macquarie Hastings and Randwick.

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February 25, 2013 – DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,111 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,111 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

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Towns Evacuated as Major Flooding Hits NSW, Australia

Posted by feww on February 23, 2013

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Australia: Back-to-back disasters intensify

Major flooding in NSW forces mass evacuations

Evacuation orders are being enforced in several towns along the northern New South Wales (NSW) coast, including Kempsey, Port Macquarie and Bellingen, and emergency services are warning people not to enter floodwaters, said a report.

Flood warnings are in effect for at least 11 rivers in NSW as floodwater from a low-pressure system continues to swamp a large region.

At least two deaths have so far been reported in the region as a result of flooding.

24-hr rainfall map 23feb13
New South Wales Rainfall Map to 9:00am, 23 Feb 2013. Source: Australia BOM. Image may be subject to copyright.

Other Disasters/ Significant Events

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Louisiana in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of January 8-17, 2013.

The damage caused by the severe storms and flooding occurred in the parishes of Acadia, Catahoula, Concordia, East Carroll, Evangeline, Franklin, Jefferson Davis, Livingston, Madison, St. Landry, and Vermilion.

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Extreme or Severe Drought Covers 3/4 of Portugal

Posted by feww on March 4, 2012

Portugal’s farmers praying for miracle as driest February in nearly a century devastates land

MEGA DISASTERS: Extreme to severe drought prevailing in Portugal is expected to last until at least the end of March, official forecasters say.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – March 4

[March 4, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,473 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Portugal.   Driest February in more than 8 decades is devastating Portugal with “extreme” or “severe” drought covers about three-quarters of the country.
    • Farmers are reportedly praying for a miracle, but the drought is expected to last until at least the end of March, official forecasters said.
    • The drought is also boosting the number of wildfires in the country with as many as 200 forest fires reported on warmer days.

Other Drought-related Headlines

  • Texas, USA.  Thousands of Texas rice farmers won’t be getting irrigation water anytime soon, while more than 40 percent of the state remains in severe drought.
    • The water level in Travis and Buchanan lakes are currently 3,200 acre-feet (1 billion gallons) short of the stage they must reach before the farmers can receive water, reports said.

Other Global Disasters

  • The Midwest and South, USA.  Death toll from multiple tornadoes that struck the US Midwest and South on Friday has risen to at least 39, a total of 52 for the week.
    • The Friday’s fatalities occurred in 5 states: Alabama (1), Georgia (1), Indiana (14), Kentucky (20) and Ohio (3).

Tornado Probabilities [Monthly]


March Tornadoes Probability Map. The probability of having one or more days with a tornado within 25 miles of a point sometime during a month. The base data for all tornadoes are the reports from 1980-1994 and for significant and violent tornadoes are the reports from 1921-1995. The values are probabilities in percent. Source: Severe Thunderstorms Climatology

  • Kentucky. NWS has confirmed that an EF4 tornado hit Henryville, north of Louisville, with winds of 175MPH.
    • The tornado which struck on Saturday remained on the ground for 52 miles, measuring about 150 yards wide.
  • Indiana. The state has issued disaster declarations for Clark, Gibson, Harrison, Jefferson, Posey, Ripley, Scott, Shelby, Vanderburgh, Warrick and Washington counties, after tornadoes and high winds left 14 dead and caused widespread damage and destruction.

Map of Tornado Reports (filtered) 03 March 2012 – SPC

Map of Tornado Reports (filtered) 28 February – 02 March 2012 – SPC

Flooding Disasters

  • Oregon. The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Oregon and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of January 17-21, 2012.
    • The severe winter storm, flooding, landslides, and mudslides caused significant damage in Benton, Columbia, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Hood River, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, and Tillamook counties.

Flooding Disasters in Australia

  • Sydney, Australia. Unprecedented amounts of rain have fallen over the Australian state of NSW, since February, inundating more than 75 percent of the state.
    • Many rivers in the region are expected to peak more than 11 meters, forcing the emergency officials to close multiple bridges.
    • Some areas have received more rain in 48 hours than the annual average.
    • Thousands of people across the Australian state of NSW “face an indefinite wait before they can return to their homes as continuous heavy rain swells rivers across the state,” said a report.
    • “About 2,000 people in Sydney’s flood-threatened north-western fringes have been told to evacuate as emergency services battle what they say is a record event.”
    • Evacuation orders have been issued for several more areas.
    • Water was released from Sydney’s Warragamba Dam, which  reached full capacity last night for the first time in 14 years.
    • NSW is experiencing all-time record rains.
  • Victoria, Australia.  Deadly floods have forced the evacuation of patients from a hospital in northeastern Victoria.
    • At least one person was found dead from flood-related causes. The victim’s body was found at Majors Creek in Araluen, reports said.
    • The floods are said to be the region’s worst in living memory.

Australia rain map (1 week)

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Inland sea moving across NSW, Australia

Posted by feww on February 10, 2012

An area the size of England and Ireland flooded in northern NSW

A massive body of water moving across the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has left at least 7,000 people isolated in the northern portion of the state, but the figure is expected to exceed 10,000.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – February 10

[February 10, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,496 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History


QLD Flood Map. Source: ABOM


NSW Flood Map.  Source: Australia BOM.

  • NSW, Australia.  A massive body of water moving across the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has left at least 7,000 people isolated in northern NSW, but the figure is expected to exceed 10,000.
    • Flooding in northern NSW has impacted an area the size of England and Ireland combined.
    • Many areas in the south are also impacted by extreme rain events.
    • “Down in the south, many rivers are on a flood watch and now, as we’ve seen, the Sydney metropolitan area and surrounds are also experiencing the impact of these weather events,” State Emergency Services (SES) said.
    • The inland sea moving from the north of the state to the south was expected to continue for two months, isolating towns and communities along its path for many weeks, SES spokesperson said.
    • “It really is quite a significant protracted event of an extremely large body of water moving across the state.”
    • “A lot of communities will be isolated, some communities will need to be evacuated,” NSW Assistant Police Commissioner said.”It is a significant welfare issue, emotionally and physically, for those people.”
    • “There are water-logged cotton crops, stranded cattle and farmers sitting on the veranda counting losses,” a report said.

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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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