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Typhoon MUJIGAE Strikes South China

Posted by feww on October 4, 2015

TY 22W Lashes South China, Authorities on ‘Red Alert’

MUJIGAE made landfall near the coastal city of Zhanjiang in Guangdong province at about 14:10 local time on Sunday, said the provincial meteorological observatory, the official new agency Xinhua reported.

The typhoon, with winds gusts of up to 180 km/hr, triggered severe flooding, leaving a trail of destruction and prompting authorities to issue their highest emergency response, “red alert.”

The typhoon was forecast to track northwest at a speed of about 20 km/hr reaching the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Sunday night, said the report.

Details of any casualties or damages were unknown, as of posting.

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FITOW Turns Deadly

Posted by feww on October 7, 2013

Typhoon FITOW: two dead; 574,000 evacuated, 177,000 displaced; homes destroyed; power cut off to millions

Typhoon FITOW made landfall in east China’s Fujian Province early Monday, with winds of up to 201 km per hour, China’s National Meteorological Center said.

As of Monday, FITOW had claimed at least two lives, forcing 574,000 people to evacuate and 35,795 vessels to return to harbor for shelter, said a report.

FITOW, the 23rd typhoon to hit China this year, continued to move northwest weakening rapidly, said the center. Authorities issued a “Red Alert,” China’s highest weather warning, on Sunday.

“Rainstorm and winds up to 201 km per hour slashed Cangnan County and the Nanji Island Township, and some houses collapsed in the county, said the Wenzhou flood control headquarters,” the report said.

Some 177,000 people have been displaced In Fujian province, and about 30,000 fishing boats called to shore for shelter.

“The typhoon has caused suspension of bullet trains in several cities in Zhejiang, Fujian and Jiangxi and halted services on at least 35 lines that pass cities on the typhoon route, including services between Beijing and Nanjing, Shanghai, Ningbo, Fuzhou and Xiamen,” said the report.

The typhoon also forced he “suspension of bullet trains in several cities in Zhejiang, Fujian and Jiangxi and halted services on at least 35 lines that pass cities on the typhoon route, including services between Beijing and Nanjing, Shanghai, Ningbo, Fuzhou and Xiamen.”

Dozens of flights from Zhejiang Province including flights to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Kunming weer cancelled, and  coach services between Shanghai and Wenzhou were also suspended on Sunday.

Typhoon USAGI, the 19th typhoon of the year, killed dozens of people in southern Guangdong province, destroying at least 7,100 homes and causing direct economic losses of 3.24 billion yuan ($529.5 million) late September.

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events – September 25, 2013

Posted by feww on September 25, 2013

Toll from Pakistan quake rises

About 1,000 people were killed or injured after a powerful 7.7Mw quake on Tuesday struck Baluchistan region in SW Pakistan, reports said.

“Two hundred and eighty five bodies have so far been recovered in the Awaran district,” the deputy commissioner of Awaran, the worst affected area, told Reuters.

“And 42 bodies were found in the neighboring Kech district,” he added.

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Typhoon USAGI Kills Dozens in China

Typhoon USAGi has killed at least 29 people since making landfall in Shanwei City, in south China’s Guangdong Province on Sunday, authorities said.

As of Tuesday evening, the typhoon had affected 9.23 million people, forcing more than 530,000 residents in the province to relocate, said a report.

USAGI has ruined 152,000 hectares of crops of and destroyed 15,000 houses, causing direct economic losses of 17.76 billion yuan ($2.9billion), the report said.


120,000 displaced Filipinos face humanitarian crisis: UN

Two weeks of fighting between government troops and rebels has forced more than 138,000 Filipinos to flee their homes. The clashes have left about 132 people dead, and more than 10,000 home destroyed in Zamboanga and the neighboring Basilan province.

The displaced victims are at risk of disease from unsanitary conditions, said the UN.

  • Estimated no of people affected in Zamboanga City and Basilan: 257,131
  • Estimated no of people displaced in Zamboanga City: 119,952
  • Estimated no of people displaced in Basilan: 18,890
  • Source: UNOCHA


Iraq Body Count for September rapidly reaching 1,000

At least 22 more people were killed in Iraq on Tuesday, raising the September death toll so far to 940 civilians, according to IBC.

As of September 24, at least 5,550 people, both civilians and military personnel, have been killed and more than 13,000 other wounded in Iraq since the beginning of 2013, according to figures procvided by UNAMI and others.

Meantime, “insurgents on Wednesday carried out a coordinated gunfire and car bomb attack on government facilities and security forces in the Hawijah city in Iraq’s oil-rich province of Kirkuk, killing 15 people and wounding 30 others,” said a report.


The health situation continues to deteriorate across Syria

“Some 60 per cent of public hospitals, 34 per cent of public health centres and 92 per cent of public ambulances have been affected. Around 212 health care staff have been killed, injured or kidnapped. In some locations, including Homs, 50 per cent of doctors have left  the country. In and around Aleppo city, only 36 doctors are practicing comp ared to 5,000 before the crisis. Around 70 per cent of pharmaceutical plants in the country have been impacted,” said UN OCHA.

Current Humanitarian Crisis
Population: 21.4m
No. of people in need: 6.8m
No. of IDPs: 4.25m
No. of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries & North Africa: 2.1m


State of Emergency declared around Olympic city Sochi due to flooding

Russian authorities declared a state of emergency in Sochi and evacuated a village after flooding and mudslides swamped the city that will host the Winter Olympics, said a report.

“A highway leading to some of the Alpine event venues was flooded by up to 2.5 meters (8.2 ft) of water, which emergency workers said they were trying to drain, the regional branch of the Emergency Situations Ministry said.”


Monsoon rains enhanced by USAGI kill dozens in Vietnam and Cambodia

Heavy monsoon rains exacerbated by Typhoon USAGI have buffeted  parts of Vietnam and Cambodia, triggering severe flooding and mudslides and killing at least 36 people, authorities said.

The death toll from USAGI exceeds 100, as of posting. Countries  worst-affected by the powerful typhoon were Philippines, Taiwan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.


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Who Needs Tsunamis!!

Posted by feww on August 19, 2013

Flooding and mudslides in China kill scores of people, destroy tens of thousands of homes

Extreme rain events have triggered widespread flooding and massive mudslides killing scores of people, affecting millions and leaving hundreds of thousands of others homeless.

The scale of the catastrophe is unprecedented. The worst-affected areas are the northeast provinces of Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang, which are major grain producers in China.

Deadly flooding has also affected Guangdong Province in the south.

NE China flooding
A man carries relief supplies in flood-battered Nankouqian County, Fushun City in northeast China’s Liaoning Province, Aug. 18, 2013. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong). More images…

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Typhoon UTOR Strikes S China; 158,000 Evacuated

Posted by feww on August 14, 2013

UTOR made landfall in south China’s Guangdong Province after killing 6 in the Philippiens

UTOR, the 11th typhoon to strike China so far this year, struck western Guangdong with Wednesday afternoon with winds of more than 151 km/hr per hour.

Officials had already evacuated more than 158,000 people in southern China provinces of Guangdong and Hainan as a precautionary measure ahead of the typhoon’s arrival, according to local meteorological authorities.

A “Red Wave Warning” concerning the storm surges remained in effect on Wednesday, said the National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center.

“Waves up to 5.5 meters high were monitored around the center of the typhoon early Wednesday. Waves up to 9 meters are expected to appear in the northern part of the South China Sea from Wednesday noon to evening,” said the report.

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DISASTER Diary – 22 May 2013

Posted by feww on May 22, 2013

Extreme Rain Events affect hundreds of thousands, destroy thousands of homes in South China’s Guangdong Province

Flooding triggered by extreme rain events have destroyed thousands of homes, affecting about 500, 000 people, and forcing the authorities to evacuate tens of thousands.

Torrential rains, the second round to pound the province this month, are expected to continue through Friday. The events have left dozens of people dead or missing since early May.


Millions of Italians too poor to heat their homes

14 percent of the population, 8.6 million Italians,  are completely destitute, twice as many as two years ago, according to the national statistics institute ISTAT’s Annual Report 2013 – The state of the Nation.

  • 16.6 percent of the population cannot afford protein-based meals, for example meat, every two days, up from 6.7 percent in 2010.
  • More than 20 percent of the population cannot afford to heat their homes.
  • A quarter of Italy’s 61 million population are living in families that meet three of more of ISTAT’s nine poverty indicators.
  • Italy’s youth jobless rate has climbed to about 40 percent, the highest in Europe.
  • Nearly 24 percent of young Italians are neither receiving education nor in the job market, also the highest level in Europe.  In southern Italy, a third of the youth aged 15-29 fell into this group.
  • Italians’ purchasing power plunged by 4.8 percent in 2012.


1,025 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,025 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …


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Typhoon KAI-TAK Leaves a Trail of Destruction in S China

Posted by feww on August 19, 2012

KAI-TAK affects about 13 million people in south China

Typhoon KAI-TAK slammed coast of S China leaving behind a trail of destruction. The storm destroyed 4,200 houses and damaged another 17,300 in south China’s Guangdong Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Chinese officials said.

  • At least several people were killed or reported missing as a result of the typhoon and an unknown number of others were injured.
  • The storm forced 530,000 people to relocated as of early Sunday.
  • About quarter of a million hectares of farmland were inundated.
  • Cost of damage estimated at about a quarter o a billion US dollars.

Vietnam. KAI-TAK, downgraded to a tropical storm, also claimed at least 10 lives in Vietnam, with many others reported as missing,  and dozens injured.

  • More than 5,000 houses were damaged and about 1,500 hectares of crops were inundated, reports said.

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Texas Drought: Emergency Disaster Proclamation Renewed

Posted by feww on April 21, 2012

Historic levels of drought pose “imminent threat to public health, property and the economy”:  Rick Perry

Governor of the State of Texas has renewed an Emergency Disaster Proclamation which he initially issued on July 5, 2011, due to exceptional drought conditions.

“Record high temperatures, preceded by significantly low rainfall, have resulted in declining reservoir and aquifer levels, threatening water supplies and delivery systems in many parts of the state …” and ” prolonged dry conditions continue to increase the threat of wildfire across many portions of the state… these exceptional drought conditions have reached historic levels and continue to pose an imminent threat to public health, property and the economy,” the disaster proclamation said.

The renewed state of disaster includes the counties of Andrews, Aransas, Archer, Armstrong, Atascosa, Austin, Bailey, Bandera, Bastrop, Baylor, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Borden, Btazona, Brewster, Briscoe, Brooks, Brown, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Cameron, Carson, Castro, Childress, CIay, Cochran, Coke, Coleman, Collingsworth, Colorado, Comal, Concho, Coryell, Cottle, Crane, Crockett, Crosby, Culberson, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, DeWitt, Dickens, Dimmit, Donley, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, El Paso, Fayette, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Fort Bend, Franklin, Frio, Gaines, GaÍza, Gillespie, Glasscock, Goliad, Gonzales, Guy, Gregg, Guadalupe, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Harrison, Hartley, Haskell, Hays, Hemphill, Hidalgo, Hockley, Howard, Hudspeth, Hutchinson, Irion, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Jones, Karnes, Kendall, Kenedy, Kent, Kerr, Kimble, Krg, Kinney, Kleberg, Knox, Larnb, Lampasas, La Salle, Lavaca, Lee, Lipscomb, Live Oak, Llano, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Marion, Martin, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, McCulloch, Mclennan, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Milam, Mills, Mitchell, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Nueces, Ochiltree, Oldham, Panola, Parmer, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Real, Reeves, Refugio, Roberts, Runnels, Rusk, San Patricio, San Saba, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Starr, Stephens, Sterling, Stonewall, Sutton, Swisher, Taylor, Terrell, Terry, Throckmorton, Tom Green, Travis, Upshur, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Ward, Webb, Wharton, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Willacy, Williamson,’Wilson, Winkler, Yoakum, Young, Zapata and Zavala.

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Other Global Disasters, Significant Events

  • Michigan, USA. Frost has wiped out up to 95 percent of grape crops in SW Michigan, prompting a State Senator to  introduce a resolution asking the Disaster President declare the region a disaster area.
  • California, USA.A deadly bacterial disease called Huanglongbing  (“Yellow Dragon Disease”), or citrus greening disease, threatens to destroy  California’s citrus industry,  according to The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).
    • “The disease was detected in an Asian citrus psyllid sample and plant material taken from a lemon/pummelo tree in a residential neighborhood in the Hacienda Heights area of Los Angeles County.”
    • “HLB is a bacterial disease that attacks the vascular system of plants. It does not pose a threat to humans or animals. The Asian citrus psyllid can spread the bacteria as the pest feeds on citrus trees and other plants. Once a tree is infected, there is no cure; it typically declines and dies within a few years.”
    • California produces about 80 percent of the nation’s fresh citrus fruit, and nearly 90 percent of the lemons.
    • “HLB is known to be present in Mexico and in parts of the southern U.S. Florida first detected the pest in 1998 and the disease in 2005, and the two have now been detected in all 30 citrus-producing counties in that state. The University of Florida estimates the disease has tallied more than 6,600 lost jobs, $1.3 billion in lost revenue to growers and $3.6 billion in lost economic activity. The pest and the disease are also present in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia and South Carolina. The states of Arizona, Mississippi and Alabama have detected the pest but not the disease,” said CDFA.
    • The Asian citrus psyllid was first detected in California in 2008.
    • The deadly bacteria has also devastated crops in Brazil, China and the Philippines.
  • Bolivia. Disasters caused by extreme weather events have left more than a quarter million Bolivians homeless since late December 2011, officials said.
  • China. Torrential rains have unleashed widespread flooding across south China’s Guangdong province
    • Some 235,100 people in 23 counties have been affected by the storms, and 13,300 people have been relocated, the  flood control and drought relief headquarters said.
    • The storms have also damaged 23,120 hectares of crops and toppled 379 houses, the report said.
  • Mexico. Popocatépetl Volcano Update

The following is the latest image of Popocatépetl’s ongoing eruption released by CENAPRED

Popocatépetl continues to eject ash, steam and volcanic gasses to a height of about 800 m above the summit crater, with lava spewing out of the volcano and pouring down its flanks, CENAPRED said.  “There were reports of ash fall in San Pedro Benito Juarez, Santiago Xalitzintla, San Nicolas de los Ranchos, San Pedro and San Mateo Yancuictlalpan Ozolco.”

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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.
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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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MEGI Regaining Strength, Headed Toward China

Posted by feww on October 19, 2010

Typhoon MEGI Regaining Strength on the Way to China

MEGI killed at least a dozen people in the Philippines; it has now cleared Luzon, and is expected to strike China’s southern Guangdong province, possibly as a cat 4 to 5 hurricane in the next 72 hours.

Typhoon MEGI Regaining Strength in South China Sea. IR Satellite Image (NHC Enhancement). Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

The super typhoon cut a swathe of destruction through northern Luzon, the main island of the Philippines, destroying tens of thousands of homes, uprooting trees, cutting power and communication lines and affecting at least  a million people in five of the country’s northern provinces and the resort city Baguio.

The typhoon also caused extensive flooding and triggererd landslides throughout the region.

About 80 percent of homes “in rice-producing Ilagan and Tumauini towns were destroyed or damaged,” a report said.

“We’ll try to reach coastal towns facing the Pacific, because there were reports 90 percent of the houses there were wiped out,” a senior official told reporters.

Typhoon MEGI Forecast paths. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

As of posting Vietnam and Thailand’s northeast have seen extensive flooding, leaving thousands of people homeless with four reported deaths so far, reports say.

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