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MAHASEN Strikes Bangladesh

Posted by feww on May 16, 2013

Tropical Storm MAHASEN crossing Bangladesh’s coast

The storm reportedly hit Patuakhali district on Bangladesh coast earlier today, with winds of about 100km/h (60mph), and continued moving toward the ports of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar.

  • The storm has claimed at least 4 lives so far, according to early reports.
  • “In Bangladesh, there have been reports of waist-deep water submerging low-lying areas and houses being damaged. There are also fears of a storm surge,” said a report.

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MAHASEN Water Vapor Satellite Image –  Dated 2013/05/16 @ 06:30UTC. Source: CIMSS

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Deadly MAHASEN Threatens Bangladesh, Myanmar

Posted by feww on May 15, 2013

MAHASEN kills or injures 10, affects  over 1,600 in Sri Lanka, tracking NE

Hundreds of thousands of people are being evacuated in Bangladesh, after Tropical Storm MAHASEN, named after an ancient Sri Lankan king, pounded the eastern and southern coasts of the island, stranding fishermen, downing trees and inundating entire neighborhoods, said a report.

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Tropical Cyclone MAHASEN – Longwave Infrared Image – Dvorak Enhancement 2013/05/15 @ 12:30UTC. Source: CIMSS

The cyclone, tracking northeast through the Bay of Bengal, is forecast to make landfall on Thursday, creating storm surges of up to 6-ft in some coastal areas, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

  • Although the storm has slightly weakened since Tuesday, it is still being described by UN aid agencies as “life-threatening” for more than 8 million people in Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma) and NE India.
  • The warning severity level in Bangladesh has been raised to seven out of 10 for low-lying areas near Chittagong and the coastal district of Cox’s Bazar.
  • The Burmese authorities have relocated some 150,000 people to higher ground, according to reports.
  • Tens of thousands of Rohingya, who were displaced by ethnic violence last year and moved to refugee camps in low-lying areas of Myanmar’s Rakhine state, are particularly at risk.
  • More than 50 Rohingya evacuees drowned after their boats capsized off western Burma, ahead of MAHASEN’s arrival, reports said.

DISASTER CALENDARMay 15, 2013  
SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:
1,032 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,032 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

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MAHASEN Could Strike Bangladesh

Posted by feww on May 13, 2013

Bangladesh could be hit by intensifying MAHASEN: Forecasters

TS MAHASEN is forecast to intensify, striking Bangladesh as a severe cyclonic storm at about 20:30UTC on May 16, according to several models.

  • The cyclone is expected to make landfall near 21.1 N, 91.2 E, (near Chittagong, Bangladesh’s min seaport and 2nd largest city) with sustained winds of about 120 km/h (80 mph), and wind gusts reaching 165km/h.
  • “Depression which already turned into cyclonic storm would likely move initially northwestwards during the next 36 hours and recurve thereafter northeastwards towards the Bangladesh-Myanmar coast,” according to a bulletin issued by the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).
  • At 15:00UTC on Monday May 13, the Tropical Cyclone 01B (MAHASEN) was positioned near 12.8N, 85.7E, about 630 NM (1,160km) SSW of Kolkata, India, tracking NW at 6-hr average forward speed of 09NM, according to JTWC.

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Tropical Cyclone MAHASEN – Longwave Infrared Image – Dvorak Enhancement 2013/05/13  @ 13:30UTC. Source: CIMSS

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Bangladesh Death Toll Reaches 1,127

The authorities are concluding the rescue operation at Rana Plaza garment factory complex twenty days into the collapse. The confirmed death toll was 1,127, on May 13.

  • Many people were still missing. The official number of missing was 149 but unofficial estimates are reportedly higher.

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Illinois, USA: Eleven Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas

The White House has issued a fedear disaster declaration for 11 Illinois counties that suffered damage from last month’s flooding.

  • Powerful storms, severe flooding and high winds hit Illinois in April, causing destruction and damage in 49 counties.
  • Counties covered by the federal disaster declaration are  Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Fulton, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, McHenry and Wil.
  • Assessment teams found about 3,700 damaged homes across 14 counties.
  • Gov.  Quinn previously declared 49 Illinois counties as state disaster areas.

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DISASTER CALENDARMay 13, 2013  
SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:
1,034 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,034 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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TS MAHASEN: The Rain Monster

Posted by feww on May 12, 2013

Tropical Storm MAHASEN Intensifying 

MAHASEN, which formed over Indian Ocean near Bay of Bengal early Saturday, is forecast to intensify into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ by Monday morning, said India Meteorological Department (IMD).

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Tropical Storm MAHASEN. Base Image:  8km Res Visible/Shortwave IR Image  2013/05/12/01:30UTC. Working Best Track  10MAY2013/06:00UTC- 12MAY2013/00:00UTC.   Official TCFC Forecast 12MAY2013/00:00UTC  (source: JTWC). Credit CIMSS

Indian Ocean’s first cyclone of the season, MAHASEN promises to bring heavy rains and high winds to the  region.

The storm was heading northwestwards, about 1,000km away from India’s eastern coast, as of posting. However, the cyclone could change trajectory moving towards the Bangladesh-Myanmar coast in the next 36 hours, said IMD.

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