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Million People Left Homeless in Bangladesh Flooding

Posted by feww on August 26, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC HAZARDS
EXTREME RAIN EVENTS
MAJOR DISASTERS
FLOOD DISASTER
CROP DISASTERS
MASS DISPLACEMENT
SCENARIOS 444, 111, 101, 078, 070, 066, 023, 03, 02
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Floodwaters threaten densely populated Bangladesh capital, Dhaka

Extreme Rain Events have triggered severe flooding across Bangladesh, destroying homes, public infrastructure and croplands.

Up to a million people have already fled their homes, as floodwaters threaten the densely populated capital, Dhaka.

“Over the next couple of days the flood situation around Dhaka [could] further deteriorate,” warned an official at the Flood Forecasting and Warning Center.

“The main rivers continue to flow above danger levels due to heavy rainfall upstream in India. We expect the situation to worsen in the next 72 hours.”

Flooding has destroyed large swathes of croplands in dozens of districts, killing scores of livestock.

“I’ve lost my home and my rice,” said a farmer in the northern district of Rangpur. “My two cows are also missing. I don’t know how I’ll survive the year.”

Extreme Weather and Climate Events have claimed more than half million lives in the country over the past 4 decades.

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Deadly Floods, Landslides Plague Third of Nepal

Posted by feww on August 16, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC HAZARDS
MAJOR DISASTERS
EXTREME RAIN EVENTS
DEADLY FLOODS, LANDSLIDES
SCENARIOS 888, 444, 111, 070, 066, 023, 09
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Dozens killed, Many Missing in Nepal Floods and Landslides

At least 53 people have been killed and many more are reported missing in Nepal due to extreme monsoon rains that triggered flash floods and mudslides since Wednesday, officials said.

More than 25 percent of Nepal’s 75 administrative districts have been hit by floods or landslides.

“More than 200 houses are destroyed while hundreds of other homes are completely under water,” officials said, adding that thousands of people had been rescued.

“Early this month, a massive landslide near Kathmandu buried a village and killed 156 people. It blocked the Sunkoshi River forming a dangerous build up of water prompting authorities in Bihar in east India to evacuate thousands on flood fears,” said a report.


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Mount Tongariro Erupts

Posted by feww on August 7, 2012

Disaster Calendar – 7 August 2012

SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,317 Days Left

[August 7, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,317 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

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Selected Global Disasters/ Significant Events

New Zealand

Mega eruptions could follow in and around New Zealand Islands, as forecast

Mount Tongariro, located in the center of NZ’s North Island, spewed ash and debris more than 6,000 meters into the air at 23:50 on Monday local time.

The force of eruption sent a cloud of ash about 110 km southeast of the volcano, and catapulted volcanic rocks at least a kilometer away, reports said.

  • NZ’s Civil Defense said the volcanic activity could pose a threat to  Waikato, Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne, Manawatu, Wanganui, Bay of Plenty and Taranaki.
  • Mount Tongariro last erupted in 1897.

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Large boulders landed on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing track. Photo: NZ Police.


Volcanic rocks ejected from Mount Tongariro damage Ketetahi Hut in Tongariro National Park. Photo: NZ police

USA

  • Montana. Gov Schweitzer declared a state of emergency across half the state as strong winds fanned wildfires that have already scorched about 300,000 acres since last week.
    • “The spate of new fires in recent days has pushed Montana above 900 square miles burned so far in 2012. That’s well over the state’s 10-year average and more than three times the amount of land that burned last year,” said a report.
  • Florida.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 23 counties in Florida as agricultural disaster areas due to the combined effects of Tropical Storm Debby, excessive rain and flooding that occurred June 1-29, 2012.
    • Georgia. Five counties in Georgia were also declared as disaster areas because they’re contiguous.
  • California.  USDA has designated 13 counties in California as agricultural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by losses caused by hail, rain and cold temperatures that occurred April 11-13, 2012.
    • Primary disaster areas: Kings and Merced counties.
    • Contiguous disaster areas: Fresno, Kern, Madera, Mariposa, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, Tulare and Tuolumne counties.
  • South Carolina.  USDA has designated six counties in South Carolina as agricultural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by frost, freezes, and a hailstorm that occurred April 5-13, 2012.
    • North Carolina.  Three counties in NC were also declared as disaster areas because they’re contiguous.

Philippines

  • Manila.  Extreme rain events have submerged more than half of the Philippine capital, triggering a deadly landslide that killed at least a dozen people.
    • Most parts of the country were already saturated following Typhoon Saola, which left up to 60 people dead and forced more than quarter of a million people to flee their homes last week.
    • The authorities have reportedly evacuated hundreds of thousands of residents along the Marikina River banks, after excess water La Mesa dam spilled into the rivers flowing into Manila’s suburban Quezon City and several other areas.
    • Many others have climbed to rooftops waiting to be rescued.
    • “It’s like a water world,” the chief of  disaster response agency was reported as saying.
    • At least ten provincial areas and cities around Manila have declared states of calamity.
    • Price of basic commodities in areas under states of calamity have skyrocketed by up to 300 percent since last week, reports said.


Flooding in Marikina City, Metro Manila (Photo: Dave Llavanes)

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West Java landslide buries village, 5 killed, 72 missing

Posted by feww on February 23, 2010

Massive landslide in West Java, Indonesia, buries village leaving 5 dead and 72 missing

At least five people were killed and 72 others were reported missing following a massive landslide which  buried Ciwidey village in a tea growing area near Bandung, south of Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, officials were reported as saying.


Flooding in Bandung, West Java, on Sunday.  Photo Credit: Antara


Partial map of Indonesia with Bandung near the center.


Political Map of Indonesia (US Govt). Click image to enlarge.

The landslide buried tea plantation workers’ housing area (barracks), leaving about 500 people homeless earlier this morning.

“It had been raining very heavily since yesterday [Monday] and that probably caused the landslide,” Disaster Management Agency spokesman told the AFP news agency.

“We believe the landslide area could be the size of two football fields. The tea-processing plant and 50 houses were also buried.”

Bandung district has experienced the worst flooding in 8 years, with more than 10,000 houses inundated,  state-run Antara news agency said, AFP reported.

Flooding in Bandung and Jakarta have forced thousands of people out of their homes over the past 10 days.

“The daily activities for Dayeuhkolot residents have been halted because of the floods, reaching heights of between 30 cm and 200 cm in the village.” Antara reported.

A combination of deforestation, seismic activity and tropical monsoon rains is expected to cause more landslide in Indonesia.

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