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State of Disaster Declared for Colorado’s Deadly Fire

Posted by feww on June 13, 2012

High Park Fire declared a disaster

Gov Hickenlooper has signed an executive order declaring High Park Fire in Larimer County a disaster area. “The High Park Fire’s proximity to numerous homes, property, and critical infrastructure poses an imminent danger to life and property,” the Executive Order said.

The large fire, which has already consumed about 45,000 acres and more than 120 structures, is about 15 miles west of Fort Collins. The blaze is about 5% contained and continues to grow.

Inciweb said:

The western flank of the fire is active and continues to be an area of concern, particularly as it moves into an area that contains 70 percent beetle killed trees. In addition, the northwest portion of the fire is actively burning …

New evacuation order is in place for Pingree Park Road, Hourglass and Comanche reservoirs, east on Buckhorn Road up to and including Pennock Pass, NE to junction with Stove Prairie and Hwy 14; West to junction with Highway 15 and Pingree Park Road.

General evacuation area runs west of Horsetooth Reservoir, north of Masonville, east of Pennock Pass and south of Hwy 14. Additional evacuation area includes area north of Hwy 14 from Hewlitt Gulch to 287 and north to Eagles Nest. For more specific orders see below.

Evacuation orders remain in place for the following areas:

-Pre-evacuation alerts have been sent to Glacier View residents but no evacuation orders have been issued.

-North of County Road 38E, from Horsetooth Reservoir to Redstone Canyon to Lory State park.

-Bonner Peaks subdivision.

-County Road 44H (Buckhorn Road) from County Road 27 to Pennock Pass and residents to the south approximately 3/4-1 mile.

-CR27E to Bellvue.

-Areas south and west of Bellvue to include the Lory State Park area, the Redstone Canyon area and Buckhorn Road up to the Stove Prairie School.

-Poudre Canyon from MM111 to MM118 on Highway 14. This means Poudre Canyon from Stove Prairie to MM118 is under mandatory evacuations. RESIDENTS OF POUDRE CANYON WHO HAVE NOT YET LEFT ARE ASKED TO LEAVE NOW.

-The area between CR27E and Stove Prairie Road and south through the entire Rist Canyon area including Davis Ranch Road, Whale Rock Road.

-South on CR44H 3 miles to just north of Stringtown Gulch Road Paradise Park Road, Moose Horn Lane, Magic Lane and Spencer Mountain Road.

-Old Flowers Road from Stove Prairie Road to the 8000-block of Old Flowers Road.

-Stove Prairie Road north along County Road 27 to Highway 14, east along Highway 14 to approximately mile marker 111, southeast to Rist Canyon Fire Station 1, then back west to to include Wilderness Ridge Way, Rist Creek Road, Spring Valley Road and County Road 41 and all of the roads that run off of it.

-Hewlitt Gulch, King’s Canyon area and Boyd Gulch Road.

Approximately 2,600 notifications (contacts, not residents) have been sent for evacuations on this fire.

At least one person is known to have died in the fire so far. The body of a woman was found in the ashes of her remote cabin near the Roosevelt National Forest.  Her death is reportedly the state’s fourth wildfire fatality in 2012.

Other Wildfires

  • New Mexico.  Gov. Martinez has declared a State of Emergency for Lincoln County due to the Little Bear Fire, the Governor’s Office said.
    • As of June 12, 2012 – 3 pm, the blaze located in Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest, which includes White Mountain Wilderness, had consumed more than 36,000 acres, with about a third contained.
    • The fierce fire has so far destroyed 234 structures including 224 residential structures and 10 outbuildings, NM fire info reported.
    • Evacuations; “All campgrounds west of Bonito Lake; subdivisions of Villa Madonna, Enchanted Forest, Nogal Canyon (Forest Road 400, campground and summer homes), Angus, Sierra Vista, Sonterra (1, 2 and 3), Copper Canyon, and Loma Grande; Eagle Lakes Campground, Eagle Creek summer homes, Ski Run Road (State Highway 532) at mile marker 3, State Highway 48 to Capitan, and State Highway 37 to Highway 380 and Ski Apache. This list may not be all inclusive.” Inciweb reported.


The Latest Little Bear Fire Map.  The blaze is located in Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest, including White Mountain Wilderness.

Other Disasters, Significant Events

  • Pennsylvania, USA.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated three counties in Pennsylvania as a agricultural disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by freezing temperatures that occurred March – April 2012. The disaster areas are
    • Primary disaster area: Erie County.
    • Contiguous disaster areas:  Crawford and Warren counties.
  • Ohio. Ashtabula County in the state of Ohio was added to declaration list because it’s contiguous.
  • New York.  Chautauqua County in New York was also declared a disaster area because it’s contiguous.
  • Tennessee.   USDA has designated eight counties in Tennessee as agricultural disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by a freeze that occurred April 7-24, 2012.
    • Primary disaster areas:  Hancock and Hawkins counties.
    • Contiguous disaster areas:  Claiborne, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Sullivan and Washington counties.
  • Virginia. The following counties in Virginia were also designated as disaster areas because they’re contiguous: Lee and Scott counties.
  • Texas, USA.   At least 123 bottlenose dolphins became stranded along the Texas coast since November 2011, of which 119 died, NOAA reported.
    • The deaths are regarded as an “Unusual Mortality Event (UME)”
    • Algae blooms and oil pollution, especially the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, are said to be among possible causes.
    • Previous UMEs in the Gulf have been attributed to:
      • biotoxins (53%)
      • infectious diseases (7%)
      • unknown causes (40%)
    • “15 UMEs have occurred in the Gulf of Mexico (11 of which involved cetaceans; the remaining 4 were specific to manatees only) since 1991, when the marine mammal UME program was established, to the present. There have been 55 formally recognized UMEs in the U.S.” NOAA reported.
    • The 2010-2012 Cetacean Unusual Mortality Event in Northern Gulf of Mexico “involves 745 Cetacean (whales, dolphins and porpoises) strandings in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (5% stranded alive and 95% stranded dead).”


Bottlenose Dolphins
(Tursiops truncatus).  Photo: NOAA/NMFS-SWFSC

[NOTE: An unusual mortality event (UME) is defined under the Marine Mammal Protection Act as, “a stranding that is unexpected; involves a significant die-off of any marine mammal population; and demands immediate response.”]

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Georgia Declared Disaster Area

Posted by feww on September 14, 2011

USDA Designates Georgia as Agricultural Disaster Area

The United States Department of Agriculture has designated 150  Georgia counties as primary disaster areas.

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – September 14

[September 14, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,645 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Georgia, USA. The United States Department of Agriculture has designated nearly all of Georgia as a primary natural disaster area due to production losses that have occurred in the state. The ongoing drought and excessive heat have warranted a natural disaster designation in 150 of Gorgia’s 159 counties, USDA said.
    • The remaining 9 counties have been named contiguous disaster areas.

Other Disasters

  • Multistate, USA. A total of 16 persons infected with the outbreak-associated strains of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported from 5 states.  All illnesses started on or after August 15, 2011. The number of infected persons identified in each state is as follows:  Colorado (11), Indiana (1), Nebraska (1), Oklahoma (1), and Texas (2). [CDC.]
    • Epidemiologic, traceback, and laboratory investigations have linked this outbreak to eating cantaloupes marketed as coming from the Rocky Ford region of Colorado.
    • “Since Sept. 12, health departments have identified 15 cases in Colorado, Texas, Nebraska and Oklahoma. Four people in Colorado and New Mexico have died from listeriosis. No deaths have occurred in Oklahoma at this point,” a report said.
    • Listeria death toll has grown to at least 15 since August, a report said.
  • Maine, USA. The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Maine following the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene in Franklin, Oxford, and York Counties during the period of August 27-29, 2011.
  • New York, USA. The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of New York due to the damage caused by the Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee in the counties of Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, and Tioga beginning on September 7, 2011, and continuing.
  • Pennsylvania, USA. The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the area affected by Tropical Storm Lee including the counties of Adams, Bradford, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Wyoming, and York, beginning on September 3, 2011, and continuing.
  • Arkansas, USA. “The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated the entire state of Arkansas, which includes 75 counties, as a primary natural disaster area due to losses caused by the combined effects of hail, high winds, flooding, widespread drought and excessive heat that began April 1, 2011, and continues.” USDA reported.
    • The following counties or parishes in Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas are contiguous disaster areas:
      • Louisiana: Bossier, Claiborne,Morehouse,Webster, Caddo, East Carroll, Union and  West Carroll,
      • Mississippi: Bolivar, Coahoma, De Soto, Issaquena, Tunica and Washington
      • Missouri: Barry, Dunklin, McDonald, Ozark, Ripley, Taney, Butler, Howell, Oregon, Pemiscot and Stone
      • Oklahoma: Adair, Delaware, Le Flore, McCurtain and Sequoyah
      • Tennessee: Dyer, Lauderdale, Shelby and Tipton
  • Ohio, USA. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 49 counties in Ohio as a primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by the combined effects of excessive rain, flooding, flash flooding, high winds, excessive heat and tornadoes that occurred Feb. 2 – July 31.
    • The counties are:
    • The following counties in Ohio are named contiguous disaster areas:
    • The following counties or parishes in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are also contiguous:

    • Source: USDA
  • Texas, USA. Texas Forest Service (TFS) responded to 35 new fires for 9,752 acres, including new large fires in Harris and Trinity counties. TFS has responded to  to 149 fires for 17,334 acres in the past 7 days.
    • “Assessment crews continue to survey the damage of numerous fires that occurred across Central and East Texas during the past week. It is currently estimated that 1,939 homes have been destroyed since Labor Day weekend.” TFS reported.
    • TFS Fire Management Report [Wednesday, September 14, 2011]
      • National Preparedness Level: 4
      • Southern Area Preparedness Level: 4
      • TFS Preparedness Level: 5
    • Texas Fire Stats


YTD Fire Stats, September 14, 2011. Source: TFS

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Killed in Afghanistan

Posted by feww on September 1, 2011

August the Deadliest Single Month for U.S, Fatalities in Afghanistan Since the Occupation Began

The War Vulture in the White House kills 65 US troops this month

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – August 31

[August 31, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,659 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Obama’s War on Afghanistan.
    • U.S. Fatalities In and Around Afghanistan [‘Operation Enduring Freedom‘] : 1,670 [1,752]
    • Total number of Coalition troops killed: 2,699
    • Afghan civilians and soldiers killed in the occupation war: at least 19,629
    • Afghan civilians injured: Tens of thousands

Other Disasters

  • New Jersey, USA. The White House today declared a major disaster exists in the State of New Jersey due to the widespread damage caused  by Hurricane Irene beginning on August 27, 2011, and continuing.
  • New York, USA. The White House today declared a major disaster exists in the State of New York following the impact of Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
    • “New York state alone suffered $1 billion in damage with 600 homes destroyed, six towns inundated and 150 major highways and 140,000 acres of farmland damaged, Governor Cuomo said.”
  • North Carolina, USA. The White House today declared a major disaster exists in the State of North Carolina due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene beginning on August 25, 2011, and continuing.
  • Iowa, USA. The White House today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Iowa because of the widespread damage caused by severe storms and flooding during the period of July 27-29, 2011.
  • Vermont, USA. The White House has declared an emergency exists in the State of Vermont due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
  • Ibadan, Nigeria. At least 102 people are now known to have died as a result of flooding in the south-western Nigerian city of Ibadan and neighboring areas the Nigerian Red Cross has said.
  • USA.

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