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Gila National Forest Wildfire Largest in New Mexico History

Posted by feww on June 1, 2012

Massive NM wildfire consumes 200,000 acres and growing

New Mexico, USA. Gila National Forest wildfire is now the largest in New Mexico history and spreading, having so far consumed about 200,000 acres, or more than 800km² [official estimate is 190,262 acres, as of May 30, 2012 @ 23:06hrs, with only 5 percent contained.]

Latest Progression Map of Whitewater Baldy Complex Wildfire, NM.   Source: Southern Area Incident Management Team

  • The fire known as Whitewater-Baldy Complex Fire, sparked by lightning on May 16th, is spreading in all directions through New Mexico’s ponderosa pine-covered hills and brush-covered steep canyons, spurred by winds and dry conditions (humidity is less than 5%; temperature is 73ºF).
  • The fire, located 15 Miles East of Glenwood, New Mexico, has destroyed dozens of cabins and outbuildings.
  • Some 1,200 fire crews are tackling the blaze.
  • Last June, the Los Conchas wildfire burned about 157,000 acres  near Los Alamos National Laboratory, threatening stored nuclear material.
  • See also:  State Of Disaster Declared in Michigan Counties Posted on May 26, 2012

Other Global Disasters, Significant Events

  • New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Floods across NSW, Australia has forced authorities to declare disaster in 64 areas.
    • Storms, extreme rain events and record flooding  in across Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) in February and March has forced the government to declare Natural Disasters in 64 areas, with Wakool Shire being the latest addition to the list.
    • Wakool Shire has been included in the list of areas declared Natural Disasters as a result of the floods across NSW earlier this year, the NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services announced.
    • “Around 400 people across the state were rescued in the recent floods which affected around 70 per cent of NSW – an area equivalent to the size of Spain.”
    • Floods have caused widespread disruptions isolating about 31,000 people and forcing the evacuation of 28,000 others.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Europe’s Big Freeze Deepens: Hundreds Dead

Posted by feww on February 4, 2012

Deepening freeze in eastern and central Europe claims at least 300 lives

As the death toll from the deepening big freeze climbs into the hundreds, with  thousands of others hit by hypothermia and frostbite, more countries enact states of emergency.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – February 4

[February 4, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,502 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Central and eastern Europe.    Death toll from the big freeze in central and eastern Europe has climbed to at least 300, with thousands of others afflicted with hypothermia and frostbite.
    • Serbia. The government has extended its emergency declaration to cover at least 23 municipalities across the country.
      • More emergency measures are being considered including the closure of schools, a report said.

Other Global Disasters

  • South Sudan. About 40 people were killed in South Sudan during a peace meeting, which was held to end recent killing in the region, officials said.
  • NSW, Australia.  The state government in Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) has declared Gunnedah in northern NSW a disaster area as heavy rain and severe flooding continue devastating the state .
    • Gunnedah is the 17th Local Government Area to be declared a disaster zone.
    • Other areas recently declared as disaster zones are Local Government Areas of Bellingen, Byron, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Inverell, Nambucca, Kempsey, Tweed Shire, Tenterfield, Greater Taree, Moree, Narrabri and Gwydir, a report said.
  • Alabama, USA. The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Alabama. Severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of January 22-23, 2012 brought great devastation to Chilton and Jefferson Counties.
  • Idaho, USA.  Selenium contamination from a phosphate mine in southeastern Idaho is responsible for fish deformities such as two-headed trout, and the disaster would worsen if discharge limits into the Snake River were to be relaxed, according to a new official report.
    • “The toxic effects of selenium pollution drew widespread attention and study in the mid-1980s, when the chemical was found to cause deformities like protruding brains in 65 percent of ducks, herons and other birds and a massive fish die-off at Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge in California.”
  • Obama’s War on Afghanistan.   Civilian deaths in Afghanistan has risen for the fifth year in a row to a record high, a U.N. report said.
    • A record 3,021 noncombatants were killed in 2011, a rise of 8% over the previous year.
    • The number of internally displaced people, driven from their homes due to the war violence, also rose sharply by a whopping 45%, the report said.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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