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Global Disasters/ Significant Events – 2 July 2013

Posted by feww on July 2, 2013

States of Emergency declared for Cuyler and Deruyte, NY

Widespread flooding  prompted the Town Supervisors in Cuyler and Deruyte to issue states of emergency late Monday, said a report.

Flooding also forced the authorities to evacuate many homes, turn off power and gas and provide shelters for the evacuees, the report said.

Meanwhile, NWS has issued multiple Flood Warnings, Flash Flood Warnings, Flood Watches and Flood Advisories for much of the eastern U.S.

us weather hazmap 2jul13
U.S. Weather Hazards Map – July 2, 2013.
Source: NWS.

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State of Emergency Declared for the City of Ashtabula, Ohio

Extreme Rain Events on Thursday and Friday triggered widespread flooding in Ashtabula, inundating properties, washing out streets, and prompting City Council to declare a state of emergency, said a report.

  • The worst-hit area is the Ashtabula harbor, which reportedly took the brunt of the storm.

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States of Emergency Declared for Two Minnesota Counties

Fillmore and Houston Counties in Minnesota have declared states of emergency due to the loses and damage caused extreme rain events and flooding.

“In some areas water levels are rising more than 8 feet,” said a report. “Both Houston and Fillmore counties took the brunt of the storm.”

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Air crash kills 19 people in Russia’s Sakha Republic

A Russian transport helicopter crashed into a hilltop in Siberia killing at least 19 people, including children, said the Russian authorities.

  • The Polar Airlines Mi-8 helicopter crashed in a remote, mountainous terrain, about 40 miles from Deputatsky in the Sakha Republic.
  • The crash has been blamed on bad weather. “The main theory at this time is difficult weather conditions,” the Interfax news agency quoted the regional police as saying.
  • There were three crews and 25 passengers, including 11 children, on board the helicopter.

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M6.1 Quake Strikes Near Bireun, Indonesia 

A shallow quake measuring 6.1Mw struck  55km (34mi) S of Bireun in the Aceh Province of Indonesia [4.698°N 96.687°E] killing at least 1 person, leaving two people missing and more than a hundred others injured.

  • The quake has damaged or destroyed dozens of homes near the epicenter.

Quake Details

Magnitude: 6.1Mw
Time: 2013-07-02 16:37:02 UTC+09:00
Location: 4.698°N 96.687°E
Depth: 10.0km (6.2mi)

Nearby Cities:

  • 55km (34mi) S of Bireun, Indonesia
  • 72km (45mi) SE of Reuleuet, Indonesia
  • 74km (46mi) SW of Lhokseumawe, Indonesia
  • 87km (54mi) NE of Meulaboh, Indonesia
  • 581km (361mi) WNW of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Source: USGS/EQHP

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Derecho Forces State of Emergency in Chemung County, NY

Posted by feww on July 27, 2012

Thunderstorms cause serious damage in New York

“This afternoon’s severe thunderstorms, including strong winds, possible tornadoes, and large hail, caused serious damage in Chemung County and the surrounding areas,” said Governor Cuomo, declaring a state of emergency.


SPC filtered Storm Reports for July 26, 2012

The storms uprooted or shredded thousands of trees, tore roofs off many homes and businesses, caused damage to public and private property, and left many people trapped in their cars, according to reports.

  • About 1,000 flights were canceled around the U.S. Thursday due to the storms.
  • Most of the damage occurred in New York and Pennsylvania.
  • About half a million customers lost electricity.
  • New York and  Pennsylvania reported two storm-related deaths, as of posting.
  • winds in excess of 70mph (113-kph)  were reported in  Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.

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