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Tens of Thousands Displaced Amid Severe Flooding in Philippines

Posted by feww on February 18, 2012

Floods and landslides plague Philippines Bicol region, Visayas and Mindanao

Seven days of continuous rain has left dozens of municipalities deluged, as authorities declare a state of calamity in the town of Jabonga, Agusan del Norte.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – February 18

[February 18, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,488 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Philippines.  Tens of thousands of people have been displaced amid severe flooding which has plagued three major regions in the Philippines.
    • Seven days of continuous rain have triggered floods and landslides that have swamped dozens of municipalities in large parts of the Bicol region, Visayas and Mindanao.
    • The authorities have declared a state of calamity in the town of Jabonga, Agusan del Norte, said a report.
    • “Meanwhile, Alert Level 1 was raised by the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) Thursday over the the cities of Surigao, Butuan and the provinces of Dinagat, Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Norte, Siargao Island and other areas of Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region) following the continuous rains that began last Saturday,” said a report.
    • Floods have severely affected at least 4,000 others in Regions VIII (Eastern Visayas), X (Northern Mindanao) and XIII (Caraga), with 3,000 moved to evacuation centers, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.
    • Meanwhile, landslides occurred in dozens of villages in Leyte and Kahupian, burying several bridges, reports said.
    • At least 5 people have  been killed so far as a result of the extreme weather events, early reports said.
    • Heavy flooding in Daguitan River, Dulag, Leyte (Leyte Province is located in the Eastern Visayas region) caused power outages in many parts of the province, said the Philippines Information Agency, a government organization.

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Death Toll Rises as Cold Wave Intensifies in N India

Posted by feww on December 26, 2011

At least 140 dead as temperatures in N India dip 5 degrees below normal

Most of the deaths have occurred in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state with a population of more than 200 million.

Disaster Calendar 2011 – December 26

[December 26, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,542 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Northern India. At least 140 people are dead in northern India due to intense cold conditions.
    • Unusually cold conditions continue in the region.
    • The worst hit states are Uttar Pradesh. Punjab, West Bengal, and Haryana.
    • Most of the deaths occur among the homeless  and the dispossessed elderly.
    • India is among the top 10 procurers of weapons, spending more than $41.3 billion on its armed forces (Source: SIPRI).

Other Global Disasters

  • Philippines. Death toll from the devastaiting floods and landslides caused by Typhoon WASHI has now climbed to at least 1,250 with more than 1,100 missing, disaster officials said.
    • About 700,000 people have been affected by WASHI, of which 70,000 are housed in 46 evacuation centers, NDRRMC said.

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Philippines declares national calamity

Posted by feww on December 20, 2011

Philippine President declares national calamity amid mounting storm tolls

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has declared a state of national calamity following the devastation caused by flash floods and landslides as typhoon WASHI swept through Mindanao and Negros islands, killing about 1,000 people and leaving tens of thousands homeless.

Disaster Calendar 2011 – December 20

[December 20, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,548 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Philippines. Philippine President Benigno Aquino has declared a state of national calamity following the devastation caused by flash floods and land slides as typhoon WASHI swept through Mindanao island, killing about 1,000 people and leaving tens of thousands homeless.
    • The government has simply no way of knowing how many people are still missing.
    • “We’ve lost count for those still missing,” disaster managment chief Benito Ramos said earlier.
    • About 340,000 people in 13 provinces have been  affected by the disaster inducing at least 43,000 still in evacuation centers, the disaster agency said.
    • At least 10,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed by Typhoon WASHI and the ensuing flash floods.
    • Dozens of roads and bridges as well as schools and other infrastructure have also been severely damaged or destroyed.

Other Global Disaster

  • Moscow, Russia. A snowstorm and a sudden drop of temperature in the Moscow region has resulted in multiple car crashes leaving at least 10 people dead and dozens of others hospitalized, a report said.
  • India. The official death toll from cold snaps in northern India has climbed to 39 as intense cold swept through the region claiming 11 more lives, reports said.
    • The worst hit states are Uttar Pradesh. Punjab and Haryana.
    • Cold weather is forecast to continue for at least a week, meteorologists said.

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Typhoon WASHI pounds Philippines leaving 650 dead or missing

Posted by feww on December 17, 2011

UPDATED at 13:30UTC

Typhoon WASHI batters Mindanao island, southern Philippines, leaving at least 650 dead or missing, 100,000 displaced

Flooding and landslides triggered by Typhoon WASHI [locally known as ‘Sendong’] have claimed at least 256 lives, leaving more than 400 missing and 100,000 displaced, according to the PNRC. 

Disaster Calendar 2011 – December 17

[December 17, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,551 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Mindanao, Philippines. Flooding and landslides triggered by Typhoon WASHI [locally known as ‘Sendong’] have claimed at least 256 lives, leaving more than 400 missing and 100,000 displaced, according to the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC).
    • “Massive flooding had been reported over the region, especially in Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro City,” said the head of the national disaster rescue agency, adding that tens of thousands of people had been displaced.
    • Scores of villages have been swamped in the region by torrents and flash floods.
    • Many of the victims died from drowning, as floodwaters swamped homes in the middle of the night, trapping many residents sleeping in their homes.
    • The typhoon was downgraded to a tropical storm and is now heading towards Sulu Sea.
    • “Lieutenant General Jessie Dellosa, armed forces chief of staff, said military rescuers have retrieved 92 bodies in the city of Cagayan de Oro,” Deutsche Presse-Agenture reported.
    • At least 150 others drowned as flash floods struck Iligan City, and five more died in a landslide in Monkayo town in Compostella Valley province, Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said.
    • At least 3 people also drowned in Polanco town in Zamboanga del Norte province, the report said.
    • “Five miners were killed in a landslide in Monkayo on Mindanao and another 21 people drowned on the central island of Negros, the PNRC said.”

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