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Florida Wildfire Threatens Thousands of Homes, Forces Mass Evacuation

Posted by feww on April 22, 2017

Large wildfire in SW Florida threatens 2,000 homes

A large wildfire in southwest Florida is threatening more than 2,000 homes, prompting mass evacuation.

The blaze has already consumed about 5,000 acres (2,000 hectares) and at least two dozen homes and other structures in Collier County, forcing residents in several areas to flee their homes and prompting the governor to deploy National Guards.

“These wildfires are dangerous and if you’re within the evacuation area, do not stay in your home,” said Florida governor.

A spate of wildfires that have plagued the drought-stricken Sunshine State since late March prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency last week.

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Britain Battered by Barrage of Storms

Posted by feww on February 9, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER AND CLIMATIC EVENTS
“NEVER-ENDING” STORMS
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Large swathes of SW UK submerged by yet more floodwater

Hundreds of Flood Warnings and Flood Alerts remain in effect across Britain, as the authorities issue 6 Severe Flood Warnings [“danger to life] for the southeast and the southwest portions of the flood-ravaged country.

Battered by a barrage of storms since late last year, including a major storm this weekend, Britain is bracing for yet another area of low pressure in the Atlantic reaching the country early Tuesday and  bringing more torrential rains.

High winds and torrential downpours affected much of the UK, especially southern England and western Wales, on Saturday and into early Sunday, with gusts of up to 138 km/hr reported on the coasts of Cornwall, the Bristol Channel and west Wales, said reports.

  • River Thames has burst its banks at Chertsey, Surrey with floodwaters threatening scores of homes.
  • Many roads have been closed due to flooding and fallen trees in Wales.
  • Millions of tons of water are being pumped out each day from the Somerset Levels and Moors, a large area of coastal plain and wetland in central Somerset, SW England, which has been submerged under several feet of water for many weeks.
  • Residents in several Somerset villages have been advised to leave their homes.

Rail Links to Southern UK Have Been Cut Off

  • The main railway between the two major counties of Devon and Cornwall was destroyed by high tides and giant waves earlier this week. A large section of sea wall collapsed at Dawlish in Devon and a long stretch of railway track was washed into the sea.
  • There are reports of damage also to the Somerset – Exeter rail link due to landslides.

FIRE-EARTH / EDRO Forecast

In November 2009,  EDRO/FIRE-EARTH Models showed climate change could directly affect about half the UK population within 3 to 5  years. Our Forecast and most of the links posted below have since been filtered, censored, blocked or buried by Google, WordPress and others.

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Catastrophic Superstorm to Smash into Britain Shortly

Posted by feww on February 7, 2014

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CATASTROPHIC SUPERSTORM

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Gigantic Atlantic storm to crash into Britain in a few hours

Britain braces for possibly the worst ever hurricane-force winds and extreme rain events.

atlantic superstorm about to strike britain
An Atlantic Superstorm packing major hurricane force winds of 240+km/hr is about to smash into Britain in the next few hours [Image Source: magicseaweed.com]

More Intense than the Great Storm of 1987

Forecasters say the superstrom about to hit Britain is more intense than the Great Storm of 1987, which left at least 22 people dead in Britain and France, causing substantial damage over much of England, and uprooting an estimated 15 million trees.

Giant Waves

Colossal storm surges generating 25-meter waves are forecast to bury coastal areas along the entire west coast this weekend triggering unprecedented flooding and widespread destruction.

UK Met Office

The UK Met Office said: “An Atlantic frontal system will bring a band of rain quickly eastwards during Friday night and early Saturday, with the heaviest rain again likely to be across parts of southern England, followed in turn by heavy showers.”

“Winds will also be a feature during Friday night and Saturday with severe gales possible around coasts in the south and southwest of England.The low pressure system is expected to sweep past the Irish coast on Saturday before smashing into the UK.“The deep area of low pressure will move east into Ireland during Saturday,” said the Met Office.

“Severe gales [are] likely to develop on the southern flank, with parts of southwest England and coastal districts bordering the Bristol Channel and English Channel bearing the brunt of the strongest winds, particularly through Saturday afternoon and evening.

“These winds will also whip up large waves over the eastern Atlantic which will affect southwest facing coasts during Saturday.”

“Weather forecasters say the exceptional low pressure driving the storm threatens to whip up gales which could exceed 100mph – way off the Beaufort scale,” said a report.

FIRE-EARTH / EDRO Forecast

In November 2009,  EDRO/FIRE-EARTH Models showed climate change could directly affect about half the UK population within 3 to 5  years. Our Forecast and most of the links posted below have since been filtered, censored, blocked or buried by Google, WordPress and others.

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Storms Cause Major Power Outages in UK

Posted by feww on February 5, 2014

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UK battered by storm after storm

Powerful storms packing hurricane-force winds knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes south-west of England and Wales.

Thousands of hectares of land in Somerset Levels remain submerged as more driving rain is forecast for the region.

Scores of villages have been cut off for weeks , according to reports.

Many train services in SW England and Wales have been canceled due to extreme weather conditions, fallen trees, flooding and damage to the lines and facilities.

The UK Environment Agency has issued hundreds of flood warnings and alerts, including 6 severe flood warnings, meaning “danger to life” for SW England. A severe flood warning covers the entire south Cornwall coast.

“As long as the jetstream continues to be in a locked position, we will continue to see storm after storm,” said a climatologist at BBC. “There will be another bout of potentially damaging winds into the morning rush-hour.”

We Told You So!

In November 2009,  EDRO/FIRE-EARTH Models forecast Climate Change could directly affect about half the population in the UK within 3 to 5  years. Our Forecast and most of the links posted below have since been filtered, censored, blocked or buried by Google, WordPress and others.

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Disaster Emergency Declared in Multiple States

Posted by feww on February 5, 2014

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Deadly Snow Storm Threatens 32 States

States of Emergency Declared in Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, New Jersey…

The second snow storm in a week is forecast to dump up to a foot of snow across all or portions of at least 32 states. The deadly snow storm will be followed by yet another massive arctic blast that will bring life-threatening temperatures and frigid conditions to more than two-thirds of the country.

State of Disaster Emergency Declared in Kansas

Gov. Brownback has signed a state of disaster emergency declaration for Kansas for the entire state in response to a deadly storm, which continues to batter Kansas as it moves through the state.

Arkansas Declares a State of Emergency amid Widespread Power Outages

Tens of thousands of Arkansans were left without electricity on Tuesday, prompting Gov Beebe to declare a state of emergency.

“A severe winter weather system, beginning February 3, 2014, and continuing, has resulted in the loss of electric power and other utilities within the State of Arkansas, which will require utility companies and their crews to work long hours to restore such services as quickly as practicable …  Adverse circumstances have been brought to bear upon the citizens and public properties within the State …  [I’m authorized as] a state governor to declare a regional emergency during the duration of the emergency conditions, not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of the initial declaration of emergency, and to exempt any motor carrier or driver operating a commercial motor vehicle to provide direct assistance in providing emergency relief during an emergency …” said Gov Beebe in his State of Emergency Proclamation.

Mississippi declares a State of Emergency amid Threat of Deadly Snow Storm

Gov. Bryant has declared a State of Emergency as a deadly snow storm threatens to batter northern portions of Mississippi, including Coahoma, DeSoto and Tunica counties.

“I have declared a State of Emergency to aid emergency officials in preparing for the onset of this potentially dangerous weather,” said Bryant. “Residents should not overreact but should make plans now to ensure they are prepared for a variety of conditions, including prolonged freezing temperatures, icy roadways, heavy rains, and potential flooding.

New Jersey Declares Yet Another State of Emergency

New Jersey Gov Christie issued yet another State of Emergency late Tuesday ahead of the winter storm that is forecast to dump up to a foot of snow just about everywhere.

All state offices will be closed Wednesday, said the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management.

“Tonight’s winter weather is expected to produce snow and ice, creating hazardous travel conditions and affecting areas throughout the state that are already recovering from yesterday’s storm,” said Gov. Christie in a statement, urging “all New Jerseyans to remain off the roads if possible” to allow “first responders and public safety officials can safely respond to any emergency situations.”

States of Emergency Declarations in Other Areas

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Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events – August 8, 2013

Posted by feww on August 8, 2013

State Of Emergency Declared for East Russia, Thousands Evacuated

Russian authorities have declared states of emergency for five populated regions in Russia’s far east following severe flooding.

“An emergency situation has been declared in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the Khabarovsk and Primorye territories, the Amur region and the Jewish autonomous region, and a federal level of response has been introduced there,” according to a statement posted on the Emergency Situations Ministry website.

The decision was made “in view of the current hydrological situation in the Far Eastern Federal District and an adverse weather forecast,” it said.

“For preemptive purposes, 2,285 people, including 940 children, were evacuated beforehand from populated areas, children’s recreational institutions, and Federal Corrections Service’s correctional institutions. As many as 1,169 people, including 338 children, have been evacuated right from flooded homes. A system of the people’s vital support has been arranged.”

“According to earlier reports, the flood situation aggravated in the Amur region due to lengthy rains and the dumping of water from the Zeisk Hydroelectric Power Plant, which have affected dozens of populated areas. A state of emergency has been put in place in the region,” said a report.

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Disaster Declared in Raton, NM

Torrential rains and flooding in Raton have caused substantial damage to the infrastructure, prompting the authorities to  declare the city a disaster area, said a report.

In July, Governor Martinez declared a statewide emergency following the damage  caused by severe storms and flooding.

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State of emergency declared in Miller County, Missouri

Officials have declared a State of Emergency in Miller county due to serious flooding concerns, said a report.

Ameren crews are preparing to open the Bagnell Dam floodgates, which could result the river level to rise 3 feet. “That’s why Miller County Sheriff’s Deputies are notifying people living in low lying areas. There are no mandatory evacuations, but they do want people to be aware of the rising waters.”

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Outagamie County, Wis., Declares a State of Emergency

Outagamie County  has declared an emergency, after severe damage caused by two tornadoes, an F1 and F2, and a line of powerful storms in which they were hidden, said a report.

The storms left at least 1 dead and 3 others injured, said a report.

Grand Chute, Wis., has declared a State of Emergency following damage from storms, tornadoes

“The storm caused damaged in Fremont, New London, Waupaca and Weyauwega, knocking down numerous trees and power lines. In New London, Trinity Lutheran Church on Beckert Road was severely damaged. Power is out near the Waupaca airport and areas to the east,” according to the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department.

State of Emergency declared in Hortonville

The Village of Hortonville in Outagamie County, Wis., has declared a State of Emergency following significant damage to property and infrastructure and a blanket power outage caused by storms that hit Wisconsin early Wednesday morning.

  • The storms knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes in the region.
  • The authorities have also issued a curfew, effective Wednesday  10:00 p.m.

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Japan Sweltering in 100-degree Heat

A severe heat alert was issued for 38 of Japan’s 47 prefectures, as temperatures climbed over 35ºC (95ºF), said Japan Meteorological Agency.

Shimanto town in southwestern Kochi prefecture recorded a high of 37.7ºC (100F), the agency said.

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