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Major Disaster Declared in West Virginia

Posted by feww on July 27, 2013

West Virginia Declared Major Disaster Area

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of West Virginia  in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding on June 13, 2013.

Most of the damage caused by severe storms and flooding occurred in the counties of Mason and Roane.

FEMA said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Minnesota Declared Major Disaster Area

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Minnesota in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of June 20-26, 2013. 

Areas worst affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding were  the counties of Benton, Big Stone, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Grant, Hennepin, Houston, McLeod, Morrison, Pope, Sibley, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, and Wilkin.

FEMA said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Royal Gorge Fire Zone Declared Federal Disaster Area

The White House has declared the Royal Gorge fire zone a major disaster area following a request by the state’s congressional delegation to declare Colorado a federal disaster area.

The blaze consumed more than 3,200 acres and destroyed 48 of the 52 structures at the historic Royal Gorge Park, a major economic driver in Fremont County, said a report.

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Canada: Mississauga City asks Ontario for disaster relief

An “epic summer storm” flooded thousands of basements, cut power large parts of the city and brought transportation to a halt on July 8, said a report.

“I’ve never seen anything like this before ever in my community,” said a city Councillor of the flooding, which forced the evacuation of numerous residents, including nearly a thousand families who lost their homes.

You Could Be Next!

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Ken Hills, 60, stands in front of the tent that had served as his home after the July 8 deluge. The tent blew away during a thunderstorm last week. Credit: ALEX NINO GHECIU / TORONTO STAR

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events – June 14, 2013

Posted by feww on June 14, 2013

UPDATE: Black Forest Fire Destroys 379 Homes

At least 379 homes have been destroyed and 9 others damaged as of 1:10 a.m. Friday, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office reported.

At least 38,000 people have so far been evacuated,  while residents of 2,000 more homes in Colorado Springs have been told to be ready to evacuate.

Black Forest could  see a high of 90-95 degrees Friday.

Meantime, Colo. Gov. has signed an Executive Order declaring Disaster Emergency due to Black Forest Fire, following a verbal declaration on June 11, 2013.

Royal Gorge Fire

The Royal Gorge Fire in Canon City, 55 miles SW of Black Forest, has incinerated 48 of the Royal Gorge Park’s 52 buildings, damaged the park’s 955 feet suspension bridge above the Arkansas River, and destroyed an aerial tram, reports said.

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Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Severe Weather Forecast: Central Plains, Upper Midwest, Northern Florida

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening for parts of the central Plains and Upper Midwest, from extreme eastern Colo. across northern Kan., eastern Neb. and extreme northwestern Mo., into western Iowa, southwestern Minn., eastern S.D. and extreme southeastern N.D. There is also a risk of severe weather across parts of northern Fla.

Meantime, a series of severe storms on Thursday cut electricity to about half a million homes and businesses in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic states. The worst affected areas were the Carolinas, said Duke Energy Corp, the largest power company in the U.S.

Duke has warned its customers to prepare for a ‘multi-day’ outage in the storm-hit areas, said a report.

The storms left at least 2 people dead, one in Rising Sun, Maryland and the other in Richmond, Virginia.

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Chemical Plant Explosion and Fire

An explosion and fire at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana has killed at least one person and injured 77  others on Thursday.

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Image of the Day: Sandstorm in W. India

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A humongous sandstorm sweeps across Bikaner, Rajasthan, western India, June 13, 2013. (Xinhua/Stringer). More images…

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Colorado Wildfires Burn Dozens of Homes, Force Thousands to Flee

Posted by feww on June 12, 2013

Major wildfires fueled by record temperatures, strong winds and low humidity threaten thousands of homes in Colorado

Four major wildfires burning across Colorado have destroyed dozens of homes and forced thousands to flee, including 900 inmates from a state prison.

Black Forest Fire, a wildfire which has consumed about 10,000 acres in a heavily wooded residential area northeast of Colorado Springs, forced the authorities to issue evacuations orders for more than 2,300 homes, forcing about 6,400 people to flee the area, according to El Paso County Sheriff. The blaze is currently at “zero  percent containment.”

As of Tuesday night, “between 40 and 60 homes” had been destroyed,” said Sheriff Maketa. “You can easily assume that [the number] is higher than that.”

“Right now, the firefighters are more focused on fighting fires, drawing lines. And law enforcement, to be very honest, is scrambling to get people out of there as well as do searches,” said Maketa, adding that firefighters had shifted from evacuation phase to search-and-rescue mode.

“Weather is not working with us right now, but our guys are giving it a heck of a shot,” he said.

The fire is burning in an area close to last summer’s devastating Waldo Canyon Fire that destroyed 346 homes and killed several people.

“It’s very, very reminiscent of what we experienced in Waldo Canyon,” Maketa said.

Royal Gorge Fire
In southern Colorado, a 4,000-acre fire dubbed Royal Gorge Fire has destroyed at least three structures  near the Royal Gorge Bridge and forced evacuation of “Old Max,” the Territorial Prison in Cañon City. Authorities have since evacuated Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. [Cause under investigation.]

Klikus Fire
Burning also in southern Colorado,  the Klikus Fire has consumed about 200 acres west of La Veta in Huerfano County, prompting mandatory evacuation of more than 200 residences. [Cause unknown.]

Rocky Mountain National Park Fire
A fourth wildfire has been burning in Rocky Mountain National Park since Monday. The fast moving blaze had grown to about 500 acres by Tuesday night, but it wasn’t threatening any structures, authorities said. [Sparked by lightning.]

Red Flag Warnings

Red Flag Warning are in effects for parts of Colorado, Utah, California and Arizona, as well as most of Nevada, NWS said.

Excessive Heat Warning

Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect  for portions of south-central Arizona that include NW and north-central Pinal County, and Maricopa County including the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

The afternoon temperatures in the region are forecast to climb to 112 degrees, warned NWS.

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