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Texas Judge Declares Hays County a Disaster Area

Posted by feww on May 25, 2015

Flooding in Texas leaves more than 1,300 homes damaged or destroyed

Flooding in Texas town of San Marcos [pop: ~ 55,000] has left more than 1,300 homes damaged or destroyed, prompting the Hays County Judge to issue a disaster declaration.

“Once they told me the extent of damage and potential damage, we declared it a disaster area,” Judge Dr. Bert Cobb was quoted as saying.

“The flow and height is double what [it] was when it was at its highest in 1929,” said San Marcos Emergency Management Commander, describing the Blanco River that flows through San Marcos, said a report.

[The river crested at more than 13m (43ft), about 10m above the flood stage, and 2.1m higher than the 1929 record.]

At least three people have been killed and several reported as missing in flash flooding and severe storms across the region, officials said late on Sunday.

A man was killed in the floods that inundated San Marcos, and two others lost their lives in Oklahoma.

Thousands of people have been evacuated across the region.

Earlier, State of Disaster declared was also declared in Caldwell County, Texas as San Marcos River threatened to inundate the area.

A State of Emergency was declared for 44 Oklahoma counties on Saturday.

Severe weather in Houston caused an apartment building to collapse, injuring at least two people and severely damaging 10 of the 41 units, said the Houston Fire Department.

More severe weather and flooding rains possible on Memorial Day

Widespread strong to severe storms will be possible again on Memorial Day from south Texas across the Plains into the Midwest. Isolated tornadoes, damaging winds and hail are all possible especially across much of Texas. In addition, moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast for parts of Texas, increasing the flash and river flooding concerns with an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain possible. [Source: NWS]

 

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Texas Judge Declares County a Disaster Area

Posted by feww on May 25, 2015

Flooding in Texas leaves more than 1,300 homes damaged or destroyed

Flooding in San Marcos [pop: ~ 55,000] has left more than 1,300 homes damaged or destroyed, prompting the Hays County Judge to issue a disaster declaration.

“Once they told me the extent of damage and potential damage, we declared it a disaster area,” Judge Dr. Bert Cobb was quoted as saying.

“The flow and height is double what [it] was when it was at its highest in 1929,” said San Marcos Emergency Management Commander, describing the Blanco River that flows through San Marcos, said a report.

[The river crested more than 13m (43ft), about 10m above the flood stage, and 2.1m higher than the 1929 record.]

At least two people have been killed in flash flooding and severe storms in the region, one each in Texas and Oklahoma, officials said on Sunday.

Earlier, State of Disaster declared was also declared in Caldwell County, Texas as San Marcos River threatened to inundate the area.

A State of Emergency was declared for 44 Oklahoma counties on Saturday.

More severe weather and flooding rains possible on Memorial Day

Widespread strong to severe storms will be possible again on Memorial Day from south Texas across the Plains into the Midwest. Isolated tornadoes, damaging winds and hail are all possible especially across much of Texas. In addition, moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast for parts of Texas, increasing the flash and river flooding concerns with an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain possible. [Source: NWS]

 

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Powerful Quake Kills Dozens, Leaves Hundreds Missing or Injured in Guatemala

Posted by feww on November 8, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,220 Days Left 

[November 8, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,220 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 ...

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Powerful Quake Kills Dozens, Leaves Hundreds Missing or Injured in Guatemala


EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

EQ Details

  • Magnitude: 7.4
  • Date-Time: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 16:35:50 UTC
  • Location:  14.083°N, 91.916°W  (OFFSHORE GUATEMALA)
  • Depth: 41.6 km (25.9 miles)
  • Distances:
    • 24 km (14 miles) S of Champerico, Guatemala
    • 56 km (34 miles) SSW of Retalhuleu, Guatemala
    • 61 km (37 miles) SSW of San Sebastian, Guatemala
    • 61 km (37 miles) SSE of Suchiate, Mexico
  •   Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Tsunami: NO major tsunami reported, as of posting.

Death Toll: At least 39 deaths have been confirmed, with hundreds of others reported injured or missing.

Damage: Many buildings reportedly destroyed or damaged across the San Marcos region.

  • The authorities have declared a national alert advising  people to evacuate tall buildings in case of destructive aftershocks.
  • Dozens of aftershocks had occurred, as of posting, with at least five of  them measuring magnitude 5.0 or greater.
  • The tremor shook buildings as far away as Mexico City, some 1,000km NNW of the event.
  • The quake was the largest tremor to strike Guatemala since 1976 when 25,000 were killed in 7.5Mw, according to Guatemala’s Seismological Institute.
  • The quake follows a 7.6Mw shock which  struck beneath the Nicoya peninsula, 137 km (85 miles) west of  the capital, San Jose, in September.

Magnitude 6.3 Strikes Offshore VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION


EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

EQ Details

  • Magnitude: 6.3
  • Date-Time: Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 02:01:51 UTC
  • Location: 49.185°N, 128.528°W (VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION)
  • Depth: 16.6 km (10.3 miles)
  • Distances:
    • 182 km (113 miles) SSW (204°) from Port Hardy, BC, Canada
    • 254 km (158 miles) WSW (251°) from Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
    • 301 km (187 miles) WNW (289°) from Neah Bay, WA
    • 392 km (244 miles) W (270°) from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

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