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Apocalyptic Clouds Over Beijing Prompt Rainstorm Warning

Posted by feww on June 6, 2014

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Beijing issues rainstorm warning

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Dark clouds shroud buildings in Shijingshan District of Beijing on Friday, June 6, 2014. Local meteorological agency issued a rainstorm warning in the morning. (Xinhua/Li Xin). More images…

Rainstorms Ravage South China

Meantime, rainstorms continued to ravage southwest China, prompting authorities to issue a warning for Chongqing Municipality, reported Xinhua.

“At least nine people had died as of 8 a.m. Friday after downpours swept Chongqing since Saturday, the local bureau of civil affairs said in a statement.”

Extreme Rain Events have affected about one million people, leaving 124,500 homeless.

“The rainstorms, which have caused the collapse of 7,300 houses and damaged 27,400 hectares of crops, have led to direct economic losses of 500 million yuan (80 million U.S. dollars),” said the report.

Earlier today …

MASS EVACUATIONS FORCED BY MEGA FLOODING IN SOUTH CHINA

The latest round of Extreme Rain Events have triggered major flooding across south China affecting about 2 million people, and leaving at least two dozen dead in Guizhou and Sichuan provinces as well as Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

In Guizhou Province alone, flooding has severely affected more than 1.2 million people in 44 counties forcing mass evacuation of at least 88,000 people. At least 18,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, said the Guizhou Civil Affairs Department, reported Xinhua.

Power, water and communications lines were cut off across most of Guizhou Province, said reports.

Earlier this week …

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Extreme Weather Events Plague Chile, Guatemala, Mexico

Posted by feww on June 6, 2014

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Severe Flooding Inundates Large parts of Latin America

Extreme Raine Events have flooded large areas of Chile, Guatemala and Mexico since Tuesday, causing significant damage to homes, vehicles and public infrastructure.

Meantime, Tropical Storm BORIS formed off Mexico’s Pacific Coast, forcing  evacuations in mountain and seaside communities prone to flooding and mudslides.

Earlier today, the US National Hurricane Center in Miami said:

Thunderstorm activity has increased slightly near the center of a stationary low pressure system located over the southern Bay of Campeche. Unfavorable upper-level winds are forecast to subside somewhat during the next day or so, and gradual development of this disturbance could occur later today [Friday] before environmental conditions become hostile again on Saturday. […] Regardless of development, this disturbance will continue to produce extremely  heavy rains, along with life-threatening flash floods and [mudslides,] over portions of southeastern Mexico during the next few days.

  • Formation chance through 48 hours, medium, 50 percent.
  • Formation chance through 5 days, medium, 50 percent.

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EMR Kill Dozens, Displace Tens of Thousands in Sri Lanka

Posted by feww on June 5, 2014

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Extreme Monsoon Rains (EMR), Severe Flooding Devastate Large Swathes of Sri Lanka

Flooding and landslides have left dozens of people dead and tens of thousands of others displaced in western and central parts of Sri Lanka.

Severe flash flooding and mudslides triggered by unusually intense monsoon rains have toppled buildings and washed away bridges and destroyed much of the public infrastructure, forcing hundreds of school closures throughout the country, reports said.

The government has deployed both the navy and air force to help with rescue operations in the affected areas, said reports

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Sri Lankan men stand on debris of damaged houses in Mathugama, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Many people have died in Sri Lanka from two days of floods and mudslides triggered by unusually heavy monsoon rains, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

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Disasters, States of Emergency – May 23, 2014

Posted by feww on May 23, 2014

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Balkans faces risk of disease after flood disasters

Worst floods ever recorded in the Balkans, which triggered thousands of landslides, have devastated large swathes of Bosnia, Serbia, and Croatia, destroying or damaging more than 100,000 homes, thousands of other buildings and much of the public infrastructure.

The disasters killed dozens of people across the Balkans; however, the death toll might rise because about 600 people are missing or unaccounted for in Serbia.

Tens of thousands of animals also perished in the disasters, creating a very serious health risk for populations in the devastated areas.

Rotting animal carcasses, food and waste in rising temperatures pose a serious risk of contaminating ground and surface waters.

Serbia’s government has made an appeal for disinfectants, quicklime, chlorine bleach and protection gear.

In Bosnia, there is the added danger posed by hundreds of thousands of landmines left over from the Bosnian War (1992-95) that may have been moved by the floodwaters and landslides from marked minefields.

Cost of Damage

Based on the latest damage data available, FIRE-EARTH Models estimate the total cost of damage caused by the historic flooding and landslides across the Balkans at more than $6 billion.

Related Links, Latest Historic Floods

Other Disasters, States of Emergency

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, has declared a State of Emergency following widespread damage caused by flooding storms on May 12.

At least 736 homes have reported flood damage in Summit County, with nine of the homes suffering significant structural damage, according to the Falls Mayor.

Siberian Irkutsk region has declared a state of emergency after forest fires spread to local villages, prompting mass evacuations.

Some 77 forest fires have consumed more than 40,000 hectares of land in the region.

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from the village of Dalny, where fires have destroyed two dozen homes, the the Emergency Situations Ministry said, Interfax reported.

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Balkan Storm Damage Tops $6 Billion: FIRE-EARTH

Posted by feww on May 21, 2014

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Deadly floods affect one million, displace 500,000, destroy or damage at least 100,000 homes

The worst floods ever to hit the Balkans have affected more than a million Bosnians and tens of thousands Serbians, killing dozens of people across he region, forcing more than half million out of their homes,  and destroying or damaging at least 100,000 homes, as well as hundreds of schools, hospitals and public infrastructure.

Extreme rain events triggered large-scale flooding, which in turn unleashed thousands of deadly landslides, destroying entire towns, villages and communities.

Tens of thousands of livestock perished across the flood-stricken region.

The storm also damaged coal mines and power stations as well as roads, bridges and other public infrastructure.

Cost of Damage

Based on the latest damage data available, FIRE-EARTH Models estimate the total cost of damage caused by the historic flooding at more than $6 billion across the Balkans.

Related Links, Latest Historic Floods

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‘Terrifying’ Floods Affect 1,000,000 Bosnians

Posted by feww on May 19, 2014

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Deadly floods affect one million, displace 500,000, destroy or damage at least 100,000 homes in Bosnia

The worst floods ever to hit the Balkans have affected more than a million Bosnians, killing dozens of people, forcing more than half million out of their homes,  and destroying or damaging at least 100,000 homes.

Extreme rain events triggered deadly flooding and thousands of landslides, affecting about a third of the country, leaving more than a million people (quarter of the Bosnia’s population) without clean water.

The government has compared the “terrifying” destruction to the   1992-95 war, in which ethnic cleansing forced more than a million people out of their homes.

“We have some indications that a half a million Bosnians have either been evacuated or have left their homes because of flooding or landslides,” said a senior civil defense official in Bosnia.

Official Stats

  • Deadly flooding and landslides have affected large swaths of the Balkans, including about 40% of Bosnia
  • More than one million people have been affected in Bosnia, with no access to clean water.
  • At least  500,00 people have been evacuated or abandoned their homes.
  • Severe flooding and thousands of landslides have devastated vast regions in both Bosnia and Serbia, killing dozens of people, destroying more than  100,000 homes, as well as other buildings, schools, businesses and much of the public infrastructure.
  • States of disaster have been declared for dozens of communities across Croatia as floodwaters submerge vast swaths of the country.
  • At least 30,000 Serbians have been evacuated.
  • Floodwaters threaten additional towns and key power plants in Bosnia and Serbia.
  • Several towns in Serbia, including Krupanj in the Mačva District (population; 5,000) have been almost completely destroyed.
  • Thousands, possibly tens of thousands, of livestock have perished across the flood-stricken regions.

“The consequences of the floods are terrifying. The physical destruction is not less than the destruction caused by the war. During the war, many people lost everything. Today, again they have nothing,” said Bosnia’s Foreign Minister.

Landmines

Meanwhile, Bosnia’s Center for the Removal of Landmines has renewed its warning concerning mines laid during the 1992-95. They fear that an estimated 750,000 mines could be dislodged by floods and landslides.

Related Links, Latest Historic Floods

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Mass Evacuations as Floods Submerge Towns in Croatia

Posted by feww on May 19, 2014

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UPDATED at 13:00UTC

Flooding, landslides in Balkans kill dozens, destroy or damage thousands of homes, displace hundreds of thousands

  • More than 500,00 people have been evacuated or abandoned their homes in Bosnia: Officials

  • Thousands of landslides have devastated vast areas in both Bosnia and Serbia, destroying score of homes and killing dozens of people.
  • States of disaster have been declared for dozens of communities across Croatia as floodwaters submerge vast swaths of the country.
  • At least 30,000 Serbians have been evacuated.

  • Floodwaters threaten additional towns and key power plants in Bosnia and Serbia.
  • Thousands, possibly tens of thousands of livestock have perished in the flood-stricken regions.

River Sava topped previous record heights, bursting its banks in numerous places,  flooding several cities, dozens of towns and communities throughout central Croatia, and  forcing thousands of people to flee their homes.

At least three people were reported dead or missing during mass evacuations, according to reports.

Serbia is facing its biggest natural disaster: Serbian PM

“The situation is catastrophic,” he said.

“While passing through Zabrezje, houses were just peeking from water… In some parts of the city there was total silence sometimes interrupted by barking of dogs looming on roofs,” Blic reported.

According to one rescuer in Obrenovac, bodies are floating in the water and the rescuers have trouble evacuating all the people who are still trapped in the city.

“The situation in Obrenovac remained very critical and rescuers had started uncovering dead bodies. I will not reveal the number until the water goes down,” Predrag Maric, head of police emergency sector said on Saturday. Floods are threatening to leave one third of Serbia without electricity. Forecasters expect the Sava River to rise in the coming days due to the rainfall upstream in Bosnia and Croatia.

Thousands of  Landslides

In Bosnia, the floodwaters were described as a 4 to 5 meter tsunami wave, destroying everything in its path.

Extreme rain events and flooding have triggered thousands of landslides, devastating homes, businesses, schools and infrastructure across vast areas.

Related Links, Latest Historic Floods

 

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Balkan Historic Flood Disaster Update

Posted by feww on May 17, 2014

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Dozens killed, 85,000 Evacuated, Many Homes Destroyed, States of Emergency Declared in Bosnia, Serbia

The worst flooding ever recorded across the Balkans have submerged Serbia and Bosnia, killing at least two dozen people and forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes.

More than 300,000 households were without power across the two countries and Poland.

“This is a catastrophe. Nature has never been so cruel to us,” declared Serbian Energy Minister Aleksandar Antic. [Clearly, Mr Antic doesn’t read this blog. Editor]]

The government of Bosnia-Herzegovina declared a state of disaster on Thursday after extreme rain events caused rivers to burst their banks flooding a large number of infrastructure, housing facilities and agricultural areas.

Flooding also triggered numerous landslides in the mountainous regions, burying entire communities, destroying roads and bridges.

Floodwaters left many parts of Serbia isolated, accessible only by boat.

“This is the greatest flooding disaster ever. Not just in the past 100 years; this has never happened in Serbia’s history,” Serbia’s Prime Minister told reporters.

“More rain fell in one day than in four months,” he said.

Serbia declared a state of emergency across the country Thursday, and asked for international help, as rescuers continued to evacuate tens of thousands of people by boat, most of them from the rooftops.

Meanwhile, Bosnia’s Center for the Removal of Landmines warned that mines laid during the 1992-95 war could be dislodged by floods and landslides, Reuters reported.

Several towns in Serbia, including Krupanj in the Mačva District (population; 5,000) have been almost completely destroyed.

More than 800 landslides have occurred across the deluged region.

Cost of Damage

FIRE-EARTH Models estimate the total cost of damage caused by flooding and landslides in the Balkans at more than $2 billion, based on initial reports, as of posting. The estimate includes the cost of flood damage to Tamnava coal mines, in the Kolubara coal basin.

Links to Recent Historic Floods

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