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Deadly Hepatitis A Outbreak: California Declares State of Emergency

Posted by feww on October 14, 2017

More than 581 of cases of deadly Hep A reported in Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Cruz counties

At least 490 people have contracted Hep A,  and 18 people have died from the liver disease since March of this year, California Department of Public Health reported.

California governor declared a state of emergency on Friday to allow the state increasing its supply of vaccines.

The outbreak is already America’s second largest since the 1990s.

A quarter of America’s homeless,about 120,000 people, live in California.

 

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FEWW Volcano Watch – 101301

Posted by feww on October 13, 2017

Shinmoedake volcano continues to erupt in Kyushu, Japan

The volcano’s latest round of activity began on October 11, after six years of dormancy. The volcano had previously erupted on September 7, 2011.

Shinmoedake on Kirishima mountain [Kirishimayama] on the island of Kyushu, Japan continues to eject plumes of smoke and ash to a height of about 1.7 km above the crater.

Ash fall was confirmed in four nearby cities and towns in Miyazaki prefecture after Thursday’s eruption.

Shinmoedake eruption on Oct 12, 2017 send a plume of whit smoke and ash to a height of about 1.7 km above the crater. Image: JMA/via Kyodo.

Japan Meteorological Agency has raised the eruption warning level from 2 to 3 ( on a scale of 1-5) after detecting inflation, which they have interpreted as increased probability of larger eruptions with pyroclastic flows occurring within the 2-kilomter radius from the crater.

Ongoing Activity at Sakurajima (Aira Caldera)

About two dozen events have been detected at Mt Sakurajima’s Showa Crater starting October 2. At least three of the events were explosive, exhaling plumes to heights of bout 1.6 km above the crater. An explosion ejected pyroclasts as far as 800m on October 5. Alert level remains at 3.

New Volcanic Activity (Global)

New volcanic activity have been reported at two volcanoes in Indonesia and one in Vanuatu:

  • Aoba (Ambae Island, Vanuatu)  Ash plumes rose to a height of 3.7 km a.s.l. on Oct 10. State of Emergency on the island has been extended for two weeks, through Oct 24. Some 11,000 residents were evacuated last month.

Indonesia

  • Mt. Agung (Bali)  An increase in seismic activity around the volcano forced the authorities to evacuate  about 124,000 people who lived around the volcano. The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management declared a 12-kilometer exclusion zone around the volcano on September 24 after hundreds of volcanic earthquake rattled the volcano.
  • Lewotolo (Lomblen Island)  Around 800 people living near the volcano have been evacuated amid new activity. PVMBG has raised the alert level from 1 to 2 (on a scale of 1-4)

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Two Towns Evacuated as Wine Country Fires Explode; 29 Dead; 460+ Missing; 3,500+ Buildings Razed

Posted by feww on October 12, 2017

Updated: 2:50 pm PDT

21 Wildfires have burned more than 191,000 acres in Calif.

ALL residents of Calistoga and Geyserville were ordered to abandon their homes.

Emergency Declarations have been proclaimed by the state governor for Napa, Sonoma, Yuba, Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Nevada, Orange and Solano counties.
At least 29 people are confirmed to have died in N. California wildfires this week, with 285 others reported as missing.

The ferocious fires have destroyed an estimated 3,500 homes and businesses, and charred more than 191,500 acres (~ 77,500 hectares).

The wildfires have also destroyed or substantially damaged at least 13 Napa Valley wineries, and razed entire neighborhoods, with an estimated  total of 2,834 homes, in the city of Santa Rosa.

Tens of thousands have evacuated their homes, including 25,000 people in Sonoma County alone, while 8,000+ personnel are trying to contain the fires.

Red Flag Warnings have been issued for much of Northern California due to gusty winds and low humidity starting today. While these winds may hamper the efforts of firefighters, they will also increase the risk for new wildfires. [Cal Fire]

“We’re not going to be out of the woods for a great many days to come,” said Cal Fire director.

“We’ve had big fires in the past,” said Gov. Brown. “This is one of the biggest.”

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Wildfires Leave Santa Rosa, Calif. Looking Like Aleppo, Syria

Posted by feww on October 11, 2017

Toll from N. California’s ferocious wildfires continued to grow

As of Tuesday evening (PDT) the fires had destroyed 2,000 structures and killed at least 17 people, with more than 170 other reported as missing.

  • Eleven of the fatalities, and the missing reports are from Sonoma County.
  • Large sections of the city of Santa Rosa have been razed by the Tubbs fire, making it look like the war-stricken city of Aleppo in Syria.
  • At least six more fatalities have been reported in Napa, Mendocino, and Yuba Counties, Cal Fire said.

The two largest fires, the Tubbs fire and the Atlas Peak fire in Napa County, have consumed  27,000 and 25,000 acres, respectively, Cal Fire reported.

About 30,000 people are under mandatory evacuation orders.

Orange County firestorm destroys 24 structures, consumes 7,500 acres

The Canyon 2 fire has forced the officials to evacuate more than 5,000 residences in three cities, and close down at least 9 schools.

California Statewide Fire Summary

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 PDT [CAL FIRE]

“17 large wildfires that started in the past 24 hours continue to burn across California and have burned over 115,000 acres. The winds that fanned these fires Sunday night and Monday morning have decreased significantly, but local winds and dry conditions continue to pose a challenge. With the decrease in the winds combined with cooler weather, firefighters made good progress overnight. Sheriff officials have confirmed that 11 people have died as a result of the wildfires in Sonoma, Mendocino, Napa and Yuba counties. These fires have already burned an estimated 1,500 homes and commercial structures. Several Damage Assessment Teams have been deployed to get a full account of the destruction.

“Yesterday Governor Brown declared a State of Emergency in Napa, Sonoma, and Yuba Counties, as well as a State of Emergency in Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Nevada and Orange counties.

“Red Flag Warnings in Southern California due to gusty winds and high fire risk remain in place, but are expected to end later this morning. The warnings in Northern California have all ended, but breezy and dry conditions remain.”

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IRMA Destroying Everything in its Path

Posted by feww on September 7, 2017

Areas hit by hurricane IRMA become mostly uninhabitable

Prime minister of the two-island Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda has described his country as “barely habitable” after the monster hurricane struck.

He described the damage caused by the super storm as “absolute devastation,” adding that 95 per cent of buildings on Barbuda had been damaged or destroyed.

“It is heart-wrenching, absolutely devastating,” he said. “I have never seen any such destruction on a per-capita before as I saw when I was in Barbuda this afternoon. The telecommunications system is totally destroyed, we have seen cell towers snapped in two. Barbuda now is literally rubble.”

The airport on Barbuda has been completely destroyed, making it extremely difficult to evacuate the residents, should the trailing hurricane JOSE turns toward the islands.

Bahamas

Prime minister of Bahamas said the Government was evacuating six islands in what he called the largest storm evacuation in the country’s history because authorities would be unable to help anyone caught in the “potentially catastrophic” hurricane.

St. Martin and the British Virgin Island: Widespread damage reported. “It is an enormous disaster. Ninety-five percent of the island is destroyed. I am in shock,” a senior official on St. Martin said.

Puerto Rico: The U.S. territory was hammered with high winds and heavy rains, which left about 75 percent of the population without electricity.

Dominican Republic: Mandatory evacuation of towns and communities along the northern Atlantic coast.

USA

South Carolina has declared a state of emergency, and Florida has declared a state of emergency for every county in the Sunshine State.

Mandatory Evacuations: Miami-Dade County (including cities of Miami and Miami Beach), Broward County, Monroe County (comprising the Florida Keys).

Death Toll: IRMA has claimed about a dozen lives so far.

Hurricane IRMA Status as at 11:00 AM AST Thu. Sep 7

EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE IRMA HEADING FOR THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. HURRICANE AND STORM SURGE WATCH ARE IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH FLORIDA AND THE FLORIDA KEYS. [NHC]

Location: 20.4°N, 69.7°W
Moving: WNW at 16 mph
Min pressure: 921 mb
Max sustained: 175 mph (~ 285 km/h)

 

Hurricane JOSE Status as at 11:00 AM AST Thu Sep 7

JOSE EXPECTED TO BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE BY FRIDAY. WATCHES ISSUED FOR THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS. [NHC]

Location: 14.9°N, 50.6°W
Moving: WNW at 18 mph
Min pressure: 986 mb
Max sustained: 90 mph (~ 145 km/h)

 

Hurricane KATIA Status as at 10:00 AM CDT Thu Sep 7

KATIA EXPECTED TO BEGIN MOVING TOWARD THE COAST OF MEXICO TONIGHT OR EARLY FRIDAY. [NHC]

Location: 21.6°N 94.6°W
Moving: Stationary
Min pressure: 980 mb
Max sustained: 80 mph (~ 130 km/h)

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US Wildfires Consume 7,378,212 Acres

Posted by feww on September 2, 2017

National Fire Preparedness Remains at Maximum Level 5 –NICC

Upgraded to level 5 (on a scale from 1 to 5) on August 10, 2017

Currently, 130 new fires including 88 large fires have burned 1.2 million acres in the West and Alaska.

Number of new large fires: 21
Number of active large fires: 88

[Total number includes full suppression and resource managed fires. Total does not include individual fires within complexes.]

States currently reporting large fires: Alaska (2), California (11), Idaho (14), Montana (31), Nevada (5), Oregon (19), Utah (1), Washington (4), Wyoming (1)

  • TOTAL FIRES: 46,648
  • TOTAL ACRES: 7,378,212
Prescribed Fires and Acres (Year-to-Date)
  • Fires: 66,510
  • Acres: 2,931,011

Ten Year Average (2007–2016 as of today)

  • Fires: 49,570
  • Acres: 5,380,768

Canada: British Columbia extends wildfire emergency for fourth time

Canadian province of British Columbia has extended a state of emergency for a fourth time until September 15 amid destructive wildfires raging across the region, the provincial government reported.

  • Hundreds of forest fires across British Columbia have consumed about 900,000 hectares (2.2 million acres) and forced up to 50,000 people from their homes.

Canada Fires and Hectares (YTD)

  • Fires: 4,939
  • Hectares: 3,022,960 (~7.5 million acres)

nifc.gov/nicc/

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State of Emergency Declared in N. California Due to Wildfire

Posted by feww on September 2, 2017

Extreme heat puts 36.5 million Californians, or 98% of population, under a heat advisory –NWS

California Governor has issued an emergency declaration for a raging wildfire in Butte County in the northern part of the Golden State.

The so-called Ponderosa Fire has consumed about 3,800 acres and destroyed at least 30 homes, prompting evacuation orders to residents of more than 500 homes in the area, fire officials said.

San Francisco sets all-time heat record at 106 degrees (41.1ºC)

“San Francisco continues to climb. Latest high temperature for downtown is an incredible 106 degrees!” the NWS’s Bay Area station reported Friday.

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State of Emergency Extended in BC amid Raging Wildfires

Posted by feww on August 19, 2017

British Columbia Experiencing the Most Destructive Fire Season Ever Recorded

A state of emergency has been extended in the Canadian Province of British Columbia (BC) for a third time until Sept. 1 because of the raging wildfires across the region, authorities said.

Some 1,031 fires have blackened at least 909,213 hectares (2.25 million acres) of land so far this year, making it the most destructive fire season since records began 67 years ago.

About 150 fires are currently burning across the Canadian province, with about 4,500 people still under evacuation orders, and more than 22,000 on evacuation alert.

Some 4,512 fires have consumed 2,576,415 hectares across Canada so far this year, NIFC reported.

 

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State of Emergency Declared on Greek Island of Zante amid Massive Wildfires

Posted by feww on August 17, 2017

“It’s arson according to an organized plan… There is no doubt about it” — Justice Minister

State of emergency was declared after more than a dozen blazes had raged on the popular tourist island of Zante, also known as Zakynthos, for four days.

“It’s arson according to an organized plan […] There is no doubt about it,” said the Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis, who is  the member of parliament for Zakynthos.

Elsewhere, a massive wildfire near Athens has also been burning for several days, consuming thousands of hectares of brush in steep terrain.

The blaze started in Kalamos, a coastal town about some 45 km NE of the capital, and rapidly spread to three other towns, destroying or damaging dozens of homes and prompting the authorities to declare a state of emergency in the area.

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State of Emergency Declared in Charlottesville, VA Over Far-Right Rally

Posted by feww on August 12, 2017

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The Dumb Orange Clown responsible for the far right resurgence across the US

A state of emergency has been declared in Charlottesville (pop: 50,000) amid violent clashes between far-right groups and counter-protesters.

A large march by white nationalists is expected to attract thousands to join the “Unite the Right” rally, opposing the removal of a statue of pro-slavery US Civil War general Gen Robert E Lee, who commanded of the Confederate forces in the US Civil War (1861-65).

At least one person was killed and about two dozen others injured, as of Saturday morning.

[Presented by an affiliated team of political scientists.]

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State of Emergency Declared in Waterlogged West Virginia

Posted by feww on July 30, 2017

State of Emergency Declared in WV: 8 Counties Waterlogged Again

A state of emergency is in effect across eight West Virginia counties following flooding over the weekend.

Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Taylor, Tucker and Wetzel counties are currently operating under the state of emergency.

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State of Emergency Declared in Illinois as Floods Affect Thousands of Homes

Posted by feww on July 16, 2017

Illinois governor has declared Lake, McHenry and Kane counties state disaster areas after days of flooding that have inundated thousands of homes.

Additionally, two southern Illinois counties, Jackson and Franklin, have also declared disasters due to unprecedented flooding.

Up to 7,000 buildings have reportedly been damaged by flood water, and forecasters expect flooding in the northern Chicago suburbs will get worse in the coming days due to water flows from Wisconsin.

“These counties were hit with flash and river flooding caused by more than seven inches of rain over a couple of days,” said the governor.

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Fire-Ravaged Areas of B.C. Look Like Alien Landscape

Posted by feww on July 11, 2017

Evacuation orders issued in multiple communities, 14,000+ residents displaced

“Wide swaths of forest in British Columbia’s Interior are burning after a lightning storm Friday afternoon ignited brush parched from weeks of hot, dry weather.”

The Cariboo, Kamloops and Southeast regions of the province have been under extreme fire danger for the past two weeks, and hot, dry conditions — including temperatures up to 39 C — led to a highly combustible environment.

The entire towns of 100 Mile House and Cache Creek have been evacuated and the City of Williams Lake, with over 10,000 residents, is on evacuation alert as of early morning on Tuesday.

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State of Emergency Declared in British Columbia as Wildfires Burn Uncontrollably

Posted by feww on July 8, 2017

B.C. wildfires burning uncontrollably fulled by hot, dry weather, thunderstorms

Lightning sparked about 140 wildfires across the western Canadian province of British Columbia prompting the evacuation of an entire town and hundreds more homes throughout the region, forcing the closure of at least one airport (Cariboo Regional District) and the hospital in the town of Ashcroft, said a report.

“​The extended weather forecast is calling for continued hot, dry weather, with risks of thunderstorms in many parts of the province,” officials said in a statement.

One of the largest fires near Ashcroft, about 120 km west of Kamloops, exploded from 50 hectares to more than 4,000 hectares on Friday.

Near 100 Mile House, about 100 km southeast of Williams Lake, a 1,800-hectare blaze has forced up to 4,000 people to flee their homes.

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State of Emergency Declared in Arizona

Posted by feww on June 24, 2017

Emergency declared in response to multiple wildfires burning in Arizona

Ariz. Governor Declares State Of Emergency, Calls For Additional Resources To Fight Wildfires

In response to increased wildfire activity around Arizona, the governor has declared a state of emergency and directed additional resources be made available for the state’s wildfire suppression efforts. Since April 2017, Arizona has experienced more than one dozen large wildfires, aided by high temperatures, winds, and available fuels, said an official statement.

Arizona has experienced at least 12 large wildfires since April including Lizard Fire (16,000 acres) burning 25km east of Benson, the Boundary Fire burning on Kendrick Mountain northwest of Flagstaff (12,000 acres) and the Encino Fire burning in Sonoita 80km southwest of Tucson(1,500 acres, destroying six homes, and prompting mass evacuation orders).

Arizona Declares Statewide Health Emergency In Opioid Epidemic

Arizona Governor signed an emergency declaration on June 5 to address the growing number of opioid deaths in our state.

Data from the Arizona Department of Health Services shows in 2016, 790 Arizonans died from opioid overdoses — an average of more than two people per day. The trend shows an alarming increase of 74 percent over the past four years. Today’s declaration by the governor directs the Arizona Department of Health Services to rapidly respond to this public health emergency.

“As the number of opioid overdoses and deaths increase at an alarming rate, we must take action. It’s time to call this what it is — an emergency,” said Governor Ducey. “Most of us know someone impacted by substance abuse — our family, our friends, our neighbors. Our hearts ache for them, but that isn’t enough. We must do more. I’m declaring a statewide health emergency because we need to know more about the epidemic, including enhanced data that illustrates when and where these overdoses occur so that we can develop real, targeted solutions.”
https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2017/06/governor-ducey-declares-statewide-health-emergency-opioid-epidemic

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State of Emergency Declared in Sanaa, Yemen Over Cholera Outbreak

Posted by feww on May 15, 2017

Plagued by Saudi airstrikes and now cholera outbreak

Cholera outbreak has killed about 115 people in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa in recent days, with about 8,600 suspected cases of the diastase reported, prompting officials  to declare a state of emergency.

[Prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.]

  • Yemen Report Nos. 1 – 9 are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

Background:

  • More than 7.6 million people live in areas at high risk of cholera transmission, according to WHO.
  • At least 17 million of Yemen’s 26 million population lack sufficient food and more than three million malnourished children are in “grave peril,” the U.N. has said.
  • Two-thirds of the population have no access to safe drinking water.
  • About 10,000 people have lost their lives, and 40,000 wounded mostly in almost daily airstrikes, conducted by Western-backed, Saudi-led coalition.

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States of Emergency Declared in Montreal, Laval Over Flooding

Posted by feww on May 8, 2017

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States of Emergency Declared in Montreal, Laval: Evacuations Underway in Multiple Areas

  • Forecasts are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

Background:

Both Montreal and Laval have declared states of emergency amid rising floodwaters caused by days of incessant rainfall.

“This is an historical moment,” Montreal mayor told a news conference.

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States of Emergency Declared for Missouri, Oklahoma as Deadly Tornadoes Hit Texas

Posted by feww on April 30, 2017

Tornadoes in Texas, flash flooding in Missouri kill at least 10 people, injure many dozens

Tornadoes ripped through several towns in East Texas, killing at least 7 people, injuring dozens of others, destroying homes and causing widespread damage to infrastructure, according to local reports.

Missouri governor declared a state of emergency amid threats of flash flooding caused by violent rainstorms throughout The Cave State, which left at least 5 people dead or missing.

Up to 25cm of rain soaked much of the state, the National Weather Service (NWS) reported.

Oklahoma governor declared state of emergency for all 77 counties after severe storms, strong winds, snow and flooding and impacted the Sooner State.

 

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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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State of Emergency Declared in Florida amid Intense Wildfires

Posted by feww on April 11, 2017

107 wildfires burning over 23,000 acres across Florida

Florida governor has declared a state of emergency following intense wildfires that have burned thousands of acres across the Sunshine State.

  • Wildfires are currently burning in Polk, Hernando, Broward, Nassau, Pasco, Mario, Glades and Collier counties.
  • Some 107 wildfires burning 23,000 acres across the state, as of April 11, the Florida Forest Service reported.
  • Wildfires have consumed 68,000 acres across the state, since February, an amount is higher than the average acreage charred over the past five years.
  • Wildfires have consumed 250 percent more acreage January – March than during the same period last year.

Moderate to severe drought conditions are expanding across Central and South Florida, while abnormally dry conditions exist across NE Florida, reported the U.S. Drought Monitor, with the dry conditions forecast to worsen over the coming weeks.

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FIRE-EARTH Report: Colombia

Posted by feww on April 3, 2017

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  • EAC
  • OC Teams

Colombia Disaster Review

[Prepared by FIRE-EARTH Science Team.]

  • Report available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

 

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: PERU

Posted by feww on March 18, 2017

State of Emergency Declared in Peru as Extreme Rains, Deadly Mudslide Kill Dozens, Destroy or Damage 130,000 Homes

Major Disasters in Peru Since December 2016: Extreme Rains, Flooding and Mudslide…

[Peru’s civil defense agency INDECI]

  • At least twenty regions have been affected.
  • 62 fatalities reported, 12 missing
  • 170 injured
  • 72,115 displaced
  • 567,551 affected
  • 9,018 homes destroyed
  • 8,257 homes damaged (uninhabitable)
  • 110,094 homes affected
  • 1,231 km of main roads and 132 bridges destroyed

Additional details and regional climate forecasts are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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Drought-Stricken Farmers Eating Termites in Kenya

Posted by feww on February 19, 2017

‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’ in Horn of Africa:

Debilitating drought destroys crop, sending food prices skyrocketing, and forcing millions of people and their dying animal to migrate.  

The Government of Kenya declared a national drought emergency on 10 February. The latest round of debilitating drought has affected 23 of 47 counties across the country. “The number of food insecure people more than doubled – from 1.3 million to 2.7 million. Some 357,285 children and pregnant and lactating mothers are acutely malnourished,” said UN OCHA.

Maize production in the coastal areas has decreased by 99 per cent compared to the long term average.

The rainfall deficit in the Horn of Africa has been particularly acute across Somalia, multiple parts of  Ethiopia,  Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan.

“According to the Nairobi-based International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (Icipe), a growing number of farmers in eastern and western Kenya are now harvesting and eating insects like termites to cope with prolonged drought.”

Situation Overview [UN OCHA]

  • The 2016 Deyr or short rains season (October to December) brought severely low levels of rainfall to the region.
  • The situation is worse than in 2010-11 in many ways.
  • The drought has had a major impact on water resources, including on river flow levels and the availability of water for human and livestock consumption.
  • Widespread crop failures have affected farming and agro-pastoral communities in most of Somalia, southwestern Ethiopia and northeastern Kenya, with food prices skyrocketing.
  • Livestock are becoming increasingly weak, contracting diseases and dying at alarming rates, with catastrophic consequences for pastoral communities.
  • Terms of trade are declining sharply for pastoralists, contributing to rising food insecurity and malnutrition.
  • Household production of milk and meat is low and the price of milk and other dairy products has skyrocketed.
  • 12.8 million people in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Somalia face are severely food insecure and are in need of humanitarian assistance.
  • Approximately 600,000 children aged 6 to 59 months in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia will be in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition in 2017 and this number is expected to rise rapidly. In Somalia, 13 out of 27 rural and displaced groups have Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates above emergency (15 per cent) levels.
  • The drought and the associated reduced access to water and sanitation has the potential to further exacerbate ongoing disease outbreaks and create new ones. About 15 million people will not have access to safe drinking water in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia in 2017.
  • Drought, economic shocks and conflict in the region have disrupted the education of approximately 6 million children in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.
  • The drought has triggered movements of families in search of grazing land, water and work, increasing the risk of family separation and tensions among communities over scarce resources.
  • Repeated cycles of climatic shocks, coupled with insufficient recovery periods, have limited household and community coping mechanisms.

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State of Emergency Declared in Louisiana amid Tornado Attacks

Posted by feww on February 8, 2017

Louisiana Gov declares state of emergency amid  severe weather

  • Dozens of people have been injured, with more than 100 buildings damaged or destroyed.
  • NASA’s Michaud Facility in New Orleans has been “severely damaged.”
  • About 2.7 million people in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama are at the highest risk of severe weather.
  • SPC/NOAA has received 78 reports of severe weather across seven states, including 9 confirmed tornadoes, as of posting.

Additional details are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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Deadly Weather Pounding U.S. South

Posted by feww on January 23, 2017

State of Emergency Declared in Georgia

  • Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes have killed dozens of people in the US south.
  • Georgia has declared states of emergency across seven counties in the south-central section of the state.
  • A major tornado in Mississippi on Saturday killed several people and injured dozens more, destroying or damaging hundreds of homes.

NWS forecasters issued a “high risk” warning of severe storms for parts of Georgia, Florida and Alabama on Sunday.

  • Additional information is available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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