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Disaster Declared in W. Virginia Counties

Posted by feww on March 24, 2012

Three W. Va. counties declared federal disaster areas in response to March 15 storms

Lincoln, Logan and Mingo counties have been declared federal disaster areas following widespread damage caused by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began on March 15.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – March 24

[March 24, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,453 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • W. Virginia, USA.Three West Virginia counties have been declared federal disaster areas following widespread damage caused by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began on March 15.
    • Gov.  Tomblin  announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had declared  Lincoln, Logan and Mingo counties as federal disaster areas.

Other Global Disasters

  • New Brunswick, Canada. A state of emergency has been declared in the New Brunswick community of  Perth-Andover following severe flooding.


 St. John River in Perth-Andover continued rising on Friday. Photo:  Government of New Brunswick via CBC

    • The village has issued a mandatory evacuation order to at least 500 residents in low-lying areas near the St. John River, a report said.
    • Several other communities along the river path are also threatened by flooding.
    • Flooding, caused by warm weather breaking “numerous ice jams in waterways throughout western and northern New Brunswick,” has  washed out several roads and forced a hospital to close.
    • The deluge is said to be the worst flooding in quarter of a century.
    • “We had a chance to be on the ground to be with the people in the community, it is very devastating. I know that when you talk to local people, everyone measures the seriousness of flooding to 1987 and 1993. And everyone is indicating that it is significantly worse than those two years,” Premier Alward said, calling the flood damage “devastating.”
  • Texas, USA. UPDATE: Agricultural losses due to the 2011 drought.

    • Total Agricultural losses:   $7.62 billion
      • Livestock: $3.23 billion (up from $2.06 billion)
      • Lost hay production value: $750 million (no change)
      • Cotton: $2.2 billion (up from $1.8 billion)
      • Corn: $736 million (up from $409 million)
      • Wheat: $314 million (up from $243 million)
      • Sorghum: $385 million (up from $63 million)
    • Additional Losses
    • Grand Total:  $16.9 billion
  • In comparison, drought cost Texas agriculture $13.1 billion in the previous 13 years, an average of about $1 billion per year (peaking at a record annual loss of $4.1 billion in 2006 season.)

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Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Disaster declaration renewed in Texas

Posted by feww on January 12, 2012

Texas renews disaster declaration as devastating drought persists

The Lone Star State has renewed a disaster declaration as its devastating drought continues.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – January 12

[January 12, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,525 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Texas, USA.The Lone Star State has renewed a disaster declaration as its devastating drought continues.
    • The declaration was issued in 2011 and renewed several times, as the drought showed no sign of abating.
      • Texas experienced its driest year on record last year.
      • The state also had its second warmest year with the average temp of 67.2 degrees (19.6ºC).
      • As many as 500 million trees “with a diameter of 5 inches or larger” across the state of Texas have died as a result of unrelenting drought and record-setting temperatures that plagued the Lone Star state, Texas Forest Service reported.
      • The 12-month period between November 1, 2010 and October 31, 2011 was the driest in Texas history, said the State Climatologist.
      • Also, the months of June, July and August in Texas were the hottest three-month period ever recorded anywhere in America.
      • “In 2011, Texas experienced an exceptional drought, prolonged high winds and record-setting temperatures. Together, those conditions took a severe toll on trees across the state,” said Burl Carraway, Sustainable Forestry department head. “Large numbers of trees in both urban communities and rural forests have died or are struggling to survive. The impacts are numerous and widespread.”
      • The state’s worst ever drought has also led to the largest-ever one-year decline in its cow herd, reports said.
      • The number of cows in Texas has declined by at least 600,000 [several reports quoted 750,000,] a 12 percent drop from the 5 million [several reports quoted 4.5] cows in the state at the beginning of the year[the lowest figure since the 1950s,] said David Anderson of  the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
      • The state’s agricultural losses in 2011 are estimated at more than $5.3 billion. [The previous record was just over $4 billion during the 2006 drought.]
      • Texas AgriLife Extension Service has itemized the losses as follows
        • Livestock: $2.1 billion
        • Cotton: $1.8 billion
        • Hay: $750 million
        • Corn $326 million
        • Wheat $243 million
        • Sorghum $63 million
        • Sub Total: $5.3 billion
        • Losses incurred by related industries: $3.4 billion


Texas Drought Map – week of January 10, 2012. Source: US Drought Monitor.

Other Global Disasters

  • North Carolina, USA.   Storms and a possible tornado in western NC have destroyed several structures, damaged about 100 buildings and injured at least 15 people.
    • A cold front moved through the western Carolinas triggering storms that hit Rutherford, Burke and Caldwell counties early Wednesday evening, NWS reported.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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