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IRENE’s Legacy

Posted by feww on October 8, 2011

USDA Declares Rhode Island Agricultural Disaster Area

The entire state of Rhode Island, which includes five counties, has been  designated as natural disaster areas due to losses caused by Tropical Storm Irene on Aug. 26-28, 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported.

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – October 7

[October 7, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,622 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Rhode Island, USA. The entire state of Rhode Island, which includes five counties, has been  designated as natural disaster areas due to losses caused by Tropical Storm Irene on Aug. 26-28, 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported.
    • The following counties in Connecticut and Massachusetts were added to the disaster list because they are contiguous:
      • Connecticut: New London and Windham counties
      • Massachusetts: Bristol, Norfolk and Worcester counties
  • Connecticut, USA. Seven counties in the state of Connecticut have been designated as primary and contiguous Natural Disaster Areas by USDA.
    • The designation follows losses caused by Tropical Storm Irene on Aug. 28-29, 2011.
    • The following counties in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island weer also declared as natural disaster areas because they are contiguous:
      • Massachusetts:  Berkshire, Hampden and Worcester
      • New York. Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester
      • Rhode Island: Kent, Providence, Washington

Other Disasters

  • Listeria Outbreak, USA. At least 21 people have died and 109 others sickened in 23 states in the listeriosis outbreak linked to tainted Colorado cantaloupes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
    • The deaths have occurred in Colorado (5), New Mexico (5), Kansas (2), Texas(2), and 1 each in Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, and Wyoming.
  • Texas, USA. The following table is a wildfire damage update provided by Texas Forrest Service (TFS)


YTD Texas wildfire stats by TFS as of October 7, 2011. [The acreage  burnt includes about 3.1 million acres of pasture land.]

  • Funafuti, Tuvalu (Pacific Ocean). The world’s fourth-smallest nation located  south of the Equator, has declared a state of emergency because it is running out of water.
    • Tuvalu, a cluster of small islands about 3,200 km NE of NZ, has a combined land mass of 25 sq km with its highest point rising just 5m above sea level.
    • The islands have a population of just over 10,000 on nine sinking atolls.
  • Tokelau islands. The 1,400  or so residents of Tokelau islands (colonial name:  The Union Islands) are also left with very little drinking water.
    • The islands consist of 3 tropical coral atolls with a total land mass of 10 km2, located north of the Samoan Islands and east of Tuvalu.
    • The two island nations depend on rain for their drinking water. The ongoing La Nina has caused a severe drought in the past six months.

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Texas Bastrop Blaze Burns 25,000 Acres, 476 Homes

Posted by feww on September 5, 2011

Uncontrolled Wildfires Torch Central Texas

63 new fires consume 32,936 acres, including 22 new large fires since yesterday: TFS

Texas Forest Service has responded to 179 fires for 74,186 acres in the past 7 days.

“I understand that losing your home or lifetime possessions is incredibly difficult, but do not put your life in jeopardy,” Gov Perry said.

“I urge Texans to take extreme caution as we continue to see the devastating effects of sweeping wildfires impacting both rural and urban areas of the state.”


The Bastrop County Complex Fire Sunday September 4, 2011. 476 homes have been destroyed by Bastrop County Complex fire, according to Bastrop County Emergency Management Center. Photo courtesy of Wendy Moore/Texas Forest Service.

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – September 5

[September 5, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,654 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Texas, USA. The worst fires in Central Texas for at least a century are fulled by a year-long intense drought, low humidity and strong winds generated by the remnants of weather system that had earlier spawned Tropical Storm Lee.
    • Texas has been plagued by its worst drought in at least 6 decades.
    • Fire Management Details(Texas Forest Service, TFS)
      • Date: Monday, September 5, 2011
      • National Preparedness Level: 3
      • Southern Area Preparedness Level: 3
      • TFS Preparedness Level: 5
    • Fire Stats
      • Total Number of Fires YTD: 18,719
      • Acres burned: 3,533,805 [“That’s roughly the size of Connecticut.” Rick Perry said.]
      • Structures Destroyed by Fire: 2,897 [FEWW Estimate: 3,600]
      • Fires since yesterday: 63 new fires consume 32,936 acres, including 22 new large fires
      • Fires in the past 7 days: TFS has responded to 179 fires for 74,186 acres.
      • 476 homes have been destroyed by Bastrop County Complex fire, according to Bastrop County Emergency Management Center.
      • At least 5,000 people have been forced to abandon their homes.
      • The 25,000-acre Bastrop Complex Fire near Austin is currently zero-percent contained.
      • Wildfires in East Texas have consumed at least 2,000 acres, killing a woman and her baby and destroying more than a dozen homes, a report said.

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Iraq: 1,000 Human Bombs Have Claimed 12,000 Lives

Posted by feww on September 4, 2011

The Empire’s Illegal Wars: More than 12,000 Iraqis killed in at least 1,000 suicide bombings since the US-led invasion

In August alone at least 278 people were killed in suicide bombings across Iraq, compared with 178 in July

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – September 4

[September 4, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,655 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Iraq. Between March 20, 2003, and December 31, 2010, at least12,284 Iraqi civilians were killed and 30,644 others wounded in suicide bombings. The attacks also killed 200 coalition troops, including 175 Americans,  a report said.
  • Japan. Typhoon Talas dumped record rain on western Japan triggering large scale mudslide, leaving at least 28 people dead and 56 others missing, NHK said.
    • The authorities issued evacuation orders and advisories to about half a million people in western and central Japan.
    • Up to 4,000 people were stranded as extreme rains flooded rivers, triggering landslides and destroying roads and bridges.
    • Scores of homes were destroyed, damaged or swept away by floodwaters, Kyodo news agency reported.
  • Texas, USA. A massive wildfire at Bastrop near Austin has consumed at least 14,000 acres and destroyed 300 homes, reports said.
    • Another fire in Palo Pinto County has scorched more than 6,500 acres and destroyed 39 homes since Tuesday.
    • Wildfires in East Texas have consumed at least 2,000 acres, killing a woman and her baby and destroying more than a dozen homes, a report said.

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IRENE Death Toll Rises to 47

Posted by feww on August 30, 2011

Flooding Continues to Swamp Towns in Vermont, New Jersey and New York as Rivers Crest, Death Toll Rising

Death toll from IRENE climbs to at least 43 in 11 states in addition to 3 reported dead in the Dominican Republic and one in Puerto Rico.

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – August 30

[August 30, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,660 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Vermont, USA. The states worst flooding since 1928 has left hundreds of thousands of homes damaged, swamped many towns and cities and destroyed much of the public infrastructure.
  • New Jersey, USA. Flooding is expected to continue for at least two more days, Governor Chris Christie said.
  • Pennsylvania, USA. The White House has declared a state of emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.

Other Disasters

  • Uganda. Death toll from landslides in the eastern Uganda has climbed to 43, officials have said.
  • Louisiana, USA. Mayor Mitch Landrieu has declared a state of emergency as a large marsh fire in eastern New Orleans continues to send thick plumes of smoke smoke over the metro area, reports said.
  • Northern Rockies, USA. At least 42,000 lightning strikes struck the Northern Rockies over a 36-hour period, sparking new wildfires in Montana and Idaho in addition to about 40 other fires already burning across the region, AP reported fire officials as saying.
    • “The lightning strikes from Sunday to Tuesday also started new wildfires in the Clearwater and Nez Perce national forests in Idaho, according to Bryan Henry of the Northern Rockies Coordination Center. There were at least three dozen active wildfires burning Tuesday in those two states and in northern Wyoming.”
  • Texas, USA. “Dozens of elementary students at a camp and several towns were being evacuated Tuesday as a fast-moving wildfire raged in a North Texas lakeside community,” said a report.
    • Texas fires since January:  17,169
    • Acres burned: 3,414,454
    • Structures lost: 2,392 [possibly as many as 3,000]
    • In the past seven days Texas Forest Service has responded to 219 fires for 17,857 acres.
    • Source: Texas Forest Service

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Massive Wildfires Force Mass Evacuations in Spain

Posted by feww on August 20, 2011

Tsunamis of fire consume large parts of Calblanque natural park in Murcia region, SE Spain

Thousands of people are forced to evacuate the town of Portman, near Cartagena.

[August 19, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,671 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – August 19 Entry

  • Murcia, Spain. Raging wildfires, fueled by strong winds and high temperatures, have consumed large parts of Calblanque natural park in Murcia region, southeastern Spain. The raging fires have forced thousands of residents to flee the town of Portman, near the historic city of Cartagena, reports said.

Texas Could Experience Back-to-Back Fire Seasons

  • Texas, USA. Raging wildfires continue to consume the drought-plagued state of Texas.
    • Wildfires have consumed 5,400 square miles [3,456,000 acres] since mid-November, 2010, TFS reported [3,392,130 acres since January].
    • Fire have destroyed 1,945 structures [2,650 according to FEWW estimate] since January.
    • Fast-moving wildfires have destroyed dozens of homes/structures in the past few days.
    • A record 250 of Texas’s 254 counties are currently under burn bans.
    • So far, 7  of the 10 largest wildfires in the state’s history have occurred this year.
  • Louisiana, USA. Department of Natural Resources Office of Conservation has issued an Emergency Order in response the extended drought conditions in southern Caddo parish, a report said.
    • South Caddo Parish has experienced “moderate” to “exceptional” drought conditions for 15 consecutive months.

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