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Drought Disaster Declared in Half of Thailand

Posted by feww on March 27, 2012

Planetary Denial of Service (P-DoS)

Thailand declares drought disaster in 32 of its 76 provinces

At least 32 provinces in Thailand, about half the country, have been declared drought disaster areas, according to the country’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – March 27

[March 27, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,450 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Thailand.   At least 32 of Thailand’s 76 provinces have been declared drought disaster areas, according to the country’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department.
    • Drought has affected millions of people throughout the agricultural sector.  In three northeastern provinces of Buriram, Chaiyabhumi and Nakorn Ratchasima alone, at least half a million people have been affected, requiring water rations, reports said.

Other Global Disasters, Significant Events

  • Idaho, USA.  The city of Moscow in Idaho has declared a disaster emergency following weeks of torrential rains and extensive flooding, a report said.
    • City officials have warned residents to immediately go to higher ground if rising water threatens their safety.
  • Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic States.  NWS has issued Freeze Warnings for Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic States:
    • “After an extended period of record-breaking warmth across the central and eastern United States, high pressure will usher in colder air into the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic regions tonight. Low temperatures are forecast to range from the lower 20s to the lower 30s at several locations. With an early growing season already in progress, any vegetation susceptible to freezing temperatures over an extended period of time may be at risk to severe damage. In addition, pets should be brought indoors during the overnight.”
  • Colorado, USA. A fast-moving wildfire in the mountains southwest of Denver has consumed at least 3,000 acres, leaving 1 person dead, destroying dozens of structures and forcing thousands of residents in and around Conifer (Jefferson County) to abandon their homes.
    • “The fire is the largest of about a dozen that burned from the northeast plains to the southern part of the state, and scorched four-and-half square miles in only a few hours,” said a report.

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State of Emergency Declared in Louisiana for Severe Weather, Flooding

Posted by feww on March 22, 2012

Bayou State declares statewide emergency due to violent thunderstorms, tornadic events and 15″ of rain

Louisiana Governor has declared a state of emergency to exist statewide, following the current life-threatening round of flooding and escalating threats of additional destructive deluge.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – March 22

[March 22, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,455 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Louisiana, USA.  Louisiana Governor has declared a state of emergency to exist statewide, following the current life-threatening round of flooding and escalating threats of additional destructive flooding.

US tornado Maps


SPC tornado and severe weather map 21-22 March 2012


SPC tornado and severe weather map 20-21 March 2012.  SPC received at least 11 tornado reports in Louisiana on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

    • Parishes throughout the state of Louisiana including  Acadia, Ascension, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Claiborne, Jefferson Davis, Natchitoches, St. Charles, Union, Vermilion, and Vernon had already declared states of emergency following yet another round of severe weather and widespread destructive flooding.

Map of US River Flood


Significant River Flood Outlook, March 21-26, 2012.

    • “… beginning on Tuesday, March 20th and predicted to continue through Thursday, March 22nd, a series of strong thunderstorms passed over the State, depositing up to 6” of rain and generating tornadic activity throughout the State, many in areas which are still recovering from the severe weather and flooding which occurred a mere week ago and resulted in the issuance of a separate statewide emergency proclamation –20 BJ 2012,” Gov. Jindal said in his state of emergency proclamation.
    • “… this latest round of severe weather has created dangerous conditions formotorists and other travelers, required widespread school closures, caused damage to houses and buildings, loss of electricity in localized areas, and is causing flooding and the threat of flooding across a large portion of the State;”
    • The state of emeregncy will remain in effect for 30 days from Wednesday, March 21, 2012 to Friday, April 20, 2012, unless terminated sooner.

See also: State of Emergency Declared in S. Louisiana Following Widespread Flooding  Posted on March 13, 2012

Other Global Disasters

  • Mexico Quake Update.  The 7.4Mw quake has destroyed about 150 homes and damaged about 1,250 buildings.  Most of the damage occurred in the municipality of Ometepec in Guerrero, near the quake’s epicenter.
    • At least 11 people were reportedly injured; no fatalities reported, as of posting.
    • The worst hit place was the village of Huixtepec, where nearly half of the buildings were severely damaged, reports said.
  • Oregon, USA.  Klamath County commissioners in Klamath Falls, Oregon, have declared a drought emergency.
    • The Klamath Basin, which straddles the Oregon-California border, has ongoing “trouble meeting the water demands of the 11,400 farms on a federal irrigation project,” a report said. 
  • California.  Marin County officials have declared a drought emergency, a report said.
    • “This resolution will recognize an emergency drought condition exists and continues to develop in Marin County,” county Agricultural Commissioner Stacy Carlsen said, adding ranchers suffered a “50 percent loss in livestock forage as a result of adverse weather conditions” including little precipitation.
  • Chiang Mai, Thailand.   “Haze from forest fires and airborne dust particles beyond safety levels still blanket the northern tourist city of Chiang Mai, affecting air traffic in the region,” the Thai News Agency reported
    • Wildfires intensified by drought are ravaging northern Thailand.
    • Chiang Mai Airport is using runway lights during daylight hours because of poor visibility.
    • About quarter of a million people have sought medical treatment for air pollution-related illnesses, including respiratory and coronary heart disease,  said the report.
  • Colorado, USA.  A massive wildfire on Colorado’s eastern plains consumed more than 84  square miles, forcing at least 1,000 residents to flee their homes in a small Colorado town of Eckley, Yuma County, and killing an undetermined number of farm animals and wildlife.
    • “Things are expected to worsen by the weekend, with high fire danger in eastern Colorado, southeast Wyoming and far western Nebraska and South Dakota,” a report said.

Significant Events

  • NWS reported 41 record or record-tying high temperatures for March 20 across 8 states in the central United States. The new records included:
    • Marquette, Mich., recorded 78ºF, which was 22 degrees higher than the old record of 56ºF set in 1976, NWS reported.
    • Milwaukee, WI. New Record: 83 degrees; previous record: 77 degrees (1921).
    • Chicago, IL (Midway).  New Record: 85 degrees; previous record: 71 degrees (1938)
    • Romeoville, IL. New Record: 84 degrees;  previous record: 65 degrees (2003)
    • Jackson, KY. New Record: 86 degrees ;  previous  record: 78 degrees (2011)
    • Fort Wayne, IN.  New Record: 84 degrees;  previous  record: 76 degrees (1918)
    • Duluth, MN.  New Record: 62 degrees; previous  record: 60 degrees (1938)
  • Ancient volcanoes in Upper Midwest reawakening?

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Thailand Drought Deepens

Posted by feww on February 9, 2012

At least 63 districts in 11 Thai provinces have been declared drought zones

Following last year’s epic deluge in northern Thailand, the region is now struck by another disaster: Drought.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – February 9

[February 9, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,497 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Thailand.  Another textbook case of large scale drought and deluge has unfolded in Thailand.  At least 63 districts in 11 Thai provinces have been declared drought disaster zones.
    • The drought stricken provinces are Kampaeng Phet, Lamphun, Sukhothai, Phayao, Phitsanulok, Uttaradit, Loei, Chanthaburi, Chachoengsao, Suphanburi and Petchaburi,  the country’s director general of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department said.
    • Additionally, the northern province of Chiang Rai is experiencing major drought, a report said. “The main rivers have run dry and more than 70,000 rais (28,000 acres) of farmland lacks water due to the absence of rainfall for the past three months.”
    • The provincial government has declared 6 districts as disaster areas. About 100,000 people have been affected in the province.

Other Global Disasters

  • Italy.  State of emergency persists due to shortage of gas supplies, a report said.
  • Bulgaria. “States of emergency had been declared in the municipality of Kostinbrod in the Sofia district and in parts of Velingrad municipality,”  as Bulgaria’s severe winter weather crisis deepens.
    • Bulgaria has requested European Union for assistance.
  • Greece.  The authorities have declared a state of emergency for the Evros region in northern Greece after a swollen river burst its banks, flooding the border village of Ormenio and forcing hundreds of people to evacuate, reports said.
    • Evros River flooded after the dam on the Ivanovo Reservoir collapsed sending a 3-meter (9 ft) surge of water to the nearby village of Bisser near the Greek border and down the Arda river in Greece.
    • At least 4 people have been killed in weather related  incidents caused by strong winds, torrential rains, severe flooding and landslides which have caused substantial damage to crops, property and infrastructure in many parts of Greece.
  • Nevada, USA.   The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 5 counties in Nevada as  natural disaster areas due to severe losses caused by wildfires that occurred from Sept. 30, 2011, through Oct. 5, 2011.
    • The disaster areas are Eureka (PDA), Elko, Lander, Nye and White Pine counties.
  • Virginia, USA.USDA has designated 7 counties in Virginia as agricultural disaster areas due to losses caused by Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee and continuing excessive rainfall that occurred from Jan. 27, 2011, through Oct. 31, 2011.
    • The disaster areas are Surry County (PDA), Charles City, Isle Of Wight, James City, Prince George, Southampton and Sussex counties and in the independent city of Newport News.
  • North Carolina, USA. USDA has designated 60  counties in North Carolina as Agricultural Disaster Areas due to losses caused by drought and excessive heat that occurred from Jan. 1, 2011, through Dec. 31, 2011.

The following counties and independent cities in South Carolina and Virginia were also declared disaster areas because they’re contiguous.

  • South Carolina: Dillon and Horry
  • Virginia:  Brunswick, Halifax, Henry, Mecklenburg, Pittsylvania and Southampton
  • Independent Cities: Danville and Suffolk
  • New York, USA.USDA has designated 6 counties in New York as agricultural disaster areas due to losses caused by excessive rain, flash flooding and flooding caused by Tropical Storm Lee that occurred from Sept. 5-10, 2011.
    • The disaster areas are:  Chenango (PDA) Broome, Cortland, Delaware, Madison and Otsego  counties.
  • Florida, USA.USDA has designated 22 counties in Florida as agricultural disaster areas due to two separate disaster conditions.
    • Indian River and St. Lucie Brevard counties (PDA), as well as Martin, Okeechobee and Osceola counties in Florida were designated as disaster areas due to losses caused by excessive rain, flooding and high winds that occurred from Oct. 7-9, 2011.
    • Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy and Union counties in Florida were designated as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by freeze and frost that occurred from Nov. 11-12, 2011.  Baker, Bradford, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Lafayette, Marion, Lafayette, Suwannee, Putnam and Taylor counties were also declared disaster areas because they are contiguous.
  • Oregon, USA.  Oregon Gov. has added 14 more counties to an executive order declaring a state of emergencydue to January’s severe weather including heavy snow, freezing rain and record flooding in Mid-Willamette Valley.
    • A total of 18 counties could potentially be declared federal disaster areas. The counties are Marion, Benton, Coos, and Lincoln (initialdeclaration), Polk, Yamhill, Lane, Linn, Tillamook, Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Columbia, Clatsop, Curry, Douglas, Harney, and Hood River counties.

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