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Global Disasters/ Significant Events – 1 July 2013

Posted by feww on July 1, 2013

Wildfire in Arizona kills 19 fire crews, destroys up to 300 homes

Fast-moving wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona has killed at least 19 firefighters, including 18 from Prescott’s elite Granite Mountain Hotshots.

The fire was sparked by lightning on Friday and spread rapidly amid triple-digit temperatures, low humidity and strong winds. By early Monday, the blaze had consumed up to 300 homes, devouring more than 8,400 acres of chaparral and grass some 80 miles (130km) NW of Phoenix.

“Massive amounts of structures were burnt,” said a senior fire official. See video below.

The ferocious blaze forced authorities to evacuate all of Yarnell and the neighboring Peeples Valley.

The Yavapai County Sheriff has also evacuated the Double Bar A Ranch and Model Creek areas, officials said.

Official: ‘Radical’ Fire behavior Killed 19 Firefighters

“Massive amounts of structures were burnt” ~ Official

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US Weather Forecast

Record-Breaking heat wave to continues in West, with heavy rainfall drenching almost the entire East Coast, said NWS.

An expansive upper ridge anchored over the Great Basin will continue to bring more days of dangerously-high temperatures approaching or exceeding record highs across much of the Western U.S.   Triple-digit readings will be commonplace over the Southwestern corner of the country, but temperatures could also exceed the century mark as far north as the valleys of the Northern Rockies, Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest into the middle of the week. Meanwhile, showers and t-storms are possible across much of the East Coast.

North India floods: “Thousands still missing” in Uttarakhand

At least 3,000 people are still missing following the extreme monsoon rains, deadly floods and landslides that devastated India’s Uttarakhand state two weeks ago.

More than 800 rotting corpses have so far been recovered. However, several  officials believe the death toll could exceed 10,000.

“After seeing piles of bodies and hearing accounts of people coming down from the mountains and those calling up, I feel the death toll could be well over 10,000.” Uttarakhand assembly speaker Govind Singh Kunjwalsaid.

Others have stated that the exact death toll may never be known.

“We will never know the exact number of the dead and the number of people buried or washed away,” Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna told local reporters.

“According to my information about 3,000 people are still missing. We will compensate their families. They have to give an affidavit saying that their relatives have not returned home for more than 30 days.”

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Protesters storm Egypt’s ruling party headquarters

Anti-government protesters in Cairo stormed the national headquarters of President Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood.

The protests turned violent late Sunday, leaving about 20 dead and more than 1,000 injured.

The protesters demand President Morsi’s ouster on the first anniversary of his inauguration, while his supporters have vowed to defend him.

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Eurozone Unemployment Hit a New Record High in May

Unemployment across the 17  Eurozone states rose 0.1 per cent to a new record high of 19.22 million in May, up 67,000 over the previous month, said Eurostat.

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DISASTER CALENDARJuly 1, 2013  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:

985 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 985 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the Brief Human  History

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Raging Wildfires in Colorado, Arizona Prompt More Evacuations

Posted by feww on June 21, 2013

Arizona Gov. declares a state of emergency for Yavapai County as fast-growing Doce Fire rages uncontrolled

The Doce Fire, burning in Granite Mountain Wilderness about 8 miles northwest of Prescott, is threatening several communities and about 500 homes. The blaze had consumed about 7,500 acres by Thursday afternoon and was 0 percent contained.

Evacuations are in place for the following locations:

Granite Basin Summer Homes and American Ranch

The areas of Granite Basin Homes, Black Jack, Camp Anytown, Sundown Acres, Cielo Grande, Old Stage Acres, south half of Mint Creek Wash and American Ranch remain evacuated. Neighborhoods in the Williamson Valley corridor are on notice for potential evacuation.

(Evacuation center at Yavapai College and for livestock at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds)

 


Firefighters are working to contain a blaze in central Arizona, not far from the state’s Prescott National Forest. Aircraft could be seen dumping massive buckets of water on the fire which as of Thursday, is not contained. The fire is spread across a 10-square mile area. More than 600 firefighters are working in an attempt to stop the blaze. Hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate their homes. So far, no buildings have been impacted.

Colorado Wildfires – Colorado Office of Emergency Management

a 1,000-acre wildfire in northwestern Colorado near the Utah state line forced the evacuation of 40 oil and gas well sites on Wednesday in Rio Blanco County, said the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

“Hampering firefighting efforts is limited access, rugged terrain, thick smoke and high winds,” the bureau said, adding  that firefighters had observed wind-blown embers igniting new spot fires more than 800 yards away.

Another 1,000-acre blaze near the Spanish Peaks in Huerfano County forced about 200 scouts and staff members to flee their camp, said a report.

Authorities have also issued evacuation orders and pre-evacuation notices for residents south and west of the fire for 30 miles to the New Mexico border, the report said.

Active Colo. Fires:

  • East Peak Fire  Acres: 9,400 – Containment: 0% – Evacuations: ~700
  • Wild Rose Fire  Acres: 850 – Containment: 0%
  • Bull Gulch Fire  Acres: 150 – Containment: 0%
  • Lime Gulch Fire  Acres: 600 – Containment: 0% – Evacuations: ~100
  • Ward Gulch Fire  Acres: 485 – Containment: 95% – Evacuations: ~30
  • Black Forest Fire Acres: 14,280 – Containment: 100%  Evacuations: 4117  people and ~20,000 homes (Estimated total of about 80,000 people-FEWW) – Fatalities: 2 civilian deaths –  Homes destroyed: 509 – Homes damaged: 28
  • Royal Gorge Fire  Acres: 3,216 – Containment: 100%
  • Big Meadow Fire  Acres: 604 – Containment: 95%
  • West Fork Complex Fire Acres: 15,000 – Containment: 0%

Today’s Fire Outlook

The fire situation rating for the Rocky Mountain Area has increased to Preparedness Level 4. The Nation remains at a Preparedness Level 2. This rating indicates highly complex large fire activity is occurring, with multiple large fires in the zone. Fire severity is extreme as reported in multiple areas, and fires are escaping initial attack, as evident by the number of large fires.

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