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IRENE damage expected to be in “the billions of dollars”

Posted by feww on August 28, 2011

North Carolina Governor requests a federal disaster declaration

In New Jersey, the damage from IRENE is expected to be in “the billions of dollars,” said Governor Christie

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – August 28

[August 28, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,662 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • The U.S. Atlantic Coast. Hurricane Irene has left at least 15 people dead, downing tens of thousands of trees and leaving up to 4.2 million people without power.
    • Widespread flooding have been reported along the hurricane’s path; tens of thousands of homes have been inundated.
    • Flooding is expected to continue in the coming days.
  • Vermont, USA. The governor of Vermont declared state of emergency and called out the National Guard.
  • Virginia, USA. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell who had declared a state of emergency last week said:
    • “We’ve got some significant damage in some areas, from flooding, from wind, a lot of trees down, 2.5 million people or more without power in Virginia, that’s the second largest outage in history.”
  • Delaware, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the State of Delaware due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
  • District of Columbia, USA. The White House today declared an emergency exists in the District of Columbia due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
  • Maryland, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the State of Maryland due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
  • Rhode Island, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the State of Rhode Island due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
  • Puerto Rico, USA. The White House declared today declared a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in the area struck by Hurricane Irene beginning on August 21, 2011, and continuing.
  • New Hampshire, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the State of New Hampshire  due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
  • New Jersey, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the State of New Jersey due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
  • Connecticut, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the State of Connecticut due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
  • Massachusetts, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
  • Virginia, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Virginia and ordered federal aid to supplement commonwealth and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.
  • New York, USA. The White House declared an emergency exists in the State of New York due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 25, 2011, and continuing.
  • Yosemite National Park, USA.A rapidly moving wildfire which has consumed about 5,000 acres west of one of the main entrances to Yosemite National Park, continues to grow. The blaze has forced about 100 people to evacuate their homes; tourists have also been evacuated from a nearby hotel.
  • Montana, USA. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 22 central and eastern Montana counties as primary natural disaster areas due to recent crop losses caused by winter storms and blizzards  which were followed by record spring rainstorms and flooding across most of the state, a report said.
  • Greece. Greece has declared a state of emergency after fast-moving wildfires consumed about 30,000 hectares of forest and farmland near the country’s northeastern border with Turkey, forcing the authorities to evacuate several villages, reports said.
    • The fires are threatening a national park.
    • About a thousand foreign students have been evacuated from a nearby holiday camp.

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Socal Fire Crews: May the Force Be With You …

Posted by feww on September 2, 2009

But that’s all the water we’ve got!

Photo: From a lakeside dock in Yucaipa Regional Park, the McHenry family  cheers as a Sikorsky S64 Sky Crane firefighting helicopter goes “In the Dip” for another load of water Tuesday. (Don Bartletti /Los Angeles Times). Image may be subject to copyright.

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Fires Approach Mt. Wilson Observatory from Two Directions

Fire crews are reportedly trying to save the historic Mt Wilson observatory as well as important TV and radio antennas from destruction. Fire was approaching the mountain  from two directions: about 800 meters (yards) to the north and 1,200 meters (yards) to the west.


Photo: Flames from the Station fire approach Mt. Wilson Observatory in the Angeles National Forest. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times).  Image may be subject to copyright.

“We expect the fire to hit the Mt. Wilson facilities between 5 p.m. today and 2 a.m. Wednesday morning,” LA Times quoted Los Angeles County Fire Department Deputy Chief James Powers. “Right now, we’re conducting controlled burns around the perimeter in preparation for the impending fire’s arrival. We’re also bringing in trucks and special equipment to coat all of the structures with protective gel and foam if necessary. We do not plan to cover everything with a gooey mess.”

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Smoke from the Station Fire rises over downtown Los Angeles Monday, Aug. 31, 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Vidar)Image may be subject to copyright.


The Los Angeles skyline is obscured by smoke [buildings are barely visible in the background] from the Station Fire north of the city August 31, 2009. A deadly wildfire burning out of control for a sixth day in the parched mountains north of Los Angeles doubled in size overnight on Monday and posed a continuing threat to Mount Wilson, a key communications nexus for the region’s broadcasters and emergency services. REUTERS/Freds Prouser. Image may be subject to copyright.

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Run, if you see fire: Schwarzenegger

Posted by feww on August 31, 2009

California Gov.  Schwarzenegger has urged residents in fire evacuation zones to flee

Schwarzenegger referring to three residents in Big Tujunga Canyon who suffered  burns while trying to save their homes Saturday said:

“There will be people who don’t listen… Move as soon as [fire crews  tell you] to move.”

The Station fire, characterized as “treacherous” by U.S. Forest Service Incident Chief the has now burned more than 35,000 acres of land, destroying another handful of homes.

Schwarzenegger: Evacuate if Ordered

About 6,600 homes across the 32-km fire line were reportedly  under mandatory  evacuation as a DC-10 and other aircraft doused the area with hundreds of tons of  water and orange-colored flame retardant.

According to Gov Schwarzenegger, 12,500 structures are under threat, with 2,200 personnel tackling the fire, which is 5 percent contained.


DC-10 douses the Station fire and surrounding area with  fire retardant. This picture was taken from Soledad Canyon Road in Acton. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times. Image may be subject to copyright.

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