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Posted by feww on September 6, 2014

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Extreme Monsoon Rains kill hundreds, affect millions across India and Pakistan

Severe flooding and landslides caused by extreme monsoon rains have submerged large swathes of India and Pakistan, killing more than two hundred people, leaving hundreds of thousands  marooned and affecting at least 10 million others.

Floodwaters washed away thousands of homes and triggered landslides in both Indian-administered Kashmir, states of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, as well as in Pakistani-administered Kashmir and Punjab.

Hundreds of thousands of hectares of crops have also been destroyed across the two countries.

In August, extreme rain events flooded 1,746 villages, affecting about a million people in Pakistan, officials said. Flooding killed or injured more than a thousand people and 4, 555 heads of cattle, destroying 11,172 houses and 412,083 acres of standing crops.

Deadly Flooding Prompts States of Emergency Declarations in Bulgaria

States of emergency have been declared across several municipalities after Extreme Rain Events triggered severe flooding, claiming several lives, affecting hundreds of thousands of people and causing extensive damage to property and infrastructure.

The worst affected areas include municipalities of Galabovo and Opanand in Stara Zagora District and Primorsko Municipality, according to local reports.

California wildfire forces evacuation of hundreds of homes near Yosemite

A ferocious  wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park has forced the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office to order the evacuation of hundreds of homes.

In August, the El Portal fire consumed more than 4,700 acres west of Yosemite National Park, prompting Gov. Brown to declare a state of emergency.

Bridge Fire Incident Information:

Date/Time Started: September 5, 2014 8:30 pm
Location: Highway 49 at Harris Road, 10 miles east of Mariposa
Acres Burned – Containment: 300 Acres 0% Contained
Evacuations: Evacuations are still in place for homes on Harris Cutoff Road, Chowchilla Mountain Road and all of the Ponderosa Basin area.



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Federal Disaster Declared in California

Posted by feww on December 14, 2013

Disaster President Declares California Federal Disaster Area

The White House has declared California a Major Disaster Area in the area affected by the Rim Fire during the period of August 17 to October 24, 2013.

RIM FIRE became the 3rd largest wildfire in California history after burning at least 246,350 acres (997km², or 385mi²), including about 7 percent of Yosemite’s backcountry.

Federal funding, while they last, is being made available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the Rim Fire in Tuolumne County.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, said FEMA.

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