Major Natural Disasters Map For 2014

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Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cherrystone Tornado in Virginia today kills 2, injures 20


A tornado in Cherrystone Family Camping Resort in Cape Charles, Virginia on Thursday morning has claimed lives of two person and injured 20 others, Virginia State Police said.

The Eastville Volunteer Fire Department has however confirmed three deaths from Cherrystone tornado in Virginia today.

According to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, multiple agencies including Virginia State Police are responding to the campground in rural Northampton County.

This is the part of Governor McAuliffe statement on reported tornado on Eastern Shore
"........  Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran, Virginia Department of Emergency Management Coordinator Jeff Stern and regional state emergency management officials are en route to help coordinate the initial response to this tragic event.... We are all saddened by the reports of injuries and lives lost in this storm and will continue to offer our thoughts and prayers to the Virginia families who were affected......"
The 1993 Virginia tornado outbreak counted total 23 tornadoes.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 24, 2014
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tsunami rumor in Philippines kills 1, some 5,000 fled away



Tsunami rumor in Quezon province of Philippines has claimed life of a person.

One elderly woman died after she had a heart attack, GMA's News TV Live reported Wednesday.

Some 5,000 people also fled their homes after receiving the supposed text messages indicating the tsunami was coming from Batangas. The text messages started spreading from 10 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), it is impossible to have a tsunami alert at this time in any part of the country as there was no significant earthquake in the past 24 hours.

There may have been a change in water level in Quezon due to the winds brought about by Typhoon Henry, GMA's News TV Live added.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 23, 2014
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11 fishermen missing as trawler sinks in Bangladesh


Sea storm in the Bay of Bengal has drowned a fishing trawler and left at least 11 fishermen missing, Bangladesh News 24 reported.

The tragedy occurred when the trawler 'FB Maa-2' drowned 200 km south off the Char Fashion Upazila coast, Bhola on Sunday night.

Seven people have been rescued and are having treatment at Doulatkhan Upazila Health Complex. Eleven fishermen are still missing.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 22, 2014
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Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014

LIVE updates: Philippines typhoon Glenda/Rammasun kills 94, potential typhoon Henry in the way


Typhoon Rammasun (local name Glenda) is the seventh storm of the season to be named by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). Typhoon Rammasun is expected to be first typhoon to impact the Philippines in over eight months. Below are recent updates of Typhoon Glenda in the Philippines.
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Update 2014-07-21, 05:45 UTC

The number of persons who died due to the typhoon Glenda has risen to 94 while the amount of typhoon damage has exceeded P7 billion.

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the majority of fatalities (67) are from Calabarzon region.

Update 2014-07-19, 10:15 UTC

Death toll has risen to 77 with 220 injured and 5 missing. Typhoon Glenda has displaced a total of 97,055 families or 518,764 persons.

Currently Obando, Bulacan; Cavite; Laguna; Albay; Camarines Sur; Tigaon, Camarines Sur; Bula, Camarines Sur; Naga City; Samar are under state of calamity.


Update 2014-07-17, 15:10 UTC

According to the report published by National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, the death toll from Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) has risen to 40 as of Thursday afternoon.

Another tropical depression is spotted by PAGASA, 990 kilometers east of Northern Mindanao. It is expected to enter PAR on Saturday. It has maximum sustained winds of 45 kph and would be named Henry once it enters PAR

Update 2014-07-17, 05:00 UTC

Typhoon Glenda is now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), located 480 km west southwest of Dagupan City. Tropical Storm Risk has downgraded Glenda to a category 1 storm on a scale of one to five as it headed northwest towards China.
The storm destroyed about 7,000 houses and damaged 19,000. 

Causalities

38 people dead, 10 injured, 8 missing, as of 6 a.m., July 17, 2014 (local time)

State of Calamity

Albay, Camarines Sur and Naga City

Update 2014-07-16, 20:15 UTC

Typhoon Glenda has claimed lives of twenty persons and injured seven people.  At least five people are reported to be missing.

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, Typhoon Glenda has also affected 105,520 families or 505,264 individuals.

Here is the list of areas with class suspensions  for July 17, 2014 (provided by Department of Education).

ALL LEVELS
- Camarines Sur (until July 18)
- San Juan City
- Marikina City
- Mandaluyong City
- Muntinlupa City
- Navotas City
- Pateros
- Batangas
- Laguna
- Bataan
- Makati City
- San Mateo, Rizal
- Angono, Rizal
- Malabon City
- Paranaque City
- Cavite province

PRESCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL
- Pasay City
- Taguig (public only)
- Quezon City
- Antipolo City
- Cainta, Rizal
- Taytay, Rizal

PRESCHOOL
- Pasig City


Update 2014-07-16, 03:20 UTC

Typhoon Glenda did not cause any major damage to the city of Manila, Mayor Joseph Estrada said Wednesday - GMA News

Estrada said some 1,000 individuals living near Manila Bay were rescued and evacuated due to the weather disturbance.

Update 2014-07-16, 03:00 UTC

Death toll from Typhoon Glenda has risen to three
At least three people in Cavite province were killed in the wake of bad weather conditions from Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun), GMA News Network has written quoting the Governor Juanito Victor "Jonvic" Remulla
Fatalities included a 22-year-old man, an 11-month-old girl, and a senior citizen.

Update 2014-07-16, 02:30 UTC

First fatality from Typhoon Glenda has been reported in Philippines.
One woman was killed on neighbouring Samar island on Tuesday night when she was hit by an electricity post, the spokeswoman of the government's disaster management council, Mina Marasigan, told AFP.

Update 2014-07-16, 02:35 UTC

PAGASA has issued an orange rainfall warning for  Metro Manila, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Rizal.

The Office of the President has suspended works in government offices and classes in all levels, both public and private, in the National Capital Region and in areas under typhoon signal no. 2 on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 upon the recommendation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

Update 2014-07-15, 23:15 UTC

Yellow alert (flooding) has been issued in Metro Manila, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon and Rizal.

At 7:00 AM today (local time) , the eye of Typhoon Glenda was located over Imus, Cavite (14.4N,120.9E).

Update 2014-07-15, 20:00 UTC

Typhoon Glenda is expected to cross Metro Manila early this morning (local time) and exit landmass via Zambales by noon today.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 7.5 – 30 mm per hour (heavy - intense) within the 500 km diameter of the Typhoon.


Update 2014-07-15, 17:55 UTC

PAGASA has issued a yellow rainfall warning for  Metro Manila, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Tarlac and Zambales, which means possible flooding in low-lying areas and in Metro Manila. The public and the disaster risk reduction and management councils concerned are advised to monitor the weather.

Update 2014-07-15, 16:05 UTC

According to the Tropical Cyclone warning issued by PAGASA at 11:00 pm local time, Glenda was located 65 km Southeast of Alabat, Quezon. Typhoon Glenda is expected to cross Metro Manila before noon tomorrow and exit Landmass via Zambales by Wednesday evening.

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Update 2014-07-15, 13:15 UTC

Three fishermen have been missing in northern Philippine province of Catanduanes when typhoon Rammasun made landfall in Albay province around 5 p. m. local time on Tuesday.

More than 60,000 families in the eastern Philippine province of Bicol left their homes as a precaution against typhoon Rammasun which is expected to make landfall Tuesday night in Legazpi City, Xinhua News Agency has written quoting a local disaster relief official.

Typhoon Rammasun is expected to raise waves as high as 5 to 7 meters in the east of the South China Sea from Wednesday noon to Thursday noon, with yellow alerts issued by the National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center.

Update 2014-07-15, 11:25 UTC

Here is the list of areas with class suspensions  for July 16, 2014 (provided by Department of Education).

ALL LEVELS

    Muntinlupa City
    Parañaque City
    Mandaluyong City
    Quezon City
    Navotas City
    Marikina City
    Pasay City
    Valenzuela City
    Malabon City
    Makati City
    Pasig City
    San Juan City
    Caloocan City
    Pateros
    Taguig City
    Antipolo City
    Laguna
    Las Piñas
    Manila City
    Rizal (Angono, Binangonan, Baras, Tanay, Taytay, Teresa, Jalajala, Pililia, Cainta, Morong, San Mateo, Montalban)
    Bulacan (Malolos, San Jose del Monte, Balagtas, Calumpit, Bulakan, Norzagaray, San Miguel, Pulilan, Hagonoy, San Rafael, Guiguinto, Bocaue)
    Province of Cavite
    Batangas
    Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
    Olongapo
    Tarlac

Update 2014-07-15, 08:00 UTC

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has prepared a total of 35,918 family food packs, 45,473 assorted food items, and 105,601 assorted non-food items ready for distribution to local government units (LGUs).

Update 2014-07-15, 04:12 UTC

As of 4:00 a.m., July 15, 2014, typhoon Glenda was located 270 km east of Legazpi City, and moving west at 20 kph. Typhoon Glenda is expected to make landfall over Albay-Sorsogon area this evening.

According to the Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, more than 1,300 villages are advised about floods or landslides.

Here is the list of areas with class suspensions  for July 15, 2014 (provided by Department of Education).

ALL LEVELS

    CAMARINES SUR
    SAN JUAN CITY
    LAGUNA
    BULACAN
    PATEROS
    BALAYAN, BATANGAS

PRESCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL

    MUNTINLUPA
    CAVITE
    BACOOR CITY
    CALOOCAN CITY
    PARANAQUE CITY
    TAGUIG CITY
    MANDALUYONG CITY
    MARIKINA CITY
    MAKATI CITY
    QUEZON CITY
    NAVOTAS CITY
    MALABON CITY
    PASIG CITY
    PASAY CITY
    ANGONO, RIZAL
    CAINTA, RIZAL
    CARDONA, RIZAL
    MORONG, RIZAL
    RODRIGUEZ, RIZAL
    TAYTAY, RIZAL
    SAN MATEO, RIZAL
    CALOOCAN CITY
    VALENZUELA CITY
    ANTIPOLO CITY
    MANILA
    PROVINCE OF BATAAN

PRESCHOOL & ELEMENTARY

    MALOLOS CITY
    LAS PINAS

PRESCHOOL ONLY

    PAMPANGA

Related Post: List of recent natural calamities in Philippines

About Philippine typhoon Glenda/ Rammasun (2014)

Typhoon Rammasun (local name Glenda) is the ninth officially named storm and the seventh storm of the season to be named by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). Typhoon Rammasun is expected to be first typhoon to impact the Philippines in over eight months. Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 claimed lives of more than 6,000 people. It was the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record.

Moderate to heavy rainfall is also expected in Taiwan.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 15, 2014
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Mahakali flood in Nepal kills 8, submerges over 500 homes


Massive flooding in Mahakali River of Nepal has claimed lives of atleast eight people and submerged more than 500 houses, Republica has reported quoting the Far-Western Regional Police Office, Dipayal.

Floods in the Mahakali River caused by three days of incessant rainfall have claimed lives of two each from Baitadi, Doti, Kanchanpur and one each from Dadeldhura and Kailali.

Flash floods have also displaced the Area Police Office and the Nepal Army base camp in Jogbudha.

Water level in the Mahakali River, which was just at 275,480 cusec on Saturday evening, rose to 326,000 cusec on Sunday. This is the highest level of water recorded this year so far in Mahakali River.

The Banbasa bridge has been closed since Saturday morning for vehicles due to the swollen Mahakali river.

Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), with support from Mercy Corps, an INGO that has been supporting disaster preparedness programs in Nepal has developed early warning system in the Mahakali River basin this year. The District Administration Office (DAO) had declared flood emergency following floods in Mahakali river last year.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 21, 2014
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014

Forest fire near Leavenworth, Washington threatens 1,200 homes – emergency declared


A state of emergency has been declared following forest fire near Leavenworth, Washington which has threatened 1,200 homes, USA Today reported quoting emergency management spokeswoman.

The Chiwaukum Creek Fire about 10 miles north of Leavenworth has raced across more than 1,200 acres by Wednesday evening.

A state of emergency has been declared in 20 Eastern Washington counties. The emergency proclamation of emergency covers Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman and Yakima counties.

The National Weather Service has posted red flag warnings and fire weather watches for much of Eastern Washington from Wednesday afternoon through Friday.

The Red Cross has set up a forest fire emergency shelter in Leavenworth at the First Baptist Church, 429 Evans St.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 17, 2014
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Landslide in Guizhou, China buries 8


Landslide in Guizhou province of China has buried eight people, Xinhua News Agency reported.

Heavy rain caused the landslide in Dakuo Village of Zhijin County in the city of Bijie at around 4 a.m

Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda) has claimed lives of 38 people and currently  headed northwest towards China.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 17, 2014
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Floods displace 1,884 in Uruguay, Emergency System says


Floods have displaced 1,884 people out of their homes in western Uruguay, Xinhua News Agency has reported quoting the country's National Emergency System (SINAE).

Paysandu province in Bulgaria is reported to be worst hit by the floods dispalcing 1,082 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 17, 2014
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Flood emergency declared in Bulgaria's Black Sea Primorsko


A state of emergency has been declared in Bulgaria's Black Sea municipality of Primorsko, Sofia News Agency reported.

Heavy rainfall caused overflowing of the Dyavolska and Ropotamo rivers. 

The Sozopol - Primorsko and Primorsko - Yasna Polyana roads have been flooded and are closed for traffic.

Primorsko is a seaside resort town in southeastern Bulgaria, part of Burgas Province.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 17, 2014
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