Natural Disaster summary October 2013

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Sunday, October 27, 2013:

Heavy rainfall has flooded at least 26 houses in Gua Musang district of Pahang, Malaysia, The Star Online reported. Several of the 100 residents have been forced to leave their homes in Kampung Batu Papan, Kampung Kundur and Kampung Pulai villages of Gua Musang.

Saturday, October 26, 2013:

Mount Etna volcano eruption in Italy has briefly closed airspace nearby, Catania Airport said today. Plume of ashes was visible from much of eastern Sicily. Photo below shows Mount Etna volcano eruption as seen from the village of Viagrande, near the Sicilian town of Catania, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 (AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi).

Flooding in Kolkata, India has claimed life of a person and injured another person this Saturday. Heavy downpour has affected train and other transport services in Parganas district, Howrah, Purba Midnapore districts and the lower parts of the Damodar valley. Kolkata has received about 105 mm rainfall since Friday night, The Hindu reported quoting the Regional Meteorological Centre, Alipor. Some long distant trains have been…

Massive landslide has blocked Denali National Park road in Alaska at Mile 37 where the road leads up to Sable Pass. According to the USA Today, about 30,000 yards of rock and soil fell from a point 500 feet above the road piling the debris in depths of up to 35 feet. It could take as long as 10 days to make the road passable again, News…

Friday, October 25, 2013:

M 7.3 Japan earthquake creates Tsunami
Update 2013/10/26; 01:35 UTC -Tsunamis of up to 40 centimetres were reported at four areas along the coast. -Workers at the Fukushima power station were told to leave waterfront areas for higher ground.-An evacuation order was also issued in some municipalities in Iwate Prefecture and Miyagi Prefectures.

Thursday, October 24, 2013:

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano eruption Thursday has prompted evacuation of more than 3,300 people, reported quoting National Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. Most of the evacuated people are from two villages within 3 kilometers of the mountain in Karo district. The powerful explosion at Mount Sinabung spewed black ash 3 kilometers into the air. No damage or injuries have been reported. Last…

Wednesday, October 23, 2013:

Tornadoes in Bandung and Pandeglang region of Indonesia have injured seven people and damaged 350 houses, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said. A tornado first hit the Bandung sub districts of Ciparay and Cimenyan at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday seriously injuring one person. Another tornado hit Pandeglang sub district of Banjar

Water released from a dam caused Bertam River to flood the Cameron Highlands claiming lives of two foreigners with another missing. Rescuers have found dead bodies of an Indonesian woman and a Bangladeshi man. River also flooded 80 squatter homes nearby, AFP reported. Area is famous for tea plantations as well as vegetable and fruit farms where most of workers are from Indonesia, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Monday, October 21, 2013:

Tornado in France today has claimed life of a person and injured two others, local medias reported. Tornado caused heavy damages in Steent'je, near the French northern city of Bailleul. Photo below shows an inhabitant looking after tornado damage in Steent'je (Source: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images).

Sunday, October 20, 2013:

At least 100 people have been injured in tornado in Hayling Island in Hampshire. Tornado has damaged properties in Blackthorn Road and Ilex Walk, BBC Weather reported. A major tornado cleanup operation is underway. Below is a photo of tornado damage in Hayling Island in Hampshire (Source ITV website).

At least six people have been injured in hailstorm in Sherpur, Bogra this Sunday afternoon. Hailstorm also suspended traffic on the Dhaka-Dinajpur Highway for nearly half an hour, Dhaka Tribune reported. Bogra is one of the oldest towns in northern Bangladesh.

Friday, October 18, 2013:

Hail, lightning and high winds hit Southeast Queensland, Australia leaving a trail of destruction. A freak lightning strike on a tree in Sunnybank caused extensive damage to nearby homes, reported. Wind gusts of 124km/h with 2cm hail stones have been recorded in Oakey.

M 7.2 extremely dangerous earthquake in Bohol, Philippines has claimed lives of at least 171 people and injured more than 300 people. The Bohol earthquake 2013 which occurred on October 15, 2013 at 00:12 (UTC) had its epicenter located just 5 km E of Balilihan, Philippines. It was 35.3 miles deep.

Nearly 100 wildfires across Australia have claimed life of a person and destroyed at least 80 houses. A 63-year-old man died from a heart attack from a fire at Lake Munmorah, north of Sydney, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. According to the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS), nearly 100 fires are still burning in New South Wales state.

Tidal flooding has caused trouble across several South Florida beach communities. High tides have caused flooding in Alton Road and 10th Street and Alton and 5th Street on Miami Beach. More flooding are expected to continue through the weekend. Each year, the sun, earth and moon line up just right to create higher than normal tides.

Thursday, October 17, 2013:

Mudslide traps 20 in Cross Rivers, Nigeria

A mudslide at Obudu Mountain Resort in Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State has trapped at least 20 people, local medias reported. Team of NEMA, SEMA and the Nigerian Air Force have been involved in rescue opertations. The Nigerian Air Force Augusta 109 from 305 Flying Training School Enugu, Super Puma, and MI 24 helicopters have also joined the rescue operations, Channel TV reported.

Typhoon Nari has left 11 dead and 5 missing in Vietnam. Floods have inundated more than 34,000 homes. Typhoon Nari hit Vietnam's central coast early Tuesday after crossing the Philippines over the weekend, killing 13 people there, AFP reported. The poor weather from the remnants of Typhoon Nari has been cited as a probable cause for the crash of Lao Airlines Flight 301 yesterday in Laos.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013:

Avalanche on Mount Everest has claimed lives of at least four people, Xinhua reported. Avalanche hit four Australian tourists, accompanied by six Tibetans. Fatalities include three local porters and a 60-year-old Australian man. A tour group was organized by the Tibet Longda International Travel Agency. On Monday, rescuers evacuated 86 tourists stranded by heavy snow from a base camp on Mount Everest.

Very severe cyclonic storm Phailin has affected people in India, Thailand, Myanmar and Nepal claiming lives of at least 43 people in India, local medias reported. Cyclone Phailin triggered India's biggest evacuation operation in 23 years, NDTV reported. About 5,50,000 people have been evacuated from Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

A landslide in Dai County of northern China's Shanxi Province has claimed lives of at least three people, Xinhua rpeorted. Landslide disaster occurred at 7:20 p.m. at the Mingli Mine, in Heishigou village of Nieying township.

Monday, October 14, 2013:

Philippines Earthquake 2013: Several dead in Balilihan. Update October 18, 2013: The death toll has risen to 171 with 20 people still missing. According to recent official reports by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), 171 have been reported dead, 20 missing, and 375 people have been injured. Fatalities are from Bohol, Cebu and Siquijor.

Friday, October 11, 2013:

A tornado hit the southeast Colorado community of Eads, Thursday evening, emergency officials in Kiowa County said. Tornado hit about 6:30 p.m. and damaged two houses. Tornado also knocked down power to the communities of Brandon, Sheridan Lake and Towner.

Thursday, October 10, 2013:

Cyclone Phailin which is moving in from the Bay of Bengal, is forecast to hit between Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Paradip in Odisha state.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013:

Eurasia's highest volcano, Klyuchevskoi, spewed ash up to 3.7 miles on Thursday morning, local emergencies department said. According to the emergency department, the cloud of ash poses no danger to residential areas. However it may pose threat to aircraft.

Flash floods in Algeria have claimed lives of at least seven people, emergency services said. Two rivers burst their banks in Djelfa and flooded the nearby areas. Dozens of families are taking shelter in local schools, The Daily Star reported. Algeria flood 2001 had claimed lives of more than 800 people.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013:

Landslide in Gabon's capital Libreville has claimed lives of at least two people, local medias reported. Landslide occurred after heavy rainfall around 5 a.m. claiming lives of a mother and at least one of her children. More than 100 police, gendarmes and rescue workers are looking for the woman’s young daughter and involved in disaster cleanup. Gabon is a sovereign state located on the Atlantic coast of central Africa.

Rains triggered floods in southern Italy have claimed lives of at least two people and left three others missing. According to the Italian news agency ANSA, fatalities are from Latina and Ginosa. Rescuers are searching for the missing married couple and another man. Heavy rains caused flash floods and mudslides in southern Italy.

Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima Prefecture on Kyushu island of Japan erupted on Monday, sending a plume of ash and smoke to a height of 3 km. According to the Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory, the recent volcanic activity of Mount Sakurajima has been continuing since the night of October 3. Ash fall has been widely confirmed in Kagoshima City. No injuries have been reported.

A forest fire in Lebanon prompted a nearby school to evacuate students injuring a firefighter, The Daily Star reported. Forest fire hit the southern Sidon town of Maghdouche causing the evacuation of students and teachers at the nearby Al-Aila School. One rescue soldier was injured.

Monday, October 7, 2013:

At least five people have died, and four others have been missing as Typhoon Fitow hit east China's Zhejiang Province, Xinhua reported. Two men died in Wenzhou city in Zhejiang province while three people died in the city of Ruian because of electric shocks. Typhoon Fitow has affected over 3 million people in eight cities of Zhejiang.

Typhoon Fitow has caused direct economic damage of 2.28 billion yuan, according to the provincial flood control office. Hangzhou International Airport has canceled 22 flights on Monday. Typhoon Fitow, the 23rd typhoon to hit China this year, made landfall in Fujian on early Monday.

Flooding in Bayawan, Philippines has claimed lives of at least two people and caused the evacuation of 2,000 peoples. Twelve hours of continuous rains caused the overflow of rivers in Bayawan City, Sta. Catalina and Basay, Sun Star has written quoting Negros Oriental Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) action officer. Evacuated people are living in gymnasium, campus and churches.

Friday, October 4, 2013:

A tornado hit Sioux City, Iowa, about 6:30 p.m local time, the National Weather Service said. A tornado emergency has been declared for Cherokee, Iowa. A tornado warning remains in effect for northeastern Cherokee county until 8:00 PM CDT. The tornadoes affect mainly rural areas of northeastern Cherokee county.

Tropical Storm Karen has prompted state of emergency in the U.S. state of Louisiana which is forecast to hit the Gulf Coast between the state and the Florida Panhandle in the next few days. Extremely heavy rainfall, high tides and flash floods is predicted in the coastal and inland parishes of emergency declared Louisiana.

Thursday, October 3, 2013:

Strong storm in Galway, Ireland has damaged buildings and knocked down several trees. Damages have been reported in several houses in the Clonfert and Banagher areas. Around 150 homes are without power after Co Galway storm. No injuries have been reported.

A landslide hit Tehran, the capital city of Iran, local medias reported. Landslide disaster occurred at Gulustan Avenue in western Tehran. Nearby houses were evacuated immediately. No injuries have been reported.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013:

Typhoon Wutip has claimed lives of at least three people and injured 35 others in Vietnam, Xinhua reported. According to the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control, all fatalities are from Quang Binh province of central Vietnam while the other 35 injured people are from Ha Tinh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien Hue provinces.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013:

Landslide in Chaffee County, Colorado has claimed lives of at least five people and injured a 13-year-old girl, Denver Post reported. Injured girl has been airlifted to Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora with a broken leg. Landslide occurred on a hiking trail to Agnes Vaille in Pike and San Isabel National Forest located some 2½-hour drive south of Denver.


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