2010 THE YEAR OF “RECORD AND NEAR-RECORD” NATURAL DISASTERS. 2O10 IN PICTURES PART 4 . Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA. SEVERE WINDSTORMS (Continued). ATLANTIC BASIN TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES (Continued) .
2010 THE YEAR OF “RECORD AND NEAR-RECORD” NATURAL DISASTERS
Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA
ATLANTIC BASIN TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES (Continued)
WIND BANDS EXTEND 200 MI FROM EYE
AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 4, 2010
Karl TOWARDS THE EAST COAST OF USAdumped 8 more inches (21.5 cm) of rain in Veracruz within 90 minutes, 31.4 cm in the nearby mountains, causing landslides, and 25.4 cm across the central and southern Gulf coast region before drenching Mexico City.
Cuba's current weak economy is still recovering from 2008’s devastating trio of Hurricanes Gustav, Ike and Paloma that caused $10 billion in damage to the tobacco fields of Pinar del Rio and to other parts of the island. .
In the 2008’s devastating trio of eastern Caribbean, Tomas left at least 14 dead, many homeless, and island nations suffering from millions of dollars in damages to banana crops, housing, and infrastructure from wind, flooding, and landslides
ISRAEL’S 2010 WILDFIRE REVEALED A LACK OF PREPARATION, WHILE SHOWING THE BENEFITS OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
MOUNT CARMEL FIRE, ISRAEL
DECEMBER 1-8, 2010
The cause: A 14-year-old-boy says he had been smoking, using a hookah pipe, in a forest, and the fire got out of control within minutes and swept across 10,000 acres in 24 hours..
The emergency showed that Israel had neglected to invest in the equipment and personnel needed to effectively combat wildfires that have become pervasive in recent years amid unseasonably high temperatures and periods of droughtISRAEL’S WORST WILDFIRE IN HISTORY FINDS ISRAEL UNPREPARED
After only two days, the fire killed 42 people and consumed more than 10,000 acres, destroying a large part of the Carmel Forest, one of Israel's natural crown jewels and a popular tourist and vacation destination that is known as “Little Switzerland” because of its beauty. .
LANDSLIDE DISASTER IN COLOMBIA OCCURS DURING COLOMBIA’S WORST RAINY SEASON IN DECADES
DECEMBER 6, 2010
Prior to Dec. 6 immediately with material assets and pledges of helpth weeks of heavy rain across the country had already caused floods and landslides that killed more than 200 people and displaced thousands
The December 6 immediately with material assets and pledges of helpth landslide disaster, which was triggered by heavy rain, happened near Giraldo, 80km (50 miles) north of the city of Medellin.
A mountainside collapsed in the Antioquia province on Monday, December 6th, sweeping away houses and burying villages and people under tons of rock and mud.
Local residents immediately with material assets and pledges of helpused their bare hands immediately after the slide to dig into tons of mud that buried 30 houses, and, in spite of the hopelessness of the task without heavy machinery, were still able to save seven people.
Red Cross sniffer dogs have identified locations where victims are buried, but officials say it could take several days to dig them out.
THE GREAT WINTER SOLSTICE STORM OF 2010
EUROPE WINTER STORM OF 2010
EASTERN SEABOARD NOR’EASTER
RAIN FALLING FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO BAKERSFIELD
December 19-21, 2010
The Great Winter Solstice Storm of 2010 was one for the record books, a once in a hundred years event, marked by the most rainfall ever to fall in the month of December and the 4th heaviest daily rainfall (on Sunday) of all time.
Los Angeles received one-fourth of its annual rainfall (nearly 10 cm (4 in )) in 3 days.
A rock slide ROCKFALLS/MUDFLOWS TO CALIFORNIAtriggered by the prolonged heavy rainfall closed the Pacific Coast Highway in both directions at the Ventura-L.A. county line.ROCK SLIDE
From Friday (17 ROCKFALLS/MUDFLOWS TO CALIFORNIAth) through midday on Monday (20th), Bakersfield was drenched with 3.79 in. of rain, which is 5 times the normal amount for an entire December and 58% of a normal year’s rainfall.
The flooding, mudslides, falling rocks, crested creeks and downed trees created havoc in the Bakersfield area and led to the declaration of a local emergency.
Northern European airports and railways were disrupted during weekends starting Dec. 3 and Dec. 18, and were struggling to recover full service before Christmas.
December 3 - 25, 2010
SNOW AND HIGH WINDS FROM GEORGIA TO MAINE
December 24 - 30, 2010
RARE NEW YEAR’S EVE TORNADOES STRIKE ARKANSAS, MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS
DECEMBER 31, 2010