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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) .

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2010 THE YEAR OF “RECORD AND NEAR-RECORD” NATURAL DISASTERS

2O10 IN PICTURESPART 4

Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA


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SEVERE WINDSTORMS (Continued)

ATLANTIC BASIN TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES (Continued)


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HURRICANE EARL BECOMES A CAT 4 STORM AGAIN AS IT HEADS TOWARDS THE EAST COAST OF USA

WIND BANDS EXTEND 200 MI FROM EYE

AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 4, 2010


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DANIELLE, EARL AND FRANK: AUG 29 TOWARDS THE EAST COAST OF USA


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FLOODING: ST JOHNS, ANTIGUA TOWARDS THE EAST COAST OF USA


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HURRICANE EARL’S FORECAST: SEPT 1 TOWARDS THE EAST COAST OF USA





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TROPICAL STORM IGOR: SEPT 8, 2010 TOWARDS THE EAST COAST OF USA


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HURRICANES IGOR, JULIA AND KARL: SEPT 15, 2010 TOWARDS THE EAST COAST OF USA




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TROPICAL STORM KARL: SEPT 14-17, 2010 TOWARDS THE EAST COAST OF USA


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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.


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FLOODING FROM KARL: NORTH OF VERACRUZ; SEPT 18 TOWARDS THE EAST COAST OF USA


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TROPICAL STORM LISA: SEPT 25, 2010 TOWARDS THE EAST COAST OF USA


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TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW: SEPT 24, 2010 TOWARDS THE EAST COAST OF USA


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FAST MOVING NICOLE FORMED NEAR CUBA: SEPT 29 TOWARDS THE EAST COAST OF USA





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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. .




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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


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TOMAS: IMPACTS SAINT LUCIA 2008’s devastating trio of



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WILDFIRES 2008’s devastating trio of (Continued)

ISRAEL’S 2010 WILDFIRE REVEALED A LACK OF PREPARATION, WHILE SHOWING THE BENEFITS OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

MOUNT CARMEL FIRE, ISRAEL

DECEMBER 1-8, 2010


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THE WILDFIRE NEAR HAIFA, THE 3 2008’s devastating trio of RD LARGEST CITY


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Israel’s summer of 2010 had been one of the hottest and driest on record, creating conditions that are favorable for wildfires.

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..


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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 drought

ISRAEL’S WORST WILDFIRE IN HISTORY FINDS ISRAEL UNPREPARED


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FIREFIGHTERS ON THE GROUND the equipment and personnel needed to effectively combat wildfires


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AN INTENSE FIRE EXACERBATED BY WIND AND DRYNESS the equipment and personnel needed to effectively combat wildfires


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FIREFIGHTERS ON THE GROUND the equipment and personnel needed to effectively combat wildfires


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The flames, fanned by high winds, were like a giant wave at sea, traveling at times with leaps of 500 meters.

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. .


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Thirteen nations of the international community responded immediately with material assets and pledges of help


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PLANES FROM FOUR COUNTRIES FOUGHT THE FIRE immediately with material assets and pledges of help


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LANDSLIDES immediately with material assets and pledges of help(Continued)

LANDSLIDE DISASTER IN COLOMBIA OCCURS DURING COLOMBIA’S WORST RAINY SEASON IN DECADES

COLOMBIA

1900 GMT

DECEMBER 6, 2010


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LOCATION immediately with material assets and pledges of help


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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


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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.


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SEARCH AND RESCUE immediately with material assets and pledges of help


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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.


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SEARCH AND RESCUE immediately with material assets and pledges of help


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The rescue effort was hampered by immediately with material assets and pledges of helpcontinued heavy rainfall, which increased the likelihood of additional landslides.


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WINTER STORMS immediately with material assets and pledges of help(Continued)

THE GREAT WINTER SOLSTICE STORM OF 2010

EUROPE WINTER STORM OF 2010

EASTERN SEABOARD NOR’EASTER


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THE GREAT SOLSTICE WINTER STORM OF 2010 immediately with material assets and pledges of help

RAIN FALLING FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO BAKERSFIELD

December 19-21, 2010


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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.


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PACIFIC STORMS BROUGHT HEAVY RAIN, FLOODING AND ROCKFALLS/MUDFLOWS TO CALIFORNIA


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WINTER ARRIVED AT 3:38 PM ON TUESDAY, DEC. 21 ROCKFALLS/MUDFLOWS TO CALIFORNIA

  • Historic rainfall brought much of California into a state of emergency with widespread flooding affecting many people just before Christmas.


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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DRENCHED WITH UP TO 20 CM ROCKFALLS/MUDFLOWS TO CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles received one-fourth of its annual rainfall (nearly 10 cm (4 in )) in 3 days.


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WINTER STORM HITS CA: DEC 20, 2010 ROCKFALLS/MUDFLOWS TO CALIFORNIA


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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


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1 m (3 ft) OF WATER IN KERN CITY, CA: DEC 20, 2010 ROCKFALLS/MUDFLOWS TO CALIFORNIA


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FLOODING CREATES CHAOS: DEC 20, 2010 ROCKFALLS/MUDFLOWS TO CALIFORNIA


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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. 


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WINTER STORMS RETURN TO EUROPE ROCKFALLS/MUDFLOWS TO CALIFORNIA

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


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WINTER STORM IN DUBLIN: DEC 22, 2010 ROCKFALLS/MUDFLOWS TO CALIFORNIA


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NOR’EASTER WINTER STORM STRIKES THE EASTERN SEABOARD OF THE USA

SNOW AND HIGH WINDS FROM GEORGIA TO MAINE

December 24 - 30, 2010





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SEVERE WINDSTORMS THE USA(Continued)

RARE NEW YEAR’S EVE TORNADOES STRIKE ARKANSAS, MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS

DECEMBER 31, 2010




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