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January 2008 Disasters

January saw three major disasters around the world,
Starting on New Years and going for 4 days Kenya saw riots that burned down homes, businesses, farms and killed an estimated 300 people in the riot. The riots began over a presidential election where Mwai Kibaki (Kikuyu) defeats Raila Odinga (Luo) sending the two Luo and Kikuyu tribes into a tribal battle for 5 days of new years violence.
January 7 & 8: Tornadoes caused by record-breaking temperatures kill at least six people, including two children, destroy houses, and flood roads.
Jan. 28 - China: 78 million people are affected by severe snow storms and bad weather leaving over 800,000 people evacuated, millions without power, 600, 000 train passengers stranded and 2 dozen dead. This disaster is expensive for China costing an estimated 3.2 billion dollars.
January to Spring Brazil: Brazil starts a fever outbreak that will last for months. By April, more hospitals are opened and people begin education for curbing the mosquito driven dengue fever that has now infected over 75,000 people and by April, killed at least 80. January saw the start on the dangue fever epidemic.

February 2008 Disasters

The disasters just kept going through February…
Feb. 3- Rep. of the Congo: at least 45 people are killed and about 450 more injured after two earthquakes, a 6.0 and a 5.0.
Feb. 5 U.S South.: at least 55 people are killed and hundreds more injured after violent tornadoes rip through the southern United States. According to emergency officials, the victims include 31 people in Tennessee, 13 in Arkansas, 7 in Kentucky, and 3 in Alabama.
Feb. 7 - U.S.: an explosion at an Imperial Sugar Refinery near Savannah, Georgia kills 14 people and injures many more.
Feb. 21, Venezuela: A airplane from Venezuela crashes into the Andean Mountain - killing all 46 people aboard.

March 2008 Disasters

March 14 - US: Georgia is hit by another disaster, this time it’s bad weather and tornadoes rip through the southern state. 2 people are killed and at least 30 people are injured in Atlanta and northwestern counties of Georgia including Polk County and Floyd County. The tornadoes bring down many large centers including the CNN one and cause millions in damage.
March 17-US: Flooding and bad weather affect states from Pennsylvania to Texas causing road closures, evacuations and the deaths of 13 people.

April 2008 Disasters

April 29, US: Tornadoes in Virginia cover 3 counties, destroy communities and injure many

May 2008 Disasters

May saw 2 of the worst natural disasters of the decade and left over 150,000 casualties, billions in damage, millions homeles and the entire world trying to help.
May 3 - Myanmar: One of the worst natural disasters of the decade hits, Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar. Death and destruction follow leaving millions homeless and an astounding estimated 78,000 people dead or missing. Most of the deaths were caused by water and the huge tidal waves that flooded the land and ripped structures apart.
May 11- US.: 20 people die and many left homeless in southern states because of tornadoes
May 12 - China: A 7.9 earthquake strikes China killing over 67,000 people die and leaving hundreds of thousands more injured. Following the earthquake were more natural disasters in the form of floods and landslides that killed, injured and left many more people trapped.

June 2008 Disasters

June 9- US.: Central states see severe weather and record flooding, 10 people die as the Cedar river rises 17 feet, the highest recorded, and floods Cedar Rapids breaking dams and causing thousands of evacuations.
June 11 -US: In Iowa a tornado kills four Boy Scouts and injures 48 people
June 17 - southern China: the worst flooding in 50 years kills over 60 people, destroys 5.4 million acres of crops, causes landslides, and leaves 13 people missing in nine southern Chinese provinces.
June 21 - Philippines: Typhoon Fengshen crosses the Princess of the Stars, killing most of the 865 passengers and crew. There are 59 known survivors. Almost 500 other people die during the storm.

July 2008 Disasters

July 24 - Japan: 6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes many miles below the earth’s surface in the region of Iwate.
July 27 - Ukraine: 18 people die during 5 days of very heavy rain inthe Ukraine and Romania,

August 2008 Disasters

Aug. 1- Pakistan: a large mass of ice breaks on K2, the world’s second-highest mountain, causing an avalanche that kills 11 climbers.
Aug. 4 - Himachal Pradesh: almost 150 people die in a stampede during a festival celebrating the Hindu mother goddess at Naina Devi temple in northern India. A rumor of a landslide is said to have started the stampede
Aug. 20 - Spain: Over 150 people die when a 160-person passenger plane skids off the runway and explodes while trying to take off at the Barajas airport in Madrid.
Aug. 23 - U.S.: 12 people die, many more are injured and left homeless as Tropical storm Faye hits Florida and other southern states.
Aug. 28 - India: Kosi River floods killing 75 and leaving millions homeless or living in camps.
Aug. 28 - Cuba: Over 130 people die and many more are injured when Hurricane Gustav makes landfall in the Caribbean.

September 2008 Disasters

Sept. 1 - U.S. Gulf Coast: Hurricane Gustav back at work leaving Cuba and now hitting the U.S. Hurricane Gustav devastates the Gulf Coast, kills at least 26 people in Louisiana, Georgia, and Mississippi.
Sept. 5 - Haiti: Tropical Storm Hanna strikes Haiti, killing hundreds of people and injuring thousands.
Sept. 7 - Cuba: Cuba and the islands just got hit with one storm a fe weeks back and now they face Hurricane Ike which kills over 60 people in Haiti, 4 more are killed in Cuba, and 80% of homes are destroyed on Turks and Caicos islands.
Sept. 12 - U.S. California: Metrolink commuter train collides with a freight train northwest of Los Angeles, killing 25 passengers.
Sept. 13 - US: Hurricane Ike hits Texas and causes more deaths, evacuations and loss of power, Hurricane Ike travels inland causing severe flooding and power outages in parts of Louisiana, Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois. 17 more people die due to Ike.
Sept. 30 - India: Another religious stampede and a collapsed wall kill over 100 people during the Navratra religious festival. Those Indian religious festivals are starting to look dangerous

October 2008 Disasters

Oct. 6 - Kyrgyzstan: 6.6 magnitude earthquake levels the town of Nura. 70 people die, hundreds more are injured.
Oct. 29 - Pakistan: 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits southwestern Pakistan, killing at least 170 people and destroying around 15,000 homes.

November 2008 Disasters

Nov. 7 - Haiti: School collapses killing 90 students.
Nov. 9 - Sea of Japan: A new Russian nuclear sub has an accident.  20 people die and 21 more are injured when two compartments flood with Freon gas during tests in the Sea of Japan.
Nov. 15 - U.S.: California wild fires
Nov. 22 - Brazil: Brazil is hit again by bad weather and 119 people die and over 80,000 homes are destroyed during heavy rains and flooding.

December 2008 Disasters

Dec. 11-  U.S.: The New England states see tons of ice and snow during storms.  Many power lines are effected, hundreds of thousands left without power causing President Bush to declare a state of emergency in parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, getting FEMA to come in with help.

Check out the sick pics of the 2008 major disasters

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Posted (sic) in (Uncategorized) on October-31-2008 (0) Comments  Read More

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Posted (sic) in (Disaster video, Floods, tsunami, waves) on June-7-2008 (1) Comment  Read More

I can not believe this fool kept filming through this as the people outside were literally washed away. This is the 2004 Tsunami from a restaurant in phuket. This is insane, This guy is actually talking into his camcorder as people are getting washed away by the flood waters. Just crazy shit. Check out this video, the beginning is a bit distorted but somehow he gets better focus when the shit hits the fan.

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Posted (sic) in (Disaster video, Top Disasters, tsunami, waves) on June-7-2008 (0) Comments  Read More

amateur video footage of a tsunami - 2004 tsunami disaster. Shot from walkway above the Penang Beach shore, long shot of ocean before three men are caught in battering waves. You can hear how the mood changes from hey thats cool to oh shit run for it and the camera goes off.


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Posted (sic) in (Cyclone and Hurricanes, Floods) on May-7-2008 (0) Comments  Read More

animated_hurricane.gifThis is such a horrible natural disaster, cyclone kills thousands and many, many still missing, 20 thousand plus are confirmed dead with over 40 thousand people missing and millions left homeless.For anyone who does not know what a cyclone is… its a hurricane that spins in the opposite direction. The difference between a cyclone and a hurricane is the direction in which the winds spin.

From the International Herald Tribune - The death toll from a powerful cyclone that struck Myanmar over the weekend rose to 22,500 on Tuesday, and foreign governments and aid organizations began mobilizing for a major relief operation.

The number was the latest in a steadily escalating official toll since Cyclone Nargis struck early Saturday, devastating much of the fertile Irrawaddy Delta and the nation’s major city, Yangon. At a news conference in Yangon, the minister for relief and resettlement, Maung Maung Swe, said 41,000 people were still missing from the cyclone, which triggered a surge of water inland from the sea.

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“More deaths were caused by the tidal wave than the storm itself,” the minister said, in the first official description of the destruction.

“The wave was up to 12 feet high,” or 3.6 meters, “and it swept away and inundated half the houses in low-lying villages. They did not have anywhere to flee.”

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A spokesman for the United Nations World Food Program said that as many as one million people might have lost their homes and that some villages had been almost totally destroyed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted (sic) in (Sand Storm, Top Disasters, waves) on March-16-2008 (1) Comment  Read More

Here are pics from a sand storm that kicked up sand up to 30 feet high. The stacked sand bags in this picture may not really help with this problem… but hey, these guys will have plenty of sand left to make more sand bags for future disasters.

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desert sand storm 30 foot sand gust

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I believe these pictures are taken in the middle East and it is on a military base, but I am not sure. I lost the original story. If anyone knows where this is, please tell.

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Posted (sic) in (Floods, tsunami, waves) on February-21-2008 (5) Comments  Read More

I gotta wonder if the photographer lived, somehow I doubt that he lived through that giant tidal wave. This picture was supposedly found in a camera after the Tsunami in I believe Sumatra. I can’t believe someone stood there to get this picture.

Sumatra tsunami

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Posted (sic) in (Floods, Top Disasters) on December-27-2007 (0) Comments  Read More

#1. Bangladesh Cyclones

The sheer population density of Bangladesh — 2,639 people per square mile — guarantees that any natural disaster in that South Asian nation will take a severe human toll. When Cyclone Sidr struck southern Bangladesh on Nov. 15, it was no different.

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Packing winds of over 100 mph, the storm took out power lines and trees, and pulverized mud-and-thatch homes. The death toll was over 1,000, with more than half a million people forced to flee their homes. But by Bangladesh’s sad standards, Sidr was nothing — a cyclone in 1991 killed an astounding 140,000 people.

#2. Southeast U.S. Droughts

Water experts like to call drought the Rodney Dangerfield ofntrl_disaster_droughts.jpg natural disasters: It gets no respect. But the long dry that gripped much of the American Southeast this year is making everyone take notice. Normally verdant, Georgia and several neighboring states are suffering through their worst dry spell in recorded history. At one point the city of Atlanta, one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the U.S., had just three months of water left. As the drought worsened, it triggered a nasty legal fight between Florida, Georgia and Alabama over declining water supplies. The chief legacy of the 2007 drought will be this: It could well be water, not energy or oil, which finally constrains American growth.

 

 

 

#3. Mexico Floods

A natural disaster in a rich country like the United States can be an inconvenience. In an

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impoverished nation like Mexico, it is a human catastrophe. Massive floods that struck the southern Mexican states of Tabasco and Chiapas in late October and November left vast stretches of land completely submerged — an estimated 80% of Tabasco was under water at one point, and as many as one million residents were affected by the floods. Mexican President Felipe Calderon put it simply: “This is one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the country.”

 

#4. Hurricane Felix

The U.S. got off lightly in the hurricane season of 2007, but not every country was soHurricane Felix images of flood lucky. A Category 5 storm — the highest possible rating — Hurricane Felix slammed into Nicaragua on Sept.4 with winds that ranged up to 160 mph. The storm also hit Honduras and grazed the Caribbean islands. Altogether Felix killed 101 people, and pulverized the impoverished coastal communities of Nicaragua. One bright side — the storm hit heavily forested areas, which blunted the force of the winds.

 

#5. Indonesian Mud Volcano

It wasn’t exactly an act of God — the blame should go to a poorly run natural gas drillingvulano project — but the out-of-control mud flows near the Indonesian city of Surabaya certainly resembled something out of a disaster movie. The problem started in late May, when hot mud broke into a well that had been drilled without proper protective casing. When the company tried to stop up the mud with cement plugs, it eventually flowed to the surface and burst through the ground in a series of foul geysers. By October the mud was flowing at rate of about 170,000 cubic feet a day, utterly submerging neighboring villages and factories, and leaving over 10,000 people homeless.

 

#6. South Asia Floods

Subject to the monsoon rains, home to billions, South Asia is forever teetering between toofloods in asia natural disaster little water and too much of it. This summer it was the latter. A series of abnormal monsoon rains in northern India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh in July and August eventually led to what UNICEF called “the worst flood in living memory.” By mid-August some 30 million people across the region had been displaced, and more than 2,000 would die in the floods. Damages were estimated to be at least $120 million, which was less a measure of the severity of the floods than the utter poverty of affected areas.

#7. North Korea Floods

Life in North Korea is one long, man-made disaster, and the full magnitude of humanflood-disaster-north_korea.jpg suffering that goes on north of the DMZ may never be known. But the world received a glimpse of the precarious state of the hermit kingdom in August, when wide-scale flooding afflicted the southern part of the country. Details are patchwork, but more than 400 people were believed killed, and the damage was extensive enough that the Mass Games, Pyongyang’s yearly and freaky athletic showcase, were postponed. Even worse than the immediate damage was the destruction wrought on the starving country’s farmland — the World Food Programme estimated that 450,000 tons of grain production was lost.

 

#8. Earthquake in Peru

2007 was a light year for earthquakes, but not in Peru. An 8.0 magnitude temblor hit theperu_quake.jpg central coast of the South American nation on Aug. 15, leaving more than 500 people dead and 1,366 injured, and more than 50,000 homes destroyed. Much of the worst damage occurred in the city of Pisco, which was 80% destroyed. As many as 430 people died, including over 100 who were killed when a cathedral they were praying in collapsed.

#9. Greece Forest Fires

This was the summer that Greece burned. Through June, July and August, vicious heatgreecefires.jpg waves, with temperatures exceeding 105°F, and lengthy droughts turned the country into a tinderbox. The worst fires occurred in August, when a series of sudden firestorms in Peloponnese, Attica and Euboea left nearly 70 people dead. Residents in Olympia, site of the ancient Olympics, had to be evacuated, along with citizens throughout the south of the country. Altogether the infernos burned nearly half a million acres.

#10. China Floods

Floods used to be a regular and catastrophic fact of life in wet southern China, where thefloods in china mighty Yangtze River regularly burst its bounds in the spring. Anti-flood preparations and economic growth have helped limit the worst damage in recent years, but water won’t be denied. This June days of drenching rain led to floods and landslides throughout southern China, including the prosperous manufacturing province of Guangdong. More than 60 people were killed and half a million were forced to flee their homes; economic damage was estimated at nearly $400 million.

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Posted (sic) in (tsunami) on September-19-2007 (0) Comments  Read More

Another clip from the tsunami of 2004 that hit Thailand, India and many other countries. Talk about running for your life, this gives it new meaning.

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This clip shows the horrific effects of the tsunami on Khao Lak. The pictures show a man on the beach running as water overpowers him. Anukul Charoenkul the restaurant owner shot the video. He said his restaurant was full of people when the tsunami struck, He had a bit of early warning and Charoenkul had time to prepare his camera to catch the moment the tsunami hit Khao Lak from the third floor of the building where his restaurant is located. He  shouted at the people on the beach to warn them, telling them to run. After the tsunami had struck, dead bodies could be seen washed up on the shore.

 

 

man runs from a tidal wave

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Posted (sic) in (tsunami) on September-19-2007 (0) Comments  Read More

Could you even imagine being on a beach and seeing some crazy shit like this… not to mention having only a few seconds to run for your life before the giant Tidal Wave hits your ass..

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One of the worst natural disasters of our time, if not the worst. When have we ever seen a natural disaster of this magnitude that spanned manymany coastal cities and countries . The death toll on this is enormous and still no one can really say exactly what it is due to the incredible number of lives lost, many of which can not even be accounted for as in so many people are just missing. The following are some pictures and video clips of this horrible disaser as taken by some fools who actually stuck around with video cameras… and got lucky enough to be that stupid and live.

tsunami video from Khhao Lak Beach

click on the pictures below to download the videos

2004 tsunami disaster shot from the balcony of a motel.

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Standing in water and debris left by smaller waves on Thailand’s Patong beach, people unaware as large tidal waves came to them.

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Footage of the 2004 tsunami disaster from Indian coast. The footage captures the crashing of a tidal wave against the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, The video was shot by Aniket Kale. After visiting the memorial, the 16 year-old and his family were waiting for a ferry to take them back to the mainland when the tsunami suddenly crashed into the memorial and the sea wall beside it. Hundreds of other tourists were around at the time. The devastating tsunami killed more than six thousand people in Tamil Nadu.

India tsunami hits as wall

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