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FEMA on Warning Watch

FEMA ON WARNING WATCH U.S. NATURAL DISASTERS BLOW THROUGH RELIEF FUNDS With a record-breaking number of billion-dollar natural disasters and over 3 months to spare, 2011 is quickly becoming one of the costliest years in US history. Emergency management organizations, such as FEMA, have already converted to "immediate needs funding." TORNADOES as of August 24th $23.5 BILLION in damages caused by twisters & other storms MPH TORNADOES 593 lives lost within the first 6 months, making it the deadliest tornado year since 1953 160 lives lost in Joplin, MO by the deadliest single tornado since 1947 record for most observed 875 tornadoes in a month The Joplin, MO EF5 tornado hit on May 24th with winds reaching 200 mph, making it the deadliest tornado since 1947 HURRICANE as of September 1* $10 BILLION 6తకకతతత క్ఠిక Hurricane Irene's path of destruction spanned 1,100 MILES predicted cost of hurricane damages, putting it in the 10 most expensive disasters 4 days after the hurricane 4 MILLION PEOPLE Hurricane Irene hit 10 states S = $1Billion were still without power MA, RI, NH, PA, VA, CT, VT,NJ, NY, NC SNOWSTORMS as of March 6ft major natural disasers declared this year due to snowfall MA $2 & 36 NJ 63.3" 71.2" NY 60.7" IL MO 53.3" BILLION DEATHS 51.6" 29.5" 40" The Groundhog Day blizzard dumped almost 2 feet of snow on Chicago and brought the city to a standstill A whole winter's worth of snow fell in CT of snow fell in one month Snowfall Totals by State just in January in Kansas WILDFIRES as of August 31t 2,500 6.9 MILLION ACRES 3 burned across the country in the first 6 months, breaking the record by nearly 1 million acres FIREFIGHTERS WILDFIRES brought in to fight Arizona's 2nd largest wildfire ever Southwest wildfire suppression costs estimated at recorded as of August 31st $1 MILLION PER DAY = 100 firemen during the spring and summer EARTHQUAKES 13,000 LARGEST EARTHQUAKES as of September 9 1 7.3 Alaska 5.8 Virginia EARTHQUAKES 4-4.9 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKES 4.6 Utah as of September 12th The USGS estimates that several million quakes occur in the world each year. The NEIC now locates about 50 earthquakes each day (about 20,000 a year) worldwide 4.6 Hawaii 4.5 California RISE IN NATURAL DISASTERS as of September 14th ANNUAL COSTS AND OCCURENCES in billions of dollars 60 $11B $57B $11B $8B $35B 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 63 Disasters 75 Disasters 59 Disasters 81 Disasters 81 Disasters current record number of natural disasters in a year *costs before hurricane Irene NUMBER OF ANNUAL BILLION DOLLAR NATURAL DISASTERS as of August Record Breaker 10 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 Help. Rebuild. Donate. Network Afor Good. United We Serve More disasters means more victims. Taking action can help them. FEMA American Red Cross citizencorps Federal Emergency Management Agency All donations are a huge help and greatly appreciated. Cash donations are especially helpful. They allow Google HandsOn agencies to avoid the labor-intensive need to store, sort, pack and distribute goods as well as the prohibitive cost of transportation these goods require. NETWORK Mother Nature is hurting. Together, we can heal. Pledge to make a difference at Data compiled as of September 14 2011 and is subject to change tornado deaths http://www.fema.gow/news/disaster_totals annual.fema The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) This infographic wasn't commissioned by any organization or third party. We did it simply because we care. digitalsurgeons cares

FEMA on Warning Watch

shared by rmmojado on Dec 28
After our office was shaken up by the East Coast Earthquake and pelted with rain by Hurricane Irene, we got to thinking about the freak weather being experienced across the country, and the bigger que...


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