These natural disasters listed below were posted in early June 2007. There is nothing new here. But notice that there are not many deaths of people. It surely isn't as scary or fearful as it might seem. Houses can be rebuilt, but the death of a loved one cannot be regained. As long as you have your loved ones with you, the most important "thing" is still here. Houses, cars, jewelry, etc, - all material objects have very little importance compared to friendship, love, and relationships with people. You can laugh, build memories, enjoy sunrises and sunsets, and hear birds even still!
Latest Fires Events
Lake Okeechobee Complex Fire - The extreme drought in Florida is taking its toll on the level of the state’s largest lake. As water levels in Lake Okeechobee drop, marshy areas along the shore are drying out and becoming flammable. May 30, 2007.
Fires in Georgia and Florida - Scattered clouds over Florida and Georgia during the last week of May 2007 made it difficult for NASA satellites to capture images of the sprawling Bugaboo and Big Turnaround Complex Fires. The Bugaboo Fire had been burning on either side of the state line in the Okefenokee Swamp since the first week of May.
Fires at Lake Okeechobee - As drought shrinks water levels in Lake Okeechobee, marshy areas along the shore are drying out and becoming flammable. May 30, 2007.
Fires in Georgia and Florida - The Bugaboo and Big Turnaround Complex Fires in southern Georgia and northern Florida scorched hundreds of thousands of acres in April and May 2007.
Fires in Central Africa - In Africa south of the equator, fires are ubiquitous during the annual dry season. There is early dry-season burning across a large swath of central Africa south of the equator on May 28, 2007.
Fires and Thick Haze in Central China in late May 2007.
Fires in Mexico and Central America - Fires burned off and on throughout southern Mexico and northern Central America in April and May 2007, during the region's annual dry season.
Fires in Honduras and Nicaragua on May 13, 2007
Fire on Santa Catalina Island - Off the coast of California, a large, fast-moving wildfire forced evacuations of residents and tourists on Santa Catalina Island on May 10, 2007.
Ham Lake Fire, Minnesota and Ontario - The 50,000-acre Ham Lake Fire was scorching forests in Minnesota and Ontario on May 11, 2007.
Sweat Farm Road Fire, Georgia - The Sweat Farm Road Fire in southern Georgia exploded from 1,000 acres to more than 20,000 acres in less than 24 hours between April 16 and 17, 2007. By April 30, it had grown to more than 50,000 acres.
Flooding on the Lena River - Floods spread behind ice jams along the Russia's north-flowing Lena River as winter slowly loosened its grip on the region in May 2007.
Floods in the Midwestern United States - Rivers throughout the Midwestern United States rose to dangerous levels under the onslaught of heavy spring rains.
Floods in Myanmar - Floods surrounded Myanmar's capital city, Yangon, on May 8, 2007
Floods in Northern Argentina - Unusually heavy late-summer rains led to extensive flooding across northern Argentina from January through April 2007.
Sections of eastern Ethiopia flooded for the second time in less than a year when heavy rain fell in mid-April 2007.
Floods in Spain - The Ebro River, which flows through eastern Spain, spilled over its banks in early April 2007 in the wake of heavy springtime rain.
Floods in Afghanistan - Rain and melting snow combined to trigger floods and landslides in southwestern Afghanistan in March and April 2007.
Cyclone Indlala Floods Madagascar - Cyclone Indlala's rains triggered widespread flooding in northern Madagascar starting on March 14, 2007.
Flooding in Honduras - Heavy rains triggered floods along the Atlantic Coast of Honduras in early March 2007.
Cyclones Flood Western Australia - Within four days, two cyclones came ashore over the northern shore of Western Australia. The storms caused flooding along the coast and in the DeGrey River basin.
Klyuchevskaya Volcano - The Klyuchevskaya Volcano on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula continued its ongoing activity through May and June 2007.
Shiveluch and Klyuchevskaya Volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula erupted simultaneously on April 26, 2007.
On the Island of Java, Indonesia, Mount Semeru released a volcanic plume on May 3, 2007.
Eruption on Lopevi, Vanuatu - Lopevi Volcano, part of the island nation of Vanuatu, released a plume on May 3, 2007.
Plume from Manam - On April 28, 2007, Manam Volcano, just off the coast of mainland Papua New Guinea, released a plume of ash and/or steam.
Plume at Mount Bagana, Bouganville Island - Mount Bagana began releasing vapor plumes and volcanic ash in March 2007.
Piton de la Fournaise Volcano on Reunion Island east of Madagascar erupted in the spring of 2007.
Mount Batu Tara - On April 4, 2007, the volcanic island of Batu Tara in the Lesser Sunda Islands released a volcanic plume. 1 Image, Posted: April 05, 2007
Chikurachki Volcano - Russia's Chikurachki Volcano released a plume in early April 2007.
Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula - On March 29, 2007, the Shiveluch Volcano on the Russian Federation’s Kamchatka Peninsula erupted, sending an ash cloud skyward roughly 9,750 meters.
Severe Storms Events
Tropical Cyclone Gonu - You might expect to see a storm with near-perfect symmetry and a well-defined eye hovering over the warm waters of the Caribbean or in the South Pacific, but in June 2007, Tropical Cyclone Gonu showed up in an unusual place: the Arabian Sea.
Tropical Storm Barry was the second named storm of the 2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Tropical Storm Barbara was the second named storm of the 2007 Pacific hurricane season.
Heavy Rain in the US Midwest - Flood-inducing rain drenched the U.S. Midwest during the first week of May 2007.
On May 9, 2007, a swirling subtropical low developed into Subtropical Storm Andrea over the warm coastal waters of the southeastern United States.
Between December 2006 and April 2, 2007, as many as seven tropical cyclones had drenched the southern African island nation of Madagascar. These images show rainfall totals for the five-month period.
Tropical Cyclone Jaya came ashore in Northern Madagascar in the morning of April 2, 2007 at around 11:00 am local time (08:00 UTC).
Tropical Cyclone Kara was poised just offshore of the Pilbara coast of Western Australia on March 27, 2007.
Cyclone Indlala - On March 14, 2007, storm-weary Madagascar braced for its fourth land-falling tropical cyclone in as many months.
Tornadoes in Alabama and Georgia - A massive tornado tore through Enterprise, Alabama, on March 1, 2007, leaving a swath of devastation about 180 meters (200 yards) wide through the small city.
Latest Crops & Drought Events
Record Crops in Argentina - Even though floods damaged crops in parts of Argentina, farmers were expecting a record harvest in April 2007.
Drought in Southwestern United States - Much of the southwestern United States experienced moderate to severe drought in the spring of 2007.
Drought in West Africa - Drought settled over Côte d'Ivoire and neighboring West African countries when wet season rains came late. The lack of rain hit the cocoa crop, driving prices up.
Drought in Southern Africa - Southern African crops wilted under hot temperatures and dry skies in January, February, and March 2007. 1 Image, Posted: April 09, 2007
Drought in China - A warm, dry winter left much of China in extreme drought by March 2007.
Locust swarms develop on the Red Sea Coast - Winter rains and thick vegetation allowed swarms of locusts to form along the coastal plains of the Red Sea in March 2007.
Drought in Southeastern Australia - Spring started warm and dry in much of Australia. In addition to high land surface temperatures in September 2006, many of the country's agricultural areas were facing 6- to 12-month rainfall deficiencies.
East Africa Greens Up from Heavy Rains - After devastating drought in 2005, eastern Africa experienced heavy rains and flooding during the 2006 "short rains" season that usually lasts from around October until December.
Drought on the Great Plains - Across the Great Plains of the United States and Canada, devastating drought spread across grasslands and croplands in summer 2006.
Drought in Central Asia - Spring rains failed to fall over northwestern Afghanistan, leaving as many as 2.5 million people in need of food aid.
All found on - http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/
Can you trust the earth as your home? Or do you want heaven as your home and your true and permanent citizenship? "But our citizenship is in heaven." Philippians 3:20
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