Information about Current Disasters
A service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of
Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Emergency and Disaster Information Service A real-time
disaster plotter and information aggregator from Hungary (tropical cyclones, earthquakes, hail, tornadoes, chemical spills,
accidents, volcanoes, etc.)
National Situation Report
update on wildfire fighting efforts across the nation.
Fires of 2002
3 deaths 1 structure burned
Cause: accidental ignition from vehicle
Big Elk Fire
-- Emergency Information from Larimer County
Big Elk Fire Incident
Page This page contains vital stats, burn maps, and
137,000 acres burned 0 deaths hundreds of structures burned
Cause: arson by forest service worker
- This was the largest fire in Colorado history. This fire exhibited some
of the most extreme fire behavior in Colorado history, growing from 100
acres June 8, then another 25,000 acres June 9, and then in an astonishing
19 mile run on June 10, it gobbled up another 50,000 acres! Another
blow-up on June 17 burnt another 8000 acres. Fire crews finally gained the
upper-hand with some help from the weather, and the fire was controlled
- Bad as this seems, this fire wasn't as bad as another fire experienced by
Arizona in 2002. There two fires merged to form the largest fire in Arizona
history. The combined fire torched nearly 469,000 acres, destroyed 467
homes, and caused the evacuation of about 30,000 people.
Colorado Drought Links Also by the CSU libraries
I have an
extensive page about
tropical cyclones on this site which includes a multitude of links to
current and historical storm information.
Tremendous Rains over Chuuk On
July 2, 2002, Tropical
Storm Chata'an passed directly over Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, dropping nearly
20" of rain in 18 hours and causing deadly landslides. This is my write-up
about this event.
Volcanic Information Is a super eruption in