Global & Disaster Medicine

Archive for October, 2019

Greenville, TX: Mass shotting

The Kincaid Fire: “….Winds reaching up to 75 mph or more during a “historic wind event” this weekend could help spread the fire, which has already burned more than 26,000 acres,….”


  • Mandatory evacuation order expanded from 50,000 to 90,000 residents Saturday night

  • Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), planned to shut off power for an estimated 2.35 million residents over fears that high winds and low humidity would spread the blaze.

  • The entire towns of Healdsburg and Windsor in Sonoma County, north of San Francisco, were under mandatory evacuation


MA coastline change with climate change over the past couple of decades

June 12, 1984  June, 1984


June 12, 1984 July, 2019





A World At Risk: Latest scientific report out of the WHO

Daily Mail

“No country is fully equipped to deal with the next global pandemic,…….

Scientists say an outbreak of a flu-like illness could sweep across the planet in 36 hours and kill tens of millions due to our constantly-travelling population.

But a review of health care systems already in place across the world found just 13 countries had the resources to put up a fight against an ‘inevitable’ pandemic…….”

A world map shows areas that were most, more and least prepared for a global pandemic. Greenland (in grey) was not studied

As thousands in California evacuate due to fires, others prepare for more PG&E outages

October 26, 2002: The 57-hour hostage crisis ends when Russian special forces surrounded and raided the theater and with the help of a narcotic gas killed all the Chechan terrorists and 120 hostages

NOAA: Hagibis from Space

Japan Braces for Super Typhoon Hagibis


Coming from the Gulf……

Southern Mississippi Valley sector loop


The Kincade Fire update


• The Kincade Fire is a fast burning wildfire, spurred by high winds and dry conditions in Sonoma County, CA

Lifeline Impacts: (Region IX SPOTREP, as of 2:27 pm EDT)
Safety and Security:                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Six school districts in Sonoma County have closed some or all their schools

Food, Water, Sheltering:                                                                                                                                                                                               • Two shelters open with 138 occupants (ARC Midnight shelter count as of 6:08 am EDT)

Energy:                                                                                                                                                                                                                               • Geyser Geothermal Power Plant; two of the power units have received some damage, additional details are unknown

Response                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • FMAG was approved on October 24, 2019                                                                                                                                                             • CA EOC at Partial Activation                                                                                                                                                                                     • Region IX RWC at Steady State, continues to monitor                                                                                                                                         • 2 LNOs deployed to CA EOC


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