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Quote from : Yahoo News : Mississippi River Flooding
VICKSBURG, Miss. – The Mississippi crest rolled past Memphis on Tuesday, going easy on much of the city, yet downriver in the mostly poor, fertile Delta region, floodwaters washed away crops, damaged hundreds of homes and closed casinos key to the state's economy.
In Vicksburg, home of a pivotal Civil War battle, the river was forecast to peak slightly above the record level set during the flood of 1927.
Some places were already several feet underwater and the river wasn't expected to peak here until Saturday.
Wearing rubber boots and watching fish swim up and down his street, William Jefferson stood on a high spot in his neighborhood.
He said hasn't had a hot meal since water started coming into his house a few days ago.
Quote from : Wikipedia : Doomsday
Doomsday may refer to:
* Armageddon, the final battle between the Christ and the Anti-Christ in the Christian New Testament
* End times, a prophesied time of tribulation that would precede the Second Coming of the Messiah in Abrahamic religions
* Last Judgment, the judgment by God of every human who ever lived, according to the Bible and Christian eschatology
* Ragnarök, the ancient Norse prediction of the end of the world
* Pralaya, in Hindu mythology
* Destruction, in Brahma Kumaris religion
* Qayamat, as termed in Islam, the End of universe.
A catastrophic collapse of entire universe with every living and non living creature ever existed would be terminated/dead and on the day of Judgement every creature shall be again brought to life before God (Allah).
Quote from : Wikipedia : Disaster
A disaster is a natural or man-made hazard that has come to fruition, resulting in an event of substantial extent causing significant physical damage or destruction, loss of life, or drastic change to the environment.
A disaster can be ostensively defined as any tragic event with great loss stemming from events such as earthquakes, floods, catastrophic accidents, fires, or explosions.
In contemporary academia, disasters are seen as the consequence of inappropriately managed risk.
These risks are the product of hazards and vulnerability.
Hazards that strike in areas with low vulnerability are not considered a disaster, as is the case in uninhabited regions.
Developing countries suffer the greatest costs when a disaster hits – more than 95 percent of all deaths caused by disasters occur in developing countries, and losses due to natural disasters are 20 times greater (as a percentage of GDP) in developing countries than in industrialized countries.
Quote from : F.E.M.A. : Six Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Four Alabama Counties
ATLANTA – Six disaster recovery centers have opened in four Alabama counties to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes.
The centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Alabama Emergency Management Agency and other agencies will be at the centers to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid.
Quote from : F.E.M.A. : Tennessee Disaster Survivors: Get The Facts About Disaster Assistance
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Following a disaster, survivors sometimes hear inaccurate, incomplete or misleading information about disaster assistance.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency urge Tennesseans in the 10 counties affected by recent tornadoes, severe storms and flooding to get the facts now from TEMA and FEMA.
The counties designated for federal assistance due to the storms of April 25-28, 2011 are Bledsoe, Bradley, Cocke, Greene, Hamilton, Johnson, McMinn, Monroe, Rhea, and Washington.
“We don’t want anyone to miss out on available assistance because of wrong information,” said Jim Bassham, director of TEMA.
FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer W. Montague Winfield stressed that anyone with damages in the designated counties should apply for assistance.
“The only way to ensure you get the help you are entitled to is to register with FEMA,” he said.
Quote from : F.E.M.A. : Southern Storms: Overview Of Response And Support Efforts By FEMA And The Federal Government
*Since the deadly tornadoes first struck parts of the country last week, the federal government has been in constant contact with all of the impacted states as they responded to and began recovery efforts from these devastating storms.
At the request of the respective governors, FEMA currently has personnel on the ground in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia, and commodities strategically pre-positioned in the region to support the states.
Today, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Donovan, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, Small Business Administrator Mills, and FEMA Administrator Fugate, along with American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern, traveled to Alabama and Mississippi to survey the damage and meet with state and local officials.
The following timeline provides an overview of these and other federal activities, to date, to support the impacted states, families and communities.*
Sunday, May 1st:
* President Obama Cabinet members Secretary Napolitano, Secretary Donovan, Secretary Vilsack join Administrator Fugate, Small Business Administration Administrator Mills, American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern and other state and local officials to tour affected areas in Birmingham, Alabama and Smithville, Mississippi.
* Tonight, the President declared a major disaster for the State of Tennessee and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and associated flooding during the period of April 25-28, 2011.
* Six disaster recovery centers (DRCs) open. These are staffed by state, voluntary agency and federal personnel to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. The centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. At the DRCs, representatives from FEMA, state and other agencies meet one on one with disaster survivors, explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid.
* More than 150 inspectors are on the ground in Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia assessing damages in order to help applicants to receive financial assistance. The number of field inspectors is expected to increase rapidly over the next several days.
* FEMA Community Relations (CR) personnel are on the ground in Mississippi, joining CR teams already deployed previously to Georgia and Alabama, to meet with disaster survivors to explain the assistance available and to help survivors register for assistance.
* National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) member organizations such as American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Convoy of Hope, and many others continue to be heavily involved in the disaster response by providing assistance to disaster survivors. The Red Cross Safe and Well secure website provides a way for people to find information on people affected by the storms. To register, visit www.redcross.org home page.
* The Alabama Governor's Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives and Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service have set up official web portals to help with coordinating donations and volunteers. Cash is the preferred method of donation in order to ensure that disaster survivors get the services and supplies they need quickly.
Originally posted by antar
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
Ok first paragraph, how do you continue to see each massive, major event NOT part of the whole 2012 thing???
Oh wait the msm is telling people and interjecting information that is a flat out lie to keep the zoo animals from raging in their cages and bustin the place up.
Amazon Review :
The Bush years have given rise to fears of a resurgent Imperial Presidency.
Those fears are justified, but the problem cannot be solved simply by bringing a new administration to power.
In his provocative new book, The Cult of the Presidency, Gene Healy argues that the fault lies not in our leaders but in ourselves.
When our scholars lionize presidents who break free from constitutional restraints, when our columnists and talking heads repeatedly call upon the "commander in chief " to dream great dreams and seek the power to achieve them--when voters look to the president for salvation from all problems great and small--should we really be surprised that the presidency has burst its constitutional bonds and grown powerful enough to threaten American liberty?
The Cult of the Presidency takes a step back from the ongoing red team/blue team combat and shows that, at bottom, conservatives and liberals agree on the boundless nature of presidential responsibility.
For both camps, it is the president's job to grow the economy, teach our children well, provide seamless protection from terrorist threats, and rescue Americans from spiritual malaise.
Very few Americans seem to think it odd, says Healy, "when presidential candidates talk as if they're running for a job that's a combination of guardian angel, shaman, and supreme warlord of the earth."
Healy takes aim at that unconfined conception of presidential responsibility, identifying it as the source of much of our political woe and some of the gravest threats to our liberties.
If the public expects the president to heal everything that ails us, the president is going to demand--or seize--the power necessary to handle that responsibility.
Interweaving historical scholarship, legal analysis, and trenchant cultural commentary, The Cult of the Presidency traces America's decades-long drift from the Framers' vision for the presidency: a constitutionally constrained chief magistrate charged with faithful execution of the laws.
Restoring that vision will require a Congress and a Court willing to check executive power, but Healy emphasizes that there is no simple legislative or judicial "fix" to the problems of the presidency.
Unless Americans change what we ask of the office--no longer demanding what we should not want and cannot have--we'll get what, in a sense, we deserve.
Originally posted by RobertAntonWeishaupt
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
Kind of sheds some light on why FEMA was ordering all those provisions that people were worrying about six months ago.
So . . . someone will tell you that FEMA knew about the floods in advance because HAARP and the Rothschild's are responsible.
Others might just point to record snowfall amounts and reasonably accurate predictions of the epic rains that have been flooding the Mississippi.
Still good thread.
Originally posted by bekod
wonder if they got there BOB of are they are under water??? yes that is cold thing to say but this is cold times we live in where fema where are the survivors, why are some not posting on ats? are they being held in fema camps? yes disaster er SHTF can and does happen and it will be happening for the next month for it still the old man river has yet to hit city's town's down stream, no i had a though what if the New Madrid fault lets loose????
Originally posted by Signals
SKL, real doom is too messy!
It's much easier to get all worked up over super-mega doom that probably won't happen!
I'd love to comment more, but I've got to get back to the impending richter scale 14 quake about to pop off in Tiawan! Ta-ta!
This being said I am more interested in hearing about what others are doing to help.