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Cyclone Preparedness Checklist

Cyclone and Storm Surge preparation ChecklistActions Pre-CyclonePrune large bushes and extended tree branches.One should evacuate to closest high ground, in case of flash flood/windstorm.For local urgent facilities, one should always keep a list of emergency phone numbers.Identify a secure place within your residence or home.Prepare a kit for a situation of crisis to include: First Aid Kit; Mobile (completely charged) with universal mobile charger; Fresh Drinking Water (Bottled or in a Container); Canned/Dried Non Perishable Food Items; Battery Powered Torch ....Read More →

300 Missing in Sri Lanka Landslide

October 29, 2014, 11:06 AM GMT- An emergency search operation has been launched to locate 300 people missing in a landslide in Sri Lanka, media reports stated. Around ten people have been killed in the landslide. An official with Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center has said around 140 homes have been damaged in the landslide that hit the south-central Badulla district. The army, air force, and police personnel are searching for survivors.

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Cyclone Nilofar Targets India’s Gujarat State and Southern Pakistan

Location Map of Cyclone Nilofar

 

Cyclone Nilofar Path Map as on Oct 29, 2014

 

Cyclone Nilofar News and Live Updates:

11:45 AM GMT, Oct 30, 2014 - Current Position of Nilofar: The severe cyclonic storm, ‘NILOFAR’ over central and adjoining northeast Arabian Sea moved east-northeastwards during past 6 hours and lay centred at 1130 hours IST near latitude 20.20 N and longitude 64.50 E, about 560 km southwest of Naliya (Gujarat) and 590 km south-southwest of Karachi (Pakistan).

Pakistan braces up for cyclone Nilofar

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Lava erupting from Kilauea Volcano, Hawaiian Islands

Lava enters residential property in HawaiiOct 29, 2014 - Gloom and despair has gripped the people of Hawaii, as asphalt-black lava has entered a residential property on Hawaii's Big Island, media reports stated. Authorities are also shutting down an elementary school that falls in the lava's projected path.The residents had been warned weeks ahead of the disaster. Many people have already left while others are planning to leave for safer places. WBPB291014

Lava inches closer to Hawaii

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Pro-Western parties set for victory in Ukraine elections

Exit polls have indicated that pro-Western parties were expected to sweep parliamentary elections in Ukraine, media reports stated. According to the exit polls, President Petro Poroshenko’s party won the majority of votes. However, he fell short of a majority. This indicates that he would have to form a coalition government with other pro-European parties. According to exit polls, Poroshenko’s party appeared to win 23.1% of the vote. The party of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk garnered 21.2% of votes.WBPB271014

Multiple Shootings in Canada’s Capital

A gunman shot a Canadian soldier guarding Canada's Parliament war memorial and left him wounded. Authorities are working to secure the government building in Ottawa. As per official data it is clear that the incident is not confined to just one building. There is a possibility of three shooters because shots were fired at three different locations in the city including Ottawa's Rideau Centre, the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill . Immediately after the shooting the parliament building of ....

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16 dead in vent grate collapse at concert in South Korea

Hurricane Gonzalo Path Map

 

Hurricane Gonzalo threatens Bermuda

Media reports have stated that Hurricane Gonzalo is continuing on a path towards Bermuda. The storm is heading towards Bermuda with winds of 145 mph.

Reports have quoted the Bermuda Weather Service as saying that the eye of the storm is expected to pass within 29 miles of the island as a Category 3 storm. This is close enough to be considered a direct hit. Hurricane Gonzalo is considered to be one of the strongest on record to ....

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Super Typhoon Vongfong Path Map

 

 

Latest updates on Typhoon Vongfong:

Oct 13, 2014 -  I Super-Typhoon Vongfong strikes southern Japan, approaches Main Island

Massive typhoon Vongfong hit Kyushu, the southern island in Japan in the early hours of Monday, October 13, and is expected to move gradually towards Honshu, the main island, media reports say. While hundreds of flights have been cancelled due to fear of danger, around 450,000 people on Shikoku and Kyushu Islands, including Okinawa were made to evacuate their dwelling.

The typhoon thrashed the Okinawa ....

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Bus crash in Haiti

Bus crash in Southwest Haiti: 23 killed, 17 injured

A bus crash on Saturday, October 11, in southwest Haiti killed 23 people and wounded 17, as per media reports. The mishap happened near the Roseau coastal town, east of Jeremie. Ronald Etienne, the city mayor of Jeremie, informed media that the cause behind the accident is still unclear. WBASH111014