Showing posts with label state of emergency. Show all posts
Showing posts with label state of emergency. Show all posts

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Australia warned of 'life threatening' flash floods - BBC News

Australia warned of 'life threatening' flash floods

Emergency authorities in Australia are warning of "life threatening" flash floods as torrential rains batter parts of the country's east coast.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

'Countries must declare climate emergency': UN chief Antonio Guterres- The New Indian Express

climate emergency

 UN chief Antonio Guterres called on governments Saturday to declare a "state of climate emergency" and make good on their promises to slash carbon pollution as they recover from the pandemic.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

US Mississippi, Florida Declare Emergency Over Subtropical Storm Alberto

Subtropical Storm Alberto
The US states of Mississippi and Florida declared the state of emergency over the approaching subtropical storm of Alberto, the states’ governors said.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

State of emergency due to droughts in Argentina

State of emergency due to droughts in Argentina
Agribusiness has declared the agricultural emergency due to drought in Corrientes and Santiago del Estero.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Nouvelle-Zélande: passage du cyclone Gita, état d'urgence déclanché

passage du cyclone Gita
L'armée néo-zélandaise a été déployée dans des zones qui devraient être touchées par un important cyclone venant du Pacifique. La ville de Christchurch a décrété l'état d'urgence alors que le cyclone Gita se prépare à frapper le pays ce mardi soir 20 février.  

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Greek island Symi in state of emergency after devastating torrential rains

Greek island Symi
A state of emergency was declared on the Greek island of Symi on Tuesday after torrential rains and heavy flooding wreaked havoc on the Mediterranean isle, leaving much of its residents without power, officials said.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

California declares state of emergency amid hepatitis A outbreak

hepatitis a outbreak california
California's governor Jerry Brown declared Friday a state of emergency amid the deadly hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 18 people in the western US state.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Hurricane Irma now at Category 5 strength, aiming for Caribbean islands

Hurricane Irma now at Category 5
Hurricane Irma strengthened to a Category 5 storm early Tuesday as it continues to pick up steam in the Atlantic, just east of a chain of islands in the Caribbean.

Puerto Rico Governor Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Cat 4 Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma
Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello has declared a state of emergency ahead of powerful Hurricane Irma — now a dangerous Category 4 storm — that is likely to hit the region later this week.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Au moins 18 morts à cause de l'ouragan Harvey, plus de 13 000 personnes secourues

l'ouragan Harvey
L'ouragan Harvey a causé la mort d'au moins 18 personnes dans l'Etat du Texas, annoncent les médias américains mercredi. Rien que dans la ville d'Houston, plus de 13.000 citoyens ont été évacués. Le nombre exact de personnes décédées reste indéterminé. Selon l'agence AP, au moins 18 personnes ont perdu la vie.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Kythera island declared in state of emergency amid raging wildfire

Kythera island in the southwestern Aegean Sea was declared in a state of emergency on Saturday night due to a raging wildfire that burns since Friday, Greece's Civil Protection Service announced on Sunday.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Video: State of emergency declared due to flooding in New Zealand

Christchurch declared a state of emergency
The largest city on New Zealand's south island has declared a state of emergency amid a severe storm which has already seen hundreds of homes evacuated across the Pacific island nation, highways cut and soldiers called in to help provide emergency services.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Emergency declared at US Hanford nuclear waste site after tunnel collapse

The US Department of Energy has declared an emergency at the Hanford, Washington nuclear waste storage site, after a cave-in of a tunnel used to store radioactive materials and equipment.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Bolivia declares national emergency amid drought

Bolivian President Evo Morales has declared a national emergency over a lack of water caused by a severe and prolonged drought.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Southern California wildfire forces evacuation of 80,000 people

A massive wildfire in Southern California has grown into a major problem, authorities said Wednesday, and has now triggered a state of emergency and forced evacuations of more than 80,000 people.

Monday, August 15, 2016

6 Dead, 20,000 rescued in heavy flooding in Louisiana

At least six people have died and 20,000 more have been rescued in heavy flooding caused by torrential rains over the weekend in Louisiana, local authorities reported.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

At least 3 killed in flooding in southern US

Severe flooding in southern US state of Louisiana killed at least three on Friday, US media reported.

Heavy rain and flooding has resulted in closures of schools, roads and state offices, with rainful accumulations of about seven to ten inches (about 17.8 to 25.4 cm), which almost reached record level.

Calling the flooding "unprecedented", Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on Friday declared a state of emergency for the entire state, which will remain in effect till Sept. 10.

Local police and the national guard were requested to carry out rescue operations and the governor's office asked residents to "obey road signs and to constantly monitor the news for updates."

However, at least three people were killed and searches are still underway to look for the missing.

The storm, moving slowly to the west along the Gulf Coast, would dump even more rain and cause "significant flash flooding" through the weekend, said the National Weather Service.
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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Severe winter chill grips Peru. The low temperatures have been linked to the recent prolonged El Niño event.

A state of emergency has been declared in the southern Peruvian Andes where bitterly cold weather has killed thousands of animals, devastating the largely indigenous families that raise them.

EL News