Ethiopia: Two million animals have been lost to a “devastating” drought, says UNFAO – Published 13 Aug 2017 1245z (GMT/UTC)

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said that two million animals have been lost to a “devastating” drought in Ethiopia.

Healthy animals = elimination of hunger = healthy people = sustainable food production. – FAO

The UN agriculture agency said that the drought had devastated herders’ livelihoods as it exhausted pastures and water sources.

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It said the current food and nutrition crisis was significantly aggravated by the severe blow to pastoral livelihoods. “For livestock-dependent families, the animals can literally mean the difference between life and death – especially for children, pregnant and nursing mothers, for whom milk is a crucial source of nutrition.

“With up to two million animals lost so far, FAO is focusing on providing emergency livestock support to the most vulnerable pastoralist communities through animal vaccination and treatment, supplementary feed and water, rehabilitating water points, and supporting fodder and feed production”. FAO stressed that supporting the herders to get back on their feet and prevent further livestock losses was crucial in the Horn of Africa country, where hunger had been on the rise. “The drought has led to a significant number of animals dying or falling ill, particularly in the southern and south-eastern regions of the country, as other areas recover from previous seasons’ El Niño-induced drought,” the UN agency warned. It also said that drought-hit pastoralists were facing reduced milk production, rising malnutrition, and had limited income-earning capacity and severely constrained access to food. Abdoul Bah, FAO deputy representative in Ethiopia, said “some 8.5 million people – one in 12 people – are now suffering from hunger; of these, 3.3 million people live in Somali Region. “It is crucial to provide this support between now and October – when rains are due – to begin the recovery process and prevent further losses of animals. If we don’t act now, hunger and malnutrition will only get worse among pastoral communities.” According to Bah, by providing supplementary feed and water for livestock, while simultaneously supporting fodder production, FAO seeks to protect core breeding animals and enable drought-hit families to rebuild their livelihoods. In addition to FAO-supported destocking and cash-for-work programmes to provide cash for families, he said animal health campaigns would be reinforced to protect animals, particularly before the rain sets in – when they are at their weakest and more susceptible to parasites or infectious diseases. Bah said FAO urgently required $20 million between August and December to come to the aid of Ethiopia’s farmers and herders. “FAO has already assisted almost 500,000 drought-hit people in 2017 through a mix of livestock feed provision, de-stocking and animal health interventions,” he said. The support was courtesy of the Ethiopia humanitarian fund, Switzerland, Spain and Sweden through FAO’s special fund for emergency and rehabilitation activities, the UN central emergency response fund, as well as FAO’s own early warning early action (EWEA) fund and technical cooperation programme.

RSOE August 12 2017 01:23 PM (UTC).

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Guatemala: At least 26 people killed, 600 feared missing & 100+ homes buried in landslide – Published 03 Oct 2015 1030z (GMT/UTC)

BBC

Guatemala mudslide leaves hundreds missing

General view of the village of El Cambray II, in Santa Catarina Pinula municipality, some 15 km east of Guatemala City, after a landslide on October 2, 2015.

Image caption Local authorities said the hillsides had been weakening for some time. AFP

Rescue workers in Guatemala are digging through rubble from a mudslide that hit a village not far from the capital, in search of hundreds missing.

At least 26 bodies have so far been recovered from the village of El Cambray Dos, rescue services say.

Heavy rains swept a torrent of boulders and mud onto houses on Thursday, 15km (nine miles) east of Guatemala City.

Relatives have been receiving calls and texts from people trapped under the rubble, reporters at the scene say.

Survivors have been taken to makeshift shelters. Rescuers temporarily called off the search late on Friday because of heavy rains, AP news agency reports.

Julio Sanchez, a spokesman for Guatemala’s volunteer firefighters, said 26 people had died, including a number of children, and another 36 people were taken to hospitals.

One man was pulled alive from the rubble after more than 15 hours after the mudslide hit.

But Alejandro Maldonado, the head of the Guatemalan disaster agency, has warned that as many as 600 people could still be missing.

He said that number of people was believed to be asleep in their homes when the mudslide occurred, he added.

El Cambray is surrounded by steep hills that tower over the houses which are mostly set in the valley bottom.

Mr Maldonado said in a radio interview that the forested hills had been weakening for some time and had collapsed largely because of recent heavy rain.

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Ethiopia: Around 4.5 million people affected by drought in Afar and southern Somali regions – Published 06 Sept 2015 0753z (GMT/UTC)

Around 4.5 million Ethiopians could be in need of food aid because of a drought in the country, the UN has said. Hardest-hit areas are Ethiopia’s eastern Afar and southern Somali regions, while pastures and water resources are also unusually low in central and eastern Oromo region, and northern Tigray and Amhara districts. Reacting to the UN’s claims that the number in need had increased by more than 55 percent this year, Alemayew Berhanu, spokesman for Ministry of Agriculture, told Al Jazeera that Ethiopia had “enough surplus food at emergency depots and we’re distributing it”. “When we were informed about the problem, the federal government and the regional state authorities started an outreach programme for the affected people,” he said. In August, the Ethiopian government said that it had allocated $35m to deal with the crisis that has been blamed on El Niño, a warm ocean current that develops between Indonesia and Peru. The UN says it needs $230m by the end of the year to attend to the crisis. “The absence of rains means that the crops don’t grow, the grass doesn’t grow and people can’t feed their animals,” David Del Conte, UNOCHA’S chief in Ethiopia, said. One farmer in the town of Zway told Al Jazeera that he was selling personal belongings to stay alive. “There is nothing we can do. We don’t have enough crops to provide for our families. We are having to sell our cattle to buy food but the cattle are sick because they don’t have enough to eat,” Balcha, who has a family of nine, and grows corn and wheat, said. The onset of El Niño means the spatial distribution of rainfall from June to September has being very low. According to the UN children’s agency (UNICEF), the El Niño weather pattern in 2015 is being seen as the strongest of the last 20 years. Experts say it could be a major problem for the country’s economy, as agriculture generates about half of the country’s income. Climate shocks are common in Ethiopia and often lead to poor or failed harvests which result in high levels of acute food insecurity. Approximately 44 percent of children under 5 years of age in Ethiopia are severely chronically malnourished, or stunted, and nearly 28 percent are underweight, according to the CIA World Factbook. UNICEF says that about 264,515 children will require treatment for acute severe malnutrition in 2015 while 111,076 children were treated for severe acute malnutrition between January and May 2015.

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China: 50 Killed, 700+ injured in massive Tianjin explosions. 12 of the dead were firefighters (videos) – Published 13 Aug 2015 1250z (GMT/UTC)

50 people killed and more than 700 were hospitalized, 71 of them for serious injuries. Contact lost with 36 firefighters, 12 of the 44 killed were firefighters – BBC latest.

Update 3:

As Chinese rescue workers and emergency services raced to respond to the deadly explosions that rocked the port city of Tianjin Wednesday, another group of Chinese officials, with a very different purpose also sprang into action: the country’s censors and security officials intent on limiting coverage of the disaster by conventional media outlets and social media. Authorities in Tianjin have been attempting to tightly control information about the disaster. Journalists and nonessential personnel were being kept six miles away from the scene of the blasts, the Los Angeles Times reported. In addition, a CNN correspondent reporting live from outside a hospital was seen being accosted by security officials live on air. In the video below [the confrontation starts around 1:48] reporter Will Ripley is confronted by several men, demanding that he end his broadcast, and shouting “stop recording” in Chinese. His feed is then cut, and the studio anchor comments that such incidents have “happened many times over the years in any number of stories in China.” In addition, local Chinese outlets reportedly had trouble being able to report on the incident. One journalist who took photographs inside a Tianjin hospital was threatened by security guards and told to delete the images, the Hong Kong Free Press reported. Local station Tianjin Television was reportedly airing a Korean soap opera 8 hours after the incident, as reporters waited for permission to start covering the story. Media censorship of this kind is not new in China, particularly when it comes to coverage of national disasters. After a 2011 train crash that left 39 people dead and over 200 injured, propaganda directives issued by Chinese authorities leaked online, which showed that reporters were warned not to run investigative reports or commentary, but rather focus on “stories that are extremely moving, for example people donating blood and taxi drivers not accepting fares,” the BBC reported. “From now on, the Wenzhou train accident should be reported along the theme of ‘major love in the face of major disaster’,” the directives added. The strategy ultimately backfired, prompting online anger from citizens who accused the authorities of “arrogance.” In the world of social media, users of Sina Weibo, China’s hugely popular version of Twitter, were reporting Thursday that some of their posts about the Tianjin disaster were being censored or deleted, according to the Associated Press. In addition, the number of searchable posts on the disaster fluctuated, in a sign that authorities were manipulating or placing limits on the number of posts.

Thursday, 13 August, 2015 at 07:56 UTC RSOE

Update 2:

A series of huge explosions shook the northern Chinese city of Tianjin late Wednesday, killing at least 44 people and injuring hundreds more, according to officials and state media. The cause was not immediately clear. Liu Yue, a 25-year-old Tianjin resident, said she felt the first blast but didn’t think too much of it. “The second explosion was so powerful that I felt the entire 16-floor-building was shaking,” said Liu, who lives about 4 kilometers (21 miles) from the site of the blasts. “I thought it was an earthquake! I was extremely scared. I was afraid my family was in danger.” The initial explosion erupted at a warehouse for a logistics company in an industrial area of the port city, according to Tianjin police. The company was identified as Tianjin Dongjiang Port Rui Hai International Logistics Co. Ltd. The state-run news agency Xinhua reported that an explosion tore through a warehouse storing “dangerous and chemical goods” in Binhai, an area of the city by the water. The firefighting division of the Chinese Public Security Ministry said firefighters were first called to the scene about a fire. An explosion went off after they arrived, it said. As smoke continued to billow into the sky from the site Thursday, local authorities suspended firefighting efforts at the scene because of a lack of information on the “dangerous goods” that were stored at the warehouse, Xinhua reported. Xinhua reported Thursday that 12 firefighters were among the dead and that dozens more remained unaccounted for in the aftermath of the blasts. Video from late Wednesday showed a blinding blast of light and smoke that sent fireballs shooting across the night sky. That was followed by an even bigger explosion, the force of which appeared to knock over the video camera. The shock waves were felt kilometers away, Xinhua reported, and some residents said windows and fish tanks had been shattered. The state-run China Earthquake Networks Center said in an official post on social media that two of the explosions had carried the force of small earthquakes. The first was measured at magnitude of 2.3, the second at 2.9, it said. As day broke Thursday, the extent of the damage was beginning to become clear. State media carried images of damaged buildings and parking lots full of rows of burned-out cars. Xinhua said that 44 people were killed and more than 500 were hospitalized, 66 of them for critical injuries. It had reported earlier that most of the injuries were from stones or broken glass.

Thursday, 13 August, 2015 at 07:07 UTC RSOE

Update 1:

Two massive explosions caused by flammable goods ripped through an industrial area in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin late on Wednesday, killing 17 people and injuring as many as 400, official Chinese media reported. Authorities had lost contact with 36 firefighters on the scene, the official Beijing News newspaper reported, citing the Tianjin fire department. The force of the explosions unnerved residents across much of the city of 15 million people, with some posting videos on the Internet that showed giant fireballs shooting into the sky and shock waves buffeting apartment blocks and cars. Fires were still burning after dawn, with photographs on Chinese news websites showing what appeared to be several destroyed buildings as well as torched cars at a multi-storey car park inside a logistics base at Tianjin Port. The port, one of the busiest in China, was operating normally, a port official said. President Xi Jinping demanded that authorities quickly extinguish the fires and “make full effort to rescue and treat the injured and ensure the safety of people and their property”, China Central Television (CCTV) said on its official microblog. CCTV said the blasts erupted in a shipment of explosives at around 11:30 p.m. local time (1530 GMT), triggering a shockwave that was felt kilometres (miles) away. The second blast came roughly 30 seconds after the first, state media said. Video posted on YouTube from what appeared to be an apartment building some distance from the scene showed fire shooting into the night sky from the initial blast when the second, much bigger, explosion rocked the area, sending a huge fireball into the air. Seconds later, shockwaves hit the apartment building. “Our building is shaking. Is this an atomic bomb?” said a frenzied voice inside. In other amateur video which appears to be shot closer to the scene, people scream from inside a car as the shockwave hits from the second blast, rocking their vehicle. The official People’s Daily newspaper said the death toll was 17 while other state media said six firefighters were among the dead. The official Xinhua news agency gave varying estimates of between 300 and 400 injured, with 32 critically hurt. Xinhua said the explosions ripped through a warehouse storing “dangerous goods”. The first explosion was equivalent to 3 tonnes of TNT and the second blast 21 tonnes of TNT, it said. It identified the owner of the warehouse as Tianjin Dongjiang Port Ruihai International Logistics. The company’s website said it was a government-approved firm specialising in handling “dangerous goods”. Company officials could not immediately be reached for comment. anadian teacher Monica Andrews told the BBC that she awoke in panic after what she thought was an earthquake. “I … looked out the window and the sky was red … I just watched a second explosion go off and (it was) just pure chaos, everyone leaving their apartment buildings thinking it’s an earthquake, cars trying to leave the complex and … it was crazy the amount of light that this explosion and fire lit up,” she said. Pictures posted on Chinese media websites also showed residents and workers, some bleeding, fleeing from near the scene. Citing a local hospital, Xinhua said people had been hurt by broken glass and stones. CCTV said on its website about 100 fire trucks had been sent to the scene. Several fire trucks had been destroyed and nearby firefighters wept as they worked to extinguish flames, the Beijing News said. Tianjin is home to around 15 million people, making it one of the biggest cities in China. Industrial accidents are not uncommon in China following three decades of breakneck economic growth. A blast at an auto parts factory in eastern China killed 75 people a year ago when a room filled with metal dust exploded.

Thursday, 13 August, 2015 at 04:27 UTC RSOE

Initial Report:

Massive, deadly explosions have erupted in the major Chinese port city of Tianjin, sending a fireball and mushroom cloud into the night sky and causing at least 17 deaths and hundreds of injuries. The explosions ripped through a warehouse storing hazardous goods near the port’s container terminal at around 11.30pm local time on Wednesday. The two biggest blasts occurred within 30 seconds of each other and caused extensive damage in the surrounding area, blowing out the glass on nearby high-rise buildings. The force of the blasts were felt kilometres away and registered on earthquake scales. Eyewitness videos, apparently taken from nearby apartments overlooking the area, quickly circulated on Chinese social media, some capturing a major blast, which sent a mushroom cloud tens of metres into the sky. Hundreds of injured people crowded into nearby hospitals, many arriving on foot, car and taxi overwhelming emergency services. Of the more than 400 report injured, at least 32 remained in a critical condition on Thursday morning. In one video of the explosion on Weibo, people can be heard reacting with shock and fear in Mandarin. “What about the people in that area?” one person can be heard saying as they watch the fire, before a major explosion occurs. Another voice can be heard saying “I’m scared to death”, before a woman exclaims “I can’t open the door”. Another video being circulated, purporting to be security camera footage from near the blast, shows a man standing inside a building in front of glass doors, before an explosion blows the doors and walls inwards, knocking the man to the ground. The city’s fire department first received reports at 10:50 pm about a fire at the warehouse, used by Ruihai International Logistics, a company that handles hazardous materials. Two firefighters were reported missing after the explosions, while another four were injured, it said. The precise nature of the materials that exploded was not made clear, and there was no indication whether the blast was accidental or intentional. The strength of the explosions also shattered windows of nearby buildings, and eyewitnesses reported feeling the blasts from kilometres away. The blasts were so massive they were reportedly visible from space, captured by the Japanese weather satellite Himawari 8.

Thursday, 13 August, 2015 at 03:04 (03:04 AM) UTC RSOE

Other Reports:

BBC

China explosion: Tianjin death toll rises in port blasts

Media caption Drone footage showed the devastation caused by the explosions

At least 44 people are known to have died, and more than 500 injured, following two major explosions in China’s northern port city of Tianjin.

Twelve firefighters are among those who lost their lives; 36 are still missing.

The blasts happened in a warehouse for hazardous chemicals and caused a huge fireball that could be seen from space.

Hospitals have been overwhelmed with people seeking treatment for injuries caused by flying glass and debris. Some 66 people are in a serious condition.

President Xi Jinping has promised a thorough investigation into what happened and “transparent information disclosure to the public,” Xinhua news agency reports.

The first explosion occurred at about 23:30 local time (15:30 GMT) on Wednesday in the city’s Binhai New Area, a vast industrial zone which houses car factories, aircraft assembly lines and other manufacturing and research firms.

The blast was followed seconds later by another, more powerful blast, and a series of smaller explosions.

Buildings within a 2km radius (1.5 miles) had windows blown out, office blocks were destroyed and hundreds of cars burnt-out.

The impact of the blasts could be felt several kilometres away, and was registered as seismic activity at a US Geological Survey monitoring unit in Beijing 160km (100 miles) away.

The China Earthquake Networks Centre said the magnitude of the first explosion was the equivalent of detonating three tonnes of TNT, while the second was the equivalent of 21 tonnes.

Blast ‘like end of the world’

Pictures reveal devastation

Daylight revealed the extent of the devastation around the warehouse
Buildings and cars within a two kilometre radius of the explosion were destroyed
Hundreds of people were injured by flying glass and debris
Shipping container boxes were crumpled by the heat
Tianjin is a major port and industrial area to the south-east of Beijing

“I saw fire burning and then: Boom! There was an explosion. My first reaction was to run as fast as I could and get down on the ground to save my life,” Wu Dejun, 38, a hairstylist, told Reuters.

“When I escaped, I had blood all over me.”

“It was like what we were told a nuclear bomb would be like,” truck driver Zhao Zhencheng told the AP news agency. “I’ve never even thought I’d see such a thing. It was terrifying, but also beautiful.”

Media caption Pictures and video shared on social media showed the moment of the blast

The blast ripped apart a nearby dormitory for migrant workers, who were forced to flee the collapsing building.

“I rolled off the bed after the first shockwave hit, so I scrambled to run for my life,” said resident Dan Agio.

“When I reach downstairs the second blast happened. It’s as if the sky collapsed. In a blink of an eye, the roof fell.”

Media caption Explosions survivor “The second blast blew me away”

As of 12:00 local time (04:00 GMT), 44 people had died and a total of 520 people were being treated in hospital, Xinhua reported.

Around 1,000 firefighters, along with 140 fire engines, spent the night tackling the flames.

A number were reportedly already on the scene at the time of the explosions, having been called out to earlier reports of a fire in the area.

There was an outpouring of support for them on social media as it became apparent that they were among the dead, injured and missing.

Media caption The BBC’s John Sudworth reports from inside the blast zone

Hospitals struggled to cope as residents rushed there to be treated for injuries or for news of missing loved ones.

Many without injuries responded for calls to donate blood, and long queues formed outside blood donation centres.

Chinese media has reported that the blasts happened after a shipment of explosives detonated in a warehouse owned by Ruihai Logistics, a company that specialises in handling dangerous and toxic chemicals.

State broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) said at least one person from the “relevant company” had been detained for questioning.

There has been some criticism in Chinese media that a warehouse containing such dangerous chemicals should have been sited near a main road, housing complexes and office blocks.

Tianjin, home to some 15 million people, is a major port and industrial area to the south-east of the Chinese capital, Beijing.

Tests are being undertaken to check pollution levels both in the air and water around Tianjin. Tanker traffic in and out of the port has been disrupted.

The blasts caused a huge fireball that lit up the night sky

People flooded on to nearby streets shortly after the explosions

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TAIWAN/ CHINA: Typhoon Soudelor (13W) 081500Z POSITION near 24.9N 118.9E, moving NW at 08 knots (JTWC) – Updated 080815 1506Z (GMT/UTC)

Typhoon Soudelor (13W)

( = CATEGORY 1 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale)

MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 081200Z IS 26 FEET (JTWC)

TAIWAN AND CHINA BEWARE!

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Tropical cyclones do not necessarily move along the lines
connecting the centers of probability circles.

Unit:
1KT(knot) = 1.852 km/h = 0.5144 m/s
1NM(nautical mile) = 1.852 km

15080821

TY 1513 (SOUDELOR)
Issued at 13:00 UTC, 8 August 2015

<Analyses at 08/12 UTC>
Scale Large
Intensity Strong
Center position N24°55′(24.9°)
E119°30′(119.5°)
Direction and speed of movement NNW 15km/h(9kt)
Central pressure 970hPa
Maximum sustained wind speed 35m/s(70kt)
Maximum wind gust speed 50m/s(100kt)
Area of 50kt winds or more NE280km(150NM)
SW190km(100NM)
Area of 30kt winds or more E650km(350NM)
W500km(270NM)
<Forecast for 09/00 UTC>
Intensity
Center position of probability circle N26°20′(26.3°)
E117°35′(117.6°)
Direction and speed of movement NW 20km/h(11kt)
Central pressure 980hPa
Maximum wind speed near the center 30m/s(55kt)
Maximum wind gust speed 40m/s(80kt)
Radius of probability circle 90km(50NM)
Storm warning area NE220km(120NM)
SW190km(100NM)
<Forecast for 09/12 UTC>
Intensity
Center position of probability circle N27°55′(27.9°)
E116°35′(116.6°)
Direction and speed of movement NNW 15km/h(9kt)
Central pressure 990hPa
Maximum wind speed near the center 23m/s(45kt)
Maximum wind gust speed 35m/s(65kt)
Radius of probability circle 140km(75NM)
<Forecast for 10/12 UTC>
Intensity
TD
Center position of probability circle N30°50′(30.8°)
E116°00′(116.0°)
Direction and speed of movement N 15km/h(7kt)
Central pressure 996hPa
Radius of probability circle 200km(110NM)

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Typhoon 13W (Soudelor) Warning #38
Issued at 08/1500Z

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WTPN31 PGTW 081500
MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING//
RMKS/
1. TYPHOON 13W (SOUDELOR) WARNING NR 038
02 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONES IN NORTHWESTPAC
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY

WARNING POSITION:
081200Z — NEAR 24.6N 119.3E
MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS – 310 DEGREES AT 08 KTS
POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 030 NM
POSITION BASED ON CENTER LOCATED BY SATELLITE
PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 065 KT, GUSTS 080 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS – 120 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
060 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
065 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
100 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 220 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
175 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
185 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
185 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
REPEAT POSIT: 24.6N 119.3E

FORECASTS:
12 HRS, VALID AT:
090000Z — 25.9N 117.7E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 040 KT, GUSTS 050 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
VECTOR TO 24 HR POSIT: 335 DEG/ 10 KTS

24 HRS, VALID AT:
091200Z — 27.6N 116.7E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 020 KT, GUSTS 030 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATED AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND

REMARKS:
081500Z POSITION NEAR 24.9N 118.9E.
TYPHOON 13W (SOUDELOR), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 123 NM WEST-
SOUTHWEST OF TAIPEI, TAIWAN, HAS TRACKED NORTHWESTWARD AT 08
KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS.
MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 081200Z IS 26 FEET. NEXT
WARNINGS AT 082100Z, 090300Z AND 090900Z.
REFER TO TROPICAL STORM 15W (MOLAVE) WARNINGS (WTPN32 PGTW)
FOR SIX-HOURLY UPDATES.
//
NNNN

NW Pacific: Storm Alert issued at 8 Aug, 2015 12:00 GMT

Typhoon SOUDELOR (13W) currently located near 24.6 N 119.3 E is forecast to strike land to the following likelihood(s) at the given lead time(s):

Red Alert Country(s) or Province(s)
    China
        probability for CAT 1 or above is 100% within 12 hours
        probability for TS is 100% currently

Yellow Alert Country(s) or Province(s)
    Taiwan
        probability for TS is 100% currently
Yellow Alert City(s) and Town(s)
    Wenzhou (27.5 N, 120.5 E)
        probability for TS is 100% within 12 hours
    Fu’an (27.1 N, 119.7 E)
        probability for TS is 100% currently
    Fuzhou (26.1 N, 119.3 E)
        probability for TS is 100% currently
    Putian (25.6 N, 119.0 E)
        probability for TS is 100% currently
    Taipei (25.0 N, 121.5 E)
        probability for TS is 100% currently
    Quanzhou (25.0 N, 118.5 E)
        probability for CAT 1 or above is 10% within 12 hours
        probability for TS is 100% currently
    Zhangzhou (24.5 N, 117.8 E)
        probability for TS is 100% currently
    T’aichung (24.1 N, 120.7 E)
        probability for TS is 100% currently
    Yunxiao (23.9 N, 117.2 E)
        probability for TS is 100% currently
    Kao-hsiung (22.6 N, 120.3 E)
        probability for TS is 100% currently
    Quzhou (29.0 N, 119.0 E)
        probability for TS is 70% in about 24 hours
    Shantou (23.0 N, 116.2 E)
        probability for TS is 70% within 12 hours
    Ganzhou (25.7 N, 115.0 E)
        probability for TS is 60% in about 24 hours

Note that
Red Alert (Severe) is CAT 1 or above to between 31% and 100% probability.
Yellow Alert (Elevated) is CAT 1 or above to between 10% and 30% probability, or TS to above 50% probability.
CAT 1 means Typhoon strength winds of at least 74 mph, 119 km/h or 64 knots 1-min sustained.
TS means Tropical Storm strength winds of at least 39 mph, 63 km/h or 34 knots 1-min sustained.

For graphical forecast information and further details please visit http://www.tropicalstormrisk.com/

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Tropical Storm in Mariana Islands

President Barack Obama has declared the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands a disaster area and is ordering federal aid to help the U.S. territory in the aftermath of a destructive typhoon. The White House on Thursday announced the disaster declaration for Typhoon Soudelor, which destroyed homes, toppled trees and snapped utility poles over the weekend on the 48-square-mile island of Saipan. Damage surveys were ongoing, but the commonwealth remained without electricity and running water, and residents were rationing fuel. Most major roadways have been cleared of uprooted trees and debris, Saipan resident Glen Hunter said. “The morning after the typhoon, you could not get anywhere because of the power poles … and trees that fell on the ground,” lifelong Saipan resident Lucy Selepeo said. “The tin houses, practically everything just flew away. The only thing you can see from the houses are the foundations.” Selepeo said concrete homes that withstood the winds, like hers, are flooded. More than 500 people on Saipan were in shelters, according to the Red Cross. Officials distributed water at various stations across the island. Still, signs of aid remained scarce going into the fifth day after the storm, Selepeo said. “I encountered a family of eight who slept on the beach in their car because their home flew away,” she said. About 50,000 people live on the commonwealth’s four populated islands, with most residing on Saipan, which took the brunt of the storm. Nearby Tinian got some damage, while Rota was spared, said Gregorio Kilili Camcacho Sablan, the commonwealth’s delegate to U.S. Congress. As for Pagan, “No idea,” he said. “I have no way to contact Pagan.” Ten generators were being shipped from Guam to power water pumps in Saipan, but the harbor was closed Thursday because of a listing boat that was half underwater, Sablan said. Restoring power could take a month or two, he said. “I haven’t seen a storm like this in 20 years,” Sablan said. “Unfortunately, the resources we have are hardly enough to get things up.” Wind speeds during the storm were between 100 mph and 120 mph. In an area that’s used to typhoons, Sablan said he and others were expecting it to pass with maybe 80 mph winds. That there were no reports of deaths or serious injury “seems almost impossible,” Hunter said. There initially was a $20-per-vehicle limit on buying gasoline, which meant motorists could get only about four gallons, Hunter said. Some easily burned through that amount while waiting in long lines at the pumps. On Thursday, the limit increased to $50, Sablan said. Gov. Eloy Inos was on vacation visiting his children on the U.S. mainland. “He’s doing everything he can to come back home. … He’s very anxious,” Sablan said. Despite the desperate conditions, residents were hopeful.

“There is nowhere to go but up from here,” Selepeo said. “We’re optimistic. We will recover.”
Saturday, 08 August, 2015 at 04:39 (04:39 AM) UTC RSOE

MARITIME/ SHIPPING

seawarn 8

Marine Warnings: SOUTHERN PART OF EAST CHINA SEA

23:35 JST 08/08/2015

OKINAWA WX
082100JST ISSUED AT 082335JST

STORM WARNING FOR SOUTHERN PART OF EAST CHINA SEA AND SEA SOUTH OF
OKINAWA

TYPHOON 1513 SOUDELOR (1513) 970HPA AT 24.9N 119.5E MOVING NNW 09KT
POSITION GOOD
MAX WINDS 70KT
RADIUS OF OVER 50 KNOT WINDS 150NM NE SIDE AND 100NM ELSEWHERE
RADIUS OF OVER 30 KNOT WINDS 350NM EAST SIDE AND 270NM ELSEWHERE
FORECAST POSITION FOR 090900JST AT 26.3N 117.6E WITH 50NM RADIUS OF
70 PERCENT PROBABILITY CIRCLE
MAX WINDS 55KT NEAR CENTER
FORECAST POSITION FOR 092100JST AT 27.9N 116.6E WITH 75NM RADIUS OF
70 PERCENT PROBABILITY CIRCLE
MAX WINDS 45KT NEAR CENTER

IN SOUTHERN PART OF EAST CHINA SEA
SE-LY WINDS WILL CONTINUE WITH MAX 50KT

IN SEA SOUTH OF OKINAWA
SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE WITH MAX 50KT

EXTENDED OUTLOOK FOR TYPHOON 1513 SOUDELOR (1513)
FORECAST POSITION FOR 102100JST AT 30.8N 116.0E WITH 110NM RADIUS OF
70 PERCENT PROBABILITY CIRCLE BECOMING TROPICAL DEPRESSION

WARNING VALID 092100JST

Marine Warnings: SEA SOUTH OF OKINAWA

23:35 JST 08/08/2015

OKINAWA WX
082100JST ISSUED AT 082335JST

STORM WARNING FOR SOUTHERN PART OF EAST CHINA SEA AND SEA SOUTH OF
OKINAWA

TYPHOON 1513 SOUDELOR (1513) 970HPA AT 24.9N 119.5E MOVING NNW 09KT
POSITION GOOD
MAX WINDS 70KT
RADIUS OF OVER 50 KNOT WINDS 150NM NE SIDE AND 100NM ELSEWHERE
RADIUS OF OVER 30 KNOT WINDS 350NM EAST SIDE AND 270NM ELSEWHERE
FORECAST POSITION FOR 090900JST AT 26.3N 117.6E WITH 50NM RADIUS OF
70 PERCENT PROBABILITY CIRCLE
MAX WINDS 55KT NEAR CENTER
FORECAST POSITION FOR 092100JST AT 27.9N 116.6E WITH 75NM RADIUS OF
70 PERCENT PROBABILITY CIRCLE
MAX WINDS 45KT NEAR CENTER

IN SOUTHERN PART OF EAST CHINA SEA
SE-LY WINDS WILL CONTINUE WITH MAX 50KT

IN SEA SOUTH OF OKINAWA
SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE WITH MAX 50KT

EXTENDED OUTLOOK FOR TYPHOON 1513 SOUDELOR (1513)
FORECAST POSITION FOR 102100JST AT 30.8N 116.0E WITH 110NM RADIUS OF
70 PERCENT PROBABILITY CIRCLE BECOMING TROPICAL DEPRESSION

WARNING VALID 092100JST

METAREA11 / TYPHOON_WARNING_JAPAN /081200

WTJP21 RJTD 081200
WARNING 081200.
WARNING VALID 091200.
WARNING IS UPDATED EVERY 6 HOURS.
TYPHOON WARNING.
TYPHOON 1513 SOUDELOR (1513) 970 HPA
AT 24.9N 119.5E TAIWAN STRAIT MOVING NORTHNORTHWEST 09 KNOTS.
POSITION GOOD.
MAX WINDS 70 KNOTS.
RADIUS OF OVER 50 KNOT WINDS 150 MILES NORTHEAST SEMICIRCLE AND 100
MILES ELSEWHERE.
RADIUS OF OVER 30 KNOT WINDS 350 MILES EAST SEMICIRCLE AND 270 MILES
ELSEWHERE.
FORECAST POSITION FOR 090000UTC AT 26.3N 117.6E WITH 50 MILES RADIUS
OF 70 PERCENT PROBABILITY CIRCLE.
980 HPA, MAX WINDS 55 KNOTS NEAR CENTER.
FORECAST POSITION FOR 091200UTC AT 27.9N 116.6E WITH 75 MILES RADIUS
OF 70 PERCENT PROBABILITY CIRCLE.
990 HPA, MAX WINDS 45 KNOTS NEAR CENTER.
EXTENDED OUTLOOK.
FORECAST POSITION FOR 101200UTC AT 30.8N 116.0E WITH 110 MILES RADIUS
OF 70 PERCENT PROBABILITY CIRCLE.
996 HPA.
BECOMING TROPICAL DEPRESSION.

JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY.=

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Indonesia: 18 Bodies found, 9 ID’ed, 100 missing in Java after major landslide – Published 131214 1152z (GMT/UTC)

12 dead, nearly 100 missing in Indonesian landslide – Official

A rescue team searches for survivors and remove bodies after a landslide at Jemblung village. – AFP Photo/DidaNuswantara

JAKARTA: A landslide triggered by torrential downpours has killed at least 12 people and left nearly 100 others missing on Indonesia’s main island of Java, an official said Saturday.Hundreds of rescuers were digging through mud and rubble after the landslide buried scores of houses in Jemblung village in central Java late Friday, the national disaster agency said.

The landslide swept down a hillside in the village, sparing only two houses, an AFP correspondent said.

TV footage showed bystanders watching the emergency effort while rescuers passed an orange body bag by hand through the muddy area.

“We found 12 bodies at the moment, and we are searching for 96 others,” an officer at the emergency centre at the scene of the disaster told AFP, asking not to be identified.

Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said it was unclear whether those missing were buried under the landslide or had taken refuge.

“Conditions on the ground are pretty tough and we need heavy machines to clear the road that has been covered by the landslide,” Nugroho added.

Officials said that the ground was still unstable and most rescue work was being carried out manually. Heavy machines were trying to clear mud that had cut access to the location.

There was no phone signal in the area, making coordinating rescuing efforts difficult, they added.

The agency said that 200 rescuers and 500 volunteers had joined the search for the missing.

Landslides triggered by heavy rains and floods are common in tropical Indonesia during the rainy season.

The national disaster agency estimates around half the country’s 250 million population lives in areas prone to landslides.

The vast Indonesian archipelago is one of the most natural-disaster-prone nations on Earth, and is also frequently hit by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

BBC

Indonesia landslide: Many missing in Java

Villagers use shovels to remove mud from the main road at Pasuruhan village in Wonosobo December 12, 2014, in this photo taken by Antara Foto

Landslides and flash floods are common in Indonesia

At least eight people have died and more than 100 are missing after a landslide on Indonesia’s main island of Java.

Heavy rain caused the landslide near Jemblung village in central Java.

Disaster agency officials said rescue teams had taken almost 40 people to hospital, of whom four were in critical condition.

Hundreds of rescuers, including police and soldiers, have been trying to find survivors.

The country’s national disaster agency said hundreds of houses had been destroyed by the landslide.

“Conditions on the ground are pretty tough and we need heavy machines to clear the road that has been covered by the landslide,” agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

Flash floods and landslides are common in Indonesia, triggered by seasonal downpours.

Many of the inhabitants of the chain of 17,000 islands live in mountainous areas or near fertile flood plains.

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“The death toll of the Banjarnegara landslides rose to 8 on Saturday with 100 people still missing, the authorities said.

Heavy rain triggered the landslides on Friday evening in the village of Sampang, sub-district of Karangkobar, regency of Banjarnegara, Central Java province.

“The death toll is rising. Now eight bodies have been found dead and 100 people are still missing,”  National Agency for Disaster Control (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said as quoted by Antara news wire.

Sutopo said a joint team of the BNPB, military and police, the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) and volunteers is still looking for the missing people.

“The terrain is difficult. Heavy equipment is needed to remove the earth and rocks covering the road,” he said.” – .thejakartapost.com

Update

Saturday, December 13th, 2014 | 17:11 pm (local time)

“BANJARNEGARA, KOMPAS.com – Rescue team members discovered 18 bodies of victims of landslides that occurred in the hamlet Jemblung RT 05 RW 01, Desa Sampang, District Karangkobar, Banjarnegara, Central Java. Of the 18 bodies that, just nine bodies were identified.

Here are the nine people killed names Tribunnews collected from the scene, Saturday (12/13/2014).
1. Joko Adi P (18), Hamlet Endong, RT 03, RW 02, Gumelar Village, District Karangkobar.
2. Sukirno (20), Hamlet Endong, RT 03, RW 02, Gumelar Village, District Karangkobar
3. Misman (25), Hamlet Endong, RT 03, RW, 02, Gumelar Village, District Karangkobar
4. Bahrun (70), the village of Sampang, RT 05, RW 01, District Karangkobar
5. Speech, Grogol village, RT 05, RW 01, District Pejawaran
6. Hadi (60), the village of Sampang, RT 05, RW 01, District Karangkobar
7. Hendi (9) Hamlet Genting RT 04 RW 03 Grogol Village District of Pajawaran
8. Klimah (33), the village of Sampang, RT 05, RW 01, District Karangkobar
9. Sunarti (60), the village of Sampang, RT 05, RW 01, District Karangkobar

The nine bodies have been identified in part Banjarnegara taken to hospitals, some of them are taken home relatives. Meanwhile, nine other bodies are still in the process of identification in Post SAR team.

Based on information from the Village Head Sampang, the number of people buried by landslides about 100 people.”

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Governor declares disaster emergency for three months

India/Bay Of Bengal: Tropical Cyclone 03B HUDHUD 121500Z nr 18.4N 82.5E, moving NW at 8 knots (JTWC) – Updated 121014 1521z (UTC)

 VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM Hudhud

(Equivalent to CATEGORY 3 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale)

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Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)

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WTIO31 PGTW 121500
MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE 03B (HUDHUD) WARNING NR 019//
RMKS/
1. TROPICAL CYCLONE 03B (HUDHUD) WARNING NR 019
01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN NORTHIO
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY

WARNING POSITION:
121200Z — NEAR 18.0N 82.9E
MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS – 310 DEGREES AT 08 KTS
POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 045 NM
POSITION BASED ON CENTER LOCATED BY SATELLITE
PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 105 KT, GUSTS 130 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
REPEAT POSIT: 18.0N 82.9E

FORECASTS:
12 HRS, VALID AT:
130000Z — 19.6N 81.5E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 075 KT, GUSTS 090 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
VECTOR TO 24 HR POSIT: 335 DEG/ 11 KTS

24 HRS, VALID AT:
131200Z — 21.7N 80.5E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 050 KT, GUSTS 065 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
VECTOR TO 36 HR POSIT: 350 DEG/ 13 KTS

36 HRS, VALID AT:
140000Z — 24.3N 80.1E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 030 KT, GUSTS 040 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATED AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND

REMARKS:
121500Z POSITION NEAR 18.4N 82.5E.
TROPICAL CYCLONE (TC) 03B (HUDHUD), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 30 NM
WEST-NORTHWEST OF VISAKHAPATNAM, INDIA, HAS TRACKED NORTHWESTWARD AT
08 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. ANIMATED ENHANCED INFRARED
SATELLITE IMAGERY AND MULTISPECTRAL SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATE THAT
TC 03B MADE LANDFALL NEAR VISAKHAPATNAM AT ABOUT 12/07Z AND HAS
CONTINUED TO TRACK INLAND WHILE WEAKENING. A 121108Z SSMIS IMAGE
DEPICTS TIGHTLY-CURVED BANDING WRAPPING INTO A WELL-DEFINED CENTER,
THEREFORE, THERE IS GOOD CONFIDENCE IN THE INITIAL POSITION AND
RECENT MOTION. THE INITIAL INTENSITY IS ASSESSED AT 105 KNOTS. TC
03B IS TRACKING ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERN PERIPHERY OF THE SUBTROPICAL
RIDGE (STR) AND IS FORECAST TO BEGIN RE-CURVING POLEWARD ALONG THE
WESTERN PERIPHERY OF THE STR, WHICH IS FORECAST TO RE-ORIENT AS A
DEEP MIDLATITUDE TROUGH DEEPENS OVER NORTHERN INDIA. THE DYNAMIC
MODEL GUIDANCE IS IN TIGHT AGREEMENT, THEREFORE, THERE IS HIGH
CONFIDENCE IN THE JTWC FORECAST TRACK. TC 03B IS FORECAST TO WEAKEN
RAPIDLY OVER THE NEXT 36 HOURS AND IS FORECAST TO DISSIPATE BY TAU
36. THIS IS THE FINAL WARNING ON THIS SYSTEM BY THE JOINT TYPHOON
WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI. THE SYSTEM WILL BE CLOSELY MONITORED FOR
SIGNS OF REGENERATION.//
NNNN

TSR N Indian Ocean: Storm Alert issued at 12 Oct, 2014 6:00 GMT

Super Cyclonic Storm HUDHUD (03B) currently located near 17.5 N 83.5 E is forecast to strike land to the following likelihood(s) at the given lead time(s):

Red Alert Country(s) or Province(s)
    India
        probability for CAT 1 or above is 100% currently
        probability for TS is 100% currently
Red Alert City(s) and Town(s)
    Vishakhapatnam (17.8 N, 83.3 E)
        probability for CAT 1 or above is 100% currently
        probability for TS is 100% currently
    Kakinada (17.0 N, 82.3 E)
        probability for CAT 1 or above is 95% within 12 hours
        probability for TS is 95% currently
    Naupada (18.6 N, 84.2 E)
        probability for CAT 1 or above is 60% within 12 hours
        probability for TS is 100% currently

Yellow Alert City(s) and Town(s)
    Brahmapur (19.3 N, 84.9 E)
        probability for TS is 65% currently

Note that
Red Alert (Severe) is CAT 1 or above to between 31% and 100% probability.
Yellow Alert (Elevated) is CAT 1 or above to between 10% and 30% probability, or TS to above 50% probability.
CAT 1 means Severe Cyclonic Storm strength winds of at least 74 mph, 119 km/h or 64 knots 1-min sustained.
TS means Tropical Storm strength winds of at least 39 mph, 63 km/h or 34 knots 1-min sustained.

For graphical forecast information and further details please visit http://www.tropicalstormrisk.com/

News Reports

At least three people were killed Sunday when Cyclone Hudhud slammed into India’s east coast packing winds of almost 200 kilometres (125 miles) per hour, ripping down power cables and forcing roads and railways to shut.

Around 370,000 people living along the eastern coastline were evacuated before the storm hit around 11.30 am (0600 GMT) on Sunday morning, as authorities tried to avoid mass casualties. “We have had three deaths since this morning,” said Natrajan Prakasam, a Disaster Management Commission official in the worst-hit state of Andhra Pradesh in southeast India. Two people were crushed by falling trees, while the third was killed when a wall collapsed in heavy rains, he told AFP. India placed its navy and coastguard on high alert ahead of the storm and advised residents to stay indoors as the cyclone passed by, warning of large waves known as storm surges. Some flights were cancelled while bus and train services in the worst affected areas were suspended. The head of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said the main highway in the port city of Visakhapatnam, which was in the eye of the storm as it hit, was strewn with fallen trees and electricity pylons. “The two big challenges facing the NDRF team are clearing roads and evacuation and rescue work,” he added. India’s eastern coast and neighbouring Bangladesh are routinely hit by bad storms between April and November that cause deaths and widespread property damage. The region is populated by fishermen and small-scale farmers, many of whom live in flimsy huts with thatched roofs or shanties.

Sunday, 12 October, 2014 at 09:50 UTC RSOE

MARITIME/SHIPPING

METAREA8N / HIGH_SEAS_WARNING / 0900

WTIN01 DEMS 120900
SHIPPING BULLETIN FOR MET. AREA VIII (N),NORTH OF EQUATOR
VALID FOR 24/48 HOURS FROM 0900 UTC 12 OCTOBER 2014
—————————————————-
PART I:-STORM WARNING
THE VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM ‘HUDHUD’ OVER
WESTCENTRAL BAY OF BENGAL MOVED WESTNORTHWESTWARDS AND
LAY CENTRED AT 1730 HRS. IST OF YESTERDAY,THE 11TH OCTOBER
2014 NEAR LATITUDE 16.2ON AND LONGITUDE 84.8OE
ABOUT 230 KMS SOUTHEAST OF VISHAKHAPATNAM AND 340 KMS
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF GOPALPUR(.)IT THEN MOVED NORTHWESTWARDS
AND LIES CENTERED AT 0830 HRS IST OF TODAY,THE 12TH
OCTOBER 2014,NEAR LATITUDE 17.4ON AND LONGITUDE 83.8OE
ABOUT 60 KMS EASTSOUTHEAST OF VISHAKHAPATNAM(.)
THE SYSTEM WOULD MOVE WEST-NORTHWESTWARDS AND
CROSS NORTH ANDHRA PRADESH COAST CLOSE TO VISHAKHAPATNAM
WITHIN A FEW HOURS(.)
PART II:-WEATHER SEASONAL OVER REST MET AREA VIII (N)

A1 ARABIAN SEA EQUATOR TO 10 DEG. N AND W OF 80 DEG.E (.)
A1-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-
1)W OF 55 DEG E:-SW/W-LY 10/15 KTS (.)
2)E OF 55 DEG E:-NW/W-LY 10/15 KTS BEC SW-LY
TO THE E OF 75 DEG E(.)
II)WEATHER:-SCATTERED RA/TS(.)
III)VISIBILITY:-6-4 NM(.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-1-2 M(.)

A1-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-
1)W OF 55 DEG E:-WSW-LY 10/15 KTS (.)
2)E OF 55 DEG E:-NW/W-LY 05/10 KTS BEC SW-LY
TO THE E OF 68 DEG E(.)
II)WEATHER:-SCATTERED RA/TS(.)
III)VISIBILITY:-6-4 NM(.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-1)1-2 M 2)0.5-1 M(.)

A2 ARABIAN SEA:-23 DEG 45 MIN N 68 DEG E TO 12 DEG N 63 DEG.E
TO CAPE GARDAFUI TO N OF 10 DEG N(.)
A2-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-NW-LY 10/15 KTS (.)
II)WEATHER:-SCATTERED RA/TS TO THE E OF 70 DEG E AND
S OF 15 DEG N(.)REST AREA FAIR(.)
III)VISIBILITY:-6-4 NM TO THE S OF 05 DEG N AND
S OF 15 DEG N(.)REST AREA 10-8 NM(.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-1-2 M(.)

A2-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-NW-LY 10/15 KTS (.)
II)WEATHER:-SCATTERED RA/TS TO THE E OF 70 DEG E AND
S OF 15 DEG N(.)REST AREA FAIR(.)
III)VISIBILITY:-6-4 NM TO THE S OF 05 DEG N AND
S OF 15 DEG N(.)REST AREA 10-8 NM(.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-1-2 M(.)

A3-BAY OF BENGAL:EQUATOR TO 10 DEG N BETWEEN E OF 80 DEG E
AND WEST OF 10 DEG N/98 DEG 30 MIN E TO 6 DEG N/95 DEG E AND
THENCE S-WARDS TO EQUATOR(.)
A3-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-
1)W OF 90 DEG E:S/SW-LY 15/20 KTS (.)
2)E OF 90 DEG E:SE/S-LY 10/15 KTS(.)
II)WEATHER:-FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RA/TS(.)
III)VISIBILITY:-4-3 NM(.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-1)2-3 M 2)1-2 M(.)

A3-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-
1)N OF 05 DEG N AND W OF 85 DEG E:-SW/S-LY 10/15 KTS(.)
2)REST AREA VARIABLE(.)
II)WEATHER:-FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RA/TS(.)
III)VISIBILITY:-4-3 NM(.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-1)1-2 M 2)LESS THAN 0.5 M(.)

BOB: A4:- BAY OF BENGAL N OF 10 DEG N AND E OF 80 DEG E (.)
A4-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS:-
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-
S-LY 20/25 KTS BEC SE-LY TO THE N OF 16 DEG N(.)
II)WEATHER:-WIDESPREAD RA/TS(.)
III)VISIBILITY:-3-2 NM(.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-3-4 M(.)

A4-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-
1)W OF 85 DEG E:S-LY 10/15 KTS(.)
2)E OF 85 DEG E:SSE-LY 15/20 KTS(.)
II)WEATHER:-FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RA/TS TO THE E OF 85 DEG E(.)
REST AREA ISOLATED RA/TS(.)
III)VISIBILITY:-4-3 NM TO THE E OF 85 DEG E(.)
REST AREA 8-6 NM(.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-1)1-2 M 2)2-3 M(.)

ISSUED BY INDIA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT=

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India/ Pakistan: Heavy monsoon rains leave at least 82 dead in Punjab, Kashmir, KPK. More rain forecast – Published 050914 1010z (UTC)

At least forty (G: 82 over Punjab and Azad Kashmir) people died in separate incidents of roof collapse, land sliding and electrocution followed by heavy downpour in Punjab on Thursday.

Heavy rains lashed Lahore where six members of a family lost their lives in a roof collapse, including an infant. In another incident of roof collapse in Government Officers Residence (GOR) Colony, two people died. Separately, a man died after getting electric shocks in Johar Town.

Several deaths were also reported from Sialkot, Faisalabad and Gujranwala. According to rescue sources, a woman and two children died when a house’s wall collapsed on them in Sialkot. Two more deaths were also reported from Faisalabad, while in Monki area of Gujranwala, a child died and two other persons were injured in a roof collapse.

The government of Punjab has declared emergency in the rain-hit areas and launched full-scale rescue operations. Sialkot DCO Nadeem Sarwar said on Thursday that a high wave of flood will pass through the River Chenab midnight Thursday. He said residents of villages adjoining the river had already been evacuated and shifted to safer places.

Talking to APP, he said as many as 33 relief centres had been established in the Sialkot District in addition to medical centres with sufficient medicines.

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has warned all the authorities concerned to take necessary precautionary measures during the expected rains between Thursday and Friday. According to the officials of PDMA thunderstorm with isolated heavy rain at a few places is expected in Hazara, Malakand, Peshawar, Mardan and Kohat division. There is a chance of flash flooding in local nullahs and streams.

At least forty people, including women and children, died and 30 sustained injuries in different incidents of roof collapses in various districts of Punjab during current torrential rains. According to a Rescue 1122 spokesman around 13 people, including three women, succumbed to injuries when roofs of different homes caved in different localities of the provincial capital. As per reports, the roof of a double storeyed building caved in near Chah Miran area; Dhobi Ghaat, which resulted in the instant death of six people, including three women.
Similarly, the roof of a house collapsed in GOR-2. Resultantly, two people got stuck under the debris. The rescue service responded to the incident and extricated the victims’ dead bodies. A man died after he suffered an electric shock in Johar Town and another man also died due to a roof collapse. According to reports, three people died when the roof of a house caved in at Thokar Niaz Baig, whereas one man died in a house near Samanabad Roundabout.

Meanwhile, one person died and six sustained multiple injuries in two incidents of roof collapses in Faisalabad; four died and two were injured in Gujranwala due to a roof collapse. Another five people died and two sustained multiple injuries due after receiving electric shock in Sialkot district. Moreover, one person died and two were injured in Chundowal village, whereas one died and 10 sustained multiple injuries in roof collapses in Okara and Kasur.

The rescuers, who responded to the incidents in Punjab, ascertained that mostly dilapidated buildings with poor bases were to blame for the roof collapses. Expressing his concerns, Punjab Rescue DG Dr Rizwan Naseer advised citizens to remove debris and extra weight from the rooftops of the houses and strengthen their bases by putting sand and mud around the walls to avoid collapses. He said the citizens should remove electric wires or cover them properly to avoid electric shocks in monsoon season.

The overnight downpour submerged low-lying areas of Lahore, including Wasanpura, Garhi Shahu, Garden Town, Ferozepur Road, Mall Road, Gulberg and Iqbal Town. Rain emergency has been declared in the province and local administration has been put on high alert to kick off rescue efforts and prevent rain-related casualties.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department has warned that all rivers in Punjab would likely be in “very high” to “exceptionally high” flood from Sept 5 to 7 because of expected intensification of the current spell of fairly widespread rains.

Friday, 05 September, 2014 at 04:39 (04:39 AM) UTC RSOE

Other Reports

“LAHORE/RAWALPINDI:

Death toll from heavy monsoon rains mounted to 82 as torrential downpour continued to batter Punjab and Azad Kashmir, SAMAA reported Friday.

In Punjab, reports said, the death from rain-related incidents reached 60.

Most of the deaths were caused by roof collapses in buildings as rains crippled civic life in the city.

Hundreds of acres of agriculture land inundated in Punjab as dozens of villages were cut off due to rainwater.

In Azad Kashmir, at least 18 people were reported killed. Four people were killed in Haripur district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

More Rain Likely

Authorities warned that more intense rainfall and flash floods could cause flooding in major rivers.

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast more rain during next 12 hours in Punjab, Azad Kashmir and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, adding that the rain may continue till Sunday.

PMD said if the rains continued for two days, the high flooding in rivers may inundate vast swatches of land in Punjab.

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has kicked off rescue and relief operations.

High Flood

Due to flash flooding in Kashmir region, the rivers Jhelum and Neelum are close to overflowing in some places, officials said.

Reports said a high flood level is being witnessed in River Chenab at Marala Headworks.

Authorities in Sialkot and Narowal areas have issued flood warnings in various areas of Punjab and evacuated local people from villages.

Pak Army has also been called in to assist local administration.

Pakistan has suffered deadly monsoon floods for at least the last four years — in 2013, 178 people were killed and around 1.5 million affected by flooding around the country.

The floods of 2010 were the worst in Pakistan’s history, with 1,800 people killed and 21 million affected in what became a major humanitarian crisis. SAMAA/AFP” – http://www.samaa.tv

J-K: Bus washed away by floods, 50 feared dead

HT Correspondents, Hindustan Times Jammu/Srinagar, September 04, 2014

First Published: 15:02 IST(4/9/2014) | Last Updated: 11:02 IST(5/9/2014)

“At least fifty people were feared dead on Thursday after a bus carrying a wedding party was washed away by flash floods inJammu and Kashmirs Rajouri district, even as 20 other flood-related deaths were reported from other parts of the state.

Three days of heavy rain left rivers in the state flowing above the danger mark and triggered landslides in several places, forcing key highway stretches to close for traffic. More rainfall is likely for at least the next two days, the meteorological department warned.

On Thursday afternoon, the bus — filled to its capacity of 52, including the bride and groom was on its way to Lam, around 120 km from Jammu city, when it was hit by surging waters of the Gambhir river. Only three people survived the accident.

Rescue operations were severely hampered by heavy rainfall, said Rajouri senior superintendent of police Mubassir Latifi.

The state capital of Srinagar also braced for major floods with the Jhelum, Kashmirs main river, flowing more than seven feet above the danger mark.

Vast swathes of Srinagar remain inundated, with water levels just a few feet shy of breaching Lal Chowk, the citys commercial hub.

With water level rising by the hour, locals complained of administrative apathy. Our colony has been under water since 2am Thursday but no help arrived till morning. Only two boats, with a capacity of four, were made available by the administration, even though hundreds of people are stranded, said Mushtaq Ali, a resident of Hamdania colony in Srinagars Bemina area.

Torrential rainfall forced the Vaishno Devi pilgrimage to be suspended on Thursday after three people were injured in landslides triggered by heavy showers.

The 300-km-long Jammu-Srinagar national highway also closed for traffic after two landslides in the Ramban district left hundreds of vehicles stranded.

South Kashmirs Anantnag and Kulgam districts are among the worst hit, with at least 50 villages under water and more than 1500 people marooned. On Thursday, the government dispatched 50 boats to the region that evacuated hundreds of people trapped by floodwater. A number of bridges have also collapsed in south and central Kashmir, cutting off several hamlets.

People living along the banks of Jhelum and embankments of other water bodies have been asked to move to safer areas immediately, said Kashmir divisional commissioner.

Amid complaints that the administration was slow in responding to the crisis, chief minister Omar Abdullah conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected districts on Thursday, directing officials to take all necessary measures to safeguard lives of people affected by the deluge.

The government has asked the air force to keep a rescue plan ready, and around 500,000 sand bags have been kept available, said a spokesperson. The cabinet has also approved Rs. 10 crore for rescue work.

All schools and colleges are closed in the state till Sunday. Kashmir University has postponed its examination.” – Hindustan Times

 

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Bulgaria: About 12 -16 killed (reports vary), several missing after torrential rain and heavy floods hit Varna – Published 200614 1752z

Torrential rains and floods hit Bulgaria on Thursday, killing at least 10 people, cutting off electricity, blocking roads and sparking evacuations, officials said.

Heavy rainfall in the Black Sea resort city of Varna triggered a flood wave late on Thursday in one of its low-laying suburbs that killed at least 10 people, the mayor of Varna told the national radio.

TV footage showed smashed cars on top of each other on the streets of the suburb, where a state of emergency was declared.

“The tragedy is enormous. I am here on a street in the suburb of Aspruhovo. The street is not here, the houses are not here, there are cars on top of each other,” Varna mayor Ivan Portnih said. Electricity in the suburb was cut off, the mayor said. In central Bulgaria, firefighters evacuated 11 people from the top of their houses in the town of Kilifarevo, police said. Thunderstorms and heavy rains flooded roads and damaged houses in several villages near the capital.

Weather forecasters said the rains that fell in the eastern regions of Varna and Burgas in the past 24 hours equalled the usual amount per month and warned new rainfall and thunderstorms were expected in northern and eastern Bulgaria on Friday.

Friday, 20 June, 2014 at 03:14 (03:14 AM) UTC RSOE

Weather warnings: Bulgaria
Предупреждения за опасни явления: България

Other reports

“Victims of flood in “Asparuhovo” so far 14.

Source: News.Varna24.bg 14:12 / 06.20.2014

10 are confirmed dead in the city, but may be much more. Three missing. Six people were hospitalized, one of which is a woman in labor.

This morning I got up and two victims in Dobrich. A noon bTV reported another died.

On Wednesday it was reported a man who died as a result of heavy rains in Dimitrovgrad.

There is still no official information on what exactly are the victims of the flood in “Asparuhovo” in Varna. According to different data, the number varies between 10 and 12. Smaller number officially reported at 6.50 pm on Friday, Interior Minister Tsvetlin Iovchev. He added that two of the victims are children. Television correspondent in the city reported 12 dead. According to Mayor Ivan Portnih number is 11.

Divers in “Asparuhovo” continue to look for injured people. The latest victim was removed from her home at 3 am in the morning.” – Source: News.Varna24.bg 14:12 / 06.20.2014

Here’s how you can help the needy and how you can get involved as a volunteer

Source: News.Varna24.bg 18:37 / 06.20.2014

“In connection with the dozens of inquiries from citizens regarding their desire to provide immediate assistance to victims of disaster Asparuhovo of the city of Varna Municipality made the following clarifications:

1. Needed humanitarian materials:

– Fixed food – canned beans, cooking oil, biscuits, cookies, packaged products that do not require refrigeration;

– Sanitation – toilet paper, diapers, wipes, disinfectants;

2. Needed physical assistance:

Regarding the need for clearing hundreds of tons of waste and alluvial materials, tomorrow, 21 June 2014. in the yard of the Red Cross – Varna, “Brothers Shkorpil” № 3 is scheduled meeting for anyone interested in volunteering to help in the disaster area.

Let’s all be volunteers with clothing, such as preference will be if participants bring their action boots and shovels. For those who do not have proper equipment, sponsors of the organization provided 300 sets of boots and shovels, so any help would be welcome. Besides the streets voluntary mass will be concentrated in flooded homes.

After the briefing has organized transport from Varna to BRC Asparuhovo area, but the advantage would be if volunteers come with their own transport.

At the afternoon session of the Crisis Staff in District Administration – Varna was decided to build an entrance and focal point to the district administration Asparuhovo. The point will be on duty around the clock, volunteers and representatives of the Red Cross, which will guide the victims to the accommodation and medical professionals for assistance. Site will be distributed directly and humanitarian aid.

All supplies for crisis point will be transferred to a transport column that starts in 18.45ch. of the Red Cross building – Varna, “Brothers Shkorpil” 3.”

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Hours after tragedy struck in Varna, NGOs Bulgaria’s Red Cross (BRC) and volunteers organised donation campaigns and volunteer teams to aid the flood victims in Asparuhovo.

There are two official donation campaigns – one of BRC and one of the Bulgarian Donations Forum and Nova TV national channel.

The Red Cross activated the donations hotline 1466 – by sending a blank text to the number, people can donate BGN 1 for the flood victims. The organisation also opened a bank account for those who wish to make larger donations:
UNICREDIT BULBANK
BG64UNCR76301078660913
UNCRBGSF(For the flood victims in Bulgaria)

The other donations campaign opened the 17777 hotline. Those, willing to donate BGN 1, must send a text message with the following content: DMS Varna. According to reports, the hotline is overloaded and confirmation texts are being sent back with a big delay.

Part of the donations will also be sent to Dobrich, parts of which are also flooded.

Volunteers from Varna and Sofia are organising themselves through Facebook to collect aid and send in teams to help the cleaning operations in Asparuhovo. The hashtags for the operation are: #‎варна‬, #helpvarna, #supportvarna. The main rally point for volunteers in Varna is in front of the Cathedral.

Most needed are water pumps. Volunteers are advised to have warm clothes, gloves, raincoats, shovels and rubber boots.

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Turkey: Deaths rise to 284, 122 rescued injured. 18 trapped in coal mine explosion/ongoing fire in Soma, Manisa province – Updated 160514 1335z

Update 16 May 2014 1308 UTC :

President Gl visits Soma amid protests

May 15, 2014, Thursday/ 17:15:17/ TODAY’S ZAMAN/ ISTANBUL

President Abdullah Gl speaks to reporters during his visit to Soma mining. (Photo: Today’s Zaman)

President Abdullah Gl traveled to Soma, in western Turkey, on Thursday after the mining town was hit by a disaster that left at least 283 miners dead and was met by angry protests from relatives of the victims.

Gl’s first stop was Akhisar State Hospital, where he visited those who were injured in the incident. Gl wished them a speedy recovery and said he is praying to God that such incidents never take place again. The president was accompanied by Parliament Speaker Cemil iek and Health Minister Mehmet Mezzinoğlu.

There are 10 injured miners in the hospital and they are in good condition.

Gl, who stayed in the hospital for 30 minutes, left the area under tight security measures.

A woman staged an angry protest as the president’s official car was leaving the hospital. The woman, identified as Hlya Akaydın, said: You shameless people, may God damn you. May you burn violently.”

After leaving Akhisar, Gl went to Soma to visit the site of the incident.

Access to the mine entrance was controlled by gendarme roadblocks several kilometers away ahead of the visit by Gl, as gendarmes searched cars.

The president, who cancelled a visit to China after the mine disaster, visited the surroundings of the mine along with iek and was briefed by Energy Minister Taner Yıldız, Health Minister Mezzinoğlu, and Family and Social Policy Minister Ayşenur İslam about the search and rescue efforts and the situation of the injured. The president also spoke with relatives of the miners who were waiting for their loved ones and offered his condolences to the relatives of the victims.

Some had still not received any information about their loved ones and booed the president. One accused the president of hindering the rescue efforts.

Esteemed president, rescue teams cannot enter the mine because of you. We don’t need police here, we need rescue teams. We still cannot get the dead bodies out, he said.

A victim’s mother, whose name was not available, spoke to Gl in person and asked for his help to find her son.

My beloved son lies underground. There is still no news from him. They [rescue teams] stopped working just because the president has come. There are efforts to hide negligence, but there is obvious negligence, the mother told reporters.

Making a statement from the mine area, Gl, who looked upset and had a trembling voice, said Turkey’s loss is very great and there are lessons Turkey needs to take from this disaster.

We need to join hands in order to heal the wounds here and show a big example of solidarity, the president said as he offered his condolences to the victims’ families.

Undoubtedly, such pain should not be experienced again. Just like developed countries minimized such pain [caused by mine disasters], we need to review our regulations and take the necessary measures, he said.

Gl also noted that the State Audit Institution (DDK), tied to the presidency, will provide an outline of measures that need to be taken to prevent similar tragedies in mines.

An administrative and judicial investigation has been launched into the incident, said the president, promising that it will be carried out meticulously.

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HĂĽrriyet Daily News:

Company admits there was no refuge chamber in Soma mine, but vows to continue operations

Soma Holding head Ali Grkan is seen during a press conference May 16, three days after the deadly disaster. AA Photo

Soma Holding head Ali Grkan is seen during a press conference May 16, three days after the deadly disaster. AA Photo

The operator of the Soma mine has denied any negligence in the worst mining disaster in Turkeys history, while admitting that a refuge chamber that could have saved lives had not yet been constructed. Nevertheless, Soma Holding head Ali Grkan vowed to continue operating the mine after shortcomings are addressed in the wake of the May 13 disaster.

There was no negligence on our side. I have worked in mines for 20 years, and I did not witness such an incident [here on May 13], said Akın elik, the operating manager of the Soma Coal Mining Company, during a press conference May 16.

Asked if the company would continue to operate the mine, Grkan said: “Of course. After all the measures are taken and the missing room [for the refuge chamber] is built, this operation will continue. Legally, we don’t have an obligation to build a refuge chamber. But we would have completed it in three-four months if this accident hadnt happened.”

No refuge chamber, but escape point

The officials have admitted that there was no refuge chamber in the mine, but added that there was an escape point close to ground level, allowing workers to exit without walking the 300 meters to the main entrance.

When the facility was first established, there was one refuge room that could host 500 people at the center of the mine, but it was closed when production ended in that area of the mine.

As the production area was moved to a deeper part of the mine, preparations were underway to build refuge rooms there, according to the executives.

If the accident had happened three or four months later, the construction of refuge rooms would have been finished and the workers would have survived, the company claimed.

Reason remains unknown

Officials have accepted that they do not know the reason of the accident, describing the fire as being technically inexplicable.

The cause of the fire was heated coal, and no flames erupted at a power distribution unit in the mine, they said.

The incident happened in three to five minutes. The gas filled everywhere in five minutes, elik added.

Grkan, also said they had made the necessary investments to ensure the safety of workers. We have spent our income to improve working conditions to avoid possible accidents, Grkan said, while refusing to answer questions from journalists.

I am in severe pain. People who know me would understand, he said, noting that he had health issues.

elik also confirmed that there were 787 workers inside the mine when the disaster occurred. He said that 363 workers managed to escape the mine after the accident, while another 122 were rescued injured and transferred to nearby hospitals.

elik also confirmed a previous statement by Energy Minister Taner elik who said 18 miners remained trapped inside the mine.

Officals have declined to provide a list of the 787 workers, saying they do not have the authority to release it publicly as all data has been delivered to Turkeys disaster agency, AFAD.

No child workers

Another senior company official, Celalletin Gkaşan, has categorically rejected claims that they employed child workers or subcontracted workers.

There are no foreign, minor or subcontracted workers, Gkaşan said, answering to widespread criticism about the companys alleged mismanagement of the mine.

Cemal Yıldız, who perished in the disaster, was originally said to be 15, but his family subsequently revealed that he was 19 at the time of death. According to Yıldız’s Facebook account, however, he started working in the mines in 2011, meaning he had been employed illegally at the age of 16.

Along with the compensation required by law, there is a program to give more support to the families of victims, Grkan said.

While the scale of the project is yet to be determined for the moment, the company will cover the education tuition of the victims children and other costs, he added.

The Soma coal mine, which is the regions biggest facility employing up to 6,500 workers, was privatized at the end of the 1970s.

May/16/2014

Update 14 May 2014 0720 UTC :

Turkey Mine Blast: 201 Dead And Toll May Rise

Hopes are fading for hundreds of miners trapped underground, as relatives wait anxiously at the surface for news.

Workers wait outside a mine in Soma, Turkey, following an underground explosion

Oxygen is being pumped into the mine to help those trapped

At least 201 miners have been killed after an underground explosion and fire in western Turkey.

The countrys energy minister Taner Yildiz�said 787 workers were in the mine at the time of the blast, which is thought to have been caused by an electrical fault.

Hundreds are still trapped in shafts and tunnels up to 2.5 miles (4km) from the nearest exit. He said 80 miners were injured and at least four of them are in a serious condition.

Mr Yildiz�said�rescue effort is now reaching a critical stage, with hopes fading for the those still trapped.

Workers wait outside a mine in Soma, Turkey, following an underground explosion
Many of the miners were coughing and covered in dust as they were rescued

The blast in Soma, some 155 miles (250km) south of Istanbul, is one of the worst mining disasters in Turkish history.

It is reported the fire is still burning underground, hampering rescue efforts.

Fresh air is being pumped into the pit to help workers who may be struggling to breathe, amid fears they could suffer carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Dozens of miners have been rescued or made their own way out

TV pictures showed rescued miners coughing and spluttering as they were pulled out alive, their faces coated with black dust.

Relatives waited anxiously at the entrance to the mine, cheering and applauding each successful rescue.

But according to journalist Doran Jones fear has already turned to anger among the relatives of many of those lost.

He told Sky News previous accidents have been reported at the mine and the safety record of operator Soma Komur�has been called into question.

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Worried relatives rush to the mine complex in the town of Soma

Mr Jones said one miner had told him he felt like a lamb to the slaughter every time he went to work.

Miner Oktay�Berrin told new Agency AFP�workers were not protected underground.

In a statement, the mines owners, Soma Komur, described the explosion as a tragic accident which happened despite maximum safety measures and inspections.

The incident took place in the town of Soma, in the province of Manisa
The explosion happened in Turkeys western Manisa province

According to Turkeys ministry of labour, the pit was last inspected on March 17 and was found to be compliant with safety regulations.

The accident happened when a power distribution unit exploded about 1.2 miles (2km) beneath the surface, according to Nurettin Akcul, head of the Turkish Mineworkers Union.

It is thought it happened during a change of shifts, leading to confusion over the exact number of workers still inside.

The countrys worst mining disaster was in 1992, when a gas explosion killed 270 workers near the Black Sea port of Zonguldak.

Turkeys Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has postponed a one-day visit to Albania and is heading to the scene. Sky News

Syria/Lebanon: 9 more Syrian children die from cold as Storm Alexa starts predicted worst winter for many years – 131213 1330z

Thousands of Syrian refugees are facing freezing temperatures and difficult weather conditions as snowstorms have hit areas where they’ve set up camps.

Families have been fleeing their homes in Syria because of fighting between the President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and rebel groups who want him out.

Many of them set up makeshift homes near the border with Lebanon. Over the past week the weather has become harsh with temperatures dropping so low icicles have formed on the huts.
Friday, 13 December, 2013 at 04:57 (04:57 AM) UTC RSOE

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worldbulletin.net:

9 more Syrian children die from cold

Thousands face imminent death due to lack of access to basic necessities during the civil war.

9 more Syrian children die from cold / PHOTO

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World Bulletin / News Desk

“Nine more children including 4 newborn babies died from the cold, the Syrian Network for Human Rights announced Friday.

Doctors in the region warnthatworsening weatherconditionscouldlead to more deaths as the lack of access to basic necessities has left thousands facing imminent death. The Syrian oppositionissued an urgent call for help to international institutions.

The Middle Eastern nation braves the wintry cold for athird time during the civil war which began in March 2011.

More than 100,000people havebeenkilled in themore than three-year oldconflict inSyriaand overtwo millionSyriansare now registered as refugees in neighboring countries, Turkey. Lebanon and Iraq,according to the UN.” – worldbulletin.net

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United Nations voices concern for refugees caught in winter storm in Lebanon


(Video credit: Amanda Merrill)

Published on Dec 12, 2013

It is called Alexa a storm sweeping across Syria and Lebanon bringing in high winds and freezing temperatures. It is the start of what is predicted to be the worst winter for many years.

The United Nations said it is “extremely concerned” for the plight of the 2.2 million refugees living outside Syria and the millions more displaced inside the country.

In Lebanon humanitarian groups are struggling to meet overwhelming needs.

Syrian refugee Jined Al-Hussein explained his plight. “It is cold in the rain and we have nothing. Hunger and cold weather and there is nothing. I have been here for a week.”

Abdel-Karim Alibrahim is from Aleppo and such are the conditions he says he would prefer to return there.

“The tents blew about letting the rain and snow come in on the little children. We would have preferred to stay in Syria with the shelling.”

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is prioritising aid to refugees at high altitude where the snow is at its worst and said as long as people are in tents there is only so much they can do.

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Philippines: Powerful earthquake hits Bohol and Cebu, leaves at least 93 dead – 151013 1715z

Red Cross Emergency Numbers: Cebu Chapter 032- 4124140 | 09209294645 and Bohol Chapter 038-5019175 | 09209031793 @RedCrossCebu

A powerful earthquake jolted three popular central Philippine islands Tuesday, killing at least 32(*G: Revised – at least 93, some reports say 97) people, tearing down buildings and triggering landslides.

Fifteen of the confirmed fatalities were in Cebu, the second most important city in the Philippines and a gateway to some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, civil defence office spokesman Reynaldo Balido told reporters.

The 7.1-magnitude quake caused centuries-old churches and modern buildings to crumble, while major roads were also ripped open and blocked by landslides. “I was fast sleep when suddenly I woke up because my bed was shaking. I was so shocked, I could do nothing but hide under the bed,” Janet Maribao, 33, a receptionist in Cebu, said.

The governor of Bohol reported that at least 16 people had died there and more than 100 others were injured, while one person was confirmed killed on the neighbouring island of Siquijor. All the areas are famed for their idyllic white sands and turquoise waters.

Balido and others involved in the relief and rescue operations warned the death toll would climb, with the full extent of the damage yet to be assessed. Nevertheless, they expressed relief the earthquake occurred on the Eid public holiday, meaning there were fewer people than normal in many of the major buildings that suffered damage.

The quake struck at 8.12am (3.12am UAE) near Balilihan, a town of about 18,000 people on Bohol, at a depth of 20 kilometres, the USGS reported. The town lies across a strait about 60 kilometres from Cebu. Cebu, with a population of 2.5 million people, is the political, economic, educational and cultural centre of the central Philippines. It hosts the country’s busiest port and largest airport outside of the capital Manila. It also has a major ship building industry.

Tuesday, 15 October, 2013 at 07:42 UTC RSOE

Other Reports

“Massive extremely dangerous earthquake in Bohol, Philippines – At least 97 people killed, hundreds injured, around 4 billion PHP damage expected.

Update 16:34 UTC : More than 9,000 people living on Bohol island are displaced due to earthquake

Update 16:19 UTC : The death toll increased to 97. Most of the casualties have been reported from Bohol (the island of the epicenter) The number of dead in Bohol alone has reached 87. In Cebu, 9 have died, while one fatality was reported in Siquijor.

Update 12:24 UTC : The NDRRMC reports that more than 400,000 families have been affected by the earthquake (can be in different ways, damaged and inhabitable houses, etc etc)

 

Update 12:13 UTC : Some fatality reasons as reported by the NDRRMC + damages is also reported in seaports and airports, government buildings, hospitals, schools, and other infrastructure, mostly in Bohol and Cebu.

 

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” - earthquake-report.com (Further updates, video & pictures)

Deadly Philippine quake hits Bohol and Cebu

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At least 93 people have been reported dead after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit the central Philippines.

The quake happened at 08:12 (00:12 GMT) on a national holiday. The US Geological Survey said it struck below the island of Bohol, where officials reported most casualties.

People were also killed in the province of Cebu.

Historic churches were among the many damaged buildings, and stampedes were reported in two cities.

At least 69 of those confirmed dead were from Bohol, according to reports citing disaster management officials.

Fifteen people are known to have been killed in Cebu, and another was reported dead on the neighbouring island of Siquijor.

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Dozens of others are also being treated for injuries.

Search and rescue operations are being conducted, with rescuers finding themselves hampered by damaged roads.

At least five people died when part of a fishing port collapsed in Cebu, and two others were also reported dead when a roof fell at a market.

At least three people also died during a stampede at a sports complex in Cebu, provincial disaster chief Neil Sanchez said.

“There was panic when the quake happened and there was a rush toward the exit,” he told AFP.

The tremor triggered power cuts in parts of Bohol, Cebu and neighbouring areas, say reports citing the country’s disaster management agency.

Officials from Bohol and Cebu have declared a state of emergency in their respective provinces, local media say.

An official from the government agency which monitors earthquake activity was quoted as saying that this was the strongest tremor felt in the area in the last 23 years.

President Benigno Aquino is expected to visit the affected areas on Wednesday.

The collapsed facade of the San Pedro y San Pablo church in Loboc town, Bohol province A 7.2 quake struck underneath Bohol island, damaging structures like this old church in Loboc town.
Residents walk along huge cracks in a road after an earthquake struck Bohol province, central Philippines, October 15, 2013. A huge crack has appeared in a road in Bohol province as a result of the earthquake.
Workers use a crane to lift up concrete block that fell on a car after buildings collapsed during an earthquake in Cebu city, central Philippines, 15 October 2013 Damage was also reported in neighbouring Cebu, about an hour away by plane from the capital, Manila.
People gather on the street next to damaged buildings in Cebu city, Philippines, after a major 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the region on 15 October 2013 People ran out onto the streets in Cebu – one of the country’s major cities.
A police officer surveys the damage following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu city A police officer surveys the damage in Cebu city.
Hospital patients are evacuated after an earthquake struck Cebu city, in central Philippines 15 October 2013 Many were also evacuated from buildings, like this hospital in Cebu, where patients were led to safer areas.
Rescuers shift through the rubble to recover an unidentified man at a fish port in Pasil, Cebu, central Philippines, 15 October 2013 At least five people died when part of this port building collapsed in Cebu.

Edgardo Chatto, the governor of Bohol, said a city hall building was damaged on the island.

Heavy damage to roads, bridges and historic churches, some dating back to the Spanish colonial period in the 1500s and the 1600s, was also reported in Bohol and Cebu.

British man David Venables, who has lived in Cebu for seven years, said it was the strongest quake he had experienced.

“It’s a very strange and frightening experience when the very foundations of the house and surrounding area shake uncontrollably,” he said.

Bonita Cabiles, a resident of Mandaue city in Cebu, told the BBC she was woken up when she felt the ground rumbling.

She said there was a lot of structural damage in the area, including to the bell tower of the Santo Nino church in Cebu, one of the most well-known churches in the country.

It was fortunate that it was a national holiday and the students were not in school, she said.

There were reports of aftershocks following the quake.

The Philippine Red Cross said in a statement that they had mobilised staff and volunteers to affected areas.

Cebu province, with a population of more than 2.6 million, is about an hour away by plane from Manila.

Neighbouring Bohol, a favourite of tourists because of its sandy beaches, is a short boat ride away from Cebu.

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Earthquake hits Philippines

At least 93 people have died after an earthquake struck the central Philippines, causing widespread destruction.

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Disaster rocks the Philippine Islands with a 7.1 Earthquake. Epicenter was about 620 Kilometers South of Manila near Catigbian. This on the heels of a Typhoon that caused massive damage and flooding.

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Pilipinas : Napakahusay na lindol hit sa Bohol at Cebu , nag-iwan ng hindi bababa sa 93 patay – 151,013 1715z

Red Cross Emergency Number : Cebu Kabanata 032-4,124,140 | 09209294645 at Bohol Kabanata 038-5,019,175 | 09209031793 @ RedCrossCebu
Isang malakas na lindol jolted tatlong sikat na sentro ng Philippine isla Martes, pagpatay ng hindi bababa sa 32 (* G : Binago – hindi bababa sa 93 , ang ilang mga ulat sabihin 97 ) mga tao , pansiwang down na mga gusali at nagti-trigger ng landslides .
Labinlimang ng nakumpirma fatalities ay nasa Cebu , ang ikalawang pinakamahalagang lungsod sa Pilipinas at isang gateway sa ilan sa mga pinaka- magagandang beach ng bansa , pagtatanggol na pambayan opisina tagapagsalita Reynaldo Balido Sinabi reporters .

Ang 7.1 – magnitude lumindol dulot may sandaang taon na simbahan at modernong gusali na gumuho , habang ang mga pangunahing kalsada ay din bigtal bukas at hinarangan sa pamamagitan ng landslides . ” Mabilis na ako ay matulog kapag bigla ako woke up dahil ang aking kama ay pagkakalog . Ako ay kaya shocked , maaari kong gawin walang anuman kundi itago sa ilalim ng kama , ” Janet Maribao , 33 , isang resepsyonista sa Cebu , sinabi.

Ang gobernador ng Bohol iniulat na hindi bababa sa 16 taong namatay at may higit sa 100 iba ay nasugatan , habang ang isang tao ay nakumpirma pumatay sa mga kalapit na isla ng Siquijor . Ang lahat ng mga lugar ay sikat para sa kanilang payapa’t maligaya white sands at turkesa tubig .

Balido at iba sangkot sa pagbibigay-lunas at Pagsagip pagpapatakbo binigyan ng babala ang kamatayan toll gusto umakyat , may buong lawak ng pagkasira pa lang tasahin . Gayunpaman , sila ay ipinahayag lunas lindol ang naganap sa Eid holiday pampublikong , ibig sabihin mayroong mga mas kaunting mga tao kaysa sa normal na sa marami sa mga pangunahing gusali na pinagdudusahan pinsala .

Ang lumindol struck sa 08:12 ( 03:12 UAE ) na malapit sa Balilihan , isang bayan ng tungkol sa 18,000 mga tao sa Bohol , sa isang lalim na 20 kilometro , ang USGS iniulat . Ang bayan ay namamalagi sa isang makipot tungkol sa 60 kilometro mula sa Cebu . Cebu , na may populasyong 2.5 milyong mga tao , ay ang pampulitika , pang-ekonomiya , pang-edukasyon at pangkultura sentro ng gitnang Pilipinas . Ito ay nagho-host ng pinaka-abalang port ng bansa at pinakamalaking airport sa labas ng kabiserang Maynila . Mayroon din itong isang pangunahing industriya ng barko gusali.

Martes, Oktubre 15, 2013 sa 07:42 UTC RSOE
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” Napakalaking lubhang mapanganib na lindol sa Bohol , Pilipinas – Hindi bababa sa 97 taong namatay , daan-daang nasugatan , sa paligid 4000000000 PHP pinsala inaasahan.

Update 16:34 UTC : Higit sa 9000 mga taong naninirahan sa Bohol isla ay displaced dahil sa lindol

Update 16:19 UTC : Ang plegarya tumaas sa 97 . Karamihan sa mga casualties naiulat mula sa Bohol (ang isla ng sentro nang lindol ) Ang bilang ng mga patay sa Bohol mag-isa ay umabot 87 . Sa Cebu , 9 na namatay , habang isa bagsik pumatay ay naiulat sa Siquijor .

I-update ang 00:24 UTC : Ang NDRRMC mga ulat na higit sa 400,000 mga pamilya na apektado ng lindol ( maaaring maging sa iba’t ibang paraan , nasira at matitirahan bahay , atbp atbp)

Update 12:13 UTC : Ang ilang mga bagsik pumatay kadahilanan tulad ng iniulat ng NDRRMC pinsala + din ang naiulat sa seaports at airports , government building , mga ospital , mga paaralan , at iba pang imprastraktura , karamihan sa Bohol at Cebu .

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Nakamamatay Philippine lumindol hit Bohol at Cebu

BBC Oktubre 15, 2013 Huling na-update sa 17:20 BST ( 1620Z GMT / UTC)

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Hindi bababa sa 93 tao ang naiulat na patay matapos ang isang magnitude 7.2 na lindol pindutin ang gitnang Pilipinas .

Yumanig ang lupa ang nangyari sa 08:12 ( 00:12 GMT) sa isang pambansang holiday . Ang Survey sa US Geological sinabi ito sa ibaba struck sa isla ng Bohol , kung saan ang mga opisyal ng iniulat pinaka casualties .

Mga tao ay namatay din sa lalawigan ng Cebu .

Makasaysayang simbahan kabilang sa mga maraming mga nasira gusali, at stampedes ay naiulat sa dalawang lungsod .

Hindi bababa sa 69 ng mga nakumpirma patay ay mula sa Bohol , ayon sa mga ulat nagbabanggit opisyal ng disaster management.

Labinlimang mga tao ay kilala sa na- pumatay sa Cebu , at isa pang naiulat patay sa mga kalapit na isla ng Siquijor .
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Dose-dosenang iba pa din ang mga ina- itinuturing para sa mga pinsala .

Paghahanap at Pagsagip operasyon ay ina isinasagawa , may rescuers sa paghahanap ng kanilang mga sarili hampered sa pamamagitan ng nasira mga kalsada .

Hindi bababa sa limang tao ay namatay kapag ang bahagi ng isang port pangingisda na gumuho sa Cebu , at dalawang iba pa ay din iniulat patay kapag roof isang nahulog sa isang merkado .

Hindi bababa sa tatlong mga tao ay namatay din sa panahon ng isang pagpapanakbuhan sa isang sports complex sa Cebu , panlalawigan disaster chief Neil Sanchez sinabi.

” Nagkaroon biglang pagkatakot kapag lumindol ang nangyari at nagkaroon ng Rush patungo sa exit , ” kanyang sinabi sa AFP .

Ang pagyanig trigger cut kapangyarihan sa mga bahagi ng Bohol , Cebu at mga kalapit na lugar , sabihin ulat nagbabanggit ng kalamidad pamamahala ng bansa ahensiya .

Mga opisyal mula sa Bohol at Cebu na ipinahayag ng isang estado ng emergency sa kani-kanilang mga lalawigan , mga lokal na media sasabihin.

Ang isang opisyal mula sa ahensya ng pamahalaan na sinusubaybayan ng lindol aktibidad ay may panipi bilang na nagsasabi na ito ay ang pinakamatibay na pagyanig nadama sa lugar sa nakaraang 23 taon .

President Benigno Aquino ay inaasahan na bisitahin ang mga apektadong lugar sa Miyerkules .
Ang gumuho harapan ng San Pedro y San Pablo simbahan sa Loboc bayan , Bohol lalawigan A 7.2 lumindol struck sa ilalim Bohol isla , damaging mga istraktura tulad nito lumang simbahan sa Loboc bayan .
Residente maglakad sa kahabaan ng malaking basag sa isang kalsada pagkatapos ng lindol struck ng Bohol lalawigan , central Pilipinas , 15 Oktubre 2013 . Isang malaking crack ay lumitaw sa isang kalsada sa Bohol lalawigan bilang isang resulta ng lindol .
Manggagawa gumamit ng isang kreyn upang iangat up bato na nahulog sa isang kotse matapos na mga gusali na gumuho sa panahon ng lindol sa lungsod ng Cebu , sentro ng Pilipinas , 15 Oktubre 2013 pinsala ay din na naiulat sa karatig Cebu , tungkol sa isang oras ang layo sa pamamagitan ng eroplano mula sa kabisera , Manila .
Mga Tao magtipon sa kalye sa tabi ng nasira gusali sa lungsod ng Cebu , Pilipinas , pagkatapos ng isang pangunahing magnitude 7.1 na lindol struck ang rehiyon sa Oktubre 15, 2013 Mga Tao Naubusan papunta sa kalye sa Cebu – isa sa mga pangunahing mga lungsod ng bansa.
Ang isang opisyal ng pulis survey ang pinsala kasunod ng 7.2 – magnitude na lindol na hit ang Cebu lungsod Isang pulis survey ng pinsala sa lungsod ng Cebu .
Ospital pasyente ay evacuated pagkatapos ng lindol struck ng lungsod ng Cebu , sa sentro ng Pilipinas 15 Oktubre 2013 Marami na rin evacuated mula sa mga gusali , tulad nito ospital sa Cebu , kung saan ang mga pasyente ay humantong sa mas ligtas na lugar.
Rescuers shift sa pamamagitan ng mga durog na bato upang mabawi ang isang unidentified tao sa isang port isda sa Pasil , Cebu , sentro ng Pilipinas , 15 Oktubre 2013 ang hindi bababa sa limang mga tao ay namatay kapag ang bahagi ng gusaling ito port na gumuho sa Cebu .

Edgardo Chatto , ang gobernador ng Bohol , sinabi ng isang gusali city hall ay napinsala sa isla .

Malakas na pinsala sa mga kalsada , tulay at makasaysayang simbahan , ang ilang mga itinayo ang Espanyol kolonyal na panahon sa 1500s at 1600s ang , ay din na naiulat sa Bohol at Cebu .

British tao Venables David , na nanirahan sa Cebu para sa pitong taon , sinabi ito ay ang pinakamatibay na yumanig ang lupa na kanyang naranasan.

“Ito ay isang napaka- kakaiba at nakakatakot na karanasan kapag pinakadulo pundasyon ng bahay at nakapaligid na lugar iling uncontrollably , ” sinabi niya .

Bonita Cabiles , isang residente ng lungsod ng Mandaue sa Cebu , sinabi ng BBC siya ay woken up kapag siya nadama ang lupa rumbling .

Siya ay sinabi nagkaroon ng maraming istruktura pinsala sa lugar , kabilang sa mga tore ng Santo Nino simbahan sa Cebu , isa sa mga pinaka- kilalang mga simbahan sa bansa .

Ito ay mapalad na ito ay isang pambansang holiday at ang mga mag-aaral ay wala sa paaralan , kanyang sinabi.

Nagkaroon ng mga ulat ng aftershocks ng pagsunod sa mga lindol .

Ang Philippine Red Cross sinabi sa isang pahayag na sila ay mobilized mga tauhan at mga boluntaryo sa mga lugar na apektado .

Cebu lalawigan , na may populasyong higit sa 2,600,000 , ay tungkol sa isang oras ang layo sa pamamagitan ng eroplano mula Maynila .

Neighbouring Bohol , isang paborito ng mga turista dahil sa mga sandy beach , isang maigsing biyahe sa bangka ang layo mula sa Cebu .
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Lindol hit sa Pilipinas

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Lindol hit sa Pilipinas

Hindi bababa sa 93 na tao ang namatay pagkatapos ng lindol ang isang struck sa central Pilipinas , na nagiging sanhi ng lakit pagkawasak .
7 1 Lindol Pilipinas Rocks malapit sa Bohol Province

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Disaster bato ang Republika ng Pilipinas na may 7.1 Lindol . Sentro nang lindol ay tungkol sa 620 Kilometro Timog ng Manila malapit sa Catigbian . Ito sa takong ng isang Typhoon na dulot napakalaking pinsala at pagbaha .
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China: Extreme weather leaves 15 dead, 2 missing across 9 provincial regions 080613 1455z

Torrential downpours in Central China’s Hunan province have left three people dead and one missing, affecting 669,000 people since Thursday, local authorities confirmed on Saturday. (see totals for 9 regions below)

Heavy rain began to affect Hunan on Thursday and continued into Saturday morning, with over 7,390 residents forced to evacuate the worst-hit areas including the cities of Zhangjiajie and Changde, an official at the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters said.

The rainstorm has triggered landslides in Cili county in Zhangjiajie, killing three local residents and forcing the temporary closure of two provincial highways, according to the official.

The province’s 103 reservoirs have seen the water level brimming over danger marks and the water level of Shimen station on Lishui river recorded a rise of 4.78 meters in one day.

Saturday, 08 June, 2013 at 13:40 (01:40 PM) UTC RSOE

Heavy rain kills 15 in South China

A villager walks on a flooded road in Gangdong village, Duchang county, Jiangxi province on June 7, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]

“A bout of heavy rain in south and east China has killed 15 people and left another two missing as of today, according to a statement issued by the National Commission for Disaster Reduction.

Rain started to lash nine provincial regions in southern and eastern China, including the provinces of Anhui, Hubei, Hunan and Jiangxi, on Wednesday, said the statement today.

Hail or rain-triggered floods have affected 4.68 million people and forced the relocation of 62,000 people, toppling 2,500 houses and rendering 21,400 hectares of crops unharvestable, it added.

The disasters caused direct economic losses of 1.7 billion yuan (US$277.16 million), according to the commission.

Local civil affairs authorities have sent relief supplies to the disaster-hit areas, authorities said.” – shanghaidaily.com

Chinese (Google translation)

在中國中部湖南省的傾盆暴雨已造成三人死亡,一人失踪,影響669,000人自上週四以來,地方當局上週六證實。 見下面9個地區的總和)

上週四開始影響湖南大雨,持續到週六上午,擁有超過7,390名居民被迫撤離受災最嚴重的地區包括張家界,常德的城市,在省防汛抗旱指揮部的一位官員說。

張家界慈利縣暴雨引發山體滑坡,造成三名當地居民,並迫使兩個省級公路暫時關閉,按照官方的。

全省103座水庫已在一天之內,充滿了危險標記和澧水石門站的水位記錄水位上升4.78米。

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中國南方暴雨15人死亡
江西省都昌縣,江東村,一位村民走在被水淹沒的道路上,2013年6月7。 [圖片/新華社]

一個回合在中國南部和東部地區的大雨已造成15人死亡,並留下另外兩個失踪的今天,由國家減災委員會發表的一份聲明。

雨開始抨擊九省在中國南部和東部地區,包括安徽,湖北,湖南,江西等省份,上週三聲明說,今天。

冰雹或大雨引發的洪水已經影響到468萬人,並被迫搬遷62000人,倒塌房屋2500間,渲染21,400公頃農作物unharvestable,,它補充說。

災害造成直接經濟損失的1.7十億元(277160000美元),根據該委員會。

當地民政部門已派出救援物資到災區,當局說。shanghaidaily.com

Zi zhōnggu zhōngb hnn shěng de qīngpn boyǔ yǐ zochng sān rn sǐwng, yīrn shīzōng, yǐngxiǎng 669,000 rn z shng zhōu s yǐli, dfāng dāngj shng zhōu li zhngsh. (Jin ximin 9 g dqū de zǒngh)

Shng zhōu s kāishǐ yǐngxiǎng hnn dyǔ, chx do zhōu li shngwǔ, yǒngyǒu chāogu 7,390 mng jūmn bi p chl shuzāi zu ynzhng d dqū bāoku zhāngjiāji, chngd de chngsh, zi shěng fngxn knghn zhǐhuī b de yī wi guānyun shuō.

Zhāngjiāji c l xin boyǔ yǐnfā shāntǐ hupō, zochng sān mng dāngd jūmn, bng pshǐ liǎng g shěng j gōngl zhnsh guānb, nzho guānfāng de.

Qun shěng 103 zu shuǐk yǐ zi yītiān zhī ni, chōngmǎnle wixiǎn biāoj h lǐ shuǐ shmn zhn de shuǐwi jl shuǐwi shngshēng 4.78 Mǐ.

6 Yu,08 r (xīngqli), 2013 nin zi 13:40 (01:40 PM) UTC RSOE

Zhōnggu nnfāng boyǔ 15 rn sǐwng
Jiāngxi shěng dū chāng xin, jiāngdōng cūn, yī wi cūnmn zǒu zi bi shuǐ yānm de dol shng, 2013 nin 6 yu 7. [Tpin/xīnhush]

Yīg huh zi zhōnggu nnb h dōngb dqū de dyǔ yǐ zochng 15 rn sǐwng, bng li xi lngwi liǎng g shīzōng de jīntiān, yu gujiā jiǎnzāi wěiyunhu fābiǎo de yī fn shēngmng.

Yǔ kāishǐ pēngj jiǔ shěng zi zhōnggu nnb h dōngb dqū, bāoku ānhuī, hběi, hnn, jiāngxi děng shěngfn, shng zhōu sān shēngmng shuō, jīntiān.

Bīngbo hu dyǔ yǐnfā de hngshuǐ yǐjīng yǐngxiǎng do 468 wn rn, bng bi p bānqiān 62000 rn, dǎotā fngwū 2500 jiān, xunrǎn 21,400 gōngqīng nngzuw unharvestable, , tā bǔchōng shuō.

Zāihi zochng zhjiē jīngj sǔnshī de 1.7 Sh y yun (277160000 měiyun), gēnj gāi wěiyunhu.

Dāngd mnzhng bmn yǐ pichū jiyun wzī do zāiqū, dāngj shuō. – Shanghaidaily.Com

China: Storms, floods & landslides in Guangdong, Fujian and Jiangxi leave 33 dead, 12 missing. Millions affected. More rain forecast – 170513 1200z

Chinese authorities say rainstorms that battered southern China this week have killed 33 people and left 12 people missing.

The Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs website says at least nine provinces have had storms and some flooding and landslides since Tuesday.
It says Guangdong province has been hit the hardest with 19 deaths and 11 missing people.
Guangdong‘s weather service said some areas received more than 8 inches (21 centimeters) of rain in nine hours on Thursday. It forecasts more rain in the coming days and warns of mudslides.
Friday, 17 May, 2013 at 04:21 (04:21 AM) UTC RSOE

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Published on 17 May 2013

Thirty-three people have been killed and 12 others are reported missing in the latest round of rain and hailstorms that have swept southern China.Heavy rain has hit 10 provinces in southern China, including Guangdong, Fujian and Jiangxi, affecting millions of people. In the worst-hit Guangdong province, rainstorms battered five cities, including the provincial capital Guangzhou, causing 19 deaths and leaving 11 missing.A total of 650 thousand people in the province have been affected. Rainstorms have triggered flooding and landslides in some places.
The Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Committee for Disaster Reduction have initiated a level-four disaster relief response.

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“Flooding rains hit Chinas Hunan Province Tuesday morning, killing one person and damaging 9,300 hectares of farmland in 20 villages.

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The downpour triggered landslides in Zhujiapu Village of Hanshou resulting in the death of a 79 year old women. The town tallied 164mm of rainfall in one day.

The rain also toppled down 78 residential houses and forced more than 800 villagers to evacuate.

Furthermore accumalations approaching up to 157 millimeters in three hours, raised the water level of Tie River of Hejiaqiao of Liling City of the province late Tuesday.

Heavy rain also hit Jiujiang County of east Chinas Jiangxi Province Wednesday, causing a direct economic loss of 200,000 yuan with 3,000 hectares of cotton and 666 hectares of vegetable fields being affected.

In downtown Nanchang, the capital city of Jiangxi the rainfall also neared the 200mm mark for Wednesday in to Thursday.

On Tuesday residents of Hubei province were hit hard following a Tornado that damaged 20 homes and left 10 residents injured.

Needless to say but we will say it anyways, the weather has impacted residents here and unfortunately with the rainy season underway and now in full force very little as far as relief is in the forecast. A short break on Friday will be observed but then soon after the rains will start to spark back up.” – westernpacificweather.com

US: Red Cross Issues Progress Report on Superstorm Sandy Response and Recovery – 170213 1900z

WASHINGTON, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 The American Red Cross issued a progress report today on its work to help people in the first three months after Superstorm Sandy struck the East Coast as well as its plans for longer-term recovery.

Superstorm Sandys devastationaltered landscapes, lost homes, lives forever changedwill be felt for months to come, said Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the Red Cross. With widespread support from people and businesses from across the country and around the world, the American Red Cross is helping people counter sorrow with hope.

RECOVERY EFFORTS UNDERWAY The Red Cross is working closely with government partners on long-term recovery efforts, and the first part of the Red Cross recovery work is already underway. At the request of the federal government, the Red Cross is focusing its initial recovery assistance on an estimated 9,000 families whose houses were heavily damaged or destroyed. The Red Cross is providing resources to either repair their homes or help them move into longer-term housing.

For the next several months, a big part of the Red Cross recovery effort will be working one-on-one with families who need some extra help making recovery plans and accessing available resources. Some need help finding child care, or understanding insurance paperwork. Red Cross case workers will help guide them through the recovery process.

The Red Cross is also supporting the work of several other relief groups, such as helping to fund several local food banks in New York to boost their capacity to serve more meals and help ensure people who need food have access to it, as well as support for Operation Hopes work to provide assistance and financial counseling to survivors.

RED CROSS RELIEF The Red Cross has deployed a total of more than 16,800 disaster workers in the past three months to help those affected by Sandy. Three months after landfall, more than 1,000 Red Cross workers remain on the scene, providing food, water and emotional support to people in need. Since Sandy made landfall, the Red Cross has:

  • Served more than 11 million meals and snacks.
  • Distributed more than 6.9 million relief items like blankets and cleaning supplies.
  • Provided more than 109,000 health and mental health contacts for those affected, many of whom lost everything they owned during the storm.
  • Provided nearly half (81,000) of the total 163,000 shelter stays by a range of groups.

PUBLIC GENEROSITY The Red Cross has received more than $254 million in donations and pledges for Sandy.By January 31, the Red Cross will have spent or made commitments to spend an estimated $145 million, and the remaining Sandy donations will be used to help individuals and communities affected by this storm with their long-term needs.This spending, which represents both direct services and support provided to other agencies, is more than half of the money received in the first three months.

This is a large amount of money to be spent in such a short period of time, but as has been seen in other disasters, recovery is a marathon, not a sprint, McGovern said. For example, the Red Cross recovery work for Hurricane Katrina lasted five years, work in Haiti is now in its third year, and the Red Cross is still helping people in Joplin after a 2011 tornado there. However long it takes, the Red Cross is committed that money donated for Sandy will stay in those communities to help the people affected by this disaster.

More information on the Red Cross work on the Sandy emergency relief and recovery can be found at www.redcross.org/sandy-response.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

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China Snow Storm leaves 2 dead, 260,000 in need of emergency aid and 3,700 relocated. Total affected 770,000 – 070113 1320z

Inner Mongolia is highlighted on this map. The striped area is nominally part of Inner Mongolia, but is in fact administered by neighbouring Heilongjiang province.Thirty-year record-low temperatures and a snow disaster have left two people dead and affected 770,000 others in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, local authorities said Sunday.

Snow has fallen on 917,000 square kilometers, or 78 percent, of Inner Mongolia, with 82,000 square km buried in snow at least 25-centimeters deep, according to the regional meteorological authority.

More than 3,700 residents have been relocated and 260,000 others are in need of emergency aid, sources with the region’s civil affairs department said.

By Jan. 4, snow had left about 180,000 head of livestock dead, with direct economic loss estimated at 690 million yuan (110 million U.S. dollars).

Civil affairs authorities have earmarked disaster relief funds that will be allocated to those affected by adverse weather conditions ahead of the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 10 this year.

Sunday, 06 January, 2013 at 16:42 (04:42 PM) UTC RSOE

Chinese:

中國雪災葉2人死亡,26萬需要緊急援助和3700搬遷。總計受影響的770000 – 0701131320z

第三年創紀錄的低溫度和低溫雨雪冰凍災害2人死亡,770000人受到影響中國北方的內蒙古自治區,地方當局說,星期天。

雪已經下降917000平方公里,或78%,內蒙古,82000平方公里埋在積雪至少有25厘米深,根據區域的氣象主管部門。

3700多名居民已搬遷,並在需要緊急援助的260000人,與該地區的民政部門來源說。

1月4日,雪已經離開了約18萬頭牲畜死,直接經濟損失估計為6.9億元(1.1億美元)。

民政部門已預留救災資金將分配給那些受惡劣的天氣條件下,落在2月10日,今年的春節,。

,2013年1月6日(週日)16:42(04:42 PM)UTC RSOE

China Meteorological Administration

3-day forecast

07-01-2013 Source:Central Meteorological Office

From Jan.8, southern Yangtze-Huaihe Valley, southern Yangtze-Hanshui Valley, northern and western South of the Yangtze River will get light to moderate snow even heavy snow. Central-western Guizhou and southern Hunan will get freezing rain.

From this morning to forenoon, the light fog or haze will hit North China, the Yellow-Huaihe Valley, the Yangtze-Huaihe Valley, Sichuan Basin, the Yangtze-Hanshui Valley and central-northern South of the Yangtze River. Southern Sichuan Basin, northern Jiangsu and Anhui, northwestern Jiangxi will see fog with visibility less than 1000 meters. (Jan.7)

中國國家氣象局
為期3天的預測
2013年7月1日來源:中央氣象局

從Jan.8,南部的長江,淮河流域,長江,漢水流域南部,北部和南疆西部,長江將獲得輕至中度雪甚至大雪。貴州中西部和湖南南部凍雨。

從今天早晨到上午,光的霧或霾將達到中國北方,黃河,淮河流域,長江,淮河流域,四川盆地,長江,漢水流域及長江中北部南。四川盆地南部,江蘇北部,安徽西北部,江西將看到,能見度小於1000米的霧。 (1月7日)

Editor: Hao Jing

Press Reports:

This, from nodeju.com:

China Has Worst Winter In 30 Years

Jan062013

“BEJING The Northern Chinese region known as Inner Mongolia is experiencing its coldest winter since 1985.

Blistering cold with temperatures dipping well below -40F have left more than 260,000 people in need of emergency assistance and more than 180,000 livestock has perished.

extreme weather in china

Parts of China and Mongolia is covered in 5 feet of snow with temperatures dipping well below freezing. Photo Credit: Photo News

The Chinese government stated yesterday that it was the coldest cold snap that region has been experiencing in the past 28 years.

The Great Hinggan Mountain chain is covered in 2 feet of snow and 3 north-eastern provinces bordering with Siberia, Russia, seen temperatures of -20F. More than 3,700 had to be evacuated to warmer areas.

Independent Mongolia has also been struck hard by the severe weather. News media report that in parts of the country temperatures dipped below -58 Fahrenheit and snow covers the plane in a blanket more than 5 feet thick.”

Chinese:

中國30年來最惡劣的冬季

2013年1月6日

北京所被稱為內蒙古 – 中國北方地區正在經歷自1985年以來最寒冷的冬天。

嚴寒的溫度下浸漬低於-40F留下了超過26萬人需要緊急援助,並已消滅了超過18萬頭牲畜。

在中國的極端天氣

在5英尺厚的雪覆蓋中國和蒙古的零件浸漬遠低於冰點的溫度。圖片來源:圖片新聞

中國政府昨天表示,這是該區域已經經歷了在過去的28年中最冷的寒流。

大興安嶺山脈覆蓋2英尺厚的雪,與俄羅斯西伯利亞東北三省接壤,看到溫度為-20F。超過3,700不得不被疏散到較溫暖的地方。

獨立蒙古惡劣的天氣,也沉重打擊。新聞媒體報導稱,在部分國家氣溫跌破-58華氏度和大雪覆蓋面超過5英尺厚的毛毯。

Russia: Putin orders probe into flash floods that killed at least 171 – Россия: Путин заказов расследование наводнения, что погибли по меньшей мере 171 – 9 July 2012 2050 GMT/UTC

Investigators have launched a probe into possible negligence after devastating flash floods in southern Russia killed at least 171 people and President Vladimir Putin demanded officials explain the disaster.

As emergency workers pulled more bodies from the flood waters around Krymsk, the worst-hit district in the southern Krasnodar region, angry survivors insisted they had not received any warning from the authorities.

Putin demanded that officials explain the massive death toll and personally inspected the worst-hit areas on Saturday evening.

The Russian strongman compared the force of the water – which trapped people in their homes at night, ripped up pavements and traffic lights and flooded rail tracks – to a ‘tsunami’ and said the top investigator would probe ‘who acted how’.

He also quickly moved to address concerns that the deluge might have been caused by an emergency opening of sluice gates at a local reservoir, with the Kremlin issuing a statement that Putin had been told it was not the cause of the flooding.

Flash floods frequently batter towns along the picturesque Black Sea coast during seasonal rains in the Caucasus mountains, but authorities say the current disaster is unprecedented.

Officials have been unable to explain the massive death toll, saying only the floods were caused by torrential rains over the past few days.

The force of the water was so ferocious that many residents said they suspected the floods were caused by a release of water at a local reservoir on the Neberdzhai River.

Investigators have acknowledged that repeated releases of water did happen but it remained unclear whether it might have contributed to the disaster.

‘Over the course of 13 hours portioned releases of water were repeatedly conducted in an automated mode,’ spokesman for regional investigators Sengerov said in televised remarks.

‘But there were not some large-scale water releases. We have yet to establish how much they could have affected the development of events.’

Investigators also opened a criminal investigation into possible negligence but did not provide further details.

Some residents bluntly accused authorities of a cover-up. ‘It always rains here but we’ve never had this before. A seven-metre tall wave crushed everything,’

Irina Morgunova told AFP in Krymsk. ‘That is not rain. But no one will ever say it out loud.’

Monday, 09 July, 2012 at 10:14 UTC RSOE

Следователи начали расследование возможной халатности после разрушительного наводнения на юге России погибли по меньшей мере 171 человек и президент России Владимир Путин потребовал чиновники объясняют катастрофу.

Как спасатели вытащили тела из более паводковых вод вокруг Крымск, наиболее пострадавших район в южной части Краснодарского края, гнев выживших настаивали, что они не получили никакого предупреждения со стороны властей.

Путин потребовал, чтобы чиновники объясняют массовый погибших и лично осмотрел наиболее пострадавших областей в субботу вечером.

Русская сильной по сравнению сила воды – что захваченных людей в свои дома в ночное время, разорвал тротуары и светофоры и затопили железнодорожные пути – к “цунами” и заявил, что топ следователь будет исследовать “, которые действовали как”.

Кроме того, он быстро перешел к решению проблем, что потоп мог быть вызван чрезвычайный открытие шлюзов в местном водохранилище, с Кремлем, опубликовав заявление, что Путин был сказали, что это не является причиной наводнения.

Внезапные наводнения часто бить городах, расположенных вдоль живописного побережья Черного моря во время сезонных дождей в горах Кавказа, но власти говорят, что нынешний катастрофа является беспрецедентной.

Чиновники не смогли объяснить массовый погибших, отметив лишь, наводнения были вызваны проливными дождями на протяжении последних нескольких дней.

Сила воды была настолько свирепой, что многие жители сказали, что они подозреваются наводнения были вызваны сброса воды на местном водохранилище на реке Neberdzhai.

Исследователи признают, что повторяющиеся выбросы из воды произошло, но остается неясным, может ли оно способствовало катастрофе.

“В течение 13 часов распределены попусков воды неоднократно проводились в автоматическом режиме”, пресс-секретарь регионального следователи Sengerov заявил в телевизионном выступлении.

Но не было несколько крупных релизов воды. Нам еще предстоит установить, сколько они могли бы повлиять на развитие событий.

Следователи также возбудила уголовное дело в возможной небрежности, но не предоставил подробностей.

Некоторые жители прямо обвинил власти в сокрытии. “Это всегда дожди здесь, но мы никогда не было этого раньше. Семи метровая волна измельченных все ”

Ирина Моргунова сообщил AFP в Крымск. “Это не дождь. Но никто не скажет этого вслух.

Понедельника, 9 июля 2012 в 10:14 UTC RSOE