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No current storm in NHC Atlantic Wallet 4

Weather - Hurricane Matthew - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 07:01
No current storm in NHC AT4 as of Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:01:38 GMT

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone: Mudslides - Aug 2017

Reliefweb.int - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 19:00
GLIDE number: MS-2017-000109-SLE
Disaster type: Mud Slide
Affected countries: Sierra Leone

More than 200 people were killed when a mudslide struck the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown on Monday, sweeping away homes. The Red Cross said at least 205 bodies had been taken to the central morgue in Freetown. (Reuters)


Date: 14 Aug 2017
Status: Alert

Mexico: Tropical Cyclone Franklin - Aug 2017

Reliefweb.int - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 19:00
GLIDE number: TC-2017-000105-MEX
Disaster type: Tropical Cyclone
Affected countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico

Tropical Storm Franklin hit at 22:45 local time on Monday 7th (03:45 GMT Tuesday) near the town of Pulticub, in the south-eastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucatan Peninsula, according to the National Weather Service of Mexico (SMN for its Spanish acronym).
The National Civil Protection System maintains a red alert (maximum danger) for the central, east, south and west regions of Quintana Roo; an orange alert (high danger) for Yucatan, the north of Quintana Roo, central, southeast, east and north of Campeche, and a yellow alert (moderate danger) for the south and southwest regions of Campeche, and the southeast and east areas of Tabasco.
The centre of the storm hit land with maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometres per hour, according to the SMN report issued at 01:15 local time (06:15 GMT) on Tuesday. At midnight, the centre of the tropical storm was located approximately 25 kilometres south of Punta Herrero, 105 kilometres northeast of Chetumal, and 125 kilometres south of Tulum, all of Quintana Roo's populations.
The system now moves through the Gulf of Mexico and has become a Category 1 hurricane. This will cause torrential storms in the regions of Quintana Roo, and intense storms in areas of Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco and Chiapas. Likewise, wind gusts exceeding 70 kilometres per hour and three to five meters high waves in Quintana Roo are forecast, and wind gusts exceeding 60 kilometres per hour with waves from one to two meters in Yucatan and Campeche.
The SMN, in coordination with the National Hurricane Center of the United States, maintains a hurricane monitoring zone from the coasts of Veracruz to Río Panuco, Veracruz state, as the rains continue until Friday, 11 August.
On Tuesday 8 August, the Government issued an Early Warning through the Early Warning System Portal (SIAT for its Spanish acronym). (IFRC, 9 Aug 2017)


Date: 08 Aug 2017
Status: Ongoing

Empire Division 27 days into response across 20 counties in New York State

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 15:14
(Margaretville, New York) The Salvation Army Empire State Division Emergency Disaster Services Team responded on August 3, 2017 to the Margaretville Fire Station in Delaware County to support a missing person search in the Big Indian Wilderness Area of the Northern Catskill Mountain Preserve. EDS Teams from Sidney, New York, Walton, New York and Empire Divisional Headquarters responded to provide feeding and hydration services to over fifty first responders from the [READ MORE]

SATERN Releases Activation Protocol For A Forecasted Busy 2017 Hurricane Season

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 15:26
SATERN (08/03/2017) –The National SATERN Committee has approved a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for activating the International SATERN SSB (voice) or Digital Nets for severe tropical weather.  SATERN – the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network – is composed of government licensed amateur radio volunteers who support The Salvation Army with emergency and auxiliary communications and [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Dangerous San Francisco Standoff

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:33
San Francisco, CA (July 31, 2017):  On Monday morning, The Salvation Army Emergency and Disaster Services team responded to a call to head to the scene of a standoff to serve first responders and evacuees. According to the San Francisco Police Department, on Sunday at 11:45p.m. police received a call about shots fired in the area of 15th and Beaver Streets near Corona Heights. Officers responded and found a woman suffering from a gun shot wound and [READ MORE]

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