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At least 3 dead, 200 injured in Osaka quake- News - NHK WORLD - English

At least 2 elderly men and a little girl are dead from a major earthquake. It hit a suburb in between the major cities of Osaka and Kyoto Monday …

Trump approves disaster aid for Hawaii's volcano-stricken Big Island

HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday approved federal emergency housing aid and other relief for victims of the six-week-old Kilauea Volcano eruption on Hawaii's Big Island, where hundreds of homes have been destroyed, state officials said.<p>The approval came a day after …

Geology

Is polio re-emerging in Venezuela nearly 30 years after eradication?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A child has been diagnosed with a common symptom of polio in Venezuela, where the infectious viral disease has been eradicated since 1989, according to the Pan American Health Organization, a regional apparatus of the World Health Organization. The Western Hemisphere has been certified …

Public Health

Decades Later and Far Away, Chernobyl Disaster Still Contaminates Milk

LONDON — More than three decades after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, cows far from the accident site still produce milk with dangerous levels of radiation, children still drink it and the problem could persist for decades to come, researchers reported on Friday.<p>In villages as much as …

Environmental Health

FEMA wants local governments to step up

<b>(CNN) —</b> FEMA Administrator Brock Long recently told the assembled audience at the annual Governor's Hurricane Conference that "If you're waiting on FEMA to run your commodities, that's not the solution." He went on to caution that FEMA's operational capacity does not grow based on the number of …

FEMA

Hawaii island mayor ‘positive’ as state covers county lava relief expenses

ADVERTISING<p>HILO >> Prospects for Hawaii island to rebound from the loss of what is now about 600 homes destroyed by lava rose significantly Thursday …

Hawaii

United Republic of Tanzania: Tanzania earthquake prompts safe schools initiative

Source: UN Office for Disaster Risk ReductionCountry: United Republic of Tanzania<i><br>By Samuel Okiror</i><b>DODOMA, 7 June 2018 -</b> In September 2016, an …

United Nations

18 of her relatives are missing or dead after Guatemala's Fuego eruption

<b>El Rodeo, Guatemala (CNN) —</b> Her eyes brimming with tears, Teresa de Jesus Barillas recites the names of her 18 relatives who are missing or dead days after the Fuego volcano erupted in Guatemala, leaving nearly 100 people dead and scores more missing.<p>Barillas, a 52-year-old grandmother, breaks down …

Natural Disasters

USGS: Volcano Hazards Program HVO Kilauea

Alert Level: <b>WARNING</b>, Color Code: <b>RED</b><p>2018-05-15 23:23:27 UTC<p>(1) <b>VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)</b><p>(2) Issued:<p>(20180515/2323Z)<p>(3) …

USGS: Volcano Hazards Program HVO Kilauea

<b>June 5, 2018</b><p><b>Heights of fissure 8 fountain slightly diminished</b> <b><br>Left:</b> The fissure 8 lava fountains were slightly diminished during the overnight hours …

Geology

Hurricane Maria was one of the deadliest natural disasters in U.S. history, according to a new estimate

A study released by the New England Journal of Medicine this week estimated that Hurricane Maria killed roughly 4,645 residents of Puerto Rico between landfall Sept. 20, 2017 and December 31 of that year.<p>On Friday evening, the government of Puerto Rico released for the first time official mortality …

Hurricane Maria

Hawaii's Erupting Volcano Looks Even Crazier From Space at Night

A stunning image released by NASA shows what Kilauea, the volcano in Hawaii that has been erupting for three weeks, looks like from space.<p>As the …

Space

Volcanic Eruption, Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala

Disaster Event: Volcano Eruption<br>Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala<br>Location: 14° 28′ 29″ N, 90° 52′ 51″ W<p>Volcán de Fuego Volcanic Eruption Source Overview: …

Guatemala volcano death toll reaches at least 62

Rescuers on Monday pulled at least 10 people alive from ash drifts and mud flows that poured down the slopes of Guatemala's erupting Volcano of Fire, …

Natural Disasters

Guatemala volcano in pictures

<b>The Fuego volcano, about 40km (25 miles) south-west of Guatemala's capital, erupted on 3 June, killing at least 25 people.</b><p>Rescue workers worked through the night after lava flows hit El Rodeo and other towns on the slopes of Fuego.<p>It was Guatemala's deadliest volcano eruption for more than a …

Natural Disasters

At least 25 dead after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted, killing at least 25 people and leaving residents covered in ash as they fled from billowing plumes.<p>The volcanic eruption Sunday spewed a river of red hot lava and belched thick clouds of smoke nearly six miles into the air, according to the CONRED, the …

Natural Disasters

Statistics & Maps | Powassan

Additional Maps, Charts, and Tables<p>Powassan virus disease cases and deaths reported to CDC by year and clinical presentation, 2007-2016<p>Neuroinvasive …

Public Health

Study indicates Hurricane Maria's death toll exceeds 4,000

Study puts Hurricane Maria’s death toll at more than 4,600; some residents still struggle with power<p>YABUCOA, Puerto Rico – A Harvard-led study …

Hurricane Maria

Ominous 'Civil Emergency' Alert Sent to Oregon Residents Due to 'Technology Issue'

911 dispatchers in Oregon had a busy evening on Tuesday as panicked citizens flooded the phone lines after receiving an emergency alert warning of a …

Tap Water

N.C. dam evacuations canceled after landslide put area in danger

Authorities in western North Carolina canceled evacuations in an area south of the Lake Tahoma dam, which had been in "imminent danger" of failing …

Weather

How bad is Ontario’s flood problem? Depends where you live

Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of weather events in Ontario — and how they’ll affect you will depend in large part on where …

Canada

'It's even worse': Ellicott City, still recovering from 2016 flood, hammered again

<b>(CNN) —</b> After the deadly flooding of 2016, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said Ellicott City, Maryland, was reduced to a "war zone" and likened it to the set of a disaster movie. On Monday, Kittleman said the flooding of 2018 was much nastier.<p>Authorities were still in the assessment stage …

Weather

Why the FBI says rebooting your router can weaken a global malware attack

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking everyone with a home router to do one small thing: Turn your router off and then back on again.<p>The agency issued a warning on Friday asking home Internet users and small business owners to reboot their routers to ward off a pernicious piece of malware …

Wi-Fi

Alberto, year's first named Atlantic storm, makes Florida landfall

<b>Subtropical storm Alberto, the first named Atlantic storm of 2018, has made landfall on Florida's north-western coast.</b><p>Alberto passed the coast at Laguna Beach with maximum sustained winds of 45mph (72km/h), US meteorologists say.<p>Thousands of people were earlier evacuated from the Gulf of Mexico …

Weather

Lightning kills 18 people in 7-week period

Among the victims were 14 males and four females. Five other people were injured in the pre-monsoon weather disturbances, the department said.<p>Among …

Weather

Unwetter in Deutschland: Gewitter sorgen für Chaos, zwei Frauen vom Blitz getroffen

"Chaos hoch drei", Katastrophenalarm, Regenmassen: Das Wetter in Deutschland spielte am Sonntag vielerorts total verrückt. Bei Bochum wurden zwei …

Deutschland

LOCAL BRIEFS: Flood disaster assistance information given

<b>ELKHART</b><p><b>Flood disaster assistance information given</b><p>• <b>Cut-off date for assistance July 5</b><p>Anyone who had flood damage between Feb. 14 and March 4 can sign …

High School

Hurricane Season Is Starting, and Critics Ask If FEMA Is Ready

With just a week to go before hurricane season, top jobs at the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency remain vacant and critics say that will make …

FEMA

Flooding - Okanagan Valley, Central British Columbia, Canada

<b>Okanagan - Central Interior Flooding, British Columbia, Canada</b> <br>Disaster Event: Spring Flooding (possible mud slides)<br>Location: Grand Forks, Kelowna, …

Kilauea May 2018 Volcanic Eruption, Hawaii, United States

Disaster Event: Volcano Eruption <br>Location: "Big Island" Volcano National Park, Hawaii, USA <br>19°25'16" N 155°17'13" W<p>Photo Credit: United States …