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More than 200 died in Mexico quake
Publish Time: 2017-09-20 12:03:00
A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 200 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City, - BBC reported.President Enrique Peña Nieto said more than 20 children had died and 30 were missing after a school collapsed.The 7.1 magnitude quake also caused major damage in neighbouring states.The tremor struck shortly after many people had taken part in an earthquake drill, exactly 32 years after a quake killed thousands in Mexico City.The country is prone to earthquakes and earlier this month an 8.1 magnitude tremor in the south left at least 90 dead.Foreign leaders sent messages of support to Mexico as the scale of the disaster became clear.Source: BBC
Irma death toll in US rises to 10
Publish Time: 2017-09-12 06:42:00
Hurricane Irma was still wreaking havoc in South Carolina late Monday after causing at least 10 deaths in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.At least six people, including a sheriff's deputy, died of storm-related injuries in Florida as the massive hurricane barreled across the Sunshine State.One person was killed in Monroe County, which includes the Florida Keys. The man was killed after he lost control of a truck that carried a generator as winds whipped at tropical-storm strength, officials said.Two others, a sheriff's deputy and a corrections officer, died from a two-car crash in the rain in Hardee County, which is about 60 miles inland from Sarasota, officials said.In Winter Park, near Orlando, a man was electrocuted by a downed power line Monday morning, according to the Winter Park Police Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene after investigators found him lying in the street, police said.Another person died from carbon monoxide poisoning from improper use of a generator in Miami-Dade County, the mayor said.Another fatality was from a car crash in Orange County in central Florida.
Hurricane Irma: Cuba hit with strong winds and heavy rain
Publish Time: 2017-09-09 12:29:00
Hurricane Irma is lashing Cuba with strong winds and heavy rain after devastating several Caribbean islands.The category five storm made landfall on the Camaguey Archipelago, off the north-eastern coast. But the Bahamas have largely been spared after Irma changed track.In Florida, 5.6 million people, or 25% of the US state's population, have been told to leave as the storm approaches. At least 20 people are known to have died so far across the Caribbean.Irma, which strengthened in the last few hours, hit the Camaguey Archipelago late on Friday, threatening nearby coastal towns and villages. This is the first time a category five hurricane has hit Cuba in decades, BBC reprorts.At 03:00 GMT on Saturday, Irma had maximum sustained winds of 257km/h (160mph), the National Hurricane Center in the US said.The eye of the storm was about 190km (120 miles) east-southeast of the Cuban fishing town of Caibarien.A hurricane warning is currently in effect in the provinces of Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Villa Clara and Matanzas.Some communities have lost power, and communication is becoming increasingly difficult with towns in more remote areas, the BBC's Will Grant in Havana reports. Residents are hoping the storm will just glance the island before heading across the Florida Straits to Miami.
Firefighting works continue in Khulo
Publish Time: 2017-09-08 12:08:00
Firefighting works continue in Khulo, Adjara region. Emergency headquarters has resumed activities since 6 AM. About 500 firefighters and rescuers are involved in extinguishing efforts. Two helicopters are present in Khulo. According to Archil Chikovani, Head of Adjara Roads Department, firefighters and rescuers will be inspecting the fire-hit territory during the next 3-4 days.
Fire in Artana breaks out again
Publish Time: 2017-09-08 12:05:00
The fire in Artana village, eastern Kakheti region has broken out again. Dense smoke is arising from several destinations. Helicopters are undergoing through inspection and will become engaged in fire-localization efforts. Two Iranian helicopters are expected to arrive in the region.Firefighting works continued in Kakheti region during 7 days. The emergency headquarters presumes to have extinguished fire destinations in Tusheti forest by the end of today.
Turkish helicopter involved in fire-fighting works in Khulo
Publish Time: 2017-09-06 12:10:00
A helicopter from Turkey has been involved in firefighting works at Savnabada Mountain in Khulo, Adjara region of Georgia. Two helicopters are working at disaster site. A road is cut leading to fire destinations. Rescuers presume to have localized the fire by the end of today.
Firefighting works continue in Kakheti
Publish Time: 2017-09-05 12:10:00
Firefighting works continue in eastern Kakheti region. Aviation is involved in works at Artana village. Dense smoke is preventing the fire-extinguishing efforts. The fire destination at Shilda village is localized.
Helicopter to be involved in battling with fire in Khulo
Update Time: 2017-09-05 12:09:00
A helicopter will be involved in fighting with the fire raging in Khulo, Georgia’s Adjara region. Fire-fighters are trying to put the flames under control at 4 destinations of Shavnabada Mountain. Road cutting works for heavy vehicles are underway.
Fire in Khakhabo and Juta villages
Publish Time: 2017-09-02 16:07:00
The fire broke out near Khakhabo village in Tusheti region of Georgia. The place is difficult to access for heavy vehicles. According to Kakheti Governor, rescuers will have to walk to get to the place. The fire broke out in Juta village in Kazbegi Municipality across dry grass. Ten fire-fighters are present at site. Emergency Situations Management Service says that there is no threat that fire expands to the settled areas.
Fire in Kakheti
Publish Time: 2017-09-02 16:05:00
A fire broke out across Kokhta Mountain slope near Artana village, Telavi district of eastern Kakheti region. Locals noticed the flames and smoke in the morning and informed the Rescue Service. The place is difficult to access. Rescuers are mobilized at the disaster scene. They had to walk 5 kilometers to reach the place. One Georgian helicopter is present at site. Two Iranian helicopters will be also involved in firefighting efforts. The fire spread areal is not yet known.
Natural disaster liquidation works ongoing in Mestia
Publish Time: 2017-09-02 12:08:00
Road cleaning works are ongoing in Mestia, Svaneti region of Georgia. Access to Chola village, which was cut off the regional center, is possible through a by-pass road. Flooded Mukhlura River damaged the central road. Water supply is also being restored. Some subscribers remain without potable water supply.
Fire at Mtatsminda Mountain localized
Publish Time: 2017-09-01 18:05:00
The fire, which broke out earlier this afternoon across dry grass and bushes at Mtatsminda Mountain in Tbilisi, has been localized for the time being. About 2 hectares of territory of Mtatsminda slope is burnt. As reported by Emergency Situations Service, emergency brigades immediately started working at the disaster scene. One helicopter also became engaged in fire extinguishing works. The fire is being localized from two sides. There is no threat over spread of the fire to the settled area. Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Georgia released a statement about the fire at Mtatsminda. “The 112 service was informed at 13:33 about the fire at Mtatsminda-Krtsanisi district, Tbilisi… The firefighters’ brigades appeared at the scene at 13:38. They were mobilized in two directions,” MIA reports.
Fire at Mtatsminda Mountain localized
Publish Time: 2017-09-01 16:03:00
The fire, which broke out earlier this afternoon across dry grass and bushes at Mtatsminda Mountain in Tbilisi, has been localized for the time being. As reported by Emergency Situations Service, emergency brigades immediately started working at the disaster scene. One helicopter also became engaged in fire extinguishing works. The fire is being localized from two sides. There is no threat over spread of the fire to the settled area. Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Georgia released a statement about the fire at Mtatsminda. “The 112 service was informed at 13:33 about the fire at Mtatsminda-Krtsanisi district, Tbilisi… The firefighters’ brigades appeared at the scene at 13:38. They were mobilized in two directions,” MIA reports.
Fire extinguishing works continue in Abastumani
Publish Time: 2017-08-29 20:05:00
Fire broke out in the forest of Abastumani resort of Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia. One helicopter of Border Police of Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) is dispatched to the disaster scene. The place is difficult to access. Human force and firefighting vehicles are present at site. Locals are also involved in fire-extinguishing efforts. According to the preliminary information, the space of the burning forest is reaching 5 hectares. Dense smoke is visible from the nearby territories.
Fire extinguishing works ongoing in Abastumani
Publish Time: 2017-08-29 18:05:00
Fire broke out in the forest of Abastumani resort of Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia. One helicopter of Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) is dispatched at the disaster scene. The place is difficult to access. Human force and firefighting vehicles are present at site. Locals are also involved in fire-extinguishing efforts. The space of the burning forest is not yet known. However, Emergency Situations Management Agency says that the fire areal is not big.
Fire in Abastumani
Publish Time: 2017-08-29 16:07:00
Fire broke out in the forest of Abastumani resort of Georgia. One helicopter dispatched from Akhaltsikhe is working at the disaster scene. Human force and firefighting vehicles are present at site. The space of the burning forest is not yet known. However, Emergency Situations Management Agency says that the fire areal is not big.
National Movement summoning Foreign Minister to parliament
Publish Time: 2017-08-29 12:11:00
Representatives of National Movement Party are summoning Mikheil Janelidze, Minister of Foreign Affairs to the parliament. On behalf of members of National Movement Party, MP Salome Samadashvili will address the Minister with the question why Georgia applied to Russia with request to provide assistance in fight against the fire raging in Borjomi Gorge.
Emergency headquarters continues working in Borjomi
Publish Time: 2017-08-29 12:08:00
The emergency headquarters continues working in Borjomi Gorge. The fire is fully extinguished. However, firefighters are working in the forest inspecting turf areas.
Helicopter involved in fire extinguishing work in Akhaltsikhe
Publish Time: 2017-08-29 12:05:00
One helicopter is involved in extinguishing of the fire, which broke out in Sviri forest in Akhaltsikhe town last evening. More than 200 firefighters are present at site. There is no threat of fire’s spreading to the settled area. Giorgi Mghebrishvili, Minister of Internal Affairs arrived in Akhaltikhe and said that the fire is already localized.
Three helicopters involved in fire extinguishing works in Borjomi
Publish Time: 2017-08-26 16:05:00
Three helicopters are involved in fire extinguishing works in Borjomi Gorge. The raging fire in Borjomi Gorge is almost extinguished. Only small destinations of flames remain. Human forces of firefighters and soldiers are working at site. The amount of damage is being calculated. Investigation is opened to determine exact causes of the fire outbreak.