Archive | June 8, 2014

Severe heatwave forces many schools to close until 15th June 2014 in India

Heatwave Warning

In view of heatwave in the district, schools will remain closed till June 15. The prohibitory orders issued under Section 144 by ADM Alok Kumar Singh will be effective on all private and government schools of Class 1 to XII.  During the period, no school would conduct classes or any teaching work. The violators may face action under Section 188 of IPC. In case of violation of orderm the action will be taken against the principals, directors, managers of school and board of directors of the school.

Landslide kills at least one in Nepal

Landslide Alert

One man is known to have died and another is still missing following a landslide at Kolti in the Bajura District of Western Nepal on the evening of Saturday 7 June 2014. The dead man has been named as Gore Rokaya (58), while Kar Budha (45) is still missing. Budha’s son Dinesh (5) and daughter Bimala (8), who were also lost in the incident, have now been rescued by the Napali Army. The landslide has reportedly destroyed five houses, and damaged a further five plus a medical center.
 
The landslide was reportedly caused by a flash flood. Landslides are a common problem after severe weather events, as excess pore water pressure can overcome cohesion in soil and sediments, allowing them to flow like liquids. Approximately 90% of all landslides are caused by heavy rainfall. June is peak monsoon season in Bajura District, with the area typically receiving over 100 mm of rain.

Severe storms knock out power, topple trees, Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale counties, USA

Storm Alert

Emergency Management officials in northwest Alabama reported downed trees and power outages Saturday, but no serious injuries from severe thunderstorms that spawned at least two tornado warnings in Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale counties.

No tornadoes were confirmed, but officials in Lawrence County were investigating what damaged several trailers at a park near the Fisherman’s Resort Restaurant near Wheeler Dam.

“At this point, we had reports of some trailers damaged,” said Lawrence County EMA Director Johnny Cantrell.

Officials also reported possible damage at Joe Wheeler State Park in Lawrence County.

Cantrell said it had not been determined if the damage was caused by straight line winds or a tornado.

At about 8:30 p.m. he had no reports of anyone being seriously injured.

Colbert County EMA Director Mike Melton said a tree was blown onto a house in the Barton community and a camper was blown over at a Tennessee Valley Authority park in the Riverton-Rose Trail area in extreme west end of the county.

Melton said no injuries had been reported.

He said there were also power outages being reported in the county.

In Lauderdale County, EMA Director George Grabryan said there had been some trees blown over mostly in the eastern part of the county. He said a power outage was reported in east Florence..

“There was just a lot of activity moving through, but nothing really serious,” Grabryan said.

Muscle Shoals police reported power outages and water over the roadway in places, including Woodward Avenue near the Pizza Hut restaurant.

Sheffield and Tuscumbia police said they had not heard of any injuries or power outages earlier in the evening.

Another round of storms was expected to move through the areas later in the evening.

GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS Kp Index is at level 6

***ALERT***

GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS

Kp Index is at level 6
Scale of G2
Moderate

Power systems: high-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms, long-duration storms may cause transformer damage.
Spacecraft operations: corrective actions to orientation may be required by ground control; possible changes in drag affect orbit predictions.
Other systems: HF radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes.

Kp Index NOAA 08.06.14 10.05 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 5.2 EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=383999

Subject To Change

Depth: 67 km

Distances: 122 km NE of Sendai-shi, Japan / pop: 1,037,562 / local time: 14:24:30.0 2014-06-08
69 km SE of Morioka-shi, Japan / pop: 295,172 / local time: 14:24:30.0 2014-06-08
15 km SE of Tōno, Japan / pop: 26,781 / local time: 14:24:30.0 2014-06-08

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