Archive | September 13, 2020

Several paramedics and firefighters hospitalized following chemical fire in Mississauga, Canada #ChemicalFire #Mississauga #Canada

Chemical Explosion Alert

A fire has sent several people to the hospital this evening.

Police confirmed that a chemical fire broke out in the area of Mavis Road and White Clover Way, although the exact cause of the fire has not yet been disclosed.

In addition to several responding paramedics and firefighters being hospitalized, early reports indicate one person has been pronounced dead.

“Our thoughts are with the Peel Paramedics and Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services members in hospital,” said the Peel Paramedic Union, who says this is still an active incident.

More information to come as the investigation continues.

Residents should avoid the area until further notice.

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Snow on Ben Nevis summit as summer ends #Snow #BenNevis #Scotland

Snow Alert

The first snow of the season has fallen in Scotland just weeks after summer officially ended.

Keen climbers took to Ben Nevis on Saturday afternoon to find snow on the ground at the summit.

Pictures from the Abacus Mountain Guides team show the tell-tale signs of a chilly, Scottish winter on the tip of the UK’s highest mountain in Lochaber.

And one member of the group even appears to be wearing shorts while experiencing the country’s first snow of the season.

A post on their blog reads: “This is the first bit of snow of the autumn so it looks like winter isn’t too far away.”

It comes amid several days of bad weather in the area, with ten flood alerts being issued across Scotland and an expectation of high winds and rain.

According to the Met Office, summer officially came to an end on August 31, as per the meteorological seasons. In the astronomical calendar, summer will not end until September 22.

Iain Cameron, who writes for the Royal Meteorological Society, confirmed on Twitter that the images appear to show the country’s first snowfall for this season.

He wrote: “It’s here. The first snow-fall of the new season has arrived on the summit of Ben Nevis. Photo from earlier today.”

And avid climbers were excited to catch the first glimpse of snow.

One wrote on Facebook: “Nice, hopefully some early season ice on the way.”

Another wrote: Wow, that looks raw! Brrr”.

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Landslides in Nepal kill 12 people, at least 21 missing #Landslides #Nepal

Landslide Danger Alert

Landslides triggered by torrential rain swept through two villages in Nepal on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, a government official said.

Ten people were killed and 21 are missing after a massive landslide swept away homes and people in Barahbise, 100 km (62 miles) east of Kathmandu near the border with the Tibet region of China, Nepali government official Murari Wasti said.

Two others died in a landslide in Baglung in the northwest.

Both landslides struck the villages before dawn and people could not escape to safety, rescuers said.

“Rescuers are looking for those who are missing,” Wasti told Reuters.

The latest fatalities took the death toll from landslides and flash floods in the June-September monsoon season to 314. At least 111 people remain missing and 160 have been injured, Wasti said.

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MAGNITUDE 2.3 CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION #earthquake #CanaryIslands #Spain

Subject to change

Depth: 19 km

Distances: 196 km SW of La Laguna, Spain / pop: 150,000 / local time: 12:51:23.1 2020-09-13

13 km SSW of Frontera, Spain / pop: 4,000 / local time: 12:51:23.1 2020-09-13

MAGNITUDE 5.5 EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G. #earthquake #NewGuinea #PapuaNewGuinea

Subject to change

Depth: 60 km

Distances: 383 km NNW of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 283,000 / local time: 20:28:19.6 2020-09-13

76 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea / pop: 76,200 / local time: 20:28:19.6 2020-09-13

MAGNITUDE 2.3 LONG VALLEY AREA, CALIFORNIA, USA #earthquake #LongValley #california #usa

Subject to change

Depth: 5 km

Distances: 118 km NNE of Clovis, United States / pop: 104,000 / local time: 00:45:35.5 2020-09-13

10 km ENE of Mammoth Lakes, United States / pop: 7,900 / local time: 00:45:35.5 2020-09-13

MAGNITUDE 4.2 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION #earthquake #VirginIslands

Subject to change
Depth: 34 km
Distances: 103 km NNE of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands / pop: 20,000 / local time: 03:12:57.9 2020-09-13

82 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands / pop: 8,400 / local time: 03:12:57.9 2020-09-13