12 areas under signal no. 1 due to Tropical Depression Maring

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Satellite image as of September 11, 7 pm. Tropical Depression Maring is on the left, Typhoon Lannie on the right. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Metro Manila, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, northern Quezon including Polillo Island, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Quirino, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, and Aurora are under signal no. 1

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 21, 2017) — More areas were placed under signal number 1 as Tropical Depression Maring maintained its strength and continued moving west northwest early Monday evening, September 11. Continue reading 12 areas under signal no. 1 due to Tropical Depression Maring

LGUs told to prepare for Typhoon Talim, low pressure area

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PREPAREDNESS. The NDRRMC conducts a pre-disaster risk assessment meeting in preparation for Typhoon Talim and the low pressure area east of Quezon. Photo from NDRRMC

Residents in areas likely to be affected are advised to take the necessary precautionary measures and are alerted against possible flooding and landslides

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 11, 2017) — Ahead of the entry of Typhoon Talim into the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) held a pre-disaster risk assessment meeting with concerned government agencies and local government units (LGUs) on Monday, September 11. Continue reading LGUs told to prepare for Typhoon Talim, low pressure area

Stop talking right now about the threat of climate change. It’s here; it’s happening

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Flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, southeast Texas 31 August 2017. Photograph: UPI / Barcroft Images

Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, flash fires, droughts: all of them tell us one thing – we need to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and fast

September 11, 2017 — For the sake of keeping things manageable, let’s confine the discussion to a single continent and a single week: North America over the last seven days. Continue reading Stop talking right now about the threat of climate change. It’s here; it’s happening

Storm surges and record winds: Hurricane Irma’s destruction mapped

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Hurricane Irma’s path of destruction. theguardian.com

The powerful storm finally reached Florida on Sunday, moving up the peninsula’s west coast, where the cities of Naples and Tampa bore the brunt

September 11, 2017 — Florida is today dealing with storm surges and swollen rivers whilst surveying the damage caused by the passage of Hurricane Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the north Atlantic. Continue reading Storm surges and record winds: Hurricane Irma’s destruction mapped

‘Not fit to live on’: Chaos grips Caribbean islands days after Irma’s rampage

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A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence shows an aerial view of damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Road Town, on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Photograph: Cpl Timothy Jones/AFP/Getty Images

British Virgin Islands face threats from rats, raw sewage and reported looting as many wait to evacuate to Puerto Rico

September 11, 2017 — Small Caribbean islands smashed by Hurricane Irma are in a state of chaos and rising panic, with unknown numbers of dead and injured and many still missing or stranded almost a week after the storm ripped through the region. Continue reading ‘Not fit to live on’: Chaos grips Caribbean islands days after Irma’s rampage

Florida Keys facing potential ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Irma aftermath

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People walk through flooded streets the morning after Hurricane Irma swept through Fort Myers, Florida. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Military crews were on standby with body bags for possible fatalities in the Keys while millions remain without power across Florida

September 11, 2017 — The horrific scale of Hurricane Irma’s trail of devastation across Florida was becoming evident on Monday as the remnants of the most powerful storm in Atlantic history limped north into Georgia and a demise over land. Continue reading Florida Keys facing potential ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Irma aftermath