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NEMA fully activates – Alert 17 – All Bahamas under warning

first_imgSMALL CRAFT OPERATORS THROUGHOUT THE BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY SEEK SAFE HARBOUR FOR THEIR VESSELS. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 50 MILES FROM THE CENTER AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 185 MILES FROM THE CENTER. Related Items:#HurricaneIrma, #HurricaneWarning, #magneticmedianews THE EYE OF IRMA MOVING WEST-NORTHWEST OFF THE NORTHERN COAST OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Irma is forecast to remain a powerful category four or five hurricane during the next couple of days.The latest alert on Hurricane Irma was issued by the Met Department on Thursday, September 7 at 6am. See details: RESIDENTS IN NEW PROVIDENCE, ELEUTHERA, ANDROS, BERRY ISLANDS, BIMINI, GRAND BAHAMA AND ABACO SHOULD RUSH TO COMPLETE ALL PREPARATIONS FOR HURRICANE IRMA. AT 5AM EDT, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IRMA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 20.0 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 68.3 DEGREES WEST OR ABOUT 210 MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, 330 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MATTHEW TOWN INAGUA AND 670 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NEW PROVIDENCE. For more information contact: Lindsay Thompson, Public Information Officer, NEMA at (242) 322-6081. 322-6085. 361-5569. Email: nemabahamas242@gmail.com. Website: www.bahamas.gov.bs. Facebook: NEMA-Bahamas#PressRelease THE COMBINATION OF DANGEROUS STORM SURGE AND LARGE DESTRUCTIVE WAVES CAN RAISE WATER LEVELS BY AS MUCH AS 15 TO 20 FEET ABOVE THE NORMAL TIDE. RESIDENTS LIVING NEAR THE COAST ARE ASKED TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND INLAND.   Recommended for you MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 180 MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  IRMA IS A CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE.  SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY ARE LIKELY DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO, BUT IRMA IS FORECAST TO REMAIN A POWERFUL CATEGORY FOUR OR FIVE HURRICANE DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. RESIDENTS IN THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS SHOULD BEGIN TO FEEL THE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE IRMA BY 10AM TODAY, THESE CONDITIONS SHOULD SPREAD INTO INAGUA BY 4PM THIS AFTEROON AND INTO MAYAGUANA, CROOKED ISLAND, ACKLINS AND RAGGED ISLAND BY TONIGHT.  THEREFORE, RESIDENTS IN THESE ISLANDS SHOULD HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED ALL PREPARATION FOR HURRICANE IRMA AND ARE STRONGLY URGED TO REMAIN INDOORS DURING THE PASSAGE OF IRMA.  August 30th – One Year since Hurricane Irma named Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT #17 ON HURRICANE IRMA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER, 2017 AT 6AM EDT. A HURRICANE WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. RESIDENTS IN LONG ISLAND, RUM CAY, SAN SALVADOR, THE EXUMAS AND CAT ISLAND, COULD BEGIN TO FEEL THE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE IRMA BY NOON ON FRIDAY. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, September 7th, 2017 – Nassau – Captain Russell, Director of NEMA fully activated the National Emergency Operations Centre at 6pm Wednesday, September 6, for the close monitoring of the powerful Hurricane Irma projected to impact the Islands of The Bahamas.Representatives of the Emergency Support Function groups assembled at the Gladstone Road headquarters, where they will be hunkered down during the storm to receive and relay critical information to the public.The Bahamas Department of Meteorology issued a warning for the entire Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. This means residents should rush to complete all necessary preparations, as they would feel hurricane conditions within 36 hours.Storm surges and extensive to severe flooding can be expected as Irma is forecast to produce rainfall amounts of 8 to 12 inches. Residents are being advised to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and, or seek the nearest hurricane shelter. EXTENSIVE TO SEVERE FLOODING CAN BE EXPECTED AS IRMA IS FORECAST TO PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES. A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS CAN AFFECT THE AFOREMENTIONED ISLANDS WITHIN 36 HOURS. HURRICANE IRMA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AT ABOUT 17 MPH AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH SOME DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER SHOULD PASS NORTH OF THE COAST OF HISPANIOLA LATER TODAY, BE NEAR THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS AND THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS BY THIS EVENING, AND THEN BE NEAR THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS BY FRIDAY.  FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passedlast_img read more

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4 policemen killed 11 injured in blast near mosque in Pakistans Quetta

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:43Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:42?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … At least four policemen were killed and 11 other people got injured in a bomb blast near a mosque in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province on Monday. The explosion in the provincial capital Quetta’s Satellite Town area occurred when people were assembling for prayers near the mosque.The bomb was apparently planted on a motorcycle, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Police Abdul Razzaq Cheema said. “Four policemen were killed,” he said as quoted by a news agency.Another 11 people were injured in the attack, Provincial Home Minister Ziaullah Langov said. The explosion near a mosque in the western Pakistani city of Quetta killed four police officials.TwitterSecurity forces cordoned off the area. There has been a sudden spike in violence in Balochistan in recent weeks.Forces have been on high alert during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with extra security set up at major sites around the country. ReutersIn an emailed statement, Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the blast. The attack came two days after a terrorist attack on a luxury hotel in the coastal town of Gwadar in which five people were killed while security forces gunned down the three terrorists who stormed the facility.(With inputs from agencies) 4 policemen killed, 11 injured in blast near mosque in Pakistan’s Quettacenter_img Closelast_img read more

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Elderly couple killed in road crash

first_imgRoad Accident LogoAn elderly couple was killed following head-on collision between a goods-laden truck and an engine-run van at Toildhara Bhatabari intersection in Safipur upazila of Tangail on Wednesday, reports UNB.The deceased is Motiur Rahman, 85, a retired school teacher and his wife Achia Khatun, 75, residents of Indarjani area.Safipur police station officer-in-charge Amir Hossain said that when Motiur along his wife was going Safipur upazila headquarters to collect his pension, the truck hit the vehicle, leaving five people, including the couple injured.The injured were taken to SafipurUpazila Health Complex where physicians declared the duo dead.Police seized the truck.last_img read more

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Reconversion to continue till Centre bans it says Togadia

first_imgDelivering a keynote address at ‘Virat Hindu Hridaya Sangama’ at Puttur near here on Friday evening, Praveen Togadia said Hindus could no longer be silent on conversions which resulted in the “dwindling” of their population. “We want the government to either ban religious conversions or allow us to go ahead with our re-conversion programmes,” he said. The NDA government, facing opposition heat over the ‘ghar vapsi’ (home coming) programme of Sangh parivar outfits in some parts of the country, has already stated its willingness to bring an anti-conversion law and called for the support of all parties to the law. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJITogadia said a uniform civil code should be introduced in the country and the government should bring in a rule to ensure that every couple, irrespective of religion, could have only two children.He also called upon the Hindus to fight what was being called ‘Love Jihad’ which was “ruining” the identity of the nation. Over four lakh Hindu families in Kashmir who got converted under “pressure”, should be brought back to their religion, he said.last_img read more

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