Powerful Typhoon Bolaven Lashed Okinawa, Japan

27 08 2012

High waves pound the shore in Yonabarucho, Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan, Sunday morning, Aug. 26, 2012. The strongest typhoon to hit Okinawa in several years lashed the island and surrounding areas Sunday, injuring several people and cutting off power to about 30,000 households. (AP Photo/Ryukyu Shimpo, Futoshi Hanashiro)

A powerful Typhoon Bolaven lashed Okinawa Island in Japan late Sunday.

The wind speeds near the center of the typhoon were about 180 kilometers per hour (112 miles per hour).

More than 75,000 households in Okinawa Island and the nearby Amami islands were blackout by the typhoon as heavy rain and winds continued Monday.

Four people were hurt by the disaster.

Meanwhile in the United States, Tropical Storm Issac is predicted to turn into a hurricane and heading towards New Orleans and Northern Gulf of Mexico Coast – please click ‘Hurricane Warnings For New Orleans And Northern Gulf Of Mexico Coast’.

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A 7.4 Earthquake Hits Off El Salvador Coast: USGS

27 08 2012

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit in the Pacific Ocean about 78 miles off the coast of El Salvador late Sunday night.

The earthquake struck 74 miles south of Usulutan, El Salvador, at a depth of 33 miles.

A tsunami warning was in effect for Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama and Mexico.

But the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

There were no immediate reports of damage to coastal areas or to shipping.





Hurricane Warnings For New Orleans And Northern Gulf Of Mexico Coast

27 08 2012

Hurricane Warnings Issued for Parts of Four States
After swiping South Florida, Isaac poses a dangerous threat for the northern Gulf Coast.

After hitting Florida Keys with strong winds and rain on Sunday, Tropical Storm Isaac is now moving towards New Orleans.

It was reported that Tropical Storm Isaac had killed eight people in Haiti including three children and three people were missing in the Dominican Republic.

A seagull stands next to a downed tree in a marina parking lot as Tropical Storm Isaac begins to move ashore in Marathon, Florida. Tropical Storm Isaac swirled toward Louisiana, prompting US Gulf Coast states to issue states of emergency seven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. (AFP Photo/Marc Serota)

A cyclist rides his bike in Key West, Fla., Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac gained fresh muscle Sunday as it bore down on the Florida Keys, with forecasters warning it could grow into a dangerous Category 2 hurricane as it nears the northern Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Isaac is forecast to become a hurricane by either late Monday or Tuesday and then strengthen to a Category 2 Hurricane.

A hurricane warning was issued for the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, including New Orleans.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory that it might reach New Orleans and the the Gulf Coast on or near the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

I was in Chicago when Hurricane Katrina lashed New Orleans on August 29, 2005 but I cannot really remember the details because I was only 2 years old at that time.

Hurricane Katrina killed more than 1,800 people and causing billions of dollars of damage to the Gulf Coast.

A cyclist rides his bike in Key West, Fla., Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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Photos: Tropical Storm Isaac Lashed Cuba

27 08 2012

Tourists talks as waves crash on Havana’s seafront boulevard “El Malecon” August 26, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac lashed south Florida with winds and heavy rain on Sunday after battering the Caribbean. REUTERS/Enrique De La OsaNo deaths or injuries were reported in Cuba.

Tropical Storm Isaac lashed Cuba on Saturday.

It brought strong wind and heavy rain.

No deaths or injuries were reported.

Waves crash against Havana’s seafront boulevard ‘El Malecon’ August 26, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac lashed south Florida with winds and heavy rain on Sunday after battering the Caribbean, disrupting plans for the Republican National Convention in Tampa and threatening to interrupt about half of U.S. offshore oil output. Isaac is expected to strengthen to a Category 2 hurricane and hit the Gulf Coast somewhere between Florida and Louisiana at midweek – on or near the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina – the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

Waves crash against Havana’s seafront boulevard ‘El Malecon’ as tourists take pictures August 26, 2012. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

Waves crash against Havana’s seafront boulevard ‘El Malecon’ August 26, 2012. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan.

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