Tornadoes Hit Southern US Killing At Least 33 – Photos

(CNN)-A storm system that caused the deaths of at least 32 people and ripped apart homes in the South, and downed trees and power lines along much of the East Coast was largely a fresh and scary memory Monday night.

From Texas to South Carolina, reports of at least 40 tornadoes spanned more than 1,200 miles, the National Weather Service said Monday.Radar data from the weather service suggests some tornadoes in Mississippi were on the ground for more than an hour and might have tracked at least 100 miles.

The system tore the roofs off many houses and killed people in six states before lashing other homes as it moved up the East Coast knocking trees onto roads and knocking out power to many.

A car is partially covered by the debris of a house torn apart in Livingston, South Carolina.In the South there was extensive damage in some areas.In Mississippi, at least 11 people were killed, the state’s Department of Emergency Management said.

At least nine people were killed in storm-related incidents in South Carolina, the state’s governor Henry McMaster announced Monday. One of those killed was a security guard at a BorgWarner plant in Seneca.

Five people in South Carolina’s Hampton County were killed in the early morning hours Monday, according to a Susanne Peeples, director of the county’s emergency management department.

In Georgia, eight people were killed — including five people in Murray County and one man in Cartersville, local officials said.At least one house in Upson County, Georgia, was picked up and moved by the storm, CNN affiliate WSB reported Monday.

And in Arkansas, one person was killed after a tree fell on a home in Jefferson County, county emergency management director Karen Blevins said.

North Carolina also reported one death. Gov. Roy Cooper said a Davidson County woman died when a tree fell on her home. There were two deaths in Tennessee, according to officials.

Now states already grappling with the coronavirus pandemic are trying to recover from this outbreak of storms.

Emergency officials told residents that sheltering from the storms takes priority over the social distancing guidelines in place to slow the spread of coronavirus.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency emphasized that people should have a safe place to go — and if that’s a public shelter, to continue practicing social distancing.

“If you go to a public shelter please wear a mask, bandana, or scarf around your nose and mouth,” MEMA tweeted.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards went to see tornado damage in Ouachita Parish. He wore a mask and kept his distance from the people who were dealing with damaged or destroyed homes.

“And it’s always a delicate balance because I saw people who were out working hard already to get past the tornado damage and I saw some people in some homes that were obviously not going to be habitable tonight, or anytime soon,” but he couldn’t talk to them, the governor said.

Wad Paediatrik Hospital Selayang Ditutup Sementara – 2 Kakitangan Positif COVID-19

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(Malaysia Gazette)- KUALA LUMPUR  – Jabatan Paediatrik Hospital Selayang terpaksa menutup semua wadnya buat sementara waktu selepas dua kakitangan jabatan itu disahkan positif COVID-19.

Penutupan itu dimaklumkan oleh Pengarah Hospital Selayang Dr. Sakinah Alwi dalam satu notis.

Beliau berkata, buat masa ini pihaknya tidak menerima sebarang rujukan atau kemasukan pesakit baru ke semua wad Paediatrik.

“Dukacita dimaklumkan terdapat dua kakitangan dari Jabatan Paediatrik Hospital Selayang disahkan positif COVID-19 dan siasatan lanjut masih berjalan.

“Kami tidak akan menerima sebarang rujukan atau kemasukan pesakit baru ke semua wad dan pesakit sedia ada tidak dibenarkan pulang sehingga siasatan lanjut dari pihak kami selesai.

“Pihak Jabatan Kecemasan dan Trauma Hospital Selayang juga diminta triaging away semua kes paediatrik ke hospital lain,” katanya dalam kenyataan itu.

Semalam Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah berkata, 12 petugas kesihatan dari Kementerian Kesihatan disahkan positif COVID-19 dan seorang daripada mereka kini ditempatkan di Unit Rawatan Rapi (ICU).

Turut disahkan positif virus yang sedang menular di seluruh dunia itu tiga petugas kesihatan dari sektor swasta.

Coronavirus: KKM Mencatat Kes Pertama di Malaysia

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[Malaysiakini}- Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia mengesan kes jangkitan novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) yang pertama di negara ini.

Menteri Kesihatan Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad berkata ujian pengesanan dan pengesahan melibatkan tiga individu itu diperolehi dari pihak Makmal Kesihatan Awam Kebangsaan (MKAK) Sungai Buloh lewat malam semalam.

Beliau memberitahu sidang akhbar bahawa tiga pesakit itu mempunyai kaitan dengan bapa dan anak dari Wuhan, China, yang telah disahkan positif dengan virus itu di Singapura tiga hari lalu.

“Tiga kes positif adalah isteri lelaki berusia 66 tahun yang diuji positif di Singapura pada 22 Jan, dan dua cucu mereka berumur 11 dan 2 tahun.

“Mereka melancong dalam kumpulan 10 orang dari Wuhan, sebelum kedua-dua lelaki itu ditahan dan diuji positif di Singapura.

“Berikutan itu, lapan orang yang tidak menunjukan sebarang gejala telah dibebaskan oleh Kementerian Kesihatan Singapura (KKS) dan mereka datang ke Johor Bahru pada 23 Jan.

“Kami dimaklumkan oleh KKS dan segera menempatkan lapan individu itu, dan mengasingkan mereka untuk pemeriksaan,” kata Dzulkefly kepada media.

Menurutnya, keputusan ujian lapan individu itu diperoleh lewat malam tadi, dan pihak berkuasa kesihatan telah membawa dua kanak-kanak itu dan nenek mereka ke Hospital Sungai Buloh untuk dimasukkan ke wad pengasingan.

Ibu kanak-kanak itu, yang berumur 36 tahun, telah disahkan positif tetapi turut dibawa ke hospital untuk menjaga anak-anaknya di bawah pengawasan ketat.

Dzulkefly berkata empat pelancong lain yang ujian mereka negatif adalah pasangan suami isteri dan dua anak mereka. Mereka telah meninggalkan negara ini pagi tadi untuk kembali ke China.

Sementara itu, ditanya sama ada KKM mempunyai data mengenai bilangan pelawat dari Wuhan yang berada di Malaysia atau jumlah individu yang telah melawat ibu kota wilayah Hubei itu baru-baru ini, menteri itu berkata mereka perlu berhubung dengan Jabatan Imigresen.

Beliau berkata mereka bagaimanapun mempunyai data mengenai individu yang baru-baru ini melawat Wuhan yang mendapatkan rawatan di hospital dalam negara ini.

Menurut Dzulkefly, sejak 22 Jan, mereka telah menemui 11 suspek kes 2019-nCov di negara ini, tetapi 10 telah disahkan sebagai negatif.

Mereka adalah tujuh rakyat Malaysia yang baru-baru ini mengunjungi China, dua warga China dari Wuhan, dan seorang warga Jordan.

“Ujian yang keputusannya masih belum diperoleh melibatkan seorang rakyat Malaysia, yang baru-baru ini mengunjungi China.

“Dia kini ditahan di Hospital Kuala Lumpur,” katanya.

Dzulkefly tidak memberikan butiran lanjut mengenai identiti individu yang disyaki dijangkiti virus berkenaan, namun berjanji akan mengemaskini maklumat kepada media dari semasa ke semasa.

Kazakhstan Plane Crash: 15 Killed as Bek Air Flight Comes Down After Take-Off

[The National UAE}- A passenger plane with 100 people on board crashed Friday shortly after takeoff from Almaty airport in Kazakhstan, the government said, killing at least 15 people.

The crash injured at least 66 others, officials in Almaty said.

The Bek Air aircraft hit a concrete fence and a two-story building after takeoff from Almaty International Airport. It said the plane lost attitude at 7.22am.

In a statement on its Facebook page, the airport said there was no fire and a rescue operation got under way immediately following the crash.

The plane was flying to Nur-Sultan, the country’s capital formerly known as Astana.

The aircraft was identified as a Fokker-100, a medium-sized, twin-turbofan jet airliner. The company manufacturing the aircraft went bankrupt in 1996 and the production of the Fokker-100 stopped the following year.

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev pledged to provide families of the victims with compensation and tweeted that those responsible “will be severely punished in accordance with the law.”

Tokayev also said that a government commission had been set up to investigate the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.

In March, a Bek Air Fokker-100 plane with 116 passengers made an emergency landing at the capital’s international airport after its landing gear failed to deploy. None of the passengers or five-member crew were injured.

Kazakhstan’s industry ministry said in a statement Friday that the Fokker-100 model would be grounded until the cause of the accident became clear.

Tanah Mendap Jalan Maharajalela ‘Telan’ Myvi Kuning

Keadaan Perodua Myvi yang terperosok ke dalam lubang akibat tanah mendap di Jalan Maharajalela malam tadi.(Gambar ihsan Sinar Harian)

(Sinar Harian) – KUALA LUMPUR – Seorang wanita mengalami detik cemas apabila kereta dipandunya terperosok di laluan yang tiba-tiba mendap di Jalan Maharajalela di sini lewat malam tadi.

Ketua Jabatan Siasatan dan Penguatkuasaan Trafik Kuala Lumpur, Asisten Komisioner Zulkefly Yahya berkata, kejadian berlaku pada jam 11.35 malam melibatkan sebuah kereta Perodua Myvi.

Menurutnya, ketika kejadian mangsa seorang pekerja swasta berusia 42 tahun yang beralamat di Kuala Berang, Terengganu memandu kereta itu bersendirian.

“Siasatan awal mendapati berlaku satu kejadian tanah mendap berkeluasan sekitar tiga meter persegi di Jalan Maharajalela menghala ke Jalan Loke Yew.

“Insiden itu menyebabkan kereta dipandu mangsa terjatuh ke dalam lubang,” katanya.

Beliau berkata, pemandu wanita terbabit tidak mengalami sebarang kecederaan dan siasatan dijalankan di bawah Rule 10 LN166/59.

Menurutnya, kerja-kerja membaik pulih laluan yang mendap itu telah dilaksanakan Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) pagi tadi.

In photos: Venice “Acqua Alta” Flood (2019)

[CNN}- The Italian city of Venice is seeing its worst flooding in decades, prompting local authorities to submit a request for a state of emergency to the country’s central government, after an unusually high tide inundated the city on Tuesday.

Tides of 140 centimeters (55 inches) or more are known as “acqua alta” in Italian, and generally take place in winter time, according to Venice’s municipality website. The high tide on Tuesday peaked at 187 centimeters (74 inches), according to a statement from Venice’s government Wednesday morning.

It is the worst flooding in Venice since 1966, when the city was hit by tides up to 194 centimeters (76 inches), according to government statistics.

On Tuesday, the Tide Forecasting and Reporting Center of Civil Protection said that 45% of the city was flooded.

Hurricane Dorian: The Aftermath in Bahamas (In Photos)

The deadly storm, which was stuck in place over the island nation, has been pounding the northern Bahamas for nearly two days. (Photo credit to CBS News).

CNN – Grand Bahama is facing “extreme flooding” after receiving 30 inches of rain from Dorian, the National Hurricane Center said in its 10 a.m. ET update Tuesday.

The island faces yet another day of dangerous winds and life-threatening storm surge as Dorian continues to inch its way over the Bahamas.

Along with the tremendous amounts of rainfall, the NHC said, Grand Bahama is seeing wind gusts measured at 140 mph and storm surge of 10 to 15 feet above normal tide levels, causing destructive waves.

These hazards from Dorian are forecast to continue on Grand Bahama through most of the day.

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