Hurricane Dorian: The Aftermath in Bahamas (In Photos)

3 09 2019

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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Photos : Category 5 Hurricane Dorian Pounds Bahamas

2 09 2019

(Image credit to Insider)

ABC New reported that the category 5 Hurricane Dorian, which came ashore on Elbow Cay of the Abaco Islands, is tied for the strongest Atlantic hurricane landfall on record, along with a hurricane on Labor Day in 1935 that struck the Florida Keys and moved up along the Gulf Coast of Florida.

The eye of the storm made a second landfall at 2 p.m. on the island near Marsh Harbour, and a third landfall an hour before midnight on the eastern end of Grand Bahama Island.

Devastating conditions continued on the Abaco Islands overnight, with western portions of Grand Bahama, including the main city of Freeport, seeing the situation head south through the early morning.

Below is a report by The Guardian – Category 5 Hurricane Dorian pounds Bahamas – as it happened:

  • Hurricane Dorian has pounded the northernmost islands of the Bahamas with winds reaching speeds of more than 220mph (355kmh).
  • The first death was reported from the hurricane by Eyewitness News in the Bahamas, which spoke with a woman who said she had learned her eight-year-old grandson had died, likely drowned, and her granddaughter was missing. Both children were in the Abaco Islands.
  • Dorian is the biggest storm to hit the island chain in modern times and has been described as “catastrophic” and posing a “life-threatening” risk.
  • Meteorologists are finding it difficult to predict the path of the hurricane because of its wide “cone of uncertainty”. Though the Bahamas will probably suffer the most devastation, the big question in terms of scale of potential human suffering is where and when Dorian will hit along the east coast of the US, where population density is so much greater.
  • Georgia and South Carolina issued evacuation orders for their coastal communities on Sunday night as the National Hurricane Center warned of storm surges that could reach 18ft to 23ft (5.5m-7m) above normal levels.
  • On Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas, footage emerged of floodwaters reaching halfway up the sides of family homes with parts of the roofs torn off. The island chain’s homes are built to withstand winds of at least 150mph (241km/h).
  • Bahamian prime minister Hubert Minnis said in a televised address: “This is probably the most sad and worst day of my life to address the Bahamian people. I just want to say as a physician I’ve been trained to withstand many things, but never anything like this.

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Kereta Hanyut Dalam Banjir di USJ

15 08 2019

KUALA LUMPUR 15 Ogos – Hujan lebat selama lebih dua jam semasa orang ramai pulang dari tempat kerja petang ini menyebabkan beberapa kawasan di sekitar Lembah Klang dilanda banjir kilat.

Antara kawasan yang terjejas teruk adalah USJ 8 dan USJ 12 di Subang Jaya, Selangor yang mengakibatkan beberapa buah kenderaan dihanyutkan air manakala ratusan kenderaan terkandas dalam kesesakan.

Dalam video yang tular dalam laman sosial petang ini, beberapa buah kenderaan hanyut di depan IPD Subang Jaya ekoran kawasan berkenaan yang ditenggelami air sedalam hampir setengah meter.

Kawasan lain yang turut terjejas adalah Persiaran Kewajipan dari USJ menghala ke Puchong, sekitar pusat beli-belah IOI Mall, Da Men Mall menghala ke Subang dan Bandar Utama.

Kejadian turut mengakibatkan beberapa pokok tumbang selain kesesakan teruk dari kedua-dua arah. – UTUSAN ONLINE





Nora Anne Autopsy: No Sign Of Kidnapping, No Evidence Of Rape

15 08 2019
Nora Anne Quoirin (Photo: Credit to The Star Online)

The Star Onlone – SEREMBAN: The authorities have ruled out foul play in the mysterious death of Nora Anne Quoirin, whose remains were found in a stream 10 days after she disappeared from a resort in Pantai Hills near here.

Medical experts who conducted a nine-hour autopsy on her remains ruled that her death was caused due to upper gastrointestinal bleeding, said state police chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop.

“They also found that she was not raped.

“There was nothing to show that she was abducted or subjected to any form of violence, ” he told reporters at the state police contingent here Thursday (Aug 15).

DCP Mohamad said the postmortem finding also ruled that Nora could have been dead between two and three days before she was found.

“There were no injuries to her body, except for a bruise to her leg.

“But this was not cause of her death, ” he said.

The four-member team led by Kuala Lumpur Hospital forensic pathologist Dr Siew Sheue Feng also included HTJ forensic pathologist Dr Hanif Mohammad and Dr Aidora Saedon from the Chemistry Department and Sufian Arshad Ahmad from the Forensic Department.

A search-and-rescue team found Nora Anne’s remains in a stream some 2.5km away from the The Dusun resort she was staying in with her family.

She had checked into the resort with her parents Sebastian Marie Philipe and Meabh Jaseprine Quoirin and siblings Innes Julia and Maurice Arthure on Aug 3.

However she was not found in the room she shared with her siblings the following morning.

A window in the room that could only be opened from the inside was open.





[Gambar] Ribut Melanda Perlis, Kedah dan Pulau Pinang

10 08 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 Ogos (Bernama) — Hujan lebat, angin kencang serta ribut melanda beberapa kawasan utara Semenanjung iaitu di negeri Perlis, Kedah dan Pulau Pinang, malam ini, mengakibatkan banyak kerosakan terhadap harta benda, dan juga kejadian pokok tumbang dilaporkan di merata tempat.

Menurut Jabatan Meteorologi Malaysia, amaran ribut menyeluruh yang dikeluarkan pada 10.10 malam tadi meramalkan ribut petir, hujan lebat dan angin kencang dijangka di kawasan perairan Perlis, Kedah, Pulau Pinang dan Perak sehingga pukul 2.00 pagi ini (Sabtu, 10 Ogos 2019).

Keadaan ini boleh menyebabkan angin kencang sehingga 50 kmsj dan laut bergelora dengan ombak mencapai ketinggian sehingga 3.5 meter dan berbahaya kepada bot-bot kecil. 

Di PULAU PINANG, angin yang bertiup kencang bermula kira-kira pukul 10.00 malam diikuti hujan lebat di seluruh negeri menyebabkan kes-kes pokok tumbang merentangi jalan raya dilaporkan di beberapa lokasi di George Town, Seberang Perai dan juga Balik Pulau, sehingga ada yang menghempap kenderaan dan ada juga yang menghalang lalu lintas.

Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Kebajikan, Masyarakat Penyayang dan Alam Sekitar Pulau Pinang, Phee Boon Poh berkata setakat ini lima orang dilaporkan cedera dan dihantar ke hospital Seberang Jaya untuk rawatan lanjut.

“Kesemua mereka adalah penduduk di kawasan Bagan, berikutan bumbung rumah serta gerai tempat mereka berniaga diterbangkan ribut dan terkena mereka. Mereka mengalami kecederaan luka di beberapa bahagian badan dan kepala,” katanya di sini malam ini.

Sementara itu seorang jurucakap Jabatan Bomba Dan Penyelamat Malaysia (JBPM) Pulau Pinang ketika dihubungi Bernama berkata setakat ini tiada kemalangan jiwa dilaporkan dalam kejadian ribut berkenaan.

Jabatan itu turut menerima laporan kejadian pokok tumbang sekitar jalan Paya Keladi, Kepala Batas, Lahar Yooi, Pokok Sena, Tasek Gelugor, Penaga, Bertam dan Kepala Batas di bahagian Seberang Perai manakala di bahagian pulau pula melibatkan Persiaran Gurney, Tanjung Bungah, Jalan Baharu Balik Pulau, Batu Feringghi dan Bayan Lepas.

Di PERLIS, hujan lebat disertai angin kencang melanda hampir sejam sehingga mengakibatkan banyak bangunan, kediaman, premis perniagaan serta khemah peniaga rosak.

Turut dilaporkan beberapa kejadian pokok tumbang serta kabel elektrik melintang di tengah jalan raya di samping berlaku beberapa kemalangan kecil.

Tinjauan Bernama mendapati gerai dan khemah di Dataran 350 di Kangar yang didirikan untuk peniaga sempena Hari Raya Haji musnah dipukul angin kencang.

Di KEDAH, laporan awal Angkatan Pertahanan Awam Kedah menyatakan bahawa lapan daerah di Kedah yang terdiri daripada Kota Setar, Kubang Pasu, Pendang, Yan, Padang Terap, Kulim, Sik dan Langkawi, dibadai ribut.

Penolong Pengarah Bahagian Operasi dan Penyelamatan, Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia Negeri Kedah, Mohamadul Ehsan Mohd Zain berkata setakat ini 23 panggilan mengenai kejadian pokok tumbang diterima pihaknya.

Berdasarkan laporan awal, beliau  berkata Langkawi dan Alor Setar adalah kawasan yang terjejas teruk akibat kejadian itu, namun pihaknya belum menerima maklumat lengkap mengenainya.

Di Langkawi, laporan awal Angkatan Pertahanan Awam Malaysia Langkawi menyatakan ribut membadai di enam mukim di pulau peranginan itu iaitu Kedawang, Bohor, Padang Maksirat, Ayer Hangat, Kuah dan Hulu Melaka.

Kejadian itu menyebabkan beberapa buah rumah dan kenderaan ditimpa pokok, selain beberapa jalan utama terhalang oleh pokok tumbang.

— BERNAMA





Names Of Victims And Shooter Of Dayton, Ohio Mass Shooting (Photos)

5 08 2019

Connor Betts and his sister Megan. Facebook. (Photo: Credit to New York Post).

(CBS News) – Below are the names and ages of the nine victims who died in the Dayton, Ohio, mass shooting.

Six of the nine victims were African American and one of the victims was the shooter’s sister.

  1. Megan K. Betts, age 22 (sister of shooter Connor Betts)
  2. Monica E. Brickhouse, age 39
  3. Nicholas P. Cumer, age 25
  4. Derrick F. Fudge, age 57
  5. Thomas J. McNichols, age 25
  6. Lois L. Oglesby, age 27
  7. Saeed Salah, age 38
  8. Logan M. Turner, age 30
  9. Beatrice N. Warren-Curtis, age 36

News reports stated, according to officials, the Dayton mass shooting gunman was Connor Betts, age 24.

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Dayton, Ohio Mass Shooting: 10 People, Including A suspect Killed (Photos)

4 08 2019

Ten people were killed in Dayton, Ohio mass shooting, August 4, 2019. Credit photo to CNN.

(Reuters) – Ten people, including one suspect, were killed early on Sunday in a shooting in Dayton, Ohio, and at least 16 others were taken to hospitals with injuries, police said.

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Authorities gave no details about the circumstances of the shooting except that it occurred in the city’s Oregon District, an historic neighbourhood known for its nightclubs, bars, art galleries and shops.

The Dayton Daily News said the shooting occurred at or near an establishment called Ned Pepper’s Bar in Dayton’s Oregon District.

A report by CNN stated that the incident happened at around 1:00 a.m. ET in a popular area in downtown Dayton on August 4; only about 13 hours after a shooting that left 20 dead in El Paso, Texas.

CNN also reported, Dayton Police Department’s Assistant Police Chief Matt Carper said in a news conference that the shooter has been shot dead by responding police officers.

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