Gunung Agung: Indonesia Keluar Amaran Tahap Tertinggi

27 11 2017

PENDUDUK berdoa di Gunung Agung dengan harapan menghalang letusan gunung berapi di kampung Muntig, Kecamatan Kubu, Kabupaten Karangasem, Pulau Bali. – Foto AFP

[Berita Harian}- JAKARTA: Agensi Bencana Indonesia berkata, pihaknya menaikkan amaran tahap tertinggi iaitu empat ke atas gunung berapi, Gunung Agung di Bali dan mengarahkan penduduk yang berada dalam lingkungan 8 hingga 10 kilometer di sekeliling kawasan berkenaan supaya berpindah dengan segera.

“Debu dan letupan perlahan yang kadang-kadang dapat didengari pada jarak 12 kilometer dari puncak. Api dapat dilihat pada waktu malam yang menunjukkan kemungkinan letupan berlaku pada bila-bila masa,” katanya dalam kenyataan.

“Dengan jangkaan kemungkinan dan risiko bencana Pusat Gunung Berapi dan Pencegahan Bahaya Geologi (PVMBG) menaikkan amaran dari tiga kepada empat bermula jam 6 pagi pada waktu tempatan,” katanya dalam satu kenyataan. – Reuters

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Gambar: Banjir Besar Melanda Pulau Pinang

5 11 2017

Sebuah projek perumahan mewah di lereng bukit, Beverly Hills, di Tanjung Bungah di sini terjejas teruk dengan sebahagian binaannya runtuh akibat hujan lebat malam tadi. Nov. 5, 2017. Gambar The Star.

Hujan lebat dan angin kencang telah melanda Pulau Pinang semalam menyebabkan banjir, pokok tumbang dan tanah runtuh  di Georgetown dan Seberang Perai.

Keadaan bertambah buruk akibat peningkatan paras air di sungai utama di negeri itu seperti Sungai Pinang, Sungai Air Itam dan Sungai Dondang mencecah paras bahaya dengan masing-masing mencecah 2.83 meter, 6.58 meter dan 21.88 meter..

Menurut Berita Harian, di Georgetown, antara kawasan terjejas termasuk Kampung Masjid, Jalan P Ramlee, Sungai Pinang, Jalan Kebun Lama, Lebuh Carnovan, Jalan Anson dan Halaman Bukit Gambir.

Manakala antara kawasan terjejas di Seberang Perai ialah Taman Siakap, Permatang Rawa, Taman Senangin, Padang Lalang, Mak Mandin dan beberapa kawasan di Penanti.

Utusan Online melaporkan beberapa buah bot dan sampan nelayan di Teluk Bahang di sini dilaporkan rosak dan terdampar di daratan selepas ditolak ribut serta angin kencang dalam kejadian awal pagi tadi.

Sebuah feri milik Penang Port Sdn. Bhd. (Penang Port) turut dilaporkan rosak selepas ditolak ombak kuat dan melanggar bahagian jeti di Terminal Feri Raja Tun Uda, Butterworth di sini.

Pada 21 Oktober 2017, tragedi tanah runtuh di tapak pembinaan di Lengkok Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah telah mengorbankan 11 orang pekerja.

Sila tekan imej untuk memperbesarkan gambar:





Tanah Runtuh Tanjung Bungah- 3 Maut, 11 Hilang

21 10 2017

(Photo credit to Free Malaysia Today)

11 orang pekerja di sebuah tapak pembinaan di Tanjung Bungah berhampiran Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampus Pulau Pinang masih hilang selepas kejadian tanah runtuh yang telah meragut 3 nyawa.

Dalam kejadian kira-kira pukul 8.50 pagi tadi, kesemua mereka sedang bekerja di tapak pembinaan kondominium berhampiran lereng bukit sebelum ditimpa tanah runtuh dari kecerunan kira-kira 10 meter.

Kejadian itu telah menyebabkan 14 buruh binaan asing dan seorang warga tempatan tertimbus sehingga sedalam hampir 35 meter di dalam keadaan tanah yang berselut.

Menurut Pengarah Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Negeri, Saadon Mokhtar, dua mayat ditemukan pukul 9.15 pagi dan 10.45 pagi tadi manakala mayat ketiga kira-kira pukul 1 petang tadi.





Photos: Deadly Hurricane Irma To Hit Florida After Hitting Caribbean

8 09 2017

 

After the Category 5 Hurricane Irma made its landfall in the Caribbean with 175 mph sustained winds, Hurricane Irma is expected to make a landfall in South Florida this weekend.

NBC News reported that at least 12 people were killed due to the hurricane that had caused vast devastation in the Caribbean islands.

Florida is braced for a possible direct hit that could cause a devastating damage to the southern part of the state.

CNN reported that the National Hurricane Center said Irma will make landfall in southern Florida as a dangerous major hurricane and has issued hurricane and storm surge warnings for South Florida including from Jupiter Inlet on the east coast of the state and southward around the Florida Peninsula to Bonita Beach on the west coast.

The warning included the Florida Keys, Lake Okeechobee, and Florida Bay. 

NBC News also wrote that the National Weather Service said that “locations may be uninhabitable for weeks or months” due to extreme winds, adding that “structural damage to buildings, with many washing away” was possible in some coastal areas.

Hurricane Irma is one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded as it caused massive destruction to multiple places including Barbuda, Puerto Rico, Turks, Caicos and others.

Below are some photos taken from CNN:

Last two months, Texas was hit by the deadly Category 4 Hurricane Harvey, that caused immense damage and catastrophic flooding, and also killed at least 70 people.





Harvey: Before And After Photos Of Catastrophic Houston Flood

29 08 2017

Hurricane Harvey which made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 storm on August 25, caused “epic and catastrophic” flooding especially in Houston and some other parts of Texas.

Floodwaters are expected to rise further in the inundated Houston as the flood situation in Texas is expected to worsen in the coming days.

Below are some before and after photos of the flood caused by Hurricane Harvey taken from Yahoo! News and The Guardian.

Please click the photos for larger images:





Photos: Hurricane Harvey Downgraded To Category 3 As It Made Second Landfall

26 08 2017

Rain is blown past palm trees as Hurricane Harvey makes landfall, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Harvey intensified into a hurricane Thursday and steered for the Texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges in what could be the fiercest hurricane to hit the United States in almost a dozen years. (Photo: Eric Gay/AP)

About three hours after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 storm, it was downgraded to a Category 3 storm as it made a second landfall on the northeastern shore of Copano Bay after winds decreased to 125 mph from maximum sustained winds of 130 mph.

Earlier, the National Hurricane Center said the Category 4 Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday night on the Texas coast between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor at around 10 pm local , with very strong winds of 130 mph, bringing up to 13 feet of storm surge, large, destructive waves and very heavy rain.

At the time, the storm’s eye was 30 miles away from the coastal city of Corpus Christi, Texas causing power outrages in the city and nearby towns.

Harvey is the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Charley hit Florida in 2004.
 
Forecasters predicted that the slow-moving storm will dump heavy rain on South Texas and parts of Louisiana until the middle of next week, where some places could receive as much as 40 inches.
 
Catastrophic flooding is expected, including in inland areas as river water levels rise.

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Photos: Grenfell Tower on Fire

14 06 2017

[The Guardian}- An unknown number of people have been killed and dozens injured after a huge fire engulfed a tower block in west London in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Hundreds of firefighters battled to rescue residents from their flats after the fire broke out at Grenfell Tower on Latimer Road, near Notting Hill, shortly before 1am.

The blaze rapidly engulfed the full height of the 24-storey block, and was still burning strongly more than six hours later, with a thick pall of dark smoke visible across the capital.

Residents could be seen waving and screaming from their windows, as firefighters wearing breathing apparatus fought to rescue them from their flats.

Shortly before 8am, the London fire commissioner, Dany Cotton, confirmed there had been “a number of fatalities” as a result of the “unprecedented” fire.

“In my 29 years of being a firefighter I have never ever seen anything of this scale,” she said. “This is a major fire that has affected all floors of this 24 storey building, from the second floor upwards.”

The number of deaths could not yet be confirmed “due to the size and complexity of this fire,” Cotton said, adding that the cause of the blaze was also unknown at this stage.








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