Hurricane Beatriz Hits Mexico – Photos

Hurricane Beatriz hit Mexico’s Pacific coast on Tuesday.

It is a Category 1 hurricane.

The popular tourist ports of Acapulco and Manzanillo were closed ahead of the hurricane’s arrival.

There are hurricane warnings along the Mexican coast from Lazaro Cardenas northwestward to Cabo Corrientes. 

The Mexican government said the coastal states of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco should prepare for 10- to 13-foot (3- to 4-meter) waves and 6 to 12 inches of rain.

A storm surge was expected to cause coastal flooding in the hurricane warning area.

Storm surge happens when the hurricane caused the sea to rise up higher than the ordinary sea level.

It can cause lots of damages especially if it happens during the high tide.

Hurricane Beatriz is the second hurricane of the 2011 Pacific season.

The first was Hurricane Adrian, which formed earlier this month.

This is a disaster as the heavy rains can cause floods and strong winds can damage buildings as well as causing very high waves.

A family prepares to leave Miramar beach after having a picnic before the arrival of Tropical Storm Beatriz in the Pacific resort city of Manzanillo, Mexico, Monday June 20, 2011. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Beatriz is expected to become a hurricane Monday night or early Tuesday, brushing over Mexico's southwestern coast later that day before heading back out to sea. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
Cars swept into the ocean by high waves caused by the approach of Tropical Storm Beatriz are pictured by the shore in Acapulco June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer
People stand next to a car swept out to the shore after high waves caused by the approach of Tropical Storm Beatriz broke inland in Acapulco June 20, 2011. Tropical Storm Beatriz drenched parts of Mexico's Pacific coast with heavy rains on Monday and has strengthened into a hurricane, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. REUTERS/Stringer
A person walks past an upturned car by the shore after the vehicle was swept into the ocean by high waves caused by the approach of Tropical Storm Beatriz in Acapulco June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer.
An upturned car is pictured by the shore after it was swept into the ocean by high waves caused by the approach of Tropical Storm Beatriz in Acapulco June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

Hurricane Paula Slammed Mexico And Cuba-Photos

Hurricane Paula hit Cancun, Mexico on Wednesday, October 13, 2010.

It was a category 2 hurricane but later weaken to a category 1 hurricane.

It was a tropical storm when it hit Havana, Cuba on Thursday.

Havana is the capital of Cuba.

Under pouring rain, man walks on a street during the passage of Hurricane Paula in Cancun, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. Paula roared off Mexico's top vacation resort of Cancun on Wednesday without immediate reports of major damage, and it was projected to veer into western Cuba. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
A man walks on the beach during the passage of Hurricane Paula in Cancun, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)
A A woman walks in the rain along Havana’s seafront boulevard “El Malecon” October 14, 2010. Paula slams Cuba on Thursday as the small hurricane hugged the island’s northern coast, but it was expected to weaken as it moved eastward towards the Cuban capital Havana, REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa.
A man drives a motorcycle through wind and rain brought by Tropical Storm Paula in Las Palmas, Cuba, Thursday Oct. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)
A man crosses the street near the Capitol building during thunderstorms in Havana October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan
Men ride on a horse drawn cart during the passing of Tropical Storm Paula in Las Palmas, Cuba, Thursday Oct. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)
A man wades through a flooded street during the passing of Tropical Storm Paula in Havana, Cuba, Thursday Oct. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
Palm trees are swayed by strong winds and rains in Havana October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa.
Vehicles move along a road during a thunderstorm in Havana October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan
People walk in a street during a thunderstorm in Havana October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan.Tropical Storm Paula brought winds and heavy rain to the Cuban capital on Thursday.

Mexico’s Deadly Landslides-Photos

Overall view of the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010, after a landslide occurred. A mudslide was due to heavy rains in Mexico's rain-soaked southern state of Oaxaca. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)

At least 20 people were killed in two landslides in southern Mexico.

Very heavy rains caused the landslides.

On Tuesday 4 people were killed and 11 people were missing in Oaxaca landslide.

On Wednesday  at least 16 people were killed, 13 people were injured and 3 people were missing in Amatan landslide, in Chiapas state.

Buildings, houses, roads and bridges were damaged by the landslides.

Landslide is a natural disaster but cutting down trees along the hillside can caused more landslides.

Go green to save the Earth!

People stand next to a damaged house after a landslide in Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
People remove mud after a landslide in Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
A woman walks past the damaged bridge that crosses the Macuilxochitl river near the town of Tlacolula, Mexico Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. Rescue operations attempting to reach the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec have been delayed due to the condition of the bridge. (AP Photo/Agencia Quadratin)
Men inspect a vehicle buried under mud after a landslide in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)
A man stands in front of damage left after a landslide in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)
A rescue worker uses a zip-line to cross an overflowed river in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)
Police and Mexican army personnel sift through the debris after a landslide in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)

Human-Made Disaster; People Were Killed Everywhere-Photos

People killed other people all over the world.

They use violence as a vehicle to get what they want.

This is a disaster.

We should stop hurting each other and stop destroying our Earth.

We should also stop cutting down trees and use them as weapons in fighting.

Listen to Micheal Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’ and let us try to heal the world.

These are some of the latest violence in today’s Yahoo News.

The photos are also from Yahoo News.


Mexico

Lots and lots of people were killed in Mexican drug war.

Three people were killed in a car bomb by drug seller this week.

Car bomb exploded in Mexico.
Drug gang used car bomb to attack police.
COMMERCE-CA-JULY 12, 2010: Bundles of marijuana extracted from a rail car are laid alongside tracks at part of the Union Pacific rail yard in the City of Commerce on Monday, July 12, 2010. (Christina House / POOL PHOTO)
The remains of a vehicle are cordoned off in a street in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Friday July 16, 2010. Mexican investigators ran forensic tests to determine whether drug gangs used a car bomb in an attack on police patrol trucks that killed two officers and wounded nine people on Thursday. A car bomb would mark an unprecedented escalation of Mexico's drug war and confirm long-standing fears that the cartels are turning to explosives in their fight against security forces. (AP Photo)

Pakistan

A lot of people were killed in bomb attacks  and by guns all over Pakistan.

On Saturday 18 passengers were killed in northeastern Pakistan.

Family members a person injured by a bomb blast, bring him at a local hospital in Pakistani tribal of area of Jamrud, Friday, July 16, 2010. A powerful bomb blast ripped through a busy market in an area along the Afghan border Friday, killing at least many people and wounding 15 others, a Pakistani official said.(AP photo/Qazi Rauf)
Pakistani hospital staff attend a person injured by a bomb blast, at a local hospital in Pakistani tribal of area of Jamrud, Friday, July 16, 2010. A powerful bomb blast ripped through a busy market in an area along the Afghan border Friday, killing at least many people and wounding 15 others, a Pakistani official said.(AP photo/Qazi Rauf)
Violence in Pakistan.
Can we stop hurting each other?
A boy injured in a hospital in Pakistan.

Iraq

28 people were killed in a hotel fire in Iraq’s Kurdish region.

The fire was at the ‘Hotel Soma’.

Some hotel guests jumped out from upper floors to save themselves.

More human-made disaster in Iraq.
Hotel Soma.
Fire in Hotel Soma.
Firemen trying to stop the fire
A view of fire damage at Soma Hotel in the northern Iraqi city of Sulaimaniya, 260 km (162 miles) northeast of Baghdad July 16, 2010. The fire, possibly triggered by a gas leak, killed 30 people, including foreigners, and injured at least 22 others, police said on Friday. REUTERS/Sherko Raouf

Please stop destroying our Earth.

Photos of Giant Sinkhole In Guatemala City

Tropical Storm Agatha brought heavy rains to Guatemala City at the end of May 2010.

The rain caused a giant sinkhole in the city.

The sinkhole swallowed at least one three-story building!

It was a disaster.

Guatemala City is the capital of Republic Guatemala.

It is also the largest city in Central America.

Below are photos from AP.

A sinkhole created by tropical storm Agatha covers a street intersection in downtown of Guatemala City on Sunday, May 30, 2010. Torrential rains brought by the first tropical storm of the 2010 season pounded Central America and southern Mexico, triggering deadly landslides.(AP Photo/STR)

Neighbors gather near the site of a sinkhole in Guatemala City May 30, 2010. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair

Strong Earthquake Hit China (Updated)

China earthquake

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Another natural disaster happened today.

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Qinghai in China at 7:49 am local time (7:49 pm ET Tuesday).

The epicenter was about 150 miles (240 kilometer) northwest of Qamdo, Tibet.

There were strong aftershocks of magnitude 5.2 and 5.3 about half an hour of the quake.

Most houses were made of wood with earthen walls in the area.

A lot of houses and other buildings collapsed.

At least 300 people were killed and 8000 were injured.

Many others were still buried under the debris.

This place is in the mountains and far from the big cities.

So there are not much heavy machines and medical equipments.

In 2008 a 7.9 earth quake hit neighboring Sichuan province.

About 90,000 were killed or missing in that earthquake.

In 2010, strong earthquakes hit Haiti, Chile,Mexico and Indonesia .

When I first wrote this post this morning, there was only one person reported killed.

Mexico Earthquake Pictures

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck at 3:40 pm PT ( 6:40 pm ET )  on Sunday about 110 miles east-southeast of Tijuana, Mexico.

Earthquake is a natural disaster.

In Mexicali roads were cracked and buildings were damaged.

The electricity were cut off in Mexicali.

Mexicali is the capital of Baja California state in Mexico.

2 people were killed and about 100 people injured in the quake.

One man was killed because a building collapsed on him.

Another man was killed because he was hit by a car as he ran to the street from his house.

People in Arizona and southern California felt the earthquake.

There are aftershocks after the earthquake.

I hope that the aftermath of this earthquake won’t be as bad as in the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti and the 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile.

California is in the Pacific Ring Of Fire.

I think people in the Pacific Ring Of Fire should build buildings that are strong and won’t be damaged by earthquakes.

Earthquake In Mexicali
Earthquake in Mexicali
Earthquake In Mexicali
Earthquake in Mexicali

A Moment With English At SMK Tengku Mahmud 2

Ali-SMKTgMahmudI went to Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tengku Mahmud 2 for ‘A Moment With English’ program on Tuesday, June 16, 2009.

The school was a big secondary school in Besut, Terengganu.

I read the article about Swine Flu (but now it is called Influenza A H1N1) which I wrote when it first started in Mexico.

I met Kak Athirah and a lot of  other kakaks,  abangs  and teachers there.

I enjoyed ‘A Moment With English’ at the school.

I also enjoyed the ‘mee soup’ at the school.

It was tasty but very hot.

16062009(116)On the way back, I stopped at the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium that collapsed a few weeks ago.

I also stopped at Pantai Bari.

In English Pantai Bari is Bari Beach.

I had keropok lekor, coconut drink and watched lots of goats drinking left over coconut drink from the coconut shells.

I love to go to Besut and I wish to go there again soon.

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World Closer To Swine Flu Pandemic

More people were infected by swine flu.

Swine flu virus has killed 149 people in Mexico.

Children cannot go to school or play outside.

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They have to wear masks.

There is more swine flu cases in the U.S.A. and Europe.

40 people were infected by swine flu in the U.S.A.

A man from Spain who visited Mexico also get swine flu.

The WHO fear that the swine flu will become a pandemic soon.

The last flu pandemic was ‘Hong Kong flu’ in 1968.

‘Hong Kong flu’ killed about 1 million  people.

I think Uncle Nisar (in Palo Alto, CA), Uncle Arif (Columbus, OH) and Uncle Mahboob (LA, CA) must be careful and read my blog so that they’ll know how to avoid swine flu.

WHO statement on swine flu

Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:20pm EDT

GENEVA (Reuters) – Following is the text of a World Health Organization statement issued on Monday after an emergency committee meeting on swine flu.

The Committee considered available data on confirmed outbreaks of A/H1N1 swine influenza in the United States of America, Mexico, and Canada. The Committee also considered reports of possible spread to additional countries.

On the advice of the Committee, the WHO Director-General decided on the following.

The Director-General has raised the level of influenza pandemic alert from the current phase 3 to phase 4.

Swine Flu

Swine flu outbreak started in Mexico.

In Mexico more than 81 people died and more than 100 people were sickened by the flu.

All schools are closed in Mexico City and some other places in Mexico.

In the US at least 11 people had swine flu so far.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) fear that more people will get the flu and cause a pandemic around the world.

Swine flu pandemic can kill millions of people.

A pandemic is a disaster.

The virus that causes the flu is a mix of human, pig and bird viruses.

Some signs of swine flu are high fever, body aches, coughing, sore throat, vomiting and diarrhoea.

We can try to avoid swine flu by :

  1. Avoid being in crowded places for example shopping malls and zoos.

  2. Wash your hands carefully using anti-bacteria soap.

  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth because this is how germs get into our body.

  4. Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing.

  5. Wear a mask to cover your nose and mouth.

  6. Take vitamin C and garlic to fight germs.

  7. Take lots of water, fruit juice, tea and herb tea.

swine-flu

CNN) — Mexican officials are asking citizens to avoid large crowds, refrain from kissing as a greeting and maintain a distance of at least 1.8 meters (six feet) from each other amid growing concern in the country and elsewhere over new cases of suspected and confirmed swine flu infection.

Several countries issued travel notices and tightened restrictions to brace against the virus the World Health Organization is calling “a public health emergency of international concern.”

By Sunday, 81 deaths had been deemed “likely linked” to a deadly new strain of the virus by health authorities in Mexico. Viral testing has confirmed 20 cases, said Dr. Jose A. Cordova Villalobos, Mexico’s health secretary. In the United States, the number of confirmed swine flu cases stood at 11.

In New Zealand, officials said 22 students and three teachers, who returned from a three-week-long language trip to Mexico, may have been infected with the virus.

The 25 students and teachers at Auckland’s Rangitoto College returned to New Zealand via Los Angeles on Saturday.

Fourteen have shown flu-like symptoms, with four “more unwell than others,” said Dr. Julia Peters, clinical director of Auckland Regional Public Health Service.

Health Minister Tony Ryall said 10 students tested positive for influenza A. The specimens will be sent to WHO to determine whether it is H1N1 swine influenza. H1N1 influenza is a subset of influenza A.

The WHO results are expected back by midweek. The group remains quarantined at home.