Natural Disaster News
United Airlines supports humanitarian relief efforts in Nepal
United Airlines today announced that it will work with its disaster relief partners the American Red Cross, Americares, Airlink and Operation USA to provide aid to those affected by the earthquake in Nepal
British couple killed in Spanish flash flooding
A British couple have died in Spain after being swept away in a flash flood, according to reports.
Tourists warned as Thailand flooding intensifies
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has warned British travellers in Thailand to exercise caution due to widespread flooding. There have been at least 260 deaths since July and the Government has estimated that property damage could total $3 billion dollars.
Following a snowstorm and ice, Christchurch Airport returning to normal
Following a snowstorm and severe ice overnight, Christchurch Airport is gradually returning to normal operations.
VisionLink software allows Joplin Tornado survivors to register as “Safe and Well”
Community resource management software developed by VisionLink is powering the American Red Cross “Safe and Well” website, which allows victims of disasters like the Joplin tornado to join a registry that tells friends and family they are safe when other forms of communication are disrupted.
Gigantic tornado kills 116 in Midwest
At least 116 people have been killed after a tornado ripped through Missouri, USA. The massive twister also destroyed a local school and turned a number of homes to rubble in the Midwest city of Joplin. The death toll is expected to rise further.
Japanese crisis triggers anxieties among Americans
Many people are at least somewhat concerned about radiation reaching the U.S. and that the U.S. economy will be affected
Government advises Briton to leave Japan
The British government is chartering planes to fly Britons who want to leave Tokyo back to the UK. The FCO has advised its nationals in Tokyo and in north eastern Japan to consider leaving due to radiation fears after explosions at a nuclear power station in Fukushima Daiichi.
Japanese Ambassador’s statement on the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake
The Japanese Ambassador to the UK has made a statement regarding the earthquake. Read details here.
Air New Zealand cuts services after Christchurch and Japan earthquakes
Air New Zealand says it may cut some domestic and international routes in a bid to stem expected losses from the earthquakes in Christchurch and Japan. The flag carrier warned investors that the two natural disasters would wipe out its profits for the second half of the year, sending its shares 10 percent lower.
Tsunami disaster in Japan - Sorrow and dismay at news of death and injuries
Messe Berlin has reacted with sorrow and dismay following the latest news from the disaster-struck areas in Japan and news of the tsunami threat to countries in Asia and Oceania in the Pacific.
Tourists urged to leave Christchurch
Tourists are being advised to leave Christchurch and head to other parts of New Zealand as the city struggles to cope with the aftermath of Tuesday’s devastating earthquake. Many hotels have been closed due to structural damage. Hundreds of tourists have tried to leave the city but have been hindered by damaged roads and the closure of the railways.