Cutremurul din zona Catania, Borrelli: 28 răniți, în jur de 370 de persoane strămutate bla•Roma, 27 decembrie (askanews) – 28 de persoane au fost rănite și 370 au fost strămutate după cutremurul cu magnitudinea de 4.8, care a lovit zona Acireale din provincia Catania, pe 26 decembrie. Acest lucru a fost declarat de către șeful Departamentului de protecție civilă, Angelo Borrelli, care a vorbit la Radio Anch’io pe Radio 1 Rai, subliniind că există 1600 de cereri de verificare a clădirilor.„Am înregistrat 10 răniți care au fost asistați de serviciu de prim-ajutor și alte 18 de persoane care au mers în mod voluntar la spital in Acireale pentru diferite medicamente, dar nu există leziuni grave“, spune Borrelli „In ceea ce priveste daunele noi a avut 1.600 de cereri de inspecții efectuate de către populația care locuiesc în aceste teritorii. in aceasta noapte am găzduit 370 de persoane, aproximativ 323 în hoteluri și 45 de facilități de școală, în timp ce 37 de persoane care locuiesc în casele de ingrijire medicala au fost mutate la Acireale „, a adăugat el .
Sisma 4.8, frica în Catania. Se prăbușește și se rănește firstname.lastname@example.org•Sisma 4.8, frica în Catania. Se prăbușește și se rănește Te temi noaptea în provincia Catania. Un cutremur cu magnitudinea de 4,8 a fost raportat la 3,19 în zona de nord a orașului. Există ușoare prăbușiri și răniri. După cum sa raportat de către INGV (Institutul National de Geofizica si Vulcanologie), cutremurul a avut epicentrul la 2 km nord de Viagrande, pe pantele de pe muntele Etna, și hipocentrul la un kilometru adâncime. Cutremurul a fost cel mai puternic, împreună cu altul de magnitudine 3.3 (4 kilometri nord de Aci Sant’Antonio la 1.09), de un roi seismic care, de la miezul nopții, a fost înregistrat pe versanții vulcanuluiSubsecretarul primului-ministru, Vito CRIMI, spune într-o declarație: „“ Aseara pamantul sa cutremurat aproape de Catania, probabil, legate de activitatea vulcanică a Etna „“ De la primele știri din fericire – a adăugat el – nu sunt morți, zece. răniți, iar unele case sa prăbușit. „prim-ministru Giuseppe Conte a scris pe Twitter pentru a fi“ aproape de oameni Catania „să urmărească“ evoluțiile în contact permanent cu capul de @DPCgov Borrelli și @vitocrimi subsecretarul“. SOCCORSI – Mașina de salvare a început imediat. Șeful protecției civile, Angelo Borrelli, a efectuat împreună cu prefectul Cataniei, Claudio Sammartino, un zbor cu elicopterul asupra municipalităților afectate de cutremur. „Primarii municipalităților afectate de cutremur au subliniat unele probleme cu deteriorarea infrastructurii, iar întâlnirea a servit la coordonarea activităților de intervenție”, a explicat Borrelli la sfârșitul reuniunii operaționale din Prefectura din Catania. O echipă de protecție civilă va lucra acum pentru a sprijini municipalitățile din zonele afectate. „Întregul sistem de protecție civilă a fost activ de la bun început. Centrul de coordonare a salvării este operațională și întregul sistem de securitate și ordine publică este activă în zona“, a declarat prefectul Catania, Claudio Sammartino, în încheierea reuniunii privind „urgență. „Estimarea daunelor și verificările au început, dar este prea devreme pentru a face un buget”, a adăugat prefectul, subliniind că „prioritatea este asigurarea oportunității și eficacității intervențiilor și, mai ales, asigurarea unui cadru pentru securitate și ordine publică. “. „Cetățenii trebuie să știe, adăugăm Sammartino, că suntem alături de ei, mai ales în acele momente în care aceștia au nevoie cel mai mult, iar alături de ei sunt primari și suntem împreună cu ei”. ZONELE ULTIME – Șase municipalități sunt cele mai afectate și în care a fost inițiată o monitorizare a protecției civile. Acestea sunt Zafferana Etnea, Acireale, Aci S.Antonio, Aci Catena, Aci Bonaccorsi și Santa Venerina. DAUNE – daune majore au fost înregistrate în casele Zafferana Etnea și Fleri, Acireale și Santa Venerina, cu un total de aproximativ 15 case deteriorate. Supravegherea artei plastice din Catania este, de asemenea, în domeniul daunelor înregistrate bisericilor din Milo, Fleri și Santa Venerina. În Fleri, mai multe clădiri au raportat leziuni și daune grave, doi oameni au fost luați din molozul unei clădiri prăbușite și au raportat câteva răni minore. Salvatorii verifică problemele critice ale clădirilor deteriorate. Deteriorat, de asemenea, la Santa Venerina, unde au căzut molii de la biserica mamă, Santa Maria del Carmelo din Bongiardo. De asemenea, în Santa Venerina este, de asemenea, a scăzut, de la turnul de clopot al Inimii Sacre Biserica, statuia, care a fost cruțat de cutremurul din 2002. O mulțime de frică și unele daune, chiar și la Zafferana și centre dell’acese, inclusiv Mos Craciun Maria La Stella, unde a fost creată o depresiune pe drumul asfaltat de pe Via Cantagallo, cu o fantă de aproximativ treizeci de centimetri lățime. Cutremurul a afectat și biserica Maria Santissima del Carmelo din Pennisi, un cătun din Acireale. Turnul clopotnita și statuia lui Sant’Emidio s-au prăbușit, venerați pentru că a fost considerat protectorul cutremurelor. Încă în Pennisi, șase familii au fost strămutate de colapsul zidului de la etajul al doilea al unei clădiri. Nu a fost înregistrată nicio deteriorare sau critică în Catania.
Indonesia says avoid coast near volcano, fearing new tsunamiNINIEK KARMINI•CARITA BEACH, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities urged people to avoid the coast in areas where a tsunami killed at least 430 people over the weekend in a fresh warning issued on the anniversary of the catastrophic 2004 Asian earthquake and tsunami.The big waves that followed an eruption on a volcanic island hit communities along the Sunda Strait on Saturday night. The eruption of Anak Krakatau, or „Child of Krakatoa,” is believed to have set off a large landslide on the volcano, apparently on its slope and underwater, displacing water that slammed into Java and Sumatra islands.Indonesia’s Meteorology, Geophysics and Climatology Agency asked people late Tuesday to stay at least 500 meters (1,640 feet) and up to 1 kilometer (less than a mile) from the coastline along the strait, which lies between the two islands.The agency was monitoring Anak Krakatau’s eruptions as stormy weather and high surf continued to plague the area, said agency head Dwikorita Karnawati.”All these conditions could potentially cause landslides at the cliffs of the crater into the sea, and we fear that that could trigger a tsunami,” Karnawati said at a news conference. She asked that communities remain vigilant and not to panic.The warning was reiterated by the country’s disaster agency on Wednesday.The tsunami struck without warning, taking people by surprise even in a country familiar with seismic disaster. No big earthquake shook the ground beforehand, and it hit at night on a holiday weekend while people were enjoying concerts and other beach and resort activities.It was a sharp contrast to the disaster that struck 14 years ago off the northwestern tip of Sumatra island. An enormous magnitude 9.1 earthquake rocked the area the morning after Christmas, creating gigantic waves that surged far inland and swallowed everything in their path. The wall of water killed some 230,000 people in a dozen countries, more than half in Indonesia’s Aceh province.The devastation was vast, and the disaster was among the worst in recent history. Saturday’s event, coupled with an earthquake and tsunami in September on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island that killed at least 2,100 people, triggered flashbacks for some who survived the 2004 tragedy.”When it happens, I always remember what we have been through,” said Qurnaty, 54, who lost her home and several family members to the 2004 waves in the hard-hit provincial capital of Banda Aceh.Qurnaty, who like many Indonesians uses only one name, prayed with surviving family members at a mass grave there on Wednesday’s anniversary. „Every time I see them (on TV), I feel really, really sad. All we can do from here is to pray for them,” she said.Though recovery was slow, some victims of the latest tsunami said they remember the resilience of the Acehnese people, which gives them hope that they too can rebuild their homes and their lives.”I am scared. I am traumatized by the tsunami that I only knew before from the news,” said Kusmiati, who also uses one name. „Now I know how horrifying a tsunami is.”Her face was still bruised and her legs swollen after she and her husband managed to survive being hit and dragged under by the waves after fleeing a beach villa in Carita, where they were working.Beaches were largely empty in the area, which is typically crammed with tourists, and police patrolled on motorbikes, warning people to stay away from the coast. Some residents defied the warning, returning to what was left of their homes to begin cleaning up as heavy rain fell and waves pounded the shore.”I am still afraid that the tsunami will return, so when dark comes, I stay at a temporary shelter on the hill,” said Rohayati, who worked to salvage what was left of her battered house, 300 meters (985 feet) from the sea. „I hope the government can provide a tsunami warning, like a siren, for people living in coastal areas so we can be alerted of a potential tsunami and have time to save ourselves.”The country’s system of tsunami detection buoys — deployed after the 2004 disaster — has not worked since 2012, with some units being stolen or vandalized.Karnawati, of the meteorology agency, said that because the tsunami was caused by volcanic activity, it would not have been picked up by the system’s seafloor sensors, which monitor movement from conventional earthquakes responsible for most of Indonesia’s tsunamis.Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency, said Wednesday that the volcanic activity is believed to have triggered an underwater landslide and that a large chunk of Anak Krakatau’s southwest slope collapsed. This movement displaced a large volume of water, creating waves that raced toward the shore.Residents of Sumur village, which has been slow to receive aid due to roads being cut off, remained stunned by how quickly the tsunami hit. The beach, located just a few kilometers (miles) from the tourist island of Umang near Java’s western tip, is popular for snorkeling and other water activities. The tsunami decimated the area, ripping houses from their foundations and bulldozing concrete buildings.Scientists have said the waves were recorded in several places at about 1 meter (3.3 feet) high, but Sumur residents insisted they towered more than 3 meters (10 feet), possibly as high as 5 meters (16 feet), which Sutopo also confirmed in some areas.More than 21,000 people have been displaced from their homes and heavy equipment is urgently needed in the Sumur subdistrict near Ujung Kulon National Park to help get aid flowing and reach people who may be injured or trapped, said Nugroho.He said the death toll was 430, with more than 1,400 people injured and at least 159 missing.Anak Krakatau formed in the early 20th century near the site of the cataclysmic 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, which killed more than 30,000 people. It has been erupting since June and did so again 24 minutes before the tsunami, according to the geophysics agency._Associated Press writers Margie Mason and Ali Kotarumalos in Jakarta, Indonesia, contributed to this report.
Some of these figures could change by the end of the year, however, as severe thunderstorms threaten parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. AccuWeather.com said residents in the affected areas should brace for downpours, strong wind gusts and possible isolated tornadoes through Thursday.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
A major winter storm this week could cause havoc for millions of people traveling through the Plains and the Midwest as New Year’s approaches.
This year, a record number of people are traveling across the country, most of them by car, as winter storm Eboni looms. On Tuesday, the storm caused a chain-reaction accident at 6:30 a.m. involving 40 vehicles on Southern California’s 15 Freeway, the Weather Channel reported.
Eastern Colorado, western Nebraska and the Dakotas are likely to face the worst conditions, and some states are expecting eight-to-12 inches of snow over the next few days, CNN reported. Some areas could see as much as two feet of snow.
As of Wednesday afternoon, no major travel delays had been reported.
However, “There is the potential for major travel disruptions with this storm,” Max Vido, a Long-Range Meteorologist for AccuWeather said, according to USA Today.
Winter storm warnings were issued by the National Weather Service, which said to expect heavy snowfall, and indicated possible severe thunderstorms. There is also a threat of strong, destructive winds, tornadoes, and hail, ABC News reported.
“The heaviest snow is expected south and east of Denver, but a coating to an inch of snow late Wednesday may lead to de-icing operations and delays on Thursday morning,” said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski. The outlet warned drivers on Interstates 25, 29, 35, 70, 80, 90, and 94 to be careful and “anticipate difficult travel.”
This article originally appeared on GOBankingRates.com: The 13 Most Expensive Snow Days in American History
Many people delight at the prospect of waking up on Christmas morning to an idyllic winter wonderland, with beautiful snow covering the ground. Some even travel for the chance at a white Christmas, but anyone who lives in America’s colder climates will tell you it’s not always magical. The reality of a winter storm can be quite different — like several billion dollars different.
Winter snow and ice create transportation gridlocks, collapse roofs and even destroy commercial crops — costing taxpayers and insurance companies alike enormous sums of money. For anyone curious about just how costly this can be, the National Climatic Data Center has kept records on the inflation-adjusted costs of storm damage since 1980, making it easy to see which storms have hit people’s pocketbooks the hardest.
Here’s more about the costliest winter weather events in American history.
Northeast Winter Storm
- Dates: March 1-3, 2018
- CPI-Adjusted Total Cost: $2.2 billion
The old saying goes that March “comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb” and vice versa, but it seems unlikely the Northeast got anywhere near $2.2 billion worth of mild Spring weather on the tail end of March this year. After a powerful nor’easter slammed the region, damages from a combination of high winds — the heaviest gust hit 97 mph — heavy snow and coastal erosion translated to billions in damage.
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Midwest/Southeast/Northeast Winter Storm
- Dates: Jan. 5-8, 2014
- CPI-Adjusted Total Cost: $2.3 billion
At a certain point, maybe it’s just the “America” winter storm. The regions affected by this 2014 winter storm included some 17 states. The National Snow Analysis performed by NOAA found that — at its peak on Jan. 6 — 52 percent of the country had snow on the ground, up from 36.9 percent just six days earlier. And some places were better equipped to handle it than others: the South was crippled by a series of disastrous traffic jams as the warm-weather states weren’t prepared to deal with snowfall.
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- Dates: April 4-10, 2007
- CPI-Adjusted Total Cost: $2.6 billion
Some of the costliest winter weather doesn’t even really involve snow or any precipitation for that matter. That’s because unexpected freezes can be utterly devastating to farmers in states like Florida or California, destroying whole harvests and even potentially damaging valuable orchards. And in 2007, unseasonably warm weather led to early growth for a variety of crops in March, only to give way to a cold snap that would set record lows at some 1,500 weather stations that caused some $2.6 billion in freeze damage across the country.
Be Prepared: 11 Ways to Winterize Your Home for Cheap
- Dates: Jan. 20-22, 1985
- CPI-Adjusted Total Cost: $2.9 billion
One state that can be especially susceptible to devastating freezes is Florida, where a dip below freezing can threaten its lucrative citrus crop. That’s precisely what happened in 1985 when arctic air was pushed south, resulting in single-digit temperatures across Northern and Central Florida. Besides causing cancellations for then President Ronald Reagan’s second term inauguration parade due to wind chills in Washington D.C. as low as 10 degrees below zero, it also damaged an estimated 90 percent of the state’s orange and grapefruit crop.
Central and Eastern Winter Storm
- Dates: Feb. 14-20, 2015
- CPI-Adjusted Total Cost: $3.2 billion
A little over a year after the winter storm of 2014 devastated the country, it was topped by a 2015 cold wave that had the average temperature in the northeast falling to 13.5 degrees — some 12.7 degrees below the norm. And while most of the country was hit by frigid temperatures, the Northeast got hit by a series of winter storms that dumped snow across the region. The weight of the snow collapsed roofs across Massachusetts, with the damages in that state alone reaching $1 billion.
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- Dates: Dec. 20-28, 1998
- CPI-Adjusted Total Cost: $3.9 billion
This is one Christmas that was most likely not especially merry for growers in the Central and Southern San Joaquin valley. From a weather perspective, about a week of temperatures under 27 degrees is, well, pretty weak tea when compared to sub-zero temperatures and feet of snow. However, from an agricultural perspective, that was all it took to destroy over a third of the state’s citrus crop and cost farmers billions.