Tag Archives: alert

Tungurahua: burning clouds descended at great speed. 25,000 affected.

NEWS SOURCE :   http://poleshift.ning.com
BY :   Mariaelisa Torres

Tungurahua volcano eruption affected about 25,000 Ecuadorians

The government declared an orange alert on 26 April, six days after the volcano reactivated, causing explosions and emitting a column of ash that at times reached 8 km altitude. Still indicate that “we do not expect to declare a state of [...]

High tide alert! Closest full moon of 2011 on March 19

NEWS SOURCE :  http://earthsky.org
By Bruce McClure

Today – March 19 – features the closest full moon of 2011. Look for higher-than-usual tides along the ocean coastlines throughout the world.

Because the full moon shines opposite the sun in our sky, you’ll see the moon beaming all night tonight from dusk till dawn. This extra-close full moon [...]

South Africa flood death toll rises as government declares 33 disaster zones

News Source :   http://www.guardian.co.uk

By  David Smith

Flooding in South Africa has killed more than 100 people, forced at least 8,400 from their homes and prompted the government to declare 33 disaster areas.

With unusually heavy rainfall forecast until March, the UN has warned that almost every country in southern Africa is on alert for potentially disastrous [...]