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Hurricane Dorian: The Aftermath in Bahamas (In Photos)

A view of devastation on Grand Bahama. EYEWITNESS NEWS (Photo credit to CBS News).

CNN – Grand Bahama is facing “extreme flooding” after receiving 30 inches of rain from Dorian, the National Hurricane Center said in its 10 a.m. ET update Tuesday.

The island faces yet another day of dangerous winds and life-threatening storm surge as Dorian continues to inch its way over the Bahamas.

Along with the tremendous amounts of rainfall, the NHC said, Grand Bahama is seeing wind gusts measured at 140 mph and storm surge of 10 to 15 feet above normal tide levels, causing destructive waves.

These hazards from Dorian are forecast to continue on Grand Bahama through most of the day.

Related article; Photos : Category 5 Hurricane Dorian Pounds Bahamas

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Photos : Category 5 Hurricane Dorian Pounds Bahamas

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ABC New reported that the category 5 Hurricane Dorian, which came ashore on Elbow Cay of the Abaco Islands, is tied for the strongest Atlantic hurricane landfall on record, along with a hurricane on Labor Day in 1935 that struck the Florida Keys and moved up along the Gulf Coast of Florida.

The eye of the storm made a second landfall at 2 p.m. on the island near Marsh Harbour, and a third landfall an hour before midnight on the eastern end of Grand Bahama Island.

Devastating conditions continued on the Abaco Islands overnight, with western portions of Grand Bahama, including the main city of Freeport, seeing the situation head south through the early morning.

Below is a report by The Guardian – Category 5 Hurricane Dorian pounds Bahamas – as it happened:

  • Hurricane Dorian has pounded the northernmost islands of the Bahamas with winds reaching speeds of more than 220mph (355kmh).
  • The first death was reported from the hurricane by Eyewitness News in the Bahamas, which spoke with a woman who said she had learned her eight-year-old grandson had died, likely drowned, and her granddaughter was missing. Both children were in the Abaco Islands.
  • Dorian is the biggest storm to hit the island chain in modern times and has been described as “catastrophic” and posing a “life-threatening” risk.
  • Meteorologists are finding it difficult to predict the path of the hurricane because of its wide “cone of uncertainty”. Though the Bahamas will probably suffer the most devastation, the big question in terms of scale of potential human suffering is where and when Dorian will hit along the east coast of the US, where population density is so much greater.
  • Georgia and South Carolina issued evacuation orders for their coastal communities on Sunday night as the National Hurricane Center warned of storm surges that could reach 18ft to 23ft (5.5m-7m) above normal levels.
  • On Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas, footage emerged of floodwaters reaching halfway up the sides of family homes with parts of the roofs torn off. The island chain’s homes are built to withstand winds of at least 150mph (241km/h).
  • Bahamian prime minister Hubert Minnis said in a televised address: “This is probably the most sad and worst day of my life to address the Bahamian people. I just want to say as a physician I’ve been trained to withstand many things, but never anything like this.

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[Photos] 2019 Polar Vortex – Bone-Chilling Conditions In Midwest

[Yahoo! News}- A blast of super cold Arctic air known as a “polar vortex” is whipping through the Midwest this week, freezing over lakes and cityscapes and creating life-threatening conditions for residents.

Wind chill temperatures on Wednesday were expected to drop to as low as -60 in Minnesota and -50 degrees in Illinois, prompting school districts to cancel classes and the U.S. Postal Service to suspend deliveries in some areas.

The historic deep freeze has transformed the Midwest into a deadly winter wonderland.

Check out some of the most bone-chilling photos below:

Gempa Lombok 7 Skala Richter: Kedutaan Besar Malaysia Buka Bilik Operasi

Antara kediaman ranap di Lombok Timur akibat kesan gempa bumi melanda Pulau Lombok, Indonesia. (Gambar ihsan Berita Harian)

Liputan6.com, melaporkan satu gempa bumi dengan kekuatan 7 Skala Richter telah menggoncang Lombok Utara, Nusa Tenggara Barat lewat petang tadi.

Menurut Okezone News, Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi dan Geofisika (BMKG) menjelaskan akibat gempa bumi tersebut, kejadian tsunami telah dikesan di  Carik pada pukul 18.48 Waktu Indonesia Barat (WIB) dengan ketinggian 0.135 meter, di Badas pada pukul 18.54 WIB dengan ketinggian 0.100 meter dan di Lembar  pada pukul 19.27 WIB dengan ketinggian 0. 090 meter.

Menurut BMKG lagi, gempa bumi yang memiliki kedalaman 15 km itu berlaku di 27 kilometer Timur Laut Lombok Utara di Nusa Tenggara Barat.

BERNAMA melaporkan Kedutaan Besar Malaysia mengeluarkan kenyataan:

“Kedutaan Besar Malaysia kini mengaktifkan Bilik Operasi dan rakyat Malaysia yang berada di Lombok yang memerlukan bantuan konsular boleh menghubungi nombor telefon +62215224947 dan +62 8138081 3036 (Whatsapp) serta emel mwjakarta@kln.gov.my / jkonsular@gmail.com,” – Kedutaan Besar Malaysia.

Menurut BERNAMA lagi, Timbalan Duta Besar Malaysia di Indonesia, Zamshari Shaharan, ketika dihubungi berkata kedutaan sedang menyelaras tindakan dengan bekerjasama bersama polis Indonesia dan Badan Nasional Pengurusan Bencana (BNPB) bagi mengenalpasti sekiranya ada rakyat Malaysia yang terbabit akibat gempa itu.

[VIDEO] Unit Forensik HKL terbakar

Institut Perubatan Forensik Negara terbakar di Hospital Kuala Lumpur hari ini. - Gambar media sosial

Institut Perubatan Forensik Negara terbakar di Hospital Kuala Lumpur hari ini. – Gambar media sosial

[Utusan Online}- KUALA LUMPUR 17 Mac- Institut Perubatan Forensik Negara (IPFN) Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) di sini terbakar sebentar tadi.

Jurucakap Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat (JBPM) Kuala Lumpur memberitahu, pihaknya menerima panggilan kecemasan pukul 12.30 tengah hari dan empat jentera ke lokasi kejadian bagi mengawal kebakaran.

“Empat balai menghantar jentera masing- masing iaitu Balai Bomba dan Penyelamat (BPP) Chow Kit, BPP Hang Tuah, BPP Setapak dan BPP Jalan Tun Razak.

“Kebakaran dipercayai berlaku dalam bangunan forensik HKL,” katanya di sini hari ini.

Bagaimanapun, maklumat lanjut mengenai kebakaran belum diketahui.

Gambar: Pokok Tumbang Berhampiran KLCC, 2 Cedera

Gambar ihsan Astro.

KUALA LUMPUR, 5 Mac — Seorang penunggang motosikal dan pemboncengnya cedera selepas dihempap sebatang pokok tumbang di Jalan Ampang berhampiran Menara Berkembar Petronas KLCC di sini hari ini.

Pengarah Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Kuala Lumpur Khiruddin Drahman berkata kejadian berlaku pada kira-kira 7.30 pagi.

 Beliau berkata kedua-dua mangsa telah dibawa ke Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

“Dalam kejadian itu, sebuah kereta turut dihempap tetapi pemandunya tidak mengalami sebarang kecederaan.

“Ketika ini kerja-kerja pembersihan serpihan pokok tumbang di jalan itu sedang dilaksana oleh Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL),” katanya ketika dihubungi Bernama.

Kejadian yang berlaku pada waktu puncak ketika orang ramai menuju ke tempat kerja atau urusan lain itu menjurus kepada penutupan sementara jalan, namun anggota polis trafik berjaya mengawal keadaan.

Wartawan Bernama yang berada di KLCC berkata petugas DBKL dilihat bertungkus lumus melakukan kerja-kerja memotong pokok yang tumbang itu kepada beberapa bahagian dengan bantuan jentera berat sebelum dialihkan.

Setakat 10.15 pagi, peringkat akhir kerja pembersihan masih berjalan.

Insiden yang berlaku dalam keadaan cuaca baik itu menarik perhatian orang ramai yang mengambil kesempatan merakamkan gambar dan video serta dikongsikan dalam media sosial. — Bernama

Sila click di sini untuk gambar-gambar di tempat kejadian.

TERKINI: Jalan Jemaluang, Mersing Runtuh; Kereta Terbabas dalam Gaung

KERETA mangsa jatuh ke dalam gaung akibat tanah runtuh di Jalan Jemaluang-Mersing, Johor, awal pagi tadi. Gambar diambil daripada Berita Harian

[UTUSAN}- MERSING 15 Jan. – Seorang lelaki warga emas bersama-sama keluarganya nyaris maut apabila kenderaan dipandunya terbabas dalam gaung di Kilometer 16 Jalan Jemaluang-Mersing, dekat sini awal pagi ini.

Dalam kejadian kira-kira pukul 2.30 pagi berdekatan Institut Latihan Perindustrian (ILP) Mersing, kereta dipandu Swee Ah Pang, 60, hilang kawalan apabila berlaku tanah runtuh secara tiba-tiba semasa melalui jalan berkenaan.

Ketua Polis Daerah Mersing, Deputi Superintenden Cyril Edward Nuing berkata, kenderaan warga emas itu menjunam dalam gaung berkeluasan kira-kira 70 meter dengan ketinggian cerun 15 meter.

“Polis terima panggilan orang awan menyatakan satu kejadian tanah runtuh dan mendap berlaku di Kilometer 16 Jalan Jemaluang-Mersing.

“Dalam kejadian itu sebuah kereta terjatuh dalam gaung. Mangsa bersama-sama penumpang tidak mengalami kecederaan serius dan dirujuk ke Hospital Mersing bagi pemeriksaan lanjut,” katanya ketika dihubungi di sini hari ini.

Beliau berkata, laluan tersebut tidak selamat untuk dilalui mana-mana kenderaan ringan atau berat dan ditutup sepenuhnya.

Katanya, jalan alternatif yang boleh digunakan adalah melalui Jalan Nitar-Jemaluang untuk mana-mana orang awam yang mahu ke Johor Bahru atau Mersing.

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