Wildfires

Wildfires in Australia

On Tuesday afternoon around 800 fire firefighters were battling 100 bushfires across NSW, 25 of them uncontained, with more than 500,000 hectares of the state now burnt in 11 days.

The worst of the fires, at the Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran in the state’s northwest, has so far burnt through 40,000 hectares, destroyed at least 40 properties, and remains out of control, the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) advises.

Around 155 firefighters from greater Sydney, the Hunter region and other parts of the north coast arrived on the scene on Tuesday so they could rotate crews to manage fatigue, with some firefighters working 36-hour shifts.

Disease

Cuba Battling Havana Cholera Outbreak

Cuban authorities are scrambling to contain a cholera outbreak that has sickened dozens of people in Havana, the capital city of 2.2 million residents and a popular tourism destination. The Government has confirmed 51 cases with hundreds hospitalized.

Storms and Floods

Tropical cyclone Emang forms in the Indian Ocean and is located approximately 525 nm southeast of Diego Garcia.

TC Emang

 

Landslide in Dassu, Pakistan

One killed in landslide in Dassu, the capital of Kohistan district of Pakistan. Landslide caused damage to two trucks and two shops. Landslide also blocked the Karakoram Highway (KKH).

In another news, of inner roads in Galiyat between Abbottabad and Murree are closed due to heavy snowfall.

Strong winds in Zomba, Malawi

Strong winds in Zomba injured 16 Malawians. Five people are having treatment at Zomba central hospital currently. Winds also blew off the roofs off Malawi prison.