“In carrying out instructions from the General of the Army Corps, Deputy Minister of National Defence, Chief of Staff of the National People’s Army, regarding the rapid response of ANP units deployed in localities that have recorded climate disturbances, and as part of their humanitarian missions, ANP detachments from the sidi Bel Abbes military sector (2nd Military Region) intervened in the regions of Rdjem Demouch, Sidi Chouaib, Dhaya, Oued-Sbaa and Tamlaka on National Highway 13 and at the intersection of Tamlaka and Oued Sbaa towards Titin Yaia, in order to open up these communities that have experienced heavy snowfall,” the same source said.
The ANP elements “provided assistance and assistance to citizens and proceeded to clear snow from blocked roads and runways”.
The ANP High Command “reaffirms the permanent mobilization of its units for intervention, de-enclavement, support and solidarity with citizens in all the affected regions by mobilizing human and material resources necessary,” the statement added.
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Hours of heavy on 22 October, 2019, caused flash flooding across parts of Cairo, Egypt.
Northeastern parts of Greater Cairo were the worst affected, including Nasr City and areas around Cairo’s international airport. Flights were delayed after flooding damaged a terminal building and blocked surrounding roads preventing passengers from reaching the airport.
Locals blamed the city’s poor drainage systems for the flooding, which caused traffic chaos on the city’s streets. Schools and universities have been closed in parts of Cairo, Giza and Qalyubia.
Local media reported that one person died as a result of flooding in 10th of Ramadan City, Greater Cairo.
Earlier Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) had warned of unstable weather in the country which is likely to last until at least Friday 25 October, 2019.
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A helicopter carrying former Congress President Rahul Gandhi was forced to make an emergency landing in Rewari in Haryana after it failed to touch ground in New Delhi due to bad weather conditions. According to reports, Rahul Gandhi was returning to the national capital from Mahendragarh in Haryana after addressing a public rally in place of her mother Sonia Gandhi, who could not attend the event to a viral infection. It has also being learnt that the Congress leader later left for Delhi by road.
When contacted, Rewari Deputy Commissioner Yashendra Singh told PTI that Gandhi spent about 20 minutes at the college ground before proceeding to Delhi. “There was an emergency landing…. The helicopter landed safely at Rewari,” Singh said.
In response to speculations, sources close to Gandhi said his helicopter was forced to abort its landing in Delhi due to bad weather and not due to a technical snag. During his small halt at Rewari’s KLP College ground, Rahul Gandhi played cricket with children at the ground. This was Rahul Gandhi’s second poll rally in the state that goes to polls on October 21. Earlier he had addressed a public meeting in Nuh in Mewat region of the state.
According to official reports, as many as 60 flights at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi were delayed due to bad weather in the city. Several flights were diverted from the Delhi airport because of the bad weather conditions as several airlines issued advisories and updates about their flights.
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Metis Shoal Volcano smoke eruption. Photo by Captain Samuela Folaumoetu’i, Real Tonga Airlines.15 October 2019
An intermittent smoke eruption towering to 15,000-17000ft above the summit of the Metis Shoal Volcano, Ha’apai, this morning, has an increased likelihood of an eruption, with an aviation VONA alert now increased to Orange, the Tonga Meteorological Service advised at 10:20am.
Metis Shoal submarine volcano is located near Kao in Tonga’s Ha’apai Group, and is famous for its previous pumice eruptions that have created large pumice rafts.
Real Tonga pilots flying between Tongatapu and Vava’u on flights R4801 and R4802 this morning observed the intermittent smoke eruption, with continuous white plumes of wispy ash cloud.
“We just reconfirmed with the pilot on his way back that 25-30nm north of Kao, towering smoke erupting up to 15,000-17,000ft,” Tonga Met reported this morning, before upgrading an earlier Yellow alert to Orange.
Tonga Met Director, ‘Ofa Fa’anunu said that so far there had been no earthquakes detected in the area of the smoke eruption.
“The Town Officer of Fotuha’a Island, Sifa Fuakolo, first reported to us 8:30pm last night but [we] couldn’t verify till this morning’s Real Tonga flight.”
He said Tonga Met will issue a new Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) this evening, after domestic flights come in and any other shipping reports or observations are received.
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Mount Merapi, an active volcano in Indonesia’s Java island, erupted on Monday afternoon, spewing a column of ash up to 3 km high and forcing the authority to issue a warning for planes, national volcanology agency said.
The volcano located on the border of Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces erupted at 4:31 p.m. Jakarta time with hot ash from the crater, and the wind blew the ash towards southwest, the agency said in a statement.
A volcano observatory notice for aviation was issued by the agency with the status of orange, indicating the possibility of a further eruption.
No-go zone has been put in place for in a radius of 3 km from the crater. People living near the volcano were warned of the possibility of rains of ash.
Mount Merapi is one of Indonesia’s 129 active volcanoes and has regularly erupted since 1948.
The volcano is located about 28 km north of Yogyakarta city and thousands of people live on the flanks of the volcano.
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Monster #Typhoon #Hagibis claims first victim as #Tokyo braced for #Japan’s worst #storm in 60 years
A car is overturned in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo, Japan, on October 12. © Xinhua/Deng Min via Global Look Press
More than 1.6 million people have been ordered to evacuate as Japan gears up for potentially record breaking wind and rain as Typhoon Hagibis claims its first victim before even making landfall.
Winds are set to reach 216km/h (134mph) and trigger floods and landslides when the monster storm barrels into central or eastern Japan on Saturday, the country’s Meteorological Agency has warned.
Chiba October 12. © Xinhua/Deng Min via Global Look Press
The sky turned a dark shade of purple on Saturday evening and residents shared striking images of the startling specticle on their social media platforms.
Ahead of the massive storm crashing into the main island of Honshu, it already claimed its first victim as a man was killed when a vehicle toppled over in heavy winds in Chiba, east of Tokyo, NHK News reports.
Hagibis is forecast to be the first storm rated “very strong” to hit Honshu since the category system was introduced in 1991. The Meteorological Agency said it could bring record rainfall on a par with a deadly typhoon in 1958 that triggered mudslides in Kanto and flooded the Kano River in Shizuoka Prefecture, leaving 888 dead and 381 missing, AFP reports.
Tens of thousands of homes are already without power and transport systems, factories and shops have been shut down. The typhoon has also disrupted the Japanese Grand Prix, forced the cancellation of two Rugby World Cup matches and grounded more than 1,600 flights.
Courtesy of rt.com