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Sunday 24 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Emergency

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PHOTOS: Hawaii volcano forces evacuations as lava destroys homes
Over 1500 residents have been ordered to evacuate the surrounding areas as some lose their homes.
Passengers warned to 'put down phones and listen' to safety demos after Southwest Airlines accident
Photos emerged online this week of passengers using their oxygen masks incorrectly during an emergency Southwest Airlines landing.
Dublin Fire Brigade processed nearly 100 fewer emergency calls this Good Friday - despite pubs being open
This year over the 24 hours of Good Friday, the centre processed a total of 379 calls.
Water supply to be restricted across greater Dublin area from 7pm tonight - 7am tomorrow
The water supply has come under great pressure in the aftermath of Storm Emma.
Leo Varadkar: 'We may find people dead in their homes in the coming days'
Varadkar said that a number of deaths may have been caused by the storm.
'I've had enough': A Galway GP has invoiced the ambulance service to highlight delays
Dr Peter Sloane says that he wants to draw attention to the lack of resources to the ambulance service in Carraroe.
Coast Guard suspends use of Beaumont Hospital landing site after resident complaints
Crews are being told to use Dublin Airport for transfers to Beaumont Hospital, adding up to 20 minutes onto the journey for the patient.
Risk of flooding overnight as another weather warning set to come into effect at 3am
The National Emergency Coordination Group on severe weather convened this morning to assess the situation in the wake of Eleanor and to review the weather ahead.
Concerns raised about how residents would exit disability centre in event of fire
While there were master keys to individual units at the centre, there was no clarity as to how these could be located in an emergency.
See the Ophelia warnings on TV on Sunday? That was Ireland's emergency broadcasting system in action
It was the first time the system was brought into use in ireland under the 2009 Broadcasting Act.
Leo Varadkar: The government IS prepared for Storm Ophelia
“Our number one priority today is to avoid any injuries and any loss of life.”
'We're not out of this emergency, not even close': California wildfire death toll rises to 33
An estimated 5,700 structures have been destroyed by the wildfires.
Hurricane Irma weakens to Category 3 as it heads for Florida
A total of 6.3 million people have been ordered to evacuate the southern US State.
Death toll now at 58 as Mexico reels from biggest earthquake in a century
A powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico late last night.
President Trump prepares to visit Texas as Houston death toll rises
Houston’s Mayor has defended the decision not to evacuate the city.
Trump declares state of emergency in Louisiana as US braces for return of Hurricane Harvey
The Category 4 hurricane has wreaked havoc across the gulf coast since making its landfall last Friday.
Irish J1 student in 'very serious condition' after suffering cardiac arrest while swimming
The 22-year-old was swimming in the Ocean City area of Maryland when he came into difficulty.
British Airways flight to London diverts to Dublin Airport with medical emergency
The nature of the medical emergency is unknown.
Flight diverts to Shannon after a passenger dies on board
Last Monday, an 88-year-old man also died on a flight that was diverted to Shannon.
Smoke seen across Limerick as fire breaks out in scrap metal yard
Nearby residents are being asked to close their windows.
Civil servants' union wants a €1.4 billion pay restoration
Geraghty said that he didn’t want the issue to be a public sector versus private sector divide, but said that their demands were “reasonable”.
Gabi bitten by Torres as Deportivo doctor praises Atletico duo for quick-thinking
The midfielder was bitten by his unconscious team-mate as he tried to stop him from swallowing his tongue.
200,000 people ordered to evacuate their homes over dam risk
The evacuation was ordered yesterday afternoon after engineers spotted a hole on the concrete lip of the secondary spillway of the dam.
Over 100 people die in avalanches in Afghanistan
At least 50 people were killed in a single village.
Three white sheepdog puppies found in Italian avalanche boost hope for survivors
More than two days have passed since anyone has been pulled out alive from the hotel.
Flight diverted to Shannon over medical emergency... for fourth time in a week
An elderly lady who was travelling with family was found to be unresponsive on board the Barbados-bound flight.
Miami to London flight diverted to Shannon after passenger became seriously ill
The patient was taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.
Carrie Fisher in intensive care after 'heart attack on flight'
Her brother Todd Fisher said she is receiving excellent care, but that he could not classify her condition.
Ireland to stock up on 240,000 tonnes of salt this winter
A once-off relocation scheme for those impacted by last year’s floods was also announced today.
Gardaí respond after reports of gunshots at Dublin flat complex
There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.
United Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport
The flight was travelling from Belfast to Newark Airport in New York
16 people taken to hospital after flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport
Shannon Airport confirmed that United Airlines flight UA-880 from Houston to Heathrow diverted to Shannon Airport “with a medical situation”.
Man injured after footbridge collapse over UK motorway
Police said it is believed a lorry collided with the pedestrian bridge.
Dublin fire engines repeatedly taken out of action due to staff shortages
Dublin Fire Brigade said it is working to fill existing and future vacancies.
State of emergency declared in Louisiana after floods endanger thousands
Over 20,000 people and hundreds of pets have been rescued from the floods so far.
Dramatic footage shows woman and dog being pulled from a sinking car in Louisiana floods
Over 7,000 people have been rescued from flood waters in south Louisiana.
Four Irish passengers on board plane that crash-landed killing fireman
Passengers and crew were all evacuated safely.
Body of security guard found at Navan Retail Park after suspected workplace accident
The body was discovered this morning.
Man taken to hospital after falling from cliff in Howth
The incident occurred yesterday afternoon.
Too dangerous to call? Some US cities explore 911 texting
Emergency officials have stressed, however. that a voice call is preferred because dispatchers can elicit details more quickly.