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# State of Emergency

Seychelles declares state of emergency after an explosion and major floods
A blast at an explosive store during the floods caused “massive damage”, the President said.
This year
'Unprecedented': Storm-battered New Zealand declares national state of emergency
Heavy rain and strong winds have left tens of thousands of people without power.
Tens of thousands of homes evacuated in New Zealand as tropical storm hits
“Things will get worse before they get better,” Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said.
Last year
California governor declares monkeypox state of emergency
The World Health Organization recently declared monkeypox a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
Over 60% acute hospitals operating at unsafe bed occupancy levels
Five hospitals had an average monthly bed occupancy of 100% or more from January to March 2022.
Easy as ABC? Solving Ireland's lethal Acute Bed Capacity crisis
Inpatient bed numbers among lowest in EU and nowhere near demand predicted by capacity reviews.
Inpatient bed numbers among lowest in EU and nowhere near demand predicted by capacity reviews
Maria Delaney of investigative platform Noteworthy examines why despite overcrowding constantly being reported, hundreds of people continue to die
Full capacity protocol activated weekly at University Hospital Limerick, often resulting in cancelled ops
All time
Hurricane Ida: At least 25 dead as flash floods slam New York area
The National Weather Service recorded 3.15 inches of rain in Central Park in one hour last night.
Japan to expand virus emergency one week into Olympics
“We need to send a strong message,” said Japan’s Health Minister Norihisa Tamura.
Japan extends state of emergency until 20 June - just one month before Olympics start date
‘The situation continues to be uncertain,’ says Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
Minnesota governor declares state of emergency amid violent protests over George Floyd's death
Floyd’s death is seen as the latest example of police brutality against African Americans in the US.
St Mark's Square in Venice re-opens after major flooding
Tourists and residents can now return to the historic square.
Italy declares state of emergency over Venice flooding
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte described the flooding as ‘a blow to the heart of our country’.
California in 'state-of-emergency' as wildfires spreading forces thousands to flee their homes
Many homes have been evacuated and power has been cut due to the fires.
'There's a good chance we'll have to': Trump hints that he might declare state of emergency
Trump hinted in remarks at a White House meeting on cross-border trafficking.
Child killed as Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall on US Gulf Coast
Authorities have declared emergencies in several areas.
Vatican switches off its fountains after Italy's driest spring in 60 years
The drought comes after the second-driest spring in 60 years.
State of emergency declared as Egypt is warned of 'long and painful' war against jihadists
At least 44 people were killed in two church bombings yesterday.
Tsunami warnings issued as hurricane and earthquake hit Central America at same time
The earthquake led to a tsunami warning being issued in El Salvador.
Ireland to provide humanitarian aid after storm kills 300 in Haiti
The US is now bracing itself for Hurricane Matthew, with states of emergencies declared in a number of places.
"Daily life is running quite normal": Turkey's ambassador to Ireland launches charm offensive
Ambassador Necip Egüz defended his country’s post-coup crackdown, and insisted there was no threat to tourist areas.
'Kind, shy and dedicated', Fr Jacques Hamel is the 236th victim of jihadists in France since 2015
The so-called Islamic State group said today’s attack was carried out by its ‘soldiers’.
Three-month state of emergency declared in Turkey
President Erdogan has vowed to hunt down those responsible for last week’s coup.
France has voted to extend its state of emergency
The decision to extend the national state by six months comes in the wake of last Thursday’s terror attack in Nice.
Alberta wildfires destroy 1,600 homes as 80,000 people forced to flee
No fatalities have been reported.
Indigenous community declares state of emergency after 11 members attempt suicide in one month
Canadian government officials said yesterday they were sending an emergency psychiatric team to the isolated aboriginal community.
Millions brace themselves for worst US snow storm in decades
Extreme weather is forecast across at least 15 states.
Vice President of tiny tropical nation accused of plotting to kill the President
A state of emergency has been announced in the country.
Obama: "There are police departments that have to do some soul searching"
Several police officers were injured tonight.
Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai after bomb kills 30 soldiers
The bombing was carried out by a suspected jihadist who rammed a checkpoint with his explosives-packed vehicle.
Child crushed by fireplace in California earthquake
The child is in critical condition and some 130 people were injured in the quake.
Missed last night’s Prime Time investigation into ambulance delays? Here’s what we learned….
‘Rapid Response Vehicles’ — which cost the taxpayer over €100,000 each — are effectively being used by managers as ‘company cars’…
State of emergency declared in Bangkok as protests continue
As many as 5,000 protestors were gathered across five really points this morning.
Irish citizens told to avoid all non-essential travel to Egypt as violence escalates
Scores were killed in a crackdown on camps of Morsi loyalists this morning. A month-long state of emergency has been declared in the country.
State of emergency declared as Kuala Lumpur is engulfed by smog
A smoky haze blamed on Indonesian forest fires has triggered one of the country’s worst pollution levels in years.
BA flight makes precautionary landing at Shannon Airport
The Boeing 777 jet made an unscheduled precautionary landing at Shannon after detecting smoke in the cabin.
America prepares for superstorm
Hurricane Sandy could mix with a winter storm to create what has been dubbed ‘Frankenstorm’.
Hurricane Isaac strengthens while approaching US coast
President Obama has called on residents in the storm’s projected path to heed the warnings, saying: “Now’s not the time to tempt fate.”
Isaac: “On the verge becoming a hurricane”
Tropical Storm Isaac may to be upgraded to a hurricane – and could hit the day before the seventh anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans.
State of Emergency declared in Nigeria
The president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, declared a state of emergency in certain areas of the country following an attack that left 39 dead on Christmas Day.
State of Emergency declared in Peru after mining protests
A 60-day state of emergency has been declared in four provinces of Cajamarca state, following violent protests against a gold-and-copper mining project which is part-owned by a US company.