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#State of Emergency

# state-of-emergency - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Minnesota governor declares state of emergency amid violent protests over George Floyd's death Minneapolis This post contains videos

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.

# state-of-emergency - Saturday 16 November, 2019

St Mark's Square in Venice re-opens after major flooding

Tourists and residents can now return to the historic square.

# state-of-emergency - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Italy declares state of emergency over Venice flooding

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte described the flooding as ‘a blow to the heart of our country’.

# state-of-emergency - Monday 28 October, 2019

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.

# state-of-emergency - Friday 1 February, 2019

'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.

# state-of-emergency - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Child killed as Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall on US Gulf Coast

Authorities have declared emergencies in several areas.

# state-of-emergency - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

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 - Monday 10 April, 2017

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.

# state-of-emergency - Thursday 24 November, 2016

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.

# state-of-emergency - Friday 7 October, 2016

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.

# state-of-emergency - Thursday 28 July, 2016

"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.

# state-of-emergency - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

'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’.

# state-of-emergency - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Three-month state of emergency declared in Turkey

President Erdogan has vowed to hunt down those responsible for last week’s coup.

# state-of-emergency - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

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.

# state-of-emergency - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Alberta wildfires destroy 1,600 homes as 80,000 people forced to flee

No fatalities have been reported.

# state-of-emergency - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

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.

# state-of-emergency - Friday 22 January, 2016

Millions brace themselves for worst US snow storm in decades

Extreme weather is forecast across at least 15 states.

# state-of-emergency - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Vice President of tiny tropical nation accused of plotting to kill the President

A state of emergency has been announced in the country.

# state-of-emergency - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Obama: "There are police departments that have to do some soul searching"

Several police officers were injured tonight.

# state-of-emergency - Saturday 25 October, 2014

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.

# state-of-emergency - Monday 25 August, 2014

Child crushed by fireplace in California earthquake

The child is in critical condition and some 130 people were injured in the quake.

# state-of-emergency - Friday 28 March, 2014

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 - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

State of emergency declared in Bangkok as protests continue

As many as 5,000 protestors were gathered across five really points this morning.

# state-of-emergency - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

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 - Monday 24 June, 2013

State of emergency declared as Kuala Lumpur is engulfed by smog Pollution This post contains images

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.

# state-of-emergency - Sunday 2 December, 2012

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.

# state-of-emergency - Saturday 27 October, 2012

America prepares for superstorm

Hurricane Sandy could mix with a winter storm to create what has been dubbed ‘Frankenstorm’.

# state-of-emergency - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Hurricane Isaac strengthens while approaching US coast Isaac This post contains videos

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 - Saturday 31 December, 2011

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 - Monday 5 December, 2011

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.

# state-of-emergency - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Major emergency plan declared for Dublin after massive flooding Public Transport This post contains videos

Major emergency plan declared for Dublin after massive flooding

An off-duty Garda is missing after falling into the Liffey in Wicklow, while heavy rain wreaks havoc with transport across the country.

# state-of-emergency - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

Authorities may limit access to Fukushima evacuation zone

People with houses within the exclusion zone around Fukushima I have been returning home, against government orders.

# state-of-emergency - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Fukushima nuclear alert raised to maximum level 7

Japan’s nuclear regulator raises its alert warning from level 5 to 7 – putting the Fukushima crisis on a par with Chernobyl.

# state-of-emergency - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

Fukushima owners begin 'condolence money' payout for radiation damage

Tokyo Electric Power Company’s share price reaches an all-time low after the company pledges to cover evacuation costs.

# state-of-emergency - Monday 28 March, 2011

Plutonium found in soil outside stricken Fukushima reactor

The presence of the highly radioactive element in the soil confirms damage to reactor number 3, where it was housed.

# state-of-emergency - Sunday 27 March, 2011

Fukushima radiation recordings were ‘an error’, operators say

Recordings that suggested the level of radiation was ‘ten million times’ higher than normal were erroneous, TEPCO says.

# state-of-emergency - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Three Fukushima workers hospitalised with skin lesions

Staff working to try and restore power to the Fukushima cooling systems are hospitalised after major radiation exposure.

# state-of-emergency - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Weather will determine if Fukushima radiation reaches Ireland

Ireland’s nuclear watchdog says atmospheric pressure will determine whether trace amounts of radiation will reach our shores.

Tokyo tap water too radioactive for children - reports

Water supplies contain more radioactive iodine than is safe for young children to drink – as black smoke emerges from Fukushima.

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