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The Earthquake

NEPAL | Thu, 30 Apr 2015 | By carlyschmarly | Views [329] | Comments [1]

I am writing this on Wednesday, April 29th. On Saturday the 25th, the biggest earthquake to hit the area in 80 years, measuring 7.8, struck Kathmandu and surrounding areas. We were some of the lucky ones- Here in Solukhumbu district, we had minimal ... Read more >

Tags: development, natural disaster, nepal earthquake, nepal earthquake 2015

South Pacific Cyclone - Travel Alert

SAMOA | Fri, 14 Dec 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [232]

A powerful cyclone in the South Pacific is battering Samoa, and is expected to hit Tonga on Saturday and Fiji on Sunday. Samoa Hit The strongest cyclone in 20 years hit Samoa on Thursday killing three people. After moving offshore briefly it has ... Read more >

Tags: fiji, natural disaster, samoa, tonga cyclone, travel-alert

US Gulf States - Hurricane Isaac

USA | Tue, 28 Aug 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [412]

A tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico is intensifying and is expected to be named as Hurricane Isaac some time today, almost exactly 7 years after Katrina devastated New Orleans. Forecasters are warning Isaac, a category 1 storm, and therefore ... Read more >

Tags: natural disaster, north america, travel-alert, usa

Philippines - Flood Alert

PHILIPPINES | Tue, 28 Aug 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [355]

As Tembin moves away from Taiwan on Tuesday it will move closer to the Philippines. Although not expected to make landfall, the storm’s wide rain band is expected to bring more rain to the already water-logged north of the country. Two ... Read more >

Tags: natural disaster, philippines, south east asia, travel-alert

Taiwan - Typhoon Double Hit

TAIWAN | Tue, 28 Aug 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [331]

Taiwan is bracing for a rare double-whammy as typhoon Tembin wheels around and is expected to hit the country’s south again early on Tuesday. Tembin has already unleashed the worst rains in a century when it crossed the southernmost tip ... Read more >

Tags: eastern asia, natural disaster, taiwan, travel-alert

Shake, Rattle & Roll in Guatemala

GUATEMALA | Fri, 25 Nov 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1093]

Guatemala is a country built on volcanoes, set upon fault lines and in the path of tropical storms.  To be a local in Guatemala is to endure many of these natural disasters – both big and small – and to be a tourist is to risk experiencing any of ... Read more >

Tags: guatemala, natural disaster, south america, travel-safety-tips

Thailand Travel Alert - Bangkok Floods

THAILAND | Tue, 11 Oct 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [7274] | Comments [1]

Northern Thailand is experiencing the worst flooding in 50 years following an unusually wet monsoon season. Some 30 northern provinces are flooded and over 270 lives have been lost. The floodwaters are heading south and are expected to reach the ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, flood, natural disaster, thailand, travel-alert

Kiribati - In Harm's Way

KIRIBATI | Wed, 17 Nov 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [316]

Kiribati’s location puts it in the path of numerous types of natural disasters. First, it sits in an area of extreme seismic activity that experiences earthquakes underwater. This movement can produce another disaster: tsunamis.   Because of poor ... Read more >

Tags: kiribati, natural disaster, oceania, travel-safety, weather

El Salvador - Natural disasters

EL SALVADOR | Thu, 21 Oct 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [466]

Lying in the danger zone on the Pacific Coast, El Salvador is prone to earthquakes and hurricanes. Add a few active volcanoes to the mix, and you have a country poised for natural disaster. Mother nature can be unpredictable, but there are some places ... Read more >

Tags: central america, el-salvador, natural disaster, travel-safety, volcano

Chile earthquakes: advice for travelers

CHILE | Sun, 28 Feb 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [6925] | Comments [2]

Just before dawn on Saturday 27th February, an 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile. The epicenter was situated in the Maule region, 300km south of the capital, Santiago. So far, over 700 deaths have been recorded with fears that this will rise significantly ... Read more >

Tags: chile, disaster safety, earthquake, earthquake safety, natural disaster, travel-alert, travel-insurance, travel-safety-tips, world nomads

Machu Picchu Landslides: advice for travelers

PERU | Thu, 28 Jan 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [6964] | Comments [4]

Overview of the situation Thousands of tourists have been stranded on the historical site of Machu Picchu in Peru after torrential rain flooded the area, setting off lethal mudslides that have killed five people. The heaviest rains ... Read more >

Tags: emergency assistance, landslides, machu picchu, mudslides, natural disaster, peru, travel-alert, travel-health, travel-insurance, travel-safety-tips

Haiti earthquakes: advice for travelers

HAITI | Thu, 14 Jan 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [4490]

CNN.com has reported that officials are fearing more than 100,000 people have died as a result of Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday 12th January, centered about 10 miles (15 kilometers) ... Read more >

Tags: earthquake, haiti, natural disaster, safety, travel in haiti, travel-alert, travel-insurance, travel-safety-tips, world nomads

Vanuatu & Pacific islands earthquakes: advice for travellers

VANUATU | Thu, 8 Oct 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [2774]

SMH.com.au has reported that "Four* powerful earthquakes at 9.03am local time on October 8th, triggered a tsunami alert over a huge swathe of the South Pacific, sending residents fleeing to higher ground, just days after giant waves killed ... Read more >

Tags: earthquake, fiji, natural disaster, travel-alert, travel-safety-tips, tsunami, vanuatu

Indonesian Earthquake: safety for travellers

INDONESIA | Fri, 2 Oct 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [2604]

Padang, a town on the Indonesian island of Sumatra was struck by an earthquake measuring 7.6-magnitude on Tuesday 30th September at 5.16pm local time. The quake was felt as far away as Jakarta which is situated 200km to the north. A Tsunami alert was ... Read more >

Tags: am-i-covered-if, earthquake, indonesia, natural disaster, travel-alert

Samoan Tsunami: safety for travellers

SAMOA | Thu, 1 Oct 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [3588]

Samoa and American Samoa were hit by a Tsunami in the early hours of Wednesday 30th September.  Several Tsunami waves up to 20 feet high, triggered by an earthquake with a magnitude between 8.0 and 8.3, swept ashore on Samoa and neighboring American ... Read more >

Tags: natural disaster, safety advice for travelers, samoa, travel-alert, travel-insurance, tsunami

Porto Alegre, Brazil

BRAZIL | Fri, 28 Nov 2008 | By eoghancito | Views [3687] | Comments [1]

We arrived in Rio's Novo Rio bus station at about 3 in the afternoon, over 2 hours after leaving Copacobana. The reason for the delay was a torrential rainstorm. We had had a lot of rain in Rio but things had certainly stepped up a notch. Our destination ... Read more >

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