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Philippines: Officials Call for Tourists to Visit

Date: December 6th, 2013 | No Comments

The provinces of Leyte, Samar, Bohol, Cebu, Panay and Mindoro are still recovering from the devastation of November’s Typhoon Haiyan. However, tour operators report that many of the nation’s 7,000 islands were left unscathed, with many hotels and tourism companies still open for business. Officials are calling on foreigners to visit, as the local economies [read more]

Philippines: Earthquake Closes Airport, Destroys Historic Buildings

Date: October 18th, 2013 | No Comments

The Tagbilaran Airport on the central Philippine island of Bohol reopened after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the country. Up to 100 people were killed in the Oct. 15 quake, with most casualties reported on Bohol and Cebu. Electricity was disrupted and officials warned people to stay out of large buildings until inspections deemed them [read more]

Indonesia: Thousands Evacuated as Volcano Erupts in Sumatra

Date: September 18th, 2013 | No Comments

More than 6,000 people were evacuated when Mount Sinabung erupted in Northern Sumatra Sept. 15 and 17. Though no deaths or serious damage were reported, thousands of villagers vacated a two-mile radius near the volcano and have taken temporary shelter in community halls in the area. After being dormant for 100 years, Mount Sinabung’s most [read more]

Australia: Thousands Flee Wildfires in Tasmania

Date: January 9th, 2013 | No Comments

Raging wildfires that began Jan. 4 created a state of emergency in Tasmania, forcing 700 tourists and thousands of locals to evacuate as 140 “bush fires” burned out of control. Extreme heat, drought conditions and high winds have all contributed to a “catastrophic” bush fire season, officials reported. Wildfire warnings were in place for Tasmania [read more]

Sri Lanka: Flash Flooding Kills 42, Displaces Thousands

Date: December 26th, 2012 | No Comments

Severe flooding and landslides have claimed at least 42 lives and displaced thousands in the north, central and southeast portions of the island nation since mid-December. Although floodwaters were beginning to recede in some areas, Colombo remained on flood watch and many roads were closed, including some main highways. The continuous heavy rains and gale [read more]

Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Kills Thousands, Closes Airports

Date: November 15th, 2013 | No Comments

Typhoon Haiyan devastated six central islands Nov. 8, leaving as many as 10,000 people dead. In addition to Leyte, where the coastal town of Tacloban was reported to be 80-90 percent destroyed, the areas hit the hardest were the central provinces of Samar, Bohol, Cebu, Panay and Mindoro. Non-essential travel to the regions affected by [read more]

Mexico: Storm Clean-up Could Take Weeks

Date: October 3rd, 2013 | No Comments

Storms that hit Acapulco in late September killed up to 139 people, prompted 25,000 tourists to be airlifted and continue to cause problems for locals and tourists alike. Flights have resumed out of Acapulco’s international airport, but roads to the airport were closed because of power outages and flooding Sept. 26. With heavy rain in [read more]

Australia: Severe Flooding Devastates NSW, Queensland

Date: January 30th, 2013 | No Comments

Tropical Cyclone Oswald hit the eastern seaboard and unleashed severe flooding through New South Wales and Queensland, killing at least four people and affecting tens of thousands more. Floodwaters had begun to recede Jan. 29 after days of torrential rain, and authorities were working to clean up debris. Military trucks and helicopters were used to [read more]

Nicaragua: Evacuations Ordered After Volcanic Eruption

Date: January 2nd, 2013 | No Comments

Authorities evacuated hundreds of people when San Cristobal, the country’s highest active volcano, began erupting Dec. 25. The red alert was downgraded a step to yellow alert a few days later, but U.S. Peace Corps volunteers were still being evacuated as a precaution, and the U.S. Embassy in Managua was recommending that Americans avoid the [read more]

Ecuador: Quito on Orange Alert After Tungurahua Volcano Eruption

Date: December 20th, 2012 | No Comments

The Tungurahua volcano, located near the tourist community of Baños, 85 miles southeast of Quito, began to erupt last week and remains in a state of heightened activity. People living on the slopes of the mountain had to be evacuated after a series of loud explosions sent a plume of smoke and ash up from [read more]






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