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ST-20170918-59890-SWE - Extreme Weather - Sweden - Europe

Heavy rain over Skane in southern Sweden caused basements, garages and shops to flood while hail also proved a nuisance. The emergency services were called out to over 20 cases of flooding in central Malmo alone following downpour on Sunday afternoon, which included both rain and hailstorms. "The biggest damage was to the Hansacompagniet Malmo shopping gallery, where water broke into both the basement and bottom floor," Mattias Skold from the southern branch of Sweden's emergency services explained. The water levels would only begin to sink once the rain stopped and pumping does not ......

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CID-20170918-59889-USA - Critical Infrastructure Disruption - USA - North-America

A power failure at a Brooklyn Con Edison substation caused ?massive ?delays to several subway lines ?including in Manhattan ?Sunday, prompting Gov. Cuomo to demand a probe into the energy provider. The outage, which occurred around 1 pm, sent Con Ed service crews scrambling to make repairs at the substation in downtown Brooklyn and to power lines in Red Hook. "There was a transmission disturbance that caused a voltage dip," said Con Ed spokesman Michael Clendenin. "That's what caused the signal problem with the subway." Clendenin noted that even though the dip was momentary and would have ......

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BH-20170918-59888-IND - Biological Hazard - India - Asia

Three members of a family died and two others sustained serious injuries following an attack by a swarm of bees in Thuamul Rampur block of Kalahandi district on Saturday. The incident occurred in a forest near Tevakalam village under Sindhipadar gram panchayat of the block when the family members were guarding their paddy crops raised by them using shifting cultivation. Suddenly, the bees attacked them and they could not find any shelter to save themselves. As a result, a woman, identified as Bahadi Parabhoi (60), and her two grand- daughters, Sumitra and Samitha, died. Her son Sombaru and ......

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TC-20170918-59887-USA - Tropical Storm - USA - North-America

Hurricane Jose strengthened Sunday as it churned its way north through the Atlantic Ocean as a Category 1 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour. Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for much of the Jersey Shore and Long Island as Hurricane Jose will make its closest pass to the Tri-State region late Tuesday into Wednesday. The center of Jose will stay offshore, so the greatest impacts will be felt right along the coast with dangerous surf, strong rip currents, beach erosion and coastal flooding. Wave heights can top out between 10 and 15 feet. The strongest winds will be ......

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HZ-20170918-59886-GBR - HAZMAT - United Kingdom - Europe

Fears of a chemical incident were sparked this morning after vomiting residents were rushed to hospital and a South London street was put on lockdown. A total of 24 people were evacuated from their homes in Alwold Crescent, Lee, after neighbours reported the smell of an unknown substance. Seven people were treated at the scene for nausea and vomiting - while two children were taken into hospital for further treatment as a precautionary measure. Scotland Yard said the incident was not believed to be crime-related. Witnesses said emergency services appeared to be investigating the sewage ......

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