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ED-20170914-59839-GRC - Environment Pollution - Greece - Europe

? small tanker sank in the Saronic Gulf last Sunday, causing an oil slick that has been difficult to contain. The vessel, Agia Zoni II, built in 1972 was carrying 2,200 tons of fuel oil and 370 tons of marine gas; it went down near the island of Salamina, dumping its content to the waters. The oil sick expanded from Salamina to the broader Saronic gulf area, contaminating several beaches on the southern suburbs of Athens, like the one in Agios Kosmas, near the old Athens airport. The authorities have been trying to break-up and collect the heavy fuel, with vessels dispatched both to the sea ......

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CID-20170913-59835-USA - Critical Infrastructure Disruption - USA - North-America

More than 100 people were evacuated from a Florida nursing home Wednesday after five people were reported dead at the Hollywood facility, whose residents were suffering from intense heat caused by a lack of electricity after deadly Hurricane Irma swept through. Irma may have moved on from Florida, but lingering dangers caused by the storm, including carbon monoxide poisoning and heat-related incidents caused by a lack of air conditioning, remain in the Sunshine State, as millions wait for power to be restored. Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief confirmed five people died, but it wasn't ......

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EX-20170913-59834-HUN - Explosion - Hungary - Europe

More than 10,000 airline passengers have missed worldwide connections due to storms sweeping across north-west Europe - with travellers later today also facing widespread disruption. The Dutch airline KLM has cancelled dozens of flights serving its Amsterdam hub, including morning services to and from 12 UK airports: Aberdeen, Glasgow, Durham Tees Valley, Leeds-Bradford, Manchester, Norwich, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Heathrow, London City and Southampton. Around 100 departures and arrivals at Schiphol airport have been cancelled before noon - the vast majority on KLM, but with British ......

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ST-20170913-59832-GBR - Extreme Weather - United Kingdom - Europe

The first named storm of the season is due to lash parts of the country with powerful winds and heavy rain. Drivers are being warned to avoid 53 exposed sections of road when Storm Aileen hits the UK with 75mph winds and heavy rain. The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning and is predicting severe gales in central parts of the UK. Strong winds of 55-65mph are expected across parts of Cheshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. Gusts up to 75mph could wreak havoc in exposed locations such as the coast and hills in these areas. A yellow weather ......

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HZ-20170913-59833-USA - HAZMAT - USA - North-America

Four people were hospitalized Tuesday after falling ill for unknown reasons at Inovio Pharmaceuticals in Sorrento Mesa. According to San Diego Fire-Rescue, they were called to 6769 Mesa Ridge around 1:30 p.m. for reports that several people were ill, with one man passed out outside the building. Two people drove themselves to Scripps Memorial, a third was transported to Scripps Memorial and the fourth was sent to a trauma center in critical condition. This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available....

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