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Lambton county roads closed, state of emergency

Military search and rescue aircraft have been sent from CFB Trenton at the request of the OPP after Lambton County declared a state of emergency.

Canadian First Nation community declares State of Emergency Special

Fort Hope - Eabametoong First Nation (Fort Hope) has declared a State of Emergency today after a series of violent crimes has community residents in fear of their personal safety.

Release of toxic sludge kills 4, Hungary declares emergency

Ajka - The Government of Hungary has declared a state of emergency for the affected areas of the country after highly caustic toxic sludge from an alumunim plant escaped from a resevoir when a dam failed, killing four and injuring at least 120 people.

State of Emergency declared in Port Hardy B.C. due to flooding

A state of emergency has been declared for the northern Vancouver Island town of Port Hardy due to heavy rain causing flooding.

Kyrgyzstan declares state of emergency in Osh, 6 dead in riots

Osh - A new wave of violence has broken out in Kyrgyzstan in the southern city of Osh where at least six people are dead and 66 are wounded. The interim government declared a state of emergency.

Volcano eruption forces Guatemala to declare state of emergency

Guatemala City - A volcanic eruption has forced the government of Guatemala to declare a state of emergency. The country's capital city has been engulfed with ash and one person has been killed.

Senate approves Paraguayan President's 30-day state of emergency

Asunci - The South American nation of Paraguay has declared a state of emergency, which will last thirty days in order to crack down on members of a militant group attacking police stations.

Amnesty International-Free Sri Lanka of Draconian Emergency Laws

In today’s press release, Amnesty International announced that it is calling on Sri Lanka to end the State of Emergency that has been in force for almost 39 years. Furthermore, the post-war parliament is to terminate the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

Thai government declares state of emergency amid protests

Bangkok - The Thai Prime Minister has declared a state of emergency over the continuing opposition protests and anti-government demonstrators who stormed the Parliament.

Manitoba Chiefs declare a state of emergency over winter roads

Amid news of stranded travellers, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs has declared a state of emergency after spring temperatures caused the premature thaw of Manitoba's northern ice roads.

Honduras declares state of emergency over El Nino

The Honduras government has declared a state of emergency over fears of drought and severe weather disturbances that some fear could happen because of El Nino.

Arizona Governor declares state of emergency, slammed by storms

A little while ago, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer declared a state of emergency due to the weather storms that are hitting the state. The Governor has also called for activation of the State Emergency Operations Center.

Schwarzenegger to declare state of emergency in California

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will declare a state of emergency due to heavy rain and snow that have hit the state and later a rare tornado warning was issued in the state.

State of Emergency Declared in Louisiana

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency as his state preps for Hurricane Ida. The hurricane is not expected to hit the state.

South Africa asked to declare state of emergency over dangerous water pollution

South Africa's largest commercial farmers' union yesterday urged the acting-president to declare a national emergency over the country's dangerously-polluted fresh water resources.

California declares state of emergency as Montecito fires cause havoc

The California fires are fast and vicious. Small fires have been doing tremendous damage, aided by sundowner winds and topography. Locals described one fire as “Armageddon”, obliterating huge expensive houses. Guts and garden hoses weren’t enough.

Florida Prepping For Hurricane Fay's Arrival

Florida is gearing up Saturday as Tropical Storm Fay heads towards the coast. It is expected that the storm will become a hurricane by Monday hitting the Florida Keys.

State Of Emergency Called In Armenia

A state of emergency has been declared in Armenia by President Robert Kocharian Saturday night. The day was filled with clashes between rioters and police protesting that the presidential election last month was rigged.

Op-Ed: Emergency rule declared in Pakistan, US diplomacy in tatters

Pakistan’s President Musharraf has declared a state of emergency, suspended the constitution, and fired the head of the Supreme Court. That series of events is also a description of everything the US didn’t want to happen in Pakistan.
 

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