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· September, 2007

Stories about Disaster from September, 2007

Uganda: Bloggers respond to massive flooding

The top thing on many Ugandan bloggers' minds in the past two weeks has been the massive flooding across sub-Saharan Africa. The floods hit particularly hard in northern and eastern...

Trinidad & Tobago: Oil Spill

“If it takes the Environmental Management Authority a week to take notice of an oil spill, how can we trust them to monitor the daily emissions coming from a plant?”...

Peru: Dangerous Construction

The Peruvian government has relaxed norms for the construction of buildings arguing that the deregulation will speed up construction and reduce bureaucracy. However, Desde el Tercer Piso [ES] counters that...

Lebanon: Explosions Depressing

“It’s really gotten to a point where there isn’t much more that can go wrong. I’ve honestly lost count on how many politicians have gotten assassinated in the past couple...

Ukraine: Surviving Kyiv Roads

Petro of Petro's Jotter offers tips on how to survive on Kyiv's roads: “… drive a big car with air bags, stay out of the left lane when there is...

Ukraine: Radiation Reconnaissance Mission

MoldovAnn visits the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone again, on the first Radiation Reconnaissance Mission, and writes about it, and also posts lots of photos.

Ukraine: Serhiy Kalinovskyi's Escape

Foreign Notes writes about Serhiy Kalinovskiy, “a member of Kyiv's ‘gilded youth'” and a reckless driver, who killed his girlfriend and a police officer, and then escaped from a private...

Thailand: North Korean Refugees in Thailand

Bangkok Pundit responds to the criticism that Thailand is singling out North Korean detainees for harsh treatment. North Koreans fleeing the desperate conditions in their country are increasingly using Thailand...

Ukraine: Car Accidents

Petro of Petro's Jotter writes about car crashes that he sees regularly during his morning commutes in Kyiv.

Thailand: Crash Update

Bangkok Pundit rounds up more information about Sunday's air crash in Phuket.

Trinidad & Tobago: Disaster Preparedness

“We're well into the 2007 hurricane season, and all I got was a lousy brochure…”: blogs about disaster preparedness in the Caribbean.

Thailand: Phuket Plane Crash

Bloggers in Thailand and the region are posting about the air crash at Phuket airport this afternoon. Phuket is a popular tourist destination in Thailand and many locals and foreigners...

Indonesia: Photos from Indonesia Quake

Unspun has posted latest photos from Bengkulu, Indonesia after quake.

Nicaragua: Photos of Post-Hurricane Felix

Musings on Society posts photographs of the destruction left behind by Hurricane Felix in Nicaragua.

Mexico: Coahuila Explosion

Ocho Cuartos [ES] posts a video to put the recent explosion in Coahuila into perspective, in which a truck with 25 tons of Ammonium Nitrate was detonated.

Russia: High-Ranking Officials and Reckless Driving

Russia Blog writes about a deadly car accident caused by the motorcade of the head of Russia’s Supreme Court: “And as always when we hear about another preventable death on...

Singapore: How Singaporeans Got Quake News

Leafmonkey blogs about how the news of earthquake in neighbouring Indonesia spread in Singapore – a country with very good internet infrastructure.

Indonesia: Quake Hits Indonesia, Felt in Singapore and Bangkok

An earthquake measuring 7.9 struck near Sumatra Island in Indonesia. Officials in Malaysia, Indonesia and India have issued tsunami warnings. South East Asians are already blogging about the tremors they...

Yemen: Locust Invasion

Hadhramout in Yemen is being invaded by swarms of locust, writes Omar Bursawad. “For the last few weeks I have been hearing of how swarms of locusts have descended here...

Paraguay: Forest Fires as a Result of Climate Change?

R.E.S.C.A.T.A.R [ES] writes about uncontrollable forest fires in Paraguay and whether climate change is responsible for this disaster.

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