Emergency workers find up to 10 people alive in air pockets under debris of Rigopiano resort in Gran Sasso mountains Rescuers are continuing to pull survivors from the wreckage of a hotel in central Italy that was flattened by . A firefighters’ spokesman, Luca Cari, said so far 10 people had been found alive under the debris of the Rigopiano hotel in Farindola, in the lower Gran Sasso mountains.
Survivors at the Hotel Rigopiano in Farindola, central Italy, which was struck by an avalanche, are pulled from the rubble by rescue workers on Friday. Eight people, including two children, were found alive in the ski resort hotel a day after the avalanche buried the building in snow. Five of the survivors were flown to hospital suffering from hypothermia
Five survivors flown to hospital suffering from hypothermia as rescuers dig to free others trapped in Rigopiano hotel kitchen Eight people, including two children, have been found alive in a ski resort hotel in central Italy that was flattened by .
Five survivors, including one young girl and a woman thought to be her mother, were to be flown by helicopter to a hospital in Pescara suffering from hypothermia, officials told reporters in the town of Penne, from where the rescue effort is being coordinated. Rescuers are digging to free the others.
Fire brigade working to free survivors who have been located following avalanche that flattened a hotel in central Italy Six people have been found alive in a ski resort hotel in central Italy that was flattened by a powerful avalanche on Wednesday, Italian officials have said. “Six people are alive and rescue workers are going to get them out,” Federica Chiavaroli, a junior minister at the justice department, told reporters in the town of Penne, where the rescue effort is being coordinated.
Up to 30 people missing at hotel in Abruzzo ski resort after avalanche buries building following series of earthquakes Barely 24 hours earlier, the management of the hotel in the picturesque Italian ski resort of Farindola, three hours east of Rome, had tweeted: “A dream Tuesday ... The snow is giving us spectacular scenery!” But by Thursday afternoon authorities held out little hope of finding anyone left alive after an avalanche buried the three-storey building with its eight staff and 20 guests, including several children, inside.
Up to 30 people missing at hotel in Abruzzo ski resort as avalanche buries building after series of earthquakes Up to 30 people are missing with many feared dead after an avalanche buried a ski resort hotel in the Abruzzo region of central Italy, which has been rattled by a series of earthquakes. About 20 to 30 guests had been staying at the Rigopiano hotel in the town of Farindola, in the lower Gran Sasso mountain range, when the avalanche struck on Wednesday night.
A hotel has been hit by an avalanche in Farindola in the Abruzzo region of Italy, with dozens of people feared dead. Authorities believe the incident was triggered by a series of earthquakes in central Italy
Up to 30 people missing at Hotel Rigopiano in Abruzzo ski resort as avalanche buries building following series of quakes Up to 30 people are missing with many feared dead after an avalanche struck a hotel in a central Italian ski resort after a series of earthquakes.
About 20-30 guests had been staying at the Rigopiano hotel in the town of Farindola, in the lower Gran Sasso mountain range, when the avalanche struck on Wednesday night.
Emergency rescue teams in the central Italian region of Abruzzo reach a hotel that was buried under snow by an avalanche on Thursday. There were reportedly 30 guests plus staff at the hotel. The avalanche followed a series of earthquakes
Up to 30 people believed to have been in Hotel Rigopiano in Abruzzo when avalanche struck after series of quakes A number of people were killed after an avalanche struck a hotel in central Italy after a series of earthquakes, according to reports.
Up to 30 people were believed to be in the building when the avalanche hit on Wednesday night.
As cafe owners build defences against winter storms, the government has warned that 13% of Egypt’s coastline is at risk from rising Mediterranean sea levels “Before we were flooded a couple of years ago, we didn’t imagine the water could reach this level,” said cafe manager Samir Gaber, gesturing at a cluster of tables overlooking the Mediterranean. Gaber has managed the Latino cafe in Alexandria for six years, during which time the business has had to adapt to increasingly dramatic winter storms. With the storms come the floods, crashing waves engulfing large chunks of the many cafes nestled on the coastline.
Insurance firm research reveals steep increase in flash floods and says rise is in line with climate change The number of devastating floods that trigger insurance payouts has more than doubled in Europe since 1980, according to new research by Munich Re, the world’s largest reinsurance company. The firm’s latest data shows there were 30 flood events requiring insurance payouts in Europe last year – up from just 12 in 1980 – and the trend is set to accelerate as warming temperatures drive up atmospheric moisture levels.
Low-pressure system expected to hit SA first, with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting rainfall that could top 50mm Severe thunderstorms could bring flash floods to South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales starting from Thursday night. The storms are likely to hit SA first, as a low-pressure system extends from the north-west. Severe thunderstorms are then expected to spread through most of state into the evening.
Tremors return to central region that suffered deadly quakes in 2016, with towns blocked by snow and without electricity Four strong earthquakes have shaken the same region of central Italy that suffered deadly tremors last year, further isolating towns that have been buried under more than a metre of snow for days.
Reports of property lost amid deteriorating conditions near Tarago and in the Hunter region A mother and daughter have been rescued from a burning property by helicopter and homes have reportedly been destroyed as a bushfire burnt out of control in the New South Wales Hunter region. The woman and young girl were spotted by a Rural Fire Service rapid response crew in Kurri Kurri on Wednesday afternoon before being taken to Cessnock airport in distress.
Reports of property lost amid deteriorating conditions near Tarago and in the Hunter region Residents were evacuating and moving stock on Wednesday as firefighters battled worsening conditions and an out-of-control blaze near Canberra. Emergency warnings were also issued for two fires in the Hunter region. Residents in the Heddon Greta area were sent emergency phone messages on Wednesday afternoon as a fire at Kurri Kurri moved north.
Reports of property lost amid deteriorating conditions near Tarago as warnings issued for Hunter region Residents were being urged to act immediately on Wednesday as firefighters battled worsening conditions and an out-of-control blaze near Canberra. Emergency warnings were also issued for two fires in the Hunter region.
Reports of property lost amid deteriorating conditions as grass and bushfire near Tarago grows to 3,290 hectares Residents were being urged to act immediately on Wednesday as firefighters battled worsening conditions and an out-of-control blaze near Canberra. The New South Wales Rural Fire Service said those in the Mount Fairy and Boro areas, near Tarago, should implement their bushfire survival plan.
Red Cross report highlights how unsolicited items often end up in landfill, urging Australians to give cash instead Fiji received the equivalent of 33 Olympic swimming pools’ worth of donated junk after hit last year. Sports gear, chainsaws, carpets and woolly jumpers were among the items clogging up space at airports and docks.