In light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we have prepared this guidance for our customers on how Prime DR will be addressing the COVID-19 outbreak. Actions We Are Taking Prime DR has a policy in place for all staff in line with Public Health England (PHE) and World Health Organisation (WHO)…Read more
Environment Agency issues warning as snow and rain force closure of 250 schools Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images Serious flooding from swollen rivers will threaten parts of England for several days, the Environment Agency has warned as adverse weather continues to cause disruption. The EA’s warnings came as more than 250 schools…Read more
Nine dead and four missing as storm Gloria batters Spain High winds, heavy rain, snowfall and huge waves lash eastern regions Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP via Getty Police inspect a bridge brought down by Storm Gloria, in Malgrat de Mar, near Girona. Nine people have died and four are missing after Storm Gloria…Read more
BBC News has reported that a volcano in the Philippines has begun spewing lava, as authorities warn that a “hazardous eruption” is possible “within hours or days”. In the early hours of Monday, a weak flow of lava began seeping out of Taal volcano – located some 70km (45 miles) south of the capital Manila….Read more
Australia urges another mass evacuation as huge bushfires returnRead more
Image copyright JOE GIDDENS/PA MEDIA More heavy rain is expected in parts of Yorkshire and the Midlands already suffering from flooding. The Environment Agency has 44 flood warnings in place across the country, including five severe warnings on the River Don in South Yorkshire. About 400 homes have been flooded in the North, and…Read more
Following the recent heavy rains which are predicted to continue this Autumn, what steps can you take to protect yourself and your property from floods? GOV.UK has the following advice to be as prepared as you can in case of flooding. The best way to protect yourself from flooding is to know what to do…Read more
A clean-up operation is under way in Sion Mills after what was described as the “worst flooding” in the County Tyrone village for years. According to the BBC a number of residents were evacuated and several homes damaged due to the heavy rain on Sunday night. Sixty firefighters responded to 30 flood-related calls which were…Read more
According to a report by the BBC, scientists believe that global sea levels could rise far more than predicted, due to accelerating melting in Greenland and Antarctica. The long-held view has been that the world’s seas would rise by a maximum of just under a metre by 2100. This new study, based on expert opinions,…Read more
The Amazon rainforest has been on fire for the past month, and Brazil has declared a state of emergency in the region. The fires are destroying the homes of indigenous tribes and threatening millions of animal species. One tribal chief described the halting response of Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, regarding the fires, along with his support for deforestation, as…Read more
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