Beachgoers Warned As Hurricane Humberto Forms Off Florida Coast
MIAMI — Beachgoers on the southeastern U.S. coast should be wary of potentially dangerous rip currents caused by Hurricane Humberto, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday. Late Sunday, Humberto strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane. By early Monday, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (137 kph). The storm was about 760 miles (1,223 kilometers) west of Bermuda and moving northeast at 5 mph (8 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Humberto will bring large swells to the northwestern Bahamas and southeastern U.S. coast for several days. National Hurricane CenterHurricane Humberto’s expect...
Source: TIME: Science - September 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime weather Source Type: news
Democratic Debate Ignores The Climate Refugee Crisis That ’s Happening Right Now
Four of the presidential candidates sponsored a bill to admit Bahamians fleeing hurricane destruction. But the issue was never raised at the debate in Houston. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news
Hurricane Dorian Webinar Featuring Team Rubicon
Source: National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health [Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences] (NCDMPH). Published: 9/13/2019. This 55-minute webinar discusses the impact of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas, featuring a speaker from Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization offering veterans a chance to continue their service by helping those afflicted by disasters. The extent of the destruction in the Bahamas is detailed, along with the response to the disaster, and the greatest medical and rebuilding needs of the Bahamas. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medici...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Bahamas Issues New Tropical Storm Warning as It Struggles to Recover From Hurricane Dorian
(HIGH ROCK, Bahamas) — The government of the Bahamas has issued a tropical storm warning for several of its northwestern islands, which are still reeling from Hurricane Dorian. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says a tropical cyclone is expected to form in the coming hours near the northwestern Bahamas. The system is emerging about 235 miles (380 kilometers) southeast of Great Abaco Island. The disturbance has maximum sustained winds of 30 mph (45 kph) and is moving to the northwest at 8 mph (13 kph). Forecasters say the system could become a tropical storm within the next day or so. Heavy winds and rain are expect...
Source: TIME: Science - September 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime weather Source Type: news
After Dorian, disease is next threat on shattered Bahamian island
Piles of debris, decaying human and animal corpses and fetid water on storm-hammered Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas are posing a new risk for those who survived Hurricane Dorian's wrath: Disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Hurricane Dorian Is Gone. But the Bahamas Still Faces a Big Risk From Infectious Disease
Hurricane Dorian’s 185 mph winds and punishingly slow pace smashed entire neighborhoods in the Bahamas, killing at least 50 people. But now, Bahamians are facing a different kind of threat. The lack of access to toilets, clean water and medications puts tens of thousands at risk for disease, public health experts warn. Bahamians in the hardest-hit areas are already suffering from cuts and gashes caused by widespread debris and wreckage. But now aid groups are saying survivors are beginning to show signs of gastrointestinal issues from contaminated water. Those with chronic illnesses are struggling without access to t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized Bahamas Infectious Disease onetime weather Source Type: news
Hurricane Dorian Caused A Human Tragedy In The Bahamas - Why Aren ’t We Hearing More About It?
Hurricane Dorian has caused a human tragedy in the Bahamas. Why isn ' t it receiving more attention? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marshall Shepherd, Contributor Source Type: news
UN, U.S. Coast Guard and Others Aid Stricken Bahamas
A Bahama's Army officer delivers water to the people evacuated prior boarding a ferry to Nassau at the Port in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island, Bahamas, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. The Bahamian health ministry said helicopters and boats are on the way to help people in affected areas, though officials warned of delays because of severe flooding and limited access. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano) ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — The hurricane death toll is rising in the Bahamas, in what its leader calls "this hour of darkness." Search and rescue teams were still trying to reach some Bahamian communities isolated by floodwaters an...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 7, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News AP News Tag Source Type: news
Hurricane Dorian Howling Over North Carolina's Outer Banks
A tornado touched down in the The Farm at Brunswick County in Carolina Shores, N.C. on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, damaging homes ahead of Hurricane Dorian's arrival. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP) WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Dorian howled over North Carolina's Outer Banks on Friday, lashing the low-lying barrier islands as a weakened Category 1 hurricane. Dorian's eye was 10 miles off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, as the storm moved northeast at 14 mph (22 kph). It's expected to remain a hurricane as it sweeps up the Eastern Seaboard Friday and Saturday, lashing the New England shore with heavy surf. Forecasters said large a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 6, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News AP News Tag Source Type: news
News Brief: Bahamas Recovery, Vitamin E And Vaping, City Heat And Poverty
Recovery and rescue efforts are underway in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. Also, health officials are looking at the role of vitamin E and vaping in respiratory illnesses. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jason Beaubien Source Type: news
Dorian, Back to a Category 3 Hurricane, Creeps Up U.S. Coast
US Army National Guard Pvt. Christopher Zambuto, left, and Specialist Jermaris Hamilton assemble cots in a shelter for Hurricane Dorian evacuees inside the old Sears location at Northgate Mall, on Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2019, in Durham, NC. (Casey Toth/The News & Observer via AP) CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian , back to a Category 3 storm, began raking the Southeast U.S. seaboard early Thursday and left tens of thousands without power as it threatened to inundate low-lying coasts from Georgia to Virginia with a life-threatening storm surge after its deadly mauling of the Bahamas. Dorian squatte...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 5, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News AP News Tag Source Type: news
In The Wake Of Hurricane Dorian The Bahamas Face Public Health Challenges
In the hurricane ' s wake it will be important for health authorities to be vigilant regarding communicable diseases that can thrive in places with inadequate water treatment and poor sanitation resulting from the storm. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news
Rescues in the Bahamas as Hurricane Dorian Moves Toward U.S. Coast
FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Bahamians rescued victims of Hurricane Dorian with jet skis and a bulldozer as the U.S. Coast Guard, Britain's Royal Navy and a handful of aid groups tried to get food and medicine to survivors and take the most desperate people to safety. Airports were flooded and roads impassable after the most powerful storm to hit the Bahamas in recorded history parked over Abaco and Grand Bahama islands, pounding them with winds up to 185 mph (295 kph) and torrential rain before finally moving into open waters Tuesday on a course toward Florida. People on the U.S. coast made final preparations for a storm wi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News AP News Tag Source Type: news
College Campuses Close as Hurricane Dorian Threatens
The storm has already pummeled the Bahamas. Now the US coast prepares. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 3, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news
Hurricane Dorian Pauses Over the Bahamas
FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Practically parking itself over the Bahamas for a day and a half, Hurricane Dorian pounded away at the islands Tuesday in a catastrophic onslaught that sent floodwaters up to the second floors of buildings, trapped people in attics and chased others from one shelter to another. At least five deaths were reported. "We are in the midst of a historic tragedy," Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said. "The devastation is unprecedented and extensive." The storm's relentless winds and rain battered homes and businesses on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, which have a combined popula...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 3, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News AP News Tag Source Type: news