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30 July 2011

RSOE EDIS - Emergency and Disaster Information Events

Biological Hazard - North-America - USA
Vehicle Incident - North-America - USA
Vehicle Accident - Europe - United Kingdom
Vehicle Incident - - (Non-Localized)

Biological Hazard - North-America - USA

Posted: 29 Jul 2011 09:01 PM PDT

EDIS Number: BH-20110730-31786-USA
Date / time: 30/07/2011 03:58:50 [UTC]
Event: Biological Hazard
Area: North-America
Country: USA
State/County: State of New Hampshire
Location: [New Hanover County]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A

Description:

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has been detected in New Hanover County, and county health officials are reminding residents to take precautions against mosquitoes. That includes using effective insect repellent, installing screens on doors and windows, wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants, and limiting exposure during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes can be most active. Although cases of EEE occurring in humans are rare, it can be a potentially fatal illness – and is almost always in horses. "There is no cure and no vaccine for people available right now, so people need to protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites," stated county Health Director David Rice. EEE was detected in a flock of chickens used by officials to detect the arrival of mosquito-borne diseases into the county.

Vehicle Incident - North-America - USA

Posted: 29 Jul 2011 08:37 PM PDT

EDIS Number: VIV-20110730-31785-USA
Date / time: 30/07/2011 03:34:57 [UTC]
Event: Vehicle Incident
Area: North-America
Country: USA
State/County: State of Illinois
Location: Chicago [O'Hare Airport]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A

Description:

A pair of Delta planes made contact while on the ground at O'Hare Airport in Chicago Friday evening, but the collision apparently caused no injuries, an airport official said. Delta confirmed two planes collided to ABC News affiliate KSTP of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., the destination of one of the flights. That plane, Flight 2207, an Airbus 319, collided with an MD80 bound for Atlanta as it pushed back from the gate in Chicago just before 8 p.m. CT, Delta said. A passenger on board the Minnesota-bound plane told KSTP it was struck on the right wing. Damage to the plane was being assessed, Delta told KSTP.

Vehicle Accident - Europe - United Kingdom

Posted: 29 Jul 2011 05:39 AM PDT

EDIS Number: VI-20110729-31784-GBR
Date / time: 29/07/2011 12:38:57 [UTC]
Event: Vehicle Accident
Area: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
State/County: England
Location: Irlam [Newlands Avenue]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A

Description:

A plane has crashed into two houses close to Barton Airport. The light aircraft came down at about 12.20pm on Newlands Avenue in Irlam. The street is about four miles from Barton airfield. It is not known if the plane had just taken off or was heading in to land at the airfield. Emergency services are currently at the scene and the road has been cordoned off. Early reports suggest that two people were onboard the plane and both suffered burns. One of them is seriously injured. There are no reports of any casualties in the houses. Eyewitness Luke Taylor, 16, was in the living room of his house on nearby Southlands Avenue with mum Jayne and sister Jodie when they heard 'a massive bang'. Luke said: "It was huge. We knew what it was with the airport being so close. It looks like it's gone up and come down again. The houses are in a mess - the top half has been demolished. "They have taken people out of the houses and they look to be alright. Apparently the people who were on the plane are still there. "The police and ambulances were there within a few minutes. There's a helicopter trying to land on the street. It doesn't look like anybody has been taken away yet." A spokesman for GMP said: "Just after 12.20pm on 29 July, police were called to Newlands Avenue following reports a plane had come down onto houses. "Officers attended and discovered a light aircraft had come down and collided with two properties. "A cordon is in place and the other emergency services are also working at the scene. "It is not known what injuries people have suffered at this stage."

Vehicle Incident - - (Non-Localized)

Posted: 29 Jul 2011 05:27 AM PDT

EDIS Number: VIV-20110729-31783-NLC
Date / time: 29/07/2011 12:26:23 [UTC]
Event: Vehicle Incident
Area:
Country: (Non-Localized)
State/County:
Location: [Near Mauritius Island]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: 7 person(s)
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A

Description:

An Air Mauritius Airbus A340-300, registration 3B-NAY performing flight MK-852 from Johannesburg (South Africa) to Mauritius (Mauritius) with 65 passengers and 13 crew, was on approach to Mauritius about 10 minutes prior to landing when the aircraft encountered moderate to severe turbulence causing injuries to 6 cabin crew and one passenger. The aircraft continued for a safe landing, the 7 injured were taken to a local hospital. The airline reported that the passenger and one cabin crew remained in hospital care, the other 5 flight attendants were released after treatment. An internal investigation is being carried out.

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