Threat Level

The Current UK Threat Level

The current UK threat level is SEVERE from international terrorism. The threat level for Northern Ireland-related terrorism is SUBSTANTIAL in Great Britain and SEVERE in Northern Ireland.
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am


Met Office Warnings for all UK regions

Weather Warnings of severe and extreme weather from the Met Office


RSOE EDIS - Event report

RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service. Near realtime international emergency and disaster events feed.

A powerful typhoon barrelled towards Japan on Sunday, leaving two dead and more than 10 injured, as millions struggled to the polls for a national election. Authorities advised thousands living in coastal areas or near rivers to evacuate to shelters as Typhoon Lan, described as "very large and very strong", dumped torrential rain over much of the country. According to Japan's meteorological agency, the storm packed gusts up to 216 kilometres (134 miles) per hour Sunday night in the Pacific south of Japan and may hit Tokyo and surrounding regions early Monday. The typhoon claimed its first ...
Posted: October 22, 2017, 5:15 pm
Authorities say a small plane crashed into a home in Virginia and the three people on board survived with minor injuries. No one was home at the time of the crash. Middlesex County Sheriff David Bushey tells WWBT the single-engine plane took off just before 9 a.m. Saturday from an airport in Topping, about an hour east of Richmond. Two adults and a juvenile were on board. The station reports the pilot lost control, flew between two trees, and crashed into the home in Middlesex County. A photo of the scene showed extensive damage. Bushey says the people on board the plane were taken to a ...
Posted: October 22, 2017, 4:40 pm
A plane flying from Atlanta to Cleveland Sunday morning was forced to make an emergency landing in Knoxville following the failure of one of its engines. The plane, a McDonnell Douglas 80 model operated by Delta Airlines, was forced to land in Knoxville just before 9:30 a.m. after it's right engine began to make make rumbling and screeching noises. USA Today - Tennessee Network Sports Columnist Joe Rexrode was aboard the plane on his way to cover Sunday's matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the Cleveland Browns. Rexrode said that the engine trouble began around 15 or 20 minutes after the ...
Posted: October 22, 2017, 3:59 pm
A deluge of rain in Oklahoma forced Beach Boys fans to cut a meet-and-greet short after a suspected tornado sent water pouring through a casino's roof, according to witnesses and officials. The surf rock band, as led by founding member Mike Love, had wrapped up their Riverwind Casino gig Saturday night when the storm whipped through Norman, a casino spokesperson said. The winds toppled power lines outside the casino and ripped off a chunk of its roof, prompting rain water to spill into the auditorium as concertgoers lingered for autographs with the iconic '60s group. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin ...
Posted: October 22, 2017, 3:54 pm
Thousands of people have been affected by floods in Sabah, with more than 2,000 people evacuated as of Saturday evening (Oct 21). The Kota Belud district, which is close to mountainous areas, is one of the worst hit, with rain continuously pouring in for almost a week, reported local news outlet the Star Online. Typhoon Lan in the Philippines is also believed to have caused the storms in Sabah. According to University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) geologist Dr Felix Tongkul, the floods are also possibly the result of Sabah's earthquake in 2015 and the hundreds of aftershocks that have loosened earth ...
Posted: October 22, 2017, 3:35 pm