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


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RSOE EDIS - Event report

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

Several kilograms of gunpowder exploded in a makeshift fireworks factory yesterday in the State of Mexico, killing two people and injuring another 20. Among the latter was a 12-year-old boy with burns to 90% of his body. He was airlifted to hospital by helicopter. His two younger sisters also suffered severe burns. They have been reported to be the children of a young couple killed in the blast, who manufactured fireworks in their home in the community of Santa Maria del Monte, Zinacantepec. A primary school is located next door, but it sustained no damage. "There are various families ...
Posted: May 23, 2017, 5:53 pm
Thunderstorms brought gusts of up to 60 mph that flipped airplanes and damaged hangars overnight at Denton Enterprise Airport. Severe storms packing high winds and hail blew through the area about 1 a.m. Tuesday but had weakened substantially by the time the system reached Dallas County, National Weather Service meteorologist Juan Hernandez said. Between 15 to 20 aircraft were damaged, including some with crushed wings and propellers, said Mark Nelson, transportation director for the city of Denton. About 15 buildings also were damaged. The city-run airport is west of Interstate 35 and south ...
Posted: May 23, 2017, 4:23 pm
Since the beginning of the year through May 7, Niger has reported 3,037 meningococcal meningitis cases, including 179 fatalities. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has deployed several emergency teams in Niger in order to contain the meningitis C outbreak that has been affecting many regions of the country since March. More than 358,800 people between two and 20 years of age were vaccinated in the 24 health areas that had reached alert or epidemic thresholds. "As with the meningitis outbreaks of previous years, we have responded to the emergency in areas where the population has been the most ...
Posted: May 23, 2017, 12:53 pm
An additional case of leptospirosis has been reported in the White Mountains. Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that affects dogs, rodents, wildlife, livestock and humans. Because it can be transmitted from animals to people, it is considered a "zoonotic" disease. The newest confirmed case, according to Dr. Kirsten Bell, owner of Alta Sierra Veterinary Hospital, bring the total in the White Mountains to two. The latest case involved a dog that had been "shaking and just not feeling (like) himself." The previous case also involved a dog. "Both dogs that were positively diagnosed with the ...
Posted: May 23, 2017, 12:49 pm
An Indian Air Force Su-30 fighter plane is missing after it lost radio contact 60km north of Tezpur in Assam. The Russia-made fighter jet, with two pilots on board, took off from Salonibari in the north-eastern state at 10.30am on Tuesday. The IAF's Sukhoi-30 fleet has been plagued by engine troubles and poor serviceability. India in March signed a pact with Russia for long-term supply of spares and technical assistance. Sonitpur district Deputy Commissioner Manoj Kumar Deka told reporters in Tezpur that the Air Force base had informed him that the Su-30 plane with two pilots had taken off ...
Posted: May 23, 2017, 12:47 pm