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 MODERATE in Great Britain and SEVERE in Northern Ireland.
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am


Met Office Warnings for UK

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.

Saudi Arabia says a military jet has crashed during a training mission in the kingdom and that the members of its crew were killed. The state-run Saudi Press Agency reported the crash of the Hawk training jet on Tuesday. It said the crash happened on Monday in the kingdom's northeast. The report on SPA says the jet's crew was killed in the crash, without elaborating.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 12:27 pm
Federal and state officials are working with a North Carolina water utility after hackers attacked some of its computer systems. The head of the Onslow Water and Sewer Authority said in a news release Monday that its internal computer system, including servers and personal computers, were subjected to what was characterized as "a sophisticated ransomware attack." CEO Jeffrey Hudson said while customer information wasn't compromised in the attack, many other databases have to be recreated. He added that the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the state of North Carolina have been ...
Posted: October 16, 2018, 6:47 am
There is a toxic algal bloom in the lower Waipoua River, and Greater Wellington Regional Council is advising caution when swimming or dog walking along the riverbank. The bloom was discovered at a monitoring site at the Colombo Road bridge on Wednesday 10 October. "The bloom is at fifteen to twenty percent coverage of the riverbed which is approaching our guideline alert levels", said Senior Environmental Scientist Mark Heath. "Small mats of it are lifting and floating along the bank. These mats are a concern because toxic algae can be deadly if swallowed. Dogs love the smell of them and will ...
Posted: October 16, 2018, 5:24 am
Authorities believe a natural gas explosion at a Virginia home caused a fire that has injured nine people. Chesapeake Fire Lt. Anthony P. Barakat tells news outlets that the two homeowners were hospitalized in critical condition following the "significant explosion" Sunday evening. Firefighters say their home, a neighboring home and a tree caught fire. Four people were treated for injuries at the scene, while neighbors took another person with unknown injuries to the hospital. Two firefighters were also hospitalized with minor injuries. Barakat says firefighters don't yet know how or why the ...
Posted: October 16, 2018, 5:23 am
A raccoon that tested positive for rabies was captured Monday after attacking three people in Chevy Chase. DC Animal Control was made aware of the raccoon Monday morning when it was sighted in the area of 32nd Street and Nebraska Avenue NW. Animal Control officers captured the raccoon around 2:10 p.m. and the animal was humanely euthanized, according to the DC Health Department. Tests confirmed the raccoon was infected with rabies. DC Health officials also believe the raccoon was exposed to two pets. Both pets were given a booster vaccine and placed under confinement. All three people have ...
Posted: October 16, 2018, 4:44 am