Wednesday, August 29, 2012

PipeLine LPPNEWS Now...

Afghan President Hamid Karzai's office says he has dismissed the national intelligence chief - @AP

Ukraine's highest court upholds guilty verdict against former PM Yulia Tymoshenko, who is in jail on abuse of office charges - @AP


Leaving Govan police station former NOTW Scotland boss Bob Bird told me he was "really sad and disappointed that things have come to this." 

An even stronger band rotating in from the south. Hunker down New Orleans. #Isaac

Tornado warnings currently in southern Mississippi as outer rainbands of #Isaac wrap in.

4-9 feet of water in some neighborhoods of Plaquemines Parish as rescue crews struggle to reach those trapped - @TWCMikeBettes

Some people in Plaquemines Parish trapped in their homes, local emergency services director tells the weather channel - @TWC_Hurricane

Some homes flooded as water from #Isaac overtops levee in Louisiana's thinly populated Plaquemines Parish - @AP, @breakingstorm

Nearly 400,000 customers in southeast Louisiana without power, energy company says - Entergy outage site

Authorities say Hurricane Isaac's storm surge floods spots along the Mississippi coast with water rising several feet in some areas - @AP


5AM EDT update from NHC: Hurricane #Isaac moving W-NW at 8mph, 80mph gusts; expect storm surge and flooding from heavy rains through tonight 

Isaac beginning to move inland in southeast Louisiana, dangerous storm surge and flood threat to continue today and tonight - @NHC_Atlantic

Japan PM Noda sending letter to Chinese President Hu in a bid to calm storm over disputed islands - @DailyYomiuri

Arrests made in attack on Japanese ambassador's car in China - @W7VOA

US Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft reports Isaac made 2nd landfall west of Port Fourchon, Louisiana at 0215 central time - @NHC_Atlantic


Cuba: Cholera Outbreak Over; 417 Cases, 3 Dead

Cuba says a cholera outbreak on the island has run its course with more than 10 days since the last confirmed case of the infectious disease.
A notice from the Health Ministry gives a final toll of 417 people sickened and three dead.
It blames heavy rains and high temperatures this year for raising the risk of diarrheic diseases.
The notice says the outbreak originated in contaminated water systems in the eastern city of Manzanillo, Granma province.
Cases elsewhere in Granma, Santiago de Cuba and Havana were detected in people who had traveled from Manzanillo.
The Health Ministry's bulletin says "the outbreak is over," but authorities remain vigilant.
It was published Tuesday in Communist Party newspaper Granma.

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