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Western Australia hit by 'once-in-a-decade' stormAustralia's western coast is being battered by a huge storm, with strong winds buffeting the main city of Perth. Torrential rains and waves of up to eight metres (26ft) are forecast in some areas. The severe weather is the result of the remnants of tropical cyclone Mangga interacting with a cold front, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. A senior official in the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) said it would be a "once-in-a-decade" storm. Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-52787152 REUTERS/ EDWIN VAN BRUGGEN
Ash and Gas: Popocatepetl volcano erupts in Mexico
Guest posted a topic in TopicsThe Popocatepetl volcano in central Mexico spurted a large plume of ash, smoke and steam into the sky. The eruption reached two kilometers into the sky, according to local media. Mexico's National Disaster Prevention Centre said in its daily report that the volcano registered a total of 73 low intensity exhalations and four explosions over the last 24 hours. Authorities are urging people not to get close to the volcano and particularly to its crater. Popocatepetl is the second tallest volcano in Mexico.
Church group to assist cyclone victims
Guest posted a topic in Jehovah’s Witnesses's TopicsUpdate: 3:37PM JEHOVAH'S Witnesses Fiji branch office has put together a team of volunteers comprising of men and women to assist their members in Central, Eastern and Western divisions who lost their homes and other properties during Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston. Coordinator of the local branch of Jehovah's Witnesses of Fiji, Frank Coffin said for home construction, the church has commandeered half of the local Kingdom Hall compound in Vatuwaqa, Suva to act as the central home construction site. "A team of 25 volunteers, comprising of qualified builders from Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Vanuatu with some local helpers will construct prefab homes at this site," he said. "Once completed, these home frames are trucked to the building sites, starting with Dobuilevu between Korovou and Rakiraki towns on the Kings Road, where another team of volunteers help erect the houses in no time." http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=365544
Avalanches of smoke: Apocalyptic scenes as Indonesian Sinabung volcano erupts
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Jehovah’s Witnesses repair Kingdom Hall roof in time for hailstorm
Guest posted a topic in Jehovah’s Witnesses's TopicsThe recent hailstorm in Del Rio Monday night caused many to reevaluate the safety of their homes and their current living situations. Window, roof and electrical damages have citizens wishing they were more prepared for this natural disaster. However, the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ completion of its replacement roof was finished just in time for the damaging weather. Source: http://delrionewsherald.com/news/article_d64c0338-dbe8-11e5-9c97-e39793edf55d.html