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Thai authorities failed to protect the country from the ongoing floods

Thai authorities failed to protect the whole of Bangkok from floods occurring in the country, said on Thursday the country's prime Yingluk Shinawatra. "We can not hold back the water forever," — she told local media. According to the head of government, city authorities to decide which neighborhoods should continue to protect against water, and which will be flooded, "Interfax". "The water rises from several directions. We can not keep it under control. We will try to inform people of the dangers," — she said. Earlier this week, the Thai authorities have declared that the worst has been avoided:

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State of emergency declared in El Salvador

State of emergency declared in El Salvador President Mauricio Funes in the aftermath of heavy rains. In a speech on national radio and television, the head of state also said on Friday a series of measures aimed at the provision of emergency care.

Its decision to impose a state of emergency the president explained that as a result of flooding and mudslides descent who in recent days have caused heavy rains in different parts of the country killed six people, three missing, more than 6500 people were evacuated from dangerous areas . Element caused significant material damage to infrastructure

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In Thailand, floods have killed 300 people

In Thailand, the number of people killed by heavy floods in a century has exceeded 280. Of the disaster from the end of July, the country suffered about 3 million people, according to ITAR-TASS.

Currently, more than two-thirds of the country flooded. Were under water, agricultural land, rice fields. Because of the disaster closed hundreds of factories, and many roads in the kingdom turned into rivers. On the eve of the production cycles for its branches in Thailand suspended the Japanese car company "Toyota" and the American computer company "Uestern Digital."

To date, under the water are

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In the Japanese metropolis of Yokohama detected radioactive strontium

New traces of radioactive strontium have been detected in the Japanese Yokohama. The city is located 250 kilometers from the nuclear power plant emergency, "Fukushima-1".

The following substances were found near two sewage drains near the same house, where a few days ago, were also found particles of strontium. This is the first detection of strontium outside the 100-kilometer zone around the plant "Fukushima-1".

Strontium, which local authorities discovered today, has a concentration of 129 becquerels per kilogram, which is a high enough concentration of the radioactive substance.

Radioactive strontium or, as it is called, strontium-90 — a radioactive nuclide

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In Transbaikalia fire spread to more than a thousand hectares of forest

In Transbaikalia for the last day of forest fires have increased by almost one thousand hectares. Today fire 23 forest fires covering more than 2300 hectares of taiga. Eleven fires over an area of 1400 hectares located, ITAR-TASS referring to the headquarters of the Russian Emergencies Ministry Trans-Baikal Territory.

"Fire extinguish prevents dry and windy weather. To extinguish the fire must attract a large number of people and equipment. Now fighting the fire element are up to 720 people and 156 vehicles. The region has four helicopter Siberian Regional Emergency Center", — explained in the Office .

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Petersburg at risk of flooding

Forecasters predicted Wednesday in St. Petersburg strong winds and rising water in the Neva. As noted in the regional Emergencies Ministry will strengthen the southwest winds up to 18-19 meters per second. Wave height in the Gulf will reach 2-2.5 meters. Rise in water level was more than 88 centimeters.

EMERCOM Russia in St. Petersburg, warns residents and visitors to follow precautions in difficult weather conditions.

Floods in Saint Petersburg are recognized when the water level rises to 160 centimeters above zero Kronstadt tide gauge. The last flood was recorded in St. Petersburg in mid-November last year. Since its base

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In Transbaikalia for the autumn wave of forest fires introduced a state of emergency

ULAN-UDE, October 3. / Itar-Tass Subbotin /. In Transbaikalia for the autumn wave of forest fires today introduced a state of emergency / disaster /. "Governor Territory Ravil Geniatulin signed a decree on the introduction of state of emergency because of the large number of fires and adverse meteorological forecasts", — told the ITAR-TASS correspondent in his administration. Operational headquarters for emergency response was led by Vice Prime Minister Alexander Kholmogorov edge. In his words, "the most unfavorable situation is developing in the West region — and in Hilokskaya Petrovsk-Zabaikalsky areas." Kholmogorov believes that boundary forces fire service and Chita

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Near the Fukushima-1 for the first time detected plutonium

The Ministry of Education and Science of Japan today announced that in the soil located 45 kilometers to the northwest of the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" village and 5 places discovered plutonium. This is the first detection of plutonium by the Japanese government, the release of which occurred in the nuclear power plant accident, outside the territory of the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1". However, the Ministry of Education and Science reported that the plutonium concentration is extremely low, the radioactivity of it as low.

The half-life of plutonium is an extremely long one. Plutonium can enter the human body

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Earthquake and Hurricane Irene began the destruction of the monument in Washington, DC

Huge monument to George Washington in the center of Washington today was inspected by engineers to assess the damage that caused the granite obelisk recent earthquake and hurricane "Irene". Because of the threat of collapse is temporarily closed to visitors.

Experts U.S. National Park Service using climbing equipment up to 170-meter obelisk for visual inspection of cracks, which left it rare in these parts earthquake 5.8 points. Recall: the earthquake occurred on 23 August 2011. The day caretakers of the monument had to be evacuated visitors. Just a few days over Washington poured rain, Hurricane "Irene." This further worsened the

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Who came from the Philippines typhoon can destroy Hong Kong

Today, 29 September, at the Hong Kong hit came from the Philippines strongest typhoon Nisat. Because of the approaching hurricane vast majority of institutions and enterprises in Hong Kong can not work. According to media reports, last night in Hong Kong covered large showers with heavy wind. Meteorologists estimate the strength of a hurricane in 10 points, with 8 points in the announced evacuation. Public transport is not functioning. Airports are closed. In the Philippines, where a couple of days ago typhoon turned on full power, killing 35 people were missing — 45 people were injured — 34. Of the

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