New emergency icon system denotes disaster shelters

Mar 24, 2016

New emergency icon system denotes disaster shelters

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The government has urged prefectures and municipalities to put five redesigned emergency icons into use to guard against tsunami, floods, landslides and other disasters. The standardized icons were designed to be easily universally understood as Japan prepares for an influx of foreign tourists for ...

Ferocious cyclone strikes Pacific island nation of Fiji

Feb 20, 2016

Ferocious cyclone strikes Pacific island nation of Fiji

Residents of Fiji hunkered down Saturday as a ferocious cyclone tore through the Pacific island chain, prompting authorities to impose a nationwide curfew and declare a monthlong state of disaster. Wind speeds from Cyclone Winston were estimated at up to 285 kilometers (177 miles) ...