ASIA China (Security threat level – 3): On 23 November...
India (Security threat level – 3): Torrential rainfall caused widespread flooding and traffic jams throughout the southern city of Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka state, from 5-6 September 2022. According to the India Meteorological Department, Bangalore’s Urban district received approximately 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain during the 48-hour period. Severe traffic congestion was reported along Outer Ring Road (ORR) beginning near the Silk Board junction to Sarjapura road. Additionally, waist-deep floodwaters inundated several commercial areas of the city, including Avenue road, BVK Inyengar road and KG road. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue in Bangalore until 9 September.
Jamaica (Security threat level – 3): On 6 September 2022, local authorities in the capital Kingston enacted a curfew in the Olympic Gardens and Waterhouse communities following multiple deadly shootings in those areas in recent days. The curfew is in effect from 2000 local time on 7 September (0100 UTC on 8 September) to 2000 local time on 8 September. Police officers have erected multiple checkpoints in the affected communities. Residents are required to remain home during the curfew and may only travel outdoors after obtaining written authorization from police officials.
Bermuda (Security threat level – 1): As of 0800 local time (1200 UTC) on 7 September 2022, Hurricane Earl — a Category 1 storm — was located approximately 775 km (485 mi) south of Bermuda and was moving north at a speed of 9 kph (6 mph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. At that time, Earl had maximum sustained winds of 135 kph. The storm is expected to continue northward before passing southeast of Bermuda late on 8 September, after which it is forecast to track in a northeastern trajectory through 10 September. Earl is expected to produce 25-50 mm (1-2 in) of rainfall across Bermuda, generating dangerous surf and riptide conditions along the island’s coastline through 9 September. A Tropical Storm Warning is currently in effect for Bermuda.
Mexico (Security threat level – 4): As of 0500 local time (1200 UTC) on 7 September 2022, Hurricane Kay was located approximately 355 km (220 mi) southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula and was moving north-northwest at a speed of 19 kph (11 mph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. At that time, Kay had maximum sustained winds of 155 kph, with higher gusts. Kay is expected to further strengthen and pass the western portion of southern Baja California on 7 September. The hurricane is then forecast to begin weakening on 8 September and continue toward the west-central coast of the peninsula on 8-9 September. The storm is expected to deliver heavy rainfall and potentially cause flash flooding and landslides across portions of western Mexico.
United States (Security threat level – 2): Shortly after 0500 local time (1000 UTC) on 7 September 2022, a power outage occurred in the Barbara Jordan Terminal at Texas’ Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (KAUS/AUS), halting flights scheduled to operate through the facility. Emergency crews deployed to the scene and restored electricity at the terminal after nearly three hours. At least 20 flights were canceled during the power outage, and further delays are expected due to a backlog of flights. Access routes to the facility were also closed due to the blackout.
Thailand (Security threat level – 3): Overnight on 6-7 September 2022, heavy rainfall in the Bangkok metropolitan area resulted in severe flooding and traffic delays in the Bang Khen and Huai Khwang districts. In the northern district of Bang Khen, several stalled vehicles along Phahon Yothin road further exacerbated traffic woes as floodwaters rose to 1 m (3 ft) in several areas of the district. Social media videos showed drivers attempting to travel through flooded streets in the eastern Huai Khwang district; numerous motorists were forced to abandon their vehicles in the inundated streets. Additionally, local media sources reported moderate flooding along Pracha Chuen road, located north of the city center. There were no immediate reports of weather-related injuries or deaths.
Vietnam (Security threat level – 1): Late on 6 September 2022, a large fire broke out at a karaoke bar in a residential neighborhood in Thuan An city in Binh Dong province — located approximately 15 km (10 mi) northeast of Ho Chi Minh city. The fire started on the second floor of the 30-room karaoke bar. Several patrons and bar staff were reportedly trapped on balconies and in rooms throughout the building. At least 23 people were killed in the blaze and 11 others were injured. Media reports indicate that an electrical short-circuit caused the fire; an official investigation into the event is underway.