Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Let's Do The News! (March 17, 2015)

Welcome back. Here is your current sitrep:

- As of 1000 hours Philippine Time, Tropical Storm Betty is located about 1,530 km east of Casiguran, Aurora. Max winds/gusts around 65/80 kph and movement is West North West at 20 kph. Within a day, it's 1,030 km East North East of Casiguran, Aurora, and within three days later, it's 270km East North East of Casiguran. Landfall is expected on late Friday at Aurora. This report is according to PAGASA.

- Two nuclear plant operators in Japan are planning to decommission three aging reactors, located in the Fukui Prefecture, in accordance to the government's recommended age limit.

- Tokyo Electric Power Company postponed the project involving making ice walls to keep the groundwater out of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, where it is trying to reduce contaminated water buildup.

- MANILA WATER ADVISORY: Parts of San Juan City will experienced a scheduled water interruption from Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at 2200 hours Philippine Time to Thursday, March 19, 2015, at 0600 hours Philippine Time.

- Onto the updates on the Cyclone Pam aftermath, 24 people are reported dead but the casualty rate is expected to rise from time to time. The hardest-hit Vanuatu is urgently needing food and relief supplies according to officials.

- The Israeli elections are underway as voters are expecting a tightly-fought election between center-left candidate Yitzhak Herzog and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

- A top NASA scientist warned that water supply in California is expected to last for one more year due to the historic drought.

- A new-generation Chevrolet Camaro will be unveiled to the world

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