Pet Essentials for an Emergency Go Bag


Include copies of your pet’s key medical and vaccination records, so that anyone treating the animal is aware of special needs and drug contraindications. “If you have to evacuate during a disaster, vet clinics are not likely to be open, and if you’re moving to another region there’s going to be some delay before that prescription can be refilled,” Rickey says.

Along those lines, make sure vaccinations are current, even

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24 families being moved out of emergency accommodation at former Regency for ‘operational reasons’



a city street in front of a building: File photo of the former Regency Hotel - now the Bonnington Hotel - in 2011


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File photo of the former Regency Hotel – now the Bonnington Hotel – in 2011

OVER TWENTY HOMELESS families being accommodated in The Bonnington Hotel – formerly the Regency Hotel – are being moved as Dublin City Council is ending its use of the hotel for “operational reasons” at the end of the month. 

Private hotels and commercial providers in Dublin have been used regularly for homeless

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Lock Down or Face State of Emergency, Spanish Government Tells Madrid | World News

MADRID (Reuters) – Madrid must enforce travel restrictions ordered by the health ministry to limit novel coronavirus outbreaks or the national government will impose a state of emergency that would force it to comply, the government said late on Thursday.

In the latest escalation of tensions between the two administrations, the government said it would hold an extraordinary cabinet meeting on Friday morning to decree the state of emergency if

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Emergency accommodation providers claim thousands in wage subsidies | 1 NEWS

Motels and accommodation providers receiving millions of dollars in emergency housing payments from the government have also claimed tens of thousands of dollars in wage subsidies.

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One Auckland property management company has been paid more than $12 million to house the homeless over the past 18 months.

But it also managed to get more than $50,000 in wage subsidies – with the Ministry for Social

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Turning hotels into emergency shelters as part of COVID-19 response limited spread of coronavirus

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A King County initiative that moved people out of homeless shelters and into hotel rooms earlier this year helped slow the transmission of coronavirus, according to early findings from a study of the intervention.

The intervention also produced other benefits to the people who were relocated, say authors of the joint study from King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) and the University of

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Lock down or face state of emergency, Spanish government tells Madrid

MADRID (Reuters) – Madrid must enforce travel restrictions ordered by the health ministry to limit novel coronavirus outbreaks or the national government will impose a state of emergency that would force it to comply, the government said late on Thursday.

In the latest escalation of tensions between the two administrations, the government said it would hold an extraordinary cabinet meeting on Friday morning to decree the state of emergency if

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Mobile toilets and showers for emergency accommodation in Beirut – Lebanon

Two months have now passed since the explosion disaster in the port of Beirut. The subject has long since disappeared from the news. But the thousands of people who lost everything in early August are still living in temporary accommodation. Corona is a huge danger. The daily number of new infections is 1100 – a tragedy, especially in the cramped emergency shelters.

At first, there was also a lack of

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Brazil Government Posts $17 Billion Budget Deficit in August as Emergency Spending Continues Apace | Investing News

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s government posted a primary budget deficit of 96.1 billion reais ($17 billion) in August, the Treasury said on Monday, as the coronavirus crisis continued to necessitate huge emergency spending.

The deficit, excluding interest payments, was slightly less than the 98.7 billion reais deficit economists in a Reuters poll had predicted. The shortfall, excluding interest payments, expanded in the first eight months of the year to 601.3

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Glass Fire live updates: Governor Gavin Newsom declares state of emergency as wildfires rage in Sonoma, Napa counties

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — A growing wildfire complex is burning in the North Bay in Napa and Sonoma counties as the Glass Fire spawned two new spot fires: the Shady Fire and the Boysen Fire.

The Glass Fire began Sunday at 4 a.m. on the 200 block of North Fork Crystal Springs Rd. in Deer Park and has been spreading at a “dangerous rate,” CAL FIRE said. The Shady Fire

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Chicago Adds Four States To Emergency Travel Quarantine List

CHICAGO — Public health officials Tuesday added Kentucky, Wyoming, Texas and Nevada to the city’s emergency travel quarantine list that now includes 22 states and Puerto Rico deemed coronavirus hotspots.

No states previously designated as COVID-19 hotspots for having a weekly average of more than 15 new coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents were removed from the list that requires travelers entering or returning to Chicago from states currently covered by

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State of emergency declared in 3 California counties as wildfire scorches wine country

California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Napa, Sonoma and Shasta counties on Monday night due to two blazes tearing through Northern California.

Three people died in the fast-moving Zogg Fire, located about 150 miles north of Sacramento. It was 0% contained as of Tuesday evening and has scorched more than 50,000 acres, according to fire officials.

The raging Glass Fire, meanwhile, has burned over 66 square

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Homeless charities demand action in the Budget as latest figures show 8,700 in emergency accommodation



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Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien

CHARITIES HAVE URGED the government to take action in next month’s Budget as the latest figures showed that just over 8,700 people were homeless in Ireland in August.

The 8,702 people in emergency accommodation last month was a slight decrease on the 8,728 people homeless in July. 

There were an extra five adults – 6,082 people – homeless last month  but

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State of emergency in 3 California counties as fire scorches wine country

California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Napa, Sonoma and Shasta counties on Monday night due to two blazes tearing through Northern California. 



a tree with a sunset in the background: California Wildfires


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California Wildfires

Three people died in the fast-moving Zogg Fire, located about 150 miles north of Sacramento. It was 0% contained as of Monday night and scorched more than 31,000 acres, according to fire officials.

The raging Glass Fire, meanwhile, has

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Essential information about Accra – currency, emergency services, health care and advice for visitors

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Addresses
Addresses. Tricky one. Addresses in Accra can be difficult to define. Relationships to landmarks (some unlikely) are the usual way of identifying locations - this is what will make sense to most taxi drivers.

Disabled access

The city is not well equipped for disabled tourists. If you are not mobile, the only way to get around Accra is by private charter taxi. However, if you hire a driver

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Luxury cruise line’s all-inclusive voyage includes medical evacuation, cost of emergency transportation home

A new luxury cruise line is going overboard with its amenities.

Atlas Ocean Voyages is scheduled to begin sailing next year, and when it does, it will provide emergency medical evacuation insurance and return-to-home insurance for all its passengers.

This insurance coverage, which is included in the voyages’ all-inclusive ticket price, will cover transportation to a local treatment center in the event of a medical issue, plus transportation home, or

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Hundreds of homeless lives saved by emergency accommodation during lockdown, study suggests



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The lives of hundreds of homeless people in England may have been saved by the provision of emergency accommodation during the Covid-19 crisis, researchers estimate.

At the start of the nation-wide lockdown in March, local authorities across the country launched a joint effort to house rough sleepers in hotels and closing dormitory-style communal shelters as part of the Government’s Everyone In initiative.

The increased infection

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White Buffalo Youth Lodge operating 20-bed emergency youth shelter in Saskatoon

Saskatoon’s White Buffalo Youth Lodge is trying to fill the gap for homeless youth in Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods trying to find a place to sleep each night during the pandemic.

The lodge, located on 20th street, is known as a place where youth can gather to shoot some hoops. Now it has put in a 20-bed overnight shelter for young people with nowhere else to go.

The shelter is open

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