Security Alert





Global Events
EARTHQUAKES – Indonesia; DetailsDetailsTROPICAL STORMS, HURRICANES & CYCLONES – Severe Cyclonic Storm Ockhi – India, Pakistan; DetailsDetailsDetails;LATEST TERRORISM, SECURITY & ISIL ALERTS – Details; US HOMELAND SECURITY – Details;TERRORISM – UNITED STATES & EU DURING HOLIDAYS – The Russian Foreign Ministry has warned about possible terrorist attacks in large European and American cities during the Christmas and New Year holiday season, from December 20 to January 20. Details

Newark Intl Airport, NJ – FLIGHT DELAY – Newark Intl Airport, NJ – Due to weather/wind, traffic arriving at Newark International Airport, NJ EWR is currently experiencing delays averaging 2 hours and 4 minutes. Details
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PAKISTAN – TERRORISM – North Waziristan Agency – At least six killed, eighth wounded on Tue when an improvised explosive device placed on a motorcycle exploded near a military vehicle in North Waziristan area. Details

NORWAY – WEATHER – A weather front is expected to reach Norway on Thursday evening, possibly with winds of hurricane strength. Winds continuing through Friday and Saturday. Details

NORWAY – WEATHER – Heavy rainfall is expected over the counties of Hordaland and Rogaland on December 5 and 6. Avalanche warnings have been issued for Hordaland from December 5. Details

FRANCE – AIRPORT – Bastia Airport Poretta (BIA) – One man was killed and two people were injured on December 5 in a shooting at Bastia airport in the north of Corsica. The motive for killings remains unclear. Details

SEYCHELLES – FLIGHT DELAY – Air Seychelles has indicated that flights to Madagascar will resume on January 18, 2018. UK FCO Details

ROMANIA – OTHER – ENTRY- Romania isnt a part of the Schengen area, but is working towards becoming a member. Visa and other entry and exit conditions may change. AU DFAT Details

INDONESIA – VOLCANOES – Bali – The current period of increased volcanic activity from Mount Agung in Bali may continue for some time and further travel disruption cant be ruled out. UK FCO Details

INDONESIA – EARTHQUAKE – Tobelo – 5.1 Earthquake 148km WNW of Tobelo Details

UKRAINE – PROTEST – Kyiv – Ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili arrested on a roof top earlier today, has now been freed by his followers after riots and heavy clashes with security forces. Details

UNITED KINGDOM – WEATHER – UPDATE- Storm Caroline is expected to bring a spell of very windy weather to northern Scotland on Dec. 7. Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected. Details

BULGARIA – LANDSLIDE – Smolyan – Landslides, which were activated after heavy rainfall, blocked access to the villages of Mugla and Gorovo. Details

KENYA – VIRUS – Isiolo County – More than 500 people living along Ewaso Ngiro River settlements in Isiolo County have been affected by a diarrhea disease outbreak in the last two months. Details

SYRIA – BOMBING – Homs – A bomb blast killed seven people and injured eight others on a bus. Details

INDIA – STRIKE – The two major unions in the banking sector announced sector wide strike on December 27 in support of wage revision in IDBI Bank. Details

SOUTH AFRICA – WEATHER – Johannesburg – Emergency services are on high alert while rain continues to pour down in Gauteng. Details


Airport Delay


Baltimore/Washington Intl (KBWI) is currently experiencing departure delays of 16 minutes to 30 minutes (and increasing) due to traffic volume.
Reagan National (KDCA) is currently experiencing all inbound flights being held at their origin until Thursday at 10:30AM EST due to low clouds.
Newark Liberty Intl (KEWR) is currently experiencing inbound flights delayed at their origin an average of 2 hours 4 minutes due to wind.
John F Kennedy Intl (KJFK) is currently experiencing departure delays of 1 hours 1 minutes to 1 hours 15 minutes (and increasing) due to low clouds.
LaGuardia (KLGA) is currently experiencing inbound flights delayed at their origin an average of 36 minutes due to wind.
Minneapolis/St Paul Intl (KMSP) is currently experiencing departure delays an average of 28 minutes.
Seattle-Tacoma Intl (KSEA) is currently experiencing all inbound flights being held at their origin until Tuesday at 07:30AM PST due to low visibility.
Auckland (AKL / NZAA) is currently experiencing arrival delays for airborne aircraft an average of 30 minutes.
Brisbane (BNE / YBBN) is currently experiencing arrival delays for airborne aircraft an average of 34 minutes.
Beijing Capital Int’l (PEK / ZBAA) is currently experiencing departure delays an average of 36 minutes.