Peru – Travelers should expect delays as Independence Day celebrations begin in Lima on 28 July 2011. Approximately 10,000 local police officers have been deployed to provide security for President-Elect Ollanta Humala and the 14 foreign leaders who are visiting the city for the occasion. Road closures have been announced in the area north of downtown for Avenida Tacna on 28 July and Avenida Brasil on 29 July.
BAHAMAS – Dengue Fever: The Ministry of Health is warning travelers that there are increasing numbers of persons with dengue fever in the Bahamas. Dengue fever is a viral illness that is transmitted by the mosquito Aedes Aegypti. Typically, people infected with dengue virus do not have symptoms (approximately 80% of all cases) and others may only have mild symptoms such as uncomplicated fever, headache, bone and joint pains, and eye pain. USA – Weather: Tropical Storm Don is heading towards the Texas coastline and is forecast to continue to strengthen up until landfall, expected to be Friday night or very early Saturday morning, but remain a tropical storm. Conditions should deteriorate along the Texas Coast throughout the day on Friday, with occasional rain showers and increasing winds. Winds and rains should pick up late Friday afternoon into Friday evening as the center of Don gets closer to the coast. A Tropical storm warning is in place.
INDIA – New Delhi – Protests – 31 July: The Vishva Hindu Parishad Hindu movement are set to demonstrate in New Delhi, Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh on 31 July. Rallies are expected in New Delhi, as well as throughout the states of Karnataka (southwest) & Andhra Pradesh (southeast). The risk of violent unrest should not be ruled out.
INDIA- Mumbai – 02 August
Strike: The Mumbai Auto Rickshaw Union, which has been calling for the ban on traffic in the business district in the south of the city to be lifted for several months, has announced a protest sit-in to be held at the Azad Maidan sports ground (south Mumbai) 2 August. If the government refuses to examine its request, the union has threatened to go on strike on 9 August, which could result in severe transport disruptions in the city.
China, Friday as a strong tropical storm, and emerge into the Gulf of Tonkin by Saturday morning, then make a final landfall in northern Vietnam by Saturday night. Tropical Storm Muifa in the Western Pacific is several hundred miles east of the
Philippines, and is forecast to begin to move generally to the north over the next few days while remaining over open waters; Muifa is expected to reach typhoon strength by Saturday afternoon.
SOUTH KOREA – Flooding: As of 28 July 2011, flash floods and landslides across South Korea have killed at least 53 people and have left dozens of others missing. Extensive flooding has also been reported throughout the Seoul metropolitan area, forcing many schools, businesses and embassies — including
those of the U.S. and U.K. — to close for the day. The military has been dispatched to assist in rescuing stranded residents in many of the hardest hit regions. Defense officials warned that landmines and explosives — many of which are placed throughout the countryside near the Korean Demilitarized Zone with North Korea — shifted due to the mudslides near Seoul and
Yangju. All of the explosives near Yangju have been recovered; however, at least 10 landmines near southern Seoul have yet to be found.
AUSTRALASIA Australia & New Zealand – weather: Snow still being forecast, along with traffic chaos due to ice on the
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