Reports from Iucan, Neo Delta, as Typhoon Nakoe passes through the city

IUCAN – The passage of the Thyphoon Nakoe through the city of Iucan, in the Brugas archipelago (Neo Delta), has brought destruction to the area according to those who witnessed the phonomenon.

Nakoe has brought flooding, landslides and destruction to the island of Danipa, in the north of the Brugas archipelago, destroying homes and some infrastructure of the four cities that compose the island: Danipa, Fluka, Tedema and Iucan, where the effects of the Thyphoon have been more destructive.

Iucan - Evacuation
iucan Evacuation Plan

An emergency evacuation plan was created by the city hall together with a special force from Taiago and Malojdeh. More than half of the 60,000 inhabitants of Iucan have been evacuated the safe areas in the city or in the city of Danipa, in the south. The thyphoon made landfall on Friday night, with strong winds and rain. There are reports of buildings collapsing in the neighborhood on Benu, and specialist teams from the Taiago and Malojdeh are assisting with search and rescue.

Strong winds and heavy rain have also battered the island of Reme, north of Iucan. Search and rescue teams are on standby and emergency supplies of blankets, sleeping mats, hygiene kits and water carriers have been sent from stores in Danipa to a warehouse in Iucan ready for distribution in the coming days.

This is the second typhoon to hit the Brugas archipelago in two years. Some experts blame climate change caused by global warming as one of the justifications for the phenomenon. In the last two decades, only one other typhoon has hit the same area.

Typhoon Nakoe to hit Iucan and other cities in Brugas, Neo Delta

DANIPA – Typhoon Nakoe is expected to make landfall near the city of Iucan in the Danipa Island next Friday night (local time).

The Taiago Climate Observatory said that Nakoe was the equivalent of a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale until this morning, but it is expected to lose strengh as it hit the Brugas archipelago. Winds could reach 93 mph as of Wednesday afternoon.

Nakoe Thyphoon
Typhoon Nakoe approaching the Brugas Archipelago.

More than 76 milimeters of rain is expected in the region of north Danipa and the Reme Islands.

In Iucan, thousands of citzens evacuated the eastern part of the city, which must be hit by strong winds and heavy  waves in the Iucan Beach. Hundreds of people took refuge in government shelters across the city. Cities of Danipa, Fluka, Tedema and Reme are also in alert. More than 20 flights to and from Danipa might be canceled. In Iucan, bus and tram services will be suspended on Friday evening.

Authorities expect Nakoe to weaken to a tropical storm but still to produced heavy rain in areas north Danipa, mainly in Iucan.

 

Pasalia to celebrate its National Day

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People on the streets are full of anticipation for Pasalia Day! Major streets in almost every town around the country are closed to traffic and filled with stands selling delicious food, fine alcohol for every adult and of course lots and lots of fun rides and more for the kids. The average reader from abroad might search online and wonder what Pasalia Day is all about? It’s the story of how this Nation struggled to decide: which day is gonna be celebrated? The Independence Declaration? The signing of the Constitution? The last ingerish ship leaving the shores? Well, luckily for our ancestors King Robert of Pasalia decided that his birthday should from now on, that was in 1848, serve as the National Day for Pasalia. And when he passed away it was decided to leave it like that. But! Pasalia Day is more than just getting drunk and screaming the anthem, no, what a disaster this would be, its about acting good and working hard, about being aware that Freedom is precious and many people elsewhere can’t enjoy it, that opression can never be tolerated and luckily for us we can enjoy this small, but in no way irrelevant country in peace and the only things we must fear are season 8 of ,Imma edit dat out!’ and having to honestly answer your wife. So, Go ahead Pasalia! Spend that day good, get some rest tomorrow and then keep working for a better future!

His Majesty is gonna hold a speech on TV later this evening at 8pm.

For PNB this was Ronald McKing

Freedemia issues “Statement of Defense” against WTR, Woolonian drones make first successful blow against Rebel forces

Freedemia issues more peaceful statement of defense after considering declaring war, other options 

QUENTINSBURGH- Early Monday morning, Freedemia issued a “statement of defense” against the Woolonian Traditionalist Rebels after a long period of deliberation on how to respond to the WTR’s recent declaration of war.

President Angela Rosenthal explained that the declaration was a pacifist alternative to a declaration of war, while also making provision for defense. “This statement of defense makes two things clear, that Freedemia will protect itself however necessary against ANY and ALL attacks from the WTR or anyone else, and that we will stay true to our values and will never initiate any attacks or conflicts by offensive military action.”

Operation Dropwolf successful, major WTR stronghold overthrown with minimal losses

PASTUREVILLE- Woolonian forces struck a large blow against the Woolonian Traditionalist Rebels over the weekend. Operation Dropwolf was a huge success, with drone strikes taking out the largest known rebel stronghold near Sabara and some troops going in to regain control. 

“We took out an entire stronghold with minimal losses,” President Ferdinand Sealy said to a chorus of cheering. “We have crippled the strongest part of the WTR network with less than twenty injured, ten enemy deaths, no losses, and most amazing of all,  NO CIVILIAN DEATHS! That’s almost unheard of for an operation this big!!”

While Woolonia is not necessarily a pacifist society, they, like Freedemia, strongly value the sanctity of human life, and even in military operations attempt to minimize loss of life on all sides. Approximately 64 WTR Rebels were taken prisoner, with several willing to talk to the Woolonian government. It appears about four others got away.

“If we can keep this progress going, our nation could be back at peace by November!!” Sealy exclaimed in excitement when asked about what this meant for the Second Woolonian Civil War.

President Sealy did ask that the nation pause in a moment of silence for the enemy lives lost during the operation. “However misled, these men and woman were our brothers and sisters.”

Graham City Transit finalizes BRT design, lane arrangements, plans to use existing buses at higher frequencies 

GRAHAM CITY- Yesterday, the Metropolitan Graham Transit Authority released final plans for the lane arrangements and design of their new BRT system. The struggling system chose a different method than many other systems in order to use existing ordinary buses to provide the new transit service.

The three lane arrangements that will be used in the Graham BRT system.

Lane arrangement A is for former four lane roads with no middle lane that needed on street parking. It runs the BRT in the center of the road with platforms and on street parking in the middle lanes on each side of the road.

Lane arrangement B is going to be the most common in the system. It uses center platforms in the former center lane of five lane roads, while running the BRT lanes in the opposite direction of traffic.

Lane arrangement C is basically a regular street side bus stop for when the BRT is making a loop on smaller streets near the beginning and end of each route.

The reasoning for the oddly designed lane arrangements is the lack of funding to buy buses with doors on both sides. Using existing and newly purchased ordinary buses means all doors are on the right, requiring an unusual lane setup.

MGTA plans to just run regular buses and occasionally accordion buses very frequently (every 2-3 minutes during peak) to make up for the smaller bus size until they gain the means to buy better buses.

The Graham City Economic Crisis has been very hard on the city and the transit system. Most of the routes being created are to replace demolished old condemned elevated subway lines in the city, although a couple will follow new corridors that need better service. The nearly broke system normally would never be able to fund such a project if not for emergency funds provided by the federal government (taken from more successful and well off systems like Quentinsburgh’s QUARTA) and newly reallocated funds from elsewhere in the state. The hope is that as the city and the system get back on their feet that they will then be able to sustain themselves without being on ‘life support’ from the federal government.

Construction on the first two lines, both running along former subway corridors through important but poorer neighborhoods, will start in August. (A temporary service is already running on these lines.) The construction on those lines is expected to be done by 2018. MGTA hopes to have a strong system in place by 2020, in step with the city’s recovery from economic crisis.

Hotel Village Square location of Franklin’s to be demolished, made into expanded Park and Ride 3

QUENTINSBURGH- Sean Bond International Airport and Franklin’s LLC. announced earlier today that to provide expanded parking, a building in the Hotel Village Square development south of the airport will be demolished. In its place will be an expanded Park and Ride 3, helping further improve the parking at the airport. The building to be demolished is currently home to an underused Franklin’s Supermarket. All other spaces are vacant, as the Rose Market sharing the building announced that it will be closing its doors in a couple weeks.

“Even with new neighboring residential development, we only saw a few people come in to shop each day. When building this location we greatly overestimated the need for a supermarket. I think this area is much more ripe for a convenience store like JP’s Convenience or Convenience Corner to meet the needs of hotel guests”, manager Joseph Delle explained to reporters.

Franklin’s LLC. has explained plans to instead build a small Franklin’s Express location in the newly built Arbor Square residential development across the railway tracks from Hotel Village Square and a large Franklin’s location down the street at the corner of Courthouse Road and Grant Lakepark Road, both of which have much more potential and demand.

“All of our workers will keep their jobs, new people will be hired, and the company’s profits will improve greatly. And parking will be better at SBD Airport as Park and Ride 3 expands. Everyone wins.”

Freedemia in crisis in wake of WTR’s declaration of war

QUENTINSBURGH- After yesterday’s declaration of war on Freedemia by the Woolonian Traditionalist Rebels, the people of Freedemia have been in an unusual state of crisis and unrest, with little knowledge of what this means for the country.

Earlier today, President Angela Rosenthal declared a state of national emergency, while explaining that she and the legislature were still trying to decide how to best respond to the declaration.

“While we try to figure out how to best respond to this, I’m declaring this a state of national emergency. However, stay calm. There is no need to be alarmed. At this moment there is no imminent threat to our nation. We need to stand together and trust God to work this situation out. The best thing you can do right now is stay calm and pray.” Rosenthal appeared visibly shaken, but seemed to be trying to help the rest of the nation stay calm.

Despite extreme concerns by many in the pacifist society, many believe there is really no reason to fear.

“The good thing in this situation is that this is not a large superpower declaring war on us. This is simply a rebel force with practically no presence in our nation. The damage they can do to Freedemia is minimal,” PWN military analyst Samuel Pender told PWN Evening News.

Nonetheless, many fear that this marks a shift in the country’s pacifist history and culture.
“I don’t blame Woolonia, nor do I blame President Rosenthal,” one mother from Quentinsburgh told us. “But my concern is that if we don’t respond properly, this could be the first blemish on our country’s dedication to pacifism. But at the same time, we can’t put anyone at risk by not acting… I don’t know what we’re supposed to do. We’re between a rock and a hard place…”

“For the first time in my life, I may actually go from being ‘reserves’ to ‘combat’,” one man stationed at Fort Franklin Military Base stated. “I just hope we stick to defensive duty and aren’t forced to deploy any units. Maybe an air strike would be the most effective, but I still don’t like the idea of resorting to that to solve this…”

Woolonia, on the other hand, seems to have an intricate plan involving air strikes, limited ground forces and an increased intelligence network. However, perhaps wisely, they haven’t publicly released any details.

“While we want to be transparent, we can’t risk giving away too much information about our tactics,” President Ferdinand Sealy explained in a recent (but very brief) press conference.

As more information comes in, stay tuned to PWN for the latest.