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'Extremely dangerous' hurricane nearing Mexico's Pacific coast

Washington: An “extremely dangerous” category 4 hurricane is nearing the Pacific coast of Mexico, bringing in the potential for life-threatening storm surge, wind and torrents of rain, according to weather authorities. The US’ National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said that Willa weakened slightly on Monday afternoon, it was still expected to be a dangerous major hurricane […]

1 killed in deadly Florida hurricane

Miami: At least one person was killed and thousands of homes were without power in the state of Florida due to hurricane Michael, one of the strongest storms to hit the continental US since 1992. Michael made landfall on Wednesday around 2 p.m. near Mexico Beach, Florida, dashing homes into pieces, swallowing marinas and leaving […]

Hurricane Florence makes landfall in US

Washington: Hurricane Florence made landfall on the US East Coast on Friday, knocking out power to nearly half a million homes and causing buildings to crumble. Rain and surging seas inundated coastal areas. More than 60 people were rescued from a collapsing hotel in North Carolina overnight. The centre of the storm struck Wrightsville Beach […]

Trump declares emergency in Hawaii as Hurricane Lane approaches

Washington : US President Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency in Hawaii given the imminent arrival of Hurricane Lane, which is threatening to develop into the most powerful storm in decades in the archipelago. The declaration on Thursday authorises the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate their […]

Hurricane Nate makes landfall in US

Washington: Hurricane Nate has made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi river in Louisiana, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. The storm, with maximum sustained winds of 137 kmph, is moving north, and a second landfall is expected on the Mississippi coast later, BBC reported on Sunday. Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and parts of […]

Hurricane Maria kills over 15 in Dominica Island

Roseau: More than 15 people were killed and 20 others reported missing after Hurricane Maria battered the Caribbean island of Dominica with winds of 260 kph. “So far, we would have buried in excess of 15 people,” Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced on Thursday night. “If there (are) no other fatalities, it is a miracle.” The […]

India offers aid to hurricane-devastated Caribbean nations

New York: With the Caribbean region facing nature’s deadly fury with Hurricanes Irma and Maria pummelling through, India on Tuesday expressed its solidarity with the affected nations and offered aid. Offering India’s condolences at the loss of lives in the devastating hurricanes, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said India stood “ready to assist in your […]

Hurricane Maria devastates Dominica island

Washington: The “potentially catastrophic” hurricane Maria, the strongest storm on record to make landfall in Dominica, has devastated the Caribbean island, the country’s Prime Minister said on Tuesday. The powerful storm, which made landfall at 9.15 p.m. on Monday, has since been downgraded from a Category 5 to a 4 storm with sustained winds of 155 […]

Hurricane Max makes landfall in Mexico

Mexico City: Hurricane Max has made landfall in Mexico’s Guerrero state, weather officials said. The Category 1 hurricane, which has sustained winds of 130 kph, made landfall at around 4 p.m. on Thursday evening near the town of Pico del Monte, reports Efe news. Max was located roughly 90 km east-southeast of Acapulco and moving […]

Hurricane Irma weakens to tropical depression

Miami: Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, has been downgraded to a tropical depression as it advanced through the southeastern US, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) announced. At 11 p.m. (local time), Irma packed maximum sustained winds of up to 55 km per hour and was located 10 km south of […]

How do hurricanes form? Know from NASA scientists

Washington: Even as Hurricane Harvey left Texas bruised and Hurricane Irma began lashing Florida, NASA scientists have explained in a blog how hurricanes form and what steps the US space agency has taken to study the most violent storms on Earth. People call these storms by other names, such as typhoons or cyclones, depending on […]

Hurricane Irma: Over 5mn under evacuation orders in Florida

Miami: Hurricane Irma, which is expected to cause havoc in southeastern US, has resulted in an evacuation order for over 5 million people throughout Florida, state authorities said. Florida hurricane programme manager, Andrew Sussman said late Friday night that about 5.6 million Floridians have received the evacuation order due to the mortal threat that Irma […]

Hurricane Harvey makes landfall as Texas braces for 'catastrophic' rains

Washington: Hurricane Harvey, the biggest storm to hit the US mainland in 13 years, slammed into Texas spawning tornadoes, flooding, fires and widespread power outages across the state on Saturday. The storm, which blasted ashore as a Category 4 around 11 p.m. on Friday between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor, was a Category 1 by […]

Cyclones of Bay of Bengal weaker than hurricanes, but cause more damage: expert

Bhubaneswar: Funnel shaped and shallow, the Bay of Bengal has witnessed around 500 cyclones in 125 years since 1891 of which 107 had targeted Odisha causing immense devastation. “However, compared to hurricanes inthe west pacific, cyclones originating in the Bay of Bengal are less intense and much weaker but ironically cause more death and destruction. […]