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Tag: Storm

Cyclone Nisarga: Heads Towards Maharashtra, Concerns At Nuclear & Chemical Units

Mumbai: As Cyclone ‘Nisarga’ whirls towards Maharashtra at a steady pace, concerns have been expressed about the nuclear and chemical plants and other sensitive installations that would come in its direct path. The cyclone is expected to make landfall late Tuesday night or early Wednesday, with all authorities in the state braced for the fallout. […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Cyclone Nisarga's Landfall Near Alibag To Be Rare-Of-The-Rarest Event: Experts

New Delhi: The deep depression in the Arabian Sea strengthened into a cyclonic storm ‘Nisarga’ on Tuesday morning and will make landfall close to Alibag, 94 kms south of Mumbai on the afternoon of June 3. It will make landfall as a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ with a wind speed of 100-110 kmh gusting to 120 […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Army Sends Five Columns To Bengal For Cyclone Amphan Relief Operations

New Delhi: The Indian Army rushed five columns to West Bengal on Saturday to help the state in carrying out relief and rescue operations after cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in the eastern state, a senior officer said. In a statement, the Army said: “Based on the West Bengal government’s request, the Army has provided five […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Now AI can help predict storms, cyclones

New York: Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), researchers have developed an algorithm to detect cloud formations that lead to storms, hurricanes and cyclones. The study, published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, shows a model that can help forecasters recognise potential severe storms more quickly and accurately. The researchers created a framework […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
17 killed in storms, rain in UP

Lucknow: Seventeen persons have died in separate incidents of dust storms, lightning and rain in various parts of Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours. According to reports, four persons died in Siddharthanagar, three in Deoria, three in Basti, two in Ballia and one each in Azamgarh, Kushinagar, Maharajganj, Lakhimpur and Pilibhit. In Siddharthanagar, a […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
One killed, 99 injured in massive Nepal storm

Kathmandu: One person was killed and 99 others were injured after a massive storm hit several villages in Nepal’s Kailali and Kanchanpur districts, authorities said on Friday. The storm hit several areas in the two adjoining districts at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, according to the National Emergency Operations Centre. Roads have been blocked as trees and […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Forest cover, wildlife worst hit by Cyclone Fani

Bhubaneswar: The fury unleashed by cyclone Fani has not only affected human lives but also wildlife and forest cover leaving a devastating trail. “Nearly 80 per cent of the forest cover has been destroyed in cyclone Fani and the estimated loss will be in crores. Many animals fled to take shelter in nearby villages,” said […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
29 killed, 600 injured as storm lashes Nepal

Kathmandu: At least 29 people were killed and over 600 others injured as a massive storm lashed Nepal, authorities said on Monday. Of the 29 victims, 28 were from the Bara district, while one person was killed in Parsa, The Himalayan Times reported. The storm accompanied by hail and heavy rain struck the two districts […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Death toll in Philippines storm reaches 85

Manila: At least 85 people have died and 20 remain missing in floods and landslides triggered by storm Usman as it passed through the Philippines, officials said on Wednesday. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) estimated 191,597 people were displaced and 40 were injured. Out of the total number of people affected, […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
4 killed in Sri Lankan storm

Colombo: At least four persons were killed and over 10,000 affected as heavy rains and strong winds lashed Sri Lanka over the weekend, the government said on Monday. Disaster Management Center (DMC) spokesperson Pradeep Kodippili in the latest update said the four deaths were reported from Kalutara and Galle. Heavy rains had caused flash floods […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Severe dust storm in UP leaves 45 dead

Lucknow: A high-intensity dust storm hit parts of Uttar Pradesh overnight, leaving 45 people dead and 38 injured, an official said today. Agra district was the worst hit, accounting for 36 deaths and injuries to 35 others.   “As per figures received till noon, 45 people were killed and 38 injured in the dust storm […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Storm hits US east coast; five killed, over 90,000 left without power

New York: At least five people have been killed and over 90,000 households left without electricity as powerful storm continued to pound the US East Coast on Saturday with drenching rain. The nor’easter has also prompted the cancellation of more than 3,300 flights, snarled ground traffic and knocked out power to 900,000 customers with more […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
At least four dead after storm 'Xavier' hits Germany

Berlin: At least four people were dead after Germany was hit by a heavy storm “Xavier” that caused heavy damage and traffic disruptions. German news agency dpa reports that the total number of victims to storm “Xavier” has risen to four by late afternoon local time, Xinhua reported. According to reports, there are more than […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Women storm wine shop

Kamakhyanagar: Women in a group today took up the cudgels after incessant petitions to the police and district administration demanding closure of a liquor outlet at Kankadahada here in Dhenkanal district fall on deaf ears. Around 500 women demanding closure of the wine shop in the Gandhi Bazar area of Kankadahada stormed the premises and […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Cyclonic storm likely to impact coastal Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A deep depression over the Bay of Bengal that is taking the shape of a cyclonic storm is likely to impact coastal Odisha, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. The IMD, however, said it can confirm the actual impact on Odisha only after the cyclonic storm recurves close to the Myanmar coast […]

  • Friday, 02 July 2021