Respite in rain in TN, Puducherry after deep depression makes landfall

Respite in rain in TN, Puducherry after deep depression makes landfall

There was a respite in rain in coastal parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Tuesday morning after a deep depression made a landfall yesterday.

Heavy rain dampens Diwali spirit, shoppers inconvenienced

Last-minute Diwali shoppers had a harrowing time as incessant rains brought Chennai to a virtual standstill with clogged roads leading to traffic snarls and affecting free movement in the busy areas.

Cyclone to hit Bay of Bengal tonight, may impact Tamil Nadu?

The Weather department has cautioned the citizens of Chennai about a cyclone that might hit the bay of Chennai by tonight.

Pondy University declares holiday on Monday due to incessant rain

The Pondicherry University will remain closed on Monday as a holiday has been declared due to incessant rain.

Massive cyclone likely to hit Tamil Nadu, state on high alert

Massive cyclone likely to hit Tamil Nadu, state on high alert

All schools & colleges in Chennai to remain close on Monday in view of heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of Tamil Nadu.

NASA's EPIC camera captures three developing tropical lows in Indian Ocean

NASA's EPIC camera captures three developing tropical lows in Indian Ocean

Two of the three systems have a medium chance to develop into a tropical depression in the next day or two, says NASA.

'Hudhud' failed to break spirit of Vizag residents: Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said cyclone Hudhud caused devastation in this port city last year but failed to break the spirit and resilience of its residents.

The mayhem of cyclone Komen

Cyclone Komen has till now killed 123 people, while over 80 lakh people are now homeless. 37 people dead in Gujarat and nearly 40 lakh people have been displaced. The pandemonium continues.

Cyclone Komen hits Bangladesh coast; heavy rains in West Bengal, Odisha

Cyclone Komen hits Bangladesh coast; heavy rains in West Bengal, Odisha

Cyclonic storm 'Komen' hit the Bangladesh coast on Thursday evening, bringing with it heavy rainfall in Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha, the MET department said.

Mamata Banerjee launches emergency helpline for flood relief operations in West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee launches emergency helpline for flood relief operations in West Bengal

Taking precautionary steps in the wake of impending cyclone, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday launched an emergency helpline for flood relief operations.

Thousands evacuated as cyclone set to hit Bangladesh

 A cyclone set to hit the Bangladesh coast later Thursday has already killed three people and forced the evacuation of thousands from mainly poor fishing communities, police and other officials said.

Mamata cuts short her London trip as cyclone nears Bengal

Fears of a cyclone hitting the West Bengal coast on Thursday has forced Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to cut short her trip to London and rush back home.

Cabinet okays Odisha, Andhra cyclone risk revised cost

The union cabinet on Thursday approved the revised cost estimates for phase-I of the national cyclone risk mitigation project for Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

World Bank aided disaster management programme for tsunami-hit villages

A World Bank-funded disaster management and awareness programme was launched on Saturday in 50 coastal villages of Nagapattinam district, which were the worst hit by the December 2004 tsunami.

Cyclone ASHOBAA to intensify into severe cyclonic storm by Wednesday

Cyclonic storm 'ASHOBAA' will be moving north-north-westwards and intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm by tomorrow night.

India loses $9.8 billion every year due to disasters

India suffers losses of $9.8 billion every year owing to multi-hazard disasters as 58.6 percent of its land is prone to earthquakes and 8.5 percent vulnerable to cyclone, as per a UN estimate.

Pakistan `mini-cyclone` death toll rises to 44: Officials

A severe storm in northwest Pakistan, dubbed a "mini-cyclone", has killed 44 people and injured more than 200, officials said Monday, raising their previous death toll.

Storm leaves trail of destruction in Bihar's Purnia district

Mohammed Ashfaq and Saeeda Khatun of Harkheli village in Purnia district are seen wailing and invoking the almighty to return their children.

Powerful cyclone hits Australia, no casualties reported

A powerful cyclone crossed the sparsely populated Australian northeast coast Friday with winds gusting up to 230 kilometers (140 miles) per hour and lashing vast regions with driving rain.

Australia's north battens down for cyclone

Northeastern Australia was battening down Thursday in preparation for a strong cyclone forecast to hit coastal areas north of the city of Cairns, one of the gateways for the Great Barrier Reef.