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Battered Puerto Rico hospitals on life support after Hurricane Maria

Battered Puerto Rico hospitals on life support after Hurricane Maria

With phone service out, the doctors had called one of the island`s radio stations, which broadcast their plea for help in locating the couple.

Sep 25, 2017, 10:23 AM IST
At least 25 dead after Hurricane Maria hits Caribbean

At least 25 dead after Hurricane Maria hits Caribbean

"There`s no water, no power, nothing," said Rogelio Jimenez, a 34-year-old restaurant worker, as he cleared fallen roofing from the front of his pizzeria.

Sep 22, 2017, 21:10 PM IST
Hurricane Irma exacts heavy toll on Florida's mobile

Hurricane Irma exacts heavy toll on Florida's mobile

The couple had placed metal storm shutters over their windows but could hear the wind literally tearing apart the awning over their parking spot.

Sep 12, 2017, 22:37 PM IST
Hurricane Irma floods northeast Florida, leaves millions without power

Hurricane Irma floods northeast Florida, leaves millions without power

Downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, Irma flooded several northern Florida cities with heavy rain and a high surge of seawater on Monday, as residents of the part of the state first walloped by the storm tried to return to their homes.

Sep 11, 2017, 22:49 PM IST
Six districts of Assam remain flood-hit

Six districts of Assam remain flood-hit

As many as 148 villages were submerged and nearly 6,141 hectares of agricultural land inundated, the report added.

Sep 06, 2017, 23:03 PM IST
Pope prays for those afflicted by floods in US, Asia

Pope prays for those afflicted by floods in US, Asia

Pope Francis has prayed for those afflicted by floods in Texas, Louisiana and southern Asia.

Sep 03, 2017, 19:07 PM IST
Donald Trump hugs Harvey's victims in test of presidential mien

Donald Trump hugs Harvey's victims in test of presidential mien

In a widely watched test of his presidential mien, Trump comforted victims and thanked volunteers and first responders after being criticized earlier in the week for not showing sufficient empathy to Texas residents during catastrophic flooding.

Sep 03, 2017, 16:19 PM IST
Harvey's floods hang on in Texas, complicating rescue efforts

Harvey's floods hang on in Texas, complicating rescue efforts

The storm has displaced more than 1 million people with 44 feared dead from flooding that paralyzed Houston, swelled river levels to record highs and knocked out the drinking water supply in Beaumont, Texas, a city of about 120,000 people.

Sep 01, 2017, 20:28 PM IST
Flood situation improves in Bihar, Assam, West Bengal

Flood situation improves in Bihar, Assam, West Bengal

Torrential rains threw normal life out of gear in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Aug 29, 2017, 22:14 PM IST
US officials say 450,000 in Texas likely to seek disaster aid

US officials say 450,000 in Texas likely to seek disaster aid

A disaster declaration request from the Louisiana governor would also likely be expedited.

Aug 28, 2017, 18:02 PM IST
Houston devastated by deadly flooding from Harvey, more rain ahead

Houston devastated by deadly flooding from Harvey, more rain ahead

Total precipitation could reach 50 inches in some coastal areas of Texas by the end of the week, or the average rainfall for an entire year.

Aug 28, 2017, 10:15 AM IST
Houston residents flee Harvey floodwaters for safety at convention center

Houston residents flee Harvey floodwaters for safety at convention center

The sprawling convention center in central Houston is among almost three dozen Red Cross shelters in Texas prepared to house up to 28,000 people driven from their homes by the state`s most powerful hurricane in more than 50 years. 

Aug 28, 2017, 10:04 AM IST
Local leaders say 1,000 dead from Sierra Leone mudslides

Local leaders say 1,000 dead from Sierra Leone mudslides

"It may well be over 1,000 Sierra Leoneans we are mourning now. But why should about 1,000 of our compatriots' lives end tragically like this?" Temple said.

 

Aug 28, 2017, 09:19 AM IST
US President Donald Trump to visit hurricane-hit Texas on Tuesday

US President Donald Trump to visit hurricane-hit Texas on Tuesday

"I will be going to Texas as soon as that trip can be made without causing disruption. The focus must be life and safety," CNN quoted the President as saying in a tweet on Sunday

Aug 28, 2017, 08:48 AM IST
Crews rescue hundreds from homes and cars as Harvey floods Houston

Crews rescue hundreds from homes and cars as Harvey floods Houston

US President Donald Trump, facing the first big natural disaster of his term, said on Sunday he would visit the area as soon as he could do so without causing more disruption.

Aug 27, 2017, 22:32 PM IST
Harvey claims second fatality as floodwaters rise in Texas

Harvey claims second fatality as floodwaters rise in Texas

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said it was forced to evacuate about 4,500 inmates from three state prisons near the Brazos River because of rising water. 

Aug 27, 2017, 18:17 PM IST
Storm Harvey threatens Texas with 'catastrophic' floods, one dead

Storm Harvey threatens Texas with 'catastrophic' floods, one dead

Harvey slammed into Texas, the heart of the US oil and gas industry, late Friday as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 130 miles per hour, making it the strongest storm to strike the state since 1961.

Aug 27, 2017, 09:35 AM IST
Hurricane Harvey may add to debt woes of US flood insurance program

Hurricane Harvey may add to debt woes of US flood insurance program

The only source of flood insurance for most Americans, it will be in place for homeowners and businesses in Harvey`s path along the central Texas coast.

 

Aug 26, 2017, 23:16 PM IST
Bihar flood toll touches 440, Assam, West Bengal situation improves

Bihar flood toll touches 440, Assam, West Bengal situation improves

A total of 28 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams comprising 1,152 personnel with 118 boats are taking part in rescue and relief operations.

Aug 26, 2017, 21:48 PM IST
Union minister Uma Bharti bats for interlinking of rivers to combat floods

Union minister Uma Bharti bats for interlinking of rivers to combat floods

In view of the floods in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, Water Resources Minister Bharti urged the two northeastern states to agree for the Middle Siang project, which she said, will tackle the calamity as well as solve their water woes.

Aug 26, 2017, 19:28 PM IST