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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

Eye of Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico: Forecasters

The eye of Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico early Wednesday, pummeling the island as a Category Four storm with winds of 155 miles per hour, the US National Hurricane Center said.

Sep 20, 2017, 18:37 PM IST

`Severe` Typhoon Doksuri pounds central Vietnam

Heavy rain and wind lashed Vietnam`s central coast Friday as Typhoon Doksuri made landfall, prompting mass evacuations as officials predicted it could be the most powerful storm in a decade.

Sep 15, 2017, 11:55 AM IST
Over 1.6 million in Florida lose power from Irma, utility says

Over 1.6 million in Florida lose power from Irma, utility says

Large utilities that serve other parts of the state, including units of Duke Energy Corp, Southern Co and Emera Inc have had scattered outages.

Sep 11, 2017, 00:27 AM IST
FEMA chief says Irma path is 'worst-case scenario' for Florida Keys

FEMA chief says Irma path is 'worst-case scenario' for Florida Keys

The new path forged by Hurricane Irma posed a severe threat to Florida`s west coast and the Florida Keys, the head of the US federal emergency agency said on Sunday, and the storm was bringing tornado watches and warnings around the state.

Sep 10, 2017, 20:10 PM IST
Fierce Hurricane Irma slams into Florida Keys

Fierce Hurricane Irma slams into Florida Keys

The eye of the hurricane was 20 miles east-southeast of Key West as of 8 am local time, threatening dangerous storm surges up to 15 feet — enough to cover a house.

Sep 10, 2017, 18:32 PM IST
Hurricane Irma hits lower Florida Keys: US forecasters

Hurricane Irma hits lower Florida Keys: US forecasters

Hurricane Irma`s eyewall slammed into the lower Florida Keys Sunday, lashing the island chain with fearsome wind gusts.

Sep 10, 2017, 16:53 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

Blasts at chemical plant spark new worry in storm-soaked Texas

The explosions in Crosby, Texas, were the latest aftermath of the historic flooding brought by the most powerful storm to land in Texas in a half-century, which drove tens of thousands from their homes around the US energy hub.

Sep 01, 2017, 00:13 AM IST
Harvey makes 2nd landfall near Louisiana-Texas border; 30 dead

Harvey makes 2nd landfall near Louisiana-Texas border; 30 dead

Harvey made its second landfall just west of the town of Cameron, the National Hurricane Center said, with "flooding rains" drenching parts of southeastern Texas and neighbouring southwestern Louisiana.

Aug 30, 2017, 23:41 PM 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
An unlikely hurricane hero takes over chaotic Texas storm shelter

An unlikely hurricane hero takes over chaotic Texas storm shelter

The truth was that no one - at least, officially - had been running the shelter at Live Oak Elementary school. The city of Rockport, a coastal community about 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, had opened it before the storm hit Friday. 

Aug 28, 2017, 09:51 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
Second storm hits Hong Kong and Macau amid typhoon recovery

Second storm hits Hong Kong and Macau amid typhoon recovery

Both cities raised a Typhoon 8 signal — the third-highest warning level — early Sunday morning as severe tropical storm "Pakhar" made landfall in the region, where emergency workers were still battling to repair Wednesday`s damage.

Aug 27, 2017, 11:27 AM 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 strengthens, threatens US with most powerful storm in 12 years

Hurricane Harvey strengthens, threatens US with most powerful storm in 12 years

Hurricane Harvey strengthened to a category 2 storm, packed winds of 100 mph as it moved northwest about 220 miles off the coast of Corpus Christi, Texas, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory. 

 

Aug 25, 2017, 11:12 AM IST

Two dead in Austria as storm wrecks marquee

The accident happened late yesterday when around 650 people were celebrating inside the tent in Sankt Johann am Walde in the north of the country.

Aug 19, 2017, 20:51 PM IST

Hurricane Franklin makes landfall on coast of Mexico

Hurricane Franklin has made landfall on the coast of Mexico.

Aug 10, 2017, 14:07 PM IST

Mass funeral held for victims of Myanmar plane crash as storm slows search

Most of the 31 dead retrieved from the Andaman Sea so far have been women and children after a fraught search by navy ships.

Jun 09, 2017, 15:36 PM IST

Cyclone Mora to intensify in 24 hours; heavy rainfall expected in Bengal, Northeast

The deep depression over east-central Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm Mora.

May 29, 2017, 13:54 PM IST