Sri Lanka`s MeT department on Tuesday apologised to the Buddhist community for naming a deadly tropical cyclone `Mahasen` after a revered king.
A severe northeaster storm caused heavy snowfall across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, leaving over 160,000 residents without power and hundreds of flights cancelled.
The US death toll from Sandy tops 90 as swathes of the east coast battle to recover, three days after being battered by the massive storm.
Superstorm Sandy left a trail of bodies and wreckage on the densely-populated US East Coast, claiming over 80 lives.
An 1845 law set the Tuesday immediately following the first Monday in November of every election year as Election Day across the US.
US President Barack Obama has declared emergency in a number of states including New York, New Jersey, Virginia, District of Columbia and Massachusetts.
Hurricane Sandy raged through the Bahamas after leaving 21 people dead across the Caribbean, following a path that could see it blend with a winter storm.
An unusual nasty mix of a hurricane and a winter storm that forecasters are now calling "Frankenstorm" is likely to blast most of the US East Coast next week.
Hurricane Sandy has made landfall in south-east Cuba as a strong Category 2 storm.
Mitt Romney has visited an emergency centre in hurricane-damaged Louisiana, a day after accepting the Republican nomination for US president.
US President Barack Obama declared federal emergencies in Louisiana and Mississippi, allowing federal aid to be freed up for affected areas.
Louisiana`s Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal has shot off a second letter to US President Barack Obama within days.
The office of Louisiana`s Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal said 1,500 people had been evacuated with 1,500 more needing rescue.
No casualties were reported as Typhoon Tembin swooped its way across Pingtung and Kaohsiung counties.
Two people were killed and two others missing after Typhoon Kai-Tak lashed south China`s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Thousands of passengers were stranded at airports in China with transport services being suspended as Typhoon Kai-Tak battered southern regions.
Tropical Storm Kai-Tak slammed ashore in northeastern Isabela province with maximum winds of 100 kilometres per hour and higher gusts.
More than a million people were evacuated to safe places as gales and rainstorms triggered by two typhoons lashed east China`s coastal regions.
Day in Pics: 29th August
August 29, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai