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Hurricane Arthur makes landfall on North Carolina`s Outer Banks

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 09:17

The first hurricane of the Atlantic season made landfall on the North Carolina coast Thursday night, a windy, wet party-pooper that forced thousands of vacationers to scrap their July Fourth holiday plans amid evacuation orders.

Aerosols in atmosphere tend to weaken hurricanes and cyclones

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 19:18

A new study has shown that aerosols in the atmosphere produced from human activities tend to weaken hurricane or tropical cyclones.

Warmer Pacific worsened cyclone risk for E Asia

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 06:57

China, Korea and Japan have been placed in the firing line of powerful tropical cyclones by a warming of water in the western Pacific, according to a three-decade study published today.

Iron ore miners wait to assess Australian cyclone damage

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 12:37

Iron ore miners were waiting for conditions to ease before assessing damage caused by a cyclone that ripped across northwest Australia on Tuesday, closing ports and threatening mining operations in the sparsely-populated Pilbara region.

Cyclone over Bay of Bengal weakens

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 15:55

The severe cyclonic storm `Madi` over Bay of Bengal has weakened into a cyclonic storm and is likely to weaken further, an official said.

Super typhoon Haiyan causes massive destruction in Philippines, at least 4 dead

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 18:59

The typhoon — the 24th serious storm to hit the Philippines this year — is forecast to blow toward the South China Sea on Saturday, heading toward Vietnam.

Typhoon Haiyan pounds Philippines: As it happened

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 08:54

Super Typhoon Haiyan — Category 5 storms like Yolanda cause severe damage as they can blow apart shelters and suck walls out and blow roofs off buildings due to the huge pressure they create.

Mexico death toll nears 100 as new hurricane hits

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 09:56

Deaths from floods and landslides battering Mexico neared 100 as a fresh hurricane hit the northwest.

Mexico storm Manuel upgraded to hurricane, death toll reaches 80

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 14:25

Looting broke out in the flooded Mexican beach resort of Acapulco on Wednesday as the government struggled to reach tens of thousands of people cut off by flooding that had claimed at least 80 lives.

Japan Typhoon Man-Yi prompts toxic water release from Fukushima

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 16:52

The powerful Typhoon Man-Yi that brought torrential rains and gusty winds, flooding Japan’s prefectures, also targeted the Fukushima water tanks.

Big storms hit Mexico on opposite sides, 34 dead

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 12:51

The remnants of Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel have drenched northeastern and southwestern Mexico with torrential rains, flooding towns and cities, cutting highways and setting off landslides in a national emergency that federal authorities said had caused at least 34 deaths.

Colorado floods: Seven confirmed dead, 1,500 homes destroyed

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 10:54

Seven people were confirmed dead and at least 1,500 homes destroyed in Colorado after a week of rare, torrential rains along the eastern slopes of the Rockies, and helicopter search-and-rescue flights resumed on Monday in flood-stricken areas.