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Dozens feared dead as cyclone pounds Pacific island of Vanuatu

Dozens feared dead as cyclone pounds Pacific island of Vanuatu

A terrifying tropical cyclone which smashed into Vanuatu in the South Pacific wreaked widespread devastation, aid agencies said on Saturday, raising fears that dozens may have died in what may be one of the region's worst weather disasters.

Homes destroyed as twin cyclones slam into northern Australia

Homes destroyed as twin cyclones slam into northern Australia

Two powerful cyclones smashed into northern Australia on Friday, knocking out power to thousands, tearing roofs and doors off houses and prompting coastal residents to flee their homes, but appeared to have spared the region earlier predictions of a "calamity".

Cyclone Nilofar: Gujarat's coastal districts brace for heavy rains

Cyclone Nilofar: Gujarat's coastal districts brace for heavy rains

Coastal districts of Gujarat would receive isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall from October 30 as Cyclone Nilofar would intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Hurricane Arthur makes landfall on North Carolina`s Outer Banks

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

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

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

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

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

Andhra Pradesh coast braces for cyclone Helen

Andhra Pradesh is bracing for the cyclonic storm Helen which is set to hit the state`s coast.

Odisha alerts fishermen over cyclone Helen

Fishermen in southern Odisha were warned against venturing out into the sea due to formation of severe cyclonic storm Helen over the Bay of Bengal.

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

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

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.

Typhoon hits Philippines; 8 dead, millions without power

Typhoon Nari pummelled the northern Philippines, ripping roofs off buildings, killing eight people and leaving more than two million people without electricity.

Mexico death toll nears 100 as new hurricane hits

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

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

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

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

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.

Big storms hit Mexico on opposite coasts, 33 dead

Tropical Storm Ingrid and the remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel drenched Mexico`s Pacific and Gulf coasts with torrential rains caused at least 33 deaths.

Typhoon Man-Yi hits Japan fuelling radiation leak fears

Typhoon Man-yi hit central Japan on Monday as officials issued a "special warning" of heavy rain, amid fears the storm could go on to hit the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.