CYCLONE

  • East Godavari district suffered Rs 507cr loss in Hudhud cyclone November 28, 2014

    Rajahmundry (AP): The East Godavari district suffered losses to the tune of Rs 507 crore in the cyclone 'Hudhud' which hit coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh last month. This was informed to a visiting Central team by District Collector Neetu Prasad on Friday. The Rs 507 crore figure was arrived at after...
  • Tribal families yet to receive aid after cyclone Hudhud November 7, 2014

    Koraput(Odisha): Almost a month after cyclone Hudhud hit Odisha, seven tribal families of remote Podaguda village claim they are yet to get aid to reconstruct their houses. After gusty wind ripped through their houses on October 12, these tribal families have taken shelter on the verandah of fellow villagers. "While roof of...
  • Cyclone Nilofar weakens, wind speed won't exceed 35 kmph: Met October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Cyclone Nilofar is fizzling out as it is approaching the Gujarat coast and the Met Department has said that the wind speed will not exceed 35 kmph when it makes landfall. The Kutch district administration has asked 40,000 local residents staying at the relief camps to return home following...
  • Cyclone Nilofar to hit Gujarat between October 31 and November 1 as 'marginal cyclonic storm' October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Weeks after cyclone Hudhud ravaged Visakhapatnam coast, Gujarat is bracing itself for cyclone Nilofar. As per the latest prediction of the Met department, cyclonic storm Nilofar is expected to hit Gujarat on the night of October 31 as "marginal cyclonic storm", against the earlier prediction of it being...
  • West Rajasthan areas put on alert as Cyclone Nilofar nears Gujarat coast October 29, 2014

    Jaisalmer: High alert has been sounded in western areas of Rajasthan by BSF and local administration in view of the likely impact of the cyclonic storm Nilofar that will hit the Gujarat coast on November 1. The cyclone would have mild affect in western areas of Rajasthan such as Barmer,...
  • Cyclone Nilofar: Telecom operators gear up facilities in Gujarat October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Private telecom operators on Wednesday said that they have put in place facilities to ensure continuing mobile communication services in the districts of Gujarat that may get affected by impending cyclone Nilofar. Telecom service providers have put in place facility for tracking of...
  • Nilofar to hit Gujarat with less intensity than predicted October 29, 2014

    Gandhinagar: As per the latest prediction of the MeT department, cyclonic storm Nilofar is expected to hit Gujarat on the night of October 31 as "marginal cyclonic storm", against the earlier prediction of it being "severe". "Nilofar has weakened and is expected to hit Gujarat as Marginal Cyclonic Storm only....
  • Andhra Pradesh: Police arrest law student for Facebook comment 'I love Hudhud' October 29, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Two people have been arrested in Andhra Pradesh for posting comments on social media sites on Cyclone Hudhud which hit the state earlier in October. A law student was arrested by CID officials in Guntur after he posted comments saying "I love Hudhud and that nature was taking revenge...
  • Gujarat braces for Cyclone Nilofar, authorities in Kutch begin evacuation October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Gujarat is bracing for Cyclone Nilofar, which is expected to hit the state's coast on Friday. The Met department said that the very severe cyclonic storm over westcentral Arabian Sea moved nearly northward and lay centred at 2330 hours IST of 28th October, 2014 near latitude 17.60 N...
  • US to give 100,000 dollars to Cyclone Hudhud-hit in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The United States on Tuesday announced a financial assistance of $100,000 for those affected by cyclone Hudhud in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. US Charge d'Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens said the US will provide the assistance to NGO Plan India through the US Agency for International Development (USAID). "The...
  • Nilofar to have mild affect in Rajasthan: MeT October 28, 2014

    Jaipur: Cyclone Nilofar, developing in the Arabian Sea, would have mild affect in Rajasthan's border districts of Barmer, Jalore and Jodhpur on its arrival later this week, a MeT official said on Tuesday. The cyclone which was still away from Kutch in Gujarat was getting weak and wind speed was...
  • Cyclone Nilofar moves closer to Gujarat, expected to hit coast on Friday October 28, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Cyclone Nilofar is expected to hit the Gujarat coast on Friday. The Met department has said that there will be heavy rainfall in coastal Saurashtra and Kutch on October 30 and 31. The Met department has said that the very severe cyclonic storm, 'Nilofar' over westcentral Arabian Sea has...
  • Gujarat braces for Nilofar as it intensifies into a severe cyclonic storm October 27, 2014

    Gujarat is bracing for cyclone Nilofar which has developed in the Arabian Sea. The Met department says it has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm due to which there will be heavy rainfall in coastal Saurashtra and Kutch on October 30 and 31. The Met department has said that the...
  • Nilofar intensifies into a very severe cyclonic storm, Gujarat keeps precautions in place October 27, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat is bracing for Cyclone Nilofar, which has developed in the Arabian Sea. The Met department has said that it has intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm due to which there will be heavy rainfall in coastal Saurashtra and Kutch on October 30 and 31. Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben...
  • Gujarat prepares for Cyclone Nilofar, likely to receive very heavy rains October 27, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government is preparing for Cyclone Nilofar, which has developed in the Arabian Sea and is likely to move towards the state's coast in the next 48 hours. District authorities in the coastal areas are monitoring the situation and have been advised to keep their control rooms operational....
  • IMD warns Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala about Cyclone Nilofar October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department on Saturday issued a warning to the state governments of Maharashtra, Goa, Kerala Karnataka, Gujarat and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadar Nagar Haveli as well as Lakshadweep regarding the formation of a potentially severe cyclonic storm 'Nilofar' in the region....
  • Andhra Pradesh: Power to be fully restored in cyclone-hit areas by month-end October 24, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Power supply will be fully restored in Andhra Pradesh's coastal districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam, which were badly affected by severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud', by the month-end. This was stated by Information Technology Minister Palle Raghunatha Reddy, who said 80 per cent power supply has been reestablished in...
  • Cyclone Hudhud damages seven colleges in Odisha October 23, 2014

    Odisha: Seven colleges in three southern Odisha districts have been damaged in cyclone Hudhud. Four colleges in Koraput district followed by two in Nararangapur and one in Gajapati were affected by the cyclone, officials said. "We have received damage reports from principals of the concerned colleges over telephone in the aftermath of...
  • Insurance firms may take Rs 2,400 crore due to Hudhud October 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: USA-based catastrophe modelling firm AIR Worldwide has estimated that insurance companies may take a hit of around Rs 2,400 crore due to Cyclone Hudhud which recently battered Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts. AIR Worldwide's insured loss estimates assume that an insurance penetration of 3% for residential lines, 20% for commercial,...
  • Hudhud: Enumeration of damages begins in cyclone-hit Vizag October 21, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: With essential services being largely restored in Visakhapatnam, battered by cyclone Hudhud recently, the exercise of assessing damages caused by the calamity has begun. Visakhapatnam district Collector N Yuvraj said the process of enumeration of damages caused to agriculture has begun with the survey teams visiting the villages. He...
  • Cyclone death toll 43 in Andhra Pradesh; CM Naidu leaves for Hyderabad October 19, 2014

    Hyderabad/Visakhapatnam: The death toll on account of the cyclone 'Hudhud' stood at 43 in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu assuring that power supply would be back in the affected coastal districts by October 25. The number of those killed in rain-related incidents due to the...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Power supply in cyclone-hit districts will be back by October 25, says CM Naidu October 19, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday said power supply in the cyclone-hit Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts of coastal Andhra Pradesh will be restored by October 25. Naidu said that power supply would be restored upto 90 per cent in Visakhapatnam by October 23, in all...
  • Death toll rises to 50 in cyclone-hit AP; 3 still missing October 18, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Death toll in the severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud' that battered coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh has mounted to 50 as the government on Saturday renewed appeal for public donation and voluntary service to speed up the massive rebuilding exercise in affected areas. Twelve more deaths have been reported since Friday....
  • More places will be connected to Vizag airport, says Civil Aviation Minister October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after flight operations resumed from the cyclone-affected Vishakhapatnam airport, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Saturday said that the coastal city in Andhra Pradesh would be connected with more places. "Yesterday itself Hyderabad and Delhi were connected (from Vishakhapatnam). Today more areas are getting...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: CM Chandrababu Naidu appeals to people to donate for rebuilding Vizag October 18, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday appealed to the people to make generous contribution for rebuilding Visakhapatnam and bring the city, worst-hit by cyclone Hudhud, back to its 'past glory'. He said an action plan is being prepared and experts from agriculture universities will be a...
  • SS Thaman's concert to raise funds for Hudhud victims October 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: Composer S.S. Thaman will perform on Sunday at Thaman Unplugged Music for a cause. The proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Chief Minister's relief fund for the victims of Hudhud cyclone in Andhra Pradesh. The event will take place at Hard Rock Cafe. Actors such as Akkineni Naga...
  • SBI says most of Hudhud-hit branches in Andhra now operational October 18, 2014

    Mumbai: State Bank of India said it has restored normal operations at almost all the 225 branches affected by the cyclone 'Hudhud' in Andhra Pradesh. "Of the 225 branches in the affected districts of Visakhapatnam, Vijaynagaram and Srikakulam, as many as 195 branches have been brought to normal as of...
  • Cyclone Hudhud hit Vizag airport to resume partial services today October 17, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Moving towards greater normalcy, cyclone-devastated city airport would resume operations on Friday with partial resumption of flights and restoration of power supply gathered pace in coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh wrecked by Sunday's natural calamity. Power supply had been partially restored in Visakhapatnam district and mobile communication services significantly improved,...
  • It was a frightening and an awful experience, says Nepal avalanche survivor October 17, 2014

    30 people, including three Indians were killed in an avalanche in Nepal. "It was frightening and an awful experience. I was sure I was going to die, all members of my group are lost," said a survivor. ...
  • Vizag's brand image will remain intact despite Hudhud, says Andhra Pradesh government October 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: Hudhud may have hit the port city of Visakhapatnam hard, but its brand image will not take any beating, Andhra Pradesh chief secretary IYR Krishna Rao on Thursday said. "There is no damage to Vizag's brand image as such because of the devastation caused by Hudhud. Let there be...