Cyclones

  • Death toll crosses 6000 in Haiyan hit Philippines, about 1700 still missing 13-12-2013 11:53 AM

    The number of people killed from typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines crossed 6,000, authorities said on Friday. The total number of those who perished from the typhoon that hit most parts of the central Philippines on November 8 climbed to 6,009, while 1,779 are missing, Philippines' National Disaster Risk Reduction...
  • Cyclone to intensify to severe cyclonic storm 07-12-2013 04:53 PM

    Chennai: A cyclonic storm named 'Madi' would intensify into a severe cyclonic storm, bringing rain or thundershowers over some parts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh during the next 48 hours, Indian Meteorological Department said on Saturday. "The depression over southwest Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm 'Madi'...
  • Centre gives Rs 300 crore to cyclone-hit Odisha 06-12-2013 03:39 PM

    New Delhi: Centre on Friday decided to release the first tranche of assistance of Rs 300 crore towards relief and rehabilitation of the people hit by severe cyclonic storm Phailin in Odisha, a day after CPI(M) attacked the UPA government for not disbursing a single paisa so far. "The government...
  • Relief for Andhra Pradesh as cyclone Lehar weakens before landfall 28-11-2013 09:38 AM

    Hyderabad: In major relief for Andhra Pradesh, weather officials have now downgraded the very severe cyclonic storm Lehar to a cyclonic storm. Lehar is expected to hit the state coastline by noon on Thursday. The Met department has said that the current wind speeds are between 40 and 60 kmph....
  • Cyclone Lehar: Windspeed to be 80-90 kmph at landfall 27-11-2013 06:53 PM

    New Delhi: The severe cyclonic storm Lehar, that is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh by Thursday, has now been downgraded to a cyclonic storm with met officials saying the windspeeds will now be 80-90kmph at landfall as the system has lost intensity. The very severe cyclonic storm, located over west-central...
  • Centre assures all help to Andhra, Odisha for cyclone 'Lehar' 27-11-2013 03:48 PM

    As cyclone 'Lehar' approaches eastern coastline, the Centre has assured all help to Andhra Pradesh and Odisha to deal with the situation and sent National Disaster Response Force personnel to help the local authorities. Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami reviewed the situation arising out of the approaching cyclone with National...
  • Cyclone Lehar approaches Andhra coast 27-11-2013 01:52 PM

    The cyclonic storm Lehar in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday moved further towards the Andhra Pradesh coast and could cross it on Thursday causing extensive damage, officials said. The "very severe" cyclonic storm was now centered about 650 km east-southeast of Machillipatnam and 600 km east-southeast of Kakinada in...
  • AP: No end to the weather woes, cyclone Lehar to hit state tomorrow 27-11-2013 08:47 AM

    Hyderabad: No end to the weather woes in Andhra Pradesh, after cyclone Phailin and cyclone Helen, the state now braces for cyclone Lehar which will make landfall on Thursday. Costal Odisha has also been put on high alert. According to weather officials, Leher is about 700-800 kms from the coast...
  • Cyclone Lehar: Andhra seeks choppers, extra NDRF teams 26-11-2013 03:56 PM

    Andhra Pradesh on Monday sought four helicopters and 15 additional NDRF teams from the central government besides alerting the army and the navy as it faces a second cyclone threat in less than a week. With the cyclone Lehar threatening to hit the Andhra coast on Thursday, the state government...
  • Odisha: Coastal districts alerted as cyclone Lehar approaches landfall 26-11-2013 03:42 PM

    After the devastation of Cyclone Phailin, Lehar is possibly to hit coastal areas of Odisha, along with Andhra as well. The state government on Tuesday put district authorities on alert, especially those of 10 southern and coastal districts, as the severe cyclonic storm is expected to make a landfall between...
  • After Phailin, Helen, cyclone Lehar to hit Andhra by November 28 25-11-2013 10:53 AM

    After being hit by cyclones 'Phailin' and 'Helen', Andhra Pradesh is likely to be at the receiving end of another cyclone, 'Lehar', by November 28. 'Lehar' lay centred at 11:30 hours on Sunday, about 230 km east-southeast of Port Blair over the Andaman Sea and is expected to cross Andaman...
  • Cyclone Helen: More rainfall expected in Andhra Pradesh 23-11-2013 01:26 PM

    As cyclone 'Helen' crossed the Andhra Pradesh coast, more rainfall has been forecast in most places in its wake even as the state counts its losses from the second natural disaster since last month. Though officials said two people were killed in separate rain-related incidents in Krishna district on Friday,...
  • AP: Cyclone Helen brings heavy rains, seven feared dead 23-11-2013 08:28 AM

    Hyderabad: Cyclone Helen made landfall on Friday in Andhra Pradesh, leaving seven people and causing a lot of damage to the agricultural lands. The heavy rains, accompanied by wind speeds at almost 110 kmph disrupted communication lines. The National Disaster Response Force teams have already begun damage control. Over 17,000...
  • Cyclone Helen makes landfall at Andhra coast 22-11-2013 03:39 PM

    New Delhi: Cyclone Helen made landfall at the Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh on Friday afternoon. Heavy rainfall has been reported from Guntur, West Godavari and adjoining coastal areas in Andhra Pradesh and Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in a few places over...
  • AP: Rains in Machilipatnam, cyclone Helen to hit coast today 22-11-2013 10:38 AM

    Hyderabad: Barely a month after facing the fury of severe cyclone Phailin, Andhra Pradesh coastline is yet again bracing to face cyclone Helen, expected to make its landfall in Krishna district on Friday afternoon. Weather officials say the cyclonic system is moving at a slow pace and will reach the...
  • ISRO's Mars Orbiter sends first picture of Earth, 'Helen' captured 21-11-2013 08:10 PM

    The severe cyclonic storm 'Helen' hurtling towards Andhra Pradesh coast has been captured by India's Mars Orbiter in the first image of the country beamed back in its maiden mission to Red Planet. 'Mangalyaan' has beamed back the first set of pictures of Earth, capturing the Indian subcontinent and parts...
  • Cyclone Helen to hit Andhra, Tamil Nadu tonight, high alert sounded 21-11-2013 09:08 AM

    Hyderabad: After cyclone Phailin, Andhra Pradesh is gearing up for another cyclone which is expected to make a landfall near Kavali on Thursday night. All coastal districts and low lying areas have been put on high alert. The administration has alerted the tehsildars of six coastal tehsils including Bapatla and...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Massive evacuation begins in 4 districts before cyclone hits on Thursday 20-11-2013 06:46 PM

    Massive evacuation has been undertaken in four districts of Andhra Pradesh before a severe cyclone hits the eastern coast on Thursday followed by very heavy rainfall. As the cyclonic storm 'Helen' will hit Andhra Pradesh coast between Sriharikota and Ongole, close to Kavali, around night on Thursday, the National Disaster...
  • Cyclone Helen to hit Andhra coast on Thursday night, heavy rainfall predicted 20-11-2013 02:03 PM

    The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal would intensify into a cyclonic storm and cross the coast between Chennai and Ongole on Thursday night, the Indian Meteorological Department said on Wednesday. Cyclone 'Helen' would cross the south Andhra Pradesh coast near Kavali on the night of November 21, the...
  • Odisha: Centre agrees to increase man-days under MGNREGS in flood affected areas 13-11-2013 02:15 PM

    The Centre has agreed to increase man-days under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to 150 in recent cyclone and flood-affected districts of Ganjam, Puri, Mayurbhanj and Balasore in Odisha. The present limit for guaranteed employment to rural households under the scheme is 100 days a year. Panchayati...
  • News 360: MCA felicitates Sachin by naming Kandivili ground after him 11-11-2013 10:01 PM

    The MCA felicitated Sachin Tendulkar ahead of his 200th and final Test by naming its Kandivili Ground after him. Earlier in the day, Sachin fans were disappointed as the MCA will reportedly sell only 5000 out of 30,000 tickets for Sachin's last Test match. ...
  • PM announces interim relief of Rs 1000 crore for cyclone Phailin hit states 09-11-2013 04:03 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday announced an interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore each for Andhra Pradesh and Odisha for relief and rehabilitation in the wake of destruction caused by cyclone Phailin. The total quantum of assistance to the two states will be finalised after consideration of the on-the-spot...
  • Odisha: Cyclone-hit slum dwellers celebrate Diwali with solar lights 03-11-2013 01:00 PM

    Berhampur (Odisha): Deprieved of electricity since cyclone Phailin hit Odisha about three weeks ago, slum dwellers of this coastal town in the worst-hit Ganjam district are celebrating Diwali with solar lights. Bernard van Leer Foundation, a Netherland-based NGO in association with a local organisation, had distributed relief kits to the...
  • Odisha: A dark Diwali for people in cyclone-ravaged Ganjam 02-11-2013 07:50 AM

    Ganjam: Even as the country celebrates Diwali, people in Odisha's cyclone-ravaged Ganjam district face a black Diwali as electricity has still not been restored in large parts of the area even a month after the natural disaster. The district is working hard to rebuild itself after Cyclon Phailin ravaged it,...
  • 'Evacuation' is secret of Odisha government's success: Naveen Patnaik 29-10-2013 10:07 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Terming mass evacuation of people from coastal areas ahead of Cyclone Phailin's landfall as the secret of Odisha government's handling of the disaster, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday said the state plans to integrate youths in disaster management. "Our preparedness for Cyclone Phailin was fail proof. Successful evacuation of...
  • Odisha receives Rs 132 crore in CMRF 29-10-2013 11:27 AM

    The Chief Minister's Relief Fund (CMRF) has received donation of Rs 132.04 crore for the cyclone and flood victims till date, a release issued by the CMO said on Tuesday. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed gratitude to his Tripura counterpart Manik Sarkar for the donation made by his...
  • Heavy rains lash WB, Odisha, AP; Met predicts more rainfall 27-10-2013 08:58 AM

    Just days after Phailin and floods struck Odisha, incessant rains have added to the misery of the people in the state. So far, around 16 people have died and lakhs are still marooned. Rescue operations are continuing, but the situation in Ganjam district continues to be grim as the Met...
  • Torrential rains batter Andhra Pradesh, 21 dead 26-10-2013 11:42 AM

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh has been battered by torrential rains that have left 21 people dead. Even as cyclone Phailin didn't lead to such loss of lives and widespread damage, rains have wreaked havoc across the state. Over 68,000 people have been evacuated while Srikakulam and Mahbubnagar are the worst affected....
  • After cyclone Phailin, flash floods leave lakhs displaced in Odisha 26-10-2013 08:59 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha is at the receiving end of nature's fury once again. After surviving cyclone Phalin, the Ganjam district in the state is witnessing floods because of continuous rains for the past five days. Over 2 lakh have been marooned and several people have also died. Ganjam district Odisha received...