Hurricane

  • Storm kills five in UK and Netherlands, causes travel chaos 29-10-2013 12:12 AM

    London/Netherlands: Hurricane strength winds battered Britain and the Netherlands on Monday, killing five people, cutting power and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and train journeys before the storm barrelled further into mainland Europe. Gusts of up to 99 mph (160 kph) lashed southern England and Wales in the...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Govt's preparedness reduced number of casualties 13-10-2013 11:28 PM

    New Delhi: It was the preparation of various government agencies that reduced the number of casualties in what was the biggest cyclone since 1999. What worked was mass evacuation, an accurate prediction of Indian Meterlogical Department and perfect coordination between state forces and the centrally deployed NDMA, NDRF, Army was...
  • Cyclone tracker: Phailin to strike the Odisha and Andhra coast this evening 12-10-2013 10:31 AM

    The Met department has said that Phailin is a very severe 'super cyclone' and its wind speed may go up to 200 and 240 km per hour by noon itself. Phailin, a storm as big as Hurricane Katrina that left New Orleans a ghost town, is heading towards northern Andhra...
  • Tropical Storm Karen continues to move toward Northern Gulf coast 05-10-2013 08:58 PM

    Tropical Storm Karen weakened overnight but kept chugging toward the northern Gulf Coast on Saturday, with forecasters predicting rain, potential flooding and a decrease in speed later in the day. The National Hurricane Center reported early Saturday that Karen's maximum sustained winds had dropped to 40 mph, making it a...
  • 17 killed as Hurricane Ingrid, Storm Manuel bring heavy rains to Mexico 16-09-2013 09:59 AM

    Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel brought heavy rains to Mexico's Gulf and Pacific coasts on Sunday, causing flooding and landslides that killed 17 people and forced some towns to cancel national Independence Day celebrations. Thousands of people sought emergency shelter as the two storms moved closer to land and...
  • Florida family finds $300,000 worth of gold from historic wreckage in Atlantic Ocean 04-09-2013 09:17 AM

    A Florida family who spends their time together hunting for treasure struck it rich over the weekend, hauling up an estimated $300,000 worth of gold from an historic wreckage in the Atlantic Ocean. "What's really neat about them is they are a family, they spend family time together out there...
  • NASA gets close-up views of large hurricane on Saturn 01-05-2013 03:06 AM

    Washington: NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn's North Pole. In high-resolution pictures and video, scientists see the hurricane's eye is about 2,000 kilometres wide, 20 times larger than the average hurricane eye on Earth. Thin, bright clouds at...
  • The politics of disaster: Hurricane Sandy and the US elections

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    As Hurricane Sandy pounded the eastern coast of the United States, the campaign dynamics of the presidential elections changed dramatically even though temporarily. During Sandy,...

  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Hurricane Sandy 04-11-2012 06:01 PM

    In this week's episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha also talks about US elections, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. ...
  • Power, fuel ease US storm woes, but many still waiting 04-11-2012 02:54 AM

    New York: While power returned to much of Manhattan and fuel supplies were headed for the disaster zone, residents of some of the hardest-hit areas faced a long wait for electricity and help after superstorm Sandy's devastating strike on the US Northeast. With the US presidential election just three days...
  • Over 20 million tweets sent as Hurricane Sandy struck US 03-11-2012 02:58 PM

    San Francisco: Twitter users flocked to the micro-messaging network this week as Hurricane Sandy swept through the eastern US seaboard, sending more than 20 million tweets about the storm between Saturday and Thursday, the company said. This far exceeds the 13.7 million tweets sent during the Super Bowl in February,...
  • US: Post-storm anger grows, especially outside Manhattan 02-11-2012 11:20 PM

    New York: Frustration grew for superstorm Sandy's victims in the U.S. Northeast on Friday, many of whom were left with no power, no gasoline and little information about when their shattered lives might return to normal. While Manhattan prepared to host the annual New York City Marathon on Sunday, acute...
  • World View: Will hurricane Sandy impact the US elections? 02-11-2012 12:55 PM

    This week on World View, we track the US elections, who is ahead in the race for the White house and will hurricane Sandy impact the US elections? ...
  • Some Muslim clerics say Sandy is God's punishment 02-11-2012 02:21 AM

    Cairo: Some anti-American Muslim clerics have cast the deadly Superstorm Sandy as divine punishment for a film mocking the Prophet Muhammad or for other perceived ills of American society. The remarks by some on the fringe brought a backlash from other Muslims who said it was wrong to relish the...
  • Frankenstorm!

    Delhi Musings |  Shormishtha Panja
    The megastorm Sandy, demoted from the position of hurricane, has been ravaging the East Coast of the US for the last three days. As of...

  • US dismisses aid offer from Hafiz Saeed as 'hollow' 01-11-2012 01:39 AM

    Washington: The US on Wednesday dismissed as "hollow" the offer of humanitarian aid for superstorm victims from JuD chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the 2008 Mumbai attacks mastermind and for whom the US has offered a bounty of $10 million. "As you all well know, Saeed is believed to be behind...
  • Jet, Air India resume flights to storm-hit US 31-10-2012 09:50 PM

    New Delhi: With two major airports in the US reopening after being hit by superstorm Sandy, Air India and Jet Airways on Wednesday announced resumption of their flights to New York and Newark from Thursday. Air India would operate AI-101 Delhi-New York and AI-191 Mumbai-Newark (EWR) flights in the wee...
  • NY's post-Sandy divide: Those with power and those without 31-10-2012 06:40 PM

    New York: Sandy split New York City in two. The massive storm left people damp, miserable and in the dark in the lower part of the city. Yet in much of the rest of Manhattan, life was almost normal, albeit without some of the usual urban comforts. Almost every street...
  • Hurricane Sandy takes out 25 per cent of cell towers 31-10-2012 10:44 AM

    New York: Superstorm Sandy knocked out a quarter of the cell towers in an area spreading across 10 states, and the situation could get worse, federal regulators said Tuesday. Many cell towers that are still working are doing so with the help of generators and could run out of fuel...
  • Ten things to know about impact of Superstorm Sandy 31-10-2012 05:36 AM

    Washington: Millions of people awoke to scenes of destruction wrought by Sandy after the powerful storm smashed into the eastern United States, destroying buildings, flooding streets, and cutting power to parts of the nation's most densely populated regions. Deaths At least 39 people were reported killed in eight states along...
  • A look at how the storm affected New York City 31-10-2012 03:21 AM

    New York: Here is a look at how the behemoth storm Sandy affected the nation's largest city and its suburbs. A day after the storm hit, New Yorkers were coping with flooding in some areas, digging out from the mucky leftovers of receding waters in others and bracing for days...
  • Storm's cost may hit $50 bn; rebuilding to ease blow 31-10-2012 01:19 AM

    Washington: Superstorm Sandy will end up causing about $20 billion in property damages and $10 billion to $30 billion more in lost business, according to IHS Global Insight, a forecasting firm. In the long run, the devastation the storm inflicted on New York City and other parts of the Northeast...
  • News 360: Hurricane Sandy batters the US East Coast 30-10-2012 09:58 PM

    President Barack Obama has declared a federal disaster area in New York City, Long Island and eight counties in New Jersey. ...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Deaths, damp and darkness in US 30-10-2012 09:54 PM

    New York: The misery of superstorm Sandy's devastation grew on Tuesday as millions along the US East Coast faced life without power or mass transit for days, and huge swaths of New York City remained eerily quiet. Several people were killed, and rescue work continued. The storm that made landfall...