Cyclone

  • Monsoon weak over West coast, western ghats; cyclone Nanauk a worry June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: It is already mid-June and there are no signs of torrential Monsoon rains in Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra. The Monsoon, which is almost a week late, is also very weak. It is raining in Kerala, coastal Karnataka and most parts of the Western Ghats for the past...
  • Arabian Sea cyclone Nanauk may adversely affect monsoon's progress June 11, 2014

    Even as the monsoon progresses slowly over the India, there is cyclonic storm in the Arabian Sea which is picking up intensity. The cyclone named Nanauk is likely affect the southwest monsoon, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said. But the IMD is yet to make it clear if Nanauk will...
  • One killed, more than 1400 houses damaged in Agartala cyclone April 30, 2014

    Agartala: A tribal woman died, around 1,450 houses damaged and several people were displaced from their homes after a cyclone accompanied by hail storms struck two districts of Tripura, official sources said on Wednesday. One Sandhya Rani Debbarma (52) died when her thatched house collapsed because of the cyclone at Lakkhipur...
  • Cyclone halts air search for missing MH 370 April 22, 2014

    Air search operations to hunt for the crashed Malaysian airliner were suspended for Tuesday due to a tropical cyclone heading south over the Indian Ocean, as a robotic mini-submarine neared completion of its underwater search with no sign of wreckage. "Planned air search activities have been suspended for today due to...
  • Death toll crosses 6000 in Haiyan hit Philippines, about 1700 still missing December 13, 2013

    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 and...
  • Cyclone to intensify to severe cyclonic storm December 7, 2013

    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' early...
  • Centre gives Rs 300 crore to cyclone-hit Odisha December 6, 2013

    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 has...
  • Relief for Andhra Pradesh as cyclone Lehar weakens before landfall November 28, 2013

    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 November 27, 2013

    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 and...
  • Centre assures all help to Andhra, Odisha for cyclone 'Lehar' November 27, 2013

    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 Disaster...
  • Cyclone Lehar approaches Andhra coast November 27, 2013

    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 the...
  • AP: No end to the weather woes, cyclone Lehar to hit state tomorrow November 27, 2013

    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...
  • Cyclone Lehar: Andhra seeks choppers, extra NDRF teams November 26, 2013

    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 swung...
  • Odisha: Coastal districts alerted as cyclone Lehar approaches landfall November 26, 2013

    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 Kalingapatnam...
  • After Phailin, Helen, cyclone Lehar to hit Andhra by November 28 November 25, 2013

    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 and...
  • Cyclone Helen: More rainfall expected in Andhra Pradesh November 23, 2013

    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, reports...
  • AP: Cyclone Helen brings heavy rains, seven feared dead November 23, 2013

    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 people...
  • Cyclone Helen makes landfall at Andhra coast November 22, 2013

    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 coastal...
  • AP: Rains in Machilipatnam, cyclone Helen to hit coast today November 22, 2013

    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 November 21, 2013

    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 of...
  • Cyclone Helen to hit Andhra, Tamil Nadu tonight, high alert sounded November 21, 2013

    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 Repelle...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Massive evacuation begins in 4 districts before cyclone hits on Thursday November 20, 2013

    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 Management...
  • Cyclone Helen to hit Andhra coast on Thursday night, heavy rainfall predicted November 20, 2013

    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 IMD...
  • Odisha: Centre agrees to increase man-days under MGNREGS in flood affected areas November 13, 2013

    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 Raj...
  • News 360: MCA felicitates Sachin by naming Kandivili ground after him November 11, 2013

    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 November 9, 2013

    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 assessment...
  • Odisha: Cyclone-hit slum dwellers celebrate Diwali with solar lights November 3, 2013

    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 slum...
  • Odisha: A dark Diwali for people in cyclone-ravaged Ganjam November 2, 2013

    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, sending...
  • 'Evacuation' is secret of Odisha government's success: Naveen Patnaik October 29, 2013

    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 about...