Heavy Rains

  • Five of a family killed as house collapses after heavy rain 22-02-2014 03:27 PM

    At least five people were killed near Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri town when a roof of a house collapsed following heavy rain, officials said on Saturday. The incident took place at Auna village on Friday past midnight when the family of two women, two teenaged girls and a man was fast...
  • Heavy rains bring down the mercury by 3 degrees Celsius 22-02-2014 12:00 PM

    Residents of the Uttar Pradesh capital woke up to heavy rains on Saturday that brought down the temperature. The maximum temperature tumbled by three degrees to settle at 23.9 degrees Celsius. Regional Met Office director J.P. Gupta told IANS that the city and some parts of eastern and western Uttar...
  • Britain hit by floods, power cuts at Christmas 26-12-2013 07:33 AM

    Tens of thousands of Britons will remain without electricity on Christmas Day after torrential rainfall flooded homes and hurricane-force winds battered the country. Two severe flood alerts are in force along with nearly 300 secondary warnings, largely across southern and central England, Britain's environment agency said on Wednesday. Around 50,000...
  • 8 die after heavy rains on island of St Vincent 26-12-2013 07:10 AM

    St Vincent: Flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains have killed at least eight people and injured five on the eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent, officials said on Wednesday. The government's National Emergency Management Organization said one of those who died was an 18-year-old college student. Five people were...
  • 13 die as strong winds batter UK 29-10-2013 10:04 AM

    London: A savage coastal storm powered by hurricane-force gusts slashed its way through Britain and western Europe on Monday, felling trees, flooding lowlands and snarling traffic in the air, at sea and on land. At least 13 people were reported killed. It was one of the worst storms to hit...
  • Storm, heavy rains batter southern Britain; disrupt flight services 28-10-2013 01:15 PM

    London: Strong storm winds and rain battered southern parts of England and Wales early on Monday, forcing flight cancellations, disrupting trains and closing roads and major bridges before the start of rush-hour. Local media dubbed the storm "St Jude", after the patron saint of lost causes who is traditionally celebrated...
  • 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...
  • Rain brings new misery for Odisha cyclone survivors 24-10-2013 08:05 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Torrential rain continued to lash many parts of Odisha Thursday for the fourth consecutive day, bringing misery for the survivors of Cyclone Phailin in the state, a minister said. The rain also disrupted road and railway services, and resulted in waterlogging in many villages and towns. It also hampered...
  • One die as heavy rains continue to lash Andhra Pradesh 24-10-2013 11:50 AM

    Hyderabad: One person has died as heavy rains continue to lash Andhra Pradesh since the last 24 hours. The rains have damaged crop in coastal districts. More than 80,000 hectares of crop are estimated to be damaged due to these incessant rain. According to the Met Department, a low pressure...
  • Heavy rains lash Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions 23-10-2013 12:33 AM

    Heavy rains lashed Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema districts of Andhra Pradesh, on Tuesday, under the influence of the North East monsoon, throwing life out of gear. Kavali in Nellore district received 13 centimetres of rainfall and several other towns and villages in Coastal Andhra experienced over five centimetres of rain,...
  • Nitish Kumar asks for assessment of loss due to cyclone Phailin 18-10-2013 08:47 AM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday directed detailed assessment of loss of lives and damage to houses and crops in heavy rainfall in the state in the aftermath of Cyclone Phailin. Principal Secretary (Disaster Management) Vyasji said the Chief Minister directed that those whose houses and crops have been...
  • After Phailin, floods hit Odisha; 68,000 people affected in Balasore 16-10-2013 10:35 AM

    Bhubaneshwar: After cyclone Phailin, Odisha is now facing the brunt of floods in the state. Balasore is the worst affected area with more than 68,000 people hit by the overflowing rivers. Subarnarekha, Vaitarani and Budhabalang rivers are flowing above the danger mark. The other flood-hit places in the state are...
  • Heavy rains wreak havoc post Phailin; Bhojpur, Siwan, Patna worst affected 15-10-2013 03:22 PM

    Cyclone Phailin triggered heavy rains in Bihar in the last two days averaging 125.3 mm with Bhojpur, Siwan and Patna bearing the brunt of the continuous downpour. However, there was a let up in rainfall since Tuesday morning. According to Met office report, the rain bearing clouds have moved to...
  • Cyclone Phailin reduced to low pressure area, lying over southwest Bihar 15-10-2013 08:00 AM

    Two days after it made landfall on the east coast at a speed of 200 kmph, cyclonic storm 'Phailin' turned into a "low pressure area" on Monday evening, MeT department has said. The storm, reduced to a depression by Monday noon, has further weakened and is lying over southwest Bihar...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Three killed in twin building collapse in West Bengal 14-10-2013 04:30 PM

    Three people were killed and six injured in two different incidents of building collapse triggered by heavy rainfall in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said on Monday. Both the incidents happened on Sunday night in Asansol, a city in Burdwan district. "A woman and her child were killed and five...
  • Heavy rains wreak havoc, 400 hutments destroyed 14-10-2013 02:52 PM

    A couple of pillars of a road bridge across a river in Giridih district were damaged and at least 400 hutments were destroyed following heavy rains accompanied by gales in Pakur district of Jharkhand on Sunday evening, officials said. Triggered by heavy rains, a couple of pillars of the Irga...
  • Philippines spots new storm after deadly Typhoon Nari 14-10-2013 10:29 AM

    A typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines on Sunday after leaving 13 people dead, but officials remained on alert after another storm was spotted in the Pacific. Typhoon Nari also flooded farmlands and destroyed thousands of houses in provinces north of Manila before blowing away into the South China...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Over 1,000 villagers evacuated from East Singhbhum 14-10-2013 08:51 AM

    With the forecast of heavy to very heavy rains, over 1,000 villagers were evacuated on Sunday from Ghatsila subdivision in Jharkhand's East Singhbhum district, while low-lying areas in Jamshedpur were inundated by heavy downpour. The Swarnarekha and Kharkhai rivers were flowing above danger mark of 119 metre and 129 metre...
  • Cyclone Phailin: 1,000 villagers evacuated in East Singhbhum district 13-10-2013 08:28 PM

    With the forecast of heavy to very heavy rains, over 1,000 villagers were evacuated on Sunday from Ghatsila subdivision in Jharkhand's East Singhbhum district, while low-lying areas were inundated by heavy downpour. The Swarnarekha and Kharkhai rivers were flowing above danger mark of 119 metre and 129 metre following rains...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Heavy rains lash Jharkhand today 13-10-2013 12:12 PM

    Heavy rains on Sunday lashed Jharkhand following the "peripheral effect" of cyclone Phailin, now centred in neighbouring Odisha, and more rains have been forecast in the state till Monday. "The peripheral effect following Phailin that lay centred in Odisha began in Jharkhand since early morning with heavy rains lashing several...
  • Cyclone Phailin hits Odisha-AP coast, massive rain lashes the region 13-10-2013 12:08 AM

    Brahmapur, Bhubneshwar, Srikakulam: It has been almost three hours since cyclone Phailin made landfall at Gopalpur coast in Gajam district of Odisha. The entire southern coast of Odisha and northern coast of Andhra Pradesh have plunged into darkness. There has been no report of damage to property and loss of...
  • Rain and wind batter Odisha, AP coast as super cyclone Phailin barrels down 12-10-2013 05:14 PM

    Rain and wind lashed India's east coast on Saturday, forcing more than 400,000 people to flee to storm shelters as one of the country's largest cyclones closed in, threatening to cut a wide swathe of devastation through farmland and fishing hamlets. Filling most of the Bay of Bengal, cyclone Phailin...
  • Cyclone Phailin cripples vehicular movement between Bhubaneshwar and coastal areas 12-10-2013 03:57 PM

    The panic triggered by impending onslaught of cyclone 'Phailin' in coastal areas of Odisha has crippled all vehicular movement on National Highway 5 which connects the state capital to Gopalpur, the projected landfall site. Multi-wheel trucks and other four-wheel vehicles could be seen lined up along the highway as all...
  • J'khand govt alerts districts as cyclone Phailin advances 12-10-2013 03:01 PM

    Jharkhand has geared up to face any eventuality as the Met office has forecasted heavy rains accompanied by gales speeding up to 70 kmph across the state due to cyclone 'Phailin' which will make a landfall in neighbouring Odisha. On the direction of Chief Minister Hemant Soren, Disaster Management Department's...
  • India on red alert as super cyclone Phailin nears Andhra, Odisha coast 12-10-2013 10:49 AM

    Rain and wind lashed India's east coast and nearly 400,000 people fled to cyclone shelters after the government issued a red alert and warned of severe damage when one of the largest storms the country has ever seen makes landfall later on Saturday. Muslims and Hindus gathered at mosques and...
  • Heavy rains lash Odisha as cyclone Phailin advances 12-10-2013 10:32 AM

    High wind and heavy rains lashed the coastal belt of Odisha on Saturday disrupting normal life, as the severe cyclonic storm Phailin advances from the Bay of Bengal, and is expected to make landfall by Saturday evening, officials said. Authorities continued their efforts to evacuate people from the low-laying areas...
  • Agra battles record rain in 12 hours 05-10-2013 02:50 PM

    The Taj city of Agra was on Saturday battling the consequences of a record 142 mm downpour in just 12 hours a day earlier. This year Agra has had 1,003 mm of rain against the annual average of around 675 mm. It took the entire day on Friday for shopkeepers...
  • Heavy rain causes traffic jams in Bangalore, 9 die in rest of the state 12-09-2013 11:53 AM

    Bangalore: Heavy rain caused traffic jams across Bangalore. It rained till morning at most places in and around Bangalore resulting in water logging. Residential areas in many parts of the city have been inundated. The rain has also spoiled the Ganesh Chathurthi celebrations at several places. According B Dayananda, Additional...
  • Be prepared, cloudburst may hit Bihar soon: Met department to state govt 05-09-2013 12:43 PM

    It's bad news for millions of flood-affected people in Bihar. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of heavy rains and near cloud burst-like situation in the next few days that may create more devastation. Nearly six million people have been affected by floods in 20 districts of the state....
  • Two women killed, four injured as wall collapses in Bulandshahr district 31-08-2013 12:59 PM

    Two women were killed and four others got seriously injured when a boundary wall collapsed on them on Saturday morning due to heavy rains at Khurja town, about 20 km from Bulandshahr, police said. The injured persons have been sent to Aligarh for treatment, police said. The boundary wall belonged...