Storm

  • Storm leaves 200,000 displaced in Philippines, heads for Taiwan Yesterday

    Manila: Storm Fung-Wong churned towards Taiwan on Saturday after killing at least five people in the Philippines, and forcing some 200,000 people into temporary shelter, including in the capital Manila, to escape massive flooding. Most schools on the main island of Luzon remained closed for a second day as a huge...
  • Snow storms hit western Canada September 11, 2014

    Ottawa: Calgary's one million residents are well accustomed to heavy snow and freezing temperatures but not in early September. Unseasonable snow storms battered the western Canadian city for a third day in a row, downing power lines to thousands of homes and businesses. The city at the centre of...
  • Storm drenches Japan; 1 dead, dozens hurt August 11, 2014

    Tokyo: A tropical storm moved out of Japan on Sunday after lashing the country with rain and wind, leaving one person dead and prompting evacuation orders for more than 1 million residents near swollen rivers. Tropical Storm Halong also disrupted land and air traffic and injured dozens of people as Japan...
  • Tourists back to paradise as Hawaii area struggles August 10, 2014

    Honolulu: His generator whirring at top speed, Gene Lamkin used rain captured from Tropical Storm Iselle to wash his hair as he and thousands of others in a rural swath of the Big Island remained in the dark and unable to traverse roads blocked by toppled trees. It was a...
  • 'Into the Storm' disaster thriller recreates twister terror August 9, 2014

    Reuters: When director Steven Quale began researching tornados for a natural disaster film he turned to YouTube for inspiration from eye witness accounts to convey the real terror and devastation of twisters. "Into the Storm," out in U.S. theaters on Friday, starts with a seemingly average day in the fictional Midwest...
  • MH17 veered off course to avoid storms: Report July 20, 2014

    London: Downed Malaysia Airlines jet veered off its recently used course as its pilots hoped to avoid thunderstorms brewing in the south of Ukraine, a media report has claimed. When it was shot down, the doomed jet was many miles north of the flight paths it had used on previous days...
  • Philippine typhoon toll nears 100, new storm brings rains July 20, 2014

    Manila: The death toll from Typhoon Rammasun in the Philippines rose to 94 with six missing as another storm brought rains to the ravaged areas, authorities said. The reports of fatalities came in as repairmen struggled to restore electricity to hundreds of thousands of households who have been without power since...
  • Over 500 persons detained in storming operation June 22, 2014

    Chennai: Over 500 persons have been detained during a 'storming' operation here on various charges, police said on Sunday. The charges of those detained on Saturday night include drunken driving and they were issued nonbailable warrants. The operation was conducted by special police in various areas, including hotels and mansions,...
  • Watch: Heavy rains lash Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, North East June 13, 2014

    This season monsoon is progressing extremely slowly. There are reports of widespread rainfall in Kerala, Karnataka, Goa as well as Northeastern states are experiencing the rains. There has been scattered rainfall in Madhya Pradesh and isolated rainfall in Bengal and Gujarat. North India is expected to be dry covering states...
  • Delhi thunderstorm: Parts of the city likely to be hit by 6 hours of power cuts June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Two days after strong winds, thunderstorm and rains hit Delhi, the supply of power to many parts of the national capital continues to be a problem. South West and West Delhi are likely to be hit by 6 hours of power cuts that will be phased in 6...
  • MeT predicts storm, rain in DelhiNCR; Monsoon to hit Kerala today June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: After as many as 45 people lost their lives in thunderstorm in DelhiNCR on Friday, the Meteorological department has predicted similar weather on Sunday. The weatherman has predicted partly cloudy skies on Sunday and one or two spells of light rain accompanied by squall in some areas. "Although...
  • Massive storm, lightning kills 45 in North, Eastern parts of India June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: At least 45 people were killed in North and Eastern parts of the country due to massive storm and lightning, while accompanying rains brought down mercury in many places reeling under heat wave. At least 14 people were killed in Delhi and the NCR region and over two...
  • Delhi: Death toll in dust storm goes up to 14 May 31, 2014

    NEW DELHI: The death toll in the powerful dust storm has increased to 14 today even as many areas in the city remained without electricity for over 24 hours due to delay in restoration of damaged power transmission lines. Some areas in the city faced severe water shortage as a number...
  • Delhi: Unseasonal thunderstorm may continue for the next two days May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The unseasonal thunderstorm and rainfall witnessed in Delhi on Friday evening is likely to continue for the next two days, according to the Met Department. But the intensity is not likely to be as fierce as that of Friday's storm. The thunderstorm in the national capital on Friday...
  • Delhi: Several areas without electricity after deadly dust storm May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: People in several areas of Delhi had a harrowing time as power supply was snapped for over 17 hours after a powerful dust storm damaged the electricity network on Friday evening. There was no power in areas like Dwarka, Rohini, Jahangirpuri and some parts of east and outer...
  • Kolkata hit by thunder storm, at least two dead May 31, 2014

    Kolkata: While Delhi saw strong winds on Saturday, Kolkata too was hit by a thunder storm. The showers, although a welcome relief to the state after three days of heat wave, have claimed the lives of at least two people. Officials from the Met department expect the rainfall to continue for...
  • 3 killed, 12 injured in stormrelated incidents May 31, 2014

    A minor was among three persons killed and over 12 others were injured on Friday in stormrelated incidents in the district, police said. 17yearold Rohit, a fruitjuice seller, was crushed to death under a tree uprooted by the storm in Muradnagar area here. He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital...
  • Nine dead, six aircraft damaged after dust storm, rains in Delhi May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: In several parts of North India, there was some relief from the sweltering heat with heavy rains and thunder showers on Friday evening. However, the strong winds in Delhi claimed nine lives too. A man was killed in East Delhi after an air borne tin sheet slit his...
  • Storm fury leaves nine killed, several injured in NCR May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: At least nine people were killed in the NCR region, including six in Delhi, as a massive thunder storm lashed the region today crippling road traffic, metro services and flight operations and hitting power supply. The first incident was reported from Najafgarh area in west Delhi where an 18yearold...
  • 13 killed as storm hits eastern belt of the state May 26, 2014

    As many as 13 people were killed and several injured in a storm that hit eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, officials said. The storm killed people in Sonebhadra, Mirzapur and Bhadohi where many hutments collapsed and tin sheds were blown away in the wind. Over a dozen people were...
  • Dust storm likely to hit in Delhi today May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: It was a hot and humid Friday morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature recorded a notch below the season's average at 25.8 degrees Celsius. The Met Office has forecast dust storms ahead in the day. The sky will turn partly cloudy with one or two spells of rain...
  • US: Storm bring wind, tornadoes, rain to great plains May 9, 2014

    Thunderstorms are moving across the Plains, bringing strong winds and tornadoes and prompting a highwater rescue of five children. Dallas police say emergency workers rescued five boys after they became trapped Thursday morning by rising waters. They were taken to a hospital for evaluation. Near Joshua, Texas, high winds destroyed a mobile...
  • Lightning strike kills three, injures several in Purnea district May 2, 2014

    Three persons died and several others injured in lightening during a storm that swept Purnea district in northeast Bihar on Friday, officials said. In one incident that took place at Ranikol Bahiyar village under Mufassil police station in the district where thunderbolt fell on labourers working in an agricultural field, they...
  • Tornadoes strike central, southern US, 12 dead April 28, 2014

    Mayflower: A broad tornado sliced through Little Rock's suburbs on Sunday, killing at least 11 people and leaving behind a mileslong path of destruction as a powerful system rumbling off the Plains provided a violent kickstart to the nation's tornado season. The scene was the same in town after town, with...
  • Farmers fear crop damage as rains, dust storm hit UP April 18, 2014

    A change in weather with intermittent showers since early Friday morning has set farmers worrying in this region as they are yet to finish harvesting wheat crop. "The bundles of harvested wheat lying open in the fields could get damaged. In areas where the crop is still to be harvested the...
  • High speed squall hits north-east Rajasthan, provides relief from heat April 16, 2014

    A high speed squall accompanied by thunder showers hit north-east Rajasthan on Wednesday providing some relief from rising mercury. A mild intensity western disturbance and a locally generated cyclonic air circulation caused squall, thunder shower and light rains in north-east parts of the state in the wee hours today, a MET...
  • Heavy rains, lightning in Lucknow leads to massive power cuts March 25, 2014

    A massive storm accompanied by lightning and heavy rains lashed Lucknow on  Tuesday leaving several trees uprooted. The Met Office recorded wind speed of around 30 km per hour here. No loss of life has been reported so far though there was some damage to property as many hoardings and tin roof tops...
  • Winter storm blasts US mid-Atlantic days before spring March 18, 2014

    New York: A late winter storm landed a final punch on the US mid-Atlantic states on Monday, dumping more than a foot of snow in some places, shutting schools and federal offices and cancelling flights. Traditional green worn on St. Patrick's Day was hidden under the winter coats of children enjoying...
  • Actress Halle Berry's role in the upcoming 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' cut down? March 17, 2014

    New York: Actress Halle Berry's role in the upcoming 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' movie has been reportedly cut down. The 47-year-old actress joined several other stars from the original X-Men films for the new movie, including Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellen, reported New York Daily News. Berry's presence in...