A storm in the Arabian Sea off India’s west coast has intensified into a severe cyclone, gathering speed as it barrels towards India’s financial capital of Mumbai, home to more than 18 million people. Cyclone Nisarga was forecast to drop heavy rains and winds gusting up to 120km (75 miles)[…]
A powerful cyclone has hit Bangladesh and eastern India killing at least 20 people and destroying thousands of homes, officials said, leaving authorities struggling to mount relief efforts amid a surging coronavirus outbreak. Authorities began surveying the damage on Thursday after millions spent a sleepless night which saw up to[…]
Tropical Cyclone Herold has developed close to Madagascar and is expected to strengthen further in the coming days as it heads into the southern India Ocean. Parts of Madagascar have already been hit by heavy rain, with Sambava in the northeast recording 95mm (3.7 inches) of rainfall on Friday. The[…]
Over a million people in India have been evacuated from the path of monstrous tropical cyclone Fani, which made landfall in the country on Friday. Authorities are poised for the worst, as winds are predicted to reach over 200 kph. The armed forces and the coast guard have been placed[…]
A powerful tropical cyclone has made landfall in Mozambique, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds dead. Cyclone Kenneth battered northern Mozambique with sustained winds of up to 220 kilometres per hour late on Thursday after killing three people on the island nation of Comoros overnight.[…]
Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers says rescue operations in Malawi are going well. The country, along with Zimbabwe and Mozambique, have been battling with the effects of flooding after Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique last week. Gift of the Givers’ teams are distributing essential supplies to seven out of[…]
Agony is etched in Tapiwa Chanyawo’s face as he tells of the night the storm came, a mudslide swept away their home, and his family died. Their home, in the eastern Zimbabwean town of Chimanimani, lay in the path of Idai, a gigantic tropical cyclone that may have left more than 1 000[…]
The death toll from a cyclone that hit Madagascar about 10 days ago has risen to 51, with another 22 people reported missing, authorities said on Sunday. Tropical Cyclone Ava passed through Madagascar on Jan. 5-6, hitting mostly the eastern coast of the island with wind speeds of between 140-190[…]
Seven people are now known to have died as tropical cyclone Dineo continues to wreak havoc in Mozambique. Authorities say the number may rise, as more heavy rain is expected in Inhambane and Gaza provinces in the south. Director of National Emergency Rescue Services, Mauricio Xerinda says the victims died[…]
The number of people killed in Haiti by Hurricane Matthew has risen sharply into the hundreds, as coastal villages and towns began making contact with the outside world two days after being hit by the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade. Bodies started to appear late on Thursday as[…]
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