Cyclone Gulab kills two as it slams into eastern India

Two fishermen were reported dead after a cyclone packing strong winds and rains barrelled into India’s east coast late on Sunday, 26 September, forcing the evacuation of more than 200,000 people in three states to shelters. Cyclone Gulab made landfall…

Seventy-seven missing at sea off India in the wake of Cyclone Tauktae

Seventy-seven people are missing after a barge off the coast of the Indian city of Mumbai sank amid a severe cyclone. The Indian navy said it has rescued 184 of the 261 people aboard. Thirty-five people have also been rescued…

With climate change supercharging cyclones, experts call for enhanced preparedness

Despite obvious signs that a powerful cyclone was brewing, life carried on as usual in the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara last month. Aside from grounding ships and airplanes from travelling in the rough weather, hardly any preparation was…

Indonesia is hit by cyclones and then an earthquake on Saturday

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Sunday (11 April) ordered swift rescue and relief efforts after eight people died in an earthquake that hit off southern Java island. Three others were badly injured in Saturday’s magnitude-5.9 quake and more than 1,180…

Initial figures Indicate 45 Dead and Thousands Homeless as Cyclone Gaja Hits India

Cyclone Gaja, which made landfall in Nagapattinam state in Southeast India on November 16 and has claimed 45 lives across the state. Cyclone Gaja, which packed winds of up to 120km/h, had barrelled into Tamil Nadu state after hitting the…

Cyclone Josie causes havoc in Fiji followed closely by Cyclone Keni

Cyclone Keni is set to hit Fiji as a category 2 cyclone on Tuesday 10th April, just four days after Cyclone Josie caused the death of five people and extensive flooding.  A cyclone warning has been issued early for the whole of…

Cyclone Cempaka hits Indonesia killing 41

A tropical cyclone ‘Cempaka’ landed on Indonesia’s main island of Java killed 41 people, the country’s disaster agency said from Java, more than double the initial toll, with tens of thousands displaced by severe flooding and landslides. Among the victims…

Largest ever Cyclone hits the Fiji Islands

Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall on Fiji’s main island Viti Levu Saturday 20th Feb, with winds of up to 230 kilometres per hour with gusts of up to 325 kilometres per hour. This category 5 cyclone is thought to be…

Cyclone Noul hits the Philippines hard

A powerful cyclone Noul slammed into the northern parts of the Philippines this weekend, civil defence officials said. Two people were killed, a lot less than expected. Many of the people who evacuated from the storm’s path started to return home late Sunday…

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