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Hurricane/ Typhoon

Philippines Typhoons: 100 Dead So Far, Mayors Appeal For Aid

Dec 19, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

After joining a military aerial survey of typhoon-ravaged towns of Philippines, Governor Arthur Yap of Bohol province said 'it is very clear that the damage sustained by Bohol is great and all-encompassing.'

Typhoon Rai: Death Toll Reaches 19, Many Homes Turn Roofless In Philippines

Dec 18, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

More than 3,00,000 people so far have been evacuated as Typhoon Rai rampaged through southern and central island provinces of Philippines with wind speed of 195 km (121 miles) per hour which often gusts of up to 270 kph (168 mph)

Typhoon Chanthu Drenches Taiwan With Up To 5 Inches Of Rain

Airline flights and train service were suspended Saturday as the storm approached. The Central News Agency reported more than 2,000 people were evacuated from flood-prone areas of the east coast county of Hualien.

COVID-hit Tokyo Olympics Endured Heat And Now Faces Typhoon Test

Jul 26, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The Tokyo Olympics and schedule for few games is likely to be disrupted by a typhoon arriving Tuesday morning

Typhoon In-Fa Makes Landfall In China, Hundreds Of Flights Cancelled

The typhoon was packing winds of 155 kilometres (95 miles) per hour and gusts up to 191 kph (120 mph) when it dumped rain on Taiwan, earlier

24 July, 2021

Typhoon In-fa To Make Landfall In China Over Weekend

Associated Press (AP)

Forecasters say Typhoon In-fa is moving toward China and is expected to make landfall in Zhejiang province either Sunday afternoon or early Monday morning.

04 November, 2020

Hurricane Eta Slams Into Nicaragua; Strong Winds, Heavy Rains Grinds Inland

Associated Press (AP)

A Category 2 hurricane crawled inland from the coast, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of coastal Puerto Cabezas or Bilwi

29 October, 2020

8 killed, 42 Missing In Landslides In Typhoon-Hit Vietnam

Associated Press (AP)

Rescuers dug up eight bodies in Tra Van village where a hillside collapsed on houses: Reports

27 August, 2020

‘Extremely Dangerous’ Hurricane Laura Makes Landfall In US


The National Hurricane Center said that Laura, packing 240 km per hour sustained winds, brought a "catastrophic storm surge, extreme winds and flash flooding" to the state.

26 August, 2020

Hundreds Of Thousands Flee US Coast Ahead Of Hurricane Laura

Associated Press (AP)

More than 385,000 residents were told to flee the Texas cities of Beaumont, Galveston and Port Arthur, and another 200,000 were ordered to leave low-lying Calcasieu Parish in southwestern Louisiana, where forecasters said as much as 13 feet (4 meters) of storm surge topped by waves could submerge whole communities.

25 July, 2020

Tropical Storm Hanna Nears Hurricane Strength, Headed For Texas Coast

Associated Press (AP)

Maximum sustained winds increased to 70 mph (110 kph) Saturday morning, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in a Saturday morning update on Hanna. The storm was centered about 115 miles (180 kilometers) east-southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas and was moving west at 9 mph (15 kph).


26 August, 2019

'Why Don't We Nuke Them', Trump's Suggestion To Stop Hurricane: Report


During a hurricane briefing, Trump asked if it were possible to disrupt hurricanes forming off the coast of Africa by dropping a nuclear bomb in the eye of the storm, Axios wrote.

15 August, 2019

16 Injured As Typhoon 'Krosa' Makes Landfall In Japan

Outlook Web Bureau

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Krosa has an atmospheric pressure of 975 hectopascals at its centre and was packing winds of up to 144 kph.

09 August, 2019

China Issues Top Warning For Coastal Areas Ahead Of Typhoon

Outlook Web Bureau

The red alert China issued is the most serious in its four-tired alert system, prompting authorities to prepare evacuations, suspend train and air travel and require vessels to return to port.

19 September, 2017

Strong Hurricane Maria Batters Dominica, May Follow Irma's Path

Outlook Web Bureau

A series of Facebook posts by Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit captured the fury of the storm as it made landfall on the mountainous island.

11 September, 2017

Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida, 3 Dead, Millions Affected

Outlook Web Bureau

Hurling 210 kilometres per hour winds, Irma struck Florida Keys as it barrelled towards the US state's west coast

09 September, 2017

Ahead Of Hurricane Irma, 5 Million Poeple Asked To Evacuate From Florida

Outlook Web Bureau

Florida is also home to thousands of Indian-Americans.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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