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Fiji scrambles to provide aid as cyclone toll rises

December 19, 2020 1:36 PM

SUVA, Fiji (AFP) - Reconnaissance flights showed entire villages wiped out in Fiji on Saturday (Dec 19) as authorities put the cost of devastating Cyclone Yasa at hundreds of millions of dollars and the death toll rose to four.

Cyclone hits Sri Lanka as southern India hunkers down

December 03, 2020 3:30 PM

COLOMBO (AFP) - Cyclone Burevi hit Sri Lanka overnight, rattling the island nation but leaving it relatively unscathed on its way to southern India, officials said on Thursday (Dec 3).

Sri Lanka evacuates thousands as Cyclone Burevi nears

December 02, 2020 10:52 PM

COLOMBO (REUTERS) - Sri Lanka evacuated 75,000 people from homes on the east coast, where tropical cyclone Burevi, packing winds of 80km/h to 90km/h is expected to hit the island nation late on Wednesday (Dec 2).

India gears up for Cyclone Nivar

November 26, 2020 5:00 AM

Residents gathering in a waterlogged street after rains and floods in Chennai, India, yesterday. With Cyclone Nivar set to make landfall in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry late last night, 1,200 National Disaster Response Force personnel were on alert for any rescue work required. India's Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rain in the affected areas.

Cyclone Amphan losses estimated at $18 billion in India, at least $180 million in Bangladesh

May 23, 2020 6:27 PM

KOLKATA/DHAKA (REUTERS) - A powerful cyclone that tore through India's eastern state of West Bengal this week has caused a damage of 1 trillion rupees (S$18.5 billion) to infrastructure and crops, state officials said.

Protests in Indian city over cyclone recovery delay

May 23, 2020 3:27 PM

KOLKATA (AFP) - Thousands took to the streets of the Indian city of Kolkata on Saturday (May 23) to protest against what they said was the slow government response to power cuts and flooding after a devastating "super cyclone".

India to evacuate thousands as cyclone nears west coast

June 11, 2019 11:42 PM

MUMBAI (REUTERS) - Indian authorities are preparing to evacuate 300,000 people along the western coast as a severe cyclone is expected to make landfall on Thursday morning (June 13) in the state of Gujarat.

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