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Cyclone Joyce: Australian residents warned to take shelter
Source: Reuters

Cyclone Joyce: Australian residents warned to take shelter

Communities in Australias north-west are bracing for a tropical Cyclone, the second to hit the region in two weeks. Cyclone Joyce, currently a category one system, is due to make landfall near Broome in Western Australia on Friday. Authorities have told local residents to secure their homes and take shelter. The Cyclone is tracking south and is predicted to bring winds of up to 100km/h (6...


'Bomb Cyclone' hits U.S. East Coast energy, power supply

A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. Atlantic coast on Thursday, sending fuel prices higher as heavy snowfall and high winds caused electricity outages for almost 80,000 homes and businesses. The only nuclear plant in Massachusetts was shut just after 2 p.m. because of the failure of a line that connects the reactor to the power grid. Entergy Corp w...


Storm leaves 75 dead, dozens missing in southern Philippines
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Storm leaves 75 dead, dozens missing in southern Philippines

A tropical storm unleashed flash floods and set off landslides in the southern Philippines at a peak time for travel and Christmas preparations, leaving at least 75 people dead and 58 others missing, officials said Saturday. Romina Marasigan of the governments disaster-response agency said landslides and flash floods triggered by Tropical Storm Tembin inflicted most of the deaths in the hard-hi...


Cyclone Ockhi affects Nepal

The first tropical storm of the season has intensified further into Severe Cyclonic Storm, and is likely to make landfall in Gujarat on Tuesday night with heavy rainfall in the state and neighbouring Maharashtra as well. After ravaging South Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, Cyclone Ockhi in the Arabian Sea has moved northwards, affecting weather conditions in Nepal, according ...


Cyclone Debbie likely to become a tropical low by 10 am Wednesday
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Cyclone Debbie likely to become a tropical low by 10 am Wednesday

The Bureau of Meteorology warns gales will continue across coastal and inland Queensland in the Cyclones path, and heavy rain may continue for 24 hours. Cyclone Debbie is edging slowly inland having crossed the north Queensland coast between Airlie Beach and Bowen about midday on Tuesday as a category four system, bringing wind gusts of 260 kilometres per hour. Some hours later it was downg...


Australian Cyclone 'Debbie' damage could cost billions, warns Insurance Council
Source: Lucia Stein,abc.net

Australian Cyclone 'Debbie' damage could cost billions, warns Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has declared Cyclone Debbie a catastrophe and warned that, while there is no estimate of a damage bill yet, previous Cyclones have cost billions of dollars. More than 90 per cent of North Queenslanders have some kind of insurance coverage and most home and contents insurance policies cover Cyclone damage, according to the ICA. The ICA will declare an...


Death toll from Fiji cyclone hits 18 as aid sent to islands
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Death toll from Fiji Cyclone hits 18 as aid sent to islands

The death toll from a ferocious Cyclone which tore through Fiji over the weekend has risen to 18 as authorities on Monday began to get a grasp on the scale of the disaster and deploy aid to hard-hit outer islands. Authorities were still having trouble communicating with some islands, including places like Koro Island which suffered some of the worst damage. And more than 6,000 residents across ...


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