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Global Floods Cause $8B in Economic Losses During March: Aon Catastrophe Report

Damage from flooding in March 2019 is estimated at US$8 billion from events across the globe, according to Aon’s “Global Catastrophe Recap – March 2019.” “The major catastrophe events of March highlighted the continued vulnerabilities which exist in both developed …

Mozambique City of Beira Tried to Battle Climate Change – Then Cyclone Idai Hit

Long before Cyclone Idai roared in and tore apart Mozambique’s seaside city of Beira, the mayor dreamed of protecting his people from climate change. It would be a huge challenge. Large parts of the city of 500,000 residents are below …

Tropical Cyclone Idai Destroyed More Than $1B of Southern Africa Infrastructure: UN

A cyclone that tore across southern Africa this month may have destroyed more than $1 billion of infrastructure, the United Nations said, as the death toll from the storm climbed to more than 700. After devastating Mozambique’s port city of …

Australia Mining Firms Report Some Impact from Cyclones as Clean Up Begins

Mining giants Rio Tinto, BHP Group and Fortescue Metals said their Australian operations had suffered some impact after two cyclones hit the country over the weekend, with clean up starting on Monday in the wake of the storms. Cyclone Veronica …

Northern Australia Braces for 2 Cyclones, Disrupting Mining, Shipping Operations

Commodity giant Glencore on Friday said it had suspended operations at its McArthur River zinc mine in northern Australia as a cyclone approaches. Authorities have declared a state of emergency in the region as Tropical Cyclone Trevor nears, with the …

Mozambique Flood Deaths Climb in Wake of Cyclone Idai

Deaths from flooding in the wake of Cyclone Idai climbed to more than 300 as Mozambique’s government battled to deal with the devastation wrought by one of southern Africa’s most deadly recorded storms. The toll may rise dramatically. Almost a …

Mozambique Struggles to Deal with Devastation Wrought by Cyclone Idai

Mozambique’s death toll from flooding in the wake of Cyclone Idai more than doubled as relief workers struggled to deal with the devastation wrought by the storm. The number of dead has increased to 202, Mozambique’s cabinet said, as it …

Mozambique’s Death Toll from Deadly Cyclone Idai Could Top 1000

A tropical cyclone that tore across Mozambique at the weekend may have killed more than 1,000 people, President Filipe Nyusi said, as heavy rains continued to inundate the southeast African nation and neighboring Zimbabwe. “It’s clear that the next few …

Tropical Cyclone Idai Devastates Mozambique, Zimbabwe with Death Toll Rising

A tropical cyclone killed at least 166 people in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, destroying roads and bridges and curbing electricity exports to neighboring South Africa. The death toll has risen sharply since Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall almost directly over the …

Cyclone Idai Causes at Least 60 Deaths, Widespread Destruction in Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone Idai, which has already caused at least 60 deaths in southern Africa, lashed Mozambique’s coast Friday, knocking out electricity and phone networks in its fourth-biggest city. Idai made landfall just after midnight after strengthening to the equivalent of …