India cyclones News

Cyclone Nisarga Lashes India’s Business Capital, Forcing Evacuation of 100,000

A cyclone made landfall Wednesday south of India’s financial capital of Mumbai, with storm surge threatening to flood beaches and low-lying slums as city authorities struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Live TV coverage showed inky black clouds framing the …

Cyclone Nisarga to Disrupt India’s Mumbai Financial Hub

Mumbai, the financial capital of Asia’s third-largest economy, is likely to be affected by a cyclonic storm Wednesday, potentially causing widespread disruption in business and hurting efforts to fight the virus outbreak in a city that’s emerged as the epicenter …

Update: Cyclone Amphan Floods Areas of India and Bangladesh, Killing Dozens of People

The biggest cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal in two decades wrecked havoc along India’s east coast and in Bangladesh, killing dozens of people, flooding low-lying areas and affecting power supply. Amphan is likely to continue to move north-northeastward …

India, Bangladesh Prepare for Biggest Cyclone in 20 Years with Evacuation of Thousands

The biggest cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal in about two decades may likely weaken as it hits coasts of India and Bangladesh late on Wednesday, with authorities making preparations to evacuate more than 5 million people to safer …

Cyclone Amphan Intensifies, Threatening India, Bangladesh with Dangerous Storm Surge

Tropical Cyclone Amphan has intensified into the equivalent of a Category 5 storm as it tracks toward India and Bangladesh through the Bay of Bengal Maximum sustained winds in Cyclone Amphan increased from 75 mph to 160 mph in just …

Indian State Seeks $14 Billion to Rebuild Homes, Infrastructure After Cyclone Fani

The eastern Indian state of Odisha, battered by one of the strongest cyclones in two decades, needs at least one trillion rupees ($14 billion) to rebuild damaged houses and public infrastructure, a government official said on Monday. About 500,000 people …

Powerful Cyclone Hits India’s East Coast, Forcing Evacuation of More Than 1 Million

A category 4 storm with strong winds and heavy rain made its landfall on India’s east coast, with authorities evacuating more than 1 million people to safer places. Flight and train services remained shut. Cyclone Fani, the worst storm to …

Update: Severe Cyclone Titli Hits Eastern India, Killing 9 People, Displacing 300,000

A severe cyclone damaged homes and blew down trees and power poles in eastern India, where nine people were killed and about 300,000 forced to move to higher ground. Cyclone Titli, or Butterfly, had winds blowing up to 150 kph …

Cyclone Hudhud Makes Landfall on India’s East Coast

Cyclone Hudhud made landfall on India’s eastern coast on Sunday, Oct. 12 with gusts as strong as 195 kilometers per hour, according to the India Meteorological Department. With winds averaging 170 to 180 kilometers per hour, the cyclone may cause …