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Fiji Braces for Killer Cyclone

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Pacific island nation of Fiji is bracing for a powerful cyclone that ripped through Samoa last week, leaving at least three people dead, several others missing and thousands homeless. Officials said Sunday that dozens of evacuation shelters have been set up in northern Fiji, ahead of 300-kilometer winds approaching the Pacific nation. The storm […]

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Cyclone Rakes Across Southern India; 6 Dead

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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At least six people are dead after Cyclone Nilam slammed into southern India this week, bringing heavy rains and storm surges that toppled homes and grounded an oil tanker. Indian officials say the deaths were caused by drowning and trees and homes falling down. One crew member of the grounded tanker Pratibha Cauvery was reported […]

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Indian Cyclone Forces Tanker Aground

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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At least five people are missing after a cyclone that has battered southern India forced an oil tanker aground. The storm, named Cyclone Nilam, has weakened to a tropical storm after coming ashore near Chennai off the Bay of Bengal. Thirty-two crew members were recovered alive from the Pratibha Cauvery on Thursday, and rescuers were […]

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Thousands Flee as Cyclone Hits Southern India

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from their homes Wednesday as a cyclone slammed into southern India from the Bay of Bengal. Officials say that Cyclone Nilam left at least two people dead, including a crew member of an oil tanker that ran aground off Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state. India’s Meteorological […]

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Thousands Flee as Cyclone Hits Southern India

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from their homes Wednesday as Cyclone Nilam slammed into India’s southern coast. India’s Meteorological Department said Nilam struck the port city of Mahabalipuraman, south of Chennai. It was expected to move towards Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry over the next few hours, bringing heavy rains and winds approaching 100 […]

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Cyclone Nilam Approaches SE India

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Indian officials are warning fishermen to cease operations and people in vulnerable coastal dwellings to move farther inland in the nation’s south, where the cyclone Nilam is expected to make landfall later Wednesday. India’s Meteorological Department said the storm is expected to come ashore near the city of Chennai with winds approaching 90 to 100 […]

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Indian Cyclone Kills 42

Posted December 31st, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Indian authorities say the devastating cyclone that struck the country’s southeastern coast Friday killed at least 42 people and damaged hundreds of homes. Cyclone Thane lashed the coast between Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu state and the territory of Pondicherry with winds up to 135 kilometers per hour, before gradually weakening. Officials say at least 26 […]

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33 Killed in Indian Cyclone

Posted December 31st, 2011 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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Indian authorities say a devastating cyclone has hit the country’s southeastern coast, killing at least 33 people. Cyclone Thane lashed the coast between Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu state and the territory of Pondicherry on Friday with winds up to 135 kilometers per hour, before gradually decreasing. Officials say at least 20 of the deaths were […]

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Deadly Cyclone Hits Southern India

Posted December 30th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Indian weather forecasters say a cyclone has hit the country’s southeastern coast, killing at least six people. Cyclone Thane made landfall near the former French colonial town of Pondicherry early Friday with winds up to 135 kilometers per hour, before gradually decreasing. Heavy rain and high winds disrupted power supplies, communication networks, and uprooted trees. […]

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Cyclone Hits India’s Southeast Coast

Posted December 30th, 2011 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Indian weather forecasters say a cyclone has hit the country’s southeastern coast. Cyclone Thane made landfall near the former French colonial town of Pondicherry Friday morning. Officials say Thane has caused power outages and has uprooted trees. The cyclone’s winds are expected to reach up to at least 120 kilometers per hour before gradually decreasing. […]

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