Tropical Cyclone Eloise makes landfall in Mozambique

Tropical cyclone Eloise made landfall in Mozambique early on Saturday, hitting the coastal city of Beira with huge gusts of wind and heavy rains, but was losing strength as it progressed, a South African weather official said. “Eloise made landfall around 2:30 a.m. in the morning with wind speeds of 160 kilometres per hour (kph)(99… Read More Tropical Cyclone Eloise makes landfall in Mozambique

Tropical Storm Iota strengthens to a hurricane as it approaches Central America

Iota has strengthened into the 13th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and is expected to become a major hurricane as it approaches Central America, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday. “Reconnaissance aircraft finds Iota has strengthened into the thirteenth hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season,” NHC said. As of 10… Read More Tropical Storm Iota strengthens to a hurricane as it approaches Central America

Central America countries begin evacuations as Tropical Storm Iota edges closer

As Tropical Storm Iota barrels toward Central America, authorities are urging communities to evacuate before it unleashes “life threatening” flooding across a region still recovering from Hurricane Eta’s devastation. Iota is expected to intensify to major hurricane strength or just short of it by the time it smashes into the jungles of the Miskito Coast… Read More Central America countries begin evacuations as Tropical Storm Iota edges closer

Ten dead as Tropical Storm Iota moves towards Central America

As Tropical Storm Iota barrels toward Central America, ten people were killed or reported missing in a landslide in Guatemala, authorities said on Saturday, in the latest disaster triggered by this year’s unprecedented hurricane season. Iota is expected to intensify to hurricane strength or just short of it by the time it smashes into the… Read More Ten dead as Tropical Storm Iota moves towards Central America

At least seven dead as flash floods sweep through North Carolina

At least seven people died in North Carolina on Thursday as flash floods swept through parts of the state, authorities said, adding at least two people were missing. In the state’s Alexander County emergency responders found three bodies and evacuated more than 30 people from a campground, emergency services said. A fourth person in Alexander… Read More At least seven dead as flash floods sweep through North Carolina

Thousands evacuated as twin storms threaten Caribbean, U.S. Gulf Coast

Coastal residents in low-lying areas of Louisiana and Cuba were evacuating on Sunday, while roads turned to rivers in Haiti’s capital city, as twin hurricanes threatened the Caribbean and U.S. Gulf Coast. Marco, which strengthened to a hurricane on Sunday and is forecast to hit the Louisiana coast on Monday, will be followed by Tropical… Read More Thousands evacuated as twin storms threaten Caribbean, U.S. Gulf Coast

Three dead as Cyclone Kenneth lashes Comoros, heads to Mozambique

Violent winds of up to 140 kph (87 mph) lashed the East African island nation of Comoros overnight, killing three people, authorities said on Thursday, as Cyclone Kenneth swept toward flood-battered Mozambique. In Comoros, the winds caused widespread power outages in the northern part of the main island, Grande Comore, and the capital Moroni as… Read More Three dead as Cyclone Kenneth lashes Comoros, heads to Mozambique

Scores dead, dozens missing as mudslides, flooding hit southern Philippines

Nearly 90 have been killed and dozens are missing after a tropical storm hit the southern Philippines triggering mudslides and flooding, police and disaster officials said on Saturday. The casualties were all on the main southern island of Mindanao, they said. “We’re are still trying to confirm reports of a farming village buried by a… Read More Scores dead, dozens missing as mudslides, flooding hit southern Philippines