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Flooding overwhelms Australian towns after cyclone

2017-03-31 10:30

Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from towns in two Australian states as authorities warned there could be deaths from severe flooding caused by a powerful tropical cyclone.

Cyclone-ravaged Australia like 'a war zone'

2017-03-29 06:41

Towns were cut off and without power in northern Australia after being pummelled by a powerful cyclone that washed battered yachts ashore and ripped roofs off houses in scenes compared to "a war zone".

23 dead, 500 000 flee as Cyclone Roanu hits Bangladesh

2016-05-21 20:48

Cyclone Roanu battered the coast of southern Bangladesh, forcing half a million people to flee their homes and leaving 23 people dead in floods and rain-triggered landslides.

BHP, Rio evade worst as cyclone misses major ore port

2016-01-31 17:27

BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and other iron-ore producers in Australia have evaded the worst of Cyclone Stan after it missed major export hubs and weakened as it moved inland.

Agency warns of rare cyclone heading towards Yemen

2015-10-30 17:34

The UN's world meteorological organisation says a rare and rapidly intensifying cyclone is poised to hit Yemen in the coming days.

Vanuatu cyclone death toll revised to 11

2015-03-23 09:57

The death toll from Vanuatu's devastating cyclone has been revised down to 11, according to the UN, which also said contributions to the South Pacific nation's recovery have topped $10m.

Australia boosts Vanuatu cyclone relief effort

2015-03-20 11:03

Australia has sent a heavy lift naval ship to assist in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu archipelago in the South Pacific where at least 13 have died and thousands have lost their homes.

Vanuatu slams lack of aid co-ordination

2015-03-19 12:25

Vanuatu has hit out at aid groups swarming the cyclone-ravaged Pacific nation over a lack of co-ordination and a loss of ‘precious’ time, while warning food will run out in a week.

Australia's Great Barrier Reef braces for cyclone hit

2015-03-19 09:07

Coastal residents in northern Australia have been urged to prepare for dangerous tidal surges along the Great Barrier Reef and stay indoors when a powerful tropical cyclone hits.

Australia's north battens down for Cyclone Nathan

2015-03-19 06:21

Northeastern Australia battened down Thursday in preparation for a strong cyclone forecast to hit coastal areas north of Cairns, one of the gateways to the Great Barrier Reef.

 

Torrential rain, floods hamper Australia cyclone relief

2017-03-30 09:11

Torrential rain hampered relief efforts after a powerful cyclone wreaked havoc in northeast Australia, with floods sparking emergency rescues as fed-up tourists began evacuating from resort islands.

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WATCH: Downgraded Dineo leaves path of destruction in Mozambique

Cyclone Dineo, now downgraded to a tropical depression, left a trail of destruction in Mozambique as its effects will continue to be felt in north-eastern parts of South Africa on Thursday. Watch.

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Fiji hunkers down as formidable cyclone nears main islands

2016-02-20 14:27

The Pacific island nation of Fiji is hunkering down as a formidable cyclone with winds of 300 kph bears down.

Cyclone heading towards Yemen picks up speed

2015-10-31 14:01

The UN weather agency says the rapidly intensifying Cyclone Chapala heading towards Yemen could cause flooding and mudslides.

Vanuatu rebuilds after Cyclone Pam

2015-03-23 14:38

The roof from what was once the home of principal Melizabeth Uhi and her staff is now folded over branches high in the trees that border her school. She's now living with two other staff members in the only classroom that's still habitable.

Villagers hungry as cyclone destroys Vanuatu crops

2015-03-20 13:21

Since Cyclone Pam destroyed all her family's crops, Eunice Narua has had one source of food for her meals - banana. And in storm-hit Vanuatu there are fears that even homegrown fare will run out within days.

Australian cyclone makes landfall, loses strength

2015-03-20 08:36

A powerful tropical cyclone is losing strength after crossing Australia’s north-east coast, with no immediate reports of injuries.

Lessons to learn from Vanuatu’s devastating cyclone

2015-03-19 10:52

Villagers in Vanuatu have buried food and fresh water, as one of the strongest storms on record bore down on them, fleeing to churches, schools and even coconut drying kilns as 300km/h winds and massive seas tore their flimsy houses to the ground.

Vanuatu cyclone survivors desperate for food, water

2015-03-19 07:49

Relief groups are struggling to get supplies to residents living in Vanuatu's cyclone-ravaged outer islands, as survivors grow desperate for food and water five days after the fierce storm flattened the region.

Food, water rushed to devastated Vanuatu islands

2015-03-18 11:11

Relief workers have rushed to deliver desperately needed food and water to survivors living on Vanuatu's outer islands, after a monstrous cyclone wiped out entire villages and flattened vast swathes.

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