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.

Severe storms threaten central US

2017-03-29 22:36

Forecasters say a storm system that has been blamed for the death of a truck driver in Oklahoma is barrelling eastward, putting 21 million people at risk.

Matthew, Otto being retired as Atlantic tropical storm names

2017-03-27 21:10

The names Matthew and Otto have been retired for Atlantic tropical storms and hurricanes following the deadly 2016 season.

Strong winds postpone Cape Town Fashion Week

2017-03-25 19:00

The Mercedes Benz Cape Town Fashion Week has been postponed after strong winds disrupted it for a third day.

Plane that landed at NYC airport gets stuck in snowdrift

2017-03-19 11:06

A tug has been able to get a plane out of a snowdrift after the pilot taxied off the runway after landing the plane at New York's LaGuardia Airport.

2 killed by lightning in KZN

2017-03-16 13:32

Two people have been killed by lightning in Nwedwe, the KwaZulu-Natal co-operative governance department says.

Northeastern US gets clobbered by a sloppy late-season storm

2017-03-14 20:17

A sloppy, blustery late-season storm lashed the Northeast of the United States with sleet and more than 30cm of snow in some places, paralysing much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor.

Durban beachfront shop owner recounts damage from 'freak' waves

North Beach Mochachos director Yaseen Amod spoke to News24 about the damage caused to his food outlet on Sunday, after waves washed over the promenade. Watch.

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Mom 'clings to tree for 6 hours with baby on her back' to survive floods

2017-03-13 06:04

A Zimbabwean woman, Nyaradzo Makholiso, 38, miraculously survived cyclone induced floods by "hanging precariously on a tree branch for six hours" with her 2-months old baby strapped on her back, a report says.

Top Africa Stories: Mujuru, Cyclone Enawo

2017-03-09 20:34

Zimbabwe's Joice Mujuru has reportedly said that she was a "clear" successor to President Robert Mugabe before she got expelled from Zanu-PF, and cyclone Enawo has killed at least five.


Peru asks US for more aid to confront floods

2017-03-30 06:49

Peru is asking the US for more aid to confront the intense rains and flooding that have buried entire villages in mud and displaced thousands.

'Monster' cyclone Debbie batters northeast Australia

2017-03-28 06:42

A "monster" cyclone has made landfall in northeast Australia, cutting power and uprooting trees as coastal towns went into lockdown in the face of lashing rain and howling winds.

Tourists evacuated as cyclone bears down on Australia

2017-03-27 07:14

Thousands of people, including tourists, are being evacuated as northern Australia braces for a powerful cyclone packing destructive winds with warnings of major structural damage and surging tides.

Flooding kills 11 in Angola, destroys 700 homes

2017-03-23 13:50

Floods in Angola have killed at least eleven people and left thousands homeless after the country was hit by torrential rain, rescuers say.

Death toll rises to 72 in Peru rains

2017-03-18 22:47

Peruvian authorities say the intense rains, overflowing rivers, mudslides and flooding being experienced in the country are the worst seen in in two decades.

Winter storm paralyses eastern Canada

2017-03-15 17:13

A blizzard tracking north from the United States has caused pile-ups and school closures as heavy snows and winds paralysed eastern Canada.

Winter Storm Stella slams into northeast US

2017-03-14 13:00

Winter Storm Stella has unleashed its fury on much of the northeastern United States, dropping snow and sleet across the region and leading to school closures and thousands of flight cancellations.

NY bracing for whiteout from Storm Stella

2017-03-14 06:56

Large swaths of the US East Coast have declared a state of emergency, cancelled flights and shut schools as millions braced for potentially the region's worst winter storm of the season.

LATEST: Cyclone Enawo kills 38, displaces 53 000 in Madagascar

2017-03-11 09:00

Cyclone Enawo killed 38 people, injured 180 others and displaced 53 000 after it slammed into Madagascar earlier this week, the national disaster management agency says.

Hurricane-force gusts batter New York state

2017-03-09 19:02

Utility crews are working to restore electricity service to about 200 000 homes and businesses in western New York after hurricane-force winds toppled trees and power lines.

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