Northern Australia Braces for 2 Cyclones, Disrupting Mining, Shipping Operations

Article 0 Comments Commodity giant Glencore on Friday said it had suspended operations at its McArthur River zinc mine in northern Australia as a cyclone approaches. Authorities have declared a state of emergency in the region as Tropical Cyclone Trevor nears, with the nation’s weather bureau on Friday saying the […]

Mozambique Flood Deaths Climb in Wake of Cyclone Idai

Article 0 Comments Deaths from flooding in the wake of Cyclone Idai climbed to more than 300 as Mozambique’s government battled to deal with the devastation wrought by one of southern Africa’s most deadly recorded storms. The toll may rise dramatically. Almost a week after the Category 3 storm made […]

Mozambique Struggles to Deal with Devastation Wrought by Cyclone Idai

Article 0 Comments Mozambique’s death toll from flooding in the wake of Cyclone Idai more than doubled as relief workers struggled to deal with the devastation wrought by the storm. The number of dead has increased to 202, Mozambique’s cabinet said, as it declared a national emergency. President Filipe Nyusi […]

Mozambique’s Death Toll from Deadly Cyclone Idai Could Top 1000

Article 0 Comments A tropical cyclone that tore across Mozambique at the weekend may have killed more than 1,000 people, President Filipe Nyusi said, as heavy rains continued to inundate the southeast African nation and neighboring Zimbabwe. “It’s clear that the next few days could be worse,” Nyusi said in […]

Tropical Cyclone Idai Devastates Mozambique, Zimbabwe with Death Toll Rising

Article 0 Comments A tropical cyclone killed at least 166 people in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, destroying roads and bridges and curbing electricity exports to neighboring South Africa. The death toll has risen sharply since Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall almost directly over the Mozambican port city of Beira on Friday, […]

Cyclone Idai Causes at Least 60 Deaths, Widespread Destruction in Mozambique

Article 0 Comments Tropical Cyclone Idai, which has already caused at least 60 deaths in southern Africa, lashed Mozambique’s coast Friday, knocking out electricity and phone networks in its fourth-biggest city. Idai made landfall just after midnight after strengthening to the equivalent of a Category 3 storm on the Saffir-Simpson […]

Deadly Tropical Cyclone Idai Barrels Towards Mozambique

Article 0 Comments Tropical Cyclone Idai bore down on Mozambique’s coast as it prepared to make landfall for a second time since causing flooding in southern Africa last week that killed at least 60 people. Idai is equivalent to a Category 3 storm on the Saffir–Simpson scale, packing wind gusts […]

Tropical Cyclone Idai Expected to Hit Mozambique as Strongest Storm in Decade

Article 0 Comments The strongest tropical cyclone in at least a decade is expected to make landfall in Mozambique at the end of the week, bringing devastating winds and floods to the central coastline. The storm, named Idai, has already strengthened to the equivalent of a Category 3 storm, the […]

Tropical Cyclone Penny Slams North Australia Coast Near Rio Tinto Mine

Article 0 Comments Tropical Cyclone Penny slammed into the far north coast of Australia’s Queensland state near Rio Tinto Group’s Weipa bauxite mine, triggering warnings of flash flooding and damaging winds. The category 1 cyclone, with wind gusts of up to 100 kilometers per hour, is expected to weaken into […]

Cyclone Luban Hits War-Ravaged Yemen, Injuring 33, Causing Extensive Damage

Article 0 Comments The United Nations says strong winds and heavy rain from cyclone Luban have injured 33 people and affected 2,000 families in war-ravaged Yemen. The U.N. released statements on social media on Tuesday, along with photos of flooded streets. It says that the cyclone had caused extensive damage […]