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Hurricane Florence: Over a million people told to evacuate as Category 4 storm stalks US East Coast
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Hurricane Florence: Over a million people told to evacuate as Category 4 storm stalks US East Coast

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster told up to one million residents of the state's eastern coast to leave their homes ahead of the possible arrival of Hurricane Florence on Thursday. The governor of neighbouring North Carolina ordered an evacuation of the Outer Banks, a popular tourist destination, and parts of coastal Dare County, while a state of emergency was declared in Virginia.

Kerala, After The Flood: Pragmatism, not false pride, should govern India’s stand on foreign aid
India

Kerala, After The Flood: Pragmatism, not false pride, should govern India’s stand on foreign aid

Kerala’s disaster response has won admiration in and outside the country. Within hours of the floods hitting the state, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan began holding twice-a-day meetings, where officials were assigned tasks and their progress reviewed

Kerala, After The Flood: Can 'build-back-better' strategy make state better and safer than before?
India

Kerala, After The Flood: Can 'build-back-better' strategy make state better and safer than before?

The Kerala government told the high court on Wednesday that build-back-better was exactly the route it would take to undertake rebuilding in flood-ravaged regions

Kerala, After The Flood: US got foreign aid for Hurricane Katrina, India won't appear poor if it does the same
India

Kerala, After The Flood: US got foreign aid for Hurricane Katrina, India won't appear poor if it does the same

Rejecting foreign aid on the ground that India has reached a certain economic states makes little sense and can only be interpreted as a result of false prestige.

Donald Trump compares Puerto Rico storm with 'real catastrophe' Katrina, says disaster threw US budget 'out of whack'
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Donald Trump compares Puerto Rico storm with 'real catastrophe' Katrina, says disaster threw US budget 'out of whack'

President Donald Trump shook hands with storm survivors in Puerto Rico and told them to be "proud" the island did not lose more lives to Hurricane Maria

Death toll in Hurricane Harvey rises to 38: Rescuers begin search of Houston homes; blast reported at flooded chemical plant
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Death toll in Hurricane Harvey rises to 38: Rescuers begin search of Houston homes; blast reported at flooded chemical plant

Rescuers began a block-by-block search of tens of thousands of Houston homes as they looked for anyone who might have been left behind in Harvey's floodwaters.

Hurricane Harvey floodwaters will likely rise as death toll reaches 7, Donald Trump to visit Texas today
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Hurricane Harvey floodwaters will likely rise as death toll reaches 7, Donald Trump to visit Texas today

Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey will likely rise in the coming days, officials warned on Monday as heavy rains continued to pound the US Gulf Coast.

Hurricane Harvey: Flash floods in Houston bring back painful memories of Katrina disaster
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Hurricane Harvey: Flash floods in Houston bring back painful memories of Katrina disaster

As people waded in chest-high floodwaters, Houston turned its main convention center into a shelter on Sunday, evoking memories of Hurricane Katrina

Cyclone Vardah: Climate change or not, coastal areas need to be prepared for natural disasters
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Cyclone Vardah: Climate change or not, coastal areas need to be prepared for natural disasters

The best way to respond to future disasters like Cyclone Vardah would be to build a strong line of defence for immediate disaster relief, evacuation and quick restoration of basic services in indian coastal areas

Google rolls out storm-tracking information in Search results for US residents
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Google rolls out storm-tracking information in Search results for US residents

Google has introduced new features for users to inform them about major storms in their vicinity.

US court awards $14 mn to five Indian workers forced to work in inhumane conditions
Politics

US court awards $14 mn to five Indian workers forced to work in inhumane conditions

The trial was the first in more than a dozen related lawsuits with over 200 plaintiffs that together comprise one of the largest labour trafficking cases in U.S. history.

As epidemic fears loom, Kashmir poised to become India's 'Katrina'
India

As epidemic fears loom, Kashmir poised to become India's 'Katrina'

The flood in Kashmir is India’s first urban catastrophe, comparable only to the Hurricane Katrina that had flooded the US city of Oklahoma in 2005.

Infrastructure damage in J&K floods could touch Rs 6000 crore: officials
India

Infrastructure damage in J&K floods could touch Rs 6000 crore: officials

Jammu and Kashmir officials say that the state would need at least Rs 5,000-6000 crore to rebuild the state infrastructure which been damaged in the floods.

Prayers, evacuations as Odisha braces for cyclone Phailin
India

Prayers, evacuations as Odisha braces for cyclone Phailin

Phailin was packing winds of at least 220 kph (137 mph) on Saturday morning and was expected to cause a 3.4-m (11-foot) surge in sea levels when it hits the coast

How powerful is Cyclone Phailin?
India

How powerful is Cyclone Phailin?

Cyclones over the Bay of Bengal have a history of being devastating. Twenty-six of the 35 deadliest tropical cyclones in world history have been over the Bay of Bengal.

Cyclone Phailin could be strongest ever in Indian Ocean: Meteorologist
India

Cyclone Phailin could be strongest ever in Indian Ocean: Meteorologist

The weather office may be underestimating the severity of a cyclone which is hurtling towards the east coast, a meteorologist warned on Friday, adding that it could be worse than Hurricane Katrina which devastated parts of the United States in 2005

Will Hurricane Sandy be the wind beneath Obama's wings?
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Will Hurricane Sandy be the wind beneath Obama's wings?

Hurricane Sandy is proving to be 2012's October surprise. Here's what's in the Sandy test for both Obama and Romney. Who's more likely to flunk it?

Hurricane Isaac lashes New Orleans 7 years after Katrina
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Hurricane Isaac lashes New Orleans 7 years after Katrina

Isaac arrived exactly seven years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina but this time passed slightly to the west of New Orleans, where the high winds and sheets of rain appeared to be no match for a new levee system.

Isaac menaces US Gulf Coast, brings back painful Katrina memories
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Isaac menaces US Gulf Coast, brings back painful Katrina memories

The storm could take direct aim at New Orleans, which is still struggling to fully recover from Katrina, which swept across the city on 29 August, 2005, killing more than 1,800 people and causing billions of dollars of damage along the coast.

Man Held in Hurricane Katrina Phishing Scam
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Man Held in Hurricane Katrina Phishing Scam

20-year-old Jovany Desir of Miami, Florida, USA, has been accused by a federal grand jury in in Western Pennsylvania in relation to a phishing website...