[savethechildren_uk] Save the Children is deeply concerned about the impact on children and their families of Cyclone Gati, the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in Somalia on record. According to reports, 70,000 people, including 32,000 children, have been forced to flee after the cyclone wreaked devastation across Puntland state. Heavy rains and strong winds of 115 mph have triggered flash flooding, causing at least 40,000 people to lose their homes. In the Bari region of Puntland, heavy rainfall is still ongoing a
Cyclonic storm Nivar commenced landfall 30km north of Puducherry and 115km south of Chennai around 11.15pm on Wednesday. The core of the storm which hit close to Marakkanam is expected to take three hours to cross over. Heavy rain and winds of 120 to 130kmph, gusting to 145kmph, lashed the coastal areas of Puducherry and Cuddalore. Chennai too saw spells of heavy rain and wind.
Heavy rains lash Chennai, Puducherry as well as parts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as Cyclone Nivar closes in over Bay of Bengal. The cyclonic system is very likely to cross TN and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram around November 25 mid-night and in the early hours of November 26 with a wind speed of 120-130 kmph and is likely to be stronger than 2016 Vardah.
With the India Meteorological Department (IMD) upgrading its alert on Cyclone Nivar, which will made landfall as a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ between Karaikal and Mamallapuram late on Wednesday evening with a wind speed of 120-130kmph gusting to 145 kmph, PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke to chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and assured all support from the Centre.
Shelters for people whose homes were flooded or damaged by Hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras are now so crowded that thousands of victims have taken refuge under highway overpasses or bridges.
A visitor to a northern Florida beach discovered the erosion from Hurricane Eta had uncovered something surprising in the sand -- a shipwreck from the 1800s.
Forecasters warn that La Nina will dampen the state's bushfire season, but create a more intense storm and cyclone season this summer.
Shelters for people whose homes were flooded or damaged by hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras are now so crowded that thousands of victims have taken refuge under highway overpasses or bridges
November 20, 2020 5:00 AM TEGUCIGALPA/MEXICO CITY • Storm Iota unleashed devastating floods across Central America on Wednesday in areas already waterlogged, forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes in a disaster that could spur migration to the United States.
Authorities now say five homes were destroyed and 24 damaged by a wind-driven wildfire that roared through a Reno neighborhood.
November 19, 2020 5:00 AM PUERTO CABEZAS (Nicaragua) • Unleashing torrential floods even as it weakened, Storm Iota churned through Central America on Tuesday, causing swollen rivers to burst their banks, flipping roofs onto streets and killing at least nine people across the region.
The death toll continued to climb in Central America on Wednesday amid landslides, flash flooding and rising concerns over the spread of COVID-19 after Hurricane Iota tore through the region earlier this week.
A little more than two weeks ago, Supertyphoon Goni blasted ashore in the Philippines with top sustained winds of 195 mph, becoming the strongest landfalling tropical cyclone on record. It topped STY Haiyan’s 190 mph land strike just seven years ago. With Hurricane Iota in the Caribbean explosively intensifying 100 mph in under 24 hours […]
The devastation caused by Hurricane Iota is becoming clear as communications are restored after the second Category 4 hurricane in two weeks to blast Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast
Unleashing torrential floods even as it weakened, Storm Iota churned through Central America on Tuesday, causing swollen rivers to burst their banks, flipping roofs onto streets and killing at least nine people across the region.
At least eight people are dead and several countries in Central America teeter on the precipice of a humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Iota slammed the region over night Monday.
Hurricane Iota battered Nicaragua with screeching winds and pounding surf Tuesday, chasing tens of thousands of people from their homes and killing two children.
In a one-two punch, Hurricane Iota roared ashore as a dangerous Category 4 storm along almost exactly the same stretch of Nicaragua's Caribbean coast that was devastated by an equally powerful Hurricane Eta 13 days earlier.
Hurricane Iota made landfall at 10:40 p.m. EST in Nicaragua, with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph, about 2 mph shy of Category 5 status.
Hurricane Iota rapidly strengthened Monday local time into a Category 5 storm that is likely to bring catastrophic damage to the same part of Central America already battered by a powerful Hurricane Eta less than two weeks ago.Iota...
Hurricane Iota has roared onto Nicaragua's Caribbean coast as a dangerous Category 4 storm on Monday, with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. It hit land along almost exactly the same area that Hurricane Eta devastated 13 days earlier. (Nov. 17)
Hurricane Iota is approaching the same part of Central America battered by Hurricane Eta less than two weeks ago.
A fast-strengthening Hurricane Iota is sweeping over the western Caribbean and has become a very dangerous Category 4 storm early Monday as it heads for the same part of Central America battered by a similarly powerful Hurricane Eta...
Hurricane Iota grew into a Category 5 storm on Monday as it nears the Central American coast, a region that has already been damaged by a hurricane this month.
A fast-strengthening Hurricane Iota is approaching the same part of Central America battered by a similarly powerful Hurricane Eta less than two weeks ago.
To get a better sense of how climate change might alter the patterns of major ocean storms, shifting tropical cyclone hotspots, scientists reconstructed 3,000 years of storm history in the Marshall Islands.
Hurricane Iota has strengthened into a dangerous Category 4 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Iota became the 13th hurricane of the season, two shy of the record 15 set in 2005 but the record-breaking 30th named storm of this season.
The strongest Atlantic storm observed this late in the year is the second major hurricane to hit the Central American nation in less than two weeks.
November 16, 2020 8:39 AM GUATEMALA CITY (REUTERS) - Iota has strengthened into a category 2 hurricane as it barrels toward Central America, a region still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Eta, and experts predict this year's unprecedented storm season will force more people to migrate.
November 16, 2020 5:00 AM TEGUCIGALPA • Less than two weeks after powerful storm Eta killed more than 200 people across Central America, the authorities have warned that Hurricane Iota is set to wallop coastal areas of Nicaragua and Honduras today.
A fast-strengthening Hurricane Iota is sweeping over the western Caribbean and predicted to become a very dangerous Category 4 storm as it heads for the same part of Central American battered by a similarly powerful Hurricane Eta just over a week ago.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Iota became the thirteenth hurricane of the Atlantic season early Sunday, threatening to bring another dangerous system to Nicaragua and Honduras — countries recently clobbered by a Category 4 Hurricane Eta. Iota was already a record-breaking system, being the 30th named storm of this year’s extraordinarily busy Atlantic hurricane season. … Continued
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The dangerous storm will lash regions ravaged by Hurricane Eta less than two weeks ago, bringing the threat of devastating flooding.
At least five people have been injured in Vietnam as the storm leaves a trail of devastation in the Philippines. Vamco is easing slightly after it was labeled as a typhoon with winds of up to 155 kilometers per hour.
It's the busiest Atlantic hurricane season on record. When it makes landfall early next week, Iota could drop up more than 2 feet of rain in an area still recovering from Hurricane Eta.
Iota was brewing in the Caribbean Sea early Saturday and is expected to approach Central America as a major Category 3 hurricane by next week.
November 14, 2020 10:34 AM The storm could become a major hurricane within the next 36 hours as it approaches the coast of Central America.
Tropical Storm Iota is expected to make landfall along the Yucatan Peninsula as a major hurricane as it strengthens over the next few days, forecasters said Saturday.
Iota is the record 30th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.
Tropical Storm Iota is expected to make landfall along the Yucatan Peninsula as a hurricane as it strengthens over the next few days, forecasters said Saturday.
People along nearly every mile of coastline from Texas to Maine have been put on alert this Atlantic hurricane season, as 12 of 29 storms made landfall in the United States in this record-setting year.
Central America's battle with Hurricane Eta could leave some countries scarred for generations.
As global temperatures continue to rise, coastal areas will increasingly bear the brunt of storm surges and more frequent, intense weather events. Sea level is rising at 3.6 centimetres per decade and this trend is accelerating, compounding the threats faced by coastal communities: with every centimetre another three million people are put at risk of annual coastal flooding. Scheduled to be launched on 21 November, the Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite is set to continue the long-term record of sea-level measurements that are needed for protect our coasts.
"This is an unpredictable storm in a very unpredictable year," an official said.
Hurricane season is drawing to a close, but not before setting a record. Tropical Storm Theta became the 29th named Atlantic storm this week, making 2020 the busiest season on record.
Eta was downgraded to a tropical storm Wednesday afternoon after reaching Category 1 hurricane status earlier in the morning.
The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch for parts of Florida's Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Eta made a comeback after passing over the southern tip over the weekend.
Flooding from tropical storm Eta hit Martin County, Florida, on November 10, stranding a catfish on pavement in a residential neighborhood.
Eta weakened again to a tropical storm this afternoon just hours after regaining hurricane strength as Florida braced for a second hit from the storm along the Gulf of Mexico coast near the heavily populated Tampa Bay region.
After lashing Central America and the Florida Keys, the storm is expected to make landfall north of Tampa on Thursday, bringing heavy rain and potentially dangerous storm surge.
Eta regained hurricane strength Wednesday morning with maximum sustained winds around 120 km/h as Florida braced for a second hit from the storm.
Tropical Storm Eta stalled just off the western tip of Cuba on Tuesday, where it continued to pose flooding threats to southern Florida and Cuba.
Tropical Storm Eta was squatting off western Cuba on Tuesday after drifting away from South Florida, where it unleashed a deluge that flooded entire neighborhoods and filled some homes with rising water. (Nov. 10)
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Garowe -- Cyclone Gati, the strongest storm to hit Somalia, has dumped two years' worth of rain in two days
November 26, 2020 5:00 AM Residents gathering in a waterlogged street after rains and floods in Chennai, India, yesterday. With Cyclone Nivar set to make landfall in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry late last night, 1,200 National Disaster Response Force personnel were on alert for any rescue work required. India's Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rain in the affected areas.
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Flash flooding has struck in the Waikato, as a menacing storm unleashed a torrent of rain on Te Awamutu.
There is surface flooding in several parts of the town, which is 30km south of Hamiltonm and a ...
Flooded out Honduran and Guatemalan families stranded on rooftops in the most marginalized neighborhoods after the passage of hurricanes Eta and Iota this month have raised fears of a new wave of migration, observers across the region say
Similar to hurricanes, they can hit land, but their slow pace could improve drought forecasts
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Tropical Cyclone Gati made landfall in Somalia on Sunday. It's the first recorded instance of a hurricane-strength system hitting the country.
November 21, 2020 5:00 AM TEGUCIGALPA (Honduras) • The authorities in Central America have recovered more bodies from landslides triggered by Hurricane Iota, which battered the impoverished region this week, the second deadly storm to roar through this month.
The devastation caused by Hurricane Iota became clearer yesterday as images emerged showing piles of wind-tossed lumber that used to be homes and concrete walls that were pounded into pieces by the second Category 4 storm to blast Nicaragua's Caribbean coast in two weeks.
Iota made landfall in Nicaragua as a "catastrophic" Category 5 hurricane Monday, but its remnants will continue to be deadly through Thursday even as 2020's biggest Atlantic storm subsided over El Salvador.
Iota unleashed devastating floods across Central America on Wednesday in areas already waterlogged, forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes in a disaster that could spur migration to the United States.
At least nine people have died as the strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year hits central America.
Hurricane Iota battered Nicaragua with screeching winds and pounding surf on Tuesday local time, chasing tens of thousands of people from their homes along the same stretch of the Caribbean coast that was devastated by an equally...
November 18, 2020 9:17 AM Frightened residents huddled in shelters.
Hurricane Iota made landfall in Nicaragua late Monday as an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm, thrashing the nation with catastrophic winds and torrential rain.
Hurricane Iota hit as a dangerous Category 4 storm along almost the same stretch of Nicaragua's Caribbean coast that was devastated by Hurricane Eta.
Iota diminished to a Category 1 hurricane within hours of its landfall in Nicaragua. Still, as the second strong storm to hit the region in as many weeks, Iota bears grave dangers for residents.
Hurricane Iota is tearing across Nicaragua with screeching winds and pounding surf
November 17, 2020 7:27 AM Iota is the fiercest November storm in the region since a 1932 Cuba hurricane that packed 281kmh winds.
The category five storm hits Nicaragua less than two weeks after another devastating hurricane.
"What's drawing closer is a bomb," the Honduran president says, as Hurricane Iota strengthens.
A fast-strengthening Hurricane Iota is approaching the same part of Central America battered by Hurricane Eta less than two weeks ago.
Just two weeks after Hurricane Eta dumped heavy rainfall in the region, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and southern Belize are facing an even stronger storm.
Hurricane Iota rapidly strengthened today into a Category 5 storm that is likely to bring catastrophic damage to the same part of Central America already battered by a powerful Hurricane Eta less than two weeks ago.
A fast-strengthening Hurricane Iota is sweeping over the western Caribbean and predicted to become a very dangerous Category 4 storm as it heads for the same part of Central American battered by a similarly powerful Hurricane Eta just over a week ago
The latest Category 5 ever observed in the Atlantic, it will be the second major hurricane to hit Central America in two weeks.
Hurricane Iota has rapidly strengthened into a major hurricane as it approaches Central America, where it's expected to make landfall as an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm Monday night.
BILWI, Nicaragua (AFP) — Hurricane Iota is forecast to strengthen to an “extremely dangerous” Category Four by the time it makes landfall in Central America today, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned, two weeks after powerful storm Eta devastated much of the region and left more than 200 people dead or missing.
Areas of Central America still reeling from a humanitarian crisis caused by the deadly Hurricane Eta are now under threat from an equally powerful tropical system -- Hurricane Iota.
Iota is expected to hit Nicaragua Monday evening as a Category 4 storm, bringing catastrophic winds, life-threatening storm surge and extreme rainfall.
Hurricane Iota has strengthened into a Category 2 storm Sunday evening and is forecast to continue to strengthen over the next few days, forecasters said.
MANILA: The death toll from the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines this year has climbed to 67, while many areas remained submerged in a northern region hit by the worst flooding in more than four decades, officials said on Sunday.
Hurricane Iota is rapidly gathering strength as it barrels toward Central America, a region still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Eta, and experts predict this year's unprecedented storm season will force more people to migrate. As of 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT) Sunday, Hurricane Iota was about 315 miles (507 km) off the Nicaraguan-Honduran coast, packing maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (145 kph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC). "The hurricane is expected to bring potentially catastrophic winds, a life-threatening storm surge, and extreme rainfall impacts to Central America," the NHC warned.
November 15, 2020 2:56 AM Iota is expected to intensify to hurricane strength or just short of it.
hurricane, storm Tropical Storm Iota, 30th storm of historic season, could strengthen into major hurricane
Tropical Storm Iota could strengthen into a major hurricane in the Caribbean and slam into Central America early next week -- the very region already devastated by Hurricane Eta earlier this month -- forecasters say.
A World War Two Hurricane fighter that was blasted out of the sky over Kent by a Messerschmitt Bf109 in 1940 crashed as it landed at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, earlier this year.
Forecasters say Tropical Storm Iota will strengthen to a hurricane as it hits Honduras and Nicaragua.
Once the tropical depression's winds reach 39 mph, it will be named Iota, the record 30th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.
Tropical Storm Iota has formed in the central Caribbean Sea on Friday, marking the 30th named storm in a record-breaking hurricane season. Iota is forecast to turn into a hurricane before approaching Central America next week. Central America is already reeling from Eta hitting Nicaragua as a Category 4 hurricane last week.
Hurricane Zeta hit Louisiana's citrus growers right at harvest time, and hit them hard.
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MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered government agencies to rush aid to people affected by Typhoon Vamco, after the storm killed at least two people and brought the worst flooding in the capital Manila in years. Tens of thousands of homes in low-lying suburbs were submerged by the floods, prompting residents … Continued
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — South Florida is still feeling the effects of its brush with Tropical Storm Eta, even as the storm threatens the Gulf Coast. In fact, most of the peninsula could be affected by the storm's 70 mph winds, just 4 mph below hurricane status. Eta was just 45 miles west of St. Petersburg and 55 miles west of Tampa at 7 p.m. Eastern time, and was moving north at 12 mph, ...
Hurricanes are keeping their staying power longer once they make landfall, spreading more inland destruction, according to a new study.
Eta strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane early Wednesday and its path is headed straight for Florida's west coast.
Just when you thought it should be safe to go back to the water, the record-setting tropics are going crazy. Again.Tropical Storm Eta is parked off the western coast of Cuba, dumping rain. When it finally moves again, computer models...
November 11, 2020 1:05 PM NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - It has been a record season for storms. On Monday night (Nov 9), Subtropical Storm Theta became the 29th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season, surpassing the total count from 2005.
National Hurricane Center alert on Wednesday warns storm has maximum sustained winds of 75mph
PARIS, France (AFP) — This year's hurricane season has seen a record 29 named tropical storms wreak havoc across the south-eastern United States, the Caribbean and Central America, experts said yesterday.The cyclonic storms, which are given named status in the Atlantic when their wind speeds exceed 62 kilometres per hour (39 miles per hour), have already displaced thousands and caused close to US$20 billion of damage.
Subtropical Storm Theta formed overnight, breaking the record for most named storms in a single season. Meanwhile, Eta continues to spin in the Gulf.
Researchers deploy an arsenal of underwater floats to monitor the Loop Current—one of the Atlantic Ocean’s fastest and warmest currents—to collect critical data for hurricane forecasting.