Philippine capital braces for storm Nalgae, death toll cut to 45

Philippine capital braces for storm Nalgae, death toll cut to 45

Most casualties in landslide-hit Maguindanao province Death toll reduced to 45 from 72 after checks Philippines has annual average of 20 tropical storms MANILA, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Manila and nearby towns braced on Saturday for Tropical Storm Nalgae, which has killed 45 people, mostly because of landslides in southern provinces of the Philippines. The … Read more

Two dead in Mexico after storm Roslyn dumps heavy rains, flooding

Two dead in Mexico after storm Roslyn dumps heavy rains, flooding

MEXICO CITY, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Two people died on Sunday from destruction caused by Storm Roslyn near Mexico’s Pacific coast, authorities said, and heavy rains and flash flooding continued even as the storm weakened while moving inland. A 74-year-old man was killed in the town of Mexcaltitan de Santiago Ixcuintla when a beam fell … Read more

Australia PM tours flood-hit Victoria state; evacuations, sandbagging underway

Australia PM tours flood-hit Victoria state; evacuations, sandbagging underway

SYDNEY, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Sunday toured flood-hit parts of Victoria state, including the city of Melbourne, as three states continued to grapple with a flood crisis sparked by days of heavy rain. Warnings were current for flood-impacted parts of Victoria, southern New South Wales and northern regions of … Read more

Storm Julia kills 25 in Central America as it churns toward Mexico

Storm Julia kills 25 in Central America as it churns toward Mexico

SAN SALVADOR, Oct 10 (Reuters) – The death toll from storm Julia rose to at least 25 on Monday, officials said, with most victims in El Salvador and Guatemala, as the weakening storm dumped heavy rain on a swath of Central America and southern Mexico. Salvadoran authorities reported the deaths of 10 people, including five … Read more

Venezuela floods kill at least 25 after heavy rains

Venezuela floods kill at least 25 after heavy rains

TEJERIAS, Oct 9 (Reuters) – At least 25 people died and 52 were missing after five small rivers in central Venezuela flooded due to heavy rains, Citizen Security Vice President Remigio Ceballos said Sunday evening in a televised address. The downpour on Saturday night swept large tree trunks and debris from surrounding mountains into the … Read more

Pakistani hospital overwhelmed as water-borne illnesses spread

Pakistani hospital overwhelmed as water-borne illnesses spread

Hospital in Sehwan, southern Pakistan, is overwhelmed Patients pour in from flood-affected areas Thousands are suffering from water-borne illnesses WHO warns of ‘second disaster’ after catastrophic floods SEHWAN, Pakistan, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The emergency ward at the main government hospital in Sehwan, a small town in southern Pakistan, is overwhelmed. On a recent visit, … Read more

Havana protests flare for second night as Cuba scrambles to turn on lights

Havana protests flare for second night as Cuba scrambles to turn on lights

HAVANA, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Crews restored power to more neighborhoods across Havana on Saturday after a second day of protests over ongoing blackouts in Cuba’s capital, including some of the largest demonstrations since widespread anti-government rallies in July 2021. At least one of the protests Friday night in the western seaside borough of Playa … Read more

Florida, Carolinas count the cost of Hurricane Ian

Florida, Carolinas count the cost of Hurricane Ian

FORT MYERS, Fla./CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct 1 (Reuters) – Florida, North and South Carolina faced a massive clean-up on Saturday from the destruction wrought by Hurricane Ian, after one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S. mainland caused tens of billions of dollars in damage and killed more than 20 people. New images … Read more

Cuba entirely without power after Hurricane Ian

Cuba entirely without power after Hurricane Ian

HAVANA, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Cuba’s electrical grid collapsed late on Tuesday, leaving the entire country without power shortly after the passage of Hurricane Ian, which ravaged the western end of the island with violent winds and flooding. Lázaro Guerra, Technical Director of the Electric Union of Cuba, said a failure in the national electric … Read more

Millions urged to evacuate as Florida Gulf Coast braces for Hurricane Ian

Millions urged to evacuate as Florida Gulf Coast braces for Hurricane Ian

SARASOTA, Fla., Sept 28 (Reuters) – Florida Gulf Coast residents emptied grocery shelves, boarded up windows and fled to evacuation shelters as Hurricane Ian barreled closer on Wednesday, lashing the state’s southern tip hours before it was forecast to make U.S. landfall. Ian has strengthened into an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane, the U.S. National … Read more