Category Archives: Natural Calamities

Central Philippines suffers widespread flooding

16 December 2017

Tropical Storm Kai-Tak made landfall over Policarpio in eastern Samar on Saturday, according to the Philippines’ national weather authority Pagasa. In the Municipality of Taft, days of rain have left many homes under chest-deep water, displacing at least 1,800 families. Read more on this on Al Jazeera at:


Cyclone Ochki – News Updates

Cyclone Hudhud leaves a trail of destruction in Visakhapatanam

On Monday, a day after cyclone Hudhud battered Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, the porty city of Visakhapatanam, which was in the eye of the storm, began to survey the damage. It did not look promising. About 70% to 80% per cent of Vishakhapatnam has been destroyed, estimated SS Guleria, the deputy inspector general of the National Disaster Relief Force, adding that the city will need to be rebuilt.[Pictures]-Cyclone-Hudhud-leaves-a-trail-of-destruction-in-Visakhapatanam

Fukushima Earthquake Sets Off Tsunami Warning in Japan |

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit near the Fukushima area of Japan on Saturday at 2:10 a.m. local time, the U.S. Geological survey said, according to the Associated Press.  Japan’s emergency agencies have issued a tsunami warning for the region.

Fukushima Earthquake Sets Off Tsunami Warning in Japan |

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