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As hurricane hits home, Bobby Jindal takes charge


August 29th, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) As Hurricane Isaac hit southeast Louisiana on the eve of the seventh anniversary of catastrophic Hurricane Katrina, the state's Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal warned residents ... Read more...

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Bobby Jindal skips Republican convention as storm looms


August 28th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) With tropical storm Isaac bearing down on his home state, Louisiana's Indian-American governor, Bobby Jindal, considered a rising Republican conservative star, decided to skip the ... Read more...

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Hurricane Irene kills 18, impacts millions in US


August 29th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) As Hurricane Irene petered out leaving 18 dead across seven states and impacting millions with strong winds and drenching rains, authorities prepared to fight dangerous, ... Read more...

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Hurricane Irene slams Big Apple; leaves 3 mn powerless in US


August 28th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Hurricane Irene slammed New York city Sunday, leaving the Big Apple without power in some 85,000 homes, including nearly 21,000 in Queens with the largest concentration ... Read more...

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Igor could form into a Category 5 hurricane


September 13th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Igor could be categorized as a number 5 hurricane as a result of its speed being just 6 mph less than required for that category. The hurricane was ... Read more...

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US East Coast braces for Hurricane Earl


September 3rd, 2010 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (DPA) Hurricane Earl threatened to bring a violent end to the summer high season on the US Atlantic coast as tourists evacuated beach resorts in North Carolina and ... Read more...

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Hurricane Earl threatens US East Coast


September 1st, 2010 - 4:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (DPA) US officials Tuesday warned residents across much of the US East Coast to prepare for strong surf and potential evacuations ahead of Hurricane Earl, which has already left ... Read more...

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Hurricane Earl threatens Caribbean


August 30th, 2010 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (DPA) An Atlantic tropical storm became a hurricane Sunday as it took aim at the eastern Caribbean, forecasters said. Hurricane Earl was to reach the Leeward Islands at the edge ... Read more...

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Cleanup to resume at US oil spill


July 25th, 2010 - 7:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (DPA) Ships will be able to return to the Gulf of Mexico within hours to continue siphoning oil from the BP Plc spill, a spokesman for cleanup coordinators said ... Read more...

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Official NOAA storm tracker app available


July 1st, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jul 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Technology is the name of the game and now even naturally occurring entities such as hurricanes are being impacted by technology. The hurricane season has just ... Read more...

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Tropical Storm Alex moving towards Gulf of Mexico


June 29th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Gulf of Mexico, Jun 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The oil-soaked Gulf of Mexico is on the verge of being hit by tropical storm Alex. After the storm hit Belize, it seemed to ... Read more...

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Toll in storm Agatha rises to 100 (Third Lead)


May 31st, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City/Tegucigalpa (Honduras), May 31 (DPA) Heavy rain caused by tropical storm Agatha has killed almost 100 people in Central America, where tens of thousands of people had to be evacuated over ... Read more...

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Bobby Jindal puts Louisiana on hurricane alert


November 9th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 9 (IANS) Louisiana State's Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency as the US Gulf Coast braced for the arrival of Hurricane Ida. Forecasters predict that ... Read more...

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Over 100 dead in El Salvador flooding (Lead)


November 9th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City/San Salvador, Nov 9 (DPA) More than 100 people were killed as heavy rains set off mudslides and caused flooding in El Salvador, rescue workers said. The rainfall, which came amid a ... Read more...

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Tropical Strom Nora heading towards Pacific


September 24th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Baja, California, Sep 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The National Hurricane Centre is issuing advisories and news alerts on the ferocious tropical storm Nora which is right now located about 725 miles west-southwest ... Read more...

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Hurricane Bill heads for Obamas’ vacation island


August 23rd, 2009 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (DPA) Hurricane Bill, the first major Atlantic storm of the season, churned up the US East Coast late Saturday and was within reach of Martha's Vineyard, where the ... Read more...

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Bill becomes first Atlantic hurricane of season


August 18th, 2009 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (DPA) Hurricane Bill in the Atlantic Ocean was continuing to strengthen into a category one storm and could develop into a major hurricane by Wednesday, weather forecasters said Monday. ... Read more...

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Hurricane Paloma weakens over Cuba


November 10th, 2008 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Miami, Nov 10 (IANS) Tropical Storm Paloma was downgraded to a depression with winds of 35 miles per hour as it was moving away from central Cuba overnight, the EFE news agency ... Read more...

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Hurricane Paloma with 195-km an hour windspeed hits Cuba (Lead)


November 9th, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Havana/Miami, Nov 9 (DPA) Hurricane Paloma, packing winds of up to 195 km per hour, slammed the central Cuban province of Camaguey overnight Saturday, the third powerful hurricane this ... Read more...

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‘Hurricane Ike gets bigger than Katrina with its 50ft high waves’ says National Hurricane Centre


September 13th, 2008 - 3:11 am ICT by David M N James
'If you don't leave, you won't have a house to live in or shelter. You will be facing certain death. We have warned you; don't say we didn't warn you'. This is ... Read more...

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Hurricane Ike weakens, 250,000 evacuated in Cuba (Lead, Changing Dateline)


September 8th, 2008 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 8 (DPA) Hurricane Ike weakened as it churned toward eastern Cuba, dropping to wind speeds of 195 km an hour after sweeping destruction across Haiti, killing at least 39 people.The ... Read more...

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Hurricane Ike powers toward Cuba


September 8th, 2008 - 5:21 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 8 (IANS) The Cuban government has evacuated thousands of people from the country's central and eastern provinces where a powerful storm is likely to hit, Spain's EFE news agency reported ... Read more...

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Tourists prepare to leave Caribbean islands as Hurricane Ike approaches


September 7th, 2008 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (DPA) Tourists and residents of the Caribbean Islands of Turks and Caicos were making plans Saturday to evacuate as Hurricane Ike approached.The Miami-based US National Hurricane Centre warned that ... Read more...

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Hurricane Ike is worse threat than previous hurricanes, warns National Hurricane Centre


September 4th, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by David M N James
A new hurricane has already formed as tropical storm Hannah lumbers across the main land towards Bahamas.Tropical storm Ike has formed and is already gaining immense strength as it lumbers across the ... Read more...

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Ike becomes major hurricane over Caribbean


September 4th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, Sep 4 (DPA) Hurricane Ike has become a strong hurricane, as another storm pummelled parts of the Caribbean, and Louisiana residents began to return to their homes in the wake of ... Read more...

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Hurricane Hannah gains as warnings are issued in areas under its trajectory


September 3rd, 2008 - 9:59 pm ICT by David M N James
Hurricane Hannah is headed directly to the Carolina’s. Hannah is now the fourth hurricane in just as a few weeks and has caused a major scare to weather experts who are monitoring ... Read more...

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Residents cope with Gustav aftermath; more storms approach


September 3rd, 2008 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (DPA) US Gulf coast residents were reeling from the impact of Hurricane Gustav, the monster storm that had two million people fleeing their homes before winding down to a ... Read more...

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Hurricane Gustav relents, spares Louisiana the worst; 12 dead (Second lead)


September 2nd, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (DPA) Hurricane Gustav, the monster storm that sent two million Gulf coast residents fleeing and wrote political history in the US, spared Louisiana and its empty city of jazz ... Read more...

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New hurricane looms as Gustav weakens in New Orleans (Lead)


September 2nd, 2008 - 7:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (DPA) As hurricane Gustav faded, a sister storm called Hanna reached hurricane status late Monday and headed for southeast Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, with Florida ... Read more...

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Hurricane Gustav strikes Louisiana


September 2nd, 2008 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (DPA) Hurricane Gustav made landfall Monday near the town of Cocodrie in Louisiana state, the Miami-based US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said.Gustav was downgraded to a category two hurricane ... Read more...

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Hurricane Gustav churns toward Louisiana, Gulf Coast


September 1st, 2008 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (DPA) Hurricane Gustav bore down on the deserted city of New Orleans Monday as heavy winds and rain lashed the southern Louisiana coastline ahead of an expected landfall at ... Read more...

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‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Gustav heads to US Gulf coast


August 31st, 2008 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Havana/Washington, Aug 31 (DPA) Gustav strengthened into a dangerous Category 4 hurricane as it ripped through Cuba and was on course to crash into the US Gulf coast, three years after Hurricane ... Read more...

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13 dead, 6,000 displaced by hurricane in Hispaniola


August 28th, 2008 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) Aug 28 (DPA) At least 13 people were killed and more than 6,000 displaced as Hurricane Gustav hit the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, authorities in Haiti and the ... Read more...

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Cyclone Gustav becomes a hurricane and pounds Haiti


August 26th, 2008 - 3:54 pm ICT by David M N James
Tropical cyclone Gustav has finally went through the cyclone threshold to reach the hurricane level as it made a landfall on Haiti a few minutes ago. The National Hurricane Centre in Miami ... Read more...

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Tropical cyclone Gustav rears an ugly head as weather expert’s start monitoring it


August 26th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by David M N James
A new threat in the weather conditions has been observed by experts off the coast of America. Tropical Depression 7 formed in the central Caribbean Monday morning and became Tropical Storm Gustav ... Read more...

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