Wind / Hurricanes / Typhoons / Tornadoes

Gales damage peace pyramid in Kazakh capital

Gales damage peace pyramid in Kazakh capital

Published 22/05/2018

ASTANA (Reuters) - Gale-force winds have punched holes in one of Astana’s best known buildings, a granite-and-glass pyramid, the Kazakh authorities said, warning that stormy [more…]

Four dead, one missing as cyclone causes floods in Fiji

Four dead, one missing as cyclone causes floods in Fiji

Published 02/04/2018

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Floods caused by a tropical cyclone that brought torrential weekend rains to the Pacific island nation of Fiji have killed four people, [more…]

Buffett says Berkshire can handle $400 billion mega-catastrophe

Buffett says Berkshire can handle $400 billion mega-catastrophe

Published 25/02/2018

FILE PHOTO: Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett waits to play table tennis during the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting weekend in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. May 7, [more…]

English pub scraps snail race as cold makes competitors sluggish

English pub scraps snail race as cold makes competitors sluggish

Published 24/02/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - An English pub has canceled a charity snail race scheduled to take place on Saturday after unseasonably icy weather made potential competitors [more…]

Vietnam braces for typhoon as Philippine toll rises to 230 dead

Vietnam braces for typhoon as Philippine toll rises to 230 dead

Published 25/12/2017

People attempt to rescue flood victims in Lanao Del Norte, Philippines, in this December 22, 2017 photo obtained from social media. Courtesy Aclimah Cabugatan Disumala [more…]

Senate shelves disaster aid bill until next month

Senate shelves disaster aid bill until next month

Published 22/12/2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to provide $81 billion in new disaster aid for U.S. states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands was put on [more…]

U.S. House approves $81 billion for disaster aid

U.S. House approves $81 billion for disaster aid

Published 21/12/2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved an $81 billion bill to help widespread recovery efforts from hurricanes and wildfires this [more…]

Hurricane-hit catastrophe bond managers plan new funds

Hurricane-hit catastrophe bond managers plan new funds

Published 19/12/2017

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge funds and other managers of catastrophe bond funds racked up some of the worst losses in more than a decade from [more…]

Tesla switches on giant battery to shore up Australia’s grid

Tesla switches on giant battery to shore up Australia’s grid

Published 01/12/2017

An old windmill stands in front of wind turbines in a paddock near the Hornsdale Power Reserve, featuring the world's largest lithium ion battery made [more…]

White House seeks $44 billion hurricane aid, far short of requests

White House seeks $44 billion hurricane aid, far short of requests

Published 18/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: A destroyed home is seen from a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey surveying the aftermath from Hurricane Maria in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands [more…]