Wind / Hurricanes / Typhoons / Tornadoes

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…]

Death toll from Vietnam storm nears 50

Death toll from Vietnam storm nears 50

Published 06/11/2017

The death toll from the typhoon that struck Vietnam at the weekend has risen to at least 49, the government said on Monday. [more…]

House panels seek documents on Puerto Rico utility deal

House panels seek documents on Puerto Rico utility deal

Published 27/10/2017

A U.S. congressional committee on Thursday set a Nov. 2 deadline for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to provide information related to its $300 million contract with a small Montana firm to repair damage to the utility's infrastructure caused by Hurricane Maria. [more…]

Global insurers look to raise rates after catastrophic quarter

Global insurers look to raise rates after catastrophic quarter

Published 26/10/2017

Insurers and reinsurers around the globe are looking to raise rates after what looks set to be their most costly quarter on record. [more…]

Fats Domino, rock `n` roll pioneer, dead at 89

Fats Domino, rock `n` roll pioneer, dead at 89

Published 25/10/2017

Fats Domino, who brought rolling New Orleans boogie-woogie piano to early rock 'n' roll in chart-topping hits such as "Blueberry Hill" and "Ain't That a Shame," has died at the age of 89, officials said on Wednesday. [more…]