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Tropical Storm Cristobal nears landfall in Louisiana with dangerous coastal and inland flooding

Tropical Storm Cristobal nears landfall in Louisiana with dangerous coastal and inland flooding

Tropical storm warnings stretched from the coast of central Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle, while storm surge warnings covered the southeastern Louisiana coastline to near Biloxi. A 5-foot surge had already inundated some coastal areas in southeast Louisiana and Mississippi.

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Mumbai bracing for the ‘first cyclone in years’

Mumbai bracing for the ‘first cyclone in years’

The heaving city of 20 million people, which is India’s financial and entertainment capital, has been spared of cyclones in modern history. Mumbai hasn’t “experienced a serious cyclone landfall since 1891”. All that could change on Wednesday when a severe cyclonic storm with wind speeds from 100 to 120 kmph (60 to 75 mph) could hit the city and India’s western coast.

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Long-term data show hurricanes are getting stronger

Long-term data show hurricanes are getting stronger

In almost every region of the world where hurricanes form, their maximum sustained winds are getting stronger. That is according to a new study involving an analysis of nearly 40 years of hurricane satellite imagery.

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Cyclone Amphan Reinforces Urgent Need for Climate Adaptation Planning

Cyclone Amphan Reinforces Urgent Need for Climate Adaptation Planning

The south of Bengal has been decimated by the category 5 super cyclone Amphan during the night of 20 May and the early hours of 21 May. However, when combined with other threats, most of which have an anthropogenic origin, the sustenance of the ecosystem can indeed be found wanting.

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Category 5 tropical cyclone wreaked havoc on Vanuatu

Category 5 tropical cyclone wreaked havoc on Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone Harold made landfall on the Pacific island nation. By midday, Harold was a category 5 storm with sustained winds of approximately 215 kilometers (135 miles) per hour near its center, making it one of the strongest storms ever to hit the nation.

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Twin bomb cyclones to merge into one of strongest-ever storms in North Atlantic

Twin bomb cyclones to merge into one of strongest-ever storms in North Atlantic

A potentially unprecedented scenario is unfolding in the North Atlantic on Friday, as a bomb cyclone batters Iceland with hurricane-force winds and blizzard conditions, just as another bomb cyclone, known as Storm Dennis, rapidly intensifies behind it.

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A storm brought some of the largest waves ever recorded off the California coast last week. One was 75-feet tall

A storm brought some of the largest waves ever recorded off the California coast last week. One was 75-feet tall

The bomb cyclone that pounded the West Coast last week brought with it some of the tallest waves ever recorded off the California coast. A monstrous 75-foot wave was recorded about 20 miles off the coast of Cape Mendocino in northern California.

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Freak storms of 2019 Atlantic hurricane season left trail of destruction and revealed climate change fingerprints

Freak storms of 2019 Atlantic hurricane season left trail of destruction and revealed climate change fingerprints

Dorian and Lorenzo, wbrought the count of Category 5s in the Atlantic since 2016 up to six, and marked the fourth year in a row with at least one Category 5, the longest stretch on record. The historic intensity of both Dorian and Lorenzo, exhibited influences consistent with warming ocean waters and climate change.

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Ferocious typhoon leaves as many as 33 dead, floods over 1,000 homes in Japan

Ferocious typhoon leaves as many as 33 dead, floods over 1,000 homes in Japan

Typhoon Hagibis made landfall south of Tokyo on Saturday evening and battered central and northern Japan.

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