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September 5, 2018 4:08 AM Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall on US Gulf Coast

WASHINGTON: Tropical Storm Gordon was making landfall Tuesday night on the US Gulf Coast along the border of Alabama and Mississippi as hurricane warnings remained in place. Authorities declared a state of emergency in both states as well as in the city of New Orleans in Louisiana – devastated in 2005 by mega Hurricane Katrina. The Miami-based National 16

September 2, 2018 2:30 PM Storm damages houses, vehicles in Seputeh

KUALA LUMPUR: Heavy rain and strong winds damaged many houses and vehicles in Seputeh here yesterday. Seputeh MP Teresa Kok said she would help affected residents including those living at Block C, Muhibbah People's Housing Project (PPR) in Jalan Kelang Lama here to file claims. "We will follow up with the relevant parties for further action," she told reporters 10

September 2, 2018 11:45 AM Be aware of bad weather and take precautions: MetMalaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) advised the public to be weather-sensitive and take precautionary measures in the wake of heavy rains and strong winds that damaged houses and uprooted trees in the federal capital yesterday evening. MetMalaysia National Weather and Geophysics Operations Centre director Dr Mohd Hisham 16

August 22, 2018 6:57 AM Hurricane Lane grows to category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii

LOS ANGELES: Hurricane Lane has grown to a category 5 storm as it approaches Hawaii with potential for torrential rain, flash flooding and landslides, forecasters said. As per the latest models, the centre of Lane will move very close to or over the main Hawaiian Islands from Thursday through Saturday, the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane 11

August 22, 2018 4:29 AM Relief for India swimmer Prakash as family found in killer floods

JAKARTA: Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash has been to hell and back at the Asian Games, competing in Jakarta while family members went missing in severe flooding in his home country. The 24-year-old became the first swimmer to reach last weekend's 200 metres butterfly final despite the knowledge that five relatives had not been found and his family home in Kerala 13

July 25, 2018 6:28 AM Landslides kill five near Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Landslides triggered by monsoon rains killed at least five children Wednesday near camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border housing one million Rohingya refugees, police said. Aid agencies have been warning of the potential for catastrophe as heavy rains lash Cox's Bazar district, where many of the huge concentration of refugees live on exposed 18

July 11, 2018 6:50 AM Rain, winds wreak havoc in Labuan

LABUAN: Torrential rain accompanied by strong winds hit this duty-free-island today, toppling several trees and lamp posts and damaging property. The rain and winds struck this city from about 8am to 10am. The winds lasted until early afternoon. No casualties or injuries were reported. Several trees toppled and branches fell onto roads in various areas 12

July 10, 2018 6:49 AM Storm Beryl leaves thousands without power in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN: Thousands of Puerto Ricans lost power Monday as driving rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl neared the island, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria 10 months ago. "The entire government of Puerto Rico is on alert for the passage of Beryl's remnants, and heavy rain is expected in the local area," Ricardo Rossello, governor of the US territory 26

July 9, 2018 7:00 AM Japan PM cancels overseas trip as rain toll hits 100: Local media

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has cancelled a four-country foreign trip as the death toll from flooding and landslides caused by record rains hit 100, local media said Monday. Abe had been expected to visit Belgium, France, Saudi Arabia and Egypt from Wednesday. His office declined to comment on the reports. Abe reportedly told the deputy 14

June 20, 2018 9:53 AM Woman crushed to death by tree branch

MALACCA: A 23-year-old woman was killed after the SYM motorcycle she was riding was hit by a falling tree branch while on her way to work in Jalan Ayer Keroh Lama, Bukit Beruang here today. In the 8am incident, Intan Syahira Ahmad Safri died at the scene following serious injuries. The second child of four siblings was riding the machine from her rented 9