Free Press Journal
  • US: Death toll by hurricane Florence rises to 32

    Washington: Hurricane Florence continued to wreak havoc as the death toll in the calamity rose to 32, officials told on Monday. The storm, which slammed the US East Coast last week, has left over 500,000 homes in darkness as rescue efforts are ongoing to provide aid to the stranded people. In North Carolina, two dozen of the deaths were reported alone, state officials and emergency workers were quoted by USAToday as saying.

  • 9 killed in Spain, Portugal as wildfires fanned by hurricane

    Madrid: Six people have been killed in Portugal as the country was hit by a record number of forest fires, and three more have died in Spain where blazes sparked by arsonists have been fanned by strong winds from Hurricane Ophelia.

  • Hurricane Irma death toll rises to 72 in Florida

    Miami,  Hurricane Irma killed 72 people in Florida when it battered the southern state on September 10, according to an updated death toll that includes figures from individual counties. Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) spokesman Alberto Moscoso confirmed an official toll of 54 to AFP yesterday. But this figure does not include eight known victims in the Florida Keys, or 10 elderly victims who died in a nursing home north of Miami.

  • Hurricane Maria kills over 15 in Dominica Island

    Roseau: More than 15 people were killed and 20 others reported missing after Hurricane Maria battered the Caribbean island of Dominica with winds of 260 kph. “So far, we would have buried in excess of 15 people,” Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced on Thursday night.

  • Mumbai Rains: Amitabh Bachchan thinks ‘Gods Are Angry’ on us

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Rains have again put a break on the hustle and bustle life of the city of dreams. Heavy rainfall has so far created many problems for the Mumbaikars. However, it seems like superstar Amitabh Bachchan knew the reason behind this heavy rainfall.

  • Thousands of Indians in hurricane Irma’s path

    Washington: Millions of people, including thousands of Indian-Americans, in Florida, braced for “life- threatening” Hurricane Irma which hit the state’s southern islands as a category four storm after leaving a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.

  • Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Cuba

    Havana, Irma, a category 5 hurricane, has made landfall with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph after causing widespread devastation in the Caribbean islands, the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said. According to the NHC, Irma hit the island nation’s Camaguey archipelago at 11 p.m. on Friday night, reports CNN.

  • Hurricane Harvey death toll increases to 46

    Washington: The death toll in the catastrophic hurricane Harvey that lashed through the US state of Texas has increased to 46, the media reported.  Meanwhile, Houston and other areas hit by record flooding are starting to enter the recovery phase.

  • Hurricane Harvey death toll increases to 37

    Washington: The death toll in the catastrophic hurricane Harvey that lashed through the US state of Texas has increased to 37, the media reported.

  • Indian student rescued from lake in hurricane-hit Texas dies

    Houston: A 24-year-old Indian student died here today, three days after he was rescued along with another Indian woman from a swollen lake in the US state of Texas where Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc. Nikhil Bhatia, a PhD student at the Texas A&M University, was rescued from the Lake Bryan, where he along with Shalini Singh had gone swimming, on Saturday. Bhatia who was critical died in hospital while Singh continues to

  • Hurricane Harve makes landfall in central Texas

    Houston: Tropical storm Harvey, the most powerful hurricane to hit the US mainland in 12 years, today made landfall in central Texas coast with winds of 195 kmph, taking aim at the state’s oil refining industry and knocking out power in more than a lakh homes.

  • Hurricane Matthew spares South Florida, pushes north

    Cape Canaveral (US) : Hurricane Matthew scraped Florida’s Atlantic coast early on Friday, toppling trees onto homes and knocking out power to a half-million people but sparing some of the most heavily populated stretches of shoreline the catastrophic blow many had feared.

  • Tropical Storm Arthur upgraded to hurricane off US

    Miami: Tropical Storm Arthur strengthened into  the first hurricane of the season today as it moved up the US East Coast just in time to disrupt the July 4 holiday.

  • ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ ship claimed by mega-storm Sandy

    Washington: The famous ship HMS Bounty which appeared in Hollywood movies like ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’ has gone down with huge waves churned up by megastorm Sandy off the North Carolina coast.

  • Storm-hit Obama ropes in Bill Clinton for election campaigning

    Washington: After suspending his election campaign to personally lead the administration’s preparedness for superstorm Sandy pounding the East Coast, US President Barack Obama has roped in charismatic Bill Clinton to carry on the campaign on his behalf.