LONDON-- Britain braced for severe flooding and the worst tidal surge in 60 years after a powerful storm with hurricane-force gusts hit the country Thursday and began moving across Europe. About 10,000 homes along the eastern English coast were evacuated after Britain's Environment Agency warned the country could face its worst tidal surge in 60 years.» Read More
TOKYO, Oct 15- A once-in-a-decade typhoon threatened Japan on Tuesday forcing the cancellation of flights and trains and disrupting oil shipments as it made its way across the Pacific directly towards the capital, Tokyo. The centre of the storm was 860 km southwest of Tokyo at 0800 GMT, the Japan Meteorological Agency said on its website.
SYDNEY, Oct 14- Australia can expect an average cyclone season with up to 11 tropical storms, four of them severe, in the next six months, the Bureau of Meteorology forecast said on Monday. Each year, cyclones close shipping lanes and disrupt mining of hundreds of millions of tonnes of iron ore, coal and other commodities in Australia.
*Cyclone Phailin kills at least five so far. ICHAPURAM/BHUBANESWAR, India, Oct 13- A fierce cyclone tore into India's coast, killing at least five people, forcing half a million into shelters and threatening to devastate farmland and fishing hamlets. It was India's strongest cyclone since a typhoon killed 10,000 people in the same region 14 years ago.
MEXICO CITY, Sept 25- Mexico is unlikely to be dragged into recession by severe flooding that has laid waste to large areas of farmland, destroyed homes and killed dozens of people, but the flooding has increased risk, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.
Cutbacks on subsidies for flood insurance are causing premiums to rise. Meanwhile, those who have coverage see difficulties in filing claims.
CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 23- The massive floods that devastated swaths of southern Alberta in June are estimated to be the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history, with the Insurance Bureau of Canada pegging the property damage at C $1.7 billion.
NBC News' Joe Fryer reports Colorado is keeping an eye on 10 oil spills, where 2 are considered significant.
ZURICH, Sept 18- Japan's Tokyo- Yokohama region is the riskiest place in the world to do business, in terms of the potential human and economic costs of a possible natural catastrophe, a study found on Wednesday.
Nearly a year after Super Storm Sandy hit the Jersey Shore, a fire has blazed through dozens of businesses on the Seaside Park boardwalk. CNBC's Scott Cohn has the latest. And NBC's Leanne Gregg reports from Boulder, Colorado, after 3 days of extremely heavy rain and floods killed at least 3 people.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the fire that destroyed the Seaside Park boardwalk, hitting an area recovering from Super Storm Sandy. Also, 3 days of heavy rain have triggered flooding in Colorado, killing at least 3 people. NBC's Leanne Gregg has the details.
Days of heavy rain are triggering serious flash floods in the northern part of the Centennial State, reports NBC's Leanne Gregg.
Colorado residents were told to move to higher ground today, as flash flooding continued to devastate the area around Boulder. Unfortunately, forecasters don't expect the floods to let up any time soon. NBC's Jay Gray reports.
MEXICO CITY, Sept 12- A tropical depression in the southern Gulf of Mexico is strengthening, prompting the closure of two top oil export terminals, and could unleash life-threatening flooding, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday.
ZURICH, Aug 21- Damage costs from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters fell 16 percent in the first half of 2013 to $56 billion, preliminary data from Swiss Re showed on Wednesday, despite June's heavy flooding in Europe. Claims related to the 2011 Thai floods were $16 billion, Swiss Re said.
Tiger Woods reportedly started noticing doors scraping the floors, and cracks in walls at his home in Jupiter Island, Florida. CNBC's Sue Herera reports.
TORONTO, July 22- Property and casualty insurer Intact Financial said it expected quarterly results would be hurt by losses from a train derailment and fiery explosion in a Quebec town and storm and flood damage in Canada's oil capital, Calgary, and Toronto, the country's largest city.
Major flooding hit Colorado, Virginia and Pennsylvania in the U.S. yesterday, and China saw its worst flooding in 50 years in the southwestern part of the country.
CALGARY, Alberta, June 24- Calgary will push ahead with its annual Stampede festival on July 5, a marquee event that draws 1 million people, despite massive flooding that swamped the venue and left the downtown of Canada's oil capital without power, officials said on Monday.
CALGARY, Alberta, June 24- With water levels receding after devastating flooding in southern Alberta, the Canadian oil industry capital of Calgary labored on Monday to restore power and assess damage to its downtown core, while a state of emergency remained in effect. But central Calgary remained mostly shut down.
CALGARY, Alberta, June 23- Power outages in the Canadian oil capital of Calgary could last for weeks or even months, city authorities said on Sunday, as record breaking flood waters moved downstream to threaten smaller communities in southeastern Alberta.