Cyclone Fani
West Bengal  /  Published 03.05.19

Swaying shield for highrises

Residents of a highrise need not fear if their building sways a bit during a storm because engineers said the movement helped transfer load from top to bottom and prevent damage to the structure.“Sw...
By Subhajoy Roy, Sudeshna Banerjee and Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

India  /  Published 04.05.19

Weakening but Bengal storm surge forecast

Cyclone Fani with wind speeds gusting up to 205kmph crossed the coast near Puri and moved along a coastline-hugging trajectory that was to bring it over Bengal in the early hours of Saturday, although...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.05.19

Cyclone Fani flattens Puri

Cyclone Fani ravaged Puri after making landfall in the pilgrim-and-tourist hub on Friday morning, littering roads with uprooted trees, power poles and telephone towers, blowing off roofs and swamping ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 04.05.19

The Fani forecast mix

A mix of high-speed computers crunching colossal amounts of weather data and human insights gained through years of experience helped the national weather agency to forecast cyclone Fani’s track and...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 03.05.19

Roofs fly, poles down, beach towns emptied

Winds and rain blew away tiled roofs of hundreds of houses and knocked scores of electric poles in pockets of West Midnapore close to the Odisha border on Friday morning, soon after Fani made landfall...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha


West Bengal  /  Published 02.05.19

Fani: how prepared is Calcutta?

Winds clocking 100kmph are likely to blow across Calcutta, accompanied by heavy to very heavy rain, after Fani barges into south Bengal as a “severe cyclonic storm” between Friday night and Saturd...
By TT Bureau in Alipore

Business  /  Published 12.05.19

How to initiate insurance claims after natural disasters wreck your home

An extraordinary cyclone came to pass recently, wreaking havoc along India’s eastern coast. Cyclone Fani, a rare April storm, lasted 11 days, making it the longest that any cyclone has lived in the ...
By Adhil Shetty in

West Bengal  /  Published 06.05.19

Cyclone Fani fallout: Calcutta under the weather

From 37.5 degrees Celsius on April 27, the mercury dipped to 29.1 on May 4 as Fani blew past the city and rose again to 37.9 on Monday. The variation is set to increase as the forecast is for the temp...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 06.05.19

Modi conducts aerial survey of cyclone-ravaged Odisha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday conducted an aerial survey to assess the loss and destruction caused by cyclone Fani in Odisha. Modi was received by governor Ganeshi Lal and chief minister Nave...
By PTI in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 05.05.19

Puri struggles for food, water and cash

Many in cyclone-ravaged Puri struggled without water or food even on Sunday, and found themselves short of cash because the ATMs were defunct and mobile payments hamstrung by a disrupted telecommunica...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Puri


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