Sat, 05 Dec, 2015
New Orleans’ flood defences appeared to withstand Hurricane Isaac, but thousands of people to the north and south of the city had to be evacuated or rescued as the storm lingered over the US Gulf Coast with whistling winds and constant rain. At least two deaths were reported.
Thu, 30 Aug, 2012
Isaac turned into a full-blown category 1 hurricane today as it rolled over the Gulf of Mexico toward Louisiana, where residents in four states left boarded-up homes and New Orleans waited nervously behind flood-defence levees strengthened after the devastating Katrina struck exactly seven years ago.
Tue, 28 Aug, 2012
Mexican authorities set up emergency shelters and cruise ships shifted course as Hurricane Rina strengthened off the Caribbean coast today, following a projected track through Cancun and the resort-filled Mayan Riviera, Mexico’s most popular tourist destination.
Wed, 26 Oct, 2011
AUSTRALIA evacuated thousands of people from its northeast coast yesterday as a cyclone rivalling Hurricane Katrina bore down on tourism towns and rural communities, with officials saying it could even threaten areas deep inland that were ruined by floods last month.
Wed, 02 Feb, 2011
IT STRUCK without warning, leaving a trail of destruction and human misery in its wake. The river Lee burst its banks in the early hours of last Friday morning after millions of tonnes of water were released from the Inniscarra Dam, eight miles west of Cork city.
Sat, 28 Nov, 2009
A SENIOR fellow of the Westchester Institute in New York, Dr Maureen Condic, published a white paper in which, from her scientific vantage point as an embryologist, she pinpoints the very instant at which a human organism comes into existence.
Mon, 24 Nov, 2008