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2019 Tropical Cyclones in the Indian Ocean

Cyclone Vayu Approaches Western Coast of India
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Cyclone Vayu Approaches Western Coast of India

The powerful storm barreled toward the coast and then changed direction.

Published Jun 13, 2019

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Lights Out after Cyclone Fani
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Lights Out after Cyclone Fani

The powerful storm, one of the worst to hit India since 1999, knocked out electricity across the state of Odisha.

Published May 8, 2019

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Fani Threatens India
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Fani Threatens India

The storm strengthened and bore down on the country's eastern coast as a very severe tropical cyclone.

Published May 2, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone Fani
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Tropical Cyclone Fani

The storm, currently spinning over the Bay of Bengal, is advancing toward the eastern coast of India.

Published May 1, 2019

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Kenneth Nearing Landfall in Mozambique
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Kenneth Nearing Landfall in Mozambique

The tropical cyclone quickly intensified over 36 hours to arrive as a category 4 storm.

Published Apr 25, 2019

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Mozambique Braces for Tropical Cyclone Kenneth
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Mozambique Braces for Tropical Cyclone Kenneth

Just five weeks after enduring the worst natural disaster in its recorded history, the African country is facing another serious storm threat.

Published Apr 24, 2019

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Darkness in the Wake of Idai
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Darkness in the Wake of Idai

The powerful storm knocked out power across Mozambique's second-largest port city.

Published Mar 26, 2019

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Floods and Landslides in Chimanimani
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Floods and Landslides in Chimanimani

Widespread changes appeared across Zimbabwe’s landscape after Tropical Cyclone Idai swamped some areas with intense rainfall.

Published Mar 25, 2019

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Devastation in Mozambique
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Devastation in Mozambique

Rains, winds, and a storm surge delivered a crippling blow to Mozambique’s fourth largest city.

Published Mar 21, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone Idai Aims at Mozambique
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Tropical Cyclone Idai Aims at Mozambique

The tracks of tropical cyclones in the Mozambique Channel often meander and loop.

Published Mar 12, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone Idai
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Tropical Cyclone Idai

Tropical Cyclone Idai is poised to move inland over East African countries already soaked with rain.

Published Mar 11, 2019

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