Cyclone Chapala Ravages Yemeni Coast, Residents Unlikely to See Meaningful Help

Dennis Mersereau · 11/03/15 04:16PM

Cyclone Chapala made a historic landfall along the coast of Yemen early on Tuesday, becoming the first hurricane-strength storm to make landfall there since reliable records began. The cyclone came ashore near Al Mukalla, an Al Qaeda-controlled city that’s home to more than 100,000 people.

A Typhoon and a Hurricane Are the Same, So Why Do We Call Them Different Names?

Dennis Mersereau · 09/01/15 03:57PM

A tropical cyclone is an iconic storm that strikes fear (or laughter) in the heart of coastal residents around the world. Most of these low pressure systems over the ocean are weak, but some can grow into monsters. If they’re all the same kind of storm, though, why do we call them different names around the world?

Cyclone Could Bring Rare Rains to Brutally Hot, Dry Arabian Desert

Dennis Mersereau · 06/09/15 03:02PM

The Arabian Peninsula is beautiful in June—precious little water, vast expanses of nothing, brutal sunshine, and temperatures hot enough to kill you in a few hours. It’s Disney without the high prices! However, nature will break the monotony this week as a tropical cyclone aims for Oman and Saudi Arabia.

South Pacific's Vanuatu Hammered by 165 MPH Tropical Cyclone

Dennis Mersereau · 03/13/15 02:01PM

The world is on edge this afternoon as we await news from Vanuatu's capital city of Port Vila to see how they fared the wrath of Severe Cyclone Pam. The storm had estimated winds of 165 MPH as its eyewall brushed the capital island's 66,000 inhabitants on Friday around 9:00 AM EDT.

A Potentially Catastrophic Cyclone Will Threaten Vanuatu on Friday

Dennis Mersereau · 03/11/15 02:18PM

An intensifying tropical cyclone in the southwestern Pacific Ocean will pose a grave threat to Vanuatu on Friday night. The cyclone could pack winds of 165 MPH when its eye brushes the country's capital of Port Vila, located about 1,200 miles northeast of Brisbane, Australia.

Two Intense Tropical Cyclones Make Landfall in Australia in One Day

Dennis Mersereau · 02/19/15 03:30PM

Two severe tropical cyclones—each the equivalent of a category three hurricane—are tearing through coastal sections of Australia this morning. The first cyclone made landfall on the country's north coast on Friday morning, while a second more intense cyclone swirls just off the coast of Queensland, north of Brisbane.