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Brazilians, battered by tropical cyclone, begin to rebuild their lives

Flood survivor Miguel Rutigliano Bieleski sits on the wreckage of his house as he gets emotional after finding clothes of his wife Ariel Armani, his daughter Yasmin and his son Miguel Junior, that are still missing, after the passage of the extratropical cyclone that hit the region, Lajeado, Brazil, on 8th September, 2023

Lajeado, Brazil Reuters For several hours, the floodwaters rose until they swept away Miguel Rutigliano Bieleski’s home, his wife and his two children. Bieleski said he only survived by clinging on to the branch of a tree. Bieleski, 35, is one of many Brazilians in the south of the country struggling to rebuild their lives […]

Cyclone Ilsa hits Australia’s north-west, misses iron ore export hub

Ships waiting to be loaded with iron ore are seen at the Fortescue loading dock located at Port Hedland, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, on 3rd December, 2013.

Sydney, Australia Reuters A tropical cyclone smashed into Australia’s north-west coast as a category 5 storm, setting new wind speed records, but has largely spared populated regions including the world’s largest iron ore export hub at Port Hedland, authorities said on Friday. Cyclone Ilsa made landfall early Friday morning with the highest intensity rating on […]