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Articles tagged as Hurricane

  • ISKCON Youth Spend Their Holidays Helping Puerto Rico Temple

    Three months after the category 4 Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico on September 20th, the U.S. territory’s infrastructure is still far from recovered. The country's only ISKCON temple had its roof, veranda and porch ripped off in the storm. Devotees are still struggling to clean up and rebuild.

  • Paramahamster - Hurricane

    Our "Paramahamster" comic strip follows an enthusiastic devotee as he navigates a 9 - 5 work day in the corporate world. Please check back weekly for new episodes!

  • Puerto Rico Temple “Almost Completely Destroyed” In Hurricane Maria

    Devotees in Puerto Rico are safe after Hurricane Maria. However, the U.S. territory’s only temple, in mountainous Gurabo, has been “almost completely destroyed.”

  • Florida Devotees Escape Hurricane Irma With Minimal Damage

    In Alachua, North Central Florida, devotees of New Raman Reti – the largest ISKCON community in the Western World – braced themselves for a Category 1 or 2 hurricane, rarely seen so far inland.

  • Houston Devotees Safe During Hurrican Harvey, Feeding Victims

    Hurricane Harvey has caused major destruction in Houston and throughout Texas in the last several days. 21 trillion gallons of rain fell on the Houston area, causing 51 inches of flooding in the worst hit places. Thirty to forty thousand homes were destroyed by floodwaters just in and around Houston; 39 people died, and 13 million were directly affected.

  • ISKCON Feeds Nearly 30,000 Victims of Cyclone Phailin

    Two weeks after Cyclone Phailin struck Odisha (formerly Orissa) and Andhra Pradesh at 140 mph, the Eastern Indian states are still reeling. Doing its part to help, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation -- which delivers healthy vegetarian meals to 1.2 million underprivileged school children around India every day -- flew members into Odisha on October 15th.

  • ISKCON Feeds and Cares For Victims of Cyclone Phailin

    When Cyclone Phailin hit the Eastern Indian states everyone feared the worst. Fifteen years ago, a storm of similar power, killed 10,000 people. But this time, the government took serious precautionary measures by evacuating 900,000 people to shelters. Still, the situation is serious. To provide aid, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation joined forces with ISKCON Juhu and Chowpatty in Mumbai.

  • A Hindu Hurricane Reflection
    Seeking the shelter of the Divine, and then striving to share that shelter with others, is the essence of this time of year -- and perhaps of all holy days. Sometimes it just takes a hurricane to remind us.
  • Devotees Bond in Service as Superstorm Sandy Rages
    No ISKCON devotees were hurt as a result of Superstorm Sandy, and no major damage to any ISKCON temples was reported. But centers in New York and New Jersey were affected by power outages.
  • Superstorm Sandy Power Outages Affect ISKCON News

    Don't worry, all our staff are safe! But some have been affected by Hurricane Sandy-caused power outages, resulting in reduced content on ISKCON News this week.

  • ISKCON New Talavana & New Orleans Spared by Hurricane Isaac
    New Talavana farm community in Mississippi, USA, and ISKCON New Orleans were spared from any substantial damage from weather conditions related to Hurricane Isaac.