Flooding in North Korea kills 40, strands thousands

Aug 26, 2015

Flooding in North Korea kills 40, strands thousands

Heavy rain in North Korea killed 40 people, stranded thousands in flash floods and caused “massive” damage on the weekend, the International Federation of the Red Cross said and North Korean media said. More than 11,000 people were forced from their homes or otherwise ...

Aug 26, 2015

Japan to help Nicaragua open tsunami warning center

The central government will help Nicaragua open a tsunami warning center this year that would serve all of Central America, an official said Tuesday. The center would provide real-time earthquake and tsunami information across that continent, according to Wilfried Strauch of the Nicaraguan Seismological ...

Typhoon Goni batters Okinawa, heads for Kyushu

Aug 24, 2015

Typhoon Goni batters Okinawa, heads for Kyushu

Typhoon Goni, which battered Okinawa and was over the East China Sea on Monday, was poised to make a landfall on Kyushu on Tuesday morning, prompting the Meteorological Agency to warn of violent winds and high waves. The weather agency also alerted residents in ...

Three hurt in Kanagawa by wind gusts blamed on tornado

Aug 18, 2015

Three hurt in Kanagawa by wind gusts blamed on tornado

Three people were injured when a suspected tornado touched down Monday in Kanagawa Prefecture, according to the Meteorological Agency and the police. A 27-year-old man in the city of Fujisawa suffered a broken leg when he was struck by a panel blown by a ...

Aug 17, 2015

Heavy rain warning issued for wide areas of Japan

The Meteorological Agency warned Monday of heavy rain in eastern and western Japan through Tuesday, calling for caution against possible flooding. On Monday, hourly rainfall reached 76.0 mm in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, and 58.0 mm in Aisai, Aichi Prefecture. The Hiroshima Municipal Government issued ...