Oct 15, 2016

Philippines faces years 'most damaging typhoon'

The Philippines faces what could be “the most damaging” storm this year as Typhoon Sarika headed for the archipelago’s heavily-populated main island, officials said Saturday. Sarika, packing maximum winds of 180 ph (112 mph) , has already knocked out all power and telephone lines ...

Oct 5, 2016

16 dead in China landslides following typhoon

The death toll from two landslides last week in southeastern China following a major typhoon has risen to 16, with searchers finding the bodies of people reported missing. Rescuers are still at work in Sucun village, in China’s Zhejiang province, where 10 people were ...

Strongest Typhoon in 21 years whips Taiwan

Sep 14, 2016

Strongest Typhoon in 21 years whips Taiwan

Parts of Taiwan were brought to a standstill Wednesday as Typhoon Meranti skirted past the island’s southern tip, bringing the strongest winds in 21 years and disrupting traffic ahead of a major holiday. Although Meranti did not make landfall, the storm brought violent winds ...

Strong Typhoon Lionrock lashes Tohoku

Aug 30, 2016

Strong Typhoon Lionrock lashes Tohoku

Powerful Typhoon Lionrock lashed the Tohoku region late Tuesday afternoon, forcing transport services and schools to close down and residents to evacuate. The typhoon made landfall at Ofunato on the Sanriku coast of Iwate Prefecture shortly before 6 p.m. Later in the evening it ...