May 10, 2015

Huge typhoon sends thousands fleeing in Philippines

More than 2,000 people were fleeing their homes as Typhoon Noul approached the northern Philippines on Sunday, triggering warnings of possible flash floods, landslides and tsunami-like storm surges. The storm’s movement has slowed slightly but it has also strengthened to pack gusts of 220 ...

Cleanup in Australia after destructive storms

Apr 23, 2015

Cleanup in Australia after destructive storms

Crews began the “immense task” of clearing up Thursday after three days of wild weather left four people dead and millions of dollars in damage across Sydney and surrounding areas. While the low pressure system that caused relentless gale force winds and torrential rain ...

Apr 18, 2015

'Isis' dropped from U.N. hurricane name list

The U.N. weather agency announced Friday it was dropping “Isis” — the name of an ancient Egyptian goddess that also happens to be the acronym for the Islamic State jihadi group — from its stock list of Pacific hurricane names. “Isis” was replaced with ...

Eruptions, quakes, cyclones: Vanuatu man survives them all

Mar 23, 2015

Eruptions, quakes, cyclones: Vanuatu man survives them all

Volcanic eruptions, landslides, earthquakes and cyclones: 76-year-old Lik Simelum from Vanuatu has survived them all. He lives in a country that’s ranked by the United Nations University as the world’s most at-risk for natural disasters. But his story is remarkable even in an archipelago ...

Mar 20, 2015

In Vanuatu, survivors await help as death toll inches up

Thousands of people left homeless by a fierce cyclone remained stuck in shelters across Vanuatu on Friday, waiting for relief and longing for a return to normalcy as the death toll from the disaster rose by two to 13. Australian and French troops arrived ...

Vanuatu suffers major damage from cyclone

Mar 16, 2015

Vanuatu suffers major damage from cyclone

The first reports from the outer islands of Vanuatu on Monday painted a picture of utter destruction after a monster cyclone tore through the Pacific island nation. Authorities in the South Pacific nation were struggling to establish contact with the islands that bore the ...