Typhoon Meranti leaves 16 dead or missing in China

Sep 16, 2016

Typhoon Meranti leaves 16 dead or missing in China

Typhoon Meranti has left at least 16 people dead or missing in China and an ancient bridge destroyed as it wreaked havoc on the country’s eastern coast, the government said Friday. The storm, described by the official Xinhua news agency as the world’s strongest ...

One dead after major typhoon sweeps through Taiwan

Sep 15, 2016

One dead after major typhoon sweeps through Taiwan

One person was killed in Taiwan as a typhoon roiled the island and parts of southeastern China in what Chinese and Taiwanese weather authorities labeled the strongest storm so far this year. Taiwan’s Central News Agency said Thursday that 44 people were also injured ...

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 ...

Four August typhoons will be designated as severe disasters

Sep 11, 2016

Four August typhoons will be designated as severe disasters

The government will designate four typhoons that hit Japan in August as extremely severe disasters so the affected municipalities will receive increased assistance, disaster management minister Jun Matsumoto said. The four typhoons are Chanthu, Mindulle, Lionrock and Kompasu. They were this year’s seventh, ninth, ...

Typhoon prompts wind, slide and flood warnings in Nagasaki

Sep 5, 2016

Typhoon prompts wind, slide and flood warnings in Nagasaki

Typhoon Namtheun made landfall in the city of Nagasaki early Monday, prompting the Meteorological Agency to warn of strong winds, heavy rain, mudslides and flooding, especially along river valleys. After making landfall shortly after 1 a.m., the typhoon moved over the northwestern part of ...

Tropical Storm Hermine kills two on U.S. East Coast, gathers new strength

Sep 4, 2016

Tropical Storm Hermine kills two on U.S. East Coast, gathers new strength

The once-and-future Hurricane Hermine regained strength Saturday as it moved slowly up the Eastern Seaboard and made a mess of the holiday weekend. Hermine (her-MEEN) already caused two deaths, damaged properties and left hundreds of thousands without electricity from Florida to Virginia. It spawned ...

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 ...

Japan braces for powerful Typhoon Lionrock

Aug 29, 2016

Japan braces for powerful Typhoon Lionrock

The Meteorological Agency on Monday warned of heavy rain, strong winds and rough seas as Typhoon Lionrock swirled off Japan’s eastern coast. The storm was forecast to strike eastern or northern Honshu, possibly including the Tokyo region, early Tuesday. As of 9 p.m. Monday, ...

Aug 27, 2016

Powerful Typhoon Lionrock may hit Japan early next week

Powerful Typhoon Lionrock is forecast to hit areas of eastern and northern Honshu on Tuesday, bringing heavy rains and strong winds to a wide area of the country, the Meteorological Agency said Saturday. The storm gained strength while hovering in the Pacific Ocean for ...