U.S. sends most advanced weather satellite ever built into space

Nov 20, 2016

U.S. sends most advanced weather satellite ever built into space

The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space Saturday night, part of an $11 billion effort to revolutionize forecasting and save lives. This new GOES-R spacecraft will track U.S. weather as never before: hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, volcanic ash clouds, wildfires, lightning storms, ...

Oct 28, 2016

Taiwanese man detained over huge carrot hoard

A Taiwanese man has been detained for hoarding 300 tons of carrots in what authorities say was a bid to manipulate prices. Investigators in the southern city of Kaohsiung have been probing fruit and vegetable prices, which have remained high since back-to-back typhoons battered ...

Oct 22, 2016

Over 50,000 in Typhoon Haima's path evacuated in southern China

Typhoon Haima forced the evacuations of more than 50,000 people in southern China after hammering the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and killing at least 13 people. No deaths were immediately reported Saturday in China from ...

Super typhoon kills at least eight in Philippines

Oct 20, 2016

Super typhoon kills at least eight in Philippines

One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit the Philippines killed at least eight people on Thursday as ferocious gales and landslides destroyed tens of thousands of homes. Super Typhoon Haima struck late on Wednesday night with winds similar to those of catastrophic ...

Typhoon kills at least four in Philippines

Oct 20, 2016

Typhoon kills at least four in Philippines

One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit the Philippines killed at least four people as it destroyed houses, tore roofs off schools and uprooted giant trees on Thursday. Typhoon Haima struck late on Wednesday with winds similar to those of the catastrophic ...

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 ...

Hurricane Matthew's blow was less than feared in U.S.

Oct 9, 2016

Hurricane Matthew's blow was less than feared in U.S.

A weakening Hurricane Matthew lashed Georgia and the Carolinas on Saturday in what appeared to be the last leg of its march up the East Coast, leaving in its wake millions of Americans relieved that one of the most fearsome storms on record in ...

Typhoon Chaba leaves six dead in South Korea

Oct 6, 2016

Typhoon Chaba leaves six dead in South Korea

South Korea cleaned up Thursday after Typhoon Chaba lashed its southern coast with powerful winds and heavy rains that triggered flash floods and left six people dead and four missing. The violent storm passed over the southern tip of the Korean peninsula on Wednesday, ...

Powerful typhoon bearing down on Okinawa

Oct 3, 2016

Powerful typhoon bearing down on Okinawa

Powerful Typhoon Chaba approached Okinawa Prefecture on Monday, causing airlines to cancel more than 200 flights, including those at Naha Airport. The Meteorological Agency issued a warning for storm conditions and high waves as Typhoon No. 18 was moving north-northwest near Okinawa Island, packing ...

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 ...

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 ...