China evacuates over 865,000 as powerful typhoon nears

Jul 11, 2015

China evacuates over 865,000 as powerful typhoon nears

Typhoon Chan-hom barrelled toward eastern China near Shanghai on Saturday, prompting the evacuation of more than 865,000 people after lashing Okinawa and Taiwan. The storm could be the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Zhejiang province, which borders Shanghai to the south, for the ...

Powerful typhoon on course for Saturday landfall in Shikoku

Aug 8, 2014

Powerful typhoon on course for Saturday landfall in Shikoku

Typhoon Halong is expected to make landfall on Shikoku Saturday after bringing heavy rain, high waves and strong winds to southern Kyushu, the Meteorological Agency said Friday. The typhoon, the 11th of the year, is expected to dump more precipitation on rain-soaked Shikoku before ...

Typhoon leaves millions without power in Philippines

Jul 18, 2014

Typhoon leaves millions without power in Philippines

Millions of people in the Philippines endured a second sweltering day without power on Thursday after a ferocious typhoon paralyzed the capital and wrecked flimsy rural homes, claiming at least 40 lives. Utility crews scrambled to repair thousands of toppled power pylons as well ...

Jul 18, 2014

Typhoon near Philippines heading northward

A tropycal cyclone over the ocean east of the Philippines turned into a typhoon early Friday, the Meteorological Agency said. Typhoon No. 10, whose atmospheric pressure measures 1002 hectopascals and its maximum wind speed 18 meters per second at its center, is slowly heading ...

Thousands flee as typhoon hits eastern Philippines

Jul 15, 2014

Thousands flee as typhoon hits eastern Philippines

Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines sheltered in evacuation centers on Tuesday as a typhoon began to pound its eastern coast, with authorities warning of giant storm surges and heavy floods. The eye of Typhoon Rammasun was set to strike the city ...

Jul 11, 2014

Hokkaido braces for rain as typhoon exits Tokyo area

The powerful typhoon rolling across Japan crossed the Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture Friday morning and is expected to head to the Pacific Ocean and turn into an extratropical cyclone off the Sanriku coast in northeast Honshu by the evening. The Meteorological Agency warned ...

Typhoon leaves seven dead as it heads toward Tokyo

Jul 10, 2014

Typhoon leaves seven dead as it heads toward Tokyo

A powerful typhoon slammed into western Japan on Thursday, ripping up trees, causing widespread flooding and sending mudslides plowing into houses. At least seven people were reported dead and nearly 50 injured. Tens of thousands were urged to seek shelter as Japan’s eighth typhoon ...