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Typhoon Yutu leaves Northern Marianas without power or water

World Oct 25, 2018

Typhoon Yutu leaves Northern Marianas without power or water

Rescue teams and heavy equipment were mobilized across the Northern Mariana Islands on Thursday after a typhoon hit U.S. Western Pacific territories overnight, causing blackouts and damage to critical infrastructure. With sustained winds of over 270 kph (168 mph), Typhoon Yutu pulled down trees, telegraph ...

Category 3 Hurricane Willa makes landfall on Mexico's Sinaloa coast

World Oct 24, 2018

Category 3 Hurricane Willa makes landfall on Mexico's Sinaloa coast

Hurricane Willa swept onto Mexico's Pacific mainland with 120 mph (195 kph) winds Tuesday night, hitting an area of fishing villages and farms after roaring over an offshore penal colony. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the dangerous Category 3 storm hit near the town ...

World Oct 18, 2018

Indonesia drops disinfectant on quake-hit Palu

Indonesian authorities on Thursday used helicopters to drop disinfectant on parts of the earthquake-and-tsunami-ravaged city of Palu, where thousands of decomposing bodies are still buried beneath once-thriving neighborhoods. The magnitude 7.5 quake and a subsequent tsunami razed swathes of the city on Sulawesi island on ...

Hurricane Michael, fiercest in 80 years, pounds Florida with 250-kph winds

World Oct 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael, fiercest in 80 years, pounds Florida with 250-kph winds

Hurricane Michael, the third-most-powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland, battered Florida's Gulf coast with roof-shredding winds, raging surf and torrential rains before it was downgraded to a tropical storm as it headed through Georgia. Michael, whose rapid intensification as it churned north over the ...