National Oct 12, 2019

Japan Defense Ministry opens new Twitter account for disaster info

The Defense Ministry set up a new Twitter account on Friday to spread information on disaster relief efforts, ahead of the arrival of very powerful Typhoon Hagibis. The permanent account, @ModJapan_saigai, will send out information regarding water supply and bathing access activities conducted by the ...

World Sep 29, 2019

Hurricane Lorenzo gathers steam, setting record in Atlantic

Hurricane Lorenzo has strengthened into a Category 5 storm in the central Atlantic Ocean, making it the strongest storm ever observed so far north and east in the Atlantic basin. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said late Saturday night that the storm has maximum sustained ...

Bermuda braces for approach of Category 2 Hurricane Humberto

World Sep 18, 2019

Bermuda braces for approach of Category 2 Hurricane Humberto

Officials in Bermuda said Tuesday that schools, public transportation and government offices on the British Atlantic territory will close early ahead of the likely arrival of Hurricane Humberto as a Category 2 storm. National Security Minister Wayne Caines told reporters that schools, government offices and ...

Typhoon leaves thousands of South Korean homes powerless

Asia Pacific Sep 7, 2019

Typhoon leaves thousands of South Korean homes powerless

Typhoon winds toppled trees, grounded planes and left thousands of South Korean homes without electricity on Saturday as a powerful storm system brushed up against the Korean Peninsula. Strong winds and rain from Typhoon Lingling caused power outages in more than 31,000 homes on the ...