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Typhoon Mangkhut, strongest this year, closes in on north Philippines

Sep 13, 2018

Typhoon Mangkhut, strongest this year, closes in on north Philippines

The most powerful typhoon of the season is closing in on the northern Philippines, where officials ordered precautionary evacuations and closures of schools and offices and urged farmers to quickly harvest their crops to reduce damage. Forecasters said Typhoon Mangkhut, considered as the strongest this ...

Downpours lash Maui as Tropical Storm Olivia approaches Hawaii

Sep 13, 2018

Downpours lash Maui as Tropical Storm Olivia approaches Hawaii

A gradually weakening tropical storm hit Hawaii on Wednesday, soaking a part of Maui and sending gusts of wind that toppled trees and cancelled flights at a number of airports in the state. Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa urged residents and visitors to stay off the ...

Storm drifts away from Hawaii after 'almost biblical' rains

Aug 26, 2018

Storm drifts away from Hawaii after 'almost biblical' rains

A once-powerful hurricane twisted and drifted away from Hawaii, leaving behind heavily saturated ground on the Big Island and many residents on other islands relieved it didn't wreak more havoc. Firefighters on the Big Island rescued 39 people from floodwaters Friday through early Saturday as ...

Trump declares emergency as Hawaii braces for Hurricane Lane

Aug 24, 2018

Trump declares emergency as Hawaii braces for Hurricane Lane

Hurricane Lane drenched Hawaii Thursday ahead of its arrival in the island state, prompting U.S. President Donald Trump to declare a state of emergency as landslides and flash flooding left roads blocked. The National Weather Service said Lane — located about 200 miles (320 kilometers) ...