Tag - typhoon



A Chinese hacking group known as Volt Typhoon has alarmed intelligence officials, who say it is part of a larger effort to compromise Western critical infrastructure.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jan 31, 2024
What is Volt Typhoon, the alleged China-backed hacking group?
Intelligence officials say the group is part of a larger effort to compromise Western critical infrastructure.
Vehicles and pedestrians by the intersection of Burgos and Real streets in Tacloban city, Leyte province, the Philippines, on Oct. 12.
Nov 6, 2023
Sex trafficking plagues Philippine city where typhoon wrought havoc
Typhoon Haiyan, which killed more than 6,000 people and displaced millions, triggered a humanitarian crisis that provided fertile ground for traffickers.
People walk past a damaged wall at the West Kowloon Regional Police Headquarters following Typhoon Saola in Hong Kong on Saturday.
Sep 2, 2023
Typhoon Saola weakens but still a threat in southern China
Saola had triggered Hong Kong's highest threat level on Friday evening — issued only 16 times since World War II.
A Philippine man evacuates with his cow as Typhoon Saola brushes past the city of Ilagan, north of Manila, on Sunday.
Aug 27, 2023
Hundreds flee floods as super typhoon brushes past Philippines
Residents of coastal communities vulnerable to high winds and large waves were moved to higher ground on Isabela province's Pacific coast.
Shin-Osaka Station is crowded with travelers as services resume on Thursday morning.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 17, 2023
Shinkansen lines resume, but travelers may still face long delays
Central Japan Railway is urging people to refrain from using the train service until stations become less crowded.
Travelers wait for the resumption of shinkansen services at Tokyo Station on Wednesday.
Aug 16, 2023
Scores injured as Typhoon Lan passes through Japan
At least 64 people in eight prefectures in central to western Japan were reported to have sustained injuries, and 34 houses were damaged by the storm.
Electric signs are turned off at Nagoya Station on Tuesday amid the suspension of shinkansen services between Nagoya and Okayama stations.
Aug 15, 2023
Typhoon Lan brings damage and power outages to western Kansai
In the wake of the storm, the city of Tottori released water from the Saji River Dam late afternoon Tuesday due to fears that the dam would overflow.
Officials of the Meteorological Agency ask people to be vigilant about Typhoon Lan, during a news conference at the agency in Tokyo on Sunday.
Aug 14, 2023
Japan braces for another typhoon as trains and flights canceled
Typhoon Lan is poised to make landfall in central Japan on Tuesday, with the storm set to bring a month’s worth of rain in just a few days.
Passengers queue to board a shinkansen bullet train at Tokyo Station in Tokyo on Friday.
Aug 13, 2023
Typhoon Lan set to crash Japan holiday week
Typhoon Lan is expected to make landfall Tuesday in central Japan, with warnings of heavy rain and flooding during the annual Bon summer holidays.
Heavy rain and strong wind hit the city of Fukuoka on Thursday as Tropical Storm Khanun approached the Kyushu region.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 10, 2023
Strong storms likely to affect Bon holiday plans
Plans to travel or meet with friends or family may need a rethink as strong storms approach Japan.
The city of Kagoshima is hit by wind and torrential rain on Wednesday.
Aug 9, 2023
Tropical Storm Khanun lashes southern Japan as second storm nears
As Khanun pounds the south, Tropical Storm Lan may threaten Tokyo just as thousands prepare to travel during a peak holiday season.
People pray at the Peace Park in Nagasaki on Wednesday, the 78th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the city.
Aug 9, 2023
Nagasaki urges break from nuclear deterrence at reduced A-bomb ceremony
The ceremony was the first held inside rather than at the city's Peace Park since 1963, and the first not attended by a Japanese leader since 1999.
Rocks are scattered on a road in Motobu, Okinawa Prefecture, as Typhoon Khanun moved around the prefecture on Sunday.
Aug 7, 2023
Typhoon Khanun to approach Kyushu this week
Rainfall of up to 300 millimeters is expected over a 24-hour period through 6 a.m. Tuesday in the Amami area and southern Kyushu.
The city of Nagasaki will hold the ceremony to mark the 78th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing indoors on Wednesday this year due to approaching Typhoon Khanun.
Aug 7, 2023
Typhoons push Nagasaki atomic bombing ceremony indoors
The Wednesday event to mark the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki will be observed at the Dejime Messe Nagasaki convention center due to the typhoon.
An electric cable is seen hanging down in Tomigusuku, Okinawa Prefecture, Friday, as thousands of households remained without electricity for a third day after the area was hit by Typhoon Khanun.
Aug 4, 2023
Typhoon Khanun eases off Okinawa, but islands brace for return
The storm is forecast to make a sudden, sharp turn to the east and start heading north toward Japan's main islands.
Damage to buildings in Naha, Okinawa, seen on Aug. 3, after Typhoon Khanun passed through the area
Aug 2, 2023
Typhoon Khanun kills one, cuts power to a third of Okinawa homes
High winds hit power lines in Okinawa Prefecture and knocked out electricity to more than 200,000 households on Wednesday morning.
An image from weather satellite Himawari as of 11 a.m. Monday
Jul 31, 2023
Large typhoon set to approach southern Japan
Typhoon Khanun has already led to the cancellation of flights departing from and arriving in Okinawa.
Officials closed the gates of the Forbidden City due to heavy rain in Beijing on Sunday.
Jul 30, 2023
China upgrades flood alert for Beijing, other northern areas
China’s central government warned areas around Beijing and the north to be prepared to deal with floods brought on by remnants of Typhoon Doksuri.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 13, 2023
Japan braces for a more intense typhoon season this year
According to Weathernews, around 29 typhoons are expected to develop this year, slightly more than the 30-year average of 25.1 formed per year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 6, 2023
Deluge of the century: Researchers highlight rarity of deadly Japan rainfall
Many coastal areas of the Tokai region, including Toyohashi in Aichi and Hamamatsu in Shizuoka, experienced an amount of rain that falls once in 100 years or more.


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