Philippine storm weakens after killing at least nine

Oct 19, 2015

Philippine storm weakens after killing at least nine

A typhoon swept across the northern Philippines killing at least nine people as trees, power lines and walls were toppled and floodwaters spread far from riverbeds, but tens of thousands of people were evacuated in time. Officials fear the death toll may rise after Typhoon ...

Oct 16, 2015

Typhoon takes aim at northern Philippines

A typhoon was heading straight for the main Philippine island of Luzon on Friday, prompting storm alerts in nearly 20 provinces and placing army and police units on standby. With center winds of 130 kph, Typhoon Koppu was about 585 km east of northeast Aurora ...

How Japan's devastating rainstorm came about

Sep 10, 2015

How Japan's devastating rainstorm came about

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Torrential rain that caused flooding and the evacuations of tens of thousands of people across the Kanto region on Thursday was the result of a mass of humid air unable to escape the area, a pileup of thunderclouds — and possibly climate change, experts ...

Jul 25, 2015

More than 11,000 farmed tuna die in wake of typhoon

Farmed tuna die in wake of typhoon Around 11,000 farmed bluefin tuna died off the coast of the Pacific coastal town of Kushimoto, Wakayama Prefecture, after a powerful typhoon made landfall in western Japan earlier this month and wreaked havoc throughout a large chunk of ...

Typhoon Nangka leaves two dead; 550,000 told to flee

Jul 17, 2015

Typhoon Nangka leaves two dead; 550,000 told to flee

Two died, evacuation orders and recommendations were issued to some 555,000 people, and 32 people sustained injuries of varying degrees nationwide Friday as Typhoon Nangka headed north over Shikoku toward the Chugoku region in western Honshu. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said that 11 ...

Typhoon Nangka menaces west Japan

Jul 16, 2015

Typhoon Nangka menaces west Japan

A strong typhoon was moving northwest toward Shikoku on Thursday, the Meteorological Agency said, warning of heavy rainfall and strong winds. Typhoon Nangka was described as particularly slow-moving, the kind of storm that can wreak most damage. Fears of landslides prompted the government of Kochi ...

Strong winds, heavy rain thrash eastern Japan

May 13, 2015

Strong winds, heavy rain thrash eastern Japan

Typhoon Noul passed over central and eastern Japan to the Pacific in the northeast by Wednesday morning, bringing strong winds and heavy rain and disrupting traffic in some areas. At 6 p.m. Tuesday, the typhoon was downgraded to an extratropical depression, but the storm continued ...