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As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better, experts say

Sep 21, 2018

As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better, experts say

by Michael Taylor

Population growth, rapid urbanization and unfettered development of coastal areas in the Asia-Pacific region are increasing the risk of heavy damage from powerful typhoons, experts said. They urged governments and the private sector to collaborate on improving urban planning, protecting mangroves and developing "sponge cities" ...

Philippines raises alert as Typhoon Manghkut closes in

Sep 14, 2018

Philippines raises alert as Typhoon Manghkut closes in

The Philippines raised its storm warning on Friday and warned of major destruction hours before Typhoon Mangkhut was due to make landfall with fierce winds and drenching rains. Thousands have already fled their homes on the Philippines' northern coastal tip ahead of the early Saturday ...

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 ...