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World Oct 26, 2018

Hurricane largely wipes out tiny Hawaiian island

Marine debris teams were dispatched to assess the damage this week after a tiny, remote Hawaiian island was largely wiped off the map when a raging hurricane passed through, officials said. East Island was a low-lying island composed mainly of loose sand and gravel, and ...

Typhoon Yutu leaves Northern Marianas without power or water

World Oct 25, 2018

Typhoon Yutu leaves Northern Marianas without power or water

Rescue teams and heavy equipment were mobilized across the Northern Mariana Islands on Thursday after a typhoon hit U.S. Western Pacific territories overnight, causing blackouts and damage to critical infrastructure. With sustained winds of over 270 kph (168 mph), Typhoon Yutu pulled down trees, telegraph ...

'Zombie' storm Leslie smashes into Portugal, Spain

World Oct 14, 2018

'Zombie' storm Leslie smashes into Portugal, Spain

Storms packing nearly winds of 180 kilometers per hour (110 mph) winds hit Portugal early Sunday, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power before carrying heavy rain on into Spain, authorities said. The region around capital Lisbon and the center of the country at ...

Cyclone Titli batters eastern India; 300,000 evacuated

Asia Pacific Oct 11, 2018

Cyclone Titli batters eastern India; 300,000 evacuated

A cyclone packing winds of up to 150 kilometers per hour (95 mph) and heavy rains hit eastern India early Thursday. Over 300,000 people were evacuated from low-lying areas. Two men were reported killed. Officials in neighboring Bangladesh were on alert in the coastal district ...

Hurricane Michael, fiercest in 80 years, pounds Florida with 250-kph winds

World Oct 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael, fiercest in 80 years, pounds Florida with 250-kph winds

Hurricane Michael, the third-most-powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland, battered Florida's Gulf coast with roof-shredding winds, raging surf and torrential rains before it was downgraded to a tropical storm as it headed through Georgia. Michael, whose rapid intensification as it churned north over the ...