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Super Typhoon Chanthu makes landfall in the Philippines with 260kph windspeed before heading to Taiwan

Super Typhoon Chanthu made landfall in the far northern Philippines on Saturday, bringing destructive winds and heavy rain to the archipelago. Typhoon Chanthu, known as Kiko in the Philippines, was one of the strongest storms this year, with sustained winds of 260 kph before landfall. It is expected to move toward nearby Taiwan later on […]

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Vietnam and Taiwan brace for twin tropical storms

Vietnam and Taiwan are bracing for twin tropical storms which are expected to make landfall over the coming days, with typhoon Chanthu strengthening into a Super Typhoon in the past 24 hours. Taiwan has issued a sea warning on Friday for Super Typhoon Chanthu, known as Kiko in the Philippines, which is currently expected to […]

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Powerful typhoon In-Fa approaches China’s east coast days after deadly floods swept parts of country

A major typhoon is expected to make landfall on China’s east coast days after deadly floods devastated parts of the country. Weather watchers expect typhoon In-Fa to hit Shanghai on Sunday. Flights and train services have been suspended, while people have been ordered to stay indoors. Disruptive winds, rough seas and flooding are expected. Meanwhile, […]

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Typhoon In-fa slams southern Japan with strong winds and extremely heavy rainfall

Typhoon In-fa slams southern Japanese islands and has its eye set on eastern China by next week. The storm could bring extremely heavy rainfall totals to millions in China and Taiwan. And behind In-fa, there is a tropical threat for northern and central parts of Japan, which could potentially impact the Olympic Games by early […]

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Deaths toll from typhoon climbs to 67 as Philippines faces worst flooding in 45 years

The deaths toll from the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines this year has climbed to 67, while many areas remained submerged in a northern region hit by the worst flooding in more than 45 years, officials said on Sunday. President Rodrigo Duterte flew to Tuguegarao province to assess the situation in Cagayan Valley region, […]

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Typhoon Goni claims at least 16 lives, damaged 90% of homes while making landfall at Catanduanes

Typhoon Goni, the most powerful typhoon to hit the Philippines this year destroyed tens of thousands of homes and killed at least 16 people, officials said on Monday. Catanduanes Island and nearby Albay province on the most populous island of Luzon bore the brunt of Typhoon Goni which was packing maximum sustained wind speeds of […]

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Strongest typhoon since 2013 to hit the Philippines on Sunday. Thousands Evacuated.

Philippines ordered the evacuation nearly a million residents in the southern part of the main Luzon island, as the world’s strongest storm this year approached the Southeast Asian nation. Typhoon Goni, locally called Rolly is a category 5 storm with 215 kilometers per hour and sustained winds and gusts of up to 265 kph. It […]

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Typhoon Molave triggers landslides; dozens buried, missing, dead in Vietnam

Typhoon Molave triggered landslides that killed at least 18 people and left 38 missing in central Vietnam. Vietnam deployed hundreds of soldiers and heavy machinery on Thursday to search for survivors after landslides. Ferocious wind and rain blew away roofs and knocked out power in a region of 1.7 million residents, state media said Thursday. […]

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Vietnam is prepares to evacuate 1.3 MILLION people ahead of Typhoon Molave landfall

Vietnam is preparing to evacuate 1.3 million people ahead of Typhoon Molave, which is expected to make landfall on Wednesday. Typhoon Molave, with wind speeds of 125 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 150 kph, left the main Philippine island of Luzon earlier on Monday, with heavy rain causing seven landslides and floods […]

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits typhoon affected areas

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited coastal areas hit by Typhoon Maysak and ordered 12,000 core party members to join the recovery effort on Saturday, state media reported. Pictures showed Kim convening a meeting with North Korean officials and walking in the typhoon-hit area. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said more than 1,000 houses […]

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Typhoon Haishen brings strong winds, rains in southern Japan; forces 1.8 million to evacuate

Typhoon Haishen forced evacuations of 1.8 million people as it battered Japan’s southern mainland with powerful winds and drenching rain, cutting power to tens of thousands of homes. The storm was forecast to carry top sustained winds of up to 216 km per hour (134 mph) by Monday, the meteorological agency said. Authorities urged evacuations […]

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Two typhoons set to hit North and South Korea back to back within a week

Two typhoons are expected to hit the Korean Peninsula, threatening to bring more flooding and devastation to an area that has already been battered by one of the wettest monsoon seasons in recent history. Typhoon Maysak: Typhoon Maysak, equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane is expected to make landfall on the southern part of the […]