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4 killed after a typhoon hits the main island of the Philippines

At least four rescue workers have been killed and one left missing after a typhoon hit the main island of the Philippines. Typhoon Noru, previously classed as a super typhoon, caused gusts of up to 240kph on Luzon, where more than half of the country’s 110 million population live. Forecasters say the storm experienced an […]

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Two Filipinos who survived Typhoon Rai devastation die from food and water shortage

Two Filipinos who survived the devastation wrought by Typhoon Rai have died of dehydration, according to local media, as people in storm-ravaged areas pleaded for food and water and officials warned of potential looting in the absence of urgent humanitarian assistance. The deaths on the hard-hit island of Siargao brought the typhoon’s toll to at […]

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‘Complete Carnage’: Death toll from devastating Super Typhoon Rai climbs to 375 in Philippines

At least 375 people are now known to have died after a powerful storm struck the Philippines on Thursday, police say. Super Typhoon Rai with winds of about 195km/h sent some 400,000 people running for safety when it hit the country’s south-eastern islands. At least 500 people were injured and 56 others have been reported […]

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Philippines: Death toll from Super Typhoon Ria tops 100 as authorities struggle to deliver food and supplies

The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has topped 100, official tallies showed on Sunday, as the government struggles to deliver emergency food aid to the most devastated areas of the country. The overall number of reported deaths stands at 108, according to AFP. More than 300,000 people fled […]

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Philippines: Super Typhoon Rai death toll climbs to 31; touristy Siargao island totally devastated

More than 30 people are feared dead and many are missing after a devastating storm swept over the Philippines. Super Typhoon Rai crashed into the country’s southeastern islands on Thursday, levelling homes and bringing winds of about 195km/h. The strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year has toppled power poles, uprooted trees and left […]

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Super Typhoon Rai hits Philippines; thousands flee amid widespread floods and destruction, 13 million affected

Super typhoon Rai struck southern Philippines, forcing thousands of people to take shelter amid warnings of widespread flooding and destruction. The storm made landfall in Siargao, a popular tourist island, packing winds of about 175km/h. Power and communication lines are currently down on parts of Siargao, and the UN says 13 million people could be […]

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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 […]