TYPHOON

  • US committed to work to help Tsunami hit region, says John Kerry 4 days ago

    Washington: US Secretary of State, John Kerry has said America is committed to work still ahead to help the region which was hit by Tsunami 10 years ago and build safer and more resilient communities. "On this day of reflection, we mourn with our friends in Asia and Africa who...
  • Philippine: Authorities worried about heavy rainfall, flooding December 9, 2014

    The threat typhoon Hagupit posed to Philippine may have passed, but authorities are now worried about heavy rainfall and flooding. According to news agencies, at least 27 people have been killed so far and nearly a thousand homes destroyed. The storm has been far less catastrophic. ...
  • Relief in Philippines as typhoon crawls west; 4 dead December 8, 2014

    Manila: Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos began to return to their homes battered by a powerful typhoon at the weekend, but the nation collectively breathed a sigh of relief as a massive evacuation plan appeared to minimize fatalities. The death toll from typhoon Hagupit stood at four on Monday, as over...
  • Typhoon howls through Philippines, more than 1 million flee December 7, 2014

    Manila: A powerful, slow-moving typhoon pounded through the central Philippines on Sunday, bringing howling winds that toppled trees and power lines and cut off communications to areas still scarred by a super-storm just over a year ago. Typhoon Hagupit did not appear to have wreaked devastation on the same scale as...
  • Typhoon Hagupit slams into eastern Philippines December 7, 2014

    Legazpi: Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast on late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year. Packing maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers...
  • Trees felled, power cut as typhoon hits Philippines December 6, 2014

    Manila: Strong winds felled trees as a powerful typhoon roared into the eastern Philippines on Saturday, bringing intense rain and threatening to wreak more destruction to areas still bearing the scars of a super typhoon 13 months ago. More than half a million people had already fled to shelters ahead of...
  • 5,00,000 Filipinos evacuated as Typhoon Hagupit gains strength December 6, 2014

    Manila: Half a million Filipinos fled their homes as differing forecasts about the path of a dangerously erratic typhoon one predicting it will graze the capital, Manila prompted a wide swath of the country to prepare for a weekend of destructive winds and rain. Typhoon Hagupit Filipino for "smash" was expected...
  • Search for bodies on Japan volcano halted as typhoon looms October 5, 2014

    Tokyo: More than a week after a deadly eruption claimed dozens of lives, a search operation for people missing on a volcano in central Japan was called off on Sunday due to an approaching typhoon brought heavy rains. The bodies of at least 12 hikers are believed to be lying somewhere...
  • Typhoon shuts down Hong Kong with strong winds, rain September 17, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong was shuttered on Tuesday as a powerful typhoon swept past the city, bringing strong winds and rain that caused flight disruptions and forced the closure of the stock market and container ports. Typhoon Kalmaegi, packing gusts of 125 kilometres (77 miles) per hour, was centred 400 kilometres...
  • Typhoon slams into northeastern Philippines September 14, 2014

    Manila, Philippines: A fastmoving typhoon slammed into the northeastern Philippines on Sunday, sparking warnings of possible landslides, flash floods and storm surges. Typhoon Kalmaegi, with sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour (81 miles per hour) and gusts of 160 kph (99 mph), blew into the boundary of Cagayan and Isabela...
  • China issues heavy rain, typhoon alert September 13, 2014

    Beijing: China's National Meteorological Centre (NMC) on Saturday issued an alert for heavy rain and typhoon. From Saturday to Sunday morning, parts of Sichuan province, Chongqing city and Shaanxi province will receive heavy rains, Xinhua reported citing the NMC statement. Some areas might receive precipitation of 100 to 150 mm, it said. Areas...
  • Rammasun toll in China climbs to 33 July 21, 2014

    Beijing: Beijing, July 21 (IANS) The number of people killed by typhoon Rammasun in China has increased to 33, officials said Monday. Rammasun, the strongest typhoon to hit China in four decades, brought downpours and floods affecting more than 8 million people in the southern coastal provinces of Hainan, Guangdong, Yunnan...
  • Typhoon kills 11 in Vietnam; China death toll mounts to 26 July 21, 2014

    Hanoi: A typhoon that barrelled into northern Vietnam has killed at least 11 people, while in China the death toll from the strongest storm to strike the country's south in four decades rose to 26. Typhoon Rammasun made landfall in Vietnam over the weekend, triggering heavy floods, destroying homes and crops,...
  • Typhoon Rammasun kills 18 in China July 20, 2014

    Beijing: The death toll from super typhoon Rammasun, the strongest storm to hit southern China in over four decades, reached 18 on Sunday, officials said. Typhoon Rammasun killed nine people and left five missing after hitting Hainan island off China's southern coast on Friday, the civil affairs ministry said in a...
  • Philippine typhoon toll nears 100, new storm brings rains July 20, 2014

    Manila: The death toll from Typhoon Rammasun in the Philippines rose to 94 with six missing as another storm brought rains to the ravaged areas, authorities said. The reports of fatalities came in as repairmen struggled to restore electricity to hundreds of thousands of households who have been without power since...
  • Philippines typhoon toll soars as new storm threatens July 19, 2014

    Manila: The disasterweary Philippines braced for a second severe storm in five days on Saturday as the death toll from Typhoon Rammasun surged to 77, officials said. While Tropical Storm Matmo was not forecast to hit the main island of Luzon, the weather service warned it would still bring heavy rains...
  • Typhoon Rammasun to rage through weekend in China July 18, 2014

    Beijing: China's meteorological authority on Friday forecast that typhoon Rammasun will continue to rage through the weekend before it starts weakening on Monday. It also warned that the typhoon, the ninth this year, may make landfall again in the coastal areas of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southwest China late Friday...
  • 45 dead in China rains, red alert issued for typhoon Rammasun July 17, 2014

    Beijing: At least 45 people were killed and 21 others injured over the past week by heavy rains and landslides in China as authorities on Thursday issued the first red alert for the typhoon Rammasun which is all set to hit the southern region of the country. China's Meteorological authorities issued...
  • Typhoon Neoguri makes landfall on Japan's southern main island July 10, 2014

    Tokyo: Typhoon Neoguri slammed into Japan's southern main island early on Thursday after lashing the Okinawa island chain, with three people killed as powerful winds and torrential rains battered the country. "It landed near Akune City shortly before 7:00 am (2200 GMT yesterday)," an official at the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Akune...
  • Japan issues highest alert over typhoon Neoguri July 8, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan is bracing Tuesday for one of its worst storms in over a decade as typhoon Neoguri barreled towards the southern Okinawa island chain, with 55,000 people urged to evacuate as the weather agency issued its highest alert. The toplevel warning means a threat to life, as well as...
  • Indian guru donates $1 mn to typhoon victims April 3, 2014

    The Mata Amritanandamayi Math has donated $1 million for the rehabilitation of the victims of a typhoon that hit the Philippines five months ago. A cheque was handed over by Embracing the World (ETW), a worldwide network of charities inspired by spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, to the Office of the...
  • Man takes marketing budget of $25,000 to promote a Hollywood film and uses it for disaster relief December 17, 2013

    Casey Neisat received an offer from 20th Century Fox to market their new movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty on YouTube. The concept of the advertising campaign was 'Live Your Dream'. Watch how Casey uses the budget for disaster relief in the Philippines. ...
  • Philippines: Survivors struggle to cope with Typhoon Haiyan's devastation November 18, 2013

    The international aid operation is gaining momentum after the supertyphoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. Meanwhile, some devastated survivors of the storm are trying to find solace in their faith by attending mass in battered churches but it's hard to come to terms with such awful losses. ...
  • Typhoon struck Philippine begins mass burial November 14, 2013

    A city devastated by last week's typhoon buried some of its dead in a mass grave in a hillside cemetery on Thursday, a somber reminder of the tragedy that has left the Philippines with the monumental task of providing for some 11.5 million affected people. Aid was beginning to reach some...
  • Desperate Philippine typhoon survivors loot, dig up water pipes November 13, 2013

    Tacloban: Desperation gripped Philippine islands devastated by Typhoon Haiyan as looting turned deadly on Wednesday and survivors panicked over shortages of food, water and medicine, some digging up underground water pipes and smashing them open. Five days after one of the strongest storms ever recorded slammed into cities and towns in...
  • Death toll reaches 1,744 in typhoon Haiyan hit Philippines November 12, 2013

    The government has raised the official death toll from the Philippines typhoon disaster to 1,744 people, with the final number expected to be much higher. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council also said in a statement on Tuesday that 2,487 people had been hurt after Typhoon Haiyan struck the...
  • US, Britain send warships to help Philippine relief efforts November 12, 2013

    The United States is sending an aircraft carrier to the Philippines to help speed up relief efforts after a typhoon killed an estimated 10,000 people in one city alone, with fears the toll could rise sharply as rescuers reach more devastated towns. The USS George Washington aircraft carrier should arrive in...
  • 8 killed in floods after typhoon Haiyan hits China November 12, 2013

    Beijing: Eight people were killed and over 1,000 students were trapped in floods after rainstorms in several areas in China triggered by Typhoon Haiyan. Two people have died and four remain missing after a boat capsized in a reservoir in central China's Hunan Province early on Tuesday. The boat with ten...
  • Philippines typhoon casts dampener over ASEM meet November 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The 11th AsiaEurope Meeting (ASEM) was Monday overshadowed by the devastating typhoon that ripped through the Philippines last week. Members urged that assistance be provided to victims of the typhoon. "Calls for assistance to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines resonated in the ASEM ministerial meet," said a spokesperson...
  • Super typhoon Haiyan makes landfall in Vietnam November 11, 2013

    Hanoi: Haiyan made landfall in northern Vietnam early Monday as a tropical storm, just days after leaving massive destruction in the Philippines. The Vietnamese national weather forecast agency said Haiyan made landfall in northern province of Quang Ninh at 5 am as a tropical storm and was moving toward southern China,...