Typhoon

  • Typhoon shuts down Hong Kong with strong winds, rain 4 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    Manila, Philippines: A fast-moving 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 disaster-weary 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 top-level 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 super-typhoon 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 Asia-Europe 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,...
  • Philippines: Tacloban worst hit by typhoon Haiyan November 10, 2013

    The powerful storm called Typhoon Haiyan may have weakened now but it has left a massive trail of damage to the Philippines especially the city of Tacloban which bore the full force of the storm. At least 10000 people are feared dead and a massive rescue operation is currently underway. ...
  • 10,000 feared dead after typhoon Haiyan hits Philippines November 10, 2013

    One of the most powerful storms recorded killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines, a senior police official said on Sunday, with huge waves sweeping away entire coastal villages and devastating the region's main city. Super typhoon Haiyan destroyed about 70 to 80 per cent of the area in...
  • Philippines: Massive destruction as Typhoon Haiyan kills hundreds November 10, 2013

    The destruction caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan is everywhere in Philippines. It has left the city cut off from rest of the country. Roads are still impassable, all communications are down, medical supplies are running out, food and water and becoming scarce and reports of looting are widespread. ...
  • Massive destruction as typhoon kills at least 1,200 in Philippines November 10, 2013

    Philippines: One of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall devastated the central Philippines, killing more than 1,000 people in one city alone and 200 in another province, the Red Cross estimated on Saturday, as reports of high casualties began to emerge. A day after Typhoon Haiyan churned through the Philippine...
  • Philippine Red Cross says at least 1000 killed in Typhoon Haiyan November 9, 2013

    The Philippine Red Cross estimated that more than 1,000 people were killed in the coastal city of Tacloban and at least 200 in hard-hit Samar province when one of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall slammed into the country. Gwendolyn Pang, secretary general of the Philippine Red Cross, said the...
  • Watch: Two barges collide in Philippines as super typhoon makes its landfall November 9, 2013

    A video shows two barges colliding in the central Philippines as super typhoon Haiyan plowed into the area early on Friday morning, leaving a massive trail of devastation. ...
  • Philippines says at least 100 dead from typhoon Haiyan November 9, 2013

    Manila: Typhoon Haiyan, possibly the strongest storm ever to hit land, has devastated the central Philippine city of Tacloban, killing at least 100 people and destroying most houses in a surge of flood water and high winds, officials said on Saturday. The toll of death and damage is expected to rise...
  • Super typhoon Haiyan slams into central Philippines November 8, 2013

    Manila: The strongest typhoon in the world in 2013 and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land battered the Philippines' central islands on Friday, forcing millions of people to flee to safer ground or take refuge in storm shelters. Haiyan, a category-5 storm, lashed the islands of Leyte and Samar...