Typhoon

  • Indian guru donates $1 mn to typhoon victims 03-04-2014 10:47 PM

    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...
  • Man takes marketing budget of $25,000 to promote a Hollywood film and uses it for disaster relief 17-12-2013 01:11 PM

    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 18-11-2013 08:15 AM

    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 14-11-2013 05:02 PM

    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...
  • Desperate Philippine typhoon survivors loot, dig up water pipes 13-11-2013 07:51 PM

    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...
  • Death toll reaches 1,744 in typhoon Haiyan hit Philippines 12-11-2013 12:22 PM

    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...
  • US, Britain send warships to help Philippine relief efforts 12-11-2013 12:03 PM

    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...
  • 8 killed in floods after typhoon Haiyan hits China 12-11-2013 11:04 AM

    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...
  • Philippines typhoon casts dampener over ASEM meet 12-11-2013 12:02 AM

    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...
  • Super typhoon Haiyan makes landfall in Vietnam 11-11-2013 07:16 AM

    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...
  • Philippines: Tacloban worst hit by typhoon Haiyan 10-11-2013 09:35 PM

    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 10-11-2013 01:30 PM

    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...
  • Philippines: Massive destruction as Typhoon Haiyan kills hundreds 10-11-2013 10:27 AM

    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 10-11-2013 08:10 AM

    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 Red Cross says at least 1000 killed in Typhoon Haiyan 09-11-2013 07:10 PM

    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...
  • Watch: Two barges collide in Philippines as super typhoon makes its landfall 09-11-2013 02:10 PM

    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 09-11-2013 07:43 AM

    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...
  • Super typhoon Haiyan slams into central Philippines 08-11-2013 10:23 AM

    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...
  • Death toll jumps to 85 as 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits Philippines 15-10-2013 06:45 PM

    The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippines rose to 85, police said on Tuesday, as more reports trickled in about toppled buildings and historic churches near the epicenter. Bohol police chief Dennis Agustin said that 69 of the deaths came from the province, where the...
  • Philippines spots new storm after deadly Typhoon Nari 14-10-2013 10:29 AM

    A typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines on Sunday after leaving 13 people dead, but officials remained on alert after another storm was spotted in the Pacific. Typhoon Nari also flooded farmlands and destroyed thousands of houses in provinces north of Manila before blowing away into the South China...
  • Philippines spots new typhoon after 19th howler 13-10-2013 11:08 PM

    A typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines, on Sunday, after leaving 13 people dead, but officials remained on alert after another howler was spotted in the Pacific. Typhoon Nari also flooded farmlands and destroyed thousands of houses in provinces north of Manila before blowing away into the South China...
  • China sounds highest alert over typhoon, evacuates 3.28 lakh 06-10-2013 06:41 PM

    China, on Sunday, evacuated 3.28 lakh people from its southeastern coastal region and sounded the highest alert for approaching Typhoon Fitow, the 23rd storm to hit the country this year.The authorities also recalled over 65,000 fishing vessels. A red alert, the highest against typhoon, was sounded, warning strong tides and...
  • Powerful typhoon kills 20 in southern China, swipes Hong Kong 23-09-2013 09:04 AM

    A powerful typhoon hit Hong Kong and the southern China coast on Monday, killing at least 20 people on the mainland, crippling power lines and causing flooding and gale force winds. Typhoon Usagi, the strongest storm to hit the Western Pacific this year, began pounding the Asian financial centre late...
  • Super typhoon Usagi hits China, Hong Kong 22-09-2013 07:16 PM

    Beijing/Hong Kong: Super typhoon Usagi, one of the strongest storms of the year, made landfall in south China's Guangdong Province Sunday evening, local meteorological authorities said. The typhoon, packing winds up to 162 km per hour in the eye, landed at 7:40 p.m. in the coastal areas of east Guangdong's...
  • Typhoon Usagi hits Taiwan, Philippines, nears Hong Kong 21-09-2013 07:46 PM

    Taipei, Taiwan: The most powerful typhoon of the year swept through the Luzon Strait separating the Philippines and Taiwan on Saturday, battering island communities with heavy rains and strong winds as it headed straight for Hong Kong. Typhoon Usagi weakened from a super typhoon - those with sustained winds of...
  • Philippines: typhoon death toll nears 1,000 21-12-2011 02:04 AM

    Iligan: Philippine President Benigno Aquino ordered an investigation on Tuesday into flash floods and landslides that sent mud and logs crashing down on residents, killing about 1,000 people on a southern island. The national disaster agency said 957 were killed and 49 missing on Mindanao after Typhoon Washi triggered the...
  • Philippines: Typhoon kills 650, several missing 18-12-2011 04:07 PM

    Cagayan De Oro: Rescuers searched for more than 800 people missing in the southern Philippines on Sunday after flash floods and landslides swept houses into rivers and out to sea, killing more than 650 people in areas ill-prepared to cope with storms. Cagayan de Oro and nearby Iligan cities on...