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Typhoons

Death Toll From Typhoon Hagupit Climbs

Reuters | Rosemarie Francisco and Manuel Mogato | Posted 02.06.2015 | World

(Reuters) - Typhoon Hagupit weakened to a tropical storm as it churned close to the Philippine capital on Monday, after killing 27 people on the easte...

Typhoon Washes 3 U.S. Airmen Out To Sea

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI and GRACE GARCES BORDALLO | Posted 12.05.2014 | Green

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon that washed three American airmen in Okinawa out to sea, killing at least one, slammed central Japan on Monday, stal...

Strongest Typhoon In 40 Years Targets China

AP | Posted 09.17.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — A powerful typhoon killed one person and damaged several houses on the southern Chinese island of Hainan on Friday after claiming 54 ...

Deadly Typhoon Rips Through Philippines

Reuters | Rosemarie Francisco | Posted 09.14.2014 | World

By Rosemarie Francisco and Manuel Mogato MANILA, July 16 (Reuters) - A typhoon killed at least 10 people as it churned across the Phil...

Typhoon Neoguri Pummels Okinawa

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 09.06.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful storm slammed through the southwestern Japanese island of Okinawa, leaving at least 28 people injured and 63,000 homes witho...

Typhoon Neoguri Slams Into Okinawa

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 09.05.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful storm slammed through the southwestern Japanese island of Okinawa, leaving at least 28 people injured and 63,000 homes witho...

Typhoon Death Toll Rises Above 5,000

AP | OLIVER TEVES | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The death toll from one of the strongest typhoons on record has risen above 5,000 and is likely to climb further, althoug...

Supertyphoon Haiyan Redux

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

The destruction wrought by Haiyan, as its category 5 designation indicates, is catastrophic. Possibly beyond catastrophic, if there is such a thing. What caused such a destructive storm?

Was The Philippines Ill-Prepared For A Monster Typhoon?

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Andrew R.C. Marshall TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Dead bodies clog the basement of the Tacloban City Convention Centre...

When Disaster Strikes

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Richard W. Kropf

In the wake of last weekend's catastrophic typhoon that plowed through the Philippine Islands, taking perhaps, according to one BBC report, up to 10,000 lives, one can only wonder how God, if there is one, can be considered to be good.

Do YOU Know The Difference Between Hurricanes, Cyclones, Typhoons?

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.11.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful typhoon hit the Philippines on Friday and moved out to the South China Sea: HURRICANE? CYCLONE? TYPHOO...

Typhoon Forces Half A Million To Evacuate In China

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

BEIJING -- BEIJING (AP) — A typhoon slammed into southeastern China on Monday with powerful winds and heavy rains that cut power, canceled flights a...

WATCH: Terrifying Footage Of Monster Waves

weather.com | Posted 12.06.2013 | World

Giant waves crashed against China's east coast on Sunday as Typhoon Fitow approached the country....

Severe Typhoon Slams Taiwan, Philippines

AP | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

HONG KONG — The year's most powerful typhoon had Hong Kong in its crosshairs on Sunday after sweeping past the Philippines and Taiwan and pummel...

Powerful Typhoon Forces 260,000 To Flee

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 11.15.2013 | World

TOKYO — A powerful typhoon that lashed Japan with torrential rains, leaving two dead, was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday, although it was...

Typhoon Sanba Slams Both Koreas

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 11.17.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — A powerful typhoon lashed North and South Korea with strong wind and heavy rain, killing two people in landslides, leaving ...

Powerful Typhoon Slams North Korea, Killing 48

AP | Posted 09.03.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea says a typhoon that hit the peninsula last week killed 48 people and left 21,000 homeless. The update from the offi...

Typhoon Nesat Heads For Vietnam After Killing Dozens

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 11.29.2011 | World

HONG KONG — A powerful typhoon that forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes on an island in southern China appeared to have caus...

100,000 Evacuate As Philippines Braces For Typhoon

AP | HRVOJE HRANJSKI and JIM GOMEZ | Posted 11.26.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines — Massive flooding hit the Philippine capital on Tuesday as typhoon winds and rains isolated the historic old city where res...

Philippines Notebook: A National Disaster Brings Death and Blame

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

An overburdened city is an overburdened city and on Saturday, regardless of whether you lived in a shanty town or in a utilities-paying neighborhood, it was time to pay the price.