Powerful typhoon Chaba barrels toward Japan
Oct05

Powerful typhoon Chaba barrels toward Japan

Storm and heavy rain warnings were issued today as powerful typhoon Chaba barrelled toward Japan, after lashing the southern coast of South Korea with winds that triggered flash floods and left at least two dead. The violent storm was moving north-northeast off the Tsushima islets chain near Japan’s southern Kyushu, packing gusts of up to 180 kilometres (110 miles) per hour, Japan’s weather agency said. The Japan...

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32 people missing in China landslides following typhoon
Sep29

32 people missing in China landslides following typhoon

At least 32 people were reported missing today after rain-saturated hillsides collapsed onto villages in southeastern China following a typhoon. A rescue operation was underway in Sucun village in China’s Zhejiang province, south of the financial hub of Shanghai, after it was hit by a landslide Wednesday evening, leaving 26 missing, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported. Another six people are missing in Baofeng village,...

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Massive typhoon hits eastern China & Taiwan, kills 5, injured 268
Sep28

Massive typhoon hits eastern China & Taiwan, kills 5, injured 268

A massive typhoon left one person dead in eastern China today, a day after killing four and injuring 260 in Taiwan. Typhoon Megi weakened to a tropical storm after hitting the coastal city of Quanzhou in Fujian province before dawn, packing winds of up to 118 kilometers (74 miles) per-hour, China’s National Meteorological Center said. One person died after several structures collapsed in Quanzhou, state-approved news media...

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Taiwan shuts down as Typhoon Megi strikes
Sep27

Taiwan shuts down as Typhoon Megi strikes

Taiwan went into shutdown on Tuesday as the island faces its third typhoon in two weeks, with thousands evacuated, schools and offices closed across the island and hundreds of flights disrupted. Typhoon Megi is expected to make landfall in eastern Taiwan later Tuesday but is already bringing widespread violent winds and torrential rain as it nears the island. According to government figures, 20 injuries have been reported so far. More...

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Strongest typhoon of the year Meranti hits Taiwan
Sep14

Strongest typhoon of the year Meranti hits Taiwan

Parts of Taiwan were brought to a standstill today (Sep 14) as the strongest typhoon of the year skirted past the island’s southern tip, knocking out power for more than 180,000 households. Although super typhoon Meranti did not make landfall, the storm brought record strong winds and torrential rains to eastern and southern Taiwan. At 0215 GMT (10.15am, Singapore time), Meranti was 30km southwest of southernmost Hengchun...

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