Sep 17, 2:55 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Susmitha Suresh 09/17/18 AT 2:24 AM After leaving a path of destruction in the Philippines, Super Typhoon Mangkhut weakened to a tropical storm after it reached mainland China on Sunday afternoon.The storm claimed at least 54 lives in the Philippines where it first made landfall. Two people were reported dead in the Chinese province of Guangdong.Forecasts said Mangkhut will now move inland to western Guangdong. More than 2.5 million people were evacuated from Guangdong and Hainan Island. It is expected to hit Guizhou, Chongqing, and Yunnan on Monday, according to reports.The typhoon was one of the most powerful storms the region has seen in decades, according to reports. An update on the tropical storm at 12.00 p.m. HKT (12 a.m. EDT Monday) said that the storm was about 650 km west of Hong Kong with a maximum sustained wind speed of 46.6 miles per hour. It is … [Read more...] about Super Typhoon Mangkhut Weakens To Tropical Storm, Over 56 Dead
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Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters worldwide reached $44 billion in insured losses in 2013—down from $81 billion in 2012, according to a Sigma preliminary report by Swiss Re.The study found that total economic losses from disasters in 2013 totaled $130 billion and 25,000 lives were lost. Hurricane Haiyan alone, which hit the Philippines in November with record-breaking winds, claimed more than 7,000 lives. In 2012 total economic losses were $196 billion and 14,000 lives were lost. Windstorm Xaver: Model shows a large area of high winds in the lower atmosphere pushing waters of the North Sea into the coasts around western Europe. Courtesy WeatherBELL Analytics.Flooding in central and Eastern Europe in June 2013 created overall losses of $18 billion, with insured losses estimated at $4 billion, according to the report.In the United States, severe spring and autumn weather spawned thunderstorms and deadly tornadoes. While this caused devastation of personal and … [Read more...] about Disaster Losses Down From 2012
TYPHOON Mangkhut has made landfall in the Philippines, killing around 14 people as it batters the country with wind speeds of 115mph. But when will the storm reach Hong Kong after raging across the China Sea? Where is Typhoon Mangkhut now? After losing some wind speed, the super typhoon has now been downgraded to a category four storm. It is heading west towards China at about 19 mph. The World Meteorological Organisation branded the storm the strongest tropical cyclone the world has faced this year". Authorities in the Philippines say they've been better prepared for the onslaught than in previous years. The deadliest storm in the country was Super Typhoon Haiyan, which killed over 7,000 people and affected millions in 2013. When will the storm hit Hong Kong? Philippine forecasters said the shifting typhoon will pass near Hong Kong late on Sunday or early on Monday. Residents there have been warned to stay indoors as authorities raised storm alerts to "yellow". Locals have been … [Read more...] about Typhoon Mangkhut path tracker latest — where is the super typhoon now and when will it reach Hong Kong?