News / World by Press Association 15/09/2018, 12:32 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Typhoon Mangkhut has lashed the northern Philippines, with powerful winds and rain setting off landslides and destroying homes. The extreme weather left at least three people dead and six missing, as the storm made its way towards southern China. The most powerful typhoon to hit the disaster-prone Philippines this year slammed ashore before dawn in Cagayan province on the north-eastern tip of Luzon island, a region of flood-prone rice plains and mountain provinces with a history of deadly landslides. China and the Philippines agreed to postpone a visit by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that was to start on Sunday due to the onslaught, which caused nearly 150 flights, a third of them international, to be cancelled and halted sea travel. At least three people died and six others were missing in the mountain city of Baguio after … [Read more...] about At least three dead as powerful typhoon hits Philippines
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News / World by Press Association 14/09/2018, 6:08 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Philippine authorities were evacuating thousands of people from the path of the most powerful typhoon this year, closing schools, readying bulldozers for landslides and placing rescuers and troops on full alert. More than four million people live in areas at most risk from the storm, which the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre in Hawaii categorised as a super typhoon with powerful winds and gusts equivalent to a category 5 Atlantic hurricane. Typhoon Mangkhut is on course to hit north-eastern Cagayan province early on Saturday. It was tracked on Friday about 250 miles away in the Pacific with sustained winds of 127mph and gusts of up to 158 mph, Philippine forecasters said. With a massive rain cloud band 560 miles wide, combined with seasonal monsoon rains, the typhoon could bring heavy to intense rains that could set off landslides and … [Read more...] about Evacuation under way as huge typhoon nears Philippines
Sep 09, 12:55 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Kyoko HASEGAWA 09/09/19 AT 12:37 AM A powerful typhoon that battered Tokyo overnight with ferocious winds killed one person, police said Monday, as halted trains caused commuter chaos and more than 100 flights were cancelled.Typhoon Faxai, packing record winds of up to 207 kilometres (129 miles) per hour, made landfall in Chiba just east of the capital before dawn, after barrelling through Tokyo Bay.The transport disruptions unleashed by the storm came less than two weeks before the start of the Rugby World Cup, and delayed the arrival of the Australian team -- a reminder that Japan's typhoon season could present challenges for organisers.Police confirmed one person was killed in the storm, a woman in her fifties who was found dead in Tokyo. Security camera footage showed she was pushed across a street and into a wall by high winds, a police spokesman said.More … [Read more...] about One dead after powerful typhoon hits Tokyo
WorldSuper Typhoon Jebi, a Category 5 storm that’s become the world’s most powerful in 2018, is threatening Japan early next week, with threats to major cities Kyoto, Kobe, and Tokyo.Japan’s main island, Honsho, home to the country’s largest cities, is at risk for up to a foot of rain from Typhoon Jebi, according to the forecast updates. "Rainfall flooding, high winds, battering waves and coastal flooding are expected as Jebi pushes ashore around Tuesday, local time," according to The Weather Channel.Typhoon Jebi’s path and track update suggests the storm will likely aprroach Japan on Monday or early Tuesday next week, but it won’t be at current strength. However, warnings will likely be issued for much of Japan by late this week since Jebi is expected to strike the country at Typhoon strength -- likely category 1 or 2.The latest forecast update for Jebi suggests that typhoon will approach Japan early Tuesday with winds of around 100 … [Read more...] about Super Typhoon Jebi Path, Track Update: When Will Typhoon Hit Japan (Kyoto, Kobe, Tokyo)?
News / World by Press Association 13/09/2018, 11:48 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Authorities in the Philippines have begun evacuating thousands of people in the path of the most powerful typhoon this year. Schools are being closed, bulldozers are being prepared to deal with landslides, and rescuers and troops are on full alert in the country’s north. The Joint Typhoon Warning Centre in Hawaii categorised the storm as a super typhoon with powerful winds and gusts. Forecasters said Typhoon Mangkhut could hit north-eastern Cagayan province on Saturday. It was tracked on Thursday about 450 miles away in the Pacific with sustained winds of 127 miles per hour and gusts of up to 158 mph). With a massive rain cloud band 900 560 miles wide, combined with seasonal monsoon rains, the typhoon could set off landslides and flash floods, government forecasters said. Storm warnings have been raised in 25 provinces on the … [Read more...] about Thousands evacuated as powerful typhoon nears Philippines