News / World by Press Association 15/09/2018, 4:56 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the north-eastern coast of the Philippines on Saturday, its ferocious winds and blinding rain ripping off tin roof sheets and knocking out power. The typhoon made landfall before dawn in the coastal town of Baggao in Cagayan province on the northern tip of Luzon Island, a breadbasket of flood-prone rice plains and mountain provinces often hit by landslides. More than five million people were at risk from the storm, which the Hawaii-based Joint Typhoon Warning Centre downgraded from a super typhoon but said was still punching powerful winds and gusts equivalent to a category four Atlantic hurricane. There were no immediate reports of major damages or casualties in the region, where a massive evacuation from high-risk areas was carried out over two days. With a huge rain cloud band 560 miles wide, combined … [Read more...] about Blinding rain and ferocious winds lash Philippines as Typhoon Mangkhut hits
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WorldJapan’s main island, Honsho is in Typhoon Jebi’s track and a direct hit is expected early next week, according to the latest forecast updates.Typhoon Jebi’s path shows the storm striking the Chugoku region, including the Hiroshima, Okayama, Shimane, Tottori, and Yamaguchi prefectures.When will Typhoon Jebi hit Japan? The latest track updates from the Japan Meteorological Agency said odds are high that Jebi will make landfall on the island of Honsho early Tuesday morning, bringing major impact and risk.The weather agency has issued warnings for Jebi’s approach, saying the storm could deliver high waves, flooding and landslides to southern Honshu. Typhoon Jebi is expected to approach Japan as the country’s strongest storm this year. Already, the area where Jebi is expected to make landfall has suffered from flooding and landslides in July that killed more than 200 people, making it one of Japan’s worst weather disasters in years.Recommended … [Read more...] about Typhoon Jebi Track Update: When Will Typhoon Jebi Hit Japan?
News / World by Press Association 14/09/2018, 8:08 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall on the northeastern coast of the Philippines. The typhoon made landfall before dawn in the coastal town of Baggao in Cagayan province on the northern tip of Luzon island, an agricultural region of flood-prone rice plains and mountain provinces often hit by landslides. More than 5 million people are at risk from the storm, which the Hawaii-based Joint Typhoon Warning Centre categorises as a super typhoon with powerful winds and gusts equivalent to a category 5 Atlantic hurricane. There were no immediate reports of major damages or casualties in the region, where a massive evacuation from high-risk areas has been under way for the last two days. With a huge raincloud band 560 miles wide, combined with seasonal monsoon rains, the typhoon could bring heavy to intense rain that could set off landslides … [Read more...] about Philippines hit by monster typhoon Mangkhut
TYPHOON Mangkhut is currently hurtling towards the Philippines with wind speeds of up to 160mph. Residents have been told to “prepare for the worst”. Where is Typhoon Mangkhut now? The Hawaii-based Joint Typhoon Warning Center has categorised the storm as a super typhoon. The storm, known locally as Ompong, has already struck the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam. Mangkhut is currently about 160 miles away in the Pacific with sustained winds of 127mph and gusts reaching 158mph. Forecaster Rene Paciente said: "It can lift cars, you can't stand, you can't even crawl against that wind.” Philippine forecasters said the shifting typhoon could possibly blow toward Vietnam after it exits late Saturday or early Sunday. The deadliest storm in the country was Super Typhoon Haiyan, which killed over 7,000 people and affected millions in 2013. When will it hit the Philippines? Some 5.2 million people in the Philippines are set to be affected by the storm. It is expected to hit … [Read more...] about Super Typhoon Mangkhut – where is the storm now and when will it hit the 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