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Massive typhoon hits Philippine capital of Manila

At least seven people were killed when a typhoon hit the Philippine capital of Manila on Tuesday. Typhoon winds and rains isolated the historic old city, and residents waded in waist-deep waters, dodging tree branches and debris.Authorities ordered more than 100,000

September 27, 2011

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Typhoon Roke makes landfall in central Japan

The 15th typhoon of the season landed near Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, at around 2 p.m., bringing strong winds and heavy rain to vast areas of western and northern Japan.Typhoon Roke is moving northeast after making landfall on the Pacific coast of central Japan.

September 22, 2011

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Typhoon Roke forcing mass evacuations in Japan

Dangerous Typhoon Roke, now the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane, is set to be the strongest typhoon to hit Japan so far this year. Though the typhoon is expected to weaken to a Category 1 hurricane before roaring onshore over south-central Honshu Wednesday, it

September 20, 2011

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Two typhoons churn in the West Pacific basin

Typhoon Roke (Onyok) is the seventh typhoon and fifth major typhoon of the 2011 Asia Pacific typhoon season. The storm is currently located about 280 nautical miles south of Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan and is a category 3 typhoon with a maximum sustained wind

September 20, 2011

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Talas brings more misery to Japan - the heaviest typhoon toll in about seven years

A powerful typhoon that hit western Japan on Sunday has left 37 people dead and 54 missing in a total of nine prefectures, according to a Kyodo News, the heaviest typhoon toll in about seven years.The typhoon also knocked out electricity and telephone lines in Mie,

September 05, 2011

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Tropical storm Talas enters the Sea of Japan

Tropical Storm Talas formed over the western Pacific Ocean on August 25, 2011. By September 1, storm clouds had reached the southern shores of Japan. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture of the storm the

September 03, 2011

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Tropical storm Talas threatens Japan

Tropical Storm Talas will gather typhoon strength south of Japan before midweek and could ultimately make a landfall as a typhoon in southeastern Japan, west of Tokyo.TC Warning TextPrognostic Reasoning Talas, as a tropical storm or typhoon landfall, would bring

August 30, 2011

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Typhoon Nanmadol swept the northeastern Philippines

 Typhoon Mina continue to weaken as it part of Cagayan today, the state weather bureau said.In its latest bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) spotted Mina at 50 km northeast of Aparri at 4 p.m.

August 27, 2011

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Toxic spill averted as tropical storm nears China

Twenty-meter-high waves, spawned by tropical storm Muifa off the coast of north Liaoning Province, broke a dike in the Jinshan Industrial Zone in the city of Dalian Monday morning, threatening to hit the Fujia chemical plant just 50 meters behind the dike, said a

August 09, 2011

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Tropical storm Muifa moving along China's eastern coast, claiming lives in Koreas

More than 360,000 people were evacuated in east China's Shandong Province on Monday as tropical storm Muifa continues to move along the country's eastern coast. More than 20,000 fishing boats were called back to harbor by early Monday morning, local authorities

August 08, 2011

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China and Korean Peninsula hit by Typhoon Muifa

After battering Japan's Ryukyu Islands, then Typhoon Muifa passed dangerously close to the Chinese city of Shanghai this weekend. The storm brought tropical storm force wind gusts and rainfall to the city for an extended period of time Saturday night into

August 08, 2011

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NOAA increases predicted number of named storms

The following is a release from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) on Aug. 4, 2011."NOAA issued its updated 2011 Atlantic hurricane season outlook today, raising the number of expected named storms from its pre-season outlook issued in May.

August 06, 2011

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China prepares for Typhoon Muifa

China evacuated more than 200,000 people on its east coast and cancelled nearly 200 flights Friday in preparation for the most powerful typhoon to hit the country in years. Typhoon Muifa, which was packing winds of up to 162 kilometres per hour (100 miles per hour),

August 06, 2011

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Rain leaves trail of destruction in North Korea

Heavy rains that left 59 people dead in South Korea last week also affected the North, flooding farmland, destroying bridges and damaging roads and railways, Pyongyang's state media reported Sunday. Korean Central Television and Korean Central Broadcasting Station

August 02, 2011

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Storm Nock-Ten unleashes downpours in coastal China while drought persists in parts of south

Though tropical storm Nock-Ten has moved out of China for Vietnam, the downpours it has unleashed since Friday continued to batter several coastal and island provinces on Saturday while in the nearby provinces of Hunan and Guiyang, lingering drought has left over

July 31, 2011

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Tropical Storm Juaning battering South China, heading toward Vietnam

After leaving more than 40 people dead in the Philippines, Tropical Storm Nock-Ten is now bearing down on South China with Vietnam next in its path.Nock-Ten, which has remained a tropical storm since briefly reaching typhoon status Tuesday night, will continue to

July 29, 2011

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As typhoon Juaning exited Philippines another tropical storm is forming

Another  weather disturbance has entered the Philippine area of responsibility Thursday afternoon which is expected to bring more rains in Luzon and Visayas this weekend. Kabayan would not directly hit any part of the country but the weather disturbance is expected

July 28, 2011