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Typhoon "Sarika" hits the Philippines, heads toward Hainan and Vietnam

Typhoon "Sarika" is making landfall in the Visayas, the central region of the Philippines on October 15, 2016 with maximum sustained winds near 166 km/h (103 mph). At 09:00 UTC, the system was located about 311 km (193 miles) east of Manila, and tracking...

October 15, 2016

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Karen (Sarika): Strong typhoon threatens the Philippines

A tropical depression which developed east of Manila, Philippines, on October 13, 2016, is expected to rapidly intensify and become a strong typhoon over the next 48 hours. The system will threaten the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rainfall, and residents...

October 13, 2016

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Remnants of Typhoon "Songda" to impact Pacific Northwest this week

A strong storm is expected to impact the Pacific Northwest, US on October 15, 2016. The system, formed of the remnants of Typhoon "Songda" will bring heavy rainfall and strong winds across the affected areas, and will likely cause localized flooding and...

October 12, 2016

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Typhoon "Chaba" lashes Japan and southern Korea

Typhoon "Chaba" lashed parts of Japan and Korea with heavy rainfall and strong winds, leaving thousands of people without power, and setting new wind speed records for the Kume-Jima region. Two people died, and one was reported missing in South Korea. The...

October 05, 2016

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Super Typhoon "Chaba" slams Okinawa, over 8 000 urged to evacuate Kume Island, Japan

Typhoon "Chaba" has exploded in intensity during its last hours of approach to the Japanese Okinawa Islands and became a super typhoon. As of 12:00 UTC, Chaba was expected to pass dangerously close or over the Kume Island in Okinawa Prefecture with maximum...

October 03, 2016

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Typhoon "Chaba" about to hit Okinawa, turn toward Kyushu, Japan

Typhoon "Chaba" is moving toward Okinawa Islands, Japan and is expected to pass right over them around 12:00 UTC on Monday, October 3, 2016, as a Category 4 hurricane equivalent. At 15:00 UTC on Sunday, October 2, the center of Typhoon "Chaba"...

October 02, 2016

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Typhoon "Megi" hits China after killing at least four and injuring 527 in Taiwan

Typhoon "Megi" has made its final landfall after hitting the coastal city of Quanzhou in China's Fujian Province at 20:40 UTC on September 27, 2016. Megi was packing winds of up to 120 km/h (74 mph) at the time of landfall and dumping very heavy rain....

September 28, 2016

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Typhoon "Megi" hits Taiwan cutting power to 3.8 million homes, heads toward Fujian, China

Typhoon "Megi" has made its first landfall around the city of Hualien in Taiwan just before 05:00 UTC on September 27, 2016 (13:00 CST), bringing powerful winds and very heavy rain. It is expected to make its second landfall around 00:00 UTC on September...

September 27, 2016

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Typhoon "Megi" to hit Taiwan and southeast China

Tropical Depression 20W formed on September 23, 2016, and strengthened into Typhoon "Megi" around 12:00 UTC on September 24. Megi is expected to make two landfalls over the next couple of days. The first over Taiwan around 06:00 UTC on September 27 and the...

September 25, 2016

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Powerful Typhoon "Malakas" hits Kyushu with record-breaking rain, heading toward Tokyo

Powerful Typhoon "Malakas" has made landfall over Kyushu, Japan on September 19, 2016, dumping record-breaking rain and causing widespread disruption. Heavy flooding was reported and dozens of flights were canceled. Around 7 000 homes have already suffered...

September 20, 2016

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Very dangerous Typhoon "Malakas" to hit Kyushu, bring flooding rain to mainland Japan

After passing just north of Taiwan, bringing widespread disruption and forcing thousands to evacuate, Typhoon "Malakas" is now approaching Kyushu, Japan as a Category 3 hurricane equivalent. Malakas is expected to make its first landfall over Kagoshima...

September 19, 2016

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Relief operations reach Batanes after Super Typhoon "Meranti"

Four days after Super Typhoon "Meranti" passed right over the Philippines Batanes Group of Islands relief operations have finally arrived. The full extent of the damage is still unknown, but there were no casualties reported. The National Disaster Risk...

September 17, 2016

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After Meranti, Typhoon "Malakas" (Gener) nears the Philippines and Taiwan

Tropical Storm "Malakas" formed on September 12, 2016, about 320 km (200 miles) SSW of Guam, and became a typhoon around 12:00 UTC on September 14. At the time, it had maximum sustained winds of 129 km/h (80.5 mph) and was located about 1 090 km (677...

September 15, 2016

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Meranti: The strongest tropical cyclone of the year slams Philippines, Taiwan and China

After the eye of Super Typhoon "Meranti" passed right over the Philippines island of Itbayat in the Luzon Strait, Meranti lashed Taiwan with powerful winds and heavy rain, killing 1 person and injuring more than 40. It then continued west and made its...

September 15, 2016

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Eye of Super Typhoon "Meranti" approaching southern Taiwan

​Super Typhoon "Meranti" is now approaching Taiwan with maximum sustained winds of 296 km/h (184 mph) and gusts to 352 km/h (218 mph). Meranti is a very dangerous storm and a heavy rain maker expected to pass with its eye just south of the southern tip...

September 13, 2016

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Meranti is becoming a violent typhoon as it tracks toward Taiwan

Meranti became a typhoon on September 11, 2016, and underwent a rapid intensification phase over the next 24 hours. This monster storm is still intensifying and is expected to move through the Strait of Luzon on September 13, bringing heavy rain to Northern Luzon,...

September 12, 2016

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Flooding leaves 135 dead, 395 missing and more than 100 000 displaced in North Korea

Heavy rains triggered by Typhoon "Lionrock" in combination with a low pressure system has caused widespread flooding in Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) from August 29 to 31, 2016. As of September 11, more than 133 people have been killed...

September 12, 2016