Typhoon Wipha

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14 Killed as Typhoon Lashes Tokyo Area

50 missing on island south of capital

(Newser) - The Tokyo area was hit by its fiercest typhoon in at least a decade today, leaving at least 14 people dead and forcing 20,000 to evacuate. Typhoon Wipha drenched the city of 30 million and caused the cancellation of trains and planes, but the worst damage was on Izu... More »

'Super Typhoon' Strikes China

Soldiers continue evacuation despite heavy rain

(Newser) - What China is calling a "super typhoon" struck its east coast today as huge waves pounded the shore and soldiers evacuated residents in heavy rain. Winds of up to 150 feet per second roared through Zhejiang province, whipping up the 36-foot-high waves and suspending ferry and boat services. Earlier... More »

1.8M Chinese Flee Typhoon

Typhoon Wipha could be worst in a decade

(Newser) - The Chinese government is evacuating 1.8 million people ahead of what is expected to be one of the most powerful typhoons to strike the mainland in years. Typhoon Wipha is bearing down on the densely populated coast  with wind gusts at 165 mph and waves up to 36 feet... More »

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