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900K Filipinos Flee Typhoon

Hagupit kills 2, has weakened without major destruction

(Newser) - Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power, left at least two people dead, and sent nearly 900,000 into shelters before it weakened today, sparing the central Philippines the type of massive devastation that a monster storm brought to the region last year. Shallow floods, damaged shanties, and ripped off store signs... More »

Cold Front Blasts Through Northern US

Typhoon Nuri to blame for parts of the Northern US being cloaked in frost, snow

(Newser) - The tatters of a severe tropical cyclone called Typhoon Nuri collided with cold air over Alaska's Aleutian Islands this past weekend, earning it the nickname "bomb cyclone" (akin to the conditions that set off Superstorm Sandy in 2012). The resulting burst of "violent energy," reports CNN... More »

Twin Storms Pound Asia

Japan facing 2nd typhoon in a week; at least 6 dead in Indian cyclone

(Newser) - Japan is facing down its second major typhoon in the space of a week, with at least 35 people reported injured as Typhoon Vongfong hit its southern island of Okinawa with heavy rain and winds gusting up to 110mph. The storm was headed next to Kyushu island, where officials have... More »

US Airmen Swept to Sea Were Taking Pictures

2 of them still missing in typhoon's wake

(Newser) - The story of the three American airmen swept out to sea as Typhoon Phanfone pummeled Okinawa yesterday carries this coda: They "were taking pictures with high waves whipped up by the typhoon in the background," a local police rep tells AFP. They were apparently part of a group... More »

3 US Airmen Swept Out to Sea in Japan

1 dead; search under way off coast of Okinawa

(Newser) - The US military is searching for two of three airmen who were swept out to sea today off the coast of Okinawa as Typhoon Phanfone bore down on Japan. One of the three was found dead. They had been on Okinawa island's northern coast when they were overcome by... More »

Series of Blunders Worsened Haiyan's Hit

Officials, residents didn't know how bad typhoon would be

(Newser) - As the Philippines prepared for Typhoon Haiyan, the president told officials his goal: a "zero-casualty" event. Instead, despite the days of warning officials had, the death toll currently stands at 5,235, most in and around Tacloban. What happened? The Wall Street Journal takes an extensive look at the... More »

UN: We'll Likely Never Know Exact Typhoon Death Toll

It's currently near 4K, but real figure is impossible to arrive at

(Newser) - The most recent Typhoon Haiyan death toll is 3,976, but the UN warns we may never truly know how many died in the devastating Philippines storm. Even after a final figure is released, "it is unlikely we'll ever know the exact total," a rep from the... More »

Typhoon Victims Forced to Survive on Coconut Juice

Death toll in the Philippines hits 3.6K

(Newser) - The Typhoon Haiyan death toll in the Philippines is up to 3,633, with 12,487 injured and at least 1,179 still missing. The AP describes the "hellish daily routine" undertaken by survivors, who dig through the debris and filth in the hope of finding the bodies of... More »

Rice Stampede Kills Typhoon Survivors

Estimate of 10K dead 'too much,' Aquino says

(Newser) - Relief operations have been stepped up in the Philippines but the situation remains desperate for large numbers of people in areas ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan. In the worst-hit region, eight people were killed in a stampede as thousands of survivors stormed a government rice warehouse, the AP reports. Security forces... More »

New Storm Hits Reeling Philippines

Tropical depression Zoraida carries heavy rains; country pushes for climate action

(Newser) - A new storm has struck the Philippines with heavy rain. Fortunately, Tropical Depression Zoraida landed almost 300 miles from the worst of Typhoon Haiyan's devastation, the Wall Street Journal notes, and the latest storm—the 25th to hit the country this year—has been downgraded to a low-pressure area,... More »

Typhoon May Be Deadliest Disaster Ever in Philippines

Haiyan being called one of 'most powerful' typhoons ever as well

(Newser) - Haiyan has arrived in Vietnam a much quieter storm; it's been reduced to a Category 1, the BBC reports, with sustained winds reaching 85mph. But in the Philippines, the devastation continues after what the New York Times calls one of history's "most powerful" typhoons; it is the... More »

Typhoon Death Toll Jumps to 10K —in 1 City

'People are walking like zombies,' says survivor

(Newser) - As many as 10,000 people are thought to have died—in a single city—in the wrath of Typhoon Haiyan, a jolting estimate that surfaced today as the reeling Philippines began to take stock of the storm's devastating aftermath. Leyte province's capital, Tacloban, bore the brunt of... More »

Astronaut Snaps Photo of Huge Typhoon

Death toll from Haiyan in Philippines was at 100 and rising quickly

(Newser) - Super Typhoon Haiyan is done with the Philippines, but it will take some time to get a handle on the death toll—now at 100 and rising—and the damage. In the meantime, US astronaut Karen L. Nyberg took a photo from the International Space Station that provides the best... More »

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 »

Dozens Killed as Typhoon Lashes South China

But Hong Kong escapes direct hit

(Newser) - The most ferocious typhoon so far this year has killed at least 25 people in southern China's Guangdong province. Typhoon Usagi—classed as a "super typhoon" before landfall sapped its strength—had been headed directly for Hong Kong, which was braced for its worst storm in decades , but... More »

Hong Kong Braces for Typhoon's Wrath

Year's most powerful, Usagi, slated to hit tonight

(Newser) - A powerful typhoon has wreaked havoc on southern Taiwan and the northern Philippines, triggering landslides and knocking out power all over the area. And now, it’s headed for China. Newsy reports: More »

Remote Philippine Villages Nearly Out of Food

Isolated locales struggling in wake of Typhoon Bopha

(Newser) - A week after the devastating Philippines typhoon that killed 714, many survivors are facing a new threat: a shortage of food. Entire communities could be impacted, one relief worker warns. "Their food is fast dwindling, their roads are blocked by fallen trees and boulders, and it will not be... More »

129 Hurt in Hong Kong Typhoon

City sets highest warning level in 13 years

(Newser) - Amid vicious winds and rain, Hong Kong last night raised its highest-level typhoon warning for the first time in 13 years. Some 129 people were injured in the storm; no deaths have been reported. But 60 flights were cancelled, and much of the city closed as Typhoon Vicente knocked down... More »

652 Now Dead in Philippines Storm

Women, children make up majority of the dead

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Washi blew past the Philippines today, leaving heartbreak in its wake. The death toll now sits at 652—mostly women and children—with another 900 missing, according to the local Red Cross. Another 45,000 people have been displaced in the coastal cities of Cagayan de Oro and... More »

Deadly Typhoon Slams Philippines

12 dead, 100K flee, Manila at standstill

(Newser) - A deadly typhoon packing 105mph winds slammed the Philippines late yesterday, shortly after some 100,000 people were evacuated from central Albay province, and the stock exchange and US embassy were shut in Manila. Nesat made landfall just before dawn on the Pacific coast and was surging toward major population... More »

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