Flooding from Typhoon Hagibis has destroyed a fleet of bullet trains worth ¥32.8 billion ($US300 million), according to The Japan Times. The flooded bullet train yard was in Nagano, a city to the northwest of Tokyo. The East Japan Railway Company said 10 trains with a total of 120 carriages […]
Typhoon Lekima made landfall in China on August 10, resulting in widespread blackouts and some damaged property. Ahead of the Lekima’s arrival, 1 million people were evacuated from their homes and hundreds of flights were canceled across major airports in China. The typhoon also triggered landslides and flooding across several […]
At least seven people are dead and dozens are trapped as powerful Typhoon Yutu struck the northern Philippines on Tuesday. Landslides across the region triggered by heavy rains blocked roads, challenging search and rescue missions. Over 10,000 people from vulnerable villages have been moved to emergency shelters in several northern […]
The Northern Mariana Islands are just beginning to pick up the pieces after Super Typhoon Yutu made a direct hit on the islands early Thursday morning as a Category 5 storm with sustained winds of 180 mph. The typhoon not only brought down trees and power lines, but according to […]
A massive typhoon is ripping through Japan, leaving at least two dead and injuring more than 100 others. As of Monday afternoon, powerful Typhoon Trami has been categorized by Japan’s Meteorological Agency as “strong.” The eye of the storm is now approaching northern Japan at 95km/h (59 mph), with maximum […]
Super Typhoon Mangkhut is set to hit Southeast Asia. It is predicted to be a far bigger and more dangerous storm than Hurricane Florence, which is likely to hit the US’s East Coast this week. Mangkhut is expected to make landfall in the Philippines on Saturday before moving on to […]
Over the past 70 years, the speed of hurricanes and tropical storms has slowed about 10% on average, according to new research. That doesn’t mean storm systems have become less intense, just that they’re crossing Earth more slowly, which actually gives storms more time to dump rain and lash an […]
While the Atlantic Ocean has had one of its most active hurricane seasons on record, a huge storm is building in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of The Philippines. Typhoon Lan formed earlier this week and is expected to turn into a “super typhoon” that will threaten the Japanese […]
A test pilot died after crashing his Eurofighter Typhoon into the ocean during an airshow in Italy. The incident occurred on Sunday, but different angles of the crash caught on video by many spectators are now appearing on YouTube and social media channels. Astonishing footage shows the pilot pulling aerobatic […]
Hong Kong’s stock exchange (HKSE) was closed for morning trade as a severe typhoon hit the island. Authorities yesterday raised the storm warning to its highest level for the first time in five years due to Typhoon Hato. Flights to and from Hong Kong airport were cancelled and the city’s […]
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