Typhoon Hagibis: At least 10 dead, 16 missing

At least 10 people were killed and 16 missing as a powerful typhoon slammed Japan, causing major flooding and landslides across the central and eastern parts of the country and leaving hundreds of thousands without power. More than 120 people … Read More

Typhoon Hagibis: Tokyo braced for battering as ‘worst storm in 60 years’ roars in

The threat of widespread flooding and landslides compounded by an earthquake in nearby Chiba prefecture. Damaged caused by typhoon Hagibis in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo. Photograph: Jiji Press/EPA Evacuation orders were issued to more than 800,000 households in Tokyo … Read More

Death toll from Philippine landslides, floods climbs to 85

The casualties, including young children, were mostly killed when their homes collapsed in landslides after days of heavy rain in several provinces in the central Philippines, said Ricardo Jalad, executive director of the national disaster agency. About 20 tropical cyclones … Read More

Earthquake paralyzes Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido

An earthquake has paralyzed Hokkaido, Japan’s northern island, killing eight residents. Power is cut to 3 million households. Trains and mobile phone networks are idle. The jolt follows a typhoon over western Japan. Japan mobilized 20,000 rescue workers on Hokkaido … Read More

Hawaii Devastated by Flooding as Lane Rainfall Nears U.S. Record

Although Hawaii avoided a direct hit by Hurricane Lane, which weakened to a tropical storm over the weekend, areas of the Big Island were inundated with waist-deep water and flash flooding. Mountain View, located on the east side of the island, received a preliminary … Read More