Category Archives: Weather

Super Typhoon Haima slams into the Philippines, making landfall in northern part of the country 

Philippines : The typhoon is expected to affect almost 2.7 million people in seven provinces before it deviates northwest towards the Chinese coast by Friday.Tens of thousands have already been evacuated in the Philippines. Schools and government offices were closed in many parts of the main Luzon island. Several flights and trains were cancelled due to one of the country’s worst-ever storms. Haima, which is locally known as Lawin, toppled power and communication lines and damaged many houses in the northern part of the country in Cagayan, Isabela, Benguet, Ifugao , Ilocos Norte and Sur, Kalinga, Mountain Province .

Typhoon Sarika Kills 2 in Philippines, Displaces Thousands 

Typhoon Sarika made landfall in eastern Philippines on Sunday after leaving at least two people dead a day earlier, thousands of villagers displaced and hundreds of planes grounded. Locally named Karen, the typhoon weakened after hitting the town of Baler, east of Manila, before dawn and has exited the landmass via Pangasinan province, according to local weather bureau PAGASA. It is forecast to leave the Philippine area by Monday. The typhoon was packing maximum sustained winds of 80 knots and gusts up to 100 knots, according to the latest report from U.S. military’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

Hurricane Matthew’s US Death Toll Rises to 13 , More Than 2 Million Without Power

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USA : At least 13 people in three U.S. states have died as a result of Hurricane Matthew, which has also left 2.2 million households and businesses without power across the Southeast region. The death toll increased as the storm moved up the Atlantic Coast, bringing torrential rain, powerful winds, a storm surge and the potential for catastrophic flooding with more than 5,200 flights canceled between Wednesday and Saturday.

Matthew storm hits Florida after hundreds killed in Haiti

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U.S : Heavy rains and winds caused by Hurricane Matthew have hit Florida, where thousands of people are without power, officials say , Matthew has been downgraded to a Category Three storm, with winds of up to 195 km/h , The storm could be the most powerful to strike northeast Florida in 118 years, the US National Hurricane Center said.In Haiti, where Matthew devastated coastal villages and towns, the death toll has surpassed 300.