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Super typhoon on track to drench Japan's main island

Hagibis, which means speed in Filipino, had maximum sustained winds of up to 270 kilometers and stronger gusts at noon Thursday near Chichi island in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometers off Tokyo's southern coast.

Typhoon Faxai blows across Tokyo area, killing 1, disrupts travel

Several railway and subway operators suspended services and flights were canceled at Tokyo airports as Typhoon Faxai passed over Chiba, a northern suburb of the Japanese capital, before daybreak.


Death toll rises to 44 as typhoon Lekima wreaks havoc in eastern China

Typhoon Lekima made landfall early on Saturday in China's Zhejiang province, with winds gusting up to 187 kmh (116 mph). The centre of the storm has since travelled north through Shandong and off the coast.

Typhoon in eastern China causes landslide, killing 18 people

Typhoon Lekima made landfall early on Saturday in the eastern province of Zhejiang with maximum winds of 187 km (116 miles) per hour, although it had weakened from its earlier designation as a "super" typhoon, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

China issues 'red alert' as super typhoon approaches mainland

The National Meteorological Center said the typhoon, the strongest since 2014, was expected to hit the mainland in early on Saturday and then turn north.

Supertyphoon Yutu slams into US islands in the Pacific destroying homes

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump declared an emergency in the Northern Mariana Islands and authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency to begin disaster relief efforts.


What is Typhoon Mangkhut?

Though Typhoon Mangkhut has now been downgraded, experts say Mangkhut may well end up being the deadlier storm, as it has already claimed over 60 lives with more than dozens missing. The typhoon is expected to further weaken into a tropical depression by Tuesday.

China provinces braced for heavy rainfall as typhoon heads west

Tropical cyclone Mangkhut made landfall in the southeast Chinese province of Guangdong on Sunday after causing devastation in the Philippines, where the death toll was expected to exceed 50

Typhoon Mangkhut slams into China after pummelling Philippines

China has ordered thousands of boats to return to harbour, and evacuated thousands of offshore oil platform workers.

At least 25 die in Philippine typhoon havoc, rescue official says

Twenty deaths in the Cordillera region on the main island of Luzon and four in nearby Nueva Vizcaya province were caused by landslides. Another death resulted from a treefall in the province of Ilocos Sur, Francis Tolentino said by telephone.

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Super Typhoon 'Mangkhut' strikes northern Philippines

A strong typhoon packing winds of more than 200 kph (124 mph) tore across the northern tip of the Philippines on Saturday, bringing heavy rain and causing widespread power and communications outages.

Evacuation begins as typhoon Chan-Hom approaches China

Typhoon Chan-hom is expected to hit land Saturday afternoon between the coastal cities of Rui'an and Zhoushan, south of Shanghai, according to China's national weather service.


Typhoon Rammasun leaves at least 27 dead in Philippines

The death toll from the first typhoon of the Philippines' rainy season climbed to at least 27, authorities said.