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– Typhoon Soudelor cuts power to 1 million in southern China (Los Angeles, Aug 8, 2015):
After leaving a trail of death and destruction in Taiwan, Typhoon Soudelor crashed into southern China’s Fujian province late Saturday, leaving more than 1 million people without power and prompting the evacuation of 160,000.
Six deaths and 185 injuries were linked to Soudelor in Taiwan, where the storm made landfall before dawn Saturday, bringing winds up to 150 mph and torrential rain. Four people were still missing early Sunday.
– Philippine rescuers struggle to reach villages after typhoon ‘folded homes like paper‘ (Reuters, Dec 9, 2014):
Philippine emergency workers were struggling on Tuesday to reach coastal villages on an island hardest hit by a typhoon where thousands of homes have been wrecked by powerful winds and a storm surge rising three to four meters (10 to 13 feet).
Nearly 13,000 houses were crushed and more than 22,300 damaged on the eastern island of Samar, where Typhoon Hagupit made landfall on Saturday and made slow progress across the country, officials said.
The Philippine weather bureau lifted all storm alerts after Hagupit, one of several typhoons to hit the tropical archipelago each year, was downgraded to a tropical depression and headed west towards Vietnam.
– Philippines typhoon forces millions to leave homes (PressTV, Dec 5, 2014):
Millions of people in the eastern parts of the Philippines have been forced to evacuate their homes ahead of the arrival of the massive Typhoon Hagupit.
“All resources are being mobilized,” regional civil defense director Bernardo Alejandro said, adding that evacuations began on Friday with local government and military trucks deployed to transport people to the shelters.
Authorities said more than 500,000 families with as many as 2.5 million people would be evacuated from the eastern province of Samar and sheltered in churches, schools and other makeshift evacuation centers.
– Typhoon winds up to 110 mph to hit Fukushima Daiichi, storm surge advisory issued — Nearly all gov’t forecasts show eye passing right over plant — Nuclear Expert: Expect radioactive material washing into Pacific Ocean (MAPS) (ENENews, Oct 12, 2014):
Japan Meteorological Agency forecast for Typhoon Vongfong, Oct. 12, 2014 at 6:50a UTC:
– Strongest storm of 2014 as seen by NASA astronaut (PHOTO) (RT, Oct 9, 2014):
NASA astronaut has posted the photo of the biggest 2014 storm on Earth from the International Space Station. Typhoon Vongfong is heading to Japan coast and is as powerful as the Haiyan storm that killed thousands of people in 2013.
As of Thursday Vongfong winds were as strong as 105 knots (194.46 km/h) and gust up to 150 knots (277.8 km/h), with wave height reaching 15.25 m. It is expected to be to 260 km/h in the coming days. Typhoons graduate to ‘super’ status when winds reach 150 mph (241 km/h).
NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, who is a member of the 41st expedition to the ISS, has posted a photo of the typhoon in his Twitter account.
— Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid) October 9, 2014
– Officials: Typhoon triggers alarm at Fukushima plant — Warning of leakage at Reactor No. 1 turbine building — Leak then detected at Reactor No. 3 — Camera captures images of water pouring in after “very heavy rain” — Powerful storm still packing gusts of up to 180 km/hr off Fukushima coast (ENENews, Oct 6, 2014):
NHK WORLD, Oct 6, 2014: Rain flows into Fukushima nuclear plant — [TEPCO] says rainwater has flowed into some of the buildings at the facility. A typhoon brought very heavy rain to Fukushima on Monday. [TEPCO] says an alarm on Monday morning warned of a water leak in the turbine building of the No.1 reactor. Workers found rainwater pouring into the building from an exterior pipe. TEPCO officials say a water leak was also detected at the No.3 reactor building, adding that a camera captured images of rainwater pouring in. The officials say no radioactive water has been leaked outside.
– Typhoon heads to Tokyo after killing US airman (The Guardian/AP, Oct 5, 2014):
A powerful typhoon was heading toward Tokyo on Sunday after lashing southern Japan, where it killed at least one U.S. airman on Okinawa island and left two others missing, officials said.
Typhoon Phanfone was off the coast of Shikoku in southwestern Japan on Sunday night, packing winds of up to 144 kilometers (90 miles) per hour after hitting the southern regions of Okinawa and Kyushu, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said.
Three U.S. Air Force members were washed away by high waves Sunday, with one found dead and the other two still missing, Japan’s coast guard said. Tsuguyoshi Miyagi, an official at the coast guard’s Okinawa branch, said the airmen were on the island’s northern coast.
– CNN: 45 ft. waves off Japan coast from massive typhoon — Storm Chaser: “Biggest I’ve ever seen… absolutely overwhelming” — Official: “Rains on an unseen scale” — “High danger of landslides” — Record rainfall up to 16 inches already — Astronaut: “Neoguri has been literally cut in half… Unreal” (VIDEO) (ENENews, July 9, 2014):
Weather Channel, July 9, 2014: […] torrential rains have moved in with feeder bands in the wake of Neoguri’s passage. Rainfall totals of 13 to 16 inches were reported at several locations on [Okinawa] as of 7:40 a.m. local time Wednesday.
Japan Times, July 9, 2014: Authorities warned of record rainfall in Okinawa as some rivers overflowed.
Added: Jul 8, 2014
A super typhoon with destructive winds, towering waves and storm surges is heading to the Japanese island of Okinawa – READ MORE http://on.rt.com/qgkqky
Officials tell the public to take shelter as Okinawa is battered by winds of more than 150mph and 46-ft-high waves
– Typhoon Neoguri pounds Japan as 500,000 are advised to leave homes (Guardian, July 8, 2014):
A powerful typhoon is pounding the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa, with residents taking refuge from destructive winds, towering waves and storm surges.
Airports closed and residents were evacuated from low-lying areas and shorelines as typhoon Neoguri passed through Okinawa, with sustained wind speeds of 108 miles (175km) an hour and gusts of up to 154mph, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
– Japan on highest alert for ‘once in decades’ typhoon — New forecasts show direct hit at Fukushima plant — Official: “Extraordinary situation… Grave danger approaching” — Record-level winds to 170mph, waves near 50ft — Military: “Can’t stress enough how dangerous… not just another typhoon” — Astronaut: It “takes up our entire view… Wow” (PHOTOS) (ENENews, July 8, 2014):
TIME, July 7, 2014: A “once in decades” storm is approaching Japan’s southern islands with winds up to 150 mph, the country’s weather agency said […] The Japan Meteorological Agency [predicted] the super typhoon will grow into an “extremely intense” storm by Tuesday. “In these regions, there is a chance of the kinds of storms, high seas, storm surges and heavy rains that you’ve never experienced before,” a JMA official said […] “This is an extraordinary situation, where a grave danger is approaching.”
Weather Channel, July 7, 2014 at 10:30p ET (emphasis added): […] sustained winds of 198 kilometers (123 miles) per hour and gusts up to 270 kph (168 mph), the Japan Meteorological Agency said [and] could be one of the strongest to hit Japan in decades, generating waves up to 14 meters (46 feet) high. “There is a risk of unprecedentedly strong winds and torrential rains” […] Agency official Satoshi Ebihara told reporters at a news conference. […] The storm’s slow movement could add to the potential damage […] leaders held an emergency meeting and urged local governments and residents to take maximum precautions.
Brigadier General James Hecker, July 6, 2014: “I can’t stress enough how dangerous this typhoon may be when it hits Okinawa […] This is not just another typhoon.”
Tweet from astronaut Reid Wiseman aboard the International Space Station: Typhoon Neoguri nearing Japan. Takes up our entire view. Wow.
AFP, July 7, 2014 at 7:00p ET: [Japan’s] weather agency issued its highest alert. The top-level warning means a threat to life, as well as the risk of massive damage […] for Okinawa’s main island, home to around 1.2 million […] “Record-level violent winds and high waves are posing a serious danger to the Miyako island region,” Satoshi Ebihara, the Japanese weather agency’s chief forecaster, told an evening news conference. […] massive gusts and torrential rains will possibly reach mainland Japan by Wednesday […] The storm could affect an area with a 500-kilometre radius.
Super-typhoon Neoguri, with gusts of up to 270km per hour, expected to hit southernmost subtropical island chain early Tuesday, possibly reaching mainland Japan by Wednesday
Satellite image by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showing typhoon Neoguri, the first super-typhoon of 2014 heading towards Japan. Photograph: NOAA/EPA
– Super-typhoon Neoguri approaches Japan’s Okinawa islands (Guardian, July 7, 2014):
Super-typhoon Neoguri is approaching Japan’s Okinawa islands, bringing strong winds and torrential rains.
Gusts of up to 270km per hour (160 miles per hour) are expected to slam into the southernmost subtropical island chain early Tuesday, and may reach mainland Japan by Wednesday. The storm could be one of the worst in decades, the national weather agency said.
– Typhoons spread Fukushima fallout, study warns (France24/AFP, Nov 28, 2013):
Typhoons that hit Japan each year are helping spread radioactive material from the Fukushima nuclear disaster into the country’s waterways, researchers say.Contaminated soil gets washed away by the high winds and rain and deposited in streams and rivers, a joint study by France’s Climate and Environmental Science laboratory (LSCE) and Tsukuba University in Japan showed.
– Typhoon Haiyan: Philippines declares state of calamity (BBC News, Nov 12, 2013):
Philippine President Benigno Aquino has declared a state of national calamity to speed relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
In a statement, he said the two worst affected provinces, Leyte and Samar, had suffered massive destruction and loss of life.
Thousands of survivors are still desperately waiting for the aid effort to reach them.
– Corpses rot everywhere as Philippine typhoon survivors beg for help (CBS News, Nov 12, 2013):
Bloated bodies lie in the streets, in front of houses, on bridges, in the water, wherever the giant wall of water happened to dump them when Typhoon Haiyan hit.
The desperate survivors scrounging for food amid the mountains of debris use cloth to shield their noses from the overpowering stench of rotting corpses. Some relatives have been trying to bury their dead, but in too many cases, there is no one to cart away the corpses littering the city of Tacloban, which was all but decimated by on one of the most powerful storms to ever make landfall.
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“Rivers of living water shall flow from your bellies.”
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Special forces and the Navy have been told to drink it in cases of emergency.
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– Typhoon Haiyan: Philippines destruction ‘absolute bedlam’ (BBC News, Nov 11, 2013):
The head of the Red Cross in the Philippines has described the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan as “absolute bedlam”.
Officials estimate up to 10,000 people have died in Tacloban city and hundreds elsewhere. Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced.
The typhoon flattened homes, schools and an airport.
It has since made landfall in northern Vietnam, near the Chinese border, where it has weakened to a tropical storm.
Four million people have been affected in the Philippines, and many are now struggling to survive without food, shelter or clean drinking water.
– Survivors ‘walk like zombies’ after Philippine typhoon kills estimated 10,000 (Reuters, Nov 10, 2013):
One of the most powerful storms ever recorded killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines, a senior police official said on Sunday, with huge waves sweeping away entire coastal villages and devastating the region’s main city.
Super typhoon Haiyan destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of the area in its path as it tore through Leyte province on Friday, said police chief superintendent Elmer Soria.
As rescue workers struggled to reach ravaged villages along the coast, where the death toll is as yet unknown, survivors foraged for food as supplies dwindled or searched for lost loved ones.
“People are walking like zombies looking for food,” said Jenny Chu, a medical student in Leyte. “It’s like a movie.”
– Red Cross Fears 1000 Deaths in Philippine Typhoon (New York Times, Nov 8, 2013):
MANILA — The powerful typhoon that swept across the Philippines on Friday cut a path of destruction though several central islands, leaving the seaside city of Tacloban in ruins and leading to early, unconfirmed estimates of at least 1,200 dead.Strong winds from the typhoon hit a coastal town in Laguna Province. More than 700,000 evacuated ahead of the storm.
Although the government said it could confirm only about 140 deaths so far, the Red Cross in Manila said its people on the ground were reporting an estimated 1,000 deaths on Leyte Island, where Tacloban is, and about 200 from the neighboring island of Samar.
– One of world’s strongest storms hits Philippines (CBS News, Nov 8, 2013):
One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines on Friday, killing at least four people, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and knocking out power and communications in several provinces. But the nation appeared to avoid a major disaster because the rapidly moving typhoon blew away before wreaking more damage, officials said.Typhoon Haiyan raced across a string of islands from east to west – Samar, Leyte, Cebu and Panay – and lashed beach communities. Nearly 750,000 people were forced to flee their homes.
– Typhoon Haiyan makes Sandy, Katrina look like weak cousins (, Nov 8, 2013)
– Typhoon Haiyan slams into Philippines on Friday with 195 mph winds (, Nov 8, 2013)