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Severe Typhoon Hato hits Hong Kong

Aug 23, 2017 - 9:55 AM

UPDATED The weather observatory raises the storm warning to the city s maximum Typhoon 10 signal for the first time in 5 years as Hato approached

TYPHOON PREPS. A security guard reinforces doors taped up as winds from Typhoon Hato lash the exterior of the IFC building in Hong Kong's Central district on August 23, 2017. Anthony Wallace/AFP

Thousands evacuated as 'monster' cyclone bears down on Australia

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:44 AM

UPDATED Northern Australia braces for powerful Cyclone Debbie packing destructive winds with warnings of major structural damage and surging tides

THREATENING AUSTRALIA. On March 24, 2017, the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured this visible image of developing System 91P in the Coral Sea. Credits: NASA/NOAA

Australia braces for 'very destructive' cyclone

Mar 26, 2017 - 3:18 PM

Cyclone Debbie has been forming off the coast of Queensland state in recent days

THREATENING AUSTRALIA. On March 24, 2017, the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured this visible image of developing System 91P in the Coral Sea. Credits: NASA/NOAA

Northeastern U.S. dodges worst from Winter Storm Stella

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:16 AM

3rd UPDATE The National Weather Service revises its predicted snow accumulation for the city of New York saying that the storm had moved across the coast

'STELLA' This NOAA/NASA GOES East satellite handout image taken on March 13, 2017 at 1400 UTC shows storm activity in the eastern United States. Handout / NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Vietnam floods kill 25 as new typhoon approaches

Oct 17, 2016 - 2:56 PM

Images from flood hit provinces showed houses almost completely submerged and people paddling down waterlogged streets following heavy rain that started last week

A Vietnamese villager sits on a boat next to his flooded home in Huong Khe district in the central province of Ha Tinh on October 15, 2016. Vietnam News Agency/AFP

Typhoon Karen: Facebook turns on ‘Safety Check’

Oct 16, 2016 - 12:26 PM

Facebook activates Safety Check for people in areas affected by the typhoon

Karen maintains strength as it crosses north Luzon

Oct 16, 2016 - 5:16 AM

Typhoon Karen Sarika is expected to cross north central Luzon throughout Sunday October 16

'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Nicole heads toward Bermuda

Oct 13, 2016 - 11:58 AM

UPDATED US National Hurricane Center: On the forecast track the core of Nicole will pass over or near Bermuda on Thursday October 13

Hurricane Matthew weakens, makes South Carolina landfall

Oct 09, 2016 - 7:32 AM

In Haiti where Matthew was a monster Category 4 when it slammed into the poorest country in the western hemisphere Tuesday October 4 the official death toll rises to at least 336

Heavy waves caused by Hurricane Matthew pounds the boat docks at the Sunset Bar and Grill, October 7, 2016 on Cocoa Beach, Florida. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Florida battens down the hatches as Hurricane Matthew closes in

Oct 06, 2016 - 10:02 AM

The storm is expected to hit Florida s east coast on Thursday night October 6 as a Category 3 or 4 – a major hurricane in either case

OMINOUS. People bike on the beach ahead of hurricane Matthew in Atlantic Beach, Florida, on October 5, 2016. Jewel Samad/AFP

Deadly Hurricane Matthew slams ashore in Haiti

Oct 04, 2016 - 7:38 PM

3rd UPDATE The most menacing storm in nearly a decade Matthew began battering Haiti late Monday with strong winds and rising sea levels

DARK CLOUDS. A fisherman looks at the sea in Caira beach, in the commune of Leogane, to the southwest from Port-au-Prince, on October 3, 2016. Hector Retamal/AFP

Hurricane Matthew claims first victims as it churns up Caribbean

Oct 04, 2016 - 9:43 AM

Matthew is expected to hit southwestern Haiti late Monday packing powerful winds and torrential rain

Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba brace for Hurricane Matthew's wrath

Oct 03, 2016 - 2:29 PM

As the powerful storm churned north dozens of people were trapped on cays – tiny islands – off the coast of Jamaica s main island officials said

NOAA's GOES-East satellite on Oct. 2 at 4:45 a.m. EDT (0845 UTC) showed Hurricane Matthew's clear eye as the storm moved through the south central Caribbean Sea. NASA/NOAA GOES Project

Wild weather hits South Australia after mass blackout

Sep 29, 2016 - 3:43 PM

The total blackout caused chaos and widespread damage was reported as authorities warned of more wild conditions to come including floods high winds heavy rain and surging tides

DAMAGE. A photo taken on September 28 and obtained on September 29, 2016, shows transmission towers carrying power lines, toppled by high winds near Melrose in South Australia. Debbie Prosser/AFP

Flooding, mudslide warning as hurricane aims for Belize

Aug 04, 2016 - 2:32 PM

A hurricane gathering force as it swept in from the Caribbean was threatening flooding and mud slides in Belize

This infrared image of Tropical Storm Earl just north of the Honduras coast was taken from NOAA's GOES-East satellite on Aug. 3 at 7:45 a.m. EDT. Credits: NASA/NOAA GOES Project

Hong Kong shuts down as Typhoon Nida hits

Aug 02, 2016 - 9:51 AM

Gusts of 151 kilometers 93 miles per hour whipped the city and rain lashed down during the night and authorities warned of floods and landslides

CANCELLED. A member of staff at the Airport Express terminal sits in front of an information board displaying a list of cancelled (in red) and delayed flights in Hong Kong on August 1, 2016, shortly after a 'T8' storm signal was raised for Typhoon Nida.  Anthony Wallace/AFP

Carina moving away from north PH

Aug 01, 2016 - 6:07 AM

UPDATED Severe Tropical Storm Carina international codename Nida continues to move away from northern Luzon

Tropical Storm Kabayan exits Luzon

Oct 02, 2015 - 11:36 AM

The storm is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by midnight Friday October 2

Hurricane Joaquin strengthens, now 'extremely dangerous'

Oct 02, 2015 - 8:05 AM

The storm has potential for life threatening damage and a course that could dump drenching rain along the US East Coast

TARGET: BAHAMAS. On Sept. 30 at 15:45 UTC (11:45 a.m. EDT) the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite saw Hurricane Joaquin (11L) off the Bahamas. Image courtesy NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Tropical depression Kabayan: Signal #1 in 5 areas

Oct 01, 2015 - 12:44 PM

A low pressure area in the country s east is upgraded into a tropical depression and is given the codename Kabayan

Hurricane Joaquin surges in strength near Bahamas – US forecasters

Oct 01, 2015 - 12:11 PM

A hurricane warning which puts people on notice to finish preparations and take cover is in effect for parts of the Bahamas

MENACING. NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Joaquin near the Bahamas on Sept. 29 at 18:10 UTC (2:10 p.m. EDT). Image courtesy NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Tropical Storm Danny takes aim at Caribbean

Aug 24, 2015 - 9:11 AM

The storm – downgraded from a hurricane – is expected to bring 2 to 4 inches 5 to 10 centimeters of rain to the Leeward Islands the US and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico through Tuesday August 25

HURRICANE DANNY. NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly took this picture of Hurricane Danny on August 20, 2015 at 6 am EDT from aboard the International Space Station. NASA

Storm signals lifted as Ineng moves away from PH

Aug 23, 2015 - 5:44 PM

Typhoon Ineng is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility any time from Sunday evening to Monday morning

Typhoon Ineng continues to weaken, speeds away from PH

Aug 23, 2015 - 7:45 AM

Batanes and the Calayan and Babuyan island groups remain under storm warning signals

Typhoon Ineng weakens slightly

Aug 20, 2015 - 6:16 AM

UPDATED Storm signals are hoisted over 17 areas in Luzon as the typhoon makes its way to the northern edge of the Philippines

Typhoon Ineng: Batanes, Cagayan under Signal #2

Aug 19, 2015 - 7:26 AM

UPDATED Typhoon Ineng international codename Goni continues its westward movement moving closer towards extreme northern Luzon

Typhoon Ineng enters PH area

Aug 18, 2015 - 1:45 PM

UPDATED The typhoon is forecast to hit extreme northern Luzon before the weekend

PAGASA MTSAT IR1 2015-08-18 4 am PHT

Soudelor: 2015's most powerful storm targets Japan, China, to spare PH

Aug 04, 2015 - 2:02 PM

It is stronger than Cyclone Pam the previous strongest storm of 2015 which killed at least 15 people when it slammed into Vanuatu

MTSAT-Floater Visible image August 3, 23:32 UTC. Image courtesy NOAA

State of emergency in storm-ravaged Marianas

Aug 04, 2015 - 8:30 AM

A state of emergency is declared in the Northern Marianas after Super Typhoon Soudelor with winds up to 120 miles per hour 193 km h slammed into the island group

MTSAT-Floater Visible image August 3, 23:32 UTC. Image courtesy NOAA

Hundreds dead as monsoon rains heap misery on Asia

Aug 03, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The annual monsoon is a lifeline for farmers across the region but the rains and frequent powerful cyclones that usher them in can also prove deadly

FLOODS. A boy uses plastic cans as floats to get through a flooded road in Kale township of Sagaing Region, Myanmar, August 3, 2015. Photo by Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Typhoon Dodong: Evacuations helped lower toll

May 11, 2015 - 3:20 PM

People listened to our warnings They ve learned their lesson from past storms

Typhoon Dodong speeds up, moves past Batanes

May 11, 2015 - 11:54 AM

Batanes remains under storm signal number 3; in the open seas around the province ocean wave heights can exceed 14 meters PAGASA says

Typhoon Dodong maintains strength overnight

May 11, 2015 - 7:43 AM

The typhoon is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Tuesday May 12

Typhoon Dodong hits northern Cagayan

May 10, 2015 - 5:12 PM

UPDATED The eye of the typhoon made landfall over Pananapan Point in Sta Ana town at around 4:45 pm Sunday state weather bureau PAGASA says

Chedeng further weakens, now a tropical depression

Apr 05, 2015 - 6:43 AM

Only 4 areas remain under storm warning signals as Chedeng Maysak remains almost stationary off the coast of Aurora province

Chedeng weakens further as it approaches Aurora

Apr 05, 2015 - 12:18 AM

PAGASA places 19 areas under storm warning signals down from 26 as Chedeng is expected to make landfall on Sunday morning April 5 over the coast of Isabela Aurora

Chedeng weakens as tropical storm; 26 areas warned

Apr 04, 2015 - 6:02 PM

UPDATED Tropical Storm Chedeng is expected to make landfall over the coast of southern Isabela between 4 and 6 am on April 5

Chedeng accelerates slightly, 10 areas under Signal No. 2

Apr 04, 2015 - 12:03 PM

The typhoon will hit land over the coast of Southern Isabela by Sunday morning April 5

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 10:01 am, April 4. Image courtesy of PAGASA

200 families near Baler Bay to be evacuated due to Chedeng

Apr 04, 2015 - 10:34 AM

Most of these families are informal settlers who live 3 meters away from the bay

Chedeng maintains strength; more areas under storm signals

Apr 04, 2015 - 7:23 AM

The typhoon is expected to make landfall over the coast of the Aurora Isabela area by Sunday morning April 5

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 6:01 am, April 4. Image courtesy of PAGASA

5 million families might be affected by Chedeng

Apr 02, 2015 - 4:32 PM

At least 37 provinces 71 cities and 676 municipalities have been warned ahead of Typhoon Chedeng s landfall says the national disaster management body

HOLY WEEK STORM. A Filipino elderly gestures as she sits in front of a shanty at a coastal village in the town of Bacoor, Cavite province, Philippines, April 2, 2015. PAGASA issued the alert for Typhoon Chedeng (Maysak) as it enters towards the country ahead of Easter holidays. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

10,000 Baler tourists warned ahead of Chedeng landfall

Apr 02, 2015 - 2:05 PM

We have historical data that the storm surge prone area over Aurora is Baler Bay says a PAGASA official

Chedeng slightly weakens; landfall by Saturday evening

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Storm signal number 1 will be raised over Bicol and Samar provinces within the next 12 hours PAGASA warns of possible storm surges of up to 4 meters over the eastern coast of Samar Bicol and Aurora Quezon

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 11:01 am, April 2. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Typhoon Chedeng maintains strength – PAGASA

Apr 02, 2015 - 8:25 AM

The US Navy s Joint Typhoon Warning Center has downgraded Chedeng from super typhoon to typhoon status while the Japan Meteorological Agency still labels it a very strong typhoon

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 7:14 am, April 2. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Typhoon Chedeng enters PH area of responsibility

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:16 AM

The bureau says it is ready to raise Public Storm Warning Signal number 1 in Bicol and Samar provinces in the next 18 hours

TYPHOON CHEDENG. MTSAT-floater rainbow IR image of Typhoon Maysak (Chedeng), April 1, 2015, 15:32 UTC (11:32 pm PH time). Image courtesy US NOAA

IN PHOTOS: Typhoon Maysak, seen from space

Apr 01, 2015 - 9:16 AM

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti posts haunting images of Maysak taken while aboard the International Space Station

State of emergency as Super Typhoon Maysak batters Micronesia

Apr 01, 2015 - 8:46 AM

Micronesia President: There is extensive damage to schools health facilities public utilities private residences and the sinking of several fishing passenger and dive ships

Maysak moves closer to PAR's eastern edge

Apr 01, 2015 - 7:50 AM

Typhoon Maysak strengthens further overnight Wednesday April 1 as it moves closer to the eastern edge of the Philippine Area of Responsibility

THREAT. MTSAT-Floater visible image of Typhoon Maysak as of March 31, 2015, 23:01 UTC (April 1, 2015, 7:01 PH time). Image courtesy NOAA

Maysak now a super typhoon, to weaken as it enters PAR

Mar 31, 2015 - 10:03 PM

The typhoon is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Wednesday evening April 1 or Thursday morning April 2 and will be named Chedeng

Pacific islands brace for possible super typhoon

Mar 31, 2015 - 1:31 PM

UPDATED Chuuk Island receives a direct hit March 29 from Typhoon Maysak leaving the island devastated System is expected to enter Philippine Area of Responsibility PAR either Wednesday or Thursday

MENACING. Visible satellite image of Typhoon Maysak, March 31, 2015. Image courtesy SSD/NOAA