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Butchoy intensifies into tropical storm, leaves PAR

Jun 13, 2020 - 12:15 AM

Tropical Storm Butchoy (Nuri) leaves the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Friday evening, June 12

Deadly Tropical Storm Amanda hits El Salvador, Guatemala

Jun 01, 2020 - 3:48 PM

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele declares a 15-day state of emergency to cope with the effects of the storm, estimated to have caused $200 million in damage

RECOVERY OPERATIONS. Members of the volunteer stretcher corps and rescue firefighters work under the rubble of a house collapsed in the removal of the body of a woman who survived the mud and debris avalanche but died during the rescue process during heavy rains by Tropical Storm Amanda in San Salvador on May 31, 2020. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Tropical Storm Ambo speeds up over West Philippine Sea

May 16, 2020 - 5:55 PM

Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) is 110 kilometers north northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, as of late Saturday afternoon, May 16

Tropical Storm Ambo maintains strength off Ilocos Sur

May 16, 2020 - 9:20 AM

Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) is over the coastal waters of Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, early Saturday morning, May 16

Tropical Storm Ambo moves over Benguet

May 16, 2020 - 6:20 AM

PAGASA says Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) will continue crossing Northern Luzon before emerging over the coastal waters of the Ilocos Region on Saturday, May 16

Severe Tropical Storm Ambo crossing Bulacan, Nueva Ecija

May 16, 2020 - 12:35 AM

Signal Nos. 1 and 2 remain raised in many parts of Luzon as of 11 pm on Friday, May 15, even as Severe Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) continues to weaken

Ambo off to Bulacan after making 7th landfall in Quezon

May 15, 2020 - 8:50 PM

Severe Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) makes its 7th landfall in Real, Quezon, then heads for Bulacan early Friday evening, May 15

Ambo weakens into severe tropical storm

May 15, 2020 - 3:15 PM

Though Ambo (Vongfong) is no longer a typhoon as of early Friday afternoon, May 15, it will continue to bring heavy rain and strong winds to areas in its path

Ambo strengthens into severe tropical storm

May 13, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Aside from areas in Eastern Visayas, parts of Bicol are also placed under Signal No. 1 due to Severe Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) on Wednesday afternoon, May 13

Phivolcs warns Ambo might trigger Mayon Volcano lahar

May 13, 2020 - 4:55 PM

Phivolcs calls for vigilance, warning that volcanic deposits from Mayon's 2018 eruption could mix with rainfall from Severe Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong), possibly resulting in lahar

MAYON VOLCANO. A farmer walks along a rice field near the foot of Mayon Volcano in Albay on December 11, 2014. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Tropical Storm Ambo bringing rain to Eastern Visayas

May 13, 2020 - 12:30 PM

Parts of Eastern Visayas are under Signal No. 1 due to Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) on Wednesday morning, May 13

Signal No. 1 up in parts of Eastern, Northern Samar due to Ambo

May 13, 2020 - 6:45 AM

Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) strengthens again over the Philippine Sea in the early hours of Wednesday, May 13

Ambo intensifies into tropical storm

May 12, 2020 - 11:55 PM

Ambo is given the international name Vongfong as it becomes a tropical storm on Tuesday evening, May 12

Storm Ciara caused 675 million euros of damage in Germany – insurers

Feb 18, 2020 - 8:38 PM

Of the total, '600 million euros will be paid out for damaged buildings, belongings, and commercial and industrial businesses' in around 500,000 cases, the GDV insurance federation says

STORM CIARA. This picture taken on February 10, 2020 shows the cathedral in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, damaged by a construction crane which collapsed during the passage of storm Ciara. Photo by Yann Schreiber/AFP

'Ghost ship' washes ashore in Ireland after Storm Dennis

Feb 18, 2020 - 3:29 PM

The abandoned 250-feet cargo ship MV Alta runs aground on rocks outside the village of Ballycotton near Cork, Ireland's second city, bringing an end to her months-long voyage

A handout still image take from footage released by the Irish Coast Guard on February 17, 2020 and recorded on February 16, 2020 shows the abandoned MV Alta cargo ship on the rocks off the coast of Ballycotton near Cork in Ireland. A "ghost ship" drifting without a crew for more than a year washed ashore on Ireland's south coast in high seas caused by Storm Dennis, the Republic's coast guard said on February 17. The abandoned 77-metre (250-feet) cargo ship the MV Alta ran aground on rocks outside the village of Ballycotton near Cork, Ireland's second city, bringing an end to her months-long voyage. The Alta's odyssey began in September 2018 when she became disabled in the mid-Atlantic en route from Greece to Haiti.  IRISH COAST GUARD / AFP

Storm Dennis wreaks havoc across UK, parts of France

Feb 17, 2020 - 10:52 PM

The second severe storm in a week to hit Britain brings high winds of more than 140 kilometers an hour and more than a month's worth of rain in 48 hours in some places

STORM DENNIS. A picture shows a member of the emergency services and cars on a flooded high street in Tenbury Wells in western England, on February 17, 2020, after the River Teme broke its banks and flooded amid Storm Dennis. Photo by Oli Scarff/ AFP

The First Quarter Storm of 1970 revisited

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:39 PM

Armed with nothing more than angry slogans and sticks and stones – and an occasional pillbox or two – those who manned the barricades during the FQS would undergo a baptism of fire that would change their lives forever

First Quarter Storm Reunion. Rappler Photo

In Spain, toll rises to 9 dead as Storm Gloria ebbs

Jan 23, 2020 - 10:12 PM

The latest death is that of a man whose body was found in a flooded river near Jorba, some 70 kilometers (45 miles) northwest of Barcelona, according to emergency services

STORM DAMAGE. Water from a broken pipe on a damaged bridge flows into the Ter flooded river in Angles, near Girona, on January 23, 2020. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

At least 11 dead as storms sweep through U.S. south

Jan 12, 2020 - 4:18 PM

Tornadoes and high winds upturn cars, destroy homes and leave tens of thousands without power

AFTERMATH. This handout image obtained courtesy of Bossier Parish, Louisiana, Sheriff's Office shows the aftermath of a powerful storm on January 11, 2020. Photo by Bossier Parish Florida Sheriff's Office/AFP

FALSE: Photo of Duterte in aerial survey of areas 'hit by Ursula' in Visayas

Dec 28, 2019 - 8:58 AM

The photos are taken in December 2017, in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Urduja, which also went through the Visayas

Ursula may become typhoon before Eastern Samar landfall

Dec 24, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Hours before its expected landfall on Christmas Eve, Severe Tropical Storm Ursula (Phanfone) is still gaining strength

Severe Tropical Storm Ursula gains more strength as it nears Eastern Visayas

Dec 24, 2019 - 9:10 AM

Ursula (Phanfone) is expected to make landfall in Eastern Samar on Tuesday afternoon or evening, December 24, either as a severe tropical storm or as a typhoon

Ursula intensifies into severe tropical storm

Dec 24, 2019 - 6:50 AM

Signal Nos. 1 and 2 are raised in even more areas as of 5 am on Tuesday, December 24. Metro Manila is now under Signal No. 1.

Tropical Storm Ursula strengthens again en route to Eastern Visayas

Dec 24, 2019 - 12:30 AM

Tropical Storm Ursula (Phanfone) has maximum winds of 85 km/h and gustiness of up to 105 km/h late Monday evening, December 23

More areas under Signal Nos. 1, 2 due to Tropical Storm Ursula

Dec 23, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Tropical Storm Ursula (Phanfone) is 625 kilometers east of Surigao City early Monday evening, December 23. It maintains its strength.

Signal No. 2 in Guiuan as Tropical Storm Ursula slightly intensifies

Dec 23, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The municipality of Guiuan in the province of Eastern Samar is the first area to be placed under Signal No. 2 due to Tropical Storm Ursula (Phanfone)

2 days before Christmas, sea travel suspended in Visayas areas threatened by Ursula

Dec 23, 2019 - 1:49 PM

(UPDATED) Over 2,600 passengers across the region are stranded due to the suspension of sea travel

STRANDED. Passengers headed home to surrounding provinces for Christmas are stranded at the Port of Cebu. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

PAGASA: Be vigilant, Tropical Storm Ursula may hit Christmas Eve

Dec 23, 2019 - 12:25 PM

'Maaari pong tayo'y magno-noche buena pagdaan ng bagyo.... Maging vigilant po tayo,' says PAGASA official Esperanza Cayanan

Tropical Storm Ursula enters PAR

Dec 23, 2019 - 6:20 AM

(UPDATED) Tropical Storm Ursula (Phanfone) is the Philippines' 21st tropical cyclone for 2019, exceeding the yearly average of 20

Tropical depression outside PAR now Tropical Storm Phanfone

Dec 22, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Tropical Storm Phanfone is already 1,265 kilometers east of Mindanao as of Sunday afternoon, December 22, set to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Death toll in Europe from storm rises to 8

Dec 22, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Eight people are killed due to Storm Elsa – 6 of the 8 from Spain and 2 from Portugal

STORM ELSA. A man crosses a bridge over the overflooded Mino river in Ourense, on December 21, 2019, following heavy rains over northwestern Spain. Photo by Miguel Riopa/AFP

2 dead, tens of thousands of homes without power as storms hit France

Dec 15, 2019 - 11:22 AM

Two pensioners die in the Pyrenees-Atlantique and Espiens

THE STORM. A man walks during the storm near the Grande Plage in Biarritz, southwestern France on December 13, 2019. Photo by Gaizka Iroz/AFP

Isolated Occidental Mindoro island fears storm surge, appeals for help

Dec 03, 2019 - 7:23 PM

Lubang Municipal Administrator Willy Bleza says their food packs will last only until Wednesday morning, December 4

EVACUATION. Families on Lubang Island start evacuation the night of December 2, 2019, before Typhoon Tisoy's landfall. Photo courtesy of Lubang Municipal Administrator Willy Blez

Kammuri strengthens into severe tropical storm outside PAR

Nov 27, 2019 - 6:05 PM

The track of Severe Tropical Storm Kammuri is still uncertain, but PAGASA says one scenario is it might affect Central Luzon and Southern Luzon, including Metro Manila

Potential typhoon may enter PAR as Philippines hosts SEA Games 2019

Nov 27, 2019 - 11:55 AM

Kammuri, a tropical storm outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility as of Wednesday morning, November 27, could enter as a typhoon on Sunday morning, December 1

Satellite image of Tropical Storm Kammuri outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility as of November 27, 2019, 11:20 am. Image from PAGASA

Sarah leaves PAR, weakens into low pressure area

Nov 23, 2019 - 11:55 AM

Sarah (Fung-wong), the Philippines' 19th tropical cyclone for 2019, leaves the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday, November 23

Sarah downgraded to tropical depression ahead of exit from PAR

Nov 23, 2019 - 6:00 AM

Sarah (Fung-wong) continues to weaken early Saturday, November 23, before leaving the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Sarah weakens into tropical storm; northeast monsoon affects parts of Luzon

Nov 22, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Tropical Storm Sarah (Fung-wong) is moving away, but the northeast monsoon is causing light to moderate rain and rough seas in parts of Luzon on Friday, November 22

Signal No. 1 lifted as Sarah weakens, starts moving away

Nov 22, 2019 - 8:55 AM

Since Severe Tropical Storm Sarah (Fung-wong) is moving away, the province of Batanes is no longer under Signal No. 1

Severe Tropical Storm Sarah intensifies again

Nov 21, 2019 - 6:45 PM

The trough or extension of Severe Tropical Storm Sarah (Fung-wong) will still bring light to moderate rain on Thursday night, November 21

Severe Tropical Storm Sarah slightly strengthens over Philippine Sea

Nov 21, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Only Batanes remains under Signal No. 1 due to Severe Tropical Storm Sarah (Fung-wong) as of 11 am on Thursday, November 21

Sarah shifts away from land as it becomes severe tropical storm

Nov 21, 2019 - 8:15 AM

But there will still be rain in some areas on Thursday, November 21, due to the low pressure area which used to be Ramon (Kalmaegi) as well as the trough of Severe Tropical Storm Sarah (Fung-wong)

Tropical Storm Sarah slightly intensifies, accelerates

Nov 21, 2019 - 1:10 AM

Tropical Storm Sarah (Fung-wong) has maximum winds of 75 km/h and gustiness of up to 90 km/h as of Wednesday evening, November 20

Ramon weakens into LPA; Tropical Storm Sarah maintains strength

Nov 20, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Even though Ramon (Kalmaegi) is just a low pressure area now, there will still be rain on Wednesday night, November 20

Ramon weakens into tropical depression; Sarah strengthens into tropical storm

Nov 20, 2019 - 1:45 PM

Ramon (Kalmaegi) moves over Isabela as a tropical depression, while Sarah gets the international name Fung-wong as it becomes a tropical storm late Wednesday morning, November 20

Severe Tropical Storm Ramon gains more strength

Nov 18, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Only hours away from landfall, Severe Tropical Storm Ramon (Kalmaegi) intensifies again on Monday evening, November 18

Ramon strengthens into severe tropical storm ahead of landfall

Nov 18, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Severe Tropical Storm Ramon (Kalmaegi) has maximum winds of 100 km/h and gustiness of up to 125 km/h as of 5 pm on Monday, November 18

Tropical Storm Ramon 'now threatening' northern Cagayan

Nov 18, 2019 - 2:40 PM

More areas are placed under tropical cyclone wind signals as of 2 pm on Monday, November 18, due to Tropical Storm Ramon (Kalmaegi)

Ramon nears, northern Ilocos Norte added to areas under Signal No. 2

Nov 18, 2019 - 12:40 PM

Also under Signal No. 2 as of 11 am on Monday, November 18, are Cagayan, the northern part of Isabela, Apayao, and Kalinga

Tropical Storm Ramon intensifies again on its way to Cagayan

Nov 18, 2019 - 7:15 AM

PAGASA says Tropical Storm Ramon (Kalmaegi) is likely to intensify further before making landfall