Latest Typhoons News

Japan emperor greets at celebration hosted by conservatives

Nov. 9, 2019 8:54 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Emperor Naruhito thanked tens of thousands of well-wishers who gathered outside the palace Saturday to congratulate his enthronement at a ceremony organized by conservative political and business groups. Naruhito and Empress Masako greeted well-wishers from the Nijubashi bridge...

Mrs. Trump, Mrs. Pence survey military's emergency response

Oct. 30, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Melania Trump and Karen Pence traveled to South Carolina on Wednesday to get briefings about some of the military's emergency preparedness and humanitarian efforts in a state where both are often needed because of active hurricane seasons. During a few hours in and around...

Floods, mudslides from heavy rain in Japan kill at least 10

Oct. 26, 2019 5:22 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Torrential rain that caused flooding and mudslides in towns east of Tokyo left at least 10 people dead and added fresh damage in areas still recovering from recent typhoons, officials said Saturday. Rescue workers found the body of a person who had gone missing in Chiba prefecture after...

Heavy rains flood areas of Japan recovering from typhoons

Oct. 25, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

NARITA, Japan (AP) — Torrential rain caused flooding and mudslides Friday in towns east of Tokyo, leaving one dead and two missing and expanding damage in areas still recovering from recent typhoons. Muddy waters spilled from several rivers in Chiba, southeast of Tokyo, where pedestrians waded through...

Puerto Rico prepares to bolster power grid battered by Maria

Oct. 24, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico on Thursday unveiled details of a $20 billion plan to strengthen and modernize the U.S. territory's shaky power grid more than two years after Hurricane Maria as islanders brace for a looming rate hike amid a recession. The 10-year plan aims to bury power lines,...

Japan warns of more rain, mudslide risk in typhoon-hit areas

Oct. 21, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese weather agency warned people in Tokyo and northern Nagano that heavy rainfall Tuesday may set off flooding and mudslides, including in areas recovering from a deadly typhoon. The Japan Meteorological Agency said heavy rain was expected throughout the day, with waves and...

Japan braces for 2 more storms after deadly typhoon

Oct. 21, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is bracing for two more storms heading its way a week after a typhoon devastated the country's central and northern regions. The Meteorological Agency said Monday that a tropical storm was off the southern coast of Japan's southwestern main island of Shikoku. It was heading northeast,...

Japan PM visits storm-hit areas; royal parade may be delayed

Oct. 17, 2019 5:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday visited northern towns devasted by the deadly typhoon and promised residents his government's support for their speedy recovery. Abe told reporters during the visit that he is considering postponing a royal parade scheduled for Tuesday to celebrate...

Japan typhoon death toll climbs, while floodwaters recede

Oct. 16, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Wednesday that the death toll from a weekend typhoon that caused widespread flooding has climbed to 63, with another 11 presumed dead. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that another eight people were missing in typhoon-hit areas in central and...

More victims, more damage found in Japan typhoon aftermath

Oct. 15, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

NAGANO, Japan (AP) — The toll of death and destruction from a typhoon that tore through central and northern Japan climbed Tuesday, as the government said it was considering approving a special budget for the disaster response and eventual reconstruction. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a parliamentary...