Latest Typhoons News

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Dec. 9, 2019 12:54 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ...

UN says 13 people reportedly killed in Philippines typhoon

Dec. 5, 2019 2:16 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. humanitarian officials say typhoon Kammuri reportedly killed 13 people and displaced nearly 400,000 others as it crossed the Philippines with fierce winds and rain this week. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Thursday that the humanitarian experts also reported that more than...

Historic US towns endured wars, storms. What about sea rise?

Dec. 5, 2019 12:46 PM EST

SWANSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Historic cities and towns along the Southeastern U.S. coast have survived wars, hurricanes, disease outbreaks and other calamities, but now that sea levels are creeping up with no sign of stopping, they face a more existential crisis. With a total annual budget of $225 million,...

Powerful typhoon leaves at least 4 dead in Philippines

Dec. 3, 2019 7:52 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Kammuri barreled across the Philippines with fierce winds and rain Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead, forcing hundreds of thousands of villagers to abandon high-risk communities and prompting officials to shut Manila’s international airport. Kammuri...

Powerful typhoon nears Philippines, forcing evacuations

Dec. 2, 2019 10:31 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A powerful typhoon drew closer to the Philippines on Monday, forcing tens of thousands of villagers to flee to safety, knocking out power in entire provinces and prompting authorities to plan the closure of Manila’s international airport. Typhoon Kammuri was forecast to...

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,...