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Jul 23, 2018 - 3:31 PM

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At least 4 dead as Cyclone Josie hits Fiji

Apr 02, 2018 - 8:11 AM

Much of the main tourist town of Nadi is underwater as Josie, with wind gusts up to 100 kilometers per hour (60 mph), causes widespread flooding before moving away from the island group

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Feb 14, 2018 - 1:20 PM

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#EveryWoman for Leila de Lima launch at the Senate on February 14, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aid reaches cyclone-hit Tonga as storm passes Fiji

Feb 14, 2018 - 9:55 AM

International aid begins trickling in to areas of Tonga devastated by Cyclone Gita, as Fiji escapes the worst of the storm's fury

DESTROYED. This handout photo taken and received from John Pulu from Tagata Pasifika on February 13, 2018 shows flooding and damage in Tonga's capital of Nuku'alofa after Cyclone Gita hit the country. John Pulu / Tagata Pasifika/AFP

Arctic blast freezes US, Canada amid NY airport chaos

Jan 07, 2018 - 7:45 AM

The big chill follows a winter storm, dubbed a 'bomb cyclone' by forecasters, which is blamed for at least 19 deaths in the United States, based on US media reports

BOMB CYCLONE. A man walks on the snow covered boardwalk during a snow storm on January 4, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP

The week in photos: December 30, 2017-January 5, 2018

Jan 06, 2018 - 2:51 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People visit the Harbin Ice and Snow World, part of the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin in China's northeast Heilongjiang province on January 4, 2018.The festival, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, officially opens on January 5. / AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKER

'Bomb cyclone' pounds eastern US, 4 reported dead

Jan 05, 2018 - 2:51 PM

The National Weather Service says very cold temperatures and wind chills will follow for much of the eastern third of the US through the weekend

BOMB CYCLONE. A man walks on the snow covered boardwalk during a snow storm on January 4, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP

LIST: PAGASA's names for tropical cyclones in 2018

Jan 01, 2018 - 10:00 AM

From Agaton to Zeny, here's a look at the Philippines' names for tropical cyclones this year

EXPLAINER: How tropical cyclones form

Sep 27, 2017 - 9:40 PM

A tropical cyclone is one of the Earth's strongest forces, a combination of strong, howling winds and heavy precipitation. How do these forces of nature form?

DEADLY BEAUTY. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, at peak intensity and approaching the Philippines on November 7, 2013. Image courtesy NASA

FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall advisories

Sep 22, 2017 - 5:24 PM

Here's what you need to know about tropical cyclones and other terms used in everyday weather forecasts

'Storm of the century' Maria pummels Puerto Rico

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:44 AM

After killing at least 9 people in the Caribbean, Maria slams into Puerto Rico's southeast coast at daybreak before churning across the US territory which is home to 3.4 million

STREWN AROUND. Lightposts lay on the ground after being damaged in the passage of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 20, 2017. Hector Retamal/AFP

'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Maria eyes Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:35 AM

Arriving just as islanders in the region are struggling to recover from devastating Hurricane Irma which struck earlier this month, Maria claimed its first victim in the French territory of Guadeloupe

INITIAL SALVO. Tourists flee from the rain on a beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 19, 2017, prior to the arrival of Hurricane Maria. Hector Retamal/AFP

Category-5 Maria makes landfall in 'potentially catastrophic' hurricane

Sep 19, 2017 - 7:21 AM

(UPDATED) The maximum-strength storm made landfall on the Caribbean island of Dominica around 0115 GMT Tuesday with top winds swirling at 160 miles (257 kilometres) per hour, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) says

BRACING FOR MARIA. A man and a boy nail a board over a window on September 18, 2017, in Trois-Rivieres, on the Fench Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, as Hurricane Maria approaches the Caribbean. Cedrick Isham Calvados/AFP

Hurricane Maria bears down on battered Caribbean

Sep 18, 2017 - 5:19 PM

(4th UPDATE) Maria could produce a 'dangerous storm surge accompanied by large and destructive waves' that would raise water levels by 4 to 6 feet

Hurricane Maria grows on Irma's path

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:54 AM

(UPDATED) Storm warnings and watches go up in many of the Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma's destructive passage

Hurricane Irma shatters multiple records

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:01 PM

UPDATED The Category Five super storm has generated winds averaging 295 kilometers per hour 183 miles per hour for more than 33 hours longer than any cyclone of comparable power ever recorded

'Bigger and stronger' storms on the horizon – experts

Aug 30, 2017 - 9:36 PM

Here are some answers to questions about the link between climate change and tropical storms known variously around the world as cyclones hurricanes and typhoons

TEXAS FLOODING. The South Park Cemetery in Pearland, Texas, is flooded by rains from Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017. Photo by H. Ellessy /LamaLens / AFP

Cyclones and climate change: connecting the dots

Aug 27, 2017 - 11:35 PM

What s missing is a detailed track record of hurricanes past the kind of decades long log of measurements that climate scientists need to discern the fingerprint of human influence

Strong winds batter seaside houses before the approaching Hurricane Harvey in Corpus Christi, Texas on August 25, 2017.  Harvey, which is set to make landfall later today into early Saturday, was packing maximum sustained winds of close to 120 miles (195 kilometers) per hour, the National Hurricane Center said. / AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON

Opium of the people in Marawi

Jul 29, 2017 - 7:30 PM

In this day and age extremism religious or otherwise has become the new opium of the people an addiction to the promise of paradise and its ultimate high is the assurance of going to heaven as a reward for martyrdom

On #WalangPasok days, teachers not required to report to schools – DepEd

Jul 28, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The Teachers Dignity Coalition reminds public school administrators teachers are not waterproof that their safety amid storms and floods should be considered

Indian navy plucks 33 cyclone survivors, body, from sea

May 31, 2017 - 8:16 PM

The INS Sumitra finds the survivors including women and children floating in the Bay of Bengal roughly 160 kilometers 100 miles off the coast of Chittagong

Hundreds of thousands evacuated as cyclone hits Bangladesh

May 30, 2017 - 11:56 AM

Bangladesh had raised its highest number 10 weather danger alert as the storm approached with officials quickly evacuating more than 300 000 people to cyclone shelters

TAKING SHELTER. Bangladeshi villagers take refuge in a cyclone shelter following an evacuation by authorities in the coastal villages of the Cox's Bazar district on May 29, 2017 as Cyclone 'Mora' gradually approaches towards the coastline. Stringer/AFP

Dante now a tropical storm, but still far from land

Apr 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The storm is expected to veer away from the Philippines and will not affect weekend weather

Tropical Depression Dante enters PH area

Apr 26, 2017 - 3:44 PM

However the storm is not expected to make landfall as it is forecast to eventually move northeast and out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Tropical depression Dante set to enter PH area

Apr 25, 2017 - 5:54 PM

The weather disturbance is last located 1 285 km east of southern Luzon and is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility within Tuesday April 25

Big clean-up under way in flood-ravaged Australia

Apr 03, 2017 - 2:39 PM

The Insurance Council of Australia estimates the damage bill could reach Aus 1 billion US 770 million

SUBMERGED. This handout from the Queensland Police Service taken on March 29, 2017 shows flood waters submerging part of a highway near the Cyclone Debbie-hit Bowen area in Queensland. Queensland Police Service

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Apr 03, 2017 - 11:11 AM

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Australia floods still rising, police search for missing

Apr 02, 2017 - 8:10 PM

At least two people are dead and several missing due to the powerful Cyclone Debbie

AFTERMATH. This handout taken and received from Michael Barnes of Rotorwing Helicopters on March 31, 2017 shows an aerial view of the flooding in the northern New South Wales town of Lismore after the area was hit by Cyclone Debbie. Photo by  Michael Barnes / Rotorwing Helicopters/ AFP

Australia floods still rising with 2 dead, 4 missing

Apr 01, 2017 - 10:20 AM

3rd UPDATE Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from a string of towns in Queensland and New South Wales as the floods move south towards Ballina

AUSTRALIA FLOODS. This handout taken and received from Michael Barnes of Rotorwing Helicopters on March 31, 2017 shows an aerial view of the flooding in the northern New South Wales town of Lismore after the area was hit by Cyclone Debbie. Photo by Michael Barnes/Rotorwing Helicopters/AFP

Australia evacuates flooded towns after deadly Cyclone Debbie

Apr 01, 2017 - 12:07 AM

Category 4 Cyclone Debbie hits northeastern Australia on Tuesday between Bowen and Airlie Beach in Queensland state ripping up trees washing boats onto land and causing widespread damage

AFTERMATH. This handout taken and received from Michael Barnes of Rotorwing Helicopters on March 31, 2017 shows an aerial view of the flooding in the northern New South Wales town of Lismore after the area was hit by Cyclone Debbie. Photo by  Michael Barnes / Rotorwing Helicopters/ AFP

'Underwater wasteland' worries after cyclone hits Barrier Reef

Mar 30, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Tropical Cyclone Debbie which barreled through the region this week mostly struck the reef s southern parts which have not been as seriously impacted by bleaching

DEBBIE. This is a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Debbie along the Queensland coast as seen from the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite. The image was taken on March 27 at 0350 UTC. Credits: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reiterates in his speech during the People's Day celebration at Barangay Batong Dalig, Socorro town in Oriental Mindoro on March 29, 2017 that he has to have a friendly approach in addressing the territorial dispute with China to avoid unnecessary bloodshed. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

Torrential rain, floods hamper Australia cyclone relief

Mar 30, 2017 - 8:45 AM

Cyclone Debbie has been downgraded to a tropical low as it tracks southeast but continues to pack damaging wind gusts and dump huge amounts of rain with Brisbane now in the firing line

BOATS ASHORE. This handout photo taken and released by Jon Clements on March 29, 2017 shows boats washed up at the marina on Hamilton Island after the area was hit by Cyclone Debbie. Jon Clements/AFP

Military mobilizes to help cyclone-ravaged Australian region

Mar 29, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Emergency crews begin assessing the damage but blocked roads and flash flooding hamper efforts as soldiers military helicopters and planes start deploying to help restore infrastructure and supply emergency food water and fuel

SUBMERGED. This handout from the Queensland Police Service taken on March 29, 2017 shows flood waters submerging part of a highway near the Cyclone Debbie-hit Bowen area in Queensland. Queensland Police Service

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Mar 29, 2017 - 1:15 PM

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Japan scientist eyes energy burst from 'typhoon turbine'

Mar 29, 2017 - 1:14 PM

A Tokyo based engineer believes that his bladeless wind turbine can not only stand up to the raw force of these destructive storms but also harness that power to generate electricity

TAMING TYPHOONS This picture taken on October 20, 2016 shows engineer Atsushi Shimizu, founder and CEO of the Japanese venture company Challenergy, standing next to his bladeless wind turbine in Tokyo. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

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Cyclone-ravaged northeast Australia like 'war zone'

Mar 29, 2017 - 7:48 AM

As day breaks scenes of devastation begin to emerge

UNWELCOME VISITOR. On March 28 at 03:42 UTC (1:42 p.m. AEST Queensland local time /Mar. 27 at 11:42 p.m. EST) NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured this visible image of Tropical Cyclone Debbie over eastern Australia. Credits: NASA/NOAA

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'Monster' cyclone Debbie batters northeast Australia

Mar 28, 2017 - 8:29 AM

3rd UPDATE By late evening the storm is downgraded to category two and is expected to weaken further

DEBBIE. This is a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Debbie along the Queensland coast as seen from the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite. The image was taken on March 27 at 0350 UTC. Credits: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

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

LIST: PAGASA's names for tropical cyclones in 2017

Jan 04, 2017 - 4:25 PM

From Auring to Zoraida here s a look at the Philippines names for tropical cyclones this year

Cyclone kills 10 in south India's tech hub

Dec 13, 2016 - 1:53 PM

Most were crushed by trees uprooted in winds of up to 140 kilometers 87 miles per hour

An Indian man walks along a flooded street in Chennai as Cyclone Vardah approaches the Indian coast on December 12, 2016. Stringer/AFP

Bermuda gears up for restoration efforts as Hurricane Nicole moves on

Oct 14, 2016 - 1:57 PM

It s been a long day Premier Michael Dunkley tells local media though he says the worst has passed without causing any deaths or serious injuries

HURRICANE NICOLE. This NOAA-NASA GOES Project satellite image of Hurricane Nicole shows it approaching Bermuda at 1237 UTC on October 13, 2016. File photo by NOAA-NASA GOES Project/AFP

TS Madeline targets Hawaii as Hurricane Lester tears across Pacific

Aug 28, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Hurricane Lester is likely to weaken in the next days but Tropical Storm Madeline is expected to strengthen into a hurricane

This August 27, 2016 NASA satellite image shows Tropical Storm Madeline (14E) in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Tropical Storm Madeline picked up speed as it headed towards Hawaii on August 28. Tropical Storm Madeline is expected to strengthen and become a hurricane by August 29, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center. / AFP PHOTO / NASA / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NASA" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

ALPHA ALERT: Things mayors should do to prepare for #ButchoyPH

Jul 05, 2016 - 11:54 PM

Ten regions are placed under Alpha Alert requiring them to take minimum readiness steps as Typhoon Butchoy enters PAR

Sri Lanka appeals for up to $2B in foreign flood aid

May 25, 2016 - 8:25 PM

The Sri Lankan government seeks grants and loans as well as experts on urban planning who can help prevent disasters

epa05319747 Vehicles and homes inundated by the flood waters at Wellampitiya in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 20 May 2016. According to Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center (DMC), 20 people have been confirmed dead in the landslides in the Kegalle district and 17 others have been killed in other parts of the country due to floods and electrocution. EPA/M.A.PUSHPA KUMARA

From Ambo to Zosimo: PAGASA releases 2016 typhoon names

May 25, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Here s a list of tropical cyclone names for 2016 Is your name on it?

23 dead, 500,000 flee as Cyclone Roanu hits Bangladesh

May 21, 2016 - 2:51 PM

3rd UPDATE The Chittagong district bears the brunt of the devastation

epa05321411 People gather near the debris of the damaged shops following the cyclone Roanu at the Pattenga Sea- Beach in Chittagong, Bangladesh, 21 May 2016. At least 20 people are reported killed and more than100 injured in Chittagong, Bhola, Cox?s Bazar, Noakhali and Patuakhali districts during the cyclone. EPA/STR