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Mass evacuations as monster cyclone heads for India

May 02, 2019 - 2:12 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Indian weather service says Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Fani is expected to make landfall on Friday afternoon, May 3, in Odisha state

CYCLONE FANI. This May 1, 2019, satellite image obtained courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Tropical Cyclone Fani intensifying in the Bay of Bengal. HAndout photo by NOAA/AFP

Cyclone-ravaged Mozambique threatened by new tropical storm

Apr 24, 2019 - 12:18 AM

The poor southern African country is still reeling from the impact of deadly Cyclone Idai which left about 1,000 dead in Mozambique and Zimbabwe

DISPLACED. A woman walks through a camp for displaced people in Nhamatanda district on April 15, 2019. Photo by Zinyange Auntony/AFP

Wutip weakens into tropical storm outside PAR

Feb 28, 2019 - 12:35 PM

Tropical Storm Wutip is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but the good news is that it will continue to weaken

PAGASA monitors Tropical Storm Wutip outside PAR

Feb 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Wutip seems unlikely to affect the Philippines, says PAGASA on Wednesday, February 20

Danish shows take TV world by storm

Jan 06, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Shows such as 'Ride Upon the Storm' and 'The Killing' are now getting recognized outside of Denmark

Floods, blackouts after Thai storm, but tourist islands spared

Jan 05, 2019 - 3:57 PM

The storm tacks away from the key tourist islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, where large numbers of travelers hunker down for 24 hours in heavy rains

BLACKOUTS. Two girls play with a flashlight as a relative sleeps next to them inside an evacuation centre after being displaced by tropical storm Pabuk in the southern Thai province of Nakhon Si Thammarat on January 4, 2019. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Tourists flee Thai islands as Tropical Storm Pabuk looms

Jan 03, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Pabuk is Thailand's first tropical storm in the area outside of the monsoon season for around 30 years

U.S. winter storms kill 7 – media

Dec 30, 2018 - 9:45 AM

The hardest hit areas are parts of the northern Plains, the upper Midwest, and a southwestern region from Arizona to western Texas

WINTER IS HERE. This December 28, 2018 satellite image obtained courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows severe weather in the US Midwest. Photo by NOAA/AFP

Winter storms batter large swaths of U.S.

Dec 29, 2018 - 9:08 PM

New Year travel plans are ruined for thousands of Americans

WINTER IS HERE. This December 28, 2018 satellite image obtained courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows severe weather in the US Midwest. Photo by NOAA/AFP

Tomas weakens further into tropical storm

Nov 26, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Tropical Storm Tomas (Man-yi) is expected to continue weakening in the next couple of days

Tomas reenters PAR, weakens into severe tropical storm

Nov 26, 2018 - 9:25 AM

PAGASA says Tomas weakened due to interaction with cold and dry air from the northeast monsoon

Severe Tropical Storm Man-yi heads for PAR as Samuel moves away

Nov 22, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Man-yi is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but the chance of landfall is low, so far

'Total disaster' as Italy storms kill at least 30

Nov 05, 2018 - 7:57 AM

The severe weather causes massive damage and disruption

ANGUISH. Survivor Giuseppe Giordano (C) reacts outside the morgue in Casteldaccia near Palermo on the southern Italian island of Sicily on November 4, 2018, after floods killed at least 12 people. Photo by Alessandro Fucarini/AFP)

Italy storms claim 12 more lives

Nov 04, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Italy has been hit by a series of deadly storms over the past week, especially in the north and around Venice, claiming 30 lives in all

FLOOD. A motorhome is pictured off side of a flooded road on November 4, 2018 near a house where 9 people of the same family died after a small river burst its banks in Casteldaccia near Palermo on the southern Italian island of Sicily. Photo by Alessandro Fucarini/AFP

Chevrolet introduces new Colorado High Country Storm plus ambassadors Solenn Heusaff and Nico Bolzico

Nov 03, 2018 - 7:03 PM

The new Colorado High Country Storm is a retooled version of the classic Chevrolet pick up

Over 100,000 affected by Typhoon Rosita

Nov 01, 2018 - 4:06 PM

Food packs, sleeping and hygiene kits, are provided to some 49,000 people in evacuation centers

EVACUEES. Residents of Benito Soliven town were forced to leave their houses as Typhoon Rosita neared the area on the afternoon of October 29, 2018. Photo from Isabela Public Information Office Facebook page.

Rosita weakens into tropical storm as it leaves PAR

Oct 31, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Though Rosita (Yutu) has left the Philippine Area of Responsibility, its trough or extension will still trigger light to moderate rain in some parts of Luzon

Over 50,000 remain in evacuation centers due to Rosita

Oct 31, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The affected residents come from the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Eastern Visayas

ASSISTANCE. Hot meals are given to residents in regions affected by Typhoon Rosita. Photo from the Department of Social Welfare and Development

Father, 3 kids killed in Ifugao landslide

Oct 31, 2018 - 1:01 PM

Ifugao police identify the father as 48-year-old Balthazar Pinnay. His 3 children were aged 8 to 12.

Rosita weakens further on its way out of PAR

Oct 31, 2018 - 11:45 AM

But western parts of Northern Luzon and Central Luzon will still have light to moderate rain due to Severe Tropical Storm Rosita (Yutu)

No more areas under warning signals due to Rosita

Oct 31, 2018 - 6:20 AM

But there will still be light to moderate rain in parts of Luzon, as Severe Tropical Storm Rosita (Yutu) is hardly moving over the West Philippine Sea

Roads closed due to Severe Tropical Storm Rosita

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:13 AM

Many roads and bridges are closed to traffic, especially in Mountain Province and Benguet

6 areas left under Signal No. 1 due to Rosita

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:50 PM

Severe Tropical Storm Rosita (Yutu) is moving over the West Philippine Sea, away from land

Typhoon Rosita weakens into severe tropical storm

Oct 30, 2018 - 8:35 PM

There are no more areas under Signal No. 3 as Rosita (Yutu) weakens. But Signal Nos. 1 and 2 are still up in several areas.

13 dead as flooding hits southwestern France

Oct 15, 2018 - 4:01 PM

(UPDATED) The Aude department, which includes the fortress city of Carcassonne, is particularly badly hit

FRANCE FLOODING. A resident shows on a house the level reached by water during floods on October 15, 2018 in Villegailhenc, near Carcassone, southern France. Photo by Eric Cabanis/AFP

'Zombie' storm Leslie smashes into Portugal, Spain

Oct 14, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Leslie was dubbed a 'zombie' hurricane as it first formed on September 23, only to meander through the Atlantic Ocean for weeks

Hurricane Michael death toll hits 17

Oct 13, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, warns that he expects the toll to rise

GONE. Claire mourns as she sees the damage caused by Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, on October 12, 2018. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

IN PHOTOS: The aftermath of Hurricane Michael

Oct 13, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Hurricane Michael is the most powerful storm to hit Florida's northern Panhandle area in more than a century

GONE. Claire mourns as she sees the damage caused by Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida on October 12, 2018. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

CPP taps students of 10 Manila universities for Red October plot – Galvez

Oct 02, 2018 - 1:22 PM

(UPDATED) Military chief General Carlito Galvez Jr, who does not identify the schools, says this is part of the communists' bid to form a 'broad coalition' to unseat President Rodrigo Duterte

PH MILITARY CHIEF. AFP chief General Carlito Galvez Jr at the Senate Finance Subcommittee hearing on the proposed 2019 budget of the Department of National Defense on October 2, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Severe Tropical Storm Kong-rey slightly intensifies outside PAR

Sep 30, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Kong-rey, which is heading for the Philippine Area of Responsibility, now has maximum winds of 110 km/h and gustiness of up to 135 km/h

Kong-rey strengthens into severe tropical storm outside PAR

Sep 30, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Since Kong-rey is still over water, it could strengthen further into a typhoon before entering the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Tropical depression outside PAR becomes Tropical Storm Kong-rey

Sep 29, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Kong-rey is located 1,815 kilometers east of the Visayas as of Saturday afternoon, September 29, still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Trami becomes severe tropical storm outside PAR

Sep 23, 2018 - 8:05 AM

Severe Tropical Storm Trami is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Sunday, September 23

Tropical Storm Trami slightly intensifies outside PAR

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Trami now has maximum winds of 85 km/h and gustiness of up to 105 km/h, as it heads for the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Tropical depression outside PAR becomes Tropical Storm Trami

Sep 22, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Tropical Storm Trami is expected to intensify further before it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility

LIST: Deadly landslides in the Philippines

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Almost all of these major disasters in the last two decades happened in the midst of heavy rain that loosened the soil in landslide-prone areas

LANDSLIDES. There have been many deadly landslides in the Philippines in recent years. Photos by Jire Carreon/Rappler and Querl Panilag

Makabayan bloc wants annual commemoration of First Quarter Storm

Sep 20, 2018 - 5:42 PM

House Bill 8271 seeks to commemorate the turbulent period in Philippine history marked by mostly student-led mass demonstrations and protests against the Marcos dictatorship

NEVER FORGET. The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives pushes for a bill to commemorate the First Quarter Storm. Photo courtesy of Makabayan

Women's NBA champion Seattle Storm not interested in Trump visit

Sep 17, 2018 - 11:32 AM

Seattle's 16-year veteran Sue Bird says that not visiting the White House is something that 'doesn't even really need to be discussed'

DECLINE. Sue Bird and the reigning WNBA champs Seattle Storm would skip a White House visit if an invitation comes their way. Abbie Par/Getty Images North America/AFP


Florence 'unloading epic amounts of rainfall' in North Carolina

Sep 16, 2018 - 12:12 AM

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warns residents against returning home because of the dangers posed by rising floodwaters

FLOODed. Flood waters from the Trent River inundate a park in Pollocksville, North Carolina on September 14, 2018 during Hurricane Florence. Photo by Logan Cyrus/AFP

Florence turns deadly, unleashing 'catastrophic' floods on Carolinas

Sep 15, 2018 - 8:31 AM

(2nd UPDATE) Despite the downgrade the National Hurricane Center says Florence continues to cause 'catastrophic' flooding and severe rains over North and South Carolina

NOW A TROPICAL STORM. Neighborhoods are flooded after the storm surge from Tropical Storm Florence flooded the Neuse River on September 14, 2018 in New Bern, North Carolina. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Stewart powers Storm to WNBA title

Sep 13, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Breanna Stewart stars as the Seattle Storm complete a title-series sweep of the Washington Mystics

TITLE SWEEP. The Seattle Storm celebrate after capturing their third WNBA crown. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Typhoon Mangkhut intensifies yet again as it heads for PAR

Sep 11, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Since Mangkhut remains over water outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, it might still strengthen into a super typhoon

LPA to bring more rain; Mangkhut now typhoon outside PAR

Sep 09, 2018 - 5:40 PM

The low pressure area is affecting parts of Luzon, while Typhoon Mangkhut might enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Wednesday, September 12

LPA brings rain to parts of Luzon on September 9

Sep 09, 2018 - 11:55 AM

The low pressure area is 145 kilometers northeast of Basco, Batanes, as of late Sunday morning, September 9

IN PHOTOS: Damage caused by Typhoon Jebi, Japan's strongest storm in 25 years

Sep 06, 2018 - 2:43 PM

At least 11 were killed, 470 injured, and many homes and infrastructure damaged in the wake of the typhoon

An aerial view from a Jiji Press helicopter shows passenger vehicles which were burnt after a storm surge and strong winds caused by typhoon Jebi in Nishinomiya, Hyogo prefecture on September 5, 2018.The toll in the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in a quarter century rose on September 5 to nine, with thousands stranded at a major airport because of storm damage. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUT

Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall on US Gulf Coast, one death reported

Sep 05, 2018 - 5:28 PM

The fatality came in Pensacola, Florida when a tree fell on a mobile home and killed a child, the National Weather Service says

TROPICAL STORM GORDON. This satellite image obtained from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Tropical Storm Gordon moving towards the US Gulf Coast on September 4, 2018. Photo from NOAA/AFP

Tropical Storm Lane causes 'severe' flooding in Hawaii

Aug 25, 2018 - 2:14 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Slow-moving Lane 'will produce excessive rainfall this weekend, which could lead to additional flash flooding and landslides,' says the Central Pacific Hurricane Center

Monsoon rain expected in parts of Luzon on August 21

Aug 20, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Typhoon Soulik, located outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, is enhancing the southwest monsoon

Monsoon bringing rain to parts of Luzon on August 20

Aug 19, 2018 - 9:05 PM

There are also two tropical cyclones outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but they're unlikely to enter

Scattered rains to hit parts of Luzon on August 17

Aug 16, 2018 - 10:30 PM

The southwest monsoon will affect the Ilocos Region, the Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, and the Babuyan Group of Islands