Natural Disasters

Videos show Typhoon Lan making destructive landfall in Japan

At least three people in Japan have been killed, after Typhoon Lan slammed into the island on Monday.<p>Tens of thousands of people have also been …

Japan

Typhoon kills at least two in Japan, prompts call for thousands to evacuate

A typhoon roared towards Japan’s main island on election day on Sunday, killing at least two people, prompting a warning for tens of thousands to …

Deadly Typhoon Lan Hits Japan With Floods, Landslides

At least three people are reported to have been killed as the typhoon led to flooding, landslides and travel chaos across Japan.

Weather

Typhoon Lan Leaves Three Dead in Japan as It Heads out to Sea

<b>Tokyo:</b> A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens …

Typhoons

Typhoon Lan reaches Japan, bringing ferocious winds

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> At least two people were killed and many injured as a mammoth typhoon struck Japan, hurling dangerous winds and threatening to cause major flooding and mudslides.<p>Typhoon Lan made landfall early Monday along Japan's southern coast near Minamiizu. The storm is rapidly moving to the …

Typhoons

‘Super Typhoon’ Threatens Japan, Japanese Elections

The location of Typhoon 21, a “super typhoon”, as of Thursday evening, October 20. Screencap from official ANN YouTube Channel.<p>As Japan heads to the …

Typhoon Lan Poses a $35 Billion Threat to Japan in Worst Case

Typhoon Lan, which is forecast to strike near Tokyo early Monday morning, may cause an estimated $25 billion to $35 billion in damage, said Chuck …

Business

NASA Satellites Captured Rapid Intensification of 4 Recent Hurricanes

NASA satellites captured views of Hurricane Maria, Irma, Harvey and Jose as they rapidly intensified and barreled toward the Caribbean islands and …

Climate Change

Typhoon Lan : Natural Hazards

Compared to the hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin, 2017 has been a relatively mild year in the western Pacific Ocean, which is typically the …

13 earthquake safety steps to follow when the ground starts shaking

Earthquake preparation awareness in BC has increased over the last few years with major earthquakes elsewhere in the world acting as a reminder of …

Earthquakes

'Paolo' now a super typhoon, JTWC says

Tropical cyclone Paolo (international name Lan), is now a super typhoon, the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) said Saturday morning.<p>It is …

Philippines

Laird Hamilton & Rory Kennedy Reveal What Drives The Legendary Surfer In ‘Take Every Wave’

Laird Hamilton was the first surfer ever to tackle the biggest wave in the world and survive. He’s teamed up with director Rory Kennedy for the …

Celebrity Gossip

Approaching Typhoon Could Weigh on Japan Election Turnout

A strong typhoon is expected to bring yet more rain to an already sodden Japan at the weekend, potentially affecting the turnout in Sunday’s election.<p>…

Elections

Natural disasters are getting more frequent, but cheaper: Could that scare insurers away from emerging markets?

The insurance sector faces higher payouts as it moves into emerging economies, new analysis has warned, as natural disasters become increasingly …

The next megastorm is a super typhoon, set to hit Japan this weekend

While the Atlantic Ocean has had one of its most active hurricane seasons on record, a huge storm is building in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of …

Typhoons

Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes off southern Japan: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off southern Japan on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said.<p>The quake struck 682 km (424 miles) off Japan's island of Kyushu at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the agency said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or …

World News

Take Every Wave follows the highs and lows of surfer Laird Hamilton's life

Sometimes it feels that not a year goes by without a new surf-doc, be it general history (<i>Step Into Liquid, Riding Giants</i>), individual exploits</i> …

Canadian News

Alerts up for ‘Paolo’; landslides, floods feared

A typhoon on the east, and a low pressure area on the west side of the Philippine archipelago will continue to bring rains across Luzon, Visayas and …

Weather

Active volcanoes around the globe

An Indonesian villager gestures as Mount Sinabung volcano spews thick volcanic ash, near Karo, North Sumatra on July 8, 2017. Sinabung roared back to life in 2010 for the first time in 400 years. AFP/Getty Images<p>Manaro Voui Volcano on Vanuatu's Ambae island, where the volcano is threatening a major …

News (U.S.)

Atlantic Hurricanes Have Been Really Bad -- Now Potential Super Typhoon Lan Looms For Japan

The Atlantic Hurricane season has been one for the record books: 10 consecutive hurricanes in a row, the easternmost major hurricane that impacted Ireland, 50+ inch rainfall totals from Harvey, long-lasting category 5 storms, and the humanitarian crisis with Maria. However, the western Pacific …

Weather

Typhoon Lan - Western Pacific

Updated: <b><br>Wind:</b> 74 MPH | <b>Location:</b> 37.3N 218.4E | <b>Movement:</b> NE<br>More Information:<br>Tracking Map<br>Public Advisory<br>Discussion<br>Coordinates<br>Computer Models

Tropical Storms

Funding for War vs. Natural Disasters

Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture | CC by 2.0I have an aunt who lives in paradise – Paradise, California, that is. But in 2017 it has been …

Liberal View

Strengthening ‘Paolo’ to become typhoon but not expected to hit land

[video width="640" height="360" mp4="http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/files/2017/10/22597996_1988545661418138_6636048768120651776_n.mp4"][/video] Weather …

Philippines

Hurricane Ophelia Nears Landfall on Ireland Coast — Airport Updates and More Waivers

Hurricane Ophelia is less than a day away from a direct hit on the Irish coast near the city of Cork. The weakening cyclone is expected to pound …

Airlines

IoT, Drones And AI: How Technology Can Help In Disaster Situations

The spate of natural disasters which have hit the U.S. has demonstrated that there is much that needs to be done when it comes to rescuing efforts, …

Texas A&M

2017 is on track to be a record-setting year for massive natural disasters in the U.S.

Are major natural disasters on an uptick in 2017 compared to prior years? Government data suggests yes.<p>For the first nine months of 2017, the United …

United States

Category 1 Hurricane Ophelia: a Rare and Damaging Storm for Ireland

<i>Dr. Jeff Masters</i> · October 15, 2017, 1:28 PM EDT<p><b>Figure 2.</b> Wind forecast from the 6Z Sunday run of the GFS model, valid at 12 UTC Monday, October 16, …

Weather

Private companies help Puerto Rico while America is slow to offer aid

In the midst of one of its worst humanitarian crisis, the island of Puerto Rico was at the mercy of American aid funding until Sonnen and Tesla came …

World News

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano erupts, spewing ashes 2 km into sky

October 12, 2017 2:02 PM<br>JAKARTA - Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano, located in Karo regency in North Sumatra province, erupted on Thursday (Oct 12) …

Indonesia

How Hurricane Response Efforts Are Sorting People Into "Deserving" and "Undeserving" Poor

Thirty seconds: That's how long it takes to support the independent journalism at Truthout. We're counting on you. Click here to chip in!Hurricanes …

FEMA