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Philippines storm death toll climbs to 182: Police

December 23, 2017 11:00 pm
Philippines storm death toll climbs to 182: Police

A general view shows the flooded Municipality of Kabacan, North Cotabato, on the southern island of Mindanao on December 23, 2017, after Tropical Storm Tembin dumped torrential rains across the island, the Philippines. (Photo by AFP) The death toll from a tropical storm in the southern Philippines rose to 182 […]

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Two killed, thousands without power as storm hits Ireland

October 16, 2017 6:30 pm
Two killed, thousands without power as storm hits Ireland

The sea breaks over the harbour behind Donaghadee lighthouse on the Irish Sea coast, east of Belfast in Northern Ireland, on October 16, 2017, as Northern Ireland braces for the passing of the storm Ophelia. Ireland was hit by an “unprecedented storm” on Monday that left two people dead, 120,000 […]

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Monster storm approaches Florida; more than 5 million people told to flee coast

September 9, 2017 2:46 pm
Monster storm approaches Florida; more than 5 million people told to flee coast

This image shows evacuees driving northward ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma September 8, 2017 in Yemassee, South Carolina, US. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump has signed a $15 billion hurricane relief package as the National Hurricane Center announced the imminent arrival of a monstrous storm forcing […]

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Florida declares state of emergency as Irma storm strengthens to category 4

September 5, 2017 1:30 am
Florida declares state of emergency as Irma storm strengthens to category 4

Irma surged to a dangerous Category Four storm Monday as it moved toward the Leeward islands, sparking alarm and alerts from the Caribbean to Florida. (Photo by AFP) While Texas recovers from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, the East and Gulf coasts of the US are now bracing for Hurricane […]

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Storm causes power cuts, flight disruptions in New Zealand

July 13, 2017 12:35 pm
Storm causes power cuts, flight disruptions in New Zealand

Trees are seen as storm winds blow in New Zealand. (File photo by Reuters) Severe wind, rain, and snow caused flight disruptions, road closures and power outages across New Zealand on Thursday, when the South Pacific island nation was hit by a storm carrying gales of up to 160 kilometers […]

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Super storm set to lash Sydney, Brisbane

March 13, 2017 6:44 pm
Super storm set to lash Sydney, Brisbane

Heavy rain, large hail stones and wind gusts of up to 125 kilometres per hour lash parts of northern and central NSW. Photo / 123RF A month’s rain has fallen in just a few hours in some areas while “giant” gold ball sized hailstones have rocked towns as a ‘perfect […]

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Storm Doris batters Britain: Woman killed as gusts hit 170km/h

February 24, 2017 11:30 am
Storm Doris batters Britain: Woman killed as gusts hit 170km/h

A commuter’s hair blows in the wind as they cross London Bridge. Photo / Getty Images KEY POINTS Port of Liverpool shut due to 170km/h gusts Woman dies after being struck by debris Planes and trains cancelled Scotland warned of blizzard-like conditions Storm Doris has claimed its first victim after […]

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San Jose residents rescued from flood waters

February 22, 2017 9:30 am
San Jose residents rescued from flood waters

Rescuers travel by boat through a flooded neighbourhood looking for stranded residents in San Jose, California. Photo / AP Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats carrying dozens of people, some with babies and pets, from a San Jose neighbourhood inundated by water from an overflowing creek yesterday. The rescued residents […]

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US storms kill 18 people in Georgia and Mississippi

January 23, 2017 2:00 pm
US storms kill 18 people in Georgia and Mississippi

Severe weather has killed at least 18 people in the south-eastern US and injured dozens more, according to emergency officials. Speaking on Sunday at the White House, US President Donald Trump pledged federal assistance for the severely affected states of Georgia, Florida and Alabama. “The tornadoes were vicious and powerful […]

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Death toll of Hurricane Matthew rises as storm sweeps up US Southeast coast

October 9, 2016 11:18 am
Death toll of Hurricane Matthew rises as storm sweeps up US Southeast coast

A man checks on his car which floated out of his driveway as Hurricane Matthew passes through the area on October 7, 2016 in St Augustine, Florida. (Photo by AFP) Hurricane Matthew has killed at least 13 people and left an estimated 2.2 million households and businesses without power across […]

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Hurricane Matthew: Strongest storm system threaten the United States toward Florida

October 7, 2016 5:30 am
Hurricane Matthew: Strongest storm system threaten the United States toward Florida

The strongest storm system to threaten the United States in a decade roared toward Florida on Thursday, forcing thousands from their homes and prompting dire warnings from forecasters and public officials alike. Floridians hunkered down Thursday (US time) as pelting rain and punishing wind began to pummel the state, the […]

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Tens of flights canceled as strong Typhoon Malakas hit southern Japan

September 20, 2016 8:00 pm
Tens of flights canceled as strong Typhoon Malakas hit southern Japan

A strong typhoon has swept through southern Japan, prompting the cancellation of scores of flights and forcing thousands to evacuate their homes. Typhoon Malakas, with winds of up to 180 kilometers (112 miles) per hour, hit the southernmost main island of Kyushu shortly after midnight (1500 GMT), the Japan Meteorological […]

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Monster Super Typhoon Meranti bears down on Taiwan, China

September 14, 2016 6:00 am
Monster Super Typhoon Meranti bears down on Taiwan, China

Super Typhoon Meranti. Photo / Twitter, MeteoNetwork A powerful typhoon packed with heavy rain and strong winds has ripped through Taiwan, bringing the island to a standstill. Super Typhoon Meranti, the strongest storm in the world so far this year, left tens of thousands of homes across Taiwan without power […]

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Tornado, hail storms kill 51 in eastern China

June 23, 2016 7:30 pm
Tornado, hail storms kill 51 in eastern China

This photo taken on June 21, 2016 shows a man standing on the rood of a flood-inundated building in in Longshan county, central China. (AFP photo) A series of extreme weather events have claimed the lives of at least 51 people and injured dozens more in China’s eastern Jiangsu province. According […]

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Storm Imogen brings chaos to Britain

February 9, 2016 6:03 am
Storm Imogen brings chaos to Britain

Waves crash over the cliffs at Sennen near Land’s End in Cornwall, England. Photo / Getty ImagesThis is the incredible moment a huge wave engulfed an entire Cornish cliff face as Storm Imogen lashed Britain with hurricane-force winds. Dramatic photos show giant waves lashing the coast of Sennen, near Land’s […]

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