At Least 21 Dead After Typhoon Hagupit Blasts Central Philippines

MANILA, Dec 8 (Reuters) - At least 21 people were reported dead, many of them drowned as flood waters rose in Borongan, the main town in Eastern Samar, where typhoon Hagupit made first landfall, the Philippine National Red Cross said on Monday. The Philippines had evacuated more than a million people as the powerful typhoon approached the country from the Pacific, fearing a … [Read more...]

One Million Evacuated As Powerful Typhoon Hagupit Slams Philippines

By Rosemarie Francisco MANILA, Dec 6 (Reuters) - A powerful typhoon roared into the eastern Philippines on Saturday, bringing lashing rain and strong winds that felled trees, ripped off tin roofs and toppled power lines in areas still bearing the scars of a super typhoon 13 months ago. About 1 million people had already fled to shelters by the time Typhoon Hagupit made … [Read more...]

Philippines Braces for Powerful Typhoon Hagupit

By Rosemarie Francisco MANILA, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Around half a million people fled coastal villages and landslide-prone areas in the central Philippines on Friday, a day before a powerful typhoon was expected to hit the island nation where thousands died in a storm 13 months ago. Typhoon Hagupit weakened slightly as it churned slowly across the Pacific, dipping below the … [Read more...]

Another Super Typhoon Takes Aim at Central Philippines

The Philippines is on track to get walloped by yet another super typhoon as a strong Category 5 storm takes aim at the central Philippines. According to a Dec 4 update from the Japan Meteorological Agency, Typhoon Hagupit was listed as a "violent" cyclone, located in position N11°05'(11.1°), E130°55'(130.9°) and tracking WNW at 20 kilometers per hour. The storm was packing … [Read more...]