Typhoon Lan Heads Out To Sea, Three Dead In Japan

by Elaine Lies (Reuters) A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea after largely sparing the capital, Tokyo. Four people were reported killed, hundreds of plane flights canceled, and train services disrupted in the wake of … [Read more...]

Taiwan Braces for Direct Hit by Powerful Typhoon Soudelor – Satellite Images

Taiwan is bracing for a direct hit by powerful Typhoon Soudelor, which earlier this week earned the title of earth's strongest storm of 2015. Our friends over at Ocean Weather Services tell us that today at 15Z Typhoon Soudelor was centered about 183 nautical miles southeast of Taipei, Taiwan and was moving WNW at 10 knots, with max winds of about 105 knots and significant … [Read more...]

Superyacht Dragonfly Comes to Vanuatu’s Rescue After Devastating Cyclone

Under the direction of the yacht owners, the crew of M/Y Dragonfly put the hammer down and sailed 1600 nautical miles over 3.5 days to reach the south Pacific island nation of Vanuatu which had been devastated by cyclone Pam on 14 March 2015. Upon arrival, as the below video details, the scene was desperate with little to no clean water and a a medical situation that was … [Read more...]

Strong Typhoon Capsizes Ferry in Manila Bay -Photos

A passenger ferry seeking shelter from a strong typhoon capsized Sunday night in Manila Bay, Philippines. The ferry, name Super Shuttle 7, reportedly sank at around 8 p.m. Sunday night and was not carrying any passengers at the time. All 15 crewmembers were eventually rescued after spending as much as two hours in the water. One crewmember, a security officer, was not … [Read more...]

Typhoon Usagi Blows Dogs Off Chains in the Philippines, Hong Kong is Next

At least two people are dead and thousands are without power in the Philippines after Typhoon Usagi tore through the Luzon Strait on Thursday with wind gusts up to 160 miles per hour.   It's projected path across the South China Sea takes it directly toward Hong Kong for its next landfall, however it seems like the mountains of the Philippine Islands have taken a bit of steam … [Read more...]