• UN says 13 people reportedly killed in Philippines typhoon
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    UN says 13 people reportedly killed in Philippines typhoon

    U.N. humanitarian officials say Ytyphoon Kammuri (Tisoy) reportedly killed 13 people and displaced nearly 400,000 others as it crossed the Philippines with fierce winds and rain this week.

  • Typhoon Kammuri aftermath leaves rapid floods in the Philippines
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    Typhoon Kammuri aftermath leaves rapid floods in the Philippines

    Footage shows the aftermath of Typhoon Kammuri in the Philippines today (December 5). The Abuan river in Ilagan, Isabela has swollen and burst its banks after consecutive days of heavy rain from the deadly storm. The typhoon has moved out of the country but torrential floodwater still continues to flow from the mountains into the river.  Huge logs and uprooted trees are washed away with it, piling waste onto a bridge in the region. Residents are discouraged from crossing the bridge, but it's the only road that connects their town to the national highways.

  • Typhoon Kammuri leaves path of destruction as strong winds batter the Philippines
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    Typhoon Kammuri leaves path of destruction as strong winds batter the Philippines

    Typhoon Kammuri leaves a path of destruction as strong winds batter Davao City, the Philippines, on December 4. According to reports, at least 13 people have been killed by the typhoon and thousands have been displaced.

  • Death toll in Philippine typhoon rises to 10 as storm moves off
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    Death toll in Philippine typhoon rises to 10 as storm moves off

    The death toll from a typhoon that hit provinces south of the Philippine capital rose to 10, disaster agencies said on Wednesday, pointing to precautions and compulsory evacuations as key in preventing more casualties. Typhoon Kammuri, the 20th to enter the Philippines this year, hit land on Monday night, prompting forced evacuation of thousands of residents and cancellation of hundreds of flights. It also disrupted the schedule for some events in the Southeast Asian Games, which the Philippines is hosting until Dec. 11.

  • Calapan City Battered by High Winds From Typhoon Kammuri
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    Calapan City Battered by High Winds From Typhoon Kammuri

    Typhoon Kammuri moved west over the Philippines on Tuesday, December 3, bringing high winds and rain to Oriental Mindoro province, some 200 km south of the Metro Manila region. The storm continued to move westward away from land and into the West Philippines Sea, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration ( PAGASA ). ABS - CBN reported that the typhoon, known locally as Tisoy, was the strongest to hit the country this year, and that at least two people had died. The storm also forced the closure of Manila’s airport, it reported. Credit: Kathrine Ambe Martinez via Storyful

  • Typhoon kills 3 in Philippines, hundreds of flights halted
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    Typhoon kills 3 in Philippines, hundreds of flights halted

    A typhoon struck the Philippines on Tuesday, killing at least three people, disrupting air travel and forcing government offices and schools to shut.

  • Severe Winds Lash Calapan City as Typhoon Kammuri Moves West Over Philippines
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    Severe Winds Lash Calapan City as Typhoon Kammuri Moves West Over Philippines

    Typhoon Kammuri moved west over the Philippines on Tuesday, December 3, bringing high winds and rain to Oriental Mindoro province, some 200 km south of the Metro Manila region. The storm continued to move westward away from land and into the West Philippines Sea, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration ( PAGASA ). ABS - CBN reported that the typhoon, known locally as Tisoy, was the strongest to hit the country this year, and that at least two people had died. The storm also forced the closure of Manila’s airport, it reported. Credit: Kieven P. Capricho via Storyful

  • Village damaged by Typhoon Kammuri in The Philippines
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    Village damaged by Typhoon Kammuri in The Philippines

    Typhoon Kammuri continues battering homes in the Philippines on Tuesday (December 3). Footage shows trees being blown down by the wind and rain in Oriental Mindoro at around 3pm local time. The storm made landfall in the northeastern part of the country on Monday evening (December 2). The Philippines weather bureau said that the typhoon continues to be powerful despite hitting land over Bicol region. Heavy rains are still expected in the Eastern parts of Luzon, the Philippines' largest island. The typhoon has prompted the cancellation of airline flights and classes in several areas. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will be closed today (December 3) due to the typhoon. Around 480 flights were affected by the closure. Several houses across Luzon have been damaged especially structures near coastal areas. At least 160,000 people in the Bicol region have been displaced due to Tisoy and many are still staying in evacuation centers said the Department of Social Welfare and Development. The latest forecast expects Tisoy to leave the Philippines by Thursday (December 5). Typhoon Kammuri has brought torrential weather to the eastern part of the Philippines since last Sunday (December 1) affecting some of the sporting events in the 30th Southeast Asian Games held in the country. The SEA Games organisers have already canceled the windsurfing heats while the women's triathlon on December 1 took advantage of the good weather.

  • Children Play in Flooded Street as Typhoon Hits Philippines
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    Children Play in Flooded Street as Typhoon Hits Philippines

    Streets flooded near Laguna Lake in Luzon as Typhoon Kammuri – locally dubbed Tisoy – passed near the Philippine capital of Manila on Tuesday, December 3. Storm surges of up to three meters were reported, while maximum sustained winds of up to 140 km/h and gusts of 195 km/h were estimated by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration . About 200,000 people were reportedly evacuated from coastal areas. This footage shows cars and children on a flooded street in Pansol near Laguna Lake in Luzon. Credit: Arlene Lazo via Storyful

  • Heavy rain and floods batter the Philippines
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    Heavy rain and floods batter the Philippines

    Videos on social media showed heavy rain hitting Legazpi City late on Monday (December 2), in the eastern part of Philippines. Local television showed footage of the main airport in Legazpi province with cables, lighting and panels hanging from the ceiling. Typhoon Kammuri, the 20th typhoon to hit the country this year, weakened slightly and moved slowly across central parts of the archipelago during the night. The storm was packing 155 kph (96 mph) wind speeds and gusts of up to 235 kph (146 mph), the weather bureau said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or significant damage.

  • Powerful typhoon leaves at least 4 dead in Philippines
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    Powerful typhoon leaves at least 4 dead in Philippines

    Typhoon Kammuri barreled across the Philippines with fierce winds and rain Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead, forcing hundreds of thousands of villagers to abandon high-risk communities and prompting officials to shut Manila’s international airport. Kammuri toppled trees and electrical posts, ripped off tin roofs and battered a provincial airport as it blew across island provinces in the southern fringes of the main northern Luzon island before blowing into the South China Sea. It weakened but remained dangerous with maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers (81 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 200 kph (124 mph) as it exited, forecasters said.

  • Thousands Evacuated as Typhoon Kammuri Slams Into Eastern Philippines
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    Thousands Evacuated as Typhoon Kammuri Slams Into Eastern Philippines

    The Philippine province of Samar was hit by Typhoon Kammuri – locally dubbed Tisoy – on Monday, December 2, bringing with it heavy rainfall and severe winds. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration ( PAGASA ), the storm carried maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h near the center, with gusts of up to 190 km/h. This footage shows the typhoon hitting a beach at Potong in the northeast of Samar, one of several regions that bore the brunt of the storm. Some 200,000 people were reportedly evacuated from coastal areas to avoid the fallout from possible floods and landslides in affected provinces. Credit: Engr. Raul Quinao via Storyful

  • Typhoon Kammuri batters Philippines with powerful wind and rain
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    Typhoon Kammuri batters Philippines with powerful wind and rain

    The shocking footage is seen from Legazpi, Phillippines on Monday (December 2) as Typhoon Kammuri batters the islands with powerful winds and rain.

  • Port in East Philippines Battered as Typhoon Kammuri Arrives
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    Port in East Philippines Battered as Typhoon Kammuri Arrives

    The Philippine province of Samar was hit by Typhoon Kammuri – locally dubbed Tisoy – on Monday, December 2, bringing with it heavy rainfall and severe winds. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration ( PAGASA ), the storm carried maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h near the center, with gusts of up to 190 km/h. Rommel Aquino III , a resident of Catbalogan, the provincial capital of Samar, captured this footage of the city’s port being hit by the typhoon. As of December 2, the Philippines News Agency reported that across a number of provinces, local government units had recommended the “suspension” of school services and work in government offices owing to the conditions. In Northern Samar, 253 families were reported to have been evacuated from the town of Catarman. Credit: Rommel Aquino III via Storyful

  • Typhoon Kammuri whips coast of eastern Philippines ahead of landfall
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    Typhoon Kammuri whips coast of eastern Philippines ahead of landfall

    Video obtained by Reuters showed lashing rains and swaying palm tress on the streets of Gamay, a city in Samar island in the Philippines. The typhoon is expected to make landfall late Monday or early Tuesday (December 3), according to weather forecasters, slamming into southeastern Luzon and skimming past the country's capital Manila. The weather phenomenon comes as the Philippines is in the midst of hosting the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Thousands of residents in Bicol, a region of Luzon, were evacuated into shelters ahead of the typhoon's landfall, local media reported.

  • Wild Winds Whip Across Gamay Town as Typhoon Kammuri Hits Philippines
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    Wild Winds Whip Across Gamay Town as Typhoon Kammuri Hits Philippines

    Typhoon Kammuri made landfall in the Philippines’ Northern Samar province on Monday, December 2, bringing severe winds and rainfall to the region, as seen in this footage from a resident of Gamay, a small town on the province’s coast. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration ( PAGASA ) said the storm carried maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h near the center, with gusts of up to 190 km/h. The Philippines News Agency reported that 253 families were evacuated from the town of Catarman in Northern Samar. Credit: Dys Castillo Vidal via Storyful

  • Typhoon Kammuri batters the Philippines with heavy rain as country holds Southeast Asia Games
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    Typhoon Kammuri batters the Philippines with heavy rain as country holds Southeast Asia Games

    Typhoon Kammuri brings heavy rains and strong winds the Eastern part of the Philippines today (December 2) affecting some of the sporting events in the 30th Southeast Asian Games being held in the country. The SEA Games organisers have already cancelled the windsurfing heats scheduled for today while the women's triathlon was a day early on Sunday to take advantage of the good weather. Footage shows a residential area in Northern Samar in Luzon being ravaged by the heavy downpour. The rare December typhoon is expected to strengthen to a Category 3 typhoon, causing heavy rains across SEA Games venues until it makes landfall on Tuesday morning. Some provinces in Luzon began evacuating thousands of people in anticipation of the storm.

  • Powerful typhoon nears Philippines, forcing evacuations
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    Powerful typhoon nears Philippines, forcing evacuations

    A powerful typhoon drew closer to the Philippines on Monday, forcing tens of thousands of villagers to flee to safety, knocking out power in entire provinces and prompting authorities to plan the closure of Manila’s international airport. Typhoon Kammuri was forecast to slam into the country’s eastern coast Monday night to early Tuesday with maximum sustained winds of 155 kilometers (96 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 190 kph (118 mph), government forecasters said. In Albay, Sorsogon and Catanduanes provinces, where the typhoon is expected to blow ashore, pounding rain and wind started to rattle tin roofs and block visibility by nightfall.

  • Britain finally gets wet weather reprieve... but 'freezing fog' coming next month
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    Britain finally gets wet weather reprieve... but 'freezing fog' coming next month

    Wet weather will be replaced by freezing temperatures in December, bringing warnings of ice patches as the mercury plummets.

  • November flooding in Yorkshire was ‘once-in-60-years' weather event
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    November flooding in Yorkshire was ‘once-in-60-years' weather event

    The deluge was described by residents in the worst-hit parts of Yorkshire as 'almost biblical'.

  • Flood risk for parts of the UK over the weekend as more downpours due
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    Flood risk for parts of the UK over the weekend as more downpours due

    Yellow weather warnings and flood warnings are in place in parts of the UK as two inches of rain were forecast for Saturday.

  • Snow hits part of the UK as flood-stricken Yorkshire is braced for more rain
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    Snow hits part of the UK as flood-stricken Yorkshire is braced for more rain

    Parts of the UK have been hit by snow as six severe weather warnings were put in place across the country for ice, rain and snow - including in flood-striken Yorkshire.

  • Heatwaves could 'double in size' by 2050 if greenhouse gas targets aren't met, researchers warn
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    Heatwaves could 'double in size' by 2050 if greenhouse gas targets aren't met, researchers warn

    The research paper, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, predicted that heatwaves could be 50% larger by 2050 if greenhouse gas targets aren't met.

  • Typhoon Hagibis set to hit Japan could be as big as one that killed 1,200 in 1958, forecasters warn
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    Typhoon Hagibis set to hit Japan could be as big as one that killed 1,200 in 1958, forecasters warn

    The Japan Meteorological Agency warned that Typhoon Hagibis could be as devastating as the Kanogawa Typhoon that hit Japan in 1958, killing more than 1,200 people.

  • What is Hurricane Lorenzo and how strong will it be if it hits UK this week?
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    What is Hurricane Lorenzo and how strong will it be if it hits UK this week?

    Hurricane Lorenzo has slipped from a Category 5 storm but could still bring heavy rain and high winds to the UK this week.