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Japan Typhoon Death Toll Rises to 37

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The death toll from a strong typhoon that hit central and western Japan Saturday has risen to 37, while rescuers search for more than 50 people reported missing. Authorities say the number of victims is set to rise after torrential rains brought by Typhoon Talas caused floods and landslides. Numerous homes, buildings and bridges were […]

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Japanese Search for Missing After Deadly Typhoon

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese rescue workers dug through mud and wreckage Monday in search of dozens of people who remain missing after Typhoon Talas hammered the nation’s western coast. Japanese media report 27 dead and more than 50 missing in floods and landslides spawned by the storm, the deadliest to hit Japan in seven years. Thousands more are […]

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Typhoon Death Toll in Japan Rises

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The death toll from a powerful typhoon in Japan has risen to at least 24, while more than 50 people remain missing. Police and firefighters Monday continued searching for the missing in several parts of Japan hit by Typhoon Talas. Officials say floods and landslides are hampering rescue efforts. Floods and landslides swept away houses […]

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Pacific Storm Rakes Eastern Japan, 20 Dead, 50 Missing

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Record rains and mudslides in western Japan from a powerful, slow-moving Pacific storm have left at least 20 people dead and 50 others missing. Japan public television, in a report Sunday, said swollen rivers from tropical storm Talas swept away buildings in Wakayama Prefecture, as landslides crushed houses in Tanabe city. The network said other […]

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Typhoon Talas to Make Landfall in Japan

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese residents are bracing for the arrival of Typhoon Talas, a major storm expected to bring extended periods of rain and strong winds to many parts of the country. The Japan Meteorological Society said Friday that the large, slow-moving storm is expected to cross over the western and central parts of Japan on Friday and […]

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Deadly Tropical Storm Makes Landfall in China

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Tropical Storm Nanmadol made landfall in southeastern China early Wednesday, striking Fujian province with maximum winds of 72 kilometers an hour. Authorities say there have been no immediate reports of casualties in China despite the death and destruction caused by Nanmadol in Taiwan and the Philippines. Forecasters expect the storm to linger over the region […]

China Braces as Storm Heads for Populous Southeast Coast

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in southeastern China braced for Nanmadol’s arrival late Tuesday after the tropical storm left a trail of destruction in Taiwan and the Philippines. Chinese state media said more than 40,000 people had been organized into rescue teams in the city of Quanzhou on the Taiwan Strait. Tens of thousands of fishermen were ordered back […]

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Tropical Storm Strikes Taiwan, Heads for Chinese Coast

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Tropical storm Nanmadol dumped as much as a half-meter of rain on Taiwan Monday, forcing mass evacuations and flooding homes, roads and farmland before heading toward southeastern China. The storm was downgraded from typhoon status early Monday. It struck with torrents of rain and winds over 100 kilometers an hour, as it began plowing through […]

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Typhoon Nanmadol Downgraded to Tropical Storm

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Typhoon Nanmadol produced torrential rains and winds of over 100 kilometers per hour as it powered across southern and eastern Taiwan Monday, shutting down schools and businesses and forcing the evacuation of thousands of people. It was downgraded to a tropical storm later Monday as it lost strength and moved out to sea. There were […]

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Typhoon Nanmadol Hits Taiwan

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Typhoon Nanmadol made landfall in southern Taiwan Monday, bringing high winds and torrential rains that shut down schools and businesses and forced the evacuation of thousands of people. The storm, with winds of over 100 kilometers per hour, hit the island just before dawn in Taitung county in the southeast and moved toward heavily populated […]

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