Tag: typhoon

Typhoon Rammasun kills 10 as it hits the Philippines

At least 10 people were killed when Typhoon Rammasun moved across the Philippines and hit the capital, rescue officials said on Wednesday. Almost 150,000 were evacuated, shutting down financial markets, government offices and schools ahead of the storm. Photo: Almost 150,000 residents were evacuated from the Philippines ahead of Typhoon Rammasun. (Francis R. Malasig /…

Super Typhoon Neoguri makes its way toward Japan

Super Typhoon Neoguri is expected to hit the southern Okinawa island of Japan, before making landfall on Kyushu. The β€˜once in decades storm’ is gusting with winds of more than 150 mph and could pick up into an β€˜extremely intense storm’ by Tuesday, meteorologists said. Photo: A MTSAT Rainbow satellite image made available by the…

Pentagon: US to send aircraft carrier, Navy ships to Philippines

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered the USS George Washington aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to head to the Philippines, the Department of Defense announced Monday. The aircraft carrier, which holds 5,000 sailors and more than 80 aircraft, is currently in Hong Kong for a port visit. The crew is being recalled early…