Hurricanes News

Typhoon Haima Hits China as Weaker Storm; AIR Worldwide Comments

Typhoon Haima made landfall in China after it brushed past Hong Kong, forcing the city’s stock exchange to cancel trading for the day and airlines to suspend flights. The Hong Kong Observatory said it will consider lowering Storm Signal No. …

Typhoon Haima Batters Philippines; Weakened Storm Heads to China

More than 90,000 people were evacuated after Typhoon Haima left vast areas of the Philippines flooded and without electricity as the strongest storm to hit the nation this year heads toward China. Haima, a Category 5 super typhoon before it …

Philippines Readies for Super Typhoon Haima – in 2nd Storm in a Week

The Philippines raised the storm alert for two northern provinces to its highest level as authorities moved people to safer ground, canceled work and suspended flights before Super Typhoon Haima is due to make landfall as soon as Wednesday night. …

Typhoon Sarika Hits Philippines, Killing at Least 2 People, Displacing Thousands

Typhoon Sarika made landfall in eastern Philippines on Sunday after leaving at least two people dead a day earlier, thousands of villagers displaced and hundreds of planes grounded. Locally named Karen, the typhoon weakened after hitting the town of Baler, …

Hurricane Nicole Weakens After Direct Bermuda Hit; Storm Trackers Comment

Hurricane Nicole made a direct hit on Bermuda Thursday as the strongest hurricane to affect the Atlantic archipelago in 13 years, according to a report issued by Weather Underground. The storm’s impact on Bermuda has now ended, with the exception …

Category 4 Hurricane Nicole Lashes Bermuda with Winds & Flooding Rain

Hurricane Nicole, which has become a Category 4 hurricane, will continue to lash Bermuda with winds and flooding rain through Thursday, according to a report issued by AccuWeather. As a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of between 130 and …

Hurricane Newton Hits Mexico with Threat of Flash Floods, Mud Slides

Hurricane Newton made landfall Tuesday morning in northwest Mexico and will probably cause damage from heavy rain. Cabo San Lucas, a popular tourist destination, will be hit by winds moving as fast as 90 miles (144 kilometers) an hour, according …

Typhoon Lionrock Makes Landfall in Japan, Bringing Landslides, Floods & Deaths

With strong winds, drenching rain, high surf, and coastal flooding, Typhoon Lionrock made landfall in the Tohoku region of Japan Tuesday evening local time, near the city of Ofunato in Iwate Prefecture, according to an advisory from catastrophe modeling firm …

Typhoon Lionrock Expected to Hit Japan’s Tohoku Region, Site of 2011 Tsunami

Typhoon Lionrock is projected to make landfall in Japan Tuesday and is likely to strike the northern Tohoku region, the area devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. It would be the first tropical cyclone to make landfall in …

Caribbean Cat Facility, CCRIF, Pays Belize for Excess Rain From Hurricane Earl 

CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) made a pay-out of US$261,073 to the government of Belize as a result of heavy rains from Hurricane Earl on Aug. 4-5. Rainfall from the hurricane caused widespread flood damage to homes and …