Philippines typhoon News

3 Typhoons in 3 Weeks Kill 100-Plus People in Philippines, Causing Damages of $518.5M

Three strong typhoons over the past three weeks have killed more than 100 people in the Philippines and damaged farms and infrastructure worth almost 25 billion pesos ($518.5 million), based on reports from its disaster agency. A number of provinces …

Another Severe Storm Threatens Philippines Just Days After Super Typhoon Goni

The Philippines is bracing for a severe tropical storm that’s expected to hit its northern tip days after Super Typhoon Goni left. Storm Atsani will likely strengthen into a typhoon with peak intensity of 120 kilometers per hour as it …

New Storm Takes Aim at Philippines, Just Days After Devastation of Typhoon Molave

The Philippines is bracing for a new storm that will hit the Southeast Asian nation this weekend, days after Typhoon Molave left at least 16 people dead and thousands in evacuation sites. Goni, which developed into a severe tropical storm, …

Typhoon Molave Heads to Vietnam After Killing at Least 9 People in Philippines

Typhoon Molave killed at least nine people and left 13 others missing in the Philippines, according to disaster-response officials, before heading over to the South China Sea on its way to Vietnam. The storm affected more than 900,000 in the …

Typhoon Phanfone Kills at Least 41 in Philippines, Destroys Homes, Crops

Typhoon Phanfone killed at least 41 people when it slammed into the central Philippines on Christmas Eve, with dozens still injured or missing, according to the agency which oversees disaster response. The 21st cyclone to hit the Southeast Asian nation …

Death Toll from Typhoon Kammuri Rises as Storm Passes South of Manila in Philippines

The death toll from Typhoon Kammuri rose to 17 people after destroying houses and displacing hundreds of thousands on its path across the Philippines. As it neared its exit, tropical cyclone wind signals have been lifted as of Wednesday for …

Typhoon Kammuri Hits Philippines, Killing at Least 3, Displacing 500,000 More

The Philippines reopened its main airport late Tuesday as Typhoon Kammuri heads to the South China Sea, leaving at least three people dead and displacing half a million more. Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s runways were opened at 6 p.m. local …

Philippines Taps Catastrophe Bonds to Help Pay for Natural Disasters

The Philippines, among the world’s most disaster-prone nations, sold its maiden foreign-currency catastrophe-linked bonds to help cover costs of major calamities, in conjunction with the World Bank. The dual-tranche transaction consists of a $150 million issuance against losses from tropical …

Tropical Storm Usman Becomes Philippines’ 2nd Deadliest Weather Disaster in 2018

Tropical Storm Usman, which entered the Philippines on Christmas Day, emerged as the deadliest weather disaster for the country this year following Typhoon Mangkhut in September. Usman, a slow-moving storm with winds of up to 55 kilometers (34 miles) an …

Super Typhoon Mangkhut Targets China After Killing More Than 50 in Philippines

A super typhoon made landfall in China’s Guangdong on Sunday, the country’s most populous province, after wreaking havoc in Hong Kong and Macau and killing potentially more than 50 people in the Philippines. Packing winds of more than 200 kph …