typhoon News

Tropical Storm Hits Japan, Heads for Region Still Recovering from Floods

A tropical storm in Japan disrupted transportation and knocked out power to thousands of homes in its path as it headed west toward a region still recovering from devastating rains earlier this month. At least 16 people have been injured, …

After Recent Historic Floods, Japan Readies for Typhoon Jongdari

Typhoon Jongdari is set to make landfall on Japan’s mainland this weekend, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to much of a country hit in recent weeks by a deadly heatwave and historic flooding. The typhoon was located off Chichijima, …

Typhoon Mujigae Hits So. China; Strongest Cyclone to Hit Region: AIR Worldwide

Typhoon Mujigae – also called Kabayan – made landfall in China’s Guangdong Province on October 4 with reported wind speeds up to 135 miles per hour (217 kilometers per hour) in some locations. Mujigae quickly moved from a Category 3 …

RMS and Taiwan’s MSIG Mingtai Collaborate on Typhoon Risk Insights

RMS, the Newark, Calif.-based catastrophe risk management firm, has formed a technical collaboration with MSIG Mingtai Insurance Co. Ltd. to share industry information and insight about the local Taiwanese insurance market, as RMS develops a typhoon model for Taiwan. The …

Typhoon Goni Makes Landfall on Japan, Causing Injuries, Evacuations

Typhoon Goni made landfall on Japan’s southernmost main island of Kyushu, causing injuries and prompting evacuation orders. Cancellations of airline and train service affected thousands of people. Goni, which had been the strength of a category 3 hurricane, came ashore …

Typhoon Chan-hom Loses Strength as It Moves Toward Korean Peninsula

Typhoon Chan-hom, which caused the evacuation of about a million people and the cancellation of hundreds of air flights in eastern China on Saturday, weakened as it moved northeast along the East China ocean toward the Korean peninsula. Chan-hom was …

Philippines Warns Tourists to Take Precautions as Typhoon Maysak Approaches

The Philippines is urging tourists to take precautions or cut short Easter vacations, and may evacuate thousands of people in the path of approaching Typhoon Maysak. The storm may affect as many as a million people, the United Nation’s Global …

AIR Worldwide Discusses Expected Damages From Typhoon Phanfone

An ominous storm from the outset, Typhoon Phanfone is now on track to impact large areas of Japan with damaging winds and substantial rainfall, from Osumi and the southeastern coast of Kyushu to Shikoku and Honsh, according to Boston-based catastrophe …

AIR Worldwide’s Analysis of Typhoon Bopha’s Impact on the Philippines

AIR Worldwide’s analysis of Typhoon Botha’s [also named ‘Pablo,’ locally] impact on the Philippines indicates that as “insurance penetration in this area is around 10 percent to 20 percent; insured losses are not expected to be high as a result …

Philippines’ Biggest Typhoon Kills at least 230; Hundreds More Missing

The death toll from the Philippines’ strongest typhoon this year rose on Wednesday to around 230, with hundreds missing in landslides and floodwaters, as the storm continued its destructive path across the island nation. Typhoon Bopha, with central winds of …