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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 …

World’s Strongest Storm in 2020 Kills at Least 16 in Philippines

The world’s strongest storm this year killed at least 16 people in the Philippines, and sent tens of thousands more to evacuation centers, risking coronavirus infection. Nearly 458,000 people were evacuated mostly in the main island of Luzon, including 177 …

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 …

Tropical Storm Nangka Forces Suspension of Markets in Hong Kong

Hong Kong scrapped trading of stocks and bonds Tuesday after tropical storm Nangka prompted authorities to shutter businesses and close schools. The move came after the Hong Kong Observatory kept its storm signal at No. 8, the third-highest on its …

Typhoon Vongfong Tests Philippines’ Ability to Protect Evacuees from Coronavirus

Typhoon Vongfong forced more than 150,000 people in the Philippines to leave their homes, risking coronavirus infection as they move to usually packed shelters. Intense rains and strong winds damaged houses and crops as the first typhoon to enter the …

Typhoon Vongfong Hits the Philippines with Evacuations Expected

Typhoon Vongfong, the Northern Hemisphere’s first named storm [of 2020], is rapidly intensifying east of the Philippines, where it could clip parts of the island nation Thursday and Saturday, according to the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Hawaii. 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 …