Heavy rain

TOKYO | Typhoon bears down on Japan, areas hit by previous storm

TOKYO — A powerful typhoon was ripping through Japan on Sunday and authorities were warning people to brace for heavy winds and rain in areas that include those devastated by a previous storm. Many flights were canceled at major airports throughout Japan, including Tokyo’s Narita and Haneda, as Typhoon Trami approached. The storm destroyed power … Continue reading TOKYO | Typhoon bears down on Japan, areas hit by previous storm

HONG KONG | Typhoon lashes south China after killing 36 in Philippines

HONG KONG  — Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 36 people dead and dozens more feared buried in a landslide. More than 2.4 million people had been relocated in southern China’s Guangdong province by Sunday evening to flee … Continue reading HONG KONG | Typhoon lashes south China after killing 36 in Philippines

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines | Powerful typhoon lashes Philippines, killing at least 12

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines — Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the northern Philippines with destructive winds and heavy rain that set off landslides and destroyed homes on Saturday, leaving at least 12 people dead and six missing, as southern China braced for the powerful storm. The strongest typhoon to hit the disaster-prone Philippines this year slammed ashore before dawn … Continue reading TUGUEGARAO, Philippines | Powerful typhoon lashes Philippines, killing at least 12

HONOLULU | Olivia is now a tropical depression, more rain for Hawaii

HONOLULU  — Heavy rain and winds from a tropical storm downed trees, knocked out power and prompted evacuations of several homes on Hawaii’s Maui island but spared the state widespread damage before it headed to sea and away from the state. Tropical Storm Olivia was downgraded Thursday to a tropical depression after it crossed the … Continue reading HONOLULU | Olivia is now a tropical depression, more rain for Hawaii

HONOLULU | Maui hit with heavy rain as Olivia bears down on Hawaii

HONOLULU — Maui was hit with heavy rain and powerful winds Wednesday as a gradually weakening tropical storm neared Hawaii, with forecasters predicting Tropical Storm Olivia could dump 5 to 10 inches (12 to 25 centimeters). Some places could get as much as 15 inches (38 centimeters). The downpours started before dawn on Maui and … Continue reading HONOLULU | Maui hit with heavy rain as Olivia bears down on Hawaii

HONOLULU | Hurricane Lane barrels toward Hawaii with torrential rains

HONOLULU — Hurricane Lane barreled toward Hawaii on Friday, dumping torrential rains that caused flooding on the Big Island as people stocked up on supplies and piled sandbags to shield oceanfront businesses against the increasingly violent surf. The Category 2 storm was expected to turn west on Saturday before reaching the islands and skirting Oahu … Continue reading HONOLULU | Hurricane Lane barrels toward Hawaii with torrential rains

SEOUL, South Korea | 2 typhoons weaken after pounding South Korea and Japan

SEOUL, South Korea— A weakening typhoon is brushing by metropolitan Seoul after battering southern South Korea with heavy rain and high winds, leaving one person missing and a slew of damaged buildings, cancelled flights and power outages. Japan’s weather agency downgraded a separate storm from typhoon strength on Friday after it crossed a swath of … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | 2 typhoons weaken after pounding South Korea and Japan

HONOLULU | Hurricane Lane is weaker but still pummels Hawaii with rain

HONOLULU  — A powerful hurricane unleashed torrents of rain and landslides Thursday that blocked roads on the rural Big Island but didn’t scare tourists away from surfing and swimming at popular Honolulu beaches still preparing get pummeled by the erratic storm. Employees of the Sheraton Waikiki resort on the famed beach filled up sandbags as … Continue reading HONOLULU | Hurricane Lane is weaker but still pummels Hawaii with rain