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Typhoon pummels South Korea with flooding, damaging winds

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A powerful typhoon ripped through South Korea’s southern and eastern coasts with tree-snapping winds and flooding rains Thursday, knocking out power to thousands of homes and...

Rains hit southern Japan island as Koreas ready for typhoon

TOKYO (AP) — An offshore typhoon brought torrents of rain to southern Japan on Wednesday heading to the Korean Peninsula as another storm in the Pacific was growing stronger. Typhoon...

Fireworks show to take place in New Taipei tonight at Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City will hold a fireworks display that will last five minutes and 20 seconds at Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf at 8 p.m. tonight (Aug. 30), and the public is adv...

Typhoon Maysak to become year's strongest so far

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮) predicted on Sunday (Aug. 30) that Typhoon Maysak, which has the potential to develop into the strongest typhoon so far this year, will not d...

North Korean leader thankful typhoon damage wasn't worse

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited a western coastal area hit by a typhoon and expressed relief the damage wasn’t worse, state media said Friday. The N...

Top weather expert hopes Typhoon Maysak stays away from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As parts of south Taiwan were battered by torrential rain Thursday (Aug. 27), the chief of the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) expressed the hope that the country would be sp...

Typhoon barrels into N. Korea after causing damage in South

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A typhoon that grazed South Korea, ripping off roofs and knocking out power to more than 1,600 households, made landfall in North Korea early Thursday. South Korean authoriti...

North and South Korea brace for strong tyhpoon

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of flights were canceled in South Korea while North Korea’s leader expressed concern about a potential loss of lives and crops as the countries braced for a fast-app...

N. Korean leader calls for readiness against virus, typhoon

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a rare display of urgency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held his third high-level political conference in as many weeks, where he raised alarm about the nation’s corona...

Taipei moves Lunar 'Valentine’s Day' fireworks to Aug. 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei’s Department of Information and Tourism (DOIT) announced on Tuesday (Aug. 25) that the city government had decided to move the 2020 Taipei Valentine’s D...

Meteorologist sees Taiwan being spared typhoons so far this year as warning sign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A meteorologist sees the fact that Taiwan has so far been spared typhoons this year as a warning sign and advises the public to be more attentive to the dangers typhoons m...

Tropical Storm Bavi forces cancellation of two firework shows in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City and New Taipei City announced Saturday (Aug. 22) they were canceling separate firework shows planned for the Dadaocheng area and Tamsui District’s Fisher...

Taiwan issues sea warning as Tropical Storm Bavi takes shape

Update: 08/22 4:14 p.m. The CWB has added Taichung City and Taitung City to its heavy rain advisory list. It said 80 millimeters of rainfall or more is expected over a period of 24 hours. Meanwh...

Taiwan CWB warns of new tropical disturbance brewing near Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday (Aug. 21) that a new tropical disturbance is brewing in the West Pacific Ocean and is likely to intensify into a tropical stor...