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Twin tropical cyclones bringing 'very unstable weather' to Taiwan for 4-5 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The periphery of a tropical storm that formed Thursday (June 30) and a tropical depression that has taken shape will likely bring unstable weather to Taiwan for four to fi...

Schools close as tropical disturbance nears Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The government of Trinidad & Tobago closed schools on Tuesday as forecasters warned that a tropical disturbance would bring heavy rains and gusty winds to the southeas...

Tropical storm warning for parts of Florida, Cuba, Bahamas

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Tropical storm warnings were issued Friday for much of the Florida peninsula, Cuba and the Bahamas as a system that battered Mexico moves through the Gulf of Mexico, killi...

US forecasters alert about potential storm aimed at Florida

MEXCO CITY (AP) — The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued a bulletin Thursday on an area of low pressure on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula that could become a depression or tropical storm and head towar...

Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo hit by cold wave

SAO PAULO (AP) — In Rio de Janeiro, bold swimmers have been discouraged from diving into the cold ocean, while Sao Paulo authorities had to open up subway stations to accommodate homeless people as Br...

Study finds cleaner air leads to more Atlantic hurricanes

Cleaner air in United States and Europe is brewing more Atlantic hurricanes, a new U.S. government study found. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study links change...

Thousands displaced after typhoon Megi hits Philippines

Philippine authorities on Wednesday struggled to distribute aid to tens of thousands of displaced people sheltering in evacuation centres after typhoon Megi triggered landslides in coastal provinces t...

Aon: $72 Billion in Weather, Catastrophe-Related Economic Losses Reported in Asia in 2021

Insurance covered 9 percent of the economic losses in the region Flooding throughout Asia was the primary driver of disaster-related fatalities Record-breaking flash-flood loss in ...

Madagascar on high alert for Cyclone Batsirai's winds, rain

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Madagascar has put six of its regions on high alert as tropical Cyclone Batsirai is forecast to hit the Indian Ocean island's east coast Saturday with intense winds of ...

Cyclone Batsirai strengthening, threatening Madagascar

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Forecasts say Tropical Cyclone Batsirai is increasing in intensity and is expected to pass north of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius on Wednesday evening and make land...

Taiwan donates 10 metric tons of typhoon aid to Philippines over Christmas weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan donated 10 metric tons of aid to the Philippines over Christmas weekend to help the island nation recover from the destruction wrought by Super Typhoon Rai. The ...

Floods in Indonesia kill at least 6, mud hampers relief work

KOTA BATU, Indonesia (AP) — Flash floods from torrential rains on Indonesia’s main island of Java killed at least six people and three others were missing, officials said Friday. The...

Hurricane Sam is small but mighty; still well offshore

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Sam was a powerful Category 4 storm in the Atlantic Ocean, but forecasters said late Sunday that it had peaked in intensity. Sam was centered well offshore fro...

Odette, no longer tropical storm, slogs off Atlantic coast

MIAMI (AP) — Odette became a post-tropical cyclone on Saturday as it swirled across the Atlantic Ocean on a path forecast to keep it well offshore of Nova Scotia in Canada, forecasters said. ...

Tropical Storm Odette slogs offshore of mid-Atlantic coast

MIAMI (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Odette slogged off the mid-Atlantic coast late Friday and was expected to weaken Saturday night as it approaches eastern Canada. The poorly o...