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Nature's furies batter Asia and the United States

Nature's furies batter Asia and the United States

Typhoon Mangkhut in Asia and hurricane Florence in the United States are expected to continue to cause destruction on a massive scale even as they weaken.

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Florence and Mangkhut, similar but different as water and wind
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Florence and Mangkhut, similar but different as water and wind

The tropical storms are both leaving a trail of havoc and death but the final outcomes will be different because of a combination of geography, climatic conditions and human factors.

  • by Seth Borenstein
China prepares as killer Typhoon Mangkhut wreaks havoc in Philippines
Philippines

China prepares as killer Typhoon Mangkhut wreaks havoc in Philippines

Hundreds of flights in and out of Hong Kong have been cancelled as Typhoon Mangkhurt approaches, having killed at least 25 in the Philippines.

  • by Hannah Beech
Death toll rising as Florence brings record rain to North Carolina
USA

Death toll rising as Florence brings record rain to North Carolina

North Carolina is bracing for what could be the next stage of the disaster unleashed by tropical storm Florence: widespread, catastrophic flooding inland.

Deadly typhoon lashes Phillipines
Philippines

Deadly typhoon lashes Phillipines

Two rescue workers were killed while trying to free people trapped in a landslide in the mountainous Cordillera region and a body had been found in a river in Manila.

  • by Martin Petty & Enrico Dela Cruz
Ferocious winds and blinding rain: Mangkhut lashes the Philippines
Philippines

Ferocious winds and blinding rain: Mangkhut lashes the Philippines

Officials are verifying the drownings of two children. Authorities are also checking what happened to about 70 men who reportedly returned to their coastal village but haven't been located.

  • by Aaron Favila
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'Violent grind': Florence leaves several dead, states flooded
USA

'Violent grind': Florence leaves several dead, states flooded

Forecasters say the sheer size of the 560-kilometre-wide storm and its painfully slow progress over coming days could leave much of the region under water.

  • by Ernest Scheyder
Super typhoon Mangkhut slams Philippines with category-5 power
Philippines

Super typhoon Mangkhut slams Philippines with category-5 power

Super typhoon Mangkhut is expected to threaten China's Guangdong coastline, possibly including Hong Kong, with a direct strike in a few days.

Hurricane Florence unleashes wrath on US, with worst yet to come
USA

Hurricane Florence unleashes wrath on US, with worst yet to come

Hurricane Florence swirls closer to the US East Coast, with power already cut to tens of thousands as it threatens to unleash widespread destruction.

  • by Brian K. Sullivan and Alex Longley
Hurricane Florence turns deadly as it makes landfall in North Carolina
USA

Hurricane Florence turns deadly as it makes landfall in North Carolina

Four people died as Hurricane Florence made landfall on the US east coat.

Florence expected to bring 'catastrophic' flooding to Carolinas
USA

Florence expected to bring 'catastrophic' flooding to Carolinas

Governor Roy Cooper has warned of an impending disaster.