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one of the pacific ocean's most powerful storms ever has ripped through vanuatu. buildings have been damaged, trees uprooted and roads cut off. eight people are reported dead, but it is feared that number will rise substantially as the scale of devastation is established across the nation's 83 islands. cyclone pam, which it on friday night, packed winds of up to 340 kilometres per hour.
the pacific may have seen the worst of typhoon pam as winds are now subsiding, but it has left a trail of destruction in her wake, notably on the island of vanuatu. described as an unusually powerful hurricane, pam crashed into vanuatu's northeastern coast, from which there have been unconfirmed reports of dozens of deaths
us state hawaii is braced for a category one hurricane expected to pass this weekend. while forecasters said there was little chance of a direct hit, a flash flood watch remains in effect for the entire weekend, and a state of emergency has been declared.
residents have been assessing the damage after hurricane odile rampaged through swathes of mexico's baja california peninsular. more than 300,000 homes are still without power or water after the category 3 storm hit the area . hotels have been destroyed in the popular holiday destination of los cabos but stranded and exhausted tourists have been evacuated after surviving a nightmare of a vacation.
hurricane odile has lashed mexico's baja california, uprooting trees and downing power lines. winds of around 145 kilometres per hour battered the country's northwestern coast including some of its most popular tourist destinations. the strength of the hurricane has since been downgraded but officials have warned of the risk of mudslides and flooding.
residents on the western coast of mexico have narrowly escaped the worst of hurricane odile, which was downgraded as it made landfall on sunday. gusty winds still whipped palm trees and strong waves lashed the resort area of los cabos at the southern tip of the baja california peninsula. the 1,200 kilometre-long strip of land separates the pacific ocean and the gulf of california from mainland mexico.
the us north carolina coast is bracing itself for hurricane arthur, the first hurricane of the 2014 season. arthur is due to pass over or near the outer banks, where hatteras island is under an evacuation order. tourists who had traveled there for the independence day holiday weekend have been heading home early. as he packed up his family’s belongings, harry anand, a tourist from northern virginia, told reporters: “we wanted to go ahead and not be part of that particular hurricane. so we’re going back now.”
being properly prepared is paramount during hurricane season.
an advert promoting tourism in the us state of new jersey is at the heart of a federal investigation into the alleged misuse of relief funds. governor chris christie is being accused of using hurricane sandy money for the advert in which he and his family appear.
a fast-moving storm system has triggered multiple tornadoes in america's midwest. at least five people have been killed and scores injured as the winds tore across large parts of washington, illinois, indiana and kentucky.
thousands of people desperate to leave typhoon-stricken areas in the philippines have besieged tacloban airport. although some aid has begun to arrive, those at the airport gates have not been receiving it. some have set up makeshift tents as they wait, hoping to board one of the departing flights. 'help us,' read slogans scrawled on signs.
officials in the central philippines are still overwhelmed in the aftermath of typhoon haiyan. in tacloban, corpses lay uncollected. desperate townspeople scavenge through debris. the country's interior secretary said tacloban's municipal government was wiped out by the storm, or officials were dead, missing or debilitated by grief.
families on cebu island in the philippines who lost everything in typhoon haiyan are utterly dependent on aid. with access difficult for the big agencies outside, one western expat in the region has used social media to raise money for vital supplies that he has already been able to start distributing.
the plight of the philippines is ever-present as an international climate change conference continues in poland. on the sidelines of the event, a protest was held in solidarity with naderev sano, the philippines delegate who is fasting to demand a deal to combat global warming which he blames for the devastation of his homeland. aid for developing countries having to deal with climate change is being discussed at the conference.
in the philippines, authorities say nearly 10 million people across 41 provinces have been affected by typhoon haiyan, one of the most powerful storms. the huge scale of death and destruction from friday's storm become clearer as reports emerged of thousands missing and the international relief effort struggling to get food and water to those who need it.
the storm surge of typhoon haiyan reached as high as houses' roofs; few buildings could withstand the wind. euronews managed to contact the mayor of the town of coron in the philippines, on the island of busuanga. this was the last island the typhoon hit before it crashed ahead westwards. people there described the noise as terrifying. the mayor said the counting of the dead and injured had only just begun, but that what was left of the airport was already back in use.
torrential rain from a weakened typhoon haiyan has battered southern china's guangxi autonomous region and hainan province affecting over 12,000 people. nearly 800 have been evacuated. the storm has so far killed four people in southern china. china's national weather authority issued a severe rainstorm alert saying the risk of floods and strong gales remain high.
fears for the health of people caught in the aftermath of typhoon haiyan have been raised in an interview on euronews. mark rosen spokesman for the ngo, i.s.a.r. germany, in germany is in manila with a team waiting to be flown to the disaster area. 'there is a team of 24 of us here waiting in manila and we don't know where we will be flown to. three of the team are emergency doctors, while the rest are emergency personnel like paramedics and nurses.'
vietnam is bracing itself for the arrival of typhoon haiyan. having caused devastation in the philippines, it is now heading towards the north of the county. although the storm is significantly weaker, it likely to cause strong winds, flooding and mudslides as it makes its way across the south china sea.
the death toll in the philippines continues to rise with at least 10,000 people killed according to a senior police official one of the worst hit areas was the coastal city of tacloban, about 580 km southeast of manila.
officials in the leyte province of the philippines said they feared that at least 10,000 people could have been killed by typhoon haiyan. haiyan is one of the most powerful storms ever recorded.
death toll rises to more than 1000 in philippines after typhoon haiyan. filipinos are counting their dead as the full extent of the devastation caused by typhoon haiyan begins to emerge. the red cross says more than 1000 people were killed in the coastal city of tacloban alone. another 200 lost their lives in the province of samar. and the reports of casualties are still coming in.
typhoon haiyan has killed at least 100 people in the philippines with the final number of casualties feared to be much higher. the category five storm left a trail of destruction, flattening houses, triggering landslides and floods and bringing down power lines. in the central philippines, it sent waves as high as 5 metres ashore, leaving streets knee-deep in water.
heavy rains and floodwater battered parts of mexico as hurricane raymond continues to be held at bay in the pacific. it's being held up by a cold front for now, but this could bring more rain over the next seventy-two hours. acapulco's famous beaches, a popular tourist destination are already deserted
waves more than 20 metres high have been crashing down on china's southeast coast in a stark and brutal reminder that typhoon fitow is on the way.
tropical storm karen off the us gulf coast has been downgraded to a depression after earlier warnings it could reach hurricane level prompted evacuations.
tropical storm manuel has hit mexico once again - this time lashing the northwestern state of sinaloa with heavy rains. around 2,000 people were evacuated due to flooding. the latest wave of weather chaos came after manuel and another tropical storm, ıngrid, converged on mexico last weekend. authorities announced that the devastating storms had claimed at least 97 lives.
flash floods caused by tropical storms ıngrid and manuel are causing havoc across mexico. thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes as rescue workers fight to prepare for the storms to become cyclones in the next 48 hours. dramatic images taken from the air have revealed some of the worst flooding to hit the country in decades.
weather forecasters are predicting a doozy of a hurricane season with above average activity this year.
three people were killed as tornados struck four us states on christmas day. twisters first pounded texas. others then touched down in louisiana and mississippi. one headed straight for the centre of mobile, alabama tearing up residential and commercial areas causing severe power cuts.
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having been knocked onto its knees, the east coast of the united states must now get back on its feet.
the new york stock exchange (nyse) is set to open as usual on wednesday after being closed for two days.
fter the storm, the focus is on taking stock of the damage in new york.
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a us coastguard helicopter has been scrambled to rescue the crew of the replica hms bounty, who abandoned ship in the path of hurricane sandy.
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