More than 650,000 people were evacuating from coastal villages in the Philippines as Typhoon Hagupit made landfall early Saturday, causing downed power lines and trees and canceling more than 150 fights. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Super Typhoon Hagupit, shaping up to be one of the most powerful storms of 2014, is on a collision course with the Philippines.
Typhoon Vongfong hit southern Japanese islands with heavy rain and damaging winds Monday as the strongest storm to hit Japan this year made landfall.
Typhoon Rammasun, named after the Thai word for “Thunder God,” made landfall on the Chinese island of Hainan Friday killing at least one person. 130 mph winds and steady rain tore through the northern region of Hainan Friday as Rammasun continued towards the coast of mainland China and Vietnam. China has already endured rains and landslides that have taken over 45 lives in the past week. Continue reading
Eight months after Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest to ever make landfall, pummeled the city of Tacloban in the Philippines, reconstruction is still lagging and citizens are living in deplorable conditions. Continue reading
In our news wrap Tuesday, Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah declared he won a runoff election. Preliminary results claiming former finance minister Ashraf Ghani won 56 percent of the vote, but Abdullah claimed that that was due to widespread fraud. Also, a powerful typhoon hit southern Japan, knocking out power to thousands. Continue reading
As an island nation, the Philippines presents a geographical challenge to typhoon relief efforts, but aid has finally started to arrive in some of the most remote regions. Gwen Ifill talks to Nancy Lindborg of the U.S. Agency for International Development about the challenge ahead in helping survivors rebuild their lives. Continue reading
Despite strides for the recovery efforts in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, relief workers have yet to reach some islands. Angus Walker of Independent Television News reports from an outlying village near hard-hit Tacloban, where some families have found shelter in crypts. Continue reading
There are signs of progress in organizing food and other aid for devastated Philippine communities, but logistical issues continue to complicate delivery. Meanwhile, doctors are unsure how much longer they can keep patients alive without supplies. John Sparks and Mark Austin of Independent Television News report from Tacloban. Continue reading
Lack of food, medicine and little access to water adds to the great sense of uncertainty among displaced and desperate typhoon survivors in the Philippines. John Irvine and John Sparks of Independent Television News file two reports from the cities of Tacloban and Ormoc about the destruction and how people are coping. Continue reading