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Very Heavy Rains In Fading Tropical Storm Prapiroon Seen By NASA's TRMM Satellite
2012-10-19 08:01:23

Heavy rainfall returned to Typhoon Prapiroon for a brief time on Oct. 18 when NASA's TRMM satellite passed overhead. Prapiroon is battling strong wind shear and is expected to transition into an extra-tropical storm in the next day. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite captured rainfall data on Prapiroon twice on Oct. 18 when it passed overhead. The first orbit was at 0845UTC and the second at 1019 UTC. TRMM's Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) data...

Tropical Storm Prapiroon's Rains Mostly South Of Center Indicated By NASA Satellite
2012-10-17 15:19:37

Tropical Storm Prapiroon is still meandering in the western north Pacific Ocean, and NASA's TRMM satellite noticed that dry air and wind shear are adversely affecting rainfall north of the storm's center. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite flew above Prapiroon when it was a typhoon on Oct. 15, 2012 at 0632 UTC (2:32 a.m. EDT). Prapiroon's sustained wind speeds had dropped to 70 knots (~81 mph) with a large and ragged eye being its dominant feature. TRMM's Microwave...

2006-08-18 01:10:00

BEIJING -- China has denied covering up casualties from natural disasters as the official death toll from the strongest typhoon to strike the country in half a century rose to 330, a number residents says is greatly understated. Saomai, graded a "super typhoon" with winds exceeding 216 km (134 miles) per hour, barreled into China's southeast coast last Thursday, flattening tens of thousands of houses, overturning ships and damaging infrastructure. The hardest hit was the coastal town of...

2006-08-14 00:20:00

BEIJING -- The strongest typhoon to strike China in half a century has killed more than 200 people since it made landfall late last week, Xinhua news agency said on Monday. The death toll jumped from about 130 after the southeastern province of Fujian raised the number of people killed there by 80 to 125, most of whom fishermen, Xinhua said. Saomai, graded a "super typhoon" with winds exceeding 216 km (134 miles) per hour, barrelled into Cangnan county in Zhejiang province on Thursday,...

2006-08-11 03:30:00

By Ben Blanchard CANGNAN, China (Reuters) - The strongest typhoon to hit China in half a century killed more than 100 people, dozens of whom had taken shelter in a house that collapsed, Xinhua news agency said on Friday, and the toll appeared likely to rise. Typhoon Saomai tore into Cangnan county in the eastern province of Zhejiang on Thursday after authorities moved more than 1 million people in the densely populated commercial province to safety. By Friday noon, 104 people were confirmed...

2006-08-11 02:00:00

By Ben Blanchard XIAPU, China (Reuters) - The strongest typhoon to strike China for half a century killed at least 98 people, dozens of them villagers who had taken shelter in a concrete house that collapsed, and left 149 missing. Typhoon Saomai tore into Cangnan county in the eastern province of Zhejiang on Thursday after authorities moved than 1 million people in the densely populated commercial province to safety, Xinhua news agency said. But at least 41 villagers, including eight...

2006-08-10 17:48:00

By Ben Blanchard NINGDE, China (Reuters) - The strongest typhoon to strike China for half a century killed at least 28 people, with three others missing, the official Xinhua news agency said early on Friday. Typhoon Saomai struck Cangnan County in eastern China's Zhejiang province on Thursday, with province authorities relocating 1 million people as the densely populated commercial region braced for the lashing winds and rains, Xinhua said. Earlier, Xinhua reported that 1,000 houses...

2006-08-10 12:48:19

By Ben Blanchard NINGDE, China (Reuters) - A "super typhoon," the strongest to hit China in half a century, slammed into the coast on Thursday killing at least two people, injuring more than 80 and forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes. Typhoon Saomai, one of three storms to hit East Asia in the past few days, made landfall in the southeastern province of Zhejiang, hitting Cangnan county just after a state of emergency was declared, the state-run Xinhua news agency said. It...

2006-08-10 08:50:00

By Nir Elias LUOYUAN, China (Reuters) - Super Typhoon Saomai, the strongest to threaten China in over 50 years, slammed into the southeast coast on Thursday killing at least two people, injuring over 80 and forcing more than 1.5 million from their homes. Saomai, one of three storms to hit East Asia in the past few days, made landfall in Zhejiang province at 0925 GMT, hitting Cangnan county just after officials there declared a state of emergency, Xinhua news agency said. It has battered down...

2006-08-10 01:30:00

Corrects number in paragraph 1 to half a million, from one million By Nick Macfie and Guo Shipeng BEIJING (Reuters) - More than half a million Chinese have fled their homes in the path of a super typhoon, the strongest to threaten the country in 50 years, as it churned relentlessly toward the southeast coast on Thursday. Saomai, one of three storms to have hit East Asia in the past few days, has already dumped heavy rain on Taiwan and was just hours from an expected landfall between Hong Kong...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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