Latest Tropical Storm Bilis Stories
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.
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.
BEIJING (Reuters) - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Corrects number in paragraph 1 to half a million,
- Growing in low tufty patches.