Latest Typhoon Morakot Stories

2009-10-13 11:50:00

A leading climate scientist has warned that Taiwan may face a three-fold increase in the amount of rain received over the next two decades due to climate change. Liu Shaw-chen of Taiwan's leading research institute Academia Sinica, issued the report on Tuesday, stating that the government needed to step up its flood prevention efforts. "The government will need to enhance its land planning and flood prevention measures since we'll be seeing more and more typhoon Morakots in the future," said...

2009-10-03 11:10:00

"We're not waiting for sunrise," says aid worker in Northern Luzon Aid agency to begin distributing rice, additional food, candles in the next few hours ISABELA PROVINCE, Philippines, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Vision will begin relief operations this evening in Isabela Province, one of the areas wracked by Typhoon Parma. "We are not waiting for sunrise," says Fe Olonan, World Vision programme manager in Northern Luzon. "We will begin distributing rice and other food, as...

2009-08-06 14:00:00

Satellite imagery over the last two days has shown Typhoon Morakot to be a monster, and over the last two days, NASA satellites have confirmed the typhoon doubled its size! "Our satellite scan swath width is 1700 kilometers (1,056 miles) and Morakot looks to be almost that much in diameter in the infrared imagery on August 5," said Ed Olsen, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Olsen provides images for the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on the Aqua...

2005-09-11 05:36:19

By Nick Macfie BEIJING (Reuters) - A typhoon made a direct hit on a sprawling city in prosperous eastern China on Sunday after nearly a million villagers and farmers had been evacuated from flimsy coastal and hillside huts to safety. Typhoon Khanun, which spared the island of Taiwan on Saturday after forecasts predicted a near direct hit, made landfall in China's mountainous Zhejiang province, where storms regularly trigger fatal floods and landslides. The new city of Taizhou, with...

2005-08-31 00:17:18

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan warned of flash floods and landslides as a typhoon headed for the island on Wednesday, with heavy rain and strong winds forcing some schools and offices to close. Typhoon Talim, packing maximum sustained winds of 184 kph (114 mph) and gusts of up to 227 kph (141 mph), was about 310 km (193 miles) east of Taiwan at 0400 GMT, the Central Weather Bureau said. It was moving west-northwest at 21 kph (13 mph) and the full force of the storm was projected to hit...

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