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Storm-hit areas in Japan brace for heavy rains, 60,000 advised to evacuate

10 October, 2019 8:18 am 8:18 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – A wide swath of eastern Japan hit by flooding and landslides from Typhoon Hagibis two weeks ago braced for more heavy rains on Friday, with evacuation advisories issued for tens of thousands of people in areas surrounding Tokyo. At least 82 people were killed when Hagibis lashed central and eastern Japan with … Read More


Japan advises hundreds of thousands to evacuate as powerful typhoon approac...

10 October, 2019 8:44 am 8:44 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of households in Japan were advised to evacuate due to fears of flooding as a powerful typhoon was set to make landfall late on Saturday, bringing with it the heaviest rain and winds in 60 years. A number of municipal governments issued evacuation advisories to areas particularly at risk, … Read More

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Cyclone Fani kills at least 12 in India before swiping Bangladesh

05 May, 2019 12:15 pm 12:15 pm

DHAKA (Reuters) – The strongest cyclone to hit India in five years killed at least 12 people in eastern Odisha state, before swinging north-eastwards into Bangladesh on Saturday where more than a million people have been moved to safety. Having hit land, tropical cyclone Fani had lost some of its power and was downgraded to … Read More

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India launches mass evacuation, warns tourists, as cyclone bears down on ea...

05 May, 2019 5:46 pm 5:46 pm

BHUBANESHWAR, India (Reuters) – India has started evacuating hundreds of thousands of villagers living along its northeastern coastline ahead of a severe cyclone due to make landfall. The state of Odisha has also moved in thousands of disaster management personnel to help those living in mud-and-thatch homes in low-lying areas take shelter from Severe Cyclonic … Read More

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Volcano erupts in southern Japan, no evacuation warning

01 January, 2019 8:19 am 8:19 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – A volcano erupted on a remote island in southern Japan on Thursday, the meteorological agency said, but the warning level was kept below the scale requiring evacuation. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the volcano on Kuchinoerabujima island, roughly 1,000 km (620 miles) southwest of Tokyo, erupted at 9:20 a.m. (0020 GMT). The … Read More

Fast-growing Northern California wildfire forces evacuations

09 September, 2018 9:28 am 9:28 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A wildfire erupted in forest land in Northern California forcing the evacuation of dozens of homes and the closure of a stretch of an interstate highway near where a deadly blaze broke out in July, officials said. The Delta Fire was burning in timber and brush in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest … Read More

Japan issues evacuation advisories as typhoon Jebi approaches

09 September, 2018 9:51 am 9:51 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan issued evacuation advisories for almost 300,000 people and cancelled hundreds of flights in the face of strong winds and heavy rain as typhoon Jebi roared north and was set to make landfall later on Tuesday. Jebi – whose name means “swallow” in Korean – is the latest harsh weather to hit … Read More