In Photos: Typhoon Wipha Hits Japan, 17 killed

Typhoon Wipha strikes Japan’s pacific coast on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people while 50 others are still missing.

The typhoon caused flooding and mudslide that destroyed homes and other buildings.

Izu Oshima island, which is about 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of Tokyo was hardest hit by the disaster.

Police and firefighters were having difficulty getting to some stricken areas.

Here are the photos of the disaster…

Photos: Typhoon Usagi Hit Southern China, 25 Killed

Typhoon Usagi  slammed into southern China on Sunday evening. 

Nanfang Daily reported that the typhoon made a landfall at 7:40 p.m. yesterday in Shanwei city, in Guangdong province after veered away from Hong Kong at the last minute.

Australia Network News reported that at least twenty-five people were killed on the China’s southern coast, including thirteen in Shanwei which is in the eastern fringes of Guangdong province. 

The typhoon brings very strong wind, storm surge and heavy rains that could cause flooding and landslides.

Xinhua reported that in Shanwei city, the strong winds blew cars off the road near a gas station and houses were toppled.

Flights to and from Hong Kong and three mainland airports were canceled.

Ferry services around the area were also canceled, while Fujian province suspended shipping between mainland China and Taiwan.

Xinhua reported that intercity trains including the high-speed rail to Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong would remain suspended until Tuesday.

Thousands of people were evacuated from coastal areas and temporary shelters were opened.

Hong Kong delayed the opening of markets, banks and schools.

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. said it scrapped morning trading today.

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Photos: Typhoon Man-yi Strikes Japan Killing 2

Typhoon Man-yi made a landfall at Toyohashi in Aichi prefecture, Japan just before eight o’clock on Monday morning or 2300 GMT Sunday.

The typhoon brought strong winds, high waves and heavy rains, damaging houses and flooding parts of Kyoto.

Yura River and Katsura River in Kyoto were overflowed and the Togetsu Bridge was partially-submerged.

Two people were killed by the disaster.

The typhoon forced the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to release rainwater with low levels of radiation into the ocean.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the typhoon has a sustained winds of up to 162 kilometres (100 miles) per hour.

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About 350 Die After Typhoon Bopha Hits Southern Philippines

Residents cross a river using suspended ropes at Andap, New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, a day after Typhoon Bopha made landfall. Typhoon Bopha, one of the strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines this year, barreled across the country's south on Tuesday, killing scores of people while triggering landslides, flooding and cutting off power in two entire provinces. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Residents cross a river using suspended ropes at Andap, New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, a day after Typhoon Bopha made landfall. Typhoon Bopha, one of the strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines this year, barreled across the country’s south on Tuesday, killing scores of people while triggering landslides, flooding and cutting off power in two entire provinces. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

At least 332  people were killed and 379 others were missing after Typhoon Bopha hits southern Philippines.

The typhoon slammed into Davao Oriental as it blew from the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday and caused a lot of damages to the province that  it was hard to find any buildings with roofs on them.

It then hit Compostela Valley and roared across the southern Mindanao and central regions.

Southern Mindanao was rarely hit by strong typhoon.

Typhoon Bopha knocked out power in two entire provinces, caused landslides, destroyed houses and damaged the plantations.

Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental were the hardest hit provinces.

About 20 typhoons hit the the northern and central Philippines every year, often causing death and destruction.

But almost exactly a year ago, Typhoon Washi killed 1,500 people in Mindanao.

Typhoon Bopha, with central winds of up to 115 kph (71 mph) and gusts of up to 145 kph (90 mph), was moving west-northwest of the central Philippines and was expected to be over the South China Sea on Friday.

This is a disaster!

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Photos: Powerful Typhoon Sanba Batters North, South Korea

A view of a waterfront park flooded by Typhoon Sanba in Yeosu, about 460 km (286 miles) south of Seoul September 17, 2012. Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate and hundreds of sea and air passenger services were cancelled as the powerful typhoon made landfall in southern South Korea on Monday, local Yonhap news agency reported. REUTERS/Hyong Min-woo/Yonhap

On September 17, 2012, a powerful Typhoon Sanba batters North and South Korea.

It brought high waves, strong wind, heavy rains, caused flood, damaged roads and buildings.

This is a disaster.

A powerful Typhoon Bolaven pounded South and North Korea at the end of August, 2012.

High waves beat upon a coast road in Busan, about 420 km (261 miles) southeast of Seoul September 17, 2012. Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate and hundreds of sea and air passenger services were cancelled as the powerful Typhoon Sanba made landfall in southern South Korea on Monday, local Yonhap news agency reported. REUTERS/Jo Jung-ho/Yonhap
In this photo released by Yeosu City and distributed via Yonhap News Agency, high waves caused by Typhoon Sanba crash on beach in Yeosu, south of Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Yeosu City via Yonhap)
High waves, caused by Typhoon Sanba, crash on a seaside road in Yeosu, south of Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Hyung Min-soo)
Residents walk on a road broken by Typhoon Sanba in Yeosu, about 460 km (286 miles) south of Seoul September 17, 2012. Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate and hundreds of sea and air passenger services were cancelled as the powerful typhoon Sanba made landfall in southern South Korea on Monday, local Yonhap news agency reported. REUTERS/Ryu Hyong-kun/Newsis.
A retaining wall, which has collapsed on top of cars, is seen after heavy rains caused by Typhoon Sanba in Yeosu, about 460 km (286 miles) south of Seoul September 17, 2012. Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate and hundreds of sea and air passenger services were cancelled as the powerful typhoon Sanba made landfall in southern South Korea on Monday, local Yonhap news agency reported. Car license plates pixellated at source.(REUTERS)
A ferry terminal at Tongyeong port is seen flooded by rains brought by Typhoon Sanba in Tongyeong, about 450 km (280 miles) southeast of Seoul September 17, 2012. Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate and hundreds of sea and air passenger services were cancelled as the powerful typhoon made landfall in southern South Korea on Monday, local Yonhap news agency reported. REUTERS/Sin Joon-hee/Yonhap
Workers of a hotel carry a chair at a park flooded by Typhoon Sanba in Yeosu, about 460 km (286 miles) south of Seoul September 17, 2012. Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate and hundreds of sea and air passenger services were cancelled as a powerful typhoon made landfall in southern South Korea on Monday, local Yonhap news agency reported. REUTERS/Hyong Min-woo/Yonhap

 

Photos: Typhoon Bolaven Killed 9 In South Korea

A man stands near part of a prefabricated house which has broken off during Typhoon Bolaven in Mokpo, about 410 km (255 miles) southwest of Seoul August 28, 2012. South Korea was hammered by Typhoon Bolaven, likely to be the most powerful storm in a decade in the country, on Tuesday morning, with power supply cuts to tens of thousands of households nationwide and strong winds and torrential downpours causing massive property damage and flight cancellations, according to reports from Yonhap quoting officials. REUTERS/Park Chol-hong/Yonhap 

After lashing Okinawa Island in Japan, the powerful Typhoon Bolaven pounds South Korea on Tuesday with strong winds and heavy rain.

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9 people were killed by the typhoon in South Korea.

More than 80 families were left homeless because of floods or storm damage.

The typhoon knocked down hundreds of trees, destroyed power cables and caused blackouts and nearly 200 flights were canceled, 860 hectares (2,130 acres) of farmland were flooded and 32 ships were damaged. 

A car damaged by fallen bricks from a building is seen on the streets in Wando, about 470 km (292 miles) south of Seoul August 28, 2012. Typhoon Bolaven, with winds of up to 170 kmh (106 mph) buffeted South Korea’s west coast on Tuesday, leaving four dead and a dozen people missing after two Chinese fishing vessels capsized. Car license plate pixellated at source. REUTERS/Park Chol-hong/Yonhap
A wave breaks along a bridge over the sea off the southern port city of Busan as Typhoon Bolaven brings heavy downpours and winds to South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Sun-ho) Korea Out
A Chinese fishing boat navigates through rough waves caused by Typhoon Bolaven in waters off Seogwipo on Jeju Island, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Ho-cheon) KOREA OUT
South Korean maritime policemen rescue a Chinese fisherman (4th L) from a stranded Chinese fishing boat in Seogwipo on Jeju Island, south of Seoul August 28, 2012. A typhoon with winds of up to 170 kmh (106 mph) buffeted South Korea’s west coast on Tuesday, killing five people at sea and leaving 10 missing when two Chinese fishing vessels capsized. Typhoon Bolaven barreled up the coast before making landfall in already flood-ravaged North Korea as the impoverished country struggles to feed its 24 million people. REUTERS/Gang Jae-Nam/Newsis

Powerful Typhoon Bolaven Lashed Okinawa, Japan

High waves pound the shore in Yonabarucho, Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan, Sunday morning, Aug. 26, 2012. The strongest typhoon to hit Okinawa in several years lashed the island and surrounding areas Sunday, injuring several people and cutting off power to about 30,000 households. (AP Photo/Ryukyu Shimpo, Futoshi Hanashiro)

A powerful Typhoon Bolaven lashed Okinawa Island in Japan late Sunday.

The wind speeds near the center of the typhoon were about 180 kilometers per hour (112 miles per hour).

More than 75,000 households in Okinawa Island and the nearby Amami islands were blackout by the typhoon as heavy rain and winds continued Monday.

Four people were hurt by the disaster.

Meanwhile in the United States, Tropical Storm Issac is predicted to turn into a hurricane and heading towards New Orleans and Northern Gulf of Mexico Coast – please click ‘Hurricane Warnings For New Orleans And Northern Gulf Of Mexico Coast’.

Typhoon Roke Kills At Least 10 – Photos

Typhoon Roke slammed Japan killing at least 10 people.

At least five people were missing and hundreds of people were injured.

The typhoon brought heavy rain and strong winds; and caused flooding and triggered landslides.

But it did not cause any further damage to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plan.

Surging waves hit against the breakwater in Udono in a port town of Kiho, Mie Prefecture, central Japan, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. A powerful typhoon was bearing down on Japan's tsunami-ravaged northeastern coast Wednesday, approaching a nuclear power plant crippled in that disaster and prompting calls for the evacuation of more than a million people. (AP Photo/Chunichi Shimbun, Daiji Yanagida)
Cars drive through a flooded Route 151 due to Typhoon Roke in Toyokawa, central Japan September 21, 2011. At least four people died and two were missing in Japan as Typhoon Roke bore down on Tokyo on Wednesday, bringing heavy rain and strong winds and disturbing transport systems, public broadcaster NHK said. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Kyodo
Rescue workers transport evacuees in a boat through floodwaters in Nagoya in central Japan's Aichi prefecture on September 20. (Photo By AFP)
An aerial view of flooded Toyokawa, central Japan is pictured by Kyodo September 21, 2011. Typhoon Roke, the second big storm to hit Japan this month, was packing winds of up to 220 km per hour (130 miles per hour) and dumped more than 40 cm (16 inches) of rain in parts of eastern and western Japan over the past 24 hours, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Kyodo
A parking lot is covered with trash from a flooded river due to heavy rain in Nagoya, central Japan Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. Heavy rains as a powerful typhoon approached caused floods and road damage in dozens of locations in Nagoya and several other cities, the Aichi prefectural (state) government said. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
Cars pass on a bridge over a river which rose due to the approach of Typhoon Roke, in Toyota, central Japan, September 21, 2011. At least four people died and two were missing in Japan as typhoon Roke bore down on Tokyo on Wednesday, bringing heavy rain and strong winds and disturbing transport systems, public broadcaster NHK said. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
People wade through a flooded underpass of a railway station in Kasugai, central Japan Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. More than a million people in central Japan were urged to evacuate Tuesday as a powerful typhoon approached, triggering floods. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
High waves batter a breakwater at Komatsu beach near the city of Tokushima, western Japan. (Photo by AFP)

Typhoon Megi Hit Taiwan-Photos

On Friday at least 3 people were dead and 27 people were missing after Typhoon Megi hit Taiwan.

The powerful typhoon caused massive mud and rockslides.

A Buddhist temple was buried and vehicles were trapped on a highway.

A bus carrying 19 Chinese tourists was missing.

Typhoon Megi killed 26 people in the Philippines before hitting Taiwan.

It is expected to make a landfall in southern China by late Friday or Saturday.

A typhoon is a natural disaster.

Floodwaters brought by Typhoon Megi in Ilan County, northern Taiwan October 22, 2010.
A motorcyclist walks through floods waters with her vehicle after the occurrence of Typhoon Megi in Ilan county, northern Taiwan October 22, 2010.
People row a boat in flood waters at their backyard in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, after the occurrence of Typhoon Megi October 22, 2010.
Drivers navigate through floods waters after the occurrence of Typhoon Megi in Ilan county, northern Taiwan October 22, 2010.

A motorcyclist pushes his bike in a flooded street after heavy rains brought by Typhoon Megi in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, October 21, 2010.

A handout photograph shows floodwaters brought by Typhoon Megi in Ilan County, northern Taiwan October 22, 2010. Typhoon Megi dumped more than a metre of rain in northeastern Taiwan, causing mudslides that blocked a highway and trapped as many as 400 travellers. REUTERS/Military News Agency/Handout (TAIWAN – Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS« Read less

Typhoon Kompasu Slammed Into South Korea

A tree is uprooted as Typhoon Kompasu hit in Incheon, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. Typhoon Kompasu has hit South Korea with heavy downpours and gusts that cut Seoul subway lines, paralyzed airport traffic, and caused massive power outages along the western coast. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Ha Sa-hun) **KOREA OUT**

On Thursday Typhoon Kompasu slammed into South Korea.

Kompasu means compass in Japanese.

Three people were killed.

Typhoon Kompasu is the strongest tropical storm to hit Seoul area in 15 years.

Many flights were cancelled or delayed.

Service on two Seoul subway lines and five railway routes was suspended.

South Korean high school students walk against strong winds caused by Typhoon Kompasu in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. Typhoon Kompasu has hit South Korea with heavy downpours and gusts that cut Seoul subway lines, paralyzed airport traffic, and caused massive power outages along the western coast.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)