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Hurricane Maria regains Category 5 strength as it moves towards Caribbean

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The latest hurricane to threaten has been upgraded to category 5 strength as it moves towards the beleaguered archipelago. Hurricane Maria regained its cat-5 rating this morning, as it heads towards the region left devastated by Hurricane Irma. The rating means it is extremely dangerous. The...

Governor of Puerto Rico warns of a ‘catastrophe’ as powerful Hurricane Maria churns toward the island

Hurricane Maria, making its first landfall as a Category 5 storm, has blasted Dominica with "widespread devastation," told CNN referring the prime minister of the Caribbean island nation. https://twitter.com/VOPnewsroom/status/910038758740938752 With the US territory of Puerto Rico and the US and British Virgin Islands now in its...

Maria intensified into a Category 5 Hurricane

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Maria is a Category 5 Hurricane with 160mph winds. Major Hurricane Maria poses a significant threat to Irma-devastated areas in the northern Caribbean into midweek. On Monday evening, Maria strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane on its way toward the northeastern Caribbean Sea. Power outages and structural...

Hurricane Maria upgraded to a category 4 storm

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Hurricane Maria upgraded to a category 4 storm. Hurricane Maria is now an extremely dangerous 'Category 4' hurricane, as it takes aim at the islands of the Caribbean. But while it's a threat to some, it's still too early to tell if it will have an...

Hurricane Maria intensifies to Cat. 2 storm, set to hit Caribbean

Hurricane Maria, the latest in a string of storms to hit the Caribbean in recent weeks, strengthened to a category 2 storm on Monday and is expected to intensify further, according to forecasts. https://twitter.com/BreakingVop/status/909755345320468480 Maria is set to hit islands in the eastern Caribbean, but it...

Powerful storm in western Romania killed 8 people, injured at least 67, officials

A powerful storm in western Romania has killed eight people and injured at least 67, officials say. Most of the victims were in and around the city of Timisoara, where winds of up to 100km/h (60mph) brought down trees and tore off roofs. Some water...

Typhoon Doksuri killed 9 people and left 4 others missing after hitting Vietnam

Typhoon Doksuri has killed nine people and left four others missing since it hit Vietnam's central region on Friday, the country's Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Sunday. Doksuri also injured 112 people, including 89 from Quang Binh and 10...

Typhoon Talim brings heavy rain to SW Japan

Southwestern parts of Japan were bracing on Saturday for further heavy rain and high winds as Typhoon Talim moved closer to the country's main islands, having forced the evacuation of more than 200,000 people in China earlier this week. https://twitter.com/VOPnewsroom/status/907617374769213440 The Japan Meteorological Agency issued the...

Jose is back to a Category 1 Hurricane, winds moving NW10 mph

Jose is back to a Category 1 Hurricane, winds moving NW10 mph. https://twitter.com/NickMerianos/status/908791648028475392 https://twitter.com/ScottFox29/status/908792111453138945 EARLIER People who live along the U.S. East Coast from North Carolina up to New England should monitor Tropical Storm Jose, forecasters say. The storm's winds won't get close to land until Sunday or...

Hurricane Irma poses toughest test for US nuclear industry since Fukushima

Hurricane Irma poses toughest test for U.S. nuclear industry since Fukushima, reported Reuters on Saturday. Putin says Russia to help Japan clean up Fukushima disaster Hurricane Irma will pose the toughest test yet for U.S. nuclear power plants since reactors strengthened their defenses against natural...

Katia as a Category 2 hurricane nears Mexico

Hurricane Katia intensified to Category 2 on Friday as it move west-southwest across the Gulf of Mexico. In a statement, Mexico's national weather service (SMN) said that "maintaining its trajectory and movement speed, it is estimated that it will reach land around 11 p.m. today...

Red alert on east Mexican coast following Hurricane Katia’s landfall

Hurricane Katia, which on Friday made landfall in Mexico hours after it was upgraded to a Category 2 hurricane by the US National Hurricane Center, triggered the highest alert level in parts of the Mexican states of Veracruz and Puebla. Mexico’s National Civil Protection System...

Cuba on alert ahead of Hurricane Irma

Cuba's civil defense authority issued an alert on Wednesday for the country's central and eastern provinces to seek and reduce potential damages by Hurricane Irma this week. https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/905545423775035393 "Having in mind that, during the last 12 to 24 hours, Irma maintained the same speed and route,...

14 people missing after landslide in E Switzerland

Local police in eastern Switzerland's canton Graubunden on Thursday told a press briefing that up to 14 people went missing following a landslide near a village near the border with Italy, told Xinhua news agency. The landslide occurred on Wednesday in the Val Bondasca...

Powerful storm swept through Hong Kong

A powerful storm has swept through Hong Kong, wreaking havoc and bringing the Chinese territory to a standstill. Typhoon Hato has forced authorities to shut down the stock market and cancel hundreds of flights. Ferry services have also been suspended as strong waves keep crashing...

Officials say Congo landslide death toll likely to reach 200

Officials in the DR of Congo say the death toll from a rain-triggered massive landslide in the eastern parts of the African country could likely reach over 200. Pacifique Keta, the vice governor of Ituri province, announced the news on Friday, adding that the estimate...

Alert, Extreme hot weather hits Slovakia

Most of Slovakia has been hit by extremely hot weather this week and the Slovak Hydrometeorogical Institute (SHMU) issued the highest alert for Thursday and Friday with the temperature in southwestern Slovakia expected to reach up to 39 degrees Celsius. "The high temperature poses a...

Torrential rain batters northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, VIDEO

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Torrential rain batters northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Sunday, yellow-level lightning alert issued. There are no casualties reported so far, told China Global Television Network.

WOOW, St. Petersburg covered with piles of ‘snow’ in July ?

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Fancy throwing snowballs in summer or going barefoot and T-shirt-clad during a ‘snowfall’ in July? This weekend in St. Petersburg, Russia would have been perfect after a heavy hailstorm hit the city, told Russian RT. On Saturday, streets in St. Petersburg were covered with piles...

Thousand in N Japan to leave their homes due to heavy rain caused major flooding

Many people in northeast Japan were told to evacuate their homes on Sunday as heavy rain caused major flooding and cut some rail links, told Reuters quoting Japan authorities. Almost 25,000 people in Akita prefecture were ordered to evacuate and around 65,000 more people were...

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