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Powerful cyclone hits Australia

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A cyclone packing winds of up to 230 kilometers (140 miles) an hour hit northern Australia late Friday before weakening to a category two storm as it moved down the coast.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bicycle sales rise in post-Ondoy Marikina—city official

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The number of bicycles sold after tropical storm “Ondoy” in 2009 was reported to have increased “abruptly” in flood-prone Marikina, prompting a high-ranking city official to say that the residents’ experiences during the storm made them change their view of the bicycle as a recreational tool.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Massive storm makes its way across US South

Snow and ice build up on the street signs for Snow and McDaniel Streets on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Greer, S.C. Snow and icy conditions were expected to continue in the state through Wednesday. AP

Across the normally balmy American South, winter-weary residents woke up Wednesday to a region encased in ice, snow and freezing rain, with forecasters warning that the worst of the potentially “catastrophic” storm was yet to come.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

DepEd says P900M needed to build, repair schools after storm

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EVACUEES find temporary shelter at  Rizal Central School in Tacloban City after losing their homes to Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Education officials said Central Visayas would need more than P900 million to repair or build new schools that suffered damage or were destroyed by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in northern Cebu province and the 7.2-magnitude quake in Bohol province.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

UK faces more flooding in wave of stormy weather

People watch and photograph enormous waves as they break, on Porthcawl harbour, South Wales, Monday Jan. 6, 2014. AP.

Britain’s coastal residents are braced for more flooding with lashing winds, rain and high tides expected.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5 dead in Canada after ice storm knocks out power

People clear the sidewalks on a closed off street in Toronto after an ice storm knocked down trees and power lines in much of the city on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. AP

Five people in Canada are dead, likely from carbon monoxide poisoning, police said Tuesday, as tens of thousands remain without power in below-freezing weather after a weekend ice storm.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ice storm leaves 500K without power in US, Canada

Andrew Powers, an arborist with Asplundh Tree Experts, clears iced branches from power lines along Mayflower Heights Drive in Waterville, Maine, on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Central Maine Power said nearly 57,000 were without power Monday afternoon, up from 29,000 it had been reporting earlier. Hardest hit was Kennebec County with about 20,000 and Waldo County at nearly 15,000 customers without power. AP

More than 500,000 homes and businesses were still without power Tuesday in parts of central and northeastern U.S. and into Canada after a weekend ice and snow storm rolled across the region. At least 14 people have been killed in the storm.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Storm nearly 2,000-miles wide grounds some US flights

Passengers walk through Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for north central Illinois, northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana on Saturday morning. AP

A storm with a 2,000-mile footprint frustrated Christmas travelers Saturday from Texas to Nova Scotia with a little of everything Mother Nature has to offer, from freezing rain, ice and snow to flooding, thunderstorms and even tornadoes.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

15 ships washed ashore slow down recovery of bodies

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SHIPS washed ashore in  the coastal villages have slowed down retrieval operations in Tacloban City.

What about the dead buried under cargo ships and tugboats that were washed inland when Supertyphoon “Yolanda” whipped up giant waves in Leyte and Eastern Samar provinces?

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

15 ships blown ashore slow down recovery of bodies

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Survivors walk through the rubble of damaged homes and a ship that was washed ashore in Tacloban city, Leyte.  AP FILE PHOTO

The continuing presence of 15 ships vessels that were washed or blown inland by Supertyphoon Yolanda’s storm surges and high winds in Eastern Visayas have been slowing down the recovery of more bodies in the disaster area, the heads of government agencies under Task Force Yolanda agreed this week.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Robinsons to reopen Tacloban stores on Thursday

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A Filipino man walks inside a mall that has been flooded and allegedly looted after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (“Haiyan”) hit Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Some victims of Yolanda are asking for bullets instead of food or water from authorities to protect themselves from a newly organized armed gang.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

Robinsons Retail is set to reopen its supermarket, department store and other stores in typhoon-ravaged Tacloban on Thursday but on a limited scale and shortened hours due to power supply constraints.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

US snow, ice storm cancels hundreds of flights

Snow removal equipment clears the wet sleet on the ramp area at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. A huge snow and ice storm on Monday, Dec. 9, forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights and sparked major delays at airports in the northeastern United States and Texas.  AP PHOTO/THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, TOM FOX

A huge snow and ice storm on Monday forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights and sparked major delays at airports in the northeastern United States and Texas.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Tree of hope’ benefits young storm survivors

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A business hotel in Cebu has set up a “tree of hope” for children in typhoon-hit Medellin town in northern Cebu.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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