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  • Philippines Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall as thousands flee

    12/06/2014 3:19:41 PM PST · by moose07 · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 6 December 2014 | BBC
    Typhoon Hagupit has made landfall in the town of Dolores in the eastern Philippines, the country's weather agency says. The storm knocked out electricity and felled trees in the area, though no casualties have been reported. Over half a million have fled coastal villages in the past few days ahead of the storm's arrival. The typhoon is on course for the city of Tacloban, where thousands were killed by Typhoon Haiyan a year ago. It has weakened slightly but gusts are still peaking at 195km/h (120mph). Thousands of passengers were left stranded after Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific cancelled more...
  • Royal Air Force Now Flying Their Most Advanced Fighter Jets Ever

    10/17/2014 7:29:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    BAE Systems ^ | Oct 16, 2014
    The Royal Air Force’s (RAF) most advanced fighters ever are now in operational service following the largest ever fighter upgrade programme delivered by BAE Systems. Known as Phase 1 Enhancements (P1E), the upgrade package delivers a range of enhancements to the Typhoon aircraft. Developed by BAE Systems working together with its Eurofighter Partner companies, the RAF and UK Ministry of Defence, (MOD), the capabilities introduced have been developed on the back of operations in Libya, and cement Typhoon’s place as a world class multi-role fighter. The aircraft upgrades include enhanced computing power, weapons systems integration advancements and improved sensor suites...
  • Typhoon Phanfone Lashing Japan; One Airman Found Dead In Okinawa, Two Still Missing

    10/05/2014 7:16:20 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    Weather Channel ^ | 10-5-2014 | Jon Erdman and Nick Wiltgen
    One U.S. airman has been found dead and two others are missing after waves caused by Typhoon Phanfone swept them away in Okinawa, according to a U.S. military official.  "Three airmen were washed out to sea from the northwest coast of Okinawa," the U.S. Air Force at Kadena Air Base said at 3:45 p.m. local time Sunday.  Typhoon Phanfone is lashing southern Japan with strong wind, high waves and torrential rain as millions brace for what looks to be a direct impact. At one point on Saturday, the U.S. military's Joint Typhoon Warning Center analyzed 150 mph winds within Phanfone, designating it...
  • Integrating Typhoon and F-35: The Key to Future British Air Power

    09/10/2014 7:22:21 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    Royal United Services Institute ^ | 9 Sep 2014 | Justin Bronk
    British combat air post-2020 will depend on the RAF’s Typhoon fast jet fleet – currently planned to total 107 aircraft at the end of this decade – and the F-35 Lightning II strike fighter, operated jointly by the RAF and the Royal Navy. Then-Secretary of State for Defence Phillip Hammond said in July 2012 that the UK would buy up to forty-eight F-35B short take-off, vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft in the next ten years of the newly agreed equipment plan. These will not only form the fixed-wing complement of the new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers, but will also deploy with...
  • Typhoon Rammasun Heads for China After Lashing Philippines, Killing at Least 38

    07/19/2014 1:12:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    ABC (Australia) ^ | Fri 18 Jul 2014
    China's southern regions are bracing for a powerful typhoon that has ripped through the Philippines, killing dozens and forcing more than 400,000 people to flee their homes. The official death toll from Typhoon Rammasun has climbed to 38, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said on Thursday. Ten people have been injured and eight are missing. Typhoon Rammasun made landfall in the Philippines on Tuesday, just eight months after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the country in November 2013. The eye of Typhoon Rammasun passed south of Manila after cutting a path across the main island of...
  • Latest Projected Path Of Super Typhoon Neoguri Shows How It's About To Rake All Of Japan

    07/07/2014 6:49:28 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    BI ^ | 7-7-2014 | Michael B Kelley
    Michael B KelleyJuly 7, 2014Super Typhoon Neoguri, a "once in decades storm," is about to hit the southern Okinawa island chain with heavy rain and powerful winds before making landfall across the entire island of Japan this week. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said the system, which is already producing winds up to 150 mph, may develop into an "extremely intense" storm by Tuesday as it moves north. (snip)
  • Super Typhoon Neoguri to pass near Japanese island of Okinawa (Category 5)

    07/07/2014 12:05:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | July 7, 2014 | Jethro Mullen
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A large super typhoon is gathering force as it barrels along a path that is expected to take it close to the Japanese island of Okinawa. By the time it nears Okinawa early Tuesday, Super Typhoon Neoguri is likely to be generating winds as strong as a Category 5 hurricane, meteorologists say. "This is a beast," said CNN International Meteorologist Tom Sater. Okinawa, where multiple U.S. military facilities are situated, regularly finds itself in the path of big typhoons. Many of the buildings on the island are designed to weather the powerful winds that come roaring in off the Western...
  • Gore Blames Global Warming For Hurricane Sandy, Philippines Typhoon

    04/26/2014 8:44:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Truth Revolt blog ^ | April 25, 2014 | Albert Merrick
    Former Vice President Al Gore blamed global warming for the devastating natural disasters in the Philippines and northeastern U.S. in a Politico interview published Friday. The extensive interview, in which Gore calls himself a "recovering politician" and declines to rule out a Presidential run in 2016, also focuses heavily on Gore's thoughts on efforts to combat climate change. Gore said he thinks the world is nearing a "tipping point" in which there would be "shared resolve" to decrease the use of fossil fuels worldwide. He also said that, if steps are taken now, some "catastrophic" events might be avoided. But...
  • Typhoon starts windtunnel tests with conformal fuel tanks

    04/22/2014 12:32:00 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Flight International ^ | CRAIG HOYLE | 04/22/2014
    The Eurofighter Typhoon’s proposed conformal fuel tank (CFT) configuration has entered windtunnel testing in the UK, partner company BAE Systems has revealed. BAE says it is “currently assessing the aerodynamic characteristics of carrying two fuselage-mounted conformal fuel tanks on the Typhoon aircraft”, using a high-speed windtunnel at its Warton site in Lancashire. “This testing will help to accelerate the clearance process for such tanks to be integrated on to Typhoon, offering increased range and flexibility to the aircraft,” the company adds. BAE Systems A new configuration item for the Tranche 3 production standard Typhoon, the conformal structures would free up...
  • The 10 Cities Most At Risk Of Being Hit By Natural Disasters

    03/30/2014 6:43:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/30/2014 | Harrison Jacobs
    Swiss Re, a global reinsurance company, has analyzed the disaster potential for 616 of the world’s largest cities (PDF). Each city is ranked according to its potential for earthquakes, storms, storm surges, tsunamis, and river floods. For each type of disaster, Swiss Re devised an extreme weather scenario in which defenses fail and the human and economic toll can be enormous. Further, each city was ranked based on the effect each scenario would have on its residents by combining population-distribution data and vulnerability estimates for each disaster. The scenarios consider fatalities, injuries, evacuations, those whose homes would be damaged or destroyed, and those who...
  • One month on after the devastating Typhoon, progress in Leyte

    12/08/2013 8:04:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Philippine Star ^ | 12/08/2013
    TACLOBAN CITY , Philippines – The government is back at work, and markets are laden with fruits, pork, fish and bread. Shredded trees are sprouting new leaves. Above all, the sounds of a city getting back on its feet fill the air: the roar of trucks hauling debris, the scrape of shovel along pavement, the ping of hammer on nails. One month since Typhoon Haiyan, signs of progress in this shattered Philippine city are mixed with reminders of the scale of the disaster and the challenges ahead: Bodies are still being uncovered from beneath the debris. Tens of thousands are...
  • Kim Kardashian criticized for donating just 10 percent of ‘charity auction’ to typhoon victims

    12/06/2013 2:35:48 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    Another day, another controversy in the Kardashian bubble. This time, it is Kim Kardashian who has come under fire for her latest eBay Giving Works auction in which a “percentage of the proceeds” will aid victims of the Philippines typhoon disaster. But it’s the key word “percentage” that has many crying foul, as just 10 percent, while fully disclosed, will go to the International Medical Corps relief efforts. “The proceeds will go directly to the communities they’re serving in the Philippines and will help typhoon survivors get access to medical care and ultimately save lives,” Kardashian wrote on her auction...
  • Manny Pacquiao says he's borrowing money to give typhoon aid

    11/26/2013 2:22:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Despite returning like a hero from beating Brandon Rios over the weekend, Manny Pacquiao said Tuesday he has no money to keep his promise to help typhoon victims because Philippine revenue authorities have frozen his bank accounts. The Bureau of Internal Revenue says Pacquiao hasn't proved he paid taxes in 2008-2009. It has assessed that Pacquiao, once one of the world's highest paid athletes, owed 2.2 billion pesos ($50 million) in back taxes as of July. Pacquiao, the wealthiest member of the Philippine Congress, said Tuesday he borrowed over 1 million pesos ($22,700) to purchase relief...
  • Victorious Manny Pacquiao to visit typhoon-hit Tacloban

    11/25/2013 12:58:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | 11/25/2013
    Manny Pacquiao has pledged to visit the areas of the Philippines worst hit by Typhoon Haiyan in the next few days following his successful ring return. The World Boxing Organisation (WBO) International welterweight title clash on Sunday was broadcast in four public areas in Tacloban to lift the spirits of residents who suffered the brunt of the super storm's fury. And congressman Pacquiao declared, after his comprehensive 12-round victory over Brandon Rios in Macau, that his priority was to visit the devastated city. "I think it's time. I promised them after the fight I will go into Tacloban to visit...
  • Eurofighter Typhoon Path Becoming Clear

    11/18/2013 2:31:35 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    AIN online ^ | November 18, 2013 | CHRIS POCOCK
    The path to a fully multi-role Eurofighter Typhoon is finally becoming clear. At a media briefing here tomorrow (Wednesday), the company hopes to announce the first test flight in Italy of an aircraft carrying the MBDA Storm Shadow cruise missile. The jet’s full operational clearance to drop smart bombs came recently. Meanwhile one of the prototypes will fly next spring with the Selex AESA radar. Neither the Storm Shadow nor the AESA radar is yet under contract. There have been media reports that Saudi Arabian money is funding these integrations. Laurie Hilditch, Eurofighter capability manager, told AIN here Monday that...
  • The Global Warming God Strikes Again: Who's to blame for Typhoon Haiyan?, You are!

    11/15/2013 8:16:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/15/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Mayor Ray Nagin said that the storm was divine punishment for “being in Iraq under false pretenses.”Not only was a Liberal deity taking a position on WMDs and punishing George W. Bush by evicting a lot of black people from their homes, but the Democratic divinity was paradoxically also committed to progressive housing policies.“This city will be a majority-African American city. It’s the way God wants it to be,” Nagin promised.Bush is out of office. America is no longer in Iraq. And Democrats have been forced to search for new theological explanations for...
  • Hospital Ship Activates to Support Typhoon Relief Mission

    11/14/2013 3:51:25 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    U.S. Department of Defense ^ | Nov. 14, 2013 | From a U. S. Pacific Fleet News Release
    Hospital Ship Activates to Support Typhoon Relief Mission From a U. S. Pacific Fleet News Release PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii, Nov. 14, 2013 – The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet yesterday directed the activation of USNS Mercy to prepare the hospital ship for possible deployment to the Philippines. USNS Mercy off the coast of the Philippines during a Pacific Partnership deployment, July 1, 2012. U.S. Navy photo Petty officer 3rd Class Michael Feddersen  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. directed the activation to accelerate Mercy's ability to attain full operating status in case it’s...
  • Typhoon Haiyan: Desperation triggers anarchy in storm-devastated areas

    11/13/2013 6:58:21 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 53 replies
    World News on NBCNews.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | Eric Baculinao, F Brinley Bruton, Courney Kube
    Desperation triggered anarchy in communities flattened by Typhoon Haiyan as survivors of one of the most violent storms ever to hit land struggled to find food, clean water and medicine Wednesday ....[snip].... ANC Television said security forces exchanged fire with armed men amid widespread looting of shops and warehouses for food, water and other supplies
  • Typhoon highlights weak Philippine infrastructure

    11/12/2013 10:49:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WFMJ-TV / The Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2013 | Kelvin Chan, Teresa Cerojano and Oliver Teves
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Under a reforming president, the Philippines emerged as a rising economic star in Asia but the trail of death and destruction left by Typhoon Haiyan has highlighted a key weakness: fragile and patchy infrastructure after decades of neglect and corruption. Authorities fear that the storm that tore through Leyte province in the country's east has killed thousands. More than 600,000 people have been displaced. Low rates of insurance in the Philippines mean the disaster is likely to sap government finances but analysts say it might not slow growth significantly because of the small role the affected region plays in the...
  • Typhoon Haiyan Downgraded in Vietnam After Devastating Philippines Vietnam spared major hit from...

    11/12/2013 7:26:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Voice of America ^ | Last updated on: November 10, 2013 9:56 PM
    One of the fiercest typhoons ever recorded has devastated the central Philippines, leaving entire cities and towns in ruins and as many as 10,000 people dead. After gashing six provinces, Typhoon Haiyan veered to the northwest into the South China Sea, and weakened to a tropical storm near the border of Vietnam and southern China. Aid groups are struggling to reach the hardest-hit areas, where food and drinkable water are difficult to find. The United States and several other countries are sending supplies and rescue personnel to the region. The first U.S. aid and military personnel flew on Monday from...
  • Philippines delegate refuses to eat until action on climate change 'madness'

    11/12/2013 9:07:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/12/2013 | Susannah Cullinane
    <p>A Philippine conference delegate has vowed to refuse food until concrete action is taken to slow climate change, blaming it for the "unprecedented, unthinkable and horrific" devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan.</p> <p>Addressing other delegates at the first day of the United Nations' 19th Conference of the Parties in Warsaw, Poland, Philippine climate change commissioner Naderev Sano said impact of the "hell-storm" had been "colossal."</p>
  • Hulk Actor Claims Oil Causes Typhoons

    11/12/2013 8:56:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/12/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hulk not very smart. Wait. We’re going to stop typhoons? With solar panels and windmills? I doubt even the Incredible Hulk can pull that one off.I’m starting to have the uncomfortable feeling that a lot of liberal Warmists now believe that weather began around the same time as the internal combustion engine and the smokestack and that if we just get rid of them, the gods of Global Warming will be appeased and the terrible winds and torrential rains will cease.In Mark Ruffalo’s world, there were no typhoons before the industrial revolution. And the typhoon now was caused by the...
  • Amid gruesome typhoon scenes, aid trickles in (Philippines. US Marines on scene)

    11/11/2013 11:07:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KFMB-AM / The Associated Press ^ | November 11, 2013 | Todd Pitman, Jim Gomez, Oliver Teves, Minh Tran and Teresa Cerojano
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) - Typhoon-ravaged Philippine islands faced a daunting relief effort that had barely begun Monday, as bloated bodies lay uncollected and uncounted in the streets and survivors pleaded for food, water and medicine. Police guarded stores to prevent people from hauling off food, water and such non-essentials as TVs and treadmills, but there was often no one to carry away the dead - not even those seen along the main road from the airport to Tacloban, the worst-hit city along the country's remote eastern seaboard.....
  • Philippine Typhoon Survivor Recounts: Daughter’s last words: ‘Ma, just let go… Save yourself’

    11/11/2013 7:42:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Philippine Inquirer ^ | 11/11/2013 | DJ Yap
    TACLOBAN CITY—High school teacher Bernadette Tenegra, 44, would never forget the last words of her daughter. “Ma, just let go. Save yourself,” said the girl, whose body was pierced by wooden splinters from houses crushed by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” “I was holding her and I kept telling her to hang on, that I was going to bring her up. But she just gave up,” said Tenegra, her face contorted in grief. The sun was shining only hours after the deadly landfall of the monster typhoon, casting a clearer light on the misery that had descended upon the city on Friday and...
  • Super typhoon Haiyan aims at Philippines; 'significant loss of life' predicted

    11/07/2013 6:39:59 AM PST · by AppyPappy · 125 replies
    190 mph winds; 230 mph gusts. Thousands of villagers fled as the most powerful storm on the planet this year approached the Philippines on Thursday.
  • Starvation and fear in the land laid waste by 200mph typhoon that killed at least 10,000

    11/10/2013 9:47:35 PM PST · by Kartographer · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 November 2013 | BECKY EVANS, RICHARD SHEARS and SOPHIE JANE EVANS Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl
    ‘My husband tied us together but still we got separated among the debris. I saw many people drowning, screaming and going under... I haven’t found my husband.’ Despite mass burials, the dead remain piled by roads and trapped under wreckage. Families clawing at the ruins to find survivors or food were overpowered by the reek of rotting bodies. Village councillor and father-of-four Edward Gualberto said he stepped on corpses as he took food from the remains of their homes. He added: ‘I am a decent person. But if you have not eaten in three days, you do shameful things to...
  • Typhoon deaths climb into thousands in Philippines (10,000 just in one city!)

    11/10/2013 6:40:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    My Way News / The Associated Press ^ | November 10, 2013 | Jim Gomez
    TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) - Corpses hung from trees, were scattered on sidewalks or buried in flattened buildings - some of the 10,000 people believed killed in one Philippine city alone by ferocious Typhoon Haiyan that washed away homes and buildings with powerful winds and giant waves. As the scale of devastation became clear Sunday from one of the worst storms ever recorded, officials projected the death toll could climb even higher when emergency crews reach parts of the archipelago cut off by flooding and landslides. Looters raided grocery stores and gas stations in search of food, fuel and water as...
  • More than 10,000 feared dead after Philippines typhoon

    11/10/2013 2:10:28 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 77 replies
    afp ^ | November 10, 2013 | Jason Gutierrez
    Tacloban — The death toll from a super typhoon that decimated entire towns in the Philippines could soar well over 10,000, authorities warned Sunday, making it the country's worst recorded natural disaster. The horrifying estimates came as rescue workers appeared overwhelmed in their efforts to help countless survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which sent tsunami-like waves and merciless winds rampaging across a huge chunk of the archipelago on Friday. Police said they had deployed special forces to contain looters in Tacloban, the devastated provincial capital of Leyte, while the United States announced it had responded to a Philippine government appeal...
  • Anyone hear from PI Freepers yet?

    11/10/2013 2:03:43 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 41 replies
    11/10/2013 | Oshkalaboomboom
    That terrible storm which hit the Philippines must have affected a lot of expats as well as the natives. Some of those expats are Freepers. Has anyone got an update so we know if they are all safe? We even had at least one Prepper living there, hope he bugged out safely. Prayers go out to all of them.
  • Death toll after Philippines typhoon could reach 10,000, according to local officials

    11/09/2013 7:07:05 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-9-13 | n/a
    Authorities expect a “very high number of fatalities” after one of the strongest typhoons on record devastated central Philippines, cutting communications and severely damaging an airport in one of the hardest-hit regions. A senior regional police official and a city administrator in the typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city in the central Philippines say the death toll there could reach 10,000 people, according to the Associated Press. Regional police chief Elmer Soria said he was briefed by Leyte provincial Gov. Dominic Petilla on Saturday and told there were about 10,000 deaths on the island, mostly by drowning and from collapsed buildings. Tacloban city...
  • Philippine super typhoon kills at least 10,000, official says

    11/09/2013 7:05:37 PM PST · by Innovative · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 9, 2013 | Reuters
    One of the most powerful storms ever recorded killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines province of Leyte, a senior police official said on Sunday, with coastal towns and the regional capital devastated by huge waves. Super typhoon Haiyan destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of the area in its path as it tore through the province on Friday, said chief superintendent Elmer Soria, a regional police director. Haiyan, a category 5 typhoon that churned through the Philippine archipelago in a straight line from east to west, packing wind gusts of around 275 kph (170 mph), weakened significantly...
  • Philippines typhoon leaves an estimated 1,000 dead in one coastal town alone, report says

    11/09/2013 6:52:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/09/2013
    One of the most powerful storms on record devastated the central Philippines, reportedly killing an estimated 1,000 people in one town alone and leaving the airport in the hard-hit city of Tacloban in shambles. The Philippine Red Cross told Reuters that based on reports it estimates at least 1,000 dead in Tacloban, which is located about 360 miles southeast of Manila, and 200 in Samar Provice.
  • Typhoon Haiyan makes Sandy, Katrina look like weak cousins

    11/08/2013 1:02:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/08/2013 | Michael Muskal
    What may be the fiercest typhoon in recorded history smashed into the Philippines early Friday morning, carrying winds that make Superstorm Sandy look like a weak relative. Even Hurricane Katrina, the modern measure of nature’s disastrous force on the United States, pales when compared to the punch and expected devastation from Typhoon Haiyan. According to the latest report, Haiyan, also known as Yolanda in the Philippines, was packing winds in excess of 200 mph as it homed in on the island nation in the western Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center said maximum sustained winds in the...
  • Philippine News Seems To Be Knocked Out

    11/08/2013 3:32:27 AM PST · by knarf · 64 replies
    self, various ^ | November 8, 2013 | knarf
    I frequent ABS/CBN (Philippines) frequently and there appears to be no further information since yesterday
  • Strongest typhoon of the year slams Philippines

    11/07/2013 4:51:27 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 7, 2013 6:32 PM (ET) | By JIM GOMEZ
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded slammed into the Philippines early Friday, and one weather expert warned, "There will be catastrophic damage." The U.S. Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center shortly before Typhoon Haiyan's landfall said its maximum sustained winds were 314 kilometers per hour (195 mph), with gusts up to 379 kilometers per hour (235 mph).
  • Deadly Typhoon Wreaks Havoc in Japan

    10/16/2013 9:57:17 AM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    CBNNews.com ^ | October 16, 2013
    Deadly Typhoon Wreaks Havoc in Japan CBNNews.com Wednesday, October 16, 2013 In Japan, at least 17 people are dead and 50 more are missing in the aftermath of a powerful typhoon. Packing winds of more than 110 miles per hour, Typhoon Wipha caused deadly mudslides that destroyed dozens of homes on the Japanese island of Izu Oshima, south of Tokyo. The storm paralyzed Tokyo's public transportation. Flights were also cancelled, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded. "People on this island are somewhat used to heavy rainstorms, but this typhoon was beyond our imagination," Yutaka Sagara, a 59-year-old sushi chef on the...
  • Once in a decade typhoon heads for Fukushima

    10/15/2013 4:33:12 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 18 replies
    Times of India ^ | Oct 15, 2013, 03.22 PM IST
    TOKYO: A typhoon, described as the "strongest in 10 years," was closing in on Japan Tuesday, on a path that will take it towards the precarious Fukushima nuclear power plant. Typhoon Wipha, packing winds of nearly 200 kilometres (125 miles) per hour near its centre and bringing heavy rains, was in the Pacific south of Japan on Tuesday evening and moving north at 35 kilometres per hour, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. It was forecast to reach an area off the Tokyo metropolitan area by early Wednesday and later in the day would be off the coast of Fukushima where...
  • Typhoon weakens, moves toward HK (Hong Kong)

    09/21/2013 11:37:27 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 3 replies
    Taipei Times ^ | 09/22/2013 | Lee I-chia
    Typhoon Usagi came closest to Taiwan yesterday afternoon and is moving away from the nation in the direction of Hong Kong, but heavy rainfall is still expected to continue throughout today, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday. As of 7:15pm, Typhoon Usagi had weakened slightly, with its center 140km southwest of Oluanpi (鵝鑾鼻). The wind speed near its center was 48 meters per second in a radius of 280km and the typhoon was moving west-northwest at 19kph. The bureau said that the land alert for Usagi may possibly be lifted as soon as this morning. The center of the typhoon...
  • Typhoon Usagi moves through SE Asia

    09/21/2013 3:14:09 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 21 September 2013 Last updated at 00:55 ET
    Heavy rain and howling winds are lashing the northern Philippines and Taiwan as Typhoon Usagi goes through the Luzon Strait which divides them. Villages have been evacuated, ferries suspended and flights cancelled. Meteorologists say the storm is the most powerful this year and will bring a cumulative rainfall of 1,000mm (39in) as it heads towards China. The authorities there have announced a red alert ahead of the expected arrival of the storm on Monday. The US Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Centre said on Friday that Usagi was packing sustained winds of 240 km/h (150 mph), with gusts of up to...
  • Typhoon at 10 years: The king of swing

    08/22/2013 4:31:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    BAE Systems ^ | Monday 19 August 2013
    Typhoon at 10 years: The king of swing Performance of Typhoon jet hailed in its first decade of flying Two of the Royal Air Force’s leading officers have hailed the performance of the Eurofighter Typhoon jet during its first decade of flying and since deliveries were made to the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) in 2003. With the addition of new technology developments over the last 10 years, the aircraft is now the world's only truly ‘swing’ role jet, able to switch from air-to-air to air-to-surface attack capabilities in the same mission. Praise indeed Air Vice-Marshal Edward Stringer, the RAF’s...
  • Typhoon – the best is yet to come

    03/08/2013 1:16:40 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Royal Aeronautical Society ^ | 08/03/2013 | TIM ROBINSON
    Typhoon – the best is yet to come After missing out in India’s MMRCA contest, a combination of private funding, demanding export customers and high-level political backing means Eurofighter Typhoon is now set to unlock its true multi-role potential. TIM ROBINSON reports from BAE Systems in Warton. Artwork of Typhoon equipped with CFTs and Storm Shadow missiles. (Eurofighter) Just over a year ago BAE Systems and its Eurofighter partners faced a bitter blow. India’s high-profile MMRCA fighter contest saw the Typhoon pipped at the post by Rafale. Meanwhile, job cuts in the UK and the high-profile BAE-EADS merger that fell...
  • Stark Evidence of US, British Naval Decline

    01/07/2013 1:09:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 6, 2013 | James G. Wiles
    Is it actually possible that, as you read this, the United States Navy has only one supercarrier battle group at sea? Read on - and be amazed. Look no farther than these two news items, both from today's Sunday Times of London, to see the effect of two decades of shrinkage in the size of the United States Navy and the retreat of the Royal Navy from the high seas: • For the first time in two centuries, British businessmen and others have formed a private navy to protect shipping off the pirate-ridden coast of Somali on the Horn of...
  • Pictures: Typhoon Bopha Takes Detour — Palau Is Spared

    12/02/2012 9:43:53 PM PST · by jwsea55 · 3 replies
    Palau Travel and Dive ^ | December 3, 2012 | Oceania TV News
    In what seems a miracle of mercy, Palau has been spared the full wrath of Typhoon Bopha. While it wailed and howled and sent piercing noises through the trees and outside of our windows, at the very last minute the Typhoon turned west and its path jogged south of Palau. Early reports have the Typhoon passing more than 50 miles south of Koror, the nation’s city-centre. Surprisingly despite its thunderous whistle, there was very little rain. It is early morning here in Palau and as of yet, it has been difficult to communicate within Palau because the phone lines are...
  • Palau is Set to Get Lashed By A “One in A Million” Typhoon

    12/01/2012 3:28:19 PM PST · by dirtboy · 176 replies
    Oceania TV ^ | 12/2/2012 (yeah, it's already Sunday there) | Kassi Berg
    The air that now blankets Palau is warm, dry, still, and disturbingly ominous. Palau’s sky has reason to brood for in less than 24 hours Typhoon Bopha is predicted to make landfall on the tiny nation of the Republic of Palau with a near direct hit. This typhoon has been securing strength and intensity while at sea and is expected to be a monster typhoon with a violent entry. As of 4am on December 2, 2012, this typhoon is predicted to sustain 150-mph winds and 180-mph gusts when it reaches Palau on early morning Monday. If that were not enough,...
  • A Violent 'Super Typhoon' Is Due To Hit Japan And South Korea This Weekend ("Sanba")

    09/14/2012 2:52:46 PM PDT · by blam · 47 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-14-2012 | Joshua Berlinger
    A Violent 'Super Typhoon' Is Due To Hit Japan And South Korea This Weekend Joshua BerlingerSep. 14, 2012, 3:35 PMA violent super typhoon in the North Indian Ocean, named "Sanba" has begun to pick up steam and could start to affect residents of Japan and South Korea as early as Saturday morning. Winds have climbed up to 178 mph, which would make it the equivalent of powerful category 5 Hurricane, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. One resident said gusts were nearing 222 mph. Sanba is currently being tracked traveling north, and if it continues onwards, it could be...
  • F-22 Fighter Loses $79 Billion Advantage in Dogfights: Report

    07/31/2012 9:26:07 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 86 replies
    ABC News/Yahoo News ^ | 30 July 2012 | Lee Ferran
    The United States has spent nearly $80 billion to develop the most advanced stealth fighter jet in history, the F-22 Raptor, but the Air Force recently found out firsthand that while the planes own the skies at modern long-range air combat, it is "evenly matched" with cheaper, foreign jets when it comes to old-school dogfighting. The F-22 made its debut at the international Red Flag Alaska training exercise this June where the planes "cleared the skies of simulated enemy forces and provided security for Australian, German, Japanese, Polish and [NATO] aircraft," according to an after-action public report by the Air...
  • F-35: UK House of Commons Issues Status Report on JSF

    04/05/2012 1:57:53 AM PDT · by U-238 · 1 replies
    Defense Talk ^ | 4/5/2012 | UK Government News
    The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will be the new multirole fast jet for the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. It will serve as the strike capability for the new Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier and will partner the Typhoon to form the future fast jet fleet for the RAF. It is a multinational acquisition programme led by the United States in partnership with eight other nations, including the UK. There are three variants of the F-35: F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing (CTOL) F-35B Short Takeoff/Vertical Landing (STOVL) F-35C Carrier Variant (CV) The UK selected the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) in...
  • UKIP: 'UK must build naval Typhoon'

    01/19/2012 11:19:47 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    defencemanagement.com ^ | 19 January 2012
    UKIP: 'UK must build naval Typhoon' 19 January 2012 The UK should cancel the purchase of the F-35C and invest in developing a naval variant of the Eurofighter Typhoon, the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has said. Lord Alexander Hesketh, UKIP's defence spokesman and former executive deputy chairman of Babcock International Group, said that adopting a naval Typhoon would allow the UK to restore carrier strike capability on its Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers before 2020 while saving money and protecting UK jobs. UKIP estimates suggest it would cost Ł1.4bn to develop a naval typhoon, with unit costs of around Ł80m....
  • “I’d rather go to war in a Typhoon than in a F-18 (Super) Hornet” an Aussie exchange pilot says

    12/12/2011 3:36:21 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | December 5, 2011 | David Cenciotti
    “I’d rather go to war in a Typhoon than in a F-18 (Super) Hornet” an Aussie exchange pilot says December 5, 2011 “I’d rather go to war in a Typhoon than in a F-18 Hornet”. This alleged Australian exchange pilot’s statement is one of the most interesting outcomes (and marketing slogans) of BERSAMA LIMA 11 an exercise marking the 40th Anniversary of the Five Powers Defence Agreement (FPDA) the only multilateral defence agreement in South East Asia with an operational element commitment undertaken by five nations (UK, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Australia) to consult in the event of an...
  • DUBAI: UAE issues shock Eurofighter Typhoon request

    11/12/2011 7:45:23 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Flight Global ^ | 11/12/2011 | Craig Hoyle
    DUBAI: UAE issues shock Eurofighter Typhoon request By: Craig Hoyle Dubai France’s long-running campaign to sell up to 60 Dassault Rafales to the United Arab Emirates faces a shock last-minute challenge, with the Eurofighter consortium having been asked to submit a proposal based on its Typhoon combat aircraft. News of the development broke on the eve of the Dubai air show, where both types are scheduled to take part in the daily flying display. Sources have confirmed that the UK provided a formal briefing about the Typhoon to UAE officials on 17 October, after being asked to explore how it...