Typhoon

A general view shows an overturned fishing boat in the aftermath of super typhoon Meranti, at Sizihwan in Kaohsiung

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A general view shows an overturned fishing boat in the aftermath of super typhoon Meranti, at Sizihwan in Kaohsiung

Children commute in a water basin at a flooded market in Candaba, Pampanga, north of Manila on Friday. Vast swathes of farmlands inundated by Typhoon Koppu in October were flooded again this week by rains from Typhoon Melor and the flooding could worsen or spread to other areas as a second storm in less than a week threatens the country.

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Children commute in a water basin at a flooded market in Candaba, Pampanga, north of Manila on Friday. Vast swathes of farmlands inundated by Typhoon Koppu in October were flooded again this week by rains from Typhoon Melor

Filipino villagers maneuver on floodwater in the typhoon-hit town of La Paz, Tarlac province, southern Manila, Philippines, 17 December 2015. Relief officials on 16 December 2015 rushed aid to tens of thousands of people affected by a typhoon that left at least 12 people dead as a new tropical depression entered Philippine territory. The weather bureau said the tropical depression was spotted Wednesday afternoon 650km off Mati City, in the southern province of Davao Oriental. The arrival of the new tropical depression comes on the heels of Typhoon Melor, which pummeled the Philippines during the past three days. The weather bureau said a weakened Melor, with maximum sustained winds of 100kph near the center and gusts of up to 130kph, continued to move westward at 7kph in the South China Sea.

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Filipino villagers maneuver on floodwater in the typhoon-hit town of La Paz, Tarlac province, southern Manila, Philippines, on Thursday

A Filipino villager burns debris in the typhoon-hit town of Donsol, Sorsogon province, southern Manila, Philippines on Wednesday. Philippine relief officials rushed aid to tens of thousands of people affected by a typhoon that left at least nine people dead. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said large swathes of the eastern and central Philippines have been affected by Typhoon Melor, which is now moving slowly into the South China Sea. The agency said several provinces remained without power and communications as Melor toppled trees, electric posts and flattened houses along its path. Several roads and bridges remained impassable due to flash floods and landslides.

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A Filipino villager burns debris in the typhoon-hit town of Donsol, Sorsogon province, southern Manila, Philippines on Wednesday

 Filipino evacuees walk on a path with debris in the typhoon-hit town of Juban, Sorsogon province, southern Philippines, 15 December 2015. Typhoon Melor weakened slightly as it barreled through the Philippine islands. causing power outages in towns and cities along its path and forcing thousands to flee their homes, officials said. It said 733,150 people had fled their homes amid threats of sea surges, flash floods and landslides.  EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

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Filipino evacuate the typhoon-hit town of Juban, Sorsogon province, southern Philippines, on Tuesday

 A Filipino boy wades next to a church at the flood-hit town of Calumpit, Bulacan province, northern Manila, Philippines, 21 October 2015. The death toll in a powerful storm that battered the northern Philippines has risen to 35, with nearly half a million people displaced, disaster relief officials said. Most of the fatalities either drowned in floods that reached up to the roofs in some areas, were buried in landslides, or hit by toppled trees or collapsed walls caused by typhoon Koppu. Koppu, which flooded rice-growing provinces, caused damage to agriculture and infrastructure worth at least 6.56 billion pesos (142.60 million dollars), the national disaster relief agency said

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A Filipino boy wades next to a church at the flood-hit town of Calumpit, Bulacan province, northern Manila, Philippines, on Wednesday. The Philippines suffered severe flooding after being hit by Typhoon Koppu

 Filipino typhoon victims ride on a makeshift raft  at a flooded street in Cabanatuan city, northern Manila, Philippines, 19 October 2015. Typhoon Koppu triggered flash floods and landslides in the northern Philippines killing at least four people and forcing thousands of people to flee their homes, officials said. Two people drowned in the province of Nueva Ecija, according to Governor Aurelio Umali, while one person was electrocuted in Tarlac province and a 14-year-old boy was hit by a falling tree in Manila, disaster relief officials said. The Philippines is hit by an average of 20 cyclones every year, causing floods, landslides and other accidents. The strongest typhoon - Haiyan - hit the country in November 2013, killing more than 6,300 people. Haiyan also displaced more than four million people after it wiped out entire villages in the central Philippines

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Filipino typhoon victims ride on a makeshift raft at a flooded street in Cabanatuan city, northern Manila, Philippines, on Monday. Typhoon Koppu triggered flash floods and landslides in the northern Philippines killing at least four people and forcing thousands of people to flee their homes

Debris is seen in a bay after Typhoon Mujigae hit, in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province

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Debris is seen in a bay after Typhoon Mujigae hit, in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province. 

A paramilitary policeman holds onto a fence as tourists dodge tidal waves increased under the influence of Typhoon Dujuan, at the bank of Qiantang river, in Hangzhou

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A paramilitary policeman holds onto a fence as tourists dodge tidal waves increased under the influence of Typhoon Dujuan, at the bank of Qiantang river, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.

A local resident collects stones from the Xindian river after Typhoon Dujuan passed in the New Taipei City on September 29, 2015. Super typhoon Dujuan killed two and left more than 300 injured in Taiwan before making landfall in China.

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A local resident collects stones from the Xindian river after Typhoon Dujuan passed in the New Taipei City on Tuesday. Super typhoon Dujuan killed two and left more than 300 injured in Taiwan before making landfall in China

People hold their umbrellas while walking against strong winds caused by Typhoon Dujuan in Taipei, Taiwan, on Monday

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People hold their umbrellas while walking against strong winds caused by Typhoon Dujuan in Taipei, Taiwan, on Monday

A man struggles to hold an umbrella in heavy rain at a business district in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. Heavy rain caused by a typhoon passing through central Japan hit the Tokyo metropolitan area in the day

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A man struggles to hold an umbrella in heavy rain at a business district in Tokyo on Wednesday. Heavy rain caused by a typhoon passing through central Japan hit the Tokyo metropolitan area

Typhoon "Soudelor" Approaches To Southeast China...HANGZHOU, CHINA - AUGUST 07: (CHINA OUT) Paople use umbrellas as they walk in strong wind and heavy rain near West Lake as Typhoon "Soudelor" approaches on August 7, 2015 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Typhoon "Soudelor" will land on southeastern China's coastal areas this weekend, according to meteorological departments.  (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

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People use umbrellas as they walk in strong wind and heavy rain near West Lake as Typhoon “Soudelor” approaches in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Typhoon “Soudelor” will land on southeastern China‘s coastal areas this weekend, according to meteorological departments. 

A boy runs as heavy rains and high waves brought by typhoon Linfa, locally named Egay, crash along a breakwater along Manila Bay at a slum area in Baseco, Tondo in Manila...A boy runs as heavy rains and high waves brought by typhoon Linfa, locally named Egay, crash along a breakwater along Manila Bay at a slum area in Baseco, Tondo in Manila July 6, 2015. All shipping was ordered to remain in harbor and some flights were canceled in the northern Philippines, while schools were closed in the capital, Manila, on Monday due to flooding and landslides from a tropical storm, disaster officials said. Storm warnings were issued in at least 14 areas of the main Philippine island of Luzon as tropical storm Linfa moved slowly across the north of the Southeast Asian archipelago. It was carrying maximum wind gusts of 100 km per hour (60 mph)

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A boy runs as heavy rains and high waves brought by typhoon Linfa, locally named Egay, crash along a breakwater along Manila Bay at a slum area in Baseco, Tondo in Manila on Monday

A baby sleeps in a hammock at an evacuation centre for Typhoon Hagupit victims in San Julian, Eastern Samar in central Philippines

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A baby sleeps in a hammock at an evacuation centre for Typhoon Hagupit victims in San Julian, Eastern Samar in central Philippines

A boy looks for recyclable materials among the garbage washed ashore due to Typhoon Hagupit in Cavite, south of Manila December 9, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit weakened further on Tuesday as the storm crawled across the central Philippines, while rescue workers struggled in its aftermath to reach towns in central provinces where thousands of homes were wrecked and at least 27 people killed

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A boy looks for recyclable materials among the garbage washed ashore by Typhoon Hagupit in Cavite, south of Manila in the Philippines. The typhoon weakened further on Tuesday as the storm crawled across the central Philippines.

Typhoon Hagupit aftermath in Samar province.

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Filipino typhoon victims walk among debris in the typhoon-hit town of Can-Avid, Samar island, Philippines, on Monday. Typhoon Hagupit moved towards the Philippine capital Manila after killing at least eight people and displacing over 1m in the eastern and central provinces.

One year anniversary of typhoon Haiyan

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Filipino typhoon survivor Criselda Macospad, 51, (3-R) with her children and grandchildren, sits inside their makeshift house under a bridge in Palaypay village, Basey town, eastern Samar province, which was damaged by the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City, Leyte province, Philippines, one year ago.

Maring Cahidan, 92, suspected of having a mental illness, sits inside a makeshift cage where she spent the past three months, in Tacloban City, which was damaged by the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte province, Philippines, 05 November 2014. One year after Haiyan left nearly 8,000 people dead or missing in the eastern Philippines, many survivors are still suffering from emotional distress despite being busy with physically rebuilding their lives. Over four million people were displaced when Haiyan destroyed or damaged almost everything in its path as it swept through the eastern and central Philippines on 08 November 2013. At least one million of these survivors were residents of coastal communities devastated by tidal surges as high as 10 meters, and are being prioritized for relocation.

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Maring Cahidan, 92, suspected of having a mental illness, sits inside a makeshift cage where she spent the past three months, in Tacloban City. The city was damaged in the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte province, Philippines

Residents ride their motorcycles past a ship which ran aground during last year's Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban city in central Philippines...Residents ride their motorcycles past a ship which ran aground during last year's Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban city in central Philippines November 4, 2014. The Philippines are preparing to commemorate victims of Typhoon Haiyan, ahead of the one-year anniversary of the disaster on November 8, according to a government official. Picture taken November 4, 2014.   REUTERS/Erik De Castro   (PHILIPPINES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Residents ride their motorcycles past a ship which ran aground during last year’s Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban city in central Philippines November. The Philippines are preparing to commemorate victims of Typhoon Haiyan, ahead of the one-year anniversary of the disaster on November 8, according to a government official.