- Super Typhoon Rai, a Category 5 storm, ripped through 10 regions in the Philippines last Thursday, displacing 481,000 and killing 375 Filipinos.
- The typhoon caused widespread floods and landslides, destroying a total of 55,475 houses.
- Many organizations are calling for urgent donations to help the victims and communities of those affected.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Super Typhoon Rai death toll has risen to 375 and displaced more than 481,000 people in the Philippines.
The destruction of Super Typhoon Rai
A stranded dog in the Philippines was rescued by a Marikina resident who swam across 6-foot deep floodwater when Typhoon Vamco, or Typhoon Ulysses, made landfall.
The rescue: The unidentified man risked his life and stepped into muddy floodwater to save the distressed dog that was stuck inside a nearby building.
After making landfall on Saturday, Japan’s 24th typhoon of the year traveled on a path up the center of the mainland, almost reaching Tokyo.
A video showing how a devastating tornado crashed a wedding ceremony that was held in the city of Marikina in the wake of Super Typhoon Mangkhut (Super Typhoon “Ompong” in the Philippines) has gone viral.
The event was recorded and posted online by Facebook user and wedding photographer, Von Eric Espina, on Sept. 14 at the heritage zone Kapitan Moy, the 200-year-old house of Don Laureano Guevarra, a “Pioneer of the Shoe-making Industry in Marikina.”
Facing one of the most powerful storms on record to hit Hong Kong, the city may have managed to avoid serious casualties but still endured extensive damage that could take days to recover from.
A Filipino student from the province of Quezon is touching netizens’ hearts online due to the incredible determination he displayed in a now-viral photo.
In the image captured by his teacher Mark Pee Ortil Pornasdoro, 11th-grade student Jeric Reyes was doing homework inside a classroom at the Malusak National High School in Atimonan, Quezon well beyond school hours.
Countries in the east and southeast Asian region have been conducting evacuations and disaster preparations in the last few days in anticipation of two powerful typhoons approaching this week.
Thousands of residents from low-lying areas of Guangdong province in China have been evacuated ahead of Typhoon Barijat’s landfall in the country on Thursday.
A delivery driver for Domino’s Pizza has gone viral in Japan after battling Typhoon Jebi earlier this week.
The typhoon, the strongest to hit the country in 25 years, killed at least 10 people and left thousands more stranded since its landfall on Sept. 4.
Typhoon Jebi, which made landfall in Japan on Tuesday, has left a trail of destruction in its path, cutting electricity, damaging homes, destroying infrastructure and killing at least 11 people.
Considered the strongest typhoon to hit the country in 25 years, Jebi caused massive flooding that disrupted both land and air travel through the western Japanese region.
Typhoon Lan wreaked havoc on a theme park in Japan as witnesses captured terrifying footage of a Ferris wheel thrashing amid the strong winds of the super typhoon, which made landfall south of Tokyo on Monday.
Twitter users @Ruru0912adjpp and @kanta_622 were able to film and share the terrifying view of a Ferris wheel’s passenger cars rapidly spinning out of control in Aichi Prefecture. Both users managed to capture the disastrous ordeal from different, yet equally frightening angles.
An investigation on Macau’s weather bureau over its management of last week’s deadly Typhoon Hato has been launched following reports that its failure to raise storm warnings on time was influenced by consideration of financial impact on the city’s gambling industry.
Typhoon Hato, believed to be the strongest in 53 years, took at least nine lives in Macau, the world’s biggest gambling hub, as of Friday, Fortune reported.
Legendary actor Chow Yun-Fat has been spotted cleaning up debris from the streets of Hong Kong in the wake of Typhoon Hato.
On Wednesday, a severe Typhoon struck Macau and Hong Kong, killing at least 16 and causing up to 8 billion Hong Kong dollars ($1.02 billion) in damages. As workers rushed to clean up the aftermath, a passerby noticed a familiar figure picking up branches and clearing them from the roads. The passerby pulled over to confirm the man’s identity, and his quick stop yielded a selfie with one of the most famous actors in the world.