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As Extreme Storms Wreck Power Grids, Japan Seeks Home Battery Networks

After recent typhoons ravaged Japan’s grid and disrupted power to almost 1.4 million customers, the government is encouraging homeowners to invest in storage systems, seeking to marry batteries with existing rooftop solar capacity to create backup electricity networks. The backbone …

Hundreds of Japan Flights Canceled as Thursday Storm Looms

Hundreds of flights and bullet train services within Japan were canceled as severe tropical storm Krosa bore down on the country’s southwestern flank. The transportation services were halted on forecasts for sustained winds of as much as 67 miles per …

Powerful Typhoon Hits Japan’s Okinawa Islands

A powerful typhoon pummeled the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa on Tuesday, paralyzing transport and prompting U.S. forces based there to cancel all outdoor activity. The Okinawan government said 10 people were injured, one seriously. Separately, a man was reported …

The Difference Between a Hurricane, Cyclone and Typhoon

A powerful typhoon hit the Philippines on Friday and moved out to the South China Sea: HURRICANE? CYCLONE? TYPHOON? They’re all the same, officially tropical cyclones. But they just use distinctive terms for a storm in different parts of the …

Typhoon Blows Into China, Kills 33 People in Asia

A powerful typhoon that slammed into southern China with winds that blew cars off the road has caused more deaths, bringing the toll in Asia to at least 33 on Monday. Typhoon Usagi, which was the season’s strongest storm at …

North Korea: Typhoon-Fueled Floods Killed 88 This Month

North Korea says that heavy rain caused by a typhoon has killed nearly 90 people, destroyed thousands of homes and submerged a large amount of farmland. Seoul-based analyst Kwon Tae-jin says the flooding is expected to worsen North Korea’s chronic …

Typhoon Passes Japan Tsunami Zone, Heads North

A powerful typhoon that left at least 13 people dead or missing, paralyzed commuter trains and dumped rain on tsunami-ravaged northeastern Japan was headed to the major northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday. Typhoon Roke caused no immediate problems other …

1 Million Urged to Evacuate as Typhoon Nears Japan

More than a million people in central Japan were urged to evacuate Tuesday as a powerful typhoon approached, triggering floods that left two people missing. Public broadcaster NHK said about 1.3 million people have been ordered or advised to leave …

Typhoon Talas Kills at Least 15 as it Passes Japan

Heavy rains and mudslides from powerful Typhoon Talas killed at least 15 people in Japan as the storm moved northward Sunday past the country’s western coast. At least 43 others are missing, local media said. Evacuation orders and advisories were …

Typhoon Floods Homes in Taiwan, Heads for China

A typhoon that flooded homes, roads and farmland in Taiwan with more than 20 inches (half a meter) of rain left the island Monday and headed to southeastern China. Typhoon Nanmadol stayed over Taiwan for only a few hours and …