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Thousands flee as powerful typhoon slams Philippines

Thousands flee as powerful typhoon slams Philippines

About 725,000 people fled their homes and communities braced for heavy rain and coastal floods of up to 13 feet as Typhoon Melor slammed Monday into the eastern Philippines, officials said.

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Records Fall in 2015 Cyclone Season

Records Fall in 2015 Cyclone Season

The 2015 hurricane season in the Atlantic, eastern Pacific, and central Pacific basins ended on November 30, according to the meteorological calendar. It was a year that brought many storms that defied usual expectations and destroyed parts of the record books.

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Yemen Braces for Another Cyclone

Yemen Braces for Another Cyclone

To have a cyclone or hurricane hit any nation twice in a week is not a common occurrence; to have two storms to hit one region of the Middle East is unprecedented. Cyclone Megh is predicted to make landfall near Aden, on the mainland of Yemen, on November 10.

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Second Deadly Cyclone in a Week Targets Yemen

Second Deadly Cyclone in a Week Targets Yemen

The second cyclone in a week slammed into an island off Yemen’s coast Sunday with 127-mph winds, the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane. Back-to-back cyclones affecting Socotra Island within a week’s time is unprecedented in the historical record.

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Chapala to Make Landfall in Yemen as First Hurricane-Strength Cyclone on Record

Chapala to Make Landfall in Yemen as First Hurricane-Strength Cyclone on Record

Honing in on the southern Arabian Peninsula, Chapala is packing winds of 120 mph, with gusts up to 150 mph. Wave heights around the storm are 30 feet. Chapala’s winds will certainly be strong as it washes ashore, but its rainfall will be the most life-threatening impact for coastal Yemen.

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Rare Cyclone Heads for Arabia

Rare Cyclone Heads for Arabia

Citizens of the arid Arabian Peninsula were bracing for strong winds, a storm surge, and extreme rainfall as Category 4 Cyclone Chapala was forecast to make landfall in Yemen. Only two tropical cyclones have hit the Peninsula since reliable records started in 1979, and Chapala has the potential to be the strongest of them all.

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Patricia, Strongest Landfalling Pacific Hurricane on Record, Downgraded to Tropical Depression

Patricia, Strongest Landfalling Pacific Hurricane on Record, Downgraded to Tropical Depression

The eye of Hurricane Patricia made landfall Friday at 6:15 p.m. CDT near Cuixmala in Jalisco state of southwest Mexico, hammering coastal areas but causing less damage than had been feared.

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Why Did Hurricane Patricia Become a Monster So Quickly?

Why Did Hurricane Patricia Become a Monster So Quickly?

Hurricane Patricia zoomed from tropical storm to record-beater in 30 hours flat like a jet-fueled sports car. Why? The Pacific storm had just the right ingredients…

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Patricia, Strongest Hurricane Ever Recorded, Menaces Mexico

Patricia, Strongest Hurricane Ever Recorded, Menaces Mexico

Patricia — the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere — barreled closer and closer Friday morning to Mexico’s Pacific coast. An extremely dangerous storm surge is expected to produce significant coastal flooding.

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