June 21, 2018

Storms cause devastation in Central America

A tropical depression storm pounding Central America has triggered floods and landslides that have left at least 18 people dead, officials say. In Guatemala, at least 13 people were reported killed with four victims in Nicaragua and one in El Salvador. Guatemala issued a "red alert" and … [Read more...]

Tropical storm Talas causes destruction in Japan

The death toll from tropical storm Talas, which swept across western Japan over the weekend has risen to 29, local authorities said Monday. Another 56 people are missing, according to a tally of casualties compiled from various prefectural police. The storm unleashed record rainfall that … [Read more...]

Kate Winslet flees fire at Richard Branson’s house

Actress Kate Winslet was among 20 people who escaped unhurt after fire broke out at Sir Richard Branson's luxury home on the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. The Necker Island home was struck by lightning during a tropical storm at around 0400 on Monday and was completely destroyed by the … [Read more...]

Tropical storm hammers Fukushima nuclear plant

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has suspended outdoor work at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant as a tropical strom hammers the north-east coast of Japan. The storm comes just days after, TEPCO admitted that it was not prepared for bad weather. Heavy rain and strong winds from … [Read more...]