Archive for July, 2014

Typhoon Rammasun

Rammasun hit China late last week with winds up to 130 miles per hour — the strongest typhoon to hit the country in four decades. The storm was blamed for killing more than 150 people as it did major damage to the Philippines and Vietnam. Another storm named Matmo came ashore in southeastern China today after passing across Taiwan overnight. –Lloyd Young (33 photos total)
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1. A man pushes his electric bicycle against strong wind and heavy rainfalls along a flooded seaside street as Typhoon Rammasun hits Haikou, Hainan province on July 18. A super typhoon slammed into China on Friday as the government ordered an all-out effort to prevent loss of life from a storm that has already killed at least 64 people in the Philippines. Rammasun made landfall at Wenchang city on south China’s island province of Hainan on Friday afternoon. (Reuters)

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2. A Filipino Indigenous Badjao boy stands in front of damaged stilt houses after the Typhoon Rammasun in a village in Batangas City, Batangas province, south of Manila, Philippines, on July 17. At least 20 people have been killed as typhoon Rammasun batters the north-eastern Philippines, disaster relief officials and police say. (Dennis M Sabangan/EPA)

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3. A Filipino resident reinforces a roof in anticipation of strong winds brought by an upcoming typhoon at a fishing village in Las Pinas city, south of Manila, Philippines, on July 15. The southern part of Luzon island were placed under storm signals by state weather forecaster Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) as Typhoon Rammasun crosses westward, and warned residents to be alert against possible flash floods and landslides. (Francis R. Malasig/EPA)

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4. A Filipino sits on his tri-bike in a flooded area due to typhoon Rammasun in Manila, Philippines, on July 16. Typhoon Rammasun pounded the Philippine capital, cutting off power and forcing the Manila to shut down after leaving one person dead in an eastern province. Hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes as Rammasun, locally called Glenda, made landfall on 15 July in the eastern Philippines. The typhoon strengthened as it whipped Manila with maximum winds of 150 kilometres per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 185 kph, the weather bureau said. (Dennis M Sabangan/EPA)


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