Super Typhoon Usagi makes way toward land

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  • Flood - Chicago, IL--IN Region, United States

    7 hours ago WARNING

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    7 hours ago WARNING

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  • Flood - Pecan Acres, TX Region, United States

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ligonier, IN Region, United States

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Dallas--Fort Worth--Arlington, TX Region, United States

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  • Flood - St. Joseph, MO--KS Region, United States

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  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern, United States

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  • Flood - Miami, OK Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Natchitoches, LA Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hutchinson, KS Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Camden, AR Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Osceola, AR Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

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  • Storms - India

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  • Extreme Heat - India

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  • Extreme Heat - Mexico

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  • Floods - Northern Vietnam

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    12 hours ago ADVISORY

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  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 84 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Missoula, MT Region, United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Evansville, IN--KY Region, United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Grand Rapids, MI Region, United States

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Huron, SD Region, United States

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  • Flood - Spencer, IA Region, United States

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 121 km SE of ‘Ohonua, Tonga

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 6.1 - 79 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Flood - Paris, TN Region, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 702 km S of ‘Ohonua, Tonga

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 92 km NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 1149 km S of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, Saint Helena

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 29 km WNW of Foxton, New Zealand

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 107 km SW of La Esperanza (El Zapotal), Mexico

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 6.1 - 171 km ESE of La Playa, Mexico

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 641 km NNE of Port Mathurin, Mauritius

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    1 day ago WARNING

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  • Drought - Southeastern Africa

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Uganda

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Somalia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Madagascar

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - DR Congo

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Guatemala

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern United States

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  • Drought - Southern United States

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  • Drought - High Plains United States

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  • Drought - Southwestern United States

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  • Drought - Northwestern United States

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  • Drought - Mariana Islands

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  • Drought - Marshall Islands

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  • Drought - Micronesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Yellow Fever - Nigeria

    5 months ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Measles Outbreak - Democratic Republic of the Congo

    4 months ago INFORMATION

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September 20, 2013

The most powerful typhoon of 2013 so far, Super Typhoon Usagi, is estimated to impact millions of people. Usagi is passing between the northern Philippines and the southern tip of Taiwan with maximum sustained winds up to 130 knots (149mph). The super typhoon is heading towards Hong Kong and nearby residents can expect high winds, heavy rainfall, rough seas, and storm surge as it completes its trajectory.

People are being advised to seek shelter from the storm. Warnings have been issued for Taiwan, especially for southeastern and southwestern areas, where exposure is expected to be the most dangerous. In the northern provinces of the Philippines, watches and warnings include flash flooding, heavy rains, landslides, and storm surge. Usagi is forecasted to weaken before it makes landfall in China on Sunday. However, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) has issued an orange alert.

Last month, Typhoon Utor caused significant damage, displaced populations, and resulting in loss of life as the storm struck China and the Philippines. Warm waters in the South China Sea strengthened the tropical cyclone before it made landfall. Precipitation was carried well inland, spreading heavy rains over northern Vietnam.

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