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Typhoon Haiyan’s force illustrates the rising power of tropical storms

Haiyan may be strongest ever to hit land so far but as the oceans warm the power of storms is rising When typhoon Haiyan – known in the Philippines as Yolanda – pounded into the islands of Samar and Leyte at 4.40am after picking up speed on a 900-mile track…

More evacuations in Acapulco after new round of flooding

Authorities in Acapulco closed schools and evacuated dozens of residents Thursday after heavy rains sparked new floods in the Mexican Pacific resort still reeling from deadly tropical storms. Flooding was reported in at least 22 city districts and the main boulevard to the airport was closed after a lagoon overflowed,…