15 Sep 2018

Storm Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut cause death and destruction

President Trump has declared a disaster in North Carolina, where at least five people have died in a tropical storm.

Forecasters have warned that Storm Florence could still bring catastrophic flooding, describing it as a “one thousand year event”.

And, in the Philippines, at least fourteen people have died as Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the country’s main islands, triggering landslides, destroying houses and blocking roads.