Updated Sept. 18
A pair of powerful storms claimed lives and devastated communities on opposite ends of the earth last weekend: Hurricane Florence, which battered the Carolinas with persistent rain and flooding, and Typhoon Mangkhut, which slammed the northern Philippines and Hong Kong before moving on to mainland China.
Dozens of Times journalists around the world are covering the impact and aftermath of both storms, and we are providing open and unlimited access to our coverage.
Mangkhut, a deadly typhoon, cuts through China
Dozens of people have died from Typhoon Mangkhut, which passed over the Philippines this weekend and went on to carve a path through China. Meteorologists described it as the world’s most powerful storm this year.
Retrace Mangkhut’s movement and explore a 3-D model of rainfall within the storm.
The typhoon, which at its peak was equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane with 170-mile-an-hour winds, weakened as it passed over mainland China. But it had already taken a considerable toll.
By late Monday, at least 66 deaths had been attributed to the storm in the Philippines, with that number almost certain to rise, according to an unofficial count from the police. More than 40 bodies there had been recovered from the muddied wreckage of a landslide. Our reporters are on the ground in Itogon, the town where the landslide took place.
In China, the state media reported that at least four people had died in Guangdong, a coastal province. The storm also left a swath of damaged buildings and scores of injuries in Hong Kong and Macau. Here are some photos of the aftermath.
Florence: Long days ahead
Chaos continued to reign over parts of the Carolinas even as the region emerged from the grip of a storm with a destructive power unlike any the area had seen in a generation.