Tornadoes have caused mayhem in the United States, with forecasters saying the weather is unusual for January. The town of Adairsville in Georgia took the brunt of the storm, which has killed at least two people.
As the winds of super typhoon Hagupit strengthened overnight, thousands of Filipinos have been left stranded. Last November, typhoon Haiyan left more than 7,000 dead or unaccounted for.
A super typhoon is bearing down on the Philippines, packing strong winds as it intensifies off the eastern coast. Many at-risk areas have not yet recovered from last year's devastating typhoon Haiyan.
Hundreds of flights have been canceled as strong winds and heavy snow buried vehicles in deep drifts in northern Japan. More snow and high winds are expected.
Japanese weather agencies have reported that an approaching storm was already disrupting air traffic. A US-bound flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo after hitting severe turbulence.
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