About 50 million people from the Mid-Atlantic to Canada were in the path of the nearly 1,000-mile-wide (1,600-km-wide) storm, which forecasters said could be the largest to hit the mainland in U.S. history. It was expected to topple trees, damage buildings, cause power outages and trigger heavy flooding.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday the Category 1 storm had strengthened as it turned toward the coast and was moving at 20 miles per hour (32 km per hour). It was expected to bring a “life-threatening storm surge,” coastal hurricane winds and heavy snow in the Appalachian Mountains, the NHC said. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)
Sarah Boesveld asked Evangelos Tziallas, a University of Concordia doctoral candidate who presented at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont., to share his thoughts on the world’s most famous superheroes and what they mean in a post-9/11 society. Steve Murray illustrates.
Photos: Typhoon Roke hits Japan, threatens damaged nuclear plant A powerful typhoon struck Japan on Wednesday, pummeling the Tokyo area with heavy rain, disrupting public transportation and leaving four people dead, and it was headed towards the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Typhoon Roke, the second big storm to hit Japan this month, was packing winds of up to 220 km per hour and dumped more than 40 cm of rain in parts of eastern and western Japan over the past 24 hours, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. (Photo: JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)