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  1. News - China - DISASTERS

    Another 'super typhoon' on the way as Matmo follows hot on the heels of deadly Rammasun

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Reuters, AFP, Bloomberg, Teddy Ng

    ... for volunteers with four four-wheel-drive vehicles to deliver aid to Wenchang on Hainan's east coast, the first city to the face the brunt of the storm and one of the worst affected. Typhoon ...

  2. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Hundreds of cars stuck in snow-hit Japan

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:31pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... The transport ministry has started delivering emergency aid including water and portable toilets to drivers of stuck cars. Snow began falling on Friday morning in Tokyo and had piled up to 26 ...

  3. News - World - WEATHER

    Californian Governor Jerry Brown declares drought emergency

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 06:16am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Jerry Brown appeals for water conservation as state faces driest year in its recorded history Governor declares drought emergency in California California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency, a move that will allow the parched state to seek federal aid as it grapples with what could turn out to be the driest year in recorded state ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong's Christmas travellers fly into ice storm as blizzards sweep across the US and Canada

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 11:28pm

    ... tho," she tweeted. Yesterday, Cathay flights CX828 and CX826 from Hong Kong arrived in Toronto five and four hours late respectively. Cathay said it aided passengers who missed connections. ...

  5. News - Asia - DISASTER

    At least 1,200 feared dead as super typhoon devastates Philippine towns

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 12:12pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tacloban Death toll estimated at 1,200 but may soar after typhoon batters Philippines with winds and tsunami-like waves, and heads for Vietnam Race to aid survivors after typhoon horror One of the most powerful typhoons in history is believed to have killed 1,200 people in the Philippines, the Red Cross said yesterday, as rescue workers raced to reach towns ...

  6. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Filipinos recount terror of Typhoon Haiyan and liken impact to a tsunami

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 06:52am by AP, Reuters, AFP

    ... Wylie said the damage to the runway was significant but military planes were still able to land with relief aid. Although officials started evacuating residents from low-lying areas, coasts ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Killer Typhoon Bopha heads back to Philippines

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... tip of the main island of Luzon. The surprise development piles more pressure on the country, which has called for international aid for the south, where floods and landslides sparked by Bopha ... commodities was put into effect, and local governments were authorised to utilise their calamity funds for search, relief and rescue operations. A United Nations aid assessment team flew ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Colorado floods leave hundreds unaccounted for

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 08:41pm by AFP

    ... as soon as possible.” But some additional help was on the way, with President Barack Obama declaring a major disaster in Colorado and ordering federal aid to support state and local efforts. ...

  9. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Philippine rescuers race to help typhoon-hit towns after deadly Utor

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 09:22am by AFP

    ... of the aid group Catholic Relief Services, and others involved in the rescue said the death toll may be lower than feared because residents were well prepared. “I think people are agreeing ...

  10. News - China - WEATHER

    Southern China braced for second battering by storms

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... aid. The storms flattened more than 1,000 houses, damaged another 138,000 and also damaged 43,200 hectares of crops, of which 6,800 hectares were destroyed. The National Meteorological Centre ...




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