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  1. News - Asia - DISASTER

    109 killed and scores missing as storms cause landslides in Nepal

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 04:09pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kathmandu Monsoon landslides and flooding kill at least 109 The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed to at least 109 yesterday as tides of water, mud and rocks swept away houses. Incessant rain has displaced thousands of people in the scenic Himalayan region, reviving memories of a deadly deluge last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574918/53-killed-and-scores-missing-storms-cause-landslides-nepal
  2. News - China - DISASTER

    Hainan villagers weren't warned how devastating superstorm Rammasun would be

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... the northwest. Villagers who gathered at the pier said they spied waves that would reach the second floor of some houses. The islet was flooded with seawater for about six hours. Watch: Typhoon Rammasun ... agriculture, the economic lifeblood of Hainan. Some 163,000 hectares of crops were damaged, and more than 23,100 houses collapsed. Wind and seawater damaged crops, including rubber, bananas and sugar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1570058/hainan-villagers-werent-warned-how-devastating-superstorm-rammasun-would
  3. News - China - WEATHER

    Severe damage and casualties as Super Typhoon Rammasun pummels southern China

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 07:01am by Andrea Chen, Patrick Boehler

    ... of 730,000 residents. It was expected to veer south to Guangxi early this morning and move into northern Vietnam. A man was killed by debris as his house collapsed in Wengtian, Xinhua reported. More ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555950/super-typhoon-rammasun-hit-southern-china-friday
  4. News - World - FRANCE

    Hailstorms wreak havoc on Burgundy vineyards, with up to 80pc of harvest lost

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:22pm by The Guardian

    ... in 2012, causing a price rise of 30 per cent on that year's vintage. Jean-Pierre Charlot, a winegrower from Volnay, said that despite having insured his vines, he was paid only 10 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543848/hailstorms-wreak-havoc-burgundy-vineyards-80pc-harvest-lost
  5. News - World - WEATHER

    Flooding in Bosnia causes new landmine danger in Balkans

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:27am by AP

    ... of the northeast of the country were under water. Observed from the air, almost a third of Bosnia chiefly in the northeast resembles a huge muddy lake, with houses, roads and rail lines submerged. ... of Horozovina, close to the northeastern town of Tuzla, was practically split in two by a landslide that swallowed eight houses. More than 100 other houses were under threat from the restless earth. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1515129/flooding-bosnia-causes-new-landmine-danger-balkans
  6. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Flooding in Shenzhen cripples rail link from Hong Kong to Guangzhou

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:50am by ZHAUNG PINGHUI, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... the housing structure. In Hunan and Guangxi provinces, heavy rainstorms killed at least three people and forced the relocation of more than 54,000 residents, Xinhua reported. Meanwhile, there was 10cm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510155/downpour-shenzhen-cripples-rail-link-hong-kong-guangzhou
  7. News - World - WEATHER

    New York mayor Bill de Blasio shovels snow in show of solidarity

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:36am by AP

    ... in a 1,100-square metre private residence near Central Park. Early on Friday, the new mayor was spotted removing snow with a shovel outside his small house in the Park Slope neighbourhood of New York's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1397733/new-york-mayor-bill-de-blasio-shovels-snow-show-solidarity
  8. News - World - SUPERSTORM SANDY

    Race to find housing for Sandy victims as new storm approaches

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune in New York

    ... and New Jersey and emergency fuel being rushed into the region, authorities have a potentially bigger problem in the wake of superstorm Sandy- where to house the tens of thousands of people whose homes are no longer habitable. With a freeze expected in some areas yesterday and another, smaller storm on the horizon, the housing problem took on urgency. Even with power and fuel restored, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1075581/race-find-housing-sandy-victims-new-storm-approaches
  9. 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

    ... cried as he recounted his escape but the loss of his neighbours. "My family evacuated the house. I thought our neighbours also did the same, but they didn't," Gullena said. One ... house, which was ripped off from its mooring. "When we were being swept by the water, many people were floating and raising their hands and yelling for help. But what can we do? We also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1352189/filipinos-recount-terror-typhoon-haiyan-and-liken-impact-tsunami
  10. News - Asia - TYPHOON

    Philippines Typhoon Haiyan death toll exceeds 10,000 as rescue effort continues

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 10:06am by AFP

    ... on the government's estimates, initially there are 10,000 casualties [dead]," Chief Superintendent Elmer Soria said in Tacloban. "About 70 to 80 per cent of the houses and structures along ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1352428/more-10000-feared-dead-after-typhoon-haiyan-devastates-philippines

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