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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Five dead and 83,000 evacuated as Storm Fung-Wong hits Philippines

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:07am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Massive flooding as latest storm to hit the Philippines causes river in Manila to burst its banks, swamping heavily populated districts Three dead, 50,000 ... the disaster-prone country. Rescue workers in trucks and rubber dinghies plucked residents from the tops of flooded homes, after one of Manila's major rivers burst its banks, swamping heavily populated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595872/philippines-markets-schools-shut-heavy-rain-floods-manila
  2. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Floods threaten Pakistan’s cotton fields, Srinagar ‘drowned completely’

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:48pm by AFP

    ... stranded at home and those who fled as the floods hit. More than 140,000 people have been evacuated across Punjab, Pakistan's richest and most populous province. Authorities have made plans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1591185/floods-threaten-pakistans-cotton-fields-srinagar-drowned-completely
  3. News - World - WEATHER

    Hawaii's tourists relax on the beach as storm-hit residents struggle

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AP

    ... in a stream on Friday while hiking in a closed park during a tropical storm warning. Iselle made landfall over Big Island's lower Puna region- a sparsely populated, mostly agricultural area- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570734/hawaiis-tourists-relax-beach-storm-hit-residents-struggle
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines braces for Tropical Storm Matmo as death toll from Typhoon Rammasun hits 77

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... was forecast to head northeast, skirting Luzon before hitting the sparsely populated Batan island group between Luzon and Taiwan early on Tuesday. The Philippines endures about 20 cyclones each year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556659/philippines-braces-tropical-storm-matmo-death-toll-typhoon-rammasun-hits
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Neoguri threatens cities on Japan's central islands

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:58pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Typhoon threatens Japan's major cities A strong typhoon swerved towards Japan's heavily populated central islands yesterday after it slammed through Okinawa, dumping heavy rain, knocking out power and injuring at least 30 people. Typhoon Neoguri left toppled trees, flooded cars and bent railings on the island chain, which experienced its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550623/typhoon-neoguri-threatens-cities-japans-central-islands
  6. News - China

    800 flee forest fire; two die of heatstroke as China gripped by 40C temperatures

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Residents in densely populated areas nearby panicked as thick smoke blanketed the air. Emergency shelters that could each accommodate 2,000 residents were set up in sports stadiums and high schools. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1521463/2-reported-dead-heatwave-grips-nation
  7. News - World - WEATHER

    Flooding in Bosnia causes new landmine danger in Balkans

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

    ... Officials say about a million people- more than a quarter of the country's population- live in the worst-affected areas. Bosnia has reported 24 deaths so far. The hillside village ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1515129/flooding-bosnia-causes-new-landmine-danger-balkans
  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    No casualties as cyclone slams into Queensland coast, but alerts remain

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 01:33pm by AFP

    ... where several trees were uprooted during the night, officials said. Large parts of the 1,000-strong Aboriginal community of Hope Vale and Cooktown, population 2,400, had lost power. The storm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1478256/australia-avoids-worst-cyclone-ita-more-wind-rain-due
  9. News - China - WEATHER

    Indonesian volcanic eruptions may cause southern China drought, expert says

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:51am by Adrian Wan

    ... In Malaysia, authorities in Selangor – its most populous province – have started water rationing after  river and reservoir levels reached critical lows. In Singapore, rain fell on just seven days last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1444058/indonesian-volcanic-eruptions-may-cause-southern-china-drought-expert
  10. News - Asia - WEATHER

    India's big evacuation spares most from Cyclone Phailin's wrath

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 02:40pm by Reuters

    ... Mohapatra. Video: 'Red alert' as massive cyclone bears down on India Most of the local population spent the night huddled in shelters and public buildings as deafening winds sent debris ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1330880/killer-indian-cyclone-wreaks-havoc-leaving-seven-dead-and-one-million

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