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  1. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Weakened Typhoon Neoguri still packs torrential punch as it hits Japan

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:08am by Reuters

    ... nation with strict building codes, has a strong track record of coming through major storms comparatively unscathed in the last few decades compared to its poorer neighbours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549435/super-typhoon-pounds-japan-islands-winds-250kmh
  2. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong likely to escape season's first super typhoon- but city will swelter

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 10:22am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... inside buildings and avoid working outside and making unnecessary trips. The official warned that the storm could pack “record level” winds and  generate high waves.  “It is likely to come ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547900/first-super-typhoon-season-expected-slam-japan-hong-kong-observatory
  3. News - China - WEATHER

    Dozens killed as torrential rains lash the south

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:06am by Keith Zhai

    ... debris including damaged cars on the streets. Local media said that many cars parked on the road were washed away and some apartment buildings in the city were damaged. Three restaurant workers died in Yibin in Sichuan province after a mudslide covered the building where they worked, the China News Service reported. The meteorological office in Guangdong has warned that heavy rain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538551/dozens-killed-torrential-rains-lash-south
  4. News - World - WEATHER

    Flooding in Bosnia causes new landmine danger in Balkans

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

    ... volunteers joined the army and emergency services in building sandbag barriers. Tens of thousands of homes were without electricity in Serbia and around 150,000 in Bosnia, where whole swathes ...

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

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

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

    ... seen some buildings damaged," he said. "But there hasn't been a lot of structural damage." Local resident Diana Spiker spent the morning walking her dog and had also ...

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

    ... of the houses and buildings there had been destroyed or damaged. "It was like a 747 flying just above my roof," he said, describing the sound of the winds. On the tourist island of Cebu, ...

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

    Cyclone Phailin forces evacuation of 550,000 people on India's east coast

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 04:17pm by Reuters

    ... building as night fell. Similar hold-outs were reported along the poor coast, where people were afraid of losing belongings. "Many people refused to move, had to be convinced, and at times ... building. Large waves pounded beaches and villagers told a television station that surging sea levels had pushed water several hundred metres inland in low-lying areas. Some 550,000 people were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1330254/powerful-cyclone-phailin-nears-indian-coast-forcing-mass-evacuation
  8. News - Asia

    Desperation in Tacloban, city at eye of storm, as food and water run short

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:46am by AFP

    ... a movie." On the outskirts of Tacloban, an eastern coastal city of 220,000 where tsunami-like waves destroyed many buildings, Edward Gualberto accidentally stepped on bodies as he raided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1352935/desperation-tacloban-city-eye-storm-food-and-water-run-short
  9. News - World - WEATHER

    Storm wreaks havoc across Britain, France and the Netherlands

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 11:51am by Reuters

    ... homes and sank a houseboat along an Amsterdam canal. Roofs were blown off buildings and several houseboats were ripped off their moorings, police said. A woman was killed and two people were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1341772/storm-kills-three-britain-and-netherlands-shuts-down-power-trains
  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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