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  1. News - Asia - INDIA/PAKISTAN

    Rescuers evacuate tens of thousands in Indian Kashmir as flood waters recede

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 05:35pm by Reuters

    ... and government buildings. The death toll from the flooding in Jammu and Kashmir, the country’s northernmost state, reached 220 by Wednesday. The flooding is the first major humanitarian emergency under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1589433/rescuers-evacuate-thousands-indian-kashmir-floods-recede
  2. News - China - WEATHER

    Typhoon Matmo on course to strike Taiwan as Rammasun death toll rises

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 05:30am by Alex Millson

    ... crops and damaged buildings, Xinhua reported. The civil affairs ministry said the storm had claimed 18 lives- nine on Hainan Island and nine in Guangxi region- as it swept north to Vietnam. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556935/typhoon-matmo-heading-towards-taiwan
  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

    ... than 217,000 residents had been evacuated from fishing boats, low-lying areas and buildings in Hainan, and about 30,000 in Guangdong, Xinhua said, quoting disaster relief authorities. ...

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

    ... officials said it had been the worst typhoon in the region for more than four decades. Roads were littered with debris from destroyed buildings and uprooted trees. At least five were killed and 99 ... fallen trees and power lines blocked roads and many buildings had lost roofs and windows. Power supplies were paralysed. "This is the biggest typhoon I've experienced in years," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556698/typhoon-rammasun-kills-14-southern-china
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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