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  1. News - China - WEATHER

    Southeastern provinces evacuate coastal areas ahead of Fitow's fury

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 01:43pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... and then … the worst situation may occur with wild winds and high water," Chen said in a speech posted on the ministry's website. "The affected regions are the most developed areas in eastern China, especially Shanghai, Hangzhou , Ningbo and Wenzhou . It is the peak of tourism during the national holiday," Chen said. "Evacuation for tourists is difficult and huge casualties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1325722/china-evacuates-417000-people-it-issues-highest-alert-typhoon-fitow
  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

    ... It issued an alert at 6pm on July 15. Rammasun hit the South China Sea on July 16 after causing 94 deaths and widespread destruction in the southern half of Luzon island in the Philippines. At 6pm the next day, the China Meteorological Administration issued a red alert, warning that within six hours the storm would probably bring strong winds. The National Marine Environment Forecast Centre ...

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

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

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

    ... Reuters in New Delhi Officials 'overwhelmed' by scale of flood disaster in Kashmir Valley Flood waters started receding in Indian Kashmir on Wednesday, giving rescue teams a chance to reach tens of thousands of villagers stranded by the heaviest rainfall in half a century. Floods and landslides triggered by days of rain in the disputed Himalayan region have killed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1589433/rescuers-evacuate-thousands-indian-kashmir-floods-recede
  4. News - Hong Kong - CELEBRATION

    Bad weather likely to cast cloud over Mid-Autumn Festival, predicts Observatory

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 10:46am by Ernest Kao

    ... South China Sea. Observatory senior scientific officer Lam Ching-chi said the depression was forecast to move northwest towards western Guangdong and Hainan Island. "The outer rainbands ... "A broad trough of low pressure will bring showers to the northern part of the South China Sea in the latter part of this week," the Observatory said. Meanwhile, tropical cyclone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587092/t1-signal-raised-storm-heads-towards-coast-china
  5. News - Asia - DISASTER

    109 killed and scores missing as storms cause landslides in Nepal

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

    ... officials to close a major bridge along the country's longest highway after it developed cracks and caved in. Meanwhile, heavy downpours in neighbouring India triggered landslides and flooding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574918/53-killed-and-scores-missing-storms-cause-landslides-nepal
  6. 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

    ... Andrea Chen and Patrick Boehler One person dies, 60,000 are evacuated and hundreds of flights cancelled as South China's strongest storm in 40 years makes landfall Rammasun slams into Hainan South China's strongest typhoon in four decades made landfall in Hainan yesterday afternoon, leading to one fatality, the evacuation of hundreds of thousands and the cancellation ...

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

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

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

    ... for a day and a half and is struggling to clear many fallen trees that are blocking roads. On the island of Kauai, the body of a 19-year-old woman was found. It is believed she was swept away ...

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

    Japan orders 1.6m to flee Typhoon Halong; one dead, travel chaos

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 11:04am by AFP, Reuters

    ... people and left a trail of destruction in southern Japan. Last weekend, a man drowned in a raging river while more than half a million people were advised to evacuate as heavy rain from Typhoon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1570513/typhoon-halong-makes-landfall-japans-western-main-island
  9. News - China - WEATHER

    World marks hottest June since 1880 as temperatures soar in China

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:14pm by Ernest Kao, Kathy Gao, Danny Mok, AFP

    ... Ernest Kao, Kathy Gao, Danny Mok and Agence France-Presse After warmest June on record, there's no relief in sight, with parts of China also roasting Yes, HK's hot- hotter than ever- so is the world Last month was the world's hottest June since records began in 1880, US government scientists said, as authorities warned that temperatures in southern China could top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557153/world-marks-hottest-june-1880-temperatures-soar-china
  10. 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

    ... Stephen Chen chen.binglin@scmp.com Temperatures climb past 40 degrees Celsius with Beijing raising red alert 2 reported dead as heatwave grips nation More than 800 people fled to emergency ... at about 3pm yesterday, razing through the Xianguding national park with many tourist attractions. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but heat waves in many parts of China were ...

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

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