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  1. 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. ...

  2. News - China - WEATHER

    Dozens killed as torrential rains lash the south

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

    ... reported two deaths, Xinhua reported, citing the Ministry of Civil Affairs. By noon yesterday, the government had relocated 337,000 people. The government has earmarked more than 340 million yuan ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CLIMATE

    Storms add to commuters' Monday blues

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... the government of dragging its feet on anti-flooding measures in the area. "People from home affairs, civil engineering, and drainage departments have come over to study flood prevention," she ...

  4. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Thousands evacuated as Philippine residents brace for Typhoon Haiyan

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 09:37pm by BLOOM

    ... will be moved, said Flor Gaviola from the provincial civil defence unit. Typhoon Ketsana killed more than 400 people when it swamped Manila and parts of Luzon in 2009. Another storm, Washi, killed more ...

  5. 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

    ... plane back to Manila. "A lot of the dead were scattered," he said, adding that he walked for about eight hours to reach the Tacloban airport. Civil-aviation authorities in Tacloban, ...

  6. News - Asia - WEATHER

    New typhoon may hit Philippines after Nari's death and destruction

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 01:32pm by AP

    ... forecasters said the new typhoon, with maximum winds of 140 km/h and gusts of up to 170 km/h, would probably spare the country if it does not veer away from its current course. However, civil defence ... Ecija province, was damaged by Nari, according to the Office of Civil Defence. Nueva Ecija Governor Aurelio Umali told DZMM radio that fallen trees and electricity pylons blocked all the major ...

  7. News - China - WEATHER

    Flash flood in Qinghai construction site kills 24

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 08:04pm by AFP, AP

    ... The island's civil aviation regulator said at least 273 international and domestic flights were disrupted yesterday. Mainland authorities predicted Trami would make landfall in Fujian province overnight. The National Disaster Reduction Commission issued a disaster relief response, urging civil affairs authorities in Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Guizhou and Guangxi provinces ...

  8. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Typhoon Nari kills 13 in Philippines

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in San Miguel and Minalin towns, said the regional civil defence office. "The wind picked up very quickly, very dramatically," said one witness on the east coast. ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Two dead, dozens missing in Philippines as Hong Kong raises No 3 signal ahead of Typhoon Utor

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter, Associated Press

    ... being buffeted by huge waves in the muddy waters. It was not known what happened to her. "She has not been found, so she is missing," said Norma Talosig, a regional civil defence ... water buffalo from a flood. In mountainous Benguet province, a 22-year-old man died after he was pulled from a landslide that hit a canal he was clearing, said regional civil defence official ...

  10. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Floods add to plight of Filipinos in Zamboanga displaced by fighting

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 05:09pm by AFP

    ... to withstand the heavy rain which has been falling since Friday, causing knee-deep floods said Adriano Fuego, the area’s civil defence chief. “The waters are as high as knee deep in some places. ...




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