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  1. News - China - DISASTER

    Hainan villagers weren't warned how devastating superstorm Rammasun would be

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... and Forecasting Centre. A man who answered the phone there said it conducted its own forecasting. The centre's website contained one alert from 2011. Last week even that was removed. The first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1570058/hainan-villagers-werent-warned-how-devastating-superstorm-rammasun-would
  2. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Weekend washout likely as Rammasun approaches

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by Johnny Tam

    ... services to and from Haikou cancelled or rescheduled, and two flights to and from Sanya cancelled. Handling of empty containers at the Kwai Chung port was stopped because of the wind. Video: Super ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555848/weekend-washout-likely-rammasun-approaches
  3. News - World

    Cool spell gives Australian firefighters breathing space to contain blazes

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Canberra Cool spell a chance to mop up bush fires Firefighters in Australia, which is emerging from last week's record heat wave, are taking advantage of cooler weather to contain bushfires that destroyed property and claimed lives. Temperatures in Sydney, the nation's largest city, dropped significantly over the weekend after reaching a record 45.8 degrees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1132477/cool-spell-gives-australian-firefighters-breathing-space-contain-blazes
  4. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong groans as Typhoon Utor hits

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, SAMUEL CHAN AND ADA LEE

    ... the burglars entered the master bedroom through a window as the owner, a 49-year-old businessman, slept. The intruders took HK$20,000 cash from a bookshelf as well as a safe containing HK$40,000 ... be quiet on the streets with fewer officers on patrol. Air and sea traffic was disrupted, stranding hundreds of travellers at the airport and the Macau ferry terminal. Video: Hong Kong battens down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1296715/hong-kong-groans-typhoon-utor-hits
  5. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Strong winds wreak havoc across city

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Lucky escape for driver as winds wreak havoc A truck driver escaped serious injury when his vehicle was crushed by one of 10 shipping containers ... before 3pm. The 58-year-old man was driving on Tsing Yi Hong Wan Road. Ten empty containers toppled from their stacks in a container yard and one of them fell onto the road hitting the passing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1227026/strong-winds-wreak-havoc-across-city
  6. News - World - WEATHER

    Californian Governor Jerry Brown declares drought emergency

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 06:16am by Reuters

    ... the largest reservoir in California, is down from its historical average by nearly half, holding just 36 per cent of the water it is built to contain. For the state's US$44.7 billion agriculture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1408601/californian-governor-jerry-brown-declares-drought-emergency
  7. 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

    ... a city of 200,000, reported that the seaside airport terminal was nearly destroyed as raging seawaters shattered the glass of the airport tower and levelled the terminal. US Marine Colonel Mike ...

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

    Philippines Typhoon Haiyan death toll exceeds 10,000 as rescue effort continues

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 10:06am by AFP

    ... overwhelmed in their efforts to help countless survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Hundreds of police and soldiers were deployed to contain looters in Tacloban, the devastated provincial capital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1352428/more-10000-feared-dead-after-typhoon-haiyan-devastates-philippines
  9. News - Asia

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

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

    ... I haven't found my husband." Tacloban airport suffered extensive damage after huge waves swept through the terminal, but the military were able to run some flights out of the stricken city. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1352935/desperation-tacloban-city-eye-storm-food-and-water-run-short
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Wipha kills 17, but mostly spares Tokyo and nuclear power plant

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 11:40am by Reuters

    ... The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Corp (Tepco), cancelled all offshore work and secured machinery as the storm approached. Tepco has been struggling to contain ... no new problems at the plant, which is on the coast 220 kilometres north of Tokyo. The storm dumped heavy rain and it had to be pumped out of protective containers at the base of about 1,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1332916/least-thirteen-dead-typhoon-grazes-japan

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