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  1. 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

    ... handyman Tsui Kit, 84, retired photographer I go swimming and stay at home more. When I go out, I stay in shopping malls and avoid the outdoors. I also drink more water I shower at least three times a day. I turn on the air-conditioner and the fan. Also, I eat watermelon and drink melon soup  “The monthly mean minimum temperature of 27.) degrees and maximum temperature of 31.5 degrees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547900/first-super-typhoon-season-expected-slam-japan-hong-kong-observatory
  2. 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

    ... "red" typhoon alert for the first time this year. More than 334,000 homes in Hainan lost power and nearly all water supply in the capital Haikou was cut off, mainland media reported. "The ...

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

    Weekend washout likely as Rammasun approaches

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

    ... swells are expected. "People are advised not to engage in water sports and to stay away from the shoreline," Observatory senior scientific officer Dr Lee Tsz-cheung said. Winds were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555848/weekend-washout-likely-rammasun-approaches
  4. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Weakened Typhoon Neoguri still packs torrential punch as it hits Japan

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

    ... of injured at 19. Schools across the sprawling archipelago were also closed, while nearly 70,000 Okinawan households had no power, the public broadcaster said. "We have no water or electricity, ...

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

    Hurricane Arthur slams eastern Canadian provinces, causing power cuts

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by AP

    ... in Saint John, New Brunswick, said some roads were closed by flood water. The storm also caused flight cancellations and delays at the key airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The storm is expected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548099/hurricane-arthur-slams-eastern-canadian-provinces-causing-power-cuts
  6. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hottest day of the year heralds start of Hong Kong's typhoon season

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by DANNY LEE

    ... there is a 90 per cent chance of El Nino arriving this year- the first in four years. El Nino is born out of a giant pool of warm water in the eastern tropical Pacific that sets off a chain reaction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533015/hottest-day-year-so-far-heralds-start-typhoon-season
  7. 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

    ... Food and water were distributed among the evacuees. Public servants and state-run firms’ employees were required to report to various government headquarters, where they were given water ...

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

    Flooding in Bosnia causes new landmine danger in Balkans

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

    ... of the northeast of the country were under water. Observed from the air, almost a third of Bosnia chiefly in the northeast resembles a huge muddy lake, with houses, roads and rail lines submerged. ... the terrain outside begun to slide. "It sounded like a huge explosion. People started running out of houses, screaming," he said. While water levels are receding in some parts of Bosnia, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1515129/flooding-bosnia-causes-new-landmine-danger-balkans
  9. News - Hong Kong - CLIMATE

    Storms add to commuters' Monday blues

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

    ... per hour. After the weather eased around noon, the Observatory issued a second amber warning at 2.15pm, which was later upgraded to red. In Yin Kong, in the Sheung Shui area, waters rose quickly. One farmer, Wong Chat-tai, said her vegetable fields were completely submerged. "I was just so shocked to see all the water," she added. Wong said many of her neighbours were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509969/storms-add-commuters-monday-blues
  10. News - China

    Shenzhen residents slam authorities after city paralysed by floods

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:49am by He Huifeng, Clifford Lo

    ... forget this dream." Watch: Shenzhen hit by worst flooding in six years According to the Shenzhen Water Affairs Bureau, the city was to spend 32.8 billion yuan between 2011 and next year on water resources, drainage and flood control. "But the officials' accounts in this field are chaotic," said Yang Qin, a Shenzhen lawmaker. "I have little idea how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1510882/shenzhen-residents-slam-authorities-after-city-paralysed-floods

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