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  1. Flood risk doubles as sea level rises

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's sea levels have risen 12cm over the past 50 years- faster than global averages- and doubling the chance of coastal flooding during storms, weathermen warn. Full report- C1 ...

  2. Areas along Yangtze prepare for floods

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao But as heavy rains hit, reservoir repairs are woefully behind Flood-control efforts have been stepped up along the Yangtze River after torrential rains hit the region and meteorologists warned of more severe storms to come. In Hubei province, flood preparation is under way although the level of the Yangtze River is now two metres below the danger level, according ...

  3. Project to plug flood problem

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu, Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle and Elaine Wu With $5 billion spent and most of the major projects out of the way, the Drainage Services Department yesterday gave an upbeat assessment of progress on its flood ... or close to completion. 'We have reduced the chances of flooding in the New Territories substantially,' Mr Cheung said. Flooding has been a longstanding problem in some areas of Hong ...

  4. HK warned of rising risk of flooding along the harbour

    Posted May 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Global warming could raise sea level by more than half a metre Global warming could increase the risk of flooding along the harbour during storms as the sea level rises by more than half a metre over the next 50 years, experts have warned. They said the main risk of flooding lay with land reclamation along the harbour, and one called on the government to develop ...

  5. Risk of flooding has doubled

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Martin Wong Observatory finds HK's sea level has risen faster than global average The chance of coastal flooding during storms has doubled over the past 50 years, ... warned, however, that Hong Kong risked being flooded if no action was taken to curb global warming. They urged the government and power companies to show genuine commitment to replacing fossil ...

  6. UK press feeds fear of flood of 'scroungers and gypsies'

    Posted Apr 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in workers from the new member states from tomorrow, the British tabloids predict a flooded job market, a shortage of hospital beds, freeloaders exploiting welfare benefits and full classrooms within ... friends will flood into UK now Poland is in EU,' jokes Polish carpenter Stanislaw Warkovsky, 26, in Dalston, east London. 'There will not be a flood like silly papers say. We are already ...

  7. 34 killed in mine blast and flood

    Posted May 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The provincial government has sent rescuers. In Wuhai, Inner Mongolia, 15 workers were trapped inside a flooded coal mine, Xinhua reported. The accident was reportedly caused when miners drilled ...

  8. 23 dead, 24 missing after Hunan floods

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... level. But the National General Headquarters for Flood Prevention and Drug Control said the levels of most of the country's rivers and streams was stable. ...

  9. Flood of storm warnings as rain causes chaos

    Posted May 09th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... to red. More than 60 court cases were also adjourned after the judiciary announced the closure of all courts. There were 22 reports of flooding in Kowloon and two on Hong Kong Island. The heavy ...

  10. City braces for flood of mainland visitors

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan Authorities will assign extra staff to border crossings and beef up health checks to prepare for an expected deluge of visitors during the mainland's week-long May Day holiday next week. Mainland visitors are expected to flood into Hong Kong from Saturday, when one of the country's three annual week-long public holidays begins. Tourism Commissioner Eva ...




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