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  1. Friend's tireless aid to Thais hit by floods inspires photographic fund-raiser to rebuild homes

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... floods in Thailand. 'Last November, I made a four-day trip to the heart of the flood zone,' Elliott said. 'A friend of mine was heavily involved in the flood aid. 'Every ... towards rebuilding homes for those who lost theirs to the flooding.' ...

  2. Winter monsoon brings low temperatures

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Another cold snap is forecast today, with temperatures expected to plummet to 11 degrees Celsius and a couple of degrees lower than that in the New Territories. The Observatory issued a cold weather warning at 4.20pm yesterday following the ...

  3. Cool front signals arrival of autumn

    Posted Sep 30th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan It has been a long, hot and extremely wet summer, but relief is finally on the way. Weather chiefs predict the temperature will fall to 23 degrees Celsius next week, signalling the arrival of autumn. National Day tomorrow will be mainly fine but ...

  4. Cooler weather in coming days

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak Temperatures will fall in the next few days as a northeast monsoon blows over southern China, Observatory senior officer Mok Hing-yim said. The monsoon reached the coast of southern China on Sunday. Mr Mok said the morning temperature in urban are ...

  5. Cold snap drives elderly to hospitals

    Posted Jan 07th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Homeless take refuge in temporary shelters as the temperature plunges after unseasonal warm spell Scores of elderly people have been taken to hospital with health problems after winter weather finally arrived in Hong Kong following an exceptiona ...

  6. Death in flood an accident, court says

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the flood. Lee Sau-foon, the dead man's daughter, said that the family was satisfied with the verdict. 'There is obvious negligence on the part of the Drainage Services Department,' she said. She said her mother, 78, was still haunted by the flood. 'She is not able to sleep when there is rain or thunder. She wakes up in the middle of the night and picks things ...

  7. News - World - CANADA

    Flooding may force 100,000 from west Canada homes

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 02:50pm by Associated Press in Highwood River, Calgary

    ... Associated Press in Highwood River, Calgary Calgary city officials say as many as 100,000 people could be forced from their homes due to heavy flooding in western Canada, while mudslides ... Torrential rains and flooding have been particularly destructive in communities just south of Calgary. STARS air ambulance spokesman Cam Heke said on Thursday a woman remains missing after a mobile ...

  8. Search for 11 miners trapped by flash flood

    Posted Jul 24th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Rescuers were still scrambling yesterday to pump out water in a desperate attempt to locate 11 coal miners after a flash flood swamped the Makulue colliery in Xingxian county, ... in natural disasters, including floods, across the mainland this year and 219 were still unaccounted for. In Anhui, a section of the Huai River had suffered four major breaches since Wednesday, ...

  9. Two hikers die in flash flood

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Two hikers whose bodies were found in a stream yesterday were probably washed away by a flash flood in Pat Sin Leng Country Park on Sunday, police said. ... struck. Their bodies were found at the bottom of an eight-metre pool. The park is in the northwestern New Territories. A hiker was washed away by a flash flood in the same stream last July, ...

  10. Severe flooding brings traffic chaos to Tianjin

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Heavy rain that hit Tianjin yesterday unleashed severe flooding and paralysed traffic, although there were no reports of fatalities. Unlike in Beijing, ... Zhang said. 'Now almost every road is flooded, the bus service has been postponed and lower-lying areas are submerged. The government has learned a lesson from the failures in Beijing ...




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