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  1. Tropical storm passes- now for monsoon, floods

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in for a buffeting by monsoon winds and possible flooding by exceptionally high tides. The Observatory said tides had been up to 70cm above normal yesterday and could be even higher overnight, exposing low-lying areas to the threat of flooding. The strong monsoon signal was hoisted at 7.10 pm, replacing the No 3 typhoon signal which had been in force since 6.40 am. The No 1 standby warning ...

  2. Tropical storm's death toll hits 170

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou and Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Thousands still stranded in buildings cut off by floods The mainland death toll from torrential rain and floods unleashed by Tropical Storm Bilis has risen to 170, with thousands of people remaining stranded in buildings flooded to the third storey and the main highways and railways leading north cut. The rains ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Standby No 1 signal raised in Hong Kong for Tropical Storm Kai-tak

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... killing four people and causing floods and landslides in the northern Philippines. The Observatory said last night it did not expect the storm to intensify further overnight, but would consider ... and severe damage occurred in northern Luzon, with more rainfall hitting the flood-battered capital, Manila, and the Sierra Madre mountain range to the southwest, where more than 300,000 people ...

  4. A weekend with Bilis

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Police try to hold back floodwaters after a canal in Tianbao county, Zhangzhou, Fujian, broke its banks yesterday (top), as a boy paddles past flooded homes in Qingyuan, Guangdong (above left), and fields are flooded in Zhangzhou (above right). Tropical Storm Bilis has killed at least 190 people since hitting mainland provinces Fujian, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, ...

  5. Twin typhoons set to batter mainland

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... footage showed the water level was waist high in low-lying areas, where the military and local authorities scrambled to help flood victims to safety. The five killed included the head of a police ... the highest alert. The Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief headquarters warned that the typhoons could cause floods and mud- or rockslides in more than 10 inland provinces, including ...

  6. Bilis-hit provinces brace for more

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... missing after flooding and landslides caused by Bilis rose by 78 to 208, Xinhua quoted the State Disaster Reduction Commission as saying. The storm forced 3.06 million people to flee their homes ... Guangdong. The storm generated huge floods that cut off the city, severing food, water and power supplies. Volunteers from Shenzhen said many victims in Lechang had lost their homes in the floods ...

  7. Heaviest rainstorm in 400 years: bureau

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Paggie Leung

    ... Clifford Lo and Paggie Leung An overnight deluge left Aberdeen flooded yesterday. Fortunately, statistics show that level of storm happens just once every 430 years. The torrential rain that led to the first black rainstorm warning of the year was concentrated between 1am to 4am to the west of Hong Kong Island. The Drainage Services Department reported 16 cases of flooding- 14 ...

  8. 65,000 evacuated, transport cut ahead of Typhoon Prapiroon

    Posted Aug 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... southern China. It was expected to make landfall near Wenchang in Hainan, or close to Taishan or Xuwen in Guangdong tonight or tomorrow morning, the Hainan flood control headquarters said. News ... and water levels in reservoirs lowered to prepare for flooding. 'We have recalled all vessels to port and will assess on Thursday morning whether more evacuations are needed,' a Hainan ...

  9. Thursday Think-tank

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... Sing-chi to direct The Green Hornet ... except the movie will now be called Kato. 5 Typhoon Hagupit lashes Hong Kong ... After the rain and floods, there are suddenly even more people looking ...

  10. Bosses who won't let staff off early during typhoons help create commuter panic

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... along the US' eastern seaboard. Even Britain suffers a number of deaths annually from gale force winds and flooding. To expect Hong Kong to tick along comfortably in these conditions ...




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