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  1. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Major projects can counter flooding in Asian cities, experts say

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chiang Mai Major projects can stem city floods, experts say Asia's flood-prone cities should fund major drainage, water recycling and waste reduction projects ... across Asia, leaving low-lying areas exposed to massive floods such as those that paralysed Jakarta and Manila last year and central Thailand in 2011. One ambitious US$3.5 billion proposal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1241488/major-projects-can-counter-flooding-asian-cities-experts-say
  2. News - Hong Kong - ELECTRICITY

    Overhead power cable blamed for power outage that hit thousands in East Kowloon

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Ernest Kao

    ... building," Chow said. "Some protection devices took longer to switch back on," he added. Meanwhile, a recent flood risk assessment by the company revealed that at least 11 of its ... and extreme weather. Flood calculators, which use real-time tidal data from the Observatory, will be used to predict which substations will be affected. About 500 other flood-prone distribution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549886/overhead-power-cable-blamed-power-outage-hit-thousands-east-kowloon
  3. News - China - DISASTER

    Chinese official sacked after clerk gives him piggyback to stop shoes from being ruined

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 06:37pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing An official in eastern China has been sacked after a picture of him being given a piggyback across a flooded path during a search for missing children went viral online, ... to cross a flooded path when Ding, a low level clerk, offered him the ride. The inappropriate act had a negative social impact and tarnished the image of party officials,” the report said. Last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538992/chinese-official-who-piggybacked-flood-zone-sacked
  4. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, May 1, 2013

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... feared it was polluted and have demanded an investigation. Five die in floods At least five people were killed and six others were injured when torrential rain flooded three major cities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1227028/china-digest-may-1-2013
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Neoguri threatens cities on Japan's central islands

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:58pm by AP

    ... Okinawa, dumping heavy rain, knocking out power and injuring at least 30 people. Typhoon Neoguri left toppled trees, flooded cars and bent railings on the island chain, which experienced its ... as much as possible. The torrents of rainfall expected could trigger landslides and floods, and much of eastern Japan was at risk of experiencing lightning and tornadoes. On Okinawa, nearly 38,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550623/typhoon-neoguri-threatens-cities-japans-central-islands
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - COMMERCIAL

    Flood of new supply to hit Suzhou’s office market

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:56pm by SANDY LI AND LANGI CHIANG

    ... according to schedule, the market will still be flooded with supply," he said. He expects the office vacancy rate to jump to 30 per cent in the coming two years if all projects are completed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1450753/flood-new-supply-hit-suzhous-office-market
  7. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Military sent in to aid Australia's flooding victims

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Military aid sent in as thousands flee floods Australia ramped up its military response yesterday to floods that have killed four people and displaced ... - as heavy rains brought flooding to the states of Queensland and New South Wales. The town of Bundaberg waited anxiously for the swollen Burnett River to peak at a record 9.6 metres, with officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1138727/military-sent-aid-australias-flooding-victims
  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Jakarta floods claim 11 lives as waters recede

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 02:28pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Floods in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta have left at least 11 people dead, authorities said on Friday as murky brown waters submerged parts of the city’s business district, causing chaos for a second day. The capital’s worst floods in five years have also forced 18,000 people from their homes, the nation’s disaster agency said, with many ferried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1130931/jakarta-floods-claim-11-lives
  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Four dead as floods paralyse Jakarta

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 01:02pm

    ... Reuters in Jakarta Heavy monsoon rain triggered severe flooding in large swathes of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, on Thursday, bringing the city to a halt with many government offices ... days. “Rain will continue to fall in the greater Jakarta area... the potential for flooding remains,” a spokesman for the Meteorology Climatology Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said. He said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1130078/four-dead-floods-paralyse-jakarta
  10. News - World - UNITED KINGDOM

    800 homes flooded as Britain soaked by more heavy rain

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:50pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London More than 800 homes in England and Wales have been flooded as heavy rain and strong winds battered the country and environmental officials warned of more ... car in rising waters in Somerset. In a Twitter message, Prime Minister David Cameron described the scenes of flooding in the rural southwestern region of Cornwall as “shocking”, and promised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1091072/800-homes-flooded-britain-soaked-more-heavy-rain

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