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  1. News - World - WEATHER

    Six dead, 10,500 homeless after flash flood hits Solomons capital Honiara

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Honiara Death toll from record rains set to rise, with no news yet of situation beyond islands' capital Solomons floods leave six dead, 10,500 homeless Flash flooding killed at least six people and left 10,500 homeless in the Solomon Islands' capital, Honiara, yesterday, with another 30 missing and the death toll set to rise, officials said. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Festival Walk slammed for poor maintenance after Black Rainstorm flooding

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:37pm by Phila Siu, CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Mimi Lau and He Huifeng

    ... and a slow response to Sunday's flood following a burst pipe, as shopkeepers mopped up and counted the cost. The criticism came as the Observatory warned that heavy rain and squally ... to hospital during the two hours of the black rainstorm. Kowloon Tong was hit particularly hard. The Buildings Department yesterday denied speculation that the flooding of Festival Walk was caused ...

  3. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    South-North Water Diversion project not cause of Hubei and Henan droughts, say officials

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 01:32pm by Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com

    ... Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters. Hubei had seen 20 per cent less rainfall than usual over the summer, which had led to more than 100 small reservoirs and 50,000 lakes dried up, it said. “Henan would be benefiting from the South-North Water Diversion project instead of being affected,” said Yang Biantong, spokesman of the province’s flood control and drought relief ...

  4. News - World

    2 dead, 500 homes affected as storm soaks southwest England

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London 2 killed as storm lashes England The British government has pledged to help victims of widespread flooding across the country, as gale-force winds and torrential ... his car crashed into a swollen river in Cambridgeshire. The government said yesterday that almost 500 homes and businesses had been flooded, mainly in the southwest of England ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian refugee flood into Lebanon (population 4.5 million) tops 1 million

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:27am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tripoli, Lebanon Nation of 4.5 million marks 'devastating milestone' in fallout from civil conflict Lebanon feeling strain as millionth Syrian flees there A teenager from central Syria became the one millionth Syrian refugee ...

  6. News - China Insider - WEATHER

    Water leaks, flooding in new terminal of Shenzhen airport draw criticism

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 04:38pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com The brand new Baoan terminal of the international airport in the southern boomtown of Shenzhen suffered severe flooding and water damage on Sunday after ... or walk bare footed through the flooded areas. The airport said through its official microblog on Sunday night that the leaks had been stopped and clean-up of the remaining water had been ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Let's not be duped by fake economic argument for no limits on mainland visitors

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 02:29pm by Michael Chugani

    ... But I do not want those with vested interests to dupe Hongkongers with their phony arguments that our economy would collapse without an ever-growing flood of mainlanders. For the record, tourism ... these fearmongers is that they focus only on the economic aspect without giving a damn that the flood has affected the quality of life of ordinary Hongkongers. They use the fake argument that no place ...

  8. Business - China Business - INSURANCE

    Insurers consider likelihood of catastrophic storm in the Pearl River Delta

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com There is pain in rain for insurers that must pay out millions in claims as companies cast a wary eye at the industries in flood-prone areas ... the region's factories back into operation. This upends global supply chains, similar to how Bangkok floods in 2011 crippled the Japanese car industry for months. The humanitarian impact is massive. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Bracing for worse to come: city's typhoon defences need to evolve, experts say

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 03:24am by Jeremy Blum and Olivia Rosenman

    ... conditions it will come down as rain … The amount of rain will increase, and there will be flooding. People need to be aware of that," says Professor Johnny C L Chan, dean of the school ... in combination with storm surges from tropical cyclones, will increase the chance of flooding in coastal regions like Hong Kong." If the city doesn't prepare, it risks a repeat of Hong ...

  10. 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 ...




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