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  1. Storm sweeps into Fujian province

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Typhoon Aere hit Fujian province yesterday afternoon, causing landslides and forcing flights to be cancelled. It made landfall near Fuqing city, south ... and ordered 31,476 boats back to port. Officials said flood-control works damaged by Typhoon Rananim less than two weeks ago were a special concern. Fujian, in the eye of the storm, also evacuated ...

  2. Mainland tourists bear brunt of typhoon's fury in Taiwan

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung, Mimi Lau

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Mimi Lau in Fujian Mainland tourists travelling in northeastern Taiwan were the biggest group of people affected by landslides and flash floods when Severe ... on Thursday. It then swirled towards the mainland, landing as a typhoon in Fujian province yesterday and becoming a severe tropical storm. Following reports of landslides on many sections ...

  3. 90 million suffer as record-breaking dry spell scorches south and east

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the worst-hit provinces of Zhejiang, Fujian and Jiangxi suffered a 50 to 80 per cent drop in rainfall, the report said, adding that by last Tuesday, the drought had affected nearly 7.8 million hectares ... Southern and eastern parts of Zhejiang province had suffered the worst drought since 1949, the report said. Fujian, Hunan and Jiangxi provinces also experienced their worst drought in 32 years. ...

  4. Three killed as Haitang hits Zhejiang

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Three people were killed and 8.2 million affected in Fujian and Zhejiang as typhoon Haitang, later downgraded to a tropical storm, swept the provinces before ... the island on Monday. Jiangxi and Hunan provinces were bracing for heavy rain and flooding, although the storm had weakened since making landfall in Fujian late on Tuesday afternoon. Zhejiang ...

  5. Trawlers recalled, fishermen kept in port as Guangdong braces for storm

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Guangdong, the National Committee for Disaster Reduction also called on Fujian, Guangxi, Hainan and Yunnan to take precautions. The Ministry of Civil Affairs meanwhile was supervising specific preparations. In Fujian, all 6,000 fishing vessels working in shallow areas of the Taiwan Strait had been recalled to harbours or safe areas, officials with the provincial flood-control headquarters ...

  6. More heavy rains expected to drench the south

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Autonomous Region, Sichuan, Guangdong, Jiangxi and Fujian, the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters (SFDH) said. Minister of Water Resources and SFDH chief Chen Lei said 14 ... reached 2.04 billion yuan (HK$2.32 million). More than 110,000 people had been evacuated. Railway services had been affected and roads were blocked. Several lines in Fujian broke down yesterday ...

  7. Typhoon prompts mass evacuation

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui More than 660,000 are forced to abandon their homes as Haitang bears down on Zhejiang and Fujian provinces More than 660,000 people in the path of Typhoon Haitang have been evacuated from their homes in the coastal provinces of Zhejiang and Fujian, while more than 30,000 vessels have taken shelter in ports. At least 123,000 people were moved from their homes ...

  8. Body found as time runs out for tourists

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung, Mimi Lau

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Mimi Lau in Fujian Rescuers found another body yesterday as they raced against time to search for 25 people missing after Severe Typhoon Megi sideswiped ... receive NT$5.1 million (HK$1.27 million) if their family members were not found. By Saturday, Megi landed in Zhangpu county, on Fujian's southern coast, causing an estimated 1.5 billion yuan ...

  9. Weather woes continue

    Posted Jun 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Writer Heavy rain has caused serious floods and landslides in the south of the mainland. At least 42 people have died and 36 are missing. Thousands of people have left their homes for safer places. Railway services have been affected and roads were blocked. Unfortunately, heavy rain will continue to strike Hunan, Fujian and Guangxi. Rainstorms are also expected in Jiangxi, ...

  10. Coastal provinces ready for another onslaught

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

    ... Eva Woo in Shanghai Fujian and Zhejiang provinces were yesterday bracing for the onslaught of Typhoon Aere, the third to hit the mainland's eastern coast in less than two weeks. Residents were evacuated and ships called back to port, officials and state media said, with Aere expected to make landfall in the Fujian provincial capital of Fuzhou or Pingyang city in Zhejiang ...




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