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  1. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Tokyo braces for Typhoon Vongfong after huge storm hits southern Japan

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:32am by AFP

    ... Chinese person was missing after he was swamped by strong waves. It was forecast to churn northeast through the Japanese archipelago at a speed of 30 kph, Japan's meteorological agency said, ...

  2. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Half million flee Cyclone Hudhud in India and Typhoon Vongfong in Japan

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:00am by AP

    ... speed dipped to 160km/h, but was expected to pick up again, he said. Wreckage was strewn across Visakhapatnam. Most people heeded warnings to take refuge, but five were killed by falling trees ...

  3. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Anger mounts in Indian Kashmir at slow pace of flood rescue efforts

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:53am by Reuters

    ... this government food," said Nayeem, who lives in the neighbourhood. He said since India occupied Kashmir, they were only providing relief out of duty. "If another state occupied this land, ...

  4. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Floods threaten Pakistan’s cotton fields, Srinagar ‘drowned completely’

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:48pm by AFP

    ... Shah, State Disaster Response Force chief of the Kashmir region, said. He said work was "in full swing" to rescue people. "But even now, around one lakh [100,000] people ... didn't recognise," he said. "When we searched them, we found they had cash and other belongings that they couldn't account for." Pakistan's Ministry of Water and Power ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA/PAKISTAN

    Rescuers evacuate tens of thousands in Indian Kashmir as flood waters recede

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 05:35pm by Reuters

    ... emergency services. “I know people have lost everything. We promise to rehabilitate them. No relief and rehab camps can be perfect. We are doing all we can,” Abdullah told reporters. He said the top ...

  6. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Over 200 dead as India and Pakistan are hit hard by monsoon floods

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by AP

    ... Punjab province since Thursday. He said another 48 people died in Pakistan's portion of Kashmir and 11 died in northern Gilgit Baltistan province. Kamal said officials believed all those were killed when the roofs of their homes collapsed. He said the deluge had injured 261 people across the country. "We are dispatching tents and other relief items for those who have been ...

  7. News - Asia - WEATHER

    More than 300 die in landslides and floods in India and Pakistan

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:23am by AP

    ... flooding and electrocution, said Ali Imam Syed, a senior official in the province's rescue agency. He said more than 5,000 people had been rescued since Thursday, adding that three soldiers ...

  8. News - World - WEATHER

    Hawaii's tourists relax on the beach as storm-hit residents struggle

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AP

    ... to pass about 255km northeast of the islands at its closest point yesterday and linger in the area today. Darryl Oliveira, director of Hawaii County Civil Defence, said he was concerned there may be injured people that rescuers had yet to reach. "We're hopeful that, even with the damage, we don't have casualties that are unaccounted for," he said. Officials are struggling ...

  9. News - China - DISASTER

    Hainan villagers weren't warned how devastating superstorm Rammasun would be

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... not higher than our waists,'' said a man who quickly gave his name as Chen, as he yelled to neighbours to bring more things to burn. "We were prepared for the wind, but not the water. ... and rises in sea level. He noted that the US National Weather Service maintained a system to predict storm surges. "China's National Marine Environmental Forecasting Centre doesn't ...

  10. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricane Arthur slams eastern Canadian provinces, causing power cuts

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by AP

    ... In Fredericton, New Brunswick, Mike Gange said the buffeting winds tore down a maple tree in his front yard, damaging roof tiles and a rain gutter as it fell. He said that as he drove around the provincial capital he saw about 25 homes with trees down. Gange said he has not seen weather this severe in his 41 years in Fredericton. "It's like a Tasmanian devil ripping through your ...




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