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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Neoguri threatens cities on Japan's central islands

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

    ... homes were still without power. At its peak on Tuesday, more than 105,000 homes were without power. The Okinawan government raised the injury toll to 30 yesterday from 17 the day before, two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550623/typhoon-neoguri-threatens-cities-japans-central-islands
  2. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong likely to escape season's first super typhoon- but city will swelter

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 10:22am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... accountant Hong Kong is always hot, I’m used to it! I continue strolling... and just let myself sweat. I bring an umbrella, though I stay at home more. If I go out, I wear sunglasses, short sleeved ... handyman Tsui Kit, 84, retired photographer I go swimming and stay at home more. When I go out, I stay in shopping malls and avoid the outdoors. I also drink more water I shower at least three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547900/first-super-typhoon-season-expected-slam-japan-hong-kong-observatory
  3. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricane Arthur slams eastern Canadian provinces, causing power cuts

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

    ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548099/hurricane-arthur-slams-eastern-canadian-provinces-causing-power-cuts
  4. News - World - FRANCE

    Hailstorms wreak havoc on Burgundy vineyards, with up to 80pc of harvest lost

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:22pm by The Guardian

    ... the extent of the damage. "But it's not just us, everybody in the region is affected," she said. Other areas hit by the storms include Volnay, Meursault and Beaune, home to a total ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543848/hailstorms-wreak-havoc-burgundy-vineyards-80pc-harvest-lost
  5. News - China - WEATHER

    Dozens killed as torrential rains lash the south

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:06am by Keith Zhai

    ... likely to continue in the south and that rivers in Guangdong province may hit flood danger levels in the coming week, the China News Service said. Heavy rains have destroyed nearly 10,000 homes ... killing at least four people, the report said. In Wuhan in Hubei province, fire service rescuers used boats and earth-moving equipment to evacuate flood victims from their homes and to clear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538551/dozens-killed-torrential-rains-lash-south
  6. News - China

    800 flee forest fire; two die of heatstroke as China gripped by 40C temperatures

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... been largely controlled, with only a few areas till in flames. All kindergartens were shut down in Wehai, on the eastern tip of Shandong, as authorities urged children to stay at home ... to state media. Almost half a million people were forced from their homes in the south of the country. Additional reporting by Associated Press, Agence France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1521463/2-reported-dead-heatwave-grips-nation
  7. News - World - WEATHER

    Flooding in Bosnia causes new landmine danger in Balkans

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:27am by AP

    ... BALKAN LANDMINES DANGER The worst floods in over a century have swept away people, homes and roads in the Balkans. And now the deluge is giving way to another deadly menace: the threat ... volunteers joined the army and emergency services in building sandbag barriers. Tens of thousands of homes were without electricity in Serbia and around 150,000 in Bosnia, where whole swathes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1515129/flooding-bosnia-causes-new-landmine-danger-balkans
  8. News - Hong Kong - CLIMATE

    Storms add to commuters' Monday blues

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... areas of Sha Tau Kok and Sheung Shui took the brunt of the storms yesterday- by midnight rainfall was estimated to have reached 200mm and homes, roads and farmland were flooded. By 9pm, ... the government of dragging its feet on anti-flooding measures in the area. "People from home affairs, civil engineering, and drainage departments have come over to study flood prevention," she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509969/storms-add-commuters-monday-blues
  9. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Flooding in Shenzhen cripples rail link from Hong Kong to Guangzhou

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:50am by ZHAUNG PINGHUI, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... of the stranded passengers at Hung Hom, a visitor from Guangzhou, said: "It is very frustrating. We don't want refunds. We want to go home." The high-speed railway service that links ... it was the heaviest rain since 2008. The authorities in Shenzhen repeatedly urged residents to stay home throughout the day as roads and streets across the city were inundated. The local government received ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510155/downpour-shenzhen-cripples-rail-link-hong-kong-guangzhou
  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    No casualties as cyclone slams into Queensland coast, but alerts remain

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 01:33pm by AFP

    ... from Cooktown to the bigger Barrier Reef resorts of Port Douglas and Cairns, 1,700 kilometres north of Brisbane. Roofs were ripped off two homes and a pub in the coastal resort of Cooktown, ... had threatened to be stronger but not as widespread as the monster Cyclone Yasi system that tore through the region just over three years ago, ripping homes from their foundations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1478256/australia-avoids-worst-cyclone-ita-more-wind-rain-due

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