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  1. News - China - WEATHER

    Severe damage and casualties as Super Typhoon Rammasun pummels southern China

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 07:01am by Andrea Chen, Patrick Boehler

    ... of 730,000 residents. It was expected to veer south to Guangxi early this morning and move into northern Vietnam. A man was killed by debris as his house collapsed in Wengtian, Xinhua reported. More ... "red" typhoon alert for the first time this year. More than 334,000 homes in Hainan lost power and nearly all water supply in the capital Haikou was cut off, mainland media reported. "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555950/super-typhoon-rammasun-hit-southern-china-friday
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines braces for Tropical Storm Matmo as death toll from Typhoon Rammasun hits 77

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... Electric Co. But it warned that power cuts of up to five hours a day would continue across the capital as it rationed limited supply, with a number of generating plants still cut off from the grid. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556659/philippines-braces-tropical-storm-matmo-death-toll-typhoon-rammasun-hits
  3. News - China - DISASTERS

    Another 'super typhoon' on the way as Matmo follows hot on the heels of deadly Rammasun

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Reuters, AFP, Bloomberg, Teddy Ng

    ... fallen trees and power lines blocked roads and many buildings had lost roofs and windows. Power supplies were paralysed. "This is the biggest typhoon I've experienced in years," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556698/typhoon-rammasun-kills-14-southern-china
  4. News - World - WEATHER

    Flooding in Bosnia causes new landmine danger in Balkans

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

    ... of the northeast of the country were under water. Observed from the air, almost a third of Bosnia chiefly in the northeast resembles a huge muddy lake, with houses, roads and rail lines submerged. ... of Horozovina, close to the northeastern town of Tuzla, was practically split in two by a landslide that swallowed eight houses. More than 100 other houses were under threat from the restless earth. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1515129/flooding-bosnia-causes-new-landmine-danger-balkans
  5. 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

    ... the housing structure. In Hunan and Guangxi provinces, heavy rainstorms killed at least three people and forced the relocation of more than 54,000 residents, Xinhua reported. Meanwhile, there was 10cm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510155/downpour-shenzhen-cripples-rail-link-hong-kong-guangzhou
  6. News - China - WEATHER

    Indonesian volcanic eruptions may cause southern China drought, expert says

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:51am by Adrian Wan

    ... circulation pattern.  In 1963, when Indonesia’s Mount Agung erupted mightily, southern China had one of its worst droughts on record. In Hong Kong, water rationing became necessary and water supplies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1444058/indonesian-volcanic-eruptions-may-cause-southern-china-drought-expert
  7. News - Asia - WEATHER

    18,000 flee new storm Kajiki in central Philippines, wrecked by Haiyan

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:40am by BLOOM

    ... supply has yet to be fully restored in the city, which suffered the most from the typhoon, according to a recent risk agency report. The Philippines, battered by cyclones that form over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1418749/18000-flee-new-storm-kajiki-central-philippines-wrecked-haiyan
  8. News - Asia - TYPHOON

    Philippines Typhoon Haiyan death toll exceeds 10,000 as rescue effort continues

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 10:06am by AFP

    ... bedlam right now, but hopefully it will turn out better as more and more supplies get into the area." Authorities were struggling to even understand the sheer magnitude of the disaster, let ... on the government's estimates, initially there are 10,000 casualties [dead]," Chief Superintendent Elmer Soria said in Tacloban. "About 70 to 80 per cent of the houses and structures along ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1352428/more-10000-feared-dead-after-typhoon-haiyan-devastates-philippines
  9. News - World - WEATHER

    Storm wreaks havoc across Britain, France and the Netherlands

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 11:51am by Reuters

    ... and a woman were found dead in west London after several houses were damaged in a suspected gas explosion on a street where the storm blew a tree down. London police said the tree may have damaged gas ... 100 km/h struck the north and northwest, felling trees, whipping up seas and cutting power supplies to around 75,000 homes, according to the ERDF electricity distribution company. Helicopters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1341772/storm-kills-three-britain-and-netherlands-shuts-down-power-trains
  10. News - World - WEATHER

    Colorado families stranded by floods watch waters rise and wait for help

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... watch and wait For Carey Scott, life these days is all about watching the angry Big Thompson River, swollen by torrential rain, move closer. Sitting on the deck behind her house, Scott can see ... from her still-dry house. "We're ready to go. We would go if they told us we needed to evacuate, but we have nowhere to go." Scott is among thousands of people in the US state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1309945/colorado-families-stranded-floods-watch-waters-rise-and-wait-help

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