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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - World - SUPERSTORM SANDY

    Race to find housing for Sandy victims as new storm approaches

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune in New York

    ... and New Jersey and emergency fuel being rushed into the region, authorities have a potentially bigger problem in the wake of superstorm Sandy- where to house the tens of thousands of people whose homes are no longer habitable. With a freeze expected in some areas yesterday and another, smaller storm on the horizon, the housing problem took on urgency. Even with power and fuel restored, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1075581/race-find-housing-sandy-victims-new-storm-approaches
  4. News - World - WEATHER

    New York mayor Bill de Blasio shovels snow in show of solidarity

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:36am by AP

    ... in a 1,100-square metre private residence near Central Park. Early on Friday, the new mayor was spotted removing snow with a shovel outside his small house in the Park Slope neighbourhood of New York's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1397733/new-york-mayor-bill-de-blasio-shovels-snow-show-solidarity
  5. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Filipinos recount terror of Typhoon Haiyan and liken impact to a tsunami

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 06:52am by AP, Reuters, AFP

    ... cried as he recounted his escape but the loss of his neighbours. "My family evacuated the house. I thought our neighbours also did the same, but they didn't," Gullena said. One ... house, which was ripped off from its mooring. "When we were being swept by the water, many people were floating and raising their hands and yelling for help. But what can we do? We also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1352189/filipinos-recount-terror-typhoon-haiyan-and-liken-impact-tsunami
  6. News - Asia - TYPHOON

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

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

    ... 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
  7. News - Asia - TYPHOON

    More than 600,000 evacuated as Vietnam braces for Typhoon Haiyan

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 03:13pm by AFP

    ... roads, damaged sea dykes and tore the roofs off hundreds of thousands of houses. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1352534/more-600000-evacuated-typhoon-haiyan-nears-vietnam
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Wipha kills 17, but mostly spares Tokyo and nuclear power plant

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 11:40am by Reuters

    ... mudslides along a two-kilometre stretch of mountains. Television footage showed roads clogged with wreckage and houses with gaping holes smashed into them. "I heard a crackling sound ... with colleagues at their company housing. Their hillside apartment barely escaped a mudslide that veered off to the side. Later he found out the mudslide crushed several houses as it flowed to the sea. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1332916/least-thirteen-dead-typhoon-grazes-japan
  9. News - Asia - WEATHER

    New typhoon may hit Philippines after Nari's death and destruction

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 01:32pm by AP

    ... yesterday as clean-up efforts continued in the north of the country after Typhoon Nari killed 13 people. Nari flooded farmland and destroyed thousands of houses in provinces north of Manila before ... from emergency shelters to clean up, wash muddied belongings and repair damaged houses. Eduardo del Rosario, who heads the government's disaster response agency, said police officers, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1330868/philippines-begins-clean-operation-after-typhoon-nari
  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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