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  1. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Deadly Typhoon Rammasun sets sights on China after shutting down Manila

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 06:55pm by AGENCIES

    ... people moved from high-risk villages to emergency shelters in six provinces. Watch: Typhoon shuts down Philippine capital In a shantytown at the edge of Manila Bay, hundreds fled when strong wind ... suffered the brunt of Haiyan, said thousands of people in tents and coastal villages had been evacuated. "They are scared because their experiences during Haiyan last year are still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555380/typhoon-rammasun-heads-china-after-shutting-down-manila
  2. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Thousands evacuated and flights grounded as Typhoon Rammasun closes in on Philippines

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:02pm by Alex Millson

    ... Alex Millson alex.millson@scmp.com Bad weather forecast as typhoon strengthens Thousands of villagers living in areas prone to flooding and landslides have been evacuated in the Philippines as Typhoon Rammasun approaches the country, packing gusts of up to 150km/h. Schools suspended classes in several cities, including in the capital, Manila- in the typhoon’s expected path- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1554005/typhoon-due-hit-philippines-and-bring-washout-weather-hong-kong-weekend
  3. News - China - WEATHER

    Dozens killed as torrential rains lash the south

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

    ... for emergency relief across the region, including in Zhejiang, Anhui and Sichuan provinces. In Chongqing, weeks of torrential rain have caused flooding and many villages have been seriously damaged. Over 5,000 villagers in Dazu county were trapped by floodwaters yesterday, with local media suggesting that poor communication links and damage to roads made it harder for rescue personnel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538551/dozens-killed-torrential-rains-lash-south
  4. News - World - WEATHER

    Flooding in Bosnia causes new landmine danger in Balkans

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

    ... in a three-day burst, causing the worst floods since records began 120 years ago. About 300 landslides have been reported, and stranded villagers are even being rescued by helicopter. "The situation ... Officials say about a million people- more than a quarter of the country's population- live in the worst-affected areas. Bosnia has reported 24 deaths so far. The hillside village ...

    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

    ... with the Observatory issuing the red rainstorm warning from 9.50pm to 11.55pm. Knee-deep floods were reported in Shek Wu Wai village near Ma Po, Yuen Long, while vegetable farms were covered in water in Yin ...

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

    Thousands of tourists trapped by snow in Yunnan

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 12:41pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... excited to see the snow before they realised they were stuck in traffic with no village in sight. Some people had walked as far as three kilometres to buy food from nearby villagers before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1384029/thousands-tourists-trapped-snow-yunnan
  7. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Cyclone Phailin forces evacuation of 550,000 people on India's east coast

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 04:17pm by Reuters

    ... since a typhoon killed 10,000 people in the same region 14 years ago. Heavy rain lashed fishing villages and wind uprooted trees. A US navy forecast said Phailin's gusts could reach 296 kilometres per hour. Jagdesh Dasari, a local leader in the fishing village of Mogadhalupadu near where the storm struck, said police had to order villagers to leave mud and thatch huts for a school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1330254/powerful-cyclone-phailin-nears-indian-coast-forcing-mass-evacuation
  8. 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

    ... and hilly villages as early as three days before the typhoon struck on Friday, not all heeded the call to evacuate. "I saw those big waves and immediately told my neighbours to flee. We thought it was a tsunami," said Floremil Mazo, a villager in Davao Oriental province. One area of concern yet to be reached was Guiuan, a fishing town of about 40,000 people on Samar that was the first to be hit ...

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

    Typhoon Nari kills 13 in Philippines

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... many large trees had been felled and clean-up crews with chainsaws were clearing roads. Military and police rescuers trucked residents out of flooded villages as the weather improved after ... and a vehicle, while the wall of a school collapsed and crushed an old man to death. Two children and an elderly person drowned in a flooded village, while the body of a fisherman who had gone to sleep ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1330481/typhoon-nari-kills-13-philippines
  10. News - China - WEATHER

    Floods in Sichuan province leave 40 dead, 150 missing

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com 40 dead, 150 missing after Sichuan flooding Floods triggered by some of the heaviest rain in decades have cut off access to several villages in central ... than 400 villagers were still stranded in isolated Heping village. Rescuers did manage to reach 170 residents trapped in Mao county's Caolu village, where they had been stuck for two days, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1282133/floods-sichuan-province-leave-40-dead-150-missing

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