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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    World's strongest typhoon approaching Philippines

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 03:20am by AFP

    ... and villages in Haiyan's path, while schools were closed, ferry services suspended and fishermen were ordered to secure their vessels. Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and other carriers ...

  4. News - Asia

    Desperation in Tacloban, city at eye of storm, as food and water run short

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:46am by AFP

    ... the wreckage of a home. Wearing nothing but a pair of red basketball trousers, the father-of-four and village councillor apologised for his shabby appearance and for stealing from the dead. "I am ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Asia - WEATHER

    India's east coast braces for massive cyclone

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... officials said. Indian authorities warned of extensive damage to crops, village dwellings and old buildings, as well as disruption to power, water and rail services. London-based storm tracking ...

  7. News - Asia - WEATHER

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

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

    ... blowing away in the South China Sea. In Bulacan province's San Miguel town, the sun shone on villages where floodwaters that reached up to roof level had receded, allowing residents to return ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SEVERE TYPHOON USAGI

    Tai O residents slam red tape amid flooding woes

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam, Stuart Lau, Tanna Chong

    ... of the village's stilt houses into shelters. "There are many single elderly living here and evacuation takes time because we have to cross a river to get to the shelter," social worker Eddie Tse ... would damage my flowers," she said. Nam Wai was one of the locations expected to be worst hit. In Lei Yue Mun, most residents remained in their seaside village houses despite a district ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    25 dead in China and chaos at Hong Kong airport in wake of Typhoon Usagi

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 02:42am by Phila Siu, Tanna Chong, He Huifeng

    ... were in Guangdong after the typhoon brought down trees and damaged roads. In Huilai county of Jieyang city in eastern Guangdong, a villager who was staying home to avoid the strong wind ...

  10. News - China

    Rain, landslides leave 28 dead, 66 missing in Sichuan

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 02:28pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Heavy rain across China has left at least 28 people dead and 66 missing, officials reported on Thursday, after landslides crushed homes, bridges collapsed, and dozens of villages were cut ... levels had fallen. Another 12 people were unaccounted for Wednesday after landslides at a village in Mianyang in the province, the Sichuan government said. Twelve others and six vehicles were ...




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