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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Say goodbye to unusually warm Lunar New Year as temperatures plunge in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 10:15am by Staff Reporter

    ... weather this weekend led to a flood of tourists to Hong Kong's outlying islands. On Lamma, tourists and residents were forced to queue in order to board ferries on and off the island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1420147/say-goodbye-unusually-warm-lunar-new-year-temperatures-plunge-hong
  2. News - Asia - WEATHER

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

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

    ... Risk Reduction and Management Council. Around 4,200 were from Cebu island, which was shaken by the October 15 quake. The rest of the evacuees were from the Dinagat Islands and Surigao del Norte ... winds of up to 65 km/h and maximum gusts of 80 km/h. It has stranded 9,500 people in ports and triggered a power outage in the Dinagat Islands. A two-metre storm surge hit the towns of San Jose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1418749/18000-flee-new-storm-kajiki-central-philippines-wrecked-haiyan
  3. News - Hong Kong

    Storm signal lowered No 3 as Typhoon Utor moves away from Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 06:10pm by Lai Ying-kit, Jennifer Ngo

    ... as strong winds and heavy rainstorms lashed Hong Kong. Maximum sustained winds in Ngong Ping on Lantau Island were 110km/h, 77km/h in Cheung Chau and 42km/h in Kai Tak. Cathay Pacific announced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1296396/flights-delayed-streets-empty-utor-skirts-hong-kong
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    World's strongest typhoon approaching Philippines

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

    ... would be exposed to severe flooding and devastating winds, while coastal areas might see waves six metres high. Haiyan was expected to make landfall on Samar island, about 600 kilometres ... Escullar said Haiyan was expected to hit areas still recovering from a devastating storm in 2011 and from a 7.1-magnitude quake last month. They include the central island of Bohol, epicentre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1350316/worlds-strongest-typhoon-approaching-philippines
  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

    ... described water engulfing the city. Surrounded on three sides by the waters between Leyte and Samar islands, Tacloban was one of the places hardest hit by Haiyan. One resident, Dominador Gullena, ... after Haiyan swept in from the Pacific Ocean. Vice-Mayor Jim Pe of Coron town on Busuanga, the last island battered by the typhoon before it blew away to the South China Sea, said most ...

    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

    ... in super typhoon tops 10,000 As many as 10,000 people are believed to have died in one Philippine province alone as one of the worst storms on record ravaged several central islands, burying people ... of 35,000 people in Oriental Mindoro province, was 80 per cent under water, the UN said. On the island of Samar, a local disaster chief said 300 people were killed in the small town of Basey. He ...

    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

    ... the lives of 300 people and almost 2,000 other missing on the island of Samar. Central Vietnam has recently been hit by two other typhoons- Wutip and Nari, both category one storms- which flooded ...

    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

    ... in a decade' Typhoon A typhoon killed 17 people in Japan yesterday, most on an offshore island, but largely spared the capital and caused no new disaster as it brushed by the wrecked Fukushima nuclear ... of the danger of flooding and hundreds of flights were cancelled. Sixteen people were killed on Izu Oshima island, about 120 kilometres south of Tokyo, as rivers burst their banks. The storm set off ...

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

    Storm wreaks havoc across Britain, France and the Netherlands

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

    ... Netherlands, shutting down all train traffic to Amsterdam. Hurricane-force winds of more than 150 km/h were recorded on one of the islands off the northern Dutch coast. Uprooted trees smashed cars, ... and a sea-rescue team searched for a 47-year-old woman swept out to sea by a wave during a cliff sortie on Belle Ile, an island off Brittany where high winds generated waves of up to six metres, according ...

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

    Flights hit as Typhoon Fitow heads towards Japan; China battens down

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... island chain of Okinawa yesterday. Japan, Taiwan and mainland China were all bracing for the storm, with Japan's meteorological agency warning of strong winds and heavy rain, as well ... to pass to the north of the island today. The Central Weather Bureau in Taiwan said the typhoon had gathered momentum and was packing gusts of 137 km/h. "Fitow is maintaining its strength ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1325379/flights-hit-typhoon-fitow-heads-towards-japan-china-battens-down

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