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  1. News - China - DISASTER

    Hainan villagers weren't warned how devastating superstorm Rammasun would be

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Li Keqiang signed directives urging authorities to prepare for the typhoon. Villagers living along the Hainan coastline said they did not receive warnings that the oncoming typhoon could ruin ... do not appear along China's coast because its continental slope is relatively flat, broad and long. But storm surges often hit the southern coastline, said Li Mingjie, a forecaster ...

  2. 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

    ... suspended. Guangdong estimated an economic loss of 247 million yuan, with some 14,800 people in Zhanjiang needing evacuation. In all, Rammasun affected more than 1.3 million people. Premier Li ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hottest day of the year heralds start of Hong Kong's typhoon season

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by DANNY LEE

    ... would be more intense, said Observatory senior scientific officer, Lee Sai-ming. He added that there was still a lot of uncertainty about the potential strength of El Nino. Heavier rain than ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Up to seven typhoons will hit Hong Kong this year Observatory says, as it reveals new nine-day forecast

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 06:21pm by Ernest Kao

    ... and a record-breaking heatwave across Australia- signalled the uphill task ahead, Observatory director Shun Chi-ming said yesterday. "We can't attribute every extreme weather condition to climate ...

  5. News - China - WEATHER

    Southeastern provinces evacuate coastal areas ahead of Fitow's fury

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 01:43pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... could easily occur. The situation is very grim." Premier Li Keqiang and Vice-Premier Wang Yang urged authorities to take every measure to minimise injuries and damage. Authorities had shut ...

  6. News - China - WEATHER

    Fujian, Zhejiang reel in wake of Typhoon Fitow

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 08:27am by Agence France-Presse

    ... 574,000 people, while 177,000 were displaced in Fujian, Xinhua said. "We must not leave anybody in danger," said Li Qiang, Zhejiang's provincial governor. He called for more ...

  7. News - China - WEATHER

    Rains push Heilongjiang’s main river to record high

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 09:44pm by Adrian Wan

    ... records began, Xinhua said. Premier Li Keqiang discussed flood control and disaster relief with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in telephone conversations on Monday. It was their second talk in less than a week as the two countries jointly battle floods that have hit eastern Russia as well as northeast China. Li said he hoped Russia would help lower the flood waters in China ...

  8. News - China - WEATHER

    Shanghai paralysed by rush-hour rainstorm

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... A commute that would have taken me 15 minutes took over two hours," said Yue Li, a secretary who works in Pudong. "I was stuck in the crowds at the subway station when service ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Two dead, dozens missing in Philippines as Hong Kong raises No 3 signal ahead of Typhoon Utor

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter, Associated Press

    ... in the direction of Guangdong. Utor would be the first severe typhoon to affect Hong Kong after it was hit by Typhoon Vicente in July last year- the worst storm to hit the city in 13 years. Lee Shuk-ming ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Making sense of typhoons by flying into the eye of the storm

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... typhoon. It was also a significant milestone in research on typhoons, the west Pacific's mighty, sometimes devastating, storms. Observatory director Shun Chi-ming cites three of the most ...




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