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  1. News - China - WEATHER

    Taiwan, eastern China brace for tropical storm Fung-Wong

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 07:50pm by STEPHEN CHEN, Bloomberg

    ... affect eastern provinces on the mainland. Taiwanese authorities warned of stormy seas along the island's coast. Boats operating in the Bashi Channel between Taiwan and the Philippines should ... with power blackouts affecting more than 100,000 people. Fujian authorities said Fung-Wong's impact was already being felt by yesterday morning, with gusts of up to 88km/h recorded in one island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1596895/taiwan-braces-tropical-storm-fung-wong
  2. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Anger mounts in Indian Kashmir at slow pace of flood rescue efforts

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:53am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Srinagar With 200,000 still stranded, Kashmiris vent fury at Indian authorities Anger mounts at pace of flood rescue Residents of revolt-torn Indian Kashmir turned their wrath on state administrators for failing to provide them with succour after the worst flooding in over a century, angrily dumping food parcels into gutters. More than 200,000 people remained stranded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1591874/anger-mounts-indian-kashmir-slow-pace-flood-rescue-efforts
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Five dead and 83,000 evacuated as Storm Fung-Wong hits Philippines

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:07am by AFP

    ... authorities said the rain and radar problems caused delays and the cancellation of at least 28 domestic flights to and from the northern and central Philippines. Six international flights were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595872/philippines-markets-schools-shut-heavy-rain-floods-manila
  4. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Floods threaten Pakistan’s cotton fields, Srinagar ‘drowned completely’

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:48pm by AFP

    ... farmland. More than 450 people have been killed and Pakistan's Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said close to two million had been affected by the floodwaters, which included both those stranded at home and those who fled as the floods hit. More than 140,000 people have been evacuated across Punjab, Pakistan's richest and most populous province. Authorities have made plans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1591185/floods-threaten-pakistans-cotton-fields-srinagar-drowned-completely
  5. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Over 200 dead as India and Pakistan are hit hard by monsoon floods

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by AP

    ... monsoon season has struck hard across the region, leaving people to wade through rushing water in towns and villages across Pakistan and in Indian-controlled areas of Kashmir, where authorities say they are seeing some of the worst flooding in decades. Ahmad Kamal, a spokesman for Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority, said at least 69 people had died in the eastern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1586735/over-200-dead-india-and-pakistan-are-hit-hard-monsoon-floods
  6. News - China - DISASTER

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

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

    ... not mandatory. On the day when Rammasun made landfall, dozens of people interviewed in Haikou said they were at work. They said no one they knew had received notification to stay at home. "We ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1570058/hainan-villagers-werent-warned-how-devastating-superstorm-rammasun-would
  7. News - Asia - TYPHOON

    Japan orders 1.6m to flee Typhoon Halong; one dead, travel chaos

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 11:04am by AFP, Reuters

    ... Agence France-Presse and Reuters in Tokyo Typhoon Halong killed one person in Japan on Sunday and injured 33, media said, as authorities ordered 1.6 million people out of the path of the storm that battered the west of the country with heavy rain and wind. Authorities issued the highest typhoon alert and landslide warnings as the storm dumped a metre of rain in an hour, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1570513/typhoon-halong-makes-landfall-japans-western-main-island
  8. News - China - WEATHER

    World marks hottest June since 1880 as temperatures soar in China

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:14pm by Ernest Kao, Kathy Gao, Danny Mok, AFP

    ... Ernest Kao, Kathy Gao, Danny Mok and Agence France-Presse After warmest June on record, there's no relief in sight, with parts of China also roasting Yes, HK's hot- hotter than ever- so is the world Last month was the world's hottest June since records began in 1880, US government scientists said, as authorities warned that temperatures in southern China could top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557153/world-marks-hottest-june-1880-temperatures-soar-china
  9. News - China - WEATHER

    Severe damage and casualties as Super Typhoon Rammasun pummels southern China

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 07:01am by Andrea Chen, Patrick Boehler

    ... than 217,000 residents had been evacuated from fishing boats, low-lying areas and buildings in Hainan, and about 30,000 in Guangdong, Xinhua said, quoting disaster relief authorities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555950/super-typhoon-rammasun-hit-southern-china-friday
  10. News - China

    Shenzhen residents slam authorities after city paralysed by floods

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:49am by He Huifeng, Clifford Lo

    ... He Huifeng and Clifford Lo Drainage system called into question after heaviest downpour in six years causes chaos and an estimated 80 million yuan in damage Shenzhen residents furious over flooding Shenzhen residents have criticised the city's drainage system after floods paralysed the city. Authorities said up to 430mm of rain fell on Sunday, the heaviest downpour in six years, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1510882/shenzhen-residents-slam-authorities-after-city-paralysed-floods

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