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  1. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Thousands evacuated as Philippine residents brace for Typhoon Haiyan

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 09:37pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Manila Mass evacuation as Philippines braces for Haiyan Philippine authorities were yesterday evacuating thousands of people in eastern provinces ahead of Typhoon Haiyan, ... swamped more than half of the Metro Manila region in August, killing at least 27 and shutting offices and financial markets for two days. The US Joint Typhoon Warning Centre forecasts super ...

  2. News - Asia - WEATHER

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

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

    ... Bloomberg in Manila New storm hits region recovering from Haiyan One man died and more than 18,000 people fled their homes in the Philippines' Visayas and Mindanao regions as tropical storm Kajiki battered areas still struggling to recover from Typhoon Haiyan and a 7.2- magnitude earthquake. A man drowned in Macrohon town, Southern Leyte, Armando Bolalin, the province's ...

  3. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Typhoon Nari kills 13 in Philippines

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Farmland flooded, military trucks sent to rescue people trapped north of Manila by Nari's rains 13 killed as typhoon pounds Luzon Typhoon Nari pounded ... roared through the town of Capas, 90 kilometres north of Manila, shortly before midnight. "The wind was very strong and there was a whistling sound. After a while we heard torn roofing ...

  4. News - Asia - WEATHER

    India's east coast braces for massive cyclone

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

    ... an hour. Manila is about 135 kilometres south of where the eye of the storm is expected to make landfall, and government weather forecaster Bernie Belen said the capital would probably again endure floods. "Even without a storm, heavy rains can cause floods in Manila," Belen said. Heavy rains are expected to persist across much of the main island of Luzon throughout today. ...

  5. News - Asia - WEATHER

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

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

    ... Associated Press in Manila New storm could hit Philippines after Nari wreaks havoc Another typhoon is brewing in the Pacific Ocean and might threaten the Philippines, officials said yesterday as clean-up efforts continued in the north of the country after Typhoon Nari killed 13 people. Nari flooded farmland and destroyed thousands of houses in provinces north of Manila before ...

  6. 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

    ... plane back to Manila. "A lot of the dead were scattered," he said, adding that he walked for about eight hours to reach the Tacloban airport. Civil-aviation authorities in Tacloban, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong Observatory raises No 1 signal as Typhoon Utor batters Philippines

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 03:06pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila 45 fishermen missing in Philippines, one killed in landslide The Hong Kong Observatory raised the Strong Wind Signal No 1 at 4.05pm on Monday as the Severe ... including in the capital Manila, and several domestic flights cancelled. Utor, the Marshellese word for a squall line, is the 12th of about 20 storms and typhoons expected to lash the Philippines ...

  8. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Super typhoon whips Philippines, Taiwan, heads for China

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 02:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Super Typhoon Usagi, the most powerful storm of the year, brought torrential rain and ferocious winds to the Philippines and Taiwan Saturday, uprooting ... As of 5.00pm Usagi was 160 kilometres west of Batanes, churning gusts of up to 210 kilometres an hour as it headed towards the China's southern coast, according to Manila's weather bureau. ...

  9. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Typhoon Bopha leaves 270 dead in Philippines

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Killer typhoon could head this way A powerful typhoon that ravaged the southern Philippines, killing more than 270 people and leaving hundreds missing, could ... to lessen them," he said in Manila. A Hong Kong Observatory spokesman said it was not unusual for the Philippines to be hit by typhoons in December as that area remained warm. It was too early ...

  10. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Philippine rescuers race to help typhoon-hit towns after deadly Utor

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 09:22am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippine rescuers searched isolated towns devastated by deadly Typhoon Utor as barefoot children stood among ruined homes, but early preparations appeared to have avoided mass casualties. The government said four people had been confirmed killed and 11 were missing after Utor, the strongest storm this year, swept across the north of the country ...




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