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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines braces for Tropical Storm Matmo as death toll from Typhoon Rammasun hits 77

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila New storm looms as death toll hits 77 The disaster-weary Philippines braced for a second severe storm in five days yesterday as the death toll from Typhoon ... season and the deadliest since Super Typhoon Haiyan killed about 7,300 people last November. Rammasun sliced across the country's economic heartland, including Manila, on Tuesday, killing 77 ...

  2. News - China - WEATHER

    Typhoon Matmo on course to strike Taiwan as Rammasun death toll rises

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 05:30am by Alex Millson

    ... some 720km east-northeast of Manila at noon today and was heading towards Taiwan, the Hong Kong Observatory said. The disaster-weary Philippines, still reeling from last week's assault ...

  3. 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

    ... and the Philippines. Typhoon Matmo is centred some 1,000 kilometres east-southeast of Manila and is currently heading towards Taiwan, according to Hong Kong Observatory. The disaster-weary Philippines ... and landslides. A statement on the Observatory website read: "At 8am Typhoon Matmo was centred about 1,000 kilometres east-southeast of Manila. It is forecast to move north-northwest at about 16 ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines storm kills 477, tens of thousands homeless

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 03:50pm by AFP

    ... of an army division involved in the search. The civil defence office in Manila said 19 people were killed elsewhere in Mindanao along with nine in the central Visayan islands. Bernardo said his ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    World's strongest typhoon approaching Philippines

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Cancelled flights, mass evacuations and school closures as typhoon set to hit today Philippines on alert as huge storm gets closer The world's most ... southeast of Manila, then cut across the central and southern Philippines before exiting into the South China Sea late on Saturday. Watch: How typhoons are formed State weather forecaster Glaize ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - Krosa

    Typhoon season may not be over yet as Krosa heads Hong Kong's way

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 03:38pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Hong Kong’s typhoon season may not be over yet as a late tropical storm Krosa looks set to affect the city this weekend. Krosa, now centred about 870 kilometres east-northeast of Manila, is forecast to head west and hit Luzon before going into the South China Sea, the Hong Kong Observatory said on Wednesday. A forecast track by the observatory ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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. ...




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