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  1. News - World

    Heaviest storms in decades kill 32 in Morocco

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 04:57am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rabat 32 dead as storms and flash floods hit Morocco At least 32 people have died in the heaviest storms to hit southern Morocco in decades with 25cm of rain falling in just a few hours. The storms, which have been pounding the region since Saturday, caused flash floods in much of the south at the foot of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, but a weather alert ...

  2. News - China - WEATHER

    Three deaths reported as tropical storm Fung-Wong lashes Taiwan

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 01:47pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... we can relax our vigilance as torrential rain was reported in the mountains", Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu said. Despite being classified as only a tropical storm, Fung-Wong still packed ... the storm been more powerful and moved up the island to the west of the Central Mountain Range, the damage would have been far worse, meteorologists said. Instead, it moved over to the east coast ...

  3. News - Asia - WEATHER

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

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

    ... earner. This year's floods in Indian Kashmir are the deadliest in the territory in 50 years and up to 100,000 people are cut off in the mountainous region. The waters are beginning to recede, ...

  4. News - China - DISASTER

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

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

    ... I've never seen such mountainous waves." On the afternoon of July 18, Chen and fellow villagers saw waves several metres high approaching the islet, first from the east, and then from ... mountainous waves surged over the dikes and struck houses on the shoreline. "No one had expected the waves would be that huge," said Chen Yihu. Among the many villagers who chose to stay ...

  5. News - World

    Hurricane Ingrid barrels its way towards Mexico

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... alone, including 13 who died when a landslide crushed their homes in a mountainous region of the Gulf Coast state. Veracruz emergency services chief Ricardo Maza Limon said about 5,000 people ... landfall. Forecasters said it would likely dump 25-38 cm of rain over a large swathe of eastern Mexico, though some mountainous areas could experience up to 63cm of rainfall. ...

  6. News - World - WEATHER

    Californian Governor Jerry Brown declares drought emergency

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 06:16am by Reuters

    ... The mountain ranges, where run-off from melting snow provides much of the water for thirsty cities and farms, have just 20 per cent of the snow they normally have at this time of year. Lake Shasta, ...

  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

    ... and dumping heavy rains across mountains, cities and food-growing plains. The storm killed at least one man in a landslide and left 45 fishermen missing. Utor, described as the strongest globally so far this year, slammed ashore in mountainous eastern Aurora province with sustained winds of 175 kilometres per hour and gusts of up to 210 kph. Footage from ABS-CBN TV network showed a woman ...

  8. News - China - WEATHER

    Two Japanese tourists die in Great Wall of China storm

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 01:52pm by AFP

    ... media reported on Monday. Two women, aged 62 and 68, were confirmed dead, and a 76-year-old Japanese man remained missing on a snow-covered mountain near the wall in China’s northern Hebei ... at a local clinic, Xinhua added. The group started to climb the mountain from the Beijing side as part of a tour of the Great Wall on Saturday morning. They were trapped overnight on Saturday after ...

  9. News - World - WEATHER

    Colorado families stranded by floods watch waters rise and wait for help

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Denver Families cut off by worst flooding in decades in Rocky Mountain foothills face anxious period as waters rise and rescuers try to reach them Colorado stranded ... the rising floodwaters approach her home in Loveland, a mountain town 72 kilometres north of Denver. She has heard the roar of water in recent days as it overflowed the river's banks and cut off ...

  10. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Indian flood relief teams race against time

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 08:43am by AFP

    ... and destroyed bridges and narrow roads leading to pilgrimage towns in the mountainous state, which is known as the "Land of the Gods" for its revered Hindu shrines. Uttarakhand Home Secretary ... Neeraj Khairwal, a top official of Pittorgarh district. The army managed to make contact with nearly 1,000 people stuck in mountains near Kedarnath, the NDTV news network reported. ...




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