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  1. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Weakened Typhoon Neoguri still packs torrential punch as it hits Japan

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:08am by Reuters

    ... the utmost caution," Keiji Furuya, state minister in charge of disaster management, said. One man died after high waves swamped his boat, NHK television said. Several people suffered minor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549435/super-typhoon-pounds-japan-islands-winds-250kmh
  2. News - World - FRANCE

    Hailstorms wreak havoc on Burgundy vineyards, with up to 80pc of harvest lost

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:22pm by The Guardian

    ... between 40 per cent and 80 per cent of the grape harvest would be lost. "It's a disaster," said Jean-Louis Moissenet, the president of the Pommard winegrowers' association. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543848/hailstorms-wreak-havoc-burgundy-vineyards-80pc-harvest-lost
  3. News - Asia - WEATHER

    2 die as Japan suffers heatwave

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:12am by AFP

    ... to meet the seasonal demand peaks. All of Japan's nuclear reactors remain offline as regulators examine plants for defects highlighted by the disaster at the Fukushima plant in March 2011. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1523427/2-die-japan-suffers-heatwave
  4. News - Asia - WEATHER

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

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

    ... of reconstruction at 361 billion pesos (HK$62 billion). The Asian Development Bank estimates losses from natural disasters in the country amount to US$1.6 billion a year, the most in Southeast Asia. Haiyan, ... police chief, said. More than half of those displaced were from Leyte and Tacloban, which accounted for 5,308 of the 6,200 killed when Haiyan hit on November 8, according to the National Disaster ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1418749/18000-flee-new-storm-kajiki-central-philippines-wrecked-haiyan
  5. News - Asia - TYPHOON

    Philippines Typhoon Haiyan death toll exceeds 10,000 as rescue effort continues

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 10:06am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tacloban Rescue workers overwhelmed by sheer scale of devastation after Haiyan wreaks havoc in what could be the Philippines' worst natural disaster Death toll ... under tonnes of debris and leaving corpses hanging from trees. The horrifying estimates- which would make it the country's worst recorded natural disaster- came as rescue workers appeared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1352428/more-10000-feared-dead-after-typhoon-haiyan-devastates-philippines
  6. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Thousands evacuated as Philippine residents brace for Typhoon Haiyan

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

    ... countries most affected by natural disasters last year with more than 2,000 deaths, according to a report by the Brussels-based Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters. Monsoon rains ... and rescue teams in places prone to landslides and flash floods, Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas said. Disaster-response troops, equipment and supplies have been put in place ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1349159/thousands-evacuated-philippine-residents-brace-typhoon-haiyan
  7. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Quake-hit Yaan to see heavy rainfall, disaster risks raised

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 01:02pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Heavy rainfall this summer could hamper reconstruction efforts in earthquake-stricken Yaan and set the scene for follow-up disasters, China’s meteorological authority has warned. Yaan, ... would lead to a more volatile geological environment that could possibly lead to “ secondary disasters ” arising from floods, mudslides and large thunderstorms. The city gets an average ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1225898/quake-hit-yaan-see-heavy-rainfall-disaster-risks-raised
  8. News - Asia

    Desperation in Tacloban, city at eye of storm, as food and water run short

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:46am by AFP

    ... like the end of the world Already filled with despair at the soaring death toll from possibly the Philippines' worst recorded natural disaster, people in communities ravaged by Super ... Food Programme The WFP said it has allocated US$2 million for the disaster response. Officials joined an assessment mission to survey damage in Leyte and Samar provinces. WFP said it would send ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1352935/desperation-tacloban-city-eye-storm-food-and-water-run-short
  9. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Ta Kwu Ling frosts up amid city's cold snap

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:57am by Phila Siu

    ... 0.5 degrees yesterday morning. "There is nothing I can do in the face of a natural force," he told i-Cable News. Between midnight and 5pm yesterday, 1,194 elderly people activated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1392684/ta-kwu-ling-frosts-amid-citys-cold-snap
  10. News - China - WEATHER

    One dead, thousands flee as Typhoon Soulik hits Taiwan

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 03:31pm by AFP, Olivia Rosenman, Stuart Lau

    ... in the south, in one of the worst natural disasters to hit the island in recent years. Soulik is moving along the same route as 1996 super-typhoon Herb, which left 51 dead and 22 missing in Taiwan. ... President Ma Ying-jeou urged government units and the public “not to let their guards down” in a statement Friday, after inspecting the central government’s disaster response centre. A coastal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1280275/taiwan-braces-super-typhoon-soulik

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