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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Three dead, hundreds injured as new storm batters Japan

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:07am by AFP

    ... hit by heavy snowfall, worst in 45 years In a separate snow-related accident, a driver was killed and three others injured on an expressway in central Shizuoka, the news reports said. Public ... as public-transport services were suspended due to heavy snow. At least 628 flights, mostly on domestic routes, were cancelled yesterday at Haneda and other airports in eastern Japan, NHK said, a day after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1428628/japan-struggles-deadly-new-storm-follows-last-weeks-blizzard
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's cold, dirty weather to continue

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:11am by Christy Choi

    ... to appropriately respond to the cold weather," a Department of Health statement said. It urged the public, particularly the sick and elderly, to take precautions against the cold. "Cold weather ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Health Department warns sick and elderly to take more care during cold weather Chilly days are here to stay until year's end Hong Kong will shiver ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1392121/hong-kongs-cold-dirty-weather-continue
  3. News - Asia - WEATHER

    India's big evacuation spares most from Cyclone Phailin's wrath

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 02:40pm by Reuters

    ... Mohapatra. Video: 'Red alert' as massive cyclone bears down on India Most of the local population spent the night huddled in shelters and public buildings as deafening winds sent debris ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1330880/killer-indian-cyclone-wreaks-havoc-leaving-seven-dead-and-one-million
  4. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    T8 signal raised in Hong Kong as Typhoon Usagi closes in

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 02:00pm by Tanna Chong, Ada Lee, JOANNA CHIU

    ... Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal at 6.40pm today. The government advises members of the public with long or difficult journeys home or having to return to outlying islands to begin their journey ... tonight and early tomorrow morning.  A storm surge induced by Usagi may still lead to flooding in low-lying areas tomorrow morning. The Observatory said the public should be on the alert and take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1312965/t8-signal-raised-hong-kong-typhoon-usagi-closes
  5. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Typhoon Usagi: Severe storm lashes Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 05:42pm by Staff Reporters

    ... announces 23 temporary shelters are open across the city for "people in need of refuge during the passage of the severe typhoon". Call the Public Inquiry Service hotline on 2835 1473 ... morning. The Observatory said the public should be on the alert and take precautions against strong winds and flooding as early as possible. A dozen hardcore surfers remained in Big Wave Bay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1315301/typhoon-usagi-severe-storm-lashes-hong-kong
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Nuclear-tainted water released into ocean as typhoon hits Japan's Fukushima, killing 3

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 11:29am by Agence France-Presse

    ... in Toyohashi, Aichi prefecture, shortly before 8:00 am (2300 GMT Sunday), packing gusts of up to 162 kilometres (100 miles) per hour, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Public broadcaster NHK said ... sandbagging and rescue operations. In Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo, strong winds ripped off roofs and overturned cars. About 600 domestic flights scheduled for Monday, a public holiday, were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1310762/nuclear-tainted-water-released-ocean-typhoon-hits-japans-fukushima-killing
  7. News - China - WEATHER

    Shanghai paralysed by rush-hour rainstorm

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Shanghai paralysed by rush-hour rainstorm Shanghai's public transport was running as normal yesterday, after one of the most severe storms in recent memory paralysed the city during Friday's evening rush hour. Several subway lines were suspended and major roads were closed as soaking rain and strong winds slammed the city. At 2pm, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1309979/shanghai-paralysed-rush-hour-rainstorm
  8. News - China - WEATHER

    China issues first ever heat alert as southeast swelters

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... hottest July in at least 140 years, Xinhua reported, citing a local health official. With 24 days of temperatures over 35 degrees, it was the city's hottest July since 1873, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1293484/chinese-authorities-issue-first-ever-emergency-heat-alert
  9. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong groans as Typhoon Utor hits

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, SAMUEL CHAN AND ADA LEE

    ... members to abandon ship. In the city, six people sought treatment in public hospitals for typhoon-related injuries and 54 sought refuge at the city's 20 government shelters. There were 21 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1296715/hong-kong-groans-typhoon-utor-hits
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Storm signal lowered No 3 as Typhoon Utor moves away from Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 06:10pm by Lai Ying-kit, Jennifer Ngo

    ... public transport running, as people opted to stay indoors. At its nearest point Utor was 250 kilometres from Hong Kong, but as the day progressed its intensity was easing, the Observatory said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1296396/flights-delayed-streets-empty-utor-skirts-hong-kong

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