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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

    ... of injured at 19. Schools across the sprawling archipelago were also closed, while nearly 70,000 Okinawan households had no power, the public broadcaster said. "We have no water or electricity, ...

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

    2 die as Japan suffers heatwave

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

    ... than 300 people were treated at hospitals on Saturday alone, the public broadcaster said as temperatures rose past 30 degrees Celsius in many towns across the nation. The mercury hit 33 degrees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1523427/2-die-japan-suffers-heatwave
  3. News - China

    800 flee forest fire; two die of heatstroke as China gripped by 40C temperatures

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Food and water were distributed among the evacuees. Public servants and state-run firms’ employees were required to report to various government headquarters, where they were given water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1521463/2-reported-dead-heatwave-grips-nation
  4. 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
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1392121/hong-kongs-cold-dirty-weather-continue
  6. 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
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Observatory blows it again with late lifting of No 8 signal

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Yet again we must take the Observatory to task for its dilatoriness in lowering the No 8 signal yesterday. It had been obvious for some hours that Usagi, the "world's worst typhoon this year", was not going "to slam" i ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1316283/observatory-blows-it-again-late-lifting-no-8-signal
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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